Movies like Man of Iron 1972

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Man of Iron (1972)
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Man of Iron (1972)
Original name: 仇連環
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 in Shanghai. While the opening narration specifically recalls the events and tragic conclusion of BOXER, this one is set 20 years later in the same section of Shanghai but otherwise has nothing to do with the events or characters of the previous film.
Plot: martial arts, fight, kung fu, betrayal, anti hero, gang war, stabbed in the back, anti heroes, stabbed in the stomach, crushed by a car, knife fight, republican era china
Time: post world war two
Place: shanghai

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and rough films with plots about kung fu, martial arts, fight, kung fu classic, master warrior, violence and revenge mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Man of Iron: Chinese Vengeance (1973), The Savage Five (1974), Boxer from Shantung (1972), Men from the Monastery (1974), Crippled Avengers (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Boxer from Shantung (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Leaving the poverty of his life in Shantung to seek fortune in Shanghai, The Boxer is instead drawn into a world of corruption, gang warfare and evil... Where his only protection is his famed fighting technique.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, criminal's revenge, ambition, criminal heroes, crime, gang, rivalry, master warrior, crimes, rise and fall, humble ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1900s
Place: china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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 ...
Plot: fight, shaolin, exile, kung fu, martial arts, patriotism
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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
⇓ 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
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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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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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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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, good versus evil, best friends, heroes, crimes, hopes, ambition, one man army, deadly, righting the wronged, battles ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 ⇓
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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: rough, serious, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, betrayal, kung fu, one man army, danger, master warrior, heroes, rivalry, deadly, escapades, vengeance ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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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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 ⇓
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Himalayan (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Story: The Tseng family is one of the most noble and respected clans in a small village in Tibet. The patriarch of the Tseng family wants to marry off his daughter Ching Lan into the Kao clan. However, the cunning and deceitful eldest brother Kao Chu only ...
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The Flying Guillotine (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
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Time: 20th century, 1900s
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The Prodigal Boxer: The Kick of Death (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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47%
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea, Taiwan
Duration: 80 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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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The Hero Tattooed with Nine Dragons (1978)
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Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
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The Dragon's Showdown (1980)
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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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The Web of Death (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It's back to the Shaolin Monastery for one of the most unusual action-paced tales to invade its hallowed halls. Lo Lieh is the ringleader of the Snake Sect, intent on reviving a deadly faction known as the "Five Poison Web." In order ...
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Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
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