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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.

Themes:redemption,  anger,  robbery
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:prostitute
Period:1990s
Story:boxing match,  boxer,  boxing,  welterweight boxer,  ex boxer,  boxer shorts,  female bartender,  watching boxing on tv,  boxing knockout,  boxing ko,  boxing manager,  shadow boxing,  boxing movie,  boxing trainer,  boxing gloves,  boxing ring,  resisting arrest,  police arrest,  prison visit,  release from prison,  woman in bra and panties,  black bra and panties,  girl in panties,  black panties,  singing in a car,  foot chase,  title fight,  character is the subject of a documentary,  reference to sugar ray leonard,  ends with real life footage,  assault on police officer,  brother brother hug,  adidas clothing,  blue collar worker,  reference to hbo,  calling parent by first name,  watching self on tv,  church bells,  running from the police,  parent grown child relationship,  half brother half brother relationship,  garbage dumpster,  crack house,  reference to mtv,  cambodian,  college dropout,  jumping from a window,  fighting movie,  reference to the new york times,  see through bra,  giving the finger,  atlantic city new jersey,  thinness,  character appears on tv,  new hampshire,  drug withdrawal,  python,  title bout,  oral sex in a car,  jumping rope,  broken hand,  bandaged hand,  police sergeant,  documentary crew,  large family,  budweiser,  intercom,  crack cocaine,  interracial kiss,  domineering mother,  documentary filmmaking,  scene before opening credits,  irish american,  strategy,  impersonating a police officer,  underdog,  shame,  bruise,  black eye,  convict,  black bra,  punched in the stomach,  gash in the face,  male underwear,  embarrassment,  home movie,  press conference,  movie theater,  scene during opening credits,  nipples visible through clothing,  catfight,  what happened to epilogue,  cake,  actor playing himself,  loyalty,  applause,  freeze frame,  trust,  police brutality,  american abroad,  hairy chest,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  scene during end credits,  gym,  manipulation,  drug addiction,  court,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  drug addict,  limousine,  training,  bartender,  scantily clad female,  prisoner,  drug use,  telephone,  criminal,  falling from height,  london england,  arrest,  sister sister relationship,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  prison,  brother sister relationship,  based on true story,  panties,  chase,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  two word title,  interview,  fight,  blood

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:redemption,  anger
Locations:bar
Story:boxing movie,  boxing trainer,  boxing gloves,  boxing ring,  boxing match,  release from prison,  title fight,  fighting movie,  character appears on tv,  scene before opening credits,  underdog,  press conference,  boxer,  scene during opening credits,  freeze frame,  gym,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  training,  bartender,  boxing,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  brother sister relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  fight,  interview

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Lovelace (2013)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Characters:prostitute
Story:girl in panties,  bruise,  black eye,  punched in the stomach,  male underwear,  home movie,  movie theater,  what happened to epilogue,  applause,  trust,  hairy chest,  manipulation,  drug addiction,  limousine,  telephone,  watching tv,  beating,  based on true story,  panties,  chase,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  interview,  blood

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,  bar
Period:1990s
Story:ex boxer,  boxing ring,  boxing match,  boxing,  title fight,  fighting movie,  underdog,  bruise,  press conference,  boxer,  freeze frame,  american abroad,  gym,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  training,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  fight,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  blood

Southpaw (2015) is one of the best movies like The Fighter (2010)
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,  bar
Story:boxer shorts,  boxer,  boxing manager,  boxing trainer,  boxing ring,  boxing match,  jumping rope,  punched in the stomach,  press conference,  scene during opening credits,  gym,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  boxing,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood

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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. This is why Rocky V (1990) is one of the best movies like The Fighter (2010). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  anger
Locations:apartment,  bar
Period:1990s
Story:boxer,  training,  boxing,  boxing movie,  boxing trainer,  boxing gloves,  boxing ring,  boxing match,  fighting movie,  underdog,  bruise,  black eye,  press conference,  scene during opening credits,  freeze frame,  gym,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  brother sister relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  fight,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  blood

Rocky II (1979)
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
Story:boxer,  boxing movie,  boxing trainer,  boxing gloves,  boxing ring,  boxing match,  training,  title fight,  fighting movie,  character appears on tv,  title bout,  scene before opening credits,  underdog,  bruise,  black eye,  press conference,  scene during opening credits,  freeze frame,  gym,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  boxing,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  brother sister relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  fight,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  blood,  interview

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)

