Movies like The Greatest Game Ever Played

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The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
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The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biopic of 20-year-old Francis Ouimet who defeated his golfing idol and 1900 US Open Champion, Harry Vardon.
Style: motivational, inspirational, captivating, sincere, sentimental, feel good, unusual plot structure, entertaining, dramatic, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: golf, sport, rags to riches, underdog, working class, athlete's life, prodigy, human spirit, disney, social differences, ambition, lifestyle, rivalry, society, contests and competitions, championship, talented, struggle, usa president, love, catastrophe, race, football, revenge, game ...
Time: 1910s, 60s, 1930s, 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: massachusetts, scotland, boston, new jersey, usa, california

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Most similar movies to The Greatest Game Ever Played

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out inspirational, feel good, realistic and serious films with plots about ambition, sport, destiny, mentor, catastrophe, redemption and dialogue mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like The Greatest Game Ever Played: Glory Road (2006), The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000), McFarland, USA (2015), Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016), Invictus (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: inspirational, feel good, sincere, emotional, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: basketball, underdog, athlete and trainer, racism, coach, college, racial slur, sport, teamwork, justice, unlikely friendships, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas, indiana, maryland ...
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The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: World War I has left golfer Rannulph Junuh a poker-playing alcoholic, his perfect swing gone. Now, however, he needs to get it back to play in a tournament to save the financially ravaged golf course of a long-ago sweetheart. Help arrives in the ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, uplifting, light, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: golf, underdog, childhood, great depression, starting over, americana, world war one, love story, hopes, follow your dream, contests and competitions, athlete's life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 39K
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, inspirational, feel good, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: sport, coach, teacher, underdog, track and field, athlete and trainer, human spirit, teenager, school, mentor, high school, dedicated educator ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: sport, following a dream, soccer, football, rise to the top, athlete's life, contests and competitions, prodigy, ambition, rags to riches, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: brazil, africa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 161K
Invictus (2009)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby ...
Style: inspirational, uplifting, political, touching, feel good ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, sport, president, apartheid, leadership, politics, rugby, idealism, life philosophy, historical character, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: south africa, africa, new jersey, johannesburg south africa, cape town south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
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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: inspirational, sentimental, feel good, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, family outing
Plot: underdog, american football, football, sport, follow your dream, teacher, against the odds, determination, teamwork, team, disney, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: inspirational, feel good, touching, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, disney, culture clash, rags to riches, athlete's life, fish out of water, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, california, usa, new jersey, boston
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77%
 7.6
 424K
Moneyball (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Style: inspirational, captivating, realistic, feel good, thought provoking ...
Plot: baseball, sport, mathematics, success, rise to the top, underdog, strategy, statistics, business, obsession, ambition, teamwork ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 2000s, year 2002, contemporary ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of golf icon and legend, Bobby Jones, who retired from competition at the tender age of 28.
Style: sentimental, factual, melancholic, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, rivalry, rise to the top, rising to stardom, ambition, lifestyle, contests and competitions, couples, temperamental, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s
Place: new jersey, europe, atlanta georgia, georgia, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.4
 55K
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: touching, factual, uplifting, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, olympics, sport, underdog, disney, family, human spirit, mentor, sport team, coach, grudge, championship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: usa, canada, boston, new jersey, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.5
 64K
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: inspirational, feel good, emotional, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: american football, underdog, sport, motivation, aspiration, ambition, college, american football player, high school, football, priest, working class ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: indiana, texas, boston, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.2
 22K
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: inspirational, emotional, factual, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: american football, sport, athlete and trainer, racism, african american, football, college, human spirit, courage, mentor, friendship, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 60s, 50s
Place: usa, new york, texas, new jersey, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.9
 11K
The Babe (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chronicle of Babe Ruth's phenomenal story--from his hard knock beginnings at a Baltimore orphanage, to his meteoric rise to baseball superstardom and his poignant retirement from the game. His amazing career included seven American League ...
Style: suspense, melancholic, intense, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: baseball, life philosophy, life & death, happy ending, justice, greed, corruption, childhood, catastrophe, brutality, adventure, adaptation ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century ...
Place: new york yankees, boston, california, usa, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.3
 151K
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: motivational, inspirational, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, family outing, girls' night ...
