10 best movies like Real Steel (2011)

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Real Steel 2011
In the near-future, Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who retired from the ring when robots took over the sport. After Charlie's robot is trashed, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max to rebuild and train an unlikely contender.
List of the best movies like Real Steel (2011): Chappie, Alita: Battle Angel, Knucklehead, Secretariat, Surrogates, A Warrior's Heart, The Philly Kid, Earthtastrophe, Touchback, Warrior.

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Chappie (2015)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, South Africa
Duration02:17

Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings—some good, some bad—and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there's one thing that makes Chappie different from any one else: he is a robot.

Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Japan, Canada
Duration02:28

When Alita awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido, a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.

Knucklehead (2010)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, comedy, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

The film centers on a fight promoter (Mark Feuerstein) deeply in debt to his crooked rival. Desperate for a new fighter that will help him win back everything he owes, the promoter catches a break when a 450-pound church handyman (Paul "Big Show" Wight) who has spent his entire life in an orphanage agrees to wrestle on behalf of his fellow orphans.

Secretariat (2010)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, family, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin - manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.

Surrogates (2009)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:25

Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.

A Warrior's Heart (2011)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:26

Unable to cope with his military father's sudden death in combat, quick-tempered teen, Conor, starts getting into serious trouble. During an intense lacrosse camp, his father's old friend challenges Conor to get his life on track and become a man.

The Philly Kid (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

A former NCAA champion wrestler is paroled after 10 years in prison. Now, to save a friend's life, in a series of cage fights he must agree to do the impossible - lose.

Earthtastrophe (2016)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA

In a white hot flash of light, and with no warning, one minute our moon is there, the next it's gone. Then, a second flash. And that's the last thing anyone on Earth can remember. 11 months later, it's not post- apocalyptic; it's apocalyptic as Earth has been sucked through a wormhole, literally ripping our planet from the inside out. With bizarre disasters and civilization collapsing, our heroes must find a way to survive and get to "safe ground" before it's too late.

Touchback (2011)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

A former high-school football star loses his shot at a college scholarship due to a devastating gridiron injury, but gets a second chance at living his dream.

Warrior (2011)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:20

The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine with a tragic past.

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Phantom Racer (2008)
Markimdb: 2.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, comedy, sport
CountryUSA

Seventeen years ago, NASCAR racer Cutter McCullough died in a fiery crash. But death can’t stop a man driven by revenge. He and his car are back from the grave to settle a score with his old girlfriend Tammy and his rival JJ Sawyer. Now JJ, Tammy, and their daughter, Jesse, are hitting the road with the Phantom Racer on their tail.

Gladiator (1992)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

Tommy Riley has moved with his dad to Chicago from a 'nice place'. He keeps to himself, goes to school. However, after a street fight he is noticed and quickly falls into the world of illegal underground boxing - where punches can kill.

Mary Kom (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, biography, sport
CountryIndia
Duration02:02

A chronicle of the life of Indian boxer 'Mary Kom' who went through several hardships before audaciously accomplishing her ultimate dream.

The Blood of Heroes (1989)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, action, sport
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:30

Set in a futuristic world where the only sport that has survived in a wasted society is the brutal game known as jugging. Sallow, the leader of a rag-tag team, has played in the main Leagues before, but was cast out because of indiscretions with a lady. However now joined by a talented newcomer, Kidda, an ambitious young peasant girl he and his team find they have one last chance for glory

The Last Patrol (2000)
Markimdb: 3.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryIsrael, USA
Duration01:35

After a massive earthquake destroys Los Angeles, a new order is formed. But disagreement among the ranks leads to more war and disruption, and The Last Patrol must bring order if there's to be any hope for the future.

Rollerball (1975)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada
Duration02:05

In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game.

No Escape (1994)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

In the year 2022, a ruthless prison warden has created the ultimate solution for his most troublesome and violent inmates: Absolom, a secret jungle island where prisoners are abandoned and left to die. But Marine Captain John Robbins, convicted of murdering a commanding officer, is determined to escape the island in order to reveal the truth behind his murderous actions and clear his name.

Over the Top (1987)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

Sylvester Stallone stars as hard-luck big-rig trucker Lincoln Hawk and takes us under the glaring Las Vegas lights for all the boisterous action of the World Armwrestling Championship. Relying on wits and willpower, Hawk tries to rebuild his life by capturing the first-place prize money, and the love of the son he abandoned years earlier into the keeping of his rich, ruthless father-in-law.

Children of the Sun (1986)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

A story from the life in the beginning of XX century based on the theater play by Maxim Gorky.

The Wizard (1989)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

Corey refuses to let his emotionally disturbed younger brother Jimmy be institutionalized, and the two run away together. They soon join forces with a resourceful girl, who notices that Jimmy has a special talent: he is a "wizard" at video games and can achieve the high score on absolutely everything he plays. Evading their parents and a sinister bounty hunter, the trio head for a climactic showdown at the national video game championships in California.

Fighting (2009)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

Small-town boy Shawn MacArthur has come to New York City with nothing. Barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets, his luck changes when scam artist Harvey Boarden sees that he has a natural talent for streetfighting. When Harvey offers Shawn help at making the real cash, the two form an uneasy partnership.

The Postman (1997)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:57

In 2013 there are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow, only scattered survivors across what was once the Unites States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule, a knack for Shakespeare and something yet undiscovered: the power to inspire hope.

The Machine (2013)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30

Already deep into a second Cold War, Britain’s Ministry of Defense seeks a game-changing weapon. Programmer Vincent McCarthy unwittingly provides an answer in The Machine, a super-strong human cyborg. When a programming bug causes the prototype to decimate his lab, McCarthy takes his obsessive efforts underground, far away from inquisitive eyes.

Rollerball (2002)
Markimdb: 3.1
Genrefantastic, action, sport
CountryUSA, Germany, Japan
Duration02:21

In this fast action-packed thriller, Jonathan, Marcus, and Aurora compete in a dangerous, fierce sport called Rollerball. Although, Johnathan and Marcus try to quit, cruel and vindictive promoter Alexi Petrovich encourages them to still participate.

Robo (2019)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantastic, drama, family
CountryRussia

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Advantageous (2015)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, drama, family
CountryUSA

In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter, Jules, do all they can to hold on to their joy, despite the instability surfacing in their world.

Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story (2005)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the horse (in fact is a mare)and save it of being sacrificed by the owner.

Wedlock (1991)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:41

A male prison escapee heads for his hidden loot, electronically attached to a female prisoner.

Chak De! India (2007)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, family, sport
CountryIndia
Duration02:33

Chak De! India follows a team of rag-tag girls with their own agenda who form Team India competing for international fame in field hockey. Their coach, the ex-men's Indian National team captain, returns from a life of shame after being unjustly accused of match fixing in his last match. Can he give the girls the motivation required to win, while dealing with the shadows of his own past?

Elysium (2013)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryUSA, Mexico, Canada
Duration01:49

In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that, if successful, will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.




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