Movies like Redbelt

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Redbelt (2008)
 6.7
 21K
Redbelt (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Is there room for principle in Los Angeles? Mike Terry teaches jujitsu and barely makes ends meet. His Brazilian wife, whose family promotes fights, wants to see Mike in the ring making money, but to him competition is degrading. A woman sideswipes Mike's car and then, after an odd sequence of events, shoots out the studio's window. Later that evening, Mike rescues an action movie star in a fistfight at a bar. In return, the actor befriends Mike, gives him a gift, offers him work on his newest film, and introduces Mike's wife to his own - the women initiate business dealings. Then, things go sour all at once, Mike's debts mount, and going into the ring may be his only option.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, talky, neo noir, clever, thought provoking, cerebral, twists and turns ...
Plot: instructor, betrayal, movie star, interracial marriage, martial arts, filmmaking, sport, artists and showbiz, hollywood, rivalry, financial problem, contests and competitions, husband wife relationship, debt, respect, lawsuit, fistfight, bar fight, jujitsu, car accident, video surveillance, friendship, boxing, crimes, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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Most similar movies to Redbelt

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, intense and entertaining films with plots about mentor, rivalry, dialogue, ambition, sport, redemption and brutality mostly in Drama, Sport and Action genres. Some movies like Redbelt: Warrior (2011), Never Back Down (2008), Diggstown (1992), The Hustler (1961), The Color of Money (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 463K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: Action, 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: serious, tense, emotional, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, warrior, courage, athlete and trainer, boxing, sport, fight scenes, teacher, muscleman, underdog, training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, atlantic city new jersey, iraq, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 101K
Never Back Down (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, martial arts, high school, youth, boxing, rivalry, teenage life, rage, power relations, fight, duel, streetfighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, usa, brazil, orlando florida, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 7K
Diggstown (1992)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Gabriel Caine has just been released from prison when he sets up a bet with a business man. The business man owns most of a boxing-mad town called Diggstown. The bet is that Gabe can find a boxer that will knock out 10 Diggstown men, in a boxing ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, bet, con artists, sport, ex athlete, rivalry, crimes, contests and competitions, dishonesty, ambition, aging, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: southern usa, georgia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.0
 81K
The Hustler (1961)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Fast Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary Minnesota Fats to a high-stakes match.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, thought provoking, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: billiards, gambling, suicide, money, hustler, sport, championship, success, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, california, san francisco, minnesota, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts training, martial arts tournament, kickboxer, athlete and trainer, bully, kickboxing, martial arts, boxing, undisciplined, ambition, sport, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Color of Money (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Former pool hustler "Fast Eddie" Felson decides he wants to return to the game by taking a pupil. He meets talented but green Vincent Lauria and proposes a partnership. As they tour pool halls, Eddie teaches Vincent the tricks of scamming, ...
Style: talky, clever, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: billiards, on the road, comeback, hustler, sport, redemption, casino, youth, hopes, graphic violence, self discovery, blues ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, atlantic city new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Undisputed II: 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: boxing, kickboxing, tournament, martial arts, prison life, challenge, contests and competitions, convict, jail, heroes, prison, taekwondo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, russia, new jersey, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Fighting Man (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two men meet in the ring for a fight that will change their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, disturbing, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, human spirit, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, hopes, boxing, brutality, graphic violence, redemption, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.7
 33K
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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison fight, streetfighting, tournament, drifter, kickboxing, fistfight, martial arts, gangsters, fight, heroes, ambition, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 201K
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: tense, suspenseful, inspirational, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: boxing, underdog, boxer, victory, training, sport, vengeance, revenge, tough heroes, opponent, athlete and trainer, fight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ussr, russia, siberia, las vegas, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 187K
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: captivating, suspenseful, inspirational, suspense, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: boxing, boxer, comeback, underdog, coach, fame, training, sport, revenge, athlete's life, ambition, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, los angeles, madison square garden manhattan new york city, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 84K
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, tournament, master warrior, underdog, heroes, underground fighting, sport, revenge, escapades, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
White Men Can't Jump (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Billy Hoyle and Sidney Deane are an unlikely pair of basketball hustlers. They team up to con their way across the courts of Los Angeles, playing a game that's fast dangerous - and funny.
