Movies and TV shows like Cobra Kai

If you like "Cobra Kai" you are looking for exciting, light and motivational movies or TV shows about / with karate, martial arts, master apprentice relationship, rivalry, starting over, martial artist and dojo themes of Action, Comedy and Drama genre shot in USA.
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Cobra Kai (2018)
 8.7
 74K
Cobra Kai (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: exciting, light, motivational, semi serious
Plot: karate, martial arts, master apprentice relationship, rivalry, starting over, martial artist, dojo, teenager, punch, netflix, fight, middle aged, bullying, beer, high school student, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, martial arts training, car salesman, grudge, youtube, middle aged man, father figure, car dealer, ass ...
Time: 2020s, 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, humorous and serious films and TV series with plots about martial arts, rivalry, fight, karate, heroes, master warrior and ambition mostly in Action, Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid (1984), The Karate Kid Part III (1989), Never Back Down (2008), The Karate Kid Part II (1986), Sidekicks (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 183K
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: karate, martial arts, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age, underdog, human spirit, friendship, teenager, teenage life, rivalry, motorcycle, cheerleader ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: feel good, sentimental, realistic, serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, underdog, martial arts tournament, karate, family, friendship, rivalry, coming of age, hopes, sport, youth, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, tahiti, los angeles, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Never Back Down (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, high school, martial arts, youth, teenage life, rivalry, rage, power relations, duel, boxing, fight, fist fighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, florida, orlando florida, brazil, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: feel good, sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, underdog, village, revenge, karate, feud, family, romance, village life, teaching the ways of the world, teachers and students, teasing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: japan, okinawa, asia, los angeles, okinawa japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 8K
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, exciting, realistic, semi serious, satirical ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: asthma, martial arts, heroes, computer, bully, karate, school, youth, adventure, power relations, friends, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Art of Self-Defense (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Casey is attacked at random on the street and enlists in a local dojo led by a charismatic and mysterious Sensei in an effort to learn how to defend himself. What he uncovers is a sinister world of fraternity, violence and hypermasculinity and a ...
Style: psychological, captivating, surprise ending, twist ending
Plot: karate, dojo, conspiracy, fascist, gang leader, beating, accountant, agoraphobia, martial arts, brutality, aggression, paranoia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, cult film, surprise ending, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: karate, ghost, martial arts, kickboxing, rivalry, training, showdown, bully, fighting movie, martial arts training, fighting style, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle, russia, usa, los angeles, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 12K
Warrior (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, intense, captivating
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, business, corporation, hand to hand combat, standoff, showdown, conflict, fight
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
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: karate, martial arts, martial arts tournament, hand to hand combat, warrior, one against many, tough guy, fistfight, brawl, beating, kung fu, one man army ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 397
The Sensei (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lonely gay teenager, McClain, struggles to fit in with his classmates in a small, conservative Colorado town. After he's severely beaten at school, Karen O'Neil, a martial arts Sensei, secretly trains him to defend himself. When the town ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, small town, high school, family relations, self defense, rivalry, leadership, society, teenager, mentor, gang, gay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 2K
Martial Law (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: realistic, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police detective, partners, police, police investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, fish out of water, partners against crime, society, culture clash ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: karate, martial arts, soldier, heroes, martial arts tournament, rivalry, battles, vengeance, self defense, tough heroes, instructor, military ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Best of the Best (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A team from the United States is going to compete against Korea in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The team consists of fighters from all over the country--can they overcome their rivalry and work together to win?
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, martial artist, taekwondo, martial arts tournament, sport, underdog, culture clash, rivalry, power relations, self discovery, vengeance, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: korea, seoul, asia, hong kong, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: semi serious, stylized, humorous, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female warrior, martial arts, kung fu, village, village life, love triangle, leadership, rivalry, crimes, adventure, heroes, strong female presence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.9
 679
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, gang war, kickboxing, street gang, illegal fistfight, tough heroes, gang, rivalry, opposites attract, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 838
Gallants (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Master Law awakes from a 30-year coma without memories, but his martial arts skills are intact. His renowned kung fu academy is now a teahouse, and greedy developers are trying to steamroll it to make way for condos
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, tense, light ...
Plot: rivalry, save the day, martial arts, athlete and trainer, master warrior, hopes, ambition, village, contests and competitions, martial arts tournament, society, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 462
Cobra (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Cobra is an American television action/adventure series starring Michael Dudikoff. It ran for just one season in syndication.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: heroes, karate, martial arts, escapades, adventure, fighting crime, good versus evil, rivalry, ex soldier, six shooter, ak 47, pistol ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, kickboxing, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, beefcake martial arts, vengeance, graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, hopes, heroes, adventure, escapades, danger, contests and competitions, ambition, farm, camp, martial arts tournament ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, japan, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 37K
Ballers (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, business, betrayal, family relations, friendship, party, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, serious, realistic, exciting
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 ⇓
25%
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: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, farce, crimes, mute or deaf, rivalry, fashion show, saying grace, bare breasts, falling down stairs, pickup truck, volkswagen beetle, piano playing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four fighters different backgrounds come together to train under an ex MMA rising star and then ultimately have to fight each other and the traitor in heir midst.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts training, sport, martial arts tournament, athlete and trainer, martial arts, cell, kiss, kickboxer, fistfight, cage fighting, beefcake, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, promotion, redemption, ambition, romance, family life, couples, underdog, workplace situations, daughter, father daughter relationship, office ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Dragon Strike (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dragon and his madcap pal Cowboy spend their days getting into mischief, frustrating the elders, chasing girls, and competing in the village sport. When Dragon overhears a fiendish plot by smugglers to sell China's national treasures overseas, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, captivating, tense, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, stylized violence, righting the wronged, crimes, partners, rivalry, cons and scams, against the odds, heroic mission, buddies, dishonesty, kung fu master ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 5K
Kickin' It (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Kickin' It is an American martial arts inspired comedy television series, which debuted on June 13, 2011 on Disney XD. Created and executive produced by Jim O'Doherty, the series is rated TV-Y7 and follows the karate instructor at an ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: karate, martial arts, underdog, contests and competitions, social relations, self discovery, sport, rivalry, best friends, family, buddies, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
The War Next Door (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, humorous
Plot: rivalry, secret agents, neighbor, vengeance, fight for supremacy, mind game, undercover, danger, uninhibited rivalry, haunted by the past, neighbor neighbor relationship, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Here Comes the Boom (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A high school biology teacher moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school's music program.
Style: humorous, exciting, inspirational, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, contests and competitions, mixed martial arts, high school teacher, martial arts, prize money, teacher, against the odds, lifestyle change, sport, lifestyle, dedicated educator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 31K
Blood and Bone (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, an ex-con (White) takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tournament, prison fight, fist fighting, martial arts, gangsters, streetfighting, fight, profanity, ambition, prison, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, captivating, realistic, exciting
Plot: martial arts, leadership, mistaken identity, disorder, gang, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, gangsters, gay son, triad, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%