Movies like Raging Bull

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Raging Bull (1980)
 8.2
 276K
Raging Bull (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his family's love, something always seems to come between them. Perhaps it's his violent bouts of paranoia and jealousy. This kind of rage helped make him a champ, but in real life, he winds up in the ring alone.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, serious, tense, gloomy, rough, captivating, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: character study, paranoia, rise and fall, domestic violence, jealousy, sport, athlete's life, redemption, boxing, boxer, fistfight, broken nose, rage, anger, divorce, coach, marriage, comedian, arrest, contests and competitions, brother, transporter, violent husband, extreme violence, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1950s, year 1941 ...
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, cleveland ohio, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois

Most similar movies to Raging Bull

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sincere films with plots about ambition, sport, athlete's life, redemption, hopes, contests and competitions and rivalry mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Raging Bull: The Fighter (2010), Ali (2001), Rocky III (1982), Rocky II (1979), Invincible (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 307K
The Fighter (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, sport, underdog, change of luck, self destructing, boxer, boxer shorts, jumping rope, documentary filmmaking, siblings relations, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new hampshire, atlantic city new jersey
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100%
 6.8
 86K
Ali (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, boxer, vietnam war, friendship, racism, politics, comeback, civil rights, muslim, african american, sport ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1964 ...
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 146K
Rocky III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, feel good, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: comeback, sport, underdog, revenge, boxing, fame, boxing match, training, boxer, rivalry, athlete's life, wealth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, california, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 162K
Rocky II (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: sport, underdog, tough heroes, hospital, boxing, coma, boxing match, boxer, training, comeback, championship, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 59K
Invincible (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, underdog, football, american football, against the odds, teacher, divorce, jealousy, determination, athlete's life, bad luck, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 389K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine ...
Style: emotional, serious, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, fist fighting, contests and competitions, sport, teacher, martial arts, training, ambition, mixed martial arts, warrior, exercise, coach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, atlantic city new jersey, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 182K
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder, Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging Rocky to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, sincere, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: athlete's life, comeback, training, boxing, underdog, boxer, fight, sport, human spirit, against the odds, aging, strongman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, sad, rough, touching, bleak ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, athlete's life, determination, sport, underdog, follow your dream, human spirit, boxing, feminism, contests and competitions, training, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the late 1930s, a young machinist named Maurice Richard distinguished himself as a ice hockey player of preternatural talent. Although that was enough to get him into the Montreal Canadiens, his frequent injuries cost him the confidence of his ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: sport, factory, hockey player, ice hockey, rivalry, discrimination, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: montreal, quebec, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 684
Phantom Punch (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: From his discovery by a priest while serving time at the Missouri State Penitentiary to the infamous 'Phantom Punch' by Cassius Clay which effectively ended his career, the movie spans the years from 1950 to Liston's mysterious and ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, boxer, rape, prison, infidelity, athlete's life, contests and competitions, african american, downfall, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
 194K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and ...
Style: touching, rough, serious, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, family relations, down on your luck, rise and fall, father daughter relationship, boxing, ambition, unfulfillment, death, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
 122K
Foxcatcher (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: wrestling, sport, mental illness, murder, obsession, ambition, drugs/alcohol, athlete and trainer, estate, destructive relationship, misfit, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1987
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 8.7
 859K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, epic, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, friends, friendship, shooting, violence, drug dealing, prison, murder ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: florida, new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.9
 272K
The Wrestler (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, bleak, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: loneliness, aging, wrestling, stripper, life is a bitch, fame, sport, human nature, midlife crisis, ambition, redemption, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 401
The Bronx Bull (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A combination "before the rage" and "after the rage" of world middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta's tumultuous life and times.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, rise and fall, sport, tough heroes, ambition, hopes, family relations, follow your dream, parents and children, coming of age, unfulfillment, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 12K
Hands of Stone (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Panama, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, sport, ambition, power relations, contests and competitions, boxing, bare breasts, hunger, boxer, boxing match ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, year 1980
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.4
 6K
Fat City (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: sport, boxer, friendship, boxing match, boxing, comeback, athlete's life, underdog, transporter, neo-noir, ambition, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
This Boy's Life (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, rough, sentimental ...
Plot: single parent, coming of age, domestic violence, friendship, dysfunctional family, child abuse, mechanic, homosexual, jealousy, oppression, alcoholic, parents and children ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: seattle, usa, washington state, united states, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 8.1
 450K
Rocky (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, sentimental, feel good, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, athlete's life, training, contests and competitions, boxing, boxing match, boxer, world champion, fight, shyness, self esteem, racial slur ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 9K
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: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sport, boxing, female boxer, sexism, athlete's life, underdog, urban ghetto, contests and competitions, follow your dream, parents and children, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.0
 162K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, athlete's life, comeback, training, underdog, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, boxing, poverty, folk hero, boxer ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 1K
Heleno (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Brazil
Duration: 116 min.
Story: José Henrique Fonseca crafts an ambitious and long overdue homage to a central icon in Brazil’s 20th century history. Reminiscent of film noir classics, the biopic tells the glorious and tragic story of the legendary football striker Heleno de ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: athlete's life, soccer, drugs/alcohol, sport, contests and competitions, brazilian, rise and fall, ambition, life is a bitch, womanizer, sport team, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Don King: Only in America (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A cinematic portrait of the famous fight promoter and boxing manager.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, urban ghetto, gangsters, sport, tragic hero, underdog, contests and competitions, rise and fall, human spirit, ambition, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 2K
Tyson (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of Mike Tyson. From his early days as a 12 year old amateur with a powerful punch, to the undisputed title of "Heavyweight Champion of the World", and ultimately to his conviction for rape. The story of his turbulent life moves ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, death of mother, father figure, boxer, rags to riches, champion, african american, funeral, world champion, prison, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Swimming Upstream (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young man aspiring for recognition of his talents battles against his estranged father's sentiment towards him as the father deals with his own demons.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: swimming, sport, abusive father, dysfunctional family, swimmer, domestic violence, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, parents and children ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 20th century, 60s
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne australia, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.5
 75K
42 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: baseball, racism, athlete's life, rivalry, sport, human spirit, discrimination, contests and competitions, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, sport team, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, year 1946 ...
Place: new york, usa, pasadena california, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the rest of his life to the young kids of Harlem. 1996 ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, sport, basketball, heroin, vietnam war, drugs/alcohol, athlete's life, ambition, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, urban, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Without Limits (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to Olympics in Munich and his early death at 24 in a car crash.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: sport, athlete, running, athlete's life, contests and competitions, human spirit, athlete and trainer, ambition, hopes, rivalry, power relations, olympics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971, year 1972, year 1970 ...
Place: oregon, usa, finland, munich germany, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 6K
Cobb (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Al Stump is a famous sports-writer chosen by Ty Cobb to co-write his official, authorized 'autobiography' before his death. Cobb, widely feared and despised, feels misunderstood and wants to set the record straight about 'the greatest ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, cynical, rough ...
Plot: sport, baseball, athlete's life, writer's life, historical figure, life is a bitch, journalism, introspection, americana, elderly, media, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s
Place: detroit, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 7K
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: sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: sport, boxer, gambling, underdog, on the road, athlete's life, single parent, father, son, boxing match, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%