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The Dead and the Deadly (1982)
 6.3
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The Dead and the Deadly (1982)
Original name: 人嚇人
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wah Li, known as Fat Boy to his friends, lives with his great-uncle the priest (Uncle). Together with his oddball friends Lai Li and Momo, Wah Li helps Uncle to run the local funeral services. When the body Ma Lun Chio is brought back to the village by a new wife and her "brother", Wai Li is suspicious. He sets out to find out how his friend died, but things are not what they seem.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: ghost, fake death, martial arts, parody, kung fu, sorcerer, supernatural power, impotence, funeral, priest, faked death

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, exciting and cult film films with plots about martial arts, kung fu, rivalry, farce, heroes, violence and master warrior mostly in Comedy, Action and Horror genres. Some movies like The Dead and the Deadly: The Prodigal Son (1981), Enter the Fat Dragon (1978), Where's Officer Tuba? (1986), Mr. Vampire (1985), Pedicab Driver (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
Encounter of the Spooky Kind II (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Impoverished teahouse worker (and martial-arts student) Abao is engaged to his boss' daughter, Little Chu, and fights to protect her from the lecherous advances of the wealthy but repulsive Master Shi. The two men's romantic rivalry ...
Plot: dog, magic, vampire, possession, cockroach, mummy, catatonic state, teacher student relationship, pig, martial arts, yo yo, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Enter the Fat Dragon (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ah Lung is a pig farmer and a devoted Bruce Lee fan who is anxious to follow in Lee's footsteps, but only ridiculed for his attempts. He is sent to the city to earn a living working at his uncle's restaurant, but when he arrives, he finds ...
Style: gag humor, cult film
Plot: kung fu, parody, bruce lee, satire, fight, karate, martial arts, kickboxing
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Where's Officer Tuba? (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sammo Hung stars in this supernatural crime comedy directed by Ricky Lau Koon-wai and Phillip Chan Yan-kin. Tuba (Hung) is a fainthearted cop who prefers to play in the brass section of the police band to pounding the streets. One day, he finds ...
Style: psychotronic, sitcom
Plot: supernatural, ghost, murder, kung fu, martial arts, revenge, footsie under the table, supernatural power, police officer killed, police officer shot, police officer shot in the chest, police officer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 7.4
 3K
Mr. Vampire (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The planned reburial of a village elder goes awry as the corpse resurrects into a hopping, bloodthirsty vampire, threatening mankind. Therefore, a Taoist Priest and his two disciples attempt to stop the terror.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, ghost, martial arts, supernatural, deadly, curses spells and rituals, danger, heroic mission, zombie, clergy, supernatural ability, supernatural power ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.5
 777
Pedicab Driver (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lo Tung and his friend Malted Candy, pedicab drivers working the streets of Macao, have both fallen in love. The problem is that both their objects of affection - one a baker, the other a prostitute - are working under cruel and lecherous bosses. ...
Plot: martial arts, stick fight, kung fu, fight, abusive boss, violence, revenge, farce, prostitution
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Gambling Ghost (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sammo Hung plays three different characters: Fatty, Fatty's father and Fatty's grandfather, Hung Kau. Fatty is a hotel worker, yearning for sudden wealth. Therefore, he, and his co-worker, enter the gambling world, to the dismay of his ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: martial arts, ghost, gambling, kung fu, revenge, goofball, fight
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.8
 561
Mr. Vampire II (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Modern grave robbing "archeologists" find perfectly preserved specimens from the past of a man, a woman, and their child. Unbeknownst to the scientist and his two bumbling assistants, these are vampires immobilized only by the paper spells ...
Style: scary, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: vampire, unlikely partners, heroes, deadly, imaginary, reluctant partners, clergy, rivalry, mad scientist, escapades, good versus evil, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Spooky Encounters (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sammo is Courageous Cheung, a pedicab driver in a rural community who is known around town as the man who fears nothing. Well, this is proved false before the opening credits finish when he endures a particularly frightening nightmare of ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, offbeat, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, danger, escapades, master warrior, imaginary, rivalry, deadly, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, survival, love triangle ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Haunted Cop Shop II (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Specially trained government troops are sent to clean out a city that is plagued by vampires, ghosts and cannibalistic zombies.
Style: vampire comedy
Plot: farce, vampire, martial arts, self sacrifice, police officer, female vampire, kung fu, vampire bite, training, police officer killed, police station, absurd humor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
New Mr. Vampire 2 (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Lam Ching-Ying returns as the famous "Vampire Buster," this time starring as the One-Eyebrown Priest. To save the village from paranormal menaces, he deals with and battles a host of mysterious creatures including: a little mischievous ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, gothic, scary, humorous ...
Plot: ghost, vampire, clergy, deadly creature, supernatural, babies and infants, danger, escapades, wizards and magicians, mad scientist, master warrior, heroes ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Spooky, Spooky (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Years ago, a village head in the Hong Kong countryside executed a man for committing adultery by drowning him in the ocean. His mistress, in attempts to flee the village, dies when she plummets into a pool of quicksand. Years later, people swimming ...
Plot: vampire, village, violence, sergeant, martial arts, monster, kung fu fighting, kung fu master, dark fantasy, kung fu, martial artist, hand to hand combat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 362
Kung Fu Zombie (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A criminal comes to town in order to kill Billy Chong over a past dispute. But instead of getting his own hands dirty, he hires a Taoist wizard to animate some zombies to do the job for him. The plan goes horribly awry, and the bad guy ends up ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: undead, martial arts, fiend, zombie, vampire, revenge, black magic, supernatural, priest, murder, occult, investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Winners & Sinners (1983)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Five friends are released from prison and do their best to stay out trouble. While trying to mind their own business (and run their 5-Star Cleaning Service), they are caught up in a war between rival Triad gangs fighting for control of the ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, forgery, gangsters, farce, crime, master criminal, odd couple, buddies, fighting crime, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 174
Pantyhose Hero (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sammo plays a detective investigating the murder of homosexual men. In order to apprehend the killer, Sammo and his partner has to dress up in gay fashion, act gay and pretend to be a gay couple. Sammo's character is homophobic, therefore he ...
