Movies like Chariots of Fire

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Chariots of Fire (1981)
 7.2
 52K
Chariots of Fire (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The true story of British athletes preparing for and competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics.
Style: sentimental, thought provoking, sincere, atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, contemplative, inspirational, feel good ...
Plot: underdog, sport, ambition, friendship, olympics, running, missionary, prejudice, athlete's life, friends, contests and competitions, human spirit, follow your dream, hopes, obsessive quest, social differences, society, crumbling relationship, lifestyle, escapades, bishop, rivalry, opponent, patriotism, mayor ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, post world war one, 1930s
Place: scotland, paris france, england, france, europe, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about ambition, sport, hopes, rivalry, underdog, human spirit and contests and competitions mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Chariots of Fire: Running Brave (1983), The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005), Cinderella Man (2005), Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004), Without Limits (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Running Brave (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of Billy Mills the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: sport, track and field, running, olympics, contests and competitions, athlete's life, human spirit, campus, racism, power relations, lifestyle, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: south dakota, kansas, usa
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100%
The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biopic of 20-year-old Francis Ouimet who defeated his golfing idol and 1900 US Open Champion, Harry Vardon.
Style: motivational, captivating, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, athlete's life, prodigy, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, social differences, society, contests and competitions, championship ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s, 1960s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, new jersey, boston, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 172K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: inspirational, motivational, touching, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, boxing, underdog, athlete's life, comeback, financial problem, poverty, training, follow your dream, boxer, marriage ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 30s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of golf icon and legend, Bobby Jones, who retired from competition at the tender age of 28.
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sport, golf, rivalry, rise to the top, lifestyle, ambition, temperamental, human spirit, couples, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20s ...
Place: scotland, europe, georgia, atlanta georgia, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Without Limits (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to Olympics in Munich and his early death at 24 in a car crash.
Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, sincere, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sport, olympics, running, profanity, sexual content, ambition, human spirit, power relations, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1972, year 1969 ...
Place: oregon, usa, finland, helsinki finland, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 7K
Prefontaine (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: It's the true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine, the exciting and sometimes controversial "James Dean of Track," whose spirit captured the heart of the nation! Cocky, charismatic, and tough, "Pre" was a ...
Style: sincere, rough, serious, talky, factual ...
Plot: sport, olympics, runner, underdog, human spirit, contests and competitions, athlete's life, hopes, lifestyle, college, olympic gold medalist, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 1960, year 1972 ...
Place: oregon, usa, finland, montreal quebec, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.1
 64K
Invincible (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public ...
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: american football, underdog, sport, against the odds, determination, teacher, team, teamwork, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, success ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Swimming Upstream (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young man aspiring for recognition of his talents battles against his estranged father's sentiment towards him as the father deals with his own demons.
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: swimming, sport, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, follow your dream, family life, parents and children, contests and competitions ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne australia, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 7.3
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The Express (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
Style: emotional, uplifting, serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, human spirit, american football, racism, ambition, college, society, rivalry, against the odds, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, new york, united states, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Shot at Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Scottish second division football team Kilnockie is taken over by American Pete Cameron. The new owner puts pressure on manager Gordon McLeod to improve the fortunes of the team, and hires first division player Jackie McQuillan.
Style: realistic, sentimental, inspirational, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, follow your dream, athlete's life, human spirit, friendship, ambition, lifestyle, against the odds, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, society, sport team ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.5
 54K
Rudy (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: sport, underdog, sport team, college life, working class, ambition, aspiration, american football, family relations, football, college, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.0
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The Greatest (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Greatest is a 1977 film about the life of boxer Muhammad Ali, in which Ali plays himself. It was directed by Tom Gries and Monte Hellman. The song "Greatest Love of All", later remade by Whitney Houston, was written for this film and ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: racism, human spirit, fighting the system, ambition, follow your dream, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, hopes, religions or cults, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 4K
Gracie (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: soccer, human spirit, family problems, follow your dream, rivalry, death in the family, feminism, family in crisis, sport, society, ambition, female athlete ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Flying Scotsman (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story of amateur cyclist Graeme Obree, who breaks the world one-hour record on a bike he made out of washing machine parts.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, scot, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, race, hopes, rivalry, friendship, contests and competitions, sport, cyclist ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
 41K
Hoosiers (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, basketball, small town, underdog, high school, athlete and trainer, championship, sport team, ambition, human spirit, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the late 1930s, a young machinist named Maurice Richard distinguished himself as a ice hockey player of preternatural talent. Although that was enough to get him into the Montreal Canadiens, his frequent injuries cost him the confidence of his ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: sport, rivalry, ice hockey, factory, discrimination, athlete's life, protest, ambition, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 40s ...
