Movies like Busted Up

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Busted Up (1986)
 5.4
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Busted Up (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Music, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Prolific actor-stuntman Conrad Palmisano directed this average action-thriller about the owner of an inner-city gym. Earl (Paul Coufos) happens to also be a skilled fighter, and when he is pressured by real-estate developers to close the gym, he fights in order to save it.
Plot: boxing, boxer, coach, singing, song, singer, fist fighting, junkie, neighborhood, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, gym, husband wife relationship, diner, marital separation
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada

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Most similar movies to Busted Up

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and captivating films with plots about boxing, rivalry, boxer, song, sport, ambition and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Sport and Action genres. Some movies like Busted Up: The Last Fight (1983), Tough Enough (1983), Last Man Standing (1987), City of Shadows (1987), Dance of the Wind (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last Fight (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Singer-turned-boxer Andy 'Kid' Clave signs a contract with a shady promoter Joaquin Vargas. But Clave turns against Vargas when the promoter's thugs kill Clave's girlfriend when he thinks about backing out of the contract. While ...
Plot: contract, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, debt, tongue in cheek, singing, revenge, prizefighter, latin, ex-cop, gangsters, murder, boxer ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.5
 757
Tough Enough (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An aspiring country/western singer, whose money is disappearing faster than his career opportunities, enters a "Tough Man" amateur boxing contest to earn some cash to pay his bills. Amazingly enough, he wins it, and is picked to go onto ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: singer, lifestyle, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, relationship vs career, country, ambition, sport, follow your dream, rise and fall, blind ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Last Man Standing (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Roo Marcus has just spent 8 years in a mental institution, and takes up bare-knuckle boxing and gets a job fighting in a gym run by Napoleon. Roo is often tormented by memories of shock treatment and inhumane conditions. His friends, Capser and ...
Plot: female boxer, father daughter relationship, corrupt cop, obscene finger gesture, corrupt police, barefoot, police corruption
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
City of Shadows (1987)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the same vein as Cain and Abel, here we have two brothers, one a renegade cop and the other a murderer with a taste for little boys. The brothers come to blows, from which only one can walk away.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: child murder, prostitute, murder, kidnapping, brother brother relationship, masochist, corrupt cop, s&m, single mother, dead boy, priest, death ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Dance of the Wind (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: India
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The mother of the Indian female singer Pallavi (Kitu Gidwani) is at the end of her life. She was master and teacher for her daughter for the art of Indian singing. But she will not be able to complete her lessons. So Pallavi experiences the lack of ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, thief, teacher student relationship, concert, singer, mausoleum, death, tradition, guru, mourning, emancipation, death of mother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.4
 215K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and ...
Style: touching, rough, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, tragedy, sport, family relations, contests and competitions, down on your luck, father daughter relationship, rise and fall, death, boxer, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york, las vegas, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.0
 196
Street Law (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A martial arts-trained lawyer (Jeff Wincott) is forced to fight in illicit matches after he is framed for a crime, is dismissed from his firm, and all his assets are tied up, including his clothing and furniture after he is evicted from his ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, adventure, friends, workplace situations, friendship, dangerous animal, legal, life is a bitch, legal action, rivalry, hand to hand combat, fistfight ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 3K
Jawbone (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former youth boxing champion, Jimmy McCabe is a man in search of hope but looking in all the wrong places. When he hits rock bottom he turns to his childhood boxing club and the only family he has left: gym owner Bill corner man Eddie and promoter ...
Style: rough, tense, inspirational
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, sport, athlete's life, manager, title bout, life is a bitch, challenge, career, change of luck, rivalry, boxer, ex boxer ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 7.6
 11K
Saala Khadoos (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of a former boxer who quits boxing following a fallout with the authorities over the underlying politics but goes on to coach a fisherwoman to fulfill his dream through her. Thisi is a simultaneously shot Hindi version of the Tamil film ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, thought provoking, disturbing, sentimental ...
Plot: corruption, boxing, temper, ex boxer, politics, game, coach, anger, boxing trainer, gym, training, female director ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, disturbing, suspense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, human spirit, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, hopes, boxing, brutality, blood, profanity, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Split Decisions (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a boxer is killed because he wouldn't take a dive, his brother tries to find a way to avenge him even if only symbolically.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, boxing, boxer, athlete's life, lifestyle, gangsters, contests and competitions, hopes, crime, sport, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.7
 588
Cavedweller (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A traumatic event sends a musician (Sedgwick) back to her hometown in an effort to reunite with the daughters she abandoned. To do so, she must confront her abusive ex-husband (Quinn), from whom she fled years ago.
Plot: friendship, husband wife relationship, female director, bathing, auto mechanic, musician, car accident, mother daughter relationship, male nudity, abusive husband, disease, sister sister relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 459
