Movies like Sidekicks 1992

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Sidekicks (1992)
 5.1
 8K
Sidekicks (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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, exciting, realistic, semi serious, satirical, feel good, surreal, cult film, parody, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: asthma, martial arts, karate, asthmatic, heroes, bully, martial arts tournament, martial arts training, school, teenage life, adventure, youth, friendship, friends, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, rivalry, power relations, programmer, nunchaku, dreaming, chinese restaurant, kung fu, fight ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, exciting and semi serious films with plots about rivalry, martial arts, heroes, master warrior, violence, fistfight and brawl mostly in Action, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Sidekicks: The Karate Kid (2010), Airborne (1993), Barely Lethal (2015), No Retreat, No Surrender (1986), The Karate Kid Part III (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, sincere, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: underdog, contests and competitions, human spirit, sport, friendship, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, martial arts, family, coach, rivalry, martial arts school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: china, asia, detroit, michigan, beijing china ...
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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: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, rivalry, skating, friends, contests and competitions, teenage life, fish out of water, high school life, school, friendship, lifestyle, underdog ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, ohio, usa, australia, cincinnati ohio
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100%
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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, semi serious, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, teenager, high school life, undercover, high school, female spy, youth, child spy, tough girl, hidden identity, danger, teenage hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, berlin germany, moscow russia, chechnya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)
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, cult film, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts training, karate, martial arts, ghost, kickboxing, training, rivalry, fighting style, fighting movie, vengeance, showdown, jeet kune do ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle, usa, russia, los angeles, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Karate Kid Part III (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Kreese, his life in tatters after his karate school was defeated by Daniel and Mr. Miyagi, visits Terry, a friend from Vietnam. Terry is a ruthless business man and a martial arts expert, and he vows to help Kreese take revenge on Daniel and Mr. ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, martial arts tournament, teenager, mentor protege relationship, karate, master warrior, family, friendship, friends, power relations, rivalry, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, tahiti, vietnam, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During a championship baseball match, the three brothers hear that their grandfather in Japan is in trouble, and head out to help him, conceding the match. When they arrive in Japan, they must use all their powers to defend him against his ancient ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, nostalgic, light ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: young heroes, heroes, friendship, heroic mission, treasure hunt, vigilantism, friends, rivalry, contests and competitions, buddies, master warrior, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts training, kickboxer, athlete and trainer, martial arts tournament, martial arts, fistfight, hand to hand combat, sport, ambition, boxing, undisciplined, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.6
 120K
Cobra Kai (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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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, captivating, semi serious
Plot: karate, dojo, master apprentice relationship, martial arts training, martial arts, rivalry, fight, teenager, starting over, middle aged man, martial artist, punch ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
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The Way of the Dragon (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tang Lung arrives in Rome to help his cousins in the restaurant business. They are being pressured to sell their property to the syndicate, who will stop at nothing to get what they want. When Tang arrives he poses a new threat to the syndicate, and ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, humorous, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, gang, gangsters, heroes, restaurant, vengeance, culture clash, heroic mission, danger, master warrior, sniper ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, china, hong kong, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts tournament, martial arts, martial artist, taekwondo, sport, underdog, culture clash, power relations, rivalry, self discovery, vengeance, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: korea, asia, seoul, hong kong, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, exciting, semi serious, stylized, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, on the run, chase, adventure, mistaken identity, orphan, contests and competitions, down on your luck, school, nothing goes right, one against many ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: rough, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, high school, heroes, gang, swat team, society, leadership, teenage life, vigilantism, school, vengeance, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Battle Creek Brawl (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Asian American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fight competition.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, gang, vengeance, fighting crime, ambition, tough heroes, righting the wronged, uninhibited rivalry, vigilantism, rivalry ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.6
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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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, battles, hand to hand combat, fistfight, dangerous animal, adventure, battle zone, alcohol abuse, redemption, vengeance, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: adventurer, environmental issue, eagle, bear, wolf, good versus evil, young heroes, heroic mission, deforestation, wilderness, youth, rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: realistic, serious, intense, suspense, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, prison life, rivalry, contests and competitions, mixed martial arts, heroes, fistfight, underground fighting, tournament, prison brawl, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: youth, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, rivalry, dedicated educator, self discovery, teenage life, car, teacher, solar power, adventure ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: hawaii, australia, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, exciting, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: young heroes, hostage, family, heroic mission, eccentric family, vigilantism, save the day, heroes, escapades, buddies, daring rescue, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, martial arts, high school, youth, rivalry, teenage life, rage, boxing, duel, power relations, sport, fist fighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, usa, brazil, orlando florida, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 204K
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, touching, sentimental, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: karate, teaching the ways of the world, martial arts, human spirit, teenager, underdog, teenage life, martial arts tournament, sport, coming of age, ambition, self esteem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Bronson Lee, Champion (1975)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This is the third and final film of the ZA KARATE trilogy. Tadashi Yamashita reprises his role as the Karate World Champion. Local Japanese karate schools are not happy that a Chinese master will take over the Japanese karate organization and will ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
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Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Last Kung Fu Monk (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: China, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a car accident orphans his young nephew, a Shaolin monk journeys to the United States to look after the lad and open his own martial arts academy, but he soon gets caught up in a dangerous kung fu underworld.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: humorous, feel good, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, rivalry, sport team, sport, underdog, family, school, coming of age, human spirit, teenage life, boarding school life, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, minnesota, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, uplifting, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, martial arts, teenager, monastery, coming of age, orphan, underdog, high school life, friendship, karate, buddhist monk, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: boston, massachusetts, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everyone abuses and humiliates a downtrodden orphan (Chan) until he befriends an old man, who turns out to be the last master of the "snake fist" fighting style. Jackie becomes the old man's student and finds himself in battle with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Last Tiger from Canton (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Young Jackie was intrigued by Kung-Fu since an early age, but his father strictly forbade its practice. One day, he meets an old beggar who offers to teach Jackie how to fight. Jackie grows up to be quite good though he keeps his knowledge a secret ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, one man army, martial arts, power relations, rivalry, youth, graphic violence, one against many, extortion, brawl, fistfight, fight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
3 Ninjas Knuckle Up (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rocky, Colt and TumTum must battle an evil wealthy toxic waste dumper in order to save a local Indian tribe and their friend Joe. The 3 Ninjas must help find Joe's father and find a secret disk that contains evidence that could stop the toxic ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: young heroes, heroes, family, heroic mission, environmentalism, righting the wronged, master warrior, underdog, save the day, rivalry, buddies, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
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Gallants (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Master Law awakes from a 30-year coma without memories, but his martial arts skills are intact. His renowned kung fu academy is now a teahouse, and greedy developers are trying to steamroll it to make way for condos
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, light, tense ...
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, save the day, athlete and trainer, master warrior, village, ambition, hopes, contests and competitions, martial arts tournament, society, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
Country: UK, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Four beautiful rivals at an invitation-only martial-arts tournament join forces against a sinister threat. Princess Kasumi is an aristocratic warrior trained by martial-arts masters. Tina Armstrong is a wrestling superstar. Helena Douglas is an ...
Style: exciting, sexy, humorous, light, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: ninja, martial arts, female fighter, island, fight, competition, master warrior, friendship, tournament, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Looking for Jackie (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: China
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jackie Chan is the undefeated Kung Fu Master who dishes out the action in traditional Jackie Chan style. When a young boy sets out to learn how to fight from the Master himself, he not only witnesses some spectacular fights, but learns some ...
Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: martial arts, ambition, disorder, family, youth, teaching the ways of the world, athlete and trainer, master warrior, showdown, beating, violence, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%