Movies like The Chinese Connection

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The Chinese Connection (1972)
 7.4
 25K
The Chinese Connection (1972)
Original name: 精武門
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Chen Zhen returns to the international compound of China only to learn of his beloved teacher's death. This is compounded by the continual racist harassment by the Japanese population in the area. Unlike his friends, he confronts it head on with his mastery of martial arts while investigating his teacher's murder.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, breathtaking, harsh, stylized, realistic, surprise ending, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, vengeance, revenge, brutality, redemption, tough guy, honor, tragic hero, kung fu master, one man army, crimes, society, righting the wronged, instructor, violence, gangsters, one against many, fight scenes, heroes, racism, master warrior, hanging, beating, brawl ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 70s
Place: japan, china, asia, shanghai, hong kong, tokyo

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Most similar movies to The Chinese Connection

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about martial arts, heroes, rivalry, vengeance, master warrior, violence and hand to hand combat mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Chinese Connection: Fist of Legend (1994), Enter the Dragon (1973), The Big Boss (1971), The Way of the Dragon (1972), Once Upon a Time in China II (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 22K
Fist of Legend (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, master warrior, kung fu classic, humiliation, folk hero, good versus evil, rage, occupation, uninhibited rivalry, duel, sword fight ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, shaolin, kung fu, master warrior, island, spy, drug lord, contests and competitions, tough heroes, fighting movie, good versus evil, strong man ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, usa, asia, china, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 23K
The Big Boss (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chen is a city boy who moves with his cousins to work at an ice factory. He does this with a family promise never to get involved in any fight. However, when members of his family begin disappearing after meeting the management of the factory, the ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, factory, smuggling, one man army, heroes, vigilantism, prostitute, drug smuggling, master warrior, crimes, heroic mission, master criminal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, thailand, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Way of the Dragon (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tang Lung arrives in Rome to help his cousins in the restaurant business. They are being pressured to sell their property to the syndicate, who will stop at nothing to get what they want. When Tang arrives he poses a new threat to the syndicate, and ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, humorous, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, restaurant, gang, gangsters, heroes, vengeance, lone hero, culture clash, sniper, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, china, hong kong, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu master, kung fu, racism, hopes, heroes, idealism, rivalry, culture clash, revolution, righting the wronged ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
New Fists of Fury (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A brother and sister escape from Japanese-occupied Shanghai to Japanese-occupied Taiwan, to stay with their grandfather who runs a Kung-Fu school there. However, the master of a Japanese Kung-Fu school in Taiwan has designs on bringing all other ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, kung fu, fight, tough heroes, master villain, crimes, wartime life, escapades, heroic mission, anti heroes ...
Place: taiwan, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, master warrior, martial arts, danger, antidote, graphic violence, rivalry, village, vengeance, violence spree, martial artist, kung fu fighting ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 158
Brothers Five (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The 5 Kao brothers, separated since childhood, are unaware that the master Teng Lung Manor, Lung Chen-feng has killed their father. All five, however, seek to defeat the vicious gangsters at the Manor.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, revenge, siblings relations, master warrior, reunion, gang, vengeance, academy, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, master villain ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.1
 16K
Game of Death (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Billy Lo is a Hong Kong-based movie actor, who is a box office draw. His girlfriend, Ann Morris, is a singer who is also climbing to the top. Now it seems the syndicate wants Billy and Ann to join their "management firm". But Billy knows ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, heroes, gangsters, undercover, betrayal, heroic mission, tough heroes, rivalry, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, master criminal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, macau, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 35K
Man of Tai Chi (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Beijing, a young martial artist's skill places him in position to experience opportunities and sacrifices.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, one on one, mortal combat, graphic violence, contests and competitions, tough heroes, ambition, opponent, crimes, heroes, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, hong kong, beijing china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 5K
The Hunted (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A businessman on a trip to Tokyo ends up in the middle of a centuries old feud between a criminal Ninja cult and a Samurai when he witnesses a assassination performed by the Ninja-cult leader.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, murder, martial arts, danger, hitman, master warrior, vengeance, crimes, mysterious character, dishonesty, deadly, ninja ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 18K
In Hell (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the warden's entertainment.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: martial arts, prison, survival, prison life, murder, prison riot, warden, isolation, redemption, crimes, prison sentence, brutality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, latin america, hong kong, california, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Streetfighter (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Terry is a tough mercenary and a master of martial arts. When an important business magnate dies, leaving billions to his daughter, the Mafia and Yakuza try to hire Terry to kidnap the daughter. When they refuse to meet his exorbitant price, then ...
Style: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, anti hero, anti heroes, betrayal, heroes, master warrior, yakuza, karate, street fighter, vengeance, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, japan, asia, china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Best of the Best II (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In an underground fight club, blackbelt Travis Brickley is killed after losing to the evil martial arts master Brakus. Travis' death is witnessed by Walter Grady, the son of his best friend Alex Grady. Alex and his partner, Tommy Lee, vow to ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, murder, heroes, contests and competitions, crime, rivalry, friends, vengeance, danger, haunted by the past, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: His only friend called him 'the man from nowhere'... Taesik, a former special agent becomes a loner after losing his wife in a miserable accident and lives a bitter life running a pawnshop. He only has a few customers and a friend named ...