Sparring (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Steve Landry, an aging boxer with more losses than wins, accepts to become a sparring partner for an emerging champion in a last-ditch attempt to stay relevant.
Plot: father daughter relationship, cigarette smoking, money, song, shower, beach, male nudity, urination, boxer, piano, piano lesson, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.2
 430K
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, fist fighting, teacher, warrior, training, fight scenes, contests and competitions, courage, muscleman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, atlantic city new jersey, iraq, el paso texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 1K
Sparkle (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three sisters (Sister and the Sisters) from Harlem who become singers Sister (Lonette McKee) becomes involved with drugs and Sparkle ends up being the one who gets famous. This movie tells about how drugs ruined Sister's relationships and ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: showbiz, alcohol abuse, singer, girl group, music band, society, lifestyle, strong female presence, soul music, family problems, couples, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 88
Bloodfight (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Greene plays an up and coming boxer with a powerful right hand and a heart of gold. He works night shifts in a bar and has a girlfriend whose father played by Ernest Borgnine disapproves of the relationship thinking Greene is a no good for nothing ...
Plot: muscleman, boxing match, arm wrestling, father daughter conflict, punched in the crotch, coach, boxing, boxer, corruption, sparring, fistfight, lifting weights ...
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Secret Superstar (2017)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Insia Malik is a talented 15-year-old school girl from Baroda whose spirit is ripped because her mother is in a troubled and violent marriage. Of course she still dares to pursue her dream of becoming a singer and she also valiantly attempts to free ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, touching
Plot: singing, teenager, guitar playing, father daughter relationship, secret, teenage girl, husband wife conflict, playing guitar, family secret, follow your dream, longing, unsupportive parent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Stranger I Married (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The life story of Terry Evanshen, a Canadian Football League star who fell into a coma after a fatal car accident. When he wakes up, he has no recollection of his family or anything else in his life.
Plot: female director, father daughter relationship, dysfunctional marriage, hospital, amnesia, rehabilitation, memory loss, public speaking, coma, christmas, mother daughter relationship, high school basketball ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 3.6
 107
Lace (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Egypt
Story: Directed by Inas Al Degheidy.
Plot: police officer, husband wife relationship, singer, love, marriage, love triangle, friend, actress, marriage ceremony, migration, muslim, skiing ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 809
Funkytown (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Set in Montreal during the disco phenomenon some 35 years ago, Funkytown follows the life of a group of colorful characters. We follow their lives and tribulations as everyone converges on a regular basis at Montreal's hot disco spot: ...
Style: serious, suspense, disturbing, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: disco, nightclub, gay hustler, lifestyle, addiction, nightlife, social decay, artists and showbiz, society, actor's life, gay husband, drug addiction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1972, year 1971 ...
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec, new york, quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 5K
Her Smell (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A self-destructive punk rocker struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success.
Style: psychological, rough, captivating, art house
Plot: punk rocker, addiction, mental illness, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, friendship, drug use, female protagonist, camera, lie, photographer, nervousness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 202K
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder, Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging Rocky to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: athlete's life, boxer, boxing, comeback, training, fight, underdog, sport, against the odds, human spirit, determination, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Piaf: The Early Years (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Édith Giovanna Gassion is born in 1915. As a young girl she sings on the streets of Paris until a nightclub owner, Louis Leplée, discovers her. When he is murdered the composer Raymond Asso takes care of her and lets her perform at the ABC ...
Plot: singing, song, singer
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 6K
Chuck (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama inspired by the life of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner.
Plot: boxing, punching bag, balcony, magazine, radio, pen, mirror, boxing gym, waitress, sunglasses, briefcase, blood ...
Time: year 1974, year 1954, year 1975, 1960s, 70s ...
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 171K
Rocky III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter ...
Style: feel good, captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, comeback, underdog, death, rivalry, heroes, fame, boxer, coach, training, sport, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, los angeles, california, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Something Bad (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In the wake of the end of a relationship, David is faced with a life altering diagnoses which drastically changes his life and perspectives.
Plot: grief, gay, hiv, acceptance, support, aids, health, lesbian, friend, song
Time: year 2015
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Thunderground (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A con-artist meets a tough fighter and sees him as her ticket to a better life. The two make an agreement and head off to New Orleans to arrange a match with "the man" - the mysterious king of bare-knuckled boxing. There are no rules for ...
Plot: train ride, stealing a car, police brutality, mud wrestling, bum, hustler, older man younger woman relationship, fist fighting
Time: year 1989
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 512
Tomorrow's Joe (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Set in the 1960's, Joe Yabuki (Tomohisa Yamashita) lives in a run-down low income ara. There, alcholic ex-boxer Danpei Tange (Teruyuki Kagawa) notices Joe Yabuki's talents as a boxer. But then, Joe gets into trouble and is sentenced into ...
Plot: orphan, prizefighter, coach, boxer, boxing match, boxing trainer, jail, street fighter, rivalry, prisoner, japanese man, prison ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, blindness, escape, chase, blackmail, betrayal, boxer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, profanity, sexual content, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%