Movies like The Program 1993

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The Program (1993)
 6.5
 9K
The Program (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.
Style: captivating, realistic, semi serious, talky, intense, exciting, suspense, football movie, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: american football, college life, sport, sport team, underdog, love triangle, human spirit, hopes, lifestyle, teenage life, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, university, ambition, against the odds, love affair, high school life, justice, college, youth, friends, teachers and students, alcohol abuse, athlete and trainer, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, united states, new jersey, texas, california

Most similar movies to The Program

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, feel good and inspirational films with plots about sport, underdog, ambition, rivalry, hopes, power relations and athlete and trainer mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Program: Necessary Roughness (1991), Draft Day (2014), Sunset Park (1996), Gladiator (1992), Gridiron Gang (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Necessary Roughness (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When the Texas Southern Armadillos football team is disqualified for cheating and poor grades, the University is forced to pick from a team that actually goes to school. Will they even win a single game?
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: underdog, american football, sport team, sport, college, rivalry, hopes, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, united states, ireland, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 53K
Draft Day (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.
Style: exciting, semi serious, inspirational, intense, suspense ...
Plot: negotiation, football, sport, boss and employee, sport team, power relations, overcoming, ambition, one last chance, disorder, american football, nfl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, ohio, cleveland ohio, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 2K
Sunset Park (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, sport, high school, underdog, athlete and trainer, high school life, human spirit, urban ghetto life, college life, school, teenage life, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.5
 8K
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, rough, realistic, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: boxing, friendship, sport, ambition, human spirit, urban ghetto life, against the odds, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 57K
Gridiron Gang (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, athlete and trainer, american football, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, ambition, youth, human spirit, teenage life, football, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, united states, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Junction Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tom Berenger leads an outstanding cast in this bone-crunching dramatization of legendary college football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's debut at Texas A&M in the summer of 1954. The often unnerving story finds Bryant ducking the ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: sport, hopes, discrimination, teachers and students, contests and competitions, against the odds, youth, college, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, college life, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Friday Night Lights (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles, is seriously injured during the first game of the season, all hope is lost, and the town's dormant ...
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport team, coach, high school, career, football, party, championship, sport, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, talented ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, united states, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Shot at Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Scottish second division football team Kilnockie is taken over by American Pete Cameron. The new owner puts pressure on manager Gordon McLeod to improve the fortunes of the team, and hires first division player Jackie McQuillan.
Style: realistic, sentimental, inspirational, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, human spirit, follow your dream, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, against the odds, friendship, sport team, contests and competitions, society, rivalry ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.
Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: american football, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, sport, sport team, ambition, small town, contests and competitions, youth, rivalry, coach, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
 7K
Jump In! (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Story revolves around a young boxer, Izzy Daniels, who trains to follow in his father's footsteps by winning the Golden Glove. When his friend, Mary, however, asks him to substitute for a team member in a Double Dutch tournament, the young man ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, teenage life, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, sport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 12K
Wildcats (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Molly is a high school track coach who knows just as much about football as anyone else on the planet. When a football coach's position becomes vacant, she applies for the job, despite snickers from fellow staff members and her former husband.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: american football, high school, sport team, coach, sport, athlete and trainer, americana, rivalry, ambition, youth, contests and competitions, against the odds ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Hometown Legend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A teenage drifter finds an opportunity to turn his life around when he joins a high-school football program with a hard-nosed coach.
Style: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: high school, small town, athlete's life, leadership, against the odds, human spirit, teenage life, lifestyle, ambition, society, hopes, sport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.3
 4K
Supercross (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Faced with the suspicious death of their father, two brothers must motivate one another to get back on their bikes and take the Las Vegas Motocross Championships by storm.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, saga
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, against the odds, ambition, athlete's life, ego clash, rising to stardom, sport, lifestyle, contests and competitions, human spirit, relationship vs career, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Ducks are offered scholarships at Eden Hall Academy but struggle with their new coach's methods and come under pressure from the board to retain their scholarships before their big game against the Varsity team.
