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Yip Man (2008)
Action, Biography, Drama, Sport

Yip Man (2008)

In 1935 in Foshan, south China, there are martial arts schools on every street corner. Ip Man is the undisputed martial arts champion, yet he has not devoted himself to teaching. Despite this, it seems that all the kung fu masters of the city are eager to fight him to improve their reputation.

Themes:wealth,  sadism,  redemption,  racism,  robbery,  military,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:china
Characters:chinese,  japanese,  warrior,  children
Period:1930s
Story:japanese invasion,  japanese versus chinese,  japanese occupation of china,  bo staff,  martial arts tournament,  martial arts master,  chinese restaurant,  sino japanese war,  japanese flag,  japanese soldier,  illegal fistfight,  hand to hand combat,  shaking one's fist,  nose pushed into brain,  falling off a stage,  punched on the nose,  cotton mill,  gift of flowers,  divine retribution,  wooden dummy,  stomped to death,  hit with a stick,  feather duster,  hit with a metal pipe,  jammed gun,  grandmaster,  hit in the throat,  lackey,  one against others,  broken jaw,  title appears in text,  sifu,  residence,  coolie,  teahouse,  fighting movie,  self inflicted injury,  broken vase,  scuffle,  ear bleeding,  dying repeatedly,  soil,  public execution,  armored vehicle,  professional,  swing set,  split lip,  first of trilogy,  broken back,  competitor,  kamikaze,  hand wound,  platoon,  family in danger,  imitation,  coal mine,  spitting blood,  wire fu,  tricycle,  wing chun,  angry mob,  patriarch,  interpreter,  rice,  war criminal,  dojo,  hide and seek,  reward,  finger gun,  wu shu,  hatchet,  black belt,  staff,  tai chi,  righteous rage,  inspector,  surrender,  repeated line,  christ allegory,  pitchfork,  shot point blank,  racial prejudice,  responsibility,  war violence,  master,  cripple,  kite,  bayonet,  quitting a job,  self defense,  foreigner,  lighter,  stick fight,  market,  ex cop,  barbed wire,  katana,  translator,  karate kick,  bandit,  heroism,  imprisonment,  loss of brother,  challenge,  patriotism,  tragic hero,  karate chop,  fight to the death,  fascism,  time lapse photography,  punched in the stomach,  mercilessness,  stealing a car,  invasion,  bravery,  social commentary,  broken leg,  morality,  chop socky,  boss,  colonel,  faked death,  compassion,  tournament,  honor,  culture clash,  rebellion,  kicked in the stomach,  blockbuster,  stylized violence,  medicine,  first part,  general,  neck breaking,  self sacrifice,  martial artist,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  beaten to death,  one against many,  duel,  fictional war,  one man army,  disarming someone,  assassination,  dinner,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  good versus evil,  kung fu,  combat,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  martial arts,  world war two,  voice over narration,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  two word title,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  violence,  fight

Yip Man 2 (2010)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Sport

Yip Man 2 (2010)

Ip Man 2 is a 2010 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film loosely based on the life of Ip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun. A sequel to the 2008 film Ip Man, the film was directed by Wilson Yip, and stars Donnie Yen, who reprises the leading role. Continuing after the events of the earlier film, the sequel centers on Ip's movements in Hong Kong, which is under British colonial rule. He attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun, but faces rivalry from other practitioners, including the local master of Hung Ga martial arts. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  racism,  robbery,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:epic
Characters:chinese,  warrior,  children
Story:wing chun,  master,  martial arts tournament,  martial arts master,  illegal fistfight,  hand to hand combat,  nose pushed into brain,  punched on the nose,  divine retribution,  wooden dummy,  grandmaster,  hit in the throat,  sifu,  title appears in text,  split lip,  wire fu,  rice,  wu shu,  tai chi,  righteous rage,  repeated line,  christ allegory,  shot point blank,  responsibility,  foreigner,  stick fight,  translator,  karate kick,  heroism,  karate chop,  time lapse photography,  bravery,  social commentary,  chop socky,  faked death,  compassion,  tournament,  honor,  culture clash,  rebellion,  kicked in the stomach,  stylized violence,  martial artist,  shot in the shoulder,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  beaten to death,  one against many,  fictional war,  one man army,  disarming someone,  assassination,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  good versus evil,  kung fu,  combat,  brawl,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  fistfight,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  fight,  violence,  flashback,  blood

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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:redemption,  robbery,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:warrior
Story:bo staff,  hand to hand combat,  public execution,  righteous rage,  christ allegory,  patriotism,  tragic hero,  mercilessness,  bravery,  rebellion,  kicked in the stomach,  blockbuster,  stylized violence,  general,  self sacrifice,  shot in the shoulder,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  beaten to death,  one against many,  fictional war,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  good versus evil,  combat,  action hero,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  fight,  murder,  flashback,  violence,  blood

