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Men from the Monastery (1974)
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Men from the Monastery (1974)
Original name: 少林子弟
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 Sheng, Chen Kuan-tai, and Chi Kuan-chi in the roles, it was cause for celebration. The resulting film is one of the most lauded and beloved in the director’s filmography, and remains a highlight in all the stars’ careers.
Plot: martial arts, fight, kung fu, shaolin, exile, patriotism

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and rough films with plots about martial arts, kung fu, fight, kung fu classic, fistfight, master warrior and violence mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Men from the Monastery: Kung Fu Invaders (1974), The Shaolin Avengers (1976), Chinese Vengeance (1973), The Savage Five (1974), New Shaolin Boxers (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: shaolin, kung fu, martial arts, kung fu master, kung fu classic, exile, patriotism, heroic bloodshed
Time: 18th century
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The Shaolin Avengers (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The famous story of the Shaolin Temple's betrayal by the White-Browed Hermit, and the subsequent revenge by Shaolin firebrand Fang Shih-yu, is the stuff of legend. It has been filmed many times by many directors, but few are remembered as ...
Plot: martial arts, shaolin kung fu, revenge, folk hero, flashback, shaolin, kung fu
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65%
Chinese Vengeance (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set in the waning years of the Ching Dyansty, this dramatic, tragic, romantic, blood-soaked martial arts tale of betrayal and revenge explores one of the most sensational scandals in Chinese history and marked the true ascension of its director and ...
Plot: ambition, fight, bandit, kung fu, martial arts
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The Savage Five (1974)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pacifist village is beset by bandits in this martial arts thriller. "Savage Five" hands-down rivals the ornateness of "Kid With The Golden Arm" and the twist-heavy "Five Deadly Venoms". The always great David Chiang ...
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, oppression, village, heroism, bandit, sacrifice, kung fu classic, chivalry, fight
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50%
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New Shaolin Boxers (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Esteemed martial arts movie master Chang Cheh cemented the stardom of soon-to-be international favorite Alexander Fu Sheng in this film. Rather than making him just part of the protagonists - as he had in his trilogy (Shaolin Martial Arts, Five ...
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fedora, teacher student relationship, hypocrisy, martyr, suitcase, republican era china
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50%
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, kung fu, suicide, framed for murder, double suicide, fight
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49%
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Man of Iron (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Man of Iron was positioned as something of a follow-up to Boxer From Shantung, the rise-and-fall story of Ma Yung Chen and it reunites the directors and some of the cast in a similar but much slighter tale of a lesser gangster's rise and fall ...
Plot: stabbed in the stomach, martial arts, kung fu, betrayal, knife fight, stabbed in the back, anti hero, anti heroes, fight, gang war, crushed by a car, republican era china
Time: post world war two
Place: shanghai
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46%
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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: realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: martial arts, shaolin kung fu, master warrior, heroes, betrayal, rivalry, dishonesty, palaces castles and temples, vengeance, kung fu, shaolin, cult ...
Place: china, asia
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44%
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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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mute or deaf, heroes, misfit, military, adventure, rivalry, master warrior, disability, siblings relations, vengeance, kung fu ...
Place: hong kong, asia
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44%
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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, corruption, nightclub, military, kung fu, gym, smoking, pantyhose, loose woman, drinking alcohol, female stockinged legs ...
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43%
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: rough, exciting, tense, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, battles, shaolin, kung fu, mortal combat, palaces castles and temples, failed attempt, tough heroes, graphic violence, vengeance, rivalry, master villain ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Masked Avengers (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Philip Kwok plays a repentant killer who vows to destroy the masked gang of which he was a member. A young fighter and his martial arts brothers come to the town to catch the killers, but one of them is not to be trusted!
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, murder mystery, masked killer, revenge, impalement, massacre, gore, fight, mask
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ...
