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Strife for Mastery (1978)
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Strife for Mastery (1978)
Original name: Shui yue men
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A feudal lord from China sends his son off to kill a criminal who has murdered thirteen of his men and has stolen a large sum of gold. The son, played by David Chiang, abandons his duty (without the will to live an assassin's life anymore) and leaves the Criminal with his life in exchange for his daughter to wed. David Chiang runs off with the criminal's daughter, and is then faced with rising conflict and more destruction to his family after he had abandoned his post. David Chiang must pull himself together and fight for his life.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: kung fu classic, martial arts, killer, thief, fight, kung fu, avenger, assassin, death, betrayal, criminal, priest, sword fight, theft, honor, asian, greed, good versus evil, surprise, poison, execution, antidote, blood, cut, impalement ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and cult film films with plots about martial arts, kung fu, fight, kung fu classic, violence, revenge and master warrior mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Strife for Mastery: Martial Club (1981), Chinese Vengeance (1973), Masked Avengers (1981), Shaolin Mantis (1978), The Deadly Duo (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: martial arts, kung fu, fight, kung fu classic, revenge, kung fu master, master warrior, school, death, jealousy, violence, fistfight ...
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95%
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: martial arts, kung fu, fight, ambition, bandit, qing dynasty
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90%
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!
Style: bloody
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, fight, kung fu classic, monster, murder mystery, revenge, masked killer, massacre, gore, impalement, mask
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.8
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Shaolin Mantis (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Skilled martial arts director Lau Ka Leung offers you another Kung Fu treat! this Asian classic introduces viewers to the Shaolin Mantis way of fighting! The tale takes you back to the Qing dynasty & Wei Feng, the son of a Qing official who ...
Style: tense, exciting, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fight, kung fu classic, praying mantis, kung fu master, marriage, graphic violence, master villain, one man army, rivalry, heroes ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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The Deadly Duo (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The plot involves patriots during the Sung Dynasty and their attempts to rescue a kidnapped prince from Ching troops who have invaded the north of China. The patriots are led by Ti Lung who recruits a mysterious but seemingly superhuman fighter ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, medieval, fight, heroes, escapades, rebellion, master warrior, partners, buddies, daring rescue, revolution ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, chivalry, oppression, bandit, village, sacrifice, kung fu classic, heroism, fight
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80%
The Avenging Eagle (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eagle Chief Yoh Xi-hung raises orphans to be his personal killers. One such is Chik Ming-sing who now wants to put his killer life behind him. When the Eagle Clan come after him, a stranger called Cheuk comes to his assistance It turns out that ...
Style: road movie
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, kung fu classic, fight, monster, good versus evil, redemption, orphan, guilt, friendship, violence, revenge ...
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The 18 Bronzemen (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During the Manchurian invasion of China, the son of the Ming Dynasty General takes refuge in the Shaolin Temple to learn martial arts, so that he may seek revenge for his dead father. But he must first endure the rigorous test of the temple's ...
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, ninja, kung fu classic, revenge, shaolin monk, shaolin, master warrior, maze, avenger, chinese, woman dressed as man ...
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71%
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One Armed Swordsman Against Nine Killers (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Watch WANG YU as a one-armed savior battling the local goons in this martial arts classic. He has some rather amazing moves up his sleeve.
Plot: kung fu, revenge, sword fight, martial arts, fight, art, violence, temple, brothel, poison, suicide, fan ...
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69%
Tiger Over Wall (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on actual events that took place in Shanghai 1919, Hwang Jang Lee portrays a ruthless Police Captain, who will stop at nothing in his quest for power even framing an innocent man and sending him mad. The Man's family can not tolerate the ...
Plot: martial arts, fight, kung fu classic, jail, police captain, chinese, kung fu master, murder, kung fu, corruption, asian, bribe ...
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63%
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, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fight, medieval, kung fu classic, martial arts training, fistfight, graphic violence, tough heroes, mortal combat, battles, evil empire ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 153
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, fight, brawl, karate, fistfight, action violence, taekwondo, jeet kune do
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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, martial arts, chinese, fight, asian, fistfight, violence, brawl, kung fu classic
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61%
Duel of the Iron Fist (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Tan Jen-chieh’s life spins out of control when he’s forced into exile to clear his name following the murder of his adopted father. He’s hunted in the streets. His lover, Butterfly, turns to prostitution. And his father’s likely killer – a ...
Style: bloody, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, fight, gangsters, criminal's revenge, one man army, heroes, rivalry, gang, master warrior, crimes, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Vengeance Is a Golden Blade (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Li Zhishan is a rich man, but wealth cannot keep the loyalties of his wife, who has been visiting the bed of a rival. She helps plot against him, and the Vicious Long Brothers invade his home and steal the Golden Dragon Blade - a sword that makes ...
Plot: martial arts, medieval, kung fu, decapitation, kung fu classic, arson, fire, kendo, poison, sword fight, brothel, cave ...
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Death Duel (1977)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
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Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Action, Drama
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Malaysia
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
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Genre: Action, Drama
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Plot: duel, revenge, martial arts, martial artist, sword fight, kung fu, kung fu classic
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44%
Executioners from Shaolin (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
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Deadly Strike (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: surprise ending
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42%