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The Iron-Fisted Monk (1977)
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The Iron-Fisted Monk (1977)
Original name: 三德和尚與舂米六
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 student of the Shaolin monks, learning kung fu so that he can avenge his uncle, who was murdered by the nasty Manchus who control the province. He leaves his training early, desperate to teach the killers a lesson and teams up with a martial artist monk (Chan Sing) who is teaching a group of factory workers how to defend themselves. When the Manchus attack the factory and kill everyone there, Husker and his Buddhist pal decide it's time to even the score.
Style: realistic, stylized, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, village, vengeance, gang, heroes, rapist, confined, clergy, prison life, life is a bitch, legends and myths, village life, working undercover, hopes, vigilantism, danger, society, heroic mission, fighting crime, dishonesty, false accusation, escapades, countryside, rivalry ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, stylized and semi serious films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, heroes, kung fu, vengeance, crimes and master warrior mostly in Action, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Iron-Fisted Monk: Warriors Two (1978), Magnificent Butcher (1979), Bruce Lee in New Guinea (1978), New Fists of Fury (1976), Shao Lin men (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Warriors Two (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In an attempt to save his village from being taken over by brutes, Wah is beaten to a pulp and his mother brutally murdered. Determined to take revenge, Wah learns the art of Wing Chun and enters into a showdown with the nasty villains.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, vengeance, righting the wronged, rivalry, good versus evil, golden years, heroes, ambition, contests and competitions, dishonesty, gang ...
Time: 70s
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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: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, master warrior, kung fu, school, good versus evil, gang, nothing goes right, heroes, crimes, folk hero, imaginary ...
Time: 70s
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Bruce Lee in New Guinea (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The tribe of a remote island worships the legendary Snake Pearl. Two masters of kung fu visit the isle and discover they must defend the daughter of the murdered chief against a evil wizard.
Style: stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, island, imaginary, danger, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, heroic mission, prison, prison life, confined, escapades, good versus evil ...
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, fight, kung fu, anti hero, tough heroes, deadly, anti heroes, fighting crime, master villain, rivalry ...
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong
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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, palaces castles and temples, heroic mission, school, legends and myths, vengeance, wooing, working undercover, track down, culture clash, vigilantism ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, hong kong, asia
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65%
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, sexual abuse, shaolin, shaolin monk, working undercover, against the odds, vigilantism, androids and robots, adventure ...
Time: 70s
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Spiritual Kung Fu (1978)
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, ghost, shaolin, temple, training, legends and myths, vigilantism, clergy, master villain, gang, adventure, vengeance ...
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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, stylized, humorous, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, martial arts, village, shaolin monk, samurai, vengeance, love affair, track down, legends and myths, heroic mission, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
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59%
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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, orphan, master warrior, one man army, chases and races, crimes, heroes, vigilantism, heroic mission, track down, working undercover, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, one man army, danger, chases and races, daring rescue, tough heroes, vigilantism, siblings relations, legends and myths, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Hard man Ricky is incarcerated in a futuristic prison where ultra-violence is his only means of survival in the corrupt, sadistic system. He must battle his way quite literally 'through' the feared 'gang of four', and undergo ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Plot: martial arts, exploitation, vengeance, death, knocked out, megalomaniac, animal abuse, superhuman powers, society, danger, fighting the system, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2000s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fearless Hyena 2 (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A pair of evil kung-fu artists, Heaven and Earth, are slaughtering the entire Yin-Yang brotherhood.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized
Plot: master warrior, heroes, martial arts, reunion, against the odds, vengeance, heroic mission, pirate, hotshot hero, danger, crimes, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
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56%
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Knockabout (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Yuen Baio and Ka-Yan Leung play brothers Yipao and Taipao, lovable rogues who convince a martial arts expert to take them on as students. When Yipao discovers that their teacher is actually a wanted criminal, Silver Fox (Chia Yung Liu), he is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, gang, rivalry, crimes, partners, friends, cons and scams, vengeance, siblings relations, dishonesty, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, kung fu, heroes, vengeance, murder, village life, village, crimes, adventure, leadership, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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Hapkido (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Korea, 1934. During the Japanese occupation, there is open warfare between rival martial arts schools. There is a fight in the marketplace, and three Chinese students can't stand the unfair way of students that side up with the invasors, when ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, rivalry, kung fu, crimes, society, hopes, against the odds, culture clash, uninhibited rivalry, vigilantism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: china, korea, asia, hong kong, japan
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Heroes of the Wild (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A regional champion martial artist that moonlights as an honour-bound assassin, Tu Ta Shen, solidifies his reputation by challenging top fighters en route to the other champion, Nan Pa Tien, in order to unify both titles. Along the way he defeats a ...
