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5 Masters of Death (1974)
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5 Masters of Death (1974)
Original name: 少林五祖
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 south away from the Qings, and also identify the traitor who sold out Shaolin temple. Ma Fu Yi (the traitor, played by Wang Lung Wei), joins the Qing top fighters to eliminate the rebels but is exposed by Ma Chao-Tsing who gets captured by Ma Fu Yi. Hu meets up with a group of Shaolin men secretly posing as bandits to rescue Ma as their leader is killed in the process, thus the bandits join the rest of the Shaolin patriots.
Style: exciting, tense, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, martial arts training, fistfight, shaolin kung fu, vengeance, heroes, battles, graphic violence, danger, master warrior, mortal combat, rivalry, rescue, evil empire, palaces castles and temples, tough heroes, shaolin, violence, monastery, shaolin monk, brawl, buddhist, bald, kung fu classic ...
Place: china, asia

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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, master warrior, rivalry, kung fu, vengeance and violence mostly in Action, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like 5 Masters of Death: The New One-Armed Swordsman (1971), Executioners from Shaolin (1977), The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984), Shaolin Temple (1976), Shaolin Mantis (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, disability, gory, danger, master warrior, heroes, rivalry, graphic violence, battle, revenge, combat, violence ...
Place: china, asia
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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 ...
Style: rough, exciting, tense, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, battles, shaolin, kung fu, mortal combat, palaces castles and temples, failed attempt, tough heroes, graphic violence, vengeance, rivalry, master villain ...
Place: asia, china
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45%
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, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, danger, state affairs, daring rescue, rebellion, escapades, master warrior, confined, heroes, rivalry, graphic violence, power relations ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Shaolin Temple (1976)
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: martial arts, shaolin kung fu, master warrior, heroes, betrayal, rivalry, dishonesty, palaces castles and temples, vengeance, kung fu, shaolin, cult ...
Place: china, asia
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Shaolin Mantis (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Skilled martial arts director Lau Ka Leung offers you another Kung Fu treat! this Asian classic introduces viewers to the Shaolin Mantis way of fighting! The tale takes you back to the Qing dynasty & Wei Feng, the son of a Qing official who ...
Style: touching, tense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, master villain, rivalry, danger, adventure, master warrior, heroes, state affairs, romancing a suspect, forced into action, graphic violence ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Deadly Duo (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The plot involves patriots during the Sung Dynasty and their attempts to rescue a kidnapped prince from Ching troops who have invaded the north of China. The patriots are led by Ti Lung who recruits a mysterious but seemingly superhuman fighter ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, friends, revolution, master warrior, daring rescue, deadly, heroes, partners, rebellion, danger, buddies, escapades ...
Place: asia, china
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39%
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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, serious, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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100%
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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: serious, exciting, stylized, captivating, tense ...
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Time: 7th century
Place: china, asia
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100%
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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, palaces castles and temples, heroic mission, school, legends and myths, vengeance, wooing, working undercover, track down, culture clash, vigilantism ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
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Time: 20th century, 1900s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, cult film
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Clan of the White Lotus (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
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The Kid with the Golden Arm (1979)
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
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⇓ 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
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Time: 18th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Iron Fingers of Death (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
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The Heroic Ones (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
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27%
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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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26%
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Genre: Action, Drama
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Duration: 103 min.
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
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Brothers Five (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, serious, exciting, cult film
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Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Death Duel of Kung Fu (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Shatter (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
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