Movies like Ring of Steel

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Ring of Steel (1994)
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Ring of Steel (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A champion fencer accidentally kills an opponent in a match. Disgraced, he is blackballed from the fencing community, until a mysterious stranger saves his life one night from a gang of muggers. He soon finds himself caught up in the world of underground illegal swordfights, where combatants fight to the death.
Style: neo noir
Plot: fencing, underground fighting, sex, martial arts, gangsters, gladiator, violence, heroes, female nudity, male female relationship, sword, sword fight, male nudity, kiss, swordsman, duel, tournament, murder, femme fatale, one man army, decadence, samurai sword, swashbuckler, showdown, accidental death ...

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Most similar movies to Ring of Steel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about martial arts, fistfight, heroes, hand to hand combat, violence, showdown and blood mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Ring of Steel: The Swordsman (1992), Gladiator Cop (1995), Fist of Honor (1993), Honor (2006), Street Hunter (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 3.8
 349
The Swordsman (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cop and accomplished fencer Andrew is assigned to protect archaeologist and museum curator Julie Wilkins, the only witness to the theft of the legendary sword of Alexander the Great. Andrew has recurring dreams about two men having a sword fight in ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: warrior, taking off shirt, bad dream, fencing, swordsman, training, swashbuckler, sword and fantasy, sword duel, kendo, martial arts, sword ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 2.7
 438
Gladiator Cop (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Andrew Garret is a cop trying to reveal the background of secret killing fights named "Game". He takes part in the fights under the nickname Gladiator.One of the Game bosses, Parmenion, wants him to fight with the ancient sword that once ...
Plot: heroes, fight, mongol, murder, violence, karate, sword fight, martial arts, warrior, gladiator, kung fu, kickboxer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.7
 172
Fist of Honor (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: As two rival Godfathers view to take control of the city, a hot-tempered family member kills two relatives of the opposing family, breaking the "Truce of Honor". Now the war begins! As a young boxer seeks revenge for his fiancée's ...
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, heroes, gangsters, vengeance, frame up, family life, false accusation, betrayal, law enforcement, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.3
 546
Honor (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a world where street gangs collide with the law, neighborhood friends, Raymond and Gabriel, must decide which side of the battle to join. This will be the ultimate fight - the one for power, family, and HONOR.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: streetfighting, gang, crimes, friendship, urban ghetto life, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, showdown, organized crime, underground tournament, underground fighting, gang war ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 5.7
 238
Street Hunter (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Logan Blade is a tough police officer who has to confront a gang led by ruthless Colonel Walsh.
Plot: brawl, police lieutenant, punched in the face, martial arts, black hero, crime boss, violence, pump action shotgun, gangster, female nudity, hand to hand combat, bounty hunter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the third film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by Yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.
Style: stylized, talky, suspenseful, rough, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, violence, drifter, heroes, one man army, gore, sword, blood splatter, decapitation, martial artist ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.9
 7K
Black Eagle (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One of the US Air Force's most modern tactical aircrafts, an F-100 with a new laser guidance system, crashes into the sea near Malta - a region where the Soviet forces are highly present, too. The CIA immediately sends out their best secret ...
Style: realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, chase, martial arts, heroes, undercover, spy, murder, secret agent, secret mission, undercover agent, soldier ...
Time: 80s
Place: malta, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Ring of Fire II: Blood and Steel (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Johnny Woo and Julie play an enduring couple who survive all sorts of interference from rival kick-box gangs in their effort to put a little romance in their lives.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, martial arts, gangsters, danger, adventure, gang, daring rescue, rivalry, confined, crimes, heist, missing person ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Kung Fu Executioner (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Li, a martial artist, returns home to find out that his father is being harassed by a crime syndicate. Together with an American kung fu champion he vows revenge when the syndicate kills his father.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: fistfight, kung fu, kendo, swordsman, bare breasts, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, action violence, revenge killing, hand to hand combat, shower, martial arts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Executioners from Shaolin (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but the boy's father is killed by the evil eunuch Pai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom trains him in crane style while he secretly learns tiger ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, battles, kung fu, shaolin, palaces castles and temples, failed attempt, tough heroes, vengeance, mortal combat, graphic violence, rivalry, master villain ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.5
 209
Death Match (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A kickboxing champ and a reporter are searching for a missing man, but they turn up a series of illegal kickboxing matches run by an arms dealer.
Plot: underground fighting, sex, manager, martial arts, fight to the death, arms dealer, art, arena, training, motorcycle, kickboxer, dock ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Challenge (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Rick, a down-and-out American boxer, is hired to transport a sword to Japan, unaware that the whole thing is a set up in a bitter blood-feud between two brothers, one who follows the traditional path of the samurai and the other a businessman. At ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, sword fight, aikido, martial arts, tough law enforcer, contests and competitions, chases and races, danger, rivalry, master warrior, adventure, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
East L.A. Warriors (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As host of gladiator-style duels in which gangbangers battle to the death, East Los Angeles drug kingpin Chesare (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs) capitalizes on gang antagonisms. But Chesare hasn't counted on the tactics of vengeance-minded Aurelio ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: heroes, gangsters, mixed martial arts, streetfighting, gang violence, crime, crimes, law enforcement, battles, vengeance, gang, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 90
To the Death (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kickboxing champ Rick Quinn decides to retire from the ring, but his main adversary, Denard, wants him to fight again and murders Quinn's wife. Quinn suspects Denard, but can't do anything. Three month later, Quinn is jailed after a ...
