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Showdown (1993)
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Showdown (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ken has just moved from Kansas with his mother. He talks to a girl named Julie, not knowing that her boyfriend Tom is very possessive of her. Tom is learning karate from Lee, a sensei whose brother was killed by a rookie cop named Billy. Billy has since then become the janitor of the school that Ken, Julie and Tom go to. When Ken gets beaten up by Tom for talking to Julie again, Billy helps Ken by teaching him how to defend himself, which eventually leads to a battle between student vs. student, and sensei vs. sensei.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kickboxer, school, youth, crimes, teenage life, rivalry, contests and competitions, good versus evil, police detective, police, violence, forbidden love, bully, kickboxing, crime boss, master warrior, grownups, martial arts tournament, martial arts school, martial artist, brawl, janitor, fistfight, machismo ...
Time: 90s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to Showdown

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about rivalry, martial arts, crimes, heroes, danger, master warrior and violence mostly in Action, Sport and Thriller genres. Some movies like Showdown: The Power Within (1995), Demolition High (1996), Shootfighter II (1996), Deadly Bet (1992), Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Power Within (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Stan Dryer, a teen, afraid to even ask a girl to the prom, finds courage and extreme martial arts skill when he is given a ring by an old man he tried to save from a group of attackers. The ring is a mate to a ring stolen by a double dealing art ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: child martial arts, good versus evil, heroes, martial arts, survival, rivalry, youth, escapades, supernatural ability, adventure, battles, heroic mission ...
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Demolition High (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a group of terrorists (led by Luther) take over a high school making the students in it their hostages, it is up to several of the students (led by Lenny) to help prevent disaster while the authorities (Slater and General Wainwright) do their ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hostage, high school, student, teenager, monster, school, crimes, confined, heroes, terrorism, soldier, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shootfighter II (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this martial-arts actioner, Miami mobsters find themselves in mortal danger after an angry police chief hires the world's most vicious fighters and uses them to launch a city-wide vendetta
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, working undercover, vengeance, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, crimes, master warrior, law enforcement, graphic violence, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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Deadly Bet (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jeff Wincott plays a gambler who puts his life on the line to buy his way out of the clutches of a mobster.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, crimes, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, sport, gang, tough heroes, gambling, alcohol abuse, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ex-kickboxing champion turned sports photographer Max Havoc again finds himself in Guam on a publicity photo shoot. Max's helpful ways land him in the lives of the vacationing sisters Jane and Christy Goody who have acquired a rare jade dragon, ...
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, serious
Plot: martial arts, chase, heroes, crimes, rivalry, gangsters, kickboxing, violence, fistfight, love interest, warrior, martial artist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Tiger Claws (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The police does not know what to do. They have to deal with a serial killer who aims at martial arts masters. One after another is killed in the same brutal way. This may be a chance for detective Linda Masterson to work on her first murder case. ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, crimes, murder, medieval, woman with a gun, rivalry, law enforcement, master warrior, master criminal, police investigation, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.4
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kickboxing, criminal heroes, betrayal, crimes, contests and competitions, master warrior, rivalry, ambition, heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
American Shaolin (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After being humiliated in the ring by a dirty kickboxer who pulled down his shorts and then hit him, a martial arts master decides to travel to China and enter a monastery where he may learn the Shaolin form of fighting. The film then veers into ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kickboxer, fight, master warrior, escapades, misfit, contests and competitions, vengeance, tough heroes, rivalry, fish out of water, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Shootfighter: Fight to the Death (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Nick and Ruben are hoodwinked into a "shootfighter" (no-holds-barred, to the death) martial arts match by the evil Mr. Lee, who has a grudge against world shootfighter champ(and teacher of Nick and Ruben) Shingo.
Style: bloody, suspense, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, competition, fight, heroes, graphic violence, strong violent content, stash, battles, adventure, buddies, crimes, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 3.5
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, fight, master warrior, haunted by the past, redemption, ambition, rivalry, crimes, moral dilemma, martial arts, tough guy, martial arts training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.2
 583
Underground (2007)
Genre: Action
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the UK suburbs, an underground tournament is set to challenge twelve fighters from different backgrounds to compete for the price of £500,000. They have been handpicked for a no-holds barred competition that will push each fighter to their ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ambition, heroic mission, crimes, master warrior, escapades, fighting crime, rivalry, heroes, underdog, sport, ultimatum ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Balance of Power (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A martial arts expert who runs a dojo for under-privileged kids from a dilapidated warehouse is shaken down by gangsters demanding protection money. Then when one of his students is gunned down in the street by the gang, he swears revenge. Meanwhile ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, dojo, fight, competition, wrestler, murder, master warrior, heroes, master criminal, society, ambition, rebellion ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
51%
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Street Warrior (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An Iraqi war vet returns home to find that his brother is in a coma from participating in an illegal underground fight club.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gladiator, vengeance, contests and competitions, rivalry, vigilantism, crimes, tough heroes, deathtrap, underground fighting, underground tournament, cage fighting ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
American Tigers (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Terrorists from all countries are to be reunited in order to join forces against their governments. The USA army notice it. A group of assassins, waiting in jail to be executed by firing squad get the chance to be exonerated if they participate in ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, violence, military, adventure, rivalry, terrorism, partners against crime, escapades, partners, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Sticks of Death (1986)
