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20 best movies like The Karate Kid (2010)


List of the best movies like The Karate Kid (2010): The Power of One, Born To Fight, First Match, Bang the Drum Slowly, Not Fade Away, Crooked Arrows, The Joy Luck Club, Sultan, Haywire, Wushu.

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Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, sport
CountryAustralia, France, USA
Duration02:07
CharactersAngels, Friends, Pianists, Orphans, Chickens
PlotBoxing, Friendship, Political, Rivalry
PlaceAfrica
TimeWorld War II
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

PK, an English orphan terrorized for his family's political beliefs in Africa, turns to his only friend, a kindly world-wise prisoner, Geel Piet. Geel teaches him how to box with the motto “fight with your fists and lead with your heart”. As he grows to manhood, PK uses these words to take on the system and the injustices he sees around him - and finds that one person really can make a difference.

Markimdb: 5
Genreaction, family
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:35
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotBoxing, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceSchool
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

Steve Austin is Dan Barnes, a former heavyweight boxer who hangs up his gloves to escape his violent lifestyle. Dans life is quickly turned upside down when the resident boxing champion makes his presence felt by dominating all opponents who stand in his way. In order to put the title holder in his place, Dan prepares an unseasoned newcomer for the biggest challenge of his life.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Family
PlotMartial Arts, Fight, Friendship, Rivalry
StyleInspirational, Touching, Serious

Hardened by years in foster care, a teenage girl from Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood decides that wrestling boys is the only way back to her estranged father.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersFriends, Terminally ill
PlotFriendship, Baseball, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching, Serious

The story of a New York pro baseball team and two of its players. Henry Wiggen is the star pitcher and Bruce Pearson is the normal, everyday catcher who is far from the star player on the team and friend to all of his teammates. During the off-season, Bruce learns that he is terminally ill, and Henry, his only true friend, is determined to be the one person there for him during his last season with the club. Throughout the course of the season, Henry and his teammates attempt to deal with Bruce's impending illness, all the while attempting to make his last year a memorable one.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersFriends
PlotMusic, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching

Set in suburban New Jersey in the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersTeens, Indians, Family, Friends, Trainers
PlotRivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Soulful, Serious

A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:19
CharactersFamily, Friends, Architects
PlotChess, Friendship
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

Through a series of flashbacks, four young chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationship.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, drama, sport
CountryUSA, India
Duration03:18
CharactersTough guys
PlotLove, Fight, Relationship, Dreams, Rivalry
PlaceIndia
StylePsychological problems, Action, Inspirational, Soulful, Fascinating

A biographical drama based on the life of fictional Haryana based wrestler & mixed martial arts specialist Sultan Ali Khan.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:33
PlotFriendship, Rivalry
PlaceSchool
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. Suddenly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must find the truth in order to stay alive.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, drama, family
CountryHong Kong
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Trainers
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Friendship
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Ten years ago, five students joined a martial arts school and learned the disciplines of Wushu and the bonds of friendship. Today, both will be put to the test after they and a former student stumble into a child kidnapping ring

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersTeens, Friends, Maids
PlotFriendship
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, India
Duration02:26
CharactersAnimals, Horses, Military, Alcoholics
PlotWar, Friendship
PlaceEngland
TimeWorld War I
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Epic, Touching, Serious

Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:36
CharactersFamily, Students, Disabled people, Friends, Blind
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Relationship, Friendship
PlaceHotels, USA, New York
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Explicit scenes, Touching

Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade, a cantankerous middle-aged man who lives with his niece and her family.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Friends
PlotFriendship
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends, Losers, Single mothers
PlotFriendship
PlaceEngland, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Fancy, Touching

Will Proudfoot (Bill Milner) is looking for an escape from his family's stifling home life when he encounters Lee Carter (Will Poulter), the school bully. Armed with a video camera and a copy of "Rambo: First Blood", Lee plans to make cinematic history by filming his own action-packed video epic. Together, these two newfound friends-turned-budding-filmmakers quickly discover that their imaginative ― and sometimes mishap-filled ― cinematic adventure has begun to take on a life of its own!

