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Boxer from Shantung (1972)
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Boxer from Shantung (1972)
Original name: 馬永貞
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Leaving the poverty of his life in Shantung to seek fortune in Shanghai, The Boxer is instead drawn into a world of corruption, gang warfare and evil... Where his only protection is his famed fighting technique.
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, crimes, gang, crime, graphic violence, ambition, rise and fall, master warrior, urban, humble, criminal heroes, rivalry, criminal's revenge, boxing, fight, prostitute, kung fu, violence, gambling, brutality, betrayal, wrestler, competition, poverty ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: china, shanghai

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and rough films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, kung fu, violence, heroes, graphic violence and master warrior mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Boxer from Shantung: Duel of the Iron Fist (1971), Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (2014), Five Element Ninjas (1982), Challenge of the Masters (1976), Executioners from Shaolin (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: asia
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Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A laborer moves to Shanghai in the hope of becoming rich. But ends up using his kung fu skills to survive. Remake of The Boxer From Shantung.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating, suspense ...
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Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: china, shanghai, asia
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Five Element Ninjas (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young martial artist seeks revenge on the ninja who kills his martial arts brothers and teacher.
Style: rough, exciting, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, betrayal, kung fu, master warrior, heroes, rivalry, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, danger, one man army, strong violent content ...
Place: asia, china
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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, rough, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, hopes, ambition, master warrior, rivalry, contests and competitions, righting the wronged, crimes, heroes, best friends, good versus evil ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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Place: asia, china
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Man of Iron (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Man of Iron was positioned as something of a follow-up to Boxer From Shantung, the rise-and-fall story of Ma Yung Chen and it reunites the directors and some of the cast in a similar but much slighter tale of a lesser gangster's rise and fall ...
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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 ...
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The assassination of a gang lord triggers a power struggle amongst his men. Who will win the game the righteous or the villain?
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Crippled Avengers (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 107 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Hong Kong
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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