Movies like Peaceful Warrior

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Peaceful Warrior (2006)
 7.3
 24K
Peaceful Warrior
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: inspirational, philosophical, uplifting, compassionate, touching, serious, sincere, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: human spirit, mentor, enlightenment, teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, philosophy, athlete and trainer, life philosophy, sport, hopes, gymnastics, rehabilitation, athlete's life, destiny, mysterious character, friendship, life, contests and competitions, existentialism, ambition, friends, coach, wise man, wisdom of life, self involved ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 touching films with plots about mentor, destiny, storytelling, redemption, dialogue, catastrophe and underdog mostly in Drama, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like Peaceful Warrior: Coach Carter (2005), The Karate Kid (2010), Warrior (2011), Love & Basketball (2000), Blue Chips (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.3
 106K
Coach Carter
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, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: high school, basketball, underdog, teacher, sport, athlete's life, drugs/alcohol, teachers and students, friendship, mentor, dedicated educator, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 6.2
 140K
The Karate Kid
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: martial arts, underdog, family, friendship, kung fu, coming of age, mentor, bullying, sport, fight scenes, chase, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, asia, california, new jersey, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   55%
 
 8.2
 389K
Warrior
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, exciting, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, martial arts, family drama, sport, fight scenes, mentor, contests and competitions, teacher, happy ending, courage, training, brothers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, iraq, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   55%
 
Love & Basketball
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, serious, uplifting, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: basketball, romance, high school, friendship, sport, college, athlete's life, love story, multiple storylines, love, marriage, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1993
Place: california, usa, los angeles, italy, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   64%
 
 6.1
 11K
Blue Chips
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, biting, realistic, inspirational ...
Plot: college, basketball, sport, underdog, corruption, against the rules, golf, blind ambition, contests and competitions, mentor, hip hop, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, boston, california, indiana, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   61%
 
 5.7
 28K
Blue Crush
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: serious, feel good, realistic, sexy, light ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: surfing, romance, friendship, sport, coming of age, competition, best friends, school, beach, contests and competitions, women, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   51%
 
We Are Marshall
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, sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, football, small town, underdog, sport, sport team, courage, ambition, mentor, hopes, tragedy, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, campus, virginia, new jersey, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   57%
 
 7.2
 182K
Rocky Balboa
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: inspirational, captivating, sentimental, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: sport, boxing, athlete's life, strongman, human spirit, against the odds, comeback, boxer, fight, courage, determination, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   49%
 
 6.5
 3K
Ice Castles
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: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: figure skating, romance, disability, blindness, sport, happy ending, athlete's life, small town, love story, mentor, underdog, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   48%
 
For Love of the Game
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, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: baseball, romance, sport, athlete's life, love story, destiny, loneliness, looking for love, mentor, dialogue, ambition, love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: detroit, usa, new jersey, san francisco, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   51%
 
 6.6
 7K
Vision Quest
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, inspirational, melancholic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, underdog, love, sport, teenager, male nudity, athlete's life, teacher, dreams, mentor, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   47%
 
 6.1
 11K
Youngblood
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, serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, romance, sport, redemption, countryside, athlete's life, mentor, violence, drugs/alcohol, small town, friendship, football ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, alaska, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   44%
 
Goal! The Dream Begins
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: underdog, soccer, sport, football, rags to riches, athlete's life, coach, mentor, follow your dream, ambition, transformation, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, los angeles, europe, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   44%
 
Million Dollar Baby
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: sad, touching, compassionate, sentimental, bad ending ...
Plot: boxing, follow your dream, mentor, boxing trainer, athlete and trainer, female boxer, wisdom of life, father daughter relationship, determination, athlete's life, mentor protege relationship, death of protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   58%
 
 6.8
 6K
Prefontaine
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: sincere, serious, realistic, rough, inspirational ...
Plot: underdog, olympics, sport, athlete's life, mentor, death, friendship, college, race, destiny, courage, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1975, year 1972 ...
Place: oregon, usa, boston, mexico city, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   46%
 
Friday Night Lights
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, small town, football, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, coach, friendship, race issues, party, athlete and trainer, comeback ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, california, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   55%
 
 7.6
 38K
Hoosiers
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, inspirational, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, small town, basketball, high school, underdog, sport, friendship, contests and competitions, mentor, lone hero, foul language, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   46%
 
 6.9
 38K
Gridiron Gang
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, exciting, rough, sincere ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: life philosophy, athlete's life, underdog, redemption, american football, human spirit, athlete and trainer, teenage life, youth, violence, stereotypes, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   42%
 
Everybody's All-American
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: college, friendship, football, sport, athlete's life, gambling, unlikely friendships, death, crumbling marriage, romance, couple relations, segregation ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   42%
 
Stealing Home
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Billy Wyatt (Harmon), a former high school and minor-league baseball baseball player receives a telephone call from his mother revealing that his former child-sitter, and later in his teens, his first love, Katie Chandler (Foster), has died. Wyatt ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, love, aging, baseball, self discovery, mentor, childhood, love story, adolescence, parents and children, coming-of-age ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   40%
 
Aspen Extreme
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: T.J. and his friend Dexter quit their jobs in Detroit to become ski-instructors in Aspen. While T.J. advances to the most popular instructor of the school during the season, he has to take care for Dexter, who's future is less bright and ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, breathtaking, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, underdog, buddies, radio, friends, writer's life, mountain climbing, innocence lost, love triangle, mentor, self discovery, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: colorado, detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
 8.8
 1.5M
Forrest Gump
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: sentimental, inspirational, uplifting, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, kindness, destiny, rise to the top, true love, wisdom of life, human relationship, mentally challenged, honest, courage, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   51%
 
The Power of One
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, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, bullying, racism, human spirit, book, segregation, mentor, race, childhood, justice, courage, adaptation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   46%
 
 7.6
 201K
Creed
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, intense, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, mentor, sport, cancer, courage, athlete's life, redemption, hip hop, fight scenes, storytelling, rags to riches ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s, year 1998
Place: usa, philadelphia, england, mexico, tijuana mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   45%
 
 7.5
 48K
Rudy
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: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, college, football, sport, athlete's life, mentor, dreams, courage, university, college life, follow your dream, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   100%
 
 6.8
 9K
Girlfight
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: boxing, sport, athlete's life, single father, high school, coming-of-age, father daughter relationship, relationships, underdog, coming of age, urban ghetto, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   46%
 
 6.4
 8K
The Program
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.
Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: college, underdog, football, sport, dedicated educator, motorcycle, university, mentor, urban ghetto, contests and competitions, life philosophy, human spirit ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   41%
 
 7.6
 260K
Seven Pounds
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: compassionate, emotional, touching, sentimental, sad ...
Plot: self sacrifice, sacrifice, redemption, life & death, life philosophy, hopes, existentialism, fall in love, tragic event, life changing experience, secret, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   48%
 
 7.7
 256K
The Blind Side
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: sentimental, realistic, based on true events, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, family drama, parents and children, interracial adoption, american football, homeless, life, rising to stardom, prejudice, racism, rags to riches, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   49%
 
 5.9
 1K
Sunset Park
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, semi serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, high school, underdog, sport, athlete's life, college, dedicated educator, hardcase students, school, contests and competitions, happy ending, restaurant ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   47%
 
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