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Creed (2015)
Drama, Sport

Creed (2015)

Adonis Johnson is the son of the famous boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died in a boxing match in _Rocky IV (1985)_ (qv). Adonis wasn't born until after his father's death and wants to follow his fathers footsteps in boxing. He seeks a mentor who is the former heavyweight boxing champion and former friend of Apollo Creed, the retired Rocky Balboa. Rocky eventually agrees to mentor Adonis. With Rocky's help they hope to get a title job to face even deadlier opponents than his father. But whether he is a true fighter remains to be seen.... (Read More)

Themes:courage, cancer
Locations:mexico, office, england, apartment, cemetery, snow, hotel, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:musician, singer
Period:2010s, 1990s
Story:rocky, liverpool england, ford mustang, mentor student relationship, ex boxer, reference to youtube, tijuana mexico, office worker, boxing ring, boxing match, cancer treatment, boxing, youth detention centre, shawarma, quad bike, full circle, detention center, fighting movie, quitting job, dodge

Rocky III (1982)
Drama, Sport

Rocky III (1982)

Three years and 10 successful title defenses after beating Apollo Creed, with whom he has become great friends, a now wealthy Rocky Balboa is considering retirement. Fame and complacency soon cause Balboa to lose his title to Clubber Lang, who inadvertently causes the death of Rocky's trainer Mickey. Rocky sinks into a depression, and Apollo decides to train Rocky for a rematch against Lang so Rocky can try to win the title back. (Read More)

Themes:courage
Locations:bar
Story:mentor student relationship, boxing ring, boxing match, fighting movie, quitting job, rocky, trainer, punching bag, media coverage, underdog, philadelphia pennsylvania, punched in the chest, italian american, bravery, press conference, boxer, jail cell, looking at oneself in a mirror, jogging, freeze frame

Rocky IV (1985)
Drama, Sport

Rocky IV (1985)

Ever since his match with Clubber Lang, Rocky Balboa has a peaceful life. And now he and former champion, Apollo Creed, enjoy good times and are now the best of friends. But Rocky's peaceful life as a boxer gets paused after a match Apollo went into. Unfortunately, Creed fought Ivan drago, a 6'5" Russian who has never lost a match, and sadly, brutally murders Apollo in the ring. A funeral is held and times start going downhill fast. Now, in order to restore honor, Rocky challenges Drago to a match and must beat him for sweet, bitter vengeance. (Read More)

Locations:snow, hotel
Story:rocky, boxer, boxing ring, boxing match, manager, boxing, fighting movie, trainer, punching bag, media coverage, underdog, philadelphia pennsylvania, bruise, punched in the chest, italian american, bravery, press conference, looking at oneself in a mirror, jogging, freeze frame

Rocky V (1990)
Drama, Sport

Rocky V (1990)

Rocky Balboa is forced to retire after having permanent damage inflicted on him in the ring by the Russian boxer Ivan Drago. Returning home after the Drago bout, Balboa discovers that the fortune that he had acquired as heavyweight champ has been stolen and lost on the stockmarket by his accountant. His boxing days over, Rocky begins to coach an up-and-coming fighter named Tommy Gunn. Rocky cannot compete, however, with the high salaraies and glittering prizes being offered to Gunn by other managers in town. (Read More)

Locations:apartment, bar
Period:1990s
Story:rocky, boxer, training, boxing, boxing ring, boxing match, fighting movie, trainer, punching bag, media coverage, underdog, philadelphia pennsylvania, bruise, punched in the chest, mentor, italian american, bravery, press conference, jogging, freeze frame

Rocky II (1979) is one of the best movies like Creed (2015)
Drama, Sport

Rocky II (1979)

Rocky Balboa is enjoying life. He has a lovely wife, Adrian, had a successful fight with Apollo Creed and is able to enjoy the money he earned from the fight and a new endorsement deal. Unfortunately, Rocky becomes embarrassed when failing to complete an advert and ends up working in a meat packing company. He believes that he will no longer have a career as a boxer. Apollo wants to rematch with Rocky to prove all his critics wrong that he can beat Rocky. Can Rocky once again have a successful fight? (Read More)

Locations:apartment, snow, hospital
Story:rocky, boxer, trainer, boxing ring, boxing match, training, fighting movie, punching bag, underdog, philadelphia pennsylvania, bruise, female doctor, italian american, press conference, jogging, freeze frame, chicken, manager, gym, character repeating someone else's dialogue

