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The Iceman Cometh (1989)
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The Iceman Cometh (1989)
Original name: 急凍奇俠
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 Buddha and a temporal wheel would be able to make them return in their time. The battle would start again.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, time travel, farce, kung fu, frozen body, frozen alive, frozen, heroes, rapist, battles, graphic violence, master warrior, heroic mission, chases and races, imaginary, escapades, disorder, rivalry, righting the wronged, changing the past or future, fish out of water, rape, sword fight, security guard, toilet humor
Place: hong kong, asia

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Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the Ming Dynasty, there lives four orphans, Ying, Sao, Yuanlong and Niehu. Raised in Taoyuan Village, the four are as closed as brothers. Their exceptional martial arts skills allows them to reach the highest rank within the imperial guards. ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan, hong kong, india, china
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Heaven's Soldiers (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Modern day soldiers travel back in time and meet Admiral Lee, the greatest soldier of all time, and motivate him to drive out invaders.
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Time: 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, japan, china
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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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 7.4
 728
Dreadnaught (1981)
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 ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Return to the 36th Chamber (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 18th century
Place: asia, china
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84%
Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 97 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, humorous, stylized
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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 ...
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Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
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79%
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Dragons Forever (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
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The Prodigal Son (1981)
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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
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Dance of the Drunken Mantis (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
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Time: 70s
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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. ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Mr. Vampire II (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
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Duration: 92 min.
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Duration: 105 min.
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Kung Fu Mahjong 2 (2005)
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Style: semi serious, humorous, light, feel good, exciting
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Dragon Strike (1982)
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Style: semi serious, futuristic, stylized
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Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting
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Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 2K
Infra-Man (1975)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, cult film, psychotronic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.5
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Iron Fingers of Death (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two princes are seperated by birth. One is raised by the Prime Minister. The other is raised by three mad Shaolin Monks. They both learn kung-fu. When they are 23, they meet and combine there forces to defeat the evil 9th Prince.
Style: rough, humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%