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: child martial arts, martial arts, heroes, good versus evil, survival, adventure, youth, battles, supernatural ability, teenage life, escapades, rivalry, heroic mission, school, ninja, fight, kung fu, tough guy, bully, master warrior, salesman, schoolyard fight, best friend, teenage boy, teacher student relationship ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about martial arts, heroes, rivalry, master warrior, danger, escapades and kung fu mostly in Action, Fantasy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Power Within: Invincible (2001), Tiger Heart (1996), Showdown (1993), Volcano High (2001), Magnificent Guardsmen (1978). 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, heroic mission, supernatural, adventure, apocalypse, supernatural ability, daring rescue, rivalry, battles, estrangement, mentor ...
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100%
 4.1
 386
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: semi serious, realistic, exciting, cult film, teen comedy
Plot: martial arts, child martial arts, escapades, adventure, good versus evil, rivalry, master warrior, heroes, teenage life, woman in danger, heroic mission, taekwondo ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 1K
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: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, youth, contests and competitions, good versus evil, rivalry, crimes, police detective, school, teenage life, kickboxer, martial artist, bully ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 3K
Volcano High (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 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, semi serious, exciting, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, high school, adventure, heroic mission, vengeance, supernatural ability, fish out of water, haunted by the past, goofy hero, youth, rivalry, teachers and students ...
Place: asia, south korea, korea, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, siblings relations, on the road, heroic mission, rivalry, clergy, adventure, escapades, race against time, obsessive quest, battles ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.8
 145
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, sincere, captivating, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: child martial arts, shaolin monk, martial arts, restaurant, escapades, prodigy, master warrior, family, rivalry, school, friendship, kung fu ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: battles, martial arts, heroes, terrorism, heroic mission, battle zone, rivalry, escapades, adventure, hotshot hero, war, combat ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.2
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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, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ambition, heroic mission, crimes, master warrior, escapades, fighting crime, rivalry, heroes, underdog, sport, ultimatum ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 3.1
 172
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: suspenseful, suspense, serious, exciting, tense
Plot: fight, heroes, battles, one man army, martial arts, kickboxing, martial artist, gunfight, tough guy, one against many, master warrior, strip club ...
Time: near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.9
 14K
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: serious, exciting, captivating, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, one man army, martial artist, supernatural, rivalry, human spirit, vengeance, mixed martial arts, muay thai, village ...
Time: 15th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, disability, battles, tough heroes, military, underdog, one man army, ambition, adventure, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, heroic mission, rivalry, superhuman powers, battles, uninhibited rivalry, military, samurai, chase, partners against crime, escapades, master villain ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, family outing, kids
Plot: martial arts, virtual reality, dojo, karate, teenage life, heroic mission, family life, battles, family relations, gang, supernatural ability, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Forbidden Warrior (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Gaia Za is a sacred tome that holds many ancient and powerful spells to be unlocked by a so-called Chosen One expected to be born to one of two leading families: the Khans or the Marajis. Unwilling to leave the clan's fate to the gods, Che ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, serious
Plot: adventure, martial arts, good versus evil, rivalry, escapades, kung fu, legends and myths, heroes, heroic mission, destiny, crimes, master warrior ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.4
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, master warrior, fight, haunted by the past, redemption, moral dilemma, ambition, rivalry, crimes, tough guy, martial arts, martial arts training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, exciting, rough, serious
Plot: martial arts, chase, heroes, crimes, rivalry, gangsters, kickboxing, violence, martial artist, fistfight, love interest, warrior ...
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, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, heroic mission, good versus evil, save the world, supernatural ability, adventure, rivalry, heroes, legends and myths, master villain, supernatural, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.1
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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, heroic mission, criminal heroes, save the world, treasure hunt, master villain, good versus evil, dishonesty, one man army, race against time, daring rescue, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, rivalry, adventure, save the day, ambition, tough heroes, escapades, confined, crimes, contests and competitions, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Plot: martial arts, samurai, state affairs, obsessive quest, rivalry, escapades, adventure, master warrior, heroes, royal family, school, kung fu ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ 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, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, terrorism, master warrior, heroes, good versus evil, one man army, tough heroes, mortal combat, fight, battles, acrobat ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: caribbean, asia, usa, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: semi serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, mixed martial arts, tournament, rivalry, ambition, vengeance, fistfight, underground fighting, kickboxing, violence, kung fu ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, gangsters, vengeance, crimes, leadership, law enforcement, drug dealing, rivalry, tough heroes, hitman, stoners ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 3.6
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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: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, gangsters, art, battles, friends, master warrior, master criminal, rivalry, one man army, adventure, family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: serious, surreal, atmospheric, cult film
Plot: martial arts, supernatural ability, heroes, master warrior, revenge, good versus evil, rivalry, heroic mission, vengeance, legends and myths, martial artist, combat ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: exciting, serious, rough, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: shaolin kung fu, betrayal, heroes, martial arts, kung fu, blind woman, rivalry, dishonesty, partners, crimes, escapades, track down ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: kung fu classic, martial artist, kung fu fighting, violence, revenge, kung fu master, katana, battles, heroes, master warrior, fistfight, kung fu ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tough heroes, heroic mission, military, adventure, rivalry, terrorism, partners against crime, escapades, partners, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Protector 2 (2013)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Kham is the last in long line of guards who once watched over the King of Thailand's war elephants. Traditionally, only the perfect elephants could successfully help defend the throne, after his harrowing quest to retrieve the elephants, Kham ...
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, rivalry, protagonist as suspect, motorcycle chase, escapades, daring rescue, heroes, crimes, tough heroes, on the run, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Kung Fu Killer (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 176 min.
Story: China is in unrest, as the Republic falls prey to Warlords like Kahn Xin, who holds an entire province hostage to the opium trade—and destroys all who oppose him. Only the revered Wudang monks dare stand in Kahn’s way in order to protect the ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu, revenge, martial arts, escapades, track down, tough heroes, race against time, rivalry, crimes, heroes, master warrior, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%