Themes:redemption,  anger
Story:boxer,  boxing knockout,  boxing ko,  boxing movie,  boxing ring,  boxing match,  boxing,  fighting movie,  underdog,  bruise,  black eye,  press conference,  scene during opening credits,  freeze frame,  american abroad,  gym,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  training,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  brother sister relationship,  fight,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  blood

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Million Dollar Baby (2004) is one of the best movies like The Fighter (2010)
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)

Story:boxing trainer,  boxer,  gym,  boxing,  watching boxing on tv,  boxing knockout,  boxing ko,  boxing manager,  boxing movie,  boxing gloves,  title fight,  reference to hbo,  fighting movie,  irish american,  underdog,  training,  london england,  sister sister relationship,  brother sister relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  fight

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

De Rouille Et D'os (2012)

Story:ex boxer,  boxer shorts,  black panties,  singing in a car,  broken hand,  male underwear,  boxer,  scene during opening credits,  nipples visible through clothing,  applause,  trust,  gym,  boxing,  telephone,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  brother sister relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood

Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:redemption,  anger
Locations:bar
Story:prison visit,  drug withdrawal,  movie theater,  manipulation,  knocked out,  drug addict,  bartender,  prisoner,  telephone,  criminal,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  prison,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  fight,  blood

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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)

Themes:redemption,  anger
Locations:bar
Story:prison visit,  release from prison,  foot chase,  blue collar worker,  punched in the stomach,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  drug addict,  bartender,  prisoner,  drug use,  telephone,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  beating,  prison,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood

Rocky Balboa (2006) is one of the best movies like The Fighter (2010)
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:bar
Story:ex boxer,  watching boxing on tv,  boxing manager,  boxing movie,  boxing ring,  boxing match,  boxing,  fighting movie,  underdog,  punched in the stomach,  press conference,  boxer,  scene during end credits,  training,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  fight,  father son relationship,  two word title,  blood

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.

Themes:anger,  robbery
Period:1990s
Story:release from prison,  foot chase,  police brutality,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  drug addict,  prisoner,  criminal,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  prison,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  blood,  fight

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Striptease (1996)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Striptease (1996)

Erin Grant loses care and custody of her daughter when she's divorced from her husband Darrell, a small-time thief. Struggling for money, she is a dancer at a nightclub, where one night Congressman Dilbeck (in disguise) attacks another member of the audience. A spectator, who recognizes Dilbeck and is fond of Erin, offers to get back her daughter by blackmailing Dilbeck. Things do not work out as planned, though. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Period:1990s
Story:boxer shorts,  black bra and panties,  black panties,  black bra,  male underwear,  embarrassment,  press conference,  hairy chest,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  court,  knocked out,  limousine,  criminal,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  beating,  brother sister relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  bare chested male

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. This is why Legend (2015) is one of the best movies like The Fighter (2010). (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:prison visit,  black eye,  black bra,  punched in the stomach,  boxer,  what happened to epilogue,  cake,  loyalty,  applause,  freeze frame,  trust,  court,  limousine,  drug use,  criminal,  london england,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  beating,  prison,  brother sister relationship,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  blood

Sleeping With Other People (2015) is one of the best movies like The Fighter (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:anger
Locations:bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:girl in panties,  black bra,  embarrassment,  scene during opening credits,  freeze frame,  hairy chest,  scene during end credits,  scantily clad female,  drug use,  telephone,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  panties,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  fight

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The Black Dahlia (2006)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Black Dahlia (2006)

In 1946, the former boxers Dwight "Bucky" Bleichert and Lee Blanchard are policemen in Los Angeles. Lee has a good relationship with his chief and uses a box fight between them to promote the department and get a raise to the police force. They succeed and are promoted to homicide detectives, working together. Bucky becomes a close friend of Lee and his girlfriend Kay Lake, forming a triangle of love. When the corpse of the aspirant actress 'Elizabeth Short (I)' is found mutilated, Lee becomes obsessed to solve the case called by the press Black Dahlia. Meanwhile, Bucky's investigation leads him to a Madeleine Linscott, the daughter of a powerful and wealthy constructor that resembles the Black Dahlia. In an environment of corruption and lies, Bucky discloses hidden truths. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  robbery
Characters:prostitute
Story:boxing match,  girl in panties,  foot chase,  gash in the face,  boxer,  gym,  knocked out,  bartender,  scantily clad female,  boxing,  criminal,  falling from height,  sister sister relationship,  slow motion scene,  beating,  based on true story,  panties,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:redemption,  anger,  robbery
Characters:prostitute
Story:foot chase,  scene before opening credits,  scene during opening credits,  freeze frame,  manipulation,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  training,  prisoner,  falling from height,  london england,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  prison,  brother sister relationship,  chase,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  fight

