Movies like The Circuit 2002

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The Circuit (2002)
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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 life.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, martial arts, underground fighting, ambition, haunted by the past, one man army, rivalry, tough heroes, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, athlete's life, contests and competitions, daring rescue, manhunt, gambling, martial arts tournament, college, heroes, journalism, university, athlete and trainer, chases and races, strong violent content, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

Most similar movies to The Circuit

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and exciting films with plots about rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, martial arts, tough heroes, heroes and sport mostly in Action, Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like The Circuit: Never Surrender (2009), Tapped Out (2014), Unrivaled (2010), Harder They Fall (2005), Cage (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, one man army, martial arts, criminal's revenge, heroes, rivalry, college, journalism, vigilantism, crimes, chases and races, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Never Surrender (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: From the cage to the big screen, the world's greatest Mixed Martial Arts Champions come together for the first time in a major motion picture. When an MMA world champion is lured into the illegal world of underground cage fighting by an elusive ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, underground fighting, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, sport, heroes, tough heroes, danger, cage fighting, mixed martial arts, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.3
 2K
Tapped Out (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A disgruntled teenager, sent to do community service at a rundown Karate school, enters an MMA tournament to face the man who killed his parents.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, athlete and trainer, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, vengeance, youth, sport, young heroes, power relations, sexual content, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.0
 821
Unrivaled (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On these streets everyone is fighting for a way out, but after a lifetime of hard knocks, a down-on-his-luck cage fighter gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is chosen to compete against the MMA world champion during a massive competition. ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, uplifting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cage fighting, mixed martial arts, lifestyle, tough heroes, rivalry, ambition, underdog, heroes, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Harder They Fall (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 20 year old kickboxers from opposite ends of Miami, one rich one poor, battle for triumph in sport and their own identities in this coming-of-age action/drama.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic
Plot: fight, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, tough heroes, self discovery, social differences, sport, nothing to lose, kickboxing, martial arts tournament, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.1
 554
Cage (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A GI in Vietnam saves his buddy's life, but in the process is shot in the head. The injury results in brain damage to the point where he basically has a child's brain in a (very large) man's body. When they get out of the army the two ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, gangsters, crime, confined, crimes, heroes, mentally challenged, buddies, misfit, ambition, friends, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 962
Bloodfist (1989)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 85 min.
Story: To avenge the brutal murder of his brother, Jake Ray journeys to the Philippines, where his search for truth finds him battling both in and out of the ring. But the weapons are always the same: bare fists, bare feet. And the rules never change: last ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, siblings relations, karate, foot chase, ambition, against the odds, sport, contests and competitions, righting the wronged, vengeance, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ⇓
47%
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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 ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
44%
 4.8
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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 ⇓
44%
 3.9
 305
Brawler (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sidelined by an injury incurred while protecting his young brother, underground fighter Charlie Fontaine feels blindsided when he discovers his brother having sex on his couch with his new wife, Kat. Fueled by rage, a determined Charlie makes plans ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, strong violent content, contests and competitions, siblings relations, athlete's life, family relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mixed martial arts, underground tournament, husband wife relationship, brother vs brother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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%
Shadow Boxing 3. The Final Round (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Champion boxer Artyom Kolchin climbed all conceivable heights and became a national hero. He does not enter the boxing ring any more, rather choosing a coaching job and wild high life, including continuous TV appearances, hanging out and love ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, car chase, power relations, graphic violence, athlete and trainer, chases and races, uncover truth, contests and competitions, sport
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.2
 549
Underground (2007)
Genre: Action
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the UK suburbs, an underground tournament is set to challenge twelve fighters from different backgrounds to compete for the price of £500,000. They have been handpicked for a no-holds barred competition that will push each fighter to their ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ambition, tough heroes, heroic mission, rivalry, fighting crime, crimes, escapades, heroes, master warrior, danger, battles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Muay Thai Giant (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Gentle giant Barney Emerald is drugged and robbed while on holiday in Pattaya. He befriends two Thai siblings, one of which is a muay-thai kick-boxing champion, and stays with them until he can recover his passport. Unfortunately the hunt for his ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, humorous ...
