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The Legend (1993)
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The Legend (1993)
Original name: 方世玉
Genre: Action, Comedy, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This Hong Kong martial-arts extravaganza tells of evil emperors and true love. The secret Red Lotus Flower Society is committed to the overthrow of the evil Manchu Emperor and his minions. One of his Governors is sent on a mission to retrieve a list of members of that secret society. Meanwhile, Canton kung fu practitioner Fong Sai-Yuk falls in love with the beautiful daughter of a rich merchant.
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, realistic, semi serious, sexy, witty, breathtaking, funny, visually appealing ...
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, heroes, emperor, burned alive, wu shu, cross dressing, romance, adventure, legends and myths, rescue, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, gender bending, couples, rivalry, society, contests and competitions, mistaken identity, gender, disorder, surrender, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, tokyo

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Most similar movies to The Legend

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out cult film, exciting, stylized and humorous films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, heroes, kung fu, master warrior, stylized violence and fight mostly in Action, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Legend: Last Hero in China (1993), Once Upon a Time in China II (1992), Once Upon a Time in China III (1992), Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986), Once Upon a Time in China (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Legend II (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The hero Fong Sai Yuk becomes involved in the secret brotherhood "The Red Flower", who are trying to overthrow the Manchurian emperor and re-establishing the Ming dynasty. The social upheaval is combined with Sai Yuk's personal moral ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, wu shu, heroic mission, redemption, adventure, dishonesty, escapades, daring rescue, rivalry, betrayal, rescue ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Last Hero in China (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jet Li stars in this comic spectacle as a Chinese "Robin Hood" who stumbles upon a kidnapping scheme after unwittingly opening a martial arts school next to a brothel!
Style: semi serious, epic, humorous, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, folk hero, one man army, heroes, martial arts, kidnapping, society, track down, gangsters, escapades, clergy, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese who follow Western ways. Wong must also defend Dr. Sun Yat ...
Style: stylized, epic, enigmatic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu master, kung fu, martial artist, heroes, hopes, folk hero, heroic mission, fight, dalmatian, samurai ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Once Upon a Time in China III (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the 'Dancing Lion Competition' to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent.
Style: stylized, serious, harsh, epic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu master, kung fu, culture clash, battles, heroes, master warrior, heroic mission, samurai, martial artist, fistfight, sword fight ...
Place: china, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jet Li weasels out of the north Shaolin temple to assassinate a despotic ruler at the ruler's extravagant public birthday celebration. Two other men from the south Shaolin temple also set out to assassinate the ruler, but all three fail and are ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin, martial arts, shaolin monk, master warrior, kung fu, shaolin kung fu, heroes, soldier, one against many, kung fu master, buddha, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, funny, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, martial artist, fistfight, heroes, farce, good versus evil, kung fu master, goofy hero, boxing, cult, righting the wronged ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and American) plundering of China.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, martial artist, heroes, tragic hero, school, kung fu, culture clash, adventure, heroic mission, righting the wronged, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Young Master (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Youthful martial arts master Lung is searching for his missing brother, when he is mistaken for a criminal on the run. He must prove his innocence by solving the case himself, while local lawmen and merciless mercenaries are hot on his trail.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, on the run, kung fu master, adventure, chase, mistaken identity, down on your luck, school, orphan, nothing goes right, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Everyone abuses and humiliates a downtrodden orphan (Chan) until he befriends an old man, who turns out to be the last master of the "snake fist" fighting style. Jackie becomes the old man's student and finds himself in battle with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, Western
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: So goes to the U.S. to open a martial arts school. Around this time, many Chinese people were sold off to U.S. railroad companies, and were brutally treated by the Americans under the harsh working conditions. Thus, the American workers' hatred ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kung fu classic, heroes, adventure, rescue, memory loss, fighting crime, society, rivalry, gangsters, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, asia, san francisco, hong kong ...
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31%
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Wing Chun (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Martial arts expert Wing Chun battles bandits in this magical film that provides as many laughs as it does wallops. Besides horse thieves, Wing Chun must deal with the men around her who simply can't handle a strong, independent woman. ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female warrior, martial arts, kung fu, female martial artist, strong female presence, wooing, village life, love triangle, village, mistaken identity, adventure, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Drunken Master (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as Wong Fei-Hung, whose mischievous antics land him in hot water. Having tolerated enough of his son's mishaps, Fei-Hung's dad enlists his sadistic uncle, who specializes in drunken-style kung fu, to teach the lad some ...
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, master, alcoholic, undisciplined, rivalry, farce, discipline, battles, troublemaker, coming of age, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: asia, china, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Iron Monkey (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Iron Monkey is a Hong Kong variation of Robin Hood. Corrupt officials of a Chinese village are robbed by a masked bandit known as "Iron Monkey", named after a benevolent deity. When all else fails, the Governor forces a traveling physician ...
Style: stylized, exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
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Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Tai-Chi Master (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Falsely accused for cheating in a martial arts competition, two boyhood friends are banished from their Shaolin Temple and go their separate ways. As adults, they join opposing sides in a civil war. When one betrays the other, they settle their ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
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Time: middle ages
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Evil Cult (1993)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wild and rollicking martial arts fantasy extravaganza that features prized swords and swordsmen, a crazy monk attached to a rolling boulder, serious clan and cult rivalries, and lots of magic and flying.
