Movies like Red Lion

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Red Lion (1969)
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Red Lion (1969)
Original name: 赤毛
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Impersonating an Imperial Army officer by wearing a "red lion's mane", a poor servant returns to his village after 10 years of absence to end the village's suffering caused by corrupt officials and businessmen. Written by Alex Ebora
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: samurai, imperial japan, adventure, village, revolution, military, heroes, politics, soldier, betrayal, rebellion, village life, dishonesty, political unrest, rebelliousness, disorder, rivalry, mistaken identity, leadership, state affairs, switching roles, sword fight, martial arts, recovery
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and exciting films with plots about rivalry, heroes, martial arts, master warrior, sword fight, adventure and crimes mostly in Action, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Red Lion: Kill! (1968), Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970), Red Shadow: Akakage (2001), Peking Opera Blues (1986), Enter the Phoenix (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Kill! (1968)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In this pitch-black action comedy by Kihachi Okamoto, a pair of down-on-their-luck swordsmen arrive in a dusty, windblown town, where they become involved in a local clan dispute. One, previously a farmer, longs to become a noble samurai. The other, ...
Style: realistic, serious, dark humor, jidai geki
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, betrayal, ronin, lone wolves, anti heroes, hopes, master warrior, leadership, heroes, gang, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 1830s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 79 min.
Story: With a price on his head, Ichi seeks tranquillity in a favorite village. Since his last visit, it has fallen prey to Boss Masagoro, the son of a merchant rumored to have stolen gold from the shogunate. The boss has hired Yojimbo as his hard-drinking ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, village, sword fight, gold, spy, crime, rivalry, lone wolves, crimes, escapades, heroes ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Red Shadow: Akakage (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The secret warriors of feudal Japan were the Ninja. Sent on impossible missions, the Ninja were trained to work in shadows, gather information and defeat the enemy to build a world of peace. Red Shadow, Blue Shadow and Aska are neophyte ninjas under ...
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious
Plot: martial arts, ninja, adventure, master warrior, love triangle, assassination, political unrest, love and romance, samurai, heroes, vengeance, superhero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Peking Opera Blues (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The film is set in 1913 Beijing, during Yuan Shikai's presidency of the Republic of China. It depicts the adventures of a team of unlikely heroines: Tsao Wan, a patriotic rebel who dresses as a man; Sheung Hung, a woman in search of a missing ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: rivalry, hopes, artists and showbiz, state affairs, tragic hero, revolution, fight for supremacy, graphic violence, political unrest, heroic mission, rebelliousness, actor's life ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1910s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Enter the Phoenix (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Georgie Hung is handsome, stylish and charming but he hides a secret that his old-fashion father, Hung who is a Triad leader, can never forgive. He has been sent to Thailand since he was a child and never returned. After Hung's death, his ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic, exciting
Plot: martial arts, leadership, mistaken identity, disorder, rivalry, gang, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, gay son, triad, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Incident at Blood Island (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the Edo period, a nameless ronin accepts an assignment to go to a mountain pass and wait. Near the pass he stops at an inn where a collection of characters gather, including a gang set on stealing shogunate gold that's soon to come over the ...
