Movies like The Instructor

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The Instructor (1981)
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The Instructor (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The action never stops in this stunt-packed karate extravaganza of a black belt instructor who proves that his talents and expertise can be used to defend instead of destroy. The Instructor runs a local karate school and tries to impart to his students a sense of dignity along with the intricacies of the sport. When he is threatened by a rival school’s owner he puts his teachings into action. Through spectacular car chases and gripping hand-to-hand battles he tracks, pursues and corners his adversary. 1983
Plot: martial arts, karate, self defense, school, fight, violence, death, rivals, car chase, rival
Place: ohio

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Most similar movies to The Instructor

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out cult film, suspenseful, realistic and serious films with plots about martial arts, karate, kung fu, fight, fistfight, violence and kung fu classic mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Instructor: Dragon on Fire (1978), The 18 Amazones (1979), Bruce the Super Hero (1979), A Tooth for a Tooth (1973), Duel of Legends (2023). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dragon on Fire (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sammy is involved with gangsters to save his relative from a problem so he calls Dragon Hung from America to help him.
Style: cult film
Plot: martial arts, kung fu classic, kung fu, violence, brawl, fight, karate, action violence, fistfight, jeet kune do, taekwondo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The 18 Amazones (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A ruthless Warlord from Manchuria builds a martial arts labyrinth that contains 18 martial art amazons, many try to enter but none leave, until Dragon Lee, seeking to avenge his father: his skills are good enough to defeat the 18 fighters and the ...
Plot: martial arts, jeet kune do, taekwondo, kung fu, violence, karate, asian man, brawl, kung fu classic, fight, kung fu fighting, fistfight ...
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66%
Bruce the Super Hero (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Philippines
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Bruce returns to Manila to investigate the murder of his sister, Susan Chang. On the night of her attack she was helped by an amateur-boxer, Ramon "Rocky" Roblado. Behind Susan's death is the 'Black Dragon Society', who are ...
Plot: martial arts, karate, fistfight, jeet kune do, master warrior, heroes, martial artist, kung fu, asian man, action violence, kung fu classic, hapkido ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, asian, gang violence, brawl, fight, fistfight, karate, gangsters, karate chop
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Duel of Legends (2023)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Story: Duel of Legends is directed by Hector Echavarria and is about a Chinese boy who is left to survive by himself because his parents were murdered by rebels. The boy is raised by a Temple Monk who teaches the boy the secrets of the Martial arts. When ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: martial arts, karate, fight, tough guy, martial arts tournament, master warrior, wrestler, fistfight, showdown, violence, warrior, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.9
 192
Fight to Win (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Martial artists in America battle over the possession of three ancient Chinese statues.
Style: buddy comedy
Plot: karate, martial arts, kung fu, woman with a gun, martial arts tournament, taekwondo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Black Dragon's Revenge (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three rival gangs embark on a search for Bruce Lee's handwritten "finger fighting " manual.
Plot: martial arts, exploitation, fight, investigation, violence, kung fu, city, revenge, bruce lee
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Muscle of the Dragon (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Kim Man-sul who is released from prison after serving time for illegally smuggling and manufacturing methamphetamines turns up missing. Police investigator Pak Geo-ryong infiltrates the headquarters of a cult religious group called Baewon-gyo after ...
Plot: jeet kune do, karate, kung fu, fight, fistfight, kung fu classic, action violence, martial arts, fighting style
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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.
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, fight, violence, kung fu classic, fistfight, kung fu fighting, duel, brawl, karate, kung fu master ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, fight, kung fu classic, revenge, kung fu master, master warrior, school, violence, jealousy, death, fistfight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.2
 90
Devil Rider! (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young rebellious girl hooks up with a biker gang. Her mother hires a private detective to find her and bring her back. The detective goes undercover as a biker to search for her.
Plot: biker, private detective, rape and revenge, karate, beer, prostitute, poker game, rape, private investigator, motorcycle gang, drunken woman, scotch whiskey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Brutal Boxer (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The bloodiest Kung Fu battles ever fought. The subtitle says it all, as there is hardly any story, but all the more raw fighting.
Plot: combat, master warrior, heroes, showdown, brawl, tough guy, karate, mixed martial arts, kung fu, martial arts, asian man, violence ...
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49%
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Kill Squad (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A wealthy business man is a victim of an assault and is shot and wheelchair bound while his wife is gang raped and murdered. He then assembles his motley squad of Vietnam buddies to kung fu their way to revenge and get those muthas back.
Style: slasher, psychotronic, twist ending
Plot: martial arts, revenge, murder, home invasion, vietnam veteran, garbage, decapitation, minefield, car, violence, kung fu, fight ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Growling Tiger (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The members of an illicit organization called The Black Hand placed a lot of money on Bruce Lee. When Bruce, however, costs them a million dollar they are not happy and plot revenge.
Plot: fight, martial arts, brawl, action violence, kung fu, kung fu fighting, karate, judo, fistfight, violence, jeet kune do, kung fu classic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: jeet kune do, anti establishment, martial arts, martial artist, fight, tattoo, fistfight, karate, kung fu classic, kung fu, kung fu master, kung fu fighting ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.6
