Movies like Paradise Alley

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Paradise Alley (1978)
 5.8
 4K
Paradise Alley (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Sylvester Stallone is fighting the odds again, this time in the wrestling ring. As Cosmo Carboni, he and his two brothers dream of getting out of Hell's Kitchen (circa 1946) and into the big time. The exit signs point to Paradise Alley, a sleazy private club where the floorshow consists of raucous wrestling matches with big purses. Stallone not only starred in and wrote this action-packed film, he also made his directorial debut in this tale of three guys who could take anything Hell's Kitchen could dish out.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, touching
Plot: sport, arm wrestling, street life, ghetto, racial slur, family feud, wrestling, life is a bitch, ambition, siblings relations, crimes, gang, athlete's life, family relations, contests and competitions, family life, human spirit, follow your dream, urban ghetto life, lifestyle, buddies, rivalry, cons and scams, italian american, monkey ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Paradise Alley

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about ambition, lifestyle, hopes, athlete's life, rivalry, contests and competitions and human spirit mostly in Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like Paradise Alley: Rocky (1976), Madison (2001), Rocky III (1982), Rocky II (1979), Anne B. Real (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 479K
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, family outing, teens
Plot: boxing, underdog, tough guy, training, self esteem, contests and competitions, fight, ambition, life is a bitch, lifestyle, life changing experience, determination ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 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, melancholic
Plot: athlete's life, sport, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, rivalry, unemployment, hopes, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, friendship, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 160K
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: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, feel good, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, comeback, sport, underdog, rivalry, fame, boxing match, boxer, training, revenge, athlete and trainer, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, philadelphia, california, madison square garden manhattan new york city, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 176K
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: realistic, rough, gloomy, serious, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, sport, underdog, hospital, championship, comeback, boxing match, coma, training, boxer, tough heroes, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 2.2
 4K
Anne B. Real (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: ANNE B. REAL is the coming of age story of a young female rapper, who finds her inspiration by reading the Diary of Anne Frank.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: hip hop, ghetto, human nature, introspection, hopes, siblings relations, urban ghetto life, teenage life, life is a bitch, city life, juvenile delinquency, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.3
 282
A Fine Step (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Fine Step is an uplifting family drama centering on Cal Masterson (Luke Perry, Beverly Hills 90210) an award winning horseman whose relationship with his beloved horse Fandango allows him to achieve multiple championship wins. However tragedy ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: animal life, youth, farm, rivalry, friendship, family relations, friends, ambition, starting over, parents and children, athlete's life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 193K
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, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: athlete's life, boxer, boxing, comeback, training, underdog, fight, sport, against the odds, human spirit, determination, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.5
 5K
How She Move (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of Raya Green's(Rutina Wesley) sister, she gets out from her classes at school, and sees a stomp crew practicing. She meets Bishop(Dwain Murphy) which is the dance crew leader. She then meets Michelle and does a stomp battle ...
Style: touching, realistic, exciting, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: dance, hip hop, youth, contests and competitions, teenage life, follow your dream, friendship, lifestyle, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, dancer's life, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: sincere, emotional, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family life, family problems, parents and children, crimes, life is a bitch, siblings relations, juvenile delinquency, hopes, working class, domestic disturbance, crime, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 16
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
Plot: sport, life is a bitch, dedicated educator, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete's life, human spirit, urban ghetto life, follow your dream, ambition, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 769
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, lifestyle, ambition, human spirit, follow your dream, tough heroes, ego clash, athlete and trainer, relationship vs career, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female boxer, boxing, self fulfillment, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, human spirit, lifestyle, sexism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.3
 118K
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, gloomy, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: sport, betrayal, underdog, champion, boxing match, boxer, training, tough heroes, urban ghetto, accountant, rock, relationship vs career ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 472
The Basket (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Peter Coyote (E.T., Erin Brokovich) and Karen Allen (The Perfect Storm) star in this touching family drama about the unifying power of basketball in a community torn apart by war. Both a riveting sports film and a tale of triumph over adversity, The ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: small town, youth, family life, against the odds, small town life, society, lifestyle, americana, power relations, sport team, social relations, underdog ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 712
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, tough heroes, against the odds, lifestyle, social differences, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, sport, rise to the top, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 172K
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: feel good, realistic, sincere, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: sport, underdog, boxing, cold war, training, boxer, kgb, victory, boxing match, revenge, mountain, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, soviet union, usa, ussr, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, against the odds, friendship, lifestyle, ambition, relationship vs career, sport, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The River Niger (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even ...
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, touching, serious
Plot: urban ghetto life, family in crisis, love affair, human spirit, family life, against the odds, parents and children, hopes, couple relations, life is a bitch, down on your luck, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 464
Black Cloud (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Black Cloud, is an inspirational story about a young Navajo, Native American boxer, who overcomes personal challenges as he comes to terms with his heritage, while fighting his way for a spot on the US Olympic boxing team.
Style: uplifting, sincere, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: native american, boxer, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, society, hopes, self discovery, racism, human spirit, love, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 816
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, feel good, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, once in a lifetime opportunity, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, social misfits, hopes, golf ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Moyher's good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University for the sun and sexy girls- and the proximity of gambling paradise Las Vegas. Benny aces his studies, being a mathematical genius, but the one ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, rivalry, friendship, college, underdog, university, crimes, gambling, partners, friends, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, new york, arizona, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Not Fade Away (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Set in suburban New Jersey in the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.
Style: sincere, captivating, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, desire for fame, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, rebelliousness, music band, friendship, youth, hopes, ego clash, buddies ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 248
America Brown (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, uplifting, realistic
Plot: high school, coming of age, hopes, athlete's life, sport, social relations, power relations, renegades, friends, fall in love, haunted by the past, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 1K
Strays (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rick (Diesel) is frustrated by the repetitious grind of one-night stands and aimless hustling. Whilst looking for more to his life he meets Heather (Lanza), a neighbour. Rick takes the opportunity to escape his boring life style with her, but soon ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense
Plot: gang, redemption, drug dealer, life is a bitch, city life, teenage life, parents and children, urban ghetto life, social misfits, hopes, going straight, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
 1K
Sunset Park (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, high school, underdog, against the odds, society, high school life, lifestyle, human nature, college life, youth, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 1K
Brian's Song (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of professional football players Gale Sayes and Brian Piccolo, and how their friendship on and off the field was affected when Piccolo contracted a fatal disease
Style: uplifting, emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, athlete's life, friendship, ambition, buddies, sport, life is a bitch, lifestyle, sport team, terminal illness, friendship between men, american football ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.4
 4K
Deal (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: As an ex-gambler teaches a hot-shot college kid some things about playing cards, he finds himself pulled into the world series of poker, where his protégé is his toughest competition.
Style: realistic, tense, humorous, semi serious, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, mentor, poker, human spirit, contests and competitions, competition, friendship, underdog, downfall, follow your dream, lifestyle, illegal prostitution ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). She dreams of medical school, a family, and ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: pregnancy, hip hop, dedicated educator, urban ghetto life, hopes, youth, social differences, medical school, human nature, life is a bitch, down on your luck, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 978
Street Dreams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Derrick Cabrera, like all skateboarders, dreams of being sponsored one day. He has all the talent in the world to make it happen but some major roadblocks to overcome before he can make the dream a reality.
Style: captivating, exciting, sincere, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, teenage life, athlete and trainer, social misfits, rise to the top, obsession, misfit, skateboard, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Original Intent (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Matthew Cameron (Jay Richardson) is a lawyer undergoing a midlife crisis despite having a seemingly perfect life with his wife, advertising executive Jessica (Candy Clark), and his young son. When he champions a homeless shelter facing eviction, his ...
Style: emotional, sincere, captivating, serious, touching ...
Plot: rivalry, against the odds, dishonesty, family life, society, courtroom drama, injustice, midlife crisis, dedicated lawyer, heroic mission, legal action, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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