Movies like Never Back Down

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Never Back Down (2008)
 6.5
 101K
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 no-holds-barred elimination fight with his nemesis and local martial arts champion Ryan McCarthy.
Style: serious, exciting, inspirational, entertaining, intense, suspenseful, motivational, rough, unusual plot structure, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, boys' night, teen drama
Plot: martial arts, high school, athlete and trainer, teenager, youth, rivalry, sport, teenage life, fight, boxing, power relations, streetfighting, rage, duel, revenge, high school life, contests and competitions, brutality, mentor, adaptation, flirting, underground fighting, championship, cheerleading, college ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, tokyo, usa, brazil, orlando florida

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Most similar movies to Never Back Down

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and rough films with plots about rivalry, contests and competitions, fight, ambition, martial arts, sport and violence mostly in Sport, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Never Back Down: Southpaw (2015), Creed (2015), Warrior (2011), Undisputed III: Redemption (2010), Boyka: Undisputed IV (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 235K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and ...
Style: touching, inspirational, sentimental, rough, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, sport, father daughter relationship, athlete's life, tragedy, boxer, contests and competitions, death of wife, rise and fall, fight, down on your luck, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2014
Place: madison square garden manhattan new york city, usa, las vegas, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 271K
Creed (2015)
Genre: Action, 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: inspirational, realistic, feel good, emotional, brutal ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, fight, underdog, boxer, sport, training, athlete and trainer, mentor, coach, legacy, courage, boxing match ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, 2010s, 90s ...
Place: usa, philadelphia, mexico, pennsylvania, tijuana mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 468K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine ...
Style: emotional, serious, inspirational, tense, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sport, mixed martial arts, courage, boxing, warrior, athlete and trainer, fight scenes, muscleman, fight, tournament, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, el paso texas, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, martial arts training, martial arts tournament, mixed martial arts, fight, kickboxer, athlete and trainer, streetfighting, bully, kickboxing, champion, boxing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Undisputed III: Redemption (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Russian inmate Boyka, now severely hobbled by the knee injury suffered at the end of Undisputed 2. No longer the feared prison fighter he was, he has declined so far that he is now good only for cleaning toilets. But when a new prison fight ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison fight, prison, martial arts, kickboxing, fight, boxing, prison life, mixed martial arts, contests and competitions, tournament, confined, capoeira ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Boyka: Undisputed IV (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the fourth installment of the fighting franchise, Boyka is shooting for the big leagues when an accidental death in the ring makes him question everything he stands for. When he finds out the wife of the man he accidentally killed is in trouble, ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: fight, martial arts, prison, redemption, accidental death, sport, boxing, widow, jail, russian, religion, arrested ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 33K
Fighting (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Small-town boy Shawn MacArthur has come to New York City with nothing. Barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets, his luck changes when scam artist Harvey Boarden sees that he has a natural talent for streetfighting. When ...
Style: feel good, atmospheric, suspense, intense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: street fighter, streetfighting, fight, boxing, martial arts, kickboxing, athlete and trainer, kickboxer, underground fighting, brutality, hip hop, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, alabama, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 181K
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, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, sport, human spirit, family, kung fu, contests and competitions, underdog, teachers and students, rivalry, coach, coming of age, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, beijing china, new jersey, california, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 11K
Forever Strong (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rick Penning lives life just like he plays rugby; fast, hard-hitting and intense. When life on the edge lands him in jail, prison ward Marcus Tate offers him a chance to get back in the game by playing for his rival, Highland Rugby. Reluctantly Rick ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, touching, rough ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: rugby, coach, dedicated educator, sport, juvenile delinquency, father son relationship, human spirit, ambition, starting over, teenage life, redemption, baseball ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 56K
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: feel good, harsh, inspirational, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, martial arts tournament, muay thai, revenge, sport, vengeance, violence, mentor, tough guy, master warrior, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, suspense, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, fight, martial arts training, martial artist, tournament, master warrior, fight scenes, friendship, kickboxer, kickboxing, sport ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 2K
Tapped Out (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A disgruntled teenager, sent to do community service at a rundown Karate school, enters an MMA tournament to face the man who killed his parents.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, ambition, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, martial arts, rivalry, vengeance, youth, young heroes, sport, fight, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Undisputed II: 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: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: boxing, martial arts, prison, fight, kickboxing, tournament, sport, prison life, challenge, contests and competitions, taekwondo, jail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, tokyo, new jersey, usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, realistic, rough, harsh, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: boxing, sport, friendship, ambition, underdog, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions, against the odds, human spirit, urban ghetto life, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, british columbia, california, cuba, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 32K
