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The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
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The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
Original name: 少林三十六房
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 seek revenge.
Style: stylized, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, breathtaking, tense, affectionate, epic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin, kung fu, martial arts, shaolin kung fu, monk, master warrior, patriotism, martial artist, vengeance, rebellion, adventure, heroes, murder, crimes, graphic violence, life is a bitch, injustice, fighting the system, escapades, rivalry, society, ambition, clergy, tragic hero, dealing with death ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and stylized films with plots about martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, heroes, rivalry, vengeance and fight mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The 36th Chamber of Shaolin: The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984), Executioners from Shaolin (1977), Once Upon a Time in China (1991), Clan of the White Lotus (1980), Once Upon a Time in China II (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Yangs are betrayed by a government official conspiring with the Mongols. All of the Yang family males except the 4th, 5th, and 6th brothers are killed. Fu Sheng loses his mind after the death of his family, while the other brother, takes refuge ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, stylized, exciting
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Place: asia, china
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In the second film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto battles a group of female ninja in the employ of the Yagyu clan and must assassinate a traitor who plans to sell his clan's secrets to the Shogunate.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
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Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Executioners from Shaolin (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but the boy's father is killed by the evil eunuch Pai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom trains him in crane style while he secretly learns tiger ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, battles, shaolin, kung fu, rivalry, heroes, master villain, one man army, master warrior, graphic violence, failed attempt, mortal combat ...
Place: china, asia
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Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and American) plundering of China.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, martial artist, heroes, tragic hero, school, kung fu, culture clash, adventure, heroic mission, righting the wronged, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
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Clan of the White Lotus (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Shaolin practitioners and brothers Wu and Hung kill the merciless Pai Mei. However, Pai Mei's even more merciless brother White Lotus takes revenge; killing most of the Shaolin disciples, including Wu and Hung's girlfriend, leaving only ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
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Place: china, asia
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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 ...
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Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin, martial arts, shaolin monk, master warrior, kung fu, shaolin kung fu, heroes, soldier, one against many, kung fu master, buddha, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, beijing china
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100%
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Red Cliff (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, exciting, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, strategy, war, martial arts, historical event, war hero, state affairs, siblings relations, heroes, adventure, tragic hero, heroic mission ...
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
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Five Deadly Venoms (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A kung-fu student is instructed by his dying teacher to track down five of the teacher's ex-students. Each of the five is equipped with a lethal martial arts skill, and the teacher fears this might be used for evil purposes. However, not only ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, cult film
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Challenge of the Masters (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 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: serious, realistic, exciting, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 81 min.
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Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Return to the 36th Chamber (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
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Duration: 103 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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100%
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Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
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30%
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The Deadly Duo (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
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Place: china, asia
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One-Armed Swordsman (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
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Crippled Avengers (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Crippled Avengers is a 1978 Shaw Brothers kung fu film directed by Chang Cheh and starring four members of the Venom Mob. It has been released in North America as Mortal Combat and Return of the 5 Deadly Venoms. The film follows a group of martial ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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Place: hong kong, asia
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Kung Fu League (2018)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A poor comic book artist summons four legendary Kung Fu masters to learn the highest level of martial arts and help him get his girl.
Style: exciting, intense, semi serious, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
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Place: china, asia
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