Movies like The Chinese Connection

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The Chinese Connection
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, serious, rough, realistic, talky, breathtaking, melancholic, sexy, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, kung fu, murder, brutality, revenge, redemption, gangsters, sword fight, master warrior, fight scenes, tragic hero, violence, dark hero, mentor, samurai, heroes, rivalry, drug dealing, childhood, culture clash, kung fu master, nunchaku, honor, one man army ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia, hong kong, china, tokyo, shanghai

Most similar movies to The Chinese Connection

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, realistic and exciting films with plots about rivalry, violence, martial arts, vengeance, fight scenes, culture clash and mentor mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Chinese Connection: The Big Boss (1971), The Way of the Dragon (1972), Fist of Legend (1994), Enter the Dragon (1973), Game of Death (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Big Boss
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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, kung fu, factory, violence, brutality, revenge, blood, fight scenes, master warrior, violent, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   77%
 
The Way of the Dragon
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Italy
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, exciting, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, kung fu, culture clash, vengeance, gangster, violence, mafia, fight scenes, restaurant, mentor, master warrior ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong, italy, china, tokyo, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   100%
 
 7.6
 20K
Fist of Legend
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: exciting, serious, breathtaking, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, kung fu, sword fight, brutality, violence, fight scenes, death, master warrior, mentor, revenge, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   100%
 
Enter the Dragon
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: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, island, kung fu, cult, good versus evil, vengeance, mentor, violence, revenge, death, murder, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong, asia, usa, california, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   49%
 
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Game of Death
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, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, vengeance, crime, kung fu, betrayal, revenge, fight scenes, master criminal, violence, mentor, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   48%
 
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
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, exciting, serious, breathtaking, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, vengeance, rebellion, revenge, master warrior, adventure, fight scenes, sword fight, violence, weapons, tragic hero ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   45%
 
Once Upon a Time in China II
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: stylized, epic, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, culture clash, revolution, master warrior, violence, ninja, fight scenes, vengeance, heroic mission, heroes, wizards ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   38%
 
New Fists of Fury
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, anti heroes, gang, school, master villain, master warrior, fighting crime, vengeance, kung fu, fight, vigilantism, heroic mission ...
Place: asia, hong kong, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   26%
 
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 10K
Lady Snowblood
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, rough, serious, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, gory, murder, samurai, assassination, vigilantism, violence, blood, rape, prison, martial arts ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   26%
 
 7.1
 33K
The Protector
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, chase, kung fu, violence, revenge, fight scenes, sword fight, blood, vengeance, brutality, master warrior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, asia, hong kong, china, sydney australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   32%
 
 6.3
 17K
In Hell
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: prison, martial arts, vengeance, redemption, murder, brutality, corruption, violence, survival, mentor, fight scenes, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, latin america, hong kong, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   33%
 
In Eagle Dragon Fist
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: serious, exciting, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, village, vengeance, heroes, rivalry, violence spree, danger, antidote, chinese, violence, tough guy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   29%
 
 7.1
 13K
Dragon
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, epic, serious, suspenseful, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, investigation, kung fu, master warrior, fight scenes, mentor, police investigation, violent, twists & turns, redemption, village, family drama ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   35%
 
The Streetfighter
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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, vengeance, kung fu, mafia, brutality, violence, death, revenge, anti heroes, gory, fight scenes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: japan, hong kong, asia, china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   31%
 
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades
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, clever, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, gory, cult, assassin, blood, violence, lone wolves, father son relationship, stylish, vengeance, ninja ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   28%
 
Once Upon a Time in China
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, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, culture clash, vengeance, kung fu, violence, fight scenes, master warrior, redemption, friendship, one man army, betrayal, mentor ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, hong kong, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   23%
 
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The Bodyguard
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master, enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, dark humor, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, small town, betrayal, sword fight, gunfight, violence, anti heroes, gang, storytelling, village, gangs, crime ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   34%
 
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In the fourth film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto is hired to kill a tattooed female assassin and battles Retsudo, head of the Yagyu clan, and his son Gunbei.
Style: stylized, serious, bloody, breathtaking, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, vengeance, assassin, hitman, sword fight, violence, father son relationship, cult, gory, lone wolves, adventure ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   26%
 
Enter the Ninja
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After completing his training of ninjutsu within Japan, an American Vietnam veteran by the name of Cole (Franco Nero) visits his war buddy Frank Landers (Alex Courtney) and his newly wed wife Mary Ann Landers (Susan George), who are the owners of a ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, ninja, death, violence, master warrior, fight scenes, uninhibited rivalry, mentor, weapons, kung fu, tough heroes, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, japan, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   23%
 
 7.6
 14K
Iron Monkey
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Iron Monkey is a Hong Kong variation of Robin Hood. Corrupt officials of a Chinese village are robbed by a masked bandit known as "Iron Monkey", named after a benevolent deity. When all else fails, the Governor forces a traveling physician ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, secret identity, violence, master warrior, fight scenes, weapons, good versus evil, ninja, storytelling, dialogue, mentor ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   26%
 
 7.0
 92K
Unleashed
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, vengeance, redemption, hitman, kung fu, violence, blindness, revenge, dog, chase, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, scotland, hong kong, china, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   23%
 
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 32K
Man of Tai Chi
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: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, brutality, kung fu, fight scenes, master warrior, revenge, ninja, mentor, blood, contests and competitions, competition, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, hong kong, tokyo, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   26%
 
Shaft's Big Score!
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: John Shaft is back as the lady-loved black detective cop on the search for the murderer of a client.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, chase, crime, police investigation, murder, vengeance, car chase, investigation, criminal heroes, gunfight, death, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: harlem, africa, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   30%
 
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 6.0
 4K
The Hunted
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, samurai, murder, ninja, assassin, sword fight, assassination, chase, good versus evil, hospital, violence ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   25%
 
 7.0
 16K
Chocolate
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An autistic woman with powerful martial art skills looks to settle her ailing mother's debts by seeking out the ruthless gangs that owe her family money.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, gangsters, samurai, kung fu, sword fight, chocolate, violence, hospital, heroine, fight scenes, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   21%
 
Best of the Best II
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, realistic, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, violence, contests and competitions, fight scenes, kung fu, crime, uninhibited rivalry, brutality, camp, righting the wronged, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   24%
 
Curse of the Golden Flower
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.
Style: stylized, epic, serious, atmospheric, colourful ...
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, rebellion, dysfunctional family, incest, sacrifice, sword fight, ninja, secrets, kung fu, family drama, storytelling ...
Time: middle ages, 1930s
Place: china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   21%
 
 6.0
 25K
Above the Law
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, police investigation, torture, cia, vengeance, conspiracy, gunfight, violence, tough law enforcer, hitman, lone hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, japan, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   22%
 
Original Gangstas
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A violent street gang, the Rebels, rule the streets of Gary, Indiana. The Rebels shoot Marvin Bookman, a store-keeper, for giving the police information about a drive-by shooting they committed. Marvin's son, former NFL star John who created ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, vengeance, violence, vigilantism, murder, gang, gangs, brutality, revenge, crime, fight scenes, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   28%
 
 6.3
 7K
Rapid Fire
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, police corruption, crime, betrayal, vengeance, murder, kung fu, police investigation, chase, violence, car chase ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, hong kong, tokyo, chicago illinois, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   23%
 
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