Movies like Live by the Fist

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Live by the Fist (1993)
 4.2
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Live by the Fist (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A man is unjustly convicted of a brutal crime. In prison he must fight for survival, justice and freedom.
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: prison, martial arts, kung fu, island, sailor, corruption, frame up, bare breasts, attempted rape, solitary, throat slitting, topless, throat cut
Time: quarry

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Most similar movies to Live by the Fist

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and cult film films with plots about martial arts, kung fu, violence, crimes, prison, revenge and fight mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Live by the Fist: One Man Army (1994), Queen of Fist (1973), Ten Violent Women (1982), Island of Fire (1990), Animal 2 (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.4
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One Man Army (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Kickboxing champ Jerry Trimble plays a straight shooting man caught up in the politics of a crooked little town. To get to the truth about his grandfather's death, he must first kick out the criminals --including the sheriff-- effectively ...
Style: cult film
Plot: brawl, martial arts, bare breasts, semiautomatic pistol, blood spatter, blood, lawyer, one man army, mixed martial arts, female nudity, funeral, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Queen of Fist (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Local gangsters apply pressure to the wrong family when they realize that the leader of the family is a mother with powerful kung fu skills.
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, revenge, fight, young romance, woman fights a man, gangsters, gangster, mother son relationship, crime, crimes
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Ten Violent Women (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Eight women miners get fed up with their lifestyle and decide to try crime. After successfully pulling off a jewelry store robbery, they are busted by narcs when they try to buy cocaine. The eight get sent to a prison where a butch head guard uses ...
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: women in prison, women's prison, heist, lesbianism, undercover cop, exploitation, sadism, lesbian, prison, cocaine, female nudity, sheik ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Island of Fire (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Someone in a prison run by a corrupt warden fakes the deaths of convicts to later use them as expendable assassins. A police officer is sent into the prison to gather evidence of the corruption.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, martial arts, prison, anti hero, tough heroes, deadly, anti heroes, partners, police investigation, criminal heroes, rivalry, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 5.0
 920
Animal 2 (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Now serving a life sentence for murder, James "Animal" Allen returns to fighting for cash in order to help his troubled son on the outside. However, with his newfound fame as a fighter, Animal uncovers a jailhouse conspiracy that threatens ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prison, martial arts, false accusation, prison life, courtroom drama, frame up, murder, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, crimes, life sentence ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Clones of Bruce Lee (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Philippines
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bruce Lee has just died, but the BSI is swinging into action to salvage the situation. Aided by the brilliant Professor Lucas, cells from the martial arts master's body are removed and grown into three adult Bruce Lee clones. After undergoing ...
Style: cult film
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, cloning, hand to hand combat, brawl, fistfight, female nudity, jeet kune do, clones
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 3.4
 394
Ironheart (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An L.A. cop goes after a gang of murderous drug dealers.
Plot: martial arts, smuggling, hitman, taekwondo, nightclub, impostor, attempted rape, sword, vengeance, decapitation, bare breasts, limousine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Women in Cell Block 7 (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman goes behind bars in order to save her father's life.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: lesbianism, women's prison, exploitation, corruption, prison, water, lesbian, female nudity, nipples, female warden, nudity (full frontal - brief), bare breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Naked Cage (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman is falsely convicted of a bank robbery and sent to a maximum-security prison run by a corrupt warden, where she is forced to suffer various indignities.
Style: psychotronic, sexploitation film, rough, suspenseful
Plot: attempted rape, women's prison, violence, sexploitation, female protagonist, lesbian sex, murder, prison, false accusation, survival, humiliation, bank robbery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 44
Edge of Fury (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A chauffeur is pursued by drug dealers after his boss, a convicted drug kingpin, is sentenced to death.
Plot: martial arts, beating, hand to hand combat, kung fu, debt, suicide, loyalty, kidnapping, flashback, knife attack, drug smuggling, jeet kune do
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
58%
Legacy of Rage (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brandon plays Brandon Ma, a regular working Joe who holds down two jobs, so he can support his girlfriend May and his dream of owning a motorcycle. Brandon's best friend is Michael, an ambitious and murderous dope peddler. Michael covets May ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, revenge, murder, wrongfully committed, kidnapping, vengeance, friendship, prison life, law enforcement, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Women in Cages (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Carol Jeffries is a naive American woman staying in the Philippines. She is given ten years in prison after being set up by her drug-dealer boyfriend, Rudy. She endures the harsh conditions, sadistic head matron and attempts on her life, then ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: women's prison, jungle, prison, female whipping, sadism, women in prison, frame up, prostitute, drug abuse, guillotine, betrayal, rape ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Ring of Death (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the inside, there are no rules. See what happens when Prison Officials Profit from Illegal fights.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, frame up, contests and competitions, criminal's revenge, police investigation, criminal heroes, track down, undercover, ex cop, tough guy, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Treasure of Bruce Le (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In "Treasure of Bruce Le," a Samurai steals the Kung Fu secrets of the Shaolin Buddhists. Now Bruce must fight the powerful Samurai for control.
