Movies like The Damned United

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The Damned United (2009)
 7.5
 41K
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 manager Don Revie and how much he is missing right-hand man Peter Taylor
Style: tense, sincere, sentimental, factual, inspirational, atmospheric, clever, realistic, serious, based on true events ...
Plot: soccer, ambition, football, sport, rivalry, training, stadium, sport team, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, friendship, career, ego clash, champion, discipline, football player, mentor, management, cup, adaptation, justice, life philosophy, character study, coach, star ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1974
Place: england, yorkshire, brighton, europe, northern england, london, mallorca ...

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Most similar movies to The Damned United

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, inspirational and feel good films with plots about ambition, sport, rivalry, hopes, underdog, athlete's life and runaway mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like The Damned United: 42 (2013), Moneyball (2011), Invincible (2006), Rush (2013), Remember the Titans (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 84K
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, serious, emotional, factual, touching ...
Plot: racism, baseball, rivalry, against the odds, athlete's life, americana, athlete and trainer, human spirit, rise to the top, hopes, african american, racial segregation ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1948, year 1946 ...
Place: usa, new york, pasadena california, cincinnati ohio, pittsburgh ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 355K
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: captivating, inspirational, feel good, realistic, clever ...
Plot: success, sport, rise to the top, mathematics, baseball, strategy, team, manager, ambition, teamwork, determination, coach ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, california, oakland california, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 65K
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, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: american football, underdog, football, against the odds, determination, teacher, sport, team, teamwork, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.1
 423K
Rush (2013)
Genre: Action, 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, fame, race car, world champion, sport, rivalry, human spirit, racing, ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1976, year 1975 ...
Place: europe, ibiza, london, france, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, football, coach, sport team, friendship, african american, prejudice, contests and competitions, human spirit, high school, against the odds, american football ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, united states, usa, southern usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, basketball, coach, racism, underdog, college, teamwork, sport team, racial slur, contests and competitions, championship, ambitious ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, seattle washington, mexico, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 722
Believe (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young, gifted soccer player who gets into trouble for a petty crime is brought to the attention of former Manchester United coach Matt Busby, who comes out of retirement to help the boy and his teammates.
Style: realistic, uplifting, captivating, inspirational, feel good ...
Plot: sport, hopes, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rivalry, ambition, human spirit, sport team, athlete and trainer, orphan, talent, football player ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 20K
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, success, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: usa, new york, united states, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 10K
Fever Pitch (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a man, a woman and a football team. Based on Nick Hornby's best selling autobiographical novel, Fever Pitch. English teacher Paul Ashworth believes his long standing obsession with Arsenal serves him well. But then he ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: soccer, sport team, teacher, sport, contests and competitions, couple relations, romance, opposites attract, ambition, fall in love, couples, relationship problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: college, coach, football, sport, air disaster, survivor, university, sport team, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, struggle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, california, united states, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 55K
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, uplifting, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: football, underdog, working class, college life, sport team, ambition, american football, aspiration, family relations, sport, college, graphic violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, rough, captivating, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: coach, sport, desire for fame, american football, sport team, success, ambition, underdog, football, athlete's life, contests and competitions, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, human spirit, follow your dream, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, against the odds, friendship, relationship vs career, contests and competitions, society, rivalry ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 749
Best (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The life story of former Manchester United football legend, George Best.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious
Plot: athlete's life, rising to stardom, ambition, celebrity culture, sport team, sport, rivalry, life is a bitch, professional sports, football player, unfulfillment, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s, 70s, 1960s
Place: europe, england, manchester, northern england, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 15K
Hands of Stone (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Panama, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.
Style: captivating, realistic, exciting, tense, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, rags to riches, sport, boxer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, ambition, boxing, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, boxing match ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 60s, year 1980
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: sentimental, uplifting, factual, inspirational, exciting ...
Plot: sport, rise to the top, following a dream, prodigy, soccer, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rags to riches, father son relationship, dream come true, follow your dream ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, sport, ambition, athlete's life, human spirit, baseball, sport team, underdog, rivalry, hopes, professional sports ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, contemplative, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: underdog, ambition, friendship, olympics, jewish, running, missionary, track and field, sport, prejudice, bishop, crumbling relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, post world war one ...
Place: scotland, paris france, england, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 38K
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, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: disability, football, underdog, mentally challenged, graduation, sport, friendship, civil rights, against the odds, radio, hopes, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 124K
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, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, sport, coach, athlete's life, teacher, high school, underdog, human spirit, dedicated educator, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, san francisco, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, emotional, sincere, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: olympics, running, sport, athlete and trainer, human spirit, profanity, sexual content, power relations, hopes, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969, year 1970 ...
Place: oregon, usa, finland, helsinki finland, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, athlete's life, rags to riches, prodigy, human spirit, social differences, lifestyle, ambition, talented, championship ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s, 1960s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, new jersey, boston, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: soccer, human spirit, family problems, rivalry, follow your dream, death in the family, feminism, sport, family in crisis, ambition, society, female athlete ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: serious, captivating, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport team, coach, high school, career, football, party, championship, sport, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, united states, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Like millions of kids around the world, Santiago harbors the dream of being a professional footballer...However, living in the Barrios section of Los Angeles, he thinks it is only that--a dream. Until one day an extraordinary turn of events has him ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, serious, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: soccer, coach, sport team, sport, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, dream come true, human spirit, against the odds, talented ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, england, europe, london, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 7K
Brian's Song (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, interracial relations, sport team, cancer, friends, family relations, bittersweet, human spirit, against the odds, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 1960s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.8
 334K
The Fighter (2010)
Genre: 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: sincere, realistic, uplifting, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, boxing, athlete's life, underdog, self destructing, sport, addiction, ambition, title bout, irish american, ex boxer, arrest ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new hampshire, atlantic city new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 42K
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: basketball, small town, underdog, high school, athlete and trainer, sport, championship, sport team, human spirit, ambition, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Maradona, the Hand of God (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Italy, Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dramatizing of the many shocking highs and lows of Argentine soccer hero Diego Maradona, an extraordinary athlete and arguably the greatest player in the history of the sport.
Style: realistic, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, serious
Plot: lifestyle, athlete's life, rise to the top, ambition, rise and fall, prodigy, life is a bitch, sport, rehabilitation, rising to stardom, folk hero, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: argentina, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, fish out of water, athlete's life, sport, ambition, against the odds, culture clash, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions, society, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, usa, california, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%