Movies like The Power of One

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The Power of One (1992)
 7.1
 10K
The Power of One (1992)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: PK, an English orphan terrorized for his family's political beliefs in Africa, turns to his only friend, a kindly world-wise prisoner, Geel Piet. Geel teaches him how to box with the motto “fight with your fists and lead with your heart”. As he grows to manhood, PK uses these words to take on the system and the injustices he sees around him - and finds that one person really can make a difference.
Style: emotional, touching, inspirational, intense, uplifting, serious, realistic, captivating, christian film, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boxing, bullying, friendship, youth, racism, world war two, discrimination, society, orphan, life is a bitch, injustice, rivalry, hopes, apartheid, boy, boarding school, love, catastrophe, survival, prison, race, revenge, distopia, children, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: africa, south africa

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Most similar movies to The Power of One

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and feel good films with plots about mentor, redemption, runaway, catastrophe, storytelling, destiny and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like The Power of One: The Blind Side (2009), The Champ (1979), Lean on Me (1989), Girlfight (2000), Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 333K
The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: inspirational, touching, emotional, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: american football, life, adoption, christian, interracial relations, human spirit, football, rising to stardom, parents and children, life philosophy, fish out of water, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, mississippi, memphis, california
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100%
 6.8
 9K
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: sad, sentimental, emotional, sexy, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: boxing, fight, coming of age, boy, family, death, father son relationship, father, redemption, underdog, bittersweet, boxer ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, ireland, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.4
 21K
Lean on Me (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When principal Joe Clark takes over decaying Eastside High School, he's faced with students wearing gang colors and graffiti-covered walls. Determined to do anything he must to turn the school around, he expels suspected drug dealers, padlocks ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, realistic, intense, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, african american, gang, teenager, school, violence, education, society, teenage pregnancy, teaching, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.7
 11K
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: uplifting, captivating, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: boxing, female boxer, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, mentor, lifestyle, human spirit, women ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Chuck Murdock, a 12-year-old boy from Montana and son of a military jet pilot, becomes anxious after seeing a Minuteman missile on a school field trip. He protests the existence of nuclear weapons by refusing to play baseball, which results in the ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, inspirational, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: friendship, kids and family, nuclear war, transformation, sport, politics, athlete's life, anti war, sport team, ambition, hopes, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, montana, boston, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.6
 98K
The Hurricane (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Style: thought provoking, inspirational, touching, factual, motivational ...
Plot: prison, boxing, racism, courtroom, prison life, legal, court, friendship, fighting the system, justice, injustice, prejudice ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: new jersey, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.2
 22K
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: inspirational, emotional, factual, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: american football, sport, athlete and trainer, racism, african american, football, college, human spirit, courage, mentor, friendship, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 60s, 50s
Place: usa, new york, texas, new jersey, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.2
 7K
Pride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this uplifting film based on a true story, coach Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard) shocks the community and changes lives when, aided by a local janitor (Bernie Mac), he sets out to form Philadelphia's first black swim team. But the odds are ...
Style: inspirational, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: racism, swimming, sport, life is a bitch, ambition, against the odds, rivalry, athlete's life, human spirit, youth, ghetto, african american ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new orleans, new jersey, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 6.7
 13K
The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bullying, coming of age, vietnam war, father son relationship, friendship, childhood, child, youth, war, bittersweet, boy, morality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, vietnam, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.3
 4K
Chocolate (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Cameroon
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, Protee - a man of great nobility, intelligence and beauty ...
Style: touching, realistic, sexy, intellectual, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, colonialism, women, imperialism, youth, coming of age, culture clash, interracial relations, unlikely friendships, nudity (full frontal - brief), mentor, vengeance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: emotional, sentimental, touching, inspirational, melancholic ...
Plot: baseball, sport, friendship, character study, adaptation, mentor, athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, terminal illness, sport team, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, minnesota, new york yankees, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 2K
Sarafina! (1992)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: South Africa, UK, France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The plot centers on students involved in the Soweto Riots, in opposition to the implementation of Afrikaans as the language of instruction in schools. The stage version presents a school uprising similar to the Soweto uprising on June 16, 1976. A ...
Style: realistic, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, allegory, political ...
Plot: teacher, children, racism, high school, dedicated educator, dancing, gangsters, race issues, violent, broadway, fantasy world, manipulation ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 2K
The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: realistic, touching, dramatic, talky, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, religion, jewish, friendship, father son relationship, judaism, culture clash, jewish culture, chosen one, life, nazi, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, israel, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Man Without a Face (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a relationship between a teacher and his troubled pupil. Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town. His face is disfigured from an automobile accident and fire ten years before in which a boy was ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, inspirational, sexy ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: friendship, mentor, coming of age, teacher, loneliness, injustice, social misfits, false accusation, teaching the ways of the world, mysterious character, family, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A South-African preacher goes to search for his wayward son who has committed a crime in the big city.
