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Phantom Punch (2008)
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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, racism, rise to the top, prison life, follow your dream, discrimination, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, lifestyle, tragic hero, downfall, athlete's life, insult, black man, rape, graphic violence, life is a bitch, athlete and trainer, interracial relations ...
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 realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about ambition, sport, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions, rivalry and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Phantom Punch: Don King: Only in America (1997), The Bronx Bull (2016), Tyson (1995), 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: unfulfillment, crimes, rise and fall, hopes, rise to the top, underdog, lifestyle, life is a bitch, society, sport, contests and competitions, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.8
 617
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: ambition, follow your dream, rise and fall, athlete's life, sport, parents and children, hopes, youth, tough heroes, family relations, boxer, graphic violence ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.2
 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: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, death of mother, father figure, champion, rags to riches, funeral, professional athlete, world champion, athlete's life, power relations, athlete and trainer, prison ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.8
 766
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, rough, emotional, realistic
Plot: ambition, rivalry, one more chance, athlete's life, starting over, hopes, follow your dream, contests and competitions, lifestyle, sport, power relations, boxing
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 21K
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, serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Plot: american football, athlete and trainer, african american, sport, human spirit, racism, ambition, college, success, against the odds, rise to the top, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, new york, cleveland ohio, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
 16K
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: captivating, realistic, exciting, tense, serious
Plot: rivalry, rags to riches, sport, boxer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, boxing, boxing match, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
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: uplifting, serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: ice hockey, rivalry, discrimination, factory, sport, athlete's life, protest, working class, human spirit, contests and competitions, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 1930s, year 1955 ...
Place: quebec, boston, new york, montreal, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Carnera: The Walking Mountain (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Italy, Romania
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The life of Primo Carnera a.k.a. "Ambling Alp", Italian professional boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from June 1933 to June 1934, but also accused by some of having ties to the mob.
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: boxer, against the odds, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, contests and competitions, sport, rise to the top, hopes, prodigy, underdog, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: realistic, uplifting, serious, sentimental, sincere
Plot: lifestyle, rise and fall, athlete's life, rise to the top, ambition, prodigy, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, society, hopes, sport ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: argentina, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.8
 2K
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: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: racism, ambition, fighting the system, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, athlete's life, follow your dream, human spirit, religions or cults, hopes, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: female boxer, boxing, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, self fulfillment, sport, lifestyle, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 241
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, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female boxer, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, rise to the top, contests and competitions, rivalry, life is a bitch, sport ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 721
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: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: olympics, track and field, rivalry, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, society, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: usa, south dakota, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 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: stylized, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, rise and fall, bad attitude, couples, drug abuse, life is a bitch, rivalry, womanizer, sport, troublemaker ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.2
 779
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: realistic, serious, sincere, suspense
Plot: human spirit, athlete's life, social differences, against the odds, lifestyle, tough heroes, athlete and trainer, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, follow your dream, sport ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 46K
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, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, underdog, coach, racism, college, teamwork, racial slur, sport team, contests and competitions, championship, career ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, mexico, maryland, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.
Style: inspirational, serious, realistic, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: following a dream, sport, contests and competitions, rise to the top, athlete's life, prodigy, soccer, ambition, rivalry, youth, rags to riches, father son relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 375
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: serious, sincere, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, sport, athlete's life, life is a bitch, rivalry, society, hopes, contests and competitions, youth, family problems, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, sincere
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, basketball, vietnam war, going straight, youth, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, hopes, society, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 93K
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: baseball, racism, racial segregation, against the odds, rivalry, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, americana, human spirit, rise to the top, hopes, african american ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1948, post world war two, year 1945 ...
Place: new york, usa, missouri, chicago illinois, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 99K
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, muslim, friendship, racism, african american, comeback, politics, rise to the top, human spirit, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1974
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: dedicated educator, life is a bitch, sport, prodigy, youth, contests and competitions, tragic hero, rising to stardom, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, hopes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.2
 346K
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, atmospheric, rough, bloody, intense ...
Plot: rise and fall, paranoia, character study, domestic violence, redemption, self destructing, boxer, career, boxing, sport, jealousy, loneliness ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1941 ...
Place: bronx new york city, new york, usa, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Against the Ropes (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 111 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, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, lifestyle, human spirit, boxing, underdog, male female relationship, rags to riches ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: michigan, los angeles, detroit, usa, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, serious, uplifting, sincere, touching
Plot: family relations, racism, interracial relations, athlete's life, rise to the top, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle, hotshot hero, society, ambition ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 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: exciting, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: family relations, rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, once promising, athlete and trainer, parents and children, sport, rivalry, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, punjab
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: realistic, serious, suspense, disturbing, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, human spirit, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, hopes, boxing, brutality, graphic violence, redemption, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 70K
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, follow your dream, football, against the odds, determination, teacher, sport, team, teamwork, rookie, training ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 1K
Joe and Max (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: True story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and their enduring friendship.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, interracial relations, friendship, boxer, sport, contests and competitions, against the odds, discrimination, human spirit, war, follow your dream, ambition ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: berlin germany, manhattan new york city, harlem, paris france, chicago illinois ...
⇓ 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, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: athlete's life, rivalry, ambition, sport team, sport, contests and competitions, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, hopes, underdog, basketball, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%