Duel movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant duel movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out stylized, exciting, visually appealing, serious, suspenseful and realistic films and TV shows about / with duel, rivalry, heroes, violence, revenge, brutality, mentor, blood, dialogue and storytelling plots mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
duel movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as duel: The Quick and the Dead (1995), The Last Duel (2021), Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998), The Three Musketeers (2011), Highlander (1992), Troy (2004), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Ninja Scroll (1993), Chivalry of a Failed Knight (2015), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000).

List of duel movies

The Quick and the Dead (1995)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A mysterious woman comes to compete in a quick-draw elimination tournament, in a town taken over by a notorious gunman.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: duel, gunfight, revenge, gunslinger, small town, old west, prairie, showdown, vengeance, rivalry, heroes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: yuma arizona, tucson arizona, arizona, mexico, texas
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The Last Duel (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: knight, duel, rape, sword duel, medieval, legal investigation, king of france, battles, court, brutality, murder, violence ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: france, normandy, scotland, paris france
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Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: napoleonic wars, ship, british navy, duel, battles, adventurer, navy, military, adventure, bully, heroes, weakness ...
Time: 18th century
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The Three Musketeers (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: musketeer, adventure, duel, heroic mission, love and romance, escapades, political intrigue, partners, daring rescue, buddies, uninhibited rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: france, europe, england, paris france, english channel ...
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Highlander (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Highlander: The Series is a fantasy science fiction action-adventure television series featuring Duncan MacLeod of the Scottish Clan MacLeod, as the Highlander. It was an offshoot and another alternate sequel of the 1986 feature film with a twist: ...
Style: exciting, rough, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: immortality, duel, healing power, warrior, heroes, good versus evil, chase, adventure, escapades, loss of loved one, rivalry, survival ...
Time: 90s
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Troy (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Malta, UK
Duration: 163 min.
Story: In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was ...
Style: epic, heroic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: ancient history, warrior, mythology, sword fight, courage, army, greek mythology, battlefield, forbidden love, king, war, ancient ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe, paris france
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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill and other members of their assassination circle – but 'The Bride' lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for some payback, she makes a death list and hunts down those who ...
Style: tense, exciting, non-linear, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, mentor, one man army, dark humor, tough girl, female warrior, dark hero, female killer, master warrior, hate, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: japan, usa, asia, tokyo, pasadena california
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Ninja Scroll (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jubei is a masterless ninja who travels the land alone, hiring his services to those with gold... or a worthy cause. His fearsome abilities have served him well, but a hideous plot to overthrow the government threatens to end his wandering ways and ...
Style: exciting, epic, serious, bloody, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, samurai, ninja, heroes, demon, master warrior, graphic violence, supernatural, good versus evil, duel, megalomaniac, monster ...
Time: middle ages, ancient times
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Chivalry of a Failed Knight (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Magic Knights are modern magic-users who fight with weapons converted from their souls. Ikki Kurogane goes to a school for these Magic Knights, but he is the "Failed Knight" or "Worst One" who is failing because he has no magical ...
Style: exciting, romantic, captivating, stylized, entertaining ...
Plot: sword, love and romance, duel, magical, youth, mishap, knight, fantasy world, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, warrior, magic trick, magical power ...
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, sword fight, warrior, female martial artist, qing dynasty, aristocracy, martial artist, duel, vengeance, love and romance, ninja ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, hong kong, tokyo
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, martial arts, high school, youth, boxing, rivalry, teenage life, rage, power relations, fight, duel, streetfighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, usa, brazil, orlando florida, tokyo
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Last Man Standing (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two Prohibition-era gangs. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances from one to another, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, Smith ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: duel, mafia, small town, gangsters, betrayal, lone wolves, gang war, rivalry, hitman, crimes, gunfight, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, year 1932
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
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Hook (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The boy who wasn't supposed to grow up—Peter Pan—did just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But a trip to see Granny Wendy in London, where the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, exciting, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: fairy, childhood, adventure, duel, kidnapping, pirate, good versus evil, rescue, self discovery, family, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, big ben london, england
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Sniper 2 (2002)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sergeant Thomas Beckett (Berenger) is back - and this time he has teamed up with death row inmate B.J. Cole (Woodbine) on a suicide mission to the Balkans. Their target: a rogue general accused of running ethnic cleansing missions. But when Becket ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, sniper, manhunt, duel, military, soldier, assassination, betrayal, adventure, death row, political conspiracy, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
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Barry Lyndon (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: In the Eighteenth Century, in a small village in Ireland, Redmond Barry is a young farm boy in love with his cousin Nora Brady. When Nora engages to the British Captain John Quin, Barry challenges him for a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to ...
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: rise and fall, aristocracy, duel, jealousy, nobility, debt, social climbing, glory, escapades, dishonesty, pistol duel, irony ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: ireland, england, prussia, europe, belgium ...
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Highlander (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: He fought his first battle on the Scottish Highlands in 1536. He will fight his greatest battle on the streets of New York City in 1986. His name is Connor MacLeod. He is immortal.