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, pretending to be gay, police, gay slur, murder, kung fu, parody, gay stereotype, homosexual, gay interest, serial murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
My Lucky Stars 2: Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The third installment in the Lucky Stars series, following Winners and Sinners (1983) and My Lucky Stars (1985)... The team are released from prison to play detective in order to stop a ruthless gang from ruining their reputations, taking their ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, disorder, farce, rivalry, chases and races, nothing goes right, undercover, crimes, law enforcement, partners, down on your luck, gang ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Coward Bastard (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The plot is a trifle about an obnoxious restaurant delivery boy causing trouble with some local bad guys for the cook who secretly knows kung fu, eventually learning some techniques and finally, with the cook, confronting the bad guys.
Plot: martial arts, kung fu master, martial artist, kung fu, wing chun
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Shanghai Express (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Western
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: What happens when a glamorous express, with high government officials, wealthy merchants, concubines and a gang of brigands on board, speeds towards the small town of Hanshui, where escaping bank robbers, corrupt officials, and gamblers await? Well, ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: train, martial arts, farce, unlikely hero, crimes, heroes, rivalry, cons and scams, heist, master criminal, save the day, chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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We're Going to Eat You (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A secret agent investigates a village that is populated by crazed, inbred cannibals.
Style: scary, exciting, serious, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, secret agents, supernatural, danger, ghost, chase, deadly creature, crimes, deadly, rivalry, undercover ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 653
Dreadnaught (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A short-tempered, violent criminal named "White Tiger" is on the run from the police and joins a theater troupe for disguise, killing anyone who angers him or who suspects his identity. One person he unsuccessfully tries to kill several ...
Style: exciting, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, farce, kung fu, on the run, confined, serial killer, manhunt, vengeance, wooing, captivity, working undercover, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
My Rebellious Son (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Here Chang Siu Tai (Alexander Fu Sheng) is the son of Master Chang (played by Ku Feng), a renowned chiropractor/bone-setter operating a clinic in a poor neighborhood in an unidentified city in early 20th century China. Siu Tai works for his father ...
Plot: kung fu, foreigner, parent child relationship, boxing ring, martial arts, katana, kendo, father son relationship, samurai
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Dragons Forever (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as a hot-shot lawyer hired by a Hong Kong chemical plant to dispose of opposition to their polluting ways. But when he falls for a beautiful woman out to stop the plant, Jackie is torn in a conflict of interest and asks his trusty ...
Style: exciting, neurotic, semi serious, humorous, cult film
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, factory, lawyer, fight, dishonesty, cons and scams, courtroom, gangster, hand to hand combat, fistfight, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Miracle Fighters (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two elderly Taoist priests, Chi Men (Leung Kar Yan) and Dun Jai (Yuen Cheung Yan), who learn their magic from the same teacher always quarrel with each other. They provide mirth and expert kung fu tuition to young man (Yuen Yat Chor) who is ...
Style: cult film
Plot: martial arts, fight, impostor, gang, orphan, absurd violence, accidental death, snake, old woman, flash forward, magic, sorcerer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 170
Paper Marriage (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An illegal immigrant in Hong Kong, unable to get a Green Card, is subjected to humiliation, and does odd things to survive - like taking part in a mud wrestling match.
Plot: chase, martial arts, immigrants, fake marriage, mud wrestling, immigration
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Holy Virgin Versus the Evil Dead (1991)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A teacher and his five female students are attacked by a monster with neon-green eyes.The teacher escapes but his students are completely dismembered.He soon discovers the monster is worshipped by a cult whose ambition is to rule the world and tear ...
Plot: martial arts, murder, rape, occult, violence, moon, surrealism, kung fu, evil, female nudity, adult humor, death ...
Place: cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.0
 54
Evil Nurse 2 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three young teens, Jack, Tando and Shelly like to race motorcycles on the road. One night Shelly had an accident. The two companions immediately brought her to the nearest hospital. While waiting for Shelly in care, they met with a Japanese girl who ...
Plot: ghost, hospital, parody, farce, motorcycle, tourist, accident, nurse, corpse, wheelchair
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
31%
Mad Monkey Kung Fu (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A disgraced former Kung Fu expert makes a living as a merchant with the help of a hot headed friend. When the men are harassed by gangsters, the merchant decided to teach his friend monkey boxing so they can defend their business.
Style: cult film
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, gambling house, jeet kune do, mistress, master warrior, fight, action violence, hand to hand combat, monkey, kung fu classic, karate ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Haunted Cop Shop (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The police station used to be the army club during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong. Many Japanese officers committed hara kiri there on V-J Day. The old building thus became a ghost house. Petty thief Ming is detained in the basement. It is the ...
Plot: vampire, police, absurd humor, ghost, police officer, vampire hunter, underwear, farce
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 15K
Project A (1983)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In late 19th Century Hong Kong the British may rule the land, but the pirates rule the waters. One Coast Guard officer is Dragon Ma, who is determined that his beloved Coast Guard will not be made a fool of.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, pirate, heroes, chase, smuggling, police, sea, graphic violence, ambition, tough law enforcer, against the odds, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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