Movies like Top Gun: Maverick

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Top Gun: Maverick (2021)
Top Gun: Maverick (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, China
Story: Set in the world of drone technology and fifth generation fighters, this sequel will explore the end of the era of dogfighting.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: u.s. navy, contests and competitions, fighter jet, competition, championship, skill, rivalry, aircraft carrier, ambition, reality competition, aviator, warplane, sniper, shooting, master warrior, firearm, reward, cabin, military, aviation, airplane, pilot, funeral
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Top Gun: Maverick

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and rough films with plots about rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, martial arts, graphic violence, crimes and fight mostly in Action, Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like Top Gun: Maverick: Top Gun (1986), Circle of Pain (2010), Death Warrior (2009), Unbeatable (2013), Harder They Fall (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Top Gun (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: For Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell and his friend and Co-Pilot Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw being accepted into an elite training school for fighter pilots is a dream come true. A tragedy, as well as personal demons, threaten ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fighter pilot, officers and cadets, airplane, navy, u.s. navy, pilot, cold war, motorcycle, fall in love, love and romance, military, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, 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 ⇓
40%
 2.8
 642
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 ⇓
34%
 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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ambition, opponent, boxing, rivalry, contests and competitions, off the grid, training, mixed martial arts, graphic violence, fighting movie, mental breakdown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: fight, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, tough heroes, self discovery, social differences, sport, nothing to lose, martial arts tournament, kickboxing, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.0
 195
Street Crimes (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After some cops urge young street kids to turn from drugs and crime to the neighborhood boxing rings, the local street lord begins to loose control of his illicit empire and begins a war on the good-intenioned police and the civilians.
Style: rough, exciting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: gang, drug dealing, coming of age, rivalry, youth, law enforcement, good versus evil, crimes, contests and competitions, kids in trouble, martial arts, bare chested male fighting ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.2
 4K
The Reunion (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Cleary brothers, Sam (John Cena), Leo (Ethan Embry) and Douglas (Boyd Holbrook) took dysfunctional families to a new level: Sam and Leo have grown up hating each other and neither likes their juvenile delinquent kid brother, Douglas, to whom ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, siblings relations, escapades, danger, tough heroes, chases and races, death of father, desert, bail bondsman, ransom, release from prison, horse riding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.7
 521
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, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, training, swimming pool, kickboxing, tough heroes, teachers and students, vengeance, ambition, heroes, adventure, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 5.1
 574
Cage (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A GI in Vietnam saves his buddy's life, but in the process is shot in the head. The injury results in brain damage to the point where he basically has a child's brain in a (very large) man's body. When they get out of the army the two ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, buddies, misfit, crime, confined, rivalry, mentally challenged, gangsters, heroes, contests and competitions, vengeance, kidnapping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Days of Thunder (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Talented but unproven stock car driver Cole Trickle gets a break and with the guidance of veteran Harry Hogge turns heads on the track. The young hotshot develops a rivalry with a fellow racer that threatens his career when the two smash their cars. ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: racing, car race, rivalry, race, hotshot hero, sport, friends, athlete's life, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, love and romance, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, california, alabama, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Sword Identity (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: During the Ming Dynasty one man will request a competition when his weapon is rejected. After a series of fights he is determined to prove his sword is invincible.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, disorder, master warrior, against the odds, heroes, mistaken identity, contests and competitions, mysterious character, ambition, sword fight, kung fu, rivalry ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Gone with the Bullets (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: China, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Set in 1920s Shanghai, Ma Zouri and Xiang Feitian establish a notorious beauty pageant called the Flowers Competition. All of the city's elite attend the gala event, but when Wanyan Ying unexpectedly wins, it sets into motion a series of tragic ...
