Movies like Champions 1997

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Champions (1997)
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Champions (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: William Rockman, a champion "Terminal Combat" fighter who retired from the sport after accidentally killing a young man while training. Five years after his retirement, Terminal Combat has been banned by the government and has gone underground. The "new" Terminal Combat is just that; one combatant in each match usually does not live to tell about the experience. When Rockman's younger brother is killed in one of the underground matches by his old rival, the King, Rockman enters the tournament to exact revenge on the King, not knowing that the King and his wife, Daria, have been enslaved by Max Brito, the tournament's greedy promoter.
Plot: martial arts, fight, skinhead, police, sex scene, female police officer, wrestler, policewoman, villain, underground fighting, female fighter, murder, fight to the death, gunshot, sergeant, brother brother relationship, bare breasts, love interest, police officer, female martial artist, beefcake, undercover, murder of brother, revenge, mixed martial arts ...

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Most similar movies to Champions

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about martial arts, murder, revenge, fistfight, hand to hand combat, kung fu and violence mostly in Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Champions: Deathfight (1993), Tuesday Never Comes (1992), Tiger Claws II (1996), Shaolin Handlock (1978), Hawk's Vengeance (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.2
 84
Deathfight (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When family fortune, beautiful mistresses and control of an international smuggling operation are at stake, family rivalry turns to rage as two brothers meet in one final battle...a deathfight.
Plot: tournament, car chase, police, revenge, businessman, fight, framed for murder, sex scene, foreigner, gangster, martial arts, topless ...
Place: southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Tuesday Never Comes (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An Irish mercenary will stop at nothing to get the money owed to him for a job from an Italian-American drug lord.
Plot: bare breasts, drug lord, policewoman killing, fbi agent, dead woman on ground, person on fire, buried alive, racial slur, drugs, cocaine, nudity (full frontal - brief), female police officer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 4.9
 416
Tiger Claws II (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Released five years after the first installment, Tiger Claws II finds Yeung's martial arts serial killer, Chong, busted out of jail by a team of heavies in the employ of gangster Dai Lo Fu and whisked across the country to San Fransisco's ...
Plot: female police officer, kung fu, martial arts, policewoman killing, policewoman, police, police officer, police officer killed, martial art
Place: san francisco, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Shaolin Handlock (1978)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As an expert of the 'Cross fists' technique, a reclusive kung fu master Li Pai perfects a lethal maneuver called the 'Shaolin Handlock' while an old wolf-in-sheep's-clothing friend Fang Yun-piao pays the unwitting Li a ...
Plot: revenge, martial arts, kung fu, kung fu master, murder, kept woman, strangulation, motorcycle, undercover, somersault, choke hold, violence
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Hawk's Vengeance (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Eric Hawke a British Marine, attends the funeral of his policeman brother who he discovers has been attempting to investigate the mysterious kidnappings and murders of a local Asian street gang. The clues seem to point to a rival Nazi white ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, hitman, marine, heroes, chases and races, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, city life, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.6
 99
To the Death (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kickboxing champ Rick Quinn decides to retire from the ring, but his main adversary, Denard, wants him to fight again and murders Quinn's wife. Quinn suspects Denard, but can't do anything. Three month later, Quinn is jailed after a ...
Plot: kickboxer, kickboxing, martial arts, fight, revenge, martial arts training, sexploitation, hand to hand combat, bare breasts, karate chop, kung fu classic, foot chase ...
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.6
 335
Moving Target (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Don "The Dragon" Wilson stars in this action drama as a tourist who, through no fault of his own, finds himself on the run from a gang of terrorists, international espionage agents, and the police. Accused of a murder he didn't ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: murder, terrorist, fight, terrorism, revenge, gunfight, kickboxing, tough guy, one against many, manhunt, kung fu, shotgun ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.3
 295
Killpoint (1984)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An L.A. cop investigating the rape and murder of his wife traces the crime to a psycho biker gang that smuggles guns. He teams up with an FBI agent to stop them and catch his wife's killers.
