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 realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about sport, ambition, hopes, rivalry, power relations, athlete and trainer and human spirit mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like The Express: The Blind Side (2009), Cinderella Man (2005), 42 (2013), Facing the Giants (2006), Rudy (1993). 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: uplifting, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, human spirit, rising to stardom, parents and children, life, misfit, prejudice, athlete's life, interracial relations, american football, family drama, homeless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, california
⇓ 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, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, athlete's life, comeback, underdog, follow your dream, boxing, financial problem, poverty, training, marriage, humiliation ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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, sincere, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: baseball, racism, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, human spirit, hopes, athlete and trainer, rise to the top, against the odds, americana, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s, year 1947 ...
Place: usa, new york, cincinnati ohio, pasadena california, chicago illinois ...
⇓ 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, realistic, serious, feel good, football movie ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: christian, sport, football, underdog, religions or cults, youth, human spirit, ambition, rivalry, power relations, athlete's life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, ambition, working class, college life, american football, football, college, coach, youth, staff, irish ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, realistic, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, sport, football, contests and competitions, prejudice, underdog, high school, training, coach, african american, racial slur, american football ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, uplifting, captivating, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, racism, underdog, college, racial slur, teamwork, coach, marriage, human spirit, glory, ambitious ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, campus, maryland, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, touching, realistic, uplifting
Plot: sport, feminism, car race, contests and competitions, hopes, follow your dream, athlete's life, blind ambition, rise to the top, family relations, athlete and trainer, relationship vs career ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, football, underdog, teacher, jealousy, determination, against the odds, divorce, american football, lifestyle, coach, training ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, 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: sentimental, touching, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, sport, terminal illness, cancer, american football, lifestyle, against the odds, society, human spirit, buddies, rivalry, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 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: basketball, athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, teacher, high school, teachers and students, underdog, human spirit, coach, drugs/alcohol, hardcase students ...
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, uplifting, feel good ...
Plot: disability, sport, football, radio, small town, underdog, graduation, mentally challenged, friendship, misfit, against the odds, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, dream come true, one more chance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 31K
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, exciting, uplifting, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: human spirit, small town, athlete and trainer, 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%
 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: realistic, uplifting, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: sport, track and field, running, rivalry, racism, social differences, against the odds, lifestyle, society, power relations, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: kansas, south dakota, campus, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: sport, follow your dream, athlete's life, youth, high school, ambition, life is a bitch, hopes, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, dedicated educator, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, uplifting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, sport, football, grief, recruit, survivor, student, university, comeback, coach, american football, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, campus, virginia, west virginia, california ...
⇓ 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, touching, realistic ...
Plot: sport, rivalry, ice hockey, discrimination, factory, athlete's life, protest, working class, ambition, underdog, society, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 50s, year 1955 ...
Place: quebec, toronto ontario canada, 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: uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sport, racism, friendship, baseball, human spirit, life is a bitch, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, interracial relations, friends, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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, rough, serious, captivating, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, desire for fame, american football, success, coach, ambition, underdog, football, sport team, fame, blind ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: realistic, gloomy, rough, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, prison, infidelity, boxer, rape, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, athlete's life ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, captivating, sincere, 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, madison square garden manhattan new york city, minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, realistic, serious, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: baseball, sport, fish out of water, underdog, culture clash, major league, disorder, agent, rivalry, power relations, ambition, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, usa, california, new jersey, boston
⇓ 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: uplifting, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: sport, mother superior, college, catholic, catholic school, convent school, rivalry, underdog, power relations, sport team, ambition, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ 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, emotional, serious, sincere, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: swimming, sport, racism, underdog, power relations, athlete's life, dedicated educator, life is a bitch, interracial relations, hopes, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, sport team, athlete's life, life is a bitch, sport, friends, hopes, human spirit, ambition ...
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: sport, american football, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, rise to the top, small town, contests and competitions, youth, social relations, rivalry, 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: realistic, exciting, serious
Plot: sport, life is a bitch, rise to the top, follow your dream, unfulfillment, contests and competitions, crimes, social misfits, urban ghetto life, hopes, urban ghetto, 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, sincere, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, sport, small town, redemption, underdog, high school, championship, athlete and trainer, ambition, lifestyle, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 2K
Tyson (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of Mike Tyson. From his early days as a 12 year old amateur with a powerful punch, to the undisputed title of "Heavyweight Champion of the World", and ultimately to his conviction for rape. The story of his turbulent life moves ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, death of mother, boxer, rags to riches, world champion, father figure, champion, funeral, african american, athlete's life, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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