Movies like Peaceful Warrior

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Peaceful Warrior (2006)
 7.3
 25K
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: sincere, uplifting, captivating, philosophical, inspirational, compassionate, realistic, exciting, touching, motivational ...
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, athlete and trainer, human spirit, mentor, coach, wise man, rehabilitation, gymnastics, mysterious character, enlightenment, friendship, guru, ambition, hopes, philosophy, athlete's life, contests and competitions, wisdom of life, self involved, injury, friends, secret, talented, training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, campus, new jersey

Most similar movies to Peaceful Warrior

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, inspirational and sincere films with plots about sport, ambition, underdog, hopes, redemption, rivalry and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like Peaceful Warrior: Seven Days in Utopia (2011), McFarland, USA (2015), Coach Carter (2005), The Karate Kid (2010), Without Limits (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Seven Days in Utopia (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Talent can only get you so far. For golfer Luke Chisholm, that turns out to be Utopia, Texas -- where he's left stranded after blowing his pro debut.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: sport, golf, wise man, once in a lifetime opportunity, wisdom of life, power relations, one more chance, lifestyle, farm, ambition, small town, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 32K
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, exciting, uplifting, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, human spirit, coach, small town, underdog, track and field, contests and competitions, dedicated educator, high school, social differences, ambition, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 114K
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: touching, sincere, captivating, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, sport, teachers and students, athlete's life, teacher, high school, coach, underdog, human spirit, dedicated educator, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 148K
The Karate Kid (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, China
Duration: 140 min.
Story: 12-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, uplifting, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, contests and competitions, human spirit, underdog, friendship, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, mentor, intergenerational friendship, sport, perseverance, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: china, asia, detroit, beijing china, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Without Limits (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to Olympics in Munich and his early death at 24 in a car crash.
Style: realistic, stylized, exciting, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: sport, running, lifestyle, ambition, human spirit, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, hopes, power relations, rivalry, olympics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971, year 1969, year 1972 ...
Place: oregon, usa, finland, munich germany, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 51K
Rudy (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, working class, college life, ambition, american football, football, college, priest, financial problem, respect, loss of friend ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
Plot: college, football, sport, survivor, coach, university, tragic event, hopes, struggle, human spirit, against the odds, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, virginia, campus, california, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 11K
Blue Chips (1994)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team aren't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Plot: basketball, sport, sport team, contests and competitions, underdog, college, lifestyle, self discovery, against the odds, prodigy, athlete's life, follow your dream ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: indiana, chicago illinois, texas, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 7K
Prefontaine (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: It's the true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine, the exciting and sometimes controversial "James Dean of Track," whose spirit captured the heart of the nation! Cocky, charismatic, and tough, "Pre" was a ...
Style: serious, rough, sincere, talky, factual ...
Plot: sport, runner, underdog, human spirit, contests and competitions, athlete's life, olympics, lifestyle, hopes, college, olympic gold medalist, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1960, year 1969, 1960s ...
Place: oregon, usa, mexico city, finland, montreal quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 12K
Youngblood (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. His on-ice activities are complicated by his relationship ...
Style: exciting, stylized, sincere, serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, ice hockey, hockey, rivalry, beating, coach, locker room, underdog, romance, redemption, human spirit, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, alaska, new jersey, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.
Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: american football, sport, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, rise to the top, small town, contests and competitions, social relations, youth, rivalry, coach ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Love & Basketball (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this drama. Quincy McCall (Omar Epps) and Monica Wright (Sanaa Lathan) grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow ...
Style: touching, exciting, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: basketball, sport, friendship, high school, coming of age, career change, romance, fall in love, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1993
Place: california, los angeles, usa, italy, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 6K
Pride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this uplifting film based on a true story, coach Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard) shocks the community and changes lives when, aided by a local janitor (Bernie Mac), he sets out to form Philadelphia's first black swim team. But the odds are ...
