Movies like Spiritual Kung Fu

If you like "Spiritual Kung Fu" you are looking for serious and stylized movies about / with martial arts, shaolin, ghost, temple, training, adventure and heroes themes of Action, Comedy and Fantasy genre shot in Hong Kong or Taiwan.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Spiritual Kung Fu (1978)
 5.7
 2K
Spiritual Kung Fu (1978)
Original name: 拳精
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jackie Chan plays the part of the class clown in a shaolin temple whose deadliest secret is stolen. All is lost until Jackie's character discovers dancing blue ghosts with bright red hair who haunt the library.
Style: serious, stylized
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, shaolin, ghost, temple, training, adventure, heroes, gang, crimes, legends and myths, orphan, vigilantism, escapades, vengeance, rivalry, society, working undercover, ambition, fighting crime, contests and competitions, good versus evil, clergy, master villain, heroic mission, tough heroes ...

Movie in categories

shaolin movies
47
ghost movies
3471
temple movies
414
training movies
1020
teens movies
6871
adventure movies
8347
heroes movies
10012

Most similar movies to Spiritual Kung Fu

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, serious, exciting and semi serious films with plots about martial arts, heroes, rivalry, kung fu, escapades, vengeance and heroic mission mostly in Action, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Spiritual Kung Fu: The Master (1980), Shaolin Wooden Men (1976), Burning Paradise (1994), New Fists of Fury (1976), A Chinese Ghost Story III (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young daydreamer assumes the identity of a dead martial arts hero and quickly finds himself caught up in a plot by several clans to steal famous martial arts artifacts being transported by an escort company.
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, righting the wronged, tough heroes, gang, rivalry, master warrior, save the day, track down, orphan, heroes, crimes, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 424
The Master (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Gao Jian is a lazy and arrogant student of the martial arts school ran by vain Si Fu Shi Chen-chung. One night after his punishment in his school a wounded man reaches his house. He is Jin Tien-yun, a legendary warrior fleeing from a fight in which ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, orphan, kung fu, tough heroes, legends and myths, vengeance, vigilantism, heroic mission, siblings relations, adventure, government agency, undercover ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shaolin Wooden Men (1976)
Genre: Action
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Little Mute is an orphan traumatized into silence by the death of his father at the hands of a vicious fighting master. Living at the Shaolin monastery, he befriends a dangerous prisoner who teaches him a secret form of deadly kung fu. Seeing his ...
Style: semi serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, buddhist, kung fu, shaolin monk, sexual abuse, shaolin, androids and robots, heroes, rivalry, adventure, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Burning Paradise (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An exotic, legendary battle between the forces of good and evil comes to life as the celebrated disciples of the Shaolin Temple -- monks who practice a lethal and spiritual form of martial arts -- fight the evil followers of China's Manchu ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, epic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hostage, heroic mission, clergy, culture clash, adventure, legends and myths, vengeance, confined, rivalry, prostitute, gang ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
New Fists of Fury (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 120 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, kung fu, fight, wartime life, against the odds, school, heroic mission, vigilantism, murder, vengeance ...
Place: taiwan, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Chinese Ghost Story III (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Having slept for a century, the monstrous Tree Devil is now awaken and starts finding lost souls again. One stormy night, a wise High Priest and his student Fong pass by the Orchid Temple and realize that it is haunted. Fong encounters two evil ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, tense, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: destiny, martial arts, ghost, rivalry, legends and myths, love and romance, supernatural, supernatural romance, romance, heroic mission, love affair, heroes ...
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Iron-Fisted Monk (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Iron Fisted Monk, heavyweight HK superstar Sammo Hung's directorial debut, is a powerful old school kung fu movie which sees the portly one at his physical peak on screen as well as calling the shots behind the camera. Husker (Sammo) is a ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, confined, crimes, clergy, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty, escapades, fighting crime, hopes, rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Wrath of Vajra (2013)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the 1930s , a Japanese cult called The Temple of Hades was ordered to cooperate with the Japanese military to destroy China. They buy so many young children from poor family , who will be trained as a lethal killing machine and serve the Empire ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin, martial arts, mortal combat, vengeance, escapades, good versus evil, master warrior, superhuman powers, contests and competitions, shaolin kung fu, graphic violence, heroic mission ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
