Movies like Gladiator 1992

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Gladiator (1992)
 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 ghettos. While being exploited by a boxing promoter the two teens become friends. An explosive ending puts the two friends in the ring against each other.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, intense, entertaining, dramatic, interesting, inspirational, earnest, brutal ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, friendship, athlete and trainer, boxing, underdog, blood, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, against the odds, on the run, human spirit, follow your dream, hopes, urban ghetto life, rivalry, gambling, alcohol abuse, power relations, urban ghetto, blood splatter, gangsters, parents and children, life is a bitch, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, cuba, california

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Most similar movies to Gladiator

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, intense and exciting films with plots about rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, sport, underdog, athlete and trainer and athlete's life mostly in Sport, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Gladiator: Facing the Giants (2006), Girlfight (2000), Fighting (2009), The Program (1993), Carman: The Champion (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, chick flick, kids
Plot: christian, sport, football, underdog, religions or cults, human spirit, youth, ambition, rivalry, religious, high school life, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, gloomy, rough, touching, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: boxing, sport, female boxer, sexism, ambition, underdog, human spirit, urban ghetto, gender, feminism, lifestyle, self fulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 5.6
 30K
Fighting (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Small-town boy Shawn MacArthur has come to New York City with nothing. Barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets, his luck changes when scam artist Harvey Boarden sees that he has a natural talent for streetfighting. When ...
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: athlete and trainer, rivalry, boxing, street fighter, love and romance, ambition, power relations, sport, lone hero, tough guy, father son relationship, fighting movie ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 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: captivating, semi serious, realistic, football movie, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, college life, american football, college, underdog, ambition, urban ghetto, social relations, sport team, high school life, society, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Carman: The Champion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Former champion boxer Orlando Leone (Carmen) is "The Preacher" at an inner-city youth center. Wanting to give something back to the community, he bought a large building for a church youth center. But the cash ran out before he could ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christian, ambition, hotel, religions or cults, tough heroes, against the odds, lifestyle, human spirit, heroes, rivalry, underdog, church ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.5
 196
The Opponent (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Patty Sullivan (Erica Eleniak) is a battered woman who decides to take charge of her life by taking boxing lessons to better protect herself when her boyfriend becomes violent. Patty soon learns she has some talent for boxing and sets her sights on ...
Style: rough, realistic, sincere, serious, uplifting
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female boxer, life is a bitch, power relations, sport, domestic disturbance, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete's life, rise to the top, ambition ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.8
 7K
The Champ (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The more you love, the harder you fight.The world looks at Billy Flynn and sees a has-been who seemingly never was, an ex-boxing champion slammed to the mat years ago by booze and gambling. But Billy's son TJ sees what the world doesn't. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: sport, gambling, boxer, underdog, redemption, parents and children, contests and competitions, remarry, rivalry, single parent, custody, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.2
 4K
Supercross (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Faced with the suspicious death of their father, two brothers must motivate one another to get back on their bikes and take the Las Vegas Motocross Championships by storm.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, rivalry, athlete's life, relationship vs career, urban ghetto life, friends, hopes, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, ambition, underdog, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 1K
Madison (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 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: feel good, serious, realistic
Plot: sport, athlete's life, parents and children, social relations, life is a bitch, friends, athlete and trainer, rivalry, underdog, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, high school, underdog, ambition, lifestyle, human nature, high school life, against the odds, society, youth, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.5
 706
Undefeated (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lex 'El Animal' Vargas is a promising Portorican boxer in Queens, but lacks ambition to aim for the big career. That changes after his brother Paulie is accidentally shot dead by a teenager in an amateur hold-up on their late dad's ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: tough heroes, against the odds, feminism, lifestyle, social differences, society, family business, human spirit, ambition, rivalry, underdog, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.1
 466K
Rocky (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with ...
Style: uplifting, touching, captivating, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, underdog, self esteem, training, contests and competitions, fight, ambition, life is a bitch, lifestyle, determination, rivalry, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 2.1
 9K
Crossover (2006)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The clock strikes midnight, money changes hands, the crowd is on their feet, and the court is alive with fast-paced razzle-dazzle basketball. These players don't play for a school or a pro team. They play for the street and it's ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, basketball movie