Plot: rape, nightclub, fistfight, violence, gunfight, long hair, fight, weapons, bodybuilder, robbery, cult, gangster ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 5.1
 497
White Tiger (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When D.E.A. agent Mike Ryan undertakes the huge task of avenging the brutal murder of the partner John Grogan, he find he must fight both sides; the murderer and his double crossing police buddies. Now with the unexpected help of the lovely Jade, he ...
Plot: martial arts, interracial love, sex in bed, revenge, sex scene, chinese, topless, boat, assassin, drug dealing, dirty cop, white man asian woman relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.2
 516
Inferno (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When Interpol officer Kyle Connors, Don "The Dragon" Wilson, watches his partner die in an explosion, he swears he'll hunt down the killer. Yanked of the case by Internal Affairs, Connors defied his orders and follows the only lead he ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious
Plot: interpol, martial arts, kickboxing, fight, adventure, rivalry, graphic violence, law enforcement, chases and races, vengeance, deadly, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 302
The Stabilizer (1986)
Genre: Action
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Peter Goldson, aka The Stabilizer, searches for drug smuggler Greg Rainmaker. Rainmaker killed Goldson's fiancee by kicking her with his spiked shoes, and now Goldson wants revenge. Meanwhile, Rainmaker has kidnapped the famous Professor ...
Plot: fight, explosion, revenge, murder, death, martial arts, gun duel, female martial artist, grenade, brutality, massacre, kung fu ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.7
 254
Fists of Iron (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Dale Hartwell's best friend gets killed, he swears revenge on the bloodthirsty promoter and fighter who did it.
Plot: kicked in the face, attempted murder, kickboxing, flashback, fistfight, hand to hand combat, strong man, bare breasts, martial arts training, redemption, unfaithful boyfriend, cane ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.7
 66
Beyond Fear (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Martial Arts Champion Mimi Lesseos is back - and the wilderness just got wilder! Tipper Taylor, martial arts expert turned wilderness tour guide, is stalked deep in the wilderness by two desperate men who will stop at nothing to retrieve a videotape ...
Plot: martial arts, environment, nature, femme fatale, tour guide, female martial artist, wilderness, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.3
 139
No Safe Haven (1987)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When his family is murdered by members of a drug gang, an undercover CIA agent tracks them down, but they escape and flee to their hideout, a fortress in South America. Knowing he can't count on the local authorities for aid, he calls on one of ...
Plot: murder, revenge, fortress, child, helicopter, child with gun, female nudity, gun, football, gambling, soccer, american football ...
Place: south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.4
 498
Alley Cat (1984)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A beautiful young martial arts expert stops a vicious street gang from robbing her grandparents' house. The gang marks her for murder, but her grandparents are killed instead. The girl sets out to take her revenge on the gang.
Plot: vigilante, revenge, murder, gang, car theft, woman hits a man, beer can, corrupt cop, facial scar, heroin, righteous rage, gunshot ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Shaolin Invincibles (1981)
Genre: Action
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Judy Lee (Chia Ling) is out to avenge the massacre of her family by the Emperor's men and is assisted by another young woman, played by Lung Chun Erh. The two infiltrate the Emperor's court by posing as maids. Carter Wong plays a kung fu ...
Plot: kung fu, revenge, martial arts, kung fu master, sword fight, emperor, gorilla, king, heroine, female martial artist
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.2
 102
My Samurai (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A boy, Peter McCrea, witnesses a gangland murder. He turns to his martial arts teacher, Young Park, to help defend him from the gangsters. On the run from both the gang and the police, Peter learns self-defense and the courage to face his fears.
Plot: falling from height, villain, boy, teenage boy, gang, child martial arts, mentor, murder, martial arts
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 79
Fighting Ace (1979)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 20 years after the death of his parents, a martial artist sets out to avenge their deaths by pretending he doesn't know kung fu. But when it is revealed that he does know kung fu, the killer sets to kill him and his friends.
