Movies like Kickboxer

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Kickboxer (1989)
 6.5
 50K
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 fighter and Thai champion, Tong Po. Tong not only defeats Eric, he paralyzes him for life. Crazed with anger, Kurt vows revenge.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, feel good, inspirational, harsh, rough, cult film, humorous, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, vengeance, revenge, graphic violence, hopes, master warrior, muay thai, fight, mentor, fighting movie, brutality, violence, sport, family relations, tough guy, kickboxing, hand to hand combat, kickboxer, martial arts tournament, tournament, martial arts training, beating, brother brother relationship, combat ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, asia

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Most similar movies to Kickboxer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and rough films with plots about fistfight, rivalry, violence, martial arts, hand to hand combat, heroes and brawl mostly in Action, Sport and Drama genres. Some movies like Kickboxer: Bloodsport (1988), Bloodsport 2 (1996), Never Back Down (2008), Best of the Best (1989), The Quest (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 77K
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, master warrior, underdog, heroes, sport, revenge, opponent, contests and competitions, ambition, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, master warrior, vengeance, underdog, contests and competitions, tough heroes, athlete and trainer, revenge, heroes, kickboxer, martial artist, combat ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, prison brawl, ambition, tough heroes, fistfight, prison violence ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, high school, martial arts, youth, teenage life, rivalry, rage, boxing, duel, power relations, sport, fist fighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, usa, brazil, orlando florida, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, martial artist, martial arts tournament, taekwondo, sport, underdog, culture clash, power relations, rivalry, self discovery, vengeance, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: korea, seoul, asia, hong kong, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 24K
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, martial arts, mixed martial arts, contests and competitions, island, ambition, escapades, rivalry, against the odds, fight scenes, heroes, mentor ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: himalaya, tibet, thailand, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
American Shaolin (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After being humiliated in the ring by a dirty kickboxer who pulled down his shorts and then hit him, a martial arts master decides to travel to China and enter a monastery where he may learn the Shaolin form of fighting. The film then veers into ...
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kickboxer, master warrior, escapades, contests and competitions, misfit, vengeance, fish out of water, uninhibited rivalry, teaching the ways of the world, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Never Back Down: No Surrender (2016)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Picking up after the events of Never Back Down 2, former MMA champion Case Walker is on the comeback trail to become champion once again.
Style: inspirational, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, martial arts, martial arts training, fighting movie, fight, tournament, martial artist, fistfight, violence, sport, kickboxing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 33K
Lionheart (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Lyon Gaultier is a deserter in the Foreign Legion arriving in the USA entirely hard up. He finds his brother between life and death and his sister-in-law without the money needed to heal her husband and to maintain her child. To earn the money ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, on the run, heroes, bet, drug dealer, rivalry, ambition, revenge, opponent, contests and competitions, family relations, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north africa, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, semi serious, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, one man army, kidnapping, prison, tough heroes, danger, contests and competitions, escapades, crimes, rescue ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts training, kickboxer, athlete and trainer, martial arts tournament, martial arts, fistfight, hand to hand combat, ambition, sport, teenage life, boxing, undisciplined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, kickboxing, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, beefcake martial arts, vengeance, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 19K
In Hell (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the warden's entertainment.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, prison, survival, prison life, heroes, murder, prison riot, warden, isolation, vengeance, redemption, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, latin america, hong kong, california, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kickboxer Retaliation (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One year after the events of "Kickboxer: Vengeance", Kurt Sloan has vowed never to return to Thailand. However, while gearing up for a MMA title shot, he finds himself sedated and forced back into Thailand, this time in prison. He is there ...
