Movies like Rise of the Legend

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Rise of the Legend (2014)
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Rise of the Legend (2014)
Original name: 黄飞鸿之英雄有梦
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In 1868 during the late Qing Dynasty, rampant corruption on the Imperial Court inflicts much suffering in people's lives. For years, the Black Tiger’s fearsome boss Lei Gong has been trying to get rid of the leader of the Northern Sea. One of his latest recruits is Fei, a fearless fighter who takes the Northern Sea leader’s head after a fierce fight. Just as Lei Gong believes he has total control of the port, a new gang called the Orphans rises in power. Led by Fei’s childhood friend Huo, the Orphans are out to eliminate all the criminal power from the port…
Style: exciting, captivating, psychological, tense
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, gang, crimes, wu shu, revenge, friendship, chinese mafia, harbor, undercover, tough guy, fistfight, medieval, violence, orphan, vengeance, warehouse, death of father, opium den, foreplay, death of lover, death of best friend, danger, dock, hand to hand combat
Time: 19th century
Place: china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, kung fu, heroes, master warrior, crimes and fight mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Rise of the Legend: Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2018), Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (2014), Ip Man 3 (2015), Fearless (2006), The Shaolin Temple (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2018)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being defeated by Ip Man, Cheung Tin Chi is attempting to keep a low profile. While going about his business, he gets into a fight with a foreigner by the name of Davidson, who is a big boss behind the bar district. Tin Chi fights hard with ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: wing chun, martial arts, lone hero, crimes, betrayal, idealism, money, fight scenes, chase, greed, death, good versus evil ...
Time: 50s
Place: hong kong
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Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A laborer moves to Shanghai in the hope of becoming rich. But ends up using his kung fu skills to survive. Remake of The Boxer From Shantung.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, gang, rivalry, kung fu, society, fight, graphic violence, master warrior, heroes, hopes, kurd ...
Time: 20th century
Place: shanghai, china, asia
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Ip Man 3 (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.
Style: breathtaking, stylized, entertaining, scenic, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, wing chun, fight scenes, martial arts school, fight, gang, mentor, culture clash, cancer, mythology, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: hong kong, china, tokyo, asia
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 7.6
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Fearless (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness, defining the true spirit of martial arts and also inspiring his ...
Style: intense, epic, inspirational, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, redemption, friendship, martial arts tournament, qing dynasty, childhood, fight, exile, life philosophy, warrior ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 19th century, turn of the century
Place: china, japan, asia, hong kong, shanghai ...
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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: serious, exciting, stylized, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, heroes, adventure, coming of age, vengeance, monastery, renegade, tough heroes, monk, obsessive quest ...
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Place: china, asia
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Duration: 103 min.
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Style: intense, harsh, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Action, Drama, Family
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Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ten years ago, five students joined a martial arts school and learned the disciplines of Wushu and the bonds of friendship. Today, both will be put to the test after they and a former student stumble into a child kidnapping ring
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, entertaining, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
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The Last Tycoon (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in Shanghais Gangster era of the early 1900s, THE LAST TYCOON tells the tale of CHENG (Chow Yun-Fat), a young man who is set up by the chief of police (Sammo Hung) and must leave the life he knows and QIU (Monica Mok), the woman he loves, to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Kung Fu (2021)
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Country: USA
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Story: A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to find her hometown overrun with crime and corruption, she uses her martial ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Tracker (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Spears, a private detective working in L.A. receives word from an old friend that the friend's sister (and Spears' ex-girlfriend), Kim, has been kidnapped by a criminal gang. At first, Spears doesn't want to get involved, especially ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: semi serious, stylized, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kung fu classic, master warrior, fight, kidnapping, folk hero, crimes, hopes, heroes, nothing goes right, gang ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Five friends are released from prison and do their best to stay out trouble. While trying to mind their own business (and run their 5-Star Cleaning Service), they are caught up in a war between rival Triad gangs fighting for control of the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Featuring a mix of Thai Boxing and Ultimate Fighting, SCORPION has been dubbed The French Fight Club. It stars Jerome Le Banner, who is also known as Hyper Battle Cyborg and The Bulldog of Paris, a true kickboxer, famous for his aggressive style - ...
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Style: heroic, captivating, exciting, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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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 ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Country: Hong Kong
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Duration: 82 min.
Story: Manit (Jon Foo) witnessed the murder of his parents when he was just 10 years old. The killers shot him in the head, but he miraculously survived. However, the damage to his brain left him unable to experience regular human emotions. A martial arts ...
Style: exciting, suspense, tense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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100%
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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, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
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Genre: Action, Drama
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Duration: 134 min.
Story: In Minangkabau, West Sumatera, Yuda a skilled practitioner of Silat Harimau is in the final preparations to begin his "Merantau" a century's old rites-of-passage to be carried out by the community's young men that will see him ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
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Man of Tai Chi (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Beijing, a young martial artist's skill places him in position to experience opportunities and sacrifices.
Style: meditative, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Kung Fu Killer (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Canada
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Story: China is in unrest, as the Republic falls prey to Warlords like Kahn Xin, who holds an entire province hostage to the opium trade—and destroys all who oppose him. Only the revered Wudang monks dare stand in Kahn’s way in order to protect the ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 1920s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
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Angel Town (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A graduate student and martial-arts expert rents a room in a house owned by a single mother who lives there with her son. A local street gang is trying to recruit the son, but the new tenant tries to help the boy's mother keep him out of the ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, master warrior, heroes, one man army, single mother, violence spree, family in danger, crimes, lone wolves, rivalry, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Heart of a Dragon (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Story of a cop who forsakes his dreams of sailing around the world so that he can care for his mentally retarded brother. Innocently caught up in a gangland fight, the brother is kidnapped to force the cop to turn over a police informant.
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, shaolin, fight, master warrior, heroes, rivalry, crimes, secret agents, adventure, dealing with death, track down ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 9K
True Legend (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Su Qi-Er, a wealthy man living during the Qing Dynasty who loses his fortune and reputation as a result of a conspiracy against him. After being forced out onto the streets, Su dedicates his life to martial arts and reemerges as a patriotic hero ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, army, vengeance, good versus evil, family relations, family feud, family in danger, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, rivalry, rescue ...
Time: 20th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fight, kung fu classic, rivalry, confined, crimes, clergy, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jet Li weasels out of the north Shaolin temple to assassinate a despotic ruler at the ruler's extravagant public birthday celebration. Two other men from the south Shaolin temple also set out to assassinate the ruler, but all three fail and are ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, shaolin, kung fu, shaolin monk, master warrior, kung fu master, buddha, one against many, heroes, soldier, shaolin kung fu, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%