Movies like Fireball 2009

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Fireball (2009)
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Fireball (2009)
Original name: ท้าชน
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tai gets out of jail and discovers that his twin brother, Tan has been in coma for the past year. Tan has entered the world of Fireball, a violent game based on basketball hosted by underground criminal gangs, to raise money for Tai's early release. However, he was brutally beaten by another player, Tun. Tai agrees to join Den's team so that he can track down the man who hospitalised his brother. Tai is befriended by his teammates: Singh, a Thai boxing champion who wants to prove that he is the best; Muk, a Thai-African guy who needs money to support his family; IQ, a cheerful character who only wants to help his mother; and K, an old friend of Tan who has a mysterious past. He and his teammates must risk their lives and fight their way to the final round of the deadly Fireball championships so that Tai can avenge his brother on the court.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vengeance, ambition, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, sport team, tough heroes, twins, rivalry, basketball, track down, uncover truth, kickboxing, extreme sport, nihilism, graphic violence, urban ghetto, martial arts, violence, coma, muay thai, brother, basketball player, twin brother, blood, fireball ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, thailand

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and exciting films with plots about rivalry, martial arts, contests and competitions, graphic violence, ambition, heroes and tough heroes mostly in Action, Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like Fireball: Harder They Fall (2005), Challenge of the Masters (1976), Legend (2014), The Circuit (2002), Death Warrior (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa
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Challenge of the Masters (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Wong family kung fu school gets smacked around by a rival school. Wong Fei-hong gets fed up with the abuse and goes to learn from his fathers master. After one of the rival schools members kills some of the towns people Wong Fei-hong becomes ...
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Legend (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Legend’s (Balakrishna) family Vs Jitender’s (Jagapthi Babu) family. Jitender & Co belongs to cruel and wicked political family who don’t mind killing people. Jitender visits Vizag for wedding match. On his return trip, his car ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india, dubai
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84%
 3.9
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The Circuit (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Death Warrior (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Kickboxer Retaliation (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: brutal, suspenseful, exciting, bleak, inspirational ...
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Genre: Action, Drama
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Duration: 148 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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80%
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 ...
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Choyleefut: Speed of Light (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: rough, serious, exciting, realistic
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Green Street 3: Never Back Down (2013)
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Duration: 93 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Game Over (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Lucha Underground (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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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
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Shadow Boxing 3. The Final Round (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 125 min.
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75%
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Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
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Country: South Korea
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Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Damage (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ex-con battles it out in the cage to pay for the operation that would save the daughter of his victim. Along the way he finds fatherly love, and friendship, in the most unlikely of places.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
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Man of Tai Chi (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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Muay Thai Fighter (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After learning the art of muay thai fighting from skilled masters, small town friends Piak (Akara Amarttayakul) and Phao (Thawatchai Phanpakdee) move their passion to Bangkok, where they become active in underground activities that put what ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious
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5 Masters of Death (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Hu Te et al. escape the burning Shaolin temple after the Qing soldiers destroyed it in Shaolin Temple. The group of 5 decide to develop secret codes to identify fellow patriots, enlist those patriots and eventually meet up again to escape to the ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, tense
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American Brawler (2013)
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Forced to Fight (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: rough, exciting, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Star Runner (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Preparing for the hand-to-hand battle of his life and the title of Champion Star Runner, a headstrong fighter creates a deadly hybrid mix of Thai kickboxing and Chinese kung fu. Get ready for the ultimate Pan-Asian mixed martial arts competition, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Bangkok Assassins (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Five kids fled from a mafia who abused them as beggars. They ended up meeting the great kung fu master who adopted them and taught them how to fight. Now, the kids are grownups and become the magnificent five kung fu fighters who have only one ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Phase IV (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Journalism student Simon Tate thinks it's strange when four students at the university suddenly die in "unrelated" accidents. When his friend, Dr. Benjamin Roanic, becomes the prime suspect and is suddenly murdered, Simon sets out to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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65%
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The Local (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wealthy out-of-towner hires an indigent man to abduct an estranged family member.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future
Place: usa, new york
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65%
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To Be the Best (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eric Kulhane, a member of the U.S. Kickboxing Team, lets his quick temper and obsessive love for beautiful Cheryl make him the perfect target for blackmail. In order to stop ruthless gambler from rigging the World Championship and killing Cheryl, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas
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64%