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Shaolin Challenges Ninja (1978)
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Shaolin Challenges Ninja (1978)
Original name: 中華丈夫
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 martial arts masters, each an expert in a different discipline, ranging from karate to samurai to ninjitsu.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninjitsu, master warrior, kung fu, heroes, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, one man army, uninhibited rivalry, ninja, nunchaku, fight, honor, katana, arranged marriage, cultural difference, marriage, dysfunctional marriage, kung fu classic
Time: 1930s
Place: china, asia, shanghai

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, realistic and stylized films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, heroes, kung fu, master warrior, vengeance and graphic violence mostly in Action, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Shaolin Challenges Ninja: Return to the 36th Chamber (1980), Challenge of the Masters (1976), Deadly Life of a Ninja (1983), Choyleefut: Speed of Light (2011), Clan of the White Lotus (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, master warrior, rivalry, heroes, hopes, injustice, righting the wronged, power relations, graphic violence, teaching the ways of the world, redemption ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia
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Challenge of the Masters (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 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: serious, realistic, exciting, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Deadly Life of a Ninja (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A businessman and his sister-in-law are targeted for assassination by a band of evil ninjas and their vicious leader (Yasuaki Kurata). The ninjas are committing bizarre murders all over the city, and the police can't seem to pick up their trail ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, humorous, stylized
Plot: martial arts, ninja, ninjitsu, murder, escapades, rivalry, crimes, adventure, heroes, assassination, businessman, kendo ...
Time: 80s
Place: china, asia
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Choyleefut: Speed of Light (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Having taken his father's advice, one man decides to return home in pursuit of a fresh start. While training at his father's martial arts school, he learns that his father has given consent to sell the school to a rival martial arts school.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, family relations, parents and children, contests and competitions, love and romance, siblings relations, athlete and trainer, uninhibited rivalry, love affair, rivalry, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, escapades, rivalry, heroes, graphic violence, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, kung fu classic, shaolin, kung fu, revenge ...
Place: china, asia
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One-Armed Swordsman (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An evil gang attacks the Chi school of Golden Sword Kung Fu. One student sacrifices his life to save his teacher and his school, his dying wish is that his son be taken in as a student. Young Fang Kang grows up in the school and treasures his ...
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Place: asia, china
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The Master (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Gao Jian is a lazy and arrogant student of the martial arts school ran by vain Si Fu Shi Chen-chung. One night after his punishment in his school a wounded man reaches his house. He is Jin Tien-yun, a legendary warrior fleeing from a fight in which ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, orphan, kung fu, tough heroes, legends and myths, vengeance, vigilantism, heroic mission, siblings relations, adventure, government agency, undercover ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, china
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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, exciting, tense, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mortal combat, forceful separation, escapades, heroes, master villain, rivalry, master warrior, one man army, good versus evil, graphic violence, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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
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Time: 18th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Prodigal Son (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A rich man's son (Yuen Biao) believes himself to be the best kung fu fighter in Canton. Unfortunately, his father, anxious for his son's safety, bribes all his opponents to lose. After a humiliating defeat at the hands of an actor in a ...
Style: serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, wing chun, kung fu, fistfight, power relations, tough heroes, coming of age, track down, master warrior, contests and competitions, ambition, adventure ...
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Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 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, semi serious, exciting, realistic, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: exciting, stylized, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Sword Identity (2011)
Genre: Action
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Duration: 108 min.
Story: During the Ming Dynasty one man will request a competition when his weapon is rejected. After a series of fights he is determined to prove his sword is invincible.
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Executioners from Shaolin (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 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 ...
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Place: china, asia
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 18th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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7 Grandmasters (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An aged Kung Fu practitioner travels across China, challenging the best Grandmaster from each province to prove his mastery of martial arts. Meanwhile is a plot developing behind his back.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Crippled Avengers (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Shaolin Mantis (1978)
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Country: Hong Kong
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (2014)
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