Movies like Cobb

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Cobb (1994)
 6.4
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Cobb (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Al Stump is a famous sports-writer chosen by Ty Cobb to co-write his official, authorized 'autobiography' before his death. Cobb, widely feared and despised, feels misunderstood and wants to set the record straight about 'the greatest ball-player ever,' in his words.
Style: factual, inspirational, intense, rough, serious, sincere, realistic, cynical, light, road movie ...
Plot: baseball, sport, lone hero, brutality, mentor, adaptation, underdog, dark hero, historical figure, life is a bitch, athlete's life, ghost writer, journalism, introspection, writer's life, catastrophe, gangsters, football, demon, psychology, women, violence, life, writers, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s
Place: detroit, california, new jersey, georgia, usa

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Most similar movies to Cobb

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, inspirational and feel good films with plots about sport, ambition, redemption, athlete's life, dialogue, mentor and rivalry mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Cobb: Eight Men Out (1988), The Babe (1992), Blaze (1989), Play It to the Bone (1999), Bang the Drum Slowly (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 20K
Eight Men Out (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The great Chicago White Sox team of 1919 is the saddest team to ever win a pennent. The team is bitter at their penny pincher owner, Charles Comiskey, and at their own teammates. Gamblers take advantage of this opportunity to offer some players $ to ...
Style: realistic, factual, atmospheric, talky, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: baseball, sport, friendship, major league, scandal, gambling, historical figure, ambition, contests and competitions, society, sport team, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california, boston, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.9
 11K
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: humorous, feel good, twists and turns, clever, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: baseball, sport, fantasy world, police investigation, redemption, runaway, vengeance, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), natural disaster, greed, happy ending ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century ...
Place: new york yankees, boston, california, usa, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.0
 4K
Blaze (1989)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant governor of Louisiana. The aging Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with young stripper Blaze Starr. When Earl and Blaze move in together, ...
Style: sexy, light, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, harsh ...
Plot: stripper, politics, political corruption, governor, civil rights, forbidden love, older man younger woman relationship, southern belle, scandal, civil rights movement, striptease, social injustice ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, latin america, new jersey, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Play It to the Bone (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two aging fighters in LA, friends, get a call from a Vegas promoter because his undercard fighters for a Mike Tyson bout that night are suddenly unavailable. He wants them to box each other. They agree as long as the winner gets a shot at the ...
Style: humorous, inspirational, intense, melancholic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, sport, friendship, unlikely friendships, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete's life, underdog, ambition, road trip, love triangle, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, inspirational, melancholic ...
Plot: baseball, sport, terminal illness, friendship, character study, mentor, adaptation, athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, sport team, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, minnesota, new york yankees, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: inspirational, feel good, touching, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, disney, culture clash, rags to riches, athlete's life, fish out of water, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, california, usa, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.
Style: inspirational, serious, realistic, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: sport, following a dream, soccer, rise to the top, athlete's life, contests and competitions, prodigy, rags to riches, football, ambition, soccer match, rivalry ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: brazil, africa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.5
 95K
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, inspirational, emotional, factual, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: baseball, racism, sport, against the odds, racial segregation, rivalry, african american, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, americana, human spirit, rise to the top ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1948 ...
Place: boston, new jersey, california, new york, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 7.6
 417K
Moneyball (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Style: inspirational, captivating, realistic, feel good, clever ...
Plot: sport, baseball, rise to the top, success, strategy, mathematics, underdog, statistics, obsession, ambition, business, teamwork ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 2000s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
For Love of the Game (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A baseball legend almost finished with his distinguished career at the age of forty has one last chance to prove who he is, what he is capable of, and win the heart of the woman he has loved for the past four years.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: baseball, sport, romance, loneliness, unlikely friendships, looking for love, love and romance, athlete's life, career, training, major league, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, bronx new york city, new york yankees, san francisco, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.5
 802
Phantom Punch (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: From his discovery by a priest while serving time at the Missouri State Penitentiary to the infamous 'Phantom Punch' by Cassius Clay which effectively ended his career, the movie spans the years from 1950 to Liston's mysterious and ...
Style: captivating, realistic, rough, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, black american, prison, infidelity, sport, rise and fall, follow your dream, rivalry, contests and competitions, rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Any Given Sunday (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to ...
Style: stylized, intense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, american football, underdog, football, sport team, coach, desire for fame, success, ambition, power relations, fame, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, new jersey, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Resurrecting the Champ (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his ...
