Movies like Le Mans

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Le Mans (1971)
 6.8
 10K
Le Mans (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Steve McQueen is ideally cast as a champion race car driver, participating in the famed 24-hour race headquartered in Le Mans, France. Though dedicated to Going for the Gold, McQueen finds time to romance widowed Elga Andersen. The dramatic angle to this plot wrinkle is that McQueen may well have been responsible for the death of Andersen's husband during a previous car pile-up. Director John Sturges, who'd previously helmed Steve McQueen's legendary motorcycle chase scenes in The Great Escape, was originally slated to direct Le Mans, but withdrew from the project; it was then taken over by Lee H. Katzin.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, road movie, harsh, melancholic, cult film, enigmatic, twists and turns, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, racecar driver, athlete's life, car race, contests and competitions, ambition, chases and races, lifestyle, rivalry, race against time, automobile racing, road trip, motor sport, guilty conscience, race, racing, car, competition, musician, firefighter, german, blonde, death, pilot, train ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970
Place: france, europe, maine

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Most similar movies to Le Mans

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and feel good films with plots about rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, sport, chase, vengeance and athlete's life mostly in Sport, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Le Mans: Ford v Ferrari (2019), Michel Vaillant (2003), Rush (2013), Driven (2001), Days of Thunder (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 330K
Ford v Ferrari (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the ...
Style: inspirational, captivating, exciting, realistic, based on true events
Plot: racecar driver, car racing, race, racing, automobile racing, car, rise to the top, talented, car race, friendship, driver, cars ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1959
Place: france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Michel Vaillant (2003)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Michel Vaillant is # 1 of pilots, undisputed champion in rallying in all circuits in the world. His success arouses admiration and envy. Ruth Wong, director of Team Leader, is determined to break his streak and avenge the memory of his father, ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rally, family relations, car race, uninhibited rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, blind ambition, competition, chases and races, car chase, father son relationship, exploding car ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 450K
Rush (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A biographical drama centered on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season.
Style: inspirational, exciting, captivating, realistic, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, racecar driver, rise to the top, fame, race car, world champion, sport, automobile racing, rivalry, human spirit, race, racing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1976, year 1970 ...
Place: europe, ibiza, usa, vienna, monaco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
 40K
Driven (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Talented rookie race-car driver Jimmy Bly has started losing his focus and begins to slip in the race rankings. It's no wonder, with the immense pressure being shoveled on him by his overly ambitious promoter brother as well as Bly's ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: competition, rivalry, sport, lifestyle, chases and races, contests and competitions, ambition, career, car, love triangle, teamwork, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, germany, australia, detroit, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Days of Thunder (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Talented but unproven stock car driver Cole Trickle gets a break and with the guidance of veteran Harry Hogge turns heads on the track. The young hotshot develops a rivalry with a fellow racer that threatens his career when the two smash their cars. ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: racing, car race, rivalry, race, hotshot hero, sport, friends, athlete's life, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, love and romance, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, california, phoenix arizona, texas, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Last American Hero (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A backwoods bootlegger decides to put the driving skills he developed evading the law to good use. He becomes a race car driver, and eventually, one of the fastest drivers in history.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, athlete's life, hotshot hero, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, rise to the top, parents and children, family relations, race car, father son relationship, auto mechanic ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 918
Red Line 7000 (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of three racing drivers and three women, who constantly have to worry for the lives of their boyfriends. Jim Loomis and Mike Marsh drive for Pat Cassarian. Jim expects his fiancée Holly, but before she arrives, he dies in a race. Since ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, ambition, car chase, restaurant, fall in love, chases and races, adventure, contests and competitions, hotshot hero, sport, handicapped, motorcycle ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.0
 849
Unrivaled (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On these streets everyone is fighting for a way out, but after a lifetime of hard knocks, a down-on-his-luck cage fighter gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is chosen to compete against the MMA world champion during a massive competition. ...
Style: rough, uplifting, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cage fighting, mixed martial arts, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, underdog, athlete's life, contests and competitions, heroes, sport, tough heroes, vagina spreading ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Towering Inferno (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: At the opening party of a colossal - but poorly constructed - office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.
Style: disaster movie, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: catastrophe, skyscraper, survival, rescue, firefighter, race against time, explosion, natural disaster, negligence, fire, danger, escape attempt ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Split Decisions (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a boxer is killed because he wouldn't take a dive, his brother tries to find a way to avenge him even if only symbolically.
Style: sincere, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, boxer, boxing, lifestyle, contests and competitions, rivalry, crime, gangsters, athlete's life, power relations, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 62K
Goal! (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Like millions of kids around the world, Santiago harbors the dream of being a professional footballer...However, living in the Barrios section of Los Angeles, he thinks it is only that--a dream. Until one day an extraordinary turn of events has him ...
Style: sentimental, serious, captivating, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: soccer, coach, sport team, inhaler, sport, athlete's life, human spirit, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, dream come true, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, england, europe, london, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 9K
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 ⇓
44%
The Cannonball Run (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country road race is based on an actual event, the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, organized by Brock Yates to protest the 55 mph speed limit then in effect in the U.S. The Cannonball was named for Erwin G. ...
