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The Brave Archer (1977)
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The Brave Archer (1977)
Original name: 射鵰英雄傳
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Guo Jing and Yang Kang are the sons of two rebels. The rebels are killed by imperial soldiers and the boys are rescued by six pugilists later. The pugilists agree to separate the two boys, tutor them separately in martial arts, and let them meet again when they have grown up, to determine whose abilities are better. Guo becomes the student of the "Seven Freaks of Jiangnan" while Yang Kang becomes the foster son of a Jurchen prince inadvertently.
Style: exciting, epic, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, island, heroes, family relations, teachers and students, betrayal, parents and children, graphic violence, love and romance, master warrior, dishonesty, rivalry, wooing, uninhibited rivalry, power relations, fight, kung fu, magic, sword, giant snake
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia

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Most similar movies to The Brave Archer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and stylized films with plots about martial arts, heroes, master warrior, rivalry, kung fu, graphic violence and vengeance mostly in Action, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Brave Archer: Crippled Avengers (1978), Shaolin Temple (1976), 5 Masters of Death (1974), The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984), Clan of the White Lotus (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Crippled Avengers (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Crippled Avengers is a 1978 Shaw Brothers kung fu film directed by Chang Cheh and starring four members of the Venom Mob. It has been released in North America as Mortal Combat and Return of the 5 Deadly Venoms. The film follows a group of martial ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mute or deaf, heroes, misfit, military, adventure, rivalry, master warrior, vengeance, disability, siblings relations, kung fu ...
Place: hong kong, asia
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100%
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Shaolin Temple (1976)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 126 min.
Story: There is no place more hallowed in the martial art world than China's Shaolin Temple. This special place deserves a special epic, which is what the martial arts maestro delivers in this battle between a brave brand of Chinese boxers and ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: martial arts, shaolin kung fu, master warrior, dishonesty, heroes, betrayal, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, vengeance, kung fu, cult, shaolin ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
5 Masters of Death (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Hu Te et al. escape the burning Shaolin temple after the Qing soldiers destroyed it in Shaolin Temple. The group of 5 decide to develop secret codes to identify fellow patriots, enlist those patriots and eventually meet up again to escape to the ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, martial arts training, fistfight, shaolin kung fu, master warrior, graphic violence, vengeance, mortal combat, palaces castles and temples, tough heroes, battles ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Yangs are betrayed by a government official conspiring with the Mongols. All of the Yang family males except the 4th, 5th, and 6th brothers are killed. Fu Sheng loses his mind after the death of his family, while the other brother, takes refuge ...
Style: rough, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, confined, escapades, heroes, daring rescue, rebellion, rivalry, danger, state affairs, family relations, monk ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: offbeat, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, graphic violence, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, danger, rivalry, escapades, revenge, shaolin, qing dynasty ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The New One-Armed Swordsman (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lei Li lost his right-arm in a sword duel with the master of a martial arts school, long ago. Now, he is able to defend himself well with just his left arm, and kung fu techniques. That he proves with just the help of his friend Chung-Chieng, when ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, heroes, master warrior, danger, disability, gory, graphic violence, one armed man, juggling, heroic bloodshed, combat ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: tense, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, battles, shaolin, kung fu, failed attempt, mortal combat, palaces castles and temples, vengeance, tough heroes, heroes, master warrior, graphic violence ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
One-Armed Swordsman (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An evil gang attacks the Chi school of Golden Sword Kung Fu. One student sacrifices his life to save his teacher and his school, his dying wish is that his son be taken in as a student. Young Fang Kang grows up in the school and treasures his ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu classic, rivalry, anti heroes, master warrior, danger, misfit, heroes, love and romance, society, rich and poor, anti hero ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man is reluctantly called into action once more, when what begin as simple challenges from rival kung fu styles soon draw him into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads. Now, to ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, ambition, instructor, rivalry, heroes, teachers and students, power relations, graphic violence, contests and competitions, hand to hand combat, fistfight ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Brothers Five (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The 5 Kao brothers, separated since childhood, are unaware that the master Teng Lung Manor, Lung Chen-feng has killed their father. All five, however, seek to defeat the vicious gangsters at the Manor.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, revenge, battles, academy, death wish, gory, forceful separation, graphic violence, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 560
Killer Clans (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As two rival clans vie for dominance in a martial world where loyalty and honor can be bought and friends become enemies, a peerless swordsman (Chung Wa) discovers that the only thing truly worth fighting for is love.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, crimes, love and romance, gangsters, rivalry, gang, nudity (full frontal - brief), deadly, assassination attempt, dishonesty, right hand man ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Choyleefut: Speed of Light (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Having taken his father's advice, one man decides to return home in pursuit of a fresh start. While training at his father's martial arts school, he learns that his father has given consent to sell the school to a rival martial arts school.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, love and romance, contests and competitions, family relations, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, unlikely couple, rivalry, athlete and trainer, siblings relations, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, ambition, hopes, good versus evil, heroes, best friends, deadly, rivalry, crimes, battles, injustice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 460
The Deadly Duo (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The plot involves patriots during the Sung Dynasty and their attempts to rescue a kidnapped prince from Ching troops who have invaded the north of China. The patriots are led by Ti Lung who recruits a mysterious but seemingly superhuman fighter ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, deadly, buddies, danger, daring rescue, partners, escapades, gory, palaces castles and temples, friends, revolution ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Shaolin Intruders (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On a routine courier mission, the prestigious Chin Hu chief was murdered by four mysterious monks. When all evidence points to Ching Hua (Liu Yu-Po), his friend Lei Hsin (Derek Yee) is determined to clear his name by barging in the Shaolin Temple ...
