Movies like The Karate Kid Part II

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The Karate Kid Part II (1986)
 6.1
 83K
The Karate Kid Part II (1986)
Genre: Action, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Mr. Miyagi and Daniel take a trip to Okinawa to visit Mr. Miyagi's dying father. After arriving Mr. Miyagi finds he still has feelings for an old love. This stirs up trouble with an old rival who he originally left Okinawa to avoid. In the mean time, Daniel encounters a new love and also makes some enemies.
Style: feel good, sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic, nostalgic, visually appealing, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: underdog, martial arts, village, revenge, karate, death of father, typhoon, feud, mentor protege relationship, family, romance, sport, youth, friends, teachers and students, village life, wise man, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age, rivalry, teasing, power relations, social relations, opponent, picked on ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: japan, okinawa, asia, los angeles, okinawa japan, tokyo, hawaii ...

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Most similar movies to The Karate Kid Part II

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, feel good and melancholic films with plots about rivalry, underdog, family, vengeance, ambition, contests and competitions and brutality mostly in Sport, Action and Family genres. Some movies like The Karate Kid Part II: Cobra Kai (2018), Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991), Bloodsport 2 (1996), Kickboxer (1989), 3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Karate Kid (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who agrees to train Daniel ... and ends up teaching him much more than ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: karate, teaching the ways of the world, martial arts, human spirit, underdog, teenage life, martial arts tournament, teenager, sport, coming of age, ambition, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
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 6.2
 169K
The Karate Kid (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, China
Duration: 140 min.
Story: 12-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship ...
Style: inspirational, sincere, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: underdog, martial arts, human spirit, contests and competitions, sport, teachers and students, family, rivalry, coach, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, kung fu master ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: china, asia, detroit, michigan, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Karate Kid Part III (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Kreese, his life in tatters after his karate school was defeated by Daniel and Mr. Miyagi, visits Terry, a friend from Vietnam. Terry is a ruthless business man and a martial arts expert, and he vows to help Kreese take revenge on Daniel and Mr. ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, martial arts tournament, mentor protege relationship, karate, master warrior, family, friendship, power relations, rivalry, coming of age, hopes, sport ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, los angeles, tahiti, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 122K
Cobra Kai (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: This Karate Kid sequel series picks up 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament and finds Johnny Lawrence on the hunt for redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. This reignites his old rivalry with the ...
Style: motivational, light, exciting, captivating, semi serious
Plot: karate, dojo, master apprentice relationship, martial arts training, martial arts, rivalry, fight, teenager, starting over, middle aged man, martial artist, punch ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Next Karate Kid (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During a commemoration for Japanese soldiers fighting in the US Army during World War II, Mr. Miyagi meets the widow of his commanding officer. He gets to know her granddaughter Julie, an angry teenager who is still feeling the pain of losing both ...
Style: feel good, humorous, uplifting, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, martial arts, high school life, friendship, coming of age, orphan, underdog, monastery, karate, family, redemption, buddhist monk ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: boston, massachusetts, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this rousing sequel to Kickboxer, Tong Po broods about his defeat at the hands of Kurt Sloan. Po and his managers resort to drastic measures to goad Kurt into the ring for a rematch.
Style: rough, serious, feel good, realistic, sequel to cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, master warrior, fight, vengeance, tough heroes, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, heroes, kickboxer, martial artist ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, suspense, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, prison life, rivalry, contests and competitions, mixed martial arts, heroes, fistfight, underground fighting, tournament, prison brawl, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 53K
Kickboxer (1989)
Genre: Action, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: If your enemy refuses to be humbled... Destroy him. Accompanied by his brother Kurt (Van Damme), American kickboxing champion Eric Sloane (Dennis Alexio), arrives in Thailand to defeat the Eastern warriors at their own sport. His opponent: ruthless ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, martial arts tournament, fight, fighting movie, heroes, master warrior, vengeance, revenge, hopes, graphic violence, wheelchair, muay thai ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During a championship baseball match, the three brothers hear that their grandfather in Japan is in trouble, and head out to help him, conceding the match. When they arrive in Japan, they must use all their powers to defend him against his ancient ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, nostalgic, light ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: young heroes, heroes, friendship, heroic mission, treasure hunt, vigilantism, friends, rivalry, contests and competitions, buddies, master warrior, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Best of the Best (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A team from the United States is going to compete against Korea in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The team consists of fighters from all over the country--can they overcome their rivalry and work together to win?
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts tournament, martial artist, martial arts, taekwondo, sport, underdog, culture clash, rivalry, power relations, self discovery, vengeance, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: korea, asia, seoul, hong kong, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.0
 2K
Knockout (2011)
Genre: Action, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Steve Austin is Dan Barnes, a former heavyweight boxer who hangs up his gloves to escape his violent lifestyle. Dans life is quickly turned upside down when the resident boxing champion makes his presence felt by dominating all opponents who stand ...
Style: sincere, serious, uplifting, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, underdog, rivalry, teachers and students, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, school, human spirit, boxing, high school, janitor, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 80K
Bloodsport (1988)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Frank Dux has entered the "kumite", an illegal underground martial-arts competition where serious injury and even death are not unknown. Chong Li, a particularly ruthless and vicious fighter is the favorite, but then again Dux has not ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, rivalry, tournament, master warrior, underdog, heroes, sport, revenge, opponent, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.3
 21K
3 Ninjas (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Each year, three brothers Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visits their Japanese grandfather, Mori Shintaro whom the boys affectionately refer to as Grandpa, for the summer. Mori is a highly skilled in the fields of Martial arts and Ninjutsu, and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: young heroes, rescue, family, ninja, heroic mission, rivalry, escapades, heroes, martial arts, danger, laxative, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Ducks are offered scholarships at Eden Hall Academy but struggle with their new coach's methods and come under pressure from the board to retain their scholarships before their big game against the Varsity team.