Place: montreal, new york, boston, toronto ontario canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Damned United (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Taking over Leeds United, Brian Clough's abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous ...
Style: tense, sentimental, sincere, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: soccer, sport, ambition, rivalry, training, stadium, sport team, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, friendship, ego clash, career ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1974
Place: england, yorkshire, brighton, europe, northern england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Remember the Titans (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, sport team, coach, sport, african american, prejudice, football, contests and competitions, human spirit, high school, against the odds, american football ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, southern usa, virginia, united states, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 417K
Rush (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A biographical drama centered on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season.
Style: inspirational, exciting, captivating, based on true events, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, racecar driver, rise to the top, sport, race car, rivalry, human spirit, world champion, uninhibited rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, rising to stardom ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1986, year 1976 ...
Place: europe, ibiza, london, mount fuji, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
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The Hammer (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship.
Style: uplifting, sincere, captivating, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: underdog, mute or deaf, deaf, sport, wrestling, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, against the odds, overcoming, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.2
 58K
Run Milkha Run (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The true story of the "Flying Sikh" world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and homelessness to become one of India's most iconic athletes.
Style: uplifting, captivating, inspirational, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: running, rise to the top, talented, athlete's life, army, sport, lifestyle, rising to stardom, ambition, follow your dream, contests and competitions, overcoming ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s
Place: india, pakistan, asia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 121K
Coach Carter (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.
Style: motivational, touching, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, teachers and students, sport, coach, athlete's life, teacher, high school, underdog, human spirit, dedicated educator, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey, usa, san francisco, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 37K
Radio (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: sport, disability, football, underdog, mentally challenged, graduation, friendship, civil rights, against the odds, radio, human spirit, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.7
 311
Bert & Dickie (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thrown together just five weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics, Bert Bushnell (Doctor Who's Matt Smith) and Dickie Burnell (Sam Hoare) defied all the odds and made history in the double sculls. This is the story of how they did it ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, exciting
Plot: sport, athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions, lifestyle, competition, teamwork, olympics ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 42K
Glory Road (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.
Style: feel good, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, racism, basketball, coach, underdog, college, teamwork, sport team, racial slur, ambitious, human spirit, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, washington state, united states, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 91K
Ali (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: boxing, civil rights, athlete's life, friendship, muslim, racism, african american, politics, comeback, human spirit, rise to the top, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1974, year 1964 ...
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Million Dollar Arm (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) dreams up a wild game plan to find Major League Baseball’s next great pitcher from a pool of cricket players in India. He soon discovers two young men who can throw a ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: baseball, sport, fish out of water, athlete's life, ambition, against the odds, culture clash, underdog, contests and competitions, rivalry, society, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, usa, california, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.5
 46K
Miracle (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, put a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation ...
Style: uplifting, touching, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, hockey, sport, underdog, olympics, coach, sport team, human spirit, grudge, contests and competitions, athlete's life, opponent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, milwaukee wisconsin, massachusetts, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 9K
The Babe (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chronicle of Babe Ruth's phenomenal story--from his hard knock beginnings at a Baltimore orphanage, to his meteoric rise to baseball superstardom and his poignant retirement from the game. His amazing career included seven American League ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: sport, baseball, americana, once promising, human spirit, couples, rivalry, ambition, underdog, hopes, relationship vs career, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 1910s, 20s ...
Place: new york yankees, usa, new york, baltimore, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 941
Joe and Max (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: True story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and their enduring friendship.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: sport, racism, friendship, interracial relations, boxer, contests and competitions, human spirit, against the odds, discrimination, ambition, against humanity, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1940s, 40s
Place: chicago illinois, paris france, germany, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%