Movies like Michel Vaillant

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Michel Vaillant (2003)
 5.4
 4K
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, founder of Leader. She is capable of anything to achieve her goal.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rally, family relations, car race, sport, contests and competitions, car chase, blind ambition, uninhibited rivalry, competition, chases and races, chase, father son relationship, car accident, exploding car, race track, race car, rock, heroes, ambition, rivalry, running, sport team, race, violence, truck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, maine

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Most similar movies to Michel Vaillant

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and rough films with plots about contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, sport, chases and races, graphic violence and athlete's life mostly in Action, Sport and Drama genres. Some movies like Michel Vaillant: Le Mans (1971), Redline (2007), Never Back Down (2008), Born to Race (2011), Initial D (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 9K
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 ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, road movie, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race car, sport, racecar driver, car race, athlete's life, race against time, ambition, contests and competitions, chases and races, lifestyle, rivalry, automobile racing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970
Place: europe, france, maine
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100%
 4.0
 9K
Redline (2007)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A gorgeous young automobile fanatic--and front to the hottest unsigned band on the West coast--finds herself caught up in illegal drag-racing competitions organized by exotic car fanatics
Style: suspenseful, exciting, feel good, entertaining, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, chase, gambling, cons and scams, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, crimes, contests and competitions, fight, sports car, car chase, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Never Back Down (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Rebellious Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fight Scene at his new high school, after receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family Jake decides to seek the mentoring of a veteran fighter who trains him for one final ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, high school, martial arts, youth, teenage life, rivalry, rage, boxing, duel, power relations, sport, fist fighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, usa, brazil, orlando florida, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 6K
Born to Race (2011)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Born To Race is the story of Danny Krueger, a rebellious young street racer on a collision course with trouble. After an accident at an illegal street race, he is sent to a small town to live with his estranged father, a washed up NASCAR racer. When ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car race, chases and races, car chase, rivalry, car, street racing, parents and children, family relations, youth, mechanic, drag racing, undisciplined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 6.4
 8K
Initial D (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After winning his first competition, Takumi focuses his attention on drift racing, a sport he has unknowingly perfected while delivering tofu in his father's Toyota AE86.
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, adventure, leadership, chases and races, contests and competitions, rivalry, car race, underdog, alcoholic, chinese, parents and children, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2000s
Place: japan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 434K
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, based on true events, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, racecar driver, rise to the top, fame, race car, sport, world champion, rivalry, human spirit, racing, automobile racing, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, year 1970, year 1975 ...
Place: europe, ibiza, vienna, australia, monaco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, hotshot hero, ambition, friendship, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, partners, athlete and trainer, social relations, power relations, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.6
 39K
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, love triangle, teamwork, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, chicago illinois, germany, australia, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 893
Lady Driver (2020)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a rebellious teen embarks on a solo summer journey to connect with her roots, she finds herself in a new world, geared up for the ride of her life, and discovers she had the drive in her all along.
Style: serious, suspense, feel good, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: sport, rivalry, competition, contests and competitions, chases and races, car chase, automobile racing, car racing, race car, car race, summer
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
American Kickboxer (1991)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kickboxing champion B.J. is jailed for an accidental murder thanks to the testimony of his arch-nemesis Denard. A year later, B.J. is released and then challenged by Denard for $100,000. Will B.J. accept and get even with Denard?
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, kickboxing, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, beefcake martial arts, vengeance, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, hotshot hero, sport, race, athlete's life, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, friends, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california, texas, phoenix arizona, alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Shadow Boxing 3. The Final Round (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Champion boxer Artyom Kolchin climbed all conceivable heights and became a national hero. He does not enter the boxing ring any more, rather choosing a coaching job and wild high life, including continuous TV appearances, hanging out and love ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, drugs/alcohol, uncover truth, chases and races, athlete and trainer, power relations, rivalry, contests and competitions, graphic violence, boxing, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, suspense, captivating
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 ⇓
50%
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, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, fight, prisoner, prison, murder, manslaughter, martial arts, sport, wrestling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
NASCAR: The IMAX Experience (2004)
Genre: Documentary, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A big-screen look into one of America's most successful entertainment industries, NASCAR racing.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete's life, rising to stardom, sport, ego clash, hotshot hero, car race, danger, chases and races, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1947
