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Ip Man 4 (2019)
Ip Man 4 (2019)
Original name: 葉問4
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong
Story: Ip Man 4 is an upcoming Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Wilson Yip and produced by Raymond Wong. It is the fourth in the Ip Man film series based on the life of the Wing Chun grandmaster of the same name and features Donnie Yen reprising the role. The film began production in April 2018 and ended in July the same year.
Style: inspirational, uplifting, atmospheric, based on true events, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu, human spirit, master warrior, mentor, warrior, philosophy, good versus evil, one man army, morality, idealism, training, hand to hand combat, fighting movie, legendary, self sacrifice, mercilessness, fight scenes
Place: china

Most similar movies to Ip Man 4

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, stylized and realistic films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, master warrior, heroes, kung fu, violence and vengeance mostly in Action, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Ip Man 4: Once Upon a Time in China (1991), Birth of the Dragon (2016), Iron Monkey (1993), The Lost Bladesman (2011), Kung Fu Killer (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 194K
Ip Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, gloomy, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, human spirit, fist fighting, courage, warrior, idealism, racism, rice, sino japanese war, katana, master ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, year 1937
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 37K
Ip Man 3D (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.
Style: breathtaking, twists and turns, entertaining, disturbing, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, martial arts school, fight scenes, mentor, protection, mentor protege relationship, culture clash, gangs, love and romance, parents and children, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: china, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and American) plundering of China.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, one man army, rivalry, racism, tragic hero, school, culture clash, vengeance, adventure, heroes, society ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious stranger arrives from overseas and befriends a local mafia ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, assassination, undercover, resistance, master warrior, assassin, vigilantism, danger, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, pre world war two
Place: asia, china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.6
 85K
Ip Man 2 (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Having defeated the best fighters of the Imperial Japanese army in occupied Shanghai, Ip Man and his family settle in post-war Hong Kong.Struggling to make a living, Master Ip opens a kung fu school to bring his celebrated art of Wing Chun to the ...
Style: serious, rough, stylized, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fist fighting, master warrior, pride and honor, british, mentor, master, bail, labor, contests and competitions, idealism, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1949, 1950s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Birth of the Dragon (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s Chinatown, this cross-cultural biopic chronicles Bruce Lee’s emergence as a martial-arts superstar after his legendary secret showdown with fellow martial artist Wong Jack Man.
Style: based on true events, factual, exciting, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: kung fu, athlete's life, martial arts, destiny, fight scenes, heroes, rivals, family relations, sporting event, rivalry
Time: 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 15K
Iron Monkey (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Iron Monkey is a Hong Kong variation of Robin Hood. Corrupt officials of a Chinese village are robbed by a masked bandit known as "Iron Monkey", named after a benevolent deity. When all else fails, the Governor forces a traveling physician ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret identity, martial arts, kung fu, robin hood, monk, master warrior, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, folk hero, parents and children, rich and poor ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Lost Bladesman (2011)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During the warring period of the three kingdoms, ancient China is in turmoil. To unify the country, general Cao Cao (Jiang Wen), the real power behind the Emperor, enlists the aid of the greatest warrior in the land, Guan Yu (Donnie Yen). However, ...
Style: serious, stylized, epic, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, warlord, rivalry, master warrior, war, soldier, battle, forbidden love, battles, heroes, love and romance, military ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Featuring some of the most spectacular, innovative and explosive martial arts ever staged, The Legend Is Born is the remarkable true story of the early life of Ip Man, the formidable kung fu genius who would become Bruce Lee's mentor.Beginning ...
Style: sentimental, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, instructor, training, teacher, fist fighting, master warrior, ambition, young lovers, social differences, fall in love, heroes, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 1940s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Kung Fu Killer (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A martial arts instructor working at a police academy gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, kung fu, master warrior, police investigation, deadly, heroes, rivalry, psychopath, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 69K
Fearless (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness, defining the true spirit of martial arts and also inspiring his ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, friendship, patriotism, exile, kung fu, redemption, duel, beggar, restaurant, tea, childhood ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese who follow Western ways. Wong must also defend Dr. Sun Yat ...
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, kung fu master, rivalry, idealism, racism, culture clash, sect, congress, heroic mission, revolution ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Once Upon a Time in China III (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the 'Dancing Lion Competition' to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent.
