Movies like Sidekicks

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Sidekicks (1992)
 5.1
 9K
Sidekicks (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Barry is an asthmatic kid having trouble in life. He lives with his father, a computer programmer, in Texas. Barry is struggling to get by in life, dealing with his rough school life, bullies, as well as his health. Barry's only source of enjoyment is fantasizing that he is with Chuck Norris. Barry becomes sick of getting picked on by the bigger guys, and decides to learn karate.
Style: humorous, motivational, feel good, suspense, satirical, surreal, exciting, realistic, semi serious, erotic ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, asthmatic, asthma, childhood, karate, bully, school, youth, kung fu, fight, mentor, sport, catastrophe, superhero, teenager, magic, ninja, children, natural disaster, teacher, family, obsession, camp, weapons, bullying ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: austin texas, usa

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Most similar movies to Sidekicks

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, exciting and cult film films with plots about rivalry, martial arts, fistfight, kung fu, vengeance, heroes and fight mostly in Action, Sport and Drama genres. Some movies like Sidekicks: The Karate Kid (2010), Airborne (1993), Cobra Kai (2018), Bloodsport 2 (1996), Best of the Best (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
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The Karate Kid (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, 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: inspirational, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, sport, human spirit, family, kung fu, contests and competitions, underdog, teachers and students, rivalry, coach, coming of age, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, beijing china, new jersey, california, asia ...
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100%
 6.2
 7K
Airborne (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mitchell Goosen is sixteen/seventeen year old kid from California who loves to surf and roller blade. Yet, his parents, who are two zoologists were given a grant to work in Australia. The only problem was: Mitchell couldn't go with them. So, he ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teenager, surfing, rivalry, sport, surfer, cousin cousin relationship, high school, prank, teenage boy, showdown, bully, confrontation ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, cincinnati ohio, australia, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 167K
Cobra Kai (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: This Karate Kid sequel series picks up 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament and finds Johnny Lawrence on the hunt for redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. This reignites his old rivalry with the ...
Style: motivational, light, exciting, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: karate, martial arts, master apprentice relationship, dojo, martial arts training, teenager, starting over, fight, rivalry, martial artist, middle aged man, father son relationship ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: intense, suspense, serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, prison brawl, master warrior, contests and competitions, rivalry, prison life, mixed martial arts, tournament, underground fighting, heroes, tough heroes, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: inspirational, emotional, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, martial arts tournament, martial artist, taekwondo, sport, culture clash, underdog, vengeance, redemption, fight, violence, kung fu ...
Time: 80s
Place: korea, hong kong, seoul, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 22K
Barely Lethal (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 16-year-old international assassin yearning for a "normal" adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls as a senior in a suburban high school. She quickly learns that being popular can be more painful than getting water-boarded.
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, ironic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenager, teenage life, youth, female agent, female spy, adolescence, high school life, hidden identity, tough girl, undercover, high school, child spy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, moscow russia, berlin germany, chechnya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.1
 389
Tiger Heart (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teen martial arts expert takes on a bunch of thugs who are forcing a community to sell their property in order to build a mall.
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, cult film, teen comedy
Plot: martial arts, child martial arts, teenage life, woman in danger, heroic mission, escapades, adventure, good versus evil, rivalry, master warrior, heroes, taekwondo ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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: serious, exciting, inspirational, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, boys' night, teen drama
Plot: martial arts, high school, athlete and trainer, teenager, youth, rivalry, sport, teenage life, fight, boxing, power relations, streetfighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, tokyo, usa, brazil, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.3
 222K
The Karate Kid (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who agrees to train Daniel ... and ends up teaching him much more than ...
Style: feel good, inspirational, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, teenager, karate, teaching the ways of the world, teacher, sport, human spirit, fight, coming of age, high school, martial arts tournament, underdog ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this rousing sequel to Kickboxer, Tong Po broods about his defeat at the hands of Kurt Sloan. Po and his managers resort to drastic measures to goad Kurt into the ring for a rematch.
Style: feel good, rough, serious, humorous, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, fight, vengeance, kickboxer, mentor, fight scenes, master warrior, tough heroes, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
No Retreat, No Surrender (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Young Jason Stillwell (Kurt McKinney) moves with his parents to Seattle, where local bullies harass them without mercy. Jason's father Tom (Tim Baker) does not believe in violence, so the family takes it on the chin. One day Jason enrolls in a ...
Style: serious, surprise ending, exciting, psychotronic, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, karate, martial arts training, kickboxing, training, rivalry, ghost, vengeance, bully, jeet kune do, revenge, tournament ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle, washington state, russia, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Next Karate Kid (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During a commemoration for Japanese soldiers fighting in the US Army during World War II, Mr. Miyagi meets the widow of his commanding officer. He gets to know her granddaughter Julie, an angry teenager who is still feeling the pain of losing both ...
Style: feel good, humorous, melancholic, ridiculous, motivational ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, high school, teenage girl, karate, teacher, showdown, training, female protagonist, high school student, bully, teen angst, hawk ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, los angeles, massachusetts, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 56K
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: feel good, harsh, inspirational, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, martial arts tournament, muay thai, revenge, sport, vengeance, violence, mentor, tough guy, master warrior, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Ducks are offered scholarships at Eden Hall Academy but struggle with their new coach's methods and come under pressure from the board to retain their scholarships before their big game against the Varsity team.
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, unusual plot structure, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ice hockey, disney, sport, childhood, teenager, cheerleading, college, coming of age, family, underdog, school, happy ending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 85K
