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Shaolin Wooden Men (1976)
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Shaolin Wooden Men (1976)
Original name: 少林木人巷
Genre: Action
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 90 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 intense determination, other masters share the wisdom of the Gliding Snake and Drunken Master techniques. In one of the most exciting fight scenes ever filmed, Little Mute must run the gauntlet of the famous 108 wooden men in an extreme test of skill and endurance. But if he becomes a master, will he use his unmatched force for redemption or revenge?
Style: stylized, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, buddhist, sexual abuse, shaolin, shaolin monk, adventure, crimes, androids and robots, vengeance, heroes, clergy, cliche, against the odds, track down, working undercover, vigilantism, society, fighting crime, rivalry, tough heroes, mute or deaf, violence, monk ...
Time: 70s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, stylized and realistic films with plots about martial arts, heroes, kung fu, rivalry, vengeance, master warrior and violence mostly in Action, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Shaolin Wooden Men: New Fists of Fury (1976), Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (1978), Magnificent Guardsmen (1978), The Fearless Hyena (1979), Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong
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Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 94 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, stylized, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chases and races, orphan, save the day, one man army, righting the wronged, tough heroes, track down, against the odds, heroic mission, working undercover, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, asia
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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 ⇓
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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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Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jet Li weasels out of the north Shaolin temple to assassinate a despotic ruler at the ruler's extravagant public birthday celebration. Two other men from the south Shaolin temple also set out to assassinate the ruler, but all three fail and are ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin, martial arts, shaolin monk, shaolin kung fu, master warrior, soldier, heroes, kung fu, one against many, kung fu master, buddha, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, graphic violence, antidote, violence spree, village, vengeance, danger, rivalry, kung fu master, chinaman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, vigilantism, working undercover, orphan, ambition, heroes, adventure, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, school, legends and myths, vengeance, wooing, working undercover, track down, culture clash, vigilantism, palaces castles and temples, tough heroes ...
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Place: china, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Shaolin Deadly Kicks (1979)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Eight thieves steal a treasure map and split it into eight pieces, vowing to regroup three years later. But they'll have to deal with a deadly-kicking cop.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heroes, martial arts, betrayal, kung fu, rivalry, escapades, partners, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: semi serious, realistic, stylized, humorous, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, martial arts, village, shaolin monk, adventure, gang, samurai, leadership, danger, palaces castles and temples, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: stylized, serious, exciting
Plot: master warrior, heroes, martial arts, tough law enforcer, escapades, hotshot hero, heroic mission, vengeance, against the odds, reunion, crimes, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Shaolin Temple (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor who killed his father. ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, captivating, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 7th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
To Kill with Intrigue (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Young master Cao Le chases his pregnant girlfriend away from the family castle. He does it in order to save her from vicious bandits who are going to murder his family.
Style: serious, realistic, surreal
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Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, semi serious, exciting
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Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Image of Bruce Lee (1978)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Duration: 87 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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27%
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Shaolin Temple (1976)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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