Movies like Raging Bull

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Raging Bull (1980)
 8.2
 350K
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: stylized, atmospheric, rough, bloody, intense, harsh, gloomy, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: rise and fall, paranoia, character study, redemption, self destructing, boxer, domestic violence, career, boxing, sport, jealousy, loneliness, champion, backstage, endurance, argument, bad temper, boxing match, sparring, divorce, coach, anger, comedian, rage, arrest ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1943, year 1947 ...
Place: bronx new york city, new york, usa, chicago illinois, miami, detroit, manhattan new york city ...

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Most similar movies to Raging Bull

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, intense and sincere films with plots about dialogue, mentor, redemption, ambition, storytelling, brutality and sport mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Raging Bull: Goodfellas (1990), Taxi Driver (1976), Southpaw (2015), Warrior (2011), The Fighter (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.7
 1.1M
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 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, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, rise and fall, crimes, criminal heroes, friends, mentor, court, fbi, cosa nostra, racial slur ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.2
 812K
Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: bleak, cerebral, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: loner, lone wolves, social decay, character study, paranoia, antisocial behavior, depression, obsession, psychology, taxi driver, vigilante, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.3
 235K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, sentimental, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, contests and competitions, tragedy, rise and fall, boxer, sport, father daughter relationship, down on your luck, family relations, death of wife, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014, 2010s
Place: usa, las vegas, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 468K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: Action, 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: serious, tense, emotional, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, warrior, courage, athlete and trainer, muscleman, boxing, fight scenes, sport, teacher, underdog, training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, el paso texas, atlantic city new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 364K
The Fighter (2010)
Genre: Action, 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, inspirational, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, underdog, athlete's life, training, sport, loyalty, arrest, addiction, drug abuse, self destructing, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1993
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, atlantic city new jersey, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 633
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: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, rise and fall, athlete's life, sport, tough heroes, family relations, parents and children, hopes, youth, boxer, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 100K
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: uplifting, touching, sincere, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: boxing, civil rights, muslim, friendship, racism, african american, comeback, politics, rise to the top, human spirit, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1974
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 208K
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: feel good, sincere, rough, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: boxing, underdog, boxer, heroes, championship, comeback, training, world champion, sport, athlete and trainer, human spirit, opponent ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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333
 6.8
 189K
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: captivating, suspenseful, inspirational, suspense, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: boxing, boxer, comeback, underdog, coach, training, fame, sport, revenge, athlete's life, ambition, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: philadelphia, usa, los angeles, california, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 71K
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, captivating, serious, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, family outing
Plot: underdog, american football, follow your dream, football, against the odds, determination, teacher, sport, team, teamwork, rookie, training ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 17K
Hands of Stone (2016)
Genre: 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: realistic, captivating, exciting, tense, serious
Plot: rivalry, rags to riches, sport, boxer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, boxing, boxing match, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, year 1980
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, bleak, sad, rough, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: determination, underdog, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, female boxer, human spirit, sport, boxing, follow your dream, suffering, ambition, mentor protege relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, missouri, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 802
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: captivating, realistic, rough, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, black american, prison, infidelity, sport, rise and fall, follow your dream, rivalry, contests and competitions, rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 97K
The Hurricane (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Style: thought provoking, factual, touching, inspirational, uplifting ...
Plot: prison, boxing, prison life, freedom, false accusation, racism, courtroom, legal, friendship, fighting the system, injustice, prejudice ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: new jersey, canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 8K
Diggstown (1992)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Gabriel Caine has just been released from prison when he sets up a bet with a business man. The business man owns most of a boxing-mad town called Diggstown. The bet is that Gabe can find a boxer that will knock out 10 Diggstown men, in a boxing ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, bet, con artists, sport, graphic violence, ex athlete, cons and scams, rivalry, crimes, contests and competitions, dishonesty, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: southern usa, georgia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 216K
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Genre: Action, 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: uplifting, sincere, captivating, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, boxer, comeback, training, father son relationship, sport, against the odds, fight, determination, aging, strongman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: uplifting, serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: ice hockey, rivalry, discrimination, factory, sport, athlete's life, protest, working class, human spirit, contests and competitions, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 50s, 1940s, year 1955 ...
Place: quebec, boston, new york, montreal, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 143K
Foxcatcher (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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: psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: wrestling, mental illness, murder, ambition, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, power relations, destructive relationship, eccentricity, obsession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, year 1988 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, seoul, phoenix arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Style: emotional, disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, life is a bitch, teenage life, drug overdose, basketball, anguish, antisocial behavior, coach, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 9K
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, serious, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, friendship, boxing, comeback, athlete's life, sport, ambition, rivalry, unfulfillment, introspection, boxing match, boxer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.8
 377K
The Irishman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 209 min.
Story: A mob hit man recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, thought provoking, neo noir ...
Plot: mafia, italian mafia, labor union, hitman, organized crime, old man, murder, high society, killer as protagonist, father daughter relationship, mob hit, life ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, year 1971, year 1964 ...
Place: chicago illinois, pennsylvania, philadelphia, new york, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, touching, rough ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: child abuse, single parent, domestic violence, coming of age, friendship, dysfunctional family, abusive stepfather, mechanic, family relations, homosexual, stepfather, gay teenager ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: seattle, usa, washington state, salt lake city utah, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.2
 510K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, rough, clever, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, casino, rise and fall, greed, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, fbi, blind ambition, gambling, drug abuse ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1983, year 1980 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, los angeles, kansas city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 16K
Lenny (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establisment as too obscene for the public.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: civil rights, judaism, stripper, fighting the system, rise and fall, against the rules, stand up comedian, drug abuse, lifestyle, ambition, addiction, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.1
 567K
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, inspirational, touching, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: underdog, boxing, self esteem, training, contests and competitions, fight, ambition, life is a bitch, tough guy, determination, life changing experience, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.3
 137K
Rocky V (1990)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A lifetime of taking shots has ended Rocky's career, and a crooked accountant has left him broke. Inspired by the memory of his trainer, however, Rocky finds glory in training and takes on an up-and-coming boxer.
Style: serious, realistic, inspirational, suspense, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, betrayal, underdog, coach, training, champion, heroes, sport, challenge, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 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: stylized, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, rise and fall, life is a bitch, rivalry, womanizer, sport, bad attitude, couples, drug abuse, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 8K
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, rough, cynical, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: baseball, sport, life is a bitch, athlete's life, historical figure, journalism, writer's life, introspection, baseball player, mentor, brutality, adaptation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: detroit, usa, georgia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 136K
Joy (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A story based on the life of a struggling Long Island single mom who became one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs.
Style: inspirational, stylized, witty, serious, realistic ...
Plot: businesswoman, business, career woman, entrepreneur, inventor, family relations, strong female lead, ambition, inventions and discoveries, parents and children, divorce, single parent ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new york state, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 204K
Rocky IV (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
Style: tense, suspenseful, inspirational, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: boxing, underdog, boxer, victory, training, sport, vengeance, revenge, athlete and trainer, tough heroes, opponent, fight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ussr, russia, siberia, las vegas, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%