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Champion of Death (1975)
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Champion of Death (1975)
Original name: けんか空手 極真拳
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sonny Chiba plays Kyokushin Karate founder Masutatsu Oyama, who unexpectedly arrives at a karate tournament in rags, but wins the tournament. After turning down the chance to fight at future tournaments he returns to his simple village life. He reluctantly returns to karate for a final showdown against the students of a rival school.
Style: cult film
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, karate, violence, heroes, warrior, soldier, brutality, gun, hand to hand combat, sword fight, good versus evil, chase, martial artist, bull, tai chi, duel, historical event, master warrior, one man army, blood, showdown, ambush, fight to the death, revolver ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out cult film, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about fistfight, hand to hand combat, martial arts, heroes, violence, master warrior and martial artist mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Champion of Death: Karate Bear Fighter (1975), Karate for Life (1977), Soul of Chiba (1977), The Bodyguard (1973), Karate Warriors (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Karate Bear Fighter (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Masutatsu Oyama is recruited by his former Army friend to work for a crew of gangsters, but when they kill both his girlfriend and his best friend, Oyama flees away to a small town where he both learns lessons in martial arts philosophy from a ...
Plot: karate, martial arts, killing an animal, fight, forest, warrior, fight to the death, beaten to death, brawl, sword fight, blood splatter, duel ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
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100%
Karate for Life (1977)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The last of the Masutatsu Oyama trilogy. Oyama takes a job as a professional wrestler in Okinawa, but when he discovers that he is expected to take a dive, he quits in disgust. However, when a friend finds herself in desperate need of medical ...
Plot: karate, martial arts, master warrior, heroes, blood, warrior, one man army, hand to hand combat, brawl, gore, ambush, fistfight ...
Place: japan
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100%
Soul of Chiba (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This mid-1970s martial arts classic stars Sonny Chiba as Mu Yun Tek, a young man trained in the Thai fighting style since childhood to one day avenge his parents' death. When a fellow student kills their teacher, Mu Yun's thirst for ...
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, karate, tough guy, black belt, monkey, one man army, one against many, karate chop, kung fu fighting, warrior, karate kick ...
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42%
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The Bodyguard (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Karate master and anti-drug vigilante Chiba returns to his home in Japan, where he holds a press conference announcing his intention to wipe out the nation's drug industry. He also offers his services as a bodyguard to anyone who is willing to ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, gangsters, one man army, karate, gunfight, showdown, abduction, vigilantism, rivalry, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, japan, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Karate Warriors (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The fourth and final film in the "Street Fighter" series, where Tsurugi protects a little boy while coping with rival gangs.
Plot: martial arts, gang war, karate, yakuza, revenge, black belt, anti hero, samurai sword, kung fu fighting, blood, kendo, sword ...
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37%
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Fist of Fury 2 (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After Chen Zhen's execution in Shanghai, the Japanese feared that his death would unite all Chinese kung fu schools against them. Fearing this, the Japanese gave orders to the head of the Hong Ku School, Miyamoto (Lo Lieh) to surpass all ...
Plot: master warrior, fistfight, beefcake, gangster, one against many, revenge plot, poetic justice, roundhouse kick, martial artist, stylized violence, chinese, blood splatter ...
Time: 1910s
Place: shanghai, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bloodfist V: Human Target (1994)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Don "The Dragon" Wilson struggles to regain his memory, not knowing who to trust, or even which side he's fighting on.
Style: suspense
Plot: blood splatter, m 16, ak 47, fight, mixed martial arts, foot chase, kung fu, beating, kickboxer, beretta, uzi, violence ...
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31%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, blood, violence, one man army, heroes, drifter, blood splatter, duel, sword, yakuza ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave (1976)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A lightning bolt strikes the grave of Bruce Lee. However, that is as much as Bruce Lee has to do with it. Then a kung fu instructor starts a quest to avenge a friend's death, and on the way has a romance with a girl with similar problems. He ...
Style: surprise ending, cult film
Plot: martial arts, disarming someone, dojo, stick fight, chase, brawl, kung fu classic, sword fight, one against many, organized crime, attempted rape, kung fu fighting ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Executioner (1974)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three street toughs are hired to take down a Tokyo drug dealer in this hard-hitting Toei karate action film.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, hitman, vengeance, tough heroes, stoners, danger, law enforcement, crime, drug dealing, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Don Wilson returns to the screen as a man unjustly accused of a brutal crime. Within the prison he must fight for survival, freedom and justice.
Style: cult film
Plot: convict, karate, pump action shotgun, blood, foot chase, shotgun, martial arts, illegal fistfight, martial artist, prison fight, blood splatter, showdown ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Streetfighter's Last Revenge (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Terry Sugury is hired to recover one of two tapes containing a formula for making heroin for a price of 200 dollars a pound. But he gets double crossed. So he wants the tape back.