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, hardcase students, athlete and trainer, friends, on the road, against the odds, lifestyle, urban, follow your dream, teaching the ways of the world, athlete's life, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Split Decisions (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a boxer is killed because he wouldn't take a dive, his brother tries to find a way to avenge him even if only symbolically.
Style: serious, sincere, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, boxer, boxing, power relations, crimes, parents and children, crime, contests and competitions, family relations, sport, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Play It to the Bone (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two aging fighters in LA, friends, get a call from a Vegas promoter because his undercard fighters for a Mike Tyson bout that night are suddenly unavailable. He wants them to box each other. They agree as long as the winner gets a shot at the ...
Style: semi serious, talky, exciting, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, friendship, contests and competitions, underdog, hopes, athlete's life, boxing, ambition, on the road, desert, love triangle, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.6
 209K
Creed (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
Style: realistic, feel good, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: boxing, underdog, sport, mentor, cancer, legacy, athlete and trainer, power relations, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, 1990s, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, tijuana mexico, philadelphia, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.2
 188K
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder, Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging Rocky to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: athlete's life, comeback, training, boxing, underdog, boxer, fight, sport, against the odds, human spirit, determination, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, high school, youth, power relations, boxing, teenage life, martial arts, rivalry, duel, championship, rage, fist fighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, usa, brazil, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 768
Price of Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An ex-boxer, living with the knowledge that his fight career was cut short by a crooked manager, channels his bitter disappointment in a single-minded quest for boxing championships for his three sons. We see them in pee-wee Silver Glove matches ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: sport, feminism, follow your dream, athlete's life, blind ambition, parents and children, relationship vs career, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete and trainer, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 166
The Kid (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jimmy Albright is a young athlete with a passion for boxing. His mentor, Harry Sloan, an aging trainer and former boxer, sees Jimmy's potential, not only as a boxer but as a young man. With Harry's guidance, Jimmy trains and fights his way ...
Style: psychological, touching, feel good, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, hopes, rise to the top, aging, working class, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, power relations, follow your dream, parents and children, supportive spouse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 170K
Rocky II (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, sport, underdog, hospital, comeback, championship, boxing match, training, boxer, coma, tough heroes, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, coach, success, ambition, underdog, football, sport team, athlete's life, blind ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this rousing sequel to Kickboxer, Tong Po broods about his defeat at the hands of Kurt Sloan. Po and his managers resort to drastic measures to goad Kurt into the ring for a rematch.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, sequel to cult film, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, ambition, underdog, rivalry, tough heroes, power relations, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, follow your dream, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: realistic, uplifting, serious, basketball movie
Plot: hopes, sport, contests and competitions, power relations, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, sport team, underdog, college, university, rivalry, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, society, human spirit, contests and competitions, family relations, friends, lifestyle, against the odds, sport team, ambition, rivalry, friendship ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 27K
Undisputed (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Monroe Hutchens is the heavyweight champion of Sweetwater, a maximum security prison. He was convicted to a life sentence due to a passionate crime. Iceman Chambers is the heavyweight champion, who lost his title due to a rape conviction to ten ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, prison, prison life, gambling, murder, gangsters, hip hop, crimes, crime, sexual abuse, warden, life sentence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four fighters different backgrounds come together to train under an ex MMA rising star and then ultimately have to fight each other and the traitor in heir midst.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, martial arts tournament, athlete and trainer, martial arts, beefcake, martial arts training, kiss, kickboxer, cage fighting, fistfight, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, human spirit, teenage life, youth, athlete and trainer, sport, football, violence, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 194K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and ...
Style: touching, rough, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, contests and competitions, family relations, sport, down on your luck, rise and fall, father daughter relationship, tragedy, death, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 11K
Blue Chips (1994)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team aren't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete ...
Style: tense, serious, biting, realistic, basketball movie ...
Plot: sport, college, basketball, underdog, workplace, self discovery, society, lifestyle, workplace situations, blind ambition, ambition, sport team ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: indiana, chicago illinois, texas, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%