Rocky Balboa (2006)
Drama, Sport

Rocky Balboa (2006)

When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging the Itallian Stallion to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and friends, Rocky agrees to come out of retirement and face an opponent who's faster, stronger and thirty years his junior. With the odds stacked firmly against him, Rocky takes on Dixon in what will become the greatest fight in boxing history, a hard-hitting, action-packed battle of the ages. This is why Rocky Balboa (2006) is one of the best movies like Creed (2015). (Read More)

Locations:restaurant, cemetery, bar
Story:rocky, mentor student relationship, ex boxer, boxing ring, boxing match, boxing, fighting movie, trainer, punching bag, underdog, philadelphia pennsylvania, punched in the chest, italian american, press conference, boxer, love interest, widower, training, brawl, watching tv

Southpaw (2015)
Drama, Sport

Southpaw (2015)

As tragedy strikes him in his prime, famed boxer, Billy Hope, begins to fall into a great depression. Once the decision regarding the custody of his daughter is under question, Billy decides to get his life back on track by getting back into the ring.

Locations:apartment, cemetery, hotel, bar, hospital
Story:boxer, boxing ring, boxing match, trainer, social worker, press conference, gym, character repeating someone else's dialogue, boxing, montage, mansion, orphan, punched in the face, slow motion scene, fistfight, title spoken by character, bare chested male, one word title, flashback, blood

The Fighter (2010)
Biography, Drama, Sport

The Fighter (2010)

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 on the verge of being KO'd by drugs and crime.

Locations:apartment, bar
Period:1990s
Story:boxing match, trainer, boxer, boxing, ex boxer, boxing ring, fighting movie, rocky, legacy, underdog, bruise, press conference, freeze frame, american abroad, manager, gym, knocked out, character repeating someone else's dialogue, training, arrest

Natural Born Killers (1994) is one of the best movies like Creed (2015)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. (Read More)

Period:1990s
Story:cockney accent, fish tank, media coverage, punched in the chest, walkie talkie, jail cell, looking at oneself in a mirror, freeze frame, newspaper headline, premarital sex, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, prologue, flash forward, security guard, montage, woman, subjective camera, vomiting, brawl

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:courage
Locations:england
Story:cockney accent, punched in the chest, mentor, bravery, jail cell, freeze frame, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, training, montage, orphan, subjective camera, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, fistfight, beating, coming of age, surprise ending

Pain & Gain (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama

Pain & Gain (2013)

Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo ('Mark Wahlberg (I)' (qv)) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal ('Anthony Mackie' (qv)) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle ('Dwayne Johnson (I)' (qv)). Their kidnapping and extortion scheme goes terribly wrong since they have muscles for brains and they're left to haphazardly try to hold onto the elusive American dream. This is why Pain & Gain (2013) is one of the best movies like Creed (2015). (Read More)

Locations:mexico, restaurant, hospital
Period:1990s
Story:trainer, punched in the chest, looking at oneself in a mirror, freeze frame, premarital sex, american abroad, long take, gym, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, product placement, character repeating someone else's dialogue, van, no opening credits, montage, mansion, subjective camera, brawl, arrest, punched in the face

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)

The manager of the negative assets sector of Life magazine, Walter Mitty, has been working for sixteen years for the magazine and has a tedious life, not going anywhere but from his home to his job and vice-versa. He is an escapist, daydreaming into a world of fantasy many times a day. Walter has a crush on the recently hired Cheryl Melhoff but he is too shy to invite her on a date and he is trying to contact her via online dating. The magazine is preparing to release its last printed edition and the loathsome manager of transition Ted Hendricks is preparing an inevitable downsizing over the next few days. Walter has been the liaison between the magazine and the mysterious independent photographer Sean O'Connell who has sent to him a package of negatives and a wallet as a gift for his work. Sean also suggests to the senior management the use of negative 25 for the cover of the last edition. However, Walter cannot find the negative that is missing. Walter has no means to contact Sean and finds a clue that he might be in Greenland. He decides to travel to Greenland to track Sean down in the beginning of an unbelievable adventure. (Read More)

