Underground Fight Club Movies I Know Of

by m_roberts_07 | created - 17 May 2011 | updated - 23 Sep 2014 | Public

If anyone else knows of some other movies of this type even if foreign such as European, Russian, Middle Eastern or Asian etc please let me know and share the titles of the movies on my comments list. Appreciate it in advance.

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1. American Samurai (1992)

R | 94 min | Action

An American reporter teams up with a martial arts expert, whose half-brother is a "yakuza"--Japanese mafia--drug dealer to battle swordsmen from around the world n a Turkish arena.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: David Bradley, Mark Dacascos, Valarie Trapp, Rex Ryon

Votes: 1,576

One of my all time favorites

2. Among Dead Men (2008)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Horror

Life on the wild side sometimes has its own way in regulating or instigating consciousness awakening on its most devoted disciple. Bobby Delgado, undefeated MMA World Champion (of an ... See full summary »

Director: James Richards | Stars: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot, Ab Vegvary, Ron Vreeken, Nick Pendragon

Votes: 116

Pretty *beep* movie. I still keep it in my collection though

3. Balance of Power (1996)

R | 92 min | Action

A martial arts expert who runs a dojo for under-privileged kids from a dilapidated warehouse is shaken down by gangsters demanding protection money. Then when one of his students is gunned ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Bennett | Stars: Billy Blanks, Mako, Lisa Jai, Denis Akiyama

Votes: 295

This is actually pretty good but fight cheography could've been a bit better

4. Beatdown (2010)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Brandon, a respected street fighter, is forced to flee the city after his brother is murdered and the money that was supposed to be paid back to a local gangster is stolen. While lying low ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Gunther | Stars: Danny Trejo, Eric Balfour, Rudy Youngblood, Michael Bisping

Votes: 1,123

5. The Assailant (2009)

R | 94 min | Action, Biography, Drama

Based on the life of a legendary capoeira fighter from Bahia, "Besouro" spins a fantastic tale of a young Brazilian man of African descent in search of his mission.

Director: João Daniel Tikhomiroff | Stars: Aílton Carmo, Jéssica Barbosa, Flávio Rocha, Irandhir Santos

Votes: 1,419

Capoeira Involved and is an awesome movie

6. Best of the Best II (1993)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The Colosseum is the fighting arena owned by the champion Bracus. Now after the death of their friend, Rhee and Roberts want revenge.

Director: Robert Radler | Stars: Eric Roberts, Phillip Rhee, Chris Penn, Edan Gross

Votes: 4,729 | Gross: $6.61M

7. Beyond the Ring (2008)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Drama, Family

Martial arts champion Andre Lima's fighting days ended with his wife's death. The past nine years Andre has struggled to rebuild his world around his two children. When his daughter's health suddenly fails, his finances collapse

Director: Gerson Sanginitto | Stars: André Lima, Martin Kove, Gary Busey, Brye Cooper

Votes: 520

Andre Fights Zulu

8. Blood and Bone (2009)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama

In Los Angeles, an ex-con takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.

Director: Ben Ramsey | Stars: Michael Jai White, Julian Sands, Eamonn Walker, Dante Basco

Votes: 28,790

Michael Jai White tears everyone apart in this kick ass movie

9. Bloodfist II (1990)

R | 85 min | Action, Sport

Kickboxing champion Jake Raye thought his fighting days were over, until a call from an old friend draws him to the Far East and into the hands of a madman. This time Jake's fighting for ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Blumenthal | Stars: Don Wilson, Rina Reyes, Joe Mari Avellana, Robert Marius

Votes: 501 | Gross: $1.29M

10. Bogard (1974)

X | 93 min | Action, Crime

To make money, a Los Angeles street-fighter goes to work for gangsters.

Directors: Timothy Galfas, Richard Kaye | Stars: Richard Lawson, Annazette Chase, Philip Michael Thomas, Robert Burr

Votes: 340

11. Bloodmatch (1991)

R | 86 min | Action

Brick Bardo is on a mission to find out which one of the world's greatest kickboxers killed his brother. Five years ago, one of the four champs was fixing fights and set up his brother in ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Thom Mathews, Hope Marie Carlton, Marianne Taylor, Benny Urquidez

Votes: 817

12. Blood Ring (1991)

90 min | Action

Max, a prize boxer who has developed a drinking habit after his girlfriend Susan left him, gets involved in dirty business once she asks him to help her find her missing husband.

