Movies like Badass Showdown

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Badass Showdown (2013)
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Badass Showdown (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Uber MMA fighter manager Ivy Reed (B-movie action star of the '80s and '90s Cynthia Rothrock) is unique as a woman in a male-dominated field, using a special formula to find her champion fighters. Though her trainer Jimmy doesn't see eye to eye with her, he nevertheless works with her latest crop of "auditionees," Dustin, Connor, Tyler, Hunter and Mason, to see which will have the career making boost of being managed by Ivy. Written by agm.scans.69@comcast.net
Style: realistic, semi serious, atmospheric, captivating, rough, bleak
Plot: martial arts, fight, wrestler, coach, mixed martial arts, manager, gym, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, heroes, promoter, gay subtext, hand to hand combat, shower, exercise, performer's life, gays and lesbians, male nudity, mother son reunion
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, rough, serious and exciting films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, mixed martial arts, heroes and fight mostly in Action, Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like Badass Showdown: Circle of Pain (2010), Final Impact (1992), Never Surrender (2009), Damage (2009), Unbeatable (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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95%
 4.7
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Final Impact (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A former kick-boxing world champion discovers a young fighter, and believes together they can win back the world crown.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: martial arts, swimming pool, training, kickboxing, teachers and students, vengeance, heroes, adventure, tough heroes, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 ⇓
84%
 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, danger, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, underground tournament, cage fighting, heroes, violence, gambling, fistfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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 ⇓
79%
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, serious, realistic
Plot: fight, tough heroes, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, self discovery, social differences, nothing to lose, sport, martial arts tournament, kickboxing, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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 ⇓
71%
 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 ⇓
70%
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, crime, ambition, crimes, contests and competitions, rivalry, dishonesty, reunion, underground fighting, mixed martial arts, fight club, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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 ⇓
68%
 3.9
 429
Bare Knuckles (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Women will go to extreme lengths for those they love and single mother Samantha Rogers is no exception. Along with her young daughter, Milla, Sam struggles to make ends meet, taking her licks as a stunt double by day and cocktail waitressing at a ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, female boxer, single parent, contests and competitions, ambition, family relations, boxing, trophy, determination, hand to hand combat, mixed martial arts, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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%
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 ⇓
64%
 5.4
 697
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: exciting, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, redemption, prison, crimes, kickboxing, underground fighting, imprisonment, contests and competitions, danger, performer's life, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.1
 296
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, love affair, contests and competitions, love and romance, heroes, romance, hopes, adventure, tragic love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.0
 83
Loner (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After his girlfriend is kidnapped by a vicious mobster, Cage rips into action with a vengeance. Retired from kickboxing to pursue dreams of being an entertainer, Cage is forced into a death match with the brutal doctor death. He must win, or he will ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, martial arts, righting the wronged, dishonesty, heroes, rescue, golden years, hopes, crimes, rivalry, ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, friendship, gang, martial artist, master warrior, crimes, gangsters, one man army, muay thai, urban, graphic violence, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 35K
Man of Tai Chi (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Beijing, a young martial artist's skill places him in position to experience opportunities and sacrifices.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, tai chi, one on one, mortal combat, contests and competitions, graphic violence, crimes, ambition, heroes, tough heroes, opponent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, hong kong, beijing china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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 ⇓
48%
Dynamite Brothers (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young black man teams up with a Chinese kung-fu expert to fight a drug ring.
Style: rough, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, heroes, siblings relations, partners, crime, society, defiant, buddies ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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 ⇓
46%
Only the Strong (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Green Beret Louis Stevens returns to his hometown of Miami after completing military service in Brazil, only to learn that his old high school has become a haven for gangs and drug dealers. After Stevens uses his capoeira skills to kick ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heroes, martial arts, high school, gang, swat team, adventure, youth, rivalry, ambition, leadership, soldier, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.3
 545
Honor (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a world where street gangs collide with the law, neighborhood friends, Raymond and Gabriel, must decide which side of the battle to join. This will be the ultimate fight - the one for power, family, and HONOR.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: streetfighting, gang, crimes, friendship, urban ghetto life, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, showdown, organized crime, underground tournament, underground fighting, gang war ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Way of the Dragon 2 (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A classic tribute to a legendary Kung-Fu master. The high-powered action and deadly fistfights don’t let up for a moment. When all the chips are down, the Dragon Master will prevail!
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, martial arts, discrimination, vengeance, interracial relations, righting the wronged, tough heroes, rivalry, society, adventure, kung fu fighting, kung fu classic ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
41%
 8.2
 428K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine ...
Style: tense, rough, emotional, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, sport, boxing, teacher, warrior, fist fighting, training, fight scenes, contests and competitions, courage, coach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, el paso texas, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
One Down, Two to go (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pair of tough cops go after the mob who jinxed the martial arts tournament and injured their buddy.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, crimes, gang, partners, rivalry, criminal's revenge, working undercover, vigilantism, vengeance, injustice, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Merantau Warrior (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In Minangkabau, West Sumatera, Yuda a skilled practitioner of Silat Harimau is in the final preparations to begin his "Merantau" a century's old rites-of-passage to be carried out by the community's young men that will see him ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, protector, violence, journey, human trafficking, heroes, on the run, rivalry, danger, rescue, life is a bitch, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Forced to Fight (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Once a legend in the brutal world of illicit underground fighting, Shane Slavin (Daniels) decides to turn his life around, promising his wife and young son he's fought his last battle. But when his younger brother betrays a ruthless crime boss ...
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, contests and competitions, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, heroes, ambition, mixed martial arts, martial arts tournament, karate, underground fighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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 ⇓
36%