Movies like Driven 2001

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Driven (2001)
 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 romance with his arch rival's girlfriend Sophia. With much riding on Bly, car owner Carl Henry brings former racing star Joe Tanto on board to help Bly. To drive Bly back to the top of the rankings, Tanto must first deal with the emotional scars left over from a tragic racing accident which nearly took his life.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, intense, exciting, ridiculous, humorous, entertaining, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: competition, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, chases and races, lifestyle, ambition, career, love triangle, teamwork, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, trophy, race car, mentor, graphic violence, power relations, profanity, car race, running, idol, car, car chase, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, mexico, australia, miami, chicago illinois, detroit, rio de janeiro ...

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Most similar movies to Driven

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and inspirational films with plots about rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete's life, underdog and vengeance mostly in Sport, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Driven: Days of Thunder (1990), Ford v. Ferrari (2019), Le Mans (1971), Over the Top (1987), Supercross (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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. ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: racing, car race, rivalry, hotshot hero, sport, race, athlete's life, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, friends, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california, alabama, texas, florida ...
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100%
 8.1
 284K
Ford v. Ferrari (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the ...
Style: inspirational, captivating, exciting, realistic, based on true events
Plot: racecar driver, car racing, racing, car, race, automobile racing, rise to the top, talented, car race, cars, ambition, fight ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1959
Place: france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, athlete's life, race against time, ambition, contests and competitions, chases and races, lifestyle, rivalry, car race, automobile racing, road trip ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970
Place: europe, france, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 50K
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, exciting, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: arm wrestling, truck driver, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, custody, sport, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 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: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, saga
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, against the odds, ambition, athlete's life, sport, rising to stardom, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ego clash, human spirit, relationship vs career, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 58K
Grudge Match (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.
Style: humorous, realistic, emotional, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, elderly, contests and competitions, sport, aging, uninhibited rivalry, comeback, athlete's life, ex athlete, elderly man, parent child relationship, retirement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 2K
Tapped Out (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A disgruntled teenager, sent to do community service at a rundown Karate school, enters an MMA tournament to face the man who killed his parents.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, athlete and trainer, ambition, contests and competitions, vengeance, rivalry, youth, young heroes, sport, graphic violence, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Michel Vaillant (2003)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Michel Vaillant is # 1 of pilots, undisputed champion in rallying in all circuits in the world. His success arouses admiration and envy. Ruth Wong, director of Team Leader, is determined to break his streak and avenge the memory of his father, ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rally, family relations, car race, blind ambition, contests and competitions, sport, uninhibited rivalry, car chase, competition, chases and races, race track, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 246K
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: realistic, feel good, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: boxing, underdog, fighting movie, athlete and trainer, coach, legacy, mentor, sport, boxer, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, year 1998, 2010s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, liverpool, mexico, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 204K
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder, Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging Rocky to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, boxer, comeback, training, fight, underdog, sport, against the odds, human spirit, determination, aging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.1
 431K
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, sport, world champion, rivalry, human spirit, racing, automobile racing, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1976, year 1975 ...
Place: europe, ibiza, australia, monaco, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 127K
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, inspirational, suspense, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: boxing, betrayal, underdog, boxer, coach, champion, training, heroes, sport, challenge, athlete and trainer, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 833
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, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, rivalry, fall in love, restaurant, car chase, adventure, contests and competitions, chases and races, hotshot hero, sport, amputee, motorcycle ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.0
 824
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, uplifting, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cage fighting, mixed martial arts, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, underdog, athlete's life, contests and competitions, heroes, sport, tough heroes, vagina spreading ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, against the odds, urban ghetto life, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, cuba, 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, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, follow your dream, lifestyle, contests and competitions, relationship vs career, athlete and trainer, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, brutality, blood, graphic violence, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Shadow Boxing 3. The Final Round (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Champion boxer Artyom Kolchin climbed all conceivable heights and became a national hero. He does not enter the boxing ring any more, rather choosing a coaching job and wild high life, including continuous TV appearances, hanging out and love ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: ambition, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, power relations, contests and competitions, drugs/alcohol, rivalry, chases and races, uncover truth, graphic violence, boxing, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: friendship, hotshot hero, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, hopes, power relations, reluctant partners, friends, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.8
 655
Counterpunch (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story. A young boxer, Emilio, from the wrong side of the tracks with big dreams of winning the Golden Gloves boxing championship, finds himself at a cross roads after being locked up. As he fights his way back into the winning circle ...
Style: realistic, emotional, rough, serious
Plot: ambition, starting over, one more chance, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, follow your dream, hopes, lifestyle, contests and competitions, power relations, boxing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Philly Kid (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former NCAA champion wrestler is paroled after 10 years in prison. Now, to save a friend's life, in a series of cage fights he must agree to do the impossible - lose.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, fight, prisoner, prison, murder, manslaughter, martial arts, sport, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, martial artist, martial arts tournament, taekwondo, sport, underdog, culture clash, rivalry, power relations, self discovery, vengeance, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: korea, seoul, asia, hong kong, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, boxer, boxing, athlete's life, gangsters, sport, hopes, crimes, contests and competitions, power relations, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 8.2
 434K
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: serious, emotional, tense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, fist fighting, warrior, sport, boxing, teacher, training, fight scenes, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, iraq, el paso texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, athlete's life, hotshot hero, rivalry, contests and competitions, rise to the top, sport, parents and children, family relations, father son relationship, race car, fast car ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 1K
Dirt (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In search of a lifeline for his struggling off road racing team, a man takes on a young car thief looking for a second chance, but as their worlds collide, they must struggle to forge a successful alliance.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, suspense, inspirational
Plot: car, sport, rise to the top, lifestyle, talented, teamwork, determination, friendship, courage, career, strategy, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
From Mexico with Love (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A washed-up trainer takes a self-destructive young boxer under his wing.
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, rivalry, immigrants, ambition, family problems, boxing, boxer, father son relationship, racism, sport, athlete and trainer, training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 191K
Rocky II (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. ...
Style: feel good, captivating, sincere, rough, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: boxing, heroes, underdog, tough heroes, comeback, championship, boxer, training, sport, human spirit, athlete and trainer, opponent ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, rivalry, rage, duel, boxing, power relations, sport, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, usa, orlando florida, brazil, tokyo
⇓ 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: sport, coach, 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 ⇓
29%