Movies like Hapkido

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Hapkido (1972)
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Hapkido (1972)
Original name: 合氣道
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 they gang assault one of the fighting men. Between the three, they send the aggressors away. Retaliation is heavy: their school is destroyed, and they are banished. They return to China, and start their own school, and set out on good-will visits to the other martial arts schools, only to find that everybody in their neighbourhood is already dominated by the Japanese. They have many kung fu fights to win, before they eventually manage to establish peace.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, rivalry, kung fu, crimes, teachers and students, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, hopes, vigilantism, society, culture clash, uninhibited rivalry, murder, fight, violence, tough guy, warrior, soldier, male female relationship, tough girl, sword, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: china, korea, asia, hong kong, japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and stylized films with plots about martial arts, heroes, rivalry, kung fu, master warrior, violence and fistfight mostly in Action, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Hapkido: Fist of Legend (1994), New Fists of Fury (1976), Shao Lin men (1976), Warriors Two (1978), The Himalayan (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
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Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
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New Fists of Fury (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A brother and sister escape from Japanese-occupied Shanghai to Japanese-occupied Taiwan, to stay with their grandfather who runs a Kung-Fu school there. However, the master of a Japanese Kung-Fu school in Taiwan has designs on bringing all other ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong
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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, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, school, legends and myths, vengeance, wooing, working undercover, track down, culture clash, vigilantism, palaces castles and temples, tough heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, hong kong, asia
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 7.3
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Warriors Two (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In an attempt to save his village from being taken over by brutes, Wah is beaten to a pulp and his mother brutally murdered. Determined to take revenge, Wah learns the art of Wing Chun and enters into a showdown with the nasty villains.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master criminal, contests and competitions, rivalry, gang, dishonesty, crimes, ambition, heroes, womanizer, righting the wronged, bank ...
Time: 70s
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The Himalayan (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Story: The Tseng family is one of the most noble and respected clans in a small village in Tibet. The patriarch of the Tseng family wants to marry off his daughter Ching Lan into the Kao clan. However, the cunning and deceitful eldest brother Kao Chu only ...
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, martial artist, duel, kung fu classic, brawl, kung fu fighting, fighting style, fistfight, stylized violence, roundhouse kick, showdown ...
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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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20s, 20th century, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: china, asia
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dishonored student of the Dragon Fist Sect seeks revenge for the death of his teacher.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, martial arts, graphic violence, antidote, violence spree, village, vengeance, danger, rivalry, kung fu master, chinaman ...
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Place: china, asia
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Challenge of the Masters (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 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: suspenseful, stylized, rough, exciting, realistic ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 94 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, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 4.5
 637
Fist of Anger (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Historical movie set during the Japanese occupation of China during WWII. Jackie Chan is one of the good guys but has nothing much more than a supporting role.
Style: realistic, serious
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Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 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 ...
Style: tense, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Clan of the White Lotus (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Five Fingers of Death (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Genre: Action, Drama
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Style: serious, realistic, surreal
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Two Champions of Shaolin (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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62%
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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
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59%
Duel to Death (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One of the last of the Old School Hong Kong martial arts flicks, this one deals with a legendary competition in swordplay and fighting that ends up being fought between two great warriors, a Chinese man and a Japanese man, who, over the course of ...
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58%
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Small Tiger (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
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58%
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Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ten years ago, five students joined a martial arts school and learned the disciplines of Wushu and the bonds of friendship. Today, both will be put to the test after they and a former student stumble into a child kidnapping ring
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
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58%
Kill the Shogun (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, rough ...
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57%
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: realistic, serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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57%
 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: semi serious, exciting, stylized, humorous, cult film
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Snake-Crane Secret (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
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Style: serious, exciting, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: stylized, talky, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china, shanghai, asia
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