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, buddy comedy, light ...
Plot: basketball, friendship, racism, sport, gambling, african american, contests and competitions, ambition, blacks and whites, rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief), debt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 9K
Fat City (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, friendship, boxing, comeback, athlete's life, sport, ambition, rivalry, introspection, unfulfillment, boxing match, boxer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 135K
Rocky V (1990)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A lifetime of taking shots has ended Rocky's career, and a crooked accountant has left him broke. Inspired by the memory of his trainer, however, Rocky finds glory in training and takes on an up-and-coming boxer.
Style: serious, realistic, inspirational, suspense, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, betrayal, underdog, coach, training, champion, heroes, sport, challenge, athlete and trainer, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Poolhall Junkies (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A retired pool hustler is forced to pick up the stick again when his brother starts a game he can't finish.
Style: serious, suspense, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: billiards, gambling, orphan, hustler, gangsters, ambition, rivalry, opponent, small time, vengeance, crimes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Resurrecting the Champ (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his ...
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: ex athlete, journalism, boxing, african american, newspaper, lifestyle, athlete's life, human spirit, sport, introspection, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 50s
Place: usa, colorado, detroit, las vegas, denver colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, fight, prisoner, manslaughter, prison, murder, martial arts, sport, wrestling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 9K
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, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: boxing, friendship, sport, ambition, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions, against the odds, human spirit, urban ghetto life, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Chavez Cage of Glory (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barely being able to make ends meet and doing everything he can possibly do to cover his ill son's growing medical bills, Hector Chavez turns to his fighting roots in the underbelly of LA. His amateur Mixed Martial Arts videos go viral grabbing ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspense
Plot: martial arts, ambition, rivalry, doctors and patients, hospital, fight, violence, power relations, mixed martial arts, live audience
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Two for the Money (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A former college athlete joins forces with a sports consultant to handicap football games for high-rolling gamblers.
Style: serious, tense, stylized, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: gambling, bet, football, cons and scams, american football, greed, sport, manipulation, workplace, dishonesty, bookies, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, puerto rico, las vegas, new jersey, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.
Style: neo noir, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: mystery, betrayal, invention, investigation, stranger, workplace intrigue, crimes, intrigue, theft, mastermind, cons and scams, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: venezuela, caribbean, usa, boston, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Any Given Sunday (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, coach, underdog, sport team, american football, desire for fame, success, ambition, football, power relations, fame, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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4158
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730
 6.7
 11K
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: uplifting, captivating, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: female boxer, boxing, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, self fulfillment, sport, lifestyle, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 10K
Hard Times (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the depression, Chaney, a strong silent streetfighter, joins with Speed, a promoter of no-holds-barred street boxing bouts. They go to New Orleans where Speed borrows money to set up fights for Chaney, but Speed gambles away any winnings.
Style: realistic, serious, harsh, tense, captivating ...
Plot: streetfighting, illegal fistfight, street fighter, boxing, great depression, ambition, contests and competitions, tough heroes, life is a bitch, fistfight, mafia, gambling ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, los angeles, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
American Buffalo (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three inner-city losers plan a robbery of a valuable coin in a seedy second-hand junk shop.
Style: talky, bleak, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: betrayal, tantrum, poker game, loyalty, antique dealer, rainstorm, revenge, trust, robbery, diner, heist, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 14K
Blue Chips (1994)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team aren't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete ...
Style: serious, suspense, tense, realistic, intense ...
Plot: basketball, sport, sport team, contests and competitions, underdog, college, self discovery, against the odds, workplace situations, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, indiana, texas, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 36K
Heist (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Joe Moore has a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman reneges on the money he's owed, and his wife may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant. Moore ...
Style: twists and turns, neo noir, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gold, mastermind, cons and scams, gang, jewelry, money, crimes, blackmail, one last job, gunfight, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 205K
Rocky II (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. ...
Style: feel good, sincere, rough, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: boxing, underdog, boxer, heroes, championship, comeback, training, sport, graphic violence, athlete's life, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.7
 4K
Cymbeline (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: gang, infidelity, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, master criminal, law enforcement, police corruption, betrayal, rivalry, crimes, parents and children, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%