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Warrior (2011)
Drama, Sport

Warrior (2011)

Two brothers face the fight of a lifetime - and the wreckage of their broken family - within the brutal, high-stakes world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting in Lionsgate's action/drama, WARRIOR. A former Marine, haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, a recovered alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan, a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father. But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense, winner-takes-all battle of their lives. (Read More)

Themes:forgiveness
Locations:beach
Characters:alcoholic,  warrior,  teacher
Story:winner,  bank foreclosure,  boxing ring,  tournament,  alcoholic relapse,  mixed martial arts,  physics teacher,  high school teacher,  protective brother,  absence from work,  shirtless man,  dislocated shoulder,  el paso texas,  estranged brother,  war widow,  reference to moby dick,  fighting movie,  cassette player,  prize fighter,  drive in theater,  choke hold,  return home,  reference to isaac newton,  atlantic city new jersey,  cellphone video,  awol,  beethoven,  high school principal,  self injury,  kicked in the chest,  pseudonym,  u.s. marine,  protective male,  self harm,  pittsburgh pennsylvania,  trainer,  alcoholics anonymous,  grudge,  masculinity,  slot machine,  war hero,  strongman,  muscleman,  underdog,  referee,  philadelphia pennsylvania,  bruise,  black eye,  ex soldier,  punched in the stomach,  reconciliation,  iraq,  youtube,  casino,  character says i love you,  split screen,  hairy chest,  actor shares first name with character,  gym,  drug addiction,  kicked in the face,  ring,  bank,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  training,  news report,  birthday party,  montage,  f word,  punched in the face,  high school,  martial arts,  brother brother relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence

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)

Characters:warrior
Story:fighting movie,  referee,  bruise,  black eye,  punched in the stomach,  youtube,  gym,  kicked in the face,  training,  mixed martial arts,  montage,  punched in the face,  high school,  brother brother relationship,  martial arts,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence

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Rocky III (1982)
Drama, Sport

Rocky III (1982)

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

Locations:beach
Characters:warrior
Story:boxing ring,  fighting movie,  trainer,  strongman,  muscleman,  underdog,  referee,  philadelphia pennsylvania,  split screen,  gym,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  training,  montage,  punched in the face,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence

Fighting (2009)
Action, Drama, Sport

Fighting (2009)

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

Story:boxing ring,  fighting movie,  prize fighter,  choke hold,  grudge,  punched in the stomach,  actor shares first name with character,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  mixed martial arts,  punched in the face,  high school,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence

Bloodsport (1988) is one of the best movies like Warrior (2011)
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)

Characters:warrior,  teacher
Story:tournament,  martial arts,  fighting movie,  kicked in the chest,  muscleman,  underdog,  referee,  bruise,  punched in the stomach,  gym,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  training,  mixed martial arts,  montage,  f word,  punched in the face,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence

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Hummingbird (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hummingbird (2013)

Story:awol,  kicked in the chest,  ex soldier,  punched in the stomach,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  mixed martial arts,  montage,  f word,  punched in the face,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence

Rocky IV (1985)
Drama, Sport

Rocky IV (1985)

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

Characters:warrior
Story:ring,  boxing ring,  fighting movie,  trainer,  strongman,  muscleman,  underdog,  referee,  philadelphia pennsylvania,  bruise,  black eye,  character says i love you,  split screen,  gym,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  training,  news report,  birthday party,  montage,  punched in the face,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence

Rocky II (1979)
Drama, Sport

Rocky II (1979)

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

Characters:warrior
Story:trainer,  boxing ring,  ring,  training,  fighting movie,  muscleman,  underdog,  philadelphia pennsylvania,  bruise,  black eye,  character says i love you,  gym,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  montage,  punched in the face,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence

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The Fighter (2010) is one of the best movies like Warrior (2011)
Biography, Drama, Sport

The Fighter (2010)

The Fighter is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer on the verge of being KO'd by drugs and crime.