Genre: Action
Country: Philippines
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man masters the ancient art of arnis with the help of his grandfather to get revenge on a group of crooks who attempted to beat him to death.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, contests and competitions, adventure, vengeance, cons and scams, helicopter ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mission of Justice (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mayoral candidate Dr. Rachel Olsen (Brigitte Nielsen) has a dangerous plan for swift justice in the form of a band of ex-convicts, called the Peacemakers, who roam the streets to do her bidding. When a boxer friend (Tony Burton) is killed by ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vigilantism, undercover, injustice, rivalry, crimes, tough heroes, police detective, working undercover, law enforcement, dishonesty, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Recoil (1998)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Detective Ray Morgan accidentally kills the son of a mob boss. The mob boss orders to have Morgan killed unknowing that the assassin killed Morgan's wife and kids. Now Morgan's out for revenge..and he'll do it his own way
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: death of son, bank robbery, murder of family, revenge, vendetta, violent, gangsters, car chase, martial arts, dishonesty, good versus evil, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Blast (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terrorists attempt to disrupt the Atlanta Olympics by kidnapping the U.S. women's swim team. If their demands are not met, the team will be executed. Only janitor Jack Bryant, a former Olympic gymnast champion of Tae Kwon Do felled by injuries ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, janitor, heroes, martial arts, swimmer, psychopath, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, confined, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s
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47%
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Dragonwolf (2013)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The Devil's Cauldron, a city where depravity and violence has forged a society in which only the lethal and callous can survive, two young men who possess the intellect and ferocity to flourish, carve a name for themselves as the most efficient ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hitman, femme fatale, crimes, chaos and mayhem, siblings relations, criminal heroes, dishonesty, gangsters, rivalry, betrayal, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
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43%
Operation Golden Phoenix (1994)
Genre: Action
Country: Lebanon, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A kickboxer is hired to protect half of a valuable medallion, but an evil warlord and another kickboxer are determined to have it, no matter what it takes.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, locket, parents and children, dishonesty, rivalry, adventure, on the run, escapades, blind ambition, good versus evil, gold, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada, beirut lebanon, ottoman empire, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Executioner (1974)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three street toughs are hired to take down a Tokyo drug dealer in this hard-hitting Toei karate action film.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, kung fu, ninja, sexploitation, heroes, gangsters, crimes, leadership, law enforcement, drug dealing, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Dangerous Place (1994)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Ethan's older brother Greg is found dead, the police rule the case a suicide, but Ethan suspects foul play stemming from Greg's recent involvement with a martial arts team called the Scorpions. Ethan is also accomplished at martial ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, dojo, karate, high school, gang, youth, graphic violence, performer's life, urban ghetto, teachers and students, vengeance, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Fists of Legend (2013)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 154 min.
Story: On a television show billed as “the greatest fight show on Earth,” eager amateurs with lots to prove boldly step into the ring and expect to leave bloody but victorious. The ratings hungry producers seek out “legendary” but largely forgotten ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, rivalry, tv show, martial arts, cage fighting, ambition, media, fight, competition, mixed martial arts, graphic violence, friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.9
 658
Blackbelt (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Don "The Dragon" Wilson is back and forced to take on the greatest legends of the martial arts world. Wilson fights off all comers while defending rock superstar Shanna (Deirdre Imershein) against the insane attacks of a fanatical veteran ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, bodyguard, serial killer, murder, vietnam war, stalking, investigation, vigilantism, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.9
 819
Kung Fu Killer (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 176 min.
Story: China is in unrest, as the Republic falls prey to Warlords like Kahn Xin, who holds an entire province hostage to the opium trade—and destroys all who oppose him. Only the revered Wudang monks dare stand in Kahn’s way in order to protect the ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, revenge, escapades, track down, tough heroes, race against time, rivalry, crimes, chase, love, village ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Protector 2 (2013)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Kham is the last in long line of guards who once watched over the King of Thailand's war elephants. Traditionally, only the perfect elephants could successfully help defend the throne, after his harrowing quest to retrieve the elephants, Kham ...
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, rivalry, protagonist as suspect, motorcycle chase, escapades, daring rescue, heroes, crimes, tough heroes, fight, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Max Havoc - Ring of Fire (2006)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Max, having forsaken his life as a former world kick-boxing champion to redefine himself as a world class photographer, is on his way to photograph top tennis star and athlete Suzy Blaine. While on assignment, Max uncovers a crime ring and relies on ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, resort, crimes, gang, tough heroes, rivalry, criminal, kickboxing, showdown, fighting crime, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Shadow Boxer (1974)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Chen Wo-Fu plays construction worker Ku Ting, whose skill at "tai chi" (shadow boxing) is as great as his pacifism. But when his girlfriend is raped by vicious gangsters, he shows everyone the true power and beauty of tai chi.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tai chi, kung fu, graphic violence, gangsters, heroes, crimes, one man army, master warrior, rivalry, tough heroes, forced into action, vigilantism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
New World Disorder (1999)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A gang of four eyed crooks led by Kurt Bishop (McCarthy) are ripping off top dollar computer chips from a list of factories. The night they hit Dynaphase Systems, two dirty employees are staying late using company resources to develop their own ...
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: school, police corruption, computers and web, woman in danger, kidnapping, pirate, rivalry, undercover, partners, crimes, law enforcement, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%