orphan movies
2134
escapades movies
10422
vengeance movies
10934
Battle Creek Brawl (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Asian American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fight competition.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, gang, vengeance, tough heroes, righting the wronged, adventure, fighting crime, crimes, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 80s, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, texas, usa, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.2
 41K
The Medallion (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Hong Kong detective suffers a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion and is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers.
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, interpol, martial arts, adventure, immortality, chase, fight, rescue, heroes, warrior, good versus evil, police detective ...
Place: hong kong, asia, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 2K
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, vengeance, vigilantism, wooing, working undercover, school, legends and myths, culture clash, heroic mission, tough heroes, track down ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Chinese Ghost Story II (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Several years after his beloved Nieh has gone, Ning is innocently put into jail. Luckily, he meets a scholar, Elder Chu Kot, in the prison who finally helps him escape. Ning then meets a young witty monk Autumn. They become friends and live in an ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, exciting, serious, allegory ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ghost, escape, supernatural, demon, romance, supernatural romance, heroic mission, love affair, fall in love, collector, good versus evil ...
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Shaolin Temple 2: Kids from Shaolin (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 99 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: heroes, master warrior, martial arts, village, shaolin monk, samurai, tough heroes, adventure, daring rescue, gang, crimes, track down ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Fearless Hyena (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jackie Chan is a youngster, living in a remote vllage with his grandfather who teaches him Kong-Fu (naturally). He keeps getting into fights, even though his grandfather warns him not to show their Kong-Fu to others. Jackie, though, is tempted by ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, school, kung fu, heroes, rivalry, leadership, adventure, crimes, village, vengeance, murder, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 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, master warrior, beggar, fistfight, orphan, kung fu, power relations, graphic violence, teaching the ways of the world, uninhibited rivalry ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Prodigal Son (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 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, wing chun, kung fu, fistfight, power relations, tough heroes, coming of age, track down, master warrior, contests and competitions, ambition, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Forbidden Warrior (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Gaia Za is a sacred tome that holds many ancient and powerful spells to be unlocked by a so-called Chosen One expected to be born to one of two leading families: the Khans or the Marajis. Unwilling to leave the clan's fate to the gods, Che ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, serious
Plot: adventure, martial arts, good versus evil, rivalry, escapades, kung fu, legends and myths, heroes, heroic mission, destiny, crimes, master warrior ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Saviour of the Soul (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman blinds a martial arts master and his pupil vows revenge on her. She is forced to abandon her loved ones without explanation in order to protect them from her ill-intentioned pursuer.
Style: semi serious, stylized, futuristic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, martial arts, escapades, adventure, heroes, fighting crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, undercover, superhero, rivalry, chase ...
Time: future
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
Magnificent Guardsmen (1978)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chan is asked by a young, wealthy lady to take her sick brother to a particular doctor in order to be cured. To reach this doctor, Chan and a handful of travelling companions must pass through bandit-infested wild country. They meet and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, siblings relations, on the road, heroic mission, rivalry, clergy, adventure, escapades, race against time, obsessive quest, battles ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Dragon Tiger Gate (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dragon Tiger Gate is a 2006 Hong Kong martial arts-action film directed by Wilson Yip and featuring fight choreography by Donnie Yen, who also stars in the film. The film is based on the popular Hong Kong manhua, Oriental Heroes, which bears the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, adventure, destiny, vengeance, heroic mission, siblings relations, superhero, rivalry, master villain, gang, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.2
 582
Underground (2007)
Genre: Action
