Movies like Race the Sun

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Race the Sun (1996)
 5.4
 3K
Race the Sun (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia.
Style: feel good, entertaining, light, exciting, serious, realistic, sweet, humorous, unusual plot structure, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: car, youth, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, rivalry, dedicated educator, teenage life, self discovery, teacher, solar power, adventure, chase, underdog, misfit, teachers and students, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, hopes, urban ghetto life, high school life, society, idealism, hardcase students, kids in trouble ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: australia, hawaii, usa, israel

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Most similar movies to Race the Sun

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, humorous and semi serious films with plots about underdog, youth, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes and power relations mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like Race the Sun: Airborne (1993), The Mighty Ducks (1992), The Derby Stallion (2005), Chalk (2006), The Program (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
 6K
Airborne (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mitchell Goosen is sixteen/seventeen year old kid from California who loves to surf and roller blade. Yet, his parents, who are two zoologists were given a grant to work in Australia. The only problem was: Mitchell couldn't go with them. So, he ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, rivalry, lifestyle, coming of age, underdog, youth, adventure, misfit, ambition, contests and competitions, friends, skating ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, ohio, australia, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Mighty Ducks (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After reckless young lawyer Gordon Bombay gets arrested for drunk driving, he must coach a kids hockey team for his community service. Gordon has experience on the ice, but isn't eager to return to hockey, a point hit home by his tense dealings ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, inspirational, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: sport team, athlete and trainer, hockey, self discovery, ice hockey, happy ending, sport, contests and competitions, against the odds, underdog, youth, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Derby Stallion (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: self discovery, friendship, horse trainer, adventure, ambition, teenage life, against the odds, human spirit, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
 1K
Chalk (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Life in the trenches of that most honorable and frustrating profession...teaching. It's the start of a memorable new year at Harrison High. The self-conscious Mr. Stroope is convinced that his time has come - this year he will be furnished with ...
Style: humorous, semi documentary, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, teacher, teachers and students, power relations, youth, ambition, hardcase students, lifestyle, rivalry, teenage life, student life, satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 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, semi serious, realistic, talky, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: american football, college life, sport, sport team, underdog, love triangle, human spirit, lifestyle, hopes, high school life, love affair, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: united states, usa, new jersey, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Big Green (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a depressed Texas town, British foreign exchange teacher Anna attempts to inject some life into her hopeless kids by introducing them to soccer. They're terrible at first, but Anna and her football-hero assistant whip them into shape. As ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: soccer, school, athlete and trainer, sport, underdog, family, teachers and students, against the odds, small town life, high school life, human spirit, friendship ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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 ⇓
47%
 4.7
 1K
Queen Sized (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An overweight girl, Maggie Baker, is elected Homecoming queen by the mean girls in the high school.
Style: feel good, uplifting, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, rivalry, society, best friends, against the odds, physical appearance, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, hopes, family relations, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 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 ⇓
43%
 6.7
 4K
Cheaters (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the fall of 1994, a teacher at Chicago's run-down Steinmetz High conspires with the school's academic decathlon team to cheat on an academic competition.
Style: clever, sincere, realistic, serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, lifestyle, ambition, teachers and students, teenage life, society, dedicated educator, rivalry, contests and competitions, youth, social differences, cheating ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Knights of the South Bronx (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A business man decides that he wants to teach school in the inner city and chooses a tough school in the South Bronx. He teaches the children how to play the game of chess, and along the way they learn a lot about life.
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: chess, school, youth, misfit, hopes, human spirit, against the odds, ambition, juvenile delinquency, lifestyle, elementary school, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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 ⇓
40%
 5.1
 8K
Sidekicks (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Barry is an asthmatic kid having trouble in life. He lives with his father, a computer programmer, in Texas. Barry is struggling to get by in life, dealing with his rough school life, bullies, as well as his health. Barry's only source of ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, satirical ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: asthma, martial arts, heroes, computer, bully, karate, school, youth, adventure, power relations, friends, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.2
 12K
Rebound (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An acclaimed college hoops coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: college, follow your dream, basketball, sport, against the odds, human spirit, lifestyle, family, prodigy, youth, ambition, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 498
Shackles (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aspiring teacher (Hughley) takes the one job he's offered, a position at a school inside a prison.
Style: realistic, suspense, captivating, touching, semi serious
Plot: prison, dedicated educator, prison life, starting over, idealism, human spirit, hardcase students, ambition, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, rivalry, confined ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
38%
D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After Gordon Bombay's hockey comeback is cut short he is named coach of Team USA Hockey for the Junior Goodwill Games. Bombay reunites the Mighty Ducks and introduces a few new players, however, he finds himself distracted by his newfound fame ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, sport team, athlete and trainer, sport, underdog, family, competition, friendship, friends, power relations, hockey, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, iceland, usa, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
36%
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Lower Learning (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Barry Goldwater Elementary is on the brink of collapse: the lowest test scores in the state, teachers who are either drunk or having sex on school grounds, and a principal who extorts money from parents. It's up to Tom, the down-on-his-luck ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous
Plot: school, against the odds, ambition, dedicated educator, rebellion, fighting the system, teachers and students, idealism, satire, teenage life, high school life, hardcase students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Renaissance Man (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Danny DeVito plays an advertising man who is slowly sliding downhill. When he is fired from his job in Detroit, he signs up for unemployment. One day they find him a job; Teaching thinking skills to Army recruits. He arrives on base to find that ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, unemployment, soldier, self discovery, underdog, military, instructor, misfit, hopes, military life, unlikely friendships, honest ...
Time: 90s
Place: detroit, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
34%
The Man from Left Field (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After taking a job managing a little league team, a homeless man inspires the kids to reach for it all and they inspire him to reclaim his life.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, hollywood, teenage life, power relations, family relations, sport team, memory loss, redemption, adoption, sexual relations, fall in love, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
 543
Kart Racer (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 14-year-old Watts Davies is estranged from his dad, a former International Karting Federation (IKF) champion. Watts's resolve to race in the upcoming IKF Regional Championships rekindles their relationship as they pursue the dream together.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, teenage life, against the odds, follow your dream, rivalry, young heroes, tragic hero, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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 ⇓
31%
 7.4
 35K
McFarland, USA (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
Style: touching, exciting, uplifting, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, coach, human spirit, underdog, small town, track and field, contests and competitions, dedicated educator, high school, social differences, teachers and students, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, united states, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Life of a King (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Life of a King is the true story of one man's mission to give inner city kids of Washington DC something he never had - a future. After being incarcerated for eighteen years, Eugene Brown established the Big Chair Chess Club to get kids off the ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dedicated educator, chess, changing lives, teenage life, ambition, rebellion, youth, redemption, hardcase students, society, rivalry, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Bad News Bears (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: underdog, baseball, sport team, coach, sport, baseball movie, family, friendship, human spirit, contests and competitions, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s, 1930s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
30%
 5.2
 16K
Racing Stripes (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Shattered illusions are hard to repair -- especially for a good-hearted zebra named Stripes who's spent his life on a Kentucky farm amidst the sorely mistaken notion that he's a debonair thoroughbred. Once he faces the fact that his stark ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: underdog, zebra, horse race, farm, adventure, friendship, ambition, animal life, contests and competitions, rescue, rivalry, sport ...
Place: kentucky, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.1
 11K
Snow Day (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a school in upstate New York is snowed in, a group of students hi-jack a plow to keep the school closed..
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, mischievous children, chase, school, youth, disorder, teachers and students, high school life, siblings relations, fish out of water, teenage life, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%