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Dance of the Drunken Mantis (1979)
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Dance of the Drunken Mantis (1979)
Original name: Nan bei zui quan
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A year after training young Jackie Chan in the Drunken Fist, Sam the Seed discovers he has a son, Foggy. He tries to train Foggy but to no avail. Foggy is then trained in Drunken Fist from his uncle as he must face his father's rival, Rubber Legs, another Drunken Fist master who combines it with Mantis Fist to create a deadly style.
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, offbeat, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fight, kung fu classic, farce, drunk, adopted son, adventure, heroes, parents and children, master warrior, rivalry, ambition, wooing, tough heroes, shaolin kung fu
Time: 70s

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Most similar movies to Dance of the Drunken Mantis

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, semi serious, humorous and realistic films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, kung fu, heroes, fight, master warrior and kung fu classic mostly in Action, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Dance of the Drunken Mantis: Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978), Drunken Master (1978), Ninja in the Dragon's Den (1982), Return to the 36th Chamber (1980), The Prodigal Son (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Everyone abuses and humiliates a downtrodden orphan (Chan) until he befriends an old man, who turns out to be the last master of the "snake fist" fighting style. Jackie becomes the old man's student and finds himself in battle with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fight, vengeance, heroes, master warrior, orphan, fistfight, samurai, medieval, betrayal, kung fu classic ...
Place: china, japan, hong kong, tokyo, asia ...
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Drunken Master (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as Wong Fei-Hung, whose mischievous antics land him in hot water. Having tolerated enough of his son's mishaps, Fei-Hung's dad enlists his sadistic uncle, who specializes in drunken-style kung fu, to teach the lad some ...
Style: humorous, funny, exciting, allegory, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fight, teacher, master, redemption, alcoholic, undisciplined, wu shu, rivalry, farce, kung fu classic ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: china, asia, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ninja in the Dragon's Den (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two rival warriors, a Japanese and a Chinese, are forced to work together after their master has been killed by a mighty enemy.
Style: scenic, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, kung fu, medieval, samurai, revenge, kung fu classic, exploitation, fight, society, master criminal, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: china, japan, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, medieval, fight, samurai, kung fu classic, shaolin kung fu, graphic violence, good versus evil, master warrior, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Prodigal Son (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A rich man's son (Yuen Biao) believes himself to be the best kung fu fighter in Canton. Unfortunately, his father, anxious for his son's safety, bribes all his opponents to lose. After a humiliating defeat at the hands of an actor in a ...
Style: serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wing chun, martial arts, kung fu, fight, fistfight, kung fu classic, coming of age, track down, master warrior, contests and competitions, ambition, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: asia, hong kong, china
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44%
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7 Grandmasters (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An aged Kung Fu practitioner travels across China, challenging the best Grandmaster from each province to prove his mastery of martial arts. Meanwhile is a plot developing behind his back.
Style: road movie, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, medieval, fight, kung fu classic, graphic violence, retiring, tough heroes, ambition, heroes, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china
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Blind Fists of Bruce (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The incomparable martial arts expert, Bruce Li, stars as a wealthy hero who defends his village from the assaults of ill-wishers.
Style: serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, crimes, gangsters, heroes, adventure, gang, rivalry, village life, heroic mission, village, hapkido ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Fearless Hyena (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jackie Chan is a youngster, living in a remote vllage with his grandfather who teaches him Kong-Fu (naturally). He keeps getting into fights, even though his grandfather warns him not to show their Kong-Fu to others. Jackie, though, is tempted by ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, adventure, school, medieval, fight, kung fu classic, heroes, wing chun, rivalry, leadership, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Master (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Gao Jian is a lazy and arrogant student of the martial arts school ran by vain Si Fu Shi Chen-chung. One night after his punishment in his school a wounded man reaches his house. He is Jin Tien-yun, a legendary warrior fleeing from a fight in which ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kung fu classic, orphan, fight, revenge, martial arts training, adventure, government agency, undercover, fighting crime, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Last Tiger from Canton (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Young Jackie was intrigued by Kung-Fu since an early age, but his father strictly forbade its practice. One day, he meets an old beggar who offers to teach Jackie how to fight. Jackie grows up to be quite good though he keeps his knowledge a secret ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dreadnaught (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A short-tempered, violent criminal named "White Tiger" is on the run from the police and joins a theater troupe for disguise, killing anyone who angers him or who suspects his identity. One person he unsuccessfully tries to kill several ...
