Movies like The Spiritual Boxer

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The Spiritual Boxer (1975)
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The Spiritual Boxer (1975)
Original name: 神打
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Wang Yu plays a vagabond who earn a living on people's superstitions, but also puts things right. (A Shaw Brothers production)
Plot: martial arts, con artists, teacher student relationship, charlatan, superstition

Most similar movies to The Spiritual Boxer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, realistic, serious and stylized films with plots about martial arts, kung fu, fight, master warrior, kung fu classic, heroes and rivalry mostly in Action, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Spiritual Boxer: Dirty Ho (1979), Back Alley Princess (1973), The Anonymous Heroes (1971), Executioners from Shaolin (1977), Challenge of the Masters (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dirty Ho (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Wang Chin-chin, who is both the 11th prince and an expert fighterm has fun secretly subverting a local con-man, the inept Ho Chi (Wong Yue), but blackmails the crook into becoming his student after making it look like a B-girl named Choi Hung (Kara ...
Plot: prince, kung fu, kung fu classic, antique dealer, wine, umbrella, jewelry, hunchback, fan, martial arts, thief, archery ...
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95%
Back Alley Princess (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Polly Shang Kwan and Sam Hui are con artists who befriend a family of street venders and entertainers. The group constantly faces financial problems as they are ripped off by thugs, their rent is raised and car breaks down. Polly Kuan (who portrays ...
Plot: martial arts, con artists, street urchin, community, woman dressed as man, rooftop fight, women fight, bar fight, street performer, kung fu, pickpocket, homelessness
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87%
The Anonymous Heroes (1971)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A perennial Chang Cheh favorite, Anonymous Heroes focuses on two vagabond brothers, Meng Kang (David Chiang) and Tieh (Ti Lung) who, in the search for fame and fortune, join in a rebellion against a provincial general. Used to shaking down local ...
Plot: martial arts, train robbery, warlord, fight, train, arms deal, violence, heroic bloodshed, kung fu, gunfight, republican era china, railway ...
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86%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, siblings relations, vengeance, school, uninhibited rivalry, vigilantism, graphic violence, track down, murder, righting the wronged, battles ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.2
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Four Riders (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This prime example of director/co-writer Chang Cheh's mastery takes place in Seoul right after the Korean War, as a kung-fu master, combat instructor, explosives expert, and missile specialist must take on a venal drug smuggling gang. ...
Plot: martial arts, drug smuggling, military, kung fu, gym, nightclub, corruption, pantyhose, loose woman, drinking, black pantyhose, smoking ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
New Shaolin Boxers (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Esteemed martial arts movie master Chang Cheh cemented the stardom of soon-to-be international favorite Alexander Fu Sheng in this film. Rather than making him just part of the protagonists - as he had in his trilogy (Shaolin Martial Arts, Five ...
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, hypocrisy, teacher student relationship, fedora, suitcase, martyr, republican era china
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, deadly, buddies, danger, daring rescue, partners, escapades, revolution, friends, palaces castles and temples, gory ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Chinese Vengeance (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set in the waning years of the Ching Dyansty, this dramatic, tragic, romantic, blood-soaked martial arts tale of betrayal and revenge explores one of the most sensational scandals in Chinese history and marked the true ascension of its director and ...
Plot: ambition, fight, martial arts, kung fu, bandit
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 ⇓
72%
Mercenaries From Hong Kong (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Story: Ti Lung plays a Vietnam vet who's now an 'honourable' mercenary-for-hire taking on an assignment tracking down an assassin who's fled to Cambodia after murdering an industrialist from Hong Kong. He recruits a team for the task ...
Plot: gore, kung fu, gun duel, gunfight, war violence, martial arts, mexican standoff, violence, blood splatter, gun, brutality, blood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Magnificent Ruffians (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Venom regulars Philip Kwok, Chiang Sheng, and Sun Chien star as a gang of unemployed martial artists who spend their days stuffing their faces at local restaurants and letting the staff beat them up instead of paying the bill. Their fortunes appear ...
Plot: martial arts, suicide, framed for murder, kung fu, double suicide, fight
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Savage Five (1974)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pacifist village is beset by bandits in this martial arts thriller. "Savage Five" hands-down rivals the ornateness of "Kid With The Golden Arm" and the twist-heavy "Five Deadly Venoms". The always great David Chiang ...