Style: brutal, suspenseful, exciting, bleak, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kickboxing, muscleman, fight, martial arts, torture, bloody violence, muay thai, kickboxer, mentor, vengeance, tough guy, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bloodsport III (1996)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bloodsport III brings us back to the world of Alex Cardo. This time he must battle in a fight to end all fights - The Kumite, the most vicious warrior alive - Beast. He must not only battle for his own honor, but also avenge the death of Sun, his ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, mixed martial arts, tournament, rivalry, ambition, vengeance, hand to hand combat, kickboxing, fistfight, kung fu, violence ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: boxing, martial arts, prison life, contests and competitions, challenge, convict, fist fighting, jail, heroes, fistfight, prison, taekwondo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, russia, new jersey, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 684
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, gang war, kickboxing, street gang, illegal fistfight, profanity, unfulfilled love, tragic love, vengeance, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Best of the Best II (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In an underground fight club, blackbelt Travis Brickley is killed after losing to the evil martial arts master Brakus. Travis' death is witnessed by Walter Grady, the son of his best friend Alex Grady. Alex and his partner, Tommy Lee, vow to ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, heroes, murder, friends, crime, rivalry, contests and competitions, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Kickboxer 3: The Art of War (1992)
Genre: Action, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kick-box champion David Sloan arrives in Rio de Janeiro for an exhibition fight. He and mentor Xian take pity on Brazilian rascal Marcos Coasta, an urchin who offers guide services but routinely steals from tourists for himself and his older sister ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, intense, brutal ...
Plot: heroes, martial arts, deadly, danger, tough heroes, gory, kidnapping, one against many, kickboxer, combat, martial arts tournament, brothel ...
Time: 90s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, athlete's life, crimes, bodyguard, vengeance, gang, rivalry, tough heroes, security, violence, corrupt cop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.8
 1K
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, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, siblings relations, foot chase, karate, righting the wronged, against the odds, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 8K
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 ⇓
100%
 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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison fight, tournament, drifter, fist fighting, fistfight, streetfighting, martial arts, gangsters, fight, heroes, profanity, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, France, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, master warrior, wrestler, anger, robbery, bet, theft, thief, sadism, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 57
Raw Target (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This high-powered action flick follows kickboxing champion Johnny Rider, who quits the ring after accidentally killing an opponent but is forced to employ his skills again to avenge the death of his brother at the hands of crime boss Rod Sparks ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, heroes, master warrior, kickboxing, chases and races, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, graphic violence, vengeance, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.5
 147
Fist 2 Fist (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Still haunted by his failure to prevent the murder of a young couple years earlier, a mixed martial arts teacher must confront the skeleton in his closet when the boy who was orphaned by the killing shows up at his door.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, master warrior, fight, redemption, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, ambition, crimes, rivalry, tough guy, martial arts, martial arts training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.8
 881
Bloodmatch (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Brick Bardo is on a mission to find out which one of the world's greatest kickboxers killed his brother. Five years ago, one of the four champs was fixing fights and set up his brother in the fight that took his life. Now Bardo must take on the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, revenge, adventure, heroic mission, frame up, murder, vengeance, righting the wronged, heroes, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 29K
Ong-bak 2 (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Moments from death a young man is rescued by a renowned warrior. Realizing unsurpassed physical potential in the young boy he trains him into the most dangerous man alive. As he becomes a young man he goes on a lone mission of vengeance against the ...
Style: serious, stylized, weird, harsh, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, master warrior, destiny, one man army, vengeance, danger, obsessive quest, rivalry, human spirit, obsession, graphic violence ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: thailand, asia, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Enter the Ninja (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After completing his training of ninjutsu within Japan, an American Vietnam veteran by the name of Cole (Franco Nero) visits his war buddy Frank Landers (Alex Courtney) and his newly wed wife Mary Ann Landers (Susan George), who are the owners of a ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, nostalgic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, ninja, fight, death, violence, mafia, gunfight, chase, master warrior, buddies, graphic violence, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, japan, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 45K
Hard Target (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a woman's father goes missing, she enlist a local to aid in her search. The pair soon discover that her father has died at the hands of a wealthy sportsman who hunts homeless men as a form of recreation.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, chase, martial arts, survival, mercenary, crimes, danger, deadly, tough heroes, track down, gunfight, money ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%