Movies like The Great Challenge

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The Great Challenge (2004)
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The Great Challenge (2004)
Original name: Les Fils du vent
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A multicultural band of acrobatic do-gooders take on gangsters of three great nations in this action-packed sequel to the French box-office smash Yamakasi. The Yamakasi are a team of crime fighters who can scale buildings and urban towers with the ease of a fly walking up the wall; after leaving their home base in Paris to set up operations in England, the men decide to set up a satellite facility
Style: semi serious, exciting, sincere, realistic, witty
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, gangsters, crimes, gang, heroes, racism, frame up, danger, society, escapades, rivalry, acrobatics, yakuza, interracial relations, extreme sport, parkour, chase, anti hero, anti heroes, partners against crime, tough heroes, suicide, sword, tattoo ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, england, europe

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Most similar movies to The Great Challenge

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about heroes, crimes, rivalry, martial arts, danger, gangsters and escapades mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Great Challenge: Yamakasi (2001), Zatoichi the Outlaw (1967), The Purifiers (2004), The Quest (1996), Latin Dragon (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Yamakasi (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Yamakasi - Les samouraïs des temps modernes is a 2001 French movie written by Luc Besson. It demonstrates the skills of the Yamakasi, a group of traceurs who battle against injustice in the Paris ghetto. They use parkour to steal from the rich in ...
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, exciting, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: parkour, extreme sport, chase, youth, thief, police, friends, gang, unlikely criminals, chases and races, crime, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tommy Lee (Phillip Rhee) comes to visit his sister and finds that the town is being overrun with members of the Arian brotherhood. These Arian brothers certainly weren't expecting a Taekwondo expert to show up. Tommy and his sister's ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, cult film, complex ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heroes, martial arts, racism, small town, gang, crimes, music band, adventure, danger, rivalry, escapades, society ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Zatoichi the Outlaw (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a local gambling house kidnaps some peasants because they failed to pay their debts, a rival gambling house pays their debts and sets them free.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, semi serious ...
Plot: yakuza, samurai, gambling, jail, crimes, adventure, rivalry, small town, dishonesty, martial arts, village, murder ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.3
 728
The Purifiers (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The story of martial arts clubs who have created their own city infrastructure after tiring of government initiatives. Responding to the greed and corruption creeping into the other clubs, headed by capitalist-wannabe Moses, The Purifiers battle to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, martial arts, fighting crime, crimes, leadership, rivalry, vengeance, vigilantism, gangsters, tough heroes, society, danger ...
Time: future
Place: england, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 5.6
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The Quest (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ghang-gheng, the ancient winner-take-all competition in which the deadliest fighters from around the world employ the most spectacular feats of martial arts skills ever displayed in order to win the prized Golden Dragon. But fighting prowess alone ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, martial arts, mixed martial arts, fight scenes, contests and competitions, island, ambition, escapades, rivalry, against the odds, heroes, underground fighting ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: himalaya, thailand, tibet, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.2
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Latin Dragon (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the grand tradition of the lone hero who mysteriously appears in a town desperate for help (think "Shane, "Billy Jack", "James Bond" and "Chinese Connection"), having survived a war and now serving the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, gang, danger, gangsters, vigilantism, crimes, escapades, murder, brutality, violence, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Merantau (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In Minangkabau, West Sumatera, Yuda a skilled practitioner of Silat Harimau is in the final preparations to begin his "Merantau" a century's old rites-of-passage to be carried out by the community's young men that will see him ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, protector, journey, human trafficking, on the run, heroes, rivalry, rescue, danger, life is a bitch, gang, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Falcon Rising (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Chapman is an ex-marine in Brazil's slums, battling the yakuza outfit who attacked his sister and left her for dead.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: marine, martial arts, chases and races, danger, gangsters, master warrior, vengeance, urban ghetto, crimes, rivalry, track down, yakuza ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Double Blast (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two kids with martial arts training and their black belt father rescue a professor from gangsters who want a stone tablet that she has discovered may lead to untold riches.
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, gangsters, art, teenage life, one man army, criminal heroes, family, daring rescue, friendship, friends, battles ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 1K
Dragon Flies (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian authorities arrest a man believed to be connected to the Sydney criminal underworld and send for Inspector Fang Sing Leng (Jimmy Wang Yu) from Hong Kong to question him. After the alleged criminal is assassinated, Inspector Leng and the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, car chase, corruption, police, undercover, rivalry, chase, fighting crime, adventure, society, track down ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, australia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Wake of Death (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Action superstar, Jean-Claude Van Damme (Universal Soldier, Street Fighter), is back and at his hard-hitting best as Ben Archer, an ex-mob enforcer seeking revenge against a ruthless Chinese kingpin responsible for his wife's brutal murder. ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child in peril, gangsters, revenge, martial arts, murder, mortal combat, tough heroes, rivalry, crimes, danger, deadly, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Police Story 4: First Strike (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jackie Chan reprises his role as Chan Ka-Kui (also known in some versions as Jackie) yet again as a Hong Kong cop who works with Interpol to track down and arrest an illegal weapons dealer. Later Jackie realizes that things are not as simple as they ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, secret agents, helicopter, heroes, undercover, one man army, hitman, espionage, chase, adventure, working undercover, terrorism ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.4
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Scorpion (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Featuring a mix of Thai Boxing and Ultimate Fighting, SCORPION has been dubbed The French Fight Club. It stars Jerome Le Banner, who is also known as Hyper Battle Cyborg and The Bulldog of Paris, a true kickboxer, famous for his aggressive style - ...
Style: captivating, exciting, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, redemption, crimes, prison, kickboxing, underground fighting, imprisonment, contests and competitions, danger, performer's life, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Zatoichi is a blind massage therapist and swordsman who finds out that something troubling is taking place on the outskirts of town. After discovering who the guilty parties are -- an accomplished Chinese martial artist named Wang Kang and his ...
