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The Kick (2011)
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The Kick (2011)
Original name: 더 킥
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: Thailand, South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Korean family made up of taekwondo experts moves to Thailand, where they set up a taekwondo gym. However, one member of the family, Taeju, wants to become a famous pop singer instead. The family becomes famous after stopping treasure robbers.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, captivating
Plot: taekwondo, martial arts, follow your dream, heroes, family business, rescue, crimes, family relations, parents and children, family in danger, workplace, robbery, aspiring singer, kidnapping, hopes, danger, master warrior, siblings relations, child in peril, burglar, korean, gym
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, realistic, suspenseful and serious films with plots about martial arts, heroes, crimes, rivalry, master warrior, danger and graphic violence mostly in Action, Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like The Kick: BKO: Bangkok Knockout (2010), House of Fury (2005), The Protector 2 (2013), Muay Thai Giant (2008), The Bodyguard 2 (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
BKO: Bangkok Knockout (2010)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of martial arts students are enjoying a reunion party when a bomb goes off in the building. When they wake up, some of their friends have been kidnapped and they soon find a group of assassins coming after them. The only way to survive is to ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, master warrior, heroic mission, danger, crimes, escapades, rivalry, daring rescue, heroes, trapped in a building, competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
House of Fury (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Teddy Yu is a former secret agent turned chiropractor who thought he left his past behind. He teaches martial arts to his two kids. However, his past catches up to him as a rogue agent demands to know the whereabouts of an agent known as Dragon. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, light, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, young heroes, secret agents, parents and children, daring rescue, heroes, danger, family relations, siblings relations, rivalry, crimes, wiretap ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Protector 2 (2013)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Kham is the last in long line of guards who once watched over the King of Thailand's war elephants. Traditionally, only the perfect elephants could successfully help defend the throne, after his harrowing quest to retrieve the elephants, Kham ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, danger, protagonist as suspect, martial arts, rivalry, motorcycle chase, chases and races, heroes, daring rescue, escapades, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Muay Thai Giant (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Gentle giant Barney Emerald is drugged and robbed while on holiday in Pattaya. He befriends two Thai siblings, one of which is a muay-thai kick-boxing champion, and stays with them until he can recover his passport. Unfortunately the hunt for his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, humorous, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, gangsters, danger, siblings relations, one man army, fighting crime, athlete's life, misfit, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Bodyguard 2 (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Thailand
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The best agent of Vieng, the country near the boundary of Thailand received the important mission that he had to catch two armed dealers who could be the dangerous for his country.
Style: rough, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, one man army, law enforcement, crimes, undercover, working undercover, deadly, danger, kidnapping, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, laos
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
This Girl Is Bad-Ass!! (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Thailand
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bike messenger, hired by competing mob bosses to smuggle goods, finds that her only way out is a confrontation erupting into a battle of bullets, blows and kicks to the face.
Style: exciting, humorous, light, captivating, tense ...
Plot: martial arts, crimes, disorder, gang, escapades, chase, drug smuggling, danger, strong female presence, riding a bicycle, graphic violence, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Bodyguard (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Thailand
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A professional bodyguard who failed to protect his Choti, most successful businessman, is fired by his employer's son. The son inherits his fathers company but is then targets by assassins who want to gain control of the estate. He is forced to ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, tough heroes, deadly, crimes, gangsters, danger, gang, assassination, martial arts, heroes, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Bangkok Assassins (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Five kids fled from a mafia who abused them as beggars. They ended up meeting the great kung fu master who adopted them and taught them how to fight. Now, the kids are grownups and become the magnificent five kung fu fighters who have only one ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin kung fu, martial arts, kung fu, kung fu master, crimes, youth, vengeance, rivalry, teenage life, graphic violence, young heroes, master warrior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, France, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, master warrior, wrestler, anger, robbery, bet, theft, thief, sadism, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Assassin's Game (2015)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Legendary hitman Vet Jones never expected to accept another mission. But when his son fails to assassinate an important target, and a powerful crime boss gives Jones an ultimatum - finish the job or his son dies - Jones has no choice but to accept. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, family relations, disorder, parents and children, master warrior, deadly, danger, crimes, heroes, on the run, martial arts, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, mixed martial arts, tournament, rivalry, ambition, vengeance, hand to hand combat, kickboxing, fistfight, kung fu, violence ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 2.9
 496
Dragonwolf (2013)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The Devil's Cauldron, a city where depravity and violence has forged a society in which only the lethal and callous can survive, two young men who possess the intellect and ferocity to flourish, carve a name for themselves as the most efficient ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hitman, femme fatale, crimes, rivalry, siblings relations, chaos and mayhem, criminal heroes, gangsters, betrayal, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Spirited Killer (1994)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of travelers visiting the exotic forests of Thailand is suddenly attacked by a multi-weapon wielding maniac. Some manage to escape, others perish under his merciless blows. The maniac is the Spirited Killer, a forest dweller who kills anyone ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, martial arts, heroes, master warrior, rescue, slasher, serial killer, escapades, deadly, danger, village, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Forced to Fight (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Once a legend in the brutal world of illicit underground fighting, Shane Slavin (Daniels) decides to turn his life around, promising his wife and young son he's fought his last battle. But when his younger brother betrays a ruthless crime boss ...