Style: suspenseful, sincere, suspense, dark fantasy, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: immortality, sword fight, good versus evil, magic, mentor, duel, master warrior, fencing, cult, mythology, supernatural, fictional war ...
Time: 80s, 16th century, 20th century, 1780s, 1940s ...
Place: scotland, new york, europe, usa, scottish highlands ...
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Shaolin (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords try to expand their power by warring over neighboring lands. Fuelled by his success on the battlefield, young and arrogant Hao Jie sneers at Shaolin's masters when he beats one of them in a duel. ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: monk, shaolin monk, martial arts, shaolin, shaolin kung fu, martial artist, monastery, wu shu, state affairs, refugee, dictatorship, conquering ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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Shigurui: Death Frenzy (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Shigurui is a manga series written by Norio Nanjo and illustrated by Takayuki Yamaguchi, based on the first chapter of the novel Suruga-jō Gozen Jiai by Norio Nanjō. An animated television adaptation, based on the first 32 chapters of the manga, ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: contests and competitions, samurai, martial arts, mercilessness, rivalry, duel, mortal combat, haunted by the past, ambition, championship, blind character, ruler ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Yu-Gi-Oh! is a 1998 Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation and Bandai based on chapters 1-59 of the manga of the same name written by Kazuki Takahashi. The series aired on TV Asahi between April 4, 1998, and October 10, 1998. An ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, ancient mystery, good versus evil, supernatural ability, duel, rivalry, escapades, mind control, superhero, battles, artifact ...
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The Crow: City of Angels (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After Ashe and his little son are murdered violently for no reason by Judah's men, he returns from the dead to take revenge. One after one, Judah's people face the power of the dark angel. The second film based on James O'Barr's ...
Style: gothic, stylized, atmospheric, neo noir, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: tragic hero, afterlife, superhero, supernatural, good versus evil, vigilantism, duel, crow, murder, heroes, tattoo, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The Bride unwaveringly continues on her roaring rampage of revenge against the band of assassins who had tried to kill her and her unborn child. She visits each of her former associates one-by-one, checking off the victims on her Death List Five ...
Style: non-linear, atmospheric, captivating, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, dark humor, female assassin, revenge, strong female lead, master warrior, female warrior, sword fight, warrior, death, katana, pride and honor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: el paso texas, tokyo, japan, mexico
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Geisha Assassin (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 78 min.
Story: One rainy night in the Edo period, Kotono (a geisha) confronts samurais who killed her father. The samurais attack her one after another, but she fights hard against samurais with her sword. Kotono tries to chase the samurais who scramble to escape. ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: female ninja, sword fight, geisha, female martial artist, duel, japanese woman, samurai, revenge, exploitation, parent child relationship, female protagonist, vengeance ...
Place: japan
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Gunless (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A quiet and peaceful community in the Dominion of Canada is shaken up by the arrival of a wounded and stinky gun-toting American cowboy, simply known as The Montana Kid, wanted for the alleged killing of seven men. A subsequent clarification reveals ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, bounty hunter, wanted, duel, small town, gunslinger, rivalry, disorder, cowboy, fish out of water, culture clash, blacksmith ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada
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Rango (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Rango, a lost family pet, accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play ...
Style: witty, humorous, light, road movie, surreal ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: desert, adventure, identity crisis, friendship, sheriff, chase, heroic mission, talking animals, lizard, gunfight, cowboy, save the day ...
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
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13 Assassins (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, intense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, samurai sword, massacre, battles, swordsman, sword fight, duel, martial arts, suicide, mission, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: This classic western masterpiece is an epic film about a widow whose land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with a desperado to protect the woman and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, clever, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, mysterious character, vengeance, cowboy, small town, gunfight, duel, tragic hero, villain, death, greed, warrior ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona
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The Raven (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A magician who has been turned into a raven turns to a former sorcerer for help in this film loosely based on the Edgar Allen Poe poem.
Style: gothic, parody, humorous, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: sorcerer, good versus evil, magician, castle, duel, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, escapades, raven, haunted by the past, presumed dead, wizards ...
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Ridicule (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.
Style: witty, talky, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: royal court, duel, intrigue, nudity (full frontal - brief), swamp, manipulation, society, ambition, court, rabbit, sign language, painter ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: versailles, france, england, paris france
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Love and Death (1975)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in 19th-century Russia, Allen is a cowardly serf drafted into the Napoleonic war, who would rather write poetry and obsess over his beautiful but pretentious cousin. Allen's cowardice serves him well when he hides in a cannon and is shot ...
Style: humorous, witty, parody, surreal, not serious ...
Plot: execution, duel, war, nothing goes right, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, comedy of errors, disorder, goofy hero, military, angel ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 70s, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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The Duelist (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Returning to Saint Petersburg after a long exile, the dashing Yakovlev, a retired army officer, makes a comfortable living by winning other people's duels. An enigmatic, focused, and extremely skilled professional, he leaves a trail of dead ...
Style: romantic, suspense, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: fight, revenge, duel, life risking, murder, pistol duel, russian empire, escapades, violence, death, showdown, social problems ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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