Style: serious, cult film
Plot: martial arts, samurai, katana, yakuza, lone wolves, rescue, escapades, on the run, gangsters, clergy, danger, crimes ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Muay Thai Fighter (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial artist, muay thai, gang, martial arts, friendship, crimes, one man army, master warrior, gangsters, heroes, athlete's life, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Wilby Conspiracy (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Having spent 10 years in prison for nationalist activities, Shack Twala is finally ordered released by the South African Supreme Court but he finds himself almost immediately on the run after a run-in with the police. Assisted by his lawyer Rina Van ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, racism, on the run, state affairs, danger, betrayal, against the rules, dishonesty, politics, injustice, secret agents, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Out of Inferno (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On the hottest day in 50 years, a serious fire incident happened to a busy commercial tower, a gaggle of fire fighters with an indestructible enthusiasm are going to save lives.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: firefighter, crimes, escapades, danger, society, skyscraper, saving a life, team, partners, catastrophe, office, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Way of the Dragon 2 (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A classic tribute to a legendary Kung-Fu master. The high-powered action and deadly fistfights don’t let up for a moment. When all the chips are down, the Dragon Master will prevail!
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, adventure, rivalry, society, righting the wronged, tough heroes, vengeance, discrimination, interracial relations, fistfight, brawl ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Switch (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In search of an ancient Chinese scroll, a Chinese agent battles against Japanese Yakuzas and British mercenaries.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, fighting crime, secret identity, secret agents, undercover, rivalry, gangsters, escapades, chase, danger, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, realistic, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: underground fighting, cage fighting, martial arts, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, contests and competitions, tough heroes, heroes, danger, mixed martial arts, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Zatoichi's Flashing Sword (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Blind masseur Zatoichi is nursed back to health by a young woman after he is shot by a gang member. Zatoichi, who had come to the village to repay a debt, now feels further indebted. He commits himself to use his amazing sword skills to help the ...
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, gangsters, assassination attempt, crimes, rivalry, confined, danger, master warrior, deadly, escapades, one man army, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Treasure Raiders (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael, an American professor teaching history at Moscow University, finances his passion for treasure hunting with competitive street racing. His racing nemesis Wolf becomes his ally as they both embark on a quest to search for a famous ancient ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic
Plot: street racing, treasure hunt, obsessive quest, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, chases and races, danger, adventurer, chase, martial arts, tough guy, martial artist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 3.4
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Ten Dead Men (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: You can’t outrun your past. That is the extremely painful lesson that Ryan (Brendan Carr)is learning right now, as spectres of his past life of crime have returned to haunt him, destroying the only person he holds dear, and nearly killing him in ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: martial arts, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, danger, betrayal, rivalry, murder, haunted by the past, starting over, chase, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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The Burma Conspiracy (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Propelled to the head of the W Group after the death of his adoptive father, Largo Winch decides, to everyone's surprise, to sell it, and use the proceeds to create an ambitious humanitarian foundation. But on the very same day, he finds ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, false accusation, conspiracy, crime against humanity, uncover truth, cons and scams, false arrest, dishonesty, adventure, danger, escapades, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: burma, france, europe, asia, thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Crash Point Zero (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a plane carrying a legendary and recently found death ray machine from Siberia to Canada is hijacked and crashes in the remote mountains of Alaska, only a fearless government agent (Treat Williams) will risk his life to save the world. A modern ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, survival, terrorism, danger, save the day, adventure, confined, daring rescue, race against time, heroes, undercover, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 4.6
 1K
Hong Kong 97 (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Hong Kong 97 takes place in Hong Kong right before the transfer of power from Britain to China. Reginald Cameron, an assassin affiliated with a large corporation with interests in the colony, guns down key members of the Chinese envoy which will ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, hitman, chase, wrongfully committed, murder, survival, frame up, catastrophe, false accusation, danger, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, near future, year 1997
Place: hong kong, china, asia, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 2.4
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3 Musketeers (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Alexandra D'Artagnan, junior member of NSA uncovers a conspiracy that the goal is to assassinate the American president. Alexandra has secured the support of three famous and notorious international spies in order to stop the assassination.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: secret agents, conspiracy, secret agent, break in, adventure, government agency, undercover, save the day, rivalry, assassination attempt, danger, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.6
 4K
The Mechanik (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Russian ex-hit man is called back to Russia for one last job. This time against his former employees, the Russian mob.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, vengeance, gangsters, crimes, danger, deadly, one man army, gang, tough heroes, kidnapping, prostitute, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Zatoichi at Large (1972)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Blind masseur and master swordsman Zatoichi finds a robbed and fatally wounded pregnant woman, whose baby he delivers before she dies. He takes the baby in search of its father and finds the child's aunt, who is about to be forced into ...
Style: saga, atmospheric, semi serious, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword, rivalry, escapades, gory, pregnancy, track down, crimes, heroes, lone wolves, adventure ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Hard Corps (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An Army veteran assembles a team of bodyguards to protect a former boxer. Complications arise when the boxer suspects his sister may be romantically involved with the bodyguard.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, one man army, athlete's life, crimes, bodyguard, vengeance, gang, rivalry, one against many, tough heroes, corrupt cop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: afghanistan, iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%