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The Karate Kid (2010)
Action, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport

The Karate Kid (2010)

After his mother (Henson) accepts a job in China, preteen Dre Park (played by Jaden Smith) is forced to move to the new country. He attempts to befriend others, but loses all of them except for Mei Ying (Han), his new girlfriend, after getting attacked by a bully (Cheng). After almost being killed, he is rescued by his maintenance man, Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), who does much more than maintenance. When Dre is forced to fight his bully, Cheng, in the upcoming tournament; Mr. Han steps in and teaches him Kung-Fu, and now Dre has to take matters into his own hands. (Read More)

Themes:bullying, drunkenness, fear, friendship, revenge
Locations:china, school
Characters:bully, chinese, boy
Story:maintenance man, kung fu, school bully, playing violin, martial arts tournament, tournament, great wall of china, beijing china, karate chop, remake of american film, hand to hand combat, school cafeteria, martial arts school, first day of school, new school, new boy in town, school uniform, action hero, foot chase, high definition television

Yip Man (2008)
Action, Biography, Drama, Sport

Yip Man (2008)

In 1935 in Foshan, south China, there are martial arts schools on every street corner. Ip Man is the undisputed martial arts champion, yet he has not devoted himself to teaching. Despite this, it seems that all the kung fu masters of the city are eager to fight him to improve their reputation.

Themes:friendship
Locations:china
Characters:chinese
Story:martial arts tournament, karate chop, hand to hand combat, action hero, wu shu, bo staff, tai chi, punched in the stomach, chop socky, tournament, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, martial arts master, stylized violence, kicked in the face, mixed martial arts, kung fu, combat, brawl, punched in the face

The Karate Kid (1984)
Action, Drama, Family, Sport

The Karate Kid (1984)

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

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:school
Characters:bully, boy
Story:karate, martial arts tournament, tournament, karate chop, new school, foot chase, tai chi, kid, underdog, black eye, mentor, chop socky, blockbuster, martial arts master, stylized violence, training, teacher student relationship, apology, single mother, combat

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:fear, friendship, revenge
Story:hand to hand combat, martial arts school, action hero, foot chase, bo staff, mentor, interracial friendship, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, stylized violence, freeze frame, death of wife, training, child in peril, snake, mixed martial arts, combat, showdown, brawl, punched in the face

Rush Hour 3 (2007) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour 3 (2007)

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United Nations authority, but his personal struggles with a Chinese criminal mastermind named Kenji, which reveals that it's Lee's long-lost...brother. But their race will take them across the city, from the depths of the Paris underground to the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, as they fight to outrun the world's most deadly criminals and save the day. (Read More)

Characters:chinese
Story:hand to hand combat, martial arts school, action hero, foot chase, wu shu, bo staff, interracial friendship, interracial romance, martial arts master, stylized violence, american abroad, kicked in the face, karate, kung fu, showdown, brawl, punched in the face, hero, face slap, fistfight

Kung Fu (2004)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Kung Fu (2004)

Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. Sing's actions eventually cause the Axe Gang and the slumlords to engage in an explosive kung-fu battle. Only one side will win and only one hero will emerge as the greatest kung-fu master of all. This is why Kung Fu (2004) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010). (Read More)

Locations:china
Characters:chinese, bully
Story:kung fu, hand to hand combat, action hero, foot chase, flyswatter, tai chi, kicked in the head, kung fu master, chop socky, kicked in the stomach, martial arts master, stylized violence, kicked in the face, snake, showdown, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, hero, face slap

Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

It's the story about a lazy, irreverent slacker panda, named Po, who is the biggest fan of Kung Fu around...which doesn't exactly come in handy while working every day in his family's noodle shop. Unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, Po's dreams become reality when he joins the world of Kung Fu and studies alongside his idols, the legendary Furious Five -- Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey -- under the leadership of their guru, Master Shifu. But before they know it, the vengeful and treacherous snow leopard Tai Lung is headed their way, and it's up to Po to defend everyone from the oncoming threat. Can he turn his dreams of becoming a Kung Fu master into reality? Po puts his heart - and his girth - into the task, and the unlikely hero ultimately finds that his greatest weaknesses turn out to be his greatest strengths. (Read More)