Story:trainer,  boxing ring,  fighting movie,  atlantic city new jersey,  underdog,  bruise,  black eye,  punched in the stomach,  reconciliation,  hairy chest,  gym,  drug addiction,  ring,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  training,  punched in the face,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male

Rocky V (1990)
Drama, Sport

Rocky V (1990)

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

Story:ring,  training,  boxing ring,  fighting movie,  trainer,  strongman,  muscleman,  underdog,  philadelphia pennsylvania,  bruise,  black eye,  split screen,  gym,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  montage,  punched in the face,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male

Creed (2015)
Drama, Sport

Creed (2015)

Adonis Johnson is the son of the famous boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died in a boxing match in _Rocky IV (1985)_ (qv). Adonis wasn't born until after his father's death and wants to follow his fathers footsteps in boxing. He seeks a mentor who is the former heavyweight boxing champion and former friend of Apollo Creed, the retired Rocky Balboa. Rocky eventually agrees to mentor Adonis. With Rocky's help they hope to get a title job to face even deadlier opponents than his father. But whether he is a true fighter remains to be seen.... This is why Creed (2015) is one of the best movies like Warrior (2011). (Read More)

Story:boxing ring,  fighting movie,  trainer,  underdog,  philadelphia pennsylvania,  bruise,  youtube,  gym,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  training,  montage,  punched in the face,  bare chested male,  one word title

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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)

Characters:warrior
Story:slot machine,  black eye,  punched in the stomach,  casino,  character says i love you,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  mixed martial arts,  f word,  punched in the face,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  violence

Kickboxer (1989) is one of the best movies like Warrior (2011)
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)

Story:ring,  kicked in the chest,  trainer,  punched in the stomach,  tournament,  kicked in the face,  punched in the face,  brother brother relationship,  martial arts,  one word title,  violence

Rocky Balboa (2006)
Drama, Sport

Rocky Balboa (2006)

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

Characters:warrior
Story:boxing ring,  ring,  fighting movie,  trainer,  winner,  strongman,  muscleman,  underdog,  philadelphia pennsylvania,  punched in the stomach,  training,  punched in the face,  father son relationship,  violence

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Southpaw (2015)
Drama, Sport

Southpaw (2015)

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

Story:boxing ring,  trainer,  punched in the stomach,  gym,  ring,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  montage,  f word,  punched in the face,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence

Seeking Justice (2011)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Seeking Justice (2011)

In New Orleans, English teacher of the high school Rampart High, Will Gerard, and his wife, musician Laura Gerard, are in love with each other. One night, Laura leaves a rehearsal and is assaulted, while Will is playing chess with his friend Jimmy. Will is visiting her in hospital when, out of the blue, a stranger named Simon tells him that he belongs to an organization of vigilantes and offers to eliminate the assailant. In return, the organisation would want a favor from Will in the future. Will agrees, and the criminal is murdered. Six months later, Simon collects his debt with Will. He demands that Will kill Alan Marsh, a pedophile. Will accidentally kills Alan and soon he learns that the victim was an awarded journalist that was investigating the organization. Now he seeks evidences to prove his innocence but the network of the organization is powerful and is seeking Will out to eliminate him. This is why Seeking Justice (2011) is one of the best movies like Warrior (2011). (Read More)

Characters:teacher
Story:high school teacher,  cellphone video,  high school principal,  character says i love you,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  punched in the face,  high school,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title

The Karate Kid (1984) is one of the best movies like Warrior (2011)
Action, Drama, Family, Sport

The Karate Kid (1984)

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

Locations:beach
Characters:warrior,  teacher
Story:tournament,  high school,  fighting movie,  war hero,  underdog,  black eye,  training,  birthday party,  martial arts,  violence

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Elephant (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Elephant (2003)

A day in the lives of a group of average teenage high school students. The film follows every character and shows their daily routines. However two of the students plan to do something that the student body won't forget.

