Movies like Flying

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Flying (1986)
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Flying (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Canada, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: TV-generation feel good story about a teenage gymnast aiming for the championship despite an abusive stepfather, an ailing mother, and injury. Reeves is notable as the supportive boyfriend.
Plot: gymnastics, teenager, believe in yourself, legs, car accident, leg, leotard, knee injury, thin, stepfather stepdaughter relationship

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Most similar movies to Flying

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and feel good films with plots about sport, friendship, rivalry, teenager, love and romance, youth and family relations mostly in Drama, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like Flying: Full Out (2015), A Second Chance: Rivals! (2019), Raising the Bar (2016), Going for Gold (2018), Stick It (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Full Out (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the true life story of California gymnast Ariana Berlin. As she zoned in on her Olympic goals, 14 year old Ariana Berlin's life took a sharp turn when she was involved in a debilitating car accident. Gaining her confidence and movement ...
Style: captivating, rough, intense, exciting, based on true events
Plot: gymnastics, car accident, dancing, adaptation, family relations, comeback, hopes, sport, rivalry, believe in yourself, never give up
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Second Chance: Rivals! (2019)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: As Maddy takes on coaching a team of young twelve-year-old gymnasts, she faces up to intense city versus country rivalry, racism, cyberbullying and her own self-doubt but eventually takes the challenge head on.
Plot: gymnastics, competition, championship, team, gymnast, coach, gym, rivalry, country girl, teenager, bulimia, olympian ...
Place: south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Raising the Bar (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 16-year-old Kelly quits an elite gymnastics program and moves to Australia. To help out a new friend and show up an old rival she re-enters competitive gymnastics, she'll have to find a way to move forward while making amends with her past.
Style: light, captivating, sincere, feel good, visually appealing
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: gymnastics, gymnast, australian, rivalry, teenage girl, girl, society, sport, friendship, youth, adventure, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.8
 476
Going for Gold (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Seventeen year old, Emma joins a high school cheerleading team when she moves to Australia with her dad who is a former Air Force Officer.
Style: feel good, captivating, sincere, light
Plot: cheerleading, gymnastics, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, father, champion, private school, scholarship, australian, daughter, sport, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 28K
Stick It (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Haley is a naturally gifted athlete but, with her social behavior, the teen seems intent on squandering her abilities. After a final brush with the law, a judge sentences her to an elite gymnastics academy run by a legendary, hard-nosed coach. Once ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, inspirational, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: gymnastics, sport, athlete and trainer, rebelliousness, teenager, coach, rivalry, athlete's life, friends, lifestyle, fighting the system, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Peaceful Warrior (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.
Style: philosophical, inspirational, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, mentor, human spirit, teaching the ways of the world, athlete and trainer, enlightenment, coach, wise man, wisdom of life, gymnastics, philosophy, rehabilitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
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The Bronze (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 2004, Hope Ann Greggory became an American hero after winning the bronze medal for the women's gymnastics team. Today, she's still living in her small hometown, washed-up and embittered. Stuck in the past, Hope must reassess her life ...
Style: semi serious, light, absurd, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: gymnastics, small town, rise and fall, training, rivalry, ambition, olympics, rudeness, female protagonist, sex scene, gymnast, toilet humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Gabby Douglas Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The true story of Gabby Douglas who becomes the first African American to be named Individual All-Around Champion in artistic gymnastics at the Olympic Games.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: gymnastics, athlete and trainer, family relations, siblings relations, athlete's life, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rivalry, single parent, prodigy, ambition, rise to the top ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1995, year 2002, year 2010 ...
Place: usa, new york, london, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.5
 2K
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 ⇓
36%
 7.6
 20K
Waves (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family — led by a well-intentioned but domineering father — as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, touching, social, suspense
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, african american, teenage sex, teen romance, family relations, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, teenager, teenage pregnancy, drug use, parents and children ...
Place: florida, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 29K
Hardball (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend.
Style: serious, melancholic, suspense, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: underdog, gang, gambling, athlete and trainer, life is a bitch, addiction, urban ghetto life, redemption, down on your luck, bet, sport team, beating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Last Good Time (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A reclusive aging widower struggling with tax problems has a complete change in his views of life as he has a chance encounter with a young woman who moves in with him briefly.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: older man younger woman sex, older man younger woman relationship, starting over, love and romance, elderly lovers, musician's life, supportive spouse, elderly, aging, golden years, hopes, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Leather Boys (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Leather Boys is a 1964 British drama film about the rocker subculture in London featuring a gay motorcyclist. This film is notable as an early example of a film that violated the Hollywood production code, yet was still shown in the United ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: motorcycle, rebelliousness, introspection, rock, best friends, society, gender, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, rebellion, motorcycle race, realism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, london, europe, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
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Coxless Pair (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film tells the story of the friendship between Johann and Ludwig as they strive for the ultimate “buddy” relationship. Going beyond, well beyond, what would be considered good and healthy, the pair attempt to become the ideal twins, driving ...
Plot: best friend, motorcycle, new love, travel, driver's license, victory, sister, gymnasium, trip, teenage girl, rivalry, high school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Second Chance (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl and her coach overcome adversity to make their way into the National Australian Gymnastics Squad.
