Movies like Days of Thunder

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Days of Thunder (1990)
 6.0
 78K
Days of Thunder (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Talented but unproven stock car driver Cole Trickle gets a break and with the guidance of veteran Harry Hogge turns heads on the track. The young hotshot develops a rivalry with a fellow racer that threatens his career when the two smash their cars. But with the help of his doctor, Cole just might overcome his injuries-- and his fear.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, inspirational, intense, humorous, entertaining, romantic, buddy movie, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: racing, car race, rivalry, hotshot hero, sport, race, athlete's life, friends, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, love and romance, love affair, chases and races, mechanic, car accident, romance, ambition, lifestyle, teaching the ways of the world, ego clash, uninhibited rivalry, power relations, lone hero, car, car chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california, texas, florida, alabama, phoenix arizona

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Most similar movies to Days of Thunder

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and feel good films with plots about contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, sport, athlete's life, underdog and vengeance mostly in Sport, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Days of Thunder: Driven (2001), Top Gun (1986), Bloodsport (1988), Rush (2013), Born to Race: Fast Track (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.6
 39K
Driven (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Talented rookie race-car driver Jimmy Bly has started losing his focus and begins to slip in the race rankings. It's no wonder, with the immense pressure being shoveled on him by his overly ambitious promoter brother as well as Bly's ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: competition, rivalry, sport, lifestyle, chases and races, contests and competitions, ambition, career, mentor, love triangle, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, germany, australia, tokyo, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 288K
Top Gun (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: For Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell and his friend and Co-Pilot Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw being accepted into an elite training school for fighter pilots is a dream come true. A tragedy, as well as personal demons, threaten ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fighter pilot, officers and cadets, navy, airplane, pilot, cold war, u.s. navy, fall in love, love and romance, military, military base, basic training ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 75K
Bloodsport (1988)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Frank Dux has entered the "kumite", an illegal underground martial-arts competition where serious injury and even death are not unknown. Chong Li, a particularly ruthless and vicious fighter is the favorite, but then again Dux has not ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, rivalry, master warrior, underdog, heroes, sport, revenge, opponent, contests and competitions, escapades, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
50%
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Born to Race: Fast Track (2014)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Danny Krueger is a twenty-year old drag racer who plays by his own rules. After winning a scholarship to the prestigious Fast Lane Racing Academy, Danny finds himself competing against some of the fiercest young drivers in the world. Tension soars ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hotshot hero, athlete's life, friendship, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, sport, partners, friends, chases and races, athlete and trainer, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 213K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and ...
Style: touching, rough, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, tragedy, sport, family relations, contests and competitions, down on your luck, father daughter relationship, rise and fall, death, boxer, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new york, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 428K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine ...
Style: tense, rough, emotional, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, sport, boxing, teacher, warrior, fist fighting, training, fight scenes, contests and competitions, courage, coach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, el paso texas, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last American Hero (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A backwoods bootlegger decides to put the driving skills he developed evading the law to good use. He becomes a race car driver, and eventually, one of the fastest drivers in history.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, athlete's life, hotshot hero, contests and competitions, rivalry, sport, rise to the top, parents and children, family relations, fast car, auto mechanic, race car ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.0
 6K
Born to Race (2011)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Born To Race is the story of Danny Krueger, a rebellious young street racer on a collision course with trouble. After an accident at an illegal street race, he is sent to a small town to live with his estranged father, a washed up NASCAR racer. When ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car race, car chase, rivalry, parents and children, youth, family relations, undisciplined, contests and competitions, chases and races, driving, small town, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 8K
Gladiator (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story of two teenagers trapped in the world of illegal underground boxing. One is fighting to save his fathers life and using the money pay off gambling debts accumulated by his father. The second is fighting for the money to get out of the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: boxing, friendship, sport, ambition, human spirit, urban ghetto life, against the odds, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 9K
Le Mans (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Steve McQueen is ideally cast as a champion race car driver, participating in the famed 24-hour race headquartered in Le Mans, France. Though dedicated to Going for the Gold, McQueen finds time to romance widowed Elga Andersen. The dramatic angle to ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, road movie, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race car, sport, chases and races, athlete's life, rivalry, lifestyle, ambition, race against time, contests and competitions, car race, automobile racing, motor sport ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970
Place: france, europe, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 49K
Over the Top (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sylvester Stallone stars as hard-luck big-rig trucker Lincoln Hawk and takes us under the glaring Las Vegas lights for all the boisterous action of the World Armwrestling Championship. Relying on wits and willpower, Hawk tries to rebuild his life ...
Style: serious, intense, sentimental, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: arm wrestling, truck driver, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, custody, sport, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 785
