Movies like The Magic Crane

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The Magic Crane (1993)
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The Magic Crane (1993)
Original name: 新仙鶴神針
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On his way to a congress of kung fu masters, an initiate falls from a high cliff, only to be rescued by lovely Tien Lam (Anita Mui), who rides a huge (and sorry-looking) crane. The rest of the movie features a battle between warring martial arts factions, an equally fierce rivalry between the two daughters of the Crane Master, the accidental empowerment of an unprincipled master after having eaten half of a secret scroll, a battle with an immense tortoise whose spleeny vapors save a group of poisoned swordsmen, lots of great aerial fights against nearly invincible villains, and the usual blood spurting from assorted mouths.
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, magic, turtle, bat, gore, superhero, adventure, supernatural, heroes, battles, supernatural ability, danger, imaginary, escapades, gory, rivalry, monster, kung fu, violence, cannibalism, giant animal, giant bird
Place: hong kong, asia

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Most similar movies to The Magic Crane

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, serious and suspenseful films with plots about rivalry, heroes, escapades, martial arts, adventure, danger and imaginary mostly in Action, Fantasy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Magic Crane: Zu Warriors (2001), A Chinese Ghost Story III (1991), The Storm Warriors (2009), The Monkey King (2014), Saviour of the Soul (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Zu Warriors (2001)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: King Sky (Ekin Cheng), the sole disciple of the Kun Lun Sect, falls in love with his master Dawn (Cecilia Cheung). Dawn is killed when Insomnia destroys the Kin Lun Mountain. King Sky waits for two hundred years and meets Enigma (Cecilia Cheung), ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, epic
Plot: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, martial arts, rescue, adventure, save the world, supernatural ability, supernatural, race against time, danger, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 2000s
Place: asia, china
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A Chinese Ghost Story III (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Having slept for a century, the monstrous Tree Devil is now awaken and starts finding lost souls again. One stormy night, a wise High Priest and his student Fong pass by the Orchid Temple and realize that it is haunted. Fong encounters two evil ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, atmospheric, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: destiny, ghost, martial arts, imaginary, heroic mission, romance, heroes, supernatural romance, supernatural ability, good versus evil, danger, love affair ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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The Storm Warriors (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Wind and Cloud find themselves up against a ruthless Japanese warlord intent on invading China.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, supernatural ability, battles, heroes, supernatural, good versus evil, master warrior, friends, adventure, partners, imaginary, mountain ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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63%
The Monkey King (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Sun Wukong, (The Monkey King) is a monkey born from a heavenly stone who acquires supernatural powers. After rebelling against heaven and being imprisoned under a mountain for 500 years, he later accompanies the monk Xuanzang on a journey to India. ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, imaginary, supernatural, good versus evil, monkey king, escapades, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, adventure, rebellion, battles ...
Place: china, asia
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Saviour of the Soul (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman blinds a martial arts master and his pupil vows revenge on her. She is forced to abandon her loved ones without explanation in order to protect them from her ill-intentioned pursuer.
Style: semi serious, futuristic, stylized
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mistaken identity, chases and races, deadly, crimes, heroes, fighting crime, rivalry, escapades, pets, working undercover, heroic mission ...
Time: future
Place: asia, hong kong
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55%
The Heroic Trio (1993)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tung and Ching were both adopted by the same master. But later Ching was abducted by the eunuch-Chan. Ching grew up and became scientist Li's assistant and Tung married officer Lau. Chat had escaped from Chan at 15 and became a thief-catcher. ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, surreal, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, superhero, knife, superhuman powers, kidnapping, heroic mission, wiretap, crimes, bounty hunter, good versus evil, master villain, babies and infants ...
Place: hong kong, asia, china
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Magic to Win (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nobody knows that Professor Hong Sum Kwai is actually the Water Magician, one of the five elemental wizards. One day, Hong accidentally loses his magical powers, which are transferred to his student Cheng Meisi. The girl happily uses the superhuman ...
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, semi serious
Plot: supernatural ability, supernatural, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, wizards and magicians, supernatural power, attack, college student, magic, flying, battle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
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The Tsunami Warrior (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, History
Country: Thailand
Duration: 154 min.
Story: As sea pirates threaten to invade their kingdoms, three queens of Langkasuka must band together to defend their lands and peoples.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, stylized, epic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, pirate, battles, wizards and magicians, danger, good versus evil, imaginary, master warrior, master villain, adventure, supernatural, head of state ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, thailand
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40%
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Dr. Wai in the Scriptures with No Words (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A serial adventure writer with problems in his personal life lives out the adventures of his literary hero, King of Adventurers.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, cult film
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, adventure, ghost, obsessive quest, escapades, adventurer, rivalry, treasure hunt, heroic mission, espionage ...
Time: 90s, 30s, 1930s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Wrath of Vajra (2013)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the 1930s , a Japanese cult called The Temple of Hades was ordered to cooperate with the Japanese military to destroy China. They buy so many young children from poor family , who will be trained as a lethal killing machine and serve the Empire ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin, martial arts, mortal combat, vengeance, danger, imaginary, good versus evil, superhuman powers, master warrior, escapades, contests and competitions, chinese man ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Magnificent Guardsmen (1978)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chan is asked by a young, wealthy lady to take her sick brother to a particular doctor in order to be cured. To reach this doctor, Chan and a handful of travelling companions must pass through bandit-infested wild country. They meet and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, clergy, race against time, escapades, obsessive quest, danger, adventure, battles, heroic mission, siblings relations, on the road ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Avenging Fist (2001)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the not too distant future, scientists begin to conduct research on the Power Glove, a device that will yield unimaginable power. But the gloves... In the not too distant future, scientists begin to conduct research on the Power Glove, a device ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, good versus evil, one man army, adventure, rivalry, save the world, superhuman powers, vengeance, tough heroes, mortal combat, imaginary ...
