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Challenge of the Masters (1976)
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Challenge of the Masters (1976)
Original name: 陸阿采與黃飛鴻
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 enraged trains even more comes back and gets his revenge.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, school, crimes, vengeance, best friends, heroes, battles, contests and competitions, injustice, graphic violence, ambition, good versus evil, track down, hopes, murder, vigilantism, master warrior, one man army, deadly, siblings relations, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, righting the wronged, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about martial arts, heroes, rivalry, kung fu, master warrior, vengeance and graphic violence mostly in Action, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Challenge of the Masters: Executioners from Shaolin (1977), Clan of the White Lotus (1980), The Master (1980), Martial Club (1981), The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Executioners from Shaolin (1977)
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: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, battles, kung fu, shaolin, palaces castles and temples, failed attempt, tough heroes, vengeance, mortal combat, graphic violence, rivalry, master villain ...
Place: asia, china
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, danger, master warrior, graphic violence, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, escapades, rivalry, heroes, kung fu classic, kung fu, buddhist monk ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, one man army, danger, chases and races, daring rescue, tough heroes, vigilantism, siblings relations, legends and myths, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 447
Martial Club (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Wong Fei Hung (Gordon Liu) and his friend are constantly having contests to see who has the better martial arts skill. After getting in trouble with their fathers, Wong Fei Hung settles down and starts to train seriously, while his friend still ...
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, revenge, kung fu master, master warrior, fistfight, fight, school, alley fight, roundhouse kick, martial art, kung fu fighting ...
⇓ 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, mad, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin, kung fu, martial arts, shaolin kung fu, master warrior, monk, patriotism, martial artist, vengeance, rebellion, graphic violence, murder ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Brothers Five (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The 5 Kao brothers, separated since childhood, are unaware that the master Teng Lung Manor, Lung Chen-feng has killed their father. All five, however, seek to defeat the vicious gangsters at the Manor.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, revenge, vengeance, track down, reunion, siblings relations, uninhibited rivalry, graphic violence, family relations, gory, death wish ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Kid with the Golden Arm (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Jin bei tong opens with a group of escort/guards preparing to move a shipment of gold from the local government to an area stricken by famine... one of the very few Venom films where all six Venom actors are present within a single film.
Style: stylized, exciting, realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, culture clash, rich and poor, battles, gory, tough heroes, vengeance, siblings relations, heist, alcohol abuse, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Yangs are betrayed by a government official conspiring with the Mongols. All of the Yang family males except the 4th, 5th, and 6th brothers are killed. Fu Sheng loses his mind after the death of his family, while the other brother, takes refuge ...
Style: rough, stylized, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, escapades, master warrior, confined, heroes, rivalry, family relations, monk, tough heroes, power relations, rebellion, daring rescue ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Crippled Avengers (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Crippled Avengers is a 1978 Shaw Brothers kung fu film directed by Chang Cheh and starring four members of the Venom Mob. It has been released in North America as Mortal Combat and Return of the 5 Deadly Venoms. The film follows a group of martial ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mute or deaf, heroes, misfit, military, adventure, rivalry, master warrior, vengeance, disability, siblings relations, kung fu ...
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Two Champions of Shaolin (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Shaolin warrior Tung Chien-chen is injured in battle against the hated Wu Tang clan, and nursed back to health by a knife-throwing master. As he recovers, Tung learns this deadly art, and also falls in love with his teacher's daughter. But when ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, forbidden love, vengeance, kidnapping, wedding, dealing with death, secret agents, adventure, rivalry, friendship, legends and myths ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Shaolin Challenges Ninja (1978)
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninjitsu, master warrior, kung fu, ambition, one man army, contests and competitions, heroes, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, ninja, fight ...
