Movies like Ip Man

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Ip Man (2008)
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Ip Man (2008)
Original name: 葉問
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Directed by Wilson Yip, the film stars Donnie Yen in the lead role, and features fight choreography by Sammo Hung.
Style: heroic, exciting, tense, uplifting, captivating, epic, inspirational, touching, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, human spirit, wing chun, warrior, courage, bravery, martial artist, sino japanese war, fight, training, culture clash, morality, wu shu, invasion, world war two, ambition, racism, mentor, idealism, fistfight, medieval, culture, society ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1935, 30s, 40s
Place: china, japan, ancient china, hong kong, tokyo, asia

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Most similar movies to Ip Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, stylized and realistic films with plots about martial arts, heroes, kung fu, master warrior, fight, rivalry and medieval mostly in Action, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Ip Man: Ip Man: Kung Fu Master (2019), Fearless (2006), Fist of Legend (1994), The Grandmaster (2013), Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ip Man 2 (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
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: exciting, heroic, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, wing chun, fight, martial artist, pride and honor, contests and competitions, warrior, courage, poverty, mentor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949
Place: hong kong, tokyo, japan, china, england ...
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Ip Man 4: The Finale (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ip Man 4 is an upcoming Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Wilson Yip and produced by Raymond Wong. It is the fourth in the Ip Man film series based on the life of the Wing Chun grandmaster of the same name and features Donnie Yen ...
Style: inspirational, uplifting, atmospheric, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, wing chun, master warrior, fight, chinese, human spirit, martial arts school, philosophy, warrior, duel, racism ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, china, hong kong, san francisco, california
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100%
 7.0
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Ip Man 3 (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.
Style: breathtaking, stylized, entertaining, scenic, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, wing chun, fight scenes, martial arts school, fight, gang, mentor, culture clash, cancer, mythology, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: hong kong, china, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ip Man: Kung Fu Master (2019)
Genre: Action
Country: China
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ip Man’s promising career as a Policeman is ruined after he is framed for murder and targeted by a mob boss’s daughter.
Style: heroic, entertaining, brutal, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wing chun, tai chi, kung fu, fight, martial arts, martial artist, sino japanese war, medieval, master warrior, battles, bravery, expert ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Featuring some of the most spectacular, innovative and explosive martial arts ever staged, The Legend Is Born is the remarkable true story of the early life of Ip Man, the formidable kung fu genius who would become Bruce Lee's mentor.Beginning ...
Style: heroic, exciting, sentimental, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, wing chun, master warrior, kung fu, teacher, training, ambition, social differences, fall in love, talented, love and romance, society ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: asia, china
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50%
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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: intense, epic, inspirational, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, redemption, friendship, martial arts tournament, qing dynasty, childhood, fight, exile, life philosophy, warrior ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 19th century, turn of the century
Place: china, japan, asia, hong kong, shanghai ...
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100%
 7.5
 24K
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: intense, harsh, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kung fu classic, fight, vengeance, sword fight, violence, brutality, visceral, kung fu master, master warrior, fight scenes ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Grandmaster (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, wing chun, kung fu master, fight, vengeance, heroes, opponent, instructor, rivalry, contests and competitions, heir ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 20th century, year 1936 ...
Place: japan, china, hong kong, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This film is a glimpse into the life, love and the unconquerable spirit of the legendary Bruce Lee. From a childhod of rigorous martial arts training, Lee realizes his dream of opening his own kung-fu school in America. Before long, he is discovered ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, bruce lee, filmmaking, actor's life, culture clash, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, training, american dream, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: hong kong, los angeles, san francisco, china, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man is reluctantly called into action once more, when what begin as simple challenges from rival kung fu styles soon draw him into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads. Now, to ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, wing chun, master warrior, ambition, rivalry, heroes, teachers and students, instructor, medieval, kung fu, graphic violence, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, resistance, spy, undercover, assassination, master warrior, one man army, vengeance, dishonesty, state affairs, kung fu classic, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: china, shanghai, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, intense, colourful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, martial artist, master warrior, culture clash, friendship, tragic hero, school, fight, adventure, heroic mission, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, tokyo, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2018)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being defeated by Ip Man, Cheung Tin Chi is attempting to keep a low profile. While going about his business, he gets into a fight with a foreigner by the name of Davidson, who is a big boss behind the bar district. Tin Chi fights hard with ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: wing chun, martial arts, lone hero, crimes, betrayal, idealism, money, fight scenes, chase, greed, death, good versus evil ...
