Movies like Downhill Racer

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Downhill Racer (1969)
 6.4
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Downhill Racer (1969)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An ambitious young skier, determined to break all existing records, is contemptuous of the teamwork advocated by the US coach when they go to Europe for the Olympics.
Style: clever, rough, serious, realistic, witty, contemplative, stylized
Plot: skiing, ambition, olympics, narcissism, teammate, injury, athlete's life, politics, contests and competitions, parents and children, athlete and trainer, human spirit, satire, hopes, social differences, haunted by the past, human nature, sport team, rise to the top, introspection, rivalry, underdog, power relations, undisciplined, christmas ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, switzerland, oregon, austria

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Most similar movies to Downhill Racer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and captivating films with plots about sport, ambition, rivalry, hopes, power relations, underdog and athlete's life mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Downhill Racer: Monday Night Mayhem (2002), The Games (1970), A Season on the Brink (2002), Undefeated (2003), Believe in Me (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: american football, ambition, rise to the top, hopes, showbiz, athlete's life, celebrity culture, contests and competitions, rivalry, introspection, sport, gambling ...
Time: 70s
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95%
 6.2
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The Games (1970)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Four marathon runners (one from England, one from the U.S., a Czech and an Australian Aborigine) prepare to run in the Olympic games. The film follows each one and shows what their motivations are for running in the games.
Style: rough, captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: hopes, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, athlete and trainer, human spirit, destiny, culture clash, love affair, politics, sport, athlete's life ...
Time: 60s
Place: rome italy, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
A Season on the Brink (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers" is based on the best-selling book by John Feinstein. The movie chronicles Indiana's 1985-86 season, when Knight granted Feinstein unprecedented access to the ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, athlete and trainer, sport team, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle, underdog, hopes, basketball, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.4
 760
Undefeated (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lex 'El Animal' Vargas is a promising Portorican boxer in Queens, but lacks ambition to aim for the big career. That changes after his brother Paulie is accidentally shot dead by a teenager in an amateur hold-up on their late dad's ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: human spirit, athlete's life, lifestyle, tough heroes, social differences, against the odds, athlete and trainer, sport, rise to the top, ambition, follow your dream, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Believe in Me (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: high school sports, basketball, small town, sport, against the odds, underdog, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions, youth, rivalry, prodigy ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.5
 44K
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, athlete and trainer, small town, underdog, high school, sport, championship, sport team, human spirit, ambition, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Price of Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An ex-boxer, living with the knowledge that his fight career was cut short by a crooked manager, channels his bitter disappointment in a single-minded quest for boxing championships for his three sons. We see them in pee-wee Silver Glove matches ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, tough heroes, ego clash, sport, contests and competitions, relationship vs career, athlete and trainer, obsession ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
A Gentleman's Game (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama revolving around characters whose lives are transformed one summer at an exclusive East Coast country club.
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: golf, human spirit, prodigy, lifestyle, ambition, athlete's life, social differences, teachers and students, youth, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.2
 221
The Opponent (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Patty Sullivan (Erica Eleniak) is a battered woman who decides to take charge of her life by taking boxing lessons to better protect herself when her boyfriend becomes violent. Patty soon learns she has some talent for boxing and sets her sights on ...
Style: sincere, rough, serious, uplifting, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female boxer, ambition, follow your dream, athlete's life, against the odds, human spirit, rise to the top, lifestyle, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete and trainer, sport ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.2
 10K
Forever Strong (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rick Penning lives life just like he plays rugby; fast, hard-hitting and intense. When life on the edge lands him in jail, prison ward Marcus Tate offers him a chance to get back in the game by playing for his rival, Highland Rugby. Reluctantly Rick ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, touching, rough
Plot: coach, rugby, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, father son relationship, human spirit, starting over, ambition, sport, redemption, teenage life, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Final Season (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job and ditches his wedding plans to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, baseball movie, against the odds, ambition, sport, hopes, youth, rivalry, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.0
 128
Crazy Canucks (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the book White Circus by Ken Read, this is the story of the Canadian skiing legends that became the first North Americans to crack the Euro dominated World Cup Circuit in 1975
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting
Plot: skiing, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, underdog, olympics, sport, ski, canadian, winter olympics, sport competition, coach ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1974
Place: canada, europe, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, against the odds, friendship, sport team, society, sport, contests and competitions ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.5
 46K
The Natural (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An unknown middle-aged batter named Roy Hobbs with a mysterious past appears out of nowhere to take a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of the league in this magical sports fantasy. With the aid of a bat cut from a lightning struck tree, Hobbs ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: baseball, femme fatale, baseball movie, sport team, underdog, corruption, haunted by the past, childhood sweetheart, comeback, rookie, americana, sport ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s, year 1939
Place: new york, usa, baltimore, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Madison (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1971, air-conditioner repairman and boat enthusiast Jim McCormick entertains his desire to 'go down' as a legend in the record books when the Gold Cup hydroplane boat race improbably comes to his small town of Madison, Indiana. ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, follow your dream, against the odds, lifestyle, ship, unemployment, friendship, rivalry, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Hurricane Season (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on true events amid the wreckage and chaos dealt by Hurricane Katrina; one basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana just will not give up. Coach Al Collins(Forest Whitaker), gathers other players from hard-hit schools and builds a team actually ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, high school, athlete and trainer, human spirit, sport team, starting over, contests and competitions, against the odds, ambition, rise to the top, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
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The Kid (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jimmy Albright is a young athlete with a passion for boxing. His mentor, Harry Sloan, an aging trainer and former boxer, sees Jimmy's potential, not only as a boxer but as a young man. With Harry's guidance, Jimmy trains and fights his way ...
