Movies like The Rescue 1971

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The Rescue (1971)
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The Rescue (1971)
Original name: 血酒天牢
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Story: Renowned writer Shen Chiang had become so popular for his scripts that the studio let him direct as well. Here he continued his winning ways with this tale of the end of the Sung Dynasty and the survivors who band together to save their prime minister. Shen outdoes himself with this bold and stirring story of daring Sung avengers (led by Shaws' first international star, Lo Lieh), who must fight their way out of trap after trap.
Plot: martial arts, prison escape, torture, patriotism, dissident, beating, dungeon, hung by wrists

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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, kung fu, fight, revenge, violence, kung fu classic and shaolin mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Rescue: Heroes of Sung (1973), Painted Faces (1988), The Flying Dagger (1969), Clan of the White Lotus (1980), Belles of Taekwondo (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Heroes of Sung (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Heroes of Sung stars one of the original kung-fu ladies of the silver screen Shih Szu playing swordswoman Meng Hung who must work with Fan Tien-fu, played by perennial Shaws bad guy Lo Lieh (although he's good in this) to find then protect the ...
Plot: heroic bloodshed, dissident, bodyguard, martial arts, woman fighting a woman, sword fight, fight to the death, mayhem, subterfuge, fencing, women fight, royalty
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Painted Faces (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of Peking Opera School, its teacher Master Yu and his students.
Plot: martial arts, wu shu, theater, coming of age, flashback, show business, adolescence, nostalgia, foster home, showbiz
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The Flying Dagger (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Yu family earn the ire of the Green Dragon clan when the daughter (Cheng Pei-Pei) kills the clan chief's son (a rapist and murderer). The Green Dragon chief wounds family head Yu Yuan with his flying daggers, and kills many others who try ...
Plot: martial arts, revenge, murder, sacrifice, violence, blood, rape, loyalty, sword, knife throwing, marauder
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64%
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: exciting, offbeat, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, rivalry, heroes, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, danger, escapades, graphic violence, kung fu classic, kung fu, revenge ...
Place: asia, china
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52%
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Belles of Taekwondo (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Carter Wong plays a young chinese martial arts student who travels to Korea to learn Taekwondo. Soon he comes up against a vicious gang who want all the local martial arts schools to join their evil association. But before he can defeat the bad ...
Plot: martial arts, kung fu classic, korean, taekwondo
Place: korea
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Treasure of Bruce Le (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In "Treasure of Bruce Le," a Samurai steals the Kung Fu secrets of the Shaolin Buddhists. Now Bruce must fight the powerful Samurai for control.
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, treasure, fight
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The Magnificent Ruffians (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Venom regulars Philip Kwok, Chiang Sheng, and Sun Chien star as a gang of unemployed martial artists who spend their days stuffing their faces at local restaurants and letting the staff beat them up instead of paying the bill. Their fortunes appear ...
Plot: martial arts, suicide, framed for murder, kung fu, double suicide, fight
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The Fate of Lee Khan (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Chinese rebels battle Mongol warriors in a desert inn.
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, gambling, innkeeper, dice, scheming, hotel
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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 ...
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Place: asia, china
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The Chinese Boxer (1970)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lei Ming, a noble young martial arts student who doesn't know the meaning of giving up. He faces a treacherous, blood-thirsty Japanese karate expert, which leads to many memorable battles as well as several unforgettable training sequences.
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, kendo, kung fu, training, judo, aggression, karate, violence, revenge, fight, gambling ...
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Kung Fu Queen (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fan Kao-to is a worker who had enough of corruption in Shanghai. He tries to crush the organization alone. An attempt has been made before but ended up with the big Axe Gang, several of their brands in the man. The man's sister arrives in ...
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New Shaolin Boxers (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
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Plot: martial arts, kung fu, hypocrisy, teacher student relationship, fedora, suitcase, martyr, republican era china
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A Tooth for a Tooth (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kung fu sensation Cheung Lik stars as the rough and ready kung fu kid who is tricked into robbing a triad boss. Amongst the things he steals is a contract for opium distribution between the triad boss and the Japanese Yakuza. Now the stage is set ...
Plot: martial arts, karate kick, fistfight, karate chop, brawl, gangster, fight, gangsters, karate, asian, gang violence
Place: japan
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Bandits, Prostitutes and Silver (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 83 min.
