Movies like Paper Marriage

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Paper Marriage (1988)
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Paper Marriage (1988)
Original name: 過埠新娘
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An illegal immigrant in Hong Kong, unable to get a Green Card, is subjected to humiliation, and does odd things to survive - like taking part in a mud wrestling match.
Plot: fake marriage, martial arts, chase, immigration, immigrants, mud wrestling

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, exciting and realistic films with plots about martial arts, kung fu, rivalry, heroes, fight, farce and master warrior mostly in Action, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Paper Marriage: Licence To Steal (1990), Project A (1983), Twin Dragons (1992), The Prodigal Son (1981), Coward Bastard (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Licence To Steal (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Godenzi plays an acrobatic thief who, after taking part in an elaborate burglary, is double-crossed by her partner (Aurelio) and is captured by the police. On her release from prison, Godenzi discovers that her betrayer is now a highly influential ...
Plot: martial arts, combat, police officer shot in the chest, police officer killed, police officer kicked, shooting a police officer, sword fight, kung fu, police officer shot, farce, love, police officer ...
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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, feel good, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, pirate, chase, heroes, smuggling, sea, police, graphic violence, corrupt officer, heroic mission, against the odds, law enforcement ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: hong kong, asia
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90%
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, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Plot: martial arts, disorder, farce, crimes, nothing goes right, undercover, law enforcement, partners, chases and races, rivalry, down on your luck, gang ...
Time: 80s
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88%
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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 ⇓
83%
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The Prodigal Son (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 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, hand to hand combat, fistfight, kung fu, vengeance, rebelliousness, teachers and students, parents and children, siblings relations, master warrior, track down, anti hero ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: hong kong, china, asia
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83%
Coward Bastard (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The plot is a trifle about an obnoxious restaurant delivery boy causing trouble with some local bad guys for the cook who secretly knows kung fu, eventually learning some techniques and finally, with the cook, confronting the bad guys.
Plot: martial arts, martial artist, kung fu master, kung fu, wing chun
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Shanghai Express (1986)
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, ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic, parody
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: train, martial arts, farce, unlikely hero, train ride, passenger, tough heroes, train travel, cons and scams, heist, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
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78%
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Pedicab Driver (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lo Tung and his friend Malted Candy, pedicab drivers working the streets of Macao, have both fallen in love. The problem is that both their objects of affection - one a baker, the other a prostitute - are working under cruel and lecherous bosses. ...
Plot: martial arts, fight, stick fight, kung fu, implied sex, foreplay, farce, abusive boss, revenge, violence, prostitution
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Enter the Fat Dragon (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ah Lung is a pig farmer and a devoted Bruce Lee fan who is anxious to follow in Lee's footsteps, but only ridiculed for his attempts. He is sent to the city to earn a living working at his uncle's restaurant, but when he arrives, he finds ...
Style: parody, gag humor, cult film
Plot: kung fu, bruce lee, satire, karate, martial arts, kickboxing, fight
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72%
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, art, fight, dishonesty, cons and scams, hand to hand combat, fistfight, gangsters, courtroom ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Kung Fu Chefs (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ousted chef Wong Bing-Yi is determined to help Shen Qing at her restaurant "Four Seas". He trains a young chef, Lung Kin-Yat to compete against Chef Tin, the head chef at "Imperial Palace", for the title of "Top Chef".
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, light, captivating ...
Plot: cooking and food, contests and competitions, rivalry, martial arts, against the odds, escapades, village, ambition, restaurant, training, mentor, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
My Lucky Stars (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 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, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, police, mafia, gang, escapades, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, police corruption, working undercover, friends, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan, hong kong
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64%
The Gambling Ghost (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sammo Hung plays three different characters: Fatty, Fatty's father and Fatty's grandfather, Hung Kau. Fatty is a hotel worker, yearning for sudden wealth. Therefore, he, and his co-worker, enter the gambling world, to the dismay of his ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: martial arts, gambling, ghost, kung fu, revenge, fight, goofball
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56%
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 ⇓
53%
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, master warrior, kung fu, rivalry, hopes, master criminal, teachers and students, legends and myths, missing person, vengeance, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s
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52%
Return to the 36th Chamber (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The workers of a dye factory have their pay cut by 20% when the factory owner brings in some Manchu thugs to try and increase production. Desperate to reclaim their full wages, the workers hire an actor to impersonate a priest and kung-fu expert ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, righting the wronged, power relations, graphic violence, redemption, teaching the ways of the world, vengeance, self discovery, injustice, master warrior, hopes, good versus evil ...
