Movies like Personal Best

If you like "Personal Best" you are looking for sexual, sexy and erotic movies about / with lesbian, nudity (full frontal - brief), track and field, lesbian relationship, lgbt, female nudity and female athlete themes of Drama and Sport genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Personal Best (1982)
 6.3
 3K
Personal Best (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: This film chronicles the relationship of two female world-class athletes. Mariel Hemingway and real-life Olympian pentathlete Patrice Donnelly play runners who train together, compete against each other and eventually become lovers. Scott Glenn plays their coach in this film that culminates with the trials for the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
Style: sexual, sexy, erotic, light, inspirational, romantic, unusual plot structure, melancholic, talky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, nudity (full frontal - brief), track and field, lesbian relationship, lgbt, female nudity, female athlete, gay, women, coming of age, lgbtq, bdsm, arm wrestling, running, sport, romance, male nudity, olympics, sex, catastrophe, football, erotica, natural disaster, relationships, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1976, year 1980
Place: los angeles, california

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Personal Best

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about sport, hopes, ambition, rivalry, power relations, athlete's life and contests and competitions mostly in Drama, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like Personal Best: Without Limits (1998), Girlfight (2000), Desert Hearts (1985), The Champ (1979), Pride (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: sincere, factual, inspirational, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sport, olympics, running, runner, competition, track and field, athlete's life, hopes, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, finland, helsinki finland, munich germany, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.7
 11K
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, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: boxing, female boxer, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, mentor, self fulfillment, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Desert Hearts (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of straight-edge literature professor Vivian who travels to Reno to get away from a relationship breakup when she falls in love with an attractive and unconventional girl named Cay.
Style: sexy, touching, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian sex, lesbian romance, divorce, romance, self discovery, gender, gay, coming out, stereotypes, depression ...
Time: 50s, year 1959
Place: nevada, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.8
 9K
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: sad, sexy, sentimental, clever, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: boxing, coming of age, boy, death, father son relationship, boxer, redemption, underdog, bittersweet, horse, fight, horse trainer ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, ireland, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
erotic movies
4553
gay movies
gay
4670
women movies
3652
 6.1
 7K
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: inspirational, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: swimming, racism, sport, life is a bitch, ambition, against the odds, rivalry, athlete's life, human spirit, youth, ghetto, african american ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new orleans, new jersey, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Mighty Macs (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, sincere, emotional, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: basketball, catholic school, mother superior, college, sport, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, catholic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.7
 371
The Long Run (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: South Africa
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A failed track coach finally finds someone who he believes has what it takes to win. The Comrades Marathon is a 90-k race in South Africa. An aging running coach, Barry, wants to field a winner; he's working with four men from a factory, but ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: runner, female athlete, obsession, interracial relations, ambition, human spirit, society, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, athlete and trainer, running ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Any Given Sunday (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to ...
Style: stylized, intense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, american football, underdog, football, sport team, coach, desire for fame, success, ambition, power relations, fame, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, new jersey, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
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: emotional, sentimental, touching, inspirational, melancholic ...
Plot: baseball, sport, terminal illness, friendship, character study, mentor, adaptation, athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, sport team, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, minnesota, new york yankees, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: emotional, sentimental, touching, inspirational, compassionate ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, family outing
Plot: sport, football, american football, college, coach, air disaster, survivor, university, interracial friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, football team, happy ending ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, west virginia, california, new jersey, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Maggie and Annie (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Annie has it all in life. A wonderful husband and a darling little girl. All is going well until she goes to a softball practice and meets Maggie. Maggie -- cute, athletic, and openly gay -- touches feeling deep down inside Annie that she has no ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, love affair, introspection, couples, romance, hopes, love and romance, family life, fall in love, sport team, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 4K
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: sexy, touching, emotional, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, kids, girls' night
Plot: figure skating, skating, blindness, disability, sport, romance, tragedy, small town, happy ending, loss of eyesight, interracial romance, age difference ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 11K
High Art (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.
