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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, wedding, blonde, death, train, tragedy, storm, radio, champion, marriage proposal, rain, mechanic, great depression, threat ...
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 ambition, sport, hopes, rivalry, underdog, contests and competitions and human spirit mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Phar Lap: Secretariat (2010), Ride Like a Girl (2019), Seabiscuit (2003), The Game of Their Lives (2005), The Cup (2011). 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, horse race, animal training, rise to the top, ambition, sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, legendary, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Ride Like a Girl (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, based on true events, sincere, exciting
Plot: jockey, horse riding, sport, horse race, horse, female protagonist, follow your dream, father daughter relationship, family relations, down syndrome, injury, large family ...
Place: australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
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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, emotional, touching, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: horse, racehorse, follow your dream, horse race, underdog, against the odds, gambling, depression, boxing, businessman, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1910s ...
Place: pasadena california, albuquerque new mexico, tijuana mexico, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, human spirit, ambition, against the odds, hopes, sport team, contests and competitions, rivalry, underdog, friendship, interracial friendship, soccer match ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: brazil, usa, missouri, st. louis missouri, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 5.6
 676
The Cup (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
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: uplifting, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: sport, ambition, rise to the top, rivalry, human spirit, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, lifestyle, hopes, animal training, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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: serious, sentimental, feel good, sincere, realistic
Plot: baseball, sport, rivalry, friendship, fan, against the odds, contests and competitions, fame, buddies, underdog, uninhibited rivalry, success ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, year 1998, 1960s
Place: usa, north dakota, new york, new york yankees, st. louis missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
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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, workplace, rise to the top, contests and competitions, boss and employee, workplace situations, follow your dream, high school, underdog, rivalry, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: uplifting, sincere, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: baseball, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport team, hopes, sport, youth, society, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: taiwan, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: swimming, sport, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, athlete's life, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, human spirit, contests and competitions, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, harvard university, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.3
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: surfing, sport, friendship, family relations, family business, brother brother relationship, biker, rivalry, society, friends, siblings relations, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, atmospheric, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: underdog, ambition, sport, friendship, running, missionary, prejudice, follow your dream, athlete's life, human spirit, hopes, obsessive quest ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s, post world war one ...
Place: scotland, england, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: disability, sport, football, underdog, mentally challenged, graduation, friendship, civil rights, against the odds, radio, small town life, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: serious, sentimental, touching, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: sport, baseball, americana, rivalry, underdog, hopes, athlete's life, human spirit, major league, rising to stardom, couple relations, relationship vs career ...
Time: 1910s, 40s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: new york yankees, usa, bronx new york city, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 18K
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, captivating, factual, talky ...
Plot: baseball, sport, friendship, sport team, contests and competitions, ambition, major league, society, americana, historical figure, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, ambition, against the odds, rise to the top, rivalry, underdog, contests and competitions, young heroes, hopes, youth, baseball movie ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1957, 1950s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
 499
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: realistic, sentimental, serious, melancholic, touching ...
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 ⇓
46%
 6.7
 309
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: uplifting, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: sport, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, against the odds, lifestyle, hopes, contests and competitions, rivalry, competition, teamwork, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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: motivational, captivating, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, athlete's life, prodigy, human spirit, lifestyle, social differences, ambition, championship, society, struggle ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new jersey, boston, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: uplifting, serious, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: sport, rivalry, ice hockey, factory, discrimination, athlete's life, protest, working class, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rise to the top, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 30s, 40s, year 1955 ...
Place: montreal, quebec, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7K
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: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, sport, cancer, rising to stardom, interracial relations, bittersweet, athlete's life, hopes, life is a bitch, human spirit, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
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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, realistic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, human spirit, american football, racism, ambition, college, rivalry, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Biographical story of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. The movie starts with his young life and growing up with his father, Ralph, who raced for a living, but initially wanted more for his son. When Dale quits high school to start driving full time, his ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental
Plot: sport, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, rivalry, rising to stardom, family relations, contests and competitions, parents and children, family life, hopes
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: sport, against the odds, ambition, passionate interest, rivalry, underdog, animal training, contests and competitions, equestrian, rider horse relationship, friendship, supportive parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1985, year 1988 ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Flying Scotsman (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story of amateur cyclist Graeme Obree, who breaks the world one-hour record on a bike he made out of washing machine parts.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, scot, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, race, hopes, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, friendship, cyclist ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 53K
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, captivating, exciting, uplifting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, working class, college life, ambition, american football, football, college, profanity, irish, youth, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
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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, realistic, sincere, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: sport, gambling, boxer, underdog, bittersweet, redemption, family relations, parents and children, remarry, follow your dream, power relations, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ 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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating
Plot: elderly, ambition, hopes, golden years, sport, life is a bitch, athlete's life, unfulfillment, hockey, parents and children, friends, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1991, year 1992, year 1994
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 35K
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, captivating, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti war, military, friendship, british empire, idealism, human spirit, battle zone, military life, desert, running, politics, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, egypt, middle east, africa, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 507
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, emotional, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: against the odds, horse trainer, parents and children, friends, rich and poor, power relations, contests and competitions, workplace intrigue, follow your dream, family relations, athlete and trainer, rehabilitation ...
Time: 70s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 33K
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 Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating, lyrical ...
Plot: political unrest, rise to power, cinderella story, hopes, folk hero, leadership, love and romance, human spirit, state affairs, rise to the top, charity, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: argentina, latin america, spain, south america, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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