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Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986)
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Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986)
Original name: 南北少林
Genre: Action, 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 chased all over by soldiers. Meanwhile, one of the southerners turns out to be a cross-dressed woman, who is also discovered to wear a footbell to match Jet Li's, meaning they are somehow slated for an arranged marriage.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin, martial arts, shaolin monk, shaolin kung fu, master warrior, heroes, soldier, kung fu, buddha, kung fu master, one against many, adventure, crimes, vengeance, parents and children, track down, assassination attempt, chases and races, rivalry, failed attempt, palaces castles and temples, tough heroes, fight, karate, army ...
Time: 80s
Place: china, asia, beijing china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, heroes, master warrior, kung fu, violence and fight mostly in Action, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Martial Arts of Shaolin: The Shaolin Temple (1982), Shaolin (2011), The Master (1992), Fist of Legend (1994), Crippled Masters (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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Shaolin (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords try to expand their power by warring over neighboring lands. Fuelled by his success on the battlefield, young and arrogant Hao Jie sneers at Shaolin's masters when he beats one of them in a duel. ...
Style: serious, stylized, bleak, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: monk, shaolin, martial artist, martial arts, shaolin monk, shaolin kung fu, monastery, state affairs, refugee, dictatorship, conquering, duel ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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100%
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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
Plot: kung fu master, martial arts, heroes, master warrior, bus, bank, karate, kung fu, fish out of water, on the road, vigilantism, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, china, asia, hong kong
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100%
Shaolin Temple 2: Kids from Shaolin (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 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: martial arts, village, master warrior, heroes, palaces castles and temples, tough heroes, love affair, vengeance, daring rescue, crimes, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ⇓
100%
Crippled Masters (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two men skilled in the arts of Kung-Fu are betrayed by their master and crippled for life, one left with no arms and the other with no legs. Despite their obvious disadvantages, they learn to combine their martial arts skills and seek revenge ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, cripple, disability, royal family, vengeance, danger, adventure, rivalry, master criminal, escapades, confined ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Once Upon a Time in China III (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the 'Dancing Lion Competition' to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent.
Style: stylized, serious, harsh, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu master, kung fu, culture clash, battles, heroes, master warrior, heroic mission, martial artist, showdown, warrior, fistfight ...
Place: china, hong kong, japan, tokyo
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100%
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton, disguised as school masters. During a brutal Manchu attack, Lui manages to escape, and devotes himself to learning the martial arts in order to ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin, kung fu, martial arts, shaolin kung fu, monk, patriotism, master warrior, vengeance, rebellion, graphic violence, murder, heroic mission ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ⇓
100%
The New Legend of Shaolin (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young father and his infant son are beset by forces of evil and corruption. They wander China, upholding their sense of honor and protecting the weak. When they are forced into combat, spectacular and hilarious fast-motion kung fu sequences ...
Style: serious, stylized, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, stylized violence, martial arts, parents and children, rivalry, crimes, danger, heroic mission, rebelliousness, leadership, righting the wronged, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tai-Chi Master (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Falsely accused for cheating in a martial arts competition, two boyhood friends are banished from their Shaolin Temple and go their separate ways. As adults, they join opposing sides in a civil war. When one betrays the other, they settle their ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, monk, heroes, betrayal, rebel, army, memory loss, vengeance, cheating, righting the wronged, heroic mission, clergy ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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True Legend (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Su Qi-Er, a wealthy man living during the Qing Dynasty who loses his fortune and reputation as a result of a conspiracy against him. After being forced out onto the streets, Su dedicates his life to martial arts and reemerges as a patriotic hero ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, army, vengeance, good versus evil, rivalry, rescue, escapades, family relations, family feud, uninhibited rivalry, family in danger ...
Time: 1900s
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
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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 ⇓
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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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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 ⇓
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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, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, heroes, emperor, burned alive, cross dressing, romance, righting the wronged, couples, dishonesty, hopes, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
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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
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An undercover cop struggling to provide for his son and ailing wife, must infiltrate a ruthless gang. But things turn sour when another cop blows his cover and he quickly finds himself battling for his life and the lives of his family.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, undercover, fighting crime, police investigation, tough heroes, hostage, vengeance, track down, working undercover, comedy of errors ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
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Shaolin Temple (1976)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 126 min.
Story: There is no place more hallowed in the martial art world than China's Shaolin Temple. This special place deserves a special epic, which is what the martial arts maestro delivers in this battle between a brave brand of Chinese boxers and ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: martial arts, shaolin kung fu, master warrior, dishonesty, heroes, betrayal, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, vengeance, kung fu, shaolin, cult ...
Place: china, asia
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American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, South Africa
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jackson is back, and now he has a new partner, karate champion Sean, as they must face a deadly terrorist known as "The Cobra", who has infected Sean with a virus. Sean and Jackson have no choice but to fight the Cobra and his bands of ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, master warrior, heroes, good versus evil, terrorism, mortal combat, tough heroes, one man army, fight, acrobat, martial artist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, usa, asia, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Hapkido (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Korea, 1934. During the Japanese occupation, there is open warfare between rival martial arts schools. There is a fight in the marketplace, and three Chinese students can't stand the unfair way of students that side up with the invasors, when ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, rivalry, kung fu, crimes, society, hopes, ambition, against the odds, culture clash, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: china, korea, asia, hong kong, japan
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32%
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
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Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Born to Defense (1986)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jet, a young soldier at the end of the second world war must overcome some abusive Americans who are bullying him as well as the Chinese people.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china, hong kong, asia
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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
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Place: asia, china
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31%
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
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31%
The Guy with Secret Kung Fu (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Guy with Secret Kung Fu stars Meng Fei and Li Chung Chien as two anti-Qing rebels and kung fu fighters who frequently rescue damsels in distress, including one memorable boat fight at the very beginning of the film. Thugs try to board a boat ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Man of Tai Chi (2013)
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Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Beijing, a young martial artist's skill places him in position to experience opportunities and sacrifices.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Shaolin Mantis (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Skilled martial arts director Lau Ka Leung offers you another Kung Fu treat! this Asian classic introduces viewers to the Shaolin Mantis way of fighting! The tale takes you back to the Qing dynasty & Wei Feng, the son of a Qing official who ...
Style: exciting, tense, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china, asia
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Rage of Honor (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Japanese cop, Shiro, and his partner Ray are after a bunch of drug dealers. But they are betrayed by an insider and Ray is killed. Shiro follows the murderer, a sadistic drug lord, up to Singapore.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug lord, drug dealing, crimes, undercover, partners, betrayal, crime, deadly, law enforcement, danger, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
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