Locations:china
Story:kung fu master, kung fu, action hero, hero, bo staff, chop socky, martial arts master, stylized violence, training, teacher student relationship, snake, mixed martial arts, showdown, brawl, fistfight, martial arts, violence

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, fear, revenge
Locations:school
Characters:bully
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, foot chase, loss of family, mentor, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, stylized violence, single parent, subtitled scene, american abroad, kicked in the face, death of wife, teacher student relationship, mixed martial arts, basketball, mountain, single mother, combat, showdown

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The G.I. Joe team is framed for crimes against the country by Zartan, disguised as the President, and Cobra Commander has all the world leaders under his influence, with their advanced warheads headed towards innocent populaces around the world. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving team members form a plan with their original leader, General Joseph Colton, to rescue the President and face off Cobra Commander, his accomplices and the world leaders. (Read More)

Themes:revenge, friendship
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, foot chase, hdtv, bo staff, monastery, healing, kicked in the stomach, stylized violence, american abroad, kicked in the face, training, mixed martial arts, mountain, showdown, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, fistfight, beating

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:fear, revenge
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, foot chase, violin, kicked in the stomach, stylized violence, subtitled scene, american abroad, kicked in the face, mixed martial arts, showdown, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, car accident, fistfight, train, fire, chase, martial arts

Rush Hour (1998)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour (1998)

Cultures clash and tempers flares as the two cops named Detective Inspector Lee a Hong Kong Detective and Detective James Carter FBI, a big-mouthed work-alone Los Angeles cop who are from different worlds discovers one thing in common: they can't stand each other. With time running out, they must join forces to catch the criminals and save the eleven-year-old Chinese girl of the Chinese consul named Soo Yung. This is why Rush Hour (1998) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:chinese
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, foot chase, wu shu, interracial friendship, singing in a car, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, martial arts master, stylized violence, subtitled scene, kicked in the face, child in peril, mixed martial arts, kung fu, showdown, brawl, punched in the face, hero, fistfight

Kick-ass 2 (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all. (Read More)

Themes:revenge, friendship
Locations:school
Characters:bully
Story:hand to hand combat, foot chase, looking at self in mirror, first kiss, punched in the stomach, kicked in the stomach, stylized violence, freeze frame, subtitled scene, kicked in the face, training, child in peril, mixed martial arts, showdown, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, hero, face slap, fistfight

Rocky III (1982) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010)
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:drunkenness, fear, revenge, friendship
Story:action hero, underdog, interracial friendship, blockbuster, jogging, freeze frame, training, showdown, brawl, watching tv, punched in the face, slow motion scene, hero, fistfight, beating, train, martial arts, african american, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)

Scott Pilgrim plays in a band which aspires to success. He dates Knives Chau, a high-school girl five years younger, and he hasn't recovered from being dumped by his former girlfriend, now a success with her own band. When Scott falls for Ramona Flowers, he has trouble breaking up with Knives and tries to romance Ramona. As if juggling two women wasn't enough, Ramona comes with baggage: seven ex-lovers, with each of whom Scott must do battle to the death in order to win Ramona. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, friendship
Locations:school
Characters:chinese
Story:karate chop, hand to hand combat, action hero, kicked in the head, punched in the stomach, skateboard, kicked in the stomach, stylized violence, subtitled scene, kicked in the face, karate, park, apology, interracial relationship, mixed martial arts, kung fu, showdown, brawl, watching tv, punched in the face

The Mechanic (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Mechanic (2011)

Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But when his mentor and close friend Harry (Donald Sutherland) is murdered, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed - he wants those responsible dead. His mission grows complicated when Harry's son Steve (Ben Foster) approaches him with the same vengeful goal and a determination to learn Bishop's trade. Bishop has always acted alone but he can't turn his back on Harry's son. A methodical hit man takes an impulsive student deep into his world and a deadly partnership is born. But while in pursuit of their ultimate mark, deceptions threaten to surface and those hired to fix problems become problems themselves. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, revenge
Story:karate chop, hand to hand combat, kicked in the head, punched in the stomach, mentor, kicked in the stomach, jogging, kicked in the face, karate, training, mixed martial arts, showdown, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, remake, fistfight, beating, chase, martial arts

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. This is why Hanna (2011) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010). (Read More)

Themes:revenge, friendship
Story:hand to hand combat, foot chase, first kiss, punched in the stomach, singing in a car, kicked in the stomach, subtitled scene, character says i love you, american abroad, training, child in peril, punched in the face, slow motion scene, teenage girl, martial arts, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, bare chested male

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, fear, revenge, friendship
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, broken windshield, interracial friendship, kicked in the stomach, stylized violence, subtitled scene, character says i love you, american abroad, kicked in the face, mixed martial arts, mountain, showdown, brawl, watching tv, punched in the face, slow motion scene, car accident, fistfight, rain

Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour 2 (2001)

It's vacation time for Det. James Carter and he finds himself alongside Det. Lee in Hong Kong wishing for more excitement. While Carter wants to party and meet the ladies, Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at the American Embassy. Things get complicated as the pair stumble onto a counterfeiting plot by L.A. crime boss Steven Reign and Triad Ricky Tan, an ex-cop who played a mysterious part in the death of Det. Lee's father. Throw in a power struggle between Tan and the gorgeous but dangerous Hu Li and the boys are soon up to their necks in fist fights and life-threatening situations. A trip back to the U.S. may provide the answers about the bombing, the counterfeiting, and the true allegiance of sexy customs agent Isabella. Then again, it may turn up more excitement than Carter was looking for during his vacation. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:china
Characters:chinese
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, foot chase, bamboo, wu shu, kicked in the head, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, martial arts master, stylized violence, subtitled scene, kicked in the face, karate, interracial relationship, kung fu, showdown, brawl, watching tv, punched in the face, hero

Doctor Strange (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Doctor Strange (2016)

Marvel's "Doctor Strange" follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City's Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (Read More)

Story:car accident, hand to hand combat, action hero, foot chase, bo staff, black eye, healing, mentor, interracial friendship, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, stylized violence, kicked in the face, training, teacher student relationship, mixed martial arts, basketball, combat, brawl, punched in the face

Hercules (2014)
Action, Adventure

Hercules (2014)

1400 B.C., a tormented soul walked the Earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus. For this, he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors, and the death of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years, he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting, and the presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight, or why, or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now, the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen, when they must train an army to become as ruthless and bloodthirsty as their reputation has become. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, revenge
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, dreadlocks, stylized violence, death of son, kicked in the face, death of wife, training, child in peril, snake, mountain, combat, showdown, punched in the face, slow motion scene, train, fire, martial arts, father daughter relationship, mother son relationship

Star Trek: Beyond (2016) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Star Trek: Beyond (2016)

After stopping off at Starbase Yorktown, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, is destroyed by an unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on an unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find themselves fighting against a ruthless enemy with a well-earned hatred of the Federation and everything it stands for. Only a rebellious alien warrior can help them reunite and leave the planet to stop this deadly menace from beginning a possible galactic war. This is why Star Trek: Beyond (2016) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010). (Read More)

Themes:fear, friendship, revenge
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, foot chase, bo staff, black eye, interracial friendship, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, stylized violence, subtitled scene, kicked in the face, interracial relationship, mixed martial arts, combat, showdown, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, fistfight, chase

The Mummy (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:fear, revenge, friendship
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, foot chase, kicked in the stomach, subtitled scene, american abroad, mixed martial arts, combat, showdown, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, remake, face slap, car accident, fistfight, beating, train, fire, chase

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

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)

