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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: offbeat, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, one man army, crimes, heroes, hostages, hostage, disability, graphic violence, danger, conquering, gory, rivalry, ultimatum, save the day, fight, kung fu, king, violence, warrior, battles, sword, hand to hand combat, sword fight, farmer ...
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, rivalry, master warrior, kung fu, sword fight and hand to hand combat mostly in Action, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Return of the One-Armed Swordsman: One-Armed Swordsman (1967), No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987), Golden Swallow (1968), The New One-Armed Swordsman (1971), 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 ...
Style: stylized, emotional, offbeat, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu classic, love and romance, disability, monk, gory, fall in love, rich and poor, anti heroes, master warrior, heroes, anti hero ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 104 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: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, jungle, kidnapping, heroes, master warrior, kung fu, vengeance, danger, graphic violence, daring rescue, rivalry, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: cambodia, asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 631
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, martial arts, crimes, investigation, danger, gory, battles, heroes, deadly, rivalry, adventure, murder ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, martial arts, zombie, imaginary, military, samurai, save the day, chases and races, rivalry, master criminal, battles, injustice ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, graphic violence, disability, gory, master warrior, heroes, rivalry, danger, battle, revenge, battles, violence ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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
Plot: ninja, martial arts, betrayal, kung fu, chases and races, one man army, deadly, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, master warrior, danger, strong violent content ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
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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: exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: martial arts, shaolin kung fu, palaces castles and temples, graphic violence, rivalry, master warrior, heroes, dishonesty, vengeance, betrayal, violence, kung fu ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and American) plundering of China.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, martial artist, master warrior, heroes, school, tragic hero, culture clash, adventure, heroic mission, righting the wronged, good versus evil, folk hero ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Dragon Attack (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller, War
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Similar to "The Dirty Dozen" or one of that nature. Japan is trying to take over the world and the generals of the allied forces trying to stop the Japanese have been taken prisoner. A force of loners and fighters is put together to try ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, master warrior, soldier, rescue, world war two, martial arts, battles, heist, heroic mission, partners, daring rescue, master criminal ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Best of the Best 4: Without Warning (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of Russian mobsters have stolen a huge supply of paper for printing U.S. currency, and are now flooding the market with conterfeit bills. When one of the mobsters decides to give herself in and hand over a data CD to the DA, she is shot and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hostage, heroes, gangsters, master warrior, heroic mission, deadly, undercover, dishonesty, chases and races, law enforcement, hostages ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese who follow Western ways. Wong must also defend Dr. Sun Yat ...
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu master, kung fu, hopes, heroes, racism, idealism, rivalry, culture clash, revolution, folk hero ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, track down, siblings relations, kidnapping, righting the wronged, tough heroes, wedding, dealing with death, rivalry, vigilantism, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Delta Force 3: The Killing Game (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A terrorist places an atom bomb somewhere in an American metropolis. The president of the U.S. has no other choice; he has to call Delta Force.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, tough heroes, hijacking, heroic mission, nightmare comes true, hostage, chases and races, hostages, deadly, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida, miami, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
33%
Once Upon a Time in China III (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the 'Dancing Lion Competition' to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent.
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, epic, silent film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu master, kung fu, culture clash, heroes, battles, master warrior, assassination, dishonesty, rivalry, contests and competitions, master villain ...
Place: china, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Diamond Dogs (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Canada, China
Duration: 94 min.
Story: "Diamond Dogs" is the story of a group of American fortune hunters, who come to China looking for a long-lost-treasure. During the Soviet crack-down on religion in the 1930's, a priceless Buddhist artifact, a Tangka was taken across ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, adventure, bounty hunter, treasure hunt, danger, lone wolves, tough heroes, curses spells and rituals, one man army, heroes, gunfight, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Ninja Terminator (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Hong Kong, Canada, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three martial-arts students search for the Golden Ninja Warrior, a statue reputed to have magic powers. Ninja mayhem by Godfrey Ho intercut with multiple scenes from Stafferyui Bulcheonggaek
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, ninja, vengeance, undercover, assassination, fighting crime, contests and competitions, heroes, escapades, superhero, adventure ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Ong-bak 3 (2010)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ong Bak 3 picks up where Ong Bak 2 had left off. Tien is captured and almost beaten to death before he is saved and brought back to the Kana Khone villagers. There he is taught meditation and how to deal with his Karma, but very soon his arch rival ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, sentimental, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, village, heroes, one man army, master warrior, supernatural ability, deadly, curses spells and rituals, human spirit, destiny, vengeance, reincarnation ...
Time: ancient history, 15th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the second film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto battles a group of female ninja in the employ of the Yagyu clan and must assassinate a traitor who plans to sell his clan's secrets to the Shogunate.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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 ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, master warrior, kung fu classic, folk hero, humiliation, good versus evil, duel, rage, occupation, uninhibited rivalry, sword fight ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Ong-bak 2 (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Moments from death a young man is rescued by a renowned warrior. Realizing unsurpassed physical potential in the young boy he trains him into the most dangerous man alive. As he becomes a young man he goes on a lone mission of vengeance against the ...
Style: serious, stylized, rough, twists and turns, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, destiny, one man army, human spirit, danger, rivalry, heroes, master warrior, vengeance, slavery, ruler ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: thailand, asia, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
New Fists of Fury (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 114 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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.7
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Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Reign of Assassins (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Set in ancient China, Zeng Jing is a skilled assassin who finds herself in possession of a mystical Buddhist monk's remains. She begins a quest to return the remains to its rightful resting place, and thus places herself in mortal danger ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, exciting, captivating ...
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Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
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Tai Chi Hero (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: China
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: stylized, exciting, serious, tense, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, cult film
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Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, Western
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: serious, exciting, rough, captivating, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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