Style: humorous, feel good, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, sport team, rivalry, sport, underdog, family, school, coming of age, human spirit, athlete and trainer, teenage life, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: minnesota, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Against the Ropes (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A fictional story inspired by North America's most famous female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen. Her struggle to survive and succeed in a male dominated sport.
Style: sincere, serious, inspirational, intense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sport, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, boxing, underdog, male female relationship, rags to riches ...
Time: year 1972, 70s
Place: usa, detroit, los angeles, michigan, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 56K
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: football, underdog, sport team, working class, college life, ambition, aspiration, family relations, american football, sport, college, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Crooked Arrows (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.
Style: exciting, uplifting, feel good, sincere, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, high school, ambition, contests and competitions, hopes, native american, rivalry, human spirit, against the odds, social relations, athlete and trainer, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 2.1
 9K
Crossover (2006)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The clock strikes midnight, money changes hands, the crowd is on their feet, and the court is alive with fast-paced razzle-dazzle basketball. These players don't play for a school or a pro team. They play for the street and it's ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspense, basketball movie
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, friendship, sport team, sport, contests and competitions, buddies, lifestyle, underdog, hopes, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 12K
Blue Chips (1994)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team aren't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete ...
Style: serious, suspense, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: basketball, sport, sport team, contests and competitions, underdog, college, workplace situations, against the odds, athlete and trainer, self discovery, blind ambition, prodigy ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, indiana, texas, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Any Given Sunday (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to ...
Style: realistic, rough, captivating, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, coach, desire for fame, american football, sport team, success, ambition, underdog, football, athlete's life, contests and competitions, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 2K
One on One (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Henry Steele is a basketball phenom at his small town high school, but when he matriculates to a big city university on a scholarship, soon realizes that he has few skills outside the sport. Expected by his coach to contribute significantly to the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, small town, basketball, coach, young lovers, follow your dream, sport, ambition, youth, college life, athlete and trainer, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 17
Matchups (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ian Willams -- who was born blind in one eye -- grew up undaunted to become an elite college basketball player. But his dream of winning a national championship and turning pro was sidetracked when a tragic accident left him completely blind. ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: against the odds, prodigy, follow your dream, dedicated educator, ambition, disability, human spirit, hopes, youth, lifestyle, life is a bitch, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 927
Believe in Me (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, basketball movie
Plot: high school sports, small town, sport, against the odds, rivalry, underdog, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, youth, prodigy, working class ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
Facing the Giants (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.
Style: feel good, touching, inspirational, football movie, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: underdog, football, christian, athlete and trainer, faith, sport, human spirit, against the odds, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Final Season (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job and ditches his wedding plans to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, baseball movie, against the odds, ambition, youth, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Play It to the Bone (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two aging fighters in LA, friends, get a call from a Vegas promoter because his undercard fighters for a Mike Tyson bout that night are suddenly unavailable. He wants them to box each other. They agree as long as the winner gets a shot at the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog, athlete's life, boxing, ambition, love triangle, on the road, desert, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
We Are Marshall (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: college, coach, football, sport, air disaster, survivor, university, sport team, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, struggle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, california, united states, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Sixth Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Antoine and Kenny Tyler are NCAA college basketball players, and Antoine is the star. Suddenly Antoine dies of heart attack and Kenny has to fill his shoes as leader of team. Some time later, Antoine returns as a ghost and helps Kenny in game and in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, inspirational, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, college, sport, sport team, youth, contests and competitions, ambition, team, ghost, university, athlete, injury ...
Place: usa, seattle, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Love & Basketball (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this drama. Quincy McCall (Omar Epps) and Monica Wright (Sanaa Lathan) grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, intense, contemplative ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: basketball, friendship, high school, career change, against the odds, sport, true love, human spirit, lifestyle, romance, teenage love, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 90s, year 1993 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, barcelona spain, barcelona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 10K
Forever Strong (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rick Penning lives life just like he plays rugby; fast, hard-hitting and intense. When life on the edge lands him in jail, prison ward Marcus Tate offers him a chance to get back in the game by playing for his rival, Highland Rugby. Reluctantly Rick ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, disturbing, rough
Plot: coach, rugby, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, father son relationship, human spirit, sport, starting over, ambition, teenage life, redemption, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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