Director: Teddy Page | Stars: Dale Cook, Andrea Lamatsch, Don Nakaya Neilsen, Steve Tartalia

Votes: 63

13. Bloodsport (1988)

R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Drama

29 Metascore

Follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.

Director: Newt Arnold | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres, Norman Burton

Votes: 67,370 | Gross: $11.81M

14. Bloodsport 2 (1996)

R | 90 min | Action, Sport

After thief Alex Cardo gets caught while stealing an ancient katana in East Asia, he soon finds himself imprisoned and beaten up by the crowd there. Especially one of the guards, Demien, ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Mehrez | Stars: Daniel Bernhardt, James Hong, Pat Morita, Donald Gibb

Votes: 2,619 | Gross: $0.68M

15. Bloodsport III (1996 Video)

91 min | Action, Sport

Bloodsport III brings us back to the world of Alex Cardo. This time he must battle in a fight to end all fights - The Kumite, the most vicious warrior alive - Beast. He must not only battle... See full summary »

Director: Alan Mehrez | Stars: Daniel Bernhardt, John Rhys-Davies, Amber Kelleher-Andrews, Uni Park

Votes: 1,206

16. Bloodsport: The Dark Kumite (1999)

R | 100 min | Action, Romance

Agent John Keller goes undercover into the tough prison known as Fuego Penal to find out about the corpses of prisoners disappearing without a trace. There he gets involved in a dangerous ... See full summary »

Director: Elvis Restaino | Stars: Daniel Bernhardt, Ivan Ivanov, Lisa Stothard, Stefanos Miltsakakis

Votes: 969

17. Cage (1989)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama

A GI in Vietnam saves his buddy's life, but in the process is shot in the head. The injury results in brain damage to the point where he basically has a child's brain in a (very large) ... See full summary »

Director: Lang Elliott | Stars: Lou Ferrigno, Reb Brown, Michael Dante, Mike Moroff

Votes: 524 | Gross: $0.62M

18. Cage II (1994)

R | 106 min | Action, Drama

After surviving Vietnam and the illegal fighting circuit, one man finds himself facing a whole new set of challenges in this action-drama. Billy Thomas (Lou Ferrigno) is a kind soul who ... See full summary »

Director: Lang Elliott | Stars: Candra Adams, Lou Ferrigno, Richard Ardi, Reb Brown

Votes: 274

19. Capital Punishment (1991)

89 min | Action

Project K.I.C.K was a drug given to cattle to make them grow quicker, if the meat is eaten from these cattle it has horrible side effects. James is a martial artist hired by the DEA to find... See full summary »

Director: David Huey | Stars: Gary Daniels, David Carradine, Tadashi Yamashita, Mel Novak

Votes: 157

20. Confessions of a Pit Fighter (2005)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama

Confessions of a Pit fighter is a character driven action film about regret, consequences and the triumph of the human spirit. Eddie Castillo is a quiet man. He has survived seven years of ... See full summary »

Director: Art Camacho | Stars: Armand Assante, James Russo, Flavor Flav, John Savage

Votes: 212

21. Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

36 Metascore

A jewel thief's daughter is kidnapped after he steals a collection of prized black diamonds, which aren't at all what they seem.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Jet Li, DMX, Mark Dacascos, Anthony Anderson

Votes: 38,362 | Gross: $34.60M

Jet Li Fights Tito Ortiz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

22. Battle Creek Brawl (1980)

R | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A young Asian-American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fighting competition.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Jackie Chan, Kristine DeBell, José Ferrer, Mako

Votes: 4,175

23. The Circuit (2002)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Sport

Years ago, Dirk Longstreet walked away from The Circuit, the merciless underground fight club with no rules, where money changes hands as men are killed. But now gangsters have got his ... See full summary »

Director: Jalal Merhi | Stars: Olivier Gruner, Simon Kim, James Kim, Bryan Genesse

