Movies like Ip Man 2

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Ip Man 2 (2010)
 7.5
 104K
Ip Man 2 (2010)
Original name: 葉問2
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 troubled youth of Hong Kong. His growing reputation soon brings challenges from powerful enemies, including pre-eminent Hung Gar master, Hung Quan. However, when corrupt colonial officials stage a life-or-death contest with formidable British boxer, Twister, to humiliate the Chinese people, the masters quickly forget their differences. Soon, the eyes of the nation are on the one man capable of securing a victory-Grandmaster Ip Man!
Style: exciting, heroic, suspenseful, tense, rough, captivating, stylized, serious, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, warrior, pride and honor, contests and competitions, wing chun, kung fu, martial artist, courage, heroes, hopes, translator, rivalry, master, mentor, fistfight, poverty, exile, human spirit, society, fight, death, labor, teacher, prejudice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949, 40s, 1950s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo, japan, england

Most similar movies to Ip Man 2

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, stylized and realistic films with plots about martial arts, heroes, master warrior, fight, rivalry, kung fu and violence mostly in Action, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Ip Man 2: Fearless (2006), Ip Man: Kung Fu Master (2019), True Legend (2010), Hero (2002), Fist of Legend (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ip Man (2008)
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 ...
Style: heroic, captivating, exciting, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, human spirit, warrior, bravery, wing chun, kung fu, courage, sino japanese war, invasion, martial artist, training ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1937, year 1935
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, teacher, training, ambition, talented, social differences, fall in love, love and romance, society, rivalry, instructor ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1940s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, poignant ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu, wing chun, master warrior, human spirit, martial arts, warrior, fight, philosophy, mentor, chinese, racism, immigrants ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco, usa, china, california, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 76K
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: exciting, captivating, serious, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, friendship, exile, redemption, martial arts tournament, hopes, patriotism, childhood, warrior, qing dynasty ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 19th century, turn of the century
Place: china, shanghai, asia, japan, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, martial artist, master warrior, martial arts, kung fu, battles, sino japanese war, bravery, expert, opponent, loss ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 9K
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, good versus evil, vengeance, escapades, rivalry, rescue, family in danger, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, family feud ...
Time: 20th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 54K
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, twists and turns, entertaining, disturbing, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kung fu, wing chun, fight scenes, martial arts, martial arts school, gang, mentor, mentor protege relationship, culture clash, parents and children, love and romance, protection ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.9
 180K
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, serious, stylized, epic, twists and turns ...
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, sword fight, swords and armor, adventure, heroes, execution, lovers, reward, hopes, patriot, deception ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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: tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, vengeance, kung fu classic, humiliation, folk hero, good versus evil, rage, occupation, uninhibited rivalry, sword fight ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, epic, enigmatic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu master, kung fu, martial artist, heroes, hopes, folk hero, heroic mission, fight, dalmatian, samurai ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 8K
14 Blades (2010)
Genre: Action, History, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China, Singapore
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Trained in clandestine combat from childhood, the Jinyiwei were masters of the 14 Blades; eight being for torture, five for killing, and the last blade reserved for suicide when a mission failed. An elite force of secret agents with a license to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, female killer, rebellion, emperor, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs, wanted, female warrior, ancient history, graphic violence ...
Time: 17th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, resistance, undercover, master warrior, assassination, vengeance, dishonesty, state affairs, one man army, righting the wronged, occupation, presumed dead ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: atrocity, martial arts, world war two, fight for supremacy, heroes, fall in love, love and romance, ambition, contests and competitions, japanese occupation, fight, liberation ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
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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: serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, rivalry, heroes, kung fu, ambition, crimes, hopes, society, vigilantism, culture clash, teachers and students ...
Time: 1930s
Place: korea, china, asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, martial artist, heroes, tragic hero, school, kung fu, culture clash, adventure, heroic mission, righting the wronged, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, serious, harsh, epic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu master, kung fu, culture clash, battles, heroes, master warrior, heroic mission, samurai, martial artist, fistfight, sword fight ...
Place: china, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, ambition, heroes, teachers and students, instructor, rivalry, graphic violence, contests and competitions, power relations, wing chun, fistfight
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
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Man of Tai Chi (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Beijing, a young martial artist's skill places him in position to experience opportunities and sacrifices.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tai chi, master warrior, martial arts tournament, graphic violence, mortal combat, contests and competitions, opponent, tough heroes, ambition, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, hong kong, beijing china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, epic, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, battles, self discovery, human spirit, pride and honor, courage, katana, honor, loyalty, emperor, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, san francisco, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ 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, captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu master, heroes, kung fu, rivalry, contests and competitions, heir, opponent, instructor, vengeance, master warrior, loss of daughter ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1953 ...
Place: china, japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, brutality, redemption, vengeance, honor, tragic hero, kung fu master, crimes, revenge, society, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 70s
Place: japan, asia, china, shanghai, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: stylized, emotional, exciting, epic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, warlord, rivalry, martial arts, forbidden love, love and romance, heroes, military, master warrior, war, poisoning, ancient history ...
Place: china, ancient china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, exciting, suspense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, shaolin, island, tough heroes, drug lord, strong man, contests and competitions, spy, martial arts tournament, shaolin monk ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, usa, los angeles, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Bodyguards and Assassins (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: chinese history, martial arts, giant, revolution, politics, patriotism, empress, occupation, state affairs, society, hopes, idealism ...
Time: 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.5
 16K
Iron Monkey (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 85 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 ...
Style: stylized, exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, secret identity, kung fu, heroes, master warrior, monk, robin hood, rivalry, undercover, folk hero, hopes, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.4
 11K
Kung Fu Jungle (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, serial killer, police investigation, heroes, psychopath, law enforcement, master warrior, rivalry, fight, murder, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.2
 11K
The Warrior (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea, China
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In 1375, China was in chaos between Yuan Dynasty and Ming Dynasty. Coryo (an ancient kingdom of Korea then) sent a delegation of many diplomats, soldiers and a silent slave to make peace with the new Chinese government. However, this delegation got ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, epic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, martial arts, master warrior, exile, desert, samurai, survival, heroic mission, war, love affair, tragic hero, adventure ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, korea, hong kong, asia, mongolia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, exciting, captivating, serious, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, female warrior, kung fu, heroes, adventure, love and romance, sword, sword fight, romance, strong female presence, warlord ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.8
 19K
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: monk, shaolin monk, martial arts, shaolin, shaolin kung fu, martial artist, monastery, wu shu, state affairs, refugee, dictatorship, conquering ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Shaolin Temple (1982)
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. ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, kung fu, adventure, coming of age, vengeance, tough heroes, monk, obsessive quest, renegade, heroic mission ...
Time: 7th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%