Movies and TV shows like Cobra Kai

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Cobra Kai (2018)
 8.8
 37K
Cobra Kai (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: This Karate Kid sequel series picks up 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament and finds Johnny Lawrence on the hunt for redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. This reignites his old rivalry with the successful Daniel LaRusso, who has been working to maintain the balance in his life without mentor Mr. Miyagi.
Style: motivational, exciting, light, semi serious
Plot: karate, martial arts, master apprentice relationship, rivalry, martial artist, starting over, dojo, punch, based on movie, high school student, grudge, car salesman, middle aged man, father figure, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, teenager, bullying, car dealer
Time: 2010s
Place: california, southern california

Most similar movies to Cobra Kai

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, exciting, semi serious and serious films and TV series with plots about martial arts, rivalry, karate, violence, kung fu, fistfight and brawl mostly in Action, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid (1984), Sidekicks (1992), The Karate Kid Part II (1986), Warrior (2019), The Karate Kid Part III (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 160K
The Karate Kid (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who agrees to train Daniel ... and ends up teaching him much more than ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, coming of age, underdog, teaching the ways of the world, human spirit, friendship, karate, teenage life, rivalry, cheerleader, motorcycle, halloween ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 7K
Sidekicks (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Barry is an asthmatic kid having trouble in life. He lives with his father, a computer programmer, in Texas. Barry is struggling to get by in life, dealing with his rough school life, bullies, as well as his health. Barry's only source of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, satirical ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, karate, bully, computer, asthma, school, hopes, adventure, contests and competitions, friendship, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Karate Kid Part II (1986)
Genre: Action, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Mr. Miyagi and Daniel take a trip to Okinawa to visit Mr. Miyagi's dying father. After arriving Mr. Miyagi finds he still has feelings for an old love. This stirs up trouble with an old rival who he originally left Okinawa to avoid. In the mean ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: martial arts, underdog, village, karate, family, romance, youth, rivalry, wise man, opponent, teaching the ways of the world, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.2
 8K
Warrior (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. The series follows Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who immigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious ...
Style: brutal, atmospheric, exciting, captivating, intense
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, conflict, business, hand to hand combat, corporation, standoff
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Karate Kid Part III (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Kreese, his life in tatters after his karate school was defeated by Daniel and Mr. Miyagi, visits Terry, a friend from Vietnam. Terry is a ruthless business man and a martial arts expert, and he vows to help Kreese take revenge on Daniel and Mr. ...
Style: serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, karate, family, friendship, hopes, teachers and students, sport, ambition, against the odds, wise man, friends, disgraced ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, tahiti, vietnam, japan, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Mr. Hercules Against Karate (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A skinny troublemaker and his good-natured, bemuscled sidekick find trouble in Hong Kong.
Style: exciting, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: martial arts, karate, kung fu, rivalry, hercules
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
King of Beggars (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The illiterate General of Canton, General So, advocates a lazy, happy lifestyle of sex and money. His spoiled and also illiterate son, Chan (Stephen Chow), is his most faithful disciple. For the love of a woman, Chan attends the national exams for ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Plot: martial arts, contests and competitions, heroes, down on your luck, rise to the top, rivalry, folk hero, wooing, ambition, millionaire, beggar, calligraphy
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 117
Fight to Win (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Martial artists in America battle over the possession of three ancient Chinese statues.
Style: buddy comedy
Plot: karate, martial arts, kung fu, martial arts tournament, taekwondo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Duel of Legends (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Story: Duel of Legends is directed by Hector Echavarria and is about a Chinese boy who is left to survive by himself because his parents were murdered by rebels. The boy is raised by a Temple Monk who teaches the boy the secrets of the Martial arts. When ...
Plot: martial arts, karate, martial arts tournament, one against many, tough guy, kung fu fighting, martial artist, training, kung fu classic, violence, brawl, hand to hand combat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Bloodsport III (1996)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bloodsport III brings us back to the world of Alex Cardo. This time he must battle in a fight to end all fights - The Kumite, the most vicious warrior alive - Beast. He must not only battle for his own honor, but also avenge the death of Sun, his ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tournament, mixed martial arts, ambition, battles, vengeance, adventure, heroes, crimes, escapades, rivalry, wu shu ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.5
 1K
The Master (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Master is a ninja-themed action-adventure TV series created by Michael Sloan which aired on NBC. The show focuses on the adventures of John Peter McAllister, an aging ninja master, and his young pupil, Max Keller. Most episodes focus on the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, track down, danger, chases and races, master warrior, heroes, teachers and students, adventure, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 2K
Martial Law (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Martial Law is an American/Canadian crime drama that aired on CBS from 1998 to 2000, and was created by Carlton Cuse. The title character, Sammo Law, portrayed by Sammo Hung, was a Chinese law officer and martial arts expert who came to Los Angeles ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, partners, police detective, police, fish out of water, culture clash, society, misfit, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 3K
Wing Chun (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Martial arts expert Wing Chun battles bandits in this magical film that provides as many laughs as it does wallops. Besides horse thieves, Wing Chun must deal with the men around her who simply can't handle a strong, independent woman. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, rivalry, love triangle, adventure, village, wooing, leadership, wiretap, mistaken identity, heroes, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Young Jason Stillwell (Kurt McKinney) moves with his parents to Seattle, where local bullies harass them without mercy. Jason's father Tom (Tim Baker) does not believe in violence, so the family takes it on the chin. One day Jason enrolls in a ...
