Movies and TV shows like Luck 2011

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Luck (2011)
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Luck (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: A drama set in the world of horse racing focusing on lives of owners, jockeys, trainers and gamblers who are all tied to the same horse track.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, clever, serious, contemplative, stylized, talky
Plot: gambling, horse race, horse trainer, contests and competitions, bet, business venture, horse, crimes, ambition, corruption, dishonesty, training, owner, animal training, change of luck, race track, organized crime, gangsters, sport, mafia, career, graphic violence, cards, loser, debt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and exciting films and TV series with plots about ambition, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, hopes and power relations mostly in Drama, Sport and Crime genres. Some movies like Luck: The Squeeze (2015), 50 to 1 (2014), The Hustler (1961), Make It or Break It (2009), Lights Out (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Squeeze (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A humble young man with uncommon skills from a small southern town gets caught up in high stakes golf matches between big-time gamblers until the game becomes life and death.
Style: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: gambling, golf, ambition, athlete's life, dishonesty, crimes, bet, money, twentysomething life, power relations, mob, betting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
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50 to 1 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when they learn their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies to run in the Kentucky Derby. Based on the true story of Mine That Bird, the cowboys must overcome impossible ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: horse, horse race, against the odds, sport, rivalry, chases and races, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions, underdog, animal training, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 8.0
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The Hustler (1961)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Fast Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary Minnesota Fats to a high-stakes match.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, thought provoking, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: billiards, gambling, suicide, money, alcohol, hustler, sport, cons and scams, championship, success, lifestyle, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, california, san francisco, minnesota, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Make It or Break It (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the world of competitive gymnastics, the series follows a group of teen Olympic hopefuls as they train for their day in the spotlight.
Style: serious, feel good, sentimental, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: gymnastics, sport, athlete's life, friends, rivalry, youth, female athlete, social relations, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Lights Out (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lights Out is an American television boxing drama series from the FX network in the United States. It stars Holt McCallany as Patrick "Lights" Leary, a New Jersey native, and former heavyweight champion boxer who is considering a comeback. ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, lifestyle change, reluctant, debt, family life, life is a bitch, machismo, coach, opponent, collector, ex athlete, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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70%
 7.3
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Seabiscuit (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: horse, horse race, racehorse, underdog, follow your dream, against the odds, businessman, american dream, animal training, divorce, marriage, cowboy ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s, 20s ...
Place: baltimore, new york, san francisco, chicago illinois, california ...
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67%
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The Cup (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At the heart of this true story is Damien Oliver, a young jockey who loses his only brother in a tragic racing accident, hauntingly reflecting of the way their father died 27 years earlier. After suffering through a series of discouraging defeats, ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: horse race, jockey, human spirit, rise to the top, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Bronx Is Burning (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Bronx Is Burning is a television drama that debuted on ESPN on July 9, 2007, after the 2007 MLB Home Run Derby. It is an eight-episode mini-series adapted from Jonathan Mahler's best-selling book, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bronx Is Burning. ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, clever, humorous ...
Plot: baseball, major league, sport, athlete and trainer, ambition, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, athlete's life, self involved, coach, championship, manager ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, new york yankees, usa, bronx new york city
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63%
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Two for the Money (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A former college athlete joins forces with a sports consultant to handicap football games for high-rolling gamblers.
Style: tense, serious, stylized, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: gambling, bet, football, cons and scams, greed, sport, bookies, manipulation, workplace, dishonesty, manipulations, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, puerto rico, las vegas, new jersey, new orleans ...
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62%
 4.6
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Red Zone (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mac and his high school gangster buddies try to take over the world of sports betting in a city filled with crime, prostitution and gambling. When the Mafia gets involved, they do whatever it takes to keep these tough young-bloods off their turf.
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: gambling, casino, high school, gangsters, crimes, ambition, sport team, buddies, football, friendship, rivalry, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 8.5
 15K
Kingdom (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A raw family drama set against the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Venice, California. Alvey Kulina owns Navy St. MMA with the help of his girlfriend Lisa Prince. He is willing to go through extraordinary means to make sure his fighters are ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, athlete's life, family problems, competition, gym, sibling relationship, rivalry, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, ambition, contests and competitions, training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, venice california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Friday Night Lights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series based around a high school football team situated in Texas. The series takes place in the fictional town of Dillon: a small, close-knit community in rural Texas. Particular focus is given to ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, athlete and trainer, sport team, contests and competitions, friendship, coach, football, teenage life, human spirit, sport, lifestyle, ambitious ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
ESPN American Muscle Magazine (1987)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Weekly bodybuilding magazine program.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: ambition, sport, athlete's life, magazine, health and fitness, physical appearance, contests and competitions, rivalry, workout, female bodybuilder, fitness, muscle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.9
 8K
The Champ (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The more you love, the harder you fight.The world looks at Billy Flynn and sees a has-been who seemingly never was, an ex-boxing champion slammed to the mat years ago by booze and gambling. But Billy's son TJ sees what the world doesn't. ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: boxing, gambling, boxer, underdog, bittersweet, redemption, family problems, athlete and trainer, parents and children, custody, on the road, family life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Monday Night Mayhem (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The early years of a television sports powerhouse are chronicled as ABC becomes a player in the NFL coverage by putting their full resources into a major showcase. Executive Roone Arledge (John Heard) recruits former Dallas Cowboys quarterback ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: american football, rise to the top, ambition, showbiz, rivalry, hopes, introspection, athlete's life, sport, celebrity culture, contests and competitions, gambling ...
