Movies like Shanghai Express

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Shanghai Express (1986)
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Shanghai Express (1986)
Original name: 富貴列車
Genre: Action, Comedy, Western
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: What happens when a glamorous express, with high government officials, wealthy merchants, concubines and a gang of brigands on board, speeds towards the small town of Hanshui, where escaping bank robbers, corrupt officials, and gamblers await? Well, let's just say the Titanic had a smoother maiden voyage.
Style: humorous, realistic, stylized, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: train, martial arts, farce, unlikely hero, crimes, heist, gang, heroes, chase, danger, passenger, chases and races, master criminal, rivalry, train ride, save the day, cons and scams, tough heroes, kung fu, bank robbery, horse, samurai, parody, cowboy, old west ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and exciting films with plots about rivalry, martial arts, heroes, crimes, kung fu, gang and fistfight mostly in Comedy, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Shanghai Express: Winners & Sinners (1983), Project A (1983), Magnificent Butcher (1979), The Prodigal Son (1981), Dragons Forever (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Winners & Sinners (1983)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Five friends are released from prison and do their best to stay out trouble. While trying to mind their own business (and run their 5-Star Cleaning Service), they are caught up in a war between rival Triad gangs fighting for control of the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, forgery, gangsters, farce, master criminal, undercover, partners, partners against crime, crime, buddies, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
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Project A (1983)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In late 19th Century Hong Kong the British may rule the land, but the pirates rule the waters. One Coast Guard officer is Dragon Ma, who is determined that his beloved Coast Guard will not be made a fool of.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, pirate, heroes, chase, smuggling, sea, police, ambition, tough law enforcer, partners, corrupt officer, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Magnificent Butcher (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A plump butcher student of 'Wong Fei Hung', Lam Sai-Wing (Sammo) gets into trouble with a rival kung-fu school known as 'Five Dragons'. He is accused of raping the Head of that school's goddaughter and killing his son. Now ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, kung fu, master warrior, imaginary, good versus evil, nothing goes right, teachers and students, legends and myths, missing person, vengeance, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Prodigal Son (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A rich man's son (Yuen Biao) believes himself to be the best kung fu fighter in Canton. Unfortunately, his father, anxious for his son's safety, bribes all his opponents to lose. After a humiliating defeat at the hands of an actor in a ...
Style: serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fistfight, hand to hand combat, kung fu, heroes, gang, contests and competitions, coming of age, adventure, fighting crime, master warrior, anti hero ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Dragons Forever (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 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, hand to hand combat, fistfight, gangsters, courtroom ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Million Dollar Heiress (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Cousins Thomas and David, owners of a mobile restaurant, team up with their friend Moby, a bumbling private detective, to save the beautiful Sylvia, a pickpocket.
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, martial arts, chinese, van, kung fu fighting, adventure, buddies, private detective, buddy cop, woman in danger, danger, femme fatale ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, tense, captivating, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, stylized violence, crimes, partners, rivalry, cons and scams, against the odds, righting the wronged, dishonesty, buddies, heroic mission, kung fu master ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, hong kong
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100%
My Lucky Stars 2: Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The third installment in the Lucky Stars series, following Winners and Sinners (1983) and My Lucky Stars (1985)... The team are released from prison to play detective in order to stop a ruthless gang from ruining their reputations, taking their ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Plot: martial arts, farce, disorder, crimes, undercover, law enforcement, partners, chases and races, nothing goes right, rivalry, down on your luck, transvestism ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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My Lucky Stars (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two Hong-Kong cops are sent to Tokyo to catch an ex-cop who stole a large amount of money in diamonds. After one is captured by the Ninja-gang protecting the rogue cop, the other one gets his old Orphanage gang, dubbed the "Five Lucky ...
Style: rough, humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, police, mafia, gang, escapades, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, friends, police corruption, working undercover, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Nutty Kickbox Cops (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: King-sized martial arts hero Sammo Hung stars in this wild and wacky blend of action and comedy. Skinny (Karl Maka) and Fatty (Sammo Hung) are a pair of police detectives who soon find themselves on the outs with their boss when they accidentally ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, buddy comedy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, undercover, danger, tough law enforcer, police investigation, partners against crime, odd couple, gangsters, rivalry, daring rescue, kidnapping ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dreadnaught (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A short-tempered, violent criminal named "White Tiger" is on the run from the police and joins a theater troupe for disguise, killing anyone who angers him or who suspects his identity. One person he unsuccessfully tries to kill several ...
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, farce, kung fu, master warrior, crimes, gang, serial killer, chases and races, master criminal, on the run, confined, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Yes, Madam! (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Asprin (Mang Hoi) and Strepsil (John Shum), two petty thieves who inadvertently become involved in a murder case when they steal items belonging to a murdered man. The man had hidden an important microfilm in his passport, which the thieves pass ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, gangsters, police detective, espionage, police corruption, deadly, dishonesty, fish out of water, undercover, fighting crime, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young daydreamer assumes the identity of a dead martial arts hero and quickly finds himself caught up in a plot by several clans to steal famous martial arts artifacts being transported by an escort company.
