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Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
 7.2
 136K
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When trucker, Jack Burton agreed to take his friend, Wang Chi to pick up his fiancee at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good and evil. Wang's fiancee has emerald green eyes, which make her a perfect target for immortal sorcerer, Lo Pan and his three invincible cronies. Lo Pan must marry a girl with green eyes so he can regain his physical form.
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, entertaining, parody, surprise ending, psychotronic, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, kidnapping, truck driver, mercenary, good versus evil, rescue, race against time, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, magic, prophecy, chase, supernatural, kung fu, mythology, friendship, heroes, airport, woman in danger, gang, prince, graphic violence, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, china, hong kong

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Most similar movies to Big Trouble in Little China

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, humorous, cult film and stylized films with plots about adventure, heroes, rivalry, chase, danger, dialogue and good versus evil mostly in Action, Fantasy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Big Trouble in Little China: Escape from New York (1981), The Golden Child (1986), Willow (1988), Bulletproof Monk (2003), Last Action Hero (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Escape from New York (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash ...
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, hostage, post apocalypse, cyberpunk, prison, kidnapping, rescue, race against time, lone hero, lone wolves, loner ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1997
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Golden Child (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A detective specializing in missing children is on a madcap mission to save a youth with mystical powers who's been abducted by an evil cult. He battles a band of super-nasties, scrambles through a booby-trapped chamber of horrors and traverses ...
Style: dark fantasy, humorous, not serious, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, chosen one, good versus evil, social worker, missing child, kidnapping, culture clash, rescue, monk, supernatural, heroes, private detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: tibet, los angeles, usa, california, nepal
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.2
 111K
Willow (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Fearful of a prophecy stating that a girl child will be born to bring about her downfall, the evil Queen Bavmorda imprisons all pregnant women within the formidable stronghold of Nockmaar. A child, Elora Danan, is born in the Nockmaar dungeons and ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, stylized, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, fairy, queen, heroes, black magic, prophecy, magic, heroic mission, monster, castle ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bulletproof Monk (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mysterious and immortal Tibetan kung fu master, who has spent the last 60 years traveling around the world protecting the ancient Scroll of the Ultimate, mentors a selfish street kid in the ancient intricacies of kung fu.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monk, martial arts, prophecy, heroes, good versus evil, master warrior, adventure, supernatural, supernatural ability, knife fight, culture clash, partners ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 1940s, 21st century, year 1943
Place: tibet, usa, san francisco, asia, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Last Action Hero (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Danny is obsessed with a fictional movie character action hero Jack Slater. When a magical ticket transports him into Jack's latest adventure, Danny finds himself in a world where movie magic and reality collide. Now it's up to Danny to ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, parody, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, heroes, magic, good versus evil, miraculous event, fantasy world, gunfight, dark humor, magical object, projectionist, cartoon cat, child in peril ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, los angeles, california, usa, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Highlander: Endgame (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Immortals Connor and Duncan Macleod join forces against a man from Connor's distant past in the highlands of Scotland, Kell, an immensely powerful immortal who leads an army of equally powerful and deadly immortal swordsmen and assassins. No ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, melancholic, dark fantasy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: good versus evil, immortality, supernatural ability, sword fight, vengeance, adventure, supernatural, rivalry, heroic mission, heroes, martial arts, brother brother relationship ...
Time: middle ages, 2000s, 18th century, 16th century, 17th century ...
Place: scotland, ireland, new york, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 117K
Mortal Kombat (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: For nine generations an evil sorcerer has been victorious in hand-to-hand battle against his mortal enemies. If he wins a tenth Mortal Kombat tournament, desolation and evil will reign over the multiverse forever. To save Earth, three warriors must ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, warrior, tournament, adventure, heroic mission, save the world, monster, sorcerer, island, mortal combat, underground fighting ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: hong kong, china, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 404K
Ghostbusters (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign ...
Style: humorous, light, parody, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, supernatural, monster, giant monster, paranormal phenomena, friendship, chase, paranormal activity, heroic mission, slime, creature, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 5.0
 34K
The Phantom (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The 21st successor to the role of Bengalla's resident superhero must travel to New York to prevent a rich madman from obtaining three magic skulls that would give him the secret to ultimate power.
Style: light, humorous, entertaining, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, secret identity, jungle, adventure, good versus evil, phantom, escapades, comic hero, heroes, one man army, masked hero, alter ego ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Dragon (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Music, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young man searches for the "master" to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Along the way he must fight an evil martial arts expert and rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed music promoter.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, psychotronic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kung fu classic, martial arts, kidnapping, dishonesty, gang, ambition, rescue, partners, rivalry, crimes, woman in danger, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 3K
Volcano High (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Volcano High School is marking its 108th. Every student is a martial arts expert, so it is not surprising to see tea leaves moving in the shape of dragons or hallway windows shattering into bits with no one touching them. At Volcano High, the legend ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, high school, adventure, heroic mission, vengeance, supernatural ability, fish out of water, haunted by the past, goofy hero, youth, rivalry, teachers and students ...
Place: asia, south korea, korea, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as ...
Style: exciting, gothic, stylized, entertaining, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, magic, magical, curses spells and rituals, adventure, apprentice, sorcerer, supernatural ability, training, sorceress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2000, middle ages ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, britain, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 203K
Ghostbusters II (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Five years after they defeated Gozer, the Ghostbusters are out of business. When Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement to aid her and hopefully save New York City from a new paranormal threat.
Style: humorous, not serious, psychotronic, entertaining, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, ghost hunter, rescue, heroes, psychic, museum, old love, painting, reincarnation, urban setting, slime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 154K
Hercules (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of ...