Themes:courage
Locations:office, apartment, snow, hotel, bar
Period:2010s
Story:bravery, american abroad, manager, product placement, no opening credits, widow, montage, secret, brawl, los angeles california, punched in the face, slow motion scene, fistfight, cell phone, surprise ending, photograph, mother son relationship, character name in title, fight

A Clockwork Orange (1971) is one of the best movies like Creed (2015)
Crime, Drama, Sci-fi

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Protagonist Alex DeLarge is an "ultraviolent" youth in futuristic Britain. As with all luck, his eventually runs out and he's arrested and convicted of murder and rape. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program in which convicts are programmed to detest violence. If he goes through the program, his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected. But Alex's ordeals are far from over once he hits the mean streets of Britain that he had a hand in creating. (Read More)

Locations:apartment, snow, restaurant, bar, hospital
Period:1990s
Story:cockney accent, juvenile delinquent, social worker, female doctor, punched in the chest, newspaper headline, premarital sex, long take, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, statue, locker room, widower, van, no opening credits, montage, woman, mansion, subjective camera, brawl

Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Locations:mexico, cemetery, hotel, bar, hospital
Story:punched in the chest, father figure, walkie talkie, looking at oneself in a mirror, newspaper headline, long take, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, product placement, character repeating someone else's dialogue, van, montage, orphan, subjective camera, secret, brawl, watching tv, punched in the face, motorcycle, fistfight

The Accountant (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Accountant (2016)

Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. (Read More)

Locations:office, apartment, hotel, restaurant, bar
Story:punched in the chest, father figure, mentor, press conference, knocked out, character repeating someone else's dialogue, widower, prologue, flash forward, training, van, no opening credits, security guard, montage, mansion, brawl, arrest, punched in the face, slow motion scene, fistfight

Rocky (1976)
Drama, Sport

Rocky (1976)

Rocky Balboa is a struggling boxer trying to make the big time, working as a debt collector for a pittance. When heavyweight champion Apollo Creed visits Philadelphia, his managers want to set up an exhibition match between Creed and a struggling boxer, touting the fight as a chance for a "nobody" to become a "somebody". The match is supposed to be easily won by Creed, but someone forgot to tell Rocky, who sees this as his only shot at the big time. This is why Rocky (1976) is one of the best movies like Creed (2015). (Read More)

Locations:apartment
Story:rocky, boxer, boxing match, training, fighting movie, trainer, underdog, philadelphia pennsylvania, italian american, jogging, locker room, boxing, woman, brawl, beating, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fight, character name in title

The Cable Guy (1996) is one of the best movies like Creed (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Thriller

The Cable Guy (1996)

Steven Kovak has been kicked out of his apartment by his girlfriend. Steven has a new apartment, and decides to slip the cable guy (Chip) $50 for free cable. Steven then fakes an interest in Chip's line of work. However Chip takes this to heart trying to become Steven's best bud. When Steven no longer wants to be Chips friend the man who can do it all goes on an all out assault to ruin Steven's life. In the backdrop is the delicate sub-plot of the trial of a former kid star for murdering his brother. (Read More)

Locations:apartment, restaurant, bar
Period:1990s
Story:media coverage, jail cell, premarital sex, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, van, montage, subjective camera, brawl, arrest, watching tv, punched in the face, slow motion scene, fistfight, beating, cell phone, surprise ending, title spoken by character, photograph, mother son relationship

The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:courage
Locations:apartment, hotel, bar, hospital
Story:woman, fish tank, punched in the chest, bravery, walkie talkie, newspaper headline, automobile, knocked out, character repeating someone else's dialogue, widower, prologue, flash forward, van, mansion, brawl, arrest, watching tv, los angeles california, punched in the face, motorcycle

War Dogs (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, War

War Dogs (2016)

Two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military - a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government. Based on true events. (Read More)

Locations:apartment, snow, hotel, restaurant, bar, hospital
Story:freeze frame, premarital sex, american abroad, product placement, no opening credits, security guard, montage, arrest, punched in the face, slow motion scene, motorcycle, beating, cell phone, surprise ending, title spoken by character, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, bare chested male, fight, flashback

Cube (1997)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cube (1997)

Six different people, each from a very different walk of life, awaken to find themselves inside a giant cube with thousands of possible rooms. Each has a skill that becomes clear when they must band together to get out: a cop, a math whiz, a building designer, a doctor, an escape master, and a disabled man. Each plays a part in their thrilling quest to find answers as to why they've been imprisoned. (Read More)

