Movies and TV shows like Kung Fu

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Kung Fu (2021)
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Kung Fu (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to find her hometown overrun with crime and corruption, she uses her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice…all while searching for the assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now targeting her.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, fighting crime, showdown, one against many, crimes, fight, vengeance, heroes, criminal, battles, female protagonist, master warrior, strong female lead, heroine, lynching, revenge, long hair
Place: china, san francisco

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Most similar movies to Kung Fu

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, realistic and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about martial arts, kung fu, fight, rivalry, heroes, master warrior and violence mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Kung Fu: Into the Badlands (2015), Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), The Shaolin Temple (1982), The Master (1984), The Grand Grandmaster (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Into the Badlands (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: In a land controlled by feudal barons, a great warrior and a young boy embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. A genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, warrior, adventure, murder, danger, heroes, death, post apocalypse, master warrior, vengeance, betrayal, brutality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, female warrior, master warrior, kung fu, heroes, love and romance, adventure, sword, sword fight, romance, strong female presence, warlord ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Walker, Texas Ranger is an American television action crime drama series created by Leslie Greif and Paul Haggis, both starring Chuck Norris as a member of the Texas Ranger Division. The show aired on CBS in the spring of 1993, with the first season ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: texas ranger, partners against crime, martial artist, district attorney, brutality, heroes, law enforcement, crimes, crime, good versus evil, police investigation, martial arts ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Shaolin Temple (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 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: serious, exciting, stylized, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, kung fu, vengeance, coming of age, adventure, obsessive quest, monk, tough heroes, heroic mission, monastery ...
Time: 7th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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The Master (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Master is a ninja-themed action-adventure TV series created by Michael Sloan which aired on NBC. The show focuses on the adventures of John Peter McAllister, an aging ninja master, and his young pupil, Max Keller. Most episodes focus on the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, ninja, chases and races, rivalry, danger, good versus evil, adventure, escapades, power relations, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Grand Grandmaster (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The grand master Fei Lung lost everything after he got defeated by Chun. To regain his reputation, Fei Lung challenges her to a final fight. Much to his surprise, he gradually falls in love with Chun. Will he be able to win both Chun’s heart and ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, humorous
Plot: kung fu, boxing, fight, relationships, showdown, title bout, rivals, romantic rivalry, romantic relationship, male female relationship, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Kung Fu: The Legend Continues is a spin-off of the 1972–1975 television series Kung Fu. David Carradine and Chris Potter starred as a father and son trained in kung fu - Carradine playing a Shaolin monk, Potter a police detective. This series ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, martial arts, master warrior, police, kung fu, fight, rivalry, law enforcement, escapades, graphic violence, reunion, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, battles, shaolin, kung fu, palaces castles and temples, failed attempt, tough heroes, vengeance, mortal combat, rivalry, heroes, graphic violence ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, ambition, crimes, wooing, vengeance, escapades, rivalry, sword fight ...
Time: 70s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 116 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, mad, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin, kung fu, martial arts, shaolin kung fu, master warrior, monk, patriotism, martial artist, vengeance, rebellion, injustice, deadly weapon ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Final Master (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Determined to pass down his art, the Final Master of Wing Chun is caught in a power struggle with malicious local officials and ultimately must choose between personal honor and his master’s dying wish.
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, tense
Plot: kung fu, wing chun, martial arts training, master warrior, martial arts school, rivalry, training, battles, warrior, wartime life, culture clash, society ...
Time: 1930s, year 1932
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Bangkok Assassins (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Five kids fled from a mafia who abused them as beggars. They ended up meeting the great kung fu master who adopted them and taught them how to fight. Now, the kids are grownups and become the magnificent five kung fu fighters who have only one ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin kung fu, kung fu, martial arts, vengeance, youth, crimes, rivalry, kung fu master, graphic violence, teenage life, heroes, master warrior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, escapades, against the odds, heroic mission, vigilantism, school, murder, wartime life ...
