Movies like Iron Monkey

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Iron Monkey (1993)
 7.6
 14K
Iron Monkey (1993)
Original name: 少年黃飛鴻之鐵馬骝
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Iron Monkey is a Hong Kong variation of Robin Hood. Corrupt officials of a Chinese village are robbed by a masked bandit known as "Iron Monkey", named after a benevolent deity. When all else fails, the Governor forces a traveling physician into finding the bandit. The arrival of an evil Shaolin monk, brings the physician and Iron Monkey together to battle the corrupt government.
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, breathtaking, ironic, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret identity, martial arts, kung fu, robin hood, monk, master warrior, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, folk hero, parents and children, rich and poor, heroic mission, righting the wronged, dishonesty, hopes, society, state affairs, undercover, family relations, corrupted ruler, violence, kung fu master, medicine, father son relationship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan

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Most similar movies to Iron Monkey

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, serious, exciting and realistic films with plots about kung fu, martial arts, violence, rivalry, heroes, vengeance and martial artist mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Iron Monkey: Kung Fu Killer (2014), True Legend (2010), Fist of Legend (1994), Dragon (2011), The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kung Fu Killer (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A martial arts instructor working at a police academy gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, kung fu, master warrior, police investigation, deadly, heroes, rivalry, psychopath, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 8K
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: stylized, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, army, fight, master warrior, rescue, sword, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, good versus evil, danger ...
Time: 1900s
Place: asia, china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 20K
Fist of Legend (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, good versus evil, rivalry, folk hero, heroes, society, kung fu, sword fight, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.1
 13K
Dragon (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A sinful martial arts expert wants to start a new tranquil life, only to be hunted by a determined detective and his former master.
Style: stylized, epic, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, investigation, village, master warrior, haunted by the past, heroes, starting over, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, danger, hopes, law enforcement ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious stranger arrives from overseas and befriends a local mafia ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, assassination, undercover, resistance, master warrior, assassin, vigilantism, danger, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, pre world war two
Place: asia, china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 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, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, shaolin kung fu, shaolin, vengeance, monk, patriotism, master warrior, adventure, tragic hero, government, teachers and students ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.2
 3K
Once a Cop (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: As a crime wave sweeps through Hong Kong, the police call Jessica Yang (Yeoh), a rising star in the ranks, to help stop a notorious gang of thieves! What Jessica doesn't realize is that her boyfriend - recently discharged from the force - is ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, chase, heist, crime, police investigation, gang, hostages, master criminal, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, track down ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.1
 21K
The Big Boss (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chen is a city boy who moves with his cousins to work at an ice factory. He does this with a family promise never to get involved in any fight. However, when members of his family begin disappearing after meeting the management of the factory, the ...
Style: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, factory, smuggling, one man army, prostitute, vengeance, master warrior, factory worker, job, ice, boss, promise ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia, thailand, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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In the Line of Duty 4 (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two detectives who are up to their necks in trouble and in each other's face, as they try to shut down a drug-trafficking scheme that could be connected with international ties to organized crime. But in the midst of their investigation, ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, urban, crime, fighting crime, tough heroes, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, kung fu master, rivalry, idealism, racism, culture clash, congress, sect, heroic mission, revolution ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, 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, stylized, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, one man army, rivalry, racism, tragic hero, school, culture clash, vengeance, adventure, heroes, society ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 90 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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, shaolin, shaolin kung fu, shaolin monk, kung fu, soldier, master warrior, assassination attempt, adventure, vengeance, palaces castles and temples, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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, serious, epic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, sword, romance, heroes, adventure, warlord, female warrior, love and romance, redemption, power, love ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.0
 565
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, kung fu, rivalry, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, murder, female martial artist, teachers and students, culture clash, ambition, heroes, vigilantism ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: korea, china, asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Shaolin Temple (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 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: serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, adventure, master warrior, obsessive quest, monastery, vengeance, heroic mission, tough heroes, escapades, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.1
 14K
Game of Death (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Billy Lo is a Hong Kong-based movie actor, who is a box office draw. His girlfriend, Ann Morris, is a singer who is also climbing to the top. Now it seems the syndicate wants Billy and Ann to join their "management firm". But Billy knows ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, stylized, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroic mission, betrayal, gangsters, tough heroes, heroes, rivalry, undercover, vengeance, crime, master criminal, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 5K
Crime Story (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A special agent assigned to protect a wealthy business magnate. However, when the businessman is kidnapped in a daring ambush, he teams up with a seasoned detective to crack the case. But soon he discovers the case isn't that simple.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, police investigation, crime, police corruption, master criminal, car chase, hostage, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, rescue, track down ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: serious, offbeat, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, rivalry, danger, escapades, heroes, kung fu, shaolin, kung fu classic, revenge
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Legend of the Wolf (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Wolf (Donnie Yen) is a war veteran who recounts the tale of his legendary youth to a young upstart killer (Edmond Leung). Flashback to a post-World War 2 time when the young Wolf (Yen) is wandering the Chinese countryside in search of his missing ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, criminal's revenge, femme fatale, gangsters, assassination attempt, track down, vengeance, tragic love, working undercover, hitman, crimes ...
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.1
 10K
Black Mask (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chui Chik tries to lead a quiet life as a librarian. However, he is really a former test subject for a highly secretive supersoldier project and the instructor of a special commando unit dubbed "701." The 701 squad is used for many ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, superhero, good versus evil, police, secret identity, adventure, vengeance, master villain, masked hero, library, chinese mafia, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, epic, serious, exciting, comic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kung fu master, culture clash, master villain, school, assassination, heroic mission, colonialism, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: china, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 1K
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, secret agents, daring rescue, school, track down, palaces castles and temples, vengeance, culture clash, heroic mission, working undercover, tough heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the third film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by Yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.
Style: talky, stylized, serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, blood, violence, villain, duel, sword, sword fight, kung fu, decapitation, martial artist, yakuza ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Fury of the Shaolin Master (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
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, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, one man army, vengeance, heroes, rivalry, lone wolves, danger, escapades, buddhist, buddha, buddhist monk ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.7
 68K
Fearless (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: China, Hong Kong
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: stylized, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, friendship, patriotism, exile, kung fu, redemption, duel, beggar, restaurant, tea, childhood ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: serious, realistic, atmospheric, exciting, breathtaking ...
Plot: martial arts, sword and sandal, cavalry, desert, soldier, adventure, vengeance, lone wolves, master warrior, survival, uninhibited rivalry, danger ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.6
 83K
Ip Man 2 (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Having defeated the best fighters of the Imperial Japanese army in occupied Shanghai, Ip Man and his family settle in post-war Hong Kong.Struggling to make a living, Master Ip opens a kung fu school to bring his celebrated art of Wing Chun to the ...
Style: rough, serious, stylized, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fist fighting, master warrior, pride and honor, british, mentor, labor, bail, master, contests and competitions, idealism, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s, year 1949
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
In Eagle Dragon Fist (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A dishonored student of the Dragon Fist Sect seeks revenge for the death of his teacher.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, village, vengeance, heroes, rivalry, violence spree, danger, antidote, chinese, violence, chinaman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 17K
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, epic, stylized, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: monk, martial arts, duel, shaolin monk, violence, mixed martial arts, fictional war, kung fu, tai chi, martial artist, wu shu, warlord ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 3K
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, semi serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, heroes, adventure, village, rivalry, bandit, protection, childhood sweetheart, leadership, love triangle, wooing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%