Movies like Golden Needles

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Golden Needles (1974)
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Golden Needles (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An ancient Asian statue with the power to grant health and long life via secret acupuncture points is being pursued by a wealthy criminal, but his plans are put in peril when a slovenly detective is tasked with protecting the relic.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: martial arts, chase, adventure, heroes, escapades, rivalry, showbiz, acupuncture, mysticism, fight, karate, police, businessman, african american, legend, martial arts tournament, safecracker, nightclub, antique dealer, business partner, afro, combat, needle, flamethrower, statue ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong

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Most similar movies to Golden Needles

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about heroes, martial arts, rivalry, master warrior, crimes, escapades and adventure mostly in Action, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Golden Needles: Kill and Kill Again (1981), Bronson Lee, Champion (1975), Crippled Avengers (1978), Kill the Shogun (1975), Way of the Dragon 2 (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kill and Kill Again (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dr. Horatio Kane has been kidnapped, and is being forced to create an army of martial artists who will help take over the world. His daughter, Kandy Kane, enlists the help of Steve Chase (and a few of his friends) to rescue her father before ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, levitation, martial arts tournament, world domination, billionaire, kung fu, scientist, tough heroes, battle zone, captivity, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: south africa
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95%
Bronson Lee, Champion (1975)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: This is the third and final film of the ZA KARATE trilogy. Tadashi Yamashita reprises his role as the Karate World Champion. Local Japanese karate schools are not happy that a Chinese master will take over the Japanese karate organization and will ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: martial arts, farm, hopes, danger, adventure, escapades, contests and competitions, heroes, ambition, rivalry, martial arts tournament, karate ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mute or deaf, heroes, misfit, military, adventure, rivalry, master warrior, vengeance, disability, siblings relations, kung fu ...
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Kill the Shogun (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Action-drama set during the 1904 occupation of Korea (by Japan). An incident is sparked when the Japanese force the Korean soldiers to strip off their uniforms. Two of the Korean soldiers refuse and go on a rampage against the Japanese, forcing them ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: martial arts, heroic mission, battles, heroes, adventure, rivalry, confined, vengeance, military, against the odds, graphic violence, kung fu master ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, korea, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Way of the Dragon 2 (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A classic tribute to a legendary Kung-Fu master. The high-powered action and deadly fistfights don’t let up for a moment. When all the chips are down, the Dragon Master will prevail!
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, martial arts, discrimination, vengeance, interracial relations, tough heroes, righting the wronged, rivalry, society, adventure, chinaman, asian man ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Fearless Hyena 2 (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A pair of evil kung-fu artists, Heaven and Earth, are slaughtering the entire Yin-Yang brotherhood.
Style: stylized, serious, exciting
Plot: master warrior, heroes, martial arts, tough law enforcer, escapades, hotshot hero, heroic mission, vengeance, against the odds, reunion, crimes, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Clan of the White Lotus (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Shaolin practitioners and brothers Wu and Hung kill the merciless Pai Mei. However, Pai Mei's even more merciless brother White Lotus takes revenge; killing most of the Shaolin disciples, including Wu and Hung's girlfriend, leaving only ...
Style: offbeat, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, graphic violence, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, danger, rivalry, escapades, revenge, shaolin, qing dynasty ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Puncture Wounds (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After returning home from a traumatic tour of duty in Iraq, John finds himself struggling with PTSD. What little peace he had managed to build around him is shattered one fateful day when he rescues a local call girl from a group of violent Aryan ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: heroes, gang, crimes, tough heroes, prostitute, explosion, bloody violence, karate, martial arts, gunfight
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Heroes of the Wild (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A regional champion martial artist that moonlights as an honour-bound assassin, Tu Ta Shen, solidifies his reputation by challenging top fighters en route to the other champion, Nan Pa Tien, in order to unify both titles. Along the way he defeats a ...
Style: humorous, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious
Plot: martial arts, heroes, kung fu master, revenge, kung fu, crimes, ambition, rivalry, escapades, vengeance, wooing, sword fight ...
Time: 70s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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7 Grandmasters (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An aged Kung Fu practitioner travels across China, challenging the best Grandmaster from each province to prove his mastery of martial arts. Meanwhile is a plot developing behind his back.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroic mission, graphic violence, heroes, ambition, contests and competitions, aging, rivalry, retiring, tough heroes, kung fu, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Fury of the Shaolin Master (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A government law officer is dispatched to bring his brother's killers to justice. On his bloody mission, untold assassins are thrown at him, but to no avail. One by one they are done away with in a most militant style.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, shaolin monk, one man army, lone wolves, rivalry, danger, heroes, escapades, graphic violence, vengeance, buddha ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Shadow Whip (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 78 min.
Story: This top ten box office hit reunites the star duo from Come Drink With Me in another classic action adventure. Cheng Pei-pei (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) radiates her trademark charm while wielding the deadly title weapon, which is implicated in ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, siblings relations, vengeance, righting the wronged, wiretap, law enforcement, heroes, rivalry, adventure, crimes, whip, kung fu ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Crippled Masters (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two men skilled in the arts of Kung-Fu are betrayed by their master and crippled for life, one left with no arms and the other with no legs. Despite their obvious disadvantages, they learn to combine their martial arts skills and seek revenge ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, cripple, disability, danger, adventure, rivalry, master criminal, escapades, confined, crimes, misfit ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, fight, kung fu, wartime life, vengeance, master villain, rivalry, crimes, gang, escapades ...