Votes: 277

24. The Circuit 2: The Final Punch (2002 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Sport

Prisoners are dying at the Ogden Correctional Institution, a prison where a corrupt Warden has taken justice and business into his own hands. In the bowels of this prison, an underground ... See full summary »

Director: Jalal Merhi | Stars: Olivier Gruner, Jalal Merhi, Lorenzo Lamas, Michael Blanks

Votes: 194

Jailhouse Underground Fighting

26. Deadly Bet (1992)

R | 92 min | Action

Jeff Wincott plays a gambler who puts his life on the line to buy his way out of the clutches of a mobster.

Director: Richard W. Munchkin | Stars: Jeff Wincott, Steven Vincent Leigh, Charlene Tilton, Michael DeLano

Votes: 258

27. Rage (1994)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action

Jack Dameron, the adopted son of a great Asian trading family, lives the perfect life and his star is quickly rising in the family business until he's framed for his wife's murder. He must find the real killer before the cops get him.

Director: Anthony Maharaj | Stars: Richard Norton, Karen Moncrieff, Chuck Jeffreys, Ron Vreeken

Votes: 62

28. Death Match (1994)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama

A kickboxing champ and a reporter are searching for a missing man, but they turn up a series of illegal kickboxing matches run by an arms dealer.

Director: Joe Coppoletta | Stars: Ian Jacklin, Martin Kove, Matthias Hues, Renee Allman

Votes: 181

29. Death Warrior (2009)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Horror

Five of the best mixed martial arts champions from around the world are forced to play a deadly game, a game to the death.

Director: Bill Corcoran | Stars: Hector Echavarria, Tanya Clarke, Nick Mancuso, Keith Jardine

Votes: 621

30. Enter the Dragon (1973)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

83 Metascore

A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly, Ahna Capri

Votes: 86,317 | Gross: $25.00M

31. Fists of Iron (1995)

R | 94 min | Action

A skillful fighter who works as a mechanic goes with his friend to a rich guy's villa where illegal fighting is being organizes. It should be easy money, but the friend gets killed and now the mechanic wants revenge on the people involved.

Director: Richard W. Munchkin | Stars: Michael Worth, Jenilee Harrison, Sam J. Jones, Marshall R. Teague

Votes: 210

32. Equal Impact (1995)

105 min | Action

Dave (Joe Gates) and Josh (Jay Gates) Conner are twin brothers who are skilled in the martial art of taekwondo. While Josh spends most of his time at the school, Dave is a champion fighter ... See full synopsis »

Director: Jon Steven Ward | Stars: Jay Gates, Joe Gates, Joe Estevez, Robert Z'Dar

Votes: 44

33. Fearless Tiger (1991 Video)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama

A man's brother dies of an overdose from a new and potent drug introduced by a drug gang. He puts off his wedding to a beautiful model and postpones taking over the family business while he... See full summary »

Director: Ron Hulme | Stars: Jalal Merhi, Monika Schnarre, Lazar Rockwood, Jamie Farr

Votes: 188

34. Final Impact (1992)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama

Nick, former world champion in kick boxing, discovers Danny, who just became light heavy-weight champion of Ohio. Danny is very ambitious to become world champion, so Nick offers to train ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Merhi, Stephen Smoke | Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Kathleen Kinmont, Michael Worth, Jeff Langton

Votes: 430

Lamas dies in streetfight

35. Fainaru faito - Saigo no ichigeki (1989)

100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Years after retiring from the world of free fighting martial arts, a man returns to the deadly world of fighting after his best student is killed in the tournament.

Director: Shuji Goto | Stars: Yasuaki Kurata, Simon Yam, Meg Lam, Anzu Lawson

Votes: 382

36. Gymkata (1985)

R | 90 min | Action, Thriller

An American gymnast travels to a foreign country to compete in a deadly game not won by anyone other than a native in more than 900 years.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Kurt Thomas, Tetchie Agbayani, Richard Norton, Edward Bell

Votes: 3,394 | Gross: $5.73M

37. No Exit (1995 Video)

R | 93 min | Action, Thriller

Professor John Stoneman Teaches at the local university. John philosophy is to prevent violence and handle any situation without hurting anybody. But his way of life changes when a few ... See full summary »

Director: Damian Lee | Stars: Jeff Wincott, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Phillip Jarrett, Richard Fitzpatrick

Votes: 168

38. Hak kuen (2006)

110 min | Action

A young man learns the fighting techniques of Sanda from a coach. The two become best friends as the young man prepares to enter an underground tournament, competing against some of the top fighters of the world.

