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The Legend of Bruce Lee (1976)
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The Legend of Bruce Lee (1976)
Original name: 唐山截拳道
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The young Bruce Lee (Ho Tsung-Tao AKA Bruce Li) has studied the philosophy and art of kung fu since boyhood, but his girlfriend says that he lives in a world of his own and all he thinks of is fighting. She begs him to change his ways, yet after a humiliating defeat Bruce vows that it will never happen again, and while witnessing street thugs preying on innocent people, he is driven to defend them. Things appear to be no better when Bruce comes to the United States to begin teaching, and is under constant attack by rival martial artists, but all the while his unorthodox style is beginning to catch on. Finally he becomes an international sensation as a movie star with a wife, kids, money, and everything he's always wanted - who then must fight for both his life and his reputation back home in Hong Kong.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: master warrior, good versus evil, martial arts, heroes, actor's life, tough heroes, gang, graphic violence, hotshot hero, artists and showbiz, heroic mission, rivalry, tragic hero, daring rescue, uninhibited rivalry, righting the wronged, fight, kung fu, violence, hand to hand combat, chinese, martial artist, asian, brawl, fistfight ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong

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Most similar movies to The Legend of Bruce Lee

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, heroes, master warrior, kung fu, fight and violence mostly in Action, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like The Legend of Bruce Lee: Bruce Lee: A Dragon Story (1977), Challenge of the Masters (1976), In Eagle Dragon Fist (1979), Two Champions of Shaolin (1980), The Kid with the Golden Arm (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bruce Lee: A Dragon Story (1977)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bruce Li plays a young kung fu expert (and waiter) who is trying to live peacefully in San Francisco with his marital arts-challenged friend. But they run afoul of some American thugs, and the fight is on...right!
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, tough heroes, righting the wronged, adventure, rivalry, crimes, martial arts training, jeet kune do, martial artist, tough guy ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, stylized, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, ambition, hopes, good versus evil, heroes, best friends, deadly, rivalry, crimes, righting the wronged, battles ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, martial arts, antidote, graphic violence, violence spree, village, vengeance, danger, rivalry, warrior, chinese ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Two Champions of Shaolin (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Shaolin warrior Tung Chien-chen is injured in battle against the hated Wu Tang clan, and nursed back to health by a knife-throwing master. As he recovers, Tung learns this deadly art, and also falls in love with his teacher's daughter. But when ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, forbidden love, vengeance, kidnapping, righting the wronged, tough heroes, wedding, gang, adventure, friendship, legends and myths ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Kid with the Golden Arm (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Jin bei tong opens with a group of escort/guards preparing to move a shipment of gold from the local government to an area stricken by famine... one of the very few Venom films where all six Venom actors are present within a single film.
Style: stylized, exciting, realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, special agents, intrigue, adventure, master warrior, heroes, contests and competitions, danger, rivalry, gory, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Fearless Hyena 2 (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A pair of evil kung-fu artists, Heaven and Earth, are slaughtering the entire Yin-Yang brotherhood.
Style: stylized, serious, exciting
Plot: master warrior, heroes, martial arts, tough law enforcer, escapades, hotshot hero, heroic mission, vengeance, against the odds, reunion, crimes, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Way of the Dragon 2 (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A classic tribute to a legendary Kung-Fu master. The high-powered action and deadly fistfights don’t let up for a moment. When all the chips are down, the Dragon Master will prevail!
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, martial arts, discrimination, vengeance, interracial relations, righting the wronged, tough heroes, rivalry, society, adventure, violence, chinaman ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
To Kill with Intrigue (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Young master Cao Le chases his pregnant girlfriend away from the family castle. He does it in order to save her from vicious bandits who are going to murder his family.
Style: realistic, serious, surreal
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, vengeance, pregnancy, gory, fall in love, rivalry, intrigue, leadership, gang, heroes, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man is reluctantly called into action once more, when what begin as simple challenges from rival kung fu styles soon draw him into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads. Now, to ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, ambition, instructor, rivalry, teachers and students, heroes, graphic violence, contests and competitions, power relations, hand to hand combat, wing chun
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: 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 ⇓
61%
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Small Tiger (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ho Mei Fong is a young woman in trouble, running from a gang of criminals with something of importance hidden in her purse. She dies in Chien Chen's taxi while trying to escape, but not before hiding the purse. Chien Chen is now involved ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, gangsters, tough heroes, partners against crime, crimes, gang, rivalry, race against time, law enforcement, fighting crime, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, graphic violence, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, danger, rivalry, escapades, buddhist monk, kung fu classic, kung fu ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Snake-Crane Secret (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Snake and Crane Secret is a fast paced martial arts action film about a familys battle for survival. A family tries to uphold their honor while keeping their Sacred Kung Fu book from getting into the wrong hands. A tale of deceit mistrust and ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, graphic violence, cult, good versus evil, escapades, lone wolves, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, master villain ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, battles, kung fu, shaolin, mortal combat, failed attempt, palaces castles and temples, graphic violence, tough heroes, vengeance, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Fury of the Shaolin Master (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A government law officer is dispatched to bring his brother's killers to justice. On his bloody mission, untold assassins are thrown at him, but to no avail. One by one they are done away with in a most militant style.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, shaolin monk, one man army, lone wolves, rivalry, danger, heroes, escapades, vengeance, graphic violence, hand to hand combat ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Fearless Tiger (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man's brother dies of an overdose from a new and potent drug introduced by a drug gang. He puts off his wedding to a beautiful model and postpones taking over the family business while he travels to Hong Kong to learn Tiger Claw kung fu from ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, martial arts, family business, graphic violence, tough heroes, heroes, hopes, betrayal, crimes, adventure, rivalry, master warrior ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 1K
Shao Lin men (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A survivor of an attack on a rebel group opposing the Manchu invasion of China creates the Goose Fist fighting technique and tries for revenge on a traitor.
