Shaolin movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant shaolin movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, serious, stylized, realistic, humorous and tense films and TV shows about / with shaolin, martial arts, kung fu, rivalry, heroes, master warrior, violence, vengeance, fight and fistfight plots mostly in Action, Drama and Fantasy genres shot in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as shaolin: Shaolin (2011), Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986), Enter the Dragon (1973), The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978), Kung Fu League (2018), The Wrath of Vajra (2013), Last Kung Fu Monk (2010), Shaolin Soccer (2001), Lake Tahoe (2008), Warriors of the Sacred Temple (1977).

List of shaolin movies

 6.9
 19K
Shaolin (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords try to expand their power by warring over neighboring lands. Fuelled by his success on the battlefield, young and arrogant Hao Jie sneers at Shaolin's masters when he beats one of them in a duel. ...
Style: serious, stylized, bleak, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: shaolin, monk, martial arts, martial artist, shaolin monk, monastery, shaolin kung fu, wu shu, state affairs, refugee, conquering, dictatorship ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, asia
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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
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Enter the Dragon (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, shaolin, island, tough heroes, drug lord, fighting movie, contests and competitions, spy, master apprentice relationship, martial arts tournament ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, usa, los angeles, china ...
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in this reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: zombie, wooing, female warrior, shaolin, looking for love, zombie apocalypse, unlikely couple, couples, plague, love and romance, couple relations, supernatural ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, georgian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, britain
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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
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 5.0
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Kung Fu League (2018)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A poor comic book artist summons four legendary Kung Fu masters to learn the highest level of martial arts and help him get his girl.
Style: intense, exciting, semi serious, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: master warrior, shaolin, shaolin monk, hand to hand combat, shaolin kung fu, adventure, mentor, friendship, kung fu, good versus evil, martial arts, battles ...
Place: asia, china
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The Wrath of Vajra (2013)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the 1930s , a Japanese cult called The Temple of Hades was ordered to cooperate with the Japanese military to destroy China. They buy so many young children from poor family , who will be trained as a lethal killing machine and serve the Empire ...
Style: stylized, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin, martial arts, mortal combat, vengeance, danger, imaginary, good versus evil, superhuman powers, contests and competitions, escapades, master warrior, chinese man ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: china
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Last Kung Fu Monk (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: China, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a car accident orphans his young nephew, a Shaolin monk journeys to the United States to look after the lad and open his own martial arts academy, but he soon gets caught up in a dangerous kung fu underworld.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin, martial arts, orphan, fish out of water, misfit, master warrior, save the day, rescue, danger, heroes, contests and competitions, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, china
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 7.3
 77K
Shaolin Soccer (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.
Style: humorous, surreal, not serious, absurd, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: soccer, martial arts, kung fu, underdog, sport, humiliation, coach, sport team, monk, fight scenes, against the odds, shaolin ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo
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 6.7
 2K
Lake Tahoe (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Japan, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A story of a teenager and the strange events that take place in his small town.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: martial arts, obsessive quest, self discovery, teenage life, shaolin, family relations, youth, small town, coming of age, small town life, baby, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
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Warriors of the Sacred Temple (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The High Abbot of Shaolin Temple sends the Ten Brothers, newly finished with their Shaolin training, as escorts to one Master Chu. Master Chu has been living in the Temple for two years waiting for the right time to leave and renew his fight against ...
Plot: shaolin, martial arts, martial artist, spy, emperor, villain, sword, escort, tattoo, horseback, monastery, temple ...
Place: china
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Kung Fu Invaders (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Director Chang Cheh begins his Shaolin Cycle with this solid kung fu actioner about a band of fighting Ming Dynasty loyalists branded as enemies of the state and driven underground following the burning of the Shaolin Temple by Qing Dynasty ...
Plot: shaolin, kung fu, martial arts, kung fu master, kung fu classic, exile, patriotism, qing dynasty, heroic bloodshed
Time: 18th century
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Spiritual Kung Fu (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jackie Chan plays the part of the class clown in a shaolin temple whose deadliest secret is stolen. All is lost until Jackie's character discovers dancing blue ghosts with bright red hair who haunt the library.
Style: serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, shaolin, ghost, temple, training, working undercover, vengeance, legends and myths, vigilantism, clergy, master villain, heroic mission ...
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The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, intense, stylized, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, kids
Plot: young heroes, martial arts, adventure, friendship, mentor, monkey king, immortality, magical, good versus evil, imaginary, sword fight, warrior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages
Place: china, boston, asia, usa, hong kong
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 4.4
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Shaolin Girl (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sport
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Shaolin-trainer young woman returns to Japan to resuscitate her grandfather's defunct martial arts school.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, serious
Plot: martial arts, female athlete, lacrosse, samurai, one man army, shaolin, fight, good versus evil, teamwork, teacher, coach, kung fu ...
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Shaolin Temple (1976)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 126 min.