Style: rough, stylized, serious, realistic, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, anti hero, anti heroes, master warrior, brutality, tragic hero, martial artist, karate, graphic violence, crime, chases and races, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 70s
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27%
Once Upon a Time in China IV (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Wong Fei Hung must deal with both foreign threats and the nationalist Red Lantern Society in this continuation of the popular kung fu series.
Style: cult film
Plot: revenge, duel, fistfight, good versus evil, hand to hand combat, kung fu, sword fight, martial arts, warrior, fight, beating, katana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.1
 565
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, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, bounty hunter, master warrior, heroes, gangsters, murder, police officer, one man army, police protection, vigilante, revenge, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
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Deadly Strike (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The new police chief (Bruce Li) arrives in a small provincial town. He's been charged with bringing a dangerous gang to justice. But within seconds, the chief provokes a showdown with his lazy deputies. Realizing that they are not up to the ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, bruce lee, fight, massacre, karate, knife, gangster, warrior, roundhouse kick, duel, maverick cop ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 3.9
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Project: Kill (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former government assassin flees a mind-control program in the Philippines, pursued by his ex-partner, the local police and Asian gangsters.
Style: cult film, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: hitman, brutality, hand grenade, tragic villain, interracial romance, grenade, home invasion, kung fu, sex on first date, pump action shotgun, hotel fight, chase ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Bloodfist VIII: Trained to Kill (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A former CIA agent lives a suburban life as a high school teacher with his teen son. When the agent is attacked by former allies because of knowledge he possesses and his son is kidnapped, he is forced back into the business and his son suddenly ...
Style: suspense, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: cia, spy hero, beretta, tough guy, roundhouse kick, machine gun, violence, one against many, kickboxer, father son relationship, beating, one man army ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Bloodfist IV: Die Trying (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Danny unknowingly repossesses the car of a powerful arms merchant, it sets off a chain of violent retaliation. After his friends are killed and his daughter is kidnapped, Danny takes matters into his own hands. It does not matter that the CIA ...
Plot: chase, karate, martial artist, vigilante, vigilantism, judo throw, judo, uzi, poetic justice, beretta, violence, justice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, fight, kung fu, wartime life, vengeance, master villain, rivalry, crimes, gang, escapades ...
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 22K
Fist of Legend (1994)
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 ...
Style: realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, master warrior, kung fu classic, folk hero, humiliation, good versus evil, rage, duel, occupation, uninhibited rivalry, sword fight ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.5
 107
Fist of Fury 3 (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After avenging the death of his brother, Chen Shen (Bruce Li) returns home from Shanghai. He tells his mother (who went blind from crying over her son's death) that he will no longer fight. However, being a movie with the words "fist" ...
Plot: fight, beefcake, karate kick, duel, stylized violence, warrior, beating, martial artist, brawl, black belt, kung fu classic, fistfight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Fighting Fist (1992)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Yakuza of Japan has infiltrated the universities of Hong Kong and are conducting illegal activities such as underground bare knuckle fights,gambling and drugs. Hong Kong Police team up with the Japanese Secret Service to bring down the ruthless ...
Plot: martial arts, yakuza, violence, hand to hand combat, karate chop, kung fu master, roundhouse kick, fight, master warrior, black belt, asian man, fistfight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Duel of Legends (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Story: Duel of Legends is directed by Hector Echavarria and is about a Chinese boy who is left to survive by himself because his parents were murdered by rebels. The boy is raised by a Temple Monk who teaches the boy the secrets of the Martial arts. When ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, suspense, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Plot: kickboxing, pistol, blood, mafia, sword fight, gangster, beretta, ak 47, kickboxer, karate kick, brawl, uzi ...
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23%
Desert Kickboxer (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A kickboxing cop abandons the violent life after he accidentally kills his opponent during a match. After quitting, he heads for the Arizona desert to live alone and occasionally work tracking drug runners for the area sheriff. One particularly wily ...
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 87
To the Death (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kickboxing champ Rick Quinn decides to retire from the ring, but his main adversary, Denard, wants him to fight again and murders Quinn's wife. Quinn suspects Denard, but can't do anything. Three month later, Quinn is jailed after a ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: Restored to former glory, a nostalgic cruise ship repeats a tragic past...
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Black Eagle (1988)
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Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One of the US Air Force's most modern tactical aircrafts, an F-100 with a new laser guidance system, crashes into the sea near Malta - a region where the Soviet forces are highly present, too. The CIA immediately sends out their best secret ...
Style: realistic, serious, cult film
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22%
Dragon Bruce Lee, Part II (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: While transporting funds for independence movement, Lee Han-saeng is shot in the legs by the Japanese military police. He recovers from his wounds with the help of Jang Geo-chil, an independence fighter, and his daughter, Wan-ah. When the Japanese ...
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Genre: Action, Drama
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22%