Director: Dennis Law | Stars: Jing Wu, Ronald Cheng, Miki Yeung, Theresa Fu

Votes: 1,573

Great Asian Underground Fighting Movie

39. Mortal Contact (1995 TV Movie)

89 min | Action

Michael Reeves s a martial arts instructor. Michael meets Marina who brings her young son, Christopher to his school. Michael develops a relationship with Marina. Marina's ex husband, Jimmy... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Hernández-Adan | Stars: Herve Guillon, Pat Bend, Carlos Hernández-Adan, Justin Born

Votes: 12

40. Final Round (1994 Video)

R | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

After a recruiter sees him winning a bar fight, Tyler Verdiccio is kidnapped and thrown into an abandoned industrial complex which has been converted into the arena. Along with his lover, ... See full summary »

Director: George Erschbamer | Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Kathleen Kinmont, Anthony De Longis, Clark Johnson

Votes: 199

41. Firepower (1993)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

In the near future, street gangs have their own city zones where cops can't go. Two tough cops are sent undercover in one of them to investigate an illegal cure for AIDS. But they must first fight in a deathmatch, and the match is fixed.

Director: Richard Pepin | Stars: Chad McQueen, Gary Daniels, George Murdock, Joseph Ruskin

Votes: 437

42. Honor (2006)

R | 87 min | Action, Drama

In a world where street gangs collide with the law, neighborhood friends, Raymond and Gabriel, must decide which side of the battle to join. This will be the ultimate fight - the one for power, family, and HONOR.

Director: David Worth | Stars: Jason Barry, Russell Wong, Roddy Piper, Remy Bonjasky

Votes: 531

43. In Hell (2003)

R | 98 min | Action, Thriller, Drama

A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the wardens' entertainment.

Director: Ringo Lam | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lawrence Taylor, Lloyd Battista, Carlos Gómez

Votes: 17,047

If Van Damme made this in his prime I think the movie could have gone far

44. Kickboxer (1989)

R | 97 min | Action, Sport, Thriller

33 Metascore

Kurt Sloane must learn the ancient kick boxing art of Muay Thai in order to avenge his brother.

Directors: Mark DiSalle, David Worth | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Alexio, Dennis Chan, Michel Qissi

Votes: 43,450 | Gross: $14.70M

45. Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991)

R | 89 min | Action, Sport

This movie is supposed to be a sequel to the movie which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme. Only now the movie revolves around the brother of the character that Van Damme played. David Sloan is... See full summary »

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Sasha Mitchell, Peter Boyle, Dennis Chan, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Votes: 4,841 | Gross: $1.25M

46. Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor (1994)

R | 90 min | Action, Sport

David Sloan must travel to Mexico to save his wife from a savage drug lord who's also an old nemesis.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Sasha Mitchell, Kamel Krifa, Brad Thornton, Jill Pierce

Votes: 2,900

47. The King of the Kickboxers (1990)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Sport

A cop goes undercover in Thailand to avenge his brother's death in this martial arts film.

Director: Lucas Lowe | Stars: Loren Avedon, Richard Jaeckel, Don Stroud, Billy Blanks

Votes: 1,204

48. Fighting Spirit (1992)

92 min | Action, Fantasy

Billy is a young fighter whose sister Judith was hurt after a near gang rape. When he learns she must have surgery, crime boss Russell has Billy compete in illegal street fights. When Billy... See full summary »

Director: John Lloyd | Stars: Loren Avedon, Sean P. Donahue, Greg Douglass, Michelle Locke

Votes: 58

*beep* movie but only watched it because I like Loren Avedon in other movies

49. Lionheart (1990)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama