Movies like Million Dollar Baby

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Million Dollar Baby (2004)
 8.1
 615K
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, bleak, rough, bad ending, touching, compassionate, sentimental, dramatic, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: athlete and trainer, boxing, underdog, female boxer, athlete's life, determination, human spirit, ambition, boxer, mentor protege relationship, follow your dream, sport, life is a bitch, training, contests and competitions, female athlete, feminism, euthanasia, suicide attempt, life changing experience, boxing trainer, female protagonist, blacks and whites, unlikely friendships, wisdom of life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, england, london, las vegas, california, europe ...

Most similar movies to Million Dollar Baby

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and feel good films with plots about sport, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, underdog, mentor and redemption mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Million Dollar Baby: Girlfight (2000), The Wrestler (2008), Warrior (2011), Rocky Balboa (2006), Cinderella Man (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: female boxer, boxing, sport, ambition, athlete's life, follow your dream, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, self fulfillment, human spirit, lifestyle, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 284K
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: bleak, emotional, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: wrestling, life is a bitch, wrestler, sport, loneliness, fame, ambition, aging, stripper, athlete's life, heart attack, injury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 422K
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: tense, rough, emotional, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, sport, boxing, teacher, warrior, fist fighting, training, fight scenes, contests and competitions, courage, coach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, iraq, philadelphia, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 199K
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, boxer, boxing, comeback, training, fight, underdog, sport, human spirit, against the odds, determination, aging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 172K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, 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: inspirational, motivational, touching, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, boxing, underdog, athlete's life, comeback, financial problem, poverty, training, follow your dream, boxer, marriage ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 30s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 210K
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, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, tragedy, sport, family relations, contests and competitions, down on your luck, rise and fall, boxer, death, father daughter relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 699K
Gran Torino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. ...
Style: serious, emotional, thought provoking, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: gang, gunfight, friendship, veteran, interracial relations, elderly, pride and honor, immigrants, neighbor, visceral, prejudice, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 500K
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, touching, captivating, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, underdog, tough guy, training, self esteem, fight, contests and competitions, ambition, life is a bitch, lifestyle, rivalry, determination ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 239K
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: captivating, exciting, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: boxing, underdog, sport, mentor, athlete and trainer, legacy, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, power relations, athlete's life, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 2010s, year 1998 ...
Place: usa, tijuana mexico, philadelphia, liverpool, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 206
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, sincere, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female boxer, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, athlete's life, follow your dream, lifestyle, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, sport, life is a bitch, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Trouble with the Curve (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Slowed by age and failing eyesight, crack baseball scout Gus Lobel takes his grown daughter along as he checks out the final prospect of his career. Along the way, the two renew their bond, and she catches the eye of a young player-turned-scout.
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: father daughter relationship, baseball, aging, sport, parent grown child relationship, parents and children, workaholic, family problems, ex athlete, estrangement, elderly, one last chance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina, georgia, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 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: emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: soccer, human spirit, family problems, follow your dream, rivalry, death in the family, feminism, family in crisis, sport, society, ambition, female athlete ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 44K
Soul Surfer (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton. Bethany lost her left arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.Bethany ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: surfing, human spirit, against the odds, sport, shark attack, lifestyle, disability, athlete's life, injury, supportive friend, training, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: hawaii, usa, thailand, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 185K
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: heroes, boxing, sport, underdog, hospital, championship, comeback, training, boxer, coma, boxing match, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 778
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: realistic, sincere, serious, tense
Plot: sport, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, follow your dream, ego clash, tough heroes, athlete and trainer, relationship vs career, obsession, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Dans les cordes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, suspense
Plot: female boxer, rivalry, family relations, friendship, ambition, athlete's life, sport, parents and children, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 7K
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, serious, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, sport, friendship, comeback, boxing match, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, unfulfillment, introspection, boxing, boxer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 8K
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, realistic, uplifting, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: sport, gambling, boxer, underdog, bittersweet, redemption, lifestyle, family life, family problems, human spirit, family relations, remarry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
 728
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: serious, realistic, sincere, suspense
Plot: human spirit, athlete's life, tough heroes, social differences, against the odds, lifestyle, rivalry, rise to the top, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, sport ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
We Are Marshall (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sport, college, coach, football, air disaster, university, survivor, sport team, human spirit, tragic event, hopes, struggle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, california, united states, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: sincere, serious, inspirational, intense, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sport, ambition, rivalry, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, athlete's life, human spirit, lifestyle, boxing, underdog, male female relationship, rags to riches ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: detroit, michigan, los angeles, usa, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 167K
Rocky III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
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: feel good, realistic, sincere, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: boxing, comeback, sport, underdog, death, heroes, rivalry, boxing match, fame, boxer, training, coach ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, los angeles, california, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a New York pro baseball team and two of its players. Henry Wiggen is the star pitcher and Bruce Pearson is the normal, everyday catcher who is far from the star player on the team and friend to all of his teammates. During the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, sport, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, baseball, sport team, hopes, rivalry, underdog, teammate ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
The Power of One (1992)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: PK, an English orphan terrorized for his family's political beliefs in Africa, turns to his only friend, a kindly world-wise prisoner, Geel Piet. Geel teaches him how to box with the motto “fight with your fists and lead with your heart”. ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: discrimination, boxing, friendship, society, injustice, youth, rivalry, orphan, hopes, life is a bitch, bullying, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, follow your dream, athlete's life, human spirit, friendship, ambition, lifestyle, against the odds, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, society, sport team ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 41K
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, emotional, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, basketball, small town, underdog, high school, athlete and trainer, championship, sport team, ambition, human spirit, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: baseball, sport, sport team, coach, small town, baseball movie, ambition, against the odds, rivalry, youth, one last chance, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Resurrecting the Champ (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his ...
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: sport, journalism, ex athlete, african american, boxing, homeless, newspaper, athlete's life, human spirit, lifestyle, introspection, change of luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s, 2000s
Place: colorado, usa, las vegas, denver colorado, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.3
 123K
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: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: sport, betrayal, underdog, heroes, champion, boxing match, training, boxer, coach, athlete's life, power relations, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 27K
Hardball (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
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: serious, melancholic, suspense, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: gang, gambling, underdog, life is a bitch, athlete and trainer, addiction, urban ghetto life, sport team, bet, beating, children, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%