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, martial arts tournament, contests and competitions, master warrior, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, heroes, ambition, mixed martial arts, kickboxing, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.0
 13K
Ong-bak 3 (2010)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ong Bak 3 picks up where Ong Bak 2 had left off. Tien is captured and almost beaten to death before he is saved and brought back to the Kana Khone villagers. There he is taught meditation and how to deal with his Karma, but very soon his arch rival ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, supernatural, muay thai, village, one man army, heroes, kung fu, supernatural ability, deadly, reincarnation, destiny ...
Time: 15th century, ancient history
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor (1994)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sasha Mitchell ("Kickboxer 2&3") triumphanty returns to the ring as David Sloan, fighting not just for his survival, but for his beautiful wife, who has become the sexual captive of the despicable world champion, Tong Po. Framed, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, semi serious, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, one man army, kidnapping, prison, tough heroes, danger, contests and competitions, escapades, crimes, rescue ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.3
 227
The Sanctuary (2009)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1897, the “Poisoned Knife” clan broke into the royal palace of Thailand to steal the Royal Antiques which the King intended to give to America as a reward for its help in negotiations that avoided Thai territorial cuts. The clan succeeded in ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, criminal heroes, danger, heroic mission, save the world, master warrior, one man army, good versus evil, crimes, daring rescue, race against time, master villain ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bangkok Adrenaline (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Thailand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four backpackers arrive in Thailand to party and drink. A gambling game goes wrong and with their lives on the line they desperately decide to kidnap a billionaires daughter. Things go wrong when her 'father' doesn't play ball and ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, escapades, race against time, crime gone awry, confined, crimes, on the run, gang, blackmail, kidnapping, billionaire, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Kickboxer (1989)
Genre: Action, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: If your enemy refuses to be humbled... Destroy him. Accompanied by his brother Kurt (Van Damme), American kickboxing champion Eric Sloane (Dennis Alexio), arrives in Thailand to defeat the Eastern warriors at their own sport. His opponent: ruthless ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, vengeance, revenge, hopes, master warrior, graphic violence, muay thai, fight, mentor, fighting movie, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Dadnapped (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Melissa has a bad case of sibling rivalry, only her competition is a fictional character in her father's best-selling novel about a teenage super spy. When her father is "dadnapped" by a group of overzealous fans, it's up to ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, rescue, parents and children, adventure, danger, lifestyle, family relations, kidnapping, siblings relations, crimes, young heroes, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.8
 1K
Bloodfist (1989)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 85 min.
Story: To avenge the brutal murder of his brother, Jake Ray journeys to the Philippines, where his search for truth finds him battling both in and out of the ring. But the weapons are always the same: bare fists, bare feet. And the rules never change: last ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, siblings relations, foot chase, karate, righting the wronged, against the odds, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Angry Tiger (1973)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong, Thailand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Chang Chen-Wai, a martial arts expert who runs a jade-importing business, follows his missing brother to Thailand and learns he has been murdered. Chang vows revenge.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, athlete's life, heroes, gangsters, crimes, master warrior, vengeance, missing person, working undercover, fistfight, brawl ...
Time: 70s
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Open City (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jo Dae-yeong is a police officer investigating a pickpocket ring with ties to the Yakuza. One day he rescues Baek Jang-mi from danger, only to discover that she is the boss of the gang he has been tracking.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, police investigation, femme fatale, rescue, police detective, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, redemption, danger, crimes, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.5
 147
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, serious, realistic, exciting, 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 ⇓
30%
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, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, beefcake martial arts, vengeance, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.2
 550
Underground (2007)
Genre: Action
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the UK suburbs, an underground tournament is set to challenge twelve fighters from different backgrounds to compete for the price of £500,000. They have been handpicked for a no-holds barred competition that will push each fighter to their ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ambition, heroic mission, rivalry, crimes, danger, heroes, master warrior, escapades, fighting crime, underdog, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Raging Phoenix (2009)
Genre: Action, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A violent gang is abducting and killing women around Thailand. Sanim and his friends, having had loved ones abducted, have joined together to break the gang of kidnappers. In a botched kidnap attempt, Deu is saved by Sanim's crew. After ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Man with the Iron Fists 2 (2015)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Thailand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a stranger, Thaddeus, is found badly wounded near the village, miner Li Kung and his wife Ah Ni offer him refuge. As he heals, he becomes entrenched in a conflict that pits the townsfolk against the evil Master Ho, his nefarious Beetle Clan and ...
Style: stylized, exciting, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: revenge, martial arts, crimes, superhuman powers, fighting crime, heroes, master villain, good versus evil, heroic mission, imaginary, superhero, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Muay Thai Fighter (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After learning the art of muay thai fighting from skilled masters, small town friends Piak (Akara Amarttayakul) and Phao (Thawatchai Phanpakdee) move their passion to Bangkok, where they become active in underground activities that put what ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial artist, martial arts, friendship, gang, crimes, one man army, master warrior, gangsters, muay thai, athlete's life, graphic violence, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%