Style: serious, realistic, jidai geki
Plot: samurai, betrayal, ronin, martial arts, mountain, dishonesty, gang, heroes, rivalry, crimes, lone wolves, master warrior ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Samurai Fiction (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Three centuries ago, a precious sword has been stolen by Kazamatsuri -- the sword, which historic and symbolic value is priceless for the clan (Shogun Tokugawa donated it to clan 80 years before that, at the same time that he established them as the ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, exciting, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, gambling, sword, escapades, aging, master warrior, lone wolves, opponent, heroes, rivalry, anti war ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 8.1
 33K
Sanjuro (1962)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Toshiro Mifune swaggers and snarls to brilliant comic effect in Kurosawa's tightly paced, beautifully composed "Sanjuro." In this companion piece and sequel to "Yojimbo," jaded samurai Sanjuro helps an idealistic group of ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Plot: samurai, sword fight, corruption, rescue, small town, betrayal, danger, dishonesty, naivete, drifter, anti heroes, duel ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Shaolin Temple 2: Kids from Shaolin (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two rivaling families live on opposite sides of a river. One of them practices Shaolin kung fu and has only sons, while the other has only daughters and practices the Wu-Tang sword. The father of the Wu-Tang family is so paranoid about the Shaolin ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized, humorous, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, martial arts, village, shaolin monk, adventure, gang, samurai, leadership, danger, palaces castles and temples, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Samurai Banners (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Feudal Japan, 1543 to 1562. Kansuke Yamamoto is a samurai who dreams of a country united, peaceful from sea to sea. He enters the service of Takeda, the lord of Kai domain. He convinces Takeda to kill the lord of neighboring Suwa and take his wife ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, captivating, jidai geki
Plot: samurai, power relations, politics, war, betrayal, state affairs, military, fall in love, heroes, intrigue, dishonesty, master warrior ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Deadly Life of a Ninja (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A businessman and his sister-in-law are targeted for assassination by a band of evil ninjas and their vicious leader (Yasuaki Kurata). The ninjas are committing bizarre murders all over the city, and the police can't seem to pick up their trail ...
Style: humorous, stylized, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting
Plot: martial arts, ninjitsu, ninja, murder, escapades, rivalry, chases and races, adventure, heroes, crimes, danger, assassination ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Chandni Chowk to China (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: India, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Based in Delhi's Chandni Chowk, orphaned Sidhu is adopted by the owner of Bajrang Bali Parathas, known simply as Dada. Years later Sidhu has grown up and is an expert at slicing vegetables.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, martial arts, against the odds, heroic mission, save the day, dishonesty, ambition, rivalry, danger, translator, anti hero, anti heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia, india, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Bushido Blade (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A steel samurai blade that was to be given to the American ambassador by the Emperor of Japan is stolen. American sailors and Japanese samurai are sent to find it.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, destiny, heist, political unrest, military life, crimes, military, heroes, state affairs, rivalry, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: asia, japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
My Young Auntie (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Cheng (Kara Hui Ying Hung), a beautiful martial arts ace, battles to keep her inheritance from the ruthless Yun Wei (Johnny Wang Lung Wei), but her efforts are sabotaged by Yu Tao (Hsaio Ho), her wayward and irrepressible great-nephew. Following a ...
Style: semi serious, epic, humorous
Plot: martial arts, opposites attract, power relations, disorder, couples, family relations, social relations, fish out of water, fall in love, small town, culture clash, rebelliousness ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Heaven's Soldiers (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Modern day soldiers travel back in time and meet Admiral Lee, the greatest soldier of all time, and motivate him to drive out invaders.
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, exciting, rough ...
Plot: time travel, adventure, heroic mission, master warrior, rivalry, hopes, chases and races, danger, save the kingdom, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 16th century
Place: asia, korea, japan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Three Resurrected Drunkards (1968)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three students spend their holidays at the seaside where they are mistaken for Koreans, a minority which is looked down on in Japan. The action develops into a crime story.
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspense, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: vietnam war, alternate reality, immigrants, discrimination, racism, ocean, friends, society, politics, prank, military, soldier ...
Place: japan, korea, north korea, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everyone abuses and humiliates a downtrodden orphan (Chan) until he befriends an old man, who turns out to be the last master of the "snake fist" fighting style. Jackie becomes the old man's student and finds himself in battle with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, vengeance, kung fu, master warrior, beggar, fistfight, orphan, hand to hand combat, teachers and students, uninhibited rivalry, teaching the ways of the world ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Zatoichi in Desperation (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Zatoichi tries to save a maiden in distress in this sequel to the popular series about a blind samurai swordsman who moonlights as a masseur. Always fighting for the underdog, noble Zatoichi sets out to keep a girl from becoming a prostitute. But he ...
Style: scary, semi serious, atmospheric, saga, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, katana, heroes, lone wolves, gangsters, golden years, prostitute, master warrior, crimes, righting the wronged, hopes ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 5.8
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Fifty/Fifty (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two bickering mercenaries are hired by the CIA to overthrow a South East Asian dictator.