Style: humorous, feel good, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, sport team, rivalry, sport, underdog, family, school, coming of age, human spirit, teenage life, boarding school life, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, minnesota, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this third film version of the Bad News Bears series, Tony Curtis plays a small time promotor/hustler who takes the pint-sized baseball team to Japan for a match against the country's best little league baseball team which sparks off a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: baseball, sport team, sport, culture clash, contests and competitions, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, fish out of water, cons and scams, friendship, power relations, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Warrior's Heart (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After his father’s death, high school lacrosse star Conor Sullivan becomes self-destructive but through a new love interest and his passion for this sport, Conor discovers the warrior within himself.
Style: sentimental, serious, uplifting, emotional, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: lacrosse, teenage love, athlete and trainer, human spirit, love and romance, family, ambition, youth, sport, power relations, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Never Back Down (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Rebellious Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fight Scene at his new high school, after receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family Jake decides to seek the mentoring of a veteran fighter who trains him for one final ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, martial arts, high school, youth, rivalry, teenage life, rage, boxing, duel, power relations, sport, fist fighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, usa, brazil, orlando florida, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
3 Ninjas Knuckle Up (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rocky, Colt and TumTum must battle an evil wealthy toxic waste dumper in order to save a local Indian tribe and their friend Joe. The 3 Ninjas must help find Joe's father and find a secret disk that contains evidence that could stop the toxic ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: young heroes, heroes, family, heroic mission, environmentalism, righting the wronged, master warrior, underdog, save the day, rivalry, buddies, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Big Green (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a depressed Texas town, British foreign exchange teacher Anna attempts to inject some life into her hopeless kids by introducing them to soccer. They're terrible at first, but Anna and her football-hero assistant whip them into shape. As ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: soccer, school, athlete and trainer, sport, underdog, family, teachers and students, high school life, small town life, against the odds, family life, friendship ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Here Comes the Boom (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A high school biology teacher moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school's music program.
Style: inspirational, humorous, exciting, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, mixed martial arts, contests and competitions, teacher, high school teacher, martial arts, fight, prize money, lifestyle change, against the odds, sport, dedicated educator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.0
 344
Slam (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mouth, Monkey, and Jason are your average teenagers with a love for the game of basketball. On the last day of school, they get on the wrong side of Li Wei, the captain of the high school basketball team. Li Wei & his entourage swear to make ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, against the odds, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, youth, sport, family relations, sport team, teenage life, underdog, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.5
 3K
North Shore (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On a small stretch of coastline as powerful as a man's will, Rick Kane came to surf the big waves. He found a woman who would show him how to survive, and a challenge unlike any other.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, nostalgic, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, youth, friendship, sport, coming of age, underdog, rivalry, romance, hopes, young lovers, adventure, aging ...
Time: 80s
Place: hawaii, arizona, usa, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.5
 9K
Gladiator (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story of two teenagers trapped in the world of illegal underground boxing. One is fighting to save his fathers life and using the money pay off gambling debts accumulated by his father. The second is fighting for the money to get out of the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: boxing, friendship, sport, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, urban ghetto life, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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The Sandlot 2 (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A decade has passed in the small town where the original Sandlot gang banded together during the summer of ’62 to play baseball and battle the Beast. Now comes the sequel, a campy romp back to the dugout where nine new kids descend on the diamond ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: sport team, friendship, vengeance, underdog, ambition, contests and competitions, friends, sport, rivalry, teenage life, athlete and trainer, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Bad News Bears (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: underdog, baseball, sport team, coach, sport, baseball movie, family, human spirit, friendship, contests and competitions, youth, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s, 1930s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.5
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Down and Derby (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A local Pinewood Derby competition transforms an average group of dads into overzealous rivals desperate to build the winning car. As egos swell, the kids are lucky if they get to pick the paint color. While the dads are busy with outlandish ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: ambition, rivalry, disorder, contests and competitions, family, athlete's life, child as adult, parents and children, family life, optimism, underdog, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.5
 5K
Kickin' It (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Kickin' It is an American martial arts inspired comedy television series, which debuted on June 13, 2011 on Disney XD. Created and executive produced by Jim O'Doherty, the series is rated TV-Y7 and follows the karate instructor at an ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: karate, martial arts, buddies, best friends, family, friends, sport, friendship, teenage life, high school, teenage girl, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts training, kickboxer, athlete and trainer, martial arts tournament, martial arts, fistfight, hand to hand combat, undisciplined, boxing, ambition, sport, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Sandlot: Heading Home (2007)
Genre: Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A successful professional baseball player gets his ego in check via an unreality check when he travels back in time to his boyhood sandlot ball-playing days.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: sport team, friendship, baseball, youth, sport, athlete's life, partners, adventure, friends, major league, against the odds, athlete and trainer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.1
 8K
Surf Ninjas (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two Asian-American "surfer-dude" brothers discover they are the long lost princes from a China Sea Island. Part of their inheritance are magically-induced martial arts prowess. Using their new powers they act to overthrow the island's ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, idiotic, nostalgic, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: surfing, ninja, martial arts, surf, heroes, revolution, adventure, family, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, buddies, daring rescue ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: california, usa, indochina, southeast asia, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%