Style: thought provoking, touching, sexy, stylized, visually appealing ...
Plot: racism, apartheid, interracial relations, self discovery, politics, first contact, idealism, eccentricity, slavery, family bonds, loneliness, psychology ...
Time: 1940s, 19th century, 20th century, year 1946, post world war two
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.9
 25K
School Ties (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When David Greene receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man ...
Style: emotional, talky, intense, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: coming of age, high school, anti semitism, preparatory school, friendship, judaism, working class, justice, boarding school life, culture clash, life philosophy, manipulation ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, israel, harvard university, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Moll Flanders (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll to rebel as a teenager, escaping to the dangerous streets of London. Further misfortunes ...
Style: sexy, clever, entertaining, light, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artist, women, prostitution, death of husband, evil priest, betrayal, life philosophy, beautiful scenery, fantasy world, nudity (full frontal - brief), family, prejudice ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, victorian era, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Resurrecting the Champ (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his ...
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: boxing, sport, journalism, ex athlete, african american, human spirit, lifestyle, athlete's life, newspaper, introspection, change of luck, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 2000s
Place: colorado, los angeles, usa, las vegas, denver colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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American Flyers (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When Dr. Marcus Sommers realizes that he and his troubled, estranged brother David may be prone a fatal brain disease that runs in their family, he decides to make peace with his sibling, and invites him on a trip to the Rockies. There, the brothers ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sexy, melancholic, surreal ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: bicycle, sport, underdog, riding a bicycle, bicycle race, mars, honest, sacrifice, adventure, adaptation, twists and turns, interracial romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 10K
Gladiator (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story of two teenagers trapped in the world of illegal underground boxing. One is fighting to save his fathers life and using the money pay off gambling debts accumulated by his father. The second is fighting for the money to get out of the ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, harsh, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: boxing, sport, friendship, ambition, underdog, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions, urban ghetto life, against the odds, human spirit, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, british columbia, cuba, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 3K
The Ogre (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Frenchman Abel Tiffauges likes children, and wants to protect them against the grown-ups. Falsely suspected as child molester, he's recruited as a soldier in the 2nd World War, but very soon he is taken prisoner of war.
Style: disturbing, realistic, poignant, gloomy, allegory ...
Plot: world war two, hitler youth, nazi, war, youth, wartime life, redemption, friendship, jewish, children, idealism, survival ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939, 1930s
Place: germany, japan, france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Education of Little Tree (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Little Tree is an 8-year-old Cherokee boy, who, during the time of the depression, loses his parents and starts to live with his Indian grandma and grandpa and learn the wisdom of the Cherokee way of life.
Style: touching, scenic, melancholic, uplifting, allegory ...
Plot: native american, culture clash, coming of age, segregation, courage, beautiful scenery, stereotypes, starting over, society, magic, childhood, teacher ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: tokyo, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 47K
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: inspirational, feel good, sincere, emotional, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: basketball, underdog, athlete and trainer, racism, coach, college, racial slur, sport, teamwork, justice, unlikely friendships, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas, indiana, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 7.3
 4K
My Family (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930's. They establish their family in ...
Style: touching, sexy, reflective, talky, dramatic ...
Plot: family, family relations, immigrants, nudity (full frontal - brief), prison, adaptation, interracial romance, justice, life, male nudity, mentor, multiple storylines ...
Time: 1920s, 50s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
 29K
The Good Lie (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Kenya, India, USA, Canada, South Africa
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned ...
Style: touching, inspirational, sentimental, captivating, rough ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: refugee, culture clash, friendship, survival, immigrants, courage, childhood, children, civil war, self sacrifice, life is a bitch, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: africa, sudan, boston, south africa, kenya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: inspirational, touching, philosophical, twist ending, uplifting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: prison, prison escape, freedom, existentialism, friendship between men, life, life sentence, hopes, life philosophy, plot twist, powerful ending, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, year 1963, year 1965, year 1966, year 1947 ...
Place: usa, maine, pacific ocean, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: racism, civil rights, teenage life, friendship, coming of age, interracial relations, family relations, haunted by the past, teenager, african american, social differences, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
 3K
Left Luggage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While escaping from Nazis during the WWII, a Jewish man dug suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground two. The war deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to find the suitcases, which ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, compassionate, heartbreaking ...
Plot: judaism, orthodox jew, family relations, world war two, racism, nazi, tragedy, life, culture clash, justice, depression, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, israel, poland, antwerp, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 1K
Shadrach (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sexy, bad ending ...
Plot: segregation, slave, slavery, manipulation, distopia, suburbs, youth, nudity (full frontal - brief), race, god, civil war, creativity ...
Time: 1930s
Place: virginia, usa, alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 11K
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: suspense, melancholic, intense, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: baseball, life philosophy, life & death, happy ending, justice, greed, corruption, childhood, catastrophe, brutality, adventure, adaptation ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century ...
Place: new york yankees, boston, california, usa, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%