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, gangsters, siblings relations, danger, dishonesty, fighting crime, one man army, friendship, fish out of water, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.1
 288
Deadly Bet (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jeff Wincott plays a gambler who puts his life on the line to buy his way out of the clutches of a mobster.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, martial arts, ambition, obsession, crime, contests and competitions, crimes, gangsters, alcohol abuse, rivalry, redemption, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 2.8
 639
Death Warrior (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gritty MMA fighter is forced into a twisted, underground gambling ring in which he must fight to the death with other MMA fighters in order to save his wife from certain death at the hands of a maniacal crime boss. In a desperate race against ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: martial arts, survival, rivalry, contests and competitions, danger, profanity, ambition, violence, mortal combat, murder, tough heroes, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Lucha Underground (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lucha Underground introduces U.S. audiences to the high-flying, explosive moves of lucha libre. An ancient combat tradition, watch as good and evil wage war in a gritty battleground called “The Temple.”
Style: exciting, semi serious, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: athlete's life, wrestling, ambition, tough heroes, contests and competitions, sport, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, martial arts, violence, graphic violence, wrestler ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four fighters different backgrounds come together to train under an ex MMA rising star and then ultimately have to fight each other and the traitor in heir midst.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts training, sport, martial arts tournament, athlete and trainer, martial arts, cell, kiss, kickboxer, fistfight, beefcake, cage fighting, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Carman: The Champion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Former champion boxer Orlando Leone (Carmen) is "The Preacher" at an inner-city youth center. Wanting to give something back to the community, he bought a large building for a church youth center. But the cash ran out before he could ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: against the odds, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, human spirit, tough heroes, follow your dream, contests and competitions, lifestyle, relationship vs career, athlete and trainer, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Challenge of the Masters (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Wong family kung fu school gets smacked around by a rival school. Wong Fei-hong gets fed up with the abuse and goes to learn from his fathers master. After one of the rival schools members kills some of the towns people Wong Fei-hong becomes ...
Style: realistic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, best friends, vigilantism, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, hopes, rivalry, school, righting the wronged, battles ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 28K
Undisputed (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Monroe Hutchens is the heavyweight champion of Sweetwater, a maximum security prison. He was convicted to a life sentence due to a passionate crime. Iceman Chambers is the heavyweight champion, who lost his title due to a rape conviction to ten ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, sport, gangsters, murder, gambling, prison life, solitary, lone hero, dishonesty, human spirit, crime, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The True Story of WrestleMania (2011)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: It is the most anticipated yearly event in Sports Entertainment, an annual pop culture touch point. For more than 25 years, WrestleMania has hosted the biggest matches, the biggest stars, and the biggest celebrities. Now for the first time ever, the ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wrestling, ambition, athlete's life, tough heroes, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, fight for supremacy, fame, biker, generation, billionaire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 31K
Blood and Bone (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, an ex-con (White) takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison fight, streetfighting, fist fighting, gangsters, martial arts, fight, tournament, tough heroes, ambition, prison, rivalry, bet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
32%
 5.1
 913
Fireball (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tai gets out of jail and discovers that his twin brother, Tan has been in coma for the past year. Tan has entered the world of Fireball, a violent game based on basketball hosted by underground criminal gangs, to raise money for Tai's early ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vengeance, ambition, tough heroes, sport team, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, kickboxing, rivalry, basketball, uncover truth, track down, twins ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Circle of Pain (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Following a fighting accident, Dalton Hunt retired from the world of MMA at the top. Unable to outrun his guilt, he lost his family, his title, and his way. But when a crooked promoter lures him back into a fight against the current undefeated ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, friendship, forced into action, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete and trainer, ambition, sport, martial arts, cage fighting, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Fighting Man (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two men meet in the ring for a fight that will change their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, human spirit, hopes, boxing, brutality, blood, redemption, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Forced to Fight (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Once a legend in the brutal world of illicit underground fighting, Shane Slavin (Daniels) decides to turn his life around, promising his wife and young son he's fought his last battle. But when his younger brother betrays a ruthless crime boss ...
Style: rough, realistic, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, parents and children, contests and competitions, master warrior, family relations, ambition, siblings relations, heroes, martial arts tournament, mixed martial arts, kickboxing, karate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%