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:redemption,  betrayal
Characters:warrior
Story:bo staff,  hand to hand combat,  stick fight,  heroism,  imprisonment,  fight to the death,  time lapse photography,  mercilessness,  bravery,  faked death,  kicked in the stomach,  stylized violence,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  beaten to death,  one against many,  fictional war,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  good versus evil,  combat,  action hero,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  voice over narration,  martial arts,  character name in title,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  fight,  blood

Huo Yuanjia (2006) is one of the best movies like Yip Man (2008)
Action, Biography, Drama, Sport

Huo Yuanjia (2006)

Martial arts legend Huo Yuanjia became the most famous fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness and into history, defining the true spirit of martial arts. His self-discovery, and the choices he made, inspired his nation. The son of a great fighter who did not wish for his child to follow in his footsteps, the bullied Huo Yuanjia resolves to teach himself how to fight - and win. Years of training enable him to ace match after match in his home region of Tianjin. But as his fame as a martial arts master grows, so does his pride. After an ill-advised fight leads to another master's death, members of Huo's family are slain in revenge. Grieving and ashamed, Huo wanders the country in shock. Near death, he is rescued by women from an idyllic village, and is offered simple kindness and generosity that help him heal and regain his equilibrium over a period of several years. Huo realizes that the future of martial arts lies in sportsmanship and not brutality, and he rejoins society to apply what he has learned. Returning to Tianjin, Huo takes steps to come to terms with his past and restore his family's name. His evolving, graceful Mizong (Missing) Fist method of fighting brings Huo renewed success, and he forms the progressive Jingwu Sports Federation. Taking note, duplicitous members of the Foreign Chamber of Commerce engineer a Shanghai tournament pitting Huo against four fighters, each representing the major foreign powers in China. Huo commits to the bout and faces off against, respectively, a British boxer, a Spanish swordsman, a Belgian soldier, and a Japanese martial artist. What happened that day in 1910 has never been, and will never be, forgotten in China. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  friendship
Locations:china
Characters:chinese,  japanese,  warrior
Story:bo staff,  martial arts tournament,  martial arts master,  hand to hand combat,  wu shu,  christ allegory,  responsibility,  master,  stick fight,  patriotism,  tragic hero,  fight to the death,  chop socky,  compassion,  tournament,  stylized violence,  martial artist,  one against many,  duel,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  kung fu,  combat,  action hero,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  fistfight,  martial arts,  fight,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  murder,  blood,  violence

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Bloodsport (1988)
Action, Biography, Drama, Sport

Bloodsport (1988)

Frank Dux has spent most his life being trained by Tanaka to participate in the Kumite, the ultimate martial arts tournament, where participants are seriously injured, even killed. Frank decides to go despite being told by his superiors in the army that he can't because they need him. Two army officers are sent to get him and the trail leads to Hong Kong but Frank eludes them. While Frank advances, he knows that he may have to face Chong Li, the defending champion, who has killed a few participants. This is why Bloodsport (1988) is one of the best movies like Yip Man (2008). (Read More)

Themes:military,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:japanese,  warrior
Story:martial arts tournament,  tournament,  martial arts master,  honor,  martial artist,  illegal fistfight,  hand to hand combat,  martial arts,  fighting movie,  karate chop,  fight to the death,  punched in the stomach,  chop socky,  colonel,  kicked in the stomach,  stylized violence,  first part,  neck breaking,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  beaten to death,  duel,  one man army,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  kung fu,  combat,  action hero,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  fistfight,  title spoken by character,  fight,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  blood,  violence,  murder

Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour 3 (2007)

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United Nations authority, but his personal struggles with a Chinese criminal mastermind named Kenji, which reveals that it's Lee's long-lost...brother. But their race will take them across the city, from the depths of the Paris underground to the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, as they fight to outrun the world's most deadly criminals and save the day. (Read More)

Characters:chinese,  japanese
Story:bo staff,  martial arts master,  hand to hand combat,  ear bleeding,  wu shu,  inspector,  katana,  translator,  loss of brother,  stylized violence,  self sacrifice,  martial artist,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  duel,  disarming someone,  assassination,  ambush,  kung fu,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  pistol,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  fight,  violence,  blood,  murder

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
Action, Horror, Romance

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late.