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

Themes:revenge, friendship
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, loss of family, interracial friendship, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, stylized violence, subtitled scene, american abroad, death of son, kicked in the face, death of wife, child in peril, mixed martial arts, mountain, combat, showdown, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene

Hancock (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi

Hancock (2008)

The powerful superhero John Hancock has become a joke because of his alcoholism and clumsiness. He has also become the most hated man in Los Angeles. Though he has saved many lives, he also destroyed a lot of property, costing the city millions every time he goes into action. When he saves the life of PR expert Ray Embrey from an oncoming train, the executive is thankful and believes he can restore Hancock's image as a true superhero. He brings the anti-hero home for dinner and introduces him to his son Aaron, a big fan, and to his wife, Mary. But for some mysterious reason Mary doesn't want Hancock anywhere near her or her family. (Read More)

Themes:fear, revenge
Characters:bully
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, interracial romance, blockbuster, child in peril, mixed martial arts, basketball, showdown, brawl, hero, car accident, fistfight, train, fire, martial arts, violence, police

Wo Hu Cang Long (2000) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Wo Hu Cang Long (2000)

In 19th century Qing Dynasty China, a warrior gives his sword, Green Destiny, to his lover to deliver to safe keeping, but it is stolen, and the chase is on to find it. The search leads to the House of Yu where the story takes on a whole different level.

Themes:revenge
Locations:china
Story:beijing china, hand to hand combat, action hero, bamboo, bo staff, monastery, mentor, stylized violence, kung fu, combat, showdown, brawl, hero, chase, martial arts, violence

Shanghai Noon (2000)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western

Shanghai Noon (2000)

A 19th century Western. Chon Wang is a clumsy Imperial Guard to the Emperor of China. When Princess Pei Pei is kidnapped from the Forbidden City, Wang feels personally responsible and insists on joining the guards sent to rescue the Princess, who has been whisked away to the United States. In Nevada and hot on the trail of the kidnappers, Wang is separated from the group and soon finds himself an unlikely partner with Roy O'Bannon, a small time robber with delusions of grandeur. Together, the two forge onto one misadventure after another. This is why Shanghai Noon (2000) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:china
Characters:chinese
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, forbidden city, stylized violence, karate, kung fu, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, train, martial arts, violence

You Don't Mess With The Zohan (2008)
Action, Comedy

You Don't Mess With The Zohan (2008)

Zohan Dvir works as a Special Agent and lives with his orthodox parents in Israel. He wants to give up this life full of dangerous encounters with Palestinians. While in the process of apprehending a Palestinian activist known simply as the Phantom, he fakes his death, hides in a dog-kennel on a plane bound for New York, and decides to try his hand as a hair-stylist. He is refused employment initially, but when he offers to work for free, Dahlia hires him as a cleaner. When a hair-stylist named Debbie quits, Zohan replaces her, winning over elderly female clientele, and falling in love with Dahlia herself. Before Zohan could propose to her, Dahlia's landlord, Walbridge, who has been raising rents regularly, hires skinhead goons to terrorize the neighborhood, creates misunderstandings between Jews, Muslims, Arabs, and Palestinians, and drives them out, so as to enable him to construct a new building which is topped by a roller coaster. When Zohan decides to confront these skinheads, he does not realize that he is in for quite a few surprises himself. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:hand to hand combat, ping pong, dreadlocks, punched in the stomach, kicked in the stomach, subtitled scene, kicked in the face, park, training, combat, showdown, punched in the face, hero, car accident, fistfight, beating, martial arts, father daughter relationship, mother son relationship, bare chested male

Warcraft (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Warcraft (2016)

