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Fist of Legend (1994)
 7.6
 20K
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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense, breathtaking, intense, stylized, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, good versus evil, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, folk hero, heroes, society, kung fu, sword fight, brutality, imperialism, poisoning, occupation, duel, acceptance, rage, fist fighting, humiliation, violence, death, imperial japan, japanese flag, japanese army ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 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, realistic and stylized films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, kung fu, vengeance, heroes, violence and master warrior 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), The Big Boss (1971). 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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, tragic hero, kung fu, vengeance, brutality, revenge, tough guy, one man army, brawl, honor, nunchaku ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, china, japan, 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: exciting, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, monk, betrayal, adventure, vengeance, heroic mission, rebel, monastery, emperor, army, buddhism, good versus evil ...
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, shaolin, shaolin monk, shaolin kung fu, kung fu, soldier, master warrior, assassination attempt, adventure, vengeance, palaces castles and temples, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, rivalry, one man army, school, tragic hero, racism, culture clash, vengeance, adventure, heroes, society ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 7.1
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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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, factory, smuggling, one man army, prostitute, vengeance, master warrior, factory worker, job, promise, boss, ice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia, thailand, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, assassination, undercover, resistance, master warrior, assassin, vigilantism, danger, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, pre world war two
Place: asia, china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.0
 191K
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, realistic, gloomy, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, human spirit, martial arts, fist fighting, courage, warrior, idealism, rivalry, legendary, heroic, tragic hero, master ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
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: serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, adventure, master warrior, obsessive quest, monastery, vengeance, heroic mission, tough heroes, escapades, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 565
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, kung fu, rivalry, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, murder, female martial artist, teachers and students, culture clash, ambition, heroes, vigilantism ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: korea, china, asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 92K
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, redemption, gangsters, vengeance, pianist, child abuse, hitman, sadism, master warrior, serial killer, haunted by the past, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, scotland, glasgow scotland, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.0
 705
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes, escapades, rivalry, obsessive quest, race against time ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, rivalry, danger, escapades, heroes, shaolin, kung fu, revenge, kung fu classic
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, shaolin, kung fu, master villain, master warrior, theatre milieu, one man army, palaces castles and temples, vengeance, tough heroes, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, rivalry, kung fu master, idealism, racism, culture clash, sect, congress, heroic mission, revolution ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, school, master warrior, one man army, track down, vengeance, vigilantism, murder, righting the wronged, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 32K
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: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, tai chi, one on one, contests and competitions, extortion, heroes, ambition, crimes, rivalry, once in a lifetime opportunity, mortal combat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, hong kong, beijing china, tokyo
⇓ 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, undercover, police investigation, crime, comedy of errors, gang, gangsters, hostages, master criminal, partners against crime, secret agents, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, fight, kung fu, anti heroes, gang, school, master villain, master warrior, fighting crime, vengeance, vigilantism, heroic mission ...
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
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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, epic, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, investigation, village, master warrior, haunted by the past, heroes, starting over, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, danger, hopes, law enforcement ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ 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, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, superhero, good versus evil, police, secret identity, adventure, vengeance, master villain, masked hero, library, chinese mafia, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, ninja, death, violence, gunfight, fight, mafia, chase, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, tough heroes, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, japan, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, kung fu, master warrior, police investigation, deadly, heroes, rivalry, psychopath, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, shaolin kung fu, shaolin, vengeance, monk, patriotism, adventure, master warrior, tragic hero, government, teachers and students ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 14K
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: semi serious, suspenseful, stylized, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroic mission, betrayal, tough heroes, heroes, rivalry, gangsters, undercover, vengeance, crime, master criminal, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Five Element Ninjas (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young martial artist seeks revenge on the ninja who kills his martial arts brothers and teacher.
Style: serious, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, kung fu, betrayal, master warrior, gory, one man army, bloodbath, ambush, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, deadly ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, murder, gang, gory, master villain, sword fight, female martial artist, kung fu, sibling relationship, kung fu master, master warrior ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, vengeance, murder, samurai, assassination, martial arts, gory, good versus evil, hanging, female killer, vigilantism, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 68K
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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, friendship, patriotism, exile, duel, kung fu, redemption, legends and myths, beggar, tea, restaurant ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: asia, china, shanghai, shanghai china, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, cripple, adventure, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, master criminal, royal family, disability, confined, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, vengeance, murder, crimes, heroes, rivalry, contests and competitions, leadership, redemption, tough heroes, one man army ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%