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Phantom Punch (2008)
 5.5
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Phantom Punch (2008)
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: rough, captivating, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, black american, prison, infidelity, sport, rise and fall, athlete's life, contests and competitions, racism, prison life, ambition, follow your dream, discrimination, lifestyle, rise to the top, downfall, rivalry, tragic hero, insult, black man, rape, life is a bitch, interracial relations, graphic violence, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, missouri

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Most similar movies to Phantom Punch

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and captivating films with plots about ambition, sport, hopes, athlete's life, rivalry, contests and competitions and power relations mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Phantom Punch: Don King: Only in America (1997), Tyson (1995), The Bronx Bull (2016), Counterpunch (2019), The Express (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Don King: Only in America (1997)
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: life is a bitch, contests and competitions, society, hopes, social misfits, follow your dream, tragic hero, lifestyle, urban ghetto life, unfulfillment, ambition, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 2K
Tyson (1995)
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: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, professional athlete, world champion, death of mother, funeral, father figure, rags to riches, champion, athlete's life, society, sport, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.8
 529
The Bronx Bull (2016)
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, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, ambition, athlete's life, follow your dream, sport, youth, hopes, parents and children, family relations, tough heroes, boxer, graphic violence ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.8
 648
Counterpunch (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story. A young boxer, Emilio, from the wrong side of the tracks with big dreams of winning the Golden Gloves boxing championship, finds himself at a cross roads after being locked up. As he fights his way back into the winning circle ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, rough
Plot: athlete's life, one more chance, rivalry, ambition, starting over, lifestyle, hopes, sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, power relations, boxing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 20K
The Express (2008)
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, uplifting, realistic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, human spirit, american football, racism, ambition, college, against the odds, success, contests and competitions, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, new york, united states, cleveland ohio, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 15K
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, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, rags to riches, sport, boxer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, boxing, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, boxing match ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, year 1980
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (2005)
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: serious, uplifting, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, ice hockey, discrimination, factory, sport, athlete's life, protest, contests and competitions, rise to the top, follow your dream, life is a bitch, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: boston, new york, toronto ontario canada, quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Maradona, the Hand of God (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Italy, Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dramatizing of the many shocking highs and lows of Argentine soccer hero Diego Maradona, an extraordinary athlete and arguably the greatest player in the history of the sport.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: rise to the top, lifestyle, athlete's life, ambition, prodigy, rise and fall, sport, rehabilitation, folk hero, society, rising to stardom, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 1K
The Greatest (1977)
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: touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: racism, human spirit, athlete's life, rising to stardom, follow your dream, contests and competitions, fighting the system, ambition, politics, lifestyle, society, hopes ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: female boxer, boxing, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, self fulfillment, sport, lifestyle, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 205
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: sincere, rough, serious, uplifting, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female boxer, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, athlete's life, rise to the top, lifestyle, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete and trainer, sport ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 44K
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: feel good, emotional, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, basketball, coach, racism, underdog, college, teamwork, sport team, racial slur, human spirit, against the odds, career ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, indiana, maryland, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 1K
Heleno (2011)
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: psychological, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, rise and fall, drug abuse, bad attitude, couples, sport, womanizer, life is a bitch, rivalry, sport team ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1950s, 50s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 652
Running Brave (1983)
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: touching, emotional, uplifting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: olympics, track and field, running, social differences, hopes, society, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, south dakota, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.4
 734
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: athlete's life, human spirit, social differences, against the odds, tough heroes, lifestyle, sport, rise to the top, ambition, follow your dream, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 344
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: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, racism, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto life, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, society, contests and competitions, sport, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996)
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: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, basketball, vietnam war, hopes, ambition, lifestyle, going straight, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, sport, athlete's life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 88K
42 (2013)
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, serious, emotional, factual, touching ...
Plot: racism, baseball, against the odds, rivalry, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, racial segregation, americana, human spirit, rise to the top, hopes, african american ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1947 ...
Place: new york, usa, pasadena california, empire state building manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 346K
The Fighter (2010)
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: sincere, realistic, captivating, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, boxing, athlete's life, underdog, training, sport, arrest, loyalty, addiction, drug abuse, self destructing, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, atlantic city new jersey, new hampshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 95K
Ali (2001)
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: uplifting, touching, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: boxing, civil rights, athlete's life, friendship, racism, muslim, african american, comeback, politics, rise to the top, human spirit, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1974 ...
Place: africa, nigeria, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend (1991)
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: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: basketball movie, power relations, underdog, contests and competitions, rivalry, dedicated educator, youth, sport team, high school, teaching the ways of the world, teenage love, against the odds ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Against the Ropes (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A fictional story inspired by North America's most famous female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen. Her struggle to survive and succeed in a male dominated sport.
Style: sincere, serious, inspirational, intense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sport, athlete and trainer, rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, boxing, underdog, male female relationship, rags to riches ...
Time: year 1972, 70s
Place: detroit, los angeles, michigan, usa, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.2
 327K
Raging Bull (1980)
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: stylized, intense, atmospheric, rough, bloody ...
Plot: rise and fall, paranoia, character study, domestic violence, redemption, self destructing, boxer, career, boxing, sport, jealousy, sparring ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: bronx new york city, usa, new york, chicago illinois, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Tiger Woods Story (1998)
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: sincere, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, racism, interracial relations, athlete's life, lifestyle, hotshot hero, sport, contests and competitions, rise to the top, prodigy, hopes, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 3K
Ours (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: An ex-boxer Baldev Choudhary (Dharmendra) has had a stain in his boxing career. He wanted to wash it with his son Angad's (Sunny Deol) success, but times were hard and a financial crunch kept him from achieving this dream. Though Angad pulled ...
Style: emotional, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, rise to the top, hopes, lifestyle, sport, once promising, parents and children, athlete and trainer, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: punjab, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Fighting Man (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two men meet in the ring for a fight that will change their lives.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspense, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, human spirit, contests and competitions, hopes, boxing, blood, brutality, profanity, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the rise and fall of poker legend Stu "The Kid" Ungar.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: gambling, rivalry, ambition, human spirit, rise and fall, hopes, sport, tragic hero, life is a bitch, addiction, poker, gambler ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 963
Joe and Max (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: True story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and their enduring friendship.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: racism, friendship, interracial relations, boxer, sport, contests and competitions, human spirit, against the odds, discrimination, ambition, war, follow your dream ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1940s, 40s
Place: manhattan new york city, berlin germany, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 67K
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, captivating, serious, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, american football, football, against the odds, determination, teacher, sport, team, teamwork, lifestyle, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, sport team, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle, underdog, hopes, basketball, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%