Themes:wealth,  redemption,  military,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:warrior
Story:martial arts master,  hand to hand combat,  tragic hero,  mercilessness,  bravery,  colonel,  stylized violence,  bodyguard,  knocked out,  fictional war,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  good versus evil,  kung fu,  combat,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  fistfight,  voice over narration,  pistol,  martial arts,  family relationships,  fight,  violence,  murder,  flashback,  blood

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The Condemned (2007) is one of the best movies like Yip Man (2008)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Condemned (2007)

The story of Jack Conrad, who is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Story:hand to hand combat,  fight to the death,  punched in the stomach,  social commentary,  broken leg,  neck breaking,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  one against many,  duel,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  combat,  action hero,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  fight,  violence,  murder,  blood

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:betrayal
Characters:warrior
Story:hand to hand combat,  repeated line,  tragic hero,  fight to the death,  mercilessness,  stealing a car,  honor,  kicked in the stomach,  stylized violence,  neck breaking,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  assassination,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  flashback,  violence,  blood,  murder,  fight

Tom Yum Goong (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Tom Yum Goong (2005)

In Bangkok, the young Kham was raised by his father in the jungle with elephants as members of their family. When his old elephant and the baby Kern are stolen by criminals, Kham finds that the animals were sent to Sidney. He travels to Australia, where he locates the baby elephant in a restaurant owned by the evil Madame Rose, the leader of an international Thai mafia. With the support of the efficient Thai sergeant Mark, who was involved in a conspiracy, Kham fights to rescue the animal from the mobsters. This is why Tom Yum Goong (2005) is one of the best movies like Yip Man (2008). (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Characters:warrior
Story:martial arts master,  hand to hand combat,  angry mob,  wu shu,  stick fight,  broken leg,  chop socky,  stylized violence,  first part,  neck breaking,  martial artist,  kicked in the face,  beaten to death,  one against many,  duel,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  kung fu,  combat,  action hero,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  violence

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The Last Samurai (2003)
Action, Drama, History, War

The Last Samurai (2003)

In the 1870s, Captain Nathan Algren, a cynical veteran of the American Civil war who will work for anyone, is hired by Americans who want lucrative contracts with the Emperor of Japan to train the peasant conscripts for the first standing imperial army in modern warfare using firearms. The imperial Omura cabinet's first priority is to repress a rebellion of traditionalist Samurai -hereditary warriors- who remain devoted to the sacred dynasty but reject the Westernizing policy and even refuse firearms. Yet when his ill-prepared superior force sets out too soon, their panic allows the sword-wielding samurai to crush them. Badly wounded Algren's courageous stand makes the samurai leader Katsumoto spare his life; once nursed to health he learns to know and respect the old Japanese way, and participates as advisor in Katsumoto's failed attempt to save the Bushido tradition, but Omura gets repressive laws enacted- he must now choose to honor his loyalty to one of the embittered sides when the conflict returns to the battlefield... (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  military,  friendship
Mood:epic
Characters:japanese,  warrior
Story:honor,  japanese flag,  hand to hand combat,  coolie,  spitting blood,  dojo,  surrender,  bayonet,  foreigner,  katana,  translator,  loss of brother,  tragic hero,  bravery,  social commentary,  colonel,  compassion,  rebellion,  blockbuster,  general,  neck breaking,  self sacrifice,  shot in the shoulder,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  sword,  battle,  shot in the head,  shot to death,  voice over narration,  pistol,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  fight,  blood,  violence,  flashback

Morgan (2016) is one of the best movies like Yip Man (2008)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:betrayal
Characters:chinese
Story:hand to hand combat,  stick fight,  imprisonment,  fight to the death,  stealing a car,  compassion,  kicked in the stomach,  neck breaking,  shot in the shoulder,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  beaten to death,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  kung fu,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  pistol,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  fight

Never Back Down (2008)
Action, Drama, Sport

Never Back Down (2008)

At his new high school, a rebellious teen Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fighting club in a Backyard Fight, where he finds a mentor in a mixed martial arts veteran. After receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family, Jake seeks the mentoring of a veteran fighter, to train his mind and body for one final no-holds-barred elimination fight with his unrelenting personal nemesis and local martial arts champion Ryan McCarthy. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:warrior
Story:martial arts tournament,  martial arts master,  illegal fistfight,  hand to hand combat,  fighting movie,  punched in the stomach,  chop socky,  kicked in the stomach,  first part,  martial artist,  kicked in the face,  mixed martial arts,  kung fu,  combat,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  face slap,  fistfight,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  blood,  fight,  flashback,  violence

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The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

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 teenager unexpectedly finds himself traveling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King. (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Locations:china
Characters:chinese,  warrior
Story:bo staff,  martial arts master,  kung fu,  hand to hand combat,  wu shu,  staff,  responsibility,  katana,  karate chop,  chop socky,  stylized violence,  martial artist,  duel,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  combat,  action hero,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  violence,  fight,  flashback,  blood,  murder

Ying Xiong (2002)
Action, Adventure, History

Ying Xiong (2002)

