Movies like Kickboxing Academy

If you like "Kickboxing Academy" you are looking for movies about / with child martial arts, martial arts, ninja, fight, incest, mental breakdown and kickboxing themes of Action, Comedy and Sport genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Kickboxing Academy (1997)
 2.2
 473
Kickboxing Academy (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young former kickboxer is needed for his old school as they prepare for competition against a rival school for ownership. But, the young kickboxer is afraid after nearly killing someone in a earlier tournament. He must now make his try to put his past behind him or his friends lose their school.
Plot: child martial arts, martial arts, ninja, fight, incest, mental breakdown, kickboxing, bully, female athlete, female teacher, fast food, skateboard, exploitation, female martial artist, martial arts school, revenge, bully comeuppance, prank telephone call, martial arts tournament
Place: miami

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Kickboxing Academy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and humorous films with plots about martial arts, fight, kung fu, violence, martial artist, rivalry and fistfight mostly in Action, Sport and Comedy genres. Some movies like Kickboxing Academy: Lucky Seven (1986), Here Comes the Boom (2012), Fists Of Steel (1989), Female Reporter (1989), Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 235
Lucky Seven (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Seven child martial arts experts try to return a stolen diamond to its rightful owner.
Plot: martial arts, child martial arts, child fighting adult, diamond, female martial artist, eyepatch, gang, ninja, black man, gangster, child protagonist, warehouse ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, exciting, not serious, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, underdog, contests and competitions, teacher, high school teacher, martial arts, prize money, against the odds, lifestyle change, fight, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fists Of Steel (1989)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Story: Today's street violence is the result of a permissive market for drugs. Affluent criminal societies paralyze! This is the story of one man who stands up...who believes he is responsible for the quality of the world he lives in. ...
Plot: revenge, drug cartel, illegal drugs, assassination, revenge motive, fistfight, violence, mixed martial arts, brawl, kickboxing, streetfighting, boxer ...
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Female Reporter (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While celebrating the smashing of a big New York counterfeit ring, the G-men find out that the top funny money man, Wong, has slipped away. Blackbelt Cynthia Rothrock is ordered to Hong Kong to get Wong. In Hong Kong, Wong goes into the printing ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: fight, tough guy, punching, heroine, female reporter, city, female martial artist, gangster, martial artist, kicking, gangsters, tough girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
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, combat, kickboxing ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: mixed martial arts, martial arts, martial arts training, hand to hand combat, fight, martial artist, tournament, fighting movie, violence, kickboxer, kickboxing, master warrior ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: fight, tough heroes, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, self discovery, social differences, nothing to lose, sport, martial arts tournament, kickboxing, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Bruce's Fists Of Vengeance (1980)
Genre: Action
Country: Philippines
Duration: 87 min.
Story: To compete in his friend Peter's martial arts tournament, Jack flies into Manila from Hong Kong and brings along a book of secret Jeet Kune Do techniques that was entrusted to him by the late martial arts legend Bruce Lee. During the ...
Plot: cockfight, fight, martial arts tournament, exploitation, martial arts, katana sword, kung fu, ninja, taekwondo, katana, jeet kune do
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
Dragon Strike (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dragon and his madcap pal Cowboy spend their days getting into mischief, frustrating the elders, chasing girls, and competing in the village sport. When Dragon overhears a fiendish plot by smugglers to sell China's national treasures overseas, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, tense, captivating, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, stylized violence, cons and scams, against the odds, righting the wronged, crimes, partners, rivalry, dishonesty, buddies, heroic mission, martial artist ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, vengeance, revenge, hopes, master warrior, graphic violence, muay thai, fight, mentor, brutality, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Fist of Fury 1991 II (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A sequel to Fist of Fury 1991 that continues right where the last one leaves off. Chow is a wacky but lovable mainlander duking it out with wacky bad guy Yuen Wah. Meanwhile, he learns kung-fu from the legendary Josephine Siao, and assorted hijinks ...
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, wet t shirt, kung fu, shower, actress playing multiple roles, female martial artist, urination, martial artist, actress playing dual role, fight, male in shower, bathtub ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, master warrior, heroes, kickboxing, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, beefcake martial arts, vengeance, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Ultimate Game (2001)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An annual contest brings together the fiercest fighters on a remote island to earn the title of the Ultimate Champion. Two fighters must join forces to win the tournament and escape with their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, cult film
Plot: heroes, showdown, tough guy, warrior, male female relationship, betrayal, martial arts tournament, competition, kickboxing, wrestler, abduction, duel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Ninja Cheerleaders (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: 3 college cheerleaders use their martial arts know-how to save their Sensei from mafia kidnappers, but must keep their extra curricular activities a secret in order to make it into an Ivy League school.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, realistic
Plot: female ninja, cheerleader, martial arts, ambition, rescue, rivalry, contests and competitions, youth, crimes, college, mafia, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Kung Fu Queen (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fan Kao-to is a worker who had enough of corruption in Shanghai. He tries to crush the organization alone. An attempt has been made before but ended up with the big Axe Gang, several of their brands in the man. The man's sister arrives in ...