 42
Conspiracy (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: To gain control of a gold mine, the owner Ho Kwai-Shan is poisoned by the Lee family. His daughter Yu-Ling is staying with her uncle at his martial arts school and was due to return home. Just before she leaves, the masters son, Sha Yu-Lung, returns ...
Plot: jujitsu, jeet kune do, wing chun, master warrior, hapkido, kung fu, karate, kung fu master, martial artist, fight, kung fu fighting, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Chinese Boxer (1970)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 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.
Style: cult film
Plot: martial arts, exploitation, kung fu, kung fu classic, mixed martial arts, violence, karate, kendo, aggression, training, judo, rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Golden Dragon, Silver Snake (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kung Fu star Dragon Lee appears as 'Golden Dragon', who teams up with 'Silver Snake' to take revenge on the men responsible for his brother's murder...
Plot: kung fu classic, jeet kune do, asian man, action violence, kung fu fighting, kung fu, martial arts, karate, brawl, taekwondo, fistfight, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Sudden Death (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Ed Neilson's entire family is viciously murdered, he pleads with retired CIA operative Duke Smith (Robert Conrad) to investigate. He refuses, but relents after Neilson too meets an explosive death. Deception, international intrigue and a ...
Style: political, cult film
Plot: helicopter, swashbuckler, fistfight, karate, burned alive, violence, murder, killer, car bomb, fortune, martial arts, mercenary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Scorpion (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A top counter-intelligence agent thwarts a hijacking and is assigned to protect one of the terrorists who plan to turn evidence over for a plea bargain. Unfortunately, the terrorist organization attacks where the agent is guarding the man, wounding ...
Style: cult film
Plot: terrorist, martial arts, terrorism, secret agents, airplane hijack, agent, police, karate, helicopter, bar fight, violence, protection ...
Time: 80s
Place: amsterdam, los angeles, madrid, hawaii, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Showdown At The Equator (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An undercover detective uses a restaurant targeted for harassment by a criminal gang to infiltrate the gang and arrest its members.
Plot: karate, police shootout, gunfight, martial arts, judo, undercover cop, fistfight, fight, action violence, kung fu, brawl, jeet kune do ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.0
 423
Mean Mother (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two Vietnam deserters go their separate ways, become criminals and are eventually reunited.
Plot: woman with a gun, interracial relations, gunfight, karate, female nudity, mafia, martial arts, skinny dipping, nude swimming, female full frontal nudity, street shootout
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Dragon Bruce Lee, Part II (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: While transporting funds for independence movement, Lee Han-saeng is shot in the legs by the Japanese military police. He recovers from his wounds with the help of Jang Geo-chil, an independence fighter, and his daughter, Wan-ah. When the Japanese ...
Plot: showdown, master warrior, heroes, beefcake martial arts, brawl, taekwondo, kung fu, warrior, duel, kung fu classic, martial artist, kung fu master ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 5.6
 121
Soul of Chiba (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This mid-1970s martial arts classic stars Sonny Chiba as Mu Yun Tek, a young man trained in the Thai fighting style since childhood to one day avenge his parents' death. When a fellow student kills their teacher, Mu Yun's thirst for ...
Plot: martial arts, showdown, heroes, master warrior, fistfight, good versus evil, monkey, ambush, martial artist, mixed martial arts, tough guy, revenge plot ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.6
 589
Final Impact (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A former kick-boxing world champion discovers a young fighter, and believes together they can win back the world crown.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: martial arts, kickboxer, training, relationship problems, gambling, competition, casino, nightclub, gym, championship, washed up star, wrestler ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, ohio, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
New Fists of Fury (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A brother and sister escape from Japanese-occupied Shanghai to Japanese-occupied Taiwan, to stay with their grandfather who runs a Kung-Fu school there. However, the master of a Japanese Kung-Fu school in Taiwan has designs on bringing all other ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, medieval, kung fu, fight, master warrior, heroes, world war two, escapades, gang, fighting crime, crimes, master villain ...
Place: taiwan, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Great Hero (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During World War II, Japanese soldiers invade a small Chinese town. Li immediately takes out four of the soldiers who want to steal some chickens. The story then follows the bumbling Japanese soldiers and their commander until Li shows up again for ...
Plot: heroes, master warrior, showdown, gunfight, kung fu master, brawl, martial arts, martial artist, hapkido, karate, fight, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.7
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Kick or Die (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A sadistic rapist is atacking female students on a college campus. The college enlists the help of wealthy record producer Craig Merkel who hires his old friend Don Potter to teach the students self-defence. Don meets waitress Eve Campo who has her ...
Plot: rape, rapist, rape victim, serial rapist, karate, record producer, fistfight, martial arts training, martial arts, self defense, red herring, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Fighting Fist (1992)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Yakuza of Japan has infiltrated the universities of Hong Kong and are conducting illegal activities such as underground bare knuckle fights,gambling and drugs. Hong Kong Police team up with the Japanese Secret Service to bring down the ruthless ...
Plot: martial arts, yakuza, martial artist, kung fu classic, kung fu, asian, extreme violence, violence, kung fu master, asian man, kung fu fighting, karate ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%