Movies and TV shows like Lucha Underground

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Lucha Underground (2014)
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Lucha Underground (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: exciting, rough, realistic, semi serious, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, wrestling, ambition, tough heroes, contests and competitions, martial arts, sport, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, violence, graphic violence, underground, wrestler, professional wrestling, ring
Time: 21st century

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Most similar movies to Lucha Underground

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and rough films and TV series with plots about rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, sport, athlete's life, martial arts and graphic violence mostly in Sport, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Lucha Underground: WWE Raw (1993), Impact Wrestling (2004), Harder They Fall (2005), The True Story of WrestleMania (2011), WWE Smackdown! (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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WWE Raw (1993)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: WWE Raw is a professional wrestling television program that currently airs live on Monday evenings on the USA Network in the United States. The show debuted on January 11, 1993. WWE Raw moved from the USA Network to TNN in September, 2000 and then ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wrestling, sport, wrestling ring, beefcake, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, fight for supremacy, tournament, competition, world wrestling entertainment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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100%
Impact Wrestling (2004)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Impact Wrestling is a professional wrestling television program for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. As of 2005, it airs weekly on Spike in the United States and Canada. On March 14, 2013, the company ended their almost continuous near-9-year ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: wrestling, ambition, fight for supremacy, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, professional wrestling, graphic violence, cheating, uninhibited rivalry
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The True Story of WrestleMania (2011)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: It is the most anticipated yearly event in Sports Entertainment, an annual pop culture touch point. For more than 25 years, WrestleMania has hosted the biggest matches, the biggest stars, and the biggest celebrities. Now for the first time ever, the ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wrestling, tough heroes, rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, fight for supremacy, fame, billionaire, mob, generation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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WWE Smackdown! (1999)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: The superstars of World Wrestling Entertainment's "Smackdown" brand collide each and every Tuesday on WWE Smackdown Live.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: wrestling, blind ambition, rivalry, ambition, sport, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, graphic violence, fight for supremacy, cheating, fight back, wrestler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 1990s, 2010s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.0
 878
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, uplifting, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, cage fighting, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, underdog, athlete's life, contests and competitions, heroes, sport, tough heroes, vagina spreading ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, fight, prisoner, murder, prison, manslaughter, martial arts, sport, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, ambition, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, rivalry, youth, vengeance, young heroes, sport, graphic violence, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 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, rough, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ambition, opponent, boxing, rivalry, contests and competitions, boxing match, loan shark, training, off the grid, mixed martial arts, fight for supremacy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.0
 346
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, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, underground fighting, tough heroes, haunted by the past, rivalry, one man army, ambition, martial arts tournament, athlete's life, contests and competitions, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 8.5
 1K
Playmakers (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 491 min.
TV show
Story: Playmakers is an American television series that aired on ESPN from August 26, 2003 to November 11, 2003. It depicted the lives of the Cougars, a fictional professional football team in an unidentified city. The show starred Omar Gooding, Marcello ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: deal, athlete's life, against the odds, lifestyle, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, ego clash, sport, athlete and trainer, coach, slick ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, friendship, athlete's life, rivalry, contests and competitions, forced into action, athlete and trainer, ambition, martial arts, cage fighting, sport, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Shadow Boxing 3. The Final Round (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Champion boxer Artyom Kolchin climbed all conceivable heights and became a national hero. He does not enter the boxing ring any more, rather choosing a coaching job and wild high life, including continuous TV appearances, hanging out and love ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, athlete and trainer, chases and races, contests and competitions, rivalry, uncover truth, drugs/alcohol, power relations, graphic violence, boxing, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
53%
 2.9
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Game Over (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: treet fighter Victor Knox (Andre McCoy), just freed from prison, needs money to be re-united with his wife and child. When invited to join an underground fight tournament promising easy cash, he quickly signs up. Under constant surveillance by ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, adventure, tough heroes, moral dilemma, uninhibited rivalry, martial arts, crimes, starting over, chases and races, contests and competitions, african american, violence ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