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kickboxing, revenge, fight, female martial artist
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
WWE Survivor Series 2002 (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Survivor Series (2002) was the sixteenth annual Survivor Series PPV. It took place on November 17, 2002 from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York and featured talent from both the Raw and SmackDown! brands. The main event was from the Raw ...
Plot: wrestling, injury, canadian, giant, martial arts, betrayal, bodybuilder, elimination, manager, mexican wrestler, title bout, olympic gold medalist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Kill or Be Killed (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two former ranking figures of the Axis powers (the evil General Von Rudloff and Japanese master Miyagi) schedule a deadly martial arts tournament in Von Rudloff's desert castle. They race to assemble the top competitors from around the world, ...
Plot: desert, martial arts tournament, karate, battle, kung fu, martial art, competition, violence, general, battles, martial arts, nazi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
18 Fingers of Death! (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The "buzz" in Hollywood is that, "18 FINGERS OF DEATH!" will kick the butt out of the low budget martial arts movies genre and knocks us down to the ground laughing! This funny "sockumentart" of the world of Chop ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, parody, criminal's revenge, friendship, vigilantism, tough heroes, friends, rivalry, fighting crime, misfit, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts training, kickboxer, athlete and trainer, martial arts tournament, martial arts, fistfight, sport, undisciplined, boxing, ambition, teenage life, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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, prison brawl, ambition, tough heroes, prison violence, showdown ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Anonymous Heroes (1971)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A perennial Chang Cheh favorite, Anonymous Heroes focuses on two vagabond brothers, Meng Kang (David Chiang) and Tieh (Ti Lung) who, in the search for fame and fortune, join in a rebellion against a provincial general. Used to shaking down local ...
Plot: martial arts, train robbery, warlord, fight, train, arms deal, violence, heroic bloodshed, kung fu, gunfight, republican era china, railway ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.5
 440
Superchick (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tara B. True is a flight attendant who makes a weekly swing through New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. In each city, she has a man: Edward, older and wealthy; Johnny, a beach bum with gambling debts; and, Davey, a rock musician on the cusp of ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, nudity (full frontal - brief), femme fatale, hijacking, disco, martial arts, airplane hijack, karate, stewardess, exploitation, disorder, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 791
Pedicab Driver (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lo Tung and his friend Malted Candy, pedicab drivers working the streets of Macao, have both fallen in love. The problem is that both their objects of affection - one a baker, the other a prostitute - are working under cruel and lecherous bosses. ...
Plot: martial arts, fight, stick fight, kung fu, abusive boss, farce, prostitution, revenge, violence
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
kung fu movies
1307
violence movies
12132
rivalry movies
12304
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, humorous, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, gangsters, danger, siblings relations, one man army, fighting crime, athlete's life, misfit, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Black Ninja (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Infamous defense attorney Malik Ali's haunted past causes him to double as a vigilante ninja, defending the cities worst thugs by day and battling them by night. While protecting a beautiful witness, in a case against a ruthless mobster, Malik ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, entertaining, humorous ...
Plot: martial arts, fighting crime, hotshot lawyer, danger, superhero, crimes, gang, vigilantism, deadly, society, rivalry, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Chickboxin' Underground (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: We are about to see, live and with plenty of (some real and some fake) advertisements, an underground championship of girls boxing, or more exactly, catch-weight mixed martial arts competition. The always vociferous crowd of spectators (even when ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), fire eater, fight club, breast implant, female nudity, wrestling, fight, exploitation, mixed martial arts, satire, betrayal
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.4
 630
Shaolin Girl (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sport
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Shaolin-trainer young woman returns to Japan to resuscitate her grandfather's defunct martial arts school.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, serious
Plot: martial arts, lacrosse, one man army, shaolin, samurai, female athlete, fight, good versus evil, teacher, teamwork, kung fu, coach ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Night of the Warrior (1991)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: France, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Miles Keane pays the debts for his dancing bar back by illegal fighting. When his debt is paid, he refuses further collaboration. But the fight mafia forces him to continue by threating his mother,the murder of his former lover Joy and kidnapping ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, fight, kickboxer, kicked in the face, combat, henchman, showdown, dancing, gangsters, fist fighting, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Duel of Legends (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Story: Duel of Legends is directed by Hector Echavarria and is about a Chinese boy who is left to survive by himself because his parents were murdered by rebels. The boy is raised by a Temple Monk who teaches the boy the secrets of the Martial arts. When ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: karate, martial arts, martial arts tournament, fight, hand to hand combat, master warrior, wrestler, black belt, showdown, violence, fistfight, karate kick ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.3
 20K
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, rivalry, escapades, heroic mission, heroes, martial arts, ninja, danger, youth, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%