Movies like Punch 2002

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Punch (2002)
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Punch (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ariel is a troubled girl with more than the usual teenage problems. When her emotion and temper get the best of her, she is drawn into a world where she can take out her anger with her fists. In the tradition of 'Girlfight' comes a wildly original story of rage and redemption.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, captivating, sexy, realistic, sexual, erotic
Plot: female boxer, teenage life, ambition, lifestyle, athlete's life, sport, family relations, rivalry, hopes, parents and children, family problems, redemption, anger, tough girl, female friendship, boxing, female bully, gays and lesbians, gender, dealing with death, power relations, lesbian, dark humor, female nudity, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, hopes, youth, lifestyle, family problems and ambition mostly in Drama, Sport and Action genres. Some movies like Punch: Dans les cordes (2007), Girlfight (2000), A Fighting Man (2014), Gloves of Stone (2009), Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dans les cordes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, suspense
Plot: female boxer, rivalry, family relations, ambition, friendship, athlete's life, youth, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, parents and children, sport, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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95%
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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, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: female boxer, boxing, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, self fulfillment, sport, lifestyle, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
A Fighting Man (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two men meet in the ring for a fight that will change their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, disturbing, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, human spirit, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, hopes, boxing, brutality, graphic violence, redemption, competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Gloves of Stone (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Abner is trapped in the rough life of Mexico City. His escape? Boxing. Dr. Frank Irwin (Martin Sheen) and his son Jimmy, a pro boxer, come together to teach Abner that the heart fuels the punches we throw in life.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, bilingual
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jail, boxing, athlete's life, ambition, rise to the top, parents and children, once promising, sport, lifestyle, rivalry, hopes, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Summer 1966. It's time to enjoy the summer holiday, total freedom. Teenage Élise discovers that the sudden departure of her mother completely disrupts the family. Her brother Coco seeks solace in the garage, building a super racing car. Her ...
Style: sexy, emotional, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, elderly lovers, youth, family life, estrangement, couples, family problems, love and romance, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, bittersweet, coming of age ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
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59%
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America Brown (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, starting over, prodigy, haunted by the past, ambition, hopes, sport, society, rivalry, on the run, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Ours (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: An ex-boxer Baldev Choudhary (Dharmendra) has had a stain in his boxing career. He wanted to wash it with his son Angad's (Sunny Deol) success, but times were hard and a financial crunch kept him from achieving this dream. Though Angad pulled ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, emotional
Plot: family relations, rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, once promising, sport, rivalry, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: punjab, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Twelve Thirty (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: TWELVE THIRTY is drama about a family with adult children that is broken, and a self-centered young man who, in the span of a week, becomes entangled in each of their lives, wreaking havoc in the process.
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, love triangle, family problems, couples, gender, parents and children, sexual relations, dysfunctional family, sex scene, loneliness, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Opponent (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Patty Sullivan (Erica Eleniak) is a battered woman who decides to take charge of her life by taking boxing lessons to better protect herself when her boyfriend becomes violent. Patty soon learns she has some talent for boxing and sets her sights on ...
Style: serious, sincere, rough, uplifting, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female boxer, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Elephant Heart (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marko Stemper, 19 years old, comes from a disadvantaged background and works as a window cleaner. His father, an alcoholic, tyrannizes the whole family, so Marko's only joy in life is boxing. As he is the most promising talent in his club, Gerd ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: against the odds, athlete's life, ambition, youth, life is a bitch, boxer, boxing, teenage boy, prizefighter, professional athlete, sport, sports man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
She's Too Young (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A mother/daughter relationship is thrown off balance when the mother (Marcia Gay Harden) discovers that her "good girl" daughter (Alexis Dziena) is part of a group who are engaging in sexual activities with multiple partners. Such activity ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, captivating, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, sexually transmitted disease, parents and children, teenage life, high school life, society, lifestyle, kids in trouble, suburban life, teenage sexuality, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Mile Zero (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mile Zero is a story about a father with a remarkable capacity to love.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, gloomy
Plot: kidnapping, family problems, estrangement, couples, breakup, family relations, crumbling marriage, wilderness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis, utopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Brotherly Love (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: West Philadelphia basketball star Sergio Taylor deals with the pressures of fame while his brother and sister have their own issues with ambition.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, entertaining
Plot: cheerleader, follow your dream, ambition, family problems, prodigy, desire for fame, athlete's life, youth, hopes, family relations, life is a bitch, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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A Fine Step (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Fine Step is an uplifting family drama centering on Cal Masterson (Luke Perry, Beverly Hills 90210) an award winning horseman whose relationship with his beloved horse Fandango allows him to achieve multiple championship wins. However tragedy ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, starting over, contests and competitions, parents and children, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, family, family relations, youth, farm, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Rebounce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: REBOUNCE is a colorful, tough and powerful film featuring Frederikke Dahl Hansen in the leading role. She plays opposite Anne Sofie Espersen and Dar Salim, and despite being only 16 years old she portrays toughness, charm, and vulnerability ...
