Movies like Gridiron Gang

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Gridiron Gang (2006)
 6.9
 38K
Gridiron Gang
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, exciting, rough, sincere, inspirational, captivating, entertaining, touching, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: life philosophy, athlete's life, underdog, redemption, american football, human spirit, athlete and trainer, teenage life, youth, violence, stereotypes, juvenile delinquency, mentor, fight scenes, hopes, destiny, friendship, competition, football, sport, happy ending, camp, gangs, transformation, soccer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
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Friday Night Lights
Drama, Sport
USA
44 min.
 8.7
Rocky
Drama, Sport
USA
120 min.
 8.1
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, inspirational, serious and intense films with plots about dialogue, sport, mentor, underdog, storytelling, redemption and ambition mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Gridiron Gang: Green Street Hooligans (2005), Hardball (2001), Rudy (1993), Coach Carter (2005), Sunset Park (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Green Street Hooligans
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being wrongfully expelled from Harvard University, American Matt Buckner flees to his sister's home in England. Once there, he is befriended by her charming and dangerous brother-in-law, Pete Dunham, and introduced to the underworld of ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, soccer, friendship, brutality, revenge, skinhead, football, drugs/alcohol, buddies, blood, mentor, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, harvard university, europe
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System:   95%
    User:   50%
 
 6.4
 25K
Hardball
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
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: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underdog, redemption, baseball, gambling, athlete and trainer, drugs/alcohol, teacher, mentor, sport team, sport, ambition, kids and family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new jersey, chicago illinois
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System:   82%
    User:   66%
 
 7.5
 48K
Rudy
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: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, college, football, sport, athlete's life, mentor, dreams, courage, university, college life, follow your dream, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   65%
 
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 7.3
 106K
Coach Carter
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, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: high school, basketball, underdog, teacher, sport, athlete's life, drugs/alcohol, teachers and students, friendship, mentor, dedicated educator, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   66%
 
 5.9
 1K
Sunset Park
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, semi serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, high school, underdog, sport, athlete's life, college, dedicated educator, hardcase students, school, contests and competitions, happy ending, restaurant ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   70%
 
 6.8
 9K
Girlfight
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, serious, rough, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: boxing, sport, athlete's life, single father, high school, coming-of-age, father daughter relationship, relationships, underdog, coming of age, urban ghetto, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   82%
 
Friday Night Lights
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, small town, football, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, coach, friendship, race issues, party, athlete and trainer, comeback ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, california, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   72%
 
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 7.2
 182K
Rocky Balboa
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: inspirational, captivating, sentimental, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: sport, boxing, athlete's life, strongman, human spirit, against the odds, comeback, boxer, fight, courage, determination, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   85%
 
 6.8
 47K
Draft Day
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: talky, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: football, sport, sport team, rags to riches, ambition, soccer, mentor, boss and employee, underdog, fight scenes, workplace situations, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, ohio, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   80%
 
We Are Marshall
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, sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, football, small town, underdog, sport, sport team, courage, ambition, mentor, hopes, tragedy, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, campus, virginia, new jersey, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   68%
 
Remember the Titans
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: underdog, high school, racism, friendship, football, culture clash, prejudice, sport, school, race issues, segregation, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   62%
 
 7.1
 59K
Invincible
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: sentimental, feel good, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, football, sport, rags to riches, teacher, athlete's life, friendship, mentor, courage, follow your dream, against the odds, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   74%
 
 7.6
 201K
Creed
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, serious, exciting, intense, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, mentor, sport, cancer, courage, athlete's life, redemption, hip hop, fight scenes, storytelling, rags to riches ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s, year 1998
Place: usa, philadelphia, england, mexico, tijuana mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   65%
 
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Facing the Giants
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, feel good, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christian, underdog, football, sport, god, athlete's life, jesus, christianity, life philosophy, religion, high school, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   66%
 
 7.7
 256K
The Blind Side
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: sentimental, realistic, based on true events, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, family drama, parents and children, interracial adoption, american football, homeless, life, rising to stardom, prejudice, racism, rags to riches, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   59%
 
The Longest Yard
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In this rough-and-tumble yarn, actually filmed on-location at the Georgia State Prision, the cons are the heroes and the guards are the heavies. Eddie Albert is the sadistic warden who'll gladly make any sacrifice to push his guards' ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, underdog, football, sport, buddies, murder, cheerleading, mentor, brutality, contests and competitions, chase, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   69%
 
 7.6
 38K
Hoosiers
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, serious, inspirational, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, small town, basketball, high school, underdog, sport, friendship, contests and competitions, mentor, lone hero, foul language, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   54%
 
Any Given Sunday
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: serious, captivating, realistic, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: football, underdog, sport, male nudity, corruption, blind ambition, violence, drug abuse, contests and competitions, desire for fame, brutality, stadium ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   68%
 
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 8.1
 450K
Rocky
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, friendship, training, athlete's life, violence, rags to riches, mentor, sport, courage, honest, fight scenes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   55%
 
 6.5
 7K
Gladiator
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: realistic, rough, serious, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, friendship, underdog, gambling, gangsters, sport, athlete's life, fight scenes, mentor, vengeance, revenge, violent ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, cuba, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   65%
 
 7.4
 30K
McFarland, USA
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, serious, inspirational, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, underdog, teacher, dedicated educator, high school, school, competition, football, mentor, father daughter relationship, sport, family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   100%
 
 6.1
 11K
Blue Chips
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: serious, tense, biting, realistic, inspirational ...
Plot: college, basketball, sport, underdog, corruption, against the rules, golf, blind ambition, contests and competitions, mentor, hip hop, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, boston, california, indiana, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   45%
 
 6.2
 26K
Undisputed
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: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, hip hop, sport, gangsters, boxing, contests and competitions, fight scenes, prison life, mafia, violence, confined, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   48%
 
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Never Back Down
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: martial arts, high school, revenge, violence, teenager, athlete and trainer, kung fu, fight scenes, mentor, underground, teenage life, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: florida, usa, tokyo, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   63%
 
 6.4
 8K
The Program
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, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: college, underdog, football, sport, dedicated educator, motorcycle, university, mentor, urban ghetto, contests and competitions, life philosophy, human spirit ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   50%
 
 6.1
 11K
Youngblood
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: exciting, serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, romance, sport, redemption, countryside, athlete's life, mentor, violence, drugs/alcohol, small town, friendship, football ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, alaska, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   47%
 
 6.6
 12K
Above the Rim
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: hip hop, basketball, sport, high school, death, violence, gangster, drugs/alcohol, athlete's life, ambition, mentor, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   51%
 
 7.2
 162K
Rocky II
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: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, hospital, sport, brutality, revenge, athlete's life, working class, mentor, rags to riches, destiny, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   44%
 

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 6.5
 32K
Mean Machine
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Disgraced ex-England captain (Danny 'Mean Machine' Meehan) is thrown in jail for assaulting two police officers. He keeps his head down and has the opportunity to forget everything and change the lives of the prisoners. These prisoners ...
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, soccer, underdog, redemption, sport, football, british, mentor, contests and competitions, prison life, violence, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   38%
 
 6.8
 146K
Rocky III
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, feel good, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, revenge, sport, brutality, death, redemption, athlete's life, comeback, mentor, fight scenes, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, los angeles, russia, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   46%
 
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