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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,  sports trainer,  forbidden city,  dead fly,  destroying a car,  violent youth,  jet lag,  reflection in water,  nickelodeon,  tracksuit,  flyswatter,  broken windshield,  first crush,  working mom,  field trip,  hdtv,  perseverance,  bamboo,  foot pursuit,  chopsticks,  moving out,  water fountain,  leg injury,  wu shu,  ping pong,  breakdance,  loss of family,  dreadlocks,  bo staff,  silhouette,  tai chi,  kicked in the head,  moving in,  respect,  interracial kiss,  kid,  jacket,  detroit michigan,  kung fu master,  cartoon on tv,  monastery,  12 year old,  underdog,  playing piano,  violinist,  looking at self in mirror,  trophy,  black eye,  healing,  father figure,  first kiss,  punched in the stomach,  mentor,  interracial friendship,  child's point of view,  interracial romance,  chop socky,  singing in a car,  violin,  skateboard,  kicked in the stomach,  blockbuster,  jogging,  martial arts master,  stylized violence,  single parent,  freeze frame,  subtitled scene,  character says i love you,  american abroad,  death of son,  kicked in the face,  audition,  death of wife,  karate,  park,  training,  child in peril,  teacher student relationship,  apology,  child abuse,  snake,  interracial relationship,  mixed martial arts,  widow,  basketball,  mountain,  single mother,  newspaper,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  hero,  remake,  face slap,  car accident,  fistfight,  rain,  beating,  train,  fire,  teenage girl,  chase,  martial arts,  dancing,  african american,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  police

Never Back Down (2008)
Action, Drama, Sport

Never Back Down (2008)

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

Themes:revenge,  friendship
Locations:school
Characters:bully
Story:martial arts tournament,  hand to hand combat,  violent youth,  kicked in the head,  black eye,  punched in the stomach,  mentor,  chop socky,  kicked in the stomach,  martial arts master,  kicked in the face,  training,  mixed martial arts,  widow,  kung fu,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  hero,  face slap,  fistfight,  rain,  beating,  train,  martial arts,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence

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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)

Themes:friendship,  revenge
Characters:bully
Story:martial arts tournament,  tournament,  karate chop,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  martial arts,  foot chase,  chopsticks,  underdog,  punched in the stomach,  mentor,  interracial romance,  chop socky,  kicked in the stomach,  martial arts master,  stylized violence,  freeze frame,  american abroad,  kicked in the face,  karate,  training,  teacher student relationship,  mixed martial arts,  kung fu,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  hero,  fistfight,  beating,  chase,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  violence

Yip Man 2 (2010)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Sport

Yip Man 2 (2010)

Ip Man 2 is a 2010 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film loosely based on the life of Ip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun. A sequel to the 2008 film Ip Man, the film was directed by Wilson Yip, and stars Donnie Yen, who reprises the leading role. Continuing after the events of the earlier film, the sequel centers on Ip's movements in Hong Kong, which is under British colonial rule. He attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun, but faces rivalry from other practitioners, including the local master of Hung Ga martial arts. (Read More)

Themes:friendship,  revenge
Locations:school
Characters:chinese,  bully,  boy
Story:martial arts tournament,  karate chop,  hand to hand combat,  martial arts school,  wu shu,  tai chi,  respect,  mentor,  chop socky,  tournament,  kicked in the stomach,  martial arts master,  stylized violence,  kicked in the face,  mixed martial arts,  newspaper,  kung fu,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  hero,  fistfight,  beating,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  police

Yip Man (2008) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010)
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,  face slap,  fistfight,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  violence

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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. This is why Fighting (2009) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:school
Story:hand to hand combat,  kicked in the head,  father figure,  punched in the stomach,  interracial romance,  chop socky,  kicked in the stomach,  martial arts master,  kicked in the face,  interracial relationship,  mixed martial arts,  single mother,  kung fu,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  hero,  fistfight,  beating,  bare chested male,  violence

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,  showdown,  brawl,  face slap,  fistfight,  beating,  teenage girl,  chase,  martial arts,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  violence