In ancient China, before the reign of the first emperor, warring factions throughout the Six Kingdoms plot to assassinate the most powerful ruler, Qin. When a minor official defeats Qin's three principal enemies, he is summoned to the palace to tell Qin the story of his surprising victory. This is why Ying Xiong (2002) is one of the best movies like Yip Man (2008). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:china
Characters:warrior
Story:sword,  duel,  hand to hand combat,  reward,  wu shu,  christ allegory,  responsibility,  heroism,  tragic hero,  social commentary,  chop socky,  faked death,  compassion,  honor,  stylized violence,  self sacrifice,  kicked in the face,  one against many,  one man army,  assassination,  combat,  action hero,  tough guy,  battle,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  voice over narration,  martial arts,  flashback,  violence,  fight,  blood

Ong-bak 2 (2008) is one of the best movies like Yip Man (2008)
Action

Ong-bak 2 (2008)

In 1431, the Kingdom of Ayutthayan conquers the territory of Sukhothai expanding their lands to the East. The noble Lord Siha Decho is betrayed by his Captain, Rajasena, and is murdered together with his wife. However their son Tien is saved by one loyal soldier and left alone in the woods...

Themes:betrayal
Characters:warrior
Story:bo staff,  martial arts master,  hand to hand combat,  stick fight,  katana,  bandit,  fight to the death,  chop socky,  stylized violence,  martial artist,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  kung fu,  combat,  action hero,  brawl,  tough guy,  battle,  fistfight,  martial arts,  blood,  flashback,  violence,  fight

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Brick Mansions (2014)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:sadism,  military,  betrayal
Characters:warrior
Story:hand to hand combat,  stick fight,  ex cop,  stealing a car,  kicked in the stomach,  stylized violence,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  beaten to death,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  fistfight,  pistol,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  murder,  fight,  violence,  flashback

Jui Kuen II (1994)
Action, Comedy

Jui Kuen II (1994)

Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country. Fei-Hong has learned a style of fighting called "Drunken Boxing", which makes him a dangerous person to cross. Unfortunately, his father is opposed to his engaging in any kind of fighting, let alone drunken boxing. Consequently, Fei-Hong not only has to fight against the foreigners, but he must overcome his father's antagonism as well. (Read More)

Characters:chinese,  warrior
Story:bo staff,  martial arts master,  hand to hand combat,  master,  stick fight,  chop socky,  stylized violence,  martial artist,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  ambush,  good versus evil,  kung fu,  combat,  action hero,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  martial arts,  father son relationship,  fight,  blood,  violence

Wild Card (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Wild Card (2015)

Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:warrior
Story:hand to hand combat,  hit in the throat,  professional,  punched in the stomach,  broken leg,  boss,  kicked in the stomach,  stylized violence,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  two word title,  flashback,  blood,  fight,  violence,  murder

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Hung Fan Kui (1995) is one of the best movies like Yip Man (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Hung Fan Kui (1995)

Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up some neighborhood thugs who cause problems at the market. Meanwhile, one of those petty thugs in the local gang stumbles into a criminal situation way over his head. Blinded by greed, his involvement draws his gang, the kid, Keong, and the whole neighborhood into a deadly crossfire. When the lazy cops fail to successfully resolve matters, Keong takes things into his own hands. Needless to say, much spectacular kung-fu and outrageous action sequences follow.... This is why Hung Fan Kui (1995) is one of the best movies like Yip Man (2008). (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Story:hand to hand combat,  wooden dummy,  split lip,  cripple,  stick fight,  market,  barbed wire,  punched in the stomach,  stealing a car,  kicked in the stomach,  stylized violence,  martial artist,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  beaten to death,  one against many,  one man army,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  kung fu,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  martial arts,  murder,  fight,  violence,  blood

Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Avatar (2009)

When his brother is killed in a robbery, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge's intentions of driving off the native humanoid "Na'vi" in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na'vi people with the use of an "avatar" identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand - and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  redemption,  racism,  robbery,  military,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:epic
Characters:warrior
Story:hand to hand combat,  battle,  divine retribution,  family in danger,  righteous rage,  repeated line,  translator,  loss of brother,  fight to the death,  mercilessness,  bravery,  invasion,  social commentary,  colonel,  honor,  culture clash,  rebellion,  blockbuster,  general,  self sacrifice,  shot in the shoulder,  fictional war,  ambush,  good versus evil,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  voice over narration,  pistol,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  violence,  murder,  fight,  blood

Passenger 57 (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Passenger 57 (1992)