Style: serious, exciting, surprise ending, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: karate, ghost, rivalry, martial arts, training, russian, ambition, contests and competitions, power relations, vengeance, human spirit, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Awesome Lotus (1983)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The government calls one of its top agents out of retirement to battle an evil organization that is trying to put the silk industry out of business by using silkworms. Stars Peter Schuyler, Loraine Masterton, Joyce Schuyler, Dan Kopper.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, crimes, mute or deaf, rivalry, female martial artist, falling down stairs, walking on water, playing violin, karate, piano playing, volkswagen beetle, worm ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, semi serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wrestling, martial arts, sport, uninhibited rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, rivalry, ambition, tough heroes, underground, wrestler, violence
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.8
 646
Ring of Fire (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The main character, Johnny Woo, is a Chinese doctor who has given up fighting in the ring. His brother is a teacher in a kick-boxing club. Johnny Woo fall in love with Julie, whose brother is a teacher in a rival kick-boxing club. Tension builds ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, street gang, gang war, illegal fistfight, kickboxing, gangsters, fall in love, heroes, love affair, unfulfilled love, contests and competitions, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 427
Cobra (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Cobra is an American television action/adventure series starring Michael Dudikoff. It ran for just one season in syndication.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, karate, good versus evil, rivalry, fighting crime, heroes, adventure, escapades, knife, revolver, machine gun, gangster ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Human Tornado (1976)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dolemite comes to the rescue of Queen Bee, whose Nightclub is threatened by the Mafia.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, witty ...
Plot: martial arts, superhero, fighting crime, rivalry, injustice, crimes, racism, heroes, gangsters, lone wolves, ethnic slur, racial prejudice ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kickboxing, vengeance, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, heroes, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, journalism, teaching, relationship problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 10K
Joe Somebody (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When underappreciated video specialist Joe Scheffer is brutally humiliated by the office bully Mark McKinney in front of his daughter, Joe begins a quest for personal redemption. He proceeds by enduring a personal make-over and takes martial arts ...
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous, funny ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: martial arts, office, karate, promotion, redemption, vengeance, romance, underdog, family relations, rivalry, power relations, workplace romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Bronson Lee, Champion (1975)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: This is the third and final film of the ZA KARATE trilogy. Tadashi Yamashita reprises his role as the Karate World Champion. Local Japanese karate schools are not happy that a Chinese master will take over the Japanese karate organization and will ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: martial arts, adventure, escapades, hopes, heroes, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, danger, farm, karate, fight ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, ohio, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Battle Creek Brawl (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Asian American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fight competition.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, vengeance, ambition, society, fighting crime, rivalry, gang, tough heroes, righting the wronged, vigilantism, adventure ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 1930s, 80s
Place: usa, texas, chicago illinois, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 34K
Ballers (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, american football, ambition, nfl, american football player, party, betrayal, family relations, friendship, business, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 1K
Black Belt (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in 1932, amid the rise of militarism after the establishment of the Manchukuo colony in Northeast China, the story centers on a trio of karateka. Studying under their aging master in a small dojo in the woods of central Kyushu, Choei, Taikan and ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: karate, martial arts, dojo, karate kick, tough heroes, battles, tragic hero, idealism, self defense, betrayal, ambition, instructor ...
Time: 30s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Enter the Phoenix (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Georgie Hung is handsome, stylish and charming but he hides a secret that his old-fashion father, Hung who is a Triad leader, can never forgive. He has been sent to Thailand since he was a child and never returned. After Hung's death, his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: martial arts, disorder, dishonesty, leadership, gang, gangsters, gays and lesbians, crimes, gender, rivalry, mistaken identity, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: realistic, rough, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crime, heroes, partners, defiant, law enforcement, buddies, crimes, gangsters, siblings relations, society, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.1
 367
Running Red (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Gregori is an ex-Soviet Commando haunted by the death of his brother, and trying to forget his old life in the US. However, Gregori realizes after he has already started a family of his own that the past is never far behind. A former superior from ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: martial arts, assassination, soldier, rivalry, danger, crimes, heroes, chases and races, starting over, deadly, fistfight, explosion ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 128
Dragon on Fire (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sammy is involved with gangsters to save his relative from a problem so he calls Dragon Hung from America to help him.
Plot: karate, martial arts, brawl, action violence, hand to hand combat, taekwondo, fight, kung fu, fistfight, violence, kung fu classic
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Never Back Down (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rebellious Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fight Scene at his new high school, after receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family Jake decides to seek the mentoring of a veteran fighter who trains him for one final ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, martial arts, high school, boxing, power relations, youth, teenage life, rivalry, duel, championship, fist fighting, rage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, usa, brazil, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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