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: boxing, sport, journalism, ex athlete, homeless, african american, human spirit, lifestyle, athlete's life, newspaper, introspection, change of luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 2000s
Place: colorado, los angeles, usa, las vegas, denver colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
 14K
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: suspense, intense, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: basketball, sport, underdog, college, contests and competitions, sport team, follow your dream, lifestyle, prodigy, athlete's life, blind ambition, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, boston, texas, chicago illinois, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 22K
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: inspirational, emotional, factual, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: american football, sport, african american, athlete and trainer, racism, college, human spirit, football, courage, friendship, mentor, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 60s, 50s
Place: usa, new york, texas, new jersey, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 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: talky, factual, intense, serious, rough ...
Plot: olympics, runner, sport, underdog, justice, human spirit, athlete's life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, hopes, track and field, running ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1960, year 1969, 60s ...
Place: oregon, usa, seattle, boston, montreal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Against the Ropes (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fictional story inspired by North America's most famous female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen. Her struggle to survive and succeed in a male dominated sport.
Style: inspirational, intense, sincere, serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: boxing, sport, fight scenes, rags to riches, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, lifestyle, human spirit, underdog ...
Time: year 1972, 70s
Place: new jersey, michigan, los angeles, detroit, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 364K
The Fighter (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being ...
Style: inspirational, sincere, realistic, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, sport, addiction, underdog, athlete's life, drug abuse, drug addiction, fight, change of luck, drugs, courage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1993
Place: boston, massachusetts, new jersey, usa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, inspirational, captivating, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, family outing, chick flick
Plot: golf, sport, rags to riches, underdog, working class, athlete's life, prodigy, human spirit, disney, ambition, lifestyle, social differences ...
Time: 1910s, 60s, 1930s, 90s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, scotland, boston, new jersey, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: sincere, factual, inspirational, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sport, olympics, running, runner, competition, track and field, athlete's life, hopes, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, finland, helsinki finland, munich germany, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
 63K
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: inspirational, feel good, emotional, sexy, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: american football, football, sport, underdog, motivation, aspiration, ambition, college, american football player, high school, priest, working class ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: indiana, boston, texas, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 9K
Fat City (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, neo noir, serious, captivating ...
Plot: boxing, alcohol abuse, friendship, sport, boxer, boxing match, comeback, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, unfulfillment, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.7
 633
The Bronx Bull (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A combination "before the rage" and "after the rage" of world middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta's tumultuous life and times.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, rise and fall, athlete's life, sport, tough heroes, family relations, parents and children, hopes, youth, boxer, competition ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 7.0
 71K
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: inspirational, sentimental, feel good, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: american football, underdog, sport, football, follow your dream, teacher, against the odds, determination, team, teamwork, disney, rookie ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 143K
Foxcatcher (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, dark, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: wrestling, sport, mental illness, murder, eccentricity, ambition, obsession, character study, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, domination, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, year 1988 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california, seoul, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 39K
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, inspirational, feel good, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: sport, coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, teacher, underdog, track and field, teenager, mentor, small town, school, high school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 1K
Heleno (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Brazil
Duration: 116 min.
Story: José Henrique Fonseca crafts an ambitious and long overdue homage to a central icon in Brazil’s 20th century history. Reminiscent of film noir classics, the biopic tells the glorious and tragic story of the legendary football striker Heleno de ...
Style: stylized, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, rise and fall, life is a bitch, rivalry, womanizer, sport, bad attitude, couples, drug abuse, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 66K
Gridiron Gang (2006)
Genre: Biography, 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: inspirational, realistic, serious, rough, sincere ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: american football, juvenile delinquency, athlete and trainer, football, sport, prison, underdog, redemption, life philosophy, stereotypes, gangsters, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
North Dallas Forty (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A semi-fictional account of life as a professional Football (American-style) player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s.
Style: sexy, realistic, clever, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: american football, sport, football, addiction, drug abuse, corruption, drugs, business, redemption, dark hero, life philosophy, beer ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 11K
Girlfight (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Diana Guzman begins to train as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers, all while keeping it a secret from her father.
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: boxing, female boxer, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, mentor, self fulfillment, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%