Style: serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, school, legends and myths, vengeance, wooing, working undercover, track down, culture clash, vigilantism, tough heroes, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, master warrior, kung fu classic, folk hero, humiliation, good versus evil, rage, occupation, duel, uninhibited rivalry, sword fight ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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5 Masters of Death (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Hu Te et al. escape the burning Shaolin temple after the Qing soldiers destroyed it in Shaolin Temple. The group of 5 decide to develop secret codes to identify fellow patriots, enlist those patriots and eventually meet up again to escape to the ...
Style: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fistfight, fight, martial arts training, shaolin kung fu, mortal combat, battles, evil empire, danger, rescue, rivalry, heroes ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Muay Thai Fighter (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After learning the art of muay thai fighting from skilled masters, small town friends Piak (Akara Amarttayakul) and Phao (Thawatchai Phanpakdee) move their passion to Bangkok, where they become active in underground activities that put what ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial artist, gang, martial arts, friendship, crimes, one man army, master warrior, gangsters, muay thai, athlete's life, graphic violence, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, kung fu, assassin, on the run, escapades, master villain, heroes, one man army, rivalry, graphic violence, fugitives ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 heroes, master warrior, anti hero, karate, martial artist, tragic hero, brutality, gory, tough heroes, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Bandits, Prostitutes and Silver (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 83 min.
Story: To free his girlfriend from her contract with a greedy madam, Shang Li (Don Wong) teams up with a cold-blooded thief called the Sparrow (Chiang-lung Wen) to hijack a large shipment of silver. But when the heist suddenly goes bad, Shang Li finds ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heist, prostitute, kung fu, battles, tough heroes, daring rescue, escapades, heroes, gang, fall in love, track down ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Deadly Duo (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The plot involves patriots during the Sung Dynasty and their attempts to rescue a kidnapped prince from Ching troops who have invaded the north of China. The patriots are led by Ti Lung who recruits a mysterious but seemingly superhuman fighter ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, deadly, buddies, danger, daring rescue, partners, escapades, revolution, friends, palaces castles and temples, gory ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Bruce Lee in New Guinea (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The tribe of a remote island worships the legendary Snake Pearl. Two masters of kung fu visit the isle and discover they must defend the daughter of the murdered chief against a evil wizard.
Style: stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, martial arts, danger, imaginary, prison life, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, prison, heroic mission, confined, escapades, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Kill the Shogun (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Action-drama set during the 1904 occupation of Korea (by Japan). An incident is sparked when the Japanese force the Korean soldiers to strip off their uniforms. Two of the Korean soldiers refuse and go on a rampage against the Japanese, forcing them ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, tense ...
Plot: martial arts, heroic mission, heroes, vengeance, battles, rivalry, adventure, military, against the odds, confined, graphic violence, fistfight ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: china, korea, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, exciting, stylized, captivating, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, kung fu, vengeance, coming of age, adventure, obsessive quest, tough heroes, monk, heroic mission, monastery ...
Time: 7th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Image of Bruce Lee (1978)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A band of counterfeiters wants to make Hong Kong their new territory. The disgraced leader of the Special Squad will have to team-up with a group of Hong Kong police officers in an attempt to stop the dirty business of crime lord Han Tin Lung, but ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, master warrior, forgery, heroes, martial arts, working undercover, law enforcement, adventure, partners, crimes, rivalry, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Fists of Bruce Lee (1978)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fighters ally with each other and fight for no apparent reason. The plot is meaningless, just a vehicle to see fight scenes.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, danger, rivalry, drug dealing, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, drug abuse, kidnapping, fall in love, survival ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Five Deadly Venoms (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A kung-fu student is instructed by his dying teacher to track down five of the teacher's ex-students. Each of the five is equipped with a lethal martial arts skill, and the teacher fears this might be used for evil purposes. However, not only ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, rivalry, escapades, heroic mission, track down, graphic violence, chases and races, danger, heroes, good versus evil, all male cast ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%