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Knucklehead (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film centers on a fight promoter (Mark Feuerstein) deeply in debt to his crooked rival. Desperate for a new fighter that will help him win back everything he owes, the promoter catches a break when a 450-pound church handyman (Paul "Big ...
Style: exciting, not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: wrestling, contests and competitions, buddies, ambition, athlete's life, against the odds, friendship, disorder, lifestyle, partners, misfit, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Fighting Man (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two men meet in the ring for a fight that will change their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, human spirit, hopes, boxing, blood, brutality, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
 753
Counterpunch (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story. A young boxer, Emilio, from the wrong side of the tracks with big dreams of winning the Golden Gloves boxing championship, finds himself at a cross roads after being locked up. As he fights his way back into the winning circle ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, rough
Plot: athlete's life, one more chance, rivalry, ambition, starting over, lifestyle, hopes, sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, power relations, boxing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Carman: The Champion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Former champion boxer Orlando Leone (Carmen) is "The Preacher" at an inner-city youth center. Wanting to give something back to the community, he bought a large building for a church youth center. But the cash ran out before he could ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: against the odds, human spirit, tough heroes, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, relationship vs career, follow your dream, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kickboxing, heroes, master warrior, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, beefcake martial arts, vengeance, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, friendship, family relations, party, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
NBC Sunday Night Football (2006)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
TV show
Story: NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly television broadcast of Sunday evening National Football League games on NBC that began airing on Sunday, August 6, 2006 with the pre-season opening Hall of Fame Game. Al Michaels serves as the play-by-play ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, sport, coach, football, ex athlete, stadium, rivalry, sport team, star, championship, expert, anchor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 898
Seve (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Despite being blocked at almost every turn in pursuit of the sport he loved, Seve Ballesteros fought against adversity to become the most spectacular and charismatic golfer to ever play the game.
Style: serious, touching, exciting, sentimental, realistic
Plot: golf, rise to the top, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 2.8
 690
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, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Chavez Cage of Glory (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barely being able to make ends meet and doing everything he can possibly do to cover his ill son's growing medical bills, Hector Chavez turns to his fighting roots in the underbelly of LA. His amateur Mixed Martial Arts videos go viral grabbing ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: martial arts, ambition, rivalry, doctors and patients, hospital, fight, violence, power relations, live audience, mixed martial arts
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 959
Red Line 7000 (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of three racing drivers and three women, who constantly have to worry for the lives of their boyfriends. Jim Loomis and Mike Marsh drive for Pat Cassarian. Jim expects his fiancée Holly, but before she arrives, he dies in a race. Since ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, ambition, car chase, restaurant, fall in love, chases and races, adventure, contests and competitions, hotshot hero, sport, nascar, car ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 3K
Crying Fist (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: South Korea
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Jobless, besieged by creditors, and abandoned by his wife, the once silver medalist Tae-shik has sunk to street hustling, becoming a human punching bag. Meanwhile, young Sang-hwan's delinquent ways land him behind bars. Both men look to boxing ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense, gloomy
Plot: juvenile delinquency, ex athlete, confined, ambition, prison life, athlete's life, rivalry, contests and competitions, society, down on your luck, opponent, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.0
 483
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, mother daughter relationship, determination, mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
No Holds Barred (1989)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Rip is the World Wrestling Federation champion who is faithful to his fans and the network he wrestles for, but Brell, the new head of the World Television Network, wants Rip to wrestle for his network.
Style: exciting, rough, semi serious, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: wrestling, athlete's life, adventure, rivalry, battles, tough heroes, ratings, brother brother relationship, african american, professional wrestling, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fistfight ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 9K
Gladiator (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story of two teenagers trapped in the world of illegal underground boxing. One is fighting to save his fathers life and using the money pay off gambling debts accumulated by his father. The second is fighting for the money to get out of the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: boxing, friendship, sport, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, urban ghetto life, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%