Style: touching, feel good, psychological, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: family relations, follow your dream, ambition, athlete's life, hopes, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, rise to the top, aging, rivalry, power relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, boxer, boxing, lifestyle, contests and competitions, rivalry, crime, gangsters, athlete's life, power relations, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Road to Victory (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A star athlete on the verge of turning pro must decide which dream to pursue while he battles his own body.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, love affair, relationship vs career, athlete's life, ambition, rise to the top, breakup, fall in love, doctors and patients, couples, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 2K
One on One (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Henry Steele is a basketball phenom at his small town high school, but when he matriculates to a big city university on a scholarship, soon realizes that he has few skills outside the sport. Expected by his coach to contribute significantly to the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, melancholic, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: college, small town, basketball, coach, sport, youth, ambition, follow your dream, young lovers, college life, athlete and trainer, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Ours (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: An ex-boxer Baldev Choudhary (Dharmendra) has had a stain in his boxing career. He wanted to wash it with his son Angad's (Sunny Deol) success, but times were hard and a financial crunch kept him from achieving this dream. Though Angad pulled ...
Style: emotional, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, follow your dream, rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition, hopes, rivalry, lifestyle, parents and children, athlete and trainer, once promising, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: punjab, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, captivating, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, coach, underdog, desire for fame, american football, ambition, success, sport team, football, contests and competitions, athlete's life, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Junction Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Tom Berenger leads an outstanding cast in this bone-crunching dramatization of legendary college football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's debut at Texas A&M in the summer of 1954. The often unnerving story finds Bryant ducking the ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: sport, against the odds, teachers and students, contests and competitions, discrimination, hopes, human spirit, university, underdog, athlete's life, college, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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White Palms (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Hungary
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having suffered as a boy under a brutal Communist-era coach, champion Hungarian gymnast Miklos moves to Canada years later in search of a new start - only to find himself unwittingly perpetuating the very same cycle of abuse among his own pupils.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: gymnastics, rivalry, athlete's life, self discovery, haunted by the past, human spirit, athlete and trainer, ambition, lifestyle, hungarian, teacher, gymnast ...
Time: 80s, 2000s
Place: hungary, canada, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Crooked Arrows (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.
Style: uplifting, exciting, sincere, feel good, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: native american, sport, high school, ambition, contests and competitions, hopes, human spirit, rivalry, social relations, against the odds, friends, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Miracle of Bern (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The movie deals with the championship-winning German soccer team of 1954. Its story is linked with two others: The family of a young boy is split due to the events in World War II, and the father returns from Russia after eleven years. The second ...
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental, exciting
Plot: soccer, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, athlete's life, contests and competitions, pow, society, ambition, rivalry, hopes, working class ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, post world war two
Place: germany, switzerland, hungary, europe, budapest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
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True Blue (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of the year the Oxford and Cambridge boat race changed from a gentleman's race to one where winning was everything.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: university, oxford, human spirit, athlete and trainer, college life, power relations, campus, sport team, student life, sport, underdog, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.5
 311
Body and Soul (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young man struggles to become a boxing champ, but success blinds him. It is only through the love of his girlfriend that he is brought back to reality.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, sincere
Plot: rivalry, love and romance, life is a bitch, athlete's life, rise to the top, hopes, underdog, ambition, downfall, sport, redemption, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, human spirit, athlete's life, ambition, baseball, rivalry, underdog, sport team, hopes, teammate ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Mighty Macs (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, sincere, emotional, serious
Plot: mother superior, college, catholic school, sport, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, basketball, feminism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%