Movies like Showdown 1993

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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, teenage life, school, crimes, youth, contests and competitions, good versus evil, danger, rivalry, police detective, kickboxer, police, violence, forbidden love, kickboxing, crime boss, hand to hand combat, martial artist, bully, martial arts tournament, grownups, brawl, master warrior, kicked in the crotch, janitor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about rivalry, martial arts, crimes, heroes, master warrior, violence and fistfight mostly in Action, Thriller and Sport genres. Some movies like Showdown: Shootfighter II (1996), Bloodmatch (1991), Deadly Bet (1992), Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon (2004), Tiger Claws (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Shootfighter II (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, danger, working undercover, vengeance, deadly, master warrior, contests and competitions, heroes, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 880
Bloodmatch (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Brick Bardo is on a mission to find out which one of the world's greatest kickboxers killed his brother. Five years ago, one of the four champs was fixing fights and set up his brother in the fight that took his life. Now Bardo must take on the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, chases and races, crimes, heroes, adventure, righting the wronged, heroic mission, frame up, crime, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.1
 291
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, gang, contests and competitions, crime, sport, gangsters, redemption, gambling, alcohol abuse, obsession, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: rough, realistic, exciting, serious
Plot: martial arts, heroes, crimes, chase, rivalry, gangsters, danger, kickboxing, violence, warrior, hand to hand combat, love interest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.6
 676
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: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, crimes, murder, master warrior, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, tough heroes, police detective, crime, master criminal ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.6
 260
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kickboxing, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, tough heroes, gambling, drug abuse, vengeance, obsession, graphic violence, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: rough, realistic, exciting, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kickboxer, master warrior, misfit, contests and competitions, escapades, vengeance, rivalry, fish out of water, uninhibited rivalry, teaching the ways of the world, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.5
 150
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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, master warrior, fight, redemption, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, ambition, crimes, rivalry, tough guy, martial arts, martial arts training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Shootfighter: Fight to the Death (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: stylized, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, profanity, strong violent content, stash, graphic violence, adoption, gory, battles, contests and competitions, adventure, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: murder, martial arts, dojo, wrestler, rebellion, criminal's revenge, gangsters, master criminal, heroes, contests and competitions, good versus evil, master warrior ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.4
 1K
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, heroes, martial arts, janitor, danger, law enforcement, deadly, alcohol abuse, hostages, confined, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, kickboxing, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, beefcake martial arts, vengeance, graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.3
 548
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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, car chase, gangsters, showbiz, heist, vengeance, bank, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, chase, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: boys' night
Plot: high school, hostage, school, confined, soldier, rescue, terrorism, teenage life, chases and races, heroes, hostages, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.5
 544
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: vengeance, rivalry, contests and competitions, vigilantism, deathtrap, tough heroes, deadly, crimes, underground fighting, underground tournament, cage fighting, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.2
 550
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, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ambition, heroic mission, rivalry, heroes, fighting crime, crimes, master warrior, danger, escapades, sport, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heroes, martial arts, hitman, stoners, tough heroes, drug dealing, crime, vengeance, rivalry, leadership, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vigilantism, rivalry, deadly, crime, crimes, injustice, working undercover, dishonesty, criminal heroes, law enforcement, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, locket, rivalry, good versus evil, chases and races, on the run, dishonesty, blind ambition, escapades, adventure, parents and children, gold ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: toronto ontario canada, ottoman empire, canada, lebanon, beirut lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: heroes, good versus evil, martial arts, survival, heroic mission, teenage life, anti hero, battles, danger, rivalry, anti heroes, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 534
Blackbelt (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 80 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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, martial arts, serial killer, murder, stalking, vietnam war, investigation, one man army, vigilantism, psychopath, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, adventure, partners, crimes, danger, military, tough heroes, heroic mission, terrorism, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, high school, youth, gang, karate, dojo, deadly, crime, amateur detective, danger, crimes, assassination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, adventure, heroes, dishonesty, deadly, cons and scams, vengeance, contests and competitions, danger, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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
Plot: shaolin kung fu, martial arts, vengeance, youth, crimes, rivalry, kung fu, kung fu master, graphic violence, young heroes, master warrior, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 656
Bloodmoon (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ken O'Hara (Gary Daniels) is a "Mindhunter" - a serial killer specialist enlisted to find the mass murderer (Darren Shahlavi) intent on killing the strongest fighters in New York City. Trying to catch this cunning and clever killer is ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, master criminal, partners against crime, master warrior, undercover, crimes, amateur detective, rivalry, partners, police investigation, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 2.9
 491
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hitman, femme fatale, crimes, rivalry, siblings relations, chaos and mayhem, danger, gangsters, betrayal, criminal heroes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: rough, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, rivalry, heroes, crime, blind ambition, chases and races, partners, pirate, law enforcement, confined, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
 328
Out for Blood (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A lawyer's family is murdered by drug smugglers, and he is beaten and left for dead, but survives although in a coma. When he awakes he only has a partial memory of what happened. In order to find out the real story, he trains with a karate ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, heroes, martial arts, murder, police detective, tough heroes, vengeance, working undercover, memory loss, kidnapping, uninhibited rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.5
 1K
Pit Fighter (2005)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jack Severino has no memory, all he knows is the brutal sport of Pit Fighting. When his past catches him up, he realizes he is not who he thought he was. For some men must fight for redemption.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, kickboxer, haunted by the past, vengeance, memory loss, rivalry, tough heroes, wrestler, murder, heroes, martial arts tournament, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%