Movies like Snake in the Eagle's Shadow

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Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
 7.3
 12K
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
Original name: 蛇形刁手
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 the master of the "eagle's claw" style, who has vowed to destroy the snake fist clan.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, light, breathtaking, unusual plot structure, entertaining, melancholic, affectionate, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fight, vengeance, heroes, master warrior, orphan, fistfight, samurai, medieval, betrayal, kung fu classic, catastrophe, adventure, gangsters, school, snake, artist, karate, teacher, friendship, brothers, weapons, sword fight, male nudity ...
Place: china, japan, hong kong, tokyo, asia, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Snake in the Eagle's Shadow

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, humorous, visually appealing and stylized films with plots about martial arts, kung fu, heroes, fight, rivalry, vengeance and master warrior mostly in Action, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Snake in the Eagle's Shadow: Drunken Master (1978), The Legend of Drunken Master (1994), Dragon Strike (1982), The Young Master (1980), Dance of the Drunken Mantis (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Drunken Master (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as Wong Fei-Hung, whose mischievous antics land him in hot water. Having tolerated enough of his son's mishaps, Fei-Hung's dad enlists his sadistic uncle, who specializes in drunken-style kung fu, to teach the lad some ...
Style: humorous, funny, exciting, allegory, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fight, teacher, master, redemption, alcoholic, undisciplined, wu shu, rivalry, farce, kung fu classic ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: china, asia, tokyo, hong kong
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100%
The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country. ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, semi serious, allegory ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, martial artist, kung fu master, fight, farce, boxing, heroes, good versus evil, goofy hero, righting the wronged, silly humor ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, tense, captivating, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kung fu master, cons and scams, against the odds, righting the wronged, rivalry, partners, crimes, wing chun, heroic mission, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: china, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Young Master (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Youthful martial arts master Lung is searching for his missing brother, when he is mistaken for a criminal on the run. He must prove his innocence by solving the case himself, while local lawmen and merciless mercenaries are hot on his trail.
Style: humorous, stylized, tense, light, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, adventure, on the run, fight, mentor, kung fu master, chase, down on your luck, school, orphan, nothing goes right ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, japan, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dance of the Drunken Mantis (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A year after training young Jackie Chan in the Drunken Fist, Sam the Seed discovers he has a son, Foggy. He tries to train Foggy but to no avail. Foggy is then trained in Drunken Fist from his uncle as he must face his father's rival, Rubber ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fight, kung fu classic, farce, adopted son, drunk, heroes, master warrior, rivalry, ambition, adventure ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese who follow Western ways. Wong must also defend Dr. Sun Yat ...
Style: stylized, enigmatic, sexy, talky, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, martial artist, fight, kung fu master, samurai, master warrior, dalmatian, heroes, hopes, folk hero, tai chi ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
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100%
 6.4
 12K
Twin Dragons (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Twins, separated at birth, end up as a Hong Kong gangster and a New York concert pianist. When the pianist travels to Hong Kong for a concert, the two inevitably get mistaken for each other.
Style: humorous, entertaining, exciting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, gangsters, farce, twins, brutality, gunfight, chase, fight, goofy hero, crimes, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, sexy, stylized, entertaining, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, gangsters, gang, vengeance, fight, mafia, violence, organized crime, farce, distopia, dystopic future ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 80s, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Ong Bak 2 (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Moments from death a young man is rescued by a renowned warrior. Realizing unsurpassed physical potential in the young boy he trains him into the most dangerous man alive. As he becomes a young man he goes on a lone mission of vengeance against the ...
Style: stylized, serious, harsh, brutal, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, betrayal, destiny, vengeance, violence, master warrior, revenge, human spirit, obsessive quest, rivalry, obsession ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century
Place: thailand, china, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, medieval, fight, samurai, kung fu classic, shaolin kung fu, graphic violence, good versus evil, master warrior, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
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The Legend (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This Hong Kong martial-arts extravaganza tells of evil emperors and true love. The secret Red Lotus Flower Society is committed to the overthrow of the evil Manchu Emperor and his minions. One of his Governors is sent on a mission to retrieve a list ...
Style: humorous, stylized, sexy, affectionate, visually appealing ...