Style: scary, exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kung fu classic, fight, criminal, vengeance, captivity, working undercover, wooing, psychopath, serial killer, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
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39%
House of Fury (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Teddy Yu is a former secret agent turned chiropractor who thought he left his past behind. He teaches martial arts to his two kids. However, his past catches up to him as a rogue agent demands to know the whereabouts of an agent known as Dragon. ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, light, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, young heroes, parents and children, heroes, daring rescue, siblings relations, family relations, kung fu, fight, secret agents, youth, twins ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Magnificent Butcher (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A plump butcher student of 'Wong Fei Hung', Lam Sai-Wing (Sammo) gets into trouble with a rival kung-fu school known as 'Five Dragons'. He is accused of raping the Head of that school's goddaughter and killing his son. Now ...
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Time: 70s
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Mad Monkey Kung Fu (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A disgraced former Kung Fu expert makes a living as a merchant with the help of a hot headed friend. When the men are harassed by gangsters, the merchant decided to teach his friend monkey boxing so they can defend their business.
Style: cult film
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young Tai Chi master fights Opium smugglers with the aid of his powerful braid while wooing a girl.
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Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two princes are seperated by birth. One is raised by the Prime Minister. The other is raised by three mad Shaolin Monks. They both learn kung-fu. When they are 23, they meet and combine there forces to defeat the evil 9th Prince.
Style: exciting, tense, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, kung fu, kung fu classic, shaolin, graphic violence, forceful separation, mortal combat, escapades, heroes, master villain, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mr. Hercules Against Karate (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A skinny troublemaker and his good-natured, bemuscled sidekick find trouble in Hong Kong.
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous
Plot: martial arts, karate, kung fu, rivalry, hercules, farce, pun
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Kung Fu Mahjong 2 (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, light, feel good, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, weird, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Thailand
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A professional bodyguard who failed to protect his Choti, most successful businessman, is fired by his employer's son. The son inherits his fathers company but is then targets by assassins who want to gain control of the estate. He is forced to ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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34%
Heroes of the Wild (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A regional champion martial artist that moonlights as an honour-bound assassin, Tu Ta Shen, solidifies his reputation by challenging top fighters en route to the other champion, Nan Pa Tien, in order to unify both titles. Along the way he defeats a ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, stylized
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Time: 70s
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Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The third installment in the Lucky Stars series, following Winners and Sinners (1983) and My Lucky Stars (1985)... The team are released from prison to play detective in order to stop a ruthless gang from ruining their reputations, taking their ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young daydreamer assumes the identity of a dead martial arts hero and quickly finds himself caught up in a plot by several clans to steal famous martial arts artifacts being transported by an escort company.
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tough heroes, righting the wronged, against the odds, vigilantism, vengeance, heroic mission, working undercover, gang, rivalry, master warrior, save the day ...
Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Dragons Forever (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as a hot-shot lawyer hired by a Hong Kong chemical plant to dispose of opposition to their polluting ways. But when he falls for a beautiful woman out to stop the plant, Jackie is torn in a conflict of interest and asks his trusty ...
Style: neurotic, exciting, semi serious, humorous, cult film
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Time: 80s
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32%
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Martial arts expert Wing Chun battles bandits in this magical film that provides as many laughs as it does wallops. Besides horse thieves, Wing Chun must deal with the men around her who simply can't handle a strong, independent woman. ...
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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32%
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Twins Mission (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Twins Mission is a 2007 Hong Kong martial arts-action-comedy film directed by action choreographer Kong Tao-Hoi and staring Gillian Chung, Charlene Choi and Sammo Hung among others. The film is a bit of a spoof of the popularity and success of the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, adventure, master warrior, good versus evil, aerial combats, crimes, twins, heroes, rivalry, female bodybuilder, train, girls with guns
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Shaolin Temple (1976)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 126 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, exciting, cult film
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Top Squad (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The film revolves around a crack squad of female police officers who have to deal with harassment and a lack of respect from their male colleagues, personal issues as well as some serious criminals.
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country. ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, semi serious, allegory ...
Audience: boys' night
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31%