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Spiritual Kung Fu (1978)
 5.9
 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, ghost, shaolin, temple, training, adventure, crimes, vengeance, gang, heroes, contests and competitions, clergy, orphan, ambition, good versus evil, legends and myths, working undercover, vigilantism, danger, society, heroic mission, fighting crime, escapades, rivalry, master villain ...

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Most similar movies to Spiritual Kung Fu

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, serious, semi serious and exciting films with plots about martial arts, heroes, rivalry, kung fu, escapades, vengeance and danger mostly in Action, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Spiritual Kung Fu: The Master (1980), Burning Paradise (1994), Shaolin Wooden Men (1976), New Fists of Fury (1976), The Iron-Fisted Monk (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 94 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, stylized, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, adventure, chases and races, danger, heroes, gang, crimes, heroic mission, vigilantism, track down, working undercover, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 374
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, gang, heroes, rivalry, adventure, fighting crime, undercover, danger, imaginary, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, epic, atmospheric, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, prison, crimes, rescue, imaginary, master warrior, tough heroes, vengeance, society, clergy, culture clash, escapades ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, buddhist, kung fu, master warrior, shaolin, sexual abuse, shaolin monk, rivalry, crimes, adventure, clergy, androids and robots ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, kung fu, fight, gang, fighting crime, anti hero, against the odds, heroic mission, vigilantism, school ...
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, countryside, legends and myths, life is a bitch, hopes, crimes, rescue, heroes, vigilantism, village, working undercover, false accusation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: atmospheric, semi serious, exciting, tense, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: destiny, martial arts, ghost, curses spells and rituals, love and romance, palaces castles and temples, danger, supernatural romance, heroes, supernatural ability, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, shaolin, mortal combat, vengeance, imaginary, danger, contests and competitions, escapades, superhuman powers, good versus evil, master warrior, chinese man ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Battle Creek Brawl (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Asian American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fight competition.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, gang, vengeance, contests and competitions, rivalry, righting the wronged, tough heroes, vigilantism, uninhibited rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 1920s, 80s ...
Place: chicago illinois, texas, usa, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 39K
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, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: interpol, adventure, superhuman powers, martial arts, rescue, immortality, good versus evil, police detective, danger, chase, kidnapping, master villain ...
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroic mission, wooing, culture clash, vigilantism, school, track down, working undercover, legends and myths, tough heroes, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: middle ages
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, semi serious, humorous, stylized, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: village, martial arts, heroes, master warrior, legends and myths, track down, vigilantism, village life, danger, gang, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Prodigal Son (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 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, hand to hand combat, kung fu, track down, vengeance, master warrior, heroes, gang, contests and competitions, siblings relations, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, fall in love, love affair, heroic mission, collector, escapades ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia, hong kong, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: school, martial arts, heroes, kung fu, leadership, rivalry, adventure, crimes, village, vengeance, murder, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Dynamite Warrior (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story is set in 1890s Siam. Siang is a young Muay Thai warrior and rocketry expert who steals back water buffalo taken from poor Isan farmers by unscrupulous cattle raiders. He is searching for a man with a tattoo who killed his parents.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, fighting crime, escapades, rivalry, danger, adventure, good versus evil, folk hero, vengeance, vigilantism, track down ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: mistaken identity, martial arts, chases and races, deadly, crimes, heroes, fighting crime, rivalry, escapades, pets, vigilantism, heroic mission ...
Time: future
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 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, exciting, semi serious, realistic, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, vengeance, beggar, master villain, rivalry, master warrior, escapades, power relations, graphic violence, teachers and students, uninhibited rivalry ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.2
 551
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, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ambition, heroic mission, rivalry, heroes, fighting crime, crimes, master warrior, danger, escapades, sport, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, clergy, race against time, escapades, obsessive quest, danger, adventure, battles, heroic mission, on the road, siblings relations ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 14K
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, stylized, exciting, meditative ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: reincarnation, adventure, martial arts, exotic locale, archaeologist, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventurer, supernatural, superhero, legends and myths, master villain ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, india, ancient china, hong kong, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.2
 9K
Kung Fu Yoga (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: China, USA, India, Nepal, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, Iceland
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: exciting, tense, captivating, semi serious, light ...
Plot: treasure hunt, artifact, adventure, legends and myths, adventurer, danger, treasure, chase, martial arts, escapades, ancient mystery, relic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, stylized violence, righting the wronged, crimes, partners, rivalry, cons and scams, against the odds, heroic mission, buddies, dishonesty, kung fu master ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 3.3
 708
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: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, martial arts, fighting crime, crimes, rivalry, vengeance, leadership, tough heroes, gangsters, society, vigilantism, murder ...
Time: future
Place: england, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Magnificent Butcher (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A plump butcher student of 'Wong Fei Hung', Lam Sai-Wing (Sammo) gets into trouble with a rival kung-fu school known as 'Five Dragons'. He is accused of raping the Head of that school's goddaughter and killing his son. Now ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, kung fu, master warrior, master criminal, crimes, good versus evil, gang, teachers and students, legends and myths, missing person, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, humorous, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, supernatural, adventure, mysterious character, heroes, vengeance, gory, danger, rivalry, crimes, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: surreal, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, superhero, knife, superhuman powers, wiretap, kidnapping, heroic mission, rivalry, adventure, rescue, babies and infants, crimes ...
Place: china, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Dragon Tiger Gate (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, triad, adventure, heroic mission, siblings relations, danger, crimes, superhero, leadership, master villain, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 4K
Swordsman II (1992)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 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: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, betrayal, good versus evil, martial arts, tough heroes, escape attempt, mortal combat, adventure, dishonesty, danger, rescue ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 755
7 Grandmasters (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An aged Kung Fu practitioner travels across China, challenging the best Grandmaster from each province to prove his mastery of martial arts. Meanwhile is a plot developing behind his back.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, contests and competitions, aging, retiring, tough heroes, heroic mission, rivalry, heroes, ambition, graphic violence, teacher student relationship, kung fu classic ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%