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Phar Lap (1983)
 7.4
 1K
Phar Lap (1983)
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, horse, gambling, sport, ambition, family, hopes, love and romance, rivalry, friends, 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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and touching films with plots about sport, ambition, hopes, rivalry, underdog, contests and competitions and athlete's life mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Phar Lap: Secretariat (2010), Seabiscuit (2003), The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005), 61* (2001), The Club (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.2
 23K
Secretariat (2010)
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, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: horse, against the odds, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, horse race, rise to the top, ambition, hopes, follow your dream, feminism, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
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95%
 7.3
 62K
Seabiscuit (2003)
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, realistic ...
Plot: horse, follow your dream, boxing, businessman, underdog, american dream, against the odds, cowboy, jockey, great depression, racehorse, gambling ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: california, chicago illinois, albuquerque new mexico, pasadena california, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
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, captivating ...
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, salesman, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, rivalry, society, athlete's life, prodigy, human spirit ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new jersey, boston, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.8
 13K
61* (2001)
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: sincere, serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Plot: baseball, sport, rivalry, friendship, fan, athlete's life, buddies, historical figure, underdog, rising to stardom, uninhibited rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: north dakota, new york, usa, bronx new york city, new york yankees ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 7.0
 804
The Club (1980)
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.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sport, politics, athlete's life, high school, underdog, blind ambition, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rise to the top, human spirit, athlete and trainer, boss and employee ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Game of Their Lives (2005)
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
Plot: sport, underdog, contests and competitions, human spirit, sport team, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, hopes, friends, soccer fan, soccer match ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: brazil, missouri, usa, washington d.c., st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.8
 2K
Kano (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: A Taiwanese high school baseball team travels to Japan in 1931 to compete in a national tournament.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: baseball, underdog, contests and competitions, sport, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, hopes, rivalry, youth, power relations, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: taiwan, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Man from Snowy River (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jim Craig has lived his first 18 years in the mountains of Australia on his father's farm. The death of his father forces him to go to the low lands to earn enough money to get the farm back on its feet. Kirk Douglas plays two roles as twin ...
Style: sentimental, serious, feel good, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: chase, river, ranch, horse, coming of age, adventure, wilderness, romance, fall in love, escapades, regret, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, victorian era
Place: australia, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Swimming Upstream (2003)
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: swimming, sport, abusive father, dysfunctional family, swimmer, domestic violence, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, parents and children ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 20th century, 60s
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne australia, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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 ⇓
47%
 6.9
 35K
Radio (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: disability, sport, small town, underdog, football, radio, friendship, graduation, mentally challenged, human spirit, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: south carolina, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Second Chance (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl and her coach overcome adversity to make their way into the National Australian Gymnastics Squad.
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: gymnastics, athlete's life, contests and competitions, family, sport, athlete and trainer, ambition, hopes, youth, underdog, uninhibited rivalry, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 8K
The Babe (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: sport, baseball, athlete's life, underdog, historical figure, rising to stardom, human spirit, couple relations, relationship vs career, ambition, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: new york yankees, usa, bronx new york city, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Chariots of Fire (1981)
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, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: underdog, sport, ambition, prejudice, missionary, running, friendship, athlete's life, contests and competitions, mayor, patriotism, follow your dream ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one ...
Place: scotland, england, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 633
The Cup (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At the heart of this true story is Damien Oliver, a young jockey who loses his only brother in a tragic racing accident, hauntingly reflecting of the way their father died 27 years earlier. After suffering through a series of discouraging defeats, ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, uplifting
Plot: sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rise to the top, ambition, chases and races, dealing with death, human spirit, athlete and trainer, death in the family, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 17K
Eight Men Out (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
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, gloomy ...
Plot: baseball, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, historical figure, friendship, cons and scams, sport team, ambition, dishonesty, hopes, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, 1930s ...
Place: montreal, quebec, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 7K
The Champ (1979)
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, serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: sport, boxer, gambling, underdog, on the road, athlete's life, single parent, father, son, boxing match, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.4
 4K
Drift (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the 70s two brothers battle killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: surfing, sport, friendship, siblings relations, family relations, family business, workplace, friends, forgiveness, surfer, biker, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 441
Windrider (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rock star falls for a rich man's son who competitively board-sails the coast of Western Australia.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: beach, surfing, musician's life, romance, contests and competitions, rock star, love affair, fall in love, ambition, love and romance, artists and showbiz, night ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a New York pro baseball team and two of its players. Henry Wiggen is the star pitcher and Bruce Pearson is the normal, everyday catcher who is far from the star player on the team and friend to all of his teammates. During the ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, underdog, hopes, sport, friends, athlete's life, human spirit, sport team, ambition, baseball, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the horse (in fact is a mare)and save it of being sacrificed by the owner.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: horse, sport, family, redemption, contests and competitions, human spirit, horse race, parent child relationship, parents and children, against the odds, hopes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 1K
Jappeloup (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A true sports story that utterly defies the odds, Duguay’s film captures the wild ups and downs of the Olympics-bound career of legendary equine star Jappeloup and his troubled rider, locked in a tense relationship with his horseman father and ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: sport, underdog, contests and competitions, against the odds, ambition, friendship, rivalry, animal training, passionate interest, supportive parent, loss of father, rider horse relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1986, year 1982, year 1984 ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 48K
Rudy (1993)
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, uplifting, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, american football, college life, ambition, college, working class, athlete's life, football, university, follow your dream, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story (2005)
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
Plot: athlete's life, parents and children, sport, ambition, family relations, life is a bitch, golden years, celebrity culture, life turned upside down, disability, elderly, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, year 1991, year 1994
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 33K
Gallipoli (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank, both agile runners, become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti war, friendship, military, british empire, running, desert, war, idealism, buddies, innocence lost, soldier, troops ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, egypt, africa, middle east, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 5K
Brink! (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Andy "Brink" Brinker and his in-line skating crew--Peter, Jordy, and Gabriella--who call themselves "Soul-Skaters" (which means they skate for the fun of it, and not for the money), clash with a group of sponsored skaters, Team ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, rivalry, friendship, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, family, rising to stardom, teenage life, ambition, friends, buddies ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 291
Bert & Dickie (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thrown together just five weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics, Bert Bushnell (Doctor Who's Matt Smith) and Dickie Burnell (Sam Hoare) defied all the odds and made history in the double sculls. This is the story of how they did it ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, exciting
Plot: sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, human spirit, against the odds, ambition, hopes, partners, rivalry, lifestyle, teamwork, class differences ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, uplifting, 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%
International Velvet (1978)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A charming sequel to the hit National Velvet follows our young heroine and her trusty steed overseas.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse, orphan, coming of age, ambition, family, hopes, human animal relationship, sport, adventure, youth, contests and competitions, human spirit ...
Time: 70s
Place: cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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