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself traveling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  fear,  revenge
Locations:china
Characters:chinese,  bully
Story:karate chop,  kung fu,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  wu shu,  bo staff,  mentor,  interracial romance,  chop socky,  martial arts master,  stylized violence,  karate,  mixed martial arts,  mountain,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  hero,  fistfight,  beating,  martial arts,  chase,  violence

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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010)
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,  slow motion scene,  fistfight,  rain,  beating,  fire,  chase,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence

Hung Fan Kui (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Hung Fan Kui (1995)

Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up some neighborhood thugs who cause problems at the market. Meanwhile, one of those petty thugs in the local gang stumbles into a criminal situation way over his head. Blinded by greed, his involvement draws his gang, the kid, Keong, and the whole neighborhood into a deadly crossfire. When the lazy cops fail to successfully resolve matters, Keong takes things into his own hands. Needless to say, much spectacular kung-fu and outrageous action sequences follow.... (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  revenge
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  foot chase,  kid,  punched in the stomach,  kicked in the stomach,  stylized violence,  freeze frame,  subtitled scene,  kicked in the face,  park,  child in peril,  interracial relationship,  mixed martial arts,  kung fu,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  hero,  face slap,  car accident,  fistfight,  rain,  beating,  chase,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  violence,  police

Kiss Of The Dragon (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Kiss Of The Dragon (2001)

Liu Jian, a police officer from China, comes to Paris to help the vice squad apprehend a Chinese drug lord and his unknown French connection. The French connection is Richard, the head of the vice squad, who intends to kill the drug lord then frame Jian. Jian ducks a bullet and escapes with a tape of what really happened. By chance, Jian turns to Jessica - a US farm girl who is one of Richard's hookers - for help. She has her own problems, including the fact that Richard has her daughter locked in an orphanage to keep Jessica on the streets and silent about his activities. Can Jian protect Jessica, rescue her daughter, and give Richard the kiss of the dragon? This is why Kiss Of The Dragon (2001) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010). (Read More)

Locations:china
Characters:chinese
Story:hand to hand combat,  martial arts school,  action hero,  foot chase,  chopsticks,  wu shu,  kicked in the head,  punched in the stomach,  kicked in the stomach,  kicked in the face,  karate,  child in peril,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  hero,  face slap,  fistfight,  beating,  chase,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  violence,  police

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The Spy Next Door (2010)
Action, Comedy, Family

The Spy Next Door (2010)

Former CIA spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids (who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau). When one of the youngsters accidentally downloads a top-secret formula, Bob's longtime nemesis, a Russian terrorist, pays a visit to the family.

Locations:school
Characters:chinese,  bully,  boy
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  cartoon on tv,  punched in the stomach,  chop socky,  kicked in the stomach,  martial arts master,  stylized violence,  single parent,  freeze frame,  kicked in the face,  interracial relationship,  mixed martial arts,  single mother,  kung fu,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  hero,  face slap,  fistfight,  beating,  fire,  teenage girl,  martial arts,  mother son relationship,  violence

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,  chase,  martial arts,  african american,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  police

Zui Quan (1978)
Action, Comedy

Zui Quan (1978)

The father of Wong Fei-hong, who has been attempting to teach his son kung-fu, but has found him too disobedient to teach and decides to send him off to his uncle, a cruel and torturous master of the 8-Drunken Genii kung-fu. After much suffering the son comes back to rescue the father from an assassin. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  revenge
Story:kung fu,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  wu shu,  bo staff,  tai chi,  kung fu master,  chop socky,  stylized violence,  training,  teacher student relationship,  snake,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  hero,  fistfight,  train,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  violence

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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. (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,  fistfight,  chase,  martial arts,  dancing,  bare chested male,  violence

Power Rangers (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Power Rangers (2017)

High school outcasts stumble upon an old alien ship, where they acquire superpowers and are dubbed the Power Rangers. Learning that an old enemy of the previous generation has returned to exact vegenance, the group must harness their powers and use them to work together and save the world. This is why Power Rangers (2017) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010). (Read More)

