Movies like The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

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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, complex ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu, shaolin, martial arts, shaolin kung fu, monk, patriotism, master warrior, vengeance, rebellion, adventure, crimes, heroes, clergy, fighting the system, injustice, life is a bitch, graphic violence, ambition, murder, danger, society, heroic mission, dealing with death, escapades, teaching the ways of the world ...
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, realistic, exciting and stylized films with plots about martial arts, master warrior, heroes, rivalry, kung fu, violence and vengeance mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The 36th Chamber of Shaolin: The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984), Clan of the White Lotus (1980), Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986), Executioners from Shaolin (1977), 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: rough, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, daring rescue, rivalry, confined, master warrior, escapades, power relations, tough heroes, family relations, monk, rebellion, danger ...
Place: asia, china
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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: exciting, offbeat, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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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: 82 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, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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, exciting, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin, martial arts, shaolin monk, shaolin kung fu, soldier, master warrior, heroes, kung fu, parents and children, palaces castles and temples, failed attempt, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, beijing china
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Executioners from Shaolin (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 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: rough, serious, realistic, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, battles, kung fu, shaolin, mortal combat, failed attempt, palaces castles and temples, vengeance, tough heroes, heroes, master warrior, graphic violence ...
Place: asia, china
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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: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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48%
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Red Cliff (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 288 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, exciting, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, war, strategy, martial arts, war hero, siblings relations, state affairs, adventure, heroes, danger, tragic hero, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
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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, realistic, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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Place: china, asia
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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
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Time: 18th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
5 Masters of Death (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Hu Te et al. escape the burning Shaolin temple after the Qing soldiers destroyed it in Shaolin Temple. The group of 5 decide to develop secret codes to identify fellow patriots, enlist those patriots and eventually meet up again to escape to the ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Bandits, Prostitutes and Silver (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 83 min.
Story: To free his girlfriend from her contract with a greedy madam, Shang Li (Don Wong) teams up with a cold-blooded thief called the Sparrow (Chiang-lung Wen) to hijack a large shipment of silver. But when the heist suddenly goes bad, Shang Li finds ...
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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 ...
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Martial Club (1981)
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
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Fearless (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
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Story: Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness, defining the true spirit of martial arts and also inspiring his ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Chinese emissary is sent to the Gobi desert to execute a renegade soldier. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, however, the two warriors might unite to protect the travelers.
Style: exciting, serious, epic, breathtaking, lyrical ...
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Time: ancient history, 8th century
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
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36%
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: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Brothers Five (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china, asia
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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, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
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The Deadly Duo (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The plot involves patriots during the Sung Dynasty and their attempts to rescue a kidnapped prince from Ching troops who have invaded the north of China. The patriots are led by Ti Lung who recruits a mysterious but seemingly superhuman fighter ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
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Place: asia, china
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New Fists of Fury (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 114 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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong
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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: stylized, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1930s
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Shaolin (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords try to expand their power by warring over neighboring lands. Fuelled by his success on the battlefield, young and arrogant Hao Jie sneers at Shaolin's masters when he beats one of them in a duel. ...
Style: serious, stylized, bleak, realistic, exciting ...
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Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
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The Kid with the Golden Arm (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Jin bei tong opens with a group of escort/guards preparing to move a shipment of gold from the local government to an area stricken by famine... one of the very few Venom films where all six Venom actors are present within a single film.
Style: stylized, exciting, realistic, serious, cult film
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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Five Fingers of Death (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young boxer joins a martial arts school to increase his skill so he can enter a martial arts competition. he leaves the school when he hears that a local gangster is terrorizing the town. he comes to the aid of a young singer and brings on the ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, cult film, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hopes, society, tough law enforcer, ambition, fighting crime, danger, lone wolves, master warrior, academy, power relations, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: china, asia
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32%
The Chinese Connection (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Chen Zhen returns to the international compound of China only to learn of his beloved teacher's death. This is compounded by the continual racist harassment by the Japanese population in the area. Unlike his friends, he confronts it head on ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 1910s, 70s
Place: japan, asia, china, shanghai, hong kong ...
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32%
The New One-Armed Swordsman (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lei Li lost his right-arm in a sword duel with the master of a martial arts school, long ago. Now, he is able to defend himself well with just his left arm, and kung fu techniques. That he proves with just the help of his friend Chung-Chieng, when ...
Style: stylized, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, disability, gory, graphic violence, master warrior, heroes, rivalry, danger, pride, mastermind, war violence, wager ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Enter the Dragon (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, shaolin, master warrior, island, tough heroes, drug lord, contests and competitions, spy, fighting movie, good versus evil, strong man ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, usa, china, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, rivalry, kung fu, teachers and students, human spirit, vigilantism, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, hopes, society ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: china, korea, asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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