Time: 1930s
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, kung fu, vengeance, rivalry, good versus evil, golden years, heroes, ambition, contests and competitions, dishonesty, gang, womanizer ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Death Duel of Kung Fu (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ming General Cheng (Wang Dao) and his band of soldiers escape to Taiwan after Ching forces topple the Ming Dynasty. Still fearing the deposed general's deadly potential, however, the Ching prince Ta orders his own band of ruthless mercenaries ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, chases and races, one man army, heroes, vigilantism, heroic mission, tragic love, political unrest, vengeance, track down, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: taiwan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Shadow Boxer (1974)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Chen Wo-Fu plays construction worker Ku Ting, whose skill at "tai chi" (shadow boxing) is as great as his pacifism. But when his girlfriend is raped by vicious gangsters, he shows everyone the true power and beauty of tai chi.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Bandits, Prostitutes and Silver (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 83 min.
Story: To free his girlfriend from her contract with a greedy madam, Shang Li (Don Wong) teams up with a cold-blooded thief called the Sparrow (Chiang-lung Wen) to hijack a large shipment of silver. But when the heist suddenly goes bad, Shang Li finds ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Pushed to the Limit (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Magnificent Mimi is a woman with a destiny and a bright future ahead of her. She is the world's greatest female wrestling champion, she has a loving boyfriend and loyal family members who care and love her. But things take a turn for the worst ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
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Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, danger, master warrior, heroes, rivalry, graphic violence, disability, gory, fortress, pride, mastermind, war violence ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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 ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
5 Masters of Death (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Hu Te et al. escape the burning Shaolin temple after the Qing soldiers destroyed it in Shaolin Temple. The group of 5 decide to develop secret codes to identify fellow patriots, enlist those patriots and eventually meet up again to escape to the ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, martial arts training, fistfight, shaolin kung fu, palaces castles and temples, vengeance, graphic violence, master warrior, rescue, danger, heroes ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Duel of the Iron Fist (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Tan Jen-chieh’s life spins out of control when he’s forced into exile to clear his name following the murder of his adopted father. He’s hunted in the streets. His lover, Butterfly, turns to prostitution. And his father’s likely killer – a ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Legend of Bruce Lee (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The young Bruce Lee (Ho Tsung-Tao AKA Bruce Li) has studied the philosophy and art of kung fu since boyhood, but his girlfriend says that he lives in a world of his own and all he thinks of is fighting. She begs him to change his ways, yet after a ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Invincible Armour (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hwang Jang Lee is a corrupt Ming guard who frames John Liu for murder. A wanted fugitive, John hides out with a teen who is an expert in the infamous Iron Armor technique, a technique that means the expert can withstand anything. However, Hwang is ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, assassin, revenge, chases and races, protagonist as suspect, master villain, one man army, dishonesty, tough heroes, graphic violence, rivalry ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Fury of the Shaolin Master (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
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: stylized, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Five Deadly Venoms (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A kung-fu student is instructed by his dying teacher to track down five of the teacher's ex-students. Each of the five is equipped with a lethal martial arts skill, and the teacher fears this might be used for evil purposes. However, not only ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, rivalry, heroes, chases and races, graphic violence, heroic mission, track down, good versus evil, danger, escapades ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Shadow Whip (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 78 min.
Story: This top ten box office hit reunites the star duo from Come Drink With Me in another classic action adventure. Cheng Pei-pei (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) radiates her trademark charm while wielding the deadly title weapon, which is implicated in ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, siblings relations, law enforcement, heroes, rivalry, adventure, crimes, righting the wronged, wiretap, kung fu, whip ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
In Eagle Dragon Fist (1979)
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: serious, realistic, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, martial arts, graphic violence, violence spree, village, vengeance, antidote, danger, rivalry, kung fu fighting, asian ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ambition, heroes, retiring, tough heroes, heroic mission, contests and competitions, aging, rivalry, graphic violence, kung fu, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Bruce Lee: A Dragon Story (1977)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bruce Li plays a young kung fu expert (and waiter) who is trying to live peacefully in San Francisco with his marital arts-challenged friend. But they run afoul of some American thugs, and the fight is on...right!
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%