Movies like The Instructor 1981

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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: karate, self defense, school, martial arts, fight, violence, death, rivals, rival, car chase
Place: ohio

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out cult film, psychotronic, suspenseful and serious films with plots about martial arts, karate, fight, kung fu, fistfight, violence and karate chop mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Instructor: Dragon on Fire (1978), The 18 Amazones (1979), Bruce the Super Hero (1979), Kill Squad (1982), A Tooth for a Tooth (1973). 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: karate, martial arts, hand to hand combat, action violence, brawl, fistfight, fight, kung fu, violence, taekwondo, kung fu classic, jeet kune do
⇓ 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, hand to hand combat, kung fu fighting, brawl, kung fu classic, karate, asian man, kung fu, karate chop, jeet kune do, taekwondo, violence ...
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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: karate chop, martial arts, karate, fistfight, hand to hand combat, hapkido, brawl, karate kick, action violence, fighting style, asian man, bare chested male fighting ...
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60%
 5.2
 339
Kill Squad (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
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: psychotronic
Plot: martial arts, murder, revenge, vietnam veteran, gun, hitman, kung fu, accident, car, vietnam war veteran, blood, karate ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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 chop, gangster, gang violence, asian, karate, fistfight, gangsters, fight, karate kick, brawl
Place: japan
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57%
 5.1
 154
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: martial arts, kung fu, karate, martial arts tournament, taekwondo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Duel of Legends (2020)
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: captivating, thought provoking, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: karate, martial arts tournament, martial arts, master warrior, wrestler, hand to hand combat, fight, fistfight, violence, showdown, black belt, beating ...
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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: fighting style, action violence, martial arts, kung fu, fight, karate, fistfight, kung fu classic, jeet kune do
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 4.3
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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: karate, biker, private investigator, motorcycle gang, rape, prostitute, beer, poker game, scotch whiskey
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53%
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, hand to hand combat, kung fu master, kung fu fighting, roundhouse kick, violence, fight, brawl, duel, karate, karate chop ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, bruce lee, investigation, city, violence, fight, revenge, kung fu
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
⇓ 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: kung fu, asian man, tough guy, fistfight, mixed martial arts, fight, kickboxing, martial artist, karate, boxing, heroes, master warrior ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: karate chop, judo, fight, judo throw, roundhouse kick, martial arts, hand to hand combat, stylized violence, jeet kune do, karate, violence, karate kick ...
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47%
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 ...
Plot: karate, martial arts, deaf, daughter, student, chinese, father, death, children, battle, success, match ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.4
 30
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: karate, kung fu classic, martial arts, kung fu fighting, kung fu, wu shu, hand to hand combat, fistfight, wing chun, master warrior, violence, stylized 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.
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, kendo, violence, karate, revenge, aggression, kung fu, judo, training, fight, rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: gunfight, female full frontal nudity, interracial relations, martial arts, karate, mafia, street shootout, female nudity
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, fistfight, martial arts, asian man, violence, karate kick, karate, kung fu, action violence, jeet kune do, karate chop, brawl ...
⇓ 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: cult film
Plot: helicopter, explosion, man in bathtub, gun, man in swimsuit, exploding car, martial arts, kicked in the groin, violence, shooting gallery, fortune, burned alive ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: fistfight, gunfight, stylized violence, gun, pistol, brawl, fight, roundhouse kick, police shootout, martial arts, judo, jeet kune do ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Dragon Bruce Lee, Part II (1982)
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: martial artist, duel, fight, hand to hand combat, taekwondo, beefcake martial arts, leg wound, warrior, heroes, master warrior, showdown, brawl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, mixed martial arts, karate, tough guy, black belt, monkey, one man army, one against many, karate chop, kung fu fighting, warrior, karate kick ...
⇓ 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, treasure, kung fu, fight
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37%
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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: serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: martial arts, swimming pool, training, kickboxing, teachers and students, vengeance, good versus evil, tough heroes, ambition, heroes, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio, usa, 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, master warrior, heroes, fight, kung fu, anti hero, tough heroes, deadly, anti heroes, fighting crime, master villain, rivalry ...
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong
⇓ 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: fistfight, martial arts, kung fu master, stylized violence, kung fu classic, pistol, hand to hand combat, two man army, gunfight, gun, showdown, jeet kune do ...
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35%
 3.1
 74
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, karate chop, punch, karate kick, karate, rapist, hand to hand combat, nudity (full frontal - brief), serial rapist, female singer, red herring, record producer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.0
 420
Mr. No Legs (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Meet Mr. No Legs! Deadly professional hit-man for a drug syndicate... and a limbless cripple! With his cool wheelchair, armed with shotguns and shurikens, and his amazing kung fu skills he means trouble for everyone he confronts, even his own boss! ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: kung fu, exploitation, gun, bandit, police officer, wheelchair, gang, shotgun, police partner, man in a wheelchair, mafia, brutality ...
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%