Movies like Harder They Fall

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Harder They Fall (2005)
 3.2
 132
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: exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: fight, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, tough heroes, sport, self discovery, social differences, nothing to lose, kickboxing, martial arts tournament, martial arts, contests and competitions, urban ghetto life, coming of age, battle zone, urban ghetto, profanity, beefcake martial arts
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa, florida

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Most similar movies to Harder They Fall

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and exciting films with plots about rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, sport, athlete's life, martial arts and mixed martial arts mostly in Drama, Action and Sport genres. Some movies like Harder They Fall: Unrivaled (2010), The Philly Kid (2012), Lucha Underground (2014), The Circuit (2002), Counterpunch (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.0
 820
Unrivaled (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On these streets everyone is fighting for a way out, but after a lifetime of hard knocks, a down-on-his-luck cage fighter gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is chosen to compete against the MMA world champion during a massive competition. ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, uplifting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cage fighting, mixed martial arts, ambition, lifestyle, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, heroes, underdog, sport, tough heroes, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Philly Kid (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former NCAA champion wrestler is paroled after 10 years in prison. Now, to save a friend's life, in a series of cage fights he must agree to do the impossible - lose.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, fight, prisoner, prison, manslaughter, murder, martial arts, mixed martial arts, sport, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Lucha Underground (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, rough, semi serious, realistic, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, wrestling, tough heroes, ambition, contests and competitions, martial arts, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, sport, violence, graphic violence, wrestler ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 3.9
 302
The Circuit (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Years ago, Dirk Longstreet walked away from The Circuit, the merciless underground fight club with no rules, where money changes hands as men are killed. But now gangsters have got his brother, and only one more journey inside the ring will save his ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, underground fighting, rivalry, ambition, one man army, haunted by the past, tough heroes, athlete's life, crimes, daring rescue, vengeance, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Movie in collections
 4.9
 644
Counterpunch (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story. A young boxer, Emilio, from the wrong side of the tracks with big dreams of winning the Golden Gloves boxing championship, finds himself at a cross roads after being locked up. As he fights his way back into the winning circle ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, emotional
Plot: rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, one more chance, starting over, hopes, contests and competitions, follow your dream, sport, lifestyle, power relations, boxing
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Circle of Pain (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Following a fighting accident, Dalton Hunt retired from the world of MMA at the top. Unable to outrun his guilt, he lost his family, his title, and his way. But when a crooked promoter lures him back into a fight against the current undefeated ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, friendship, rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions, forced into action, athlete and trainer, ambition, martial arts, cage fighting, sport, bar fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.3
 2K
Tapped Out (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A disgruntled teenager, sent to do community service at a rundown Karate school, enters an MMA tournament to face the man who killed his parents.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, ambition, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, rivalry, vengeance, youth, young heroes, sport, graphic violence, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: underground fighting, martial arts, cage fighting, rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, tough heroes, heroes, danger, mixed martial arts, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Born to Race: Fast Track (2014)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Danny Krueger is a twenty-year old drag racer who plays by his own rules. After winning a scholarship to the prestigious Fast Lane Racing Academy, Danny finds himself competing against some of the fiercest young drivers in the world. Tension soars ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hotshot hero, athlete's life, friendship, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, sport, partners, friends, chases and races, athlete and trainer, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The True Story of WrestleMania (2011)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: It is the most anticipated yearly event in Sports Entertainment, an annual pop culture touch point. For more than 25 years, WrestleMania has hosted the biggest matches, the biggest stars, and the biggest celebrities. Now for the first time ever, the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wrestling, tough heroes, rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, fight for supremacy, fame, mob, billionaire, generation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
A Fighting Man (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two men meet in the ring for a fight that will change their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, disturbing, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, boxing, brutality, blood, redemption, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Carman: The Champion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Former champion boxer Orlando Leone (Carmen) is "The Preacher" at an inner-city youth center. Wanting to give something back to the community, he bought a large building for a church youth center. But the cash ran out before he could ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, against the odds, human spirit, contests and competitions, follow your dream, relationship vs career, lifestyle, underdog, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
56%
 5.1
 924
Fireball (2009)
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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vengeance, ambition, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, tough heroes, sport team, rivalry, basketball, track down, uncover truth, twins, kickboxing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 2K
