Movies like The Game of Their Lives

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The Game of Their Lives (2005)
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The Game of Their Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film tells the tale of the 1950 US soccer team who, against all odds, beat England 1 - 0 in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Although no US team has yet won a World Cup title, this story is about the family traditions and passions which shaped the lives of the players who made up this team of underdogs.
Style: exciting, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: sport team, interracial friendship, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, underdog, friendship, soccer match, friends, dancing, soccer, airplane, wedding, hotel, family relations, ethnic slur, coach, cemetery, catholic church, voodoo, cooking ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1950, 1950s
Place: brazil, usa, missouri, new york, rio de janeiro, washington d.c., st. louis missouri

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and sincere films with plots about ambition, sport, hopes, rivalry, contests and competitions, underdog and against the odds mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like The Game of Their Lives: Seabiscuit (2003), Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016), Hoosiers (1986), A Shot at Glory (2000), The Final Season (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Seabiscuit (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: horse, horse race, racehorse, follow your dream, underdog, against the odds, businessman, animal training, marriage, divorce, cowboy, horse ranch ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s, 20s ...
Place: baltimore, san francisco, new york, chicago illinois, pasadena california ...
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100%
Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.
Style: inspirational, serious, realistic, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: following a dream, sport, rise to the top, prodigy, soccer, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, youth, rags to riches, father son relationship ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 44K
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, emotional, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, small town, underdog, high school, sport, championship, sport team, human spirit, ambition, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
A Shot at Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Scottish second division football team Kilnockie is taken over by American Pete Cameron. The new owner puts pressure on manager Gordon McLeod to improve the fortunes of the team, and hires first division player Jackie McQuillan.
Style: realistic, sentimental, inspirational, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, human spirit, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, against the odds, friendship, sport team, society, sport, contests and competitions ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, sincere, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, baseball movie, against the odds, ambition, sport, hopes, youth, rivalry, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.2
 76K
Chak De! India (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: A team of rag-tag girls with their own agenda form Team India competing for international fame in field hockey. Their coach, the ex-men's Indian National team captain, returns from a life of shame after being unjustly accused of match fixing in ...
Style: sentimental, touching, exciting, feel good, uplifting ...
Plot: bollywood, coach, contests and competitions, underdog, rivalry, false accusation, sport team, against the odds, determination, sport, athlete and trainer, bonding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 59K
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, uplifting, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: football, underdog, working class, college life, sport team, ambition, family relations, aspiration, sport, college, american football, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
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Madison (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1971, air-conditioner repairman and boat enthusiast Jim McCormick entertains his desire to 'go down' as a legend in the record books when the Gold Cup hydroplane boat race improbably comes to his small town of Madison, Indiana. ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, follow your dream, against the odds, lifestyle, ship, unemployment, friendship, rivalry, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, realistic, sincere, emotional, serious
Plot: mother superior, college, catholic school, sport, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, basketball, feminism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, sincere, feel good, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: native american, sport, high school, ambition, contests and competitions, hopes, human spirit, rivalry, social relations, against the odds, friends, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Miracle of Bern (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The movie deals with the championship-winning German soccer team of 1954. Its story is linked with two others: The family of a young boy is split due to the events in World War II, and the father returns from Russia after eleven years. The second ...
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental, exciting
Plot: soccer, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, athlete's life, contests and competitions, pow, society, ambition, rivalry, hopes, working class ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, post world war two
Place: germany, switzerland, hungary, europe, budapest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 349
Bert & Dickie (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thrown together just five weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics, Bert Bushnell (Doctor Who's Matt Smith) and Dickie Burnell (Sam Hoare) defied all the odds and made history in the double sculls. This is the story of how they did it ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, rivalry, contests and competitions, lifestyle, sport, hopes, competition, teamwork, olympics ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, sport, human spirit, athlete's life, ambition, baseball, rivalry, underdog, sport team, hopes, teammate ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 19K
Eight Men Out (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The great Chicago White Sox team of 1919 is the saddest team to ever win a pennent. The team is bitter at their penny pincher owner, Charles Comiskey, and at their own teammates. Gamblers take advantage of this opportunity to offer some players $ to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, talky ...
