Movies like The Dead and the Deadly

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The Dead and the Deadly (1982)
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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, parody
Plot: ghost, fake death, martial arts, kung fu, sorcerer, priest, funeral, supernatural power, impotence, faked death

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Most similar movies to The Dead and the Deadly

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about martial arts, kung fu, rivalry, heroes, master warrior, farce and fistfight mostly in Action, Comedy and Horror genres. Some movies like The Dead and the Deadly: The Prodigal Son (1981), Enter the Fat Dragon (1978), Mr. Vampire (1985), Where's Officer Tuba? (1986), Pedicab Driver (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, nudity (full frontal - brief), catatonic state, magic, possession, ghost, zombie, snake, martial arts, vampire, monkey, cockroach ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
92%
Enter the Fat Dragon (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 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: parody, cult film
Plot: kung fu, karate, fight, satire, martial arts, kickboxing, bruce lee, gag humor
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.3
 4K
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, scary, exciting, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, vampire, martial arts, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, zombie, clergy, heroic mission, supernatural ability, supernatural power, mortician, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: police officer, police officer killed, supernatural power, revenge, gunfight, martial arts, supernatural, kung fu, ghost, murder, police officer shot, police officer shot in the chest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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, fight, kung fu, prostitution, abusive boss, foreplay, farce, revenge, violence, stick fight, implied sex
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: tense, atmospheric, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: martial arts, zombie, black magic, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, love triangle, mind game, supernatural ability, rivalry, supernatural, escapades, master warrior ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: fight, gambling, ghost, martial arts, kung fu, revenge, goofball
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 665
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: semi serious, scary, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: vampire, good versus evil, reluctant partners, supernatural, unlikely partners, chase, goofy hero, escapades, heroes, clergy, rivalry, mad scientist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 bite, martial arts, kung fu, police officer killed, self sacrifice, training, police officer, zombie, absurd humor, female vampire, bad luck ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, gothic, exciting, scary, stylized ...
Plot: ghost, vampire, master warrior, clergy, supernatural, supernatural ability, mad scientist, rivalry, babies and infants, good versus evil, escapades, deadly creature ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.4
 109
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 ...
Style: dark fantasy
Plot: vampire, master warrior, kung fu fighting, monster, village, martial artist, kung fu master, kung fu, martial arts, sergeant, violence, fistfight
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.1
 440
Kung Fu Zombie (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 80 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, revenge, wizards, fiend, priest, vampire, investigation, supernatural, martial arts, occult, murder, black magic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, martial arts, gangsters, forgery, invisibility, friends, disorder, hitman, partners, dishonesty, nothing goes right, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: exciting, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: martial arts, farce, disorder, down on your luck, partners, undercover, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, nothing goes right, transvestism, gang ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, stylized, parody
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: train, martial arts, farce, unlikely hero, kung fu, passenger, tough heroes, heist, cons and scams, gang, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, wing chun, martial artist, kung fu master, kung fu
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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 ...
Style: parody
Plot: pretending to be gay, martial arts, gay subtext, serial killer, police, murder, gay stereotype, homosexual, gay slur, kung fu, gay interest, serial murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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We're Going to Eat You (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A secret agent investigates a village that is populated by crazed, inbred cannibals.
Style: serious, slasher, scary, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, secret agents, chase, confined, rivalry, supernatural, ghost, zombie, undercover, crimes, special agents ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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City Cops (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong, USA, China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cindy is an American FBI agent who is currently in Hong Kong seeking arch-criminal Kent Tong. In order to bring down Tong and his criminal organization, she teams up with local HK cops David and Johnny.
Plot: mafia, martial arts, kung fu, police, police shootout, fbi agent, showdown, triad
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
 796
Dreadnaught (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 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: scary, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, farce, kung fu, captivity, working undercover, wooing, vengeance, psychopath, serial killer, on the run, rivalry, undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Dragons Forever (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 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, art, dishonesty, cons and scams, courtroom, gangsters, kung fu fighting, chase ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, parent child relationship, foreigner, martial arts, katana, kendo, samurai, father son relationship, boxing ring
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Miracle Fighters (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 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, male to female cross dressing, death, kidnapping, flash forward, prince, drunkenness, murder, escape, king, martial arts tournament, old man ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
My Lucky Stars (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two Hong-Kong cops are sent to Tokyo to catch an ex-cop who stole a large amount of money in diamonds. After one is captured by the Ninja-gang protecting the rogue cop, the other one gets his old Orphanage gang, dubbed the "Five Lucky ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, police, mafia, female bodybuilder, working undercover, police corruption, partners, fighting crime, buddies, partners against crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: kung fu, supernatural power, moon, adult humor, evil, rape, female nudity, murder, surrealism, martial arts, violence, occult ...
Place: cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
New Killers in Town (1990)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story follows Chin Siu Ho and the rarely seen Lee Ga Sing as Wu Shu experts coming over from Mainland China to live with their uncle - Liu Chia Liang and his daughter Moon Lee. Immediately upon arrival, they inadvertently get into a fight with ...
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, disco, tai chi, person on fire, gangsters, drug smuggling
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: semi serious, stylized, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, kung fu, master warrior, kung fu classic, folk hero, crimes, hopes, heroes, nothing goes right, gang, master criminal ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, mistress, jeet kune do, kung fu fighting, kung fu classic, karate, martial artist, fistfight, taekwondo, kung fu master, master warrior ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: farce, police, police officer, vampire, vampire hunter, absurd humor, ghost, underwear
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%