Movies like Fighter

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Fighter (2007)
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Fighter (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Aïcha, a high-school student, is a passionate kung fu fighter. Her Turkish parents expect her to get good grades so she can get into medical school, like her brother Ali. But school doesn´t inspire her. Defying her family, Aïcha starts secretly training at a professional, co-ed kung fu club. A boy, Emil, helps Aïcha train for the club championship and they fall in love. But the rules of life are not as simple as the rules of kung fu, and Aïcha is forced to decide who she is and what she wants.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, inter cultural
Plot: martial arts, school, love and romance, youth, romance, fall in love, coming of age, underdog, mother daughter relationship, immigrants, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, tradition, wedding, ambition, society, rivalry, female director, dancing, kung fu, pregnancy, student, teacher, blonde ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to Fighter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and exciting films with plots about rivalry, society, ambition, youth, love and romance, martial arts and graphic violence mostly in Drama, Action and Sport genres. Some movies like Fighter: Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989), Stryker (2004), Cristo Rey (2013), Merantau Warrior (2009), Greencard Warriors (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rocklin Colorado, 1925. A hard cold winter. Young Arturo Bandini loves his father Svevo, his mother Maria and his brothers. Even though his bricklayer father wastes the little money he has in the Imperial Poolhall and his time with the rich American ...
Style: rough, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, family relations, ambition, youth, sport, life is a bitch, romance, society, family life, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: colorado, usa
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Stryker (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film follows a 14-year-old arsonist in Winnipeg who becomes involved in a turf war between the Indian Posse and the Asian Bomb Squad (a now defunct Filipino gang). He is known only as Stryker, a slang term for a prospective gang member.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense, bleak
Plot: gang, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, youth, danger, rivalry, crimes, coming of age, society, urban ghetto life, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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48%
 6.1
 152
Cristo Rey (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Haiti, France, Dominican Republic
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the Dominican Republic, Leticia Tonos Paniagua’s uniquely Caribbean retelling of Romeo and Juliet chronicles the love between a kind-hearted teenager, ostracized for his mixed Haitian-Dominican descent, and the beautiful sister of a local ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: gang, family relations, fall in love, crimes, romance, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, siblings relations, love triangle, love, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean, haiti, dominican republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
45%
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Greencard Warriors (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The tragic struggle of an undocumented Latino family in Los Angeles after they have sent their eldest son to war.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: gang, coming of age, society, teenage life, urban ghetto life, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, immigrants, crimes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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45%
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 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 ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
45%
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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 ⇓
44%
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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 ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
43%
 5.7
 389
The Road Home (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Growing up in Las Vegas, Danny and Melissa meet at age eight and are destined to become life long friends. During their teen years they cling to each other for love and security but as they grow older their lives take different paths. Danny fills ...
Style: humorous, touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: americana, destiny, follow your dream, athlete's life, looking for love, hopes, rivalry, lifestyle, ambition, youth, love and romance, major league ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Only the Strong (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Green Beret Louis Stevens returns to his hometown of Miami after completing military service in Brazil, only to learn that his old high school has become a haven for gangs and drug dealers. After Stevens uses his capoeira skills to kick ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heroes, martial arts, high school, gang, swat team, adventure, leadership, teenage life, vigilantism, school, vengeance, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Scratch (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A story of young love and early life choices.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: youth, moral dilemma, starting over, love affair, romance, fall in love, teenage life, couples, society, love and romance, love triangle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, copenhagen, scandinavia, copenhagen denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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 ⇓
40%
 5.6
