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The Legend of Bruce Lee (2008)
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The Legend of Bruce Lee (2008)
Original name: Li Xiao Long Chuan Qi
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the legendary martial arts icon Bruce Lee following him from Hong Kong to America and back again, leading up to his tragic death at the age of 32.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bruce lee, kung fu, martial arts, tough guy, ambition, follow your dream, actor's life, rising to stardom, society, lifestyle, cultural icon, rivalry, instructor, filmmaking, martial artist, family relations, hollywood, family life, artists and showbiz, karate, heroes, warrior, male female relationship, actor, martial arts tournament ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: china, usa, hong kong, asia

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Most similar movies to The Legend of Bruce Lee

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and captivating films and TV series with plots about martial arts, master warrior, heroes, kung fu, rivalry, fistfight and martial artist mostly in Drama, Action and Biography genres. Some movies like The Legend of Bruce Lee: Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth (1976), Young Bruce Lee (2010), The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010), Birth of the Dragon (2016), Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A highly fictionalized biography of the famous Bruce Lee, this movie traces his college life, his marriage to Linda Lee, his relationship with his master, and his untimely death.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, kung fu, family relations, couples, ambition, prodigy, lifestyle, hollywood, society, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s
Place: asia, usa, hong kong, seattle
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Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This film is a glimpse into the life, love and the unconquerable spirit of the legendary Bruce Lee. From a childhod of rigorous martial arts training, Lee realizes his dream of opening his own kung-fu school in America. Before long, he is discovered ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, captivating, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, bruce lee, master warrior, hollywood, filmmaking, american dream, kung fu, training, rising to stardom, prodigy, follow your dream, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: hong kong, california, los angeles, asia, usa ...
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40%
The Legend of Bruce Lee (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The young Bruce Lee (Ho Tsung-Tao AKA Bruce Li) has studied the philosophy and art of kung fu since boyhood, but his girlfriend says that he lives in a world of his own and all he thinks of is fighting. She begs him to change his ways, yet after a ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: master warrior, good versus evil, martial arts, tough heroes, actor's life, heroes, gang, rivalry, hotshot hero, heroic mission, uninhibited rivalry, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Young Bruce Lee (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bruce Lee, My Brother is an action-dramatic biopic of the eponymous martial arts legend as told by his younger brother, Robert Lee. It revolves around Bruce Lee's life as a rebellious adolescent in Hong Kong before he sets off for the USA and ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: master warrior, lifestyle, actor's life, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz, heroes, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, martial arts, black belt, tough guy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Featuring some of the most spectacular, innovative and explosive martial arts ever staged, The Legend Is Born is the remarkable true story of the early life of Ip Man, the formidable kung fu genius who would become Bruce Lee's mentor.Beginning ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, training, teacher, ambition, social differences, love and romance, society, rivalry, heroic, talented, fall in love ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Birth of the Dragon (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s Chinatown, this cross-cultural biopic chronicles Bruce Lee’s emergence as a martial-arts superstar after his legendary secret showdown with fellow martial artist Wong Jack Man.
Style: based on true events, exciting, factual, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: kung fu, bruce lee, martial arts, destiny, athlete's life, fight scenes, heroes, kung fu fighting, jeet kune do, martial artist, asian, kung fu master ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man is reluctantly called into action once more, when what begin as simple challenges from rival kung fu styles soon draw him into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads. Now, to ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, ambition, instructor, rivalry, heroes, teachers and students, power relations, graphic violence, contests and competitions, hand to hand combat, fistfight ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bruce Lee: A Dragon Story (1977)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bruce Li plays a young kung fu expert (and waiter) who is trying to live peacefully in San Francisco with his marital arts-challenged friend. But they run afoul of some American thugs, and the fight is on...right!
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, righting the wronged, tough heroes, adventure, rivalry, crimes, philosopher, black belt, movie star, fighting style ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Ip Man 4 (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ip Man 4 is an upcoming Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Wilson Yip and produced by Raymond Wong. It is the fourth in the Ip Man film series based on the life of the Wing Chun grandmaster of the same name and features Donnie Yen ...
Style: based on true events, atmospheric, inspirational, uplifting, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu, master warrior, human spirit, fighting movie, wing chun, warrior, hand to hand combat, philosophy, mentor, immigrants, martial arts, martial arts school ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: china, hong kong, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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My Kingdom (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the 19th century, the Prince Regent of the Qing Dynasty orders the mass execution of the entire Meng clan. Before his beheading, the leader vows that his family will avenge this travesty of justice. Awaiting his death, a five-year-old Meng boy ...
Style: exciting, sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, desire for fame, ambition, teachers and students, love and romance, actor's life, romance, family relations, siblings relations, love triangle, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Way of the Dragon 2 (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A classic tribute to a legendary Kung-Fu master. The high-powered action and deadly fistfights don’t let up for a moment. When all the chips are down, the Dragon Master will prevail!