When the world of the Orcs of Draenor is being destroyed by the evil fel magic that uses life-force, the powerful warlock Gul'dan creates a portal to the world of Azeroth and forms the Horde with members of the Orc clans. He also captures many prisoners to keep the portal open. The king of Azeroth, Llane Wrynn and his brother-in-law, Anduin Lothar are informed by the apprentice of magician Khadgar that he has found fel magic in dead bodies and the king decides to summon the Guardian of Tirisfal, Medivh, to protect his kingdom. Lothar and Khadgar head to Kharazhan to meet Medivh and an ominous shadow points a book out to Khadgar, who takes it and hides. Anduin, Khadgar and Medivh and a group of soldiers are attacked by Orcs and they capture the slave Garona, who is released by King Llane, and she shows them the location of the portal. Garona is contacted by the Orc chief of a clan Durotan that wants to meet King Llane to stop the fel magic. Meanwhile Khadgar learns that the gate was opened with the help of someone in Azeroth. Shall King Llane trust Garona and Durotan, who might be the traitor? (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, fear, revenge, friendship
Story:action hero, dreadlocks, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, stylized violence, single parent, subtitled scene, death of son, kicked in the face, child in peril, mountain, combat, showdown, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, fistfight, beating, fire, chase

Logan (2017) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

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

Themes:drunkenness, fear, revenge
Characters:bully
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, foot chase, father figure, kicked in the stomach, stylized violence, subtitled scene, kicked in the face, child in peril, mixed martial arts, combat, showdown, brawl, watching tv, punched in the face, car accident, fistfight, beating, train, fire

The Watch (2012)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

The Watch (2012)

In Glenview, Ohio, Evan is the manager of the Costco department store and married to Abby. When the Costco night watchman, Antonio Guzman, is mysteriously murdered, Evan organizes The Neighborhood Watch, a watch team with his suburban neighbors Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus to protect the neighborhood and find the killer of Antonio. Soon they discover that the murderer is an alien that is preparing to invade Earth, and they become the last hope of mankind on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, fear, friendship
Story:foot chase, interracial friendship, singing in a car, skateboard, jogging, freeze frame, character says i love you, showdown, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, face slap, fistfight, teenage girl, chase, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, bare chested male, violence

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Alice awakes at home with her daughter Becky and her husband. But soon she realizes that she is actually in an Umbrella Corporation's underground facility. Out of the blue, the computer security system shuts-down and Alice flees to the central control room of the facility. She meets Ada Wong, who works with Albert Wesker, and she learns that a five-man team has been sent by Wesker to rescue them. However, the Red Queen sends Jill Valentine and Rain to hunt them down. This is why Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, foot chase, kicked in the stomach, stylized violence, character says i love you, kicked in the face, child in peril, mixed martial arts, combat, showdown, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, car accident, fistfight, rain, chase, martial arts, violence

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage... and to bring home the man who made them a family. (Read More)

Themes:fear, revenge, friendship
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, foot chase, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, subtitled scene, american abroad, kicked in the face, child in peril, mixed martial arts, showdown, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, face slap, car accident, fistfight, beating, fire, chase

Rambo III (1988) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010)
Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

Rambo III (1988)

John Rambo's former Vietnam superior, Colonel Samuel Trautman, has been assigned to lead a mission to help the Mujahedeen rebels who are fighting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but the Buddhist Rambo turns down Trautman's request that Rambo help out. When the mission goes belly up and Trautman is kidnapped and tortured by Russian Colonel Zaysen, Rambo launches a rescue effort and allies himself with the Mujahedeen rebels and gets their help in trying to rescue Trautman from Zaysen. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, monastery, father figure, blockbuster, american abroad, kicked in the face, mixed martial arts, mountain, combat, showdown, brawl, punched in the face, hero, fistfight, beating, martial arts, bare chested male, violence

The Green Hornet (2011)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Green Hornet (2011)

Playboy Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) becomes the new publisher of Los Angeles' "The Daily Sentinel" after the sudden death of his father. Britt's party life is about to change when he and his driver and kung fu expert, Kato (Jay Chou), stop a robbery. With the help of Kato, Britt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero "The Green Hornet". (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, revenge
Story:kung fu, action hero, punched in the stomach, interracial friendship, singing in a car, kicked in the stomach, stylized violence, kicked in the face, training, basketball, newspaper, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, face slap, car accident, beating, martial arts, bare chested male, violence

Ying Xiong (2002)
Action, Adventure, History

Ying Xiong (2002)

In ancient China, before the reign of the first emperor, warring factions throughout the Six Kingdoms plot to assassinate the most powerful ruler, Qin. When a minor official defeats Qin's three principal enemies, he is summoned to the palace to tell Qin the story of his surprising victory.

