Movies like The Hustler

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The Hustler (1961)
 8.0
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The Hustler (1961)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Fast Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary Minnesota Fats to a high-stakes match.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, thought provoking, talky, realistic, tense, suspense, clever, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, billiards, suicide, money, alcohol, hustler, sport, success, ambition, championship, lifestyle, rivalry, cons and scams, romance, couples, humiliation, party, manager, bar, anti hero, anti heroes, writer's life, misfit, contests and competitions, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, california, san francisco, minnesota, new york

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Most similar movies to The Hustler

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and interesting films with plots about ambition, sport, mentor, dialogue, corruption, redemption and drinking alcohol mostly in Drama, Sport and Crime genres. Some movies like The Hustler: The Color of Money (1986), Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962), Rounders (1998), Fat City (1972), Sweet Bird of Youth (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Color of Money (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Former pool hustler "Fast Eddie" Felson decides he wants to return to the game by taking a pupil. He meets talented but green Vincent Lauria and proposes a partnership. As they tour pool halls, Eddie teaches Vincent the tricks of scamming, ...
Style: talky, clever, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: billiards, on the road, comeback, hustler, bar, sport, redemption, casino, graphic violence, profanity, hopes, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, atlantic city new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mountain Rivera is at the end of his boxing career after a knockout by Cassius Clay in the seventh round. His left eye is one punch from permanent trauma, his ears turned to cauliflower, his speech slurred from "being hit a million times," ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, atmospheric, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: bet, boxing, social worker, wrestling, second chance, drunkenness, aging, love and romance, opposites attract, rivalry, unfulfillment, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.3
 142K
Rounders (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.
Style: serious, clever, psychological, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, neo noir, poker, mafia, judge, cards, addiction, friendship, neo-noir, buddies, destructive relationship, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, texas, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 8K
Fat City (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, friendship, boxing, comeback, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, introspection, unfulfillment, boxing match, boxer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gigolo and drifter, Chance Wayne, returns to his home town as the accompaniment of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. Chance runs into trouble when he finds his ex-girlfriend, the daughter ...
Style: emotional, serious, atmospheric, tense, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, ambition, movie star, betrayal, unlikely couple, actor's life, comeback, couple relations, infidelity, romance, adultery, hypocrisy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: florida, usa, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.
Style: tense, realistic, clever, serious, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gambling, poker, gangsters, friendship, crimes, dishonesty, partners, buddies, ambition, dealer, friends, cards ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, mississippi river, mississippi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, sport team, success, ambition, underdog, football, athlete's life, contests and competitions, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 20K
Redbelt (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Is there room for principle in Los Angeles? Mike Terry teaches jujitsu and barely makes ends meet. His Brazilian wife, whose family promotes fights, wants to see Mike in the ring making money, but to him competition is degrading. A woman sideswipes ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, talky ...
Plot: instructor, betrayal, movie star, interracial marriage, martial arts, filmmaking, sport, artists and showbiz, financial problem, hollywood, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 7.0
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Foxcatcher (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.
Style: intense, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: wrestling, mental illness, murder, ambition, obsession, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, destructive relationship, power relations, athlete's life, eccentricity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 1987 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, seoul, phoenix arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.7
 36K
The Verdict (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: courtroom drama, redemption, courtroom, character study, fighting the system, legal action, self esteem, injustice, coma, introspection, workplace situations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Poolhall Junkies (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A retired pool hustler is forced to pick up the stick again when his brother starts a game he can't finish.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gambling, billiards, hustler, ambition, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, orphan, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 28K
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: serious, melancholic, suspense, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: gang, gambling, underdog, life is a bitch, athlete and trainer, addiction, urban ghetto life, redemption, down on your luck, bet, sport team, beating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 9K
Hard Times (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the depression, Chaney, a strong silent streetfighter, joins with Speed, a promoter of no-holds-barred street boxing bouts. They go to New Orleans where Speed borrows money to set up fights for Chaney, but Speed gambles away any winnings.
Style: realistic, serious, harsh, tense, captivating ...
