Movies like Haymaker

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Haymaker (2021)
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Haymaker (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Haymaker follows a retired Muay Thai fighter working as a bouncer, who rescues an alluring transgender performer from a nefarious thug, eventually becoming her bodyguard, protector, and confidant. The relationship leads Sasso's character to make an unexpected return to fighting, risking not only his relationship, but his life. Its a story about human dignity and love.
Plot: transsexual, muay thai, love, fight, swashbuckler, martial arts, rape, bodyguard, singer, nightclub, athlete, bouncer, travel, concert, sexual assault, trans woman
Place: usa, thailand

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and rough films with plots about martial arts, fight, violence, fistfight, kung fu, heroes and hand to hand combat mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Haymaker: Kickboxer Retaliation (2018), Bare Knuckles (2010), The Dragon's Showdown (1980), Rules (2009), Ninja Vengeance (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kickboxer Retaliation (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One year after the events of "Kickboxer: Vengeance", Kurt Sloan has vowed never to return to Thailand. However, while gearing up for a MMA title shot, he finds himself sedated and forced back into Thailand, this time in prison. He is there ...
Style: brutal, suspenseful, exciting, bleak, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kickboxing, muscleman, fight, martial arts, torture, bloody violence, muay thai, kickboxer, mentor, vengeance, tough guy, violence ...
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 3.9
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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
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The Dragon's Showdown (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, South Korea
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Lee Lung witnessed the murder of his parents by the ruthless bandit Shek King who in turn abducted Lee's infant sister. Lee wanders the land and learns martial arts from a drunken master. Once his skills are perfected, Lee sets out in search of ...
Plot: kung fu, fight, martial arts, revenge, asian, kung fu classic, fistfight, brawl, jeet kune do, hand to hand combat, action violence, kung fu fighting ...
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 4.2
 17
Rules (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: With its dark horror-crime underworld storyline and outlandish martial arts action, Rules inspired by a true story is an offbeat action film, it tells the story of a mysterious Italian, who as a nightclub security guard, threatens the customers and ...
Plot: producer, bartender, radio, prostitution, bouncer, hostage, security guard, torture, friendship, fight, love, drugs ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, realistic, serious
Plot: martial arts, graphic violence, sexual content, small town, vengeance, racism, nudity (full frontal - brief), master warrior, rivalry, heroes, society, fight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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74%
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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 ⇓
73%
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 ⇓
72%
Black Dragon's Revenge (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three rival gangs embark on a search for Bruce Lee's handwritten "finger fighting " manual.
Plot: martial arts, exploitation, bruce lee, kung fu, violence, investigation, city, revenge, fight
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Treasure of Bruce Le (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In "Treasure of Bruce Le," a Samurai steals the Kung Fu secrets of the Shaolin Buddhists. Now Bruce must fight the powerful Samurai for control.
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, treasure, fight
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.8
 74
Fight Night (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Blood, and broken bones is a part of being an underground fighter, but for L.G., Jeremy and Conrado there is much more to it. For them it's a way out, it's a way to support a family, and a way to carry on a tradition. However, Mack and ...
Plot: neo noir, fight, night, kung fu, martial arts, video
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Magnificent Ruffians (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Venom regulars Philip Kwok, Chiang Sheng, and Sun Chien star as a gang of unemployed martial artists who spend their days stuffing their faces at local restaurants and letting the staff beat them up instead of paying the bill. Their fortunes appear ...
Plot: martial arts, suicide, framed for murder, kung fu, double suicide, fight
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 ⇓
60%
 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 ⇓
57%
 4.7
 117
Club Life (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young man from a small town goes to Hollywood to make his fortune. He gets hired as a bouncer at a disco club, but soon finds himself caught up in drugs, gangsters and eventually has to flee when his boss and another bouncer are murdered by drug ...
Plot: bouncer, disco, drug dealing, nunchaku, martial arts, actor, dancing, sex, gangster, female nudity, drug dealer, dirt bike ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.2
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Golden Needles (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An ancient Asian statue with the power to grant health and long life via secret acupuncture points is being pursued by a wealthy criminal, but his plans are put in peril when a slovenly detective is tasked with protecting the relic.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Plot: martial arts, chase, rivalry, escapades, heroes, adventure, showbiz, acupuncture, mysticism, police, african american, afro ...
Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kung Fu Queen (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fan Kao-to is a worker who had enough of corruption in Shanghai. He tries to crush the organization alone. An attempt has been made before but ended up with the big Axe Gang, several of their brands in the man. The man's sister arrives in ...
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kickboxing, revenge, fight, female martial artist
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Mission for the Dragon (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Han Wu-song, an antique collector, gets killed while appraising a bronze horse rider statue which trader Wang Dae-in has stolen from a tomb. Dae-in dies on the scene and Wu-song leaves the killer's name on the cave wall before he dies. ...
