Movies like Gridiron Gang

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Gridiron Gang (2006)
 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, sincere, rough, exciting, captivating, football movie, inspirational, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, athlete and trainer, american football, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, teenage life, youth, human spirit, sport, football, violence, hopes, competition, domestic violence, life philosophy, mentor, stereotypes, fight scenes, destiny, friendship, coach, african american, ambition, latinos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey

Most similar movies to Gridiron Gang

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, inspirational and touching films with plots about sport, underdog, athlete and trainer, ambition, power relations, hopes and rivalry mostly in Sport, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Gridiron Gang: Forever Strong (2008), McFarland, USA (2015), Remember the Titans (2000), Coach Carter (2005), The Blind Side (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 10K
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, disturbing, touching, rough
Plot: rugby, coach, sport, juvenile delinquency, dedicated educator, human spirit, redemption, starting over, ambition, teenage life, baseball, high school life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 32K
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, uplifting, exciting, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: human spirit, athlete and trainer, small town, underdog, coach, contests and competitions, track and field, high school, social differences, teenage life, teachers and students, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ 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: touching, sentimental, uplifting, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, contests and competitions, african american, sport, prejudice, football, human spirit, high school, against the odds, racial slur, coach, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 110K
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: touching, captivating, sincere, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, basketball, sport, teachers and students, athlete's life, teacher, high school, underdog, human spirit, coach, ambition, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 264K
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: touching, uplifting, motivational, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, human spirit, rising to stardom, parents and children, interracial relations, life, misfit, interracial adoption, prejudice, athlete's life, american football, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: semi serious, realistic, captivating, football movie, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, college life, american football, college, underdog, ambition, power relations, friends, social relations, sport team, urban ghetto, high school life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Green Street Hooligans (2005)
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, buddies, friendship, rivalry, lifestyle, self discovery, fist fighting, obsession, skinhead, uninhibited rivalry, social decay, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, kids, chick flick
Plot: sport, football, underdog, christian, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, against the odds, high school life, hopes, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 6K
Pride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, 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: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: swimming, sport, racism, underdog, contests and competitions, interracial relations, life is a bitch, against the odds, society, youth, human spirit, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 50K
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: touching, sentimental, uplifting, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, college life, working class, ambition, american football, football, college, against the odds, respect, financial problem, obsessive quest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, ambition, coach, success, underdog, football, sport team, fame, contests and competitions, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Friday Night Lights (2004)
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, rough, sincere, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: coach, party, high school, career, comeback, sport, football, small town, domestic violence, championship, african american, racism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: 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
Plot: american football, sport, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, rise to the top, small town, contests and competitions, rivalry, youth, social relations, coach ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, high school, underdog, youth, power relations, friends, kids in trouble, sport team, urban ghetto, human spirit, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, high school, underdog, rivalry, against the odds, high school life, sport team, friends, social relations, power relations, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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 ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, sport, boxing, against the odds, hopes, urban ghetto life, contests and competitions, rivalry, human spirit, ambition, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Hometown Legend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A teenage drifter finds an opportunity to turn his life around when he joins a high-school football program with a hard-nosed coach.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, feel good, touching
Plot: sport, high school, small town, athlete's life, hopes, athlete and trainer, youth, lifestyle, high school life, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Junction Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 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: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: sport, ambition, survival, college life, discrimination, village, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, hardcase students, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 26K
Hardball (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
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, humorous, talky, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underdog, gambling, bet, gang, redemption, athlete and trainer, manipulations, contests and competitions, city life, sport, bookies, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, serious, sincere, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: boxing, sport, female boxer, sexism, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, ambition, self fulfillment, athlete's life, family relations, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, sport, football, recruit, grief, student, university, comeback, coach, survivor, american football, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, virginia, campus, california, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 39K
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, captivating, uplifting, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, sport, small town, redemption, underdog, high school, championship, athlete and trainer, ambition, power relations, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, martial arts, high school, boxing, power relations, teenage life, youth, rivalry, duel, championship, rage, fist fighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, florida, brazil, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 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: underdog, boxing, self esteem, training, contests and competitions, fight, ambition, life is a bitch, life changing experience, determination, rivalry, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 19K
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, sentimental, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, american football, human spirit, football, racism, college, civil rights, rivalry, success, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 226K
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, exciting, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: boxing, underdog, sport, mentor, cancer, legacy, human spirit, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, rivalry, ambition, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1998, 1990s
Place: usa, tijuana mexico, philadelphia, liverpool, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 806
From the Rough (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The coach of a women's swim team parlays her success into an opportunity to build her school's men's golf team.
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, gain trust, sport team, once in a lifetime opportunity, power relations, friends, follow your dream, hopes, social misfits, human spirit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: baseball, sport, small town, coach, high school sports, against the odds, ambition, rookie, americana, high school, contests and competitions, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
 25K
Stick It (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Haley is a naturally gifted athlete but, with her social behavior, the teen seems intent on squandering her abilities. After a final brush with the law, a judge sentences her to an elite gymnastics academy run by a legendary, hard-nosed coach. Once ...
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, inspirational, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, gymnastics, athlete's life, rebelliousness, teenager, rivalry, fighting the system, ambition, contests and competitions, youth, individualism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Necessary Roughness (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When the Texas Southern Armadillos football team is disqualified for cheating and poor grades, the University is forced to pick from a team that actually goes to school. Will they even win a single game?
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, underdog, american football, college, human spirit, hopes, against the odds, rivalry, lifestyle, youth, ambition, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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