Movies like He Got Game

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He Got Game (1998)
 6.9
 45K
He Got Game (1998)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, touching, rough, inspirational, stylized, serious, realistic, contemplative, basketball movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, redemption, prison, sport, forgiveness, domestic violence, college, rejection, warden, dysfunctional family, athlete's life, prodigy, life is a bitch, ambition, family problems, parent child relationship, release from prison, hopes, society, father son relationship, hate, murder, hip hop, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, new jersey

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Most similar movies to He Got Game

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about sport, ambition, athlete's life, hopes, redemption, mentor and dialogue mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like He Got Game: The Fighter (2010), Streetballers (2009), White Men Can't Jump (1992), Sunset Park (1996), Hoosiers (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 342K
The Fighter (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being ...
Style: sincere, realistic, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, boxing, athlete's life, underdog, training, sport, loyalty, arrest, addiction, drug abuse, self destructing, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, atlantic city new jersey, new hampshire ...
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100%
 5.6
 344
Streetballers (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Defining street basketball as America's new favorite pastime, it is a story driven by passion, faith, and achieving goals. A story capturing the poetic nature of street basketball, highlighting the struggles endured on and off the court by the ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, racism, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto life, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, society, contests and competitions, sport, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
White Men Can't Jump (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Billy Hoyle and Sidney Deane are an unlikely pair of basketball hustlers. They team up to con their way across the courts of Los Angeles, playing a game that's fast dangerous - and funny.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, buddy comedy, light ...
Plot: basketball, friendship, racism, sport, gambling, african american, ambition, contests and competitions, blacks and whites, rivalry, profanity, racial stereotype ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 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, captivating, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, sport, high school, underdog, school, college life, teachers and students, high school life, human spirit, teenage life, urban ghetto life, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 7.5
 43K
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, emotional, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, small town, underdog, high school, athlete and trainer, sport, championship, sport team, human spirit, ambition, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.7
 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: uplifting, captivating, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: female boxer, boxing, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, self fulfillment, sport, lifestyle, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.2
 12K
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: serious, suspense, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: basketball, sport, sport team, contests and competitions, underdog, college, against the odds, workplace situations, athlete and trainer, self discovery, prodigy, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: indiana, chicago illinois, texas, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.3
 129K
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, touching, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: basketball, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, teacher, coach, sport, athlete's life, high school, underdog, dedicated educator, human spirit, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, san francisco, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, rough, captivating, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, coach, desire for fame, american football, ambition, success, sport team, underdog, football, athlete's life, contests and competitions, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, serious, uplifting, touching, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: little league, friendship, athlete's life, politics, sport team, anti war, fighting the system, hopes, ambition, family relations, nuclear, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, boston, new jersey, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.6
 92K
The Hurricane (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Style: thought provoking, touching, factual, inspirational, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, boxing, prison life, freedom, false accusation, racism, courtroom, legal, friendship, fighting the system, injustice, prejudice ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The unintentional shooting by police of a star basketball player has profound personal, political and community repercussions in this acclaimed adaptation of the novel Hog Butcher by Ronald Fair. This was one of the more thoughtful urban dramas ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, murder, rapist, urban ghetto, power relations, injustice, politics, ambition, life is a bitch, crimes, youth ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Resurrecting the Champ (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his ...
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: ex athlete, journalism, african american, boxing, newspaper, lifestyle, athlete's life, human spirit, sport, introspection, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s, 2000s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, detroit, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 32K
The Way Back (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A former basketball all-star, who has lost his wife and family foundation in a struggle with addiction attempts to regain his soul and salvation by becoming the coach of a disparate ethnically mixed high school basketball team at his alma mater.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, prodigy, basketball coach, sport team, ambition, basketball, basketball team, athlete's life, underdog, beer, alcohol abuse, high school ...
Time: year 1998
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 17K
Jungle Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
Style: sexy, emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, interracial relations, love affair, black man white woman relationship, social differences, society, romance, couples, infidelity, prejudice, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 8K
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, girls' night
Plot: boxing, friendship, sport, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, urban ghetto life, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: uplifting, realistic, serious, captivating, basketball movie
Plot: rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle, sport team, athlete and trainer, underdog, hopes, basketball, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a New York pro baseball team and two of its players. Henry Wiggen is the star pitcher and Bruce Pearson is the normal, everyday catcher who is far from the star player on the team and friend to all of his teammates. During the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, sport, human spirit, athlete's life, ambition, baseball, rivalry, underdog, hopes, sport team, professional sports ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the rest of his life to the young kids of Harlem. 1996 ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, basketball, vietnam war, going straight, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, society ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 6K
Pride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 109 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: emotional, uplifting, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: swimming, racism, sport, against the odds, life is a bitch, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, human spirit, youth, ghetto, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: college, coach, football, sport, survivor, air disaster, university, sport team, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, tragic event ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, california, united states, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 878
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: uplifting, captivating, feel good, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, against the odds, sport, athlete's life, human spirit, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, once in a lifetime opportunity, lifestyle, ambition, social misfits, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
 521K
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, family outing, teens
Plot: boxing, underdog, self esteem, training, tough guy, fight, contests and competitions, ambition, life is a bitch, determination, life changing experience, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.9
 290K
The Wrestler (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, emotional, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: wrestling, loneliness, life is a bitch, wrestler, fame, ambition, aging, stripper, athlete's life, introspection, heart attack, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 14K
Above the Rim (1994)
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: suspenseful, gloomy, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, gang, sport, friends, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, coming of age, athlete's life, buddies, youth, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 8K
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, uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: boxing, gambling, boxer, underdog, bittersweet, redemption, family problems, athlete and trainer, parents and children, custody, on the road, family life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
All Things Fall Apart (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 50 Cent stars as gifted college running back Deon in this touching drama. Deon's world turns upside down when an unexpected crisis jeopardizes his professional ambitions -- and causes him to look at himself and his life in a new way.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, athlete's life, human spirit, terminal illness, life is a bitch, hopes, ambition, bittersweet, american football, profanity, sexual content, drugs/alcohol
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Everybody's All-American (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Louisiana football star Gavin Grey had it all. He was an All-American champion who married his high-school sweetheart, homecoming queen Babs Rogers, and who was a hero to his hometown. Yet after a failed professional career, Gavin realizes that fame ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, psychological, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, college, sport, ambition, midlife crisis, american football, family problems, romance, athlete's life, love triangle, marriage, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 936
Believe in Me (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, basketball movie
Plot: high school sports, basketball, small town, sport, against the odds, underdog, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions, prodigy, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of Mary Thomas, the mother of basketball star Isiah Thomas, and how she fought to keep her family together and her sons out of trouble despite the surroundings of poverty, drugs, crime and violence of their ghetto neighborhood.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: urban ghetto life, single parent, family problems, family relations, strong female presence, parents and children, against the odds, family life, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto, dream come true, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%