Time: 50s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Once Upon a Time in China III (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, 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, absurd, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, culture clash, samurai, kung fu master, master warrior, battles, heroes, heroic mission, assassination, fistfight, sword fight ...
Place: china, tokyo, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, enigmatic, sexy, melancholic, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, martial artist, kung fu master, master warrior, fight, dalmatian, samurai, heroes, hopes, folk hero, tai chi ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, tokyo, japan, hong kong, las vegas ...
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100%
The Chinese Connection (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Chen Zhen returns to the international compound of China only to learn of his beloved teacher's death. This is compounded by the continual racist harassment by the Japanese population in the area. Unlike his friends, he confronts it head on ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, revenge, murder, kung fu classic, brutality, vengeance, redemption, crimes, tragic hero, fight, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 70s
Place: japan, hong kong, tokyo, asia, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
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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, twists and turns, epic, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, master warrior, swords and armor, kung fu, fight, adventure, assassin, ancient history, samurai, betrayal, vengeance ...
Time: ancient times
Place: ancient china, china, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, thought provoking, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, affectionate ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu, shaolin, martial arts, shaolin kung fu, fight, martial artist, kung fu classic, samurai, vengeance, rebellion, medieval, sword fight ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, tokyo, japan, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
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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 ...
Plot: martial arts, shaolin, shaolin monk, monk, martial artist, shaolin kung fu, wu shu, monastery, conquering, kung fu, dictatorship, refugee ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
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The Big Boss (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 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, brutal, harsh, sexy, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, factory, master warrior, smuggling, fight, brutality, revenge, drugs, gang, fight scenes, drug smuggling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, thailand, tokyo, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.
Style: tense, suspense, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, shaolin, master warrior, martial arts tournament, lone hero, revenge, island, fight, tough heroes, shaolin monk, one against many ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, usa, los angeles, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lost Bladesman (2011)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During the warring period of the three kingdoms, ancient China is in turmoil. To unify the country, general Cao Cao (Jiang Wen), the real power behind the Emperor, enlists the aid of the greatest warrior in the land, Guan Yu (Donnie Yen). However, ...
Style: epic, stylized, emotional, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, battles, war, warlord, rivalry, forbidden love, love and romance, heroes, military, master warrior, medieval, fight ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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100%
 7.3
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Red Cliff (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military ...
Style: epic, realistic, brutal, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, battles, martial arts, strategy, kung fu, ancient history, violent, historical event, war hero, visceral, revenge, idealism ...
Place: china, ancient china, hong kong, asia
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100%
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 6.3
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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, vengeance, good versus evil, family relations, family feud, family in danger, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, rivalry, rescue ...
Time: 20th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, light, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, female warrior, kung fu, master warrior, fight, sword fight, heroes, adventure, love and romance, romance, sword, medieval ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, ancient china
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100%
 7.0
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Dragon (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 98 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, enigmatic, melancholic, surreal, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, investigation, kung fu, secrets, culture clash, violence, heroes, starting over, fight, village, buddy cop ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1917
Place: china, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rise of the Legend (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In 1868 during the late Qing Dynasty, rampant corruption on the Imperial Court inflicts much suffering in people's lives. For years, the Black Tiger’s fearsome boss Lei Gong has been trying to get rid of the leader of the Northern Sea. One of ...
Style: exciting, captivating, psychological, tense
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, gang, crimes, wu shu, revenge, friendship, harbor, chinese mafia, undercover, tough guy, fistfight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china
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100%
 7.3
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Troy (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Malta, UK
Duration: 163 min.
Story: In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was ...
Style: epic, exciting, heroic, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: sword fight, mythology, ancient history, ancient, warrior, courage, greek mythology, war, betrayal, battlefield, forbidden love, conquering ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages
Place: ancient greece, greece, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan, a slave who went on to conquer half the world in the 11th century.
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, intense, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquering, monk, leadership, king, escape, genghis khan, battles, husband wife reunion, medieval, rise to the top, betrayal, warlord ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: mongolia, china, asia
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100%
Fighter in the Wind (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An account of karate competitor Choi Yeung-Eui who went to Japan after World War II to become a fighter pilot but found a very different path instead. He changed his name to Masutatsu Oyama and went across the country, defeating martial artists one ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, world war two, fight, japanese occupation, atrocity, heroes, fight for supremacy, love and romance, ambition, contests and competitions, fall in love, liberation ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: japan, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%