Movies like The Quest

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The Quest (1996)
 5.6
 24K
The Quest (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ghang-gheng, the ancient winner-take-all competition in which the deadliest fighters from around the world employ the most spectacular feats of martial arts skills ever displayed in order to win the prized Golden Dragon. But fighting prowess alone will not be enough for Chris to triumph over such daunting foes.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, exciting, humorous, ridiculous, scary, cult film, nostalgic, dramatic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, martial arts, mixed martial arts, contests and competitions, island, ambition, against the odds, escapades, rivalry, fight scenes, one man army, heroes, mentor, life philosophy, brutality, friendship, revenge, muay thai, crimes, manhood, kidnapping, obsessive quest, tough heroes, martial arts tournament, fist fighting ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: himalaya, tibet, thailand, asia, new york

Most similar movies to The Quest

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, heroes, fight, master warrior, violence and hand to hand combat mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Quest: Bloodsport (1988), Bloodsport 2 (1996), Kickboxer (1989), Hard Target (1993), Best of the Best II (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 76K
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 ⇓
100%
 4.8
 3K
Bloodsport 2 (1996)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After thief Alex Cardo gets caught while stealing an ancient katana in East Asia, he soon finds himself imprisoned and beaten up by the crowd there. One of the guards, Demon, feels upset by Alex appearance and tortures him as often as he gets the ...
Style: realistic, serious, intense, cult film, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, mixed martial arts, prison life, rivalry, contests and competitions, adventure, vengeance, human spirit, friendship, friends ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ 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, rough, serious, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, family relations, wheelchair, revenge, vengeance, muay thai, bar fight, siblings relations, uninhibited rivalry, athlete and trainer, profanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 44K
Hard Target (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a woman's father goes missing, she enlist a local to aid in her search. The pair soon discover that her father has died at the hands of a wealthy sportsman who hunts homeless men as a form of recreation.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, chase, martial arts, survival, mercenary, crimes, danger, deadly, track down, tough heroes, gunfight, union ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Best of the Best II (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In an underground fight club, blackbelt Travis Brickley is killed after losing to the evil martial arts master Brakus. Travis' death is witnessed by Walter Grady, the son of his best friend Alex Grady. Alex and his partner, Tommy Lee, vow to ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, heroes, murder, friends, crime, rivalry, contests and competitions, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
Country: UK, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Four beautiful rivals at an invitation-only martial-arts tournament join forces against a sinister threat. Princess Kasumi is an aristocratic warrior trained by martial-arts masters. Tina Armstrong is a wrestling superstar. Helena Douglas is an ...
Style: exciting, sexy, humorous, captivating, light ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: ninja, martial arts, island, fight, competition, master warrior, friendship, tournament, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, good versus evil, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
33%
Never Surrender (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: From the cage to the big screen, the world's greatest Mixed Martial Arts Champions come together for the first time in a major motion picture. When an MMA world champion is lured into the illegal world of underground cage fighting by an elusive ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: underground fighting, cage fighting, martial arts, rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, tough heroes, heroes, danger, mixed martial arts, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.2
 18K
In Hell (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the warden's entertainment.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, prison, survival, prison life, murder, prison riot, warden, isolation, redemption, crimes, prison sentence, brutality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, latin america, hong kong, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of heroic warriors has only six days to save the planet in "Mortal Kombat Annihilation." To succeed they must survive the most spectacular series of challenges any human, or god, has ever encountered as they battle an evil warlord ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting, cult film ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, save the world, fight, good versus evil, heroes, transformation, battle, alternate dimension, battles, hand to hand combat, adventure ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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 ⇓
32%
Fatal Contact (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man learns the fighting techniques of Sanda from a coach. The two become best friends as the young man prepares to enter an underground tournament, competing against some of the top fighters of the world.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, adventure, heroes, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete's life, street fighter, tough heroes, fight, organized crime, crime boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Wake of Death (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Action superstar, Jean-Claude Van Damme (Universal Soldier, Street Fighter), is back and at his hard-hitting best as Ben Archer, an ex-mob enforcer seeking revenge against a ruthless Chinese kingpin responsible for his wife's brutal murder. ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, child in peril, revenge, martial arts, murder, mortal combat, tough heroes, danger, crimes, deadly, rivalry, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.6
 481