Undisputed (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Monroe Hutchens is the heavyweight champion of Sweetwater, a maximum security prison. He was convicted to a life sentence due to a passionate crime. Iceman Chambers is the heavyweight champion, who lost his title due to a rape conviction to ten ...
Style: suspense, intense, talky, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, boxing, fight, gangsters, sport, life sentence, hip hop, martial arts, violence, mafia, gang, convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, california, new jersey, usa, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 222K
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, inspirational, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, teenager, karate, teaching the ways of the world, teacher, sport, human spirit, fight, coming of age, high school, martial arts tournament, underdog ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.5
 167K
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, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: karate, martial arts, master apprentice relationship, dojo, martial arts training, teenager, starting over, fight, rivalry, martial artist, middle aged man, father son relationship ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: inspirational, emotional, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, martial arts tournament, martial artist, taekwondo, sport, culture clash, underdog, vengeance, redemption, fight, violence, kung fu ...
Time: 80s
Place: korea, hong kong, seoul, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.8
 85K
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: inspirational, exciting, intense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, tournament, martial arts tournament, kung fu, revenge, underdog, rivalry, sport, fight, airport, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 3K
Unbeatable (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Fai, once a world champion in boxing, escapes to Macau from the loan sharks and unexpectedly encounters Qi, a young chap who is determined to win a boxing match. Fai becomes Qi's mentor and rediscovers his passion to fight not only in the ring ...
Style: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, ambition, boxing, opponent, rivalry, contests and competitions, boxing match, training, loan shark, sport, boxer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ 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: feel good, rough, serious, humorous, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, fight, vengeance, kickboxer, mentor, fight scenes, master warrior, tough heroes, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 34K
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: inspirational, brutal, harsh, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison fight, streetfighting, martial arts, tournament, prison, fight, gangsters, kickboxing, kung fu, drifter, vengeance, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Philly Kid (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former NCAA champion wrestler is paroled after 10 years in prison. Now, to save a friend's life, in a series of cage fights he must agree to do the impossible - lose.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fight, mixed martial arts, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, martial arts, prisoner, manslaughter, prison, murder, sport, competition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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No Retreat, No Surrender (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Young Jason Stillwell (Kurt McKinney) moves with his parents to Seattle, where local bullies harass them without mercy. Jason's father Tom (Tim Baker) does not believe in violence, so the family takes it on the chin. One day Jason enrolls in a ...
Style: serious, surprise ending, exciting, psychotronic, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, karate, martial arts training, kickboxing, training, rivalry, ghost, vengeance, bully, jeet kune do, revenge, tournament ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle, washington state, russia, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 36K
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, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, on the run, heroes, drug dealer, bet, ambition, rivalry, fight, opponent, contests and competitions, martial arts tournament ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, africa, las vegas, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 66K
Gridiron Gang (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.
Style: inspirational, realistic, serious, rough, sincere ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: american football, juvenile delinquency, athlete and trainer, football, sport, prison, underdog, redemption, life philosophy, stereotypes, gangsters, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.8
 351
Brawler (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sidelined by an injury incurred while protecting his young brother, underground fighter Charlie Fontaine feels blindsided when he discovers his brother having sex on his couch with his new wife, Kat. Fueled by rage, a determined Charlie makes plans ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts tournament, martial arts, contests and competitions, rivalry, siblings relations, strong violent content, family relations, athlete's life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, underground tournament, mixed martial arts, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
4 Minute Mile (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager overcomes odds to run a 4-minute mile race.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: single parent, track and field, training, high school, running, athlete and trainer, brother brother relationship, family problems, contests and competitions, direction and purpose, death in the family, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 11K
Girlfight (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Diana Guzman begins to train as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers, all while keeping it a secret from her father.
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: boxing, female boxer, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, mentor, self fulfillment, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 449
The Sensei (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lonely gay teenager, McClain, struggles to fit in with his classmates in a small, conservative Colorado town. After he's severely beaten at school, Karen O'Neil, a martial arts Sensei, secretly trains him to defend himself. When the town ...
Style: captivating, exciting, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, gay, small town, family relations, high school, self defense, rivalry, society, leadership, mentor, teenager, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%