Themes:fear, friendship
Locations:china, school
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, wu shu, respect, chop socky, stylized violence, kicked in the face, training, combat, showdown, slow motion scene, hero, martial arts, bare chested male, violence

Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. This is why Central Intelligence (2016) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010). (Read More)

Themes:fear, revenge, friendship
Locations:school
Characters:bully
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, interracial friendship, kicked in the stomach, freeze frame, kicked in the face, snake, mixed martial arts, showdown, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, face slap, car accident, fistfight, beating, chase, martial arts, husband wife relationship, bare chested male

The Revenant (2015) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western

The Revenant (2015)

While exploring g uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary fronjitiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, fear, revenge, friendship
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, foot chase, healing, interracial friendship, subtitled scene, death of son, death of wife, interracial relationship, mixed martial arts, combat, showdown, brawl, fistfight, rain, fire, chase, martial arts, bare chested male, violence

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

When the USS Enterprise crew is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. As our space heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, friendship, revenge
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, foot chase, mentor, interracial friendship, interracial romance, blockbuster, subtitled scene, kicked in the face, child in peril, mixed martial arts, combat, brawl, punched in the face, fistfight, beating, fire, chase, martial arts, father daughter relationship

Assassin's Creed (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Assassin's Creed (2016)

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. (Read More)

Themes:fear, revenge
Characters:boy
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, foot chase, kicked in the stomach, stylized violence, subtitled scene, american abroad, kicked in the face, training, child in peril, mixed martial arts, basketball, combat, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, fistfight, train, fire, chase

Tomorrowland (2015)
Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Sci-fi

Tomorrowland (2015)

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland." (Read More)

Themes:fear
Characters:boy
Story:hand to hand combat, foot chase, kicked in the stomach, stylized violence, single parent, freeze frame, kicked in the face, karate, child in peril, mixed martial arts, kung fu, showdown, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, car accident, fistfight, beating, fire, teenage girl

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

A young man named Eggsy whose father died when he was a young boy, is dealing with living with the creep his mother is with now, who mistreats her and him. He goes out and does something to one of the creep's friends. He gets arrested and he calls a number a man gave him around the time his father died, to call if he needs help. A man named Harry approaches him and tells him he's the one who helped him. He tells him that he knew his father. When the man Eggsy slighted wants some payback, Harry takes care of him and his companions single handed. Harry then tells Eggsy that he's part of a secret organization called the Kingsman and his father was also part of it. He died trying to make the world safe. Harry offers Eggsy the opportunity to be a Kingsman and he takes it. He undergoes a grueling training course. Harry is looking into the demise of another Kingsman and the trail leads him to tech billionaire named Valentine aka V who is also curious about the group following him, the Kingsman. This is why Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:boy
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, black eye, mentor, kicked in the stomach, stylized violence, subtitled scene, training, child in peril, teacher student relationship, mixed martial arts, widow, mountain, showdown, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, fistfight, beating, train

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. (Read More)

Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, foot chase, black eye, subtitled scene, kicked in the face, mixed martial arts, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, remake, face slap, fistfight, beating, teenage girl, chase, martial arts, african american, bare chested male, violence

Last Action Hero (1993)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Last Action Hero (1993)

Young Danny Madigan is a big fan of Jack Slater, a larger-than-life action hero played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. When his best friend, Nick the projectionist, gives him a magic ticket to the new Jack Slater film, Danny is transported into Slater's world, where the good guys always win. One of Slater's enemies, Benedict the hitman, gets hold of the ticket and ends up in Danny's world, where he realises that if he can kill Schwarzenegger, Slater will be no more. Slater and Danny must travel back and stop him. (Read More)

