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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.

Themes:grief
Locations:courtroom,  apartment,  cemetery,  hotel,  bar,  hospital
Story:boxing gym,  boxer shorts,  boxer,  boxing manager,  boxing training,  boxing trainer,  boxing ring,  boxing match,  blood on mouth,  caesar's palace las vegas,  fall from grace,  child services,  punch into the camera,  madison square garden manhattan new york city,  gold watch,  washed up star,  punched in the crotch,  hoodlum,  jumping rope,  muscular,  spitting blood,  year 2014,  self destruction,  working out,  comeback,  bankruptcy,  push ups,  vomit,  man crying,  male in shower,  social worker,  dressing room,  blood on face,  punched in the stomach,  charity,  press conference,  scene during opening credits,  rage,  head butt,  las vegas nevada,  gym,  debt,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  death of wife,  judge,  boxing,  montage,  mansion,  orphan,  f word,  manhattan new york city,  death of mother,  bathroom,  car crash,  running,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  flashback,  blood,  violence

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)

Locations:bar
Story:boxing gym,  boxing trainer,  boxing ring,  boxing match,  madison square garden manhattan new york city,  comeback,  push ups,  dressing room,  charity,  press conference,  boxer,  scene during opening credits,  rage,  gym,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  boxing,  montage,  mansion,  running,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  fistfight,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  flashback

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De Rouille Et D'os (2012)
Drama, Romance

De Rouille Et D'os (2012)

Locations:hotel,  hospital
Story:boxing gym,  boxer shorts,  blood on mouth,  spitting blood,  man crying,  boxer,  scene during opening credits,  gym,  boxing,  f word,  bathroom,  running,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  fistfight,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  blood,  violence

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)

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

Rocky Balboa (2006) is one of the best movies like Southpaw (2015)
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. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery,  bar
Story:boxing manager,  boxing training,  boxing ring,  boxing match,  boxing,  comeback,  punched in the stomach,  charity,  press conference,  boxer,  las vegas nevada,  death of wife,  running,  punched in the face,  fistfight,  title spoken by character,  flashback,  blood,  violence

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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. This is why Rocky IV (1985) is one of the best movies like Southpaw (2015). (Read More)

Locations:hotel
Story:boxer,  boxing training,  boxing ring,  boxing match,  boxing,  muscular,  working out,  comeback,  dressing room,  press conference,  scene during opening credits,  las vegas nevada,  gym,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  montage,  mansion,  running,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  fistfight,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  flashback

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
Story:boxer,  boxing gym,  boxing,  boxing trainer,  boxing ring,  boxing match,  madison square garden manhattan new york city,  comeback,  bankruptcy,  press conference,  scene during opening credits,  gym,  debt,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  montage,  mansion,  running,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  fistfight,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  flashback

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
Story:boxing match,  boxer,  boxing,  boxer shorts,  boxing manager,  boxing trainer,  boxing ring,  jumping rope,  comeback,  punched in the stomach,  press conference,  scene during opening credits,  gym,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood

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Raging Bull (1980) is one of the best movies like Southpaw (2015)
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. (Read More)

Locations:hotel,  bar
Story:boxing gym,  boxing ring,  boxing,  madison square garden manhattan new york city,  washed up star,  rage,  manhattan new york city,  fistfight,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  blood

Wild Card (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Wild Card (2015)

Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing. (Read More)

Locations:hotel,  bar,  hospital
Story:caesar's palace las vegas,  punched in the crotch,  blood on face,  punched in the stomach,  scene during opening credits,  head butt,  las vegas nevada,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  f word,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  flashback

Run All Night (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Run All Night (2015)

Professional Brooklyn hitman Jimmy Conlon is more commonly known as THE GRAVEDIGGER. Jimmy was a mob hit-man, who was best friends with his boss Sean Maguire. But when Jimmy's son, Michael, is marked for death by the mob, Jimmy must go up against Sean to protect Michael at all costs. Together, he and Michael must avoid corrupt cops, contract killers and the mob to survive the night. This is why Run All Night (2015) is one of the best movies like Southpaw (2015). (Read More)

Locations:bar,  hospital
Story:boxing gym,  boxing ring,  madison square garden manhattan new york city,  boxer,  head butt,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  boxing,  f word,  manhattan new york city,  car crash,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  blood,  flashback

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Fighting (2009)
Action, Drama, Sport

Fighting (2009)

