Movies like The Karate Kid 2010

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The Karate Kid (2010)
 6.2
 140K
The Karate Kid (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Romance, 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 impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make him an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is a kung fu master. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.
Style: sincere, sentimental, uplifting, entertaining, inspirational, serious, touching, realistic, feel good, remake of american film ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, contests and competitions, sport, human spirit, underdog, friendship, mentor, teachers and students, intergenerational friendship, teaching the ways of the world, perseverance, family, culture clash, mother son relationship, power relations, friends, rivalry, audition, african american, coach, coming of age, youth, kung fu, teenage life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, asia, detroit, michigan, beijing china, california, new jersey

Most similar movies to The Karate Kid

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, inspirational and sentimental films with plots about rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, friendship, power relations, ambition and underdog mostly in Drama, Sport and Family genres. Some movies like The Karate Kid: Never Back Down (2008), Peaceful Warrior (2006), Jackie Chan Presents: Wushu (2008), Akeelah and the Bee (2006), McFarland, USA (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 152K
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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: human spirit, martial arts, underdog, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age, friendship, karate, egg, cheerleader, motorcycle, teenage life, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Never Back Down (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 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, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, high school, martial arts, youth, teenage life, power relations, rivalry, boxing, fist fighting, high school life, underground, duel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, usa, brazil, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Karate Kid Part II (1986)
Genre: Action, Family, Romance, 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 ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, underdog, village, karate, romance, family, youth, sport, self esteem, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, village life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: semi serious, sentimental, serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, high school, karate, coming of age, orphan, underdog, monastery, friendship, family, teaching the ways of the world, teenage life, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Peaceful Warrior (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.
Style: inspirational, uplifting, philosophical, compassionate, sincere ...
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, human spirit, athlete and trainer, self discovery, wise man, coach, rehabilitation, mentor, mysterious character, friendship, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, campus, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Jackie Chan Presents: Wushu (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ten years ago, five students joined a martial arts school and learned the disciplines of Wushu and the bonds of friendship. Today, both will be put to the test after they and a former student stumble into a child kidnapping ring
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: martial arts, medal, origami, staff, kendo, tournament, coach, sword, spear, duel, coming of age, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: spelling bee, spelling, rivalry, african american, loss of daughter, self esteem, dedicated educator, underdog, contests and competitions, urban, black people, elementary school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, ridiculous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, karate, family, teachers and students, sport, coming of age, confidence, duel, friendship, rivalry, youth, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, tahiti, vietnam, japan, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 31K
McFarland, USA (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: small town, human spirit, underdog, coach, athlete and trainer, dedicated educator, track and field, sport, contests and competitions, teacher, high school, school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 182K
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder, Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging Rocky to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, sincere, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: athlete's life, comeback, training, boxing, underdog, boxer, fight, sport, human spirit, against the odds, aging, strongman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
International Velvet (1978)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A charming sequel to the hit National Velvet follows our young heroine and her trusty steed overseas.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse, orphan, coming of age, ambition, family, hopes, human animal relationship, sport, adventure, youth, contests and competitions, human spirit ...
Time: 70s
Place: cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Born to Fight (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, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: janitor, power relations, underdog, human spirit, school, teachers and students, family, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age, ambition, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 209K
Creed (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, sport, motivational speaker, underground fighting, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, ambition, rivalry, power relations, human spirit, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s, year 1998
Place: usa, philadelphia, england, liverpool, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 146K
Rocky III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, feel good, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: comeback, sport, boxing, underdog, revenge, fame, boxing match, boxer, training, rivalry, athlete's life, wealth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, madison square garden manhattan new york city, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, boxing, contests and competitions, jail, prison life, prison, convict, sport, confined, rivalry, tough heroes, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, usa, new jersey, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Going to the Mat (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jace Newfield has a problem. Besides being blind and being the new kid at school, his problem is that the kids at his new school thinks he's a jerk. Jace has to find a way to be accepted into his new school. Joining the wrestling team just ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: disability, wrestling, contests and competitions, high school, sport, follow your dream, human spirit, family, school, teenage love, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 67K
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, sport, rivalry, mixed martial arts, underdog, contests and competitions, master warrior, ambition, escapades, heroes, buddies, opponent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Disney's Air Bud (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his family to the small town of Fernfield, Washington. The ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, inspirational, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dog, golden retriever, dog actor, family, clown, friendship, sport, small town, athlete's life, young heroes, contests and competitions, mischievous children ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.8
 346
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: serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, underdog, contests and competitions, family, teenage life, sport team, coming of age, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 29K
The Rookie (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if ...
Style: sentimental, serious, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, family, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, parent child relationship, follow your dream, against the odds, ambition, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.
Style: uplifting, exciting, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, athlete and trainer, american football, sport team, contests and competitions, ambition, small town, rise to the top, rivalry, youth, social relations, coach ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 6K
Pride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this uplifting film based on a true story, coach Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard) shocks the community and changes lives when, aided by a local janitor (Bernie Mac), he sets out to form Philadelphia's first black swim team. But the odds are ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: swimming, sport, racism, underdog, dedicated educator, human spirit, athlete and trainer, against the odds, ambition, hopes, society, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 7K
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, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, friendship, athlete and trainer, boxing, underdog, athlete's life, blood, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, urban ghetto life, against the odds ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the horse (in fact is a mare)and save it of being sacrificed by the owner.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: sport, horse, family, redemption, contests and competitions, human spirit, horse race, parent child relationship, parents and children, against the odds, hopes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Best of the Best (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport, Thriller
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, martial arts, martial arts tournament, underdog, bar fight, adventure, redemption, contests and competitions, human spirit, vengeance, culture clash, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 80s
Place: korea, asia, seoul, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 8K
The Program (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.
Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic, football movie, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, american football, college, college life, underdog, dedicated educator, university, contests and competitions, urban ghetto, human spirit, athlete and trainer, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Remember the Titans (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, feel good, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: sport, racism, contests and competitions, high school, underdog, football, american football, prejudice, human spirit, against the odds, friendship, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 11K
Youngblood (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. His on-ice activities are complicated by his relationship ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, beating, coach, frustration, locker room, ice hockey, underdog, rivalry, hockey, romance, countryside, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, alaska, new jersey, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Finding Buck McHenry (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an 11 year old boy gets cut from his Little League baseball team, he sets out to form his own team.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, coach, little league, african american, athlete's life, underdog, school, contests and competitions, store, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 6K
Jump In! (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Story revolves around a young boxer, Izzy Daniels, who trains to follow in his father's footsteps by winning the Golden Glove. When his friend, Mary, however, asks him to substitute for a team member in a Double Dutch tournament, the young man ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: friendship, athlete's life, sport, underdog, dead mother, competition, parent child relationship, boxer, jumping rope, boy, teenager, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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