Style: stylized, epic, serious, exciting, comic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kung fu master, culture clash, school, master villain, assassination, heroic mission, colonialism, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: china, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.9
 165K
Hero (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, ruler, sword fight, adventure, patriot, reward, duel, execution, suicide, king, self sacrifice ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, shaolin, kung fu, master villain, master warrior, theatre milieu, palaces castles and temples, one man army, vengeance, tough heroes, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 582
Hapkido (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Korea, 1934. During the Japanese occupation, there is open warfare between rival martial arts schools. There is a fight in the marketplace, and three Chinese students can't stand the unfair way of students that side up with the invasors, when ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, rivalry, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, murder, female martial artist, teachers and students, culture clash, ambition, heroes, vigilantism ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: korea, china, asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Shaolin Temple (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor who killed his father. ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, adventure, obsessive quest, monastery, vengeance, heroic mission, tough heroes, escapades, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Red Cliff Part II (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The battle of Red Cliff continues and the alliance between Xu and East Wu is fracturing. With Cao Cao's massive forces on their doorstep, will the kingdoms of Xu and East Wu survive?
Style: epic, stylized, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, master warrior, war, martial arts, tea, battle zone, battles, heroes, military, leadership, wartime life, danger ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.8
 5K
Spartacus (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Sentenced to spend out the rest of his adult life laboring in the harsh deserts of Egypt, the Thracian slave Spartacus gets a new lease on life when he is purchased by the obese owner of a Roman gladiator school. Moved by the defiance of an ...
Style: serious, epic, emotional, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, adventure, leadership, slavery, rebellion, heroes, tragic hero, human spirit, dishonesty, righting the wronged, rise and fall, master warrior ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Never Back Down: No Surrender (2016)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Picking up after the events of Never Back Down 2, former MMA champion Case Walker is on the comeback trail to become champion once again.
Style: entertaining, inspirational, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, sport, mixed martial arts, fight, hand to hand combat, kung fu, martial arts training, fight scenes, tournament, martial artist, fighting movie, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2018)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being defeated by Ip Man, Cheung Tin Chi is attempting to keep a low profile. While going about his business, he gets into a fight with a foreigner by the name of Davidson, who is a big boss behind the bar district. Tin Chi fights hard with ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: martial arts, crimes, betrayal, idealism, money, lone hero, fight scenes, good versus evil, chase, gangsters, danger, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 21K
Fist of Legend (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, good versus evil, rivalry, folk hero, heroes, society, kung fu, sword fight, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 482
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: touching, serious, exciting, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, master villain, adventure, master warrior, shaolin kung fu, marriage, one man army, heroes, moral dilemma, cons and scams, family in danger ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 13K
Dragon (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A sinful martial arts expert wants to start a new tranquil life, only to be hunted by a determined detective and his former master.
Style: stylized, epic, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, investigation, village, master warrior, haunted by the past, heroes, starting over, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, danger, hopes, law enforcement ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
An Empress and the Warriors (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, tense, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, empress, swordsman, poison dart, martial arts, master warrior, adventure, assassination, battle zone, daring rescue, intrigue, political unrest ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 4K
Painted Skin (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Painted Skin is based on one of Pu Songling's classic short stories in Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. Zhou Xun stars as Xiao Wei, a fox spirit that feasts on human hearts in order to maintain her lovely, youthful appearance. When ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, atmospheric, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, gory, deadly creature, martial arts, ghost, master warrior, supernatural ability, heroic mission, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 8K
True Legend (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Su Qi-Er, a wealthy man living during the Qing Dynasty who loses his fortune and reputation as a result of a conspiracy against him. After being forced out onto the streets, Su dedicates his life to martial arts and reemerges as a patriotic hero ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, army, master warrior, rescue, sword, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, good versus evil, danger ...
Time: 1900s
Place: asia, china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This film is a glimpse into the life, love and the unconquerable spirit of the legendary Bruce Lee. From a childhod of rigorous martial arts training, Lee realizes his dream of opening his own kung-fu school in America. Before long, he is discovered ...
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, training, filmmaking, american dream, rising to stardom, hopes, bruce lee, rivalry, society, hollywood, actor's life, kung fu ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: hong kong, california, asia, los angeles, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton, disguised as school masters. During a brutal Manchu attack, Lui manages to escape, and devotes himself to learning the martial arts in order to ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, shaolin, shaolin kung fu, vengeance, monk, patriotism, master warrior, adventure, tragic hero, teachers and students, government ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, school, master warrior, one man army, track down, vengeance, vigilantism, murder, righting the wronged, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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