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 837
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: ambition, rivalry, car chase, restaurant, fall in love, adventure, contests and competitions, chases and races, hotshot hero, sport, nascar, car ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 2K
Shadowboxing (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Artem Kolchin was one of many, but he wanted glory. And he has chosen the way: he became the boxer. Now Artem the applicant for a champion title, fighter, known worldwide as Great White Hope. But the main fight in his life has not gone how he ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: boxing, love affair, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, blindness, chase, escape, blackmail, betrayal, boxer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, rivalry, contests and competitions, rise to the top, sport, parents and children, family relations, fast car, race car, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Fists of Legend (2013)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 154 min.
Story: On a television show billed as “the greatest fight show on Earth,” eager amateurs with lots to prove boldly step into the ring and expect to leave bloody but victorious. The ratings hungry producers seek out “legendary” but largely forgotten ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, rivalry, tv show, martial arts, ambition, ratings, cage fighting, media, danger, graphic violence, mixed martial arts, friend
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 2K
Tapped Out (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A disgruntled teenager, sent to do community service at a rundown Karate school, enters an MMA tournament to face the man who killed his parents.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, athlete and trainer, ambition, contests and competitions, vengeance, rivalry, youth, young heroes, sport, sexual content, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.8
 1K
Bloodfist (1989)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 85 min.
Story: To avenge the brutal murder of his brother, Jake Ray journeys to the Philippines, where his search for truth finds him battling both in and out of the ring. But the weapons are always the same: bare fists, bare feet. And the rules never change: last ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, siblings relations, foot chase, karate, righting the wronged, against the odds, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.0
 821
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, serious, exciting, uplifting, 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 ⇓
42%
 7.8
 8K
WWE Raw (1993)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: WWE Raw is a professional wrestling television program that currently airs live on Monday evenings on the USA Network in the United States. The show debuted on January 11, 1993. WWE Raw moved from the USA Network to TNN in September, 2000 and then ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wrestling, wrestling ring, sport, beefcake, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, fight for supremacy, uninhibited rivalry, world wrestling entertainment, wrestler, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 3.9
 306
The Circuit (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Years ago, Dirk Longstreet walked away from The Circuit, the merciless underground fight club with no rules, where money changes hands as men are killed. But now gangsters have got his brother, and only one more journey inside the ring will save his ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, underground fighting, rivalry, one man army, ambition, tough heroes, haunted by the past, gangsters, crimes, daring rescue, vengeance, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Snake & Mongoose (2013)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The untold story of how Southern California drag racers, Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen combined with corporate giants to change the face of sports and ultimately became the most famous rivalry in racing ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, desire for fame, friendship, relationship vs career, ambition, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, family relations, chases and races, danger, sport, ego clash ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Forced to Fight (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Once a legend in the brutal world of illicit underground fighting, Shane Slavin (Daniels) decides to turn his life around, promising his wife and young son he's fought his last battle. But when his younger brother betrays a ruthless crime boss ...
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, martial arts tournament, contests and competitions, master warrior, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, heroes, ambition, mixed martial arts, kickboxing, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.5
 147
Fist 2 Fist (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Still haunted by his failure to prevent the murder of a young couple years earlier, a mixed martial arts teacher must confront the skeleton in his closet when the boy who was orphaned by the killing shows up at his door.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, master warrior, fight, redemption, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, ambition, crimes, rivalry, tough guy, martial arts, martial arts training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Impact Wrestling (2004)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Impact Wrestling is a professional wrestling television program for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. As of 2005, it airs weekly on Spike in the United States and Canada. On March 14, 2013, the company ended their almost continuous near-9-year ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: wrestling, ambition, fight for supremacy, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, professional wrestling, uninhibited rivalry, cheating, graphic violence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 289
Slam (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mouth, Monkey, and Jason are your average teenagers with a love for the game of basketball. On the last day of school, they get on the wrong side of Li Wei, the captain of the high school basketball team. Li Wei & his entourage swear to make ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, ambition, rivalry, against the odds, teenage life, sport team, family relations, contests and competitions, youth, sport, vengeance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.1
 26K
Rollerball (2002)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this fast action-packed thriller, Jonathan, Marcus, and Aurora compete in a dangerous, fierce sport called Rollerball. Although, Johnathan and Marcus try to quit, cruel and vindictive promoter Alexi Petrovich encourages them to still participate.
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, rivalry, rebellion, stadium, sport, future dystopia, survival, danger, chaos, ambition, ratings, deathtrap ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2000s, quarry ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%