Style: humorous, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious
Plot: martial arts, heroes, kung fu master, revenge, kung fu, rivalry, escapades, ambition, crimes, vengeance, wooing, sword fight ...
Time: 70s
Place: china
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49%
In Eagle Dragon Fist (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dishonored student of the Dragon Fist Sect seeks revenge for the death of his teacher.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, martial arts, violence spree, graphic violence, village, vengeance, antidote, danger, rivalry, kung fu classic, stylized violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia
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48%
Fury of the Shaolin Master (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A government law officer is dispatched to bring his brother's killers to justice. On his bloody mission, untold assassins are thrown at him, but to no avail. One by one they are done away with in a most militant style.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, shaolin monk, danger, vengeance, escapades, heroes, one man army, rivalry, lone wolves, graphic violence, child martial arts ...
Place: asia
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47%
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Heart of a Dragon (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Story of a cop who forsakes his dreams of sailing around the world so that he can care for his mentally retarded brother. Innocently caught up in a gangland fight, the brother is kidnapped to force the cop to turn over a police informant.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mentally challenged, gang, tough law enforcer, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, fighting crime, siblings relations, love affair, family life, swat ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong
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47%
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, hand to hand combat, fistfight, kung fu, gang, contests and competitions, coming of age, adventure, fighting crime, ambition, heroes, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: asia, china, hong kong
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45%
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: epic, stylized, atmospheric, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tough heroes, rivalry, crimes, society, heroic mission, adventure, master warrior, culture clash, heroes, clergy, legends and myths ...
Place: china, asia
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45%
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, good versus evil, best friends, heroes, crimes, hopes, ambition, one man army, deadly, righting the wronged, battles ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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44%
Two Champions of Shaolin (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Shaolin warrior Tung Chien-chen is injured in battle against the hated Wu Tang clan, and nursed back to health by a knife-throwing master. As he recovers, Tung learns this deadly art, and also falls in love with his teacher's daughter. But when ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, forbidden love, vengeance, kidnapping, righting the wronged, tough heroes, dealing with death, secret agents, adventure, friendship, legends and myths ...
Time: 70s
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44%
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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, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, gangsters, forgery, rivalry, partners against crime, disorder, hitman, invisibility, friends, down on your luck, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
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39%
One Down, Two to go (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pair of tough cops go after the mob who jinxed the martial arts tournament and injured their buddy.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, contests and competitions, law enforcement, partners against crime, undercover, rescue, tough heroes, injustice, working undercover, vigilantism, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
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39%
Doing Hard Time (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A father's eight year old son is murdered in a gangland shooting. The father (Boris Kodjoe) gets himself thrown into prison to avenge his son's death.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, criminal heroes, prison life, vengeance, vigilantism, prison, life is a bitch, law enforcement, confined, police investigation, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
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39%
Return to the 36th Chamber (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The workers of a dye factory have their pay cut by 20% when the factory owner brings in some Manchu thugs to try and increase production. Desperate to reclaim their full wages, the workers hire an actor to impersonate a priest and kung-fu expert ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, righting the wronged, power relations, graphic violence, redemption, teaching the ways of the world, vengeance, self discovery, injustice, master warrior, hopes, good versus evil ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia
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38%
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, realistic, semi serious
Plot: martial arts, farce, disorder, crimes, nothing goes right, undercover, law enforcement, partners, chases and races, rivalry, down on your luck, gang ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
My Lucky Stars (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 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: rough, humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, police, mafia, gang, escapades, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, friends, police corruption, working undercover, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Kill! (1968)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In this pitch-black action comedy by Kihachi Okamoto, a pair of down-on-their-luck swordsmen arrive in a dusty, windblown town, where they become involved in a local clan dispute. One, previously a farmer, longs to become a noble samurai. The other, ...
Style: serious, realistic, jidai geki, parody
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, betrayal, ronin, small town, vengeance, heroic mission, anti hero, heroes, lone wolves, small town life, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s, 1830s
Place: japan
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37%