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the UK suburbs, an underground tournament is set to challenge twelve fighters from different backgrounds to compete for the price of £500,000. They have been handpicked for a no-holds barred competition that will push each fighter to their ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ambition, heroic mission, crimes, master warrior, escapades, fighting crime, rivalry, heroes, underdog, sport, ultimatum ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.1
 10K
Kung Fu Yoga (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: China, India, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Chinese archeology professor Jack teams up with beautiful Indian professor Ashmita and assistant Kyra to locate lost Magadha treasure. In a Tibetan ice cave, they find the remains of the royal army that had vanished together with the treasure, only ...
Style: semi serious, tense, exciting, captivating, light ...
Plot: artifact, legends and myths, treasure hunt, adventure, adventurer, martial arts, treasure, escapades, chase, crimes, relic, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 15K
The Myth (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When a fellow scientist asks for Jack's help in locating the mausoleum of China's first emperor, the past collides violently with the present as Jack discovers his amazing visions are based in fact.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, meditative ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: adventure, great wall of china, reincarnation, martial arts, supernatural, exotic locale, archaeologist, adventurer, good versus evil, heroic mission, superhero, legends and myths ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, india, ancient china, hong kong, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
Dragon Strike (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dragon and his madcap pal Cowboy spend their days getting into mischief, frustrating the elders, chasing girls, and competing in the village sport. When Dragon overhears a fiendish plot by smugglers to sell China's national treasures overseas, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, captivating, tense, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu master, righting the wronged, against the odds, cons and scams, rivalry, partners, crimes, heroic mission, buddies, dishonesty, mixed martial arts ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 3.2
 749
The Purifiers (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The story of martial arts clubs who have created their own city infrastructure after tiring of government initiatives. Responding to the greed and corruption creeping into the other clubs, headed by capitalist-wannabe Moses, The Purifiers battle to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, martial arts, fighting crime, rivalry, vengeance, crimes, leadership, society, vigilantism, tough heroes, gangsters, murder ...
Time: future
Place: england, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Blood of the Samurai (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Action Adventure starring Bryan Yamasaki, Shawn Forsythe, Michael Ng
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, humorous, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, heroes, supernatural, adventure, mysterious character, vengeance, rivalry, escapades, crimes, stalking, kidnapping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 10K
Project A 2 (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dragon is now transferred to be the police head of Sai Wan district, and has to contend with a gangster kingpin, anti-Manchu revolutionaries, some runaway pirates, Manchu Loyalists and a corrupt police superintendent.
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: frame up, pirate, heroes, martial arts, police corruption, police, corruption, kung fu, graphic violence, rivalry, escapades, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 4K
Swordsman II (1992)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jet Li plays Ling, a student from the Blue Mountain school of martial arts, who, along with fellow students and Kiddo, find themselves embroiled in a country-wide political/clan war with the Highlander clan in the forefront of the battle.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, good versus evil, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, rescue, daring rescue, escapades, adventure, rivalry, master villain, dishonesty ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 3.8
 13K
Double Dragon (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France, Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set 15 years in the future in post-earthquake California, where San Diego and Los Angeles are merged into one city, two teenage brothers have half of a powerful ancient Chinese talisman. An evil gang leader named Bo Abobo has the other half, and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: martial arts, heroic mission, gang, heroes, adventure, good versus evil, superhuman powers, chase, secret identity, leadership, rivalry, race against time ...
Time: future, year 2007, 2000s, 21st century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, china, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Heroic Trio (1993)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tung and Ching were both adopted by the same master. But later Ching was abducted by the eunuch-Chan. Ching grew up and became scientist Li's assistant and Tung married officer Lau. Chat had escaped from Chan at 15 and became a thief-catcher. ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, surreal
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, superhero, superhuman powers, kidnapping, heroic mission, babies and infants, heroes, escapades, master villain, rescue, bounty hunter, rivalry ...
Place: asia, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%