Style: captivating, humorous, tense, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, love affair, contests and competitions, nightlife, ambition, nightclub, prostitute, intrigue, beauty pageant, danger, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Ninja Vengeance (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Traveling from California to Houston, a martial arts expert suffers a motorcycle breakdown in a small Texas town. But his bad luck proves to be a blessing in disguise for the local townspeople when he discovers the corrupt sheriff and his KKK ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, society, sexual content, small town, vengeance, racism, heroes, rivalry, master warrior, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, ninjitsu ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.9
 9
Coast Mafia (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Story: Shin, a good family friend and business partner of the DeLeon family, assumes his role as head of the Coast Mafia.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, family business, murder, money, crime, gangster, mob
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Alley Cat (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A road movie on a bicycle. Jasper leaves an alley cat race and goes on a physical and spiritual journey on her bike, through Chicago's nighttime streets, to a destination that holds an emotional secret.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: buddies, contests and competitions, friends, introspection, cause and meaning, drugs/alcohol, strong female presence, urban, female director, bicycle
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.1
 331
Americons (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A broken down collegiate football hero gets a shot at stardom during the eleventh hour of LA's nihilistic sub-prime mortgage boom.
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, serious, exciting
Plot: corporate crimes, rise and fall, ambition, dishonesty, cons and scams, real estate agent, crime, crimes, journey
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, dishonesty, rivalry, ambition, corruption, gambling, underground fighting, wrestler, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Everyday Black Man (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Since closing the door to a violent past, quiet and thoughtful Moses Stanton everyday existence is running a small neighborhood store, and watching over his daughter who doesn't know he exists. When a young man, Malik, comes in claiming to be a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: crimes, forced into action, going straight, drug dealing, small town, store, family relations, social relations, parents and children, profanity, society, muslim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Born to Race: Fast Track (2014)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Danny Krueger is a twenty-year old drag racer who plays by his own rules. After winning a scholarship to the prestigious Fast Lane Racing Academy, Danny finds himself competing against some of the fiercest young drivers in the world. Tension soars ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, ambition, hotshot hero, athlete's life, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, partners, athlete and trainer, social relations, power relations, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 2K
Gulaab Gang (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A fearless woman fights social injustice; creating a sanctuary for abused women and battling a crooked politician.
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: against the odds, fighting the system, society, injustice, rebelliousness, ambition, social decay, feminism, hopes, female politician, election, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.9
 19K
The Knife (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Kathiresan aka Kaththi, a criminal, escapes from the Kolkata prison and comes to Chennai, where he comes across his doppelganger Jeevanandham, fighting for his life after being shot at by unknown men. Kathir decides to pass off as Jeeva and make ...
Style: exciting, captivating, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, crimes, chase, bollywood, gangsters, village, save the day, corporation, danger, graphic violence, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, chases and races, athlete and trainer, rivalry, uncover truth, drugs/alcohol, power relations, graphic violence, boxing, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, parents and children, family relations, love and romance, contests and competitions, siblings relations, athlete and trainer, uninhibited rivalry, love affair, rivalry, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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A Fine Step (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Fine Step is an uplifting family drama centering on Cal Masterson (Luke Perry, Beverly Hills 90210) an award winning horseman whose relationship with his beloved horse Fandango allows him to achieve multiple championship wins. However tragedy ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: starting over, contests and competitions, friendship, parents and children, athlete's life, family, youth, ambition, rivalry, farm, family relations, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, tai chi, one on one, martial arts tournament, contests and competitions, mortal combat, graphic violence, tough heroes, opponent, ambition, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, hong kong, beijing china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
To Love and Die (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A fun-loving 30-something (Shiri Appleby) with abandonment issues becomes convinced that her dating problems will be resolved if she can only track down the father she never knew. When she finds him (Tim Matheson), she discovers that he's an ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, suspense, tense, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, family relations, danger, parents and children, father daughter reunion, female protagonist, murder, rivalry, friendship, escapades, female killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.7
 13K
Biker Boyz (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A mythic motorcycle tale of father and son", this is the story of Manuel Galloway, also known as "the King of Cali", the president of a motorcycle club whose members are all African-American men, mostly white-collar workers who ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: motorcycle race, motorcycle, gang, rivalry, biker, chases and races, rise to the top, contests and competitions, rebelliousness, family relations, rebellion, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.8
 648
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, emotional, realistic, 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 ⇓
27%
The Guillotines (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Haiti, Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During the Manchurian-ruled Qing Dynasty, Emperor Yong Zheng established a secret assassination squad known as the Guillotines to eliminate all who opposed him. Once heavily favored by the Emperor, the Guillotines are deemed expendable once Emperor ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political unrest, hitman, assassination, danger, soldier, military, deadly, save the day, strong violent content, state affairs, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%