Movies like Phantom Punch

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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: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, rough, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, rape, boxer, prison, infidelity, athlete's life, contests and competitions, african american, downfall, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, ambition, rivalry, tragic hero, follow your dream, rise and fall, interracial relations, discrimination, prison life, racism, hopes, society, unfulfillment, power relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
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 sport, ambition, 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), Tyson (1995), The Express (2008), Running Brave (1983), The Bronx Bull (2016). 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: serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, urban ghetto, gangsters, sport, tragic hero, underdog, contests and competitions, rise and fall, human spirit, ambition, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 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, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, father figure, death of mother, champion, boxer, rags to riches, funeral, african american, world champion, prison, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: sport, drug abuse, basketball, heroin, vietnam war, athlete's life, ambition, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, urban, contests and competitions, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.3
 18K
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, sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, american football, human spirit, college, african american, rise to the top, football, racism, ambition, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 570
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: serious, uplifting, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: sport, running, track and field, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, university, racism, ambition, hopes, society, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: kansas, south dakota, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.0
 401
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
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 ⇓
53%
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: 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 ⇓
45%
 6.8
 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: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sport, boxing, female boxer, sexism, athlete's life, underdog, urban ghetto, contests and competitions, follow your dream, parents and children, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: sport, factory, hockey player, ice hockey, rivalry, discrimination, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: montreal, toronto ontario canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 39K
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: serious, captivating, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, basketball, racism, underdog, college, coach, racial slur, teamwork, marriage, sport, contests and competitions, racial segregation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, campus, seattle washington, indiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, racism, athlete's life, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, leadership, rising to stardom, human spirit, introspection, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 6K
Brian's Song (1971)
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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: friendship, sport, terminal illness, cancer, american football, underdog, human spirit, american football player, interracial relations, against the odds, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.2
 276K
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: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, serious, tense ...
Plot: paranoia, domestic violence, jealousy, character study, sport, rise and fall, redemption, athlete's life, boxing, fistfight, boxer, broken nose ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: racism, athlete's life, hotshot hero, sport, prodigy, rising to stardom, ambition, rivalry, society, contests and competitions, rise to the top, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 75K
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, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: baseball, racism, athlete's life, rivalry, sport, human spirit, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, discrimination, against the odds, americana, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1946, year 1945 ...
Place: new york, usa, pasadena california, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.8
 307K
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, rough, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, sport, boxer, underdog, self destructing, addiction, boxing, title bout, black eye, irish american, ex boxer, shame ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new hampshire, atlantic city new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 337
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: 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 ⇓
40%
 6.8
 86K
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: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, boxer, vietnam war, friendship, racism, politics, comeback, civil rights, muslim, african american, sport ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1964 ...
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 580
Counterpunch (2013)
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, starting over, sport, ambition, hopes, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rivalry, power relations, one more chance, lifestyle
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 12K
Hands of Stone (2016)
Genre: Action, 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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: rivalry, rags to riches, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, sport, ambition, power relations, contests and competitions, boxing match, hunger, boxer, boxing ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, year 1980
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 704
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: serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: urban ghetto, athlete's life, underdog, sport, boxer, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rise to the top, feminism, human spirit, athlete and trainer, social differences ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.0
 162K
Cinderella Man (2005)
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: uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, athlete's life, underdog, follow your dream, comeback, boxing, financial problem, poverty, training, courage, fight scenes ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 6K
Cobb (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Al Stump is a famous sports-writer chosen by Ty Cobb to co-write his official, authorized 'autobiography' before his death. Cobb, widely feared and despised, feels misunderstood and wants to set the record straight about 'the greatest ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, cynical, rough ...
Plot: sport, baseball, athlete's life, writer's life, historical figure, life is a bitch, journalism, introspection, americana, elderly, media, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s
Place: detroit, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 195
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: rough, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female boxer, athlete's life, on the road, underdog, sport, independence, physical abuse, contests and competitions, follow your dream, feminism, human spirit, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: gloomy, serious, realistic, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: athlete's life, soccer, drugs/alcohol, sport, contests and competitions, brazilian, rise and fall, ambition, life is a bitch, womanizer, sport team, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Breaking the Surface is about the tough times Greg Louganis had on his way to becoming one of the world's top Olympic divers. Some topics discussed were Greg's childhood problems, his homosexuality, and him contracting the HIV virus.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: sport, coming out, diving, gays and lesbians, ambition, hopes, gender, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rise and fall, human spirit, adoption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: serious, rough, realistic, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: sport, underdog, athlete's life, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, ambition, hopes, rivalry, power relations, clergy ...
Time: year 1972
Place: detroit, michigan, usa, los angeles, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Soul of the Game (1996)
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, baseball, friendship, racism, athlete's life, underdog, historical figure, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, interracial relations ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 772
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: serious, feel good, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: underdog, sport, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, against the odds, ambition, hopes, society, power relations, athlete's life, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Remember the Titans (2000)
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, feel good, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: sport, racism, contests and competitions, high school, underdog, football, american football, prejudice, human spirit, against the odds, friendship, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%