Period:1990s
Story:office worker, female doctor, punched in the chest, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, prologue, no opening credits, montage, subjective camera, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, fistfight, beating, surprise ending, title spoken by character, one word title, blood, fight

The Dark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies like Creed (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. This is why The Dark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies like Creed (2015). (Read More)

Themes:courage
Locations:apartment, restaurant, bar, hospital
Story:cockney accent, media coverage, bruise, punched in the chest, father figure, press conference, walkie talkie, jail cell, newspaper headline, american abroad, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, van, no opening credits, security guard, montage, subjective camera, brawl, arrest

Trance (2013)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Trance (2013)

A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a gang joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated.

Locations:apartment, restaurant, hospital
Period:2010s
Story:american in the uk, ipad, female doctor, premarital sex, american abroad, knocked out, character repeating someone else's dialogue, flash forward, no opening credits, security guard, montage, subjective camera, secret, punched in the face, beating, cell phone, surprise ending, title spoken by character, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who's in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad's losses and get his parents back together. Just a few years later, the FBI tracks him down in France; he's extradited, tried, and jailed for passing more than $4,000,000 in bad checks. Along the way, he's posed as a Pan Am pilot, a pediatrician, and an attorney. And, from nearly the beginning of this life of crime, he's been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. What starts as cat and mouse becomes something akin to father and son. (Read More)

Locations:apartment, snow, hotel, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:singer
Story:italian american, jail cell, premarital sex, american abroad, product placement, character repeating someone else's dialogue, flash forward, security guard, montage, mansion, vomiting, arrest, los angeles california, car, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, mother son relationship, bare chested male, flashback

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-fi

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

When Henry DeTamble meets Clare Abshire in a Chicago library they both understand that he is a time traveler, but she knows much more about him as he has not yet been to the times and places where they have already met. He falls in love with her, as she has already with him, but his continuing unavoidable absences while time traveling - and then returning with increasing knowledge of their future - makes things ever more difficult for Clare. (Read More)

Locations:apartment, snow, restaurant, hospital
Period:1990s
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror, jogging, premarital sex, widower, training, no opening credits, montage, mansion, brawl, arrest, punched in the face, fistfight, surprise ending, mother son relationship, bare chested male, fight, kiss, blood

Predestination (2014) is one of the best movies like Creed (2015)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predestination (2014)

PREDESTINATION chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

Locations:bar, hospital
Story:media coverage, looking at oneself in a mirror, character repeating someone else's dialogue, training, no opening credits, orphan, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, fistfight, beating, surprise ending, title spoken by character, bare chested male, one word title, blood, flashback

Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

A "story inside a story," in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself. This is why Nocturnal Animals (2016) is one of the best movies like Creed (2015). (Read More)

Themes:cancer
Locations:snow, hotel, restaurant
Period:2010s
Story:dreadlocks, looking at oneself in a mirror, montage, woman, mansion, brawl, arrest, los angeles california, punched in the face, slow motion scene, cell phone, surprise ending, tattoo, title spoken by character, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, bare chested male, flashback, blood

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)

Following his parents' death in Africa, John Clayton has been be raised by an ape, was known by the name Tarzan, but eventually left Africa and for his parents' home in England, along with the woman he fell in love with and married, Jane Porter. He is asked by Belgian King Leopold to go to Africa to see what he has done there to help the country. Initially, he refuses. But an American, George Washington Williams, wants him to accept so he can accompany him. He says that Leopold might be committing all sorts of atrocities to achieve his goal, like slavery. Clayton agrees and his wife insists that she accompany him because she misses Africa. When they arrive, a man named Rom, who works for Leopold, attacks their village and captures Tarzan and Jane. With Washington's help he escapes and sets out to rescue Jane by going across the jungle. Washington joins him despite being told that he might not make it. (Read More)

Themes:courage
Locations:england
Story:american in the uk, punched in the chest, bravery, newspaper headline, american abroad, character's point of view camera shot, prologue, flash forward, no opening credits, montage, woman, orphan, subjective camera, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, fistfight, beating, surprise ending, title spoken by character

Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Crime, Drama

Boyz N The Hood (1991)

