Movies like Million Dollar Baby

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Million Dollar Baby (2004)
 8.1
 564K
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, sad, rough, touching, bleak, serious, compassionate, sentimental, captivating, bad ending ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, athlete's life, determination, sport, underdog, follow your dream, human spirit, boxing, feminism, contests and competitions, training, ambition, life is a bitch, life changing experience, boxing trainer, championship, boxer, brutality, female boxer, euthanasia, suicide attempt, female protagonist, wisdom of life, coach, unlikely relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, missouri, california, england

Most similar movies to Million Dollar Baby

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and touching films with plots about sport, ambition, athlete's life, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions and athlete and trainer mostly in Sport, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Million Dollar Baby: Girlfight (2000), Rocky Balboa (2006), Rocky (1976), The Wrestler (2008), Warrior (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 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: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sport, boxing, female boxer, sexism, athlete's life, underdog, urban ghetto, contests and competitions, follow your dream, parents and children, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 182K
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Genre: 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, sincere, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: athlete's life, comeback, training, boxing, underdog, boxer, fight, sport, human spirit, against the odds, aging, strongman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 450K
Rocky (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, sentimental, feel good, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, athlete's life, training, contests and competitions, boxing, boxing match, boxer, world champion, fight, shyness, self esteem, racial slur ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 272K
The Wrestler (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, bleak, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: loneliness, aging, wrestling, stripper, life is a bitch, fame, sport, human nature, midlife crisis, ambition, redemption, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 389K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine ...
Style: emotional, serious, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, fist fighting, contests and competitions, sport, teacher, martial arts, training, ambition, mixed martial arts, warrior, exercise, coach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, atlantic city new jersey, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.0
 162K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, athlete's life, comeback, training, underdog, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, boxing, poverty, folk hero, boxer ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 4K
Gracie (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: athlete's life, underdog, follow your dream, parents and children, family problems, human spirit, athlete and trainer, siblings relations, death in the family, teenage life, rivalry, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 7K
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: rough, serious, realistic, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, friendship, athlete and trainer, underdog, athlete's life, boxing, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, urban ghetto life, against the odds, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 209K
Creed (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, sport, boxing, athlete's life, motivational speaker, underground fighting, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, ambition, rivalry, power relations, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s, year 1998
Place: usa, philadelphia, england, mexico, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 194K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and ...
Style: touching, rough, serious, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, family relations, down on your luck, rise and fall, father daughter relationship, boxing, ambition, unfulfillment, death, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 162K
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: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: sport, underdog, tough heroes, hospital, boxing, coma, boxing match, boxer, training, comeback, championship, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 7K
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, serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: sport, boxer, gambling, underdog, on the road, athlete's life, single parent, father, son, boxing match, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Peaceful Warrior (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.
Style: uplifting, sincere, inspirational, philosophical, compassionate ...
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, human spirit, athlete and trainer, self discovery, wise man, coach, rehabilitation, mentor, mysterious character, friendship, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, campus, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 195
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: serious, rough, realistic, uplifting, sincere
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female boxer, athlete's life, on the road, underdog, sport, independence, physical abuse, contests and competitions, follow your dream, feminism, human spirit, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 106K
Coach Carter (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, high school, human spirit, teacher, teachers and students, underdog, drugs/alcohol, ambition, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 760
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: serious, sincere, realistic, tense
Plot: sport, athlete's life, underdog, blind ambition, contests and competitions, ego clash, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, parents and children, relationship vs career, ambition ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 6K
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, bleak, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: sport, boxer, friendship, boxing match, boxing, comeback, athlete's life, underdog, transporter, neo-noir, ambition, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 146K
Rocky III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, feel good, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: comeback, sport, underdog, revenge, boxing, fame, boxing match, training, boxer, rivalry, athlete's life, wealth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, california, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 704
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
Plot: urban ghetto, athlete's life, underdog, sport, boxer, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rise to the top, feminism, human spirit, athlete and trainer, social differences ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Soul of the Game (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson are the greatest players in the Colored leagues, and everyone expects that one of them will make the leap to the Major Leagues, now that there is talk of integration. But, unexpectedly, it's the rookie with the ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: sport, baseball, friendship, racism, athlete's life, underdog, historical figure, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, interracial relations ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.2
 109K
Rocky V (1990)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A lifetime of taking shots has ended Rocky's career, and a crooked accountant has left him broke. Inspired by the memory of his trainer, however, Rocky finds glory in training and takes on an up-and-coming boxer.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: sport, underdog, training, boxing match, champion, boxer, betrayal, athlete's life, rock, father figure, world champion, bankrupt ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: baseball, sport, coach, small town, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, high school, americana, small town life, sport team, ambition, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 1K
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. ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic
Plot: sport, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, ship, urban ghetto, follow your dream, small town, rising to stardom, human spirit, urban, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 70s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 38K
Gridiron Gang (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, redemption, violence, human spirit, underdog, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, sport, teenage life, youth, hopes, american football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 31K
McFarland, USA (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: small town, human spirit, underdog, coach, athlete and trainer, dedicated educator, sport, contests and competitions, teacher, track and field, high school, school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Against the Ropes (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A fictional story inspired by North America's most famous female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen. Her struggle to survive and succeed in a male dominated sport.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, underdog, athlete's life, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, ambition, hopes, rivalry, power relations, clergy ...
Time: year 1972
Place: detroit, michigan, usa, los angeles, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, desire for fame, football, american football, ambition, coach, success, blind ambition, contests and competitions, training, underdog, stadium ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 38K
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, serious, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, sport, redemption, high school, athlete and trainer, small town, underdog, championship, contests and competitions, son, parent child relationship, high school sports ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 158K
Rocky IV (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, feel good, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: sport, underdog, revenge, cold war, human monster, boxing, victory, training, boxer, kgb, boxing match, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, soviet union, usa, moscow russia, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 25K
Hardball (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
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: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underdog, gambling, bet, gang, athlete and trainer, drugs/alcohol, redemption, sport team, sport, gay, ambition, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%