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 ...
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Death Duel (1977)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This martial arts spectacular showcases 20-year-old Erh Tung-sheng (a.k.a. Derek Yee). Even Variety noted: "Erh's charismatic screen presence should take him to superstardom like his older brother, David Chiang." The prediction proved ...
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, kung fu, duel, violence, love, incognito, fatalism, body count, social class
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Mission for the Dragon (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Han Wu-song, an antique collector, gets killed while appraising a bronze horse rider statue which trader Wang Dae-in has stolen from a tomb. Dae-in dies on the scene and Wu-song leaves the killer's name on the cave wall before he dies. ...
Plot: martial arts, antique, kung fu, action violence, fistfight, mission, kicked in the face, hand to hand combat, fight
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The Clones of Bruce Lee (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Philippines
Duration: 91 min.
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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.
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The Champion (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recently jailed martial arts master teams up with a wronged woman to take down the man's brother, a coal baron who rules a small town with an iron fist.
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Edge of Fury (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A chauffeur is pursued by drug dealers after his boss, a convicted drug kingpin, is sentenced to death.
Plot: martial arts, loyalty, kung fu, beating, suicide, hand to hand combat, debt, drug smuggling, jeet kune do, kidnapping, flashback, knife attack
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The Shaolin Avengers (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
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Men from the Monastery (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Shaolin firebrands Fang Shih-yu, Hung His-kuan, and Hu Huei-chien are as famous in Asia as the Three Musketeers are in America and Europe. So when the “godfather of the kung-fu film,” Chang Cheh decided to tell their stories with Alexander Fu ...
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Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three rival gangs embark on a search for Bruce Lee's handwritten "finger fighting " manual.
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The Prodigal Boxer: The Kick of Death (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: THE PRODIGAL BOXER features Chinese folk hero Fong Sai Yuk (aka Fong Si Yu), the subject of dozens of HK kung fu films. The role is played by Meng Fei as a callow, unschooled youth and wrongfully accused murderer. Two vicious masters of the local ...
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kung fu classic, boxing ring, boxer, fistfight, kickboxing, boxing gloves, kickboxer, combat, boxing
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Boxers of Loyalty and Righteousness (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Warlord Yu Ming gained great power for himself. Anyone he suspected of disloyalty was jailed or murdered. He himself was a notorious killer, having personally betrayed his friend General Yip and then slaughtered his entire family. But the ...
Plot: martial arts, shaolin kung fu, action violence, revenge, fight, fighting style, kung fu classic, decapitation, brawl, mayhem
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The Empty Hands (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Half-Chinese and half-Japanese Mari Hirakawa is the daughter of a Karate coach. Since her childhood, she was forced under her father's training, and has resented Karate for as long as she can remember--her only wish is to sell the dojo after ...
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Place: hong kong
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The Jew (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Brazil
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of Brazilian Antônio José da Silva, a jewish poet, playwright and lawyer living in the 18th Century Lisbon, who managed to avoid Inquisition by converting himself to Catholicism, after being tortured. But his fierce criticism of ...
Plot: jewish, torture chamber, inquisition, dungeon, torture
Time: 18th century
Place: portugal
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Four Riders (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This prime example of director/co-writer Chang Cheh's mastery takes place in Seoul right after the Korean War, as a kung-fu master, combat instructor, explosives expert, and missile specialist must take on a venal drug smuggling gang. ...
Plot: martial arts, drug smuggling, military, kung fu, gym, nightclub, corruption, pantyhose, loose woman, drinking, black pantyhose, smoking ...
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Kung Fu Invaders (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Director Chang Cheh begins his Shaolin Cycle with this solid kung fu actioner about a band of fighting Ming Dynasty loyalists branded as enemies of the state and driven underground following the burning of the Shaolin Temple by Qing Dynasty ...
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, shaolin, kung fu master, heroic bloodshed, kung fu classic, patriotism, exile
Time: 18th century
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33%
The Invincible Eight (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Everyday when General Xiao and his men ride through the Imperial City, inhabitants have to scatter around in order to keep out of their path. One day when Lei plans to assassinate Xiao but gets hurt, another three fighters He, Jiao and Feng come out ...
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, sword fight, revenge, whip, violence, swordsman, female martial artist
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