Themes:fear,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:school
Characters:bully
Story:school bully,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  foot chase,  bo staff,  interracial friendship,  singing in a car,  kicked in the stomach,  single parent,  subtitled scene,  training,  mixed martial arts,  single mother,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  hero,  remake,  car accident,  fistfight,  beating,  train,  fire,  teenage girl,  chase,  martial arts,  african american,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence

Pan (2015) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Themes:fear,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:boy
Story:hand to hand combat,  child's point of view,  kicked in the stomach,  stylized violence,  american abroad,  kicked in the face,  training,  child in peril,  mixed martial arts,  mountain,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  hero,  face slap,  fistfight,  fire,  chase,  martial arts,  mother son relationship,  violence

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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

Kickboxer (1989)
Action, Sport, Thriller

Kickboxer (1989)

Kurt Sloan is the corner-man for his brother, U.S. kickboxing champion Eric Sloan. When Kurt witnesses his brother become maliciously paralyzed in the ring by Thailand champion Tong Po, Kurt vows revenge. With the help of Xian, a kickboxing trainer who lives in a remote area of Thailand, Kurt trains for the fight of his life. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:martial arts tournament,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  punched in the stomach,  mentor,  interracial romance,  tournament,  kicked in the stomach,  kicked in the face,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  hero,  fistfight,  beating,  train,  martial arts,  violence

Huo Yuanjia (2006)
Action, Biography, Drama, Sport

Huo Yuanjia (2006)

Martial arts legend Huo Yuanjia became the most famous fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness and into history, defining the true spirit of martial arts. His self-discovery, and the choices he made, inspired his nation. The son of a great fighter who did not wish for his child to follow in his footsteps, the bullied Huo Yuanjia resolves to teach himself how to fight - and win. Years of training enable him to ace match after match in his home region of Tianjin. But as his fame as a martial arts master grows, so does his pride. After an ill-advised fight leads to another master's death, members of Huo's family are slain in revenge. Grieving and ashamed, Huo wanders the country in shock. Near death, he is rescued by women from an idyllic village, and is offered simple kindness and generosity that help him heal and regain his equilibrium over a period of several years. Huo realizes that the future of martial arts lies in sportsmanship and not brutality, and he rejoins society to apply what he has learned. Returning to Tianjin, Huo takes steps to come to terms with his past and restore his family's name. His evolving, graceful Mizong (Missing) Fist method of fighting brings Huo renewed success, and he forms the progressive Jingwu Sports Federation. Taking note, duplicitous members of the Foreign Chamber of Commerce engineer a Shanghai tournament pitting Huo against four fighters, each representing the major foreign powers in China. Huo commits to the bout and faces off against, respectively, a British boxer, a Spanish swordsman, a Belgian soldier, and a Japanese martial artist. What happened that day in 1910 has never been, and will never be, forgotten in China. (Read More)

Themes:revenge,  friendship
Locations:china
Characters:chinese
Story:martial arts tournament,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  wu shu,  bo staff,  kung fu master,  chop socky,  tournament,  martial arts master,  stylized violence,  karate,  training,  mixed martial arts,  kung fu,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  hero,  fistfight,  beating,  martial arts,  mother son relationship,  violence

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Bulletproof Monk (2003) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Bulletproof Monk (2003)

For 60 years a mysterious monk with no name has zigzagged the globe to protect an ancient scroll - a scroll that holds the key to unlimited power. Now the Monk must look for a new scrollkeeper. Kar is an unlikely candidate, a streetwise young man whose only interest is himself. But when he inadvertently saves the Bulletproof Monk from capture, the two become partners in a scheme to save the world from the scroll's most avid pursuer. Packed with spectacular special effects and martial arts action, the Monk, Kar, and a sexy Russian mob princess called Bad Girl must struggle to find, face, and fight the ultimate enemy. This is why Bulletproof Monk (2003) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010). (Read More)