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, kickboxing, revenge, fight, female martial artist
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, treasure, kung fu, fight
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, realistic, rough, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, fistfight, martial arts training, shaolin kung fu, evil empire, palaces castles and temples, graphic violence, master warrior, rescue, danger, heroes ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Martial Club (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Wong Fei Hung (Gordon Liu) and his friend are constantly having contests to see who has the better martial arts skill. After getting in trouble with their fathers, Wong Fei Hung settles down and starts to train seriously, while his friend still ...
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, revenge, roundhouse kick, alley fight, kung fu master, fistfight, fight, martial art, master warrior, kung fu fighting, martial artist ...
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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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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Kung Fu Fever (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea, Taiwan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A training manual supposed used by Bruce Lee himself has mysteriously disappeared and is highly sought after by good and evil alike.
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The Himalayan (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
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The Four Assassins (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set at the time of Italian explorer Marco Polo's historic expedition to China ,during the reign of Monogol ruler Kublai Khan, it stars American actor Richard Harrison as Polo. Taking considerable liberties with the historic record, the film has ...
Plot: martial arts, martial arts training, perseverance, training, urination, rebel, sword fight, mongol, revenge, death of husband, kung fu
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The Dragon's Showdown (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, South Korea
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Lee Lung witnessed the murder of his parents by the ruthless bandit Shek King who in turn abducted Lee's infant sister. Lee wanders the land and learns martial arts from a drunken master. Once his skills are perfected, Lee sets out in search of ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 31
Kung Fu Gold (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A massive gold forture is hidden somewhere in the hills surrounding Hong Kong, and 12 kung fu masters are in pursuit of the loot. Through a series of head-to-head confrontations, the pool of treasure hunters dwindles until there's one left.
Plot: kung fu, chinese, brawl, fistfight, violence, martial arts, hand to hand combat, fight, asian, kung fu classic
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, boxing ring, boxer, kung fu classic, boxing, kickboxing, fistfight, kickboxer, boxing gloves, combat
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Bruce Lee Against Supermen (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: "The Green Hornet" (a red spandex and cape wearing duo) is called in to assist in rescuing a kidnapped scientist.
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, secret formula, hunger, formula, fight, superhero
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30%
Queen of Fist (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Local gangsters apply pressure to the wrong family when they realize that the leader of the family is a mother with powerful kung fu skills.
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, revenge, fight, young romance, woman fights a man, crimes, mother son relationship, gangster, crime, gangsters
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30%
The Invincible Kung Fu Trio (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The film takes up the tale of Shaolin students Fong Si Yu and Hung Si Kwan (joined here by a third comrade, Lu Ka Chai) and their efforts to battle Ching oppressors. Their chief antagonist is the Abbot of Wutang who makes it his job to get rid of ...
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, kung fu master, kung fu classic, hand to hand combat, kung fu fighting, shaolin, violence, combat, master warrior, fistfight, warrior ...
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29%
The Flying Guillotine (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Emperor's armies have developed a new weapon: a thrown blade that can remove someone's head from long distance. As the paranoid Emperor begins decapitating anyone he fears might be a threat, his guard Mau Tang becomes disillusioned ...
Plot: guillotine, decapitated head, death squad, female nudity, assassination, kung fu, martial arts, kung fu classic, killing an animal, palace, singing, necklace ...
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29%
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, kicked in the face, hand to hand combat, fight, mission, fistfight, kung fu, action violence
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Heroes Shed No Tears (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his lengthy training nears completion, expert swordsman Kao is entrusted with an unusual mission by his elderly master. The task involves taking the fabled 'Teardrop Sword' down into the martial world and solving the petty squabbles ...
Style: romanticism
Plot: martial arts, fencing, caught in a net, violence, outnumbered, severed head, kung fu, jumping, hanging, fight, spear, sword fight ...
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Hero Tattooed with Nine Dragons (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: He's just a hotheaded, rude and violent young man who loves punching people. His family are killed in a revenge attack and he seeks revenge.
Plot: anti heroes, kung fu master, karate chop, hand to hand combat, brawl, violence, karate, martial artist, jeet kune do, master warrior, kung fu fighting, kung fu ...
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