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Phar Lap (1983)
 7.3
 2K
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, gambling, horse, sport, family, friends, love and romance, ambition, hopes, murder, rivalry, underdog, blonde, death, train, tragedy, storm, radio, champion, marriage proposal, mechanic, great depression, threat, night, reporter ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: mexico, australia, latin america, sydney australia, melbourne 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 hopes, ambition, sport, rivalry, underdog, contests and competitions and friendship mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Phar Lap: Secretariat (2010), Seabiscuit (2003), The Club (1980), 61* (2001), The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, touching, emotional, uplifting, inspirational ...
Plot: horse, against the odds, underdog, animal training, rise to the top, horse race, legendary, follow your dream, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 64K
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, serious, inspirational, exciting ...
Plot: horse, racehorse, follow your dream, underdog, against the odds, gambling, depression, boxing, businessman, horse race, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, future ...
Place: chicago illinois, california, albuquerque new mexico, tijuana mexico, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.9
 849
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, underdog, rivalry, society, introspection, moral dilemma, lifestyle, high school life, athlete's life, blind ambition, rise to the top ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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: realistic, sentimental, feel good, serious, sincere
Plot: baseball, sport, friendship, rivalry, fan, sport team, friends, against the odds, couples, lifestyle, fame, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1998, year 1961, 1960s
Place: north dakota, new york, usa, florida, st. louis missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: serious, sentimental, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, salesman, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete's life, human spirit, prodigy, ambition, rainy ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new jersey, boston, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.1
 479
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: sentimental, realistic, serious, melancholic, disturbing ...
Plot: surfing, love affair, love and romance, romance, contests and competitions, ambition, father son relationship, competition, beach, musician's life, artists and showbiz, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: exciting, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, sport team, friends, underdog, rivalry, dancing, cigar smoking ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: brazil, missouri, usa, washington d.c., st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, sincere, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: baseball, youth, ambition, society, friends, power relations, sport team, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: taiwan, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: serious, sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: swimming, sport, domestic violence, swimmer, dysfunctional family, ambition, lifestyle, self discovery, family relations, underdog, rivalry, human spirit ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 60s, 20th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, harvard university, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 37K
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: feel good, sentimental, touching, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: disability, sport, football, underdog, mentally challenged, graduation, friendship, against the odds, civil rights, radio, love and romance, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: underdog, sport, ambition, friendship, missionary, running, prejudice, human spirit, lifestyle, social differences, society, follow your dream ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one ...
Place: scotland, england, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Perfect Game (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA, Mexico
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, disturbing, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: sport, baseball, against the odds, rise to the top, ambition, rivalry, underdog, youth, hopes, young heroes, contests and competitions, baseball movie ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1957, 1950s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 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, captivating, serious, factual, talky ...
Plot: baseball, sport, friendship, sport team, major league, contests and competitions, ambition, americana, society, historical figure, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 9K
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: sport, baseball, rivalry, underdog, ambition, couples, human spirit, americana, athlete's life, relationship vs career, rising to stardom, couple relations ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 20s ...
Place: new york yankees, usa, bronx new york city, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
 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, touching, sincere, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: sport, gambling, boxer, underdog, redemption, parents and children, contests and competitions, follow your dream, athlete's life, hopes, lifestyle, custody ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Drift (2013)
Genre: Biography, 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: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: surfing, sport, friendship, siblings relations, family relations, friends, workplace, family business, hare krishna, death of friend, surfer, biker ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: gymnastics, family, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, underdog, youth, lifestyle, athlete's life, teenage life, hopes, power relations, one more chance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: sport, rivalry, ice hockey, factory, discrimination, athlete's life, protest, working class, underdog, society, ambition, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 50s, year 1955 ...
Place: quebec, toronto ontario canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Casey's Shadow (1978)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Casey's family raises and trains race horses, and their latest undersized foal named Casey's Shadow does not seem to have a lot going for it, but may turn out to be a champion.
Style: sincere, semi serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: against the odds, horse trainer, workplace intrigue, family, hopes, parents and children, sport, adventure, down on your luck, athlete and trainer, animal life, buddies ...
Time: 70s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Heatwave (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A woman attempts to stop a redevelopment plot which she thought was the cover-up for fraud and other criminal activity.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, disturbing
Plot: fighting the system, against the odds, rebellion, society, injustice, crimes, state affairs, rivalry, telephone call, female reporter, city, murder victim ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
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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: realistic, uplifting, serious, touching
Plot: sport, family problems, human spirit, rivalry, chases and races, dealing with death, hopes, athlete and trainer, rise to the top, athlete's life, contests and competitions, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 34K
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, touching, serious, captivating, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti war, military, friendship, british empire, idealism, human spirit, military life, battle zone, desert, running, politics, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, egypt, middle east, turkey, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 32K
Evita (1996)
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 PerĂ³n, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating, lyrical ...
Plot: political unrest, rise to power, cinderella story, hopes, charity, folk hero, rise to the top, state affairs, love and romance, ambition, human spirit, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: argentina, latin america, south america, spain, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: serious, emotional, uplifting, sincere, touching ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, sport, american football, cancer, interracial relations, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, hopes, ambition, buddies, against the odds ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 1960s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: royal family, friendship, historical character, stuttering, queen, british history, aristocracy, king, disability, treatment, radio, destiny ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, europe, buckingham palace, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: realistic, captivating, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: life is a bitch, golden years, celebrity culture, parents and children, unfulfillment, sport, life turned upside down, family relations, friends, athlete's life, hopes, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, year 1991, year 1992
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, sport, athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, baseball, sport team, rivalry, underdog, hopes, professional sports ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Man from Snowy River (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, 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, realistic, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: chase, coming of age, horse, river, ranch, romance, adventure, wilderness, beautiful scenery, escapades, siblings relations, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s
Place: australia, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 51K
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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, working class, college life, ambition, american football, football, college, priest, financial problem, respect, loss of friend ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 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, captivating, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, friendship, rivalry, athlete's life, rise to the top, family, contests and competitions, skating, lifestyle, moral dilemma, betrayal, ambition ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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