Movies like Never Back Down

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Never Back Down (2008)
 6.6
 90K
Never Back Down (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, inspirational, entertaining, intense, melancholic, reflective ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, high school, martial arts, youth, teenage life, power relations, rivalry, boxing, fist fighting, high school life, underground, duel, championship, revenge, rage, violence, party, club, training, blood, fight, brawl, contests and competitions, hopes, tennis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, usa, brazil, tokyo

Most similar movies to Never Back Down

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and intense films with plots about rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, sport, underdog, mentor and vengeance mostly in Drama, Sport and Action genres. Some movies like Never Back Down: Fighting (2009), Warrior (2011), Forever Strong (2008), Tapped Out (2014), The Karate Kid (2010). 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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, athlete and trainer, martial arts, beefcake, martial arts training, cage fighting, martial arts tournament, kickboxer, fistfight, kiss, teenage life, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 30K
Fighting (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: rough, realistic, exciting, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: athlete and trainer, rivalry, street fighter, boxing, ambition, sport, love and romance, power relations, father son relationship, fighting movie, tough guy, illegal fistfight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 8.2
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Warrior (2011)
Genre: 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, tense, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, fist fighting, teacher, martial arts, training, contests and competitions, sport, mixed martial arts, exercise, coach, ambition, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, atlantic city new jersey, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, boxing, contests and competitions, jail, prison life, prison, convict, sport, confined, rivalry, tough heroes, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, usa, new jersey, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Movie in collections
 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: serious, realistic
Plot: sport, juvenile delinquency, coach, athlete's life, high school, dedicated educator, hardcase students, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, human spirit, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 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, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, mixed martial arts, athlete and trainer, ambition, young heroes, martial arts, vengeance, sport, rivalry, youth, power relations, loss of partner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 144K
The Karate Kid (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Romance, 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, sentimental, uplifting, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, contests and competitions, sport, human spirit, underdog, friendship, mentor, teachers and students, intergenerational friendship, teaching the ways of the world, perseverance, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, asia, michigan, beijing china, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.4
 44K
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: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, sport, vengeance, master warrior, contests and competitions, sibling relationship, wheelchair, uninhibited rivalry, athlete and trainer, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: entertaining, inspirational, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, sport, mixed martial arts, fight, hand to hand combat, kung fu, martial arts training, fight scenes, tournament, martial artist, fighting movie, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 282K
Real Steel (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA, India
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the near-future, Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who retired from the ring when robots took over the sport. After Charlie's robot is trashed, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max to rebuild and train an unlikely contender.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, entertaining, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: androids and robots, contests and competitions, father son relationship, underdog, sport, boxing, technology, against the odds, family relations, rise to the top, bonding, ambition ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa, brazil
⇓ 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, psychotronic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ghost, martial arts, russian, karate, training, rivalry, contests and competitions, vengeance, hoodlum, human spirit, teenage life, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 29K
Blood and Bone (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fist fighting, martial arts, prison fight, tournament, fight, drifter, newcomer, master warrior, prison, gangsters, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Best of the Best (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport, Thriller
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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, martial arts, martial arts tournament, underdog, bar fight, adventure, redemption, contests and competitions, human spirit, vengeance, culture clash, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 80s
Place: korea, asia, seoul, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 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, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car race, rivalry, high school, car chase, small town, chases and races, youth, parents and children, family relations, contests and competitions, mechanic, car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: serious, sincere, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: wrestling, sport, high school, coming of age, high school life, teenage life, youth, family relations, contests and competitions, rivalry, social relations, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oklahoma
⇓ 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, contests and competitions, rivalry, kickboxing, sport, fight, ambition, wrestling, training, gun in mouth, italian restaurant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 154K
Rocky III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, feel good, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: comeback, sport, boxing, underdog, revenge, fame, boxing match, boxer, training, rivalry, athlete's life, wealth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, california, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 9K
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: realistic, rough, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: boxing, sport, female boxer, sexism, athlete's life, underdog, urban ghetto, contests and competitions, follow your dream, parents and children, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
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Rocky IV (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
Style: sincere, serious, feel good, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: sport, boxing, underdog, revenge, cold war, boxer, training, victory, boxing match, kgb, human monster, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, soviet union, usa, ussr, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: human spirit, sport, athlete and trainer, family, love and romance, youth, power relations, athlete's life, teenage love, ambition, hopes, one more chance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 7K
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, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, friendship, athlete and trainer, boxing, underdog, athlete's life, blood, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, urban ghetto life, against the odds ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 194K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: 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, contests and competitions, sport, family relations, down on your luck, boxing, rise and fall, tragedy, father daughter relationship, death, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 42K
Gridiron Gang (2006)
Genre: 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
Plot: juvenile delinquency, redemption, violence, human spirit, underdog, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, sport, teenage life, competition, youth, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, prison, prison life, hip hop, gambling, murder, contests and competitions, confined, rivalry, tough heroes, gangsters, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.9
 291
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, athlete's life, drugs/alcohol, contests and competitions, siblings relations, rivalry, family relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, infidelity, husband wife relationship, marriage, fight club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 2K
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: serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, off the grid, opponent, boxing, loan shark, boxing match, mental breakdown, child knocked unconscious ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 67K
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, sport, rivalry, mixed martial arts, underdog, contests and competitions, master warrior, ambition, escapades, heroes, buddies, opponent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
All You've Got (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two Southern California volleyball teams determined to prove their superiority on the court find out that they're not as different as they previously thought after tragedy strikes close to home in director Neema Barnette's affectionate ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, sport, volleyball, athlete's life, buddies, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Karate Kid Part III (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Kreese, his life in tatters after his karate school was defeated by Daniel and Mr. Miyagi, visits Terry, a friend from Vietnam. Terry is a ruthless business man and a martial arts expert, and he vows to help Kreese take revenge on Daniel and Mr. ...
Style: serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic, ridiculous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, karate, family, teachers and students, sport, coming of age, duel, confidence, friendship, rivalry, youth, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, tahiti, vietnam, japan, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Crooked Arrows (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.
Style: uplifting, serious, feel good, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, high school, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, family, sport team, ambition, hopes, rivalry, youth, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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