Movies like Raging Bull

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Raging Bull (1980)
 8.2
 311K
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, intense, atmospheric, rough, bloody, harsh, gloomy, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: rise and fall, paranoia, boxer, domestic violence, redemption, self destructing, career, character study, boxing, sport, jealousy, champion, endurance, backstage, sparring, bad temper, argument, boxing match, coach, divorce, marriage, rage, anger, comedian, arrest ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1941, year 1943 ...
Place: bronx new york city, new york, usa, chicago illinois, miami, detroit, manhattan new york city ...

Most similar movies to Raging Bull

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, intense and interesting films with plots about ambition, redemption, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, brutality and sport mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Raging Bull: Taxi Driver (1976), Goodfellas (1990), Warrior (2011), The Fighter (2010), Ali (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
 699K
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, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: social decay, lone wolves, obsession, character study, loner, depression, vigilante, paranoia, alienation, taxi, taxi driver, antisocial behavior ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 986K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, 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, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, friends, fbi, criminal heroes, shooting, friendship, life is a bitch, mentor ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1963 ...
Place: new york, florida, usa, bronx new york city, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 426K
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: tense, rough, emotional, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, sport, boxing, teacher, warrior, fist fighting, training, fight scenes, contests and competitions, courage, coach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, iraq, philadelphia, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 333K
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, uplifting, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, athlete's life, boxing, underdog, self destructing, sport, addiction, title bout, irish american, ex boxer, loyalty, arrest ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new hampshire, atlantic city new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 92K
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, serious ...
Plot: boxing, civil rights, athlete's life, friendship, muslim, racism, african american, politics, comeback, human spirit, rise to the top, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1974 ...
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 212K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Action, 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, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, tragedy, sport, family relations, contests and competitions, down on your luck, father daughter relationship, rise and fall, boxer, death, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 169K
Rocky III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
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: feel good, suspenseful, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, comeback, underdog, death, rivalry, heroes, fame, boxing match, training, coach, boxer, sport ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, los angeles, madison square garden manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 186K
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, captivating, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: heroes, boxing, underdog, hospital, comeback, championship, boxing match, coma, boxer, training, tough heroes, sport ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 64K
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, serious, sincere, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: american football, underdog, football, against the odds, determination, teacher, sport, teamwork, team, rookie, ambition, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 14K
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, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ambition, athlete and trainer, boxing, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, ends with biographical notes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 60s, year 1980
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 132K
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: intense, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: wrestling, mental illness, murder, ambition, obsession, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, power relations, athlete's life, destructive relationship, eccentricity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1988 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, bleak, rough, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boxing, athlete and trainer, underdog, female boxer, determination, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, mentor protege relationship, follow your dream, sport, boxer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, london, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 718
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: realistic, captivating, rough, serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, black american, prison, infidelity, sport, rise and fall, athlete's life, rise to the top, contests and competitions, follow your dream, ambition, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.9
 286K
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: bleak, emotional, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: wrestling, life is a bitch, wrestler, loneliness, fame, ambition, aging, sport, stripper, introspection, athlete's life, heart attack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 90K
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, touching, factual, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: prison, boxing, freedom, prison life, false accusation, racism, courtroom, legal, friendship, fighting the system, injustice, prejudice ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 511
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, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, ambition, athlete's life, follow your dream, sport, parents and children, hopes, youth, family relations, tough heroes, boxer, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 60s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 200K
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: sentimental, captivating, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: athlete's life, boxer, boxing, comeback, training, fight, underdog, sport, against the odds, human spirit, determination, aging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: rivalry, ice hockey, discrimination, factory, sport, athlete's life, protest, underdog, working class, ambition, human spirit, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 30s ...
Place: montreal, new york, toronto ontario canada, boston, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 7K
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, comeback, boxing match, rivalry, ambition, sport, athlete's life, unfulfillment, introspection, boxing, boxer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, touching, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: single parent, domestic violence, coming of age, friendship, child abuse, dysfunctional family, mechanic, family relations, homosexual, gay teenager, stepfather, bittersweet ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., washington state, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.9
 298K
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, epic
Plot: mafia, life, hitman, organized crime, labor union, high society, italian mafia, father daughter relationship, arrest, bribery, prison, murder ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, chicago illinois, florida, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
 504K
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, touching, captivating, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: boxing, underdog, tough guy, self esteem, training, fight, contests and competitions, ambition, life is a bitch, lifestyle, rivalry, determination ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.2
 449K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, clever, rough, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, mafia, organized crime, crime, criminal heroes, rise and fall, crimes, blind ambition, gangsters, drug abuse, fbi, greed ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1983 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, los angeles, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 14K
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, toilet humor ...
Plot: stripper, fighting the system, rise and fall, against the rules, civil rights, drug abuse, ambition, lifestyle, showbiz, addiction, family problems, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 7K
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: rough, serious, sincere, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: baseball, sport, athlete's life, life is a bitch, historical figure, journalism, writer's life, introspection, baseball player, storytelling, mentor, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s
Place: detroit, usa, georgia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
 241K
Creed (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
Style: exciting, captivating, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: boxing, underdog, mentor, athlete and trainer, legacy, sport, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, power relations, athlete's life, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, 2010s, year 2015 ...
Place: usa, mexico, england, tijuana mexico, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: stylized, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, bad attitude, womanizer, drug abuse, life is a bitch, sport, rivalry, couples, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: life is a bitch, contests and competitions, human spirit, follow your dream, against the odds, tragic hero, lifestyle, rise and fall, prison life, gangsters, athlete and trainer, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 125K
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, witty, stylized, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: businesswoman, family relations, inventor, parents and children, divorce, single parent, bankruptcy, party, drawing, sunglasses, storytelling, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, dallas texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 26K
Pollock (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has ...
Style: based on true events, emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric ...
Plot: painter, artist, painting, alcohol abuse, art, bohemian life, rise and fall, supportive spouse, addiction, lifestyle, self destructing, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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