Shawn MacArthur, the kind-hearted son of an Alabama wrestling coach, makes a grim living selling fake products on the streets in New York. After dealing with thieving punks, he's discovered by bare-knuckle/street-fight manager, Harvey Boarden. He soon proves himself worthy and starts earning a small fortune, part of which he volunteers to spend on single mother Zulay Velez. Shawn doesn't cheat and that seems to be a major problem, notably after the arrival of his Alabama high-school rival. (Read More)

Locations:apartment,  hospital
Story:boxing ring,  working out,  push ups,  punched in the stomach,  debt,  boxing,  manhattan new york city,  punched in the face,  fistfight,  pistol,  new york city,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence,  blood

Rocky II (1979) is one of the best movies like Southpaw (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,  hospital
Story:boxer,  boxing gym,  boxing trainer,  boxing ring,  boxing match,  comeback,  press conference,  scene during opening credits,  gym,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  boxing,  montage,  mansion,  running,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  fistfight,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  flashback

Never Back Down (2008)
Action, Drama, Sport

Never Back Down (2008)

At his new high school, a rebellious teen Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fighting club in a Backyard Fight, where he finds a mentor in a mixed martial arts veteran. After receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family, Jake seeks the mentoring of a veteran fighter, to train his mind and body for one final no-holds-barred elimination fight with his unrelenting personal nemesis and local martial arts champion Ryan McCarthy. (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Story:working out,  punched in the stomach,  rage,  head butt,  gym,  montage,  mansion,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  fistfight,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  violence,  flashback,  blood

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Hummingbird (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hummingbird (2013)

Locations:apartment
Story:punched in the stomach,  scene during opening credits,  head butt,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  montage,  f word,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence,  flashback

Ali (2001)
Biography, Drama, Sport

Ali (2001)

In 1964, a brash new pro boxer, fresh from his olympic gold medal victory, explodes on to the scene, Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self confidence with his unapologetic belief that he is the greatest boxer of all time. To his credit, he sets out to prove that with his highly agile and forceful style soon making him a formidable boxer who soon claims the heavyweight championship. His personal life is no less noteworthy with his allegiance to the Nation of Islam, his friendship with the controversial Malcolm X and his abandonment of his slave name in favour of Muhammad Ali stirring up controversy. Yet, at the top of his game, both Ali's personal and professional lives face the ultimate test with the military draft rules are changed, making him eligible for military induction during the Vietnam War. Despite the fact that he could easily agree to a sweetheart deal that would have meant an easy tour of duty for himself, Ali refuses to submit on principle to cooperate in an unjust war for a racist nation that treated his people so poorly. The cost of that stand is high as he finds himself unable to legally box in his own country while his case is contested in court. What follows is a battle for a man who would sacrifice so much for what he believes in and a comeback that would cement his legend as one of the great sports figures of all time. This is why Ali (2001) is one of the best movies like Southpaw (2015). (Read More)

Story:boxing gym,  boxer,  boxing training,  boxing ring,  boxing match,  jumping rope,  comeback,  gym,  boxing,  running,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  violence

Broken City (2013) is one of the best movies like Southpaw (2015)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Broken City (2013)

In New York City, detective Billy Taggart goes to court for the murder of the rapist Mikey Tavarez, but the Mayor Nicholas Hostetler and the Chief of Police Carl Fairbanks vanish with important evidence and Billy is declared not guilty by the judge; however, he leaves the police department. Seven years later, Billy is a private detective and lives with his girlfriend Natalie Barrow, who is an aspiring actress and the sister of Mikey's victim. His secretary Katy Bradshaw (Alona Tal) is trying to collect part of the debts to save their business. In the week of the elections, Hostetler summons Billy and offers $25,000 to investigate his wife, Cathleen Hostetler, whom he believes is having a love affair. Billy discovers that Cathleen is meeting Paul Andrews, who is the coordinator of the campaign of Jack Valliant, the opponent of Hostetler and favorite in the election. When Paul is found dead on the street, Billy finds that he had been double-crossed by Hostetler and he decides to investigate the truth behind Paul's murder. (Read More)

Locations:courtroom,  apartment,  hotel,  bar
Story:character repeating someone else's dialogue,  judge,  f word,  manhattan new york city,  car crash,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  flashback

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Don't Say A Word (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Locations:apartment,  cemetery
Story:punched in the stomach,  scene during opening credits,  head butt,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  orphan,  f word,  manhattan new york city,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  blood,  flashback