John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together 'in the 'hood.' Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker are foils for each other's personality, presenting very different approaches to the tough lives they face. Ricky is the 'All-American' athlete, looking to win a football scholarship to USC and seeks salvation through sports, while 'Dough' succumbs to the violence, alcohol, and crime surrounding him in his environment, but maintains a strong sense of pride and code of honor. Between these two is their friend Tre, who is lucky to have a father, 'Furious' Styles, to teach him to have the strength of character to do what is right and to always take responsibility for his actions. (Read More)

Locations:restaurant
Period:1990s
Story:hip hop music, n word, juvenile delinquent, punched in the chest, premarital sex, long take, locker room, prologue, flash forward, no opening credits, montage, brawl, arrest, los angeles california, punched in the face, slow motion scene, car, fistfight, beating, coming of age

The Karate Kid (1984) is one of the best movies like Creed (2015)
Action, Drama, Family, Sport

The Karate Kid (1984)

Daniel and his mother move from New Jersey to California. She has a wonderful new job, but Daniel quickly discovers that a dark haired Italian boy with a Jersey accent doesn't fit into the blond surfer crowd. Daniel manages to talk his way out of some fights, but he is finally cornered by several who belong to the same karate school. As Daniel is passing out from the beating he sees Miyagi, the elderly gardener leaps into the fray and save him by outfighting half a dozen teenagers. Miyagi and Daniel soon find out the real motivator behind the boys' violent attitude in the form of their karate teacher. Miyagi promises to teach Daniel karate and arranges a fight at the all-valley tournament some months off. When his training begins, Daniel doesn't understand what he is being shown. Miyagi seems more interested in having Daniel paint fences and wax cars than teaching him Karate. (Read More)

Locations:apartment, restaurant
Story:fighting movie, underdog, mentor, italian american, love interest, locker room, widower, training, brawl, los angeles california, motorcycle, fistfight, beating, coming of age, title spoken by character, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother son relationship, fight, kiss

Ghost In The Shell (2017)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ghost In The Shell (2017)

In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major Kusanagi is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. (Read More)

Locations:apartment, cemetery, bar
Story:punched in the chest, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, prologue, flash forward, van, security guard, widow, montage, woman, orphan, subjective camera, secret, brawl, arrest, punched in the face, slow motion scene, motorcycle, fistfight

Raging Bull (1980)
Biography, Drama, Sport

Raging Bull (1980)

When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his family's love, something always seems to come between them. Perhaps it's his violent bouts of paranoia and jealousy. This kind of rage helped make him a champ, but in real life, he winds up in the ring alone. This is why Raging Bull (1980) is one of the best movies like Creed (2015). (Read More)

Locations:hotel, restaurant, bar
Story:boxing ring, boxing, fighting movie, italian american, jail cell, brawl, arrest, fistfight, beating, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, blood, fight

Rush (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Sport

Rush (2013)

Set against the sexy, glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing in the 1970s, the film is based on the true story of a great sporting rivalry between handsome English playboy 'James Hunt (II)' (qv) (Hemsworth), and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Austrian driver 'Niki Lauda' (qv) (Bruhl). The story follows their distinctly different personal styles on and off the track, their loves and the astonishing 1976 season in which both drivers were willing to risk everything to become world champion in a sport with no margin for error: if you make a mistake, you die. (Read More)

Locations:england, hospital
Story:press conference, freeze frame, manager, automobile, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, woman, vomiting, watching tv, punched in the face, slow motion scene, car, beating, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, bare chested male, one word title, blood, flashback

London Has Fallen (2016) is one of the best movies like Creed (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

London Has Fallen (2016)

After the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances, all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The President of the United States, his formidable secret service head and a British MI-6 agent who trusts no one are the only people that have any hope of stopping it. (Read More)

Locations:apartment
Period:2010s
Story:reference to youtube, secret, american in the uk, punched in the chest, walkie talkie, jogging, american abroad, long take, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, product placement, character repeating someone else's dialogue, prologue, subjective camera, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, motorcycle, fistfight, beating

Legend (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Legend (2015)

The true story of London's most notorious gangsters, twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray. As the brothers rise through the criminal underworld, Ronnie advances the family business with violence and intimidation while Reggie struggles to go legitimate for local girl Frances Shea. In and out of prison, Ronnie's unpredictable tendencies and the slow disintegration of Reggie's marriage threaten to bring the brothers' empire tumbling to the ground. (Read More)

