Movies like Arena

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Arena (2011)
 4.7
 12K
Arena (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: David Lord finds himself forced into the savage world of a modern gladiatorial arena, where men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, twists and turns, homoerotic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, violence spree, escapades, tough heroes, battles, murder, serial killer, rescue, male female relationship, one man army, master warrior, rivalry, underground fighting, firefighter, tough guy, strong violent content, muscleman, confined, prison, martial arts, combat, fight, abduction, psychopath, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, london, hong kong, seattle, sydney australia, mexico, seattle washington

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Most similar movies to Arena

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about martial arts, danger, gun, gunfight, violence, machine gun and fistfight mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Arena: The Condemned (2007), Kill 'em All (2012), Ninja Assassin (2009), Maximum Conviction (2012), The Eliminator (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.0
 52K
The Condemned (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jack Conrad is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from ...
Style: exciting, rough, intense, harsh, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: island, jungle, betrayal, chase, brutality, battles, death row, survival, game of death, surveillance, vengeance, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 1K
Kill 'em All (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Captured international assassins are locked up inside a high-tech bunker known as the Killing Chamber. To break out of this concrete hell they must duel each other, fight deadly ninjas and battle against gangs of masked maniacs. And... if they ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, survival, rivalry, mortal combat, fight to the death, captivity, battles, brutality, violence, tough heroes, master warrior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 72K
Ninja Assassin (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ninja Assassin follows Raizo, one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, one man army, assassin, martial arts, assassination, vengeance, ninja master, one against many, ninjitsu, violence spree, haunted by the past, punishment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: china, asia, osaka japan, berlin germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Maximum Conviction (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When former black ops operative Tom Steele and his partner Manning are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite force of mercenaries assault the prison in search ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, rescue, prison, martial arts, partners, confined, tough heroes, master warrior, on the run, heroes, graphic violence, woman fights a man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 3.5
 531
The Eliminator (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Former LAPD cop, Dakota Varley, enters a power boat race seeking the prize of $250,000, but immediately discovers, first hand, that this race's risk matches the prize: one racer is killed, 3 others seriously injured in multiple action-packed ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, survival, heroes, one man army, chase, martial arts, jungle, island, rivalry, contests and competitions, escapades, survivor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.1
 2K
Detention (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A heroic high school teacher leads a band of students trapped in school by violent drug-runners.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex soldier, high school, hostage, survival, corrupt cop, confined, one man army, youth, dedicated educator, master warrior, teachers and students, mercenary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 202K
The Raid (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under ...
Style: brutal, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, swat team, death, fistfight, fight, survival, warrior, fighting crime, drug lord, strong violent content, trapped, deathtrap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 18K
Everly (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After she betrays a powerful mob boss, a woman matches wits and weaponry with a legion of killers who are out to collect the bounty on the heads of her and her family.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: strong female lead, female assassin, woman kills a man, survival, assassination attempt, woman in danger, crimes, gangsters, violence spree, isolation, self mutilation, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Direct Contact (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An imprisoned ex-US Special forces operative in Eastern Europe, is offered his freedom and money to rescue an American woman, who has been kidnapped by a ruthless warlord. But, shortly after freeing her discovers that the kidnap story was just a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, daring rescue, adventure, confined, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, father daughter relationship, rescue, one man army, prison fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, russia, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 2.9
 442
Special Ops (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When an American soldier’s Black Ops Unit is ambushed during a raid to rescue a nano-nuclear device that has fallen into the wrong hands, he must run for his life to not only track down the missing device, but also clear his name when he is ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, betrayal, soldier, one man army, heroic mission, tough heroes, race against time, daring rescue, military, escapades, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.3
 8K
Into the Sun (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After the assassination of Tokyo's Governor by Yakuza members, the CIA bureau chief (William Atherton) for Tokyo puts out a call to an agent (Steven Seagal) that had been raised in Japan and trained by ex-Yakuza. Using his former ties, he ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, martial arts, assassination, gangsters, fbi, master criminal, crimes, undercover, race against time, law enforcement, vengeance, yakuza ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.7
 2K
Blast (2004)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, South Africa, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A terrorist posing as environmentalist hijacks an oil rig off the coast of California with the intent of detonating an electromagnetic bomb over the US.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, terrorism, hidden identity, daring rescue, escapades, law enforcement, rivalry, save the day, undercover, adventure, isolation, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
One in the Chamber (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A seasoned assassin plays both sides in a Russian gang war and becomes the target of an unknown enemy.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, violence spree, corruption, mob boss, murder, mob hit, gangsters, damsel in distress, crime boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: prague, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.0
 4K
Icarus (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Trained KGB assassin, EDWARD GENN (code name ICARUS), worked years ago as a sleeper agent in America. But when the Soviet Union collapsed, he quickly found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to escape his muddled ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, one man army, secret identity, crimes, confined, special agents, tough heroes, heroes, murder, tough guy, gangsters, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, hong kong, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.7