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:grief
Locations:courtroom,  cemetery,  bar
Story:blood on mouth,  blood on face,  punched in the stomach,  boxer,  head butt,  debt,  death of wife,  judge,  f word,  punched in the face,  face slap,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence,  blood

Out Of The Furnace (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery,  bar
Story:spitting blood,  punched in the stomach,  head butt,  debt,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  f word,  car crash,  running,  punched in the face,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  bare chested male,  violence,  flashback,  blood

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Nocturnal Animals (2016) is one of the best movies like Southpaw (2015)
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 Southpaw (2015). (Read More)

Themes:grief
Locations:hotel
Story:man crying,  male in shower,  scene during opening credits,  death of wife,  montage,  mansion,  f word,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  pistol,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  flashback

The Gunman (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Gunman (2015)

A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, working for an unknown client, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier's (Sean Penn's) successful kill shot forces him to go into hiding to protect himself and the members of the team from retribution. This includes abruptly abandoning his girlfriend who has no idea what is going on. The assassination, paid for by a foreign mining company, triggers wide spread chaos and death in an already inflamed Congo. Terrier returns to the Congo years later working for an NGO, but eventually finds himself to be the target of a paid hit squad somehow connected to the ministers assassination. This leads to immediate deaths and the endangerment of the people working around him, and forces him back into hiding. In trying to discover who has put a price on his head, he begins to reconnect to the members of his old assassination team, including his old girlfriend. Always aware there is no path to redemption for his crimes, he is also periodically incapacitated by a type of accumulated and evolving physical brain damage caused by the hard knocks of his occupation. Unexpectedly, given the time that has elapsed, his reconnection to his old assassination team exposes additional intrigues with immediate deadly consequences. All of his years spent in hiding, have merely delayed the twisted end game that now enfolds. (Read More)

Locations:apartment,  cemetery,  hotel,  bar,  hospital
Story:year 2014,  male in shower,  press conference,  scene during opening credits,  mansion,  f word,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  violence,  flashback

The Way Of The Gun (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Locations:apartment,  hotel,  bar
Story:blood on face,  head butt,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  f word,  car crash,  punched in the face,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  violence

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The Air I Breathe (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Air I Breathe (2007)

A frustrated and clumsy bank clerk overhears the conversation of three coworkers in the toilet about a fix in a horse race, and bets a large amount. He loses the bet and owes the money to the dangerous and powerful mobster Fingers. A gangster who works for Fingers has the ability of foreseeing pieces of the future; he is assigned to collect money for the boss, with his troublemaker nephew Tony, and is beaten up by a gang. The manager of pop-star Trista loses her contract to Fingers without her agreement and she is threatened by the gangster. A dedicated doctor seeks a blood donor that might have a rare blood type to save the life of his secret and unrequited passion, a beautiful epidemiologist who's married to a friend. (Read More)

Locations:bar,  hospital
Story:dressing room,  punched in the stomach,  head butt,  debt,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  montage,  bathroom,  running,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  pistol,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  blood,  flashback

Million Dollar Baby (2004) is one of the best movies like Southpaw (2015)
Drama, Sport

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Wanting to learn from the best, aspiring boxer Maggie Fitzgerald wants Frankie Dunn to train her. At the outset he flatly refuses saying he has no interest in training a girl. Frankie leads a lonely existence, alienated from his only daughter and having few friends. Maggie's rough around the edges but shows a lot of grit in the ring and he eventually relents. Maggie not only proves to be the boxer he always dreamed of having under his wing but a friend who fills the great void he's had in his life. Maggie's career skyrockets but an accident in the ring leads her to ask Frankie for one last favor. (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Story:boxing trainer,  boxer,  boxing gym,  gym,  boxing,  boxing manager,  las vegas nevada,  father daughter relationship

The Salton Sea (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Salton Sea (2002)

After the murder of his beloved wife, Danny Parker is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey he befriends slacker Jimmy the Finn and becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons. Danny is antagonized by undercover narcotics agents and sadistic dealer Pooh-Bear. This is why The Salton Sea (2002) is one of the best movies like Southpaw (2015). (Read More)

Locations:cemetery,  bar,  hospital
Story:male in shower,  death of wife,  montage,  bathroom,  car crash,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  violence,  flashback

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High-rise (2015)
Drama

High-rise (2015)

Class struggle becomes all too real as a young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban 1975 London. Drugs, drink & debauchery dissolve into murder, mayhem and misogyny in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms.