Air travel is the safest, the FAA says. But the FAA never figured the risk with Charles Rane on board. "The Rane of Terror" has masterminded four terrorist attacks. Soon there will be a fifth -- and that's bad news for the passengers on Flight 163. But there's good news too: the man in seat 57! Wesley Snipes plays John Cutter, an undercover security operative who enters the lavatory and exits to find Rane (Bruce Payne) and his gang have taken over. Cutter's next move is clear. Do. Or be done to. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  racism,  betrayal
Characters:warrior
Story:hand to hand combat,  finger gun,  ex cop,  heroism,  tragic hero,  fight to the death,  mercilessness,  bravery,  kicked in the stomach,  neck breaking,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  beaten to death,  one against many,  duel,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  good versus evil,  kung fu,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  violence,  fight

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Zui Quan (1978)
Action, Comedy

Zui Quan (1978)

The father of Wong Fei-hong, who has been attempting to teach his son kung-fu, but has found him too disobedient to teach and decides to send him off to his uncle, a cruel and torturous master of the 8-Drunken Genii kung-fu. After much suffering the son comes back to rescue the father from an assassin. (Read More)

Story:master,  bo staff,  kung fu,  hand to hand combat,  dojo,  wu shu,  tai chi,  fight to the death,  chop socky,  stylized violence,  first part,  martial artist,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  ambush,  good versus evil,  combat,  action hero,  brawl,  tough guy,  battle,  fistfight,  martial arts,  father son relationship,  fight,  violence

Letters From Iwo Jima (2006) is one of the best movies like Yip Man (2008)
Drama, History, War

Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)

The island of Iwo Jima stands between the American military force and the home islands of Japan. Therefore the Imperial Japanese Army is desperate to prevent it from falling into American hands and providing a launching point for an invasion of Japan. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. General Kuribayashi, however, does not favor the rigid traditional approach recommended by his subordinates, and resentment and resistance fester among his staff. In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo, a poor baker in civilian life, strives with his friends to survive the harsh regime of the Japanese army itself, all the while knowing that a fierce battle looms. When the American invasion begins, both Kuribayashi and Saigo find strength, honor, courage, and horrors beyond imagination. (Read More)

Themes:military,  friendship
Mood:epic
Characters:japanese,  children
Story:japanese flag,  japanese soldier,  hand to hand combat,  staff,  surrender,  shot point blank,  bayonet,  heroism,  patriotism,  invasion,  colonel,  honor,  general,  rifle,  falling from height,  sword,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot to death,  world war two,  voice over narration,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  blood,  violence,  murder,  flashback

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. This is why Ngo Si Seoi (1998) is one of the best movies like Yip Man (2008). (Read More)

Themes:military,  betrayal
Characters:japanese,  warrior
Story:martial arts master,  hand to hand combat,  wu shu,  kicked in the stomach,  stylized violence,  general,  martial artist,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  beaten to death,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  kung fu,  combat,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  fistfight,  pistol,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  murder,  violence,  fight,  flashback

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer. Jack also learns that Samantha is in danger and Turner and he rescue her. They decide to protect her since a skilled assassin is hunting them down while they try to find the motive of the conspiracy. Who can be trusted? (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  military,  betrayal
Characters:warrior
Story:hand to hand combat,  stick fight,  heroism,  fight to the death,  time lapse photography,  mercilessness,  stealing a car,  broken leg,  colonel,  kicked in the stomach,  general,  neck breaking,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  beaten to death,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  assassination,  dinner,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  combat,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  martial arts,  character name in title,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  fight,  violence

Kung Fu (2004)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Kung Fu (2004)

Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. Sing's actions eventually cause the Axe Gang and the slumlords to engage in an explosive kung-fu battle. Only one side will win and only one hero will emerge as the greatest kung-fu master of all. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  robbery
Locations:china
Characters:chinese,  children
Story:martial arts master,  kung fu,  hand to hand combat,  coolie,  wire fu,  wing chun,  dojo,  hatchet,  black belt,  tai chi,  master,  chop socky,  kicked in the stomach,  stylized violence,  martial artist,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  beaten to death,  one against many,  disarming someone,  ambush,  action hero,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  face slap,  fistfight,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  violence

Wonder Woman (2017) is one of the best movies like Yip Man (2008)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  military,  betrayal
Mood:epic
Characters:warrior
Story:hand to hand combat,  bayonet,  translator,  heroism,  loss of brother,  fight to the death,  mercilessness,  bravery,  invasion,  honor,  culture clash,  kicked in the stomach,  blockbuster,  stylized violence,  general,  self sacrifice,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  beaten to death,  one against many,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  good versus evil,  combat,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  voice over narration,  pistol,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  fight,  character name in title,  family relationships,  two word title,  flashback,  murder,  violence

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Xxx: State Of The Union (2005)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Xxx: State Of The Union (2005)

