Movies like The Express

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The Express (2008)
 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, sincere, sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic, football movie, inspirational, dramatic, factual ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, american football, human spirit, football, racism, college, success, contests and competitions, ambition, against the odds, follow your dream, hopes, blacks and whites, society, rise to the top, rivalry, civil rights, unstoppable, power relations, coach, student athlete, segregation, mentor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, texas, new jersey

Most similar movies to The Express

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sentimental films with plots about ambition, sport, hopes, human spirit, athlete and trainer, power relations and underdog mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like The Express: The Blind Side (2009), Glory Road (2006), The Rookie (2002), Cinderella Man (2005), Remember the Titans (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 264K
The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: touching, uplifting, motivational, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, human spirit, rising to stardom, parents and children, interracial relations, life, misfit, interracial adoption, prejudice, athlete's life, american football, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
 7.0
 30K
The Rookie (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, athlete and trainer, family, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, ambition, parents and children, athlete's life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
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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 ⇓
51%
 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%
Facing the Giants (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, feel good, football movie ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: sport, football, underdog, christian, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, against the odds, high school life, hopes, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
Heart Like a Wheel (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Shirley Muldowney is determined to be a top-fuel drag racer, although no woman has ever raced them before. Despite the high risks of this kind of racing and the burden it places on her family life, she perseveres in her dream.
Style: serious, uplifting, touching, realistic
Plot: sport, feminism, car race, underdog, hopes, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, blind ambition, follow your dream, relationship vs career, rise to the top, athlete's life ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
41%
 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 ⇓
39%
 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 ⇓
39%
 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 ⇓
38%
The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story about the great basketball player "Pistol" Pete Maravich when he was in the eighth grade. He plays on the varsity basketball team at Daniel High School but has some very difficult obstacles standing in his way of playing. The only ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: sport, rising to stardom, teaching the ways of the world, tragic hero, teenage love, prodigy, high school, dedicated educator, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 590
Running Brave (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of Billy Mills the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: sport, running, track and field, social differences, society, ambition, power relations, athlete's life, hopes, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, follow your dream ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: south dakota, campus, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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 ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
36%
The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the late 1930s, a young machinist named Maurice Richard distinguished himself as a ice hockey player of preternatural talent. Although that was enough to get him into the Montreal Canadiens, his frequent injuries cost him the confidence of his ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: sport, rivalry, ice hockey, discrimination, factory, athlete's life, protest, working class, ambition, society, human spirit, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 30s, year 1955 ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
Soul of the Game (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson are the greatest players in the Colored leagues, and everyone expects that one of them will make the leap to the Major Leagues, now that there is talk of integration. But, unexpectedly, it's the rookie with the ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: sport, friendship, racism, baseball, contests and competitions, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, interracial relations, terminal illness, injustice, prodigy, major league ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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, 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 ⇓
35%
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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: baseball, sport, fish out of water, underdog, culture clash, scout, society, against the odds, recruit, misfit, media, reward ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, usa, california, boston, new jersey
⇓ 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 ⇓
34%
 5.9
 6K
Pride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this uplifting film based on a true story, coach Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard) shocks the community and changes lives when, aided by a local janitor (Bernie Mac), he sets out to form Philadelphia's first black swim team. But the odds are ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: swimming, sport, racism, underdog, contests and competitions, interracial relations, life is a bitch, against the odds, society, youth, human spirit, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
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: realistic, uplifting, emotional, sincere, serious
Plot: sport, mother superior, college, convent school, catholic school, catholic, hopes, sport team, friends, power relations, human spirit, student life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.6
 696
Phantom Punch (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: From his discovery by a priest while serving time at the Missouri State Penitentiary to the infamous 'Phantom Punch' by Cassius Clay which effectively ended his career, the movie spans the years from 1950 to Liston's mysterious and ...
Style: gloomy, rough, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, prison, infidelity, boxer, rape, racism, downfall, power relations, rivalry, interracial relations, follow your dream, athlete's life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, underdog, rivalry, friends, sport team, ambition, human spirit, life is a bitch, sport, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.
Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: american football, sport, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, rise to the top, small town, contests and competitions, rivalry, youth, social relations, coach ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Don King: Only in America (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A cinematic portrait of the famous fight promoter and boxing manager.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: athlete and trainer, follow your dream, gangsters, human spirit, ambition, underdog, power relations, urban ghetto, crimes, sport, athlete's life, tragic hero ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 39K
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, captivating, uplifting, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, sport, small town, redemption, underdog, high school, championship, athlete and trainer, ambition, power relations, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the rest of his life to the young kids of Harlem. 1996 ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: basketball, drug abuse, sport, heroin, vietnam war, contests and competitions, against humanity, rising to stardom, hopes, athlete's life, life is a bitch, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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