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The Philly Kid (2012)
 5.7
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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, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, fight, prisoner, prison, murder, manslaughter, martial arts, sport, graphic violence, wrestling, fixed match, profanity, kickboxing, death, gambling, burglar, running, wrestler, dirty cop, bus, nightmare, full moon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and exciting films with plots about contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, martial arts, sport, mixed martial arts and fight mostly in Action, Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like The Philly Kid: Tapped Out (2014), Shadowboxing (2005), Bare Knuckles (2010), Never Back Down (2008), Fighting (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tapped Out (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A disgruntled teenager, sent to do community service at a rundown Karate school, enters an MMA tournament to face the man who killed his parents.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, athlete and trainer, ambition, contests and competitions, vengeance, rivalry, youth, young heroes, sport, sexual content, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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100%
 5.9
 2K
Shadowboxing (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Artem Kolchin was one of many, but he wanted glory. And he has chosen the way: he became the boxer. Now Artem the applicant for a champion title, fighter, known worldwide as Great White Hope. But the main fight in his life has not gone how he ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: boxing, love affair, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, blindness, chase, escape, blackmail, betrayal, boxer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.9
 427
Bare Knuckles (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Women will go to extreme lengths for those they love and single mother Samantha Rogers is no exception. Along with her young daughter, Milla, Sam struggles to make ends meet, taking her licks as a stunt double by day and cocktail waitressing at a ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female boxer, martial arts, contests and competitions, single parent, ambition, family relations, boxing, trophy, determination, hand to hand combat, mixed martial arts, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, high school, martial arts, youth, teenage life, rivalry, rage, boxing, duel, power relations, sport, fist fighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, usa, brazil, orlando florida, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.6
 32K
Fighting (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, 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: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: street fighter, boxing, fight, fighting movie, athlete and trainer, rivalry, kickboxer, streetfighting, urban ghetto, martial artist, urban ghetto life, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, alabama, manhattan new york city
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100%
Harder They Fall (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 20 year old kickboxers from opposite ends of Miami, one rich one poor, battle for triumph in sport and their own identities in this coming-of-age action/drama.
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: fight, tough heroes, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, self discovery, social differences, nothing to lose, sport, martial arts tournament, kickboxing, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Never Back Down: No Surrender (2016)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Picking up after the events of Never Back Down 2, former MMA champion Case Walker is on the comeback trail to become champion once again.
Style: inspirational, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, martial arts, martial arts training, fighting movie, fight, tournament, martial artist, fistfight, violence, sport, kickboxing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 3K
Unbeatable (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Fai, once a world champion in boxing, escapes to Macau from the loan sharks and unexpectedly encounters Qi, a young chap who is determined to win a boxing match. Fai becomes Qi's mentor and rediscovers his passion to fight not only in the ring ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ambition, boxing, opponent, rivalry, contests and competitions, off the grid, training, mixed martial arts, graphic violence, fighting movie, loan shark ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 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, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison fight, tournament, drifter, fist fighting, fistfight, streetfighting, martial arts, gangsters, fight, heroes, profanity, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
American Kickboxer (1991)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kickboxing champion B.J. is jailed for an accidental murder thanks to the testimony of his arch-nemesis Denard. A year later, B.J. is released and then challenged by Denard for $100,000. Will B.J. accept and get even with Denard?
