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The Hurricane (1999)
 7.6
 86K
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, sincere, uplifting, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, boxing, false accusation, racism, courtroom, friendship, freedom, prison life, fighting the system, injustice, prejudice, discrimination, legal, human spirit, police corruption, murder, death penalty, miscarriage of justice, racial slur, african american, judge, loyalty, media coverage, oppression, book ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new jersey, canada, toronto ontario canada

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Most similar movies to The Hurricane

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and sincere films with plots about society, hopes, life is a bitch, mentor, redemption, corruption and prison mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like The Hurricane: Men of Honor (2000), Cinderella Man (2005), Remember the Titans (2000), In the Name of the Father (1993), Ali (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
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Men of Honor (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, disturbing, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, military, racism, prejudice, instructor, navy, society, follow your dream, ambition, african american, u.s. navy, respect ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 165K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: uplifting, sincere, sentimental, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, underdog, athlete's life, comeback, follow your dream, boxing, financial problem, poverty, training, marriage, humiliation ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ 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 ⇓
56%
In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: prison, irish, trial, bomb, torture, rebellion, lawyer, courtroom, terrorism, interrogation, false accusation, thief ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, northern ireland, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.8
 87K
Ali (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, uplifting, tense, sincere ...
Plot: civil rights, boxing, friendship, muslim, politics, african american, racism, comeback, vietnam war, boxer, athlete's life, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1964 ...
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 39K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: touching, sincere, based on true events, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: false accusation, legal action, injustice, convict, fighting the system, lawyer, hopes, prison, legal, life is a bitch, investigation, trial ...
Time: 80s, 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: captivating, touching, clever, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, freedom, prison life, false accusation, life is a bitch, life sentence, corruption, confined, survival, hopes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, pacific ocean, mexico, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: prison, false accusation, courtroom, rebellion, injustice, prison life, courtroom drama, society, righting the wronged, power relations, fighting the system, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Style: touching, serious, thought provoking, uplifting, disturbing ...
Plot: white house, butler, racism, civil rights, injustice, blacks and whites, prejudice, president, racial slur, master and servant, parents and children, historical character ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., south africa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 11K
Cry Freedom (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: friendship, racism, civil rights, police brutality, journalist, apartheid, politics, idealism, journalism, murder, injustice, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: south africa, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.2
 284K
Raging Bull (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his ...
Style: intense, stylized, atmospheric, bloody, harsh ...
Plot: rise and fall, paranoia, domestic violence, redemption, boxer, self destructing, career, sport, character study, boxing, jealousy, argument ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1941 ...
Place: bronx new york city, chicago illinois, usa, new york, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 41K
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: captivating, thought provoking, touching, rough, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, redemption, prison, forgiveness, domestic violence, college, warden, rejection, sport, dysfunctional family, family problems, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. After investigations ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, injustice, false accusation, trial, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, legal, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, prison life, racism, oppression, apartheid, human spirit, discrimination, idealism, rebellion, hopes, state affairs, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
More Than Just a Game (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A drama about political prisoners playing soccer at Robben Island prison, where Nelson Mandela was held.
Style: realistic, uplifting, captivating, serious, sentimental
Plot: island, prison, racism, injustice, rebellion, discrimination, hopes, sport, interracial relations, life is a bitch, confined, prison life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.7
 204K
Philadelphia (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, courtroom drama, lawyer, gay, terminal illness, lawsuit, prejudice, judiciary, trial, human spirit, court, discrimination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.0
 112K
Papillon (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
Style: bleak, captivating, tense, inspirational, suspense ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, prison life, false accusation, criminal heroes, escape attempt, prison escape, life is a bitch, life sentence, hopes, low lives, imprisonment ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: atlantic ocean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 77K
Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, americana, righting the wronged, discrimination, injustice, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 5.9
 1K
The Greatest (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Greatest is a 1977 film about the life of boxer Muhammad Ali, in which Ali plays himself. It was directed by Tom Gries and Monte Hellman. The song "Greatest Love of All", later remade by Whitney Houston, was written for this film and ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: racism, rising to stardom, follow your dream, athlete's life, contests and competitions, human spirit, fighting the system, ambition, politics, religions or cults, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 75K
Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: epic, thought provoking, captivating, touching, rough ...
Plot: police brutality, civil rights, racism, islam, muslim, redemption, politics, assassination, prison, self discovery, surveillance, racial slur ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem, africa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 142
I Want to Live (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie tells the story of a woman who struggles and fights to escape the gas chamber being condemned with capital punishment because of her participation in a hold up in which a person was killed.
Style: thought provoking, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, injustice, crime, life is a bitch, fugitives, confined, crimes, legal, false accusation, addiction, heist, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 696
Phantom Punch (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: From his discovery by a priest while serving time at the Missouri State Penitentiary to the infamous 'Phantom Punch' by Cassius Clay which effectively ended his career, the movie spans the years from 1950 to Liston's mysterious and ...
Style: gloomy, rough, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, prison, infidelity, boxer, rape, racism, downfall, power relations, rivalry, interracial relations, follow your dream, athlete's life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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 ⇓
31%
Don King: Only in America (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A cinematic portrait of the famous fight promoter and boxing manager.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: athlete and trainer, follow your dream, gangsters, human spirit, ambition, underdog, power relations, urban ghetto, crimes, sport, athlete's life, tragic hero ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.8
 314K
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, captivating, uplifting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxer, boxing, sport, underdog, self destructing, addiction, black eye, title bout, shame, irish american, ex boxer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new hampshire, atlantic city new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Power of One (1992)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: PK, an English orphan terrorized for his family's political beliefs in Africa, turns to his only friend, a kindly world-wise prisoner, Geel Piet. Geel teaches him how to box with the motto “fight with your fists and lead with your heart”. ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: bullying, boxing, discrimination, apartheid, chicken, shower, racism, friendship, society, tribe, human spirit, friends ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Omar Killed Me (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the summer of 1991 an elderly woman Ghislaine Marchal is found murdered in the basement of her home with the message "Omar M'a Tuer" (Omar has kill me) written beside in her own blood. Despite a lack of forensic or DNA evidence, ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: investigation, courtroom, murder, prison, social misfits, rivalry, legal, false accusation, righting the wronged, rebellion, amateur detective, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1994, year 1991
Place: france, french riviera, europe, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 140K
Invictus (2009)
Genre: 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: uplifting, touching, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: human spirit, president, idealism, rugby, racism, celebration, apartheid, politician, blacks and whites, historical character, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, new jersey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: prison, racism, discrimination, political unrest, heroes, fighting the system, righting the wronged, injustice, rebellion, head of state, politics, false accusation ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 7K
Brian's Song (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, sport, terminal illness, american football, cancer, hopes, athlete's life, life is a bitch, underdog, rivalry, against the odds, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 1960s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%