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Return of the One-Armed Swordsman (1969)
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Return of the One-Armed Swordsman (1969)
Original name: 獨臂刀王
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The notorious “One-Armed Swordsman” who has spent the last two years retired from the martial world as a simple farmer with his wife. Of course this idyllic life is about to be sliced to ribbons by Chang’s wicked imagination. He concocts a savory setup when he introduces, not one, but eight unique villains known as the Eight Kings of Swords and their sword-wielding entourage for Wang Yu to eventually chop his way through.
Style: serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, one man army, crimes, heroes, hostage, disability, graphic violence, conquering, rivalry, ultimatum, save the day, fight, kung fu, king, violence, warrior, battles, sword, sword fight, farmer, massacre, swordsman, duel, fortress ...
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, rivalry, heroes, master warrior, kung fu, sword fight and violence mostly in Action, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Return of the One-Armed Swordsman: One-Armed Swordsman (1967), Golden Swallow (1968), The New One-Armed Swordsman (1971), No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987), Executioners from Shaolin (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Place: asia, china
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Golden Swallow (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Golden Swallow revolves around the further adventures of its title character. This time around, she is forced into violence when a figure from her mysterious past goes on a killing rampage while leaving evidence that holds her responsible. Golden ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
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Time: 60s
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Return of the Chinese Boxer (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In wake of the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895), a group of Japanese warlords calculate that the best way to prepare an invasion of the rest of China from their southern Manchuria staging ground.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, stylized, suspenseful ...
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Time: 70s
Place: china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, graphic violence, disability, heroes, rivalry, master warrior, combat, kung fu, mayhem, innkeeper, fortress, wager ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this sequel, Scott Wylde, an American kickboxer, must go to Cambodia to rescue his Vietnamese girlfriend from Russian and Vietnamese troops.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, intense, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, master warrior, kung fu, jungle, heroes, graphic violence, daring rescue, kickboxing, fistfight, martial artist, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: cambodia, asia, thailand, bangkok thailand
⇓ 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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, battles, kung fu, shaolin, graphic violence, rivalry, heroes, master villain, one man army, master warrior, failed attempt, mortal combat ...
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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
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Time: 18th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, rough, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 134 min.
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Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century, 18th century
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Dragon Attack (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller, War
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: stylized, serious, harsh, epic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Delta Force 3: The Killing Game (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Best of the Best 4: Without Warning (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Hong Kong
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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