Story:action hero, hero, cartoon on tv, healing, father figure, child's point of view, death of son, child in peril, single mother, showdown, brawl, punched in the face, face slap, fistfight, beating, chase, martial arts, father daughter relationship, mother son relationship, violence

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)

In the future, the mutants and the humans that help them are slaughtered by powerful robots named Sentinels. Professor Xavier, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, Kitty Pryde and her friends meet at a monastery in China and Xavier explains that the invincible Sentinels were created using the DNA of Mystique that was captured in 1973 when she tried to assassinate their creator Dr. Bolivar Trask. Xavier tells that their only chance is return to 1973 using Pryde's ability to join Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr to convince Mystique to give up of her intention. . However, only Wolverine can withstand the damages of the time travel. Will he succeed in stopping Mystique and the Sentinel Program and save the mutants and their human friends from annihilation? (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:china
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, foot chase, monastery, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, subtitled scene, kicked in the face, mixed martial arts, mountain, combat, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, fistfight, train, chase, martial arts, bare chested male, violence

Man Of Steel (2013) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Man Of Steel (2013)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Themes:revenge
Locations:school
Characters:bully, boy
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, hero, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, kicked in the face, child in peril, mixed martial arts, newspaper, combat, showdown, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, fistfight, beating, fire, chase, martial arts, husband wife relationship

Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero's actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spider-Man) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges. This is why Captain America: Civil War (2016) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010). (Read More)

Themes:fear, friendship, revenge
Story:widow, hand to hand combat, action hero, foot chase, black eye, interracial friendship, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, stylized violence, subtitled scene, american abroad, kicked in the face, training, mixed martial arts, mountain, combat, showdown, brawl, watching tv, punched in the face

Transporter 2 (2005)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Transporter 2 (2005)

Frank Martin is the best in the business. The ex-Special Forces operative hires himself out as a mercenary "transporter" who moves goods--human or otherwise. Very simple, he delivers, no questions asked. Frank has relocated from the French Mediterranean to Miami, Florida, where as a favor to a friend, Frank is driving for the wealthy Billings family. There's very little that can surprise The Transporter, but young Jack Billings has done just that; Frank has unexpectedly bonded with Jack, age 6, who he drives to and from school. But when Jack is kidnapped, Frank must use his battle-tested combat skills to retrieve the boy and thwart the kidnappers' master plan to release a virus that will kill anyone with whom it comes in contact. (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:boy
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, foot chase, kid, blockbuster, stylized violence, kicked in the face, child in peril, mixed martial arts, kung fu, combat, showdown, brawl, hero, car accident, fistfight, chase, martial arts, police, husband wife relationship

Total Recall (2012)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Total Recall (2012)

For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man as he finds himself on the run from the police. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Story:remake of american film, hand to hand combat, action hero, foot chase, stylized violence, character says i love you, mixed martial arts, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, remake, fistfight, rain, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, police, violence

Death Race (2008) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Death Race (2008)

In 2012, amid economic chaos and high unemployment, Americans watch by the millions as criminals with life sentences race armored cars on Terminal Island. Two-thirds of the combatants die but the winner may earn his freedom. On the day he loses his job, steelworker Jensen Ames is arrested for his wife's murder. Sent to Terminal Island, he's offered an out by the steely and manipulative Warden Hennessey - race as the popular mask-wearing (but now dead) champion, Frankenstein, or rot in prison. Jensen makes the bargain. As the three-stage race approaches, he realizes that the whole thing may be a set up - can an anonymous man behind a mask get revenge and win his release? (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, punched in the stomach, mixed martial arts, combat, showdown, brawl, punched in the face, hero, remake, car accident, fistfight, train, martial arts, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, violence

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

Ghost In The Shell (2017)

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

Themes:fear, revenge
Characters:chinese
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, foot chase, chopsticks, kicked in the stomach, stylized violence, subtitled scene, kicked in the face, mixed martial arts, widow, combat, showdown, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, remake, car accident, fistfight, beating, fire

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