Movies like Friday Night Lights 2004

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Friday Night Lights (2004)
 7.3
 54K
Friday Night Lights (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles, is seriously injured during the first game of the season, all hope is lost, and the town's dormant social problems begin to flare up. It is left to the inspiring abilities of new coach Gary Gaines to instill in the other team members -- and, by proxy, the town itself -- a sense of self-respect and honor.
Style: realistic, sincere, rough, serious, captivating, suspenseful, inspirational, intense, interesting, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: party, coach, high school, sport, career, comeback, football, small town, domestic violence, african american, championship, american football, racism, teenager, athlete and trainer, sport team, americana, teenage life, youth, athlete's life, friends, struggle, family relations, contests and competitions, running ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, new jersey, california

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Most similar movies to Friday Night Lights

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, inspirational and exciting films with plots about power relations, sport, rivalry, ambition, athlete and trainer, underdog and contests and competitions mostly in Sport, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Friday Night Lights: Rudy (1993), Glory Road (2006), Remember the Titans (2000), Any Given Sunday (1999), Gridiron Gang (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Friday Night Lights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series based around a high school football team situated in Texas. The series takes place in the fictional town of Dillon: a small, close-knit community in rural Texas. Particular focus is given to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, suspenseful, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, friendship, sport team, coach, football, teenage life, ambitious, human spirit, career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ 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, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, ambition, working class, college life, american football, football, college, obsessive quest, human spirit, loss of friend, priest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ 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, realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, racism, underdog, college, racial slur, coach, teamwork, marriage, human spirit, ambitious, glory ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, campus, mexico, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, sincere, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, contests and competitions, sport, prejudice, football, human spirit, high school, against the odds, racial slur, african american, coach, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, ambition, success, coach, underdog, football, power relations, sport team, contests and competitions, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, florida, miami, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.9
 42K
Gridiron Gang (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, athlete and trainer, teenage life, human spirit, youth, sport, football, violence, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, sport, small town, redemption, underdog, high school, championship, athlete and trainer, squad, human spirit, contests and competitions, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, university, student, grief, coach, survivor, comeback, american football, underdog ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, campus, california, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 6.4
 8K
The Program (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.
Style: semi serious, captivating, realistic, football movie, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, college life, american football, college, underdog, alcohol abuse, lifestyle, society, against the odds, high school life, hopes, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, touching, disturbing, rough
Plot: sport, juvenile delinquency, coach, human spirit, starting over, ambition, redemption, teenage life, contests and competitions, hopes, dedicated educator, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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, sincere, captivating, 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, ambition, hardcase students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 7K
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
Plot: friendship, sport, boxing, rivalry, human spirit, hopes, contests and competitions, urban ghetto life, against the odds, ambition, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, exciting, uplifting, serious, sentimental ...
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, ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, touching, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: baseball, sport, small town, coach, high school sports, social relations, power relations, sport team, rivalry, underdog, ambition, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Hometown Legend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A teenage drifter finds an opportunity to turn his life around when he joins a high-school football program with a hard-nosed coach.
Style: sincere, serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Plot: sport, high school, small town, ambition, working class, americana, society, lifestyle, high school life, athlete's life, hopes, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, american football, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, rise to the top, small town, contests and competitions, rivalry, social relations, youth, coach ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: sport, football, underdog, christian, religions or cults, power relations, rivalry, youth, human spirit, unsuccessful, hopes, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.9
 1K
Sunset Park (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.
Style: humorous, touching, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, high school, underdog, lifestyle, society, high school life, human nature, against the odds, youth, teenage life, human spirit ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, feel good, sincere, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, high school, rivalry, underdog, athlete and trainer, family, contests and competitions, hopes, human spirit, teenage life, youth, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Never Back Down (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, high school, martial arts, boxing, power relations, teenage life, youth, rivalry, duel, championship, rage, fist fighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, usa, brazil, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, american football, human spirit, football, racism, college, success, rivalry, society, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 1K
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, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: college, small town, sport, coach, basketball, underdog, rivalry, university, city life, teaching the ways of the world, contests and competitions, hopes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 866
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: serious, touching, realistic, basketball movie
Plot: sport, small town, high school sports, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, small town life, underdog, rivalry, power relations, sport team ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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
Plot: car race, rivalry, hotshot hero, racing, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, friends, love affair, chases and races, love and romance, sport ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california, alabama, florida, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 39K
Varsity Blues (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In small-town Texas, high school football is a religion, 17-year-old schoolboys carry the hopes of an entire community onto the gridiron every Friday night. When star quarterback Lance Harbor suffers an injury, the Coyotes are forced to regroup ...
Style: sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: small town, cheerleader, sport, high school, coming of age, obsession, police car, party, american football, football, human spirit, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 9K
Girlfight (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Diana Guzman begins to train as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers, all while keeping it a secret from her father.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: boxing, sport, female boxer, sexism, self fulfillment, contests and competitions, athlete's life, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, ambition, rivalry, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, athlete and trainer, family, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, ambition, dream come true, parents and children, one more chance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Ducks are offered scholarships at Eden Hall Academy but struggle with their new coach's methods and come under pressure from the board to retain their scholarships before their big game against the Varsity team.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: sport, ice hockey, rivalry, underdog, family, school, coming of age, friends, social relations, power relations, sport team, boarding school ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, minnesota, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 878
Underdogs (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in rural Ohio, the birthplace of football, UNDERDOGS is the story of a small-town high school football team destined to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, high school, high school life, against the odds, family, one last chance, follow your dream, athlete's life, parents and children, hopes, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Junction Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 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: sincere, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: sport, hardcase students, university, underdog, college, rivalry, out of the way, athlete's life, teachers and students, hopes, village life, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%