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Plot: chase, on the road, car race, rivalry, chases and races, contests and competitions, race against time, partners, escapades, adventure, cross country, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Carman: The Champion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Former champion boxer Orlando Leone (Carmen) is "The Preacher" at an inner-city youth center. Wanting to give something back to the community, he bought a large building for a church youth center. But the cash ran out before he could ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, against the odds, human spirit, tough heroes, follow your dream, contests and competitions, lifestyle, relationship vs career, athlete and trainer, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Born to Race: Fast Track (2014)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Danny Krueger is a twenty-year old drag racer who plays by his own rules. After winning a scholarship to the prestigious Fast Lane Racing Academy, Danny finds himself competing against some of the fiercest young drivers in the world. Tension soars ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, athlete's life, ambition, hotshot hero, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, hopes, reluctant partners, friends, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 71K
Speed Racer (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA, Australia, Germany, Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Speed Racer is the tale of a young and brilliant racing driver. When corruption in the racing leagues costs his brother his life, he must team up with the police and the mysterious Racer X to bring an end to the corruption and criminal activities. ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, exciting, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: race, car race, car chase, family, hotshot hero, family relations, obstacle, ambition, contests and competitions, family problems, supportive parent, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 198K
Rocky II (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. ...
Style: feel good, captivating, sincere, rough, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: boxing, underdog, heroes, tough heroes, comeback, championship, training, boxer, sport, opponent, human spirit, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, exciting, captivating, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: olympics, sport, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, human spirit, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, lifestyle, competition, running ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969, year 1970 ...
Place: oregon, usa, finland, helsinki finland, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Vanishing Point (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When his wife goes into a troubled labor while he is on the road over 1200 miles away James Kowalski, an ex race car driver and a former Army Ranger, attempts to elude police while trying to get home. After numerous chases he turns into a Native ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, on the road, obsessive quest, chases and races, adventure, race against time, getting home, law enforcement, fighting the system, americana, pursuit, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Best of the Best (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A team from the United States is going to compete against Korea in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The team consists of fighters from all over the country--can they overcome their rivalry and work together to win?
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts tournament, martial artist, martial arts, taekwondo, sport, underdog, culture clash, rivalry, power relations, self discovery, vengeance, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: korea, asia, seoul, hong kong, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Harder They Fall (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 20 year old kickboxers from opposite ends of Miami, one rich one poor, battle for triumph in sport and their own identities in this coming-of-age action/drama.
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: fight, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, tough heroes, self discovery, social differences, sport, nothing to lose, martial arts tournament, kickboxing, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Philly Kid (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former NCAA champion wrestler is paroled after 10 years in prison. Now, to save a friend's life, in a series of cage fights he must agree to do the impossible - lose.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, fight, prisoner, murder, prison, manslaughter, martial arts, sport, wrestling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Bandit goes on another cross-country run, transporting an elephant from Florida to Texas. And, once again, Sheriff Buford T. Justice is on his tail.
Style: road movie, humorous, exciting, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: truck, chase, car chase, road trip, desert, on the road, sheriff, elephant, misfit, on the run, buddies, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, mississippi, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 2.1
 2K
200 M.P.H. (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When the older brother (Tommy Nash) he idolizes is run off the road by a ruthless drug dealer (Darren Thomas) during a nighttime street race known as Sepulveda Suicide, Rick Merchant (Jaz Martin) channels his grief into getting revenge behind the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: car chase, street racing, contests and competitions, vengeance, rivalry, chases and races, danger, drive away, car racing, motorcycle, automobile racing, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 13K
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, follow your dream, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, indiana, texas, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 47K
The Fan (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When the San Francisco Giants pay centerfielder Bobby Rayburn $40 million to lead their team to the World Series, no one is happier or more supportive than #1 fan Gil Renard. So when Rayburn becomes mired in the worst slump of his career, the ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, intense, scary ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, murder, sport, athlete's life, psychopath, danger, sport team, down on your luck, rivalry, ambition, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 209K
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder, Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging Rocky to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, boxer, comeback, training, fight, underdog, sport, against the odds, human spirit, determination, aging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, captivating, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, coach, underdog, desire for fame, american football, ambition, success, sport team, football, contests and competitions, athlete's life, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 1K
Dirt (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In search of a lifeline for his struggling off road racing team, a man takes on a young car thief looking for a second chance, but as their worlds collide, they must struggle to forge a successful alliance.
Style: thought provoking, suspense, captivating, inspirational
Plot: car race, car, rise to the top, sport, success, friendship, career, ambition, strategy, contests and competitions, driving, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The True Story of WrestleMania (2011)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: It is the most anticipated yearly event in Sports Entertainment, an annual pop culture touch point. For more than 25 years, WrestleMania has hosted the biggest matches, the biggest stars, and the biggest celebrities. Now for the first time ever, the ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wrestling, tough heroes, rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, fight for supremacy, fame, billionaire, mob, generation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%