Movies like Fist of Legend

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Fist of Legend (1994)
 7.5
 24K
Fist of Legend (1994)
Original name: 精武英雄
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 fact military occupation- after reading about the death of his kung-fu master Hou Ting-An in a fight against the Japanese champion Ryuichi Akutagawa.
Style: tense, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, intense, harsh, breathtaking, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, vengeance, kung fu classic, humiliation, folk hero, good versus evil, occupation, rage, uninhibited rivalry, sword fight, brutality, fight scenes, violence, one man army, heroes, fistfight, murder, battles, kung fu master, public humiliation, mixed martial arts, duel, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Fist of Legend

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, stylized and realistic films with plots about martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, heroes, rivalry, vengeance and violence mostly in Action, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Fist of Legend: The Chinese Connection (1972), Once Upon a Time in China (1991), Ip Man (2008), Fearless (2006), Enter the Dragon (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Chinese Connection (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 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 ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, brutality, redemption, vengeance, honor, tragic hero, kung fu master, crimes, revenge, society, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 70s
Place: japan, asia, china, shanghai, hong kong ...
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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, exciting, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, martial artist, heroes, tragic hero, school, kung fu, culture clash, adventure, heroic mission, righting the wronged, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
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100%
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, resistance, undercover, master warrior, assassination, vengeance, dishonesty, state affairs, one man army, righting the wronged, occupation, presumed dead ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: china, asia, shanghai
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100%
 8.0
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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: heroic, captivating, exciting, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, human spirit, warrior, bravery, wing chun, kung fu, courage, sino japanese war, invasion, martial artist, training ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1937, year 1935
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fearless (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
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: exciting, captivating, serious, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, friendship, exile, redemption, martial arts tournament, hopes, patriotism, childhood, warrior, qing dynasty ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 19th century, turn of the century
Place: china, shanghai, asia, japan, hong kong ...
⇓ 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, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, shaolin, island, tough heroes, drug lord, strong man, contests and competitions, spy, martial arts tournament, shaolin monk ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, usa, los angeles, california ...
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Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin, martial arts, shaolin monk, master warrior, kung fu, shaolin kung fu, heroes, soldier, one against many, kung fu master, buddha, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 9K
True Legend (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Su Qi-Er, a wealthy man living during the Qing Dynasty who loses his fortune and reputation as a result of a conspiracy against him. After being forced out onto the streets, Su dedicates his life to martial arts and reemerges as a patriotic hero ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, army, good versus evil, vengeance, escapades, rivalry, rescue, family in danger, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, family feud ...
Time: 20th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ 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: stylized, epic, enigmatic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu master, kung fu, martial artist, heroes, hopes, folk hero, heroic mission, fight, dalmatian, samurai ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
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 7.5
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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: exciting, heroic, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, warrior, pride and honor, contests and competitions, wing chun, kung fu, martial artist, courage, hopes, heroes, translator ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
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Ong Bak 2 (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Moments from death a young man is rescued by a renowned warrior. Realizing unsurpassed physical potential in the young boy he trains him into the most dangerous man alive. As he becomes a young man he goes on a lone mission of vengeance against the ...
Style: serious, stylized, harsh, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, master warrior, destiny, one man army, vengeance, obsessive quest, rivalry, human spirit, dishonesty, crimes, obsession ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: thailand, asia, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
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Hero (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.
Style: breathtaking, serious, stylized, epic, twists and turns ...
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, sword fight, swords and armor, adventure, heroes, execution, lovers, reward, hopes, patriot, deception ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia, hong kong
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Once Upon a Time in China III (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the 'Dancing Lion Competition' to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent.
Style: stylized, serious, harsh, epic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu master, kung fu, culture clash, battles, heroes, master warrior, heroic mission, samurai, martial artist, fistfight, sword fight ...
Place: china, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Last Hero in China (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jet Li stars in this comic spectacle as a Chinese "Robin Hood" who stumbles upon a kidnapping scheme after unwittingly opening a martial arts school next to a brothel!