Style: realistic, emotional, rough, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, family relations, drug abuse, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, dysfunctional family, age difference, sex scene, mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, scandinavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Reviving Ophelia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The difficulties two sisters face raising their teenage daughters
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: family problems, coming of age, family relations, youth, teenage life, obsession, family life, hidden truth, single parent, parents and children, kids in trouble, disgraced ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Lost Angels (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Rich L.A. party brat Tim (Adam Horovitz) spins into a cycle of despair after his parents divorce, and trying to fill the void with drugs and trouble only buys him a ticket to an asylum. But with the help of a psychiatrist (Donald Sutherland) who has ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: gang, coming of age, redemption, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, mentally unstable, lifestyle, society, teenage life, nightlife, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 163
Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A daily, familiar, sexual and emotional drama. Based on the character Serginho, the plot is based around various aspects of this "no longer a boy, not yet a man". We follow his day to day: the recently acquired role of man of the house, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, child as adult, coming of age, teachers and students, siblings relations, power relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Mourning for Anna (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother deals with the violent murder of her daughter.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, grief, death of daughter, country house, family relations, teenage life, family problems, hopes, crimes, forest, optimism, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, talky, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teen drama
Plot: couples, dysfunctional family, parents and children, romance, hopes, unlikely couple, family problems, family relations, teenage life, introspection, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teen drama
Plot: homeless, life is a bitch, homeless teenager, aids, university, against the odds, human spirit, starting over, kids in trouble, street kid, teenage life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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For Ellen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After an overnight long-distance drive, Joby has a special meeting—with lawyers and his ex-wife. A struggling musician with the prerequisite tattoos, slimy hair, goatee, and his head firmly floating in the clouds, Joby hasn’t been around to be a ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: parents and children, family problems, hopes, rivalry, custody, family relations, estrangement, babies and infants, family gatherings, musician, child custody, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Season on the Brink (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers" is based on the best-selling book by John Feinstein. The movie chronicles Indiana's 1985-86 season, when Knight granted Feinstein unprecedented access to the ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: athlete's life, rivalry, ambition, sport team, athlete and trainer, sport, contests and competitions, lifestyle, hopes, underdog, basketball, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Return to Innocence (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Director Rocky Costanzo's searing legal drama centers on a highly credentialed child psychologist named Glen Erskine (Richard Meese) whose life is shattered when he's accused of sexually assaulting a young boy he's been treating. ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: man boy relationship, courtroom, child abuse, false accusation, sexual abuse, parents and children, dysfunctional family, redemption, teenage life, custody, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Relative Stranger (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After the death of his father, a former football star reunites with the family that he abandoned years earlier.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, psychological, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, rivalry, death in the family, redemption, sport team, athlete's life, last will and testament, father son relationship, estrangement, getting home, family problems, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Karamazov Brothers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dostoevsky’s latter-day opus about the siblings and their father is among the masterpieces of world literature. It asks profound questions about ethics and religion. Is there a God? Does the devil exist? Is everything allowed because we live in a ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: theater, lifestyle, hopes, parents and children, dealing with death, performer's life, society, artists and showbiz, redemption, siblings relations, human nature, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic, prague, poland, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Everything Is Fine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Josh is an ordinary teen living in an ordinary suburb. One morning he finds his friend's dead body. Next, he discovers that three more friends also have killed themselves, leaving him out of their pact. As the sole survivor, Josh becomes more ...
Style: psychological, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, teen suicide, depression, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, loneliness, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
33 Scenes from Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Polish artist Julia and her husband Piotr, a talented and successful composer, live in Kraków. When Julias's mother, Barbara falls ill with stomach cancer, the life of the family is falling apart. Julia accompanies her mother to death, but ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: death, family problems, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, family relations, estrangement, dealing with death, hopes, lifestyle, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Mentor (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A thought-provoking drama about the power that a famous university professor holds over his students and assistants.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, power relations, dishonesty, friendship, college, university, unfulfillment, ambition, manipulation, mentor, power, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Sex & the Single Mom (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jess Gradwell and her teenage daughter boast a superclose relationship. When it comes to sex, however, Mom won't stand for anything less than premarital celibacy. So she gets a pretty healthy dose of her own medicine when she winds up getting ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sexy ...
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, moral dilemma, teenage life, family problems, lifestyle, youth, love and romance, society, parents and children, family life, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%