Style: sexy, emotional, sincere, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, photographer, addiction, lesbian relationship, sexuality, drug addiction, lesbian couple, love, lesbian romance, couples, art ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 9K
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, inspirational, melancholic, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: wrestling, coming of age, high school, underdog, sport, teenager, love, teenage boy, rivalry, unlikely friendships, adolescence, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington state, california, new jersey, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: single parent, track and field, training, high school, running, athlete and trainer, brother brother relationship, family problems, contests and competitions, direction and purpose, death in the family, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: sincere, uplifting, captivating, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: golf, wise man, human spirit, teaching the ways of the world, sport, ambition, athlete and trainer, introspection, lifestyle, hopes, athlete's life, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.2
 242
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: serious, sincere, rough, uplifting, feminist film ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female boxer, boxing, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
American Flyers (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When Dr. Marcus Sommers realizes that he and his troubled, estranged brother David may be prone a fatal brain disease that runs in their family, he decides to make peace with his sibling, and invites him on a trip to the Rockies. There, the brothers ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, touching, surreal, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: bicycle, bicycle race, sport, underdog, riding a bicycle, adventure, honest, sacrifice, mars, adaptation, brothers, fight scenes ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 5K
Bloomington (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A former child actress attends college in search of independence and ends up becoming romantically involved with a female professor. Their relationship thrives until an opportunity to return to acting forces her to make life-altering decisions.
Style: sexual, touching, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lgbt, lesbian love, lesbian couple, gays and lesbians, lesbian sex, teacher student relationship, college, love, strong female presence, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: sexy, uplifting, sentimental, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: basketball, high school, sport, romance, friendship, teenager, against the odds, lifestyle, human spirit, true love, career change, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, year 1981, year 1993, 20th century, year 1998 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, barcelona, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 17K
Hands of Stone (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Panama, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.
Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, tense, inspirational ...
Plot: boxing, sport, boxer, boxing match, sex scene, fight, rags to riches, rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, year 1980
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 900
The Goalkeeper (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ramiro Forteza is a Premier League goalkeeper whom the Civil War and the rigors of the war led to make a living visiting villages and challenging locals to mark him penalty goals. One evening he arrives to a town in Asturias and meets Manuela, a ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sexy, sexual
Plot: soccer, fall in love, rivalry, ambition, politics, family life, romance, single parent, social decay, hopes, life is a bitch, small town ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 15K
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: sexy, exciting, humorous, feel good, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, sport, teenager, underdog, romance, redemption, fight, violence, friendship, weapons, multiple storylines, natural disaster ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, alaska, new jersey, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
80s movies
80s
5397
olympics movies
157
sex movies
sex
9221
 7.4
 39K
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, inspirational, feel good, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: sport, coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, teacher, underdog, track and field, teenager, mentor, small town, school, high school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 870
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: boxing, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, ego clash, tough heroes, relationship vs career, obsession, athlete and trainer, sport ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: baseball, coach, sport team, small town, ambition, against the odds, sport, lifestyle, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 985
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, touching, serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, sport, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, once in a lifetime opportunity, lifestyle, hopes, social misfits, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The stories of three lesbian couples -- who live in the same house at different periods of time -- who are at a crossroads in their lives. In 1961, Edith loses her lover, Abby, to a stroke. Linda and Amy struggle with feminist issues in 1972. And, ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological, feminist film, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian couple, lgbt, lesbianism, lesbian bar, feminism, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, gender, lesbian love, woman, lesbian interest ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 47K
Hoosiers (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
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: inspirational, realistic, exciting, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: basketball, small town, high school, sport, underdog, athlete and trainer, high school basketball, championship, alcoholic, father son relationship, basketball coach, redemption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Season on the Brink (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers" is based on the best-selling book by John Feinstein. The movie chronicles Indiana's 1985-86 season, when Knight granted Feinstein unprecedented access to the ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: athlete's life, rivalry, ambition, sport team, athlete and trainer, sport, contests and competitions, lifestyle, hopes, underdog, basketball, vulgarity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%