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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, rivalry, heroes, 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), Brothers Five (1970), The Kid with the Golden Arm (1979). 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: tense, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, battles, kung fu, shaolin, failed attempt, palaces castles and temples, graphic violence, vengeance, mortal combat, tough heroes, heroes, rivalry ...
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: offbeat, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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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, danger, imaginary, escapades, daring rescue, vigilantism, siblings relations, track down, legends and myths, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 162
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: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, revenge, academy, family relations, forceful separation, gory, battles, graphic violence, death wish, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, realistic, serious, exciting, cult film
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, danger, government agency, adventure, rivalry, master warrior, contests and competitions, crimes, heroes, special agents, gang ...
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: serious, realistic, rough, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, confined, master warrior, escapades, power relations, tough heroes, family relations, monk, graphic violence, daring rescue, rebellion ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: stylized, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1930s
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ 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, exciting, captivating
Plot: martial arts, heroes, tough heroes, battles, graphic violence, political unrest, vigilantism, vengeance, track down, tragic love, heroic mission, one man army ...
Time: 80s
Place: taiwan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vigilantism, vengeance, forced into action, tough heroes, heroes, crimes, rivalry, gangsters, graphic violence, one man army, master warrior ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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
Plot: martial arts, righting the wronged, power relations, graphic violence, redemption, teaching the ways of the world, vengeance, self discovery, injustice, heroes, master warrior, good versus evil ...
Time: 18th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Bandits, Prostitutes and Silver (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 114 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The New One-Armed Swordsman (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
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Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Legend of Bruce Lee (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
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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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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Fist of Legend (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
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Way of the Dragon 2 (1979)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Duel of the Iron Fist (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
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Time: 1900s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Country: Thailand
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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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
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Time: 70s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Martial Club (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 752
7 Grandmasters (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%