Opponent movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant opponent movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, entertaining and humorous films and TV shows about / with opponent, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, fight, mentor, destiny, brutality, dialogue and underdog plots mostly in Drama, Action and Sport genres shot in USA, China, Japan and other countries.
opponent
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opponent movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as opponent: Miracle (2004), Bloodsport (1988), Slap Shot (1977), Video Game High School (2012), Shigurui: Death Frenzy (2007), Lionheart (1990), Ikkitousen (2003), Unbeatable (2013), Poolhall Junkies (2002), The Grandmaster (2013).

List of opponent movies

 7.4
 54K
Miracle (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, put a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, captivating, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, underdog, olympics, sport team, coach, human spirit, grudge, sport, contests and competitions, athlete's life, championship, opponent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: usa, new york, milwaukee wisconsin, colorado, minnesota ...
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 6.8
 84K
Bloodsport (1988)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Frank Dux has entered the "kumite", an illegal underground martial-arts competition where serious injury and even death are not unknown. Chong Li, a particularly ruthless and vicious fighter is the favorite, but then again Dux has not ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, rivalry, tournament, master warrior, underdog, heroes, underground fighting, sport, revenge, escapades, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
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 7.3
 37K
Slap Shot (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: To build up attendance at their games, the management of a struggling minor-league hockey team signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose job is to demolish the opposition.
Style: humorous, feel good, cynical, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ice hockey, sport team, small town, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, partners, underdog, rivalry, opponent, athlete and trainer, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, canada, new jersey
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Video Game High School (2012)
Genre: Action, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Video Game High School is an action comedy web series (Later, the show was edited into a two-hour movie and released on other media, including DVD, Blu-ray, and streaming video (Netflix)) from Rocket Jump Studios. The series is set in the near ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, futuristic, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage love, computers and web, roommate, student, video game, social relations, high school life, opponent, youth, rivalry, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa
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Shigurui: Death Frenzy (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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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 6.2
 36K
Lionheart (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Lyon Gaultier is a deserter in the Foreign Legion arriving in the USA entirely hard up. He finds his brother between life and death and his sister-in-law without the money needed to heal her husband and to maintain her child. To earn the money ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, on the run, heroes, bet, drug dealer, ambition, rivalry, revenge, contests and competitions, opponent, family relations, foreign legion ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, paris france, north africa ...
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 5.9
 1K
Ikkitousen (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 325 min.
TV show
Story: Seven schools are constantly "at war" with each other, and the students have become skilled fighters and constantly battle with rival schools. Their lives and fates are guided by strange jewels that contain the spirits and destinies of ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, sexy, ecchi ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, destiny, high school, adventure, fight for supremacy, against the odds, teenage life, ambition, rivalry, opponent, uninhibited rivalry, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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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, realistic, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ambition, boxing, opponent, rivalry, contests and competitions, boxing match, loan shark, training, mixed martial arts, boxer, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
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Poolhall Junkies (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A retired pool hustler is forced to pick up the stick again when his brother starts a game he can't finish.
Style: serious, suspense, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: billiards, gambling, orphan, hustler, gangsters, ambition, rivalry, opponent, small time, vengeance, crimes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, new orleans
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The Grandmaster (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip ...
Style: exciting, captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu master, heroes, kung fu, rivalry, contests and competitions, heir, opponent, instructor, vengeance, master warrior, loss of daughter ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1953 ...
Place: china, japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
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The Great Debaters (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The true story of a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underdog African American college students into an historical powerhouse that took on the Harvard elite.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: racism, debate, teacher, african american, contests and competitions, college, professor, labor union, segregation, mentor, opponent, confrontation ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: texas, oklahoma, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.4
 603K
X-Men (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two mutants, Rogue and Wolverine, come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team, the X-Men, must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, heroes, good versus evil, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, adventure, superhero, supernatural, rescue, heroic mission, immortality, genetically altered ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, 2000s, near future ...
Place: usa, canada, north america, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.0
 321K
Real Steel (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA, India
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the near-future, Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who retired from the ring when robots took over the sport. After Charlie's robot is trashed, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max to rebuild and train an unlikely contender.
Style: futuristic, exciting, sentimental, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underdog, father son relationship, androids and robots, robot, sport, boxing, against the odds, contests and competitions, technology, parents and children, robot vs. robot, arena ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s, year 2016
Place: usa, brazil
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 7.8
 360K
The Fighter (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being ...
Style: sincere, inspirational, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, underdog, athlete's life, training, sport, loyalty, arrest, addiction, drug abuse, self destructing, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1993
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new hampshire, london ...
