Movies like The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard

If you like "The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard" you are looking for uplifting, serious and sincere movies about / with rivalry, ice hockey, discrimination, factory, sport, athlete's life and protest themes of Biography, Drama and Sport genre shot in Canada.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (2005)
 7.6
 5K
The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (2005)
Original name: Maurice Richard
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the late 1930s, a young machinist named Maurice Richard distinguished himself as a ice hockey player of preternatural talent. Although that was enough to get him into the Montreal Canadiens, his frequent injuries cost him the confidence of his team and the fans. In the face of these doubts, Richard eventually shows the kind of aggressive and skillful play that would make him one of the greatest players of all time as "The Rocket." However for all his success, Richard and his fellow French Canadians face constant discrimination in a league dominated by the English speaking. Although a man of few words, Richard begins to speak his own mind about the injustice which creates a organizational conflict that would culminate in his infamous 1955 season suspension that sparks an ethnic riot in protest. In the face of these challenges, Richard must decide who exactly is he playing for.
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, touching, realistic, sentimental
Plot: rivalry, ice hockey, discrimination, factory, sport, athlete's life, protest, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, ambition, human spirit, follow your dream, hopes, society, working class, rise to the top, underdog, lifestyle, power relations, hockey player, athlete, athlete and trainer, against the odds, pregnancy, wedding ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, year 1945 ...
Place: new york, boston, toronto ontario canada, quebec, montreal

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and sentimental films with plots about sport, ambition, hopes, rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions and human spirit mostly in Sport, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard: 42 (2013), The Express (2008), The Opponent (2000), The Cup (2011), Undefeated (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 90K
42 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, factual, touching ...
Plot: racism, baseball, rivalry, against the odds, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, racial segregation, americana, human spirit, rise to the top, hopes, african american ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1947, year 1946 ...
Place: new york, usa, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 21K
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, uplifting, realistic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, human spirit, american football, racism, ambition, college, against the odds, success, contests and competitions, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, united states, cleveland ohio, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.2
 221
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: sincere, rough, serious, uplifting, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female boxer, ambition, follow your dream, athlete's life, against the odds, human spirit, rise to the top, lifestyle, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete and trainer, sport ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.6
 751
The Cup (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At the heart of this true story is Damien Oliver, a young jockey who loses his only brother in a tragic racing accident, hauntingly reflecting of the way their father died 27 years earlier. After suffering through a series of discouraging defeats, ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: horse race, jockey, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, rise to the top, human spirit, lifestyle, hopes, contests and competitions, sport, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 760
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: human spirit, athlete's life, lifestyle, tough heroes, social differences, against the odds, athlete and trainer, sport, rise to the top, ambition, follow your dream, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.5
 780
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: captivating, realistic, rough, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, black american, infidelity, prison, rise and fall, sport, rivalry, racism, prison life, discrimination, follow your dream, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Maradona, the Hand of God (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Italy, Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dramatizing of the many shocking highs and lows of Argentine soccer hero Diego Maradona, an extraordinary athlete and arguably the greatest player in the history of the sport.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: rise to the top, lifestyle, athlete's life, ambition, prodigy, rise and fall, sport, rehabilitation, folk hero, society, rising to stardom, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.5
 51K
Miracle (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, put a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation ...
Style: uplifting, touching, captivating, sincere, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, underdog, hockey, olympics, coach, sport team, human spirit, grudge, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, opponent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, milwaukee wisconsin, ussr, massachusetts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 682
Running Brave (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of Billy Mills the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: olympics, track and field, lifestyle, sport, against the odds, americana, racism, university, human spirit, athlete and trainer, social differences, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: kansas, south dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.
Style: inspirational, serious, realistic, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: following a dream, sport, rise to the top, prodigy, soccer, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, youth, rags to riches, father son relationship ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.9
 176
The Kid (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jimmy Albright is a young athlete with a passion for boxing. His mentor, Harry Sloan, an aging trainer and former boxer, sees Jimmy's potential, not only as a boxer but as a young man. With Harry's guidance, Jimmy trains and fights his way ...