Style: serious, surreal, atmospheric, cult film
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Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Master (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Uncle Tak is famous for using Chinese herbal medicines to cure diseases. A martial arts expert, he also teaches the young how to defend themselves. One of his students, Johnny, dreams of monopolizing the teaching of kung fu throughout the United ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu master, martial arts, karate, kung fu, bank, bus, heroes, master warrior, vigilantism, vengeance, heroic mission, on the road ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, asia, hong kong, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Enter the Phoenix (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Georgie Hung is handsome, stylish and charming but he hides a secret that his old-fashion father, Hung who is a Triad leader, can never forgive. He has been sent to Thailand since he was a child and never returned. After Hung's death, his ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, exciting, realistic
Plot: martial arts, leadership, mistaken identity, disorder, gang, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, gay son, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The New Legend of Shaolin (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young father and his infant son are beset by forces of evil and corruption. They wander China, upholding their sense of honor and protecting the weak. When they are forced into combat, spectacular and hilarious fast-motion kung fu sequences ...
Style: serious, stylized, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, martial arts, parents and children, righting the wronged, heroic mission, rebelliousness, leadership, rivalry, crimes, vengeance, clergy, map ...
Time: middle ages
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Black Mask (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chui Chik tries to lead a quiet life as a librarian. However, he is really a former test subject for a highly secretive supersoldier project and the instructor of a special commando unit dubbed "701." The 701 squad is used for many ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, martial arts, heroes, good versus evil, kung fu, police, crimes, undercover, soldier, adventure, fistfight, secret identity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Fist of Legend (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, vengeance, kung fu classic, humiliation, folk hero, good versus evil, rage, occupation, uninhibited rivalry, sword fight ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Dr. Wai in the Scriptures with No Words (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A serial adventure writer with problems in his personal life lives out the adventures of his literary hero, King of Adventurers.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, cult film
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, heroic mission, treasure hunt, rivalry, ghost, escapades, adventurer, obsessive quest, adventure, espionage ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Dragons Forever (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as a hot-shot lawyer hired by a Hong Kong chemical plant to dispose of opposition to their polluting ways. But when he falls for a beautiful woman out to stop the plant, Jackie is torn in a conflict of interest and asks his trusty ...
Style: exciting, neurotic, semi serious, humorous, cult film
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, factory, lawyer, fight, art, dishonesty, cons and scams, courtroom, gangsters, kung fu fighting, chase ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Swordsman II (1992)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jet Li plays Ling, a student from the Blue Mountain school of martial arts, who, along with fellow students and Kiddo, find themselves embroiled in a country-wide political/clan war with the Highlander clan in the forefront of the battle.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, good versus evil, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, rescue, daring rescue, escapades, adventure, rivalry, master villain, dishonesty ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Battle Creek Brawl (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Asian American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fight competition.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, gang, vengeance, tough heroes, righting the wronged, adventure, fighting crime, crimes, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 80s, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, texas, usa, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
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Volcano High (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Volcano High School is marking its 108th. Every student is a martial arts expert, so it is not surprising to see tea leaves moving in the shape of dragons or hallway windows shattering into bits with no one touching them. At Volcano High, the legend ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, high school, adventure, heroic mission, vengeance, supernatural ability, fish out of water, haunted by the past, goofy hero, youth, rivalry, teachers and students ...
Place: asia, south korea, korea, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Shaolin Temple (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor who killed his father. ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, kung fu, adventure, coming of age, vengeance, tough heroes, monk, obsessive quest, renegade, heroic mission ...
Time: 7th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 4K
High Risk (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After failing to save his wife from 'The Doctor', Kit Li is working as a bodyguard and secret stunt double for the cowardly martial arts film star Frankie Lane. Frankie attends an exhibition of the crown jewels of Russia at a Hong Kong ...
Style: exciting, realistic, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostage, martial arts, skyscraper, heroes, daring rescue, terrorism, race against time, crimes, showbiz, police officer, one against many, one man army ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Shaolin Temple 2: Kids from Shaolin (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two rivaling families live on opposite sides of a river. One of them practices Shaolin kung fu and has only sons, while the other has only daughters and practices the Wu-Tang sword. The father of the Wu-Tang family is so paranoid about the Shaolin ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized, humorous, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, master warrior, martial arts, village, shaolin monk, samurai, tough heroes, adventure, daring rescue, gang, crimes, track down ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
Dragon Strike (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dragon and his madcap pal Cowboy spend their days getting into mischief, frustrating the elders, chasing girls, and competing in the village sport. When Dragon overhears a fiendish plot by smugglers to sell China's national treasures overseas, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, captivating, tense, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu master, righting the wronged, against the odds, cons and scams, rivalry, partners, crimes, heroic mission, buddies, dishonesty, mixed martial arts ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Shaolin Challenges Ninja (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gordon Liu stars as a Chinese martial arts student struggling to relate to his new Japanese wife. When a series of martial misunderstandings spirals into an international incident, he's forced to take on seven of Japan's most powerful ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninjitsu, master warrior, kung fu, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, one man army, heroes, rivalry, ninja, nunchaku ...
Time: 1930s
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%