Movies like Real Steel

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Real Steel (2011)
 7.1
 278K
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, sentimental, serious, inspirational, touching, intense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: androids and robots, contests and competitions, underdog, sport, boxing, against the odds, father son relationship, technology, family relations, rise to the top, bonding, ambition, robot vs. robot, robot, training, parents and children, arena, junkyard, bet, artificial intelligence, adventure, rags to riches, father son reunion, fight, parent child relationship ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa, brazil

Most similar movies to Real Steel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, stylized and intense films with plots about dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, storytelling, transformation, destiny and chase mostly in Action, Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like Real Steel: Pacific Rim (2013), Transformers (2007), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Never Back Down (2008), Chappie (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 432K
Pacific Rim (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: ...
Style: serious, exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, androids and robots, save the world, monster, danger, deadly creature, battles, heroes, space and aliens, giant, heroic mission, anti heroes ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: tokyo, asia, pacific ocean, australia, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.1
 556K
Transformers (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Young teenager, Sam Witwicky becomes involved in the ancient struggle between two extraterrestrial factions of transforming robots – the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. Sam holds the clue to unimaginable power and the Decepticons will ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, entertaining, intense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen comedy
Plot: androids and robots, man versus machine, alien invasion, robot, transformation, artifact, good versus evil, alien, danger, save the world, military, killer robot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1890s, 2000s, 19th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, sad, rough, touching, bleak ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, athlete's life, determination, sport, underdog, follow your dream, human spirit, boxing, feminism, contests and competitions, training, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, athlete and trainer, youth, teenage life, power relations, martial arts, high school life, rivalry, fist fighting, boxing, duel, championship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, usa, brazil, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 209K
Chappie (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings—some good, some bad—and he will rely on his heart and ...
Style: humorous, touching, suspenseful, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: technology gone awry, robot, artificial intelligence, a.i., technology, gangster, heist, brutality, cyberpunk, androids, weapons, parents and children ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: rough, serious, realistic, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, friendship, athlete and trainer, underdog, athlete's life, boxing, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, urban ghetto life, against the odds, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 446K
I, Robot (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: technology gone awry, androids and robots, a.i., future dystopia, robot, artificial intelligence, murder, imaginary, inventions and discoveries, danger, police investigation, man versus machine ...
Time: future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 5K
Robot Jox (1989)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 50 years after a nuclear war, the two superpowers handle territorial disputes in a different way. Each fields a giant robot to fight one-on-one battles in official matches, each piloted by a man inside, known as robot jockeys or jox. The contest for ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, satirical
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: man versus machine, androids and robots, robot, save the world, survival, future dystopia, heroic mission, giant robots, giant robot, mecha, laser, a.i. ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.8
 24K
Tekken (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the year of 2039, after World Wars destroy much of the civilization as we know it, territories are no longer run by governments, but by corporations; the mightiest of which is the Mishima Zaibatsu. In order to placate the seething masses of this ...
Style: rough, serious, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, martial arts tournament, adventure, master villain, vengeance, master warrior, contests and competitions, ambition, danger, heroes, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 44K
Over the Top (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sylvester Stallone stars as hard-luck big-rig trucker Lincoln Hawk and takes us under the glaring Las Vegas lights for all the boisterous action of the World Armwrestling Championship. Relying on wits and willpower, Hawk tries to rebuild his life ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, exciting, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, underdog, athlete's life, on the road, redemption, custody, contests and competitions, parents and children, ambition, rivalry, family relations, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 161K
Surrogates (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: technology gone awry, investigation, utopia, androids and robots, murder, robot, cyberpunk, human existence, future dystopia, special agents, life is a bitch, physical appearance ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.3
 2K
Arena (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An intergalactic fighting competition between champions of various worlds has traditionally been won by a species much larger and stronger than humans. Entering the contest, a human finds he has to battle against not just his opponents and his ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fight, alien, contests and competitions, rivalry, space and aliens, gangsters, adventure, underdog, alien encounter, future dystopia, battles, fighting the system ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.