Style: serious, exciting, psychotronic, absurd, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hercules, legends and myths, greek mythology, mercenary, battles, warrior, beast, adventure hero, master warrior, superhuman powers, heroes, greek ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Deathstalker II (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Deathstalker helps Reena the Seer out of a few jams, and she solicits his help for a bigger task. She reveals that she is actually Princess Evie, but the evil sorcerer had her abducted and cloned in order to seize control of the kingdom. Together ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: royal family, magic, adventure, heroes, battles, vengeance, escapades, rivalry, zombie, sorcerer, archer, archery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dungeons & Dragons (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The classic role-playing game comes to life in this magical adventure. The empire of Izmer is a divided land: Elite magicians called Mages rule while lowly commoners are powerless. When Empress Savina (Thora Birch) vows to bring equality and ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, epic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: good versus evil, wizards and magicians, imaginary kingdom, dragon, fantasy world, magic, wizards, supernatural ability, adventure, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, loss ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Scorpion King (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In ancient Egypt, peasant Mathayus is hired to exact revenge on the powerful Memnon and the sorceress Cassandra, who are ready to overtake Balthazar's village. Amid betrayals, thieves, abductions and more, Mathayus strives to bring justice to ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, tense, humorous, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: ancient egypt, adventure, ancient history, sword fight, desert, master warrior, good versus evil, heroic mission, uninhibited rivalry, leadership, woman in danger, destiny ...
Place: egypt, africa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a magical artifact is lifted from his library, a meek librarian sets out to ensure its safe return.
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, semi serious, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, archaeology, heroic mission, adventure, adventurer, save the world, obsessive quest, university, friendship, escapades, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sinbad and his crew intercept a homunculus carrying a golden tablet. Koura, the creator of the homunculus and practitioner of evil magic, wants the tablet back and pursues Sinbad. Meanwhile Sinbad meets the Vizier who has another part of the ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cyclops, good versus evil, island, pirate, adventurer, treasure hunt, map, adventure, tattoo, supernatural, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages, 8th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Quest of the Delta Knights (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A secret society, the Delta Knights, attempts to save a medieval society from the evil over-lady.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, knight, heroes, youth, heroic mission, rescue, adventurer, adventure, escapades, rivalry, legends and myths, medieval ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Captain Barbossa, long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. But nothing is quite as it seems.
Style: exciting, dark fantasy, humorous, stylized, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night
Plot: pirate, ship, adventure, journey, supernatural, friendship, courage, sailboat, sword fight, determination, friends, immortality ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Blood of the Samurai (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Action Adventure starring Bryan Yamasaki, Shawn Forsythe, Michael Ng
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, humorous, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, heroes, supernatural, adventure, mysterious character, vengeance, rivalry, escapades, crimes, stalking, kidnapping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Beastmaster (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Dar, is the son of a king, who is hunted by a priest after his birth and grows up in another family. When he becomes a grown man his new father is murdered by savages and he discovers that he has the ability to communicate with the animals, which ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, entertaining, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sword and sorcery, sword fight, magic, village, battles, murder, good versus evil, adventure, vengeance, heroic mission, supernatural, superhero ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Masters of the Universe (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The world of Eternia in the aftermath of Skeletor's war on Castle Grayskull, which he has won after seizing Grayskull and the surrounding city using a cosmic key developed by the locksmith Gwildor. The Sorceress is now Skeletor's prisoner ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: heroes, good versus evil, battles, superhero, time travel, heroic mission, adventure, space and aliens, save the day, supernatural, transformation, one man army ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 115K
Gods of Egypt (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.
Style: exciting, serious, epic, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mythology, ancient egypt, good versus evil, egyptian mythology, legends and myths, adventure, rescue, myth, immortality, desert, escapades, pyramid ...
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Gamers: Dorkness Rising (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: All Lodge wants is for his gaming group to finish their adventure. Unfortunately, they're more interested in seducing barmaids, mooning their enemies, and setting random villagers on fire. Desperate to rein in his players, Lodge injects two ...
Style: talky, parody, stylized, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: adventure, escapades, parallel world, uninhibited rivalry, heroes, supernatural ability, rivalry, lone hero, magic, gangsters, dark hero, loneliness ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 419K
The Mummy (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell and his companion, Beni stumble upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle in 1923, 3,000 years after Imhotep has suffered a fate worse than death – his body will remain undead for ...
Style: exciting, scary, semi serious, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: mummy, archaeology, adventurer, adventure, treasure hunt, ancient egypt, archaeologist, deadly creature, tomb, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, treasure ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, middle east, africa, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.1
 133K
Highlander (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: He fought his first battle on the Scottish Highlands in 1536. He will fight his greatest battle on the streets of New York City in 1986. His name is Connor MacLeod. He is immortal.
Style: suspenseful, sincere, suspense, dark fantasy, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: immortality, sword fight, good versus evil, magic, mentor, duel, master warrior, fencing, cult, mythology, supernatural, fictional war ...
Time: 80s, 16th century, 20th century, 1780s, 1940s ...
Place: scotland, new york, europe, usa, scottish highlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Mummy Returns (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Rick and Evelyn O'Connell, along with their 8 year old son Alex, discover the key to the legendary Scorpion King's might, the fabled Bracelet of Anubis. Unfortunately, a newly resurrected Imhotep has designs on the bracelet as well, and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: mummy, ancient egypt, archaeology, supernatural, good versus evil, pyramid, treasure hunt, treasure, reincarnation, adventure, tomb, heroic mission ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1933
Place: egypt, london, england, middle east, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is helpless to save his family from Hades, vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, entertaining, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, greek mythology, legends and myths, good versus evil, adventure, ancient history, monster, god, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%