Style: serious, brutal, emotional, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: one man army, lone hero, martial arts, fist fighting, kidnapping, protection, heroes, gang, drug lord, fight scenes, master warrior, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious stranger arrives from overseas and befriends a local mafia ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, undercover, resistance, one man army, master warrior, assassination, dishonesty, state affairs, vengeance, danger, vigilantism, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 97K
Unleashed (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Raised as a slave, Danny is used to fighting for his survival. In fact, his "master," Bart, thinks of him as a pet and goes as far as leashing him with a collar so they can make money in fight clubs, where Danny is the main contender. When ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, intense, emotional, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, redemption, sadism, pianist, vengeance, haunted by the past, slavery, mob boss, friendship, rivalry, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, scotland, glasgow scotland, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, serious, realistic, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, tragic hero, school, culture clash, martial artist, adventure, heroic mission, righting the wronged, folk hero, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Challenge of the Masters (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Wong family kung fu school gets smacked around by a rival school. Wong Fei-hong gets fed up with the abuse and goes to learn from his fathers master. After one of the rival schools members kills some of the towns people Wong Fei-hong becomes ...
Style: realistic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, best friends, vigilantism, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, hopes, rivalry, school, righting the wronged, battles ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Fearless Hyena (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jackie Chan is a youngster, living in a remote vllage with his grandfather who teaches him Kong-Fu (naturally). He keeps getting into fights, even though his grandfather warns him not to show their Kong-Fu to others. Jackie, though, is tempted by ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: school, martial arts, heroes, kung fu, murder, leadership, rivalry, adventure, crimes, village life, vengeance, village ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton, disguised as school masters. During a brutal Manchu attack, Lui manages to escape, and devotes himself to learning the martial arts in order to ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin, kung fu, martial arts, patriotism, master warrior, monk, vengeance, rebellion, shaolin kung fu, ambition, murder, injustice ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Redemption: Kickboxer 5 (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Kickboxing champion Matt Reeves witnesses the murder of his friend Johnny. While investigating the crime, he learns that a Mr. Negaal in South Africa has founded a new kickboxing association and does not leave international champions much of a ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, leadership, rivalry, redemption, murder, tough heroes, master warrior, contests and competitions, heroes, crimes, female director ...
Time: 90s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.7
 12K
Lady Snowblood (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Yuki's family is nearly wiped out before she is born due to the machinations of a band of criminals. These criminals kidnap and brutalize her mother but leave her alive. Later her mother ends up in prison with only revenge to keep her alive. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female assassin, vengeance, murder, female killer, childbirth, martial arts, vigilantism, samurai, track down, danger, assassination, child birth ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Fearless Hyena 2 (1983)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pair of evil kung-fu artists, Heaven and Earth, are slaughtering the entire Yin-Yang brotherhood.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious
Plot: master warrior, heroes, martial arts, religions or cults, battles, rivalry, chase, against the odds, reunion, danger, superhuman powers, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 13K
Dragon (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A sinful martial arts expert wants to start a new tranquil life, only to be hunted by a determined detective and his former master.
Style: stylized, serious, enigmatic, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, martial arts, village, crimes, danger, heroes, starting over, secrets, culture clash, violence, haunted by the past, hopes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.1
 527
Bounty Tracker (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Almost the whole staff of a tax consultant office is slayed by a team of professional killers, only Paul Damone can escape. He didn't know that his partner used to wash gangster Louis Sarazin's money and had to testify as chief witness ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, gangsters, master warrior, heroes, bounty hunter, police officer, police protection, revenge, one man army, vigilante, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, martial arts, gangsters, drug dealing, murder, danger, vengeance, revenge, lone hero, crimes, crime, family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, caribbean, jamaica, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the third film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by Yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.
Style: stylized, talky, serious, rough, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, blood, violence, drifter, heroes, one man army, sword fight, good versus evil, martial artist, gore ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.1
 34K
The Protector (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, USA, Hong Kong, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In Bangkok, the young Kham was raised by his father in the jungle with elephants as members of their family. When his old elephant and the baby Kern are stolen by criminals, Kham finds that the animals were sent to Sidney. He travels to Australia, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, power struggle, chase, heroes, robbery, elephant, gangsters, master warrior, gang, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia, asia, thailand, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.2
 5K
The Octagon (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Scott James, a veteran martial arts expert, is recruited as the protector of the wealthy and beautiful Justine after she becomes the target of a ninja clan. When Scott finds out that his ruthless arch-nemesis, McCarn , is involved with the stealthy ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, terrorism, martial arts, good versus evil, master warrior, undercover, danger, adventure, heroic mission, one man army, fighting crime, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: mexico, paris france, los angeles, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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