Movies like Coach Carter

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Coach Carter (2005)
 7.3
 110K
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: touching, sincere, captivating, inspirational, sentimental, serious, realistic, motivational, basketball movie, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, teacher, high school, teachers and students, underdog, human spirit, coach, ambition, drugs/alcohol, hardcase students, friendship, african american, vandalism, new job, mentor, college, life philosophy, fighting the system, transformation, courage, dedicated educator, hip hop ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas, san francisco

Most similar movies to Coach Carter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, inspirational and touching films with plots about sport, human spirit, hopes, ambition, power relations, underdog and redemption mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Coach Carter: McFarland, USA (2015), The Blind Side (2009), Freedom Writers (2007), Radio (2003), Remember the Titans (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 31K
McFarland, USA (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
Style: touching, exciting, uplifting, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: human spirit, small town, athlete and trainer, underdog, coach, contests and competitions, track and field, high school, social differences, teenage life, ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 264K
The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, human spirit, parents and children, rising to stardom, life, misfit, prejudice, athlete's life, american football, family drama, homeless, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Freedom Writers (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.
Style: sentimental, touching, rough, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teachers and students, high school, idealism, teacher, domestic violence, holocaust, gang violence, dedicated educator, urban ghetto life, teenage life, mentor, divorce ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 36K
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: disability, sport, football, radio, small town, underdog, graduation, mentally challenged, friendship, misfit, against the odds, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, sport, football, contests and competitions, prejudice, underdog, high school, african american, coach, training, racial slur, american football ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 40K
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: emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, racism, underdog, college, teamwork, racial slur, coach, marriage, human spirit, ambitious, glory ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, campus, maryland, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story about the great basketball player "Pistol" Pete Maravich when he was in the eighth grade. He plays on the varsity basketball team at Daniel High School but has some very difficult obstacles standing in his way of playing. The only ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: sport, athlete's life, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, teenage love, tragic hero, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, hopes, teaching the ways of the world, power relations, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 60K
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, realistic, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, football, underdog, teacher, jealousy, against the odds, determination, divorce, american football, athlete and trainer, power relations, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 1K
Sunset Park (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, high school, underdog, ambition, lifestyle, human nature, high school life, against the odds, society, youth, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Peaceful Warrior (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, philosophical, compassionate, sincere ...
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, human spirit, athlete and trainer, wise man, coach, rehabilitation, mentor, friendship, mysterious character, guru, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, campus, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.
Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, american football, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, rise to the top, small town, contests and competitions, youth, rivalry, social relations, coach ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 6K
Pride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this uplifting film based on a true story, coach Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard) shocks the community and changes lives when, aided by a local janitor (Bernie Mac), he sets out to form Philadelphia's first black swim team. But the odds are ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: swimming, sport, racism, underdog, power relations, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, dedicated educator, against the odds, society, ambition, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 39K
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, captivating, uplifting, serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, sport, small town, redemption, underdog, high school, championship, athlete and trainer, ambition, lifestyle, athlete's life, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 77K
42 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, exciting, uplifting ...
Plot: baseball, racism, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, americana, hopes, power relations, athlete and trainer, rise to the top, human spirit, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1946, year 1947 ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, missouri, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 50K
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: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, working class, college life, ambition, american football, football, college, sport team, respect, financial problem, against the odds ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Love & Basketball (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this drama. Quincy McCall (Omar Epps) and Monica Wright (Sanaa Lathan) grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow ...
Style: touching, realistic, exciting, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: basketball, sport, friendship, high school, coming of age, career change, romance, parents and children, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1993
Place: california, usa, los angeles, barcelona spain, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 43K
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, sincere, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: ice hockey, underdog, sport, athlete and trainer, hockey, coach, human spirit, grudge, championship, athlete's life, contests and competitions, opponent ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, milwaukee wisconsin, new york, manhattan new york city, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 19K
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, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, american football, human spirit, football, racism, college, ambition, rivalry, society, against the odds ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 42K
Gridiron Gang (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, human spirit, teenage life, youth, athlete and trainer, sport, football, violence, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, exciting, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Plot: sport, athlete, running, ambition, human spirit, hopes, power relations, contests and competitions, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, lifestyle, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1972, year 1970 ...
Place: oregon, usa, munich germany, helsinki finland, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.0
 165K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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: uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, athlete's life, comeback, underdog, follow your dream, boxing, financial problem, poverty, training, priest, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the rest of his life to the young kids of Harlem. 1996 ...
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, basketball, sport, heroin, vietnam war, life is a bitch, hopes, athlete and trainer, friends, urban ghetto life, athlete's life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 6K
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: rough, serious, sincere, talky, factual ...
Plot: sport, runner, underdog, human spirit, contests and competitions, athlete's life, olympics, lifestyle, hopes, college, olympic gold medalist, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 1960, year 1972 ...
Place: oregon, usa, montreal quebec, finland, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 26K
Hardball (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend.
Style: touching, sincere, talky, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underdog, gambling, gang, bet, redemption, sport, athlete and trainer, teachers and students, friends, athlete's life, down on your luck, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.1
 466K
Rocky (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with ...
Style: uplifting, touching, captivating, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, underdog, self esteem, training, contests and competitions, fight, ambition, life is a bitch, lifestyle, determination, rivalry, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 11K
Blue Chips (1994)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team aren't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete ...
Style: tense, serious, biting, realistic, basketball movie ...
Plot: sport, college, basketball, underdog, workplace, self discovery, society, lifestyle, workplace situations, blind ambition, ambition, sport team ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: indiana, chicago illinois, texas, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Friday Night Lights (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles, is seriously injured during the first game of the season, all hope is lost, and the town's dormant ...
Style: realistic, captivating, rough, sincere, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: coach, party, high school, comeback, career, sport, football, small town, domestic violence, championship, african american, teenager ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Facing the Giants (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, feel good, football movie ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: christian, sport, football, underdog, religions or cults, human spirit, youth, ambition, rivalry, religious, high school life, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 1K
One on One (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Henry Steele is a basketball phenom at his small town high school, but when he matriculates to a big city university on a scholarship, soon realizes that he has few skills outside the sport. Expected by his coach to contribute significantly to the ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, college, sport, coach, basketball, one on one, human spirit, small town life, prodigy, college life, teaching the ways of the world, city life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
We Are Marshall (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, sport, football, recruit, survivor, student, university, grief, comeback, coach, american football, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, virginia, campus, west virginia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%