Themes:cancer
Locations:cemetery, restaurant, bar
Characters:singer
Story:cockney accent, italian american, boxer, looking at oneself in a mirror, freeze frame, newspaper headline, long take, prologue, no opening credits, subjective camera, watching tv, punched in the face, fistfight, beating, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, mother son relationship, bare chested male, one word title, blood

Brazil (1985)
Drama, Sci-fi

Brazil (1985)

Sam Lowry is a harried technocrat in a futuristic society that is needlessly convoluted and inefficient. He dreams of a life where he can fly away from technology and overpowering bureaucracy, and spend eternity with the woman of his dreams. While trying to rectify the wrongful arrest of one Harry Buttle, Lowry meets the woman he is always chasing in his dreams, Jill Layton. Meanwhile, the bureaucracy has fingered him responsible for a rash of terrorist bombings, and both Sam and Jill's lives are put in danger. (Read More)

Locations:office, restaurant
Story:office worker, arrest, cockney accent, media coverage, looking at oneself in a mirror, premarital sex, american abroad, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, security guard, widow, woman, subjective camera, slow motion scene, surprise ending, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother son relationship, bare chested male, one word title

Allied (2016)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Allied (2016)

In the middle of World War II, in turbulent 1942, a plane flies over Morocco and drops a Royal Canadian Air Force paratrooper who comes in to land on a drop zone, somewhere in the desert dunes outside Casablanca. Just in time before anyone notices him, the fearless Wing Commander Max Vatan gets in a car and heads to the town with orders to meet Parisian Marianne Beausejour, a skillful member of the French Resistance. On a mission to assassinate the German Ambassador in Casablanca, the two operatives must convince every one of their true feelings as a married couple, while in the background, they need to make the necessary preparations for the critical soiree. Without delay, after the success of this suicide mission, Max and Marianne flee together to England with plans on marrying and making a family, regardless of the war. Instead, heavy clouds of distrust and suspicion threaten their relationship, when Max receives a call from the Secret Service Division to inform him that his beloved wife is actually an impostor. In disbelief, with a terrible task in his hands and crushed under a devastating dilemma, Max must find the courage to seek for answers in the perilous streets of bombarded London, regardless of the outcome. In the end, amid duty and love, who shall live and who shall die? This is why Allied (2016) is one of the best movies like Creed (2015). (Read More)

Themes:courage
Locations:england, apartment, hotel, restaurant, hospital
Story:secret, american in the uk, jail cell, looking at oneself in a mirror, chicken, premarital sex, american abroad, automobile, flash forward, training, no opening credits, woman, vomiting, car, surprise ending, title spoken by character, photograph, mother son relationship, bare chested male, one word title

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) is one of the best movies like Creed (2015)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

This new version of the saga of CIA analyst Jack Ryan begins as Jack attends the London School of Economics. 9/11 happens. He subsequently enlists in the Marines, sustaining severe injuries when the chopper deploying him to Afghanistan is shot down. While in intense rehab, he grabs the attention of Harper, a man who works for the CIA and who would like Jack to finish his studies, get a job on Wall Street, and seek out terrorist plots through their financial transactions. Ten years pass. Jack finds anomalies in the accounts of a Russian named Cherevin and thinks he should go to Russia to check out what's going on. He's told not to tell anyone who he is, including his girlfriend Cathy, which makes her doubt him when she catches him in some lies. In Russia, Cherevin assigns someone to assist Jack, but when the two are alone, the man tries to kill Jack instead, so Jack kills him. Obviously, Cherevin is hiding something. Jack goes to meet him and says he'll bring his fiancee along, but when Cathy shows up, Jack has to tell her the truth. Harper says Cathy has to go with Jack when she meets Cherevin. Jack doesn't want her to but Cathy says she's going, so the action begins that leads to the climax. (Read More)

Themes:courage
Locations:hotel, restaurant
Period:2010s
Story:female doctor, mentor, bravery, premarital sex, american abroad, gym, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, flash forward, no opening credits, security guard, brawl, punched in the face, motorcycle, fistfight, beating, cell phone, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, character name in title, bare chested male

Inferno (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Inferno (2016)

Famous symbologist on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world's population. (Read More)

Locations:apartment, hotel, restaurant, hospital
Period:2010s
Story:female doctor, youtube, walkie talkie, looking at oneself in a mirror, american abroad, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, statue, van, security guard, concert, subjective camera, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, motorcycle, fistfight, cell phone, surprise ending, title spoken by character

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Jordan Belfort is a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden.