Story: There is no place more hallowed in the martial art world than China's Shaolin Temple. This special place deserves a special epic, which is what the martial arts maestro delivers in this battle between a brave brand of Chinese boxers and ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: martial arts, shaolin kung fu, master warrior, heroes, betrayal, rivalry, dishonesty, palaces castles and temples, vengeance, kung fu, shaolin, cult ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia
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 6.3
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Ninja Hunter (1987)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The plot centres around Wu Tang villain, Abbot White, who wants to destroy the Shaolin monks and become supreme martial artist. In order to do so, he teams up with a clan of Ninjas, led by three masters – gold lamé ninja, white mustachioed ninja ...
Plot: martial arts, shaolin, kung fu, ninja, master, emperor, decapitation, blade, temple, fight, acid, blood ...
Place: china
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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
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Shaolin Wooden Men (1976)
Genre: Action
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Little Mute is an orphan traumatized into silence by the death of his father at the hands of a vicious fighting master. Living at the Shaolin monastery, he befriends a dangerous prisoner who teaches him a secret form of deadly kung fu. Seeing his ...
Style: semi serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, buddhist, sexual abuse, shaolin, shaolin monk, fighting crime, society, crimes, clergy, heroes ...
Time: 70s
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The God of Cookery (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The God of Cookery, a brilliant chef who sits in judgement of those who would challenge his title, loses his title when a jealous chef reveals him to be a con-man and humiliates him publicly. As this new chef takes on the God of Cookery's role, ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, parody, funny ...
Plot: cooking and food, martial arts, satire, redemption, farce, romance, rise and fall, silly humor, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, self discovery, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, china, asia
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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
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The 18 Bronzemen (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During the Manchurian invasion of China, the son of the Ming Dynasty General takes refuge in the Shaolin Temple to learn martial arts, so that he may seek revenge for his dead father. But he must first endure the rigorous test of the temple's ...
Plot: martial arts, revenge, shaolin monk, shaolin, brutality, sword, avenger, kung fu, death of father, fight, blade, woman dressed as man ...
Place: china
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The Web of Death (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It's back to the Shaolin Monastery for one of the most unusual action-paced tales to invade its hallowed halls. Lo Lieh is the ringleader of the Snake Sect, intent on reviving a deadly faction known as the "Five Poison Web." In order ...
Plot: kung fu, shaolin, chivalry, martial arts, underground, secret weapon, power struggle, sword and sorcery
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Burning Paradise (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An exotic, legendary battle between the forces of good and evil comes to life as the celebrated disciples of the Shaolin Temple -- monks who practice a lethal and spiritual form of martial arts -- fight the evil followers of China's Manchu ...
Style: epic, stylized, atmospheric, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tough heroes, rivalry, crimes, society, heroic mission, adventure, master warrior, culture clash, heroes, clergy, legends and myths ...
Place: china, asia
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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: exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, righting the wronged, power relations, graphic violence, redemption, teaching the ways of the world, vengeance, self discovery, injustice, master warrior, hopes, good versus evil ...
Time: 18th century
Place: asia, china
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5 Masters of Death (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Hu Te et al. escape the burning Shaolin temple after the Qing soldiers destroyed it in Shaolin Temple. The group of 5 decide to develop secret codes to identify fellow patriots, enlist those patriots and eventually meet up again to escape to the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, fistfight, martial arts training, shaolin kung fu, rivalry, graphic violence, vengeance, tough heroes, battles, mortal combat, evil empire ...
Place: china, asia
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 7.7
 6K
Kung Fu (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, old west, on the run, heroes, shaolin monk, kung fu, monk, track down, fish out of water, on the road, wisdom of life, righting the wronged ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, new mexico, arizona
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Two Champions of Shaolin (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Shaolin warrior Tung Chien-chen is injured in battle against the hated Wu Tang clan, and nursed back to health by a knife-throwing master. As he recovers, Tung learns this deadly art, and also falls in love with his teacher's daughter. But when ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, tough heroes, wedding, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations, chaos and mayhem, vigilantism, heroic mission, track down, righting the wronged, heroes ...
Time: 70s
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 6.1
 2K
Shao Lin men (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A survivor of an attack on a rebel group opposing the Manchu invasion of China creates the Goose Fist fighting technique and tries for revenge on a traitor.
Style: serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, school, legends and myths, vengeance, wooing, working undercover, track down, culture clash, vigilantism, tough heroes, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, hong kong, asia
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Samurai Champloo (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Mugen is a ferocious, animalistic warrior with a fighting style inspired by break-dancing. Jin is a ronin samurai who wanders the countryside alone. They may not be friends, but their paths continually cross. And when ditzy waitress Fuu gets ...
Style: exciting, thought provoking, captivating, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, adventure, martial arts, danger, pride and honor, katana, friendship, master warrior, obsessive quest, hip hop, on the road, journey ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, okinawa japan
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