Style: realistic, touching, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: swimming, sport, racism, underdog, athlete's life, life is a bitch, ambition, power relations, youth, society, against the odds, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Like millions of kids around the world, Santiago harbors the dream of being a professional footballer...However, living in the Barrios section of Los Angeles, he thinks it is only that--a dream. Until one day an extraordinary turn of events has him ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sentimental, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: coach, sport, soccer, stadium, nurse, roommate, restaurant, sport team, underdog, squad, follow your dream, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, los angeles, europe, mexico, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 40K
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: basketball, sport, small town, underdog, high school, championship, human spirit, ambition, redemption, contests and competitions, sport team, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 1K
One on One (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Henry Steele is a basketball phenom at his small town high school, but when he matriculates to a big city university on a scholarship, soon realizes that he has few skills outside the sport. Expected by his coach to contribute significantly to the ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, sport, small town, basketball, coach, young lovers, youth, follow your dream, ambition, human spirit, high school, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 3K
Ice Castles (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater. Only with the help of those who love her can she prove to the world -- and herself -- that she still has the potential ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: figure skating, sport, skating, rivalry, romance, disability, follow your dream, hopes, athlete's life, love and romance, love affair, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
For Love of the Game (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A baseball legend almost finished with his distinguished career at the age of forty has one last chance to prove who he is, what he is capable of, and win the heart of the woman he has loved for the past four years.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: baseball, sport, romance, looking for love, athlete's life, love and romance, major league, hopes, training, career, loneliness, storytelling ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, detroit, bronx new york city, new york yankees, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Crooked Arrows (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.
Style: realistic, sincere, exciting, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, high school, social relations, friends, hopes, athlete and trainer, family, contests and competitions, youth, rivalry, underdog, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, ambition, human spirit, baseball, sport team, rivalry, underdog, hopes, professional sports ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Friday Night Lights (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles, is seriously injured during the first game of the season, all hope is lost, and the town's dormant ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, sincere, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: party, coach, high school, career, comeback, sport, football, small town, domestic violence, championship, african american, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Everybody's All-American (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Louisiana football star Gavin Grey had it all. He was an All-American champion who married his high-school sweetheart, homecoming queen Babs Rogers, and who was a hero to his hometown. Yet after a failed professional career, Gavin realizes that fame ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, psychological, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sport, friendship, college, american football, midlife crisis, ambition, family problems, athlete's life, romance, love triangle, marriage, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 29K
Blue Crush (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nothing gets between Anne Marie and her board. Living in a beach shack with three roommates, she is up before dawn every morning to conquer the waves and count the days until the Pipe Masters competition. Having transplanted herself to Hawaii with ...
Style: feel good, realistic, serious, sexy, light ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: surfing, sport, friendship, beach, sea, american football, surfer, romance, coming of age, siblings relations, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 40K
Glory Road (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, basketball, racism, underdog, college, teamwork, racial slur, coach, against the odds, ambitious, human spirit, championship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, campus, seattle washington, indiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, comeback, training, boxer, boxing, underdog, fight, sport, human spirit, against the odds, determination, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 61K
Invincible (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, captivating, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american football, sport, underdog, against the odds, determination, teacher, team, teamwork, follow your dream, contests and competitions, athlete's life, training ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, sincere, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, high school, underdog, college life, youth, teachers and students, dedicated educator, athlete's life, urban ghetto life, hardcase students, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 7K
Vision Quest (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: High school wrestler Louden Swain is a man obsessed , trying to shed 23 pounds in a dangerously short time and take on Shute, the undefeated, tough-as-nails 168-pound champion who's the best wrestler in the state. Matthew Modine stars as the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, inspirational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, sport, underdog, rivalry, love, wrestling, romance, high school life, lifestyle, youth, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington state, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Remember the Titans (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, contests and competitions, african american, sport, prejudice, football, human spirit, high school, against the odds, racial slur, coach, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
4 Minute Mile (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager overcomes odds to run a 4-minute mile race.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: single parent, training, high school, family problems, contests and competitions, death in the family, rivalry, athlete's life, teenage life, athlete and trainer, direction and purpose, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%