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The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)
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The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)
Original name: 五郎八卦棍
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 in a temple. Liu's superb martial arts skill, impress the temple's senior monks. He learns that his sister has been captured by the conspirators.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, heroes, confined, family relations, monk, graphic violence, captivity, rebellion, danger, master warrior, political unrest, rebelliousness, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, siblings relations, rivalry, state affairs, daring rescue, power relations, tough heroes, kung fu, religion, battles, buddhism ...
Place: china, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and stylized films with plots about martial arts, heroes, master warrior, kung fu, rivalry, vengeance and graphic violence mostly in Action, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter: The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978), 5 Masters of Death (1974), Shaolin (2011), Clan of the White Lotus (1980), Challenge of the Masters (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu, shaolin, martial arts, shaolin kung fu, master warrior, monk, patriotism, vengeance, rebellion, deadly weapon, power relations, injustice ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fistfight, fight, martial arts training, shaolin kung fu, heroes, rivalry, master warrior, tough heroes, palaces castles and temples, mortal combat, battles ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 18K
Shaolin (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords try to expand their power by warring over neighboring lands. Fuelled by his success on the battlefield, young and arrogant Hao Jie sneers at Shaolin's masters when he beats one of them in a duel. ...
Style: serious, stylized, bleak, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: monk, martial arts, shaolin monk, martial artist, state affairs, dictatorship, conquering, duel, regret, violence, warlord, shaolin ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Style: offbeat, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, heroes, graphic violence, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, master warrior, danger, escapades, shaolin, kung fu classic, qing dynasty ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, stylized, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, one man army, heroes, crimes, hopes, deadly, best friends, ambition, contests and competitions, righting the wronged, battles ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 162
Brothers Five (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The 5 Kao brothers, separated since childhood, are unaware that the master Teng Lung Manor, Lung Chen-feng has killed their father. All five, however, seek to defeat the vicious gangsters at the Manor.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, revenge, academy, family relations, forceful separation, gory, battles, graphic violence, death wish, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 540
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, exciting, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, state affairs, heroes, forced into action, romancing a suspect, moral dilemma, political unrest, family in danger, cons and scams, fall in love, graphic violence ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
36%
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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: 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 ⇓
100%
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
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, betrayal, wooing, parents and children, teachers and students, island, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, dishonesty, love and romance, master warrior ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, shaolin monk, rivalry, escapades, one man army, lone wolves, danger, heroes, graphic violence, vengeance, fighting style ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
34%
 6.9
 962
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 ⇓
30%
 6.7
 442
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: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, deadly, buddies, danger, daring rescue, partners, escapades, revolution, friends, palaces castles and temples, gory ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Death Duel of Kung Fu (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ming General Cheng (Wang Dao) and his band of soldiers escape to Taiwan after Ching forces topple the Ming Dynasty. Still fearing the deposed general's deadly potential, however, the Ching prince Ta orders his own band of ruthless mercenaries ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting, captivating
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Time: 80s
Place: taiwan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, righting the wronged, power relations, graphic violence, redemption, teaching the ways of the world, vengeance, self discovery, injustice, heroes, master warrior, good versus evil ...
Time: 18th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: exciting, serious, stylized, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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
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Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Bandits, Prostitutes and Silver (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 83 min.
Story: To free his girlfriend from her contract with a greedy madam, Shang Li (Don Wong) teams up with a cold-blooded thief called the Sparrow (Chiang-lung Wen) to hijack a large shipment of silver. But when the heist suddenly goes bad, Shang Li finds ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heist, prostitute, kung fu, battles, tough heroes, one man army, daring rescue, danger, criminal heroes, fall in love, track down ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, martial arts, antidote, violence spree, vengeance, village, graphic violence, danger, rivalry, poisoning, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
28%
The Invincible Armour (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hwang Jang Lee is a corrupt Ming guard who frames John Liu for murder. A wanted fugitive, John hides out with a teen who is an expert in the infamous Iron Armor technique, a technique that means the expert can withstand anything. However, Hwang is ...
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, kung fu, assassin, on the run, master villain, heroes, one man army, master warrior, rivalry, graphic violence, fugitives ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 1K
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, heroic mission, wooing, culture clash, vigilantism, school, track down, working undercover, legends and myths, tough heroes, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: middle ages
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 978
Kamui (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: KAMUI is a Ninja on the run from the world of Ninja bound by rules in search of true freedom. However, he is burdened with the fate, where it is not allowed to take the secret of their powers outside of the tribe -- if you are born as Ninja, you ...
Style: stylized, rough, epic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, heroes, rivalry, rebellion, human spirit, redemption, adventure, escapades, obsessive quest, good versus evil, danger, on the run ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Shaolin Challenges Ninja (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gordon Liu stars as a Chinese martial arts student struggling to relate to his new Japanese wife. When a series of martial misunderstandings spirals into an international incident, he's forced to take on seven of Japan's most powerful ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninjitsu, master warrior, kung fu, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, heroes, rivalry, one man army, contests and competitions, ninja, katana ...
Time: 1930s
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Shaolin Intruders (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On a routine courier mission, the prestigious Chin Hu chief was murdered by four mysterious monks. When all evidence points to Ching Hua (Liu Yu-Po), his friend Lei Hsin (Derek Yee) is determined to clear his name by barging in the Shaolin Temple ...
Style: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, who done it, martial arts, multiple suspects, palaces castles and temples, power relations, danger, youth, young heroes, dishonesty, betrayal, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Heroic Ones (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Mogul king decides to take stealthy action to help overpower his greatest rivals. He chooses nine out thirteen of his loyal generals (who he treats as sons) to embark on the mission. However, jealously amongst them sparks a treacherous family feud ...
Style: realistic, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, gory, leadership, adventure, daring rescue, master warrior, escapades, rivalry, heroes, state affairs, gang ...
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, exciting, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mute or deaf, misfit, military, master warrior, adventure, heroes, rivalry, vengeance, disability, siblings relations, kung fu classic ...
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 13K
Ashes of Time (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film is set in five parts, five seasons that are part of the Chinese almanac. The story takes place in the jianghu, the world of the martial arts. Ouyang Feng has lived in the western desert for some years. He left his home in White Camel ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, exciting, epic ...
Plot: martial arts, love triangle, love and romance, rivalry, lone wolves, blind character, torment, unfulfilled love, wilderness, bounty hunter, danger, chases and races ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 350
Shatter (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shatter, an international contract killer, has been assigned to assassinate the President of a small African country and collect his fee from a bank in the Far East. On arrival in Hong Kong his life is threatened and when the bank denies all ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, assassination, hitman, chases and races, danger, undercover, law enforcement, police investigation, gangsters, secret agents, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, europe, england, china, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%