Movies like The Power Within

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The Power Within (1995)
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The Power Within (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Stan Dryer, a teen, afraid to even ask a girl to the prom, finds courage and extreme martial arts skill when he is given a ring by an old man he tried to save from a group of attackers. The ring is a mate to a ring stolen by a double dealing art thief who had been hired to steal it by a criminal mastermind who wanted it for its mystical powers.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: martial arts, heroes, good versus evil, teenage life, survival, adventure, youth, battles, supernatural ability, anti hero, danger, heroic mission, escapades, rivalry, anti heroes, school, ninja, fight, kung fu, tough guy, best friend, martial artist, bully, mask, salesman ...

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Most similar movies to The Power Within

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about heroes, martial arts, rivalry, master warrior, danger, escapades and adventure mostly in Action, Fantasy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Power Within: Invincible (2001), Tiger Heart (1996), Magnificent Guardsmen (1978), Volcano High (2001), Unmasking the Idol (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Invincible (2001)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Shadow Men are immortal beings of darkness and destruction. One such Shadow Man, Os (Zane), is confronted by the White Warrior, a being of light, and given the chance to change his ways or die. After the White Warrior bests Os in combat, she ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, adventure, supernatural, heroic mission, rivalry, supernatural ability, daring rescue, apocalypse, battles, danger, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.2
 343
Tiger Heart (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teen martial arts expert takes on a bunch of thugs who are forcing a community to sell their property in order to build a mall.
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, cult film
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: martial arts, child martial arts, rivalry, escapades, heroes, good versus evil, danger, adventure, master warrior, heroic mission, woman in danger, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Magnificent Guardsmen (1978)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chan is asked by a young, wealthy lady to take her sick brother to a particular doctor in order to be cured. To reach this doctor, Chan and a handful of travelling companions must pass through bandit-infested wild country. They meet and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, clergy, race against time, escapades, obsessive quest, danger, adventure, battles, heroic mission, siblings relations, on the road ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 3K
Volcano High (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Volcano High School is marking its 108th. Every student is a martial arts expert, so it is not surprising to see tea leaves moving in the shape of dragons or hallway windows shattering into bits with no one touching them. At Volcano High, the legend ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, high school, heroic mission, adventure, vengeance, fish out of water, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, teachers and students, rivalry, goofy hero, youth ...
Place: south korea, asia, korea, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Unmasking the Idol (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Duncan Jax must stop the evil terrorist Scarlet Leader from acquiring nuclear bombs that could start WW3. Together with the trusty baboon, Boon, he takes on the almost impossible mission! He must steal the gold that Scarlet leader plans to use to ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, semi serious, exciting
Plot: martial arts, terrorism, battles, heroes, heroic mission, escapades, rivalry, adventure, war, hotshot hero, anti heroes, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 948
Showdown (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ken has just moved from Kansas with his mother. He talks to a girl named Julie, not knowing that her boyfriend Tom is very possessive of her. Tom is learning karate from Lee, a sensei whose brother was killed by a rookie cop named Billy. Billy has ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, contests and competitions, good versus evil, danger, crimes, rivalry, youth, police detective, teenage life, school, kickboxer, roundhouse kick ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.3
 551
Underground (2007)
Genre: Action
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the UK suburbs, an underground tournament is set to challenge twelve fighters from different backgrounds to compete for the price of £500,000. They have been handpicked for a no-holds barred competition that will push each fighter to their ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ambition, heroic mission, rivalry, crimes, danger, heroes, master warrior, escapades, fighting crime, underdog, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.2
 142
Bloodfist 2050 (2005)
Genre: Action
Country: Philippines
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Alex Danko descends into the ultra-violent underworld of extreme martial-arts to find his brother's killer with the help of hardened Detective Ramirez and his brother's alluring ex-lover in this post-apocalyptic allegory of greed and ...