Locations:apartment
Story:push ups,  gym,  debt,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  montage,  f word,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  violence,  blood

Cinderella Man (2005)
Biography, Drama, Sport

Cinderella Man (2005)

During the Great Depression, a common-man hero, James J. Braddock--a.k.a. the Cinderella Man--was to become one of the most surprising sports legends in history. By the early 1930s, the impoverished ex-prizefighter was seemingly as broken-down, beaten-up and out-of-luck as much of the rest of the American populace who had hit rock bottom. His career appeared to be finished, he was unable to pay the bills, the only thing that mattered to him--his family--was in danger, and he was even forced to go on Public Relief. But deep inside, Jim Braddock never relinquished his determination. Driven by love, honor and an incredible dose the ones who are do of grit, he willed an impossible dream to come true. In a last-chance bid to help his family, Braddock returned to the ring. No one thought he had a shot. However Braddock, fueled by something beyond mere competition, kept winning. Suddenly, the ordinary working man became the mythic athlete. Carrying the hopes and dreams of the disenfranchised on his shoulders, Braddock rocketed through the ranks, until this underdog chose to do the unthinkable: take on the heavyweight champ of the world, the unstoppable Max Baer, renowned for having killed two men in the ring. (Read More)

Story:boxing gym,  boxing manager,  boxing trainer,  boxing,  madison square garden manhattan new york city,  comeback,  boxer,  debt,  manhattan new york city,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  flashback,  blood

Over The Top (1987) is one of the best movies like Southpaw (2015)
Action, Drama, Sport

Over The Top (1987)

Lincoln Hawk (Stallone) is a struggling trucker who arm wrestles on the side to make extra cash while trying to rebuild his life. After the death of his wife, he tries to make amends with his son who he left behind 10 years earlier. Upon their first meeting, his son does not think too highly of him until he enters the World Arm Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas. His hope is to receive the grand prize of $100,000 and an expensive current custom semi-truck and thus start his own trucking company. (Read More)

Themes:grief
Locations:bar,  hospital
Story:muscular,  working out,  blood on face,  las vegas nevada,  mansion,  death of mother,  punched in the face,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  blood

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Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Locations:hospital
Story:hoodlum,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  orphan,  f word,  death of mother,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  flashback

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Story:blood on face,  scene during opening credits,  head butt,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  death of wife,  montage,  orphan,  death of mother,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  flashback

A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)

Matt Scudder is a former cop now a private eye. He is asked by a drug dealer to find the men who kidnapped his wife. It seems like they killed her even after he paid them. Scudder refuses. But the man later goes to see him and tells him how his wife was killed. Scudder takes the job. He does some research and thinks the men he is looking for have done this more than once. And that everyone they grabbed is connected to a drug dealer. He was about to give up when they grab another girl and Scudder tries make sure she's returned alive. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery,  bar,  hospital
Story:scene during opening credits,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  death of wife,  montage,  orphan,  f word,  car crash,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  new york city,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  blood,  flashback

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Seeking Justice (2011) is one of the best movies like Southpaw (2015)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Seeking Justice (2011)

In New Orleans, English teacher of the high school Rampart High, Will Gerard, and his wife, musician Laura Gerard, are in love with each other. One night, Laura leaves a rehearsal and is assaulted, while Will is playing chess with his friend Jimmy. Will is visiting her in hospital when, out of the blue, a stranger named Simon tells him that he belongs to an organization of vigilantes and offers to eliminate the assailant. In return, the organisation would want a favor from Will in the future. Will agrees, and the criminal is murdered. Six months later, Simon collects his debt with Will. He demands that Will kill Alan Marsh, a pedophile. Will accidentally kills Alan and soon he learns that the victim was an awarded journalist that was investigating the organization. Now he seeks evidences to prove his innocence but the network of the organization is powerful and is seeking Will out to eliminate him. (Read More)

Locations:apartment,  bar,  hospital
Story:scene during opening credits,  debt,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  car crash,  running,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  blood,  flashback

The Devil's Double (2011)
Biography, Drama, Thriller

The Devil's Double (2011)

Baghdad, the playground for the rich and infamous, where anything can be bought - but for a price. This is Uday Hussein's world and with his depraved lust for debauchery and immorality, he helps himself to whatever turns him on. When army lieutenant Latif Yahia is summoned to Saddam's palace, he is faced with an impossible request - to be Uday's 'fiday' - his body double, or have his family condemned to death. In a world entrenched in betrayal and corruption, knowing who to trust becomes a matter of life or death for Latif, as he battles to escape from his forced existence. (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Story:boxing ring,  gold watch,  punched in the stomach,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  death of wife,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  pistol,  bare chested male