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: inspirational, exciting, intense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, tournament, martial arts tournament, kung fu, revenge, underdog, rivalry, sport, fight, airport, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Duel of Legends (2023)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Story: Duel of Legends is directed by Hector Echavarria and is about a Chinese boy who is left to survive by himself because his parents were murdered by rebels. The boy is raised by a Temple Monk who teaches the boy the secrets of the Martial arts. When ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: martial arts, karate, fight, tough guy, martial arts tournament, master warrior, wrestler, fistfight, showdown, violence, warrior, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.0
 8K
Surf Ninjas (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two Asian-American "surfer-dude" brothers discover they are the long lost princes from a China Sea Island. Part of their inheritance are magically-induced martial arts prowess. Using their new powers they act to overthrow the island's ...
Style: humorous, clever, melancholic, parody, splatter ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, surfing, destiny, fistfight, tough guy, surfer, teenage hero, brother brother relationship, prince, island, adoptive father adopted son relationship ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, southeast asia, israel, usa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Forest Warrior (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: John McKenna is a spiritual being who is able to transform into bear, wolf or eagle. He lives in the forests of Tanglewood and has dedicated his life to protect them. One day a gang of evil lumberjacks led by Travis Thorne arrive Tanglewood to chop ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, captivating, surprise ending
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, adventurer, environmental issue, bear, wolf, young heroes, good versus evil, heroic mission, rescue, wilderness, ghost, superhero ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Battle Creek Brawl (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Asian American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fight competition.
Style: sexy, humorous, stylized, entertaining, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, gang, vengeance, fight, kung fu, mafia, violence, organized crime, farce, street fight, mixed martial arts ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 80s, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, hong kong, china, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Bloodsport III (1996)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bloodsport III brings us back to the world of Alex Cardo. This time he must battle in a fight to end all fights - The Kumite, the most vicious warrior alive - Beast. He must not only battle for his own honor, but also avenge the death of Sun, his ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kickboxing, tournament, mixed martial arts, heroes, vengeance, rivalry, ambition, underground tournament, tai chi, martial artist, violence ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Young Master (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Youthful martial arts master Lung is searching for his missing brother, when he is mistaken for a criminal on the run. He must prove his innocence by solving the case himself, while local lawmen and merciless mercenaries are hot on his trail.
Style: humorous, stylized, light, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, adventure, on the run, fight, mentor, kung fu master, chase, down on your luck, school, orphan, nothing goes right ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, tokyo, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Only the Strong (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Green Beret Louis Stevens returns to his hometown of Miami after completing military service in Brazil, only to learn that his old high school has become a haven for gangs and drug dealers. After Stevens uses his capoeira skills to kick ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, cult film
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, high school, swat team, kung fu, capoeira, high school teacher, heroes, gang, urban ghetto, friends, school ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.5
 567
Bloodfight (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Master martial artist Masahiro Kai is a shadow of the champion fighter and trainer he once was. After his protégé was slain in a no-holds-barred, underground fight by the incomparable Chang Lee, Kai slips into a numbing alcohol-induced stupor to ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taekwondo, fistfight, guilty pleasure, master warrior, battles, martial arts, adventure, gang, ambition, military, contests and competitions, dangerous animal ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three young boys, Rocky, Colt and Tum Tum together with their neighbor girl, computer whiz Amanda are visiting Mega Mountain amusement park when it is invaded by an army of ninjas led by evil Medusa, who wants to take over the park and hold the ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, scary, unusual plot structure, ridiculous ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ninja, child martial arts, family, young heroes, violence, childhood, martial arts, hostage, youth, vigilantism, eccentric family, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, serious, suspense, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, fight, martial arts training, martial artist, tournament, master warrior, fight scenes, friendship, kickboxer, kickboxing, sport ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
 3K
Race the Sun (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia.
Style: feel good, entertaining, light, exciting, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: chase, youth, ambition, dedicated educator, rivalry, human spirit, against the odds, teenage life, self discovery, teacher, underdog, adventure ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: hawaii, australia, israel, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.2
 22K
3 Ninjas (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Each year, three brothers Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visits their Japanese grandfather, Mori Shintaro whom the boys affectionately refer to as Grandpa, for the summer. Mori is a highly skilled in the fields of Martial arts and Ninjutsu, and ...
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: ninja, young heroes, martial arts, family, child martial arts, rescue, youth, heroic mission, rivalry, escapades, childhood, brothers ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Karate Kid Part II (1986)
Genre: Action, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Mr. Miyagi and Daniel take a trip to Okinawa to visit Mr. Miyagi's dying father. After arriving Mr. Miyagi finds he still has feelings for an old love. This stirs up trouble with an old rival who he originally left Okinawa to avoid. In the mean ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, motivational, slasher, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, underdog, teenager, childhood, revenge, bullying, dragon, teacher, coming of age, romance, sport, family ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: japan, okinawa, hawaii, tokyo, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 3K
North Shore (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On a small stretch of coastline as powerful as a man's will, Rick Kane came to surf the big waves. He found a woman who would show him how to survive, and a challenge unlike any other.
Style: feel good, humorous, harsh, inspirational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, teenager, beach, sport, coming of age, mentor, lifeguard, demon, nerd, shopping, school, happy ending ...
Time: 80s
Place: hawaii, california, australia, arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kickboxing, master warrior, heroes, rivalry, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, beefcake martial arts, vengeance, wrestler, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%