Movies like The Master 1980

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The Master (1980)
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The Master (1980)
Original name: Bui bun si mun
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 he was stabbed in a sneak attack and now has to hide from his pursuers, the Three Devils. Gao helps him and in return, Jin decides to teach him some serious kicks. Gao has to live alone for a year after Shi believes that he is traitor of his school. Then he tries to kill him but Jin interferes in order to save Gao and as his wounds are not fixed yet, he gets into a final battle with the three Devils. So it is Gao's turn to seek for revenge.
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, orphan, kung fu, adventure, crimes, vengeance, gang, heroes, track down, legends and myths, vigilantism, danger, one man army, heroic mission, fighting crime, chases and races, imaginary, escapades, siblings relations, rivalry, undercover, government agency, daring rescue, tough heroes, martial arts training ...
Time: 70s
Place: china, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about martial arts, heroes, rivalry, master warrior, kung fu, crimes and vengeance mostly in Action, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Master: Challenge of the Masters (1976), Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (1978), The Prodigal Son (1981), Shaolin Challenges Ninja (1978), Dynamite Warrior (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 94 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, one man army, chases and races, crimes, heroes, tough heroes, righting the wronged, vigilantism, heroic mission, track down, working undercover, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Prodigal Son (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 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: martial arts, hand to hand combat, fistfight, kung fu, contests and competitions, coming of age, adventure, fighting crime, ambition, anti heroes, gang, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Shaolin Temple 2: Kids from Shaolin (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two rivaling families live on opposite sides of a river. One of them practices Shaolin kung fu and has only sons, while the other has only daughters and practices the Wu-Tang sword. The father of the Wu-Tang family is so paranoid about the Shaolin ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, stylized, humorous, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, martial arts, village, shaolin monk, escapades, gang, leadership, crimes, danger, tough heroes, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
Plot: martial arts, ninjitsu, master warrior, kung fu, ambition, one man army, contests and competitions, heroes, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, ninja, fight ...
Time: 1930s
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Dynamite Warrior (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story is set in 1890s Siam. Siang is a young Muay Thai warrior and rocketry expert who steals back water buffalo taken from poor Isan farmers by unscrupulous cattle raiders. He is searching for a man with a tattoo who killed his parents.
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Deadly Life of a Ninja (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Action
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Duration: 88 min.
Story: A businessman and his sister-in-law are targeted for assassination by a band of evil ninjas and their vicious leader (Yasuaki Kurata). The ninjas are committing bizarre murders all over the city, and the police can't seem to pick up their trail ...
Style: stylized, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting
Plot: martial arts, ninjitsu, murder, ninja, escapades, rivalry, chases and races, adventure, heroes, crimes, danger, assassination ...
Time: 80s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, realistic, serious, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, battles, kung fu, shaolin, palaces castles and temples, failed attempt, tough heroes, vengeance, mortal combat, graphic violence, rivalry, master villain ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Spiritual Kung Fu (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Last Hero in China (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: humorous, epic, semi serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, kidnapping, folk hero, gangsters, fighting crime, escapades, crimes, danger, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, adventure, gangsters, rivalry, heroes, crimes, gang, village, village life, heroic mission, fighting style ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Return to the 36th Chamber (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
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Two Champions of Shaolin (1980)
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Duration: 101 min.
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Duration: 102 min.
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Style: serious
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Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 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, exciting, realistic, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Shao Lin men (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Bandits, Prostitutes and Silver (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, exciting, realistic, serious, cult film
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Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Shadow Boxer (1974)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Chen Wo-Fu plays construction worker Ku Ting, whose skill at "tai chi" (shadow boxing) is as great as his pacifism. But when his girlfriend is raped by vicious gangsters, he shows everyone the true power and beauty of tai chi.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vigilantism, vengeance, graphic violence, tough heroes, forced into action, gangsters, rivalry, heroes, crimes, one man army, master warrior ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Dreadnaught (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 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: serious, exciting, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Master (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Uncle Tak is famous for using Chinese herbal medicines to cure diseases. A martial arts expert, he also teaches the young how to defend themselves. One of his students, Johnny, dreams of monopolizing the teaching of kung fu throughout the United ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, master warrior, kung fu, rivalry, hopes, master criminal, teachers and students, legends and myths, missing person, vengeance, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Iron-Fisted Monk (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Iron Fisted Monk, heavyweight HK superstar Sammo Hung's directorial debut, is a powerful old school kung fu movie which sees the portly one at his physical peak on screen as well as calling the shots behind the camera. Husker (Sammo) is a ...
Style: stylized, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, village, vengeance, palaces castles and temples, righting the wronged, rapist, rivalry, heroes, village life, false accusation, working undercover, vigilantism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, captivating, exciting
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Time: 80s
Place: taiwan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Burning Paradise (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An exotic, legendary battle between the forces of good and evil comes to life as the celebrated disciples of the Shaolin Temple -- monks who practice a lethal and spiritual form of martial arts -- fight the evil followers of China's Manchu ...
Style: epic, serious, stylized, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
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Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 70s
Place: china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Shadow Whip (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 78 min.
Story: This top ten box office hit reunites the star duo from Come Drink With Me in another classic action adventure. Cheng Pei-pei (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) radiates her trademark charm while wielding the deadly title weapon, which is implicated in ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%