Characters:chinese
Story:kid,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  foot chase,  bo staff,  tai chi,  kung fu master,  monastery,  mentor,  martial arts master,  stylized violence,  training,  teacher student relationship,  mixed martial arts,  mountain,  kung fu,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  hero,  fistfight,  chase,  martial arts,  dancing,  bare chested male,  violence

Morgan (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:fear,  revenge
Characters:chinese
Story:hand to hand combat,  foot chase,  kicked in the stomach,  jogging,  subtitled scene,  kicked in the face,  karate,  interracial relationship,  mixed martial arts,  kung fu,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  car accident,  fistfight,  beating,  chase,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  violence

Self/less (2015)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Self/less (2015)

An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Themes:fear,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:school
Story:hand to hand combat,  interracial friendship,  kicked in the stomach,  single parent,  kicked in the face,  training,  interracial relationship,  mixed martial arts,  widow,  basketball,  single mother,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  fistfight,  beating,  fire,  chase,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence

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Tom Yum Goong (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Tom Yum Goong (2005)

In Bangkok, the young Kham was raised by his father in the jungle with elephants as members of their family. When his old elephant and the baby Kern are stolen by criminals, Kham finds that the animals were sent to Sidney. He travels to Australia, where he locates the baby elephant in a restaurant owned by the evil Madame Rose, the leader of an international Thai mafia. With the support of the efficient Thai sergeant Mark, who was involved in a conspiracy, Kham fights to rescue the animal from the mobsters. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  foot chase,  wu shu,  dreadlocks,  chop socky,  martial arts master,  stylized violence,  kicked in the face,  mixed martial arts,  kung fu,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  hero,  face slap,  fistfight,  beating,  fire,  chase,  martial arts,  police,  violence

Homefront (2013) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010)
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:bullying,  revenge
Locations:school
Characters:bully,  boy
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  foot chase,  punched in the stomach,  single parent,  death of son,  kicked in the face,  child in peril,  mixed martial arts,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  fistfight,  beating,  train,  fire,  chase,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:fear,  revenge
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  bo staff,  kicked in the stomach,  stylized violence,  kicked in the face,  training,  child in peril,  snake,  mixed martial arts,  mountain,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  hero,  face slap,  fistfight,  beating,  chase,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  violence

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Enter The Dragon (1973)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Enter The Dragon (1973)

Enter the Dragon revolves around the three main characters. Lee, a man recruited by an agency to investigate a tournament hosted by Han, since they believe he has an Opium trade there. Roper and Williams are former army buddies since Vietnam and they enter the tournament due to different problems that they have. Roper is on the run from the Mafia due to his gambling debts, while Williams is harassed by racist police officers and defends himself from them and uses the car for his getaway. It is a deadly tournament that they will enter on an island. Lee's job is to get the other two out of there alive. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:china
Story:martial arts tournament,  tournament,  hand to hand combat,  martial arts school,  action hero,  foot chase,  chopsticks,  bo staff,  monastery,  punched in the stomach,  mentor,  chop socky,  kicked in the stomach,  martial arts master,  kicked in the face,  training,  snake,  kung fu,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  martial arts,  punched in the face,  hero,  fistfight,  african american,  bare chested male,  violence,  police

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. (Read More)

Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  foot chase,  wu shu,  kicked in the stomach,  martial arts master,  stylized violence,  subtitled scene,  kicked in the face,  karate,  snake,  mixed martial arts,  kung fu,  combat,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  hero,  car accident,  fistfight,  beating,  chase,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  police,  violence

Jui Kuen II (1994) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010)
Action, Comedy

Jui Kuen II (1994)

Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country. Fei-Hong has learned a style of fighting called "Drunken Boxing", which makes him a dangerous person to cross. Unfortunately, his father is opposed to his engaging in any kind of fighting, let alone drunken boxing. Consequently, Fei-Hong not only has to fight against the foreigners, but he must overcome his father's antagonism as well. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  revenge
Characters:chinese
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  bo staff,  kung fu master,  chop socky,  martial arts master,  stylized violence,  snake,  kung fu,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  hero,  train,  martial arts,  violence

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Blood And Bone (2009)
Action, Drama