Style: semi serious, epic, humorous, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, folk hero, one man army, heroes, martial arts, kidnapping, society, track down, gangsters, escapades, clergy, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, asia
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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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, kung fu, adventure, coming of age, vengeance, tough heroes, monk, obsessive quest, renegade, heroic mission ...
Time: 7th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 10K
Tai-Chi Master (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Falsely accused for cheating in a martial arts competition, two boyhood friends are banished from their Shaolin Temple and go their separate ways. As adults, they join opposing sides in a civil war. When one betrays the other, they settle their ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, monk, kung fu, heroes, betrayal, rebel, army, tai chi, memory loss, vengeance, heroic mission, cheating ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
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Black Mask (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chui Chik tries to lead a quiet life as a librarian. However, he is really a former test subject for a highly secretive supersoldier project and the instructor of a special commando unit dubbed "701." The 701 squad is used for many ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, martial arts, heroes, good versus evil, kung fu, police, crimes, undercover, soldier, adventure, fistfight, secret identity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Executioners from Shaolin (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 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: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, battles, shaolin, kung fu, rivalry, heroes, master villain, one man army, master warrior, graphic violence, failed attempt, mortal combat ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, rivalry, heroes, kung fu, ambition, crimes, hopes, society, vigilantism, culture clash, teachers and students ...
Time: 1930s
Place: korea, china, asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Invincible Armour (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hwang Jang Lee is a corrupt Ming guard who frames John Liu for murder. A wanted fugitive, John hides out with a teen who is an expert in the infamous Iron Armor technique, a technique that means the expert can withstand anything. However, Hwang is ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, kung fu, assassin, master warrior, protagonist as suspect, escapades, rivalry, heroes, one man army, track down, master villain ...
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
New Fists of Fury (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 120 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, kung fu, fight, wartime life, against the odds, school, heroic mission, vigilantism, murder, vengeance ...
Place: taiwan, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.8
 812
Kung Fu Killer (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 176 min.
Story: China is in unrest, as the Republic falls prey to Warlords like Kahn Xin, who holds an entire province hostage to the opium trade—and destroys all who oppose him. Only the revered Wudang monks dare stand in Kahn’s way in order to protect the ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu, revenge, martial arts, escapades, track down, tough heroes, race against time, rivalry, crimes, heroes, master warrior, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Challenge of the Masters (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 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: serious, realistic, exciting, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, battles, tough heroes, injustice, righting the wronged, rivalry, heroes, best friends, contests and competitions, hopes, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, revenge, graphic violence, heroes, gang, rivalry, master warrior, track down, master villain, escapades, crimes ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 27K
The Big Boss (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 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, brutal, harsh, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, factory, smuggling, kung fu, master warrior, drug smuggling, one man army, graphic violence, drug dealing, factory worker, brutality, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: thailand, china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 38K
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, tai chi, master warrior, martial arts tournament, graphic violence, mortal combat, contests and competitions, opponent, tough heroes, ambition, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, hong kong, beijing china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 102K
Unleashed (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, redemption, crimes, pianist, vengeance, haunted by the past, slavery, sadism, friendship, self discovery, rivalry, mob boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, martial arts, rivalry, graphic violence, antidote, violence spree, village, vengeance, violence, chinese, asian ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Clan of the White Lotus (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Shaolin practitioners and brothers Wu and Hung kill the merciless Pai Mei. However, Pai Mei's even more merciless brother White Lotus takes revenge; killing most of the Shaolin disciples, including Wu and Hung's girlfriend, leaving only ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, escapades, rivalry, heroes, graphic violence, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, kung fu classic, shaolin, kung fu, revenge ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 16K
Iron Monkey (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 85 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, exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, secret identity, kung fu, heroes, master warrior, monk, robin hood, rivalry, undercover, folk hero, hopes, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%