Movies like Madison

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Madison (2001)
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Madison (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1971, air-conditioner repairman and boat enthusiast Jim McCormick entertains his desire to 'go down' as a legend in the record books when the Gold Cup hydroplane boat race improbably comes to his small town of Madison, Indiana. Immediately, Jim seizes his opportunity to enter the contest. With a motley crew of fellow mechanics and friends at his side, Jim fixes up his old boat and brings hope to the blighted industrial city. Written by Sujit R. Varma
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, melancholic
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, ship, friendship, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, unemployment, lifestyle, rivalry, rising to stardom, sport, father son relationship, friends, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, athlete and trainer, urban ghetto life, society, urban, small town life, small town ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, indiana

Most similar movies to Madison

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about sport, hopes, ambition, rivalry, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions and power relations mostly in Drama, Sport and Family genres. Some movies like Madison: A Shot at Glory (2000), Undefeated (2003), Believe in Me (2006), From the Rough (2013), The Final Season (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Shot at Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Scottish second division football team Kilnockie is taken over by American Pete Cameron. The new owner puts pressure on manager Gordon McLeod to improve the fortunes of the team, and hires first division player Jackie McQuillan.
Style: realistic, sentimental, inspirational, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, human spirit, follow your dream, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, against the odds, friendship, sport team, society, sport, contests and competitions ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.4
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Undefeated (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lex 'El Animal' Vargas is a promising Portorican boxer in Queens, but lacks ambition to aim for the big career. That changes after his brother Paulie is accidentally shot dead by a teenager in an amateur hold-up on their late dad's ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, social differences, against the odds, tough heroes, lifestyle, rise to the top, contests and competitions, follow your dream, sport, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.1
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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, small town, sport, against the odds, underdog, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions, prodigy, youth, rivalry, working class ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.7
 879
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, touching, serious, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, against the odds, athlete's life, human spirit, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, once in a lifetime opportunity, lifestyle, ambition, golf, social misfits, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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, sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, baseball movie, against the odds, ambition, youth, hopes, lifestyle, rivalry, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.5
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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 ⇓
77%
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: touching, feel good, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: high school, small town, athlete's life, leadership, against the odds, teenage life, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, rivalry, sport, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Supercross (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Faced with the suspicious death of their father, two brothers must motivate one another to get back on their bikes and take the Las Vegas Motocross Championships by storm.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, saga
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, against the odds, ambition, athlete's life, sport, rising to stardom, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ego clash, human spirit, relationship vs career, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Opponent (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Patty Sullivan (Erica Eleniak) is a battered woman who decides to take charge of her life by taking boxing lessons to better protect herself when her boyfriend becomes violent. Patty soon learns she has some talent for boxing and sets her sights on ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, rough, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: female boxer, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, against the odds, human spirit, rise to the top, lifestyle, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: tough heroes, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, follow your dream, lifestyle, contests and competitions, relationship vs career, athlete and trainer, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Miracle of Bern (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The movie deals with the championship-winning German soccer team of 1954. Its story is linked with two others: The family of a young boy is split due to the events in World War II, and the father returns from Russia after eleven years. The second ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: soccer, human spirit, against the odds, athlete's life, follow your dream, contests and competitions, pow, ambition, society, hopes, rivalry, working class ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: germany, switzerland, hungary, europe, budapest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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One on One (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Henry Steele is a basketball phenom at his small town high school, but when he matriculates to a big city university on a scholarship, soon realizes that he has few skills outside the sport. Expected by his coach to contribute significantly to the ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, small town, basketball, coach, sport, young lovers, youth, ambition, follow your dream, college life, athlete and trainer, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Jump In! (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Story revolves around a young boxer, Izzy Daniels, who trains to follow in his father's footsteps by winning the Golden Glove. When his friend, Mary, however, asks him to substitute for a team member in a Double Dutch tournament, the young man ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Finding Buck McHenry (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an 11 year old boy gets cut from his Little League baseball team, he sets out to form his own team.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, non-linear ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coach, little league, against the odds, friendship, ambition, follow your dream, sport team, lifestyle, sport, society, athlete's life, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Biographical story of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. The movie starts with his young life and growing up with his father, Ralph, who raced for a living, but initially wanted more for his son. When Dale quits high school to start driving full time, his ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: rivalry, rising to stardom, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, family life, parents and children, family relations, contests and competitions, hopes, sport, nascar
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Drama, 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, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: american football, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, sport, sport team, ambition, contests and competitions, small town, rivalry, youth, coach, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Flying Scotsman (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story of amateur cyclist Graeme Obree, who breaks the world one-hour record on a bike he made out of washing machine parts.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyclist, underdog, scot, lifestyle, ambition, human spirit, race, rivalry, friendship, sport, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Fast Girls (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A street smart runner develops an intense rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy young athlete.
Style: uplifting, feel good, exciting, touching, serious ...
Plot: athlete's life, contests and competitions, society, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, running, friendship, rivalry, sport team, social differences, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: tense, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: sport, discrimination, against the odds, teachers and students, contests and competitions, hopes, college, athlete's life, youth, tough heroes, athlete and trainer, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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 ⇓
62%
 5.9
 918
Underdogs (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in rural Ohio, the birthplace of football, UNDERDOGS is the story of a small-town high school football team destined to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community.
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: high school, underdog, sport, sport team, rivalry, ambition, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, against the odds, teenage love, human spirit, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: uplifting, exciting, sincere, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, high school, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition, native american, rivalry, human spirit, against the odds, social relations, athlete and trainer, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.9
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Matchups (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ian Willams -- who was born blind in one eye -- grew up undaunted to become an elite college basketball player. But his dream of winning a national championship and turning pro was sidetracked when a tragic accident left him completely blind. ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: against the odds, prodigy, ambition, dedicated educator, follow your dream, disability, human spirit, society, hopes, contests and competitions, rivalry, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, serious, realistic, captivating, basketball movie
Plot: ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, sport team, lifestyle, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, underdog, hopes, basketball, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Gentleman's Game (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama revolving around characters whose lives are transformed one summer at an exclusive East Coast country club.
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic
Plot: golf, prodigy, lifestyle, ambition, athlete's life, human spirit, contests and competitions, youth, athlete and trainer, teachers and students, social differences, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Mighty Macs (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, emotional, sincere, serious
Plot: mother superior, college, catholic school, sport, against the odds, human spirit, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, feminism, basketball ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.0
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Ours (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: An ex-boxer Baldev Choudhary (Dharmendra) has had a stain in his boxing career. He wanted to wash it with his son Angad's (Sunny Deol) success, but times were hard and a financial crunch kept him from achieving this dream. Though Angad pulled ...
Style: emotional, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, athlete's life, ambition, rise to the top, follow your dream, hopes, lifestyle, sport, parents and children, athlete and trainer, once promising, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.0
 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, sincere, serious
Plot: racism, human spirit, contests and competitions, fighting the system, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, rising to stardom, hopes, society, politics, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, follow your dream, athlete's life, 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 ⇓
53%
Talent for the Game (1991)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Major League Baseball scout must find promising young player to save his job and his team.
Style: serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: baseball, athlete's life, underdog, follow your dream, obsessive quest, rivalry, society, ambition, sport, prodigy, hopes, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: idaho, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%