Locations:restaurant, bar
Period:1990s
Story:n word, fish tank, mentor, looking at oneself in a mirror, freeze frame, newspaper headline, american abroad, manager, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, montage, woman, mansion, subjective camera, vomiting, arrest, watching tv, punched in the face, slow motion scene, beating

Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Biography, Drama, History, Music

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels-armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent-stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today. (Read More)

Locations:hotel, bar, hospital
Period:1990s
Story:hip hop music, n word, press conference, freeze frame, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, mansion, concert, arrest, los angeles california, punched in the face, slow motion scene, fistfight, beating, title spoken by character, mother son relationship, bare chested male

Chappie (2015) is one of the best movies like Creed (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Chappie (2015)

In Johannesburg, the police department reduced the high rating of criminality using robots from the Tetravaal Company, designed by the engineer Deon Wilson. The former military Vincent Moore is envious of Deon, since he has developed another project called Moose, but neither Tetravaal nor the police department is interested. Deon has just developed an Artificial Intelligence but the Tetravaal's CEO Michelle Bradley asks him to abort the project. Deon decides to bring the damaged Robot 22 that was sent to be crushed to test his A.I. However he is kidnapped by the criminals Ninja, Yo-Landi and Amerika that want him to stop the robot cops. When they see the damaged robot in the van, they force Deon to program it to heist banks with them and they call it Chappie. However, Chappie acts like a child and need to be trained to learn and grow. Meanwhile Vincent follows Deon and plots an evil scheme to activate his robot. This is why Chappie (2015) is one of the best movies like Creed (2015). (Read More)

Locations:office
Period:2010s
Story:media coverage, american abroad, character's point of view camera shot, product placement, character repeating someone else's dialogue, training, van, no opening credits, security guard, montage, woman, subjective camera, slow motion scene, fistfight, beating, cell phone, surprise ending, tattoo, title spoken by character, photograph

Oldeuboi (2003)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Oldeuboi (2003)

Abducted on a rainy night in 1988, the obnoxious drunk, Oh Dae-Su, much to his surprise, wakes up locked in a windowless and dilapidated hotel room, for an unknown reason. There, his invisible and pitiless captors will feed him, clothe him and sedate him to avoid committing suicide, and as his only companion and a window to the world is the TV in his stark cell, the only thing that helps Oh Dae-Su keep going is his daily journal. But then, unexpectedly, after fifteen long years in captivity, the perplexed prisoner is deliberately released, encouraged to track down his tormentor to finally get his retribution. Nevertheless, who would hate Oh Dae-Su so much he would deny him of a quick and clean death? (Read More)

Locations:snow, hotel, restaurant
Characters:singer
Story:long take, character's point of view camera shot, prologue, flash forward, montage, subjective camera, vomiting, secret, brawl, watching tv, slow motion scene, fistfight, beating, cell phone, surprise ending, tattoo, title spoken by character, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, one word title

Gran Torino (2008)
Drama

Gran Torino (2008)

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. He is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood. (Read More)

Locations:bar, hospital
Story:widower, hip hop music, n word, bruise, female doctor, father figure, mentor, italian american, looking at oneself in a mirror, chicken, character's point of view camera shot, product placement, training, no opening credits, montage, subjective camera, arrest, watching tv, punched in the face, car

Savages (2012)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Savages (2012)

In California, the former Navy SEAL Chon and his best friend, the peaceful botanist Ben, are successful entrepreneurs producing and dealing high-quality weed. Chon brought seeds from Afghanistan and Ben used his knowledge to develop the best marijuana in the country. Chon and Ben share the pothead lover Ophelia and she loves both of them since they complete each other - Chon is a powerful and strong lover and Ben is a sensible and loving lover. Their comfortable life changes when the Mexican Baja Cartel demands a partnership in their business. Chon and Ben refuse the deal and the leader of the cartel Elena sends her right-arm in America, Lado, to abduct Ophelia to press the American drug dealers. Chon and Ben ask the support of the dirty DEA Agent Dennis and get inside information to begin a secret war against the Baja Cartel to release Ophelia. (Read More)