Agent Augustus Gibbons has selected an imprisoned former US Navy SEAL Darius Stone, a new agent in the XXX program, travels to Washington D.C., where they track a splinter faction of the U.S. military that attempts to overthrow the U.S. government and assassinate the President, led by Secretary of Defense and former 4-Star General George Deckert, Stone's former commanding officer whom he once led a mutiny against. But he's been targeted for assassination by a radical splinter group of dissenters deep within the United States government. The new XXX agent must uncover the insurgents from within. It is the nation's only hope to stop the first coup d'etat in American history. (Read More)

Themes:military,  robbery,  betrayal
Story:general,  hand to hand combat,  lighter,  imprisonment,  punched in the stomach,  faked death,  stylized violence,  shot in the shoulder,  knocked out,  one against many,  duel,  one man army,  disarming someone,  assassination,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  kung fu,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  martial arts,  character name in title,  blood,  violence,  fight,  murder

Priest (2011)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Priest (2011)

PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. This is why Priest (2011) is one of the best movies like Yip Man (2008). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  betrayal
Characters:warrior
Story:hand to hand combat,  wire fu,  repeated line,  christ allegory,  quitting a job,  fascism,  social commentary,  honor,  kicked in the stomach,  stylized violence,  neck breaking,  self sacrifice,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  beaten to death,  one against many,  fictional war,  one man army,  ambush,  good versus evil,  kung fu,  combat,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  voice over narration,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  fight,  violence,  murder,  flashback,  blood

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city.

Themes:wealth,  redemption,  robbery,  military,  betrayal
Mood:epic
Characters:warrior
Story:hand to hand combat,  broken back,  christ allegory,  heroism,  imprisonment,  tragic hero,  fight to the death,  mercilessness,  stealing a car,  social commentary,  broken leg,  faked death,  kicked in the stomach,  blockbuster,  stylized violence,  neck breaking,  self sacrifice,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  beaten to death,  one against many,  duel,  fictional war,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  good versus evil,  combat,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  martial arts,  murder,  fight,  flashback

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Man Of Steel (2013) is one of the best movies like Yip Man (2008)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Man Of Steel (2013)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Themes:military
Mood:epic
Characters:warrior
Story:hand to hand combat,  spitting blood,  war criminal,  christ allegory,  heroism,  imprisonment,  fight to the death,  mercilessness,  colonel,  kicked in the stomach,  blockbuster,  first part,  general,  neck breaking,  self sacrifice,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one against many,  fictional war,  one man army,  assassination,  mixed martial arts,  good versus evil,  combat,  action hero,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  fight,  flashback,  violence

Man Of Tai Chi (2013)
Action, Drama

Man Of Tai Chi (2013)

Tiger Chen is a Tai Chi student who is rather rebellious and uses Tai Chi to fight despite his master's concerns. When the temple where he studies get threatened from modern redevelopment, he fights in an underground fight club to get money the temple needs. However he soon realizes that his employer has other negative motives. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Characters:chinese
Story:martial arts tournament,  hand to hand combat,  sifu,  spitting blood,  wire fu,  tai chi,  master,  fight to the death,  punched in the stomach,  broken leg,  neck breaking,  martial artist,  knocked out,  duel,  mixed martial arts,  tough guy,  fistfight,  violence,  fight,  murder,  blood

Yi Dai Zong Shi (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, Romance, War

Yi Dai Zong Shi (2013)

Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moves to Hong Kong and struggles to provide for his family. In the mean time, Gong Er chooses the path of vengeance after her father was killed by Ma San. (Read More)

Locations:china
Characters:japanese,  warrior
Period:1930s
Story:japanese occupation of china,  martial arts master,  sino japanese war,  japanese flag,  grandmaster,  wing chun,  tai chi,  challenge,  honor,  martial artist,  one against many,  kung fu,  falling from height,  sword,  world war two,  voice over narration,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  murder,  fight,  flashback

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The Legend Of Hercules (2014)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The Legend Of Hercules (2014)

In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The story behind one of the greatest myths is revealed in this action-packed epic - a tale of love, sacrifice and the strength of the human spirit. This is why The Legend Of Hercules (2014) is one of the best movies like Yip Man (2008). (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Mood:epic
Characters:warrior
Story:hand to hand combat,  christ allegory,  fight to the death,  rebellion,  kicked in the stomach,  stylized violence,  neck breaking,  shot in the shoulder,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  beaten to death,  one against many,  one man army,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  good versus evil,  combat,  action hero,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  blood,  fight,  murder,  violence

Rush Hour (1998) is one of the best movies like Yip Man (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour (1998)

Cultures clash and tempers flares as the two cops named Detective Inspector Lee a Hong Kong Detective and Detective James Carter FBI, a big-mouthed work-alone Los Angeles cop who are from different worlds discovers one thing in common: they can't stand each other. With time running out, they must join forces to catch the criminals and save the eleven-year-old Chinese girl of the Chinese consul named Soo Yung. (Read More)

