Movies like Kung Fu Hustle

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Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
 7.7
 137K
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
Original name: 功夫
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. Sing's actions eventually cause the Axe Gang and the slumlords to engage in an explosive kung-fu battle. Only one side will win and only one hero will emerge as the greatest kung-fu master of all.
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, surreal, semi serious, absurd, epic, parody, emotional, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, heroes, master warrior, bully, lone hero, thief, murder, mob boss, magic, gang, kung fu fighting, gangsters, rivalry, chaos, tai chi, success, crimes, contests and competitions, police officer, robbery, vengeance, grudge, first love, gang war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, shanghai, shanghai china

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Most similar movies to Kung Fu Hustle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, exciting, cult film and stylized films with plots about martial arts, heroes, kung fu, rivalry, fight, master warrior and vengeance mostly in Action, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Kung Fu Hustle: Shaolin Soccer (2001), Drunken Master (1978), Volcano High (2001), The Paper Tigers (2020), Police Story 3: Supercop (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Shaolin Soccer (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.
Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, absurd, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: soccer, martial arts, kung fu, underdog, sport, coach, humiliation, sport team, monk, against the odds, shaolin, football ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo
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 7.4
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Drunken Master (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as Wong Fei-Hung, whose mischievous antics land him in hot water. Having tolerated enough of his son's mishaps, Fei-Hung's dad enlists his sadistic uncle, who specializes in drunken-style kung fu, to teach the lad some ...
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, master, alcoholic, undisciplined, rivalry, farce, discipline, battles, troublemaker, coming of age, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: asia, china, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kung Fu Mahjong 2 (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fanny is a skilled mahjong player and young housewife, who's usually forbidden from her tile-clicking addiction by husband Johnny. However, when Johnny falls in with gambler Demon, Fanny gets sent packing. Johnny takes up with Demon's ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mahjong, martial arts, rivalry, adventure, tough heroes, gambling, heroic mission, haunted by the past, siblings relations, uninhibited rivalry, master warrior, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 3K
Volcano High (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Volcano High School is marking its 108th. Every student is a martial arts expert, so it is not surprising to see tea leaves moving in the shape of dragons or hallway windows shattering into bits with no one touching them. At Volcano High, the legend ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, high school, adventure, heroic mission, vengeance, supernatural ability, fish out of water, haunted by the past, goofy hero, youth, rivalry, teachers and students ...
Place: asia, south korea, korea, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Paper Tigers (2020)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three Kung Fu prodigies have grown into washed-up, middle-aged men, now one kick away from pulling their hamstrings. But when their master is murdered, they must juggle their dead-end jobs, dad duties, and old grudges to avenge his death.
Style: humorous, funny, exciting, entertaining, buddy comedy ...
Plot: kung fu master, tai chi, kung fu classic, murder, fight, kung fu, martial arts, showdown, vengeance, mob boss, farce, chase ...
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Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In a world plagued by demons who cause great human suffering, young demon hunter Xuan Zang risks his all to conquer a water demon, a pig demon and the demon of all demons, Sun Wukong.
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, deadly creature, heroic mission, battles, folk hero, daring rescue, save the day, adventure, heroes, legends and myths, monkey king ...
Place: china, japan
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75%
Police Story 3: Supercop (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, intense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police, gangsters, drug lord, undercover, heroes, kung fu, crimes, law enforcement, working undercover, undercover cop, farce ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, thailand, asia, malaysia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shaolin Temple 2: Kids from Shaolin (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two rivaling families live on opposite sides of a river. One of them practices Shaolin kung fu and has only sons, while the other has only daughters and practices the Wu-Tang sword. The father of the Wu-Tang family is so paranoid about the Shaolin ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized, humorous, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, master warrior, martial arts, village, shaolin monk, samurai, tough heroes, adventure, daring rescue, gang, crimes, track down ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, semi serious, entertaining, funny, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, martial artist, fistfight, heroes, farce, good versus evil, kung fu master, goofy hero, boxing, cult, righting the wronged ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A movie within a movie, created to spoof the martial arts genre. Writer/director Steve Oedekerk uses contemporary characters and splices them into a 1970s kung-fu film, weaving the new and old together. As the main character, The Chosen One, ...
Style: parody, exciting, not serious, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female martial artist, silly humor, martial arts, heroes, one against many, obsessive quest, heroic mission, vengeance, battles, crimes, love and romance, prodigy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Fantasy adventure about the arrival of Buddhism in China. When the Goddess of Happiness tosses the Longevity Monk and his disciples out of heaven (because the Monkey King tried to attain immortality), the Monkey King is reincarnated as the Joker. He ...
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, semi serious, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, reincarnation, monkey king, legends and myths, changing the past or future, time travel, monk, religions or cults, true love, heroic mission, love triangle, love and romance ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Magnificent Butcher (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A plump butcher student of 'Wong Fei Hung', Lam Sai-Wing (Sammo) gets into trouble with a rival kung-fu school known as 'Five Dragons'. He is accused of raping the Head of that school's goddaughter and killing his son. Now ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, kung fu, master warrior, kung fu classic, folk hero, crimes, hopes, heroes, nothing goes right, gang, master criminal ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 12K
Twin Dragons (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Twins, separated at birth, end up as a Hong Kong gangster and a New York concert pianist. When the pianist travels to Hong Kong for a concert, the two inevitably get mistaken for each other.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: twins, mistaken identity, farce, martial arts, gangsters, goofy hero, crimes, siblings relations, disorder, kung fu, dragon, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 35K
Police Story (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his name after he is framed for murder.