New Jack City (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. (Read More)

Locations:courtroom,  apartment,  cemetery,  bar
Story:character repeating someone else's dialogue,  judge,  montage,  mansion,  f word,  manhattan new york city,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  flashback

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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. This is why Logan (2017) is one of the best movies like Southpaw (2015). (Read More)

Locations:cemetery,  hotel,  bar,  hospital
Story:spitting blood,  blood on face,  scene during opening credits,  rage,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  montage,  orphan,  f word,  car crash,  running,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence,  blood

Enter The Void (2009) is one of the best movies like Southpaw (2015)
Drama, Fantasy

Enter The Void (2009)

Tokyo's nasty underside, seen primarily through the eyes of Oscar, a heavy drug user, whose sister Linda is a stripper. Oscar also has flashbacks to his childhood when trauma upends the siblings. Oscar's drug-fed hallucinations alter Tokyo's already-disconcerting nights, and after the police shoot him, he can float above and look down: on his sister's sorrow, on the rooms of a love hotel, and on life at even a molecular level. The spectrum's colors can be beautiful; it's people's colorless lives that can be ugly. And what of afterlife, is there more than a void? (Read More)

Locations:apartment,  hotel,  bar,  hospital
Story:dressing room,  orphan,  f word,  death of mother,  bathroom,  car crash,  running,  punched in the face,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  flashback,  violence

We Own The Night (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

We Own The Night (2007)

Brooklyn, 1988. Crime is rife, especially drugs and drug violence. A Russian thug is building his heroin trade, while everyone laughs at the cops. Brothers have chosen different paths: Joe has followed his father Bert into New York's Finest; he's a rising star. Bobby, who uses his mother's maiden name, manages a club. Bobby too is on the rise: he has a new girlfriend and a green-light to develop a Manhattan club. Joe and Bert ask him to help with intelligence gathering; he declines. Then, Joe raids Bobby's club to arrest the Russian. From there, things spiral out of control: the Russian puts out a hit on Joe, personal losses mount, and Bobby's loyalties face the test. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery,  hospital
Story:gym,  death of wife,  boxing,  f word,  manhattan new york city,  death of mother,  car crash,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  pistol,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  blood,  flashback

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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)

Story:punched in the stomach,  head butt,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  death of mother,  car crash,  running,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  blood,  flashback

Max Payne (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Max Payne (2008)

Three years ago, NYPD detective Max Payne's wife and baby were murdered. Max gets himself transferred to the cold case office where he can continue searching for the killer who got away. He's a loner, but two people reach out to him during a fateful week: Alex, his ex-partner who may have found a clue, and BB, the security chief at the pharmaceutical company where Max's wife worked. Meanwhile, bodies are piling up, some as a result of a drug on the street that is highly addictive and, for many who take it, brings hideous hallucinations. When one of the bodies is a woman Payne was the last to see alive, her sister comes looking for him armed to the teeth; Max must move fast. (Read More)

Locations:bar,  hospital
Story:gold watch,  rage,  head butt,  death of wife,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  pistol,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  flashback,  violence

15 Minutes (2001) is one of the best movies like Southpaw (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

15 Minutes (2001)

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story." This is why 15 Minutes (2001) is one of the best movies like Southpaw (2015). (Read More)

Locations:apartment,  cemetery,  hotel,  bar
Story:spitting blood,  f word,  manhattan new york city,  punched in the face,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood

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Homefront (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Homefront (2013)

Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his actions against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his bosses son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9 year old daughter, Maddy. He decides to quit the turbulent and demanding life of thrill for Maddy's sake and retires to a small town. His daughter fights off a boy who is bullying her at school, and this sets in motion a round of events that end in his direct confrontation with the local Meth drug lord. His past history with the biker gang also enters the arena, making matters more complex. But he has a mission in his mind to protect his daughter and he is ready to pay any cost that it demands. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:punched in the stomach,  scene during opening credits,  head butt,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  f word,  car crash,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  violence,  blood,  flashback

Dead Man Down (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Dead Man Down (2013)

