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Shaolin Temple (1976)
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Shaolin Temple (1976)
Original name: 少林寺
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 literally thousands of Ching troops - complete with betrayals, intrigues, and such novel fighting machines as 108 wooden robots. The conflicts grow in complexity, intensity and even suspense as monks struggle to stay alive in the face of overwhelming odds.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, shaolin kung fu, vengeance, heroes, betrayal, graphic violence, master warrior, dishonesty, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, kung fu, shaolin, violence, cult
Place: china, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and rough films with plots about martial arts, heroes, master warrior, rivalry, kung fu, graphic violence and vengeance mostly in Action, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Shaolin Temple: 5 Masters of Death (1974), The Brave Archer (1977), The New One-Armed Swordsman (1971), The Deadly Duo (1971), Return to the 36th Chamber (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, rough
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Place: china, asia
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The Brave Archer (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Guo Jing and Yang Kang are the sons of two rebels. The rebels are killed by imperial soldiers and the boys are rescued by six pugilists later. The pugilists agree to separate the two boys, tutor them separately in martial arts, and let them meet ...
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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: stylized, exciting, realistic, serious
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Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Deadly Duo (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
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Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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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 ...
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Executioners from Shaolin (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Bangkok Assassins (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Five kids fled from a mafia who abused them as beggars. They ended up meeting the great kung fu master who adopted them and taught them how to fight. Now, the kids are grownups and become the magnificent five kung fu fighters who have only one ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Shadow Boxer (1974)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Shaolin Avengers (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The famous story of the Shaolin Temple's betrayal by the White-Browed Hermit, and the subsequent revenge by Shaolin firebrand Fang Shih-yu, is the stuff of legend. It has been filmed many times by many directors, but few are remembered as ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Crippled Avengers (1978)
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Duration: 104 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Iron Fingers of Death (1982)
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Duration: 98 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Shaolin Mantis (1978)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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35%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Fury of the Shaolin Master (1978)
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Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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