Plot: basketball, sport, teacher, teachers and students, high school, athlete and trainer, underdog, life philosophy, athlete's life, human spirit, dedicated educator, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey, texas, usa, sacramento california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: inspirational, touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, family outing, girls' night ...
Plot: racism, sport, high school, racial tension, american football, racial prejudice, african american, racial slur, prejudice, friendship, coach, football ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, california, new jersey, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.8
 61K
Draft Day (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.
Style: inspirational, exciting, suspense, intense, semi serious ...
Plot: american football, football, negotiation, sport, boss and employee, honest, overcoming, power relations, one last chance, disorder, ambition, nfl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, san francisco, cleveland ohio, ohio, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Without Limits (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to Olympics in Munich and his early death at 24 in a car crash.
Style: sincere, factual, inspirational, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sport, running, olympics, runner, competition, track and field, athlete's life, hopes, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, finland, helsinki finland, munich germany, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.4
 48K
Hoosiers (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
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: inspirational, realistic, exciting, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: basketball, high school, small town, sport, underdog, high school basketball, alcoholic, father son relationship, championship, basketball coach, athlete and trainer, redemption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.2
 7K
Pride (2007)
Genre: Drama, 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: inspirational, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: racism, swimming, sport, life is a bitch, ambition, against the odds, rivalry, athlete's life, human spirit, youth, ghetto, african american ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new orleans, new jersey, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.5
 96K
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, inspirational, emotional, factual, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: racism, baseball, sport, against the odds, rivalry, athlete and trainer, americana, human spirit, rise to the top, hopes, athlete's life, racial segregation ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 1930s, 20th century, post world war two ...
Place: boston, new jersey, california, new york, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 41K
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: feel good, inspirational, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: american football, disability, football, sport, underdog, radio, friendship, mentally challenged, prejudice, courage, destiny, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 66K
Gridiron Gang (2006)
Genre: Biography, 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: inspirational, realistic, serious, rough, sincere ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: american football, juvenile delinquency, athlete and trainer, football, sport, prison, underdog, redemption, life philosophy, gangsters, stereotypes, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.6
 333K
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: inspirational, touching, emotional, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: american football, life, adoption, christian, interracial relations, human spirit, football, rising to stardom, parents and children, life philosophy, fish out of water, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, mississippi, memphis, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6.9
 35K
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, inspirational, feel good, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, preschoolers
Plot: baseball, sport, father son relationship, high school, underdog, family, human spirit, rags to riches, following a dream, family relations, fight, baseball coach ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, austin texas, latin america, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
Style: inspirational, uplifting, touching, intellectual, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: chess, child prodigy, prodigy, genius, coming of age, teacher, childhood, mentor, children, obsession, sport, tournament ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 5K
8 Seconds (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert.
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: rodeo, rodeo cowboy, romance, sport, cowboy, rivalry, ambition, rising to stardom, love, human spirit, contests and competitions, underdog ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, oklahoma, new jersey, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 14K
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: suspense, intense, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: basketball, sport, underdog, college, contests and competitions, sport team, follow your dream, lifestyle, prodigy, athlete's life, blind ambition, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, boston, texas, chicago illinois, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Against the Ropes (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fictional story inspired by North America's most famous female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen. Her struggle to survive and succeed in a male dominated sport.
Style: inspirational, intense, sincere, serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: boxing, sport, cheerleading, rags to riches, fight scenes, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, lifestyle, human spirit ...
Time: year 1972, 70s
Place: new jersey, detroit, los angeles, michigan, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Lords of Dogtown (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970s.
Style: intense, stylized, exciting, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: surfing, extreme sport, skateboard, gang, coming of age, friendship, fame, sport, rise and fall, first love, athlete's life, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, new jersey, venice beach california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Chuck Murdock, a 12-year-old boy from Montana and son of a military jet pilot, becomes anxious after seeing a Minuteman missile on a school field trip. He protests the existence of nuclear weapons by refusing to play baseball, which results in the ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, inspirational, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: friendship, kids and family, nuclear war, transformation, sport, politics, athlete's life, anti war, sport team, ambition, hopes, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, montana, boston, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%