Style: exciting, suspense, tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: fight, heroes, battles, martial artist, martial arts, one man army, kickboxing, gunfight, one against many, tough guy, pistol, machine gun ...
Time: near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 5.0
 13K
Ong-bak 3 (2010)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ong Bak 3 picks up where Ong Bak 2 had left off. Tien is captured and almost beaten to death before he is saved and brought back to the Kana Khone villagers. There he is taught meditation and how to deal with his Karma, but very soon his arch rival ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, supernatural, muay thai, village, one man army, heroes, kung fu, supernatural ability, deadly, curses spells and rituals, vengeance ...
Time: 15th century, ancient history
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Champ vs. Champ (1980)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A gang leader targets the daughter of an enemy who's been promised to a local fighter. After losing his leg to a poison arrow, the fighter learns to fight again using a metal leg.
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, track down, uninhibited rivalry, train, vengeance, wrongfully committed, vigilantism, battles, supernatural, escapades ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Azumi 2: Death or Love (2005)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Young assassins Azumi and Nagara continue their mission to prevent a civil war. In their hunt for Masayuki Sanada, who is protected by both an army and a dangerous clan, they meet Ginkaku, a person who shows a remarking resemblance with former ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, superhuman powers, danger, rivalry, tough heroes, samurai, chases and races, chase, good versus evil, escapades, master villain, partners against crime ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ex-kickboxing champion turned sports photographer Max Havoc again finds himself in Guam on a publicity photo shoot. Max's helpful ways land him in the lives of the vacationing sisters Jane and Christy Goody who have acquired a rare jade dragon, ...
Style: rough, realistic, exciting, serious
Plot: martial arts, chase, heroes, crimes, danger, gangsters, rivalry, violence, kickboxing, showdown, martial artist, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.5
 146
Fist 2 Fist (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Still haunted by his failure to prevent the murder of a young couple years earlier, a mixed martial arts teacher must confront the skeleton in his closet when the boy who was orphaned by the killing shows up at his door.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, master warrior, fight, redemption, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, ambition, crimes, rivalry, tough guy, martial arts, martial arts training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Adventures of Johnny Tao (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Johnny Dow struggles to make a living at his small town gas station by charging motorists to see the electric guitar used by his late father a one-hit, rock and roll wonder. Legend has it the guitar was carved in the shape of a dragon's head ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, supernatural ability, save the world, rivalry, heroes, supernatural, danger, escapades, legends and myths ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Pocket Ninjas (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Somewhere in New Jersey, a group masked rollerblading children "save the universe" by training to fight the evil Cobra Khan through a series of action-packed montages. Along the way they hypothesize some slapstick hijinks in a balloon ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: martial arts, karate, virtual reality, mask, dojo, gang, danger, crimes, escapades, rivalry, youth, adventure ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.2
 228
The Sanctuary (2009)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1897, the “Poisoned Knife” clan broke into the royal palace of Thailand to steal the Royal Antiques which the King intended to give to America as a reward for its help in negotiations that avoided Thai territorial cuts. The clan succeeded in ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, danger, save the world, heroic mission, criminal heroes, good versus evil, dishonesty, master villain, master warrior, crimes, daring rescue, one man army ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Maximum Cage Fighting (2006)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jimmy Garren, a former Tae Kwon Do world champion, is now retired and a widowed father to ten-year-old Katie. So when he's challenged by a famous cage fighter-and former rival Nick "the Nasty" Harper-to a fight, he refuses...until ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, one man army, adventure, ambition, save the day, rivalry, tough heroes, escapades, crimes, danger, righting the wronged, battles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Swordsman (1990)
Genre: Action, History
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a scroll containing valuable martial arts secrets is stolen from the Emperor, an army detachment is sent to recover it. It is based on the novel The Smiling, Proud Wanderer by Jinyong.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, captivating, serious
Plot: martial arts, heroes, rivalry, state affairs, samurai, school, royal family, master warrior, danger, deadly, adventure, obsessive quest ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 3.8
 127
Kung Fu Kid (2007)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young martial arts student gets caught up in a series of Kung Fu adventures with a woman who manages a Chinese restaurant.
