Movies like Phantom Punch

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Phantom Punch
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: From his discovery by a priest while serving time at the Missouri State Penitentiary to the infamous 'Phantom Punch' by Cassius Clay which effectively ended his career, the movie spans the years from 1950 to Liston's mysterious and untimely death in 1971.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, rough, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, prison, downfall, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, ambition, boxer, rape, rivalry, infidelity, tragic hero, follow your dream, rise and fall, african american, interracial relations, discrimination, prison life, racism, hopes, society, unfulfillment, power relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: missouri, 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, sport, hopes, athlete's life, rivalry, contests and competitions and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Phantom Punch: Don King: Only in America (1997), Tyson (1995), Glory Road (2006), Running Brave (1983), The Express (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Don King: Only in America
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A cinematic portrait of the famous fight promoter and boxing manager.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, urban ghetto, sport, gangsters, tragic hero, underdog, contests and competitions, rise and fall, human spirit, ambition, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 6.4
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Tyson
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of Mike Tyson. From his early days as a 12 year old amateur with a powerful punch, to the undisputed title of "Heavyweight Champion of the World", and ultimately to his conviction for rape. The story of his turbulent life moves ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, prison, contests and competitions, downfall, rise to the top, ambition, father figure, death of mother, boxer, world champion, rags to riches ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   100%
 
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the rest of his life to the young kids of Harlem. 1996 ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: sport, drugs/alcohol, athlete's life, ambition, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, urban, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, drug abuse, redemption, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   52%
 
 7.2
 39K
Glory Road
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, captivating, serious, inspirational, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, basketball, college, racism, segregation, mentor, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, prejudice, life philosophy, ambition ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, campus, indiana, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   52%
 
 6.7
 570
Running Brave
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of Billy Mills the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, university, racism, ambition, hopes, running, track and field, society, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: kansas, south dakota, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   48%
 
The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the late 1930s, a young machinist named Maurice Richard distinguished himself as a ice hockey player of preternatural talent. Although that was enough to get him into the Montreal Canadiens, his frequent injuries cost him the confidence of his ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: sport, factory, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, hockey player, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, ice hockey, rivalry, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   51%
 
 7.3
 18K
The Express
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: college, football, racism, sport, rise to the top, segregation, mentor, human spirit, athlete and trainer, childhood, sacrifice, soccer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   50%
 
 8.2
 276K
Raging Bull
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, tense, serious ...
Plot: redemption, boxing, paranoia, violence, sport, brutality, domestic violence, jealousy, athlete's life, rise and fall, character study, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   61%
 
 8.0
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Cinderella Man
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, boxing, poverty, depression, sport, rags to riches, athlete's life, comeback, training, supportive spouse, courage, mentor ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   47%
 
 7.6
 6K
Brian's Song
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: friendship, sport, terminal illness, underdog, human spirit, interracial relations, against the odds, american football, cancer, hopes, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   58%
 
 7.5
 75K
42
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the ...
Style: sentimental, inspirational, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: baseball, racism, prejudice, sport, courage, athlete's life, segregation, mentor, human spirit, interracial relations, discrimination, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, year 1946, year 1947 ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, boston, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   41%
 
 5.0
 394
The Bronx Bull
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A combination "before the rage" and "after the rage" of world middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta's tumultuous life and times.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, rise and fall, sport, tough heroes, ambition, hopes, family relations, follow your dream, parents and children, coming of age, unfulfillment, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   45%
 
 5.9
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The Greatest
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Greatest is a 1977 film about the life of boxer Muhammad Ali, in which Ali plays himself. It was directed by Tom Gries and Monte Hellman. The song "Greatest Love of All", later remade by Whitney Houston, was written for this film and ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: athlete's life, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, leadership, rising to stardom, human spirit, friendship, introspection, racism, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   50%
 
The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story about the great basketball player "Pistol" Pete Maravich when he was in the eighth grade. He plays on the varsity basketball team at Daniel High School but has some very difficult obstacles standing in his way of playing. The only ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: sport, college, athlete's life, dedicated educator, high school, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rising to stardom, human spirit, athlete and trainer, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   35%
 
 6.8
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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:   44%
 
Remember the Titans
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: underdog, high school, racism, friendship, football, culture clash, prejudice, sport, school, race issues, segregation, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
 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:   42%
    User:   45%
 
The Tiger Woods Story
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With his father coaching him and his mother providing a strong spiritual influence, Tiger Woods rose to fame and fortune. But his success came at a price, as he endured personal struggles with racism, self-doubt and cultural identity.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: athlete's life, sport, hotshot hero, prodigy, rising to stardom, ambition, rivalry, society, racism, contests and competitions, rise to the top, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
 7.8
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The Fighter
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, dramatic, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, dysfunctional family, boxing, addiction, drug abuse, working class, irish, drug addiction, sport, redemption, athlete's life, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, atlantic city new jersey, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   46%
 
 6.8
 86K
Ali
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: boxing, friendship, islam, athlete's life, sport, rise to the top, drinking, vietnam war, mentor, ambition, fight scenes, race issues ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1964 ...
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   47%
 
 7.1
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Invincible
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, feel good, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, football, sport, rags to riches, teacher, athlete's life, friendship, mentor, courage, follow your dream, against the odds, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   41%
 
 6.6
 521
Champions
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of jockey Bob Champion who overcame cancer to win the 1981 Grand National
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: athlete's life, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, ego clash, follow your dream, human spirit, horse, athlete and trainer, doctors and patients, child illness, relationship vs career ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   31%
 
Soul of the Game
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson are the greatest players in the Colored leagues, and everyone expects that one of them will make the leap to the Major Leagues, now that there is talk of integration. But, unexpectedly, it's the rookie with the ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: sport, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, friendship, athlete and trainer, racism, baseball, interracial relations, injustice ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   43%
 
 6.5
 195
The Opponent
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: rough, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: on the road, athlete's life, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, feminism, human spirit, athlete and trainer, addiction, against the odds, ambition ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   40%
 
 6.9
 1K
Heleno
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Brazil
Duration: 116 min.
Story: José Henrique Fonseca crafts an ambitious and long overdue homage to a central icon in Brazil’s 20th century history. Reminiscent of film noir classics, the biopic tells the glorious and tragic story of the legendary football striker Heleno de ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, rise and fall, ambition, life is a bitch, soccer, womanizer, sport team, rivalry, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
 8.1
 450K
Rocky
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, friendship, training, athlete's life, violence, rags to riches, mentor, sport, courage, honest, fight scenes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   38%
 
 7.2
 162K
Rocky II
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: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, hospital, sport, brutality, revenge, athlete's life, working class, mentor, rags to riches, destiny, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   36%
 
 8.2
 52K
Run Milkha Run
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The true story of the "Flying Sikh" world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and homelessness to become one of India's most iconic athletes.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, inspirational, dramatic ...
Plot: bollywood, running, athlete's life, indians, olympics, storytelling, mentor, sport, childhood, racing, courage, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: india, asia, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   38%
 
 5.7
 337
Streetballers
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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: sport, athlete's life, urban, contests and competitions, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, ambition, hopes, family problems, friends, athlete and trainer, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
 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:   34%
    User:   39%
 
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