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Insecure (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chérif, struggling to pass the entrance exam for nursing school, takes on a side job as a security guard. On duty there, he faces off with a group of hostile teenagers who constantly harass him, and gradually ends up an accomplice to a robbery gone ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: working class, fall in love, couples, society, misfit, immigrants, life is a bitch, security guard, pursuit, gang, danger, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Before I Self Destruct (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A coming of age story about an inner-city youth raised by a hardworking single mother. When his dream of becoming a basketball player fails to materialize, he finds himself employed in a supermarket. After his mother is tragically gunned down, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: desire for fame, crimes, rivalry, crime, hopes, family relations, working class, siblings relations, criminal heroes, youth, single parent, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Go with Peace Jamil (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An Arabic tale that takes place in Scandinavia. About ancient religious hatred, about love, punishment, guilt and redemption, about being responsible for one's own actions and refusing a path of violence. Jamil stands in the middle. He is ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: chase, social relations, introspection, crimes, rivalry, society, deadly, chases and races, on the run, danger, criminal's revenge, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
 2K
Dammu (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Ramachandra (NTR) - an orphan wants to helps out people and make enough bank balance so that he can settle in life by marrying a girl of his choice. He falls in love with Ashwini (Trisha) at the first sight. He comes to know that a royal family from ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: adoption, orphan, social differences, danger, fall in love, village life, social relations, society, love and romance, save the day, heroes, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Buddha Mountain (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ding Bo (Chen Po Lin) and his friends Nan Feng (Fan Bingbing) and Fei Zao aka Fatso (Fei Long) are a trio of 20-something outsiders who have no intention of sitting exams and getting into universities. When they need a new home, they answer an ad ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: teenage love, rebelliousness, teenage life, best friends, love and romance, romance, rebellion, youth, coming of age, urban, dealing with death, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Around the Block (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Aboriginal boy is torn between his unexpected love of acting and the disintegration of his family.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, sexual ...
Plot: urban ghetto, youth, idealism, school, dysfunctional family, society, hopes, fall in love, midlife crisis, female director, aborigine, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Five Hours from Paris (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Only 5 flight hours from Paris, in a working-class suburb of Tel Aviv, two people meet. He is a bred-and-born Israeli and she is a Russian immigrant. He is a taxi driver and she is a music teacher. He has no aspirations. She gave up hers long ago. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, serious, realistic
Plot: romance, single parent, love and romance, family relations, fall in love, society, immigrants, love, airplane, piano playing, divorced parents, music teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
One-Armed Swordsman (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An evil gang attacks the Chi school of Golden Sword Kung Fu. One student sacrifices his life to save his teacher and his school, his dying wish is that his son be taken in as a student. Young Fang Kang grows up in the school and treasures his ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu classic, rivalry, anti heroes, master warrior, danger, misfit, heroes, love and romance, society, rich and poor, anti hero ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Vicious Circle (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Shot on digital , HD and 8 mm. Filmed through both sides of North America. 'Vicious Circle' pushes the limits of what can be accomplished on a bike. Featuring the first ever 65 foot 'Double Road Gap' , some of the gnarliest ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: false accusation, fall in love, teenage life, lifestyle, society, love and romance, family relations, destructive relationship, youth, interracial relations, teenage boy, skateboard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Crying Fist (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 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: serious, realistic, rough, tense, gloomy
Plot: juvenile delinquency, ex athlete, ambition, confined, prison life, contests and competitions, athlete's life, society, rivalry, down on your luck, opponent, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Badass Showdown (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Uber MMA fighter manager Ivy Reed (B-movie action star of the '80s and '90s Cynthia Rothrock) is unique as a woman in a male-dominated field, using a special formula to find her champion fighters. Though her trainer Jimmy doesn't see ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: martial arts, wrestler, fight, mixed martial arts, coach, manager, gym, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, heroes, promoter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 2.8
 154
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, corrupt cop, ex wife ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
37%
 5.3
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Switch (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mikkel (17) lives a good life in Oslo were he has heaps of friends. When his mother gets a new job, Mikkel has to move to a small town and start all over. Here, snowboard is the big thing and to be accepted by the new kids, Mikkel has to go into ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, family relations, rivalry, love and romance, youth, contests and competitions, fall in love, sport, village, snowboard, contest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
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Vanaja (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in rural South India, a place where social barriers are built stronger than fort walls, VANAJA explores the chasm that divides classes as a young girl struggles to come of age.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: student film
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, village, couples, injustice, family relations, youth, society, teenage life, rape, dancing, caste system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%