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, kickboxing, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, beefcake martial arts, vengeance, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Undisputed 2: 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, martial arts, prison life, contests and competitions, challenge, convict, fist fighting, jail, heroes, fistfight, prison, taekwondo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, russia, new jersey, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Boyka: Undisputed (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the fourth installment of the fighting franchise, Boyka is shooting for the big leagues when an accidental death in the ring makes him question everything he stands for. When he finds out the wife of the man he accidentally killed is in trouble, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: fight, prison, redemption, hand to hand combat, widow, martial arts, accidental death, boxing, arrested, jail, religion, russian ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Circle of Pain (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Following a fighting accident, Dalton Hunt retired from the world of MMA at the top. Unable to outrun his guilt, he lost his family, his title, and his way. But when a crooked promoter lures him back into a fight against the current undefeated ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, friendship, forced into action, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ambition, athlete and trainer, martial arts, cage fighting, sport, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 2.8
 640
Death Warrior (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gritty MMA fighter is forced into a twisted, underground gambling ring in which he must fight to the death with other MMA fighters in order to save his wife from certain death at the hands of a maniacal crime boss. In a desperate race against ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, survival, contests and competitions, danger, profanity, ambition, violence, mortal combat, murder, sexual content, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
American Brawler (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A martial arts instructor must enter the world of illegal pit fighting in order to save his family and his dojo.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: martial arts, crimes, reunion, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, dishonesty, wrestler, underground fighting, fight, gambling, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.9
 306
The Circuit (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Years ago, Dirk Longstreet walked away from The Circuit, the merciless underground fight club with no rules, where money changes hands as men are killed. But now gangsters have got his brother, and only one more journey inside the ring will save his ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, underground fighting, rivalry, one man army, ambition, tough heroes, haunted by the past, gangsters, crimes, daring rescue, vengeance, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Lucha Underground (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lucha Underground introduces U.S. audiences to the high-flying, explosive moves of lucha libre. An ancient combat tradition, watch as good and evil wage war in a gritty battleground called “The Temple.”
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: athlete's life, wrestling, tough heroes, ambition, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, sport, rivalry, martial arts, violence, graphic violence, underground ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.9
 303
Brawler (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sidelined by an injury incurred while protecting his young brother, underground fighter Charlie Fontaine feels blindsided when he discovers his brother having sex on his couch with his new wife, Kat. Fueled by rage, a determined Charlie makes plans ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, siblings relations, rivalry, contests and competitions, strong violent content, athlete's life, family relations, underground tournament, mixed martial arts, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, martial arts tournament, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Shadow Boxing 3. The Final Round (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Champion boxer Artyom Kolchin climbed all conceivable heights and became a national hero. He does not enter the boxing ring any more, rather choosing a coaching job and wild high life, including continuous TV appearances, hanging out and love ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, drugs/alcohol, uncover truth, chases and races, athlete and trainer, power relations, rivalry, contests and competitions, graphic violence, boxing, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: martial arts, ambition, rivalry, doctors and patients, hospital, fight, violence, power relations, mixed martial arts, live audience
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts training, kickboxer, athlete and trainer, martial arts tournament, martial arts, fistfight, hand to hand combat, ambition, sport, teenage life, boxing, undisciplined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
From Mexico with Love (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A washed-up trainer takes a self-destructive young boxer under his wing.
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, rivalry, immigrants, ambition, family problems, boxing, boxer, racism, father son relationship, sport, athlete and trainer, training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 219K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Action, 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, sentimental, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, tragedy, contests and competitions, sport, family relations, down on your luck, father daughter relationship, rise and fall, boxer, death, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, las vegas, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, sport, contests and competitions, tough heroes, heroes, danger, mixed martial arts, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, realistic, suspense, disturbing, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, human spirit, contests and competitions, hopes, boxing, blood, brutality, profanity, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.5
 147
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, master warrior, fight, redemption, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, ambition, crimes, rivalry, tough guy, martial arts, martial arts training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 837
Red Line 7000 (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of three racing drivers and three women, who constantly have to worry for the lives of their boyfriends. Jim Loomis and Mike Marsh drive for Pat Cassarian. Jim expects his fiancée Holly, but before she arrives, he dies in a race. Since ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, rivalry, car chase, restaurant, fall in love, adventure, contests and competitions, chases and races, hotshot hero, sport, nascar, car ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.5
 1K
Beatdown (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brandon, a respected street fighter, is forced to flee the city after his brother is murdered and the money that was supposed to be paid back to a local gangster is stolen. While lying low at his father's house in a small Southern town, Brandon ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underground fighting, rivalry, contests and competitions, martial arts, family relations, power relations, tough heroes, athlete and trainer, street fight, fight, small town, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 77K
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, ambition, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 29K
Undisputed (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Monroe Hutchens is the heavyweight champion of Sweetwater, a maximum security prison. He was convicted to a life sentence due to a passionate crime. Iceman Chambers is the heavyweight champion, who lost his title due to a rape conviction to ten ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, gangsters, murder, life sentence, heroes, solitary, prison life, sport, african american, hip hop, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, mojave desert, las vegas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%