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Holy Flame of the Martial World (1983)
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Holy Flame of the Martial World (1983)
Original name: 武林聖火令
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This internationally popular tale of a brother and sister seeking vengeance for the death of their parents through the mythical yin/yang Holy Flame technique is an eye-filling epic. Kuo Chue (a.k.a. Philip Kwok), famous as the star of Chang Cheh's internationally famous "Venom" film series, both co-stars and choreographs this impressive tale - leading to a vaunted "action director" career with both the 007 thriller Tomorrow Never Dies and the cult classic Brotherhood of the Wolf to his credit.
Style: humorous, exciting, rough, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, supernatural, heroes, family relations, battles, orphan, supernatural ability, graphic violence, master warrior, laser, mortal combat, rivalry, aerial combats, tough heroes, kung fu, sword, laughter, master, revenge
Place: china, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, semi serious, humorous and stylized films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, heroes, master warrior, adventure, kung fu and escapades mostly in Action, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Holy Flame of the Martial World: Iron Fingers of Death (1982), Return to the 36th Chamber (1980), The Storm Warriors (2009), Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978), Blood of the Samurai (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Iron Fingers of Death (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: rough, humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master villain, good versus evil, escapades, master warrior, graphic violence, aerial combats, forceful separation, mortal combat, palaces castles and temples, vengeance, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: china, asia
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Return to the 36th Chamber (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
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Time: 18th century
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The Storm Warriors (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, stylized, epic
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Genre: Action, Comedy
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
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Blood of the Samurai (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Action Adventure starring Bryan Yamasaki, Shawn Forsythe, Michael Ng
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, humorous, cult film
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Duration: 91 min.
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Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, cult film
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Duration: 86 min.
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Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized
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Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious
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Audience: teens
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The Monkey King (2014)
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Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, epic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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