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Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986)
 6.7
 2K
Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986)
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, shaolin monk, soldier, kung fu, shaolin, shaolin kung fu, adventure, crimes, vengeance, heroes, parents and children, track down, assassination attempt, master warrior, chases and races, rivalry, failed attempt, palaces castles and temples, tough heroes, karate, army, friendship, violence, tough guy, warrior ...
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 rough films with plots about rivalry, martial arts, heroes, kung fu, violence, fistfight and hand to hand combat mostly in Action, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Martial Arts of Shaolin: The Shaolin Temple (1982), Executioners from Shaolin (1977), Fist of Legend (1994), Tai-Chi Master (1993), New Fists of Fury (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Shaolin Temple (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 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: exciting, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, vengeance, rivalry, tough heroes, coming of age, monk, heroes, obsessive quest, track down, renegades, escapades ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: village, martial arts, danger, crimes, heroic mission, village life, master warrior, samurai, gang, rivalry, heroes, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, exciting, tense, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, shaolin, master warrior, one man army, rivalry, mortal combat, master villain, failed attempt, vengeance, heroes, palaces castles and temples ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.6
 21K
Fist of Legend (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, good versus evil, poisoning, imperialism, fist fighting, uninhibited rivalry, master warrior, folk hero, heroes, duel, occupation ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, betrayal, rebel, army, clergy, contests and competitions, heroic mission, adventure, escapades, good versus evil, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fight, anti heroes, heroic mission, wartime life, fighting crime, heroes, deadly, school, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 18K
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: stylized, serious, epic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: monk, duel, martial arts, shaolin monk, kung fu, tai chi, wu shu, shaolin kung fu, violence, mixed martial arts, fictional war, parkour ...
Time: 20th century, 20s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, shaolin monk, danger, rivalry, escapades, lone wolves, master warrior, one man army, vengeance, heroes, kung fu fighting, martial artist ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 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, rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, patriotism, monk, shaolin kung fu, shaolin, vengeance, rebellion, rivalry, danger, deadly, mad ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
5 Masters of Death (1974)
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: serious, exciting, tense, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fistfight, shaolin kung fu, martial arts training, danger, master warrior, battles, tough heroes, palaces castles and temples, evil empire, heroes, rescue ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
 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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, culture clash, danger, rivalry, school, vengeance, wooing, track down, heroes, undercover, secret agents, chases and races ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tough heroes, danger, cult, parents and children, master villain, good versus evil, heroes, family life, gangsters, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, cripple, misfit, adventure, confined, escapades, crimes, danger, master criminal, royal family, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 2K
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, bank, bus, kung fu master, kung fu, karate, gang, guru, righting the wronged, tough heroes, rivalry, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
My Father is a Hero (1995)
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, partners against crime, crimes, comedy of errors, master criminal, heroes, dishonesty, family life, track down, gangsters, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, martial arts, hand to hand combat, fight, ambush, soldier, beating, master warrior, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, tough heroes, battles, injustice, ambition, murder, contests and competitions, hopes, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, map, vengeance, clergy, revolution, danger, rebelliousness, righting the wronged, escapades, adventure, crimes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 482
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: realistic, touching, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, state affairs, cons and scams, forced into action, one man army, family in danger, danger, rivalry, master villain, romancing a suspect ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: offbeat, stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, heroes, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, danger, vengeance, revenge, shaolin, kung fu classic, kung fu
Place: china, 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: exciting, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, assassin, kung fu, dishonesty, heroes, one man army, on the run, false accusation, rivalry, track down, tough heroes ...
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 582
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: realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, kung fu, heroes, human spirit, culture clash, hopes, master warrior, ambition, society, against the odds, vigilantism ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: korea, china, asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 472
Bounty Tracker (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Almost the whole staff of a tax consultant office is slayed by a team of professional killers, only Paul Damone can escape. He didn't know that his partner used to wash gangster Louis Sarazin's money and had to testify as chief witness ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, bounty hunter, murder, revenge, police protection, one man army, vigilante, chases and races, pregnancy, investigation, crimes, adventure ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
In Eagle Dragon Fist (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A dishonored student of the Dragon Fist Sect seeks revenge for the death of his teacher.
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, village, heroes, danger, antidote, master warrior, violence spree, vengeance, kung fu master, violence, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, manhunt, ninja, good versus evil, terrorism, vengeance, island, rivalry, kidnapping, heroes, deadly, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, japan, asia, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Bruce Lee: A Dragon Story (1977)
Genre: Drama, Action
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: realistic, exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, adventure, crimes, tough heroes, righting the wronged, heroes, rivalry, fistfight, actor, kung fu, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 142
Brothers Five (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The 5 Kao brothers, separated since childhood, are unaware that the master Teng Lung Manor, Lung Chen-feng has killed their father. All five, however, seek to defeat the vicious gangsters at the Manor.
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, revenge, forceful separation, master warrior, siblings relations, academy, death wish, reunion, escapades, crimes, family relations ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Way of the Dragon 2 (1980)
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: realistic, captivating, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, adventure, interracial relations, vengeance, rivalry, discrimination, society, righting the wronged, tough heroes, chinaman, violence ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 590
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug lord, rivalry, danger, drug dealing, crime, crimes, chases and races, working undercover, law enforcement, deadly, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a remote Caribbean island, Army Ranger Joe Armstrong saves an old friend from the clutches of "The Lion", an evil super-criminal who has kidnapped a local scientist and mass-produced an army of mutant Ninja warriors.
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, ninja, soldier, one man army, undercover, mortal combat, danger, tough heroes, good versus evil, mutant, rescue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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