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, fight, romance, wu shu, medieval, violence, vengeance, fantasy world, fight scenes, gunfight, weapons ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, hong kong, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Armour of God 2: Operation Condor (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Agent Jackie is hired to find WWII Nazi gold hidden in the Sahara desert. He teams up with three bungling women (the 3 stooges?) who are all connected in some way. However a team of mercenries have ideas on the ownership of the gold. A battle / ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, martial arts, chase, adventure, kung fu, treasure, desert, adventurer, heroes, fight, treasure hunter, rivalry ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Armour of God (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong, Yugoslavia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as Asian Hawk, an Indiana Jones-style adventurer looking to make a fortune in exotic antiquities. After Hawk discovers a mysterious sword in Africa, a band of Satan-worshipping monks kidnap his ex-girlfriend Lorelei, demanding the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: wing chun, martial arts, kung fu, fight, fistfight, kung fu classic, coming of age, track down, master warrior, contests and competitions, ambition, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: asia, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Samurai Fiction (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Three centuries ago, a precious sword has been stolen by Kazamatsuri -- the sword, which historic and symbolic value is priceless for the clan (Shogun Tokugawa donated it to clan 80 years before that, at the same time that he established them as the ...
Style: stylized, parody, allegory, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, kung fu, sword, revenge, sword fight, hip hop, adoption, irreverent, destiny, mentor, music ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Iron Fingers of Death (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two princes are seperated by birth. One is raised by the Prime Minister. The other is raised by three mad Shaolin Monks. They both learn kung-fu. When they are 23, they meet and combine there forces to defeat the evil 9th Prince.
Style: exciting, tense, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, kung fu, kung fu classic, shaolin, graphic violence, forceful separation, mortal combat, escapades, heroes, master villain, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
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Police Story (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his name after he is framed for murder.
Style: light, stylized, humorous, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, murder, crimes, police, fight, car chase, justice, fight scenes, drug lord, law enforcement, corrupt law enforcer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.
Style: humorous, intense, suspenseful, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, police, gangsters, undercover cop, drug lord, undercover, heroes, police detective, fight, buddy cop, crimes ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Volcano High School is marking its 108th. Every student is a martial arts expert, so it is not surprising to see tea leaves moving in the shape of dragons or hallway windows shattering into bits with no one touching them. At Volcano High, the legend ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: teens
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Place: japan, tokyo, asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Police Story 4: First Strike (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jackie Chan reprises his role as Chan Ka-Kui (also known in some versions as Jackie) yet again as a Hong Kong cop who works with Interpol to track down and arrest an illegal weapons dealer. Later Jackie realizes that things are not as simple as they ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, semi serious, exciting, parody ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
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Fist of Legend (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in ...
Style: intense, harsh, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Last Tiger from Canton (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Young Jackie was intrigued by Kung-Fu since an early age, but his father strictly forbade its practice. One day, he meets an old beggar who offers to teach Jackie how to fight. Jackie grows up to be quite good though he keeps his knowledge a secret ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two rival warriors, a Japanese and a Chinese, are forced to work together after their master has been killed by a mighty enemy.
Style: scenic, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, humorous
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
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Iron Monkey (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Iron Monkey is a Hong Kong variation of Robin Hood. Corrupt officials of a Chinese village are robbed by a masked bandit known as "Iron Monkey", named after a benevolent deity. When all else fails, the Governor forces a traveling physician ...
Style: stylized, entertaining, allegory, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
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Time: 18th century
Place: china, tokyo, hong kong, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 4K
Once a Cop (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: As a crime wave sweeps through Hong Kong, the police call Jessica Yang (Yeoh), a rising star in the ranks, to help stop a notorious gang of thieves! What Jessica doesn't realize is that her boyfriend - recently discharged from the force - is ...
Style: visually appealing, unusual plot structure, satirical, splatter, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton, disguised as school masters. During a brutal Manchu attack, Lui manages to escape, and devotes himself to learning the martial arts in order to ...
Style: stylized, thought provoking, inspirational, affectionate, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 18th century
Place: china, tokyo, japan, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 20K
Police Story 2 (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Hong Kong super-cop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers at the same time that the villains of the first Police Story are out for revenge.
Style: humorous, stylized, intense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, police officer, police investigation, investigation, violence, gang, police station, police detective, partners against crime, criminal's revenge, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, china, tokyo, asia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Once Upon a Time in China III (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the 'Dancing Lion Competition' to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent.
Style: stylized, serious, harsh, visually appealing, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, culture clash, samurai, master warrior, battles, heroes, heroic mission, assassination, sword fight, warrior, fistfight ...
Place: china, tokyo, japan, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 12K
Black Mask (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chui Chik tries to lead a quiet life as a librarian. However, he is really a former test subject for a highly secretive supersoldier project and the instructor of a special commando unit dubbed "701." The 701 squad is used for many ...
Style: intense, serious, exciting, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, superhero, kung fu, crimes, good versus evil, heroes, police, one man army, martial artist, undercover, soldier, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, tokyo, asia
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29%