Plot: martial arts, antique, kicked in the face, hand to hand combat, fight, mission, fistfight, kung fu, action violence
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Beautiful Boxer (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Thailand
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true life story of a Thai who wishes to have a sex change operation to become a woman. to pay for this he enters the brutal world of Thai boxing, un-nerving his opponents by performing a makeup application ritual before each fight.
Style: touching, psychological, captivating, melancholic, compassionate ...
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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A Tooth for a Tooth (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kung fu sensation Cheung Lik stars as the rough and ready kung fu kid who is tricked into robbing a triad boss. Amongst the things he steals is a contract for opium distribution between the triad boss and the Japanese Yakuza. Now the stage is set ...
Plot: martial arts, fight, karate chop, brawl, fistfight, karate kick, gang violence, gangsters, karate, gangster, asian
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 20
The Scrapper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: He was only a teen when his brother, Syd, took their parents' lives. Now Robbie Hood lives a boring, safe life where chances are far and few between. Rage builds, and Robbie's life takes three turns: A bar brawling legend, an underground ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense
Plot: against the odds, rich and poor, society, crimes, teenage life, heist, vigilantism, heroes, gang, love, brother brother relationship, robin hood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Death Duel (1977)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This martial arts spectacular showcases 20-year-old Erh Tung-sheng (a.k.a. Derek Yee). Even Variety noted: "Erh's charismatic screen presence should take him to superstardom like his older brother, David Chiang." The prediction proved ...
Plot: martial arts, duel, sword fight, kung fu, fatalism, body count, social class, violence, love, incognito
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Kill Squad (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A wealthy business man is a victim of an assault and is shot and wheelchair bound while his wife is gang raped and murdered. He then assembles his motley squad of Vietnam buddies to kung fu their way to revenge and get those muthas back.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: revenge, martial arts, murder, violence, vietnam veteran, accident, blood, gun, car, vietnam war veteran, fight, karate ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Boxers of Loyalty and Righteousness (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Warlord Yu Ming gained great power for himself. Anyone he suspected of disloyalty was jailed or murdered. He himself was a notorious killer, having personally betrayed his friend General Yip and then slaughtered his entire family. But the ...
Plot: martial arts, shaolin kung fu, fight, mayhem, revenge, action violence, decapitation, fighting style, brawl, kung fu classic
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Instructor (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The action never stops in this stunt-packed karate extravaganza of a black belt instructor who proves that his talents and expertise can be used to defend instead of destroy. The Instructor runs a local karate school and tries to impart to his ...
Plot: karate, car chase, self defense, rivals, school, violence, fight, rival, martial arts, death
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Raze (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After Sabrina is abducted, she finds herself in an underground lair, forced to do battle with other innocent women for the amusement of unseen spectators. Each of these reluctant warriors has something to lose, but only one will remain when the game ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fight to the death, woman in danger, against the odds, confined, captivity, isolation, violence spree, life is a bitch, deadly, survival, extortion, women fight ...
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18 Weapons of Kung Fu (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Li Tai must endure terrible hardship under his sadistic Kung-fu master in order to perfect his fighting technique. The ambitious young man finally has a chance to prove himself when his old master meets his match and Li has to use the eighteen ...
Plot: martial arts, fight, fighting style, martial artist, roundhouse kick, kung fu master, martial art, fistfight, master warrior, kung fu, kung fu fighting, stylized violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The 18 Amazones (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A ruthless Warlord from Manchuria builds a martial arts labyrinth that contains 18 martial art amazons, many try to enter but none leave, until Dragon Lee, seeking to avenge his father: his skills are good enough to defeat the 18 fighters and the ...
Plot: martial arts, karate kick, karate chop, fistfight, hand to hand combat, taekwondo, violence, kung fu, kung fu classic, jeet kune do, kung fu fighting, asian man ...
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45%
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Final Voyage (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Restored to former glory, a nostalgic cruise ship repeats a tragic past...
Style: cult film, suspense
Plot: fistfight, pistol, blood, pirate, piracy, terrorist plot, tuxedo, bodyguard, hijacking, gun, showdown, blood splatter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
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Black Samson (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Noble nightclub owner Samson does his best to keep his neighborhood clean of crime and drugs. When vicious mobster Johnny Nappa tries to muscle in on Samson's territory, Samson takes a brave stand against Nappa and his flunkies.
Plot: nightclub, bar fight, lion, switchblade, brawl, wheelchair, gangster, mixed martial arts, one man army, disarming someone, fistfight, tough guy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 5K
The Bouncer (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A former bodyguard who chained small security jobs in nightclubs to raise his 8-year-old daughter finds himself forced to collaborate with the police. His mission: infiltrate the organization of a dangerous Flemish gang leader.
Style: disturbing, exciting, realistic, suspense
Plot: father daughter relationship, bouncer, widower, bodyguard, fight, betrayal, loss of job, nightclub, undercover, danger, crimes, interpol ...
Place: belgium, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%