Movies like Brawler

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Brawler (2011)
 3.9
 303
Brawler (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sidelined by an injury incurred while protecting his young brother, underground fighter Charlie Fontaine feels blindsided when he discovers his brother having sex on his couch with his new wife, Kat. Fueled by rage, a determined Charlie makes plans to get back in the ring and take on his brother in a fight to the death.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, contests and competitions, strong violent content, siblings relations, rivalry, athlete's life, family relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mixed martial arts, underground tournament, sex scene, infidelity, martial arts tournament, fight club, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, brother vs brother, drugs/alcohol, sexual content, profanity, tournament, gangsters, bandit, fight, cheating wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa

Most similar movies to Brawler

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and rough films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, mixed martial arts, graphic violence and fight mostly in Action, Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like Brawler: Circle of Pain (2010), Never Surrender (2009), Damage (2009), Never Back Down (2008), Bare Knuckles (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Circle of Pain (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Following a fighting accident, Dalton Hunt retired from the world of MMA at the top. Unable to outrun his guilt, he lost his family, his title, and his way. But when a crooked promoter lures him back into a fight against the current undefeated ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, friendship, forced into action, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ambition, athlete and trainer, martial arts, cage fighting, sport, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Never Surrender (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: From the cage to the big screen, the world's greatest Mixed Martial Arts Champions come together for the first time in a major motion picture. When an MMA world champion is lured into the illegal world of underground cage fighting by an elusive ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: underground fighting, cage fighting, martial arts, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, contests and competitions, tough heroes, heroes, danger, mixed martial arts, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.7
 7K
Damage (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ex-con battles it out in the cage to pay for the operation that would save the daughter of his victim. Along the way he finds fatherly love, and friendship, in the most unlikely of places.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, fall in love, danger, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, underground tournament, cage fighting, heroes, violence, gambling, fistfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, boxing, duel, power relations, sport, fist fighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, usa, brazil, orlando florida, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 3.9
 427
Bare Knuckles (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Women will go to extreme lengths for those they love and single mother Samantha Rogers is no exception. Along with her young daughter, Milla, Sam struggles to make ends meet, taking her licks as a stunt double by day and cocktail waitressing at a ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female boxer, martial arts, contests and competitions, single parent, ambition, family relations, boxing, trophy, determination, hand to hand combat, mixed martial arts, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 2.8
 640
Death Warrior (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gritty MMA fighter is forced into a twisted, underground gambling ring in which he must fight to the death with other MMA fighters in order to save his wife from certain death at the hands of a maniacal crime boss. In a desperate race against ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, survival, contests and competitions, danger, profanity, ambition, violence, mortal combat, murder, sexual content, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.0
 821
Unrivaled (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On these streets everyone is fighting for a way out, but after a lifetime of hard knocks, a down-on-his-luck cage fighter gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is chosen to compete against the MMA world champion during a massive competition. ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, uplifting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cage fighting, mixed martial arts, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, underdog, athlete's life, contests and competitions, heroes, sport, tough heroes, vagina spreading ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Philly Kid (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former NCAA champion wrestler is paroled after 10 years in prison. Now, to save a friend's life, in a series of cage fights he must agree to do the impossible - lose.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, fight, prisoner, prison, murder, manslaughter, martial arts, sport, wrestling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 706
Scorpion (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Featuring a mix of Thai Boxing and Ultimate Fighting, SCORPION has been dubbed The French Fight Club. It stars Jerome Le Banner, who is also known as Hyper Battle Cyborg and The Bulldog of Paris, a true kickboxer, famous for his aggressive style - ...
Style: captivating, exciting, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, redemption, crimes, prison, kickboxing, underground fighting, imprisonment, contests and competitions, danger, performer's life, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.9
 306
The Circuit (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Years ago, Dirk Longstreet walked away from The Circuit, the merciless underground fight club with no rules, where money changes hands as men are killed. But now gangsters have got his brother, and only one more journey inside the ring will save his ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, underground fighting, rivalry, one man army, ambition, tough heroes, haunted by the past, gangsters, crimes, daring rescue, vengeance, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, exciting, realistic, serious
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 ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
66%
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 ⇓
66%
American Brawler (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A martial arts instructor must enter the world of illegal pit fighting in order to save his family and his dojo.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: martial arts, crimes, reunion, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, dishonesty, wrestler, underground fighting, fight, gambling, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Choyleefut: Speed of Light (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Having taken his father's advice, one man decides to return home in pursuit of a fresh start. While training at his father's martial arts school, he learns that his father has given consent to sell the school to a rival martial arts school.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, love and romance, contests and competitions, family relations, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, unlikely couple, rivalry, athlete and trainer, siblings relations, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, athlete and trainer, ambition, contests and competitions, vengeance, rivalry, youth, young heroes, sport, sexual content, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.1