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, martial arts, discrimination, vengeance, interracial relations, tough heroes, righting the wronged, rivalry, society, adventure, chinaman, asian man ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Ip Man 2 (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Having defeated the best fighters of the Imperial Japanese army in occupied Shanghai, Ip Man and his family settle in post-war Hong Kong.Struggling to make a living, Master Ip opens a kung fu school to bring his celebrated art of Wing Chun to the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, fist fighting, pride and honor, martial artist, warrior, contests and competitions, courage, hopes, heroes, fistfight, translator ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1949, 1950s ...
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 706
Hapkido (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Korea, 1934. During the Japanese occupation, there is open warfare between rival martial arts schools. There is a fight in the marketplace, and three Chinese students can't stand the unfair way of students that side up with the invasors, when ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, rivalry, kung fu, crimes, society, hopes, against the odds, culture clash, uninhibited rivalry, vigilantism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: china, korea, asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Bruce Lee in G.O.D. (2000)
Genre: Biography
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bruce Lee in G.O.D. is a "docudrama" about the filming of Game of Death. The first 40 minutes of the film is a dramitisation of events before Lee dropped filming for GOD to do Enter the Dragon, interspersed with interviews with people ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating
Plot: martial arts, bruce lee, actor, martial artist, tough guy, warrior, archive footage, asian, kung fu master, master warrior, wing chun, barefoot ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, kung fu, vengeance, coming of age, adventure, obsessive quest, tough heroes, monk, heroic mission, monastery ...
Time: 7th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Ip Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, uplifting, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, human spirit, fist fighting, warrior, kung fu, courage, bravery, fistfight, invasion, sino japanese war, training ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
In Eagle Dragon Fist (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dishonored student of the Dragon Fist Sect seeks revenge for the death of his teacher.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, martial arts, graphic violence, antidote, violence spree, village, vengeance, danger, rivalry, kung fu master, chinaman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Fearless (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness, defining the true spirit of martial arts and also inspiring his ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, friendship, exile, martial arts tournament, hopes, patriotism, redemption, childhood, warrior, duel ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, turn of the century
Place: china, shanghai, asia, japan, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Grandmaster (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, kung fu master, rivalry, contests and competitions, heir heiress, instructor, opponent, kung fu, fist fighting, vengeance, master warrior ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: china, japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
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27%
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The Master (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Master is a ninja-themed action-adventure TV series created by Michael Sloan which aired on NBC. The show focuses on the adventures of John Peter McAllister, an aging ninja master, and his young pupil, Max Keller. Most episodes focus on the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, ninja, power relations, teaching the ways of the world, track down, teachers and students, good versus evil, rivalry, chases and races, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
To Kill with Intrigue (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Young master Cao Le chases his pregnant girlfriend away from the family castle. He does it in order to save her from vicious bandits who are going to murder his family.
Style: serious, realistic, surreal
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fall in love, vengeance, pregnancy, rivalry, intrigue, leadership, gang, heroes, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 368
Sinatra (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 250 min.
TV show
Story: An extensive biopic of one of the most famous entertainers of the 20th century - Frank Sinatra. The only thing that could engage the public more than his songs and films was his sometimes controversial private life.
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: music, friendship, singer, oldies, showbiz, relationship vs career, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, ambition, couples, lifestyle, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Burton and Taylor (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: TV drama based on Richard Burton's diaries, about his last performance in 1983 with ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor. They meet after several years and he agrees to her suggestion that they star in a stage revival on Broadway of Noel Coward's ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: artists and showbiz, couple relations, celebrity culture, couples, actor's life, hollywood, love, lifestyle, love and romance, showbiz, love affair, party ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986)
Genre: Action, 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin, martial arts, shaolin monk, shaolin kung fu, master warrior, soldier, heroes, kung fu, one against many, kung fu master, buddha, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 22K
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: realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, master warrior, kung fu classic, folk hero, humiliation, good versus evil, rage, duel, occupation, uninhibited rivalry, sword fight ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Charlie (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland
TV show
Story: The political and personal life of Charlie Haughey during his time in office.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: political leader, ambition, rise and fall, politics, rivalry, state affairs, head of state, political intrigue, unfulfillment, politician
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Kung Fu: The Legend Continues is a spin-off of the 1972–1975 television series Kung Fu. David Carradine and Chris Potter starred as a father and son trained in kung fu - Carradine playing a Shaolin monk, Potter a police detective. This series ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, kung fu, fight, police, fighting crime, crime, rivalry, law enforcement, escapades, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Brittany Murphy Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A look at Brittany Murphy's rise to Hollywood fame in the 1990s, her struggles with celebrity and self-esteem, and her mysterious death in 2009 at the age of 32.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating
Plot: rise and fall, rising to stardom, actor's life, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, parents and children
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Sword Identity (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: During the Ming Dynasty one man will request a competition when his weapon is rejected. After a series of fights he is determined to prove his sword is invincible.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, disorder, master warrior, against the odds, heroes, mistaken identity, contests and competitions, mysterious character, ambition, sword fight, kung fu, rivalry ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Into the Badlands (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: In a land controlled by feudal barons, a great warrior and a young boy embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. A genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, warrior, heroes, post apocalypse, murder, danger, death, master warrior, vengeance, rivalry, blood ...
Place: feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%