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King of Beggars (1992)
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King of Beggars (1992)
Original name: 武狀元蘇乞兒
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The illiterate General of Canton, General So, advocates a lazy, happy lifestyle of sex and money. His spoiled and also illiterate son, Chan (Stephen Chow), is his most faithful disciple. For the love of a woman, Chan attends the national exams for Martial Arts Scholar in Peking. Chan is victorious on the physical test, but before he is to be crowned, he is found to have cheated on the written exam. The Emperor sentences Chan to be a beggar. Initially Chan is unable cope with his new role, but with some mystic help, he takes on the position as King of the Beggars Association. Leading this motley crew into battle against an evil warlord in the Emperor's entourage, Chan rescues the Emperor, and gains respect for the beggars.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: martial arts, heroes, contests and competitions, ambition, rise to the top, folk hero, rivalry, wooing, down on your luck, millionaire, beggar, farce, riches to rags, calligraphy
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, humorous, semi serious and realistic films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, heroes, kung fu, master warrior, ambition and vengeance mostly in Action, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like King of Beggars: God of Gamblers II (1990), Dance of the Drunken Mantis (1979), Gallants (2010), Magnificent Butcher (1979), Mr. Hercules Against Karate (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
God of Gamblers II (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Wong Jing's sequel to All for the Winner and spin-off to God of Gamblers finds Chow Sing Cho looking up to Michael "Dagger" Chan in order to become Ko Chun's next disciple, but the two must put aside their differences when they ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, partners against crime, cons and scams, unlikely partners, martial arts, heroes, anti heroes, deadly, dishonesty, betrayal, murder, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
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Dance of the Drunken Mantis (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A year after training young Jackie Chan in the Drunken Fist, Sam the Seed discovers he has a son, Foggy. He tries to train Foggy but to no avail. Foggy is then trained in Drunken Fist from his uncle as he must face his father's rival, Rubber ...
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, exciting ...
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Gallants (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Master Law awakes from a 30-year coma without memories, but his martial arts skills are intact. His renowned kung fu academy is now a teahouse, and greedy developers are trying to steamroll it to make way for condos
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, light, tense ...
Plot: rivalry, martial arts, save the day, athlete and trainer, master warrior, ambition, village, hopes, contests and competitions, martial arts tournament, society, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: exciting, stylized, humorous, offbeat, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, reincarnation, changing the past or future, legends and myths, time travel, clergy, hopes, escapades, rescue, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: stylized, humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, kung fu, master warrior, imaginary, good versus evil, nothing goes right, teachers and students, legends and myths, missing person, vengeance, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Mr. Hercules Against Karate (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A skinny troublemaker and his good-natured, bemuscled sidekick find trouble in Hong Kong.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, karate, rivalry, farce, pun, hercules
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Royal Tramp (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of Wilson Bond, a pimp who after saving Chan, the leader of the Heaven and Earth society, a revolutionary group, is made a member. After a botched first assignment for the group, he is made a servant to the Prince, the very person the ...
Style: stylized, epic, humorous, offbeat, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: eunuch, royal court, political conspiracy, martial arts, cons and scams, power relations, disorder, pimp, empress, escapades, adventure, master and servant ...
Place: asia, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The God of Cookery (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The God of Cookery, a brilliant chef who sits in judgement of those who would challenge his title, loses his title when a jealous chef reveals him to be a con-man and humiliates him publicly. As this new chef takes on the God of Cookery's role, ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, dark humor, funny ...
Plot: cooking and food, martial arts, satire, redemption, farce, hidden identity, goofy hero, rise and fall, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, self discovery, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Bronson Lee, Champion (1975)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: This is the third and final film of the ZA KARATE trilogy. Tadashi Yamashita reprises his role as the Karate World Champion. Local Japanese karate schools are not happy that a Chinese master will take over the Japanese karate organization and will ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: martial arts, farm, hopes, danger, adventure, escapades, contests and competitions, heroes, ambition, rivalry, martial arts tournament, karate ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Heroes of the Wild (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A regional champion martial artist that moonlights as an honour-bound assassin, Tu Ta Shen, solidifies his reputation by challenging top fighters en route to the other champion, Nan Pa Tien, in order to unify both titles. Along the way he defeats a ...
Style: humorous, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious
Plot: martial arts, heroes, kung fu master, revenge, kung fu, crimes, ambition, rivalry, escapades, vengeance, wooing, sword fight ...
Time: 70s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
House of Fury (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Teddy Yu is a former secret agent turned chiropractor who thought he left his past behind. He teaches martial arts to his two kids. However, his past catches up to him as a rogue agent demands to know the whereabouts of an agent known as Dragon. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, light, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, young heroes, secret agents, parents and children, daring rescue, heroes, danger, family relations, siblings relations, rivalry, crimes, wiretap ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everyone abuses and humiliates a downtrodden orphan (Chan) until he befriends an old man, who turns out to be the last master of the "snake fist" fighting style. Jackie becomes the old man's student and finds himself in battle with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, vengeance, kung fu, master warrior, beggar, fistfight, orphan, hand to hand combat, teachers and students, uninhibited rivalry, teaching the ways of the world ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, power relations, righting the wronged, injustice, redemption, teaching the ways of the world, vengeance, self discovery, master warrior, hopes, good versus evil, graphic violence ...