Markimdb: 3.5
Genreaction, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
PlotMartial Arts, Friendship, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men

Following a fighting accident, Dalton Hunt retired from the world of MMA at the top. Unable to outrun his guilt, he lost his family, his title, and his way. But when a crooked promoter lures him back into a fight against the current undefeated champ, Dalton must enlist the aid of an enigmatic trainer to turn him bck into a warrior so he can stand tall and do battle once again.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersTeens, Friends, Mothers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Soccer, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceHotels, Sweden
StyleExciting, To cry, Inspirational, Serious

The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFriends, Trainers
PlotFriendship, Rivalry
PlaceEngland
StyleExciting, Touching, Serious

A street smart runner develops an intense rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy young athlete.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, comedy, drama
CountryIndia
Duration01:30
CharactersHorses, Family
PlotLove, Travel, Friendship, Uprising, Rivalry
PlaceSchool, India, Chicago
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Touching, Serious

A young mute girl from Pakistan loses herself in India with no way to head back. A devoted man with a magnanimous spirit undertakes the task to get her back to her motherland and unite her with her family.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersFamily, Military, Tough guys, Warriors
PlotMartial Arts, Death, Depression, Funeral
StyleTo cry, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:04
CharactersFamily
PlotFriendship, Swimming, Rivalry
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A man who is suffering a mid-life crisis finds new meaning in his life as part of an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersGods, Family, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotLove, On real events, Life, Friendship, Cancer
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Serious

A young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighborhood and inspiring hope among everyone he comes in contact. An unsuspecting substitute postman, with a troubled life of his own, becomes entangled in the boy's journey and his family by reading the letters. They inspire him to seek a better life for himself and his own son he's lost through his alcohol addiction.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:34
CharactersWhale, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceOcean, Africa
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

After young Kirra leaves her Australian home to summer with her grandfather in South Africa, she soon discovers a baby orca stranded in the lagoon near her grandfather’s rundown seaside amusement park. She names the lonely whale Willy--and embarks on a great quest to lead the little guy back to his anxious pod.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, biography, sport
CountryBrazil
CharactersTough guys
PlotRivalry
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Fascinating, Touching, Heartbreaking

The Story of longtime UFC Featherweight champion and the struggles facing him on the road to the top.

Markimdb: 5
Genreaction, drama, crime, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersHeroes, Tough guys, Trainers
PlotLove, Martial Arts, Revenge, Fight, Fights without rules
PlacePrison
StyleExciting, Action, Inspirational, Depressive, Serious

One year after the events of "Kickboxer: Vengeance", Kurt Sloan has vowed never to return to Thailand. However, while gearing up for a MMA title shot, he finds himself sedated and forced back into Thailand, this time in prison. He is there because the ones responsible want him to face a 6'8" 400 lbs. beast named Mongkut and in return for the fight, Kurt will get two million dollars and his freedom back. Kurt at first refuses, in which a bounty is placed on his head as a way to force him to face Mongkut. Kurt soon learns he will have no other choice and will undergo his most rigorous training yet under some unexpected mentors in order to face Mongkut in hopes to regain his freedom.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:50
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Family, Trainers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Friendship
PlaceSchool, USA, Small cities
StyleExciting, To cry, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:02
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotAmerican Football, Friendship
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersFriends, Trainers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Soccer, Friendship, Voodoo
PlaceAircraft, Cemetery, Hotels
StyleExciting, To cry, Serious

Based on a true story, this film tells the tale of the 1950 US soccer team who, against all odds, beat England 1 - 0 in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Although no US team has yet won a World Cup title, this story is about the family traditions and passions which shaped the lives of the players who made up this team of underdogs.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, drama, biography
CountryUSA, China, Canada
CharactersHeroes, Tough guys, Warriors
PlotOn real events, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Fight, Karate
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense

Set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s Chinatown, this cross-cultural biopic chronicles Bruce Lee’s emergence as a martial-arts superstar after his legendary secret showdown with fellow martial artist Wong Jack Man.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:34
CharactersFamily, Friends, Fathers
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Obsession, Fate
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

Matt Ryder is convinced to drive his estranged and dying father Benjamin Ryder cross country to deliver four old rolls of Kodachrome film to the last lab in the world that can develop them before it shuts down for good. Along with Ben's nurse Zooey, the three navigate a world changing from analogue to digital while trying to put the past behind them.





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