 1K
Extraction (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A major feature exclusively for digital, EXTRACTION follows a U.S. Black Ops team member who finds himself the only survivor of a botched prisoner extraction mission. Forced to fight his way out of a maximum-security Chechen prison, he must keep his ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, daring rescue, one man army, confined, martial arts, prison, mortal combat, heroes, master warrior, graphic violence, escape, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Hard Corps (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An Army veteran assembles a team of bodyguards to protect a former boxer. Complications arise when the boxer suspects his sister may be romantically involved with the bodyguard.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, one man army, crimes, athlete's life, bodyguard, vengeance, rivalry, gang, one against many, tough heroes, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: afghanistan, iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Flight of Fury (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: John, is sent in to recover a stolen Stealth Bomber. His trusty sidekick Rojar and John's ever faithful Jessica, fight the rebel forces of Banansistan, led by the vivacious Ellianna.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, terrorist, pilot, bomber, martial arts, terrorism, soldier, espionage, heroic mission, crimes, gang, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Soldiers of Fortune (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Wealthy thrill-seekers pay huge premiums to have themselves inserted into military adventures, only this time things don't go exactly to plan.
Style: exciting, realistic, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, race against time, battles, soldier, on the run, martial arts, tough heroes, rescue mission, stock broker, revenge, murder, self sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, ukraine, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 762
Special Forces (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the crazed commander (Eli Danker) of a sadistic army in Moldavia kidnaps an American photojournalist (Daniella Deutscher) and holds her hostage, his misguided actions ignite a targeted response from Maj. Don Harding (Marshall R. Teague) and his ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, rescue, battles, heroes, good versus evil, soldier, martial arts, daring rescue, military life, vengeance, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.9
 4K
The Package (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A courier for a local crime lord must deliver a mysterious package while being chased by a horde of unusual gangsters.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, crimes, tough heroes, crime boss, organized crime, husband wife relationship, hostage, deception, brother brother relationship, delivery man, escapades, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Behind Enemy Lines (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ex-marine returns to Vietnam when he learns his former mercenary partner whom he thought was killed is being held by a sadistic general.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heroes, graphic violence, captivity, jungle, heroic mission, tough heroes, friends, buddies, lone wolves, confined, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.7
 5K
Submerged (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Chris Kody, imprisoned member of the US military, is released from prison and reunited with his old team in order to pursue a renegade scientist. The catch, the scientist has developed mind control technology that can make even your friends into ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, espionage, rescue, martial arts, undercover, heroes, soldier, working undercover, daring rescue, good versus evil, prison, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.9
 8K
Derailed (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: NATO operative Jacques Kristoff (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is summoned into action—on his birthday, no less—to track down Galina Konstantin (Laura Harring), who has stolen an extremely valuable and dangerous top-secret container from the Slovakian ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: runaway train, train, bio weapon, race against time, rescue, terrorism, secret agents, one man army, save the day, adventure, heroic mission, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vienna, europe, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 240K
Escape Plan (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, lone hero, outsmarting, escape plan, escape, against the odds, revenge, torture, resourceful, survival, convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013, 2010s, 80s ...
Place: usa, morocco, new orleans, miami, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Way of War (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Paramilitary operative David Wolfe stumbles upon an international conspiracy connecting presidential cabinet members to a Middle Eastern terrorist plot. Wanting to expose the truth, Wolfe defies orders and returns to the US as an army of one ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge plot, one man army, terrorism, assassination, state affairs, political corruption, political conspiracy, government agency, race against time, dishonesty, military, political intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, middle east, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.5
 4K
A Good Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After an illustrious special ops career ends in disaster, Alexander goes off the grid and attempts to lead a quiet life as a handyman at an apartment complex. But when one of his tenants and her family fall under the thumb of a Russian gangster, ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: heroes, gangsters, martial arts, one man army, save the day, rivalry, gang, crimes, crime boss, kidnapping, hostage, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia, romania, bucharest, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Behind Enemy Lines III: Colombia (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Navy SEALS mount an attack on Colombian special forces to clear their names and rescue a hostage.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, battles, soldier, hostage, military life, frame up, heroic mission, secret agents, manhunt, military, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Detonator (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sonni Griffith, a top US Secret Agent must protect a witness as he crosses Europe.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, woman in danger, undercover, special agents, adventure, on the run, save the day, gang, gangsters, escapades, witnessing a crime, survival ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.3
 3K
Sacrifice (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, partners against crime, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, confined, hopes, tough heroes, graphic violence, child in peril, nudity (full frontal - brief), rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Game of Death (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: CIA agent Marcus is sent undercover to Detroit to take out an arms dealer and the head of the hedge fund that is financing him. His CIA backup has other plans and turns on him, and it's a fight to survive in a hospital and into the hedge fund ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, hitman, assassination attempt, hospital, survival, one man army, rivalry, dishonesty, confined, graphic violence, murder, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%