Snitch (2013)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Snitch (2013)

Construction company owner John Matthews learns that his estranged son, Jason, has been arrested for drug trafficking. Facing an unjust prison sentence for a first time offender courtesy of mandatory minimum sentence laws, Jason has nothing to offer for leniency in good conscience. Desperately, John convinces the DEA and the opportunistic DA Joanne Keeghan to let him go undercover to help make arrests big enough to free his son in return. With the unwitting help of an ex-con employee, John enters the narcotics underworld where every move could be his last in an operation that will demand all his resources, wits and courage to survive. (Read More)

Locations:apartment
Story:prison visit,  release from prison,  foot chase,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  prisoner,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  prison,  based on true story,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  blood

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Run All Night (2015) is one of the best movies like The Fighter (2010)
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 The Fighter (2010). (Read More)

Themes:redemption
Locations:bar
Story:ex boxer,  boxing ring,  foot chase,  irish american,  gash in the face,  boxer,  freeze frame,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  boxing,  falling from height,  arrest,  sister sister relationship,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  brother sister relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  blood

Lock Up (1989)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Lock Up (1989)

Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by Leone, and has now arrived on the scene to ensure that Leone never sees the light of day. (Read More)

Story:boxing ring,  release from prison,  foot chase,  convict,  male underwear,  freeze frame,  gym,  manipulation,  prisoner,  criminal,  beating,  prison,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood

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)

Themes:anger,  robbery
Locations:apartment
Period:1990s
Story:foot chase,  bruise,  punched in the stomach,  scene during opening credits,  manipulation,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  telephone,  criminal,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  chase,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  fight

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15 Minutes (2001)
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." (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:foot chase,  home movie,  police brutality,  scene during end credits,  prisoner,  criminal,  falling from height,  arrest,  sister sister relationship,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  prison,  panties,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  interview,  fight

The Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call - New Orleans (2009) is one of the best movies like The Fighter (2010)
Crime, Drama

The Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call - New Orleans (2009)

After Katrina, police sergeant Terence McDonagh rescues a prisoner, hurts his back in the process and earns a promotion to lieutenant plus an addiction to cocaine and painkillers. Six months later, a family is murdered over drugs; Terence runs the investigation. His drug-using prostitute girlfriend, his alcoholic father's dog, run-ins with two old women and a well-connected john, gambling losses, a nervous young witness, and thefts of police property put Terence's job and then his life in danger. He starts seeing things. He wants a big score to get out from under mounting debts, so he joins forces with drug dealers. The murders remain unsolved. A bad lieutenant gets worse. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:prisoner,  woman in bra and panties,  black bra and panties,  black panties,  police sergeant,  crack cocaine,  bruise,  black bra,  police brutality,  drug addiction,  drug addict,  drug use,  arrest,  watching tv,  prison,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  blood

Triple 9 (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. This is why Triple 9 (2016) is one of the best movies like The Fighter (2010). (Read More)

Themes:anger,  robbery
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:foot chase,  police sergeant,  crack cocaine,  scene before opening credits,  convict,  scene during opening credits,  police brutality,  manipulation,  drug addict,  limousine,  prisoner,  criminal,  arrest,  sister sister relationship,  punched in the face,  beating,  prison,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  two word title,  blood

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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)

Themes:robbery
Locations:apartment
Story:boxing ring,  fighting movie,  punched in the stomach,  loyalty,  knocked out,  limousine,  boxing,  punched in the face,  beating,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  fight

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:bar
Characters:prostitute
Period:1990s
Story:boxer shorts,  python,  crack cocaine,  punched in the stomach,  applause,  freeze frame,  american abroad,  drug addiction,  court,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  drug addict,  limousine,  drug use,  telephone,  criminal,  london england,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  prison,  based on true story,  panties,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  fight,  interview

New Jack City (1991) is one of the best movies like The Fighter (2010)
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)

Themes:anger
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:prostitute
Period:1990s
Story:crack cocaine,  police brutality,  manipulation,  drug addiction,  court,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  drug addict,  limousine,  telephone,  criminal,  falling from height,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  panties,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  fight

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Stolen (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Stolen (2012)

