Movies and TV shows like Cobra Kai

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Cobra Kai (2018)
 8.9
 32K
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, rivalry, martial artist, dojo, master apprentice relationship, starting over, punch, based on movie, father figure
Place: california

Most similar movies to Cobra Kai

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, exciting, semi serious and humorous films and TV series with plots about martial arts, rivalry, karate, kung fu, violence, heroes and martial artist mostly in Action, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid (1984), Last Tiger from Canton (1973), Sidekicks (1992), Mr. Hercules Against Karate (1973), The Karate Kid Part II (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 156K
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, coming of age, underdog, human spirit, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, karate, teenage life, halloween, rivalry, cheerleader, motorcycle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Last Tiger from Canton (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Young Jackie was intrigued by Kung-Fu since an early age, but his father strictly forbade its practice. One day, he meets an old beggar who offers to teach Jackie how to fight. Jackie grows up to be quite good though he keeps his knowledge a secret ...
Style: realistic, exciting, semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, power relations, heroes, youth, rivalry, beefcake martial arts, one against many, tough guy, mixed martial arts, strongman, restaurant ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 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, exciting, realistic, satirical ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, karate, bully, computer, school, power relations, youth, heroes, teenage life, rivalry, friendship, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, karate, rivalry, hercules
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
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, touching, feel good, realistic, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: martial arts, underdog, village, karate, family, romance, coming of age, wise man, sport, teachers and students, village life, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: humorous, semi serious
Plot: martial arts, rise to the top, down on your luck, contests and competitions, rivalry, wooing, folk hero, heroes, ambition, millionaire, calligraphy, beggar
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pocket Ninjas (1997)
Genre: Action, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Somewhere in New Jersey, a group masked rollerblading children "save the universe" by training to fight the evil Cobra Khan through a series of action-packed montages. Along the way they hypothesize some slapstick hijinks in a balloon ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, karate, mask, dojo, virtual reality, family, rivalry, gang, battles, youth, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: wrestling, martial arts, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, ambition, tough heroes, underground, wrestler, violence
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
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: semi serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tournament, mixed martial arts, heroes, adventure, crimes, escapades, battles, ambition, rivalry, vengeance, tai chi ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.5
 113
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: kung fu, martial arts, karate, martial arts tournament, taekwondo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Duel of Legends (2018)
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: karate, martial arts, martial arts tournament, roundhouse kick, kung fu master, karate chop, kung fu fighting, training, martial artist, kung fu classic, fistfight, kung fu ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, coming of age, ambition, youth, against the odds, wise man, teachers and students, friends, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, tahiti, japan, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, good versus evil, heroes, track down, power relations, escapades, chases and races, teachers and students, master warrior, teaching the ways of the world, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, leadership, wiretap, wooing, mistaken identity, village, village life, crimes, adventure, love triangle, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 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: exciting, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, partners, police detective, police, law enforcement, society, misfit, police investigation, culture clash, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, crimes, mute or deaf, rivalry, facial scar, record player, spy, bare breasts, walking on water, playing violin, worm, ouija board ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 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: martial arts, karate kick, karate, dojo, tragic hero, self defense, hopes, uninhibited rivalry, against the odds, society, samurai, rivalry ...
Time: 30s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 629
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, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, street gang, illegal fistfight, gang war, kickboxing, tough heroes, rivalry, opposites attract, racism, gang, tragic love, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
Into the Badlands (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: In a land controlled by feudal barons, a great warrior and a young boy embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. A genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West.
Style: exciting, stylized, tense, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, warrior, adventure, rivalry, murder, danger, death, vengeance, chase, blood, fantasy world ...
Place: feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kickboxing, vengeance, rivalry, heroes, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, contests and competitions, master warrior, beach, gym, teaching ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.3
 3K
Warrior (2019)
Genre: Action, 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: exciting, intense, captivating, atmospheric, brutal
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: martial arts, hand to hand combat, corporation, standoff, conflict, rivalry, business
Time: 19th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: exciting, stylized, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
Plot: martial arts, lone wolves, injustice, cult, racism, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes, gangsters, godparent, heroes, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Plot: martial arts, gays and lesbians, mistaken identity, gang, crimes, gangsters, dishonesty, leadership, disorder, gender, rivalry, ambush ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
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, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: martial arts, escapades, adventure, contests and competitions, heroes, rivalry, hopes, ambition, danger, farm, martial arts tournament, karate ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, ohio, asia, japan
⇓ 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, law enforcement, partners, heroes, defiant, buddies, gangsters, society, rivalry, crimes, crime, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 31K
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, entertaining, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, american football, ambition, nfl, athlete, american football player, friendship, party, betrayal, family relations, business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The War Next Door (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Ex-CIA agent Kennedy Smith is ready to live a normal live with his family in the suburbs. Unfortunately, Kreigman, his evil nemesis refuses to let him get away so easily and moves in next door.
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: sitcom, rivalry, neighbor, suburbs, haunted by the past, uninhibited rivalry, secret agents, fight for supremacy, heroes, mind game, undercover, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 12K
Robin-B-Hood (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 136 min.
Story: For never-do-well compulsive gambler Fong, there's only one thing more fearsome than debtors at his doorstep - having to coax a crying baby. But what if the baby becomes his golden goose to fend off his debtors? Can he overcome his phobia of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: babies and infants, kidnapping, gambling, martial arts, dishonesty, partners, disorder, debt, ransom, gangsters, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 1K
Knockabout (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Yuen Baio and Ka-Yan Leung play brothers Yipao and Taipao, lovable rogues who convince a martial arts expert to take them on as students. When Yipao discovers that their teacher is actually a wanted criminal, Silver Fox (Chia Yung Liu), he is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, crimes, siblings relations, gang, cons and scams, friends, vengeance, hidden identity, rivalry, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Shootfighter: Fight to the Death (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nick and Ruben are hoodwinked into a "shootfighter" (no-holds-barred, to the death) martial arts match by the evil Mr. Lee, who has a grudge against world shootfighter champ(and teacher of Nick and Ruben) Shingo.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, crimes, buddies, gory, deadly, adoption, ambition, rivalry, battles, danger, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%