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chases and races, orphan, save the day, one man army, righting the wronged, tough heroes, track down, against the odds, heroic mission, working undercover, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Top Squad (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The film revolves around a crack squad of female police officers who have to deal with harassment and a lack of respect from their male colleagues, personal issues as well as some serious criminals.
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, reluctant partners, master warrior, gang, master criminal, law enforcement, chases and races, tough law enforcer, rivalry, chaos and mayhem, track down, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Knockabout (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Yuen Baio and Ka-Yan Leung play brothers Yipao and Taipao, lovable rogues who convince a martial arts expert to take them on as students. When Yipao discovers that their teacher is actually a wanted criminal, Silver Fox (Chia Yung Liu), he is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, adventure, chase, mistaken identity, nothing goes right, contests and competitions, down on your luck, school, orphan, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Shaolin Temple 2: Kids from Shaolin (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 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: master warrior, heroes, martial arts, village, shaolin monk, adventure, gang, samurai, leadership, danger, palaces castles and temples, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Heart of a Dragon (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Story of a cop who forsakes his dreams of sailing around the world so that he can care for his mentally retarded brother. Innocently caught up in a gangland fight, the brother is kidnapped to force the cop to turn over a police informant.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mentally challenged, gang, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, siblings relations, love affair, family life, swat ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Straight to Hell (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Western
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A gang of bank robbers with a suitcase full of money go to the desert to hide out. After burying the loot, they find their way to a surreal town full of cowboys who drink an awful lot of coffee.
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, deadly, on the run, criminal's revenge, unlikely criminals, partners, nothing goes right, betrayal, crime gone awry, gang, anti heroes, crime ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fist fighting, fistfight, farce, martial artist, heroes, good versus evil, showdown, goofy hero, boxing, cult, silly humor ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo
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40%
The Great Bank Robbery (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A motley group of phony church leaders attempts to rob a bank controlled by brothers in 1880's Texas.
Style: rough, humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank, bank robbery, chases and races, dishonesty, gang, rivalry, unlikely criminals, on the run, special agents, parody, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 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
Plot: martial arts, heroes, vengeance, kung fu, master warrior, beggar, fistfight, orphan, hand to hand combat, teachers and students, uninhibited rivalry, teaching the ways of the world ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Iceman Cometh (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: During the Ming dynasty, Yuen Biao is a royal guard charged to capture a dangerous criminal. The battle which opposes them will make them fall into ice. Three centuries later, nowdays, the archaeologists give them again the life. Only a black jade ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, toilet humor
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, farce, time travel, frozen body, kung fu, frozen alive, frozen, imaginary, chases and races, rivalry, escapades, master warrior ...
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Once a Cop (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: As a crime wave sweeps through Hong Kong, the police call Jessica Yang (Yeoh), a rising star in the ranks, to help stop a notorious gang of thieves! What Jessica doesn't realize is that her boyfriend - recently discharged from the force - is ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, hostage, chase, heroes, heist, crimes, crime, police investigation, rivalry, good versus evil, undercover, partners ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Twins Mission (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Twins Mission is a 2007 Hong Kong martial arts-action-comedy film directed by action choreographer Kong Tao-Hoi and staring Gillian Chung, Charlene Choi and Sammo Hung among others. The film is a bit of a spoof of the popularity and success of the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, semi serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: master warrior, adventure, aerial combats, good versus evil, heroes, martial arts, crimes, twins, rivalry, train, female bodybuilder
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, realistic, exciting
Plot: martial arts, leadership, mistaken identity, disorder, rivalry, gang, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, gay son, triad, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
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The Master (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Gao Jian is a lazy and arrogant student of the martial arts school ran by vain Si Fu Shi Chen-chung. One night after his punishment in his school a wounded man reaches his house. He is Jin Tien-yun, a legendary warrior fleeing from a fight in which ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, orphan, kung fu, rivalry, one man army, danger, chases and races, daring rescue, vigilantism, siblings relations, track down, legends and myths ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Bad Man's River (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Western
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Robber Roy King loses his wife, Alicia, to revolutionary Montero. Despite their rivalry they collaborate in an attempt to rob the Mexican government of one million dollars.
Style: semi serious, realistic, tense, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, heist, wilderness, rebelliousness, revolution, crimes, gang, betrayal, rebellion, rivalry, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Iron-Fisted Monk (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Iron Fisted Monk, heavyweight HK superstar Sammo Hung's directorial debut, is a powerful old school kung fu movie which sees the portly one at his physical peak on screen as well as calling the shots behind the camera. Husker (Sammo) is a ...
Style: stylized, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, village, vengeance, righting the wronged, palaces castles and temples, rapist, fighting crime, life is a bitch, village life, false accusation, working undercover, vigilantism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 11K
Twin Dragons (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Twins, separated at birth, end up as a Hong Kong gangster and a New York concert pianist. When the pianist travels to Hong Kong for a concert, the two inevitably get mistaken for each other.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: twins, mistaken identity, farce, martial arts, gangsters, siblings relations, disorder, crimes, goofy hero, dragon, kung fu, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%