Characters:teacher
Story:high school teacher,  high school principal,  grudge,  actor shares first name with character,  gym,  high school,  father son relationship,  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)

Characters:warrior
Story:prize fighter,  muscleman,  tournament,  actor shares first name with character,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  mixed martial arts,  punched in the face,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence

Homefront (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Homefront (2013)

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

Characters:warrior
Story:kicked in the chest,  punched in the stomach,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  birthday party,  mixed martial arts,  f word,  punched in the face,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  violence

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Yip Man (2008) is one of the best movies like Warrior (2011)
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. This is why Yip Man (2008) is one of the best movies like Warrior (2011). (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:fighting movie,  punched in the stomach,  tournament,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  mixed martial arts,  punched in the face,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  violence

Die Welle (2008)
Drama, Thriller

Die Welle (2008)

High school teacher, Rainer Wegner, may be popular with the students, but he's also unorthodox. He's forced to teach autocracy for the school's project week. He's less than enthusiastic at first, but the response of the students is surprising to say the least. He forces the students to become more invested in the prospect of self rule, and soon the class project has its own power and eerily starts to resemble Germany's past. Can Wegner and his class realize what's happening before the horrors start repeating themselves? (Read More)

Characters:teacher
Story:high school teacher,  high school principal,  montage,  f word,  high school,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence

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

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

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

Characters:teacher
Story:drive in theater,  punched in the stomach,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  mixed martial arts,  f word,  punched in the face,  brother brother relationship,  martial arts,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence

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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)

Story:tournament,  underdog,  black eye,  punched in the stomach,  character says i love you,  kicked in the face,  training,  mixed martial arts,  punched in the face,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence

A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014) is one of the best movies like Warrior (2011)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)

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

Characters:alcoholic
Story:alcoholics anonymous,  black eye,  ex soldier,  character says i love you,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  montage,  f word,  punched in the face,  brother brother relationship,  husband wife relationship,  violence

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Characters:warrior
Story:strongman,  muscleman,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  training,  mixed martial arts,  montage,  punched in the face,  brother brother relationship,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence

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

The Air I Breathe (2007)

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

Story:reference to moby dick,  slot machine,  punched in the stomach,  character says i love you,  kicked in the face,  bank,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  montage,  punched in the face,  husband wife relationship,  violence

American Sniper (2014)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War

American Sniper (2014)

Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who dreamed of becoming a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle's struggle isn't with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids. (Read More)

Locations:beach
Characters:warrior
Story:iraq,  u.s. marine,  war hero,  black eye,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  f word,  brother brother relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence

Friday (1995) is one of the best movies like Warrior (2011)
Comedy, Drama

Friday (1995)

It is Friday and Craig Jones (Ice Cube) is unemployed, having, yesterday, been fired. He is lounging around his house with his friend Smokey (Chris Tucker), a rather incompetent weed dealer. Smokey's problem is that he tends to smoke, rather than sell, his product. This has lead to trouble with Smokey's supplier, Big Worm, who now wants his money, or his product back, or Smokey is a dead man. Then there's Deebo, the local bully, plus Craig's jealous, psychotic girlfriend, Joi, and Debbie, the neighbour Craig has a crush on. A lot can happen while lounging around your house on a Friday. (Read More)

Story:bruise,  punched in the stomach,  character says i love you,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  montage,  punched in the face,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title

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Lionheart (1990)
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)

Characters:alcoholic,  warrior
Story:prize fighter,  awol,  strongman,  muscleman,  kicked in the face,  training,  mixed martial arts,  montage,  f word,  punched in the face,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence

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

The Accountant (2016)

Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. This is why The Accountant (2016) is one of the best movies like Warrior (2011). (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:estranged brother,  ex soldier,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  training,  mixed martial arts,  montage,  f word,  punched in the face,  brother brother relationship,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence

The Gambler (2014)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Gambler (2014)

Jim Bennett is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother in his wake. He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit, underground world while garnering the attention of Frank, a loan shark with a paternal interest in Bennett's future. As his relationship with a student deepens, Bennett must take the ultimate risk for a second chance... (Read More)

Story:kicked in the chest,  slot machine,  casino,  ring,  bank,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  punched in the face,  bare chested male

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Carrie (2013) is one of the best movies like Warrior (2011)
Drama, Horror

Carrie (2013)