Shadowboxing (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Artem Kolchin was one of many, but he wanted glory. And he has chosen the way: he became the boxer. Now Artem the applicant for a champion title, fighter, known worldwide as Great White Hope. But the main fight in his life has not gone how he ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, love affair, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, escape, chase, blindness, blackmail, betrayal, boxer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.4
 733
Undefeated (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lex 'El Animal' Vargas is a promising Portorican boxer in Queens, but lacks ambition to aim for the big career. That changes after his brother Paulie is accidentally shot dead by a teenager in an amateur hold-up on their late dad's ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, social differences, against the odds, tough heroes, lifestyle, ambition, rise to the top, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rivalry, sport ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.9
 307
Brawler (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sidelined by an injury incurred while protecting his young brother, underground fighter Charlie Fontaine feels blindsided when he discovers his brother having sex on his couch with his new wife, Kat. Fueled by rage, a determined Charlie makes plans ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, siblings relations, rivalry, contests and competitions, strong violent content, athlete's life, family relations, mixed martial arts, underground tournament, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts training, sport, martial arts tournament, athlete and trainer, martial arts, kiss, fistfight, kickboxer, cage fighting, beefcake, cell, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 8K
Gladiator (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story of two teenagers trapped in the world of illegal underground boxing. One is fighting to save his fathers life and using the money pay off gambling debts accumulated by his father. The second is fighting for the money to get out of the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: boxing, friendship, sport, ambition, human spirit, urban ghetto life, against the odds, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 835
Seve (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Despite being blocked at almost every turn in pursuit of the sport he loved, Seve Ballesteros fought against adversity to become the most spectacular and charismatic golfer to ever play the game.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, exciting
Plot: golf, ambition, athlete's life, rise to the top, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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 ⇓
46%
 2.8
 642
Death Warrior (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gritty MMA fighter is forced into a twisted, underground gambling ring in which he must fight to the death with other MMA fighters in order to save his wife from certain death at the hands of a maniacal crime boss. In a desperate race against ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, survival, contests and competitions, danger, profanity, ambition, violence, mortal combat, murder, sexual content, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 3K
Unbeatable (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Fai, once a world champion in boxing, escapes to Macau from the loan sharks and unexpectedly encounters Qi, a young chap who is determined to win a boxing match. Fai becomes Qi's mentor and rediscovers his passion to fight not only in the ring ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, off the grid, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, opponent, boxing, training, mixed martial arts, graphic violence, fighting movie, boxing match ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Shadow Boxing 3. The Final Round (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Champion boxer Artyom Kolchin climbed all conceivable heights and became a national hero. He does not enter the boxing ring any more, rather choosing a coaching job and wild high life, including continuous TV appearances, hanging out and love ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, uncover truth, contests and competitions, car chase, chases and races, drugs/alcohol, power relations, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, boxing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
From Mexico with Love (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A washed-up trainer takes a self-destructive young boxer under his wing.
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, rivalry, immigrants, ambition, family problems, boxing, boxer, father son relationship, racism, athlete and trainer, sport, training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 3K
Crying Fist (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jobless, besieged by creditors, and abandoned by his wife, the once silver medalist Tae-shik has sunk to street hustling, becoming a human punching bag. Meanwhile, young Sang-hwan's delinquent ways land him behind bars. Both men look to boxing ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense, gloomy
Plot: juvenile delinquency, ex athlete, confined, ambition, prison life, rivalry, society, contests and competitions, athlete's life, down on your luck, opponent, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Season on the Brink (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers" is based on the best-selling book by John Feinstein. The movie chronicles Indiana's 1985-86 season, when Knight granted Feinstein unprecedented access to the ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, captivating, basketball movie
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, sport team, contests and competitions, lifestyle, sport, athlete and trainer, underdog, hopes, basketball, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Sequel to the 2002 film. This time, Heavyweight Champ George "Iceman" Chambers (White) is sent to a Russian jail on trumped-up drug charges. In order to win his freedom he must fight against the jailhouse fighting champ Uri Boyka (Adkins) ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: prison life, contests and competitions, fist fighting, boxing, martial arts, convict, heroes, jail, challenge, taekwondo, prison, russian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, russia, new jersey, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 31K
Blood and Bone (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, an ex-con (White) takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tournament, prison fight, fist fighting, martial arts, gangsters, streetfighting, fight, profanity, ambition, prison, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Chavez Cage of Glory (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barely being able to make ends meet and doing everything he can possibly do to cover his ill son's growing medical bills, Hector Chavez turns to his fighting roots in the underbelly of LA. His amateur Mixed Martial Arts videos go viral grabbing ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious
Plot: martial arts, doctors and patients, hospital, power relations, rivalry, ambition, fight, mixed martial arts, violence, live audience
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%