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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, obsessive quest, heroic mission, tough heroes, monastery, renegades, crimes, track down, escapades, rivalry, shaolin, fight, karate, violence, tough guy, warrior, battles, buddhism ...
Time: 7th century
Place: china, asia

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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, master warrior, heroes, rivalry, kung fu, vengeance and violence mostly in Action, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The Shaolin Temple: Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986), Tai-Chi Master (1993), True Legend (2010), Come Drink with Me (1966), Once Upon a Time in China II (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, kung fu, shaolin kung fu, master warrior, heroes, soldier, kung fu master, buddha, one against many, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, beijing china
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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: stylized, exciting, serious
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Time: middle ages
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
 6.4
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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: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, army, vengeance, good versus evil, rivalry, rescue, escapades, family relations, family feud, uninhibited rivalry, family in danger ...
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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: stylized, exciting, serious
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⇓ 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 ...
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Fist of Legend (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
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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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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, tense, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ 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: serious, realistic, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, mad, serious, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
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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, captivating, exciting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: exciting, serious, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama
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Duration: 86 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Shao Lin men (1976)
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Duration: 95 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The New Legend of Shaolin (1994)
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Time: middle ages
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Once Upon a Time in China III (1992)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Duration: 107 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, exciting, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
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23%
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23%
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