Time: 18th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Kung Fu Chefs (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ousted chef Wong Bing-Yi is determined to help Shen Qing at her restaurant "Four Seas". He trains a young chef, Lung Kin-Yat to compete against Chef Tin, the head chef at "Imperial Palace", for the title of "Top Chef".
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Plot: cooking and food, contests and competitions, rivalry, martial arts, restaurant, ambition, escapades, against the odds, village, training, mentor, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Shaolin Challenges Ninja (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gordon Liu stars as a Chinese martial arts student struggling to relate to his new Japanese wife. When a series of martial misunderstandings spirals into an international incident, he's forced to take on seven of Japan's most powerful ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Last Tiger from Canton (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Young Jackie was intrigued by Kung-Fu since an early age, but his father strictly forbade its practice. One day, he meets an old beggar who offers to teach Jackie how to fight. Jackie grows up to be quite good though he keeps his knowledge a secret ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Knockabout (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Yuen Baio and Ka-Yan Leung play brothers Yipao and Taipao, lovable rogues who convince a martial arts expert to take them on as students. When Yipao discovers that their teacher is actually a wanted criminal, Silver Fox (Chia Yung Liu), he is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, gang, buddies, crimes, fighting crime, friends, cons and scams, vengeance, siblings relations, rivalry, hidden identity ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Prodigal Son (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A rich man's son (Yuen Biao) believes himself to be the best kung fu fighter in Canton. Unfortunately, his father, anxious for his son's safety, bribes all his opponents to lose. After a humiliating defeat at the hands of an actor in a ...
Style: serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fistfight, hand to hand combat, kung fu, heroes, gang, contests and competitions, coming of age, adventure, fighting crime, master warrior, anti hero ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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7 Grandmasters (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An aged Kung Fu practitioner travels across China, challenging the best Grandmaster from each province to prove his mastery of martial arts. Meanwhile is a plot developing behind his back.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroic mission, graphic violence, heroes, ambition, contests and competitions, aging, rivalry, retiring, tough heroes, kung fu, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
My Wife Is a Gangster 3 (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China, South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Aryong, the daughter of a triad boss from Hong Kong is accused of killing the boss of a competing triad, she is goes into hiding in Korea. Upon arriving, she is guided by a nimble but loyal Gi-chul and his motley crew, who are assigned to ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, mafia, martial arts, chases and races, woman in danger, chase, vengeance, deadly, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, seoul, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Choyleefut: Speed of Light (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Having taken his father's advice, one man decides to return home in pursuit of a fresh start. While training at his father's martial arts school, he learns that his father has given consent to sell the school to a rival martial arts school.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, love and romance, contests and competitions, family relations, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, unlikely couple, rivalry, athlete and trainer, siblings relations, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After the events in God of Gamblers II, Tai-Kun who lost his ESP powers has regained the abilities again and seeks revenge against Sing, the Saint of Gamblers. When Tai-Kun, aided by his fellow disciples, exerts ESP powers under full force against ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Plot: time travel, gambling, sent to the past, deadly, changing the past or future, escapades, master warrior, criminal heroes, supernatural ability, danger, fish out of water, martial arts ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1990s
Place: china, hong kong, shanghai, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Tai Chi II (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young Tai Chi master fights Opium smugglers with the aid of his powerful braid while wooing a girl.
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rebellion, tai chi, undercover, danger, rivalry, escapades, heroes, drug dealing, adventure, daring rescue, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, exciting
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Crippled Avengers (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
God of Gamblers (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Chow Yun-Fat plays Ko Chun, an extremely talented and well known gambler. On the eve of a big confrontation with a famous Singaporean gambler, Ko walks into a trap set by Knife, an avid but a so-so gambler (Andy Lau), meant for an Indian servant. ...
Style: realistic, exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, martial arts, memory loss, crime, crimes, cards, comeback, betrayal, head injury, poker, bodyguard, gambler ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Shadow Whip (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 78 min.
Story: This top ten box office hit reunites the star duo from Come Drink With Me in another classic action adventure. Cheng Pei-pei (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) radiates her trademark charm while wielding the deadly title weapon, which is implicated in ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: humorous, epic, semi serious, cult film
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, ambition, instructor, rivalry, heroes, teachers and students, power relations, graphic violence, contests and competitions, hand to hand combat, fistfight ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Forbidden City Cop (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in Imperial China, Stephen Chiau plays Ling Ling Fat, one of the elite Emperor's guards in the Forbidden City. However unlike his colleagues he doesn't know anything about Kung Fu or other martial-arts, but instead uses his time to ...
Style: humorous, surreal, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%