Plot: baseball, major league, sport, friendship, americana, ambition, contests and competitions, society, sport team, historical figure, hopes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 62K
Goal! (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Like millions of kids around the world, Santiago harbors the dream of being a professional footballer...However, living in the Barrios section of Los Angeles, he thinks it is only that--a dream. Until one day an extraordinary turn of events has him ...
Style: sentimental, serious, captivating, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: soccer, coach, sport team, inhaler, sport, athlete's life, human spirit, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, dream come true, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, england, europe, london, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial relations, baseball, power relations, friends, sport team, sport, rivalry, lifestyle, underdog, society ...
Place: usa, new york, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: college, coach, football, sport, air disaster, survivor, university, sport team, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, tragic event ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, west virginia, california, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.8
 2K
Kano (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: A Taiwanese high school baseball team travels to Japan in 1931 to compete in a national tournament.
Style: uplifting, captivating, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: baseball, ambition, against the odds, athlete's life, rivalry, sport, hopes, sport team, contests and competitions, society, youth, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: japan, taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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A Season on the Brink (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers" is based on the best-selling book by John Feinstein. The movie chronicles Indiana's 1985-86 season, when Knight granted Feinstein unprecedented access to the ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, athlete and trainer, sport team, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle, underdog, hopes, basketball, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.8
 16K
61* (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 1961, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle played for the New York Yankees. One, Mantle, was universally loved, while the other, Maris, was universally hated. Both men started off with a bang, and both were nearing Babe Ruth's 60 home run record. ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, feel good
Plot: baseball, rivalry, friendship, fan, against the odds, contests and competitions, sport, fame, success, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, year 1998, 1960s
Place: usa, north dakota, new york, kansas city, st. louis missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
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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: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: high school sports, basketball, small town, sport, against the odds, underdog, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions, youth, rivalry, prodigy ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 21K
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, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, human spirit, american football, racism, ambition, college, against the odds, success, contests and competitions, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, united states, cleveland ohio, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Shooting for Socrates (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: SHOOTING FOR SOCRATES is a David Vs. Goliath set in Belfast against the backdrop of the 1986 World Cup. It tells the story of a momentous time in Northern Ireland's football history through the eyes of players, fans and the media. The film also ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: hopes, ambition, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, youth, family relations, sport team, parents and children, soccer, underdog, soccer fan ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1986
Place: mexico, ireland, brazil, northern ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Biographical story of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. The movie starts with his young life and growing up with his father, Ralph, who raced for a living, but initially wanted more for his son. When Dale quits high school to start driving full time, his ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, rivalry, human spirit, family life, parents and children, family relations, contests and competitions, hopes, sport, nascar
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Junction Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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: tense, serious, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: sport, against the odds, teachers and students, contests and competitions, discrimination, hopes, human spirit, university, underdog, athlete's life, college, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 8K
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: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, interracial relations, sport team, cancer, rivalry, ambition, rising to stardom, sport, against the odds, human spirit, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 1960s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Flying Scotsman (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story of amateur cyclist Graeme Obree, who breaks the world one-hour record on a bike he made out of washing machine parts.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyclist, underdog, scot, lifestyle, ambition, human spirit, race, sport, friendship, hopes, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
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Believe (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young, gifted soccer player who gets into trouble for a petty crime is brought to the attention of former Manchester United coach Matt Busby, who comes out of retirement to help the boy and his teammates.
Style: uplifting, realistic, captivating, inspirational, feel good ...
Plot: sport, hopes, follow your dream, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, sport team, human spirit, athlete and trainer, orphan, talent, football player ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Perfect Game (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA, Mexico
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, disturbing, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: against the odds, sport, rise to the top, ambition, baseball, youth, underdog, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions, young heroes, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1957
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 37K
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, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, underdog, sport, dedicated educator, small town, mentor, track and field, sport team, contests and competitions, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, united states, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%