Style: uplifting, exciting, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, athlete and trainer, american football, sport team, contests and competitions, ambition, small town, rise to the top, rivalry, youth, social relations, coach ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the horse (in fact is a mare)and save it of being sacrificed by the owner.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: horse, sport, family, redemption, contests and competitions, human spirit, horse race, parent child relationship, parents and children, against the odds, hopes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.0
 45K
Almost Human (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Almost Human is an American science fiction/crime drama on Fox. In 2048, the uncontrollable evolution of science and technology has caused crime rates to rise an astounding 400%. To combat this, the overwhelmed police force has implemented a new ...
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, a.i., partners, fighting crime, police detective, future dystopia, hi-tech, law enforcer, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, reluctant ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 209K
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: realistic, serious, exciting, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, sport, boxing, athlete's life, motivational speaker, underground fighting, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, ambition, rivalry, power relations, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s, year 1998
Place: usa, philadelphia, england, mexico, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 29K
The Rookie (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if ...
Style: sentimental, serious, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, athlete and trainer, family, athlete's life, parent child relationship, follow your dream, against the odds, ambition, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.0
 24K
Rollerball (2002)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this fast action-packed thriller, Jonathan, Marcus, and Aurora compete in a dangerous, fierce sport called Rollerball. Although, Johnathan and Marcus try to quit, cruel and vindictive promoter Alexi Petrovich encourages them to still participate.
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, rough, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, arena, stadium, rebellion, rivalry, motorcycle chase, drugs/alcohol, contests and competitions, survival, motor sport, manager, wrestling ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2005, near future, 2000s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, mine, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 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, serious, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, family relations, down on your luck, rise and fall, father daughter relationship, boxing, ambition, unfulfillment, death, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 201K
RoboCop (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America. Now OmniCorp wants ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, superhuman powers, cyberpunk, violence, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, robot, drugs/alcohol, urban, one man army, crime fighter, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: detroit, usa, pentagon, tehran iran, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 346
Slam (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mouth, Monkey, and Jason are your average teenagers with a love for the game of basketball. On the last day of school, they get on the wrong side of Li Wei, the captain of the high school basketball team. Li Wei & his entourage swear to make ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, underdog, contests and competitions, family, teenage life, sport team, coming of age, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Bicentennial Man (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Richard Martin buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product is named Andrew by the youngest of the family's children. "Bicentennial Man" follows the life and times of Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to ...
Style: futuristic, sentimental, philosophical, melancholic, inspirational ...
Plot: androids and robots, opposites attract, robot, human nature, society, artificial intelligence, romance, self discovery, androids, immortality, human android relationship, life & death ...
Time: future, 23rd century, year 2005, 2040s, 22nd century ...
Place: cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.1
 450K
Rocky (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, sentimental, feel good, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, athlete's life, training, contests and competitions, boxing, boxing match, boxer, world champion, fight, shyness, self esteem, racial slur ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 23K
Secretariat (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin - manages to ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: horse, against the odds, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, horse race, rise to the top, ambition, hopes, follow your dream, feminism, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A two-hour Battlestar Galactica special that tells the story of the Battlestar Pegasus several months prior to it finding the Galactica.
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, space opera, heroic mission, adventure, androids and robots, space wars, survival, escapades, human in outer space, betrayal, humanity, dark hero ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: future dystopia, survival, young heroes, mentor, danger, female protagonist, warrior, rebellion, championship, society, president, resistance ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 20K
Rollerball (1975)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game.
Style: futuristic, rough, serious, exciting, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, danger, totalitarianism, athlete's life, hotshot hero, contests and competitions, rebellion, sport, future dystopia, against the odds, ambition, heroes ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s
Place: houston texas, geneva switzerland, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 140K
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, serious, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, contests and competitions, sport, human spirit, underdog, friendship, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, family, mentor, intergenerational friendship, perseverance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, asia, michigan, detroit, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: athlete and trainer, rivalry, boxing, contests and competitions, battles, street fighter, sport, urban ghetto, tough heroes, ambition, urban ghetto life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, alabama, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.1
 65K
Lost in Space (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The prospects for continuing life on Earth in the year 2058 are grim. So the Robinsons are launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic, based on cult tv series ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, time travel, save the world, adventure, androids and robots, robot, space and aliens, imaginary, sabotage, spacecraft, terrorism ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%