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The Circuit 2: The Final Punch (2002)
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The Circuit 2: The Final Punch (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Prisoners are dying at the Ogden Correctional Institution, a prison where a corrupt Warden has taken justice and business into his own hands. In the bowels of this prison, an underground fighting society has been formed. The Circuit is flourishing until investigative reporter Nicole Kent is thrown into the mix, and into Pike's cell where she is viciously attacked and left for dead. Enter Dirk Longstreet. Dirk, who was once a fighting champion on the Eastern seaboard circuit, now has to sit idly by as his girlfriend fights for her life. Dirk decides to fight for revenge
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, one man army, martial arts, crimes, vengeance, college, investigation, heroes, confined, prison life, life is a bitch, journalism, vigilantism, danger, chases and races, deadly, rivalry, woman in danger, criminal's revenge, tough heroes, fight, violence, brutality, gun, hand to hand combat ...
Time: contemporary

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Most similar movies to The Circuit 2: The Final Punch

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, crimes, heroes, violence, hand to hand combat and fistfight mostly in Action, Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like The Circuit 2: The Final Punch: The Circuit (2002), Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor (1994), Doing Hard Time (2004), Bounty Tracker (1993), Angel Town (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Circuit (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Years ago, Dirk Longstreet walked away from The Circuit, the merciless underground fight club with no rules, where money changes hands as men are killed. But now gangsters have got his brother, and only one more journey inside the ring will save his ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, martial arts, underground fighting, rivalry, tough heroes, one man army, haunted by the past, ambition, crimes, contests and competitions, athlete's life, daring rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor (1994)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sasha Mitchell ("Kickboxer 2&3") triumphanty returns to the ring as David Sloan, fighting not just for his survival, but for his beautiful wife, who has become the sexual captive of the despicable world champion, Tong Po. Framed, ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, one man army, martial arts, kidnapping, prison, heroes, rescue, vengeance, danger, frame up, captivity, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Doing Hard Time (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father's eight year old son is murdered in a gangland shooting. The father (Boris Kodjoe) gets himself thrown into prison to avenge his son's death.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prison life, vengeance, vigilantism, criminal heroes, redemption, confined, life is a bitch, prison, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 527
Bounty Tracker (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Almost the whole staff of a tax consultant office is slayed by a team of professional killers, only Paul Damone can escape. He didn't know that his partner used to wash gangster Louis Sarazin's money and had to testify as chief witness ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, gangsters, master warrior, heroes, bounty hunter, police officer, police protection, revenge, one man army, vigilante, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 5.0
 538
Angel Town (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A graduate student and martial-arts expert rents a room in a house owned by a single mother who lives there with her son. A local street gang is trying to recruit the son, but the new tenant tries to help the boy's mother keep him out of the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, gang, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, street gang, danger, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, rivalry, family in danger, lone wolves ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 2.5
 361
Lethal (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sexy and lethal female mercenary takes on an international syndicate of weapons smugglers run by the Russian Mafia.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, adventure, save the day, confined, secret agents, dishonesty, government agency, law enforcement, danger, espionage, one man army, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Ring of Fire II: Blood and Steel (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Johnny Woo and Julie play an enduring couple who survive all sorts of interference from rival kick-box gangs in their effort to put a little romance in their lives.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, heist, danger, life turned upside down, confined, crimes, daring rescue, city life, adventure, gangsters, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Undisputed 3: Redemption (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Russian inmate Boyka, now severely hobbled by the knee injury suffered at the end of Undisputed 2. No longer the feared prison fighter he was, he has declined so far that he is now good only for cleaning toilets. But when a new prison fight ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison fight, prison life, confined, fist fighting, prison, boxing, contests and competitions, heroes, martial arts, convict, blood, blood splatter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 4.0
 120
Among Dead Men (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Bobby Delgado, undefeated MMA World Champion is incarcerated for eight years after accidentally killing his opponent. During this period of purgatory, Bobby experiences a paranormal 'life changing' event that will dictate his future path ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, redemption, vengeance, rivalry, heroes, contests and competitions, crimes, ambition, survival, tough heroes, deadly, prisoner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
New Fists of Fury (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A brother and sister escape from Japanese-occupied Shanghai to Japanese-occupied Taiwan, to stay with their grandfather who runs a Kung-Fu school there. However, the master of a Japanese Kung-Fu school in Taiwan has designs on bringing all other ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, kung fu, fight, tough heroes, master villain, crimes, wartime life, escapades, heroic mission, anti heroes ...
Place: taiwan, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.8
 3K
Bloodsport 2 (1996)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After thief Alex Cardo gets caught while stealing an ancient katana in East Asia, he soon finds himself imprisoned and beaten up by the crowd there. One of the guards, Demon, feels upset by Alex appearance and tortures him as often as he gets the ...
Style: realistic, serious, intense, cult film, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, mixed martial arts, contests and competitions, prison life, rivalry, adventure, vengeance, friends, tough heroes, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.8
 666
Ring of Fire (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The main character, Johnny Woo, is a Chinese doctor who has given up fighting in the ring. His brother is a teacher in a kick-boxing club. Johnny Woo fall in love with Julie, whose brother is a teacher in a rival kick-boxing club. Tension builds ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, heroes, gangsters, street gang, gang war, illegal fistfight, kickboxing, racism, ambition, tragic love, tough heroes, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.5
 544
Street Warrior (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An Iraqi war vet returns home to find that his brother is in a coma from participating in an illegal underground fight club.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, crimes, contests and competitions, tough heroes, vengeance, one man army, vigilantism, deadly, deathtrap, street fighter, martial arts tournament, underground fighting ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.0
 261
Terminal Rush (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of terrorists, led by a Brit and a psycho (in a great performance by "Rowdy" Roddy Piper) take control of the Hoover Dam and demand $25 million or they will kill civilians and dam workers they have taken hostage. But the terrorists ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, terrorism, one man army, martial arts, confined, chases and races, save the day, crimes, daring rescue, danger, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Redemption: Kickboxer 5 (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Kickboxing champion Matt Reeves witnesses the murder of his friend Johnny. While investigating the crime, he learns that a Mr. Negaal in South Africa has founded a new kickboxing association and does not leave international champions much of a ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, leadership, rivalry, redemption, murder, tough heroes, master warrior, contests and competitions, heroes, crimes, female director ...
