Movies like Gridiron Gang

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Gridiron Gang (2006)
 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, sincere, rough, exciting, motivational, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: american football, juvenile delinquency, athlete and trainer, football, sport, prison, underdog, redemption, life philosophy, gangsters, gang, stereotypes, friendship, destiny, mentor, fight scenes, athlete's life, youth, human spirit, teenage life, ambition, competition, lifestyle, hopes, teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey, california, united states, united states of america

Most similar movies to Gridiron Gang

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, inspirational and serious films with plots about underdog, redemption, mentor, sport, catastrophe, transformation and dialogue mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Gridiron Gang: Coach Carter (2005), Freedom Writers (2007), The Blind Side (2009), Forever Strong (2008), Facing the Giants (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ...
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100%
Freedom Writers (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.
Style: inspirational, sentimental, rough, touching, educational ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: high school, teacher, dedicated educator, teachers and students, lifestyle change, teenage life, holocaust, racism, idealism, school, survival, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1999, year 1961, year 1993 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
90%
 7.1
 11K
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 ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: rugby, coach, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, sport, father son relationship, human spirit, ambition, starting over, teenage life, redemption, baseball ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Facing the Giants (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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: inspirational, feel good, touching, sentimental, christian film ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: underdog, christian, football, faith, religious, american football, sport, human spirit, athlete and trainer, high school football, christianity, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
75%
 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%
The Longest Yard (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Pro quarter-back, Paul Crewe and former college champion and coach, Nate Scarboro are doing time in the same prison. Asked to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards, Crewe enlists the help of Scarboro to coach the inmates to victory in ...
Style: funny, entertaining, inspirational, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: american football, prison, sport, underdog, prison life, prisoner, redemption, betrayal, adaptation, prison guard, warden, ex athlete ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: latin america, new jersey, austin texas, texas, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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 ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
Friday Night Lights (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
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: inspirational, intense, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: football, sport, high school, sport team, coach, underdog, american football, championship, athlete's life, career, teenager, small town ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dangerous Minds (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Marine Louanne Johnson lands a gig teaching in a pilot program for bright but underachieving teens at a notorious inner-city high school. After having a terrible first day, she decides she must throw decorum to the wind. When Johnson returns ...
Style: sentimental, touching, inspirational, rough, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teacher, school teacher, teenager, coming of age, hip hop, amusement park, teenage life, hopes, school, gang, life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, new jersey, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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%
Green Street Hooligans (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport, War
Country: UK, USA
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: serious, realistic, disturbing, factual, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, gang, friendship, rivalry, buddies, friends, bar fight, uninhibited rivalry, lifestyle, obsession, sport, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 11K
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: talky, exciting, intense, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: american football, sport, underdog, cheerleading, football, justice, college life, sport team, hopes, lifestyle, human spirit, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 72K
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 ⇓
26%
 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 ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
24%
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 7.2
 47K
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Biography, 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, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: american football, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, sport, ambition, contests and competitions, small town, youth, rivalry, coach, sport team, christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 102K
Never Back Down (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 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, inspirational, exciting, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, boys' night, teen drama
Plot: martial arts, high school, teenager, athlete and trainer, sport, youth, rivalry, teenage life, fight, power relations, boxing, streetfighting ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary
Place: florida, tokyo, usa, brazil, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Longest Yard (1974)
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: humorous, intense, inspirational, suspense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american football, prison, sport, football, underdog, prison escape, cheerleading, farce, crime gone awry, greed, unlikely friendships, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: emotional, inspirational, touching, sentimental, compassionate ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, family outing
Plot: sport, football, college, american football, air disaster, coach, football team, survivor, university, happy ending, interracial friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, west virginia, california, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 5.9
 2K
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, clever, funny, bad ending, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, hip hop, gangsters, sport, underdog, high school, african american, farce, transformation, computer game, mad scientist, childhood ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, california, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 ...
Audience: kids, teens, chick flick, family outing, girls' night
Plot: golf, sport, rags to riches, underdog, working class, athlete's life, prodigy, human spirit, disney, ambition, lifestyle, social differences ...
Time: 1910s, 60s, 1930s, 90s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, new jersey, scotland, boston, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 ⇓
21%
 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 ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
20%
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: sexy, stylized, intense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, american football, football, underdog, coach, sport team, desire for fame, success, ambition, fame, power relations, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, new jersey, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%