Plot: streetfighting, illegal fistfight, boxing, great depression, street fighter, ambition, contests and competitions, tough heroes, life is a bitch, mafia, beating, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, los angeles, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Two for the Money (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A former college athlete joins forces with a sports consultant to handicap football games for high-rolling gamblers.
Style: serious, tense, stylized, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: gambling, bet, football, cons and scams, greed, sport, manipulation, bookies, workplace, dishonesty, manipulations, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, puerto rico, las vegas, new jersey, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 367K
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: captivating, inspirational, feel good, realistic, clever ...
Plot: sport, success, rise to the top, mathematics, strategy, baseball, underdog, team, manager, statistics, ambition, teamwork ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, oakland california, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 19K
Eight Men Out (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The great Chicago White Sox team of 1919 is the saddest team to ever win a pennent. The team is bitter at their penny pincher owner, Charles Comiskey, and at their own teammates. Gamblers take advantage of this opportunity to offer some players $ to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, talky ...
Plot: baseball, sport, friendship, americana, sport team, major league, ambition, contests and competitions, society, historical figure, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
My Brother's Keeper (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Identical twin brothers Lou and Eric plan to compete together in the National Rowing Championships. But when Eric leaves their small town to attend an Ivy League University, the brother's bond is torn apart.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: twins, university, ambition, follow your dream, athlete's life, rivalry, sport, love and romance, contests and competitions, youth, lifestyle, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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 ⇓
33%
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This Sporting Life (1963)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: widow, rise to the top, sport, ambition, realism, couples, human nature, rugby, introspection, miner, isolation, working class ...
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, power relations, athlete and trainer, parents and children, custody, on the road, family life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 7K
Diggstown (1992)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Gabriel Caine has just been released from prison when he sets up a bet with a business man. The business man owns most of a boxing-mad town called Diggstown. The bet is that Gabe can find a boxer that will knock out 10 Diggstown men, in a boxing ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, bet, con artists, sport, ex athlete, rivalry, dishonesty, aging, contests and competitions, crimes, ambition, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: southern usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 34K
Slap Shot (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: To build up attendance at their games, the management of a struggling minor-league hockey team signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose job is to demolish the opposition.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, cynical, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ice hockey, sport team, small town, hockey, violence, sport, ambition, contests and competitions, partners, underdog, opponent, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, underdog, sport team, rivalry, hopes, professional sports ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, hopes, family problems, urban ghetto life, dysfunctional family, racism, life is a bitch, society, contests and competitions, sport, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 20K
Lucky You (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A professional poker player whose astounding luck at the table fails to translate into his lonesome love life attempts to win the World Series of Poker while simultaneously earning the affections of a beautiful Las Vegas singer.
Style: clever, feel good, exciting, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gambling, poker, addiction, bet, casino, romance, couples, rivalry, ambition, ego clash, opposites attract, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003
Place: las vegas, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Kansas City Bomber (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Roller-derby skater K. C. Carr tries to balance her desire for a happy personal life and her dreams of stardom.
Style: rough, exciting, sexy, serious, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, dishonesty, contests and competitions, sport, single parent, rising to stardom, rivalry, love and romance, love triangle, love affair, fixed match ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 5K
Luck (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
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Story: A drama set in the world of horse racing focusing on lives of owners, jockeys, trainers and gamblers who are all tied to the same horse track.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, talky ...
Plot: gambling, horse race, horse trainer, contests and competitions, bet, business venture, horse, training, animal training, crimes, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: captivating, serious, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport team, coach, high school, career, football, party, championship, sport, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, struggle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, united states, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.2
 320K
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: stylized, intense, atmospheric, rough, bloody ...
Plot: rise and fall, paranoia, domestic violence, redemption, self destructing, boxer, career, character study, boxing, sport, jealousy, bad temper ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: bronx new york city, usa, new york, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Mike Nichols’ film from Edward Albee's play brought new themes to the film industry. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton have never been more brilliant together as they portray an experienced married couple who love each other yet verbally ...
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, rough, talky ...
Plot: guest, confession, battle of the sexes, domestic violence, adultery, humiliation, alcohol, one night, couples, marital problem, crumbling marriage, family secret ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%