Movies like The Way of the Dragon

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The Way of the Dragon (1972)
 7.3
 32K
The Way of the Dragon (1972)
Original name: 猛龍過江
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tang Lung arrives in Rome to help his cousins in the restaurant business. They are being pressured to sell their property to the syndicate, who will stop at nothing to get what they want. When Tang arrives he poses a new threat to the syndicate, and they are unable to defeat him. The syndicate boss hires the best Japanese and European martial artists to fight Tang, but he easily finishes them off.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, humorous, breathtaking, stylized, talky, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, gang, gangsters, heroes, restaurant, vengeance, culture clash, danger, master warrior, heroic mission, sniper, crimes, crime, against the odds, underdog, tough heroes, bully, fish out of water, hoodlum, lone hero, nunchaku, violence, chinese mafia, organized crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, china, hong kong, europe, asia, tokyo

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Most similar movies to The Way of the Dragon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, realistic and stylized films with plots about martial arts, heroes, violence, rivalry, crimes, fight and vengeance mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Way of the Dragon: Enter the Dragon (1973), The Chinese Connection (1972), Game of Death (1978), The Big Boss (1971), Forced Vengeance (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, shaolin, master warrior, island, tough heroes, drug lord, contests and competitions, spy, fighting movie, good versus evil, strong man ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, usa, china, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, suspenseful, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, vengeance, revenge, brutality, redemption, honor, tragic hero, kung fu master, crimes, righting the wronged, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 70s
Place: japan, china, asia, shanghai, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
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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: suspenseful, harsh, brutal, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, kung fu, one against many, undercover, celebrity, criminal gang, organized crime, hand to hand combat, martial artist, master warrior ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong, macau, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 24K
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, brutal, harsh, atmospheric, tragic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, factory, smuggling, drug smuggling, one man army, master warrior, graphic violence, drug dealing, factory worker, kung fu, brutality, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: thailand, china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Forced Vengeance (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A casino security guard is forced into violence from when the Hong Kong mob threatens his friends.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, one man army, martial arts, gambling, hitman, casino, security guard, vigilantism, rivalry, ambition, gangsters, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, vietnam
⇓ 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: 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 ⇓
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Black Mask (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Battle Creek Brawl (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Asian American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fight competition.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, gang, vengeance, contests and competitions, rivalry, tough heroes, righting the wronged, vigilantism, uninhibited rivalry, crimes ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Protector (2005)
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Duration: 83 min.
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Police Story 3: Supercop (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 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
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, France, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, danger, one man army, adventure, gangsters, brutality, illegal fistfight, running, anger, theft, bet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Unleashed (2005)
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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: suspenseful, rough, intense, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 116 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Police Story 2 (1988)
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Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Hong Kong super-cop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers at the same time that the villains of the first Police Story are out for revenge.
Style: humorous, stylized, rough, suspenseful, intense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Master (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Uncle Tak is famous for using Chinese herbal medicines to cure diseases. A martial arts expert, he also teaches the young how to defend themselves. One of his students, Johnny, dreams of monopolizing the teaching of kung fu throughout the United ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
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Kung Fu Killer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Missing in Action (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: American servicemen are still being held captive in Vietnam and it's up to one man to bring them home in this blistering, fast-paced action/adventure starring martial arts superstar Chuck Norris.Following a daring escape from a Vietnamese POW ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, heroes, missing, missing in action, martial arts, heroic mission, military life, rescue, adventure, one man army, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
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Blind Fury (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A blind Vietnam vet, trained as a swordfighter, comes to America and helps to rescue the son of a fellow soldier.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one against many, rescue, gangsters, vengeance, heroic mission, martial arts, buddies, obsessive quest, crimes, deadly, adventure, righting the wronged ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 4K
Once a Cop (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: As a crime wave sweeps through Hong Kong, the police call Jessica Yang (Yeoh), a rising star in the ranks, to help stop a notorious gang of thieves! What Jessica doesn't realize is that her boyfriend - recently discharged from the force - is ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, hostage, heroes, chase, heist, crime, crimes, police investigation, gang, reluctant partners, hostages, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Code of Silence (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, danger, heroes, rescue, martial arts, hitman, police investigation, crimes, partners, lone wolves, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
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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, serious, enigmatic, melancholic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, investigation, village, crimes, danger, heroes, starting over, secrets, culture clash, violence, haunted by the past, hopes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Streetfighter (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Terry is a tough mercenary and a master of martial arts. When an important business magnate dies, leaving billions to his daughter, the Mafia and Yakuza try to hire Terry to kidnap the daughter. When they refuse to meet his exorbitant price, then ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, anti hero, anti heroes, master warrior, betrayal, heroes, street fighter, yakuza, karate, kung fu, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, japan, asia, china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The archetypical renegade Texas Ranger wages war against a drug kingpin with automatic weapons, his wits and martial arts after a gun battle leaves his partner dead. All of this inevitably culminates a martial arts showdown between the drug lord and ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, texas ranger, fbi, vengeance, one man army, law enforcement, fighting crime, special agents, crimes, lone wolves, tough law enforcer, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
An Eye for an Eye (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of drug traffickers into unexpected high places.
Style: serious, exciting, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, chase, martial arts, vigilantism, danger, police, fighting crime, drug dealing, chases and races, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Young Master (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Youthful martial arts master Lung is searching for his missing brother, when he is mistaken for a criminal on the run. He must prove his innocence by solving the case himself, while local lawmen and merciless mercenaries are hot on his trail.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, on the run, adventure, chase, mistaken identity, orphan, contests and competitions, down on your luck, school, nothing goes right, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 30K
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: humorous, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, car chase, murder, chases and races, drug lord, crime, crimes, law enforcement, corrupt law enforcer, goofy hero, kung fu ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: His only friend called him 'the man from nowhere'... Taesik, a former special agent becomes a loner after losing his wife in a miserable accident and lives a bitter life running a pawnshop. He only has a few customers and a friend named ...
Style: serious, brutal, emotional, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: one man army, martial arts, lone hero, fist fighting, protection, assassin, rivalry, kidnapping, heroes, fight scenes, gang, drug lord ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 25K
Mr. Nice Guy (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chinese chef accidentally gets involved with a news reporter who filmed a drug bust that went awry and is now being chased by gangs who are trying to get the video tape.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, chase, crimes, journalist, drug dealer, escapades, gangs, gang, karate chop, danger, bravery, assassination attempt ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: australia, new york, usa, melbourne australia, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%