Themes:cancer
Locations:hotel
Story:tijuana mexico, press conference, freeze frame, american abroad, character repeating someone else's dialogue, widow, woman, mansion, subjective camera, vomiting, secret, arrest, slow motion scene, surprise ending, title spoken by character, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother son relationship, bare chested male, one word title, flashback

San Andreas (2015) is one of the best movies like Creed (2015)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

San Andreas (2015)

In San Andreas, California is experiencing a statewide earthquake that goes on record as easily the biggest earthquake in history. Dwayne Johnson plays Ray Gaines, a helicopter rescue pilot for the Los Angeles Fire Department, who is trying to find his daughter, Blake (Alexandra Daddario), who is in San Francisco amidst the chaos. Ray's estranged wife, Emma, is forced to turn to Ray for help, as he is her last resort. Together they journey to save their daughter. (Read More)

Themes:courage
Locations:office, restaurant
Story:media coverage, stadium, bravery, walkie talkie, long take, product placement, statue, no opening credits, security guard, woman, mansion, los angeles california, car, cell phone, surprise ending, tattoo, title spoken by character, photograph, flashback, kiss

The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by their double lives, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy - and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save themselves. But is either willing to turn on their friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover? This is why The Departed (2006) is one of the best movies like Creed (2015). (Read More)

Locations:apartment, cemetery, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:singer
Story:father figure, mentor, italian american, long take, product placement, prologue, van, no opening credits, montage, orphan, brawl, arrest, watching tv, punched in the face, car, fistfight, beating, cell phone, surprise ending, tattoo

Hanna (2011)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Hanna (2011)

Hanna (Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the skills of a soldier; these come from being raised by her father (Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity. (Read More)

Locations:snow
Story:american abroad, long take, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, training, woman, subjective camera, punched in the face, slow motion scene, coming of age, title spoken by character, photograph, mother son relationship, character name in title, bare chested male, one word title, flashback, blood, fight

Erin Brockovich (2000)
Biography, Drama

Erin Brockovich (2000)

'Erin Brockovich-Ellis' (qv) is an unemployed single mother, desperate to find a job, but is having no luck. This losing streak even extends to a failed lawsuit against a doctor in a car accident she was in. With no alternative, she successfully browbeats her lawyer to give her a job in compensation for the loss. While no one takes her seriously, with her trashy clothes and earthy manners, that soon changes when she begins to investigate a suspicious real estate case involving the Pacific Gas & Electric Company. What she discovers is that the company is trying quietly to buy land that was contaminated by hexavalent chromium, a deadly toxic waste that the company is improperly and illegally dumping and, in turn, poisoning the residents in the area. As she digs deeper, Erin finds herself leading point in a series of events that would involve her law firm in one of the biggest class action lawsuits in American history against a multi-billion dollar corporation. (Read More)

Themes:cancer
Locations:restaurant, bar
Period:1990s
Story:car, underdog, chicken, prologue, flash forward, montage, woman, watching tv, los angeles california, motorcycle, cell phone, surprise ending, tattoo, title spoken by character, photograph, mother son relationship, character name in title, kiss

Focus (2015) is one of the best movies like Creed (2015)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Focus (2015)

Nicky Spurgeon is an extremely accomplished con man who takes an amateur con artist, Jess, under his wing. Nicky and Jess become romantically involved, and with Nicky's profession of being a liar and a cheater for a living, he realizes that deception and love are things that don't go together. They split, only to see each other three years later... And things get messy. (Read More)

Locations:snow, hotel, restaurant, bar, hospital
Story:american abroad, long take, product placement, character repeating someone else's dialogue, flash forward, training, montage, punched in the face, slow motion scene, beating, cell phone, surprise ending, title spoken by character, bare chested male, one word title, blood, flashback

Everest (2015)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Everest (2015)

On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers from two commercial expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds. (Read More)

Themes:courage
Locations:snow
Period:1990s
Story:female doctor, bravery, walkie talkie, american abroad, character's point of view camera shot, training, no opening credits, widow, montage, subjective camera, vomiting, surprise ending, title spoken by character, bare chested male, one word title

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