Red Line 7000 (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of three racing drivers and three women, who constantly have to worry for the lives of their boyfriends. Jim Loomis and Mike Marsh drive for Pat Cassarian. Jim expects his fiancée Holly, but before she arrives, he dies in a race. Since ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, rivalry, restaurant, car chase, fall in love, sport, hotshot hero, adventure, chases and races, contests and competitions, redhead, motel ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.3
 4K
Supercross (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Faced with the suspicious death of their father, two brothers must motivate one another to get back on their bikes and take the Las Vegas Motocross Championships by storm.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, saga
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, against the odds, ambition, athlete's life, ego clash, rising to stardom, sport, lifestyle, contests and competitions, human spirit, relationship vs career, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
33%
Best of the Best (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A team from the United States is going to compete against Korea in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The team consists of fighters from all over the country--can they overcome their rivalry and work together to win?
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, martial artist, taekwondo, martial arts tournament, sport, underdog, culture clash, rivalry, power relations, self discovery, vengeance, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: korea, seoul, asia, hong kong, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 9K
The Program (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.
Style: captivating, realistic, semi serious, talky, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: american football, college life, sport, sport team, underdog, human spirit, love triangle, lifestyle, hopes, love affair, teenage life, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, united states, new jersey, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Carman: The Champion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Former champion boxer Orlando Leone (Carmen) is "The Preacher" at an inner-city youth center. Wanting to give something back to the community, he bought a large building for a church youth center. But the cash ran out before he could ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, against the odds, human spirit, contests and competitions, follow your dream, relationship vs career, lifestyle, underdog, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 242K
Creed (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
Style: captivating, exciting, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: boxing, underdog, mentor, athlete and trainer, legacy, sport, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, power relations, athlete's life, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1998, 90s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, tijuana mexico, philadelphia, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.0
 820
Unrivaled (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On these streets everyone is fighting for a way out, but after a lifetime of hard knocks, a down-on-his-luck cage fighter gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is chosen to compete against the MMA world champion during a massive competition. ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, uplifting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cage fighting, mixed martial arts, ambition, lifestyle, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, heroes, underdog, sport, tough heroes, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Never Back Down (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Rebellious Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fight Scene at his new high school, after receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family Jake decides to seek the mentoring of a veteran fighter who trains him for one final ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, high school, martial arts, youth, teenage life, rage, rivalry, power relations, duel, boxing, fight, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, florida, brazil, orlando florida, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
29%
 5.3
 124K
Rocky V (1990)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A lifetime of taking shots has ended Rocky's career, and a crooked accountant has left him broke. Inspired by the memory of his trainer, however, Rocky finds glory in training and takes on an up-and-coming boxer.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, feel good ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, underdog, boxing, heroes, coach, training, boxer, champion, sport, urban, human spirit, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 32K
Fighting (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Small-town boy Shawn MacArthur has come to New York City with nothing. Barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets, his luck changes when scam artist Harvey Boarden sees that he has a natural talent for streetfighting. When ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, street fighter, athlete and trainer, rivalry, martial artist, ambition, love and romance, power relations, fighting movie, fight, father son relationship, illegal fistfight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, alabama, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Split Decisions (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a boxer is killed because he wouldn't take a dive, his brother tries to find a way to avenge him even if only symbolically.
Style: sincere, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, boxing, boxer, athlete's life, lifestyle, gangsters, contests and competitions, hopes, crime, sport, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
NASCAR: The IMAX Experience (2004)
Genre: Documentary, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A big-screen look into one of America's most successful entertainment industries, NASCAR racing.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, ambition, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, athlete's life, sport, ego clash, hotshot hero, car race, chases and races, danger, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1947
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
28%
 7.2
 8K
Grand Prix (1966)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Grand Prix driver Pete Aron is fired by his team after a crash at Monaco that injures his teammate, Scott Stoddard. While Stoddard struggles to recover, Aron begins to drive for another team, and starts dating Stoddard's wife.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: car race, rivalry, sport team, race, hopes, underdog, sport, ambition, friends, opponent, human spirit, relationship vs career ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 2K
Shadowboxing (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Artem Kolchin was one of many, but he wanted glory. And he has chosen the way: he became the boxer. Now Artem the applicant for a champion title, fighter, known worldwide as Great White Hope. But the main fight in his life has not gone how he ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, love affair, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, escape, chase, blindness, blackmail, betrayal, boxer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Harder They Fall (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 20 year old kickboxers from opposite ends of Miami, one rich one poor, battle for triumph in sport and their own identities in this coming-of-age action/drama.
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: fight, tough heroes, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, self discovery, social differences, nothing to lose, sport, martial arts tournament, kickboxing, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%