Movies like Paradise Alley

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Paradise Alley (1978)
 5.8
 5K
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: arm wrestling, sport, wrestling, street life, family relations, ghetto, racial slur, family feud, life is a bitch, ambition, siblings relations, crimes, gang, athlete's life, contests and competitions, family life, human spirit, follow your dream, urban ghetto life, lifestyle, buddies, rivalry, cons and scams, italian american, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about ambition, lifestyle, hopes, rivalry, athlete's life, sport and contests and competitions mostly in Drama, Sport and Action genres. Some movies like Paradise Alley: Rocky (1976), Matchups (2003), Anne B. Real (2003), A Fine Step (2014), Madison (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 510K
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, self esteem, training, fight, contests and competitions, ambition, life is a bitch, determination, life changing experience, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 17
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: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: against the odds, prodigy, follow your dream, dedicated educator, ambition, disability, human spirit, hopes, youth, lifestyle, life is a bitch, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 2.3
 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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, contemplative
Plot: ghetto, hip hop, lifestyle, introspection, teenage life, siblings relations, urban ghetto life, family life, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 313
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: sentimental, sincere, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: contests and competitions, starting over, friendship, parents and children, athlete's life, family relations, ambition, youth, rivalry, farm, family, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.3
 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: serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, follow your dream, against the odds, rivalry, ship, friendship, unemployment, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition, rising to stardom ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Stick Up Kids (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: People always told Santos he was something special. His Uncle told him to get a skill, so he became a hustler and with his three,they became "The Stick Up Kids" Harlem would never be the same. They thought they had it all... Money, cars, ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, urban ghetto life, friends, buddies, criminal's revenge, crimes, cons and scams, society, dishonesty, urban ghetto, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: harlem, new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: dance, dancing, hip hop, youth, contests and competitions, follow your dream, friendship, teenage life, hopes, dancer's life, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 188K
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, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: boxing, heroes, underdog, hospital, comeback, championship, boxer, training, coma, tough heroes, sport, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.8
 171K
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, captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, comeback, underdog, death, rivalry, heroes, fame, boxer, coach, training, sport, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, los angeles, california, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, sentimental, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crimes, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, hopes, working class, domestic disturbance, crime, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.6
 279
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: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, starting over, prodigy, haunted by the past, rivalry, society, hopes, redemption, fall in love, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 784
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, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, obsession, relationship vs career ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: realistic, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: bookies, friendship, ambition, lifestyle, fall in love, culture clash, college life, follow your dream, youth, buddies, couples, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, new york, las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 481
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: serious, realistic, feel good, touching, sentimental
Plot: world war one, dedicated educator, athlete and trainer, human spirit, family life, against the odds, racism, small town life, teachers and students, small town, americana, social relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 347
Streetballers (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Defining street basketball as America's new favorite pastime, it is a story driven by passion, faith, and achieving goals. A story capturing the poetic nature of street basketball, highlighting the struggles endured on and off the court by the ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, contests and competitions, family problems, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto life, racism, youth, life is a bitch, rivalry, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, follow your dream, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, against the odds, friendship, sport team, contests and competitions, society, rivalry ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, self fulfillment, sport, lifestyle, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 184K
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, serious, realistic, tense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: boxing, underdog, cold war, death, heroes, kgb, boxer, training, victory, revenge, sport, mountain ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: russia, soviet union, usa, las vegas, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.4
 736
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, follow your dream, contests and competitions, rivalry, sport, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 202K
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, against the odds, human spirit, determination, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.3
 125K
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, realistic, sincere, gloomy, feel good ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, underdog, boxing, heroes, champion, coach, training, boxer, sport, urban, human spirit, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 205
La Yuma (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Nicaragua, Mexico, Spain, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is the story of Yuma a strong-willed and rebellious girl from the poor neighborhoods of Managua who dreams of being a boxer.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, rough
Plot: female boxer, follow your dream, ambition, rebellion, against the rules, human spirit, parents and children, love and romance, athlete's life, sport, gang, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nicaragua, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 475
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, serious, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: native american, boxer, ambition, against the odds, rivalry, human spirit, self discovery, society, hopes, racism, love, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, arizona, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family in crisis, alcohol abuse, urban ghetto life, family relations, urban ghetto, performer's life, couple relations, against the odds, redemption, terminal illness, parents and children, down on your luck ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Perfect Sport (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lee Bishop is forced to grow up quickly when his mother leaves for Iraq and his younger sister joins him on the varsity wrestling squad.
Style: semi serious, realistic, uplifting, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, ambition, teenage life, family relations, family life, youth, sport, wrestling, wrestler, betrayal, obsession, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Not Fade Away (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 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, touching, sentimental, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: rivalry, lifestyle, desire for fame, ambition, follow your dream, music band, rebelliousness, friendship, social relations, hopes, ego clash, youth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 874
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, feel good, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: against the odds, sport, human spirit, athlete's life, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, once in a lifetime opportunity, lifestyle, golf, hopes, social misfits, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 2K
Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two brothers fight to escape a violent and poor neighborhood in Caracas by playing soccer. Daniel wishes to play professionally while Julio supports the family with dirty money. The opportunity of a lifetime comes when a talent scout invites them to ...
Style: touching, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, teenage life, ambition, follow your dream, life is a bitch, lifestyle, contests and competitions, athlete's life, sport, family relations, siblings relations, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Harrison Montgomery (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a rundown apartment complex in San Francisco's Tenderloin, a septuagenarian seer is waiting for his final message. For decades the eccentric recluse has chronicled the phrases of the Wheel of Fortune and deciphered their hidden meaning - the ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic
Plot: elderly, friendship, follow your dream, lifestyle, life is a bitch, danger, buddies, crimes, hopes, love and romance, family problems, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Kid: Chamaco (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Abner is trapped in the rough life of Mexico City. His escape? Boxing. Dr. Frank Irwin (Martin Sheen) and his son Jimmy, a pro boxer, come together to teach Abner that the heart fuels the punches we throw in life.
Style: sincere, rough, realistic, serious, bilingual
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition, parents and children, once promising, family relations, athlete and trainer, family problems, hopes, lifestyle, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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