Style: light, humorous, stylized, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, kung fu, murder, drug lord, crimes, law enforcement, corrupt law enforcer, goofy hero, car chase, police protagonist, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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%
Dragons Forever (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as a hot-shot lawyer hired by a Hong Kong chemical plant to dispose of opposition to their polluting ways. But when he falls for a beautiful woman out to stop the plant, Jackie is torn in a conflict of interest and asks his trusty ...
Style: exciting, neurotic, semi serious, humorous, cult film
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, factory, lawyer, fight, art, dishonesty, cons and scams, courtroom, gangsters, kung fu fighting, chase ...
Time: 80s
⇓ 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 8K
The Legend (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This Hong Kong martial-arts extravaganza tells of evil emperors and true love. The secret Red Lotus Flower Society is committed to the overthrow of the evil Manchu Emperor and his minions. One of his Governors is sent on a mission to retrieve a list ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, burned alive, emperor, heroes, wu shu, cross dressing, romance, family relations, righting the wronged, disorder, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Scott Pilgrim is a 23 year old Canadian slacker and wannabe rockstar who falls in love with an American delivery girl, Ramona V. Flowers, and must defeat her seven "evil exes" to be able to date her.
Style: stylized, surreal, exciting, colourful, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: twentysomething life, musician, martial arts, slacker, music band, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, romance, dreams, magic realism, rock, love and romance, postmodernism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, montreal
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60%
Enter the Phoenix (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Georgie Hung is handsome, stylish and charming but he hides a secret that his old-fashion father, Hung who is a Triad leader, can never forgive. He has been sent to Thailand since he was a child and never returned. After Hung's death, his ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, exciting, realistic
Plot: martial arts, leadership, mistaken identity, disorder, gang, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, gay son, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, martial artist, street life, supermarket, righting the wronged, one against many, kung fu, rescue, hostage, gangsters, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, manhattan new york city, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Fearless Hyena (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jackie Chan is a youngster, living in a remote vllage with his grandfather who teaches him Kong-Fu (naturally). He keeps getting into fights, even though his grandfather warns him not to show their Kong-Fu to others. Jackie, though, is tempted by ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, school, kung fu, heroes, rivalry, leadership, adventure, crimes, village, vengeance, murder, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 ⇓
25%
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 7.5
 24K
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: tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, vengeance, kung fu classic, humiliation, folk hero, good versus evil, rage, occupation, uninhibited rivalry, sword fight ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Dragon Strike (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dragon and his madcap pal Cowboy spend their days getting into mischief, frustrating the elders, chasing girls, and competing in the village sport. When Dragon overhears a fiendish plot by smugglers to sell China's national treasures overseas, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, captivating, tense, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu master, righting the wronged, against the odds, cons and scams, rivalry, partners, crimes, heroic mission, buddies, dishonesty, mixed martial arts ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Return to the 36th Chamber (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The workers of a dye factory have their pay cut by 20% when the factory owner brings in some Manchu thugs to try and increase production. Desperate to reclaim their full wages, the workers hire an actor to impersonate a priest and kung-fu expert ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, master warrior, rivalry, heroes, hopes, injustice, righting the wronged, power relations, graphic violence, teaching the ways of the world, redemption ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Brighton Wok: The Legend of Ganja Boxing (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vafan Cuolo the Italian Ninja takes over Brighton with his milita of kung-fu fighters. Ryu, a young man just out of a care home, is surprised to discover that he is Brighton's last hope. Ryu is the Chosen One and he must find The Ganja Master, ...
Style: neo noir, surprise ending, epic, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: spy, revenge, supernatural power, betrayal, murder, psychopath, satire, humiliation, father son relationship, chase, police, dancing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: brighton, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.7
 363
Magic to Win (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nobody knows that Professor Hong Sum Kwai is actually the Water Magician, one of the five elemental wizards. One day, Hong accidentally loses his magical powers, which are transferred to his student Cheng Meisi. The girl happily uses the superhuman ...
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Plot: supernatural ability, supernatural, heroes, rivalry, wizards and magicians, attack, supernatural power, college student, magic, lightsaber, fire, chinese ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 49K
Black Dynamite (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man ...
Style: parody, humorous, heroic, not serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mob boss, gunfight, vengeance, fighting crime, crimes, martial arts, hotshot hero, dishonesty, machismo, injustice, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Last Action Hero (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Danny is obsessed with a fictional movie character action hero Jack Slater. When a magical ticket transports him into Jack's latest adventure, Danny finds himself in a world where movie magic and reality collide. Now it's up to Danny to ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, parody, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, heroes, magic, good versus evil, miraculous event, fantasy world, gunfight, dark humor, magical object, projectionist, cartoon cat, child in peril ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, los angeles, california, usa, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%