The Eliminator (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Former LAPD cop, Dakota Varley, enters a power boat race seeking the prize of $250,000, but immediately discovers, first hand, that this race's risk matches the prize: one racer is killed, 3 others seriously injured in multiple action-packed ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, survival, one man army, heroes, most dangerous game, chase, martial arts, island, jungle, rivalry, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, France, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, danger, one man army, adventure, gangsters, brutality, illegal fistfight, running, anger, theft, bet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Chinese emissary is sent to the Gobi desert to execute a renegade soldier. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, however, the two warriors might unite to protect the travelers.
Style: exciting, serious, epic, breathtaking, lyrical ...
Plot: martial arts, adventure, vengeance, survival, rivalry, lone wolves, danger, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, sword and sandal, fight, epic battle ...
Time: ancient history, 8th century
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Hard Corps (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An Army veteran assembles a team of bodyguards to protect a former boxer. Complications arise when the boxer suspects his sister may be romantically involved with the bodyguard.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, athlete's life, crimes, bodyguard, vengeance, gang, rivalry, tough heroes, gunfight, security, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: afghanistan, iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 35K
The Protector (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, USA, Hong Kong, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In Bangkok, the young Kham was raised by his father in the jungle with elephants as members of their family. When his old elephant and the baby Kern are stolen by criminals, Kham finds that the animals were sent to Sidney. He travels to Australia, ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, power struggle, one man army, chase, heroes, robbery, elephant, gangsters, master warrior, gang, security guard, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, asia, sydney australia, thailand, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.1
 35K
Man of Tai Chi (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Beijing, a young martial artist's skill places him in position to experience opportunities and sacrifices.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, tai chi, one on one, mortal combat, graphic violence, contests and competitions, tough heroes, opponent, crimes, heroes, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, hong kong, beijing china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, drug dealing, murder, danger, vengeance, revenge, crimes, crime, family, against the odds, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, west indies, caribbean, jamaica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Shaolin Temple (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor who killed his father. ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, kung fu, vengeance, coming of age, adventure, obsessive quest, tough heroes, monk, heroic mission, monastery ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 11K
The Wild Geese (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, adventure, military, betrayal, rescue, battles, behind enemy lines, against the odds, political corruption, political unrest, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, england, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.5
 6K
Dragon Eyes (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In St. Jude, drug dealers and corrupt cops have destroyed an urban neighborhood. But newcomer, Hong, has the fighting skills and moral vision to save this town from itself.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, vigilantism, small town, police corruption, gang, master warrior, fight, one man army, righting the wronged, crimes, crime, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Muay Thai Fighter (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After learning the art of muay thai fighting from skilled masters, small town friends Piak (Akara Amarttayakul) and Phao (Thawatchai Phanpakdee) move their passion to Bangkok, where they become active in underground activities that put what ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, friendship, gang, martial artist, master warrior, crimes, gangsters, one man army, muay thai, tough heroes, graphic violence, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 98K
Unleashed (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Raised as a slave, Danny is used to fighting for his survival. In fact, his "master," Bart, thinks of him as a pet and goes as far as leashing him with a collar so they can make money in fight clubs, where Danny is the main contender. When ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, intense, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, sadism, pianist, vengeance, haunted by the past, slavery, redemption, mob boss, self discovery, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Missing in Action (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: American servicemen are still being held captive in Vietnam and it's up to one man to bring them home in this blistering, fast-paced action/adventure starring martial arts superstar Chuck Norris.Following a daring escape from a Vietnamese POW ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, heroes, missing in action, missing, martial arts, heroic mission, military life, rescue, adventure, one man army, soldier ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.7
 21K
Nowhere to Run (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Escaped convict Sam Gillen single handedly takes on ruthless developers determined to evict Clydie - a widow with two young children. Nobody knows who Sam is.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: farm, martial arts, chase, on the run, eviction, manhunt, prison, motorcycle, redemption, vengeance, fight, fugitives ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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 ⇓
29%
The Chinese Connection (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Chen Zhen returns to the international compound of China only to learn of his beloved teacher's death. This is compounded by the continual racist harassment by the Japanese population in the area. Unlike his friends, he confronts it head on ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, vengeance, revenge, brutality, redemption, honor, tragic hero, kung fu master, crimes, righting the wronged, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 70s
Place: japan, asia, china, shanghai, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After arriving in the town of Shimonita, Ichi finds that a price has been put on his head by a local yakuza boss. He's drawn into a trap, but after hearing of the slaying of a former love, Ichi furiously fights his way through the entire clan ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword, katana, gangsters, crimes, lone wolves, adventure, wrestling, village, vengeance, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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