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Street Fighter Assassin's Fist (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 152 min.
TV show
Story: The most successful and most loved fighting video game of all time, Street Fighter', is finally being given the epic, and faithful treatment it deserves. Street Fighter: Assassins Fist takes us back to the formative years of the iconic ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, heroic mission, good versus evil, villain, fight for supremacy, adventure, master warrior, opponent, mortal combat, ancient, street fighter ...
Place: japan, asia
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 6.5
 4K
Ichi (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ichi is a blind entertainer that travels the countryside with her traditional Japanese guitar and walking stick. She’s in search for the kind man that brought her up as a child, but because of her beauty she encounters problems every step of the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, blind woman, samurai, rivalry, heroes, crimes, escapades, vengeance, good versus evil, gang, female killer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
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 7.6
 3K
The Best Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, rough, biting ...
Plot: politics, election campaign, political intrigue, ambition, rivalry, rise to the top, corrupt politician, state affairs, media, head of state, opponent, power relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles
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 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: realistic, serious, rough, tense, gloomy
Plot: juvenile delinquency, ex athlete, confined, ambition, contests and competitions, society, athlete's life, rivalry, prison life, underdog, sport, opponent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
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Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of golf icon and legend, Bobby Jones, who retired from competition at the tender age of 28.
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: golf, rivalry, sport, rise to the top, temperamental, couples, rising to stardom, ambition, lifestyle, contests and competitions, human spirit, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s
Place: scotland, europe, atlanta georgia, georgia, harvard university ...
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 6.8
 201K
Rocky IV (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
Style: tense, suspenseful, inspirational, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: boxing, underdog, boxer, victory, training, sport, vengeance, revenge, tough heroes, opponent, athlete and trainer, fight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ussr, russia, siberia, las vegas, philadelphia ...
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 6.8
 187K
Rocky III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, inspirational, suspense, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: boxing, boxer, comeback, underdog, coach, fame, training, sport, revenge, athlete's life, ambition, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, los angeles, madison square garden manhattan new york city, pennsylvania ...
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 6.0
 38K
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, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tai chi, master warrior, martial arts tournament, graphic violence, mortal combat, contests and competitions, opponent, tough heroes, ambition, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, hong kong, beijing china, tokyo
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 6.9
 2K
The Hammer (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship.
Style: uplifting, captivating, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: underdog, deaf, mute or deaf, wrestling, sport, athlete's life, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Four fighters different backgrounds come together to train under an ex MMA rising star and then ultimately have to fight each other and the traitor in heir midst.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts training, martial arts tournament, kickboxer, athlete and trainer, bully, kickboxing, martial arts, boxing, undisciplined, ambition, sport, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.3
 219K
The Karate Kid (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who agrees to train Daniel ... and ends up teaching him much more than ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: karate, teaching the ways of the world, martial arts, teenager, human spirit, underdog, teenage life, cheerleader, martial arts tournament, sport, coming of age, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
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 7.3
 205K
Rocky II (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. ...
Style: feel good, sincere, rough, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: boxing, underdog, boxer, heroes, championship, comeback, training, sport, graphic violence, athlete's life, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 6.6
 50K
Bad Words (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A misanthropic man sets out to exact revenge on his estranged father, by finding a loophole and attempting to win the National Spelling Bee as an adult. Figuring it would destroy his father, and everything he's worked so hard for as head of the ...
Style: cynical, not serious, humorous, funny, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: blind ambition, loser, social misfits, fish out of water, competition, disorder, rivalry, obsession, dark humor, opponent, children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
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 6.7
 33K
Blood and Bone (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, an ex-con (White) takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison fight, streetfighting, tournament, drifter, kickboxing, fistfight, martial arts, gangsters, fight, heroes, ambition, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 6.2
 178K
The Karate Kid (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, China
Duration: 140 min.
Story: 12-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship ...
Style: inspirational, sincere, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: underdog, human spirit, family, martial arts, contests and competitions, teachers and students, sport, rivalry, coach, kung fu master, friendship, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, asia, beijing china, michigan, detroit ...
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Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2011)
Genre: Short, Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 10 min.
TV show
Story: Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung are obsessed with reigning over various realms (parallel universes) and the winners of Mortal Kombat competitions are granted supreme control over these worlds. The Earthrealm (Earth) is an unconscious participant in this ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, supernatural, adventure, fight for supremacy, master warrior, rivalry, championship, contests and competitions, martial arts tournament, opponent, mortal combat, heroes ...
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