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, rough, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, good versus evil, best friends, heroes, crimes, hopes, ambition, one man army, deadly, injustice, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jet Li weasels out of the north Shaolin temple to assassinate a despotic ruler at the ruler's extravagant public birthday celebration. Two other men from the south Shaolin temple also set out to assassinate the ruler, but all three fail and are ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin, martial arts, shaolin monk, kung fu, shaolin kung fu, master warrior, heroes, soldier, kung fu master, buddha, one against many, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Brothers Five (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The 5 Kao brothers, separated since childhood, are unaware that the master Teng Lung Manor, Lung Chen-feng has killed their father. All five, however, seek to defeat the vicious gangsters at the Manor.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, revenge, crimes, vengeance, track down, reunion, siblings relations, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, master villain, gang ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
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Kung Fu Queen (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fan Kao-to is a worker who had enough of corruption in Shanghai. He tries to crush the organization alone. An attempt has been made before but ended up with the big Axe Gang, several of their brands in the man. The man's sister arrives in ...
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, kickboxing, revenge, fight, female martial artist
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, bandit, heroism, sacrifice, kung fu classic, chivalry, oppression, village, fight
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Fist of Legend (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
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: realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, master warrior, fight scenes, kung fu classic, folk hero, humiliation, good versus evil, duel, occupation, rage, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Warrior (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. The series follows Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who immigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, brutal, captivating, intense
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: martial arts, business, corporation, rivalry, gang war, standoff, hand to hand combat, conflict, criminal gang, fight, crimes, gang member ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, alley fight, kung fu master, fistfight, fight, master warrior, roundhouse kick, martial art, violence, school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
El Dragón: Return of a Warrior (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A Tokyo business man returns to his home country of Mexico where he must battle rivals to replace his grandfather as the head of a cartel.
Style: tense, disturbing, exciting, captivating
Plot: drug cartel, gangsters, martial artist, criminal syndicate, martial arts, syndicate, danger, adaptation, drug dealing, fight, crimes, mafia ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, mexico, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Young Master (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Youthful martial arts master Lung is searching for his missing brother, when he is mistaken for a criminal on the run. He must prove his innocence by solving the case himself, while local lawmen and merciless mercenaries are hot on his trail.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, on the run, chase, adventure, mistaken identity, orphan, contests and competitions, down on your luck, school, nothing goes right, one against many ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Rise of the Legend (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In 1868 during the late Qing Dynasty, rampant corruption on the Imperial Court inflicts much suffering in people's lives. For years, the Black Tiger’s fearsome boss Lei Gong has been trying to get rid of the leader of the Northern Sea. One of ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, psychological
Plot: martial arts, wu shu, revenge, gang, undercover, fistfight, hand to hand combat, kung fu, tough guy, danger, violence, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Cobra (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Cobra is an American television action/adventure series starring Michael Dudikoff. It ran for just one season in syndication.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: heroes, martial arts, ex soldier, karate, revenge, chase, escapades, adventure, fighting crime, good versus evil, rivalry, pistol ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Kid with the Golden Arm (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Jin bei tong opens with a group of escort/guards preparing to move a shipment of gold from the local government to an area stricken by famine... one of the very few Venom films where all six Venom actors are present within a single film.
Style: stylized, exciting, realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, culture clash, alcohol abuse, heist, siblings relations, graphic violence, rich and poor, heroic mission, vengeance, tough heroes, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: suspenseful, exciting, 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: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Story: Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, martial artist, superhero, tough guy, heroes, fistfight, warrior, supernatural power, chase, heroism, combat ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: touching, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, cons and scams, fall in love, one man army, master villain, rivalry, danger, adventure, master warrior, heroes, state affairs ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Himalayan (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Story: The Tseng family is one of the most noble and respected clans in a small village in Tibet. The patriarch of the Tseng family wants to marry off his daughter Ching Lan into the Kao clan. However, the cunning and deceitful eldest brother Kao Chu only ...
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, brawl, tough guy, fighting style, martial artist, fistfight, violence, warrior, kung fu master, roundhouse kick, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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