In New Orleans, the notorious bank thief and family man Will Montgomery steals $10m with his partners Vincent, Riley Jeffers and Hoyt. However, he has an argument with Vincent in the runaway and Hoyt leaves Will behind. He tries to flee but the FBI agent Tim Harlend organizes a manhunt and Will is captured, but he burns the stolen money to get rid of the evidence against him. Eight years later, Will leaves the prison and he goes to the house of his teenage daughter Alison Loeb, who has issues against him. Alison leaves Will alone in a coffee shop and takes a cab to go to a session with her shrink. However, a couple of minutes later, Will receives a phone call from Vincent, who is presumed dead, telling that he has abducted Alison and will kill her unless he receives the $10m of the last robbery. Now Will has twelve hours to find a way to rescue his daughter from the hands of the psychopath Vincent. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  robbery
Locations:apartment,  bar
Story:female bartender,  resisting arrest,  police arrest,  release from prison,  foot chase,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  criminal,  falling from height,  arrest,  punched in the face,  beating,  prison,  chase,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  fight

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. This is why Out Of Sight (1998) is one of the best movies like The Fighter (2010). (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Period:1990s
Story:ex boxer,  boxing match,  freeze frame,  gym,  boxing,  prisoner,  criminal,  arrest,  prison,  brother sister relationship,  panties,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  blood

Bloodsport (1988)
Action, Biography, Drama, Sport

Bloodsport (1988)

Frank Dux has spent most his life being trained by Tanaka to participate in the Kumite, the ultimate martial arts tournament, where participants are seriously injured, even killed. Frank decides to go despite being told by his superiors in the army that he can't because they need him. Two army officers are sent to get him and the trail leads to Hong Kong but Frank eludes them. While Frank advances, he knows that he may have to face Chong Li, the defending champion, who has killed a few participants. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:police arrest,  foot chase,  fighting movie,  underdog,  bruise,  punched in the stomach,  male underwear,  boxer,  what happened to epilogue,  freeze frame,  american abroad,  gym,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  training,  boxing,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  based on true story,  chase,  fight,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood

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Ali (2001) is one of the best movies like The Fighter (2010)
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. (Read More)

Story:boxer,  boxing movie,  boxing gloves,  boxing ring,  boxing match,  court,  jumping rope,  gym,  boxing,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  prison,  singing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  fight,  interview

Flatliners (1990)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Flatliners (1990)

Medical students begin to explore the realm of near death experiences, hoping for insights. Each has their heart stopped and is revived. They begin having flashes of walking nightmares from their childhood, reflecting sins they committed or had committed against them. The experiences continue to intensify, and they begin to be physically beaten by their visions as they try and go deeper into the death experience to find a cure. (Read More)

Themes:redemption
Locations:apartment
Period:1990s
Story:foot chase,  jumping rope,  punched in the stomach,  gash in the face,  cake,  freeze frame,  drug addiction,  manipulation,  drug addict,  telephone,  falling from height,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  blood

The Cable Guy (1996)
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,  bar
Characters:prostitute
Period:1990s
Story:foot chase,  scene during opening credits,  actor playing himself,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  prisoner,  telephone,  falling from height,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  prison,  chase,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight

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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. This is why Catch Me If You Can (2002) is one of the best movies like The Fighter (2010). (Read More)

Themes:redemption
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:police arrest,  prison visit,  foot chase,  movie theater,  what happened to epilogue,  american abroad,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  prisoner,  criminal,  arrest,  prison,  based on true story,  chase,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male

Pain & Gain (2013) is one of the best movies like The Fighter (2010)
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. (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Period:1990s
Story:convict,  foot chase,  what happened to epilogue,  freeze frame,  american abroad,  gym,  manipulation,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  drug addict,  limousine,  criminal,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  prison,  based on true story,  panties,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  fight

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)

Themes:redemption
Locations:bar
Story:prison visit,  foot chase,  punched in the stomach,  scene during opening credits,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  drug addict,  prisoner,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  prison,  brother sister relationship,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight,  blood

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The Dark Knight (2008)
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. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  robbery
Locations:apartment,  bar
Story:criminal,  bruise,  convict,  gash in the face,  press conference,  trust,  police brutality,  american abroad,  manipulation,  court,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  bartender,  prisoner,  falling from height,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  prison,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  interview,  fight

A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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)

Themes:redemption,  robbery
Locations:apartment,  bar
Period:1990s
Story:release from prison,  prison,  black panties,  police sergeant,  movie theater,  police brutality,  manipulation,  knocked out,  scantily clad female,  prisoner,  criminal,  falling from height,  london england,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  singing,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  blood,  interview,  fight

