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, sexual, sexy, realistic, dark humor
Plot: female boxer, teenage life, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, sport, family relations, hopes, rivalry, parents and children, family problems, redemption, anger, tough girl, female friendship, female bully, boxing, gender, dealing with death, gays and lesbians, power relations, lesbian, female nudity, psychological drama, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about family relations, parents and children, hopes, youth, family problems, lifestyle and teenage life mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Punch: The Kid: Chamaco (2009), Dans les cordes (2007), Girlfight (2000), A Fighting Man (2014), America Brown (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Kid: Chamaco (2009)
Genre: Drama
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: sincere, rough, realistic, serious, bilingual
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition, parents and children, once promising, family relations, athlete and trainer, family problems, hopes, lifestyle, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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95%
Dans les cordes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, suspense
Plot: female boxer, rivalry, family relations, ambition, athlete's life, friendship, teenage life, youth, hopes, family life, parents and children, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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65%
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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, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, self fulfillment, sport, lifestyle, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, disturbing, suspense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, human spirit, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, hopes, boxing, brutality, blood, profanity, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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50%
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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: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, starting over, prodigy, haunted by the past, rivalry, society, hopes, redemption, fall in love, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: serious, realistic, exciting, emotional
Plot: family relations, athlete's life, rise to the top, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, athlete and trainer, parents and children, once promising, rivalry, sport, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
She's Too Young (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 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, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, sexually transmitted disease, teenage girl, parents and children, high school life, teenage life, suburban life, kids in trouble, society, lifestyle, teenage sexuality, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: emotional, touching, disturbing, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, youth, family life, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, estrangement, love and romance, single parent, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, love triangle, family problems, couples, gender, parents and children, sexual relations, dysfunctional family, sex scene, loneliness, gays and lesbians, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: realistic, serious, suspense, gloomy
Plot: kidnapping, estrangement, breakup, couples, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, parents and children, dysfunctional family, wilderness, family in crisis, utopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, touching ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: contests and competitions, starting over, friendship, parents and children, athlete's life, family relations, ambition, youth, rivalry, farm, family, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, lifestyle, hopes, society, performer's life, family relations, siblings relations, redemption, human nature, artists and showbiz, dealing with death, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic, prague, poland, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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
Plot: coming of age, family problems, family relations, teenage life, family life, obsession, youth, single parent, buried truth, parents and children, siblings relations, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: uplifting, serious, sincere, rough, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: female boxer, follow your dream, ambition, athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, rise to the top, lifestyle, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete and trainer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
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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, touching, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: teenage life, dysfunctional family, family problems, child as adult, youth, family relations, parents and children, teachers and students, coming of age, siblings relations, power relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: gang, redemption, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, estrangement, family problems, teenage life, nightlife, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: man boy relationship, courtroom, child abuse, false accusation, redemption, sexual abuse, custody, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 419
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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, hopes, dysfunctional family, parents and children, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, family relations, family problems, introspection, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, death of daughter, grief, country house, teenage life, family relations, crimes, hopes, family problems, deadly, youth, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 277
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, captivating, rough, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, family problems, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, age difference, sex scene, partying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, scandinavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: university, human spirit, against the odds, starting over, street kid, homeless, ambition, lifestyle, life is a bitch, teenage life, kids in trouble, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, basketball movie
Plot: rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, sport, lifestyle, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, underdog, hopes, basketball, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: death, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, family problems, family relations, estrangement, lifestyle, dealing with death, hopes, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: realistic, serious, rough, suspense, gloomy
Plot: ambition, athlete's life, against the odds, youth, life is a bitch, boxing, teenage boy, sport, power relations, tank top, male objectification, black eye ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 2K
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: touching, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: parents and children, reunion, custody, family problems, rivalry, hopes, family relations, babies and infants, family gatherings, estrangement, child custody, musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, family problems, youth, athlete's life, desire for fame, prodigy, hopes, siblings relations, cheerleader, life is a bitch, soul music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: emotional, realistic, sentimental, psychological, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, death in the family, redemption, rivalry, athlete's life, sport team, last will and testament, father son relationship, estrangement, reunion, getting home, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 194
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: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, power relations, dishonesty, college, ambition, unfulfillment, manipulation, university, friendship, mentor, power, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, moral dilemma, teenage life, society, youth, lifestyle, love and romance, family problems, family life, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: parents and children, family life, teenage life, youth, love and romance, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, single parent, hopes, farm, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%