Movies like The Shaolin Temple

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The Shaolin Temple (1982)
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The Shaolin Temple (1982)
Original name: 少林寺
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. Based on a true story from Shaolin folklore, but highly fictionalized.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, captivating, tense, touching, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, kung fu, adventure, vengeance, coming of age, monk, renegade, obsessive quest, heroic mission, tough heroes, monastery, crimes, escapades, rivalry, track down, shaolin, combat, fight, karate, violence, betrayal, warrior, tough guy ...
Time: 7th century
Place: china, asia

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Most similar movies to The Shaolin Temple

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, stylized and realistic films with plots about heroes, master warrior, martial arts, rivalry, kung fu, violence and vengeance mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Shaolin Temple: Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986), Tai-Chi Master (1993), Last Hero in China (1993), True Legend (2010), Come Drink with Me (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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%
Shaolin Temple 2: Kids from Shaolin (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 99 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: heroes, master warrior, martial arts, village, shaolin monk, samurai, tough heroes, adventure, daring rescue, gang, crimes, track down ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
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100%
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Tai-Chi Master (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Falsely accused for cheating in a martial arts competition, two boyhood friends are banished from their Shaolin Temple and go their separate ways. As adults, they join opposing sides in a civil war. When one betrays the other, they settle their ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, monk, kung fu, heroes, betrayal, rebel, army, tai chi, memory loss, vengeance, heroic mission, cheating ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Last Hero in China (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jet Li stars in this comic spectacle as a Chinese "Robin Hood" who stumbles upon a kidnapping scheme after unwittingly opening a martial arts school next to a brothel!
Style: semi serious, epic, humorous, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, folk hero, one man army, heroes, martial arts, kidnapping, society, track down, gangsters, escapades, clergy, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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True Legend (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Su Qi-Er, a wealthy man living during the Qing Dynasty who loses his fortune and reputation as a result of a conspiracy against him. After being forced out onto the streets, Su dedicates his life to martial arts and reemerges as a patriotic hero ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, army, good versus evil, vengeance, escapades, rivalry, rescue, family in danger, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, family feud ...
Time: 20th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Come Drink with Me (1966)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cheng Pei-pei plays Golden Swallow, a fighter-for-hire who has been contracted by the local government to retrieve the governor's kidnapped son. Holding him is a group of rebels who are demanding that their leader be released from prison in ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, heroes, kung fu master, master warrior, martial arts, murder, tough girl, fistfight, waterfall, heroine, forest, monastery ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu master, kung fu, martial artist, heroes, hopes, folk hero, heroic mission, fight, dalmatian, samurai ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Hero (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.
Style: breathtaking, serious, stylized, epic, twists and turns ...
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, sword fight, swords and armor, adventure, heroes, execution, lovers, reward, hopes, patriot, deception ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin, kung fu, martial arts, shaolin kung fu, patriotism, monk, master warrior, martial artist, vengeance, rebellion, graphic violence, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, vengeance, kung fu classic, humiliation, folk hero, good versus evil, rage, occupation, uninhibited rivalry, sword fight ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, fistfight, martial arts training, shaolin kung fu, graphic violence, battles, mortal combat, tough heroes, evil empire, master warrior, rivalry ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, martial arts, rivalry, graphic violence, antidote, violence spree, village, vengeance, violence, chinese, asian ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Invincible Armour (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hwang Jang Lee is a corrupt Ming guard who frames John Liu for murder. A wanted fugitive, John hides out with a teen who is an expert in the infamous Iron Armor technique, a technique that means the expert can withstand anything. However, Hwang is ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, kung fu, assassin, master warrior, protagonist as suspect, escapades, rivalry, heroes, one man army, track down, master villain ...
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
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Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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Place: taiwan, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Five Element Ninjas (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young martial artist seeks revenge on the ninja who kills his martial arts brothers and teacher.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, betrayal, kung fu, rivalry, one man army, master warrior, escapades, heroes, strong violent content, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Wing Chun (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Martial arts expert Wing Chun battles bandits in this magical film that provides as many laughs as it does wallops. Besides horse thieves, Wing Chun must deal with the men around her who simply can't handle a strong, independent woman. ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The New Legend of Shaolin (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young father and his infant son are beset by forces of evil and corruption. They wander China, upholding their sense of honor and protecting the weak. When they are forced into combat, spectacular and hilarious fast-motion kung fu sequences ...
Style: serious, stylized, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: middle ages
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: asia
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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, vengeance, vigilantism, wooing, working undercover, school, legends and myths, culture clash, heroic mission, tough heroes, track down ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Into the Badlands (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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Story: In a land controlled by feudal barons, a great warrior and a young boy embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. A genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, america, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Fearless (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 104 min.
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: exciting, captivating, serious, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, friendship, exile, redemption, martial arts tournament, hopes, patriotism, childhood, warrior, qing dynasty ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 19th century, turn of the century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, 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, epic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu master, kung fu, culture clash, battles, heroes, master warrior, heroic mission, samurai, martial artist, fistfight, sword fight ...
Place: china, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, escapades, rivalry, heroes, graphic violence, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, kung fu classic, shaolin, kung fu, revenge ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Crippled Masters (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two men skilled in the arts of Kung-Fu are betrayed by their master and crippled for life, one left with no arms and the other with no legs. Despite their obvious disadvantages, they learn to combine their martial arts skills and seek revenge ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, cripple, disability, confined, master criminal, crimes, misfit, dishonesty, rivalry, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, righting the wronged, tough heroes, heroic mission, uninhibited rivalry, forbidden love, vigilantism, legends and myths, kidnapping, vengeance, friendship ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: China, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.
Style: stylized, exciting, captivating, serious, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, female warrior, kung fu, heroes, adventure, love and romance, sword, sword fight, romance, strong female presence, warlord ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Swordsman II (1992)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jet Li plays Ling, a student from the Blue Mountain school of martial arts, who, along with fellow students and Kiddo, find themselves embroiled in a country-wide political/clan war with the Highlander clan in the forefront of the battle.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, good versus evil, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, rescue, daring rescue, escapades, adventure, rivalry, master villain, dishonesty ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: exciting, serious, stylized
Plot: master warrior, heroes, martial arts, chase, adventure, tough law enforcer, superhuman powers, hotshot hero, rivalry, pirate, escapades, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%