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Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
 7.4
 11K
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
Original name: 蛇形刁手
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 the master of the "eagle's claw" style, who has vowed to destroy the snake fist clan.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic, breathtaking, affectionate, funny, comic, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, vengeance, kung fu, master warrior, beggar, orphan, hand to hand combat, fistfight, teachers and students, graphic violence, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, rivalry, master villain, uninhibited rivalry, power relations, martial artist, wing chun, fight, betrayal, cat, violence, assassin, cooking ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan, 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, semi serious and realistic films with plots about heroes, martial arts, master warrior, rivalry, kung fu, fistfight and hand to hand combat mostly in Action, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Snake in the Eagle's Shadow: Drunken Master (1978), The Legend of Drunken Master (1994), Dragon Strike (1982), Return to the 36th Chamber (1980), Once Upon a Time in China II (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 37K
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, exciting, funny, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, fighting style, master, alcoholic, discipline, undisciplined, rivalry, farce, drinking, drinking alcohol, battles ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: asia, china, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, semi serious, entertaining, funny, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fist fighting, fistfight, farce, martial artist, kung fu, heroes, good versus evil, showdown, goofy hero, boxing, cult ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo
⇓ 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, stylized violence, cons and scams, against the odds, righting the wronged, partners, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, buddies, heroic mission, martial artist ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ 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: exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, righting the wronged, power relations, graphic violence, redemption, teaching the ways of the world, vengeance, self discovery, injustice, heroes, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Time: 18th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, epic, enigmatic, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu master, master warrior, martial artist, kung fu, heroes, hopes, folk hero, heroic mission, fight, racism, idealism ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, one man army, martial arts, graphic violence, rivalry, youth, power relations, falling to death, attempted rape, waiter, master warrior, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, exciting, semi serious, stylized, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, on the run, chase, adventure, mistaken identity, orphan, contests and competitions, down on your luck, school, nothing goes right, one against many ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: suspenseful, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, farce, rivalry, master warrior, adventure, heroes, ambition, parents and children, tough heroes, wooing, adopted son, drunk ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, exciting, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, gang, vengeance, fighting crime, ambition, righting the wronged, tough heroes, uninhibited rivalry, vigilantism, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20s, 80s ...
Place: chicago illinois, texas, usa, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Ninja in the Dragon's Den (1982)
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: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, kung fu, revenge, samurai, danger, good versus evil, master criminal, rivalry, undercover, religions or cults, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: rough, humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master villain, good versus evil, escapades, master warrior, graphic violence, palaces castles and temples, forceful separation, mortal combat, aerial combats, vengeance, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 11K
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, exciting, realistic, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: twins, mistaken identity, farce, martial arts, gangsters, siblings relations, disorder, crimes, goofy hero, dragon, kung fu, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, siblings relations, on the road ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A tale of revenge, honor and greed follows a group of misfits that gets involved with a kitchen cleaver made from the top five swords of the martial arts world in this wild and brash action comedy.
Style: captivating, humorous, stylized, semi serious, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, imaginary, vengeance, adventure, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, danger, curses spells and rituals, misfit, rivalry, cooking and food, social misfits ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 7K
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, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, heroes, burned alive, emperor, cross dressing, romance, disorder, couples, family relations, hopes, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 9K
Project A 2 (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Dragon is now transferred to be the police head of Sai Wan district, and has to contend with a gangster kingpin, anti-Manchu revolutionaries, some runaway pirates, Manchu Loyalists and a corrupt police superintendent.
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: frame up, pirate, heroes, police corruption, martial arts, corruption, police, violence, kung fu, law enforcement, fighting crime, crime ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, fistfight, kung fu, contests and competitions, coming of age, adventure, fighting crime, ambition, anti heroes, gang, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Shaolin Challenges Ninja (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gordon Liu stars as a Chinese martial arts student struggling to relate to his new Japanese wife. When a series of martial misunderstandings spirals into an international incident, he's forced to take on seven of Japan's most powerful ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninjitsu, master warrior, kung fu, ambition, one man army, contests and competitions, heroes, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, ninja, fight ...
Time: 1930s
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, escapades, gang, leadership, crimes, danger, tough heroes, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, humorous, semi serious, cult film
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, factory, art, fight, lawyer, dishonesty, cons and scams, gangsters, courtroom, gangster, fistfight ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: semi serious, realistic, exciting, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, pirate, chase, heroes, smuggling, sea, police, rivalry, partners against crime, heroic mission, against the odds, corrupt officer ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, gangsters, forgery, rivalry, partners against crime, hitman, invisibility, friends, disorder, down on your luck, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Enter the Phoenix (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Georgie Hung is handsome, stylish and charming but he hides a secret that his old-fashion father, Hung who is a Triad leader, can never forgive. He has been sent to Thailand since he was a child and never returned. After Hung's death, his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting, realistic
Plot: martial arts, leadership, mistaken identity, disorder, rivalry, gang, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, triad, gay son, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Police Story 3: Supercop (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, intense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police, gangsters, undercover, heroes, drug lord, kung fu, law enforcement, crimes, working undercover, undercover cop, farce ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: china, hong kong, thailand, asia, malaysia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Looking for Jackie (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: China
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jackie Chan is the undefeated Kung Fu Master who dishes out the action in traditional Jackie Chan style. When a young boy sets out to learn how to fight from the Master himself, he not only witnesses some spectacular fights, but learns some ...
Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: martial arts, ambition, disorder, family, youth, teaching the ways of the world, athlete and trainer, master warrior, violence, beating, showdown, mild violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 18K
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, semi serious, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, chase, treasure hunt, treasure, kidnapping, adventurer, auction, daring rescue, danger, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, hong kong, china, tokyo, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Champ vs. Champ (1980)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A gang leader targets the daughter of an enemy who's been promised to a local fighter. After losing his leg to a poison arrow, the fighter learns to fight again using a metal leg.
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, track down, uninhibited rivalry, train, vengeance, wrongfully committed, vigilantism, battles, supernatural, escapades ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, rivalry, hopes, master criminal, teachers and students, legends and myths, missing person, vengeance, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, martial arts, graphic violence, violence spree, village, vengeance, antidote, danger, rivalry, kung fu fighting, asian ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%