Time: 18th century
Place: asia, china
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49%
Million Dollar Heiress (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 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: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, kung fu fighting, chinese, van, adventure, private detective, buddies, buddy cop, woman in danger, femme fatale, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, spain, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Dead and the Deadly (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wah Li, known as Fat Boy to his friends, lives with his great-uncle the priest (Uncle). Together with his oddball friends Lai Li and Momo, Wah Li helps Uncle to run the local funeral services. When the body Ma Lun Chio is brought back to the village ...
Style: parody, fairy tale
Plot: ghost, fake death, sorcerer, supernatural power, martial arts, kung fu, impotence, funeral, priest, faked death
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, gangsters, forgery, rivalry, partners against crime, disorder, hitman, invisibility, friends, down on your luck, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Aces Go Places IV: You Never Die Twice (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong, New Zealand
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Baldy and King Kong shuttle between New Zealand and Hong Kong to recover a hi-tech prism that can impart superhuman powers.
Style: not serious, exciting, humorous, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, friends, partners, chases and races, tough law enforcer, car chase, babies and infants, buddies, criminal heroes, goofy hero, reluctant partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Anonymous Heroes (1971)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A perennial Chang Cheh favorite, Anonymous Heroes focuses on two vagabond brothers, Meng Kang (David Chiang) and Tieh (Ti Lung) who, in the search for fame and fortune, join in a rebellion against a provincial general. Used to shaking down local ...
Plot: train robbery, martial arts, arms deal, fight, heroic bloodshed, violence, revolution, warlord, gun, gunfight, republican era china, rebellious ...
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48%
Dance of the Drunken Mantis (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A year after training young Jackie Chan in the Drunken Fist, Sam the Seed discovers he has a son, Foggy. He tries to train Foggy but to no avail. Foggy is then trained in Drunken Fist from his uncle as he must face his father's rival, Rubber ...
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, farce, adventure, rivalry, heroes, ambition, master warrior, parents and children, tough heroes, wooing, adopted son, drunk ...
Time: 70s
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48%
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Project A 2 (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dragon is now transferred to be the police head of Sai Wan district, and has to contend with a gangster kingpin, anti-Manchu revolutionaries, some runaway pirates, Manchu Loyalists and a corrupt police superintendent.
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: frame up, pirate, heroes, police corruption, martial arts, kung fu, police, corruption, law enforcement, fighting crime, crime, society ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
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47%
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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: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninjitsu, master warrior, kung fu, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, one man army, contests and competitions, heroes, rivalry, nunchaku, ninja ...
Time: 1930s
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Encounter of the Spooky Kind II (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Impoverished teahouse worker (and martial-arts student) Abao is engaged to his boss' daughter, Little Chu, and fights to protect her from the lecherous advances of the wealthy but repulsive Master Shi. The two men's romantic rivalry ...
Plot: mummy, pig, vampire, possession, catatonic state, yo yo, nudity (full frontal - brief), magic, ghost, monkey, martial arts, snake ...
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44%
Where's Officer Tuba? (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sammo Hung stars in this supernatural crime comedy directed by Ricky Lau Koon-wai and Phillip Chan Yan-kin. Tuba (Hung) is a fainthearted cop who prefers to play in the brass section of the police band to pounding the streets. One day, he finds ...
Style: psychotronic, sitcom
Plot: footsie under the table, revenge, martial arts, supernatural, kung fu, ghost, murder, police officer, police officer shot, police officer stabbed, police officer shot in the chest, police officer killed ...
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44%
Choyleefut: Speed of Light (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Having taken his father's advice, one man decides to return home in pursuit of a fresh start. While training at his father's martial arts school, he learns that his father has given consent to sell the school to a rival martial arts school.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, unlikely couple, love affair, siblings relations, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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44%
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: realistic, semi serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, village, vengeance, rivalry, heroes, society, life is a bitch, hopes, village life, false accusation, working undercover, vigilantism ...
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43%
Mad Monkey Kung Fu (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A disgraced former Kung Fu expert makes a living as a merchant with the help of a hot headed friend. When the men are harassed by gangsters, the merchant decided to teach his friend monkey boxing so they can defend their business.
Style: cult film
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, brother sister relationship, death of sister, gambling, mistress, master warrior, fight, action violence, hand to hand combat, monkey, brother ...
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42%
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Police Story (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his name after he is framed for murder.
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, kung fu, murder, chases and races, drug lord, crime, crimes, law enforcement, goofy hero, corrupt law enforcer, car chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%