Movies like Raging Bull

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Raging Bull (1980)
 8.2
 284K
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, intense, bloody, harsh, realistic, tense, psychological, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: rise and fall, paranoia, domestic violence, jealousy, redemption, boxer, career, self destructing, sport, character study, boxing, champion, backstage, bad temper, argument, endurance, boxing match, sparring, coach, divorce, marriage, rage, comedian, arrest, anger ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: bronx new york city, chicago illinois, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, cleveland ohio

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 redemption, ambition, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, sport and brutality mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Raging Bull: The Fighter (2010), Ali (2001), Taxi Driver (1976), Rocky III (1982), Rocky II (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 314K
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: athlete's life, boxing, sport, underdog, self destructing, boxer, addiction, title bout, black eye, shame, irish american, ex boxer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, atlantic city new jersey, new hampshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 87K
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: touching, thought provoking, captivating, tense, uplifting ...
Plot: boxing, friendship, comeback, civil rights, muslim, african american, politics, vietnam war, racism, boxer, athlete's life, impersonating ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1974 ...
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 626K
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: obsession, lone wolves, social decay, character study, crimes, violence spree, depression, alienation, deadly, taxi, loner, nightlife ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 154K
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: feel good, serious, sincere, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: comeback, boxing, sport, underdog, revenge, rivalry, fame, boxing match, boxer, training, human spirit, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania, california, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 170K
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: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: boxing, sport, underdog, hospital, comeback, championship, boxing match, training, boxer, coma, tough heroes, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 188K
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, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: athlete's life, comeback, training, boxing, underdog, boxer, fight, sport, human spirit, against the odds, determination, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 60K
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, realistic, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, football, underdog, teacher, determination, against the odds, jealousy, divorce, american football, new job, rookie, success ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey
⇓ 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, touching, rough, sad, bleak ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, determination, sport, athlete's life, underdog, boxing, human spirit, follow your dream, training, feminism, contests and competitions, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, england, california, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 400K
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: tense, emotional, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, fist fighting, teacher, mixed martial arts, training, martial arts, warrior, sport, contests and competitions, coach, exercise, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, iraq, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 276K
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, serious, sincere, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: wrestling, life is a bitch, loneliness, fame, ambition, aging, sport, athlete's life, heart attack, wrestler, stripper, veteran ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 125K
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: psychological, disturbing, bleak, stylized, rough ...
Plot: wrestling, sport, mental illness, murder, ambition, obsession, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, power relations, athlete's life, destructive relationship, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 80s, contemporary, year 1987
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.7
 890K
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, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, crimes, friends, rise and fall, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1975 ...
Place: florida, new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: sport, rivalry, ice hockey, factory, discrimination, athlete's life, protest, working class, ambition, underdog, follow your dream, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 50s, year 1955 ...
Place: quebec, toronto ontario canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 86K
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, sincere ...
Plot: prison, boxing, false accusation, racism, courtroom, friendship, freedom, prison life, fighting the system, injustice, prejudice, discrimination ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 696
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, gloomy, rough, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, infidelity, prison, rape, boxer, hopes, rise to the top, interracial relations, athlete and trainer, society, prison life, rise and fall ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.4
 200K
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, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, contests and competitions, family relations, sport, down on your luck, tragedy, rise and fall, father daughter relationship, death, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.4
 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: bleak, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: sport, friendship, boxing, comeback, boxing match, boxer, introspection, rivalry, underdog, ambition, heroes, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 8.1
 466K
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, self esteem, training, contests and competitions, fight, ambition, life is a bitch, lifestyle, determination, rivalry, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
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, gloomy, sentimental, rough ...
Plot: single parent, coming of age, domestic violence, friendship, dysfunctional family, child abuse, homosexual, mechanic, alcohol abuse, gender, youth, respect ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, washington state, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.2
 409K
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, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, mafia, criminal heroes, rise and fall, crime, blind ambition, organized crime, drug abuse, fbi, gambling, greed, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1980, year 1983 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.9
 444
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: realistic, touching, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, parents and children, unfulfillment, follow your dream, athlete's life, sport, hopes, coming of age, youth, ambition, tough heroes, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 60s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 13K
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: realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: rivalry, rags to riches, power relations, ambition, athlete and trainer, sport, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ass, sex scene, fight, father son relationship ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 60s, year 1980
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Any Given Sunday (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, captivating, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, desire for fame, american football, ambition, success, coach, underdog, football, power relations, sport team, contests and competitions, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, florida, miami, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 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, touching, captivating, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: boxing, sport, female boxer, sexism, self fulfillment, contests and competitions, athlete's life, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, ambition, rivalry, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, touching, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: sport, gambling, boxer, underdog, redemption, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, custody, lifestyle, rivalry, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, realistic, exciting
Plot: social misfits, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, gangsters, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, sport, crimes, rise to the top, follow your dream, hopes, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 114K
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: realistic, feel good, gloomy, serious, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, betrayal, underdog, training, boxer, boxing match, champion, ambition, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, athlete's life, relationship vs career ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 166K
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, underdog, boxing, revenge, cold war, boxer, training, kgb, victory, boxing match, mountain, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, soviet union, usa, moscow russia, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 13K
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: bleak, clever, psychological, sincere, witty ...
Plot: stripper, rise and fall, civil rights, judaism, jewish, comedian, kiss, against the rules, drug abuse, fighting the system, overdose, promiscuity ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 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: serious, rough, cynical, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: sport, baseball, life is a bitch, athlete's life, historical figure, introspection, writer's life, journalism, baseball player, storytelling, mentor, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s
Place: detroit, usa, georgia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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