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, treasure, fight
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 142
Fly Me (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Stewardesses battle kung fu killers.
Style: sexy, sex comedy
Plot: stewardess, kung fu, airline, forced prostitution, covert operation, abduction, sex scene, hot, seductive, martial arts, airplane
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.6
 236
Fatal Blade (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: East meets West as the Japanese Yakuza battle drug lords and the LAPD in the streets of Los Angeles...
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, suspense
Plot: yakuza, martial arts, hitman, organized crime, katana, police officer, katana sword, nudity (full frontal - brief), bare breasts, sex, revenge
Place: los angeles, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 154
Four Riders (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This prime example of director/co-writer Chang Cheh's mastery takes place in Seoul right after the Korean War, as a kung-fu master, combat instructor, explosives expert, and missile specialist must take on a venal drug smuggling gang. ...
Plot: martial arts, drug smuggling, military, kung fu, gym, nightclub, corruption, female stockinged legs, drinking, drinking alcohol, loose woman, smoking ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Enter the Dragon (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, shaolin, master warrior, island, tough heroes, drug lord, contests and competitions, spy, fighting movie, good versus evil, strong man ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, usa, china, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Chinese Boxer (1970)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lei Ming, a noble young martial arts student who doesn't know the meaning of giving up. He faces a treacherous, blood-thirsty Japanese karate expert, which leads to many memorable battles as well as several unforgettable training sequences.
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, kendo, kung fu, training, judo, aggression, karate, violence, revenge, fight, rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
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Full Contact (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Luke Powers travels to L.A. to find that his brother has been murdered in a back alley martial arts tournament. Luke enters the tournament circuit to try to flush out his brother's killer. With the help of a trainer and former fighter, Lucke ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar fight, heist, vigilantism, martial arts, vengeance, gambling, crimes, deadly, rivalry, ambition, crime, gory ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 2.0
 426
13 Dead Men (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Set in a prison, a death row inmate has a secret and the warden will go to any lengths to get it. Things dont go as planned as you would expect. A good action film with alot of good fight scenes and an interesting twist at the end.What we have ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: death row, prison, criminal heroes, false accusation, confined, life is a bitch, partners, law enforcement, wrongfully committed, frame up, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Penitentiary III (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man is framed for murder and sent to prison. He is beaten and tortured, then forced to fight the prison's worst killer, a martial-arts fighting midget called Thud.
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: martial arts, prison, little people, blood, drugged, racial stereotype, prison guard, little person, prison sentence, savage, african american protagonist, boxing match ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Exit the Dragon, Enter the Tiger (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This martial arts movie tries to explain the strange death of the international movie star and kung fu master Bruce Lee. Most of the story centers on a former disciple of Lee who launches a private investigation and ends up avenging the brutal death ...
Plot: kung fu, roundhouse kick, death of girlfriend, kung fu master, investigation, drugs, crime boss, bare breasts, kung fu fighting, murder mystery, revenge, tough guy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Screaming Tiger (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rare was the film in 1973 that incorporated the star's name in the title. One of the few such films was Screaming Ninja, aka Wang Yu, King of Boxing. The story is set in China in the early 1900x. Essentially playing an extension of himself, ...
Plot: martial arts, massacre, revenge, kung fu, village, katana sword, kendo, judo, pickpocket, burial at sea, seppuku, blood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Big Bird Cage (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Grier and Haig are thieving mercenaries who engineer a prison break from the outside.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, gang rape, escape, revolution, exploitation, rebellion, crimes, anti heroes, danger, misfit, daring rescue, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.1
 180
Sweet Justice (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: City councilor Susan takes bribes from Reevers and allows him to deposit his garbage illegally in an old mine. But when she learns that he also dumps toxic wastes which threaten the nearby water purification unit, she wants to cancel their ...
Plot: revenge, corruption, female nudity, mayor, small town, woman fights a man, extortion, loyalty, gunfight, mine, toxic waste
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.2
 675
Rage and Honor (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Witnessing a drug deal involving local gang members and cops, an Australian police officer feels he can no longer be just an observer. He joins forces with a local teacher who just happens to be a karate expert and together they try to take back the ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, fighting crime, chases and races, deadly, on the run, crime, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
American Brawler (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A martial arts instructor must enter the world of illegal pit fighting in order to save his family and his dojo.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, crimes, reunion, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, dishonesty, wrestler, underground fighting, fight, gambling, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Caged Heat II: Stripped of Freedom (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: King Lim is the oppressive ruler of a country on the verge of revolution. The CIA arranges a fake assassination to get him safely out of the country, but his daughter is captured in the ensuing melee and sent to The Rock, an island penitentiary ...
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: women's prison, machine gun, female nudity, bare breasts, women in prison, panties, prison, gun, violence, rape, bra, underwear ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%