Blood And Bone (2009)

Themes:revenge
Story:karate chop,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  punched in the stomach,  tournament,  kicked in the face,  karate,  mixed martial arts,  kung fu,  combat,  brawl,  punched in the face,  hero,  fistfight,  beating,  martial arts,  african american,  violence

Ong-bak 2 (2008)
Action

Ong-bak 2 (2008)

In 1431, the Kingdom of Ayutthayan conquers the territory of Sukhothai expanding their lands to the East. The noble Lord Siha Decho is betrayed by his Captain, Rajasena, and is murdered together with his wife. However their son Tien is saved by one loyal soldier and left alone in the woods... This is why Ong-bak 2 (2008) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  bo staff,  chop socky,  martial arts master,  stylized violence,  mixed martial arts,  kung fu,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  hero,  fistfight,  beating,  chase,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  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,  brawl,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  fistfight,  beating,  fire,  teenage girl,  chase,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  violence

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Through contact with a mysterious substance, called Ooze, 4 little turtles in the canalization of New York mutate to giant turtles. They can speak, walk upright and love pizza. The wise rat Splinter becomes their mentor and educates them to Ninja fighters. Their arch-enemy is the bad, bad guy Shredder, who struggles to gain power over the world. Of course the ninja turtles will do everything to stop him. (Read More)

Themes:revenge,  friendship
Story:mentor,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  bo staff,  cartoon on tv,  chop socky,  skateboard,  blockbuster,  kung fu,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  hero,  fistfight,  beating,  fire,  martial arts,  violence,  police

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
Action, Horror, Romance

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late.

Themes:drunkenness,  fear,  friendship,  revenge
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  violin,  martial arts master,  stylized violence,  subtitled scene,  training,  mixed martial arts,  kung fu,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  fistfight,  rain,  beating,  fire,  chase,  martial arts,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  violence

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
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,  chase,  martial arts,  dancing,  bare chested male,  violence

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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,  african american,  violence

Lionheart (1990) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sport

Lionheart (1990)

Lyon Gaultier is a deserter in the Foreign Legion arriving in the USA entirely hard up. He finds his brother between life and death and his sister-in-law without the money needed to heal her husband and to maintain her child. To earn the money needed, Gaultier decides to take part in some very dangerous clandestine fights. (Read More)

Themes:revenge,  friendship
Story:martial arts tournament,  karate chop,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  foot chase,  interracial friendship,  kicked in the stomach,  jogging,  martial arts master,  kicked in the face,  karate,  training,  mixed martial arts,  widow,  basketball,  single mother,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  hero,  car accident,  fistfight,  beating,  chase,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  violence,  police

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. (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,  chase,  martial arts,  african american,  father daughter relationship,  police,  violence

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Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:fear,  friendship
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  foot chase,  mentor,  kicked in the stomach,  jogging,  stylized violence,  kicked in the face,  death of wife,  mixed martial arts,  kung fu,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  car accident,  fistfight,  beating,  fire,  teenage girl,  chase,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  police

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,  beating,  teenage girl,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  police

Romeo Must Die (2000) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Romeo Must Die (2000)

In this modern day Romeo and Juliet, kung fu action star Jet Li plays Romeo to hip-hop singer, Aaliyah Haughton's Juliet. Li is an ex-cop investigating the murder of his brother, who had ties with the Chinese mafia in America. Aaliyah plays the daughter of the American mob boss. Neither side approves of their romance, so, obviously, kung fu action ensues, with a soundtrack by Aaliyah. This is why Romeo Must Die (2000) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:chinese
Story:hand to hand combat,  wu shu,  kung fu master,  interracial romance,  chop socky,  martial arts master,  stylized violence,  death of son,  interracial relationship,  mixed martial arts,  basketball,  kung fu,  showdown,  brawl,  watching tv,  fistfight,  beating,  martial arts,  dancing,  african american,  father daughter relationship,  violence

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Money Train (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Money Train (1995)

Two foster brothers work as transit cops. While one's life is as good as it gets, the other's is a pit. After losing his job, getting dumped by his brother, and getting the crap kicked out of him by a loan shark for the umpteenth time, He implements his plan to steal the "money train," a train carrying the New York Subway's weekly revenue. But when things go awry, will his brother be able to save him in time? (Read More)

Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  foot chase,  interracial kiss,  kicked in the face,  interracial relationship,  mixed martial arts,  train,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  hero,  fistfight,  chase,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  police,  violence

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016)

The Turtles continue to live in the shadows and no one knows they were the ones who took down Shredder. And Vernon is the one everyone thinks is the one who took Shredder down. April O'Neill does some snooping and learns a scientist named, Baxter Stockman is working for Shredder. He plans to break him out while he's being transported. April tells the turtles who try to stop it but can't. Stockman tries to teleport Shredder but he some how ends up in another dimension and meets a warlord named Krang who instructs Shredder to assemble a teleportation device he sent to Earth a long time ago. He gives Shredder some mutagen which he uses to transform two criminals who were also in the transport with him, Rock Steady and Bebop into mutants. And they set out to find the device. April saw the transformation while investigating Stockman, She would take the mutagen and she would be chased by Shredder's minions, the Foot Clan. He is saved by a man named Casey Jones who was the one who transporting Shredder. The Turtles show up and they try to work together. In the melee the mutagen ends up with the police. Knowing Shredder will try and get it back, April tries to get it first she asks Vern to help. Eventually she and Casey are arrested. The Turtles get the mutagen and Donatello analyzes it learns it could make them human, which he tells Leonardo who tells him to forget it and not to tell the others. But Michelangelo tells Raphael who feels that Leonardo doesn't respect them. (Read More)

Themes:fear,  revenge,  friendship
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  foot chase,  bo staff,  respect,  mentor,  skateboard,  kicked in the stomach,  blockbuster,  martial arts master,  stylized violence,  kicked in the face,  training,  mixed martial arts,  basketball,  kung fu,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  hero,  car accident,  fistfight,  beating,  chase,  martial arts,  african american,  violence,  police

Brick Mansions (2014)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:revenge
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  foot chase,  detroit michigan,  kicked in the stomach,  stylized violence,  kicked in the face,  mixed martial arts,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  remake,  car accident,  fistfight,  beating,  chase,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  violence,  police

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The Medallion (2003) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy

The Medallion (2003)

Eddie, an indomitable Hong Kong cop, is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers after a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion. Eddie enlists the help of British Interpol agent Nicole to determine the secret of the medallion and face down the evil Snakehead who wants to use its magical powers for his own nefarious plans. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:action hero,  foot chase,  kung fu master,  chop socky,  martial arts master,  stylized violence,  child in peril,  kung fu,  showdown,  brawl,  hero,  face slap,  fistfight,  fire,  chase,  martial arts,  dancing,  violence

The Condemned (2007)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Condemned (2007)

The story of Jack Conrad, who is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor. This is why The Condemned (2007) is one of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  foot chase,  punched in the stomach,  death of wife,  mixed martial arts,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  hero,  face slap,  fistfight,  rain,  chase,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  violence

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:drunkenness,  fear,  revenge,  friendship
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  black eye,  punched in the stomach,  kicked in the stomach,  stylized violence,  character says i love you,  kicked in the face,  mixed martial arts,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  remake,  fistfight,  beating,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  violence

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Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  fear,  revenge
Story:hand to hand combat,  foot chase,  black eye,  skateboard,  kicked in the stomach,  stylized violence,  subtitled scene,  american abroad,  kicked in the face,  karate,  mixed martial arts,  kung fu,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  fistfight,  beating,  train,  fire,  chase,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  police

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,  bare chested male,  violence

Yip Man Chin Chyun (2010)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Sport

Yip Man Chin Chyun (2010)

Characters:chinese
Story:hand to hand combat,  martial arts school,  action hero,  tai chi,  kung fu master,  chop socky,  martial arts master,  stylized violence,  training,  kung fu,  brawl,  hero,  fistfight,  martial arts,  violence

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