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Legend of the Wolf (1997)
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Legend of the Wolf (1997)
Original name: 戰狼傳說
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Wolf (Donnie Yen) is a war veteran who recounts the tale of his legendary youth to a young upstart killer (Edmond Leung). Flashback to a post-World War 2 time when the young Wolf (Yen) is wandering the Chinese countryside in search of his missing memories. He only knows to meet someone at an abandoned temple. He ends up hooking up with a local villager (Dayo Wong), who intends to guide the Wolf to his destination. On the way, they find Wai-Yee (Carmen Lee), who’s been waiting for Wolf for quite some time. However, Wolf still can’t remember anything, until the bad guys (led by Ben Lam) come to find him, and they bear the terrible secret of the Wolf's past.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hitman, rivalry, adventure, gangsters, heroes, crimes, legends and myths, undercover, conspiracy, tragic love, vengeance, assassination attempt, working undercover, femme fatale, dishonesty, track down, criminal's revenge, unfulfillment, sex, combat, fight, kung fu, violence, death ...
Place: asia, hong kong

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and exciting films with plots about rivalry, martial arts, heroes, vengeance, violence, crimes and kung fu mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Legend of the Wolf: In the Line of Duty (1986), Shatter (1974), A Hero Never Dies (1998), Yes, Madam! (1985), The Dragon from Russia (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
In the Line of Duty (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Michelle Yip of the Hong Kong police is a mild-mannered Kung Fu expert; Michael Wong from air security is happy-go-lucky, stuck on himself, constantly talking, and smitten by her; Yamamoto is quiet, hard-boiled, leaving the Tokyo police to spend ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, terrorism, police, kung fu, police shootout, female martial artist, vengeance, working undercover, crimes, law enforcement, confined, save the day ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hitman, master warrior, assassination, vengeance, wrongfully committed, siblings relations, working undercover, battle zone, secret agents, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, china, europe, asia, england ...
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A Hero Never Dies (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Jack and Martin are members of rival Chinese triads in the middle of a gang war. Both of their gang leaders like to get advice from a fortune teller living in Thailand. On one such trip, Martin's gang ambushes Jack's at a Thai hotel. There ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, thailand
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Yes, Madam! (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Asprin (Mang Hoi) and Strepsil (John Shum), two petty thieves who inadvertently become involved in a murder case when they steal items belonging to a murdered man. The man had hidden an important microfilm in his passport, which the thieves pass ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, female martial artist, police investigation, gangsters, police detective, espionage, police corruption, fish out of water, undercover, master criminal, fighting crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, scotland
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The Dragon from Russia (1990)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A former member of a band of criminals known as the 'Eight-Hundred Dragons' is living in fear in Manchuria as the clan does not allow people to leave alive. However, he is eventually tracked down, and kidnapped along with a young ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, gang, on the run, murder, rivalry, kidnapping, assassination, drug dealing, best friends, assassination attempt, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, russia, asia
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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, vengeance, vigilantism, wooing, working undercover, school, legends and myths, culture clash, heroic mission, tough heroes, track down ...
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Small Tiger (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ho Mei Fong is a young woman in trouble, running from a gang of criminals with something of importance hidden in her purse. She dies in Chien Chen's taxi while trying to escape, but not before hiding the purse. Chien Chen is now involved ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, gangsters, tough heroes, adventure, race against time, rivalry, crimes, gang, law enforcement, fighting crime, partners against crime ...
Time: 70s
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Rage of Honor (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Japanese cop, Shiro, and his partner Ray are after a bunch of drug dealers. But they are betrayed by an insider and Ray is killed. Shiro follows the murderer, a sadistic drug lord, up to Singapore.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug lord, working undercover, vengeance, law enforcement, undercover, partners, rivalry, drug dealing, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: 80s
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Legacy of Rage (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brandon plays Brandon Ma, a regular working Joe who holds down two jobs, so he can support his girlfriend May and his dream of owning a motorcycle. Brandon's best friend is Michael, an ambitious and murderous dope peddler. Michael covets May ...
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Hero (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ma Wing Jing and his older brother Ma Tai Chueng arrive in Shanghai to make their fortune at the end of the Qin Dynasty. Be-friending a powerful mobster Wing Jing is given his nightclub in return for saving Tam Sei's life. Unfortunately, ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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New Fists of Fury (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 120 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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Place: taiwan, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An undercover cop struggling to provide for his son and ailing wife, must infiltrate a ruthless gang. But things turn sour when another cop blows his cover and he quickly finds himself battling for his life and the lives of his family.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Return of the Street Fighter (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Martial artist Takuma Tsurugi returns to take on a Yakuza family that may be embezzling money from charities to finance their own operations. Both the police and the Yakuza find themselves battling Tsurugi, but Tsurugi's fight ultimately is ...
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Touch and Go (1991)
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
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Country: Hong Kong
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Genre: Action, Drama, History
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Fists of Bruce Lee (1978)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fighters ally with each other and fight for no apparent reason. The plot is meaningless, just a vehicle to see fight scenes.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Moving Target (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, intense, realistic, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sung Shao Chong (Billy Chong) traverses the Arizona desert, helping those in need on the way to meet his old friend Kum (Lam Hak-Ming) in a small western town. Once there, he runs into a group of men who terrorize the town and extort the local ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
In the Line of Duty III: Force of the Dragon (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a bloody beginning, a pair of stylish Japanese thieves steal some valuable gems. In a harrowing scene, during their escape, they kill the partner of a ruffled detective (think Columbo with a Chuck Barris hairdo). The detective swears revenge, and ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Moscow Heat (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a U.S. policeman is killed by black market weapons dealers, his partner, Rudy (Robert Madrid), and the murdered cop's father, ex-British Intelligence agent Roger Chambers (Michael York), head to Moscow to find the killers. The two begin ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, partners, investigation, odd couple, undercover, working undercover, tough heroes, master criminal, police investigation, law enforcement, partners against crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Crippled Masters (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two men skilled in the arts of Kung-Fu are betrayed by their master and crippled for life, one left with no arms and the other with no legs. Despite their obvious disadvantages, they learn to combine their martial arts skills and seek revenge ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Outside the Law (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Secret agent Julie Cosgrove is walking into her most dangerous mission yet.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
37%