Style: exciting, captivating, sincere, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: martial arts, restaurant, shaolin monk, escapades, prodigy, rivalry, school, family, danger, friendship, disorder, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, South Africa
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jackson is back, and now he has a new partner, karate champion Sean, as they must face a deadly terrorist known as "The Cobra", who has infected Sean with a virus. Sean and Jackson have no choice but to fight the Cobra and his bands of ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, heroes, good versus evil, master warrior, terrorism, mortal combat, tough heroes, one man army, fight, martial artist, showdown ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: caribbean, usa, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Shaolin Deadly Kicks (1979)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Eight thieves steal a treasure map and split it into eight pieces, vowing to regroup three years later. But they'll have to deal with a deadly-kicking cop.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: betrayal, heroes, martial arts, shaolin kung fu, kung fu, graphic violence, track down, rivalry, escapades, partners, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Once Upon a Time in China IV (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Wong Fei Hung must deal with both foreign threats and the nationalist Red Lantern Society in this continuation of the popular kung fu series.
Style: cult film
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, kung fu, fistfight, warrior, good versus evil, heroes, master warrior, battles, martial artist, kung fu fighting, katana sword ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Bloodsport III (1996)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bloodsport III brings us back to the world of Alex Cardo. This time he must battle in a fight to end all fights - The Kumite, the most vicious warrior alive - Beast. He must not only battle for his own honor, but also avenge the death of Sun, his ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, tournament, mixed martial arts, fistfight, rivalry, ambition, vengeance, underground fighting, kickboxing, hand to hand combat, beating ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Executioner (1974)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three street toughs are hired to take down a Tokyo drug dealer in this hard-hitting Toei karate action film.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heroes, martial arts, crimes, danger, leadership, rivalry, drug dealing, vengeance, tough heroes, stoners, hitman ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Evil Cult (1993)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wild and rollicking martial arts fantasy extravaganza that features prized swords and swordsmen, a crazy monk attached to a rolling boulder, serious clan and cult rivalries, and lots of magic and flying.
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, cult film
Plot: martial arts, supernatural ability, heroes, master warrior, revenge, heroic mission, legends and myths, vengeance, imaginary, good versus evil, rivalry, danger ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.6
 99
Double Blast (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two kids with martial arts training and their black belt father rescue a professor from gangsters who want a stone tablet that she has discovered may lead to untold riches.
Style: semi serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, gangsters, art, one man army, heroes, crimes, gang, family, escapades, teenage life, friendship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
American Tigers (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Terrorists from all countries are to be reunited in order to join forces against their governments. The USA army notice it. A group of assassins, waiting in jail to be executed by firing squad get the chance to be exonerated if they participate in ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, adventure, partners, crimes, danger, military, tough heroes, heroic mission, terrorism, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.3
 329
Sakura Killers (1987)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Taiwan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chuck Connors stars in this routine martial arts feature as the Colonel. He sends agents Sonny (Mike Kelly) and Dennis (George Nichols) to Taiwan in search of microfilm containing experiments on genetic engineering. The agents soon find themselves ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, warrior, agent, death, ninjitsu, ninja, destiny, frame up, danger, rivalry, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In feudal China, a blacksmith who makes weapons for a small village is put in the position where he must defend himself and his fellow villagers.
Style: stylized, exciting, suspenseful, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, blacksmith, gold, violence, femme fatale, village, ninja, good versus evil, heroes, lone hero, gang war, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 15th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Frogmen Operation Stormbringer (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Captain Rick Jeffries is the head of a group of elite soldiers who swim into action, doing the dirty jobs no else can or wants to do. They are in pursuit of a world traveling terrorist known only as Casper, and have the difficult job of bringing him ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, race against time, undercover, adventure, terrorism, heroic mission, danger, chases and races, escapades, confined, heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%