Style: realistic, feel good, captivating, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: gymnastics, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, hopes, youth, ambition, one more chance, rise to the top, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 14K
Youngblood (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. His on-ice activities are complicated by his relationship ...
Style: sexy, exciting, realistic, sincere, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, hockey, skating, rivalry, locker room, coach, beating, mockery, dressing room, sport, underdog, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, alaska, new jersey, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
American Anthem (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Steve is a talented gymnast who has given up competition and is working at his father's bike shop. Julie is the new girl at his old gym, who has moved to town to train with their powerful coach. Inspired by Julie, Steve resumes training. While ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: gymnast, gymnastics, hopes, sport, love and romance, ambition, contests and competitions, youth, family relations, athlete and trainer, parents and children, workplace romance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 1K
Go Now (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Nick, is a young Scottish soccer player living in the big city. He meets Karen, and the two fall in love and move in together. Soon after, Nick exhibits signs of serious illness. As his body slowly succumbs to multiple sclerosis, he experiences a ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: multiple sclerosis, family relations, working class, couples, disability, family problems, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, society, misfit, supportive spouse ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: europe, england, new orleans, paris france, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.3
 2K
Ice Castles (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alexis Winston is a young girl who dreams of becoming a champion figure skater. While practicing, Alexis suffers a terrible accident that takes her sight and threatens to destroy her dreams. In the midst of feeling sorry for herself she falls in ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, uplifting, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: figure skating, skating, follow your dream, athlete's life, love and romance, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, romance, contests and competitions, lifestyle, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 8K
Vision Quest (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: High school wrestler Louden Swain is a man obsessed , trying to shed 23 pounds in a dangerously short time and take on Shute, the undefeated, tough-as-nails 168-pound champion who's the best wrestler in the state. Matthew Modine stars as the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, inspirational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, high school, underdog, rivalry, sport, love, wrestling, high school life, romance, fall in love, contests and competitions, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., washington state, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Girl with Green Eyes (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Catholic-Irish farm girl Kate, along with her gregarious best friend Baba, moves to Dublin to pursue a more exciting life.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, youth, coming of age, family relations, singleness, suburban life, small town, love affair, love triangle, suburbs, couple relations, countryside ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: World War II vet Paul Sutton falls for a pregnant and unwed woman who persuades him -- during their first encounter -- to pose as her husband so she can face her family.
Style: uplifting, romantic, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: vineyard, love, happy ending, parents and children, family relations, romance, post war, interracial romance, love and romance, estate, family values, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, post world war two
Place: san francisco, california, usa, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 87K
Sweet November (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later ...
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, terminal illness, fall in love, tragic love, love, leukemia, love and romance, self discovery, couples, workaholic, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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After the Rain (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Akira Tachibana is a 17-year-old high school student. She was once a promising athlete, but an injury has prevented her from taking part in track and field. One day, Akira Tachibana goes to a family restaurant and the manager talks to her in a ...
Style: sexy, disturbing, touching, captivating, romanticism ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, teen drama
Plot: japanese girl, love, japanese schoolgirl, teenage girl, unrequited love, rivalry, teenager, co worker co worker relationship, older man younger woman relationship, nubile, school, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 3K
Breath (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A pair of teenagers in Western Australia looking to escape the monotony of life in a small town take up surfing lessons from a guy named Sando.
Style: exciting, captivating, sincere, melancholic
Plot: surfing, friendship between boys, friendship, grownups, mentor, ocean, teenager, danger, small town, coming of age, adaptation, storytelling ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 3K
Ice Castles (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater. Only with the help of those who love her can she prove to the world -- and herself -- that she still has the potential ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: figure skating, skating, rivalry, romance, sport, disability, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete's life, life is a bitch, youth, rise to the top ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
All the Right Moves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sensitive study of a headstrong high school football star who dreams of getting out of his small Western Pennsylvania steel town with a football scholarship. His equally ambitious coach aims at a college position, resulting in a clash which could ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, college, ambition, american football, small town, friendship, youth, locker room, coach, sport, family relations, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 638
Touch (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Twin brothers, Tatsuya (Shota Saito) and Kazuya (Keita Saito), grew up with their next door neighbor Minami (Masami Nagasawa) like siblings. Minami's dream is that her school's baseball team will participate in the national Koshien High ...
Plot: baseball, classmate, school, classroom, car driving, crying, friend, joy, room, friendship, car accident, schoolgirl uniform ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 5K
Spetters (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Dutch film, post-Saturday Night Fever, which follows the lives of three young men who are amateur dirt-bike motorcycle racers. They each fall in love with a young woman who, with her brother, sells French fries and hot dogs at the races. Everyone ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, cynical, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, coming out, erection, gang, friendship, male nudity, teenage life, gays and lesbians, crimes, love and romance, gender, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, holland, netherlands, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Winter Comes Early (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Love story involving a Canadian professional hockey player and a hippie folk singer. Their union is tumultuous, as both try to come to terms with their differences in careers and lifestyles.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: ice hockey, hockey, ambition, love and romance, artists and showbiz, opposites attract, romance, athlete's life, fall in love, relationship vs career, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%