Movies like The Damned United

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The Damned United (2009)
 7.6
 38K
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, clever, realistic, serious, interesting, suspense ...
Plot: sport, soccer, ambition, rivalry, training, stadium, sport team, football, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, friendship, football player, career, ego clash, champion, discipline, mentor, cup, adaptation, justice, life philosophy, coach, star, manager, blind ambition ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, yorkshire, brighton, europe, northern england, new jersey, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, inspirational and dramatic films with plots about sport, ambition, rivalry, dialogue, redemption, mentor and storytelling mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like The Damned United: Moneyball (2011), 42 (2013), Rush (2013), Remember the Titans (2000), Any Given Sunday (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 323K
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, realistic, feel good, inspirational, factual ...
Plot: sport, baseball, success, rise to the top, team, manager, mathematics, ambition, teamwork, hopes, coach, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, california, oakland california, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, exciting, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: baseball, racism, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, against the odds, rise to the top, hopes, athlete and trainer, human spirit, power relations, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s, year 1946 ...
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, cincinnati ohio, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 387K
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: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, sport, rise to the top, rivalry, world champion, racecar driver, uninhibited rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, desire for fame ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1970, year 1975 ...
Place: europe, austria, new york, south africa, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, contests and competitions, african american, sport, prejudice, football, human spirit, high school, against the odds, racial slur, coach, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, serious, rough, captivating, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, desire for fame, american football, ambition, coach, success, underdog, football, sport team, fame, contests and competitions, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, football, underdog, teacher, against the odds, determination, jealousy, divorce, american football, rookie, new job, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, sentimental, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, american football, human spirit, football, racism, college, civil rights, rivalry, success, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, captivating, uplifting, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, basketball, racism, underdog, college, teamwork, racial slur, coach, marriage, power relations, legendary, talented ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, campus, mexico, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 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, uplifting, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, college life, working class, ambition, american football, football, college, against the odds, respect, financial problem, obsessive quest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, inspirational, factual, uplifting, exciting ...
Plot: sport, prodigy, rise to the top, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, father son relationship, football player, soccer, soccer match, rags to riches, football ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, captivating, sincere, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, basketball, sport, teachers and students, athlete's life, teacher, high school, underdog, human spirit, coach, ambition, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, sport, football, recruit, grief, student, university, comeback, coach, survivor, american football, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, virginia, campus, california, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, sincere, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Plot: underdog, ambition, sport, friendship, missionary, running, prejudice, hopes, follow your dream, escapades, rivalry, social differences ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s, post world war one ...
Place: scotland, england, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 9K
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: witty, touching, talky, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sport, soccer, pregnancy, teacher, dating, obsession, romance, sport team, addiction, solace, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.8
 314K
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, captivating, uplifting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxer, boxing, sport, underdog, self destructing, addiction, black eye, title bout, shame, irish american, ex boxer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new hampshire, atlantic city new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, serious, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: sport, athlete, running, power relations, ambition, human spirit, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, lifestyle, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 1971, year 1970 ...
Place: oregon, usa, finland, munich germany, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, sincere, sentimental, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, underdog, athlete's life, comeback, follow your dream, boxing, financial problem, poverty, training, marriage, humiliation ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)
Genre: 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: realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: coach, sport, soccer, stadium, roommate, nurse, restaurant, athlete, sport team, underdog, squad, poverty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, los angeles, europe, mexico, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 32K
Slap Shot (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: To build up attendance at their games, the management of a struggling minor-league hockey team signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose job is to demolish the opposition.
Style: humorous, exciting, cynical, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ice hockey, sport, small town, violence, contests and competitions, hockey, partners, ambition, underdog, athlete and trainer, sport team, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, sincere, realistic, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: golf, sport, rivalry, rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, temperamental, human spirit, couples, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: scotland, europe, georgia, atlanta georgia, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 727
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, serious, captivating
Plot: drugs/alcohol, sport, rising to stardom, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, athlete's life, rivalry, ambition, celebrity culture, sport team, playing football, football ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, england, manchester england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: ice hockey, underdog, sport, athlete and trainer, coach, hockey, human spirit, grudge, championship, sport team, athlete's life, opponent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa, milwaukee wisconsin, new york, manhattan new york city, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 125K
Foxcatcher (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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: intense, psychological, disturbing, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: wrestling, sport, mental illness, murder, ambition, obsession, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, power relations, athlete's life, destructive relationship, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 80s, contemporary, year 1987
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 32K
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, uplifting, exciting, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: human spirit, athlete and trainer, small town, underdog, coach, contests and competitions, track and field, high school, social differences, teenage life, teachers and students, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: touching, sentimental, uplifting, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, sport, terminal illness, american football, cancer, hopes, athlete's life, life is a bitch, underdog, rivalry, against the odds, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 1960s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 3K
Fast Girls (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A street smart runner develops an intense rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy young athlete.
Style: uplifting, exciting, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Plot: sport, society, contests and competitions, athlete's life, rivalry, ego clash, lifestyle, social differences, friendship, foe turned friend, athlete and trainer, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: serious, realistic, tense, suspense, intense ...
Plot: basketball, sport, sport team, contests and competitions, underdog, college, self discovery, against the odds, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, prodigy ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: indiana, chicago illinois, texas, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 48K
Draft Day (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.
Style: exciting, semi serious, inspirational, intense, suspense ...
Plot: negotiation, sport, football, power relations, overcoming, one last chance, disorder, ambition, agent, boss and employee, sport team, nfl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, ohio, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Personal Best (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This film chronicles the relationship of two female world-class athletes. Mariel Hemingway and real-life Olympian pentathlete Patrice Donnelly play runners who train together, compete against each other and eventually become lovers. Scott Glenn ...
Style: sexual, realistic, tense, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: sport, running, romance, couples, gays and lesbians, athlete and trainer, sexual relations, love and romance, contests and competitions, fall in love, athlete's life, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, feel good, uplifting ...
Plot: disability, sport, football, radio, small town, underdog, graduation, mentally challenged, friendship, hopes, couple relations, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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