Style: exciting, tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, who done it, martial arts, dishonesty, escapades, master warrior, youth, young heroes, betrayal, danger, palaces castles and temples, power relations ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 549
Shaolin Mantis (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Skilled martial arts director Lau Ka Leung offers you another Kung Fu treat! this Asian classic introduces viewers to the Shaolin Mantis way of fighting! The tale takes you back to the Qing dynasty & Wei Feng, the son of a Qing official who ...
Style: tense, exciting, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, rivalry, master warrior, forced into action, romancing a suspect, moral dilemma, political unrest, family in danger, cons and scams, fall in love, graphic violence ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, female warrior, master warrior, heroes, adventure, love and romance, sword, kung fu, sword fight, romance, strong female presence, warlord ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 5K
Painted Skin (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Painted Skin is based on one of Pu Songling's classic short stories in Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. Zhou Xun stars as Xiao Wei, a fox spirit that feasts on human hearts in order to maintain her lovely, youthful appearance. When ...
Style: rough, atmospheric, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, good versus evil, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, martial arts, love and romance, dishonesty, supernatural ability, rivalry, ghost, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Invincible Armour (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hwang Jang Lee is a corrupt Ming guard who frames John Liu for murder. A wanted fugitive, John hides out with a teen who is an expert in the infamous Iron Armor technique, a technique that means the expert can withstand anything. However, Hwang is ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, kung fu, assassin, on the run, escapades, master villain, heroes, one man army, rivalry, graphic violence, fugitives ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ 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
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, contests and competitions, special agents, intrigue, adventure, master warrior, danger, rivalry, gory, tough heroes, battles ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: stylized, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninjitsu, master warrior, kung fu, ambition, heroes, one man army, rivalry, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, ninja, fight ...
Time: 1930s
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, power relations, righting the wronged, injustice, redemption, teaching the ways of the world, vengeance, self discovery, master warrior, hopes, good versus evil, graphic violence ...
Time: 18th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, martial arts, graphic violence, antidote, violence spree, village, vengeance, danger, rivalry, kung fu master, chinaman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Five Element Ninjas (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young martial artist seeks revenge on the ninja who kills his martial arts brothers and teacher.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, betrayal, kung fu, rivalry, gory, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, strong violent content, master warrior, escapades, deadly ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 4K
Swordsman II (1992)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jet Li plays Ling, a student from the Blue Mountain school of martial arts, who, along with fellow students and Kiddo, find themselves embroiled in a country-wide political/clan war with the Highlander clan in the forefront of the battle.
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, betrayal, rescue, confined, daring rescue, rivalry, adventure, danger, escapades ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, shaolin monk, one man army, lone wolves, rivalry, danger, heroes, escapades, graphic violence, vengeance, buddha ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, righting the wronged, tough heroes, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations, chaos and mayhem, vigilantism, heroic mission, track down, wedding, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Heroic Ones (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Mogul king decides to take stealthy action to help overpower his greatest rivals. He chooses nine out thirteen of his loyal generals (who he treats as sons) to embark on the mission. However, jealously amongst them sparks a treacherous family feud ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, vengeance, rebelliousness, state affairs, leadership, escapades, daring rescue, master warrior, military, gang, heroes ...
Time: 9th century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 19K
Dragon Blade (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Huo An, the commander of the Protection Squad of the Western Regions, was framed by evil forces and becomes enslaved. On the other hand, a Roman general escapes to China after rescuing the Prince. The heroic duo meet in the Western Desert and a ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, epic
Plot: master warrior, battles, heroes, adventure, rivalry, military, battle zone, danger, heroic mission, martial art, martial arts, final battle ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 22K
Fist of Legend (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in ...
Style: realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, master warrior, kung fu classic, folk hero, humiliation, good versus evil, rage, duel, occupation, uninhibited rivalry, sword fight ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%