Characters:chinese,  warrior
Story:inspector,  martial arts master,  chinese restaurant,  hand to hand combat,  wu shu,  stick fight,  bravery,  culture clash,  kicked in the stomach,  blockbuster,  stylized violence,  first part,  martial artist,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  kung fu,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  fight,  blood,  violence,  murder

Enter The Dragon (1973)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Enter The Dragon (1973)

Enter the Dragon revolves around the three main characters. Lee, a man recruited by an agency to investigate a tournament hosted by Han, since they believe he has an Opium trade there. Roper and Williams are former army buddies since Vietnam and they enter the tournament due to different problems that they have. Roper is on the run from the Mafia due to his gambling debts, while Williams is harassed by racist police officers and defends himself from them and uses the car for his getaway. It is a deadly tournament that they will enter on an island. Lee's job is to get the other two out of there alive. (Read More)

Themes:racism
Locations:china
Characters:warrior
Story:martial arts tournament,  tournament,  bo staff,  master,  martial arts master,  hand to hand combat,  fighting movie,  black belt,  stick fight,  imprisonment,  punched in the stomach,  stealing a car,  chop socky,  boss,  honor,  rebellion,  kicked in the stomach,  neck breaking,  martial artist,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  beaten to death,  duel,  disarming someone,  good versus evil,  kung fu,  combat,  action hero,  brawl,  martial arts,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  fistfight,  cigarette smoking,  fight,  blood,  flashback,  violence,  murder

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Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  redemption,  betrayal
Mood:epic
Characters:warrior
Story:hand to hand combat,  spitting blood,  righteous rage,  christ allegory,  barbed wire,  tragic hero,  fight to the death,  mercilessness,  stealing a car,  social commentary,  kicked in the stomach,  stylized violence,  medicine,  neck breaking,  self sacrifice,  shot in the shoulder,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  beaten to death,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  combat,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  fight,  murder,  violence,  blood

Lat Sau San Taam (1992)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Lat Sau San Taam (1992)

Mobsters are smuggling guns into Hong Kong. The police orchestrate a raid at a teahouse where an ace detective loses his partner. Meanwhile, the two main gun smugglers are having a war over territory, and a young new gun is enlisted to wipe out informants and overcome barriers to growth. The detective, acting from inside sources, gets closer to the ring leaders and eventually must work with the inside man directly. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:warrior
Story:shaking one's fist,  gift of flowers,  divine retribution,  teahouse,  ear bleeding,  shot point blank,  lighter,  time lapse photography,  punched in the stomach,  social commentary,  boss,  compassion,  honor,  kicked in the stomach,  shot in the shoulder,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  ambush,  good versus evil,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  fight,  violence,  blood

Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like Yip Man (2008)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... This is why Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like Yip Man (2008). (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  betrayal
Characters:warrior
Story:hand to hand combat,  broken back,  spitting blood,  fight to the death,  mercilessness,  stealing a car,  bravery,  faked death,  kicked in the stomach,  stylized violence,  neck breaking,  self sacrifice,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  beaten to death,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  good versus evil,  combat,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  murder,  blood,  fight,  violence,  flashback

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G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The G.I. Joe team is framed for crimes against the country by Zartan, disguised as the President, and Cobra Commander has all the world leaders under his influence, with their advanced warheads headed towards innocent populaces around the world. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving team members form a plan with their original leader, General Joseph Colton, to rescue the President and face off Cobra Commander, his accomplices and the world leaders. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  military,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:warrior
Story:bo staff,  hand to hand combat,  kicked in the stomach,  stylized violence,  general,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  good versus evil,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  voice over narration,  pistol,  martial arts,  character name in title,  violence,  blood,  flashback,  murder,  fight

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017)

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the new adventure film from Luc Besson, the director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers. In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha-an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  robbery,  military,  betrayal
Characters:chinese,  warrior
Story:hand to hand combat,  professional,  war criminal,  mercilessness,  social commentary,  honor,  stylized violence,  general,  self sacrifice,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  beaten to death,  one against many,  fictional war,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  combat,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  pistol,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  blood,  murder,  fight,  flashback,  violence

Fighting (2009)
Action, Drama, Sport

Fighting (2009)

Shawn MacArthur, the kind-hearted son of an Alabama wrestling coach, makes a grim living selling fake products on the streets in New York. After dealing with thieving punks, he's discovered by bare-knuckle/street-fight manager, Harvey Boarden. He soon proves himself worthy and starts earning a small fortune, part of which he volunteers to spend on single mother Zulay Velez. Shawn doesn't cheat and that seems to be a major problem, notably after the arrival of his Alabama high-school rival. (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  friendship
Story:martial arts master,  illegal fistfight,  hand to hand combat,  fighting movie,  punched in the stomach,  chop socky,  kicked in the stomach,  martial artist,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  mixed martial arts,  kung fu,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  fistfight,  pistol,  father son relationship,  violence,  fight,  blood

