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The Chinese Connection (1972)
 7.4
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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: stylized, exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, talky, breathtaking, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, tragic hero, vengeance, kung fu, redemption, brutality, revenge, racism, hanging, tough guy, honor, one man army, kung fu master, brawl, nunchaku, gangsters, crimes, heroes, couple relations, instructor, legends and myths, hopes, smuggling, master warrior ...
Time: 1910s, 70s, 20th century
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 stylized films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, heroes, violence, vengeance, kung fu and master warrior mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Chinese Connection: The Big Boss (1971), Fist of Legend (1994), The Way of the Dragon (1972), In Eagle Dragon Fist (1979), New Fists of Fury (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, exciting, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, factory, smuggling, one man army, prostitute, vengeance, drug smuggling, master criminal, district attorney, drug dealing, crimes, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, thailand, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 21K
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, good versus evil, imperialism, uninhibited rivalry, master warrior, fist fighting, duel, society, occupation, acceptance, poisoning ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Way of the Dragon (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 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: humorous, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sniper, restaurant, gang, gangsters, vengeance, kung fu, culture clash, tough heroes, underdog, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, china, hong kong, europe, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
In Eagle Dragon Fist (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A dishonored student of the Dragon Fist Sect seeks revenge for the death of his teacher.
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, antidote, danger, master warrior, violence spree, rivalry, village, heroes, vengeance, kung fu fighting, stylized violence, martial artist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, kung fu, school, wartime life, crimes, heroic mission, master villain, anti heroes, escapades, master warrior, vengeance ...
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, island, shaolin, master warrior, spy, drug lord, contests and competitions, tough heroes, good versus evil, strong man, master apprentice relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, usa, asia, china, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 142
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, revenge, forceful separation, siblings relations, uninhibited rivalry, gang, vengeance, reunion, master villain, master warrior, crimes ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.0
 194K
Ip Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
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, stylized, realistic, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, warrior, human spirit, fist fighting, courage, self defense, reward, morality, patriotism, translator, invasion ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, year 1937
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, 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, stylized, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, racism, school, tragic hero, one man army, master warrior, rivalry, vengeance, culture clash, clinic, folk hero, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, idealism, racism, kung fu master, rivalry, master warrior, culture clash, revolution, righting the wronged, rebelliousness, society ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 15K
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, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, undercover, betrayal, tough heroes, heroes, heroic mission, rivalry, gangsters, vengeance, crime, master criminal, actor's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, macau, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, betrayal, karate, street fighter, yakuza, vengeance, rivalry, master warrior, anti heroes, crimes, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, japan, asia, china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 17K
In Hell (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
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, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, martial arts, survival, prison life, murder, isolation, redemption, prison riot, crimes, warden, prison sentence, brutality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, latin america, hong kong, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, suspenseful, realistic, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, contests and competitions, crime, master warrior, rivalry, friends, vengeance, partners, fighting crime, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 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, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, patriotism, monk, shaolin kung fu, shaolin, vengeance, rebellion, murder, ambition, dealing with death, crimes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, kung fu, village life, crimes, adventure, murder, leadership, heroes, rivalry, vengeance, village ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 93K
Unleashed (2005)
Genre: Action, 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: rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, redemption, sadism, child abuse, pianist, vengeance, alienation, crimes, master warrior, fist fighting, parents and children, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, good versus evil, vengeance, one man army, vigilantism, best friends, crimes, contests and competitions, siblings relations, hopes, master warrior ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 582
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: serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, kung fu, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, hopes, master warrior, teachers and students, heroes, human spirit, vigilantism, ambition ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: korea, china, asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, leadership, rivalry, murder, contests and competitions, master warrior, crimes, vengeance, tough heroes, redemption, terrorism ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 90 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, shaolin monk, soldier, shaolin, shaolin kung fu, track down, heroes, assassination attempt, tough heroes, palaces castles and temples, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 10K
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: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female killer, vengeance, samurai, assassination, murder, revenge, hanging, martial arts, good versus evil, gory, vigilantism, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.3
 472
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, bounty hunter, murder, revenge, vigilante, one man army, police protection, righting the wronged, rivalry, vengeance, pregnancy, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 5.1
 4K
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, martial arts, undercover, good versus evil, terrorism, danger, one man army, adventure, heroic mission, master warrior, lone wolves, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: south america, paris france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Executioners from Shaolin (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but the boy's father is killed by the evil eunuch Pai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom trains him in crane style while he secretly learns tiger ...
Style: realistic, exciting, tense, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, shaolin, master warrior, failed attempt, vengeance, mortal combat, master villain, tough heroes, battles, palaces castles and temples, rivalry ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: martial arts, heroes, vengeance, injustice, reunion, pirate, danger, superhuman powers, master warrior, heroic mission, tough law enforcer, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 4K
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: stylized, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, murder, on the run, good versus evil, danger, rivalry, vengeance, leadership, heroes, criminal's revenge, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 33K
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, power struggle, one man army, robbery, elephant, gangsters, crimes, life is a bitch, down on your luck, battles, law enforcer killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, asia, sydney australia, thailand, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, realistic, exciting, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, investigation, village, fist fighting, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, hopes, danger, thief, duel, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 69K
Fearless (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: China, Hong Kong
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: stylized, realistic, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, friendship, master warrior, patriotism, exile, duel, redemption, childhood, kung fu, loss of daughter, bet, warrior ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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