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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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, shaolin monk, shaolin kung fu, shaolin, kung fu, soldier, master warrior, assassination attempt, adventure, palaces castles and temples, vengeance, tough heroes, heroes, rivalry, 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 list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about rivalry, martial arts, kung fu, heroes, master warrior, vengeance and violence 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), The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978), Shaolin Mantis (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, adventure, master warrior, obsessive quest, monastery, vengeance, heroic mission, tough heroes, escapades, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ 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 ...
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Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.6
 20K
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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, good versus evil, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, folk hero, heroes, society, kung fu, sword fight, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, humorous, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, village, adventure, gang, master warrior, samurai, daring rescue, palaces castles and temples, vengeance, vigilantism, heroic mission, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, shaolin kung fu, shaolin, vengeance, monk, patriotism, adventure, master warrior, tragic hero, government, teachers and students ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
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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 ...
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Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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 ...
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 1K
Shao Lin men (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Kung Fu Killer (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Genre: Action, Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Crippled Avengers (1978)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 32K
Man of Tai Chi (2013)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 17K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 565
Hapkido (1972)
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Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.8
 2K
The Master (1992)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Duel of the Iron Fist (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Crippled Masters (1979)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
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Story: Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and American) plundering of China.
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Death Duel of Kung Fu (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ming General Cheng (Wang Dao) and his band of soldiers escape to Taiwan after Ching forces topple the Ming Dynasty. Still fearing the deposed general's deadly potential, however, the Ching prince Ta orders his own band of ruthless mercenaries ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, captivating
Plot: martial arts, master criminal, master warrior, one man army, drug dealing, track down, vengeance, vigilantism, tragic love, heroic mission, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: taiwan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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