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Martial Arts of Shaolin
Original name: 南北少林
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 90 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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, assassination attempt, adventure, palaces castles and temples, vengeance, tough heroes, heroes, soldier, rivalry, shaolin monk, shaolin kung fu, shaolin, kung fu, track down, parents and children, chases and races, crimes, failed attempt, buddha, kung fu master, karate chop, karate kick, buddhist, tai chi ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china
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The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about rivalry, martial arts, kung fu, heroes, vengeance, master warrior and crimes mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Martial Arts of Shaolin: The Shaolin Temple (1982), Executioners from Shaolin (1977), 5 Masters of Death (1974), The Master (1992), New Fists of Fury (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Shaolin Temple
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
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Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized
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Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
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Executioners from Shaolin
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5 Masters of Death
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 105 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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
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The Master
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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 ...
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The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
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Born to Defense
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Legend of the Wolf
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Wolf (Donnie Yen) is a war veteran who recounts the tale of his legendary youth to a young upstart killer (Edmond Leung). Flashback to a post-World War 2 time when the young Wolf (Yen) is wandering the Chinese countryside in search of his missing ...
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Two Champions of Shaolin
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
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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 ...
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Bounty Tracker
Genre: Action, Drama
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The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
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Shaolin
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 131 min.
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Style: bleak, serious, epic, realistic, stylized ...
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 92 min.
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