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Default Looking for a specific type of movie...

I'm looking for any movies that follow this particular format:

The protagonist is particularly good at some skill (instrument, a sport, etc) and things are apparently going well for him.

Then the antagonist shows up and stomps him down at whatever the skill was (if it was guitar then the guy would show up and melt his face with a badass solo, etc).

Then the protagonist trains or studies or does whatever he has to do to beat the antagonist.


I'm not looking for a karate kid type movie where the protagonist starts out terrible then trains and becomes the best, but more a movie where the protagonist starts out very good (even to the point of being cocky) then gets put in his place and has to overcome himself to beat his new rival.

I feel like I've seen some movies like this before but I can't think of any right now. Anybody know any movies like what I'm talkin about? Cause I sure don't


EDIT: Thought of one (actually it's a series), but every saga of Dragonball Z. Goku is the @#%$, then some new bad guy comes down and beats his face in. Then Goku goes to the next level of Super Saiyan and BAM! Whoops some ass.

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Rocky 3?

It has got Mr T in it so it's cool.

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Can't think of many where it's directly the result of the protagonist, but there's plenty where something happens to the hero and he makes a glorious comeback:

i.e Top Gun, Anchorman, Hook, Colour of Money.


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Days of Thunder possibly?

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