The outcast teenager Carrie White is bullied by her classmates at high school. Her mother, Margaret White, is a pious and paranoid woman that sees sin everywhere and the need of self-inflicting punishment. When Carrie has her first period, she does not understand what is happening to her and her classmates humiliate her in the changing room. The spiteful Chris Hargensen videotapes Carrie with her cell phone and posts it on the Internet. Their teacher Ms. Desjardin punishes the students, but when Chris challenges her, she is suspended and consequently is banned from the prom. Meanwhile, Carrie discovers that she has telekinesis and learns how to control her ability. Sue Snell, one of the girls that tormented Carrie, feels bad and asks her boyfriend Tommy Ross to invite Carrie to go with him to the prom to make up for what she did to Carrie. But Chris and her boyfriend Billy Nolan plot an evil prank with her friends to seek vengeance for Carrie. (Read More)

Characters:teacher
Story:high school teacher,  high school principal,  self injury,  youtube,  character says i love you,  gym,  montage,  f word,  high school,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence

Hell Or High Water (2016)
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western

Hell Or High Water (2016)

In Texas, after the death of his mother, the unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard is losing his ranch to the Texas Midlands Bank. Toby is divorced from his wife who lives with their two sons. When his brother Tanner Howard is released from the prison, they team up to rob agencies of the Texas Midlands Bank to raise money to pay the loan so that Toby may leave the real estate to his sons. Meanwhile the Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton who is near retirement and his Indian descendant partner Alberto Parker try to anticipate the next move of the thieves. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:bank foreclosure,  bank,  casino,  character says i love you,  news report,  f word,  punched in the face,  brother brother relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence

The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002)

'The Count of Monte Cristo' is a remake of the Alexander Dumas tale by the same name. Dantes, a sailor who is falsely accused of treason by his best friend Fernand, who wants Dantes' girlfriend Mercedes for himself. Dantes is imprisoned on the island prison of Chateau d'If for 13 years, where he plots revenge against those who betrayed him. With the help of another prisoner, he escapes the island and proceeds to transform himself into the wealthy Count of Monte Cristo as part of his plan to exact revenge. (Read More)

Locations:beach
Story:ex soldier,  casino,  bank,  training,  birthday party,  montage,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male

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Stolen (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Stolen (2012)

In New Orleans, the notorious bank thief and family man Will Montgomery steals $10m with his partners Vincent, Riley Jeffers and Hoyt. However, he has an argument with Vincent in the runaway and Hoyt leaves Will behind. He tries to flee but the FBI agent Tim Harlend organizes a manhunt and Will is captured, but he burns the stolen money to get rid of the evidence against him. Eight years later, Will leaves the prison and he goes to the house of his teenage daughter Alison Loeb, who has issues against him. Alison leaves Will alone in a coffee shop and takes a cab to go to a session with her shrink. However, a couple of minutes later, Will receives a phone call from Vincent, who is presumed dead, telling that he has abducted Alison and will kill her unless he receives the $10m of the last robbery. Now Will has twelve hours to find a way to rescue his daughter from the hands of the psychopath Vincent. This is why Stolen (2012) is one of the best movies like Warrior (2011). (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:character says i love you,  kicked in the face,  bank,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  montage,  f word,  punched in the face,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence

Lovelace (2013) is one of the best movies like Warrior (2011)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Locations:beach
Story:bruise,  black eye,  punched in the stomach,  hairy chest,  drug addiction,  f word,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence

Jcvd (2008)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Jcvd (2008)

Between his tax problems and his legal battle with his wife for the custody of his daughter, these are hard times for the action movie star who finds that even Steven Seagal has pinched a role from him! In JCVD, Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to the country of his birth to seek the peace and tranquility he can no longer enjoy in the United States. (Read More)

Story:kicked in the chest,  character says i love you,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  punched in the face,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence

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Hanna (2011)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Hanna (2011)

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

Story:punched in the stomach,  character says i love you,  split screen,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  training,  punched in the face,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title

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

Logan (2017)

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

Characters:alcoholic,  warrior
Story:el paso texas,  casino,  kicked in the face,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  mixed martial arts,  montage,  f word,  punched in the face,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) is one of the best movies like Warrior (2011)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Characters:warrior
Story:strongman,  casino,  kicked in the face,  bank,  knocked out,  news report,  mixed martial arts,  punched in the face,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence

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Grudge Match (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Sport

Grudge Match (2013)

Henry "Razor" Sharp and Billy "The Kid" McDonnen are two boxers who thirty years ago were rivals. Just before a big match Razor decides to retire because Billy slept with his girlfriend, Sally Rose and got her pregnant. Today a promoter, Dante Slate wants to have them fight each other but Razor doesn't want to. But when he loses his job and learns he's broke, he has no choice. So he trains under his old trainer. Billy while training, meets B.J., the son he had with Sally Rose and he asks B.J. to train him. And Sally Rose tries to get Razor to forgive her but he can't. (Read More)

Story:trainer,  grudge,  gym,  ring,  training

Blood And Bone (2009)
Action, Drama

Blood And Bone (2009)

Story:fighting movie,  punched in the stomach,  tournament,  kicked in the face,  mixed martial arts,  punched in the face,  martial arts,  violence

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued a 300 million woo-long reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take the case with hopes of cashing in the bounty. However, the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they aren't the only ones hunting him. The original creators of the virus have dispatched Electra to deal with Vincent and take out anyone who may stumble on the truth behind him. As the hunt for the man with no past and no future continues to escalate, they begin to question what about the world is reality and what is a dream as the line between sanity and insanity becomes more apparent. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:drive in theater,  ex soldier,  punched in the stomach,  kicked in the face,  news report,  mixed martial arts,  montage,  punched in the face,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  violence

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Rumble Fish (1983) is one of the best movies like Warrior (2011)
Drama

Rumble Fish (1983)

Rusty James is the leader of a small, dying gang in an industrial town. He lives in the shadow of the memory of his absent, older brother -- The Motorcycle Boy. His mother has left, his father drinks, school has no meaning for him and his relationships are shallow. He is drawn into one more gang fight and the events that follow begin to change his life. (Read More)

Locations:beach
Characters:alcoholic,  teacher
Story:high school teacher,  masculinity,  character says i love you,  f word,  punched in the face,  high school,  brother brother relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence

Tigerland (2000)
Drama, War

Tigerland (2000)

In September 1971, a platoon of recruits arrives in Ft. Polk, LA, for infantry training before leaving for war. The final week takes place in Tigerland, a swamp similar to Vietnam. Jim Paxton has enlisted; he wants to experience everything and write books later. He befriends Roland Bozz, a cool Texan with a gift for getting into trouble and for helping misfits get discharges. At least one sociopath in the platoon hates Bozz, even as the sergeants grudgingly recognize his leadership abilities. As the platoon heads into its week in Tigerland, Paxton's body gives out, Bozz makes plans to go AWOL, and the sociopath gets hold of live ammo. Is the Louisiana swamp more dangerous than the DMZ? This is why Tigerland (2000) is one of the best movies like Warrior (2011). (Read More)

Story:awol,  grudge,  punched in the stomach,  training,  punched in the face,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence

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

The Devil's Double (2011)

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

Story:boxing ring,  punched in the stomach,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  birthday party,  punched in the face,  brother brother relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male

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The Marine (2006)
Action, Drama, Thriller

The Marine (2006)

John Triton is a heroic Marine who returns home after being discharged--against his will--from the Iraq War. Stateside, he finds himself back in action, when a group of murderous diamond thieves on the run led by a merciless criminal named Rome has kidnapped his wife and John goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her. With everything on the line, the Marine will stop at nothing to carry out his toughest and most important mission. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:u.s. marine,  muscleman,  iraq,  actor shares first name with character,  mixed martial arts,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  violence

He Got Game (1998) is one of the best movies like Warrior (2011)
Drama, Sport

He Got Game (1998)

Tells the story of Jesus Shuttlesworth, the most sought after high school basketball prospect in the nation. Jesus and his dream to make it to the big ranks in professional basketball are overshadowed by his father, Jake, who is spending his life in prison for killing Jesus' mother.

Themes:forgiveness
Story:reconciliation,  character says i love you,  news report,  montage,  high school,  father son relationship,  violence

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

Blood Father (2016)

Characters:alcoholic,  warrior
Story:alcoholics anonymous,  knocked out,  news report,  montage,  f word,  punched in the face,  bare chested male,  violence

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