Plot: kickboxing, kickboxer, martial arts, revenge, sexploitation, fight, martial arts training, kung fu, blood spatter, beating, gangster, boxing gloves ...
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.1
 574
Bounty Tracker (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Almost the whole staff of a tax consultant office is slayed by a team of professional killers, only Paul Damone can escape. He didn't know that his partner used to wash gangster Louis Sarazin's money and had to testify as chief witness ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, bounty hunter, master warrior, heroes, gangsters, murder, police officer, one man army, police protection, vigilante, revenge, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Duel to Death (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One of the last of the Old School Hong Kong martial arts flicks, this one deals with a legendary competition in swordplay and fighting that ends up being fought between two great warriors, a Chinese man and a Japanese man, who, over the course of ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, kidnapping, heroic mission, wiretap, betrayal, danger, heroes, rivalry, crimes, contests and competitions, giant ...
Time: middle ages
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 363
Black Samson (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Noble nightclub owner Samson does his best to keep his neighborhood clean of crime and drugs. When vicious mobster Johnny Nappa tries to muscle in on Samson's territory, Samson takes a brave stand against Nappa and his flunkies.
Plot: nightclub, bar fight, lion, switchblade, stick fight, disarming someone, brawl, one against many, wheelchair, fistfight, martial arts, organized crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Karate Warriors (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The fourth and final film in the "Street Fighter" series, where Tsurugi protects a little boy while coping with rival gangs.
Plot: gang war, karate, yakuza, martial arts, revenge, katana sword, duel, kung fu classic, sword duel, ronin, blood, martial artist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.5
 22K
Fist of Legend (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in ...
Style: realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, master warrior, fight scenes, kung fu classic, folk hero, humiliation, good versus evil, duel, occupation, rage, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.7
 837
The Base (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Major Murphy, a US Army Investigator, has received a new assignment. Sgt. Gammon is suspected of dealing cocaine from his base, and Murphy must gather enough evidence to shut down Gammon and his entire operation. Along with his partner, Lt. Andrews, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, drug dealing, soldier, heroes, fistfight, hand to hand combat, u.s. army, deadly, chase, working undercover, vigilantism, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.1
 384
Running Red (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Gregori is an ex-Soviet Commando haunted by the death of his brother, and trying to forget his old life in the US. However, Gregori realizes after he has already started a family of his own that the past is never far behind. A former superior from ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, heroes, violence, behind enemy lines, one against many, gunfight, terrorist, chases and races, crimes, soldier, danger, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Ninja Mission (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Sweden, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: CIA, KGB and the amazing ninja masters are all in the center of Russia where the Swedish nuclear professor Karl Markov have invented a new kind of nuclear technology. Markov's invention can change the balance of power in the world. All want ...
Plot: fight, martial arts, violence, blood, sword fight, crossbow, pistol, renegade, disarming someone, katana sword, terrorist, explosion ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.1
 608
Angel Town (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A graduate student and martial-arts expert rents a room in a house owned by a single mother who lives there with her son. A local street gang is trying to recruit the son, but the new tenant tries to help the boy's mother keep him out of the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, gang, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, street gang, family in danger, violence spree, crime, danger, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Redemption: Kickboxer 5 (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Kickboxing champion Matt Reeves witnesses the murder of his friend Johnny. While investigating the crime, he learns that a Mr. Negaal in South Africa has founded a new kickboxing association and does not leave international champions much of a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, showdown, vigilante, vigilantism, violence, fight, terrorist, contests and competitions, heroes, leadership, redemption, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.9
 304
Project: Kill (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former government assassin flees a mind-control program in the Philippines, pursued by his ex-partner, the local police and Asian gangsters.
Style: cult film, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: agent, love, gun, assassination, hitman, brutality, hand grenade, tragic villain, interracial romance, grenade, home invasion, kung fu ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Champion of Death (1975)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sonny Chiba plays Kyokushin Karate founder Masutatsu Oyama, who unexpectedly arrives at a karate tournament in rags, but wins the tournament. After turning down the chance to fight at future tournaments he returns to his simple village life. He ...
Style: cult film
Plot: gangsters, warrior, revolver, blood splatter, beating, disarming someone, sword fight, martial arts, ambush, fight to the death, one man army, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 ⇓
24%
 6.2
 19K
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, violence, survival, prison life, prisoner, heroes, revenge, murder, prison riot, warden, isolation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, latin america, hong kong, california, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
L.A. Streetfighters (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Tony is the new kid at school. He befriend gang leader Young, whose top rival is Chan. Tony is also dating Chan's sister, Lily. When Young and Tony are hired as personal security, they head to a private party run by a drug dealer. When Young ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, school, martial arts, gang, ninja, gangsters, drug dealing, crimes, criminal heroes, rivalry, against the odds, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.2
 282
Golden Needles (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An ancient Asian statue with the power to grant health and long life via secret acupuncture points is being pursued by a wealthy criminal, but his plans are put in peril when a slovenly detective is tasked with protecting the relic.
Style: rough, stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Plot: martial arts, chase, rivalry, escapades, heroes, adventure, showbiz, acupuncture, mysticism, switchblade, statue, eccentric man ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%