Movies like Phar Lap

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Phar Lap
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Phar Lap, the big bold chestnut reigned as the king of the turf in the depression that gripped Australia of the 1930s. From his humble beginnings the New Zealand bred horse raced on to become the hero of a nation.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, sport, ambition, family, hopes, love and romance, rivalry, gambling, friends, horse, underdog, murder, man wearing glasses, attempted murder, train station, horse riding, taking a photograph, committee, racehorse, australian abroad, greed, great depression, public telephone, stopwatch, jockey ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: australia, mexico, latin america, melbourne australia, sydney australia
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Montevideo: Taste of a Dream
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance, Sport
Serbia
140 min.
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The Greatest Game Ever Played
Biography, Drama, History, Sport
USA, Canada
120 min.
 7.5
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and touching films with plots about ambition, hopes, sport, underdog, rivalry, friendship and contests and competitions mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Phar Lap: Secretariat (2010), 61* (2001), The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005), Seabiscuit (2003), Swimming Upstream (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Secretariat
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin - manages to ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: underdog, racing, lawyer, sport, contests and competitions, mentor, rags to riches, against the odds, rise to the top, beautiful scenery, race, family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
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61*
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 1961, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle played for the New York Yankees. One, Mantle, was universally loved, while the other, Maris, was universally hated. Both men started off with a bang, and both were nearing Babe Ruth's 60 home run record. ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Plot: sport, athlete's life, baseball, buddies, underdog, rising to stardom, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, ambition, hopes, friendship, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, north dakota, st. louis missouri, florida ...
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The Greatest Game Ever Played
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biopic of 20-year-old Francis Ouimet who defeated his golfing idol and 1900 US Open Champion, Harry Vardon.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, inspirational ...
Plot: underdog, golf, sport, mentor, working class, contests and competitions, rags to riches, period piece, ambition, childhood, hopes, runaway ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new jersey, boston, scotland
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Seabiscuit
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: underdog, depression, rags to riches, storytelling, oldies, horse, racing, book, american dream, contests and competitions, mentor, sport ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938 ...
Place: california, chicago illinois, pasadena california, tijuana mexico, albuquerque new mexico
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Swimming Upstream
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young man aspiring for recognition of his talents battles against his estranged father's sentiment towards him as the father deals with his own demons.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: sport, swimming, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, parents and children, swimmer, dysfunctional family, abusive father, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne australia, harvard university
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The Game of Their Lives
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film tells the tale of the 1950 US soccer team who, against all odds, beat England 1 - 0 in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Although no US team has yet won a World Cup title, this story is about the family traditions ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, exciting
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
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The Babe
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
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Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chronicle of Babe Ruth's phenomenal story--from his hard knock beginnings at a Baltimore orphanage, to his meteoric rise to baseball superstardom and his poignant retirement from the game. His amazing career included seven American League ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: sport, athlete's life, underdog, rising to stardom, human spirit, mentor, family, couple relations, relationship vs career, dialogue, baseball, ambition ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, boston, new york yankees, california, bronx new york city
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    User:   72%
 
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Country: USA
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Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
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Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, inspirational, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, texas, new jersey
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8 Seconds
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Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
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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
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Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The great Chicago White Sox team of 1919 is the saddest team to ever win a pennent. The team is bitter at their penny pincher owner, Charles Comiskey, and at their own teammates. Gamblers take advantage of this opportunity to offer some players $ to ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating, suspense ...
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Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, boston, california, chicago illinois
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The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
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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, 1930s ...
Place: quebec, toronto ontario canada, montreal
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    User:   46%
 
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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
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
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Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
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The Club
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Boardroom and dressing-room intrigues spill on to the field at the Australian Rules football club.
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Plot: sport, athlete's life, underdog, high school, blind ambition, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rise to the top, human spirit, athlete and trainer, boss and employee, high school life ...
Time: 70s
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Chariots of Fire
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The true story of British athletes preparing for and competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics.
Style: sentimental, captivating, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: underdog, friendship, race, racing, period piece, sport, courage, prejudice, religion, christian, jewish, ambition ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: england, scotland, europe, france, paris france
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Australian Rules
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Friends Gary Black (Nathan Phillips) and Dumby Red (Luke Carroll) are on the same soccer team in their coastal Australian town. But to local racists, they're a world apart: Gary is white and Dumby is an Aborigine. This becomes an issue when one ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: athlete's life, village, underdog, romance, small town, athlete and trainer, sport, interracial relations, racism, discrimination, sport team, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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    User:   54%
 
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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:   47%
    User:   41%
 
Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a coach and mentor, Walter Gretzky was instrumental in nurturing the talent of his son, hockey great Wayne Gretzky. So it came as an ironic tragedy when in 1991, just days after his 53rd birthday, Walter suffered a debilitating stroke that left ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, captivating
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, year 1991, year 1994
Place: canada
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Evita
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: dancing, politics, opera, radio, death, music, folk hero, cancer, leadership, rock, broadway, cinderella story ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 40s, 1920s ...
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, south america, spain ...
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Montevideo: Taste of a Dream
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance, Sport
Country: Serbia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A story about one team that decides to follow a dream that takes them on a journey to the First World Football Championship in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1930. A dream that allows them to become true stars and living legends.
Style: semi serious, exciting, realistic, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, sport team, ambition, hopes, rivalry, friends, soccer, post war, championship, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: former yugoslavia, serbia, uruguay
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System:   43%
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The Karate Kid Part III
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Kreese, his life in tatters after his karate school was defeated by Daniel and Mr. Miyagi, visits Terry, a friend from Vietnam. Terry is a ruthless business man and a martial arts expert, and he vows to help Kreese take revenge on Daniel and Mr. ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, sentimental, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, family, mentor, friendship, revenge, teachers and students, sport, violence, teacher, underdog, coming of age, fight scenes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, usa, new jersey, tokyo, vietnam ...
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System:   42%
    User:   34%
 
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McFarland, USA
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, serious, inspirational, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: small town, underdog, teacher, dedicated educator, high school, school, competition, football, mentor, father daughter relationship, sport, family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
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System:   42%
    User:   34%
 
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: serious, uplifting, 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
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    User:   42%
 
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The Rookie
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: baseball, family, underdog, sport, father son relationship, high school, small town, athlete's life, happy ending, rags to riches, mentor, dreams ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
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System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
 6.8
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The Champ
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: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: underdog, redemption, sport, death, on the road, athlete's life, boxing, single parent, contests and competitions, mentor, love, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
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System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
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Gracie
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: athlete's life, underdog, sport, high school, follow your dream, small town, parents and children, family life, family problems, feminism, family relations, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
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System:   40%
    User:   38%
 

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