Style: touching, feel good, psychological, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: family relations, follow your dream, ambition, athlete's life, hopes, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, rise to the top, aging, rivalry, power relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: racism, human spirit, athlete's life, rising to stardom, follow your dream, contests and competitions, fighting the system, ambition, politics, lifestyle, society, hopes ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.1
 68K
Invincible (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, serious, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, american football, football, against the odds, determination, teacher, sport, team, teamwork, lifestyle, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.8
 2K
Kano (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: A Taiwanese high school baseball team travels to Japan in 1931 to compete in a national tournament.
Style: uplifting, captivating, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: baseball, ambition, against the odds, athlete's life, rivalry, sport, hopes, sport team, contests and competitions, society, youth, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: japan, taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
 44K
Glory Road (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.
Style: feel good, emotional, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, basketball, underdog, coach, racism, college, teamwork, sport team, racial slur, against the odds, contests and competitions, career ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas, united states, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biopic of 20-year-old Francis Ouimet who defeated his golfing idol and 1900 US Open Champion, Harry Vardon.
Style: motivational, captivating, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: golf, rags to riches, sport, underdog, athlete's life, human spirit, prodigy, lifestyle, ambition, social differences, society, rivalry ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s, 1960s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, new jersey, boston, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 917
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: captivating, uplifting, serious, feel good, touching ...
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: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 972
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
Plot: high school sports, basketball, small town, sport, against the odds, underdog, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions, youth, rivalry, prodigy ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
Swimming Upstream (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young man aspiring for recognition of his talents battles against his estranged father's sentiment towards him as the father deals with his own demons.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: swimming, human spirit, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, parents and children, self discovery, family life, sport ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, harvard university, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story about the great basketball player "Pistol" Pete Maravich when he was in the eighth grade. He plays on the varsity basketball team at Daniel High School but has some very difficult obstacles standing in his way of playing. The only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: basketball movie, ambition, sport, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, aging, hopes, lifestyle, athlete's life, follow your dream, youth, dedicated educator ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 349
Bert & Dickie (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thrown together just five weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics, Bert Bushnell (Doctor Who's Matt Smith) and Dickie Burnell (Sam Hoare) defied all the odds and made history in the double sculls. This is the story of how they did it ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, rivalry, contests and competitions, lifestyle, sport, hopes, competition, teamwork, olympics ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 851
Price of Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An ex-boxer, living with the knowledge that his fight career was cut short by a crooked manager, channels his bitter disappointment in a single-minded quest for boxing championships for his three sons. We see them in pee-wee Silver Glove matches ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, tough heroes, ego clash, sport, contests and competitions, relationship vs career, athlete and trainer, obsession ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 2K
The Hammer (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship.
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: underdog, mute or deaf, deaf, wrestling, sport, human spirit, against the odds, athlete's life, ambition, hopes, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
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, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, against the odds, friendship, sport team, society, sport, contests and competitions ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental, exciting
Plot: soccer, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, athlete's life, contests and competitions, pow, society, ambition, rivalry, hopes, working class ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, post world war two
Place: germany, switzerland, hungary, europe, budapest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: golf, human spirit, prodigy, lifestyle, ambition, athlete's life, social differences, teachers and students, youth, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, baseball movie, against the odds, ambition, sport, hopes, youth, rivalry, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 993
Joe and Max (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: True story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and their enduring friendship.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: racism, friendship, interracial relations, boxer, sport, contests and competitions, human spirit, against the odds, discrimination, ambition, war, follow your dream ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1940s, 40s
Place: harlem, new york, manhattan new york city, berlin germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, rivalry, human spirit, family life, parents and children, family relations, contests and competitions, hopes, sport, nascar
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.1
 16K
Iqbal (2005)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This is all about chasing your dreams, no matter what the obstacles. The story involves a young deaf and dumb boy who is crazy about cricket.
Style: uplifting, captivating, semi serious, realistic
Plot: human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, lifestyle, prodigy, ambition, struggle, disability, obsession, rise to the top, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%