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Never Back Down (2008)
 6.6
 95K
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, intense, inspirational, realistic, entertaining, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, high school, martial arts, youth, teenage life, rage, rivalry, power relations, duel, boxing, fight, sport, fist fighting, revenge, high school life, contests and competitions, championship, tennis, violence, underground, mentor, party, club, brawl, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, florida, brazil, orlando florida, tokyo

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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, sport, martial arts and redemption mostly in Sport, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Never Back Down: Warrior (2011), Fighting (2009), Kickboxer (1989), Tapped Out (2014), Forever Strong (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts training, sport, martial arts tournament, athlete and trainer, martial arts, kiss, fistfight, kickboxer, cage fighting, beefcake, cell, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 428K
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: tense, rough, emotional, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, sport, boxing, teacher, warrior, fist fighting, training, fight scenes, contests and competitions, courage, coach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, el paso texas, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 32K
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: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, street fighter, athlete and trainer, rivalry, martial artist, ambition, love and romance, power relations, fighting movie, fight, father son relationship, illegal fistfight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, alabama, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 49K
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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, family relations, heroes, wheelchair, muay thai, revenge, vengeance, power relations, bar fight, profanity, siblings relations, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: prison life, contests and competitions, fist fighting, boxing, martial arts, convict, heroes, jail, challenge, taekwondo, prison, russian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, russia, new jersey, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, rivalry, vengeance, youth, young heroes, sport, graphic violence, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 10K
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, touching, disturbing, rough
Plot: coach, rugby, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, father son relationship, human spirit, sport, starting over, ambition, teenage life, redemption, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 158K
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: sincere, inspirational, sentimental, uplifting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: contests and competitions, martial arts, human spirit, underdog, friendship, sport, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, mentor, intergenerational friendship, perseverance, audition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, asia, michigan, detroit, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Undisputed 3: 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, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison fight, prison life, confined, fist fighting, prison, boxing, contests and competitions, tournament, convict, martial arts, heroes, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: mixed martial arts, martial arts, martial arts training, hand to hand combat, fight, tournament, martial artist, sport, fight scenes, fighting movie, violence, master warrior ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, martial artist, taekwondo, martial arts tournament, sport, underdog, culture clash, rivalry, power relations, self discovery, vengeance, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: korea, seoul, asia, hong kong, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 28K
Undisputed (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 96 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: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, gangsters, murder, solitary, prison life, sport, african american, crimes, crime, dishonesty, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, mojave desert, las vegas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Boyka: Undisputed (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: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: fight, redemption, martial arts, accidental death, widow, bad guy, jail, russian, religion, arrested, wife, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tournament, prison fight, fist fighting, martial arts, gangsters, streetfighting, fight, profanity, ambition, prison, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
 213K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Action, 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, rough, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, tragedy, sport, family relations, contests and competitions, down on your luck, father daughter relationship, rise and fall, death, boxer, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new york, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.7
 20K
Redbelt (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Is there room for principle in Los Angeles? Mike Terry teaches jujitsu and barely makes ends meet. His Brazilian wife, whose family promotes fights, wants to see Mike in the ring making money, but to him competition is degrading. A woman sideswipes ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, talky ...
Plot: instructor, betrayal, movie star, interracial marriage, martial arts, filmmaking, sport, artists and showbiz, financial problem, hollywood, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, fight, prisoner, prison, manslaughter, murder, martial arts, mixed martial arts, sport, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 32K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, on the run, heroes, bet, drug dealer, ambition, rivalry, 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 2: The Road Back (1991)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 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, realistic, sequel to cult film, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, vengeance, power relations, tough heroes, uninhibited rivalry, athlete and trainer, siblings relations, underdog, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 242K
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: captivating, exciting, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: boxing, underdog, mentor, athlete and trainer, legacy, sport, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, power relations, athlete's life, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1998, 90s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, tijuana mexico, philadelphia, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 5K
Legendary (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A book-smart teenager joins his school's wrestling team as a way to reunite his surviving family members, who split apart after the death of his father, a college wrestling legend, 10 years ago.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, rough, exciting
Plot: wrestling, family relations, teenage life, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, youth, estranged mother, fight, high school, coming of age, arrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 6K
Born to Race (2011)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Born To Race is the story of Danny Krueger, a rebellious young street racer on a collision course with trouble. After an accident at an illegal street race, he is sent to a small town to live with his estranged father, a washed up NASCAR racer. When ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car race, car chase, rivalry, parents and children, youth, family relations, undisciplined, contests and competitions, chases and races, driving, small town, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 54K
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: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, athlete and trainer, american football, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, ambition, youth, human spirit, teenage life, football, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, united states, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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A Warrior's Heart (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After his father’s death, high school lacrosse star Conor Sullivan becomes self-destructive but through a new love interest and his passion for this sport, Conor discovers the warrior within himself.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: lacrosse, youth, love and romance, family, sport, teenage love, athlete and trainer, human spirit, power relations, hopes, athlete's life, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, inspirational, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, contests and competitions, mixed martial arts, high school teacher, martial arts, prize money, teacher, against the odds, lifestyle change, sport, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: boston, massachusetts, 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: sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: single parent, athlete and trainer, hopes, training, high school, family problems, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, redemption, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., seattle washington, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)
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, exciting, cult film, psychotronic, surprise ending
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ghost, karate, martial arts, rivalry, training, kickboxing, bully, showdown, fighting style, fighting movie, martial arts training, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle, russia, usa, seattle washington, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.9
 307
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, siblings relations, rivalry, contests and competitions, strong violent content, athlete's life, family relations, mixed martial arts, underground tournament, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 3K
Unbeatable (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, off the grid, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, opponent, boxing, training, mixed martial arts, graphic violence, fighting movie, boxing match ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 75K
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, escapades, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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