Time: future, near future
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Storm Riders (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Based on a comic book called Fung Wan (or Tin Ha), the movie stars Ekin Cheng as Wind and Aaron Kwok as Cloud. The plot involves two children, Whispering Wind and Striding Cloud, who become powerful warriors under the evil warlord Conquer's ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Plot: martial arts, escapades, love and romance, heroes, family relations, charity, master villain, save the world, love triangle, vengeance, parents and children, rivalry ...
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the fifth century, constant civil war scars western China. To escape death, Ti, a young scout, jumps through a crevice in the Zu mountains where he meets and becomes the apprentice of Ting Yin, a spiritual man with great fighting powers. They ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, serious, surreal ...
Plot: mountain, ghost, good versus evil, soldier, martial arts, adventure, supernatural ability, rescue, tragic hero, clergy, rivalry, daring rescue ...
Time: 5th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china, ancient china
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Jade Warrior (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Finland, Netherlands, China, Estonia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Thousands of years ago in ancient China, a love struck sword hero fights against his destiny. He wants another chance to be reunited with his loved one and he gets that chance, in a far away place and a far away time, in the cold north, in modern ...
Style: serious, exciting, epic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: legends and myths, reincarnation, danger, rivalry, escapades, supernatural ability, good versus evil, adventure, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, destiny, imaginary ...
Place: finland, europe, china, asia
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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
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Place: asia
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The Restless (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After his beloved fiancée is killed by demons, Yi Gwak (Woo-sung Jung) joins the royal demon-hunting squad and distinguishes himself as a great hero. And though Yi eventually falls in battle, his adventures are just beginning. His spirit is whisked ...
Style: exciting, stylized, captivating, epic, serious ...
Plot: legends and myths, martial arts, ghost, reincarnation, supernatural, heroes, obsessive quest, adventure, supernatural ability, rivalry, magic, demon ...
Time: ancient history
Place: korea, asia
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35%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, humorous, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, mysterious character, heroes, supernatural, adventure, vengeance, gory, escapades, crimes, danger, deadly ...
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34%
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A Chinese Ghost Story II (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Several years after his beloved Nieh has gone, Ning is innocently put into jail. Luckily, he meets a scholar, Elder Chu Kot, in the prison who finally helps him escape. Ning then meets a young witty monk Autumn. They become friends and live in an ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, exciting, serious, allegory ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: ancient china, china, asia, hong kong, japan ...
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Invincible (2001)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious
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A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ning Tsai-Shen, a humble tax collector, arrives in a small town to carry out his work. No one is willing to give him shelter for the night, so he ends up in the haunted Lan Ro temple. There, he meets Taoist Swordsman Yen Che-Hsia, and the beautiful ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 18th century, 80s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan
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32%
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Death Trance (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In an unknown place and unknown time, a lone Samurai known only as Grave thirsts for the ultimate battle.
Style: semi serious, captivating
Plot: heroic mission, adventure, heroes, destiny, supernatural, rivalry, escapades, danger, imaginary, samurai, supernatural power, martial arts ...
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32%
Blade of Kings (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China
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Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized, epic
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32%
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Spooky Encounters (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sammo is Courageous Cheung, a pedicab driver in a rural community who is known around town as the man who fears nothing. Well, this is proved false before the opening credits finish when he endures a particularly frightening nightmare of ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, offbeat, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: martial arts, escapades, master warrior, danger, supernatural, supernatural ability, rivalry, imaginary, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, survival, love triangle ...
Place: china, asia
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Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: China
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Flying Swords of Dragon Gate picks up three years after the infamous Dragon Inn was burnt down in the desert when its innkeeper Jade vanished. A new gang of marauders had taken over - innkeepers by day and treasure hunters by night. The inn is the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Infra-Man (1975)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The surface of the Earth is under attack, thousands of people are killed in this unprovoked attacked. The cause, Princess Dragonmon and her army of monsters have decided to invade. Princess Dragonmon is an alien whose race has been hiding under us ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, cult film, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: mutant, martial arts, superhero, save the world, monster, danger, androids and robots, supernatural, save the day, adventure, imaginary, master warrior ...
Place: hong kong, asia
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31%
Butterfly and Sword (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dynamo Michelle Khan stars as a loyalist who attempts to keep the King's empire from being overthrown by a revolutionary group. Top fight action.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense, stylized
Audience: boys' night
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Place: hong kong, asia, china
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31%
The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2011)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Sorcerer and the White Snake is an ancient Chinese fable about a woman demon who falls in love with a mortal is brought to life through the latest advances in CGI and action techniques.
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Wolfhound (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: He was doomed to die, but managed to survive, and now his mission is to revenge for the annihilation of his tribe. He is the great warrior who calls himself Volkodav, and is the last man from the tribe of Serie Psi (Grey Hounds). After escaping ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, exciting, stylized, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: heroes, bravery, magic, vengeance, adventure, supernatural, sword fight, battles, wizards and magicians, tough heroes, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission ...
Place: russia
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Woochi : The Demon Slayer (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 136 min.
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Style: epic, exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
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