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, jungle, island, village, military, soldier, against the odds, kidnapping, village life, political conspiracy, friendship, missing person ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Fearless Hyena (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jackie Chan is a youngster, living in a remote vllage with his grandfather who teaches him Kong-Fu (naturally). He keeps getting into fights, even though his grandfather warns him not to show their Kong-Fu to others. Jackie, though, is tempted by ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Ninja in the Dragon's Den (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two rival warriors, a Japanese and a Chinese, are forced to work together after their master has been killed by a mighty enemy.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, kung fu, revenge, samurai, rivalry, master criminal, crimes, escapades, one man army, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, japan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
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Hana (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a poor district of Edo lives a young samurai named Soza. He has been sent by his clan to avenge the death of his father. He isn't an accomplished swordsman however, and he prefers sharing the life of the residents, teaching the kids how to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, dark humor, captivating, humorous
Plot: samurai, revenge, heroes, rivalry, introspection, moral dilemma, village, dealing with death, martial arts, village life, vengeance, master warrior ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Blades of Blood (2010)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the 16th century in Chosun dynasty, HWANG Jung-hak and LEE Mong-hak create the “Grand Alliance” with the united dream of a better world. While the new leader LEE dreams of eradicating this world of all its corruption and becoming king ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, political unrest, rivalry, danger, politics, escapades, adventure, assassination attempt, vengeance, dishonesty, sword fight, graphic violence ...
Time: 16th century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 3K
Wing Chun (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Martial arts expert Wing Chun battles bandits in this magical film that provides as many laughs as it does wallops. Besides horse thieves, Wing Chun must deal with the men around her who simply can't handle a strong, independent woman. ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized, humorous, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Death Kappa (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When military experiments go haywire and trigger an atomic bomb, the consequences are of epic proportions. A monster arrives in the midst of the nuclear fallout, and Japan's defenses are helpless against it. Mankind's only savior is an ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: save the day, good versus evil, experiment gone awry, chaos, danger, rivalry, mad scientist, escapades, village, disorder, supernatural, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
American Rescue Squad (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of mysterious villains known as 'The Alliance' sets a trap for the Taxpayer. They imprison him, torture him, and make plans to publicly crucify him. Local janitor Richard Randolph rounds up retired Superheroes, and hatches a plan ...
Style: not serious, humorous, captivating, stylized, offbeat
Plot: superhero, politics, good versus evil, save the day, rivalry, heroes, state affairs, disorder, silly humor, election, anti heroes, anti hero ...
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Dance of the Drunken Mantis (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A year after training young Jackie Chan in the Drunken Fist, Sam the Seed discovers he has a son, Foggy. He tries to train Foggy but to no avail. Foggy is then trained in Drunken Fist from his uncle as he must face his father's rival, Rubber ...
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, farce, heroes, adventure, ambition, master warrior, rivalry, parents and children, tough heroes, wooing, drunk, adopted son ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Carry on Pimpernel (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The time of the French revolution, and Citizen Robespierre is beheading the French aristocracy. When word gets to England, two noblemen, Sir Rodney Ffing and Lord Darcy take it upon themselves to aid their French counterparts. Sir Rodney is a master ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: farce, parody, guillotine, french revolution, legend, chateau, brother, sword fight, sister, aristocrat, wig, duel ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1790s, 1780s
Place: france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
House of Fury (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Teddy Yu is a former secret agent turned chiropractor who thought he left his past behind. He teaches martial arts to his two kids. However, his past catches up to him as a rogue agent demands to know the whereabouts of an agent known as Dragon. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, light, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, young heroes, secret agents, parents and children, daring rescue, heroes, danger, family relations, siblings relations, rivalry, crimes, wiretap ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Return to the 36th Chamber (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The workers of a dye factory have their pay cut by 20% when the factory owner brings in some Manchu thugs to try and increase production. Desperate to reclaim their full wages, the workers hire an actor to impersonate a priest and kung-fu expert ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, power relations, righting the wronged, injustice, redemption, teaching the ways of the world, vengeance, self discovery, master warrior, hopes, good versus evil, graphic violence ...
Time: 18th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%