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, heroism, oppression, sacrifice, village, chivalry, bandit, kung fu classic, fight
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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
Plot: martial arts, fight, martial arts training, fistfight, shaolin kung fu, battles, evil empire, graphic violence, rescue, danger, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Martial Club (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Wong Fei Hung (Gordon Liu) and his friend are constantly having contests to see who has the better martial arts skill. After getting in trouble with their fathers, Wong Fei Hung settles down and starts to train seriously, while his friend still ...
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, revenge, kung fu fighting, school, fistfight, fight, master warrior, asian, culture clash, kung fu classic, martial artist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
59%
The Prodigal Boxer: The Kick of Death (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: THE PRODIGAL BOXER features Chinese folk hero Fong Sai Yuk (aka Fong Si Yu), the subject of dozens of HK kung fu films. The role is played by Meng Fei as a callow, unschooled youth and wrongfully accused murderer. Two vicious masters of the local ...
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kung fu classic, boxing ring, boxer, fistfight, kickboxing, boxing gloves, kickboxer, combat, boxing
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Mad Monkey Kung Fu (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A disgraced former Kung Fu expert makes a living as a merchant with the help of a hot headed friend. When the men are harassed by gangsters, the merchant decided to teach his friend monkey boxing so they can defend their business.
Style: cult film
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, gambling house, jeet kune do, mistress, master warrior, fight, action violence, hand to hand combat, monkey, kung fu classic, karate ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Treasure of Bruce Le (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In "Treasure of Bruce Le," a Samurai steals the Kung Fu secrets of the Shaolin Buddhists. Now Bruce must fight the powerful Samurai for control.
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, treasure, fight
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Shaolin Temple (1976)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 126 min.
Story: There is no place more hallowed in the martial art world than China's Shaolin Temple. This special place deserves a special epic, which is what the martial arts maestro delivers in this battle between a brave brand of Chinese boxers and ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: martial arts, shaolin kung fu, palaces castles and temples, vengeance, graphic violence, rivalry, master warrior, heroes, betrayal, dishonesty, shaolin, violence ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Shaolin Avengers (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The famous story of the Shaolin Temple's betrayal by the White-Browed Hermit, and the subsequent revenge by Shaolin firebrand Fang Shih-yu, is the stuff of legend. It has been filmed many times by many directors, but few are remembered as ...
Plot: martial arts, shaolin kung fu, folk hero, revenge, flashback, shaolin, kung fu
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Belles of Taekwondo (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Carter Wong plays a young chinese martial arts student who travels to Korea to learn Taekwondo. Soon he comes up against a vicious gang who want all the local martial arts schools to join their evil association. But before he can defeat the bad ...
Plot: martial arts, kung fu classic, korean, taekwondo
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Coward Bastard (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The plot is a trifle about an obnoxious restaurant delivery boy causing trouble with some local bad guys for the cook who secretly knows kung fu, eventually learning some techniques and finally, with the cook, confronting the bad guys.
Plot: martial arts, kung fu master, martial artist, kung fu, wing chun
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Himalayan (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Story: The Tseng family is one of the most noble and respected clans in a small village in Tibet. The patriarch of the Tseng family wants to marry off his daughter Ching Lan into the Kao clan. However, the cunning and deceitful eldest brother Kao Chu only ...
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fighting style, warrior, violence, kung fu master, martial artist, stylized violence, tough guy, duel, fistfight, showdown ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country. ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, farce, fist fighting, heroes, good versus evil, cult, showdown, boxing, rivalry, goofy hero, righting the wronged, theft ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Small Tiger (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ho Mei Fong is a young woman in trouble, running from a gang of criminals with something of importance hidden in her purse. She dies in Chien Chen's taxi while trying to escape, but not before hiding the purse. Chien Chen is now involved ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, gangsters, tough heroes, partners against crime, crimes, gang, rivalry, race against time, law enforcement, fighting crime, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Lady with a Sword (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Feng Fei Fei, an excellent swordswoman, seeks revenge with her nephew for the murder of her old sister, who got killed by some rogues on her way home. She soon finds out that the murderer is the son of her father's best friend and her future ...
Plot: revenge, female warrior, family relations, martial arts, bad influence
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Iron Fingers of Death (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two princes are seperated by birth. One is raised by the Prime Minister. The other is raised by three mad Shaolin Monks. They both learn kung-fu. When they are 23, they meet and combine there forces to defeat the evil 9th Prince.
Style: semi serious, realistic, tense, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, forceful separation, rivalry, one man army, heroes, master villain, good versus evil, escapades, master warrior, graphic violence, vengeance, aerial combats ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mute or deaf, misfit, military, master warrior, adventure, heroes, rivalry, disability, siblings relations, vengeance, fighting movie ...
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%