Time: 90s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
American Kickboxer (1991)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kickboxing champion B.J. is jailed for an accidental murder thanks to the testimony of his arch-nemesis Denard. A year later, B.J. is released and then challenged by Denard for $100,000. Will B.J. accept and get even with Denard?
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, contests and competitions, rivalry, kickboxing, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, beefcake martial arts, vengeance, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Island of Fire (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Someone in a prison run by a corrupt warden fakes the deaths of convicts to later use them as expendable assassins. A police officer is sent into the prison to gather evidence of the corruption.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, martial arts, heroes, master criminal, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, partners, undercover, rivalry, vengeance, anti heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Sequel to the 2002 film. This time, Heavyweight Champ George "Iceman" Chambers (White) is sent to a Russian jail on trumped-up drug charges. In order to win his freedom he must fight against the jailhouse fighting champ Uri Boyka (Adkins) ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: prison life, contests and competitions, fist fighting, boxing, martial arts, heroes, convict, taekwondo, jail, prison, russian, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, russia, new jersey, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Streetfighter's Last Revenge (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Terry Sugury is hired to recover one of two tapes containing a formula for making heroin for a price of 200 dollars a pound. But he gets double crossed. So he wants the tape back.
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, anti heroes, anti hero, tragic hero, karate, martial artist, brutality, undercover, criminal's revenge, heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Pushed to the Limit (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Magnificent Mimi is a woman with a destiny and a bright future ahead of her. She is the world's greatest female wrestling champion, she has a loving boyfriend and loyal family members who care and love her. But things take a turn for the worst ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, murder, revenge, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, master warrior, vigilantism, vengeance, deadly, master criminal, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The King of the Kickboxers (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Kahn is a heavy weight kick-box champion, who often kills his opponents in front of the running camera, to sell it on video tape. Jake had to witness once how his brother was killed by him, and now has come for revenge. But first he has to improve ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, vengeance, tough law enforcer, working undercover, law enforcement, deadly, tough heroes, crimes, murder, police investigation, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Muay Thai Fighter (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After learning the art of muay thai fighting from skilled masters, small town friends Piak (Akara Amarttayakul) and Phao (Thawatchai Phanpakdee) move their passion to Bangkok, where they become active in underground activities that put what ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, martial arts, friendship, martial artist, one man army, crimes, gangsters, master warrior, muay thai, friends, graphic violence, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
 375
Hard Justice (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When A.T.F. agent Nick Adams (David Bradley) goes undercover in a prison to unravel the mystery of a fellow agents death there. Warden Pike (Charles Napier) and his pet goons are involved in all kinds of corrupt activities; dope dealing and gun ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, prison, undercover, prison life, police investigation, police detective, investigation, rivalry, friendship, heroes, crimes, special agents ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 5.6
 662
Rage of Honor (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Japanese cop, Shiro, and his partner Ray are after a bunch of drug dealers. But they are betrayed by an insider and Ray is killed. Shiro follows the murderer, a sadistic drug lord, up to Singapore.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug lord, danger, drug dealing, undercover, rivalry, betrayal, deadly, partners, dishonesty, law enforcement, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Killing Machine (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Trained KGB assassin, EDWARD GENN (code name ICARUS), worked years ago as a sleeper agent in America. But when the Soviet Union collapsed, he quickly found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to escape his muddled ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, one man army, secret identity, danger, tough heroes, crimes, special agents, confined, deadly, heroes, murder, tough guy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, hong kong, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.0
 915
Animal 2 (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Now serving a life sentence for murder, James "Animal" Allen returns to fighting for cash in order to help his troubled son on the outside. However, with his newfound fame as a fighter, Animal uncovers a jailhouse conspiracy that threatens ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: prison, martial arts, false accusation, prison life, courtroom drama, rivalry, murder, frame up, criminal heroes, life sentence, society, urban ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 2.0
 423
13 Dead Men (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Set in a prison, a death row inmate has a secret and the warden will go to any lengths to get it. Things dont go as planned as you would expect. A good action film with alot of good fight scenes and an interesting twist at the end.What we have ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: death row, prison, criminal heroes, partners, false accusation, confined, life is a bitch, dishonesty, buddies, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, wrongfully committed ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Bloodsport: The Dark Kumite (1999)
Genre: Action, Romance
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Agent John Keller goes undercover into the tough prison known as Fuego Penal to find out about the corpses of prisoners disappearing without a trace. There he gets involved in a dangerous tournament arranged by a man named Justin Caesar, where the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, prison, undercover, heroes, mixed martial arts, vengeance, law enforcement, dishonesty, fighting crime, deadly, track down, death row ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Philly Kid (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former NCAA champion wrestler is paroled after 10 years in prison. Now, to save a friend's life, in a series of cage fights he must agree to do the impossible - lose.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, fight, prisoner, murder, prison, manslaughter, martial arts, mixed martial arts, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.7
 485
Final Impact (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A former kick-boxing world champion discovers a young fighter, and believes together they can win back the world crown.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: martial arts, swimming pool, training, kickboxing, vengeance, adventure, contests and competitions, heroes, good versus evil, ambition, tough heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%