Movies like The Young Master

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The Young Master (1980)
 7.2
 6K
The Young Master (1980)
Original name: 師弟出馬
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Youthful martial arts master Lung is searching for his missing brother, when he is mistaken for a criminal on the run. He must prove his innocence by solving the case himself, while local lawmen and merciless mercenaries are hot on his trail.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized, light, tense, cult film, breathtaking, melancholic, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, on the run, adventure, chase, mistaken identity, school, contests and competitions, orphan, nothing goes right, down on your luck, heroes, kung fu master, mentor, one against many, lone hero, crimes, betrayal, adoption, chases and races, dishonesty, chaos and mayhem, disorder, siblings relations, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, japan, tokyo

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Most similar movies to The Young Master

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, exciting and stylized films with plots about martial arts, heroes, kung fu, rivalry, stylized violence, hand to hand combat and violence mostly in Action, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Young Master: Drunken Master (1978), Twin Dragons (1992), Dragons Forever (1988), Project A (1983), The Fearless Hyena (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 36K
Drunken Master (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as Wong Fei-Hung, whose mischievous antics land him in hot water. Having tolerated enough of his son's mishaps, Fei-Hung's dad enlists his sadistic uncle, who specializes in drunken-style kung fu, to teach the lad some ...
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, fighting style, master, alcoholic, undisciplined, rivalry, farce, drinking, discipline, battles, battle ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: asia, china, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
 6.5
 11K
Twin Dragons (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Twins, separated at birth, end up as a Hong Kong gangster and a New York concert pianist. When the pianist travels to Hong Kong for a concert, the two inevitably get mistaken for each other.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: twins, mistaken identity, farce, martial arts, gangsters, siblings relations, disorder, crimes, goofy hero, kung fu, chase, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Dragons Forever (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as a hot-shot lawyer hired by a Hong Kong chemical plant to dispose of opposition to their polluting ways. But when he falls for a beautiful woman out to stop the plant, Jackie is torn in a conflict of interest and asks his trusty ...
Style: exciting, neurotic, semi serious, humorous, cult film
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, factory, lawyer, fight, dishonesty, cons and scams, courtroom, gangster, hand to hand combat, fistfight, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 7.4
 15K
Project A (1983)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In late 19th Century Hong Kong the British may rule the land, but the pirates rule the waters. One Coast Guard officer is Dragon Ma, who is determined that his beloved Coast Guard will not be made a fool of.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, pirate, heroes, chase, smuggling, police, sea, graphic violence, ambition, tough law enforcer, against the odds, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Fearless Hyena (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jackie Chan is a youngster, living in a remote vllage with his grandfather who teaches him Kong-Fu (naturally). He keeps getting into fights, even though his grandfather warns him not to show their Kong-Fu to others. Jackie, though, is tempted by ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: school, martial arts, heroes, kung fu, leadership, rivalry, adventure, crimes, village, vengeance, murder, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 36K
Who Am I? (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Martial-arts megastar Jackie Chan wrote, directed and stars in this action-comedy. Secret agent Jackie (Chan) leads a commando group to Africa to kidnap scientists who are working to unleash a powerful -- and lethal -- new energy source. When Jackie ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, adventure, secret agents, chase, danger, on the run, espionage, secret agent, fistfight, commando, car chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, hong kong, asia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 17K
Armour of God (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong, Yugoslavia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as Asian Hawk, an Indiana Jones-style adventurer looking to make a fortune in exotic antiquities. After Hawk discovers a mysterious sword in Africa, a band of Satan-worshipping monks kidnap his ex-girlfriend Lorelei, demanding the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, chase, treasure hunt, kidnapping, adventurer, auction, treasure, daring rescue, danger, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, hong kong, china, tokyo, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everyone abuses and humiliates a downtrodden orphan (Chan) until he befriends an old man, who turns out to be the last master of the "snake fist" fighting style. Jackie becomes the old man's student and finds himself in battle with ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, vengeance, beggar, master villain, rivalry, master warrior, escapades, power relations, graphic violence, teachers and students, uninhibited rivalry ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.6
 29K
Police Story (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his name after he is framed for murder.
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, car chase, murder, chases and races, drug lord, crimes, crime, law enforcement, corrupt law enforcer, goofy hero, kung fu ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 9K
Project A 2 (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Dragon is now transferred to be the police head of Sai Wan district, and has to contend with a gangster kingpin, anti-Manchu revolutionaries, some runaway pirates, Manchu Loyalists and a corrupt police superintendent.
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: frame up, pirate, heroes, martial arts, police corruption, kung fu, corruption, police, violence, partners against crime, escapades, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Battle Creek Brawl (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Asian American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fight competition.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, gang, vengeance, contests and competitions, rivalry, righting the wronged, tough heroes, vigilantism, uninhibited rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 1920s, 80s ...
Place: chicago illinois, texas, usa, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Dragon Strike (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dragon and his madcap pal Cowboy spend their days getting into mischief, frustrating the elders, chasing girls, and competing in the village sport. When Dragon overhears a fiendish plot by smugglers to sell China's national treasures overseas, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, captivating, tense, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, stylized violence, righting the wronged, crimes, partners, rivalry, cons and scams, against the odds, heroic mission, buddies, dishonesty, kung fu master ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Little Big Soldier (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a farmer forced into conscription, who has been looking to get out of the army ever since. His great chance arrives when he stumbles upon a wounded general from an enemy state, and he kidnaps him, intending to claim credit for the ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, dark hero, soldier, escape, pow, adventure, rivalry, survival, prince, horse, heroes, anti war ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 7K