Time: 70s
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53%
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Playmakers (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 491 min.
TV show
Story: Playmakers is an American television series that aired on ESPN from August 26, 2003 to November 11, 2003. It depicted the lives of the Cougars, a fictional professional football team in an unidentified city. The show starred Omar Gooding, Marcello ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: deal, athlete's life, against the odds, ambition, lifestyle, sport, ego clash, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete and trainer, slick, coach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.7
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All In (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Six medical students with unique talents pool their resources to win the World Series of Poker.
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: gambling, poker, medical school, doctor, rivalry, follow your dream, contests and competitions, underdog, ego clash, college, ambition, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 19K
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, captivating, serious, factual, talky ...
Plot: baseball, sport, friendship, americana, major league, sport team, ambition, contests and competitions, society, historical figure, hopes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Made in Jersey (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A young working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete among her pedigreed Manhattan colleagues at a prestigious New York law firm.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, talky
Plot: law firm, lawyer, workplace, lawsuit, workplace situations, ambition, legal, jury, rivalry, society, unsupportive coworkers, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Streetballers (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Defining street basketball as America's new favorite pastime, it is a story driven by passion, faith, and achieving goals. A story capturing the poetic nature of street basketball, highlighting the struggles endured on and off the court by the ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, racism, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto life, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, society, contests and competitions, sport, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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46%
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Redbelt (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Is there room for principle in Los Angeles? Mike Terry teaches jujitsu and barely makes ends meet. His Brazilian wife, whose family promotes fights, wants to see Mike in the ring making money, but to him competition is degrading. A woman sideswipes ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, talky, tense ...
Plot: instructor, betrayal, movie star, interracial marriage, martial arts, filmmaking, sport, artists and showbiz, hollywood, financial problem, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Lucha Underground (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lucha Underground introduces U.S. audiences to the high-flying, explosive moves of lucha libre. An ancient combat tradition, watch as good and evil wage war in a gritty battleground called “The Temple.”
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: athlete's life, wrestling, tough heroes, ambition, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, sport, rivalry, martial arts, violence, graphic violence, underground ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
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Pitch (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The dramatic and inspirational story of a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball.
Style: inspirational, uplifting, slang, suspense, captivating
Plot: baseball, woman, sport, lifestyle, dishonesty, father daughter relationship, ambition, friendship, rivalry, destiny, family, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Ballers (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, american football, ambition, nfl, american football player, friendship, party, betrayal, family relations, business, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Of Women and Horses (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Enraged by the sale of the vaulting horse that she'd been promised as hers to ride, Gracieuse, a talented rider, dumps her job at a stable. She starts again from zero by accepting work as a groom at a dressage stud farm adjacent to her ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: equestrian, starting over, follow your dream, ambition, animal training, sport, contests and competitions, workplace, hopes, boss and employee, athlete and trainer, horse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
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Secretariat (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin - manages to ...
Style: sentimental, inspirational, touching, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: horse, horse race, against the odds, sport, underdog, animal training, rise to the top, horse ranch, follow your dream, contests and competitions, ambition, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 1K
Cane (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Cane is an American television drama created by Cynthia Cidre, who also served as executive producer alongside Jonathan Prince, Jimmy Iovine and Polly Anthony. The pilot was directed by Christian Duguay. The show chronicled the lives and internal ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: family business, cuban american, business venture, family values, ambition, parents and children, rise to the top, intrigue, blind ambition, family tradition, lust, success ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Fighting Man (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two men meet in the ring for a fight that will change their lives.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, disturbing, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, human spirit, contests and competitions, hopes, boxing, blood, brutality, profanity, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
NBC Sunday Night Football (2006)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
TV show
Story: NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly television broadcast of Sunday evening National Football League games on NBC that began airing on Sunday, August 6, 2006 with the pre-season opening Hall of Fame Game. Al Michaels serves as the play-by-play ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, sport, coach, ex athlete, football, stadium, rivalry, star, expert, sport team, championship, fan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
All Things Fall Apart (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 50 Cent stars as gifted college running back Deon in this touching drama. Deon's world turns upside down when an unexpected crisis jeopardizes his professional ambitions -- and causes him to look at himself and his life in a new way.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, athlete's life, human spirit, terminal illness, life is a bitch, hopes, ambition, bittersweet, american football, profanity, sexual content, drugs/alcohol
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%