Movies like Never Surrender

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Never Surrender (2009)
 2.6
 2K
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 promoter, he quickly realizes that the only way out is to kill or to be killed.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: underground fighting, cage fighting, martial arts, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, heroes, tough heroes, mixed martial arts, crimes, mentor, punk, escapades, nudity (full frontal - brief), ambition, strong violent content, surrender, vengeance, female nudity, danger, bare breasts
Time: 21st century, contemporary

Most similar movies to Never Surrender

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, rough, serious and exciting films with plots about rivalry, martial arts, contests and competitions, ambition, mixed martial arts, heroes and crimes mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Never Surrender: Underground (2007), Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018), Unrivaled (2010), Locked Down (2010), The Circuit (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, serious, exciting, 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 ⇓
100%
Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One year after the events of "Kickboxer: Vengeance", Kurt Sloan has vowed never to return to Thailand. However, while gearing up for a MMA title shot, he finds himself sedated and forced back into Thailand, this time in prison. He is there ...
Style: brutal, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: muscleman, kickboxing, muay thai, fight, martial arts, master warrior, brutality, violence, torture, bloody violence, vengeance, mentor ...
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.0
 887
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: exciting, uplifting, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, cage fighting, rivalry, lifestyle, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, heroes, underdog, sport, tough heroes, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.2
 3K
Locked Down (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Danny, a respected cop, is setup after an investigation goes wrong. While laying low in his new jail cell, Danny is forced to get involved in the inmates underground cage fighting circuit. With the help of Irving, a former mixed martial arts ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Plot: frame up, prison, captivity, contests and competitions, investigation, confined, law enforcement, prison life, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 3.9
 350
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, haunted by the past, tough heroes, one man army, ambition, rivalry, martial arts tournament, vengeance, crimes, gangsters, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 2.8
 695
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, ambition, violence, mortal combat, murder, tough heroes, heroes, master warrior, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.3
 2K
Pentathlon (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When East German Eric Brogar (Dolph Lundgren) wins a gold medal in the pentathlon, he escapes to freedom in the west with the help of a beautiful American athlete. But his demanding coach, Heinrich Mueller (David Soul) vows revenge and Eric's ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: olympics, athlete's life, contests and competitions, vengeance, athlete and trainer, crimes, betrayal, rivalry, power relations, human spirit, hostage, racism ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: europe, east germany, germany, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.4
 143
Among Dead Men (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Bobby Delgado, undefeated MMA World Champion is incarcerated for eight years after accidentally killing his opponent. During this period of purgatory, Bobby experiences a paranormal 'life changing' event that will dictate his future path ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, redemption, vengeance, rivalry, heroes, tough heroes, crimes, contests and competitions, ambition, survival, prisoner, strongman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, exciting, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, friendship, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete's life, forced into action, athlete and trainer, ambition, martial arts, cage fighting, sport, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.5
 1K
Beatdown (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brandon, a respected street fighter, is forced to flee the city after his brother is murdered and the money that was supposed to be paid back to a local gangster is stolen. While lying low at his father's house in a small Southern town, Brandon ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underground fighting, family relations, martial arts, rivalry, contests and competitions, power relations, tough heroes, athlete and trainer, street fight, fight, small town, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 762
Scorpion (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Featuring a mix of Thai Boxing and Ultimate Fighting, SCORPION has been dubbed The French Fight Club. It stars Jerome Le Banner, who is also known as Hyper Battle Cyborg and The Bulldog of Paris, a true kickboxer, famous for his aggressive style - ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kickboxing, rivalry, crimes, redemption, prison, underground fighting, imprisonment, contests and competitions, athlete's life, heroes, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.9
 348
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, martial arts tournament, contests and competitions, rivalry, siblings relations, strong violent content, family relations, athlete's life, mixed martial arts, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, underground tournament, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 7K
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, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, fall in love, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, underground tournament, cage fighting, heroes, violence, gambling, fistfight, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Fatal Contact (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man learns the fighting techniques of Sanda from a coach. The two become best friends as the young man prepares to enter an underground tournament, competing against some of the top fighters of the world.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: martial arts, ambition, heroes, adventure, contests and competitions, athlete's life, rivalry, street fighter, tough heroes, fight, crime boss, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.4
 588
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, gladiator, contests and competitions, rivalry, vigilantism, tough heroes, deathtrap, crimes, underground fighting, underground tournament, cage fighting, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
American Brawler (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A martial arts instructor must enter the world of illegal pit fighting in order to save his family and his dojo.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: martial arts, crimes, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, dishonesty, corruption, gambling, fight, underground fighting, wrestler, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Plot: fight, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, tough heroes, sport, self discovery, social differences, nothing to lose, kickboxing, martial arts tournament, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Muay Thai Fighter (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial artist, muay thai, friendship, martial arts, gang, master warrior, gangsters, crimes, one man army, graphic violence, tough heroes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: rivalry, contests and competitions, tv show, martial arts, ambition, cage fighting, media, graphic violence, mixed martial arts, friend, ratings, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspense
Plot: martial arts, ambition, rivalry, doctors and patients, hospital, fight, violence, power relations, mixed martial arts, live audience
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 511
Mandrill (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mandrill (M. Zaror) is a high-level assassin whose parents many years ago were slaughtered in cold blood by a ruthless drug lord. Now he finds himself finally in a position to get his revenge. But since it falls in love precisely in the pretty ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hitman, vengeance, crimes, escapades, rivalry, fall in love, seduction, seductive man, seductive behavior, heroes, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, fight, prisoner, manslaughter, prison, murder, martial arts, sport, wrestling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, martial arts, sexual content, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 3.4
 671
Ten Dead Men (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: You can’t outrun your past. That is the extremely painful lesson that Ryan (Brendan Carr)is learning right now, as spectres of his past life of crime have returned to haunt him, destroying the only person he holds dear, and nearly killing him in ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, crimes, gangsters, betrayal, rivalry, murder, haunted by the past, chase, starting over, heroes, prodigy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 2.1
 2K
200 M.P.H. (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When the older brother (Tommy Nash) he idolizes is run off the road by a ruthless drug dealer (Darren Thomas) during a nighttime street race known as Sepulveda Suicide, Rick Merchant (Jaz Martin) channels his grief into getting revenge behind the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: car chase, street racing, contests and competitions, vengeance, rivalry, strip club, drug dealer, mechanic, motorcycle, female nudity, car accident, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.4
 550
Die Fighting (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a team of Shaolin-trained kung fu actors is about to get their break in Hollywood, a mysterious and sadistic Director forces them to run a gauntlet through Los Angeles. The Director films their every move as they prove their prowess by ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: battles, martial arts, rivalry, crimes, hollywood, shaolin monk, shaolin kung fu, chase, entrapment, heroes, couple relations, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Greetings to the Devil (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Mexico, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former guerrilla is reluctantly drawn into the vengeance scheme of one of his victims.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, rivalry, confined, race against time, forced into action, murder, kidnapping, graphic violence, heroes, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 3.2
 593
Blood Money (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Zheng Zhou is the most feared warrior from the Shaolin Dynasty in China. His fighting and weapons skills are legendary. But when his parents are killed and sister kidnapped, he turns to a life of drugs and crime that will almost kill him. With the ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, rivalry, martial arts, violence, smuggling, drug cartel, strong violent content, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), heroes, master warrior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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 ⇓
22%
 5.1
 317
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, love affair, adventure, love and romance, hopes, contests and competitions, heroes, starting over, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%