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Game Over (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: treet fighter Victor Knox (Andre McCoy), just freed from prison, needs money to be re-united with his wife and child. When invited to join an underground fight tournament promising easy cash, he quickly signs up. Under constant surveillance by ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, adventure, tough heroes, moral dilemma, uninhibited rivalry, martial arts, crimes, starting over, chases and races, contests and competitions, corrupt cop, ex wife ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Merantau Warrior (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In Minangkabau, West Sumatera, Yuda a skilled practitioner of Silat Harimau is in the final preparations to begin his "Merantau" a century's old rites-of-passage to be carried out by the community's young men that will see him ...
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, protector, journey, violence, human trafficking, heroes, on the run, life is a bitch, rivalry, rescue, danger, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Bandits, Prostitutes and Silver (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 83 min.
Story: To free his girlfriend from her contract with a greedy madam, Shang Li (Don Wong) teams up with a cold-blooded thief called the Sparrow (Chiang-lung Wen) to hijack a large shipment of silver. But when the heist suddenly goes bad, Shang Li finds ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heist, prostitute, kung fu, gang, adventure, master criminal, rivalry, master warrior, dishonesty, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Kamui (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: KAMUI is a Ninja on the run from the world of Ninja bound by rules in search of true freedom. However, he is burdened with the fate, where it is not allowed to take the secret of their powers outside of the tribe -- if you are born as Ninja, you ...
Style: stylized, rough, epic, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, human spirit, redemption, heroes, rivalry, rebellion, tough heroes, rebelliousness, survival, obsessive quest, escapades ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, ambition, hopes, good versus evil, heroes, best friends, deadly, rivalry, crimes, battles, injustice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Small Tiger (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ho Mei Fong is a young woman in trouble, running from a gang of criminals with something of importance hidden in her purse. She dies in Chien Chen's taxi while trying to escape, but not before hiding the purse. Chien Chen is now involved ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, gangsters, tough heroes, partners against crime, crimes, gang, rivalry, race against time, law enforcement, fighting crime, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Gale Force (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A new reality-style game show, "Treasure Hunt" has invited a cast of contestants, including a Los Angeles cop who's joined to try and make up for an earlier PR blunder, to a tropical island to hunt for a buried treasure worth ten ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: treasure hunt, island, escapades, rivalry, survival, contests and competitions, danger, adventure, dishonesty, criminal heroes, chaos and mayhem, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Zatoichi's Conspiracy (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Zatoichi, the famed blind swordsman, returns to his home village for the first time in many years. He is befriended by Omiyo, who had the same wet-nurse as Zatoichi. He also encounters a boyhood friend, Shinbei, who now is wealthy and appears not to ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: conspiracy, martial arts, adventure, gangsters, lone wolves, crimes, moral dilemma, homecoming, village, escapades, samurai, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Invincible Armour (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hwang Jang Lee is a corrupt Ming guard who frames John Liu for murder. A wanted fugitive, John hides out with a teen who is an expert in the infamous Iron Armor technique, a technique that means the expert can withstand anything. However, Hwang is ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, kung fu, assassin, on the run, escapades, master villain, heroes, one man army, rivalry, graphic violence, fugitives ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Double Blast (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two kids with martial arts training and their black belt father rescue a professor from gangsters who want a stone tablet that she has discovered may lead to untold riches.
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, gangsters, art, teenage life, escapades, one man army, heroes, crimes, friendship, battles, friends ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Pushed to the Limit (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Magnificent Mimi is a woman with a destiny and a bright future ahead of her. She is the world's greatest female wrestling champion, she has a loving boyfriend and loyal family members who care and love her. But things take a turn for the worst ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, murder, revenge, heroes, crimes, master warrior, crime, deadly, criminal's revenge, gangsters, tough heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Ninja Vengeance (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Traveling from California to Houston, a martial arts expert suffers a motorcycle breakdown in a small Texas town. But his bad luck proves to be a blessing in disguise for the local townspeople when he discovers the corrupt sheriff and his KKK ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: martial arts, graphic violence, sexual content, small town, vengeance, racism, nudity (full frontal - brief), master warrior, rivalry, heroes, society, fight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Return of the Kung Fu Dragon (1976)
Genre: Action
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The complicated story involves the military conquest of a peaceful island-nation by an evil despot and his sorcerer ally. His victory leaves the island's three heroic protectors dead, but, their young children are hidden away to grow to ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious
Plot: martial arts, battles, rivalry, danger, escapades, heroes, legends and myths, wizards and magicians, royalty, fable, magical mirror, cult ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Bruce Lee: A Dragon Story (1977)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bruce Li plays a young kung fu expert (and waiter) who is trying to live peacefully in San Francisco with his marital arts-challenged friend. But they run afoul of some American thugs, and the fight is on...right!
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, righting the wronged, tough heroes, adventure, rivalry, crimes, philosopher, black belt, movie star, fighting style ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Hard Way to Die (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sung Shao Chong (Billy Chong) traverses the Arizona desert, helping those in need on the way to meet his old friend Kum (Lam Hak-Ming) in a small western town. Once there, he runs into a group of men who terrorize the town and extort the local ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, rivalry, vengeance, heroic mission, chases and races, adventure, escapades, gangsters, danger, heroes, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Dead Men Can't Dance (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: To stamp out the threat of nuclear war, a special ops team must travel to North Korea to carry out a covert mission to destroy a nuclear power plant. Everything does not go as planned. Their communications are cut off and they must remember their ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Plot: chases and races, military, heroic mission, escapades, undercover, daring rescue, danger, heroes, graphic violence, adventure, sergeant, fight ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%