 295
Star Runner (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Preparing for the hand-to-hand battle of his life and the title of Champion Star Runner, a headstrong fighter creates a deadly hybrid mix of Thai kickboxing and Chinese kung fu. Get ready for the ultimate Pan-Asian mixed martial arts competition, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, athlete's life, rivalry, ambition, love affair, love and romance, adventure, hopes, romance, heroes, contests and competitions, tragic love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.2
 3K
Unbeatable (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Fai, once a world champion in boxing, escapes to Macau from the loan sharks and unexpectedly encounters Qi, a young chap who is determined to win a boxing match. Fai becomes Qi's mentor and rediscovers his passion to fight not only in the ring ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ambition, boxing, opponent, rivalry, contests and competitions, off the grid, training, mixed martial arts, graphic violence, fighting movie, loan shark ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.5
 1K
Beatdown (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brandon, a respected street fighter, is forced to flee the city after his brother is murdered and the money that was supposed to be paid back to a local gangster is stolen. While lying low at his father's house in a small Southern town, Brandon ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underground fighting, rivalry, contests and competitions, martial arts, family relations, power relations, tough heroes, athlete and trainer, street fight, fight, small town, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Fatal Contact (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man learns the fighting techniques of Sanda from a coach. The two become best friends as the young man prepares to enter an underground tournament, competing against some of the top fighters of the world.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, adventure, heroes, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, street fighter, tough heroes, fight, organized crime, crime boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.9
 199
Madso's War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A power vacuum develops when the top mob boss flees a federal indictment.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, betrayal, murder, swashbuckler, gunfight, violence, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts training, kickboxer, athlete and trainer, martial arts tournament, martial arts, fistfight, hand to hand combat, ambition, sport, teenage life, boxing, undisciplined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Green Street 3: Never Back Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An old firm leader returns to Green Street for Revanche after receiving a call that his little brother was killed, but is he able to cope with a new type of hooliganism and can he find his killer?
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, martial arts, society, gang, ambition, drugs/alcohol, friends, violence spree, hooliganism, underground fighting, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 8.5
 15K
Kingdom (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A raw family drama set against the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Venice, California. Alvey Kulina owns Navy St. MMA with the help of his girlfriend Lisa Prince. He is willing to go through extraordinary means to make sure his fighters are ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, athlete's life, family problems, competition, gym, sibling relationship, rivalry, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, ambition, contests and competitions, training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, venice california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 36K
Man of Tai Chi (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Beijing, a young martial artist's skill places him in position to experience opportunities and sacrifices.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, tai chi, one on one, mortal combat, contests and competitions, graphic violence, crimes, ambition, heroes, tough heroes, opponent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, hong kong, beijing china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Merantau Warrior (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In Minangkabau, West Sumatera, Yuda a skilled practitioner of Silat Harimau is in the final preparations to begin his "Merantau" a century's old rites-of-passage to be carried out by the community's young men that will see him ...
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, protector, journey, violence, human trafficking, heroes, on the run, life is a bitch, rivalry, rescue, danger, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.7
 514
Final Impact (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A former kick-boxing world champion discovers a young fighter, and believes together they can win back the world crown.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: martial arts, swimming pool, training, kickboxing, vengeance, teachers and students, heroes, tough heroes, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, ohio, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.5
 546
Street Warrior (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An Iraqi war vet returns home to find that his brother is in a coma from participating in an illegal underground fight club.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, contests and competitions, rivalry, vigilantism, tough heroes, deathtrap, deadly, crimes, underground fighting, underground tournament, cage fighting, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Fists of Legend (2013)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 154 min.
Story: On a television show billed as “the greatest fight show on Earth,” eager amateurs with lots to prove boldly step into the ring and expect to leave bloody but victorious. The ratings hungry producers seek out “legendary” but largely forgotten ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, rivalry, tv show, martial arts, ambition, ratings, cage fighting, media, danger, graphic violence, mixed martial arts, friend
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.3
 545
Honor (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a world where street gangs collide with the law, neighborhood friends, Raymond and Gabriel, must decide which side of the battle to join. This will be the ultimate fight - the one for power, family, and HONOR.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: streetfighting, gang, crimes, friendship, urban ghetto life, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, organized crime, showdown, underground tournament, gang war, underground fighting ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%