Plot: revenge, fight, kung fu fighting, kung fu master, beefcake, friend, beefcake martial arts, bald hero, bald, violence, hand to hand combat, martial arts training ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.1
 47
Baby Brown (1990)
Genre: Action
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Action thriller trails two attractive female cops (Zoli Marki and Kryska Witowska) on the hunt for a lethal drug lord who’s responsible for injuring one of the women’s former partners. Things get even more dangerous when the two women learn they ...
Plot: female police officer, covert operation, undercover cop, illegal drugs, undercover agent, drug lord, cheese, sexploitation, policewoman, police, drugs, police shootout ...
Place: johannesburg south africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 2.6
 585
Fight Valley (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Tory Coro turns up dead, the neighborhood turns up silent. Rumor has it she became yet another victim of the small town known as FIGHT VALLEY. Tory's sister Windsor moves to town to begin her own investigation on her sister's ...
Style: twists and turns
Plot: lesbian couple, mixed martial arts, underground fighting, justice, sister, martial arts, murder, gym, lesbian kiss, choked to death, female antagonist, choke hold ...
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.5
 163
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, serious, realistic, 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 ⇓
46%
Frame-Up II: The Cover-Up (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The bank president in a small California town isn't quite the upstanding citizen he appears to be--he's a corrupt killer, who has just kidnapped the wife and daughter of the local sheriff.
Plot: police officer, sheriff, corruption, kidnapping, police
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 784
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, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, crimes, murder, crime, rivalry, law enforcement, deadly, police detective, tough heroes, master criminal, master warrior ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: undercover, vigilantism, martial arts, crime, crimes, rivalry, deadly, injustice, working undercover, criminal heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 2.8
 155
Gone Dark (2013)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Five years ago Jack faked his death. Now his little sister is hunting down his ex-partners who she thinks killed him. On top of that, the company send in the cleaners and everything gets bloody.
Plot: torture, sex scene, female nudity, bare breasts, nudity (full frontal - brief), bathtub, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.3
 374
Kill Squad (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A wealthy business man is a victim of an assault and is shot and wheelchair bound while his wife is gang raped and murdered. He then assembles his motley squad of Vietnam buddies to kung fu their way to revenge and get those muthas back.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: revenge, murder, vietnam veteran, martial arts, gun, kung fu, fight, blood, car, vietnam war veteran, violence, karate ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 464
Red Sun Rising (1994)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Thomas Hoshino (Willson) is a tough Japanese detective, who lost his partner by a deadly Yakuza killer Jaho (Lew). He tracks down the killer and his master to Los Angeles, where he teams up with Det. Karen Ryder (Farrell). Soon they discover that ...
Style: buddy comedy, buddy movie, cult film
Plot: fistfight, yakuza, police shootout, swordsman, fight, martial arts, handcuffs, semiautomatic pistol, disarming someone, tough girl, knife, arrest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Irresistible Force (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A police sergant is about to retire. Therefore he only wants to let the time pass by without getting in trouble or even becoming hurt. But this is not so easy as he receives as partner an enthusiastic young, female agent who provokes all kinds of ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense
Plot: computer cracker, karate, police sergeant, juvenile delinquent, sunglasses, weightlifting, betrayal, stitches, bicycle, telephone, thief, eavesdropping ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Outside the Law (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Secret agent Julie Cosgrove is walking into her most dangerous mission yet.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, danger, secret agents, undercover, working undercover, vengeance, deadly, starting over, heroes, government agency, murder, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, colombia, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.7
 525
The Stranger (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this modern retelling of High Plains Drifter, a female biker rides into a desert town to seek revenge on "Angel" and his ruthless gang.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, desert, small town, revenge, deadly, one man army, heroes, danger, mysterious character, crimes, rivalry, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%