The Legend (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This Hong Kong martial-arts extravaganza tells of evil emperors and true love. The secret Red Lotus Flower Society is committed to the overthrow of the evil Manchu Emperor and his minions. One of his Governors is sent on a mission to retrieve a list ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, heroes, emperor, burned alive, cross dressing, romance, righting the wronged, couples, dishonesty, hopes, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 17K
Police Story 2 (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Hong Kong super-cop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers at the same time that the villains of the first Police Story are out for revenge.
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, martial arts, police officer, fight, police investigation, crimes, stalking, master criminal, partners against crime, gang, partners, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, los angeles, usa, asia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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
Plot: martial arts, martial artist, master warrior, heroes, school, tragic hero, culture clash, adventure, heroic mission, righting the wronged, folk hero, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Shanghai Knights (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The dynamic duo of Chon Wang and Roy O'Bannon return for another crazy adventure. This time, they're in London to avenge the murder of Chon's father, but end up on an even bigger case. Chon's sister is there to do the same, but ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, adventure, vengeance, odd couple, cowboy, buddies, unlikely partners, rivalry, amateur detective, disorder, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s
Place: china, nevada, new york, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Police Story 4: First Strike (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jackie Chan reprises his role as Chan Ka-Kui (also known in some versions as Jackie) yet again as a Hong Kong cop who works with Interpol to track down and arrest an illegal weapons dealer. Later Jackie realizes that things are not as simple as they ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, helicopter, one man army, heroes, secret agents, undercover, hitman, chase, espionage, adventure, master criminal, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 13K
Robin-B-Hood (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 136 min.
Story: For never-do-well compulsive gambler Fong, there's only one thing more fearsome than debtors at his doorstep - having to coax a crying baby. But what if the baby becomes his golden goose to fend off his debtors? Can he overcome his phobia of ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: babies and infants, kidnapping, gangsters, gambling, nothing goes right, rivalry, crimes, partners, debt, ransom, cons and scams, chase ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Magnificent Butcher (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A plump butcher student of 'Wong Fei Hung', Lam Sai-Wing (Sammo) gets into trouble with a rival kung-fu school known as 'Five Dragons'. He is accused of raping the Head of that school's goddaughter and killing his son. Now ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, kung fu, master warrior, master criminal, crimes, good versus evil, gang, teachers and students, legends and myths, missing person, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Million Dollar Heiress (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Cousins Thomas and David, owners of a mobile restaurant, team up with their friend Moby, a bumbling private detective, to save the beautiful Sylvia, a pickpocket.
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, chinese, van, adventure, private detective, buddies, escapades, femme fatale, danger, woman in danger, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, spain, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 1K
Knockabout (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Yuen Baio and Ka-Yan Leung play brothers Yipao and Taipao, lovable rogues who convince a martial arts expert to take them on as students. When Yipao discovers that their teacher is actually a wanted criminal, Silver Fox (Chia Yung Liu), he is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, friends, siblings relations, vengeance, rivalry, heroes, buddies, fighting crime, dishonesty, gang, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.1
 21K
Chinese Zodiac (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan) leads a mercenary team to recover several lost artifacts from the Old Summer Palace, the bronze heads of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals which were sacked by the French and British armies from the imperial Summer Palace in ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, adventurer, artifact, tombs and skeletons, prophecy, imaginary, heroes, ancient mystery, farce, treasure hunt, legends and myths, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1850s
Place: china, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young daydreamer assumes the identity of a dead martial arts hero and quickly finds himself caught up in a plot by several clans to steal famous martial arts artifacts being transported by an escort company.
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, adventure, chases and races, danger, heroes, gang, crimes, heroic mission, vigilantism, track down, working undercover, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Winners & Sinners (1983)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Five friends are released from prison and do their best to stay out trouble. While trying to mind their own business (and run their 5-Star Cleaning Service), they are caught up in a war between rival Triad gangs fighting for control of the ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, forgery, gangsters, farce, crime, master criminal, odd couple, buddies, fighting crime, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Once Upon a Time in China III (1992)
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, exciting, serious, epic, silent film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu master, kung fu, culture clash, battles, heroes, master warrior, assassination, good versus evil, contests and competitions, master villain, dishonesty ...
Place: china, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Enter the Phoenix (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Georgie Hung is handsome, stylish and charming but he hides a secret that his old-fashion father, Hung who is a Triad leader, can never forgive. He has been sent to Thailand since he was a child and never returned. After Hung's death, his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic, exciting
Plot: martial arts, leadership, mistaken identity, disorder, gang, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, gangsters, gay son, triad, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 14K
The Myth (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When a fellow scientist asks for Jack's help in locating the mausoleum of China's first emperor, the past collides violently with the present as Jack discovers his amazing visions are based in fact.
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting, meditative ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: reincarnation, adventure, martial arts, exotic locale, archaeologist, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventurer, supernatural, superhero, legends and myths, master villain ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, india, ancient china, hong kong, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 25K
Mr. Nice Guy (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chinese chef accidentally gets involved with a news reporter who filmed a drug bust that went awry and is now being chased by gangs who are trying to get the video tape.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, chase, crimes, journalist, drug dealer, escapades, gang, karate chop, danger, bravery, assassination attempt, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: australia, new york, usa, melbourne australia, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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