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War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017) is one of the best movies like Yip Man (2008)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  military,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:epic
Story:colonel,  platoon,  righteous rage,  christ allegory,  imprisonment,  loss of brother,  mercilessness,  invasion,  social commentary,  blockbuster,  self sacrifice,  knocked out,  beaten to death,  fictional war,  ambush,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  falling from height,  brawl,  battle,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  blood

Rogue One (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Rogue One (2016)

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success. This is why Rogue One (2016) is one of the best movies like Yip Man (2008). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:epic
Characters:warrior
Story:bo staff,  rebellion,  heroism,  mercilessness,  bravery,  social commentary,  broken leg,  blockbuster,  stylized violence,  general,  self sacrifice,  shot in the shoulder,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one against many,  fictional war,  ambush,  good versus evil,  combat,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  two word title,  fight,  murder,  violence,  flashback

Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989)

A violent Hong Kong action film, this is the story of an assassin, Jeffrey Chow (aka Mickey Mouse) who takes one last job so he can retire and care for his girlfriend Jenny. When his employers betray him, he reluctantly joins forces with Inspector Lee (aka Dumbo), the cop who is pursuing him. Together, the new friends face the final confrontation of the gangsters out to kill them. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  betrayal,  friendship
Story:hand to hand combat,  jammed gun,  self inflicted injury,  inspector,  punched in the stomach,  social commentary,  compassion,  honor,  kicked in the stomach,  stylized violence,  self sacrifice,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  beaten to death,  assassination,  kung fu,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  blood,  violence,  flashback

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Enemy Mine (1985)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

Enemy Mine (1985)

A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  racism,  military,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:warrior
Story:battle,  professional,  loss of brother,  fight to the death,  mercilessness,  social commentary,  culture clash,  kicked in the stomach,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  beaten to death,  one against many,  fictional war,  one man army,  disarming someone,  good versus evil,  combat,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  voice over narration,  pistol,  two word title,  murder,  violence,  blood,  fight

Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) is one of the best movies like Yip Man (2008)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

Arthur Bishop, the master assassin who faked his death in hopes of putting that part of his ;life behind him, now lives a quiet life in Rio. But someone who knows who he is shows up and tells him, that if he wants to continue living this life, he will do three jobs for someone. Bishop tries to tell them he has the wrong man but they know who he is and if he won't do the job, they will take him but he gets away. He then goes to a resort in Thailand run by a friend, Mae, where he tries to find out who is looking for him. Later a woman named Gina shows up looking for medical assistance and Mae can't help but notice bruises all over her body. Mae deduces she's a battered woman and when Mae hears her being beaten, Mae asks Bishop to help her. He goes and kills the guy she's with. He kills the man and then sets fire to the boat he's on. But he sees that Gina has a photo of him. He deduces that they one who wants him, sent her. He confronts her and she admits that she works at a children's shelter in Cambodia and that someone told her if she didn't do what he said, the children would be endanger. While waiting for the man to come, they get close. And when the man's people comes, they grab them. Bishop is brought to the man who wants him to do the jobs and he tells Bishop that if he doesn't do it, Gina will be killed. So Bishop has no choice but to do it. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  friendship
Characters:warrior,  children
Story:hand to hand combat,  master,  stick fight,  heroism,  tragic hero,  fight to the death,  mercilessness,  faked death,  kicked in the stomach,  neck breaking,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  beaten to death,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  assassination,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  fight,  murder,  violence,  blood

Kiss Of The Dragon (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Kiss Of The Dragon (2001)

Liu Jian, a police officer from China, comes to Paris to help the vice squad apprehend a Chinese drug lord and his unknown French connection. The French connection is Richard, the head of the vice squad, who intends to kill the drug lord then frame Jian. Jian ducks a bullet and escapes with a tape of what really happened. By chance, Jian turns to Jessica - a US farm girl who is one of Richard's hookers - for help. She has her own problems, including the fact that Richard has her daughter locked in an orphanage to keep Jessica on the streets and silent about his activities. Can Jian protect Jessica, rescue her daughter, and give Richard the kiss of the dragon? (Read More)

Locations:china
Characters:chinese
Story:hand to hand combat,  hit in the throat,  wu shu,  stick fight,  punched in the stomach,  kicked in the stomach,  neck breaking,  shot in the shoulder,  kicked in the face,  one against many,  one man army,  ambush,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  murder,  blood,  violence,  fight

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