The Basketball Diaries (1995) is one of the best movies like The Fighter (2010)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport

The Basketball Diaries (1995)

Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school basketball squad, Jim's life centers around the basketball court and the court becomes a metaphor for the world in his mind. A best friend who is dying of leukemia, a coach ("Swifty") who takes unacceptable liberties with the boys on his team, teenage sexual angst, and an unhealthy appetite for heroin -- all of these begin to encroach on young Jim's dream of becoming a basketball star. Soon, the dark streets of New York become a refuge from his mother's mounting concern for her son. He can't go home and his only escape from the reality of the streets is heroin for which he steals, robs and prostitutes himself. Only with the help of Reggie, an older neighborhood friend with whom Jim "picked up a game" now and then, is he able to begin the long journey back to sanity. This is why The Basketball Diaries (1995) is one of the best movies like The Fighter (2010). (Read More)

Themes:anger,  robbery
Locations:apartment
Characters:prostitute
Story:drug addiction,  drug withdrawal,  what happened to epilogue,  applause,  gym,  court,  drug addict,  drug use,  telephone,  falling from height,  arrest,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  beating,  prison,  based on true story,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  fight,  blood

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Don Jon (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Don Jon (2013)

Jon Martello objectifies everything in his life: his apartment, his car, his family, his church, and, of course, women. His buddies even call him Don Jon because of his ability to pull "10s" every weekend without fail. Yet even the finest flings don't compare to the transcendent bliss he achieves alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Dissatisfied, he embarks on a journey to find a more gratifying sex life, but ends up learning larger lessons of life and love through relationships with two very different women. (Read More)

Locations:apartment
Story:singing in a car,  budweiser,  movie theater,  gym,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  bartender,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  two word title,  fight

Chopper (2000)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Chopper (2000)

Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a murder sentence in prison. His book, From the Inside, upon which the film is based, was a best-seller.

Locations:bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:convict,  court,  prisoner,  drug use,  criminal,  watching tv,  beating,  prison,  based on true story,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  fight

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)

Themes:redemption
Locations:bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:female bartender,  black eye,  punched in the stomach,  scene during opening credits,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  criminal,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  blood,  fight

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The Accountant (2016) is one of the best movies like The Fighter (2010)
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)

Themes:redemption,  anger
Locations:apartment,  bar
Story:criminal,  release from prison,  foot chase,  new hampshire,  press conference,  manipulation,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  training,  prisoner,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  prison,  brother sister relationship,  chase,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  two word title,  fight,  blood

Criminal (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. This is why Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like The Fighter (2010). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  robbery
Story:release from prison,  foot chase,  convict,  american abroad,  knocked out,  prisoner,  criminal,  london england,  arrest,  punched in the face,  beating,  prison,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood

The Bodyguard (1992)
Action, Drama, Music, Romance

The Bodyguard (1992)

A pop singer has been receiving threatening notes, and her manager hires a bodyguard known for his good work. The bodyguard ruffles the singer's feathers and most of her entourage by tightening security more than they feel is necessary. The bodyguard is haunted by the fact that he was on Reagan's secret service staff but wasn't there to prevent the attack by Hinckley. Eventually the bodyguard and the singer start an affair, and she begins to believe his precautions are necessary when the stalker strikes close to home. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  anger
Locations:bar
Period:1990s
Story:embarrassment,  movie theater,  freeze frame,  gym,  manipulation,  limousine,  falling from height,  sister sister relationship,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  chase,  singing,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  blood,  fight

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Conviction (2010)
Biography, Drama

Conviction (2010)

Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction.

Locations:bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:shame,  convict,  hairy chest,  court,  limousine,  bartender,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  beating,  prison,  brother sister relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  blood,  fight

Cinderella Man (2005) is one of the best movies like The Fighter (2010)
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 manager,  boxing movie,  boxing trainer,  boxing,  broken hand,  irish american,  underdog,  boxer,  what happened to epilogue,  training,  brother sister relationship,  based on true story,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  two word title,  blood,  fight

Empire Records (1995)
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Empire Records (1995)

A day in the life of the employees of Empire Records. Except this is a day where everything comes to a head for a number of them facing personal crises - can they pull through together? And more importantly, can they keep their record store independent and not swallowed up by corporate greed?

Themes:anger
Period:1990s
Story:girl in panties,  black panties,  foot chase,  atlantic city new jersey,  scene during end credits,  drug addiction,  drug addict,  scantily clad female,  punched in the face,  beating,  panties,  chase,  singing,  bare chested male

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