Victor, a rising gangland player, has infiltrated the crime empire run by ruthless kingpin Alphonse, with the single purpose of making Alphonse pay for destroying his once happy life. As he meticulously orchestrates his vengeance from his high-rise home, Victor watches and is watched by Beatrice, a mysterious young woman who lives in the apartment across from his. On the surface a fragile woman-child, Beatrice seethes with a rage of her own. When she uncovers Victor's dark secrets, she threatens to expose him unless he helps her carry out her own campaign of retribution. Each fixated on avenging the past, they devise a violent and cathartic plan that could change their worlds forever. Beatrice is kidnapped by Alphonse towards the end, Its a race against time for Victor to save her. (Read More)

Locations:apartment,  cemetery
Story:rage,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  death of wife,  manhattan new york city,  car crash,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  pistol,  new york city,  bare chested male

The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Devil's Advocate (1997)

Kevin Lomax, a ruthless young Florida attorney that never lost a case, is recruited by the most powerful law firm in the world. In spite of his mother's disagreement, which compares New York City to Babylon, he accepts the offer and the money that comes along. But soon, his wife starts feeling homesick as she witnesses devilish apparitions. However, Kevin is sinking in his new cases and pays less and less attention to his wife. His boss and mentor, John Milton, seems to always know how to overcome every problem and that just freaks Kevin right off. (Read More)

Themes:grief
Locations:courtroom,  apartment,  bar,  hospital
Story:boxing ring,  boxing match,  rage,  judge,  boxing,  manhattan new york city,  bathroom,  running,  slow motion scene,  pistol,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  blood

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Old Boy (2013) is one of the best movies like Southpaw (2015)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Old Boy (2013)

An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.

Locations:bar
Story:push ups,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  montage,  mansion,  f word,  punched in the face,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  new york city,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  flashback,  blood

Spartan (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Spartan (2004)

In the US-government's special ops, Scott is a shooter, not a planner, doing the job without regard to quaint or obsolete convention. When a Harvard undergrad goes missing (the daughter of a US leader), it's Scott who applies the pressure, first to her boyfriend, then to a madam whose cathouse is the initial stop en route to a white slavery auction in Dubai. The abductors may not know the girl's identity, but once they figure it out, she's doomed. Deadly double crosses force Scott to become a planner. Through it all, earnest TV newscasters read the drivel they're handed. This is why Spartan (2004) is one of the best movies like Southpaw (2015). (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:punched in the stomach,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  mansion,  f word,  car crash,  running,  punched in the face,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence,  blood

Get Carter (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Get Carter (2000)

Years ago, Jack Carter left his Seattle home to become a Las Vegas mob casino financial enforcer. He returns for the funeral of his brother Richard 'Richie' after a car crash during a storm, atypical of the careful house-father. Talking to the widow, daughter Doreen and enigmatic Geraldine, Jack suspects it was murder. Cliff Brumby, whose club Richie ran, is financially linked to porn and prostitution baron Cyrus Paice, who claims to be just a front-man for ITC tycoon Jeremy Kinnear. Someone hired goon Thorpey to make Jack return to Las Vegas. Jack's partner Con McCarty is restless, apparently about their boss Les Fletcher whose wife had an affair with Jack. Someone breaks into Richie's home, looking for a crucial CD. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery
Story:punched in the stomach,  las vegas nevada,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  boxing,  car crash,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  blood,  flashback

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Out Of Sight (1998)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Out Of Sight (1998)

A career bank robber busts out of jail (Clooney) with the help of his buddy (Rhames) and kidnaps a US Marshal (Lopez) in the process. When the two cons head for Detroit to pull off their final big scam, the Marshal is put on their case but she finds she is attracted to one of them and has second thoughts about bringing them in. (Read More)

Locations:hotel,  hospital
Story:boxing match,  gym,  boxing,  mansion,  f word,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  pistol,  father daughter relationship,  violence,  blood,  flashback

Predestination (2014) is one of the best movies like Southpaw (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:character repeating someone else's dialogue,  orphan,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  one word title,  blood,  flashback

13 Hours (2016)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War

13 Hours (2016)

Libya, 2012. At an unofficial CIA base in Benghazi a group of ex-military contractors are providing security. In the aftermath of Gaddafi's downfall a power vacuum exists and the climate is volatile. Military weapons are freely available. The US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, makes a visit to the area, staying in a compound near the CIA base. On the night of 11 September, 2012, the Ambassador's compound is attacked by hordes of heavily armed locals. The only forces willing and able to defend it are six CIA contractors. (Read More)

Story:spitting blood,  working out,  vomit,  press conference,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  montage,  mansion,  f word,  car crash,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  pistol,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood

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