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Fist of Legend (1994)
 7.6
 21K
Fist of Legend (1994)
Original name: 精武英雄
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 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: exciting, tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, breathtaking, intense, stylized, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, good versus evil, heroes, fist fighting, duel, occupation, master warrior, society, rage, humiliation, folk hero, rivalry, imperialism, poisoning, uninhibited rivalry, acceptance, kung fu, sword fight, brutality, violence, death, tough guy, warrior, soldier ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, stylized and realistic films with plots about rivalry, kung fu, martial arts, violence, heroes, vengeance and hand to hand combat mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Fist of Legend: The Chinese Connection (1972), Tai-Chi Master (1993), Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986), Once Upon a Time in China (1991), Ip Man (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Chinese Connection (1972)
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 ...
Style: stylized, rough, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, tragic hero, vengeance, kung fu, redemption, brutality, revenge, hanging, racism, honor, nunchaku ...
Time: 1910s, 70s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, china, shanghai, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: stylized, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, monk, betrayal, rebel, army, clergy, contests and competitions, heroic mission, adventure, escapades, good versus evil, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, shaolin monk, soldier, shaolin, shaolin kung fu, kung fu, tough heroes, palaces castles and temples, adventure, track down, heroes, assassination attempt ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, school, racism, tragic hero, one man army, master warrior, rivalry, vengeance, culture clash, clinic, recruit, apprentice ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 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, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, warrior, human spirit, fist fighting, courage, invasion, reward, translator, patriotism, morality, self defense ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1937
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Shaolin Temple (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 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, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, vengeance, rivalry, tough heroes, coming of age, monk, heroes, obsessive quest, track down, renegades, escapades ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 22K
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, realistic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, factory, smuggling, one man army, prostitute, vengeance, drug smuggling, crimes, master warrior, heroic mission, vigilantism, drug dealing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, thailand, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, redemption, child abuse, sadism, pianist, vengeance, crimes, fist fighting, haunted by the past, slavery, alienation, step parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, idealism, racism, kung fu master, master warrior, rivalry, culture clash, revolution, heroic mission, hopes, righting the wronged ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 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: realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, kung fu, heroes, human spirit, culture clash, hopes, master warrior, ambition, society, against the odds, vigilantism ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: korea, china, asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, shaolin, master warrior, one man army, rivalry, mortal combat, master villain, failed attempt, vengeance, heroes, palaces castles and temples ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, undercover, resistance, one man army, assassination, allies, dishonesty, heroes, righting the wronged, vigilantism, presumed dead, danger ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, pre world war two
Place: asia, china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fight, anti heroes, heroic mission, wartime life, fighting crime, heroes, deadly, school, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
My Father is a Hero (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An undercover cop struggling to provide for his son and ailing wife, must infiltrate a ruthless gang. But things turn sour when another cop blows his cover and he quickly finds himself battling for his life and the lives of his family.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, partners against crime, crimes, comedy of errors, master criminal, heroes, dishonesty, family life, track down, gangsters, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, friendship, master warrior, exile, patriotism, duel, redemption, childhood, kung fu, warrior, idealism, tragic hero ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, clever, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, blood, violence, drifter, kung fu, duel, sword fight, villain, yakuza, martial artist, decapitation ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 10K
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: stylized, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, superhero, secret identity, police, good versus evil, vengeance, deadly, rivalry, soldier, danger, drug dealing, laser ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Enter the Ninja (1981)
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: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, ninja, death, violence, chase, mafia, gunfight, fight, tough heroes, rivalry, good versus evil, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, japan, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, tough heroes, rivalry, vengeance, heroes, leadership, contests and competitions, crimes, master warrior, murder, redemption, martial arts tournament ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: exciting, realistic, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, village, heroes, danger, antidote, master warrior, violence spree, vengeance, kung fu master, violence, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, rivalry, danger, deadly, mad ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Crippled Masters (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two men skilled in the arts of Kung-Fu are betrayed by their master and crippled for life, one left with no arms and the other with no legs. Despite their obvious disadvantages, they learn to combine their martial arts skills and seek revenge ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, cripple, misfit, adventure, confined, escapades, crimes, danger, master criminal, royal family, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, epic, exciting, serious, comic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, culture clash, kung fu master, assassination, master villain, heroic mission, school, rivalry, adoption, assassination attempt, contests and competitions ...
Place: china, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Kung Fu Killer (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A martial arts instructor working at a police academy gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, kung fu, police investigation, rivalry, heroes, deadly, psychopath, master warrior, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 15K
Iron Monkey (1993)
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret identity, martial arts, kung fu, monk, robin hood, rich and poor, hopes, heroic mission, master warrior, rivalry, heroes, folk hero ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: offbeat, stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, heroes, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, danger, vengeance, revenge, shaolin, kung fu classic, kung fu
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, captivating, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, investigation, village, law enforcement, rivalry, robbery, forensics, starting over, hopes, duel, thief, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 85K
Ip Man 2 (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
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: stylized, exciting, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fist fighting, warrior, master warrior, pride and honor, mentor, british, poverty, death, rivalry, translator, idealism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1949
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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. ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fist fighting, good versus evil, cult, boxing, parents and children, goofy hero, rivalry, step parent, heroes, righting the wronged, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, island, kung fu, shaolin, master warrior, spy, drug lord, contests and competitions, tough heroes, good versus evil, strong man, fighting movie ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, usa, asia, china, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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