Movies like Real Steel

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Real Steel (2011)
 7.0
 302K
Real Steel (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA, India
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the near-future, Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who retired from the ring when robots took over the sport. After Charlie's robot is trashed, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max to rebuild and train an unlikely contender.
Style: futuristic, exciting, sentimental, stylized, feel good, humorous, inspirational, touching, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underdog, father son relationship, androids and robots, robot, contests and competitions, against the odds, technology, robot vs. robot, fight, sport, parents and children, boxing, family relations, life is a bitch, championship, hopes, imaginary, rise to the top, determination, rivalry, bonding, rivals, opponent, ambition, training ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s, year 2016
Place: usa, brazil

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Most similar movies to Real Steel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and feel good films with plots about mentor, contests and competitions, rivalry, dialogue, storytelling, fight and sport mostly in Sport, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Real Steel: Pacific Rim (2013), Speed Racer (2008), Creed (2015), Chappie (2015), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 472K
Pacific Rim (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico, Hong Kong
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, monster, save the world, creature, evil alien, robot, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, danger, destruction, giant, heroes ...
Time: future, year 2017, 2020s, near future
Place: pacific ocean, tokyo, hong kong, asia, alaska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 70K
Speed Racer (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA, Australia, Germany, Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Speed Racer is the tale of a young and brilliant racing driver. When corruption in the racing leagues costs his brother his life, he must team up with the police and the mysterious Racer X to bring an end to the corruption and criminal activities. ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, exciting, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: race, car race, car chase, hotshot hero, family, family relations, obstacle, ambition, contests and competitions, family problems, supportive parent, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 252K
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: realistic, feel good, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, underdog, fighting movie, athlete and trainer, boxer, coach, legacy, sport, ambition, rivalry, fight, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 2015, 2010s ...
Place: usa, united kingdom, england, liverpool, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 233K
Chappie (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings—some good, some bad—and he will rely on his heart and ...
Style: philosophical, suspenseful, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, robot, cyborgs, technology gone awry, technology, cyberpunk, a.i., parents and children, man versus machine, androids, distopia, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future
Place: johannesburg south africa, south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A robotic boy, the first programmed to love, David is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final ...
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, captivating, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: androids and robots, artificial intelligence, a.i., adoption, future dystopia, distopia, androids, cyberpunk, destiny, global warming, adventure, parenthood ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 26K
Tekken (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the year of 2039, after World Wars destroy much of the civilization as we know it, territories are no longer run by governments, but by corporations; the mightiest of which is the Mishima Zaibatsu. In order to placate the seething masses of this ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, martial arts tournament, ninja, heroes, distopia, vengeance, mortal combat, master warrior, danger, future dystopia, ambition, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bicentennial Man (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Richard Martin buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product is named Andrew by the youngest of the family's children. "Bicentennial Man" follows the life and times of Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to ...
Style: futuristic, philosophical, melancholic, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: androids and robots, life philosophy, robot, dystopic future, androids, utopia, artificial intelligence, human nature, self discovery, society, romance, opposites attract ...
Time: future, 23rd century, 2040s, 21st century, 22nd century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 51K
Over the Top (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sylvester Stallone stars as hard-luck big-rig trucker Lincoln Hawk and takes us under the glaring Las Vegas lights for all the boisterous action of the World Armwrestling Championship. Relying on wits and willpower, Hawk tries to rebuild his life ...
Style: serious, intense, realistic, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: arm wrestling, athlete's life, truck driver, underdog, redemption, custody, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.1
 218K
RoboCop (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America. Now OmniCorp wants ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, robot, tough law enforcer, superhuman powers, graphic violence, haunted by the past, tough guy, police, inventions and discoveries, cyberpunk, violence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s, near future
Place: detroit, usa, pentagon, tehran iran, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 8K
Gladiator (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story of two teenagers trapped in the world of illegal underground boxing. One is fighting to save his fathers life and using the money pay off gambling debts accumulated by his father. The second is fighting for the money to get out of the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: boxing, friendship, sport, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, urban ghetto life, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 67K
Seabiscuit (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: horse, horse race, racehorse, underdog, follow your dream, against the odds, businessman, american dream, animal training, marriage, divorce, cowboy ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s, 20s ...
Place: baltimore, new york, san francisco, chicago illinois, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Gatekeeper of the Galaxy (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: What will Moscow look like if it turns off the electricity, stops all production, and the whole world will only watch the alien game? As a result of the galactic war that occurred near the Earth, the Moon collapsed and the poles of the planet ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, intense, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: alien space craft, fate of humanity, football, game, athlete, flash forward, save the world, save the day, heroes, spacecraft, distopia, fantasy world ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the horse (in fact is a mare)and save it of being sacrificed by the owner.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: horse, family relations, horse race, sport, animal training, redemption, against the odds, human spirit, parents and children, hopes, dream come true, racehorse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.1
 528K
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, tough guy, fight, contests and competitions, ambition, life is a bitch, life changing experience, lifestyle, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Never Back Down (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Rebellious Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fight Scene at his new high school, after receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family Jake decides to seek the mentoring of a veteran fighter who trains him for one final ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, high school, martial arts, youth, rivalry, teenage life, rage, boxing, duel, power relations, sport, fist fighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, usa, brazil, orlando florida, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 6.4
 29K
Hardball (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend.
Style: serious, melancholic, suspense, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: gang, gambling, underdog, life is a bitch, athlete and trainer, addiction, urban ghetto life, redemption, down on your luck, sport team, bet, beating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 33K
The Rookie (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: baseball, baseball movie, athlete and trainer, underdog, sport team, family relations, following a dream, family, sport, human spirit, against the odds, rookie ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Here Comes the Boom (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A high school biology teacher moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school's music program.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, mixed martial arts, contests and competitions, teacher, high school teacher, martial arts, fight, prize money, against the odds, lifestyle change, sport, dedicated educator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Best of the Best (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A team from the United States is going to compete against Korea in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The team consists of fighters from all over the country--can they overcome their rivalry and work together to win?
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts tournament, martial arts, martial artist, taekwondo, sport, underdog, culture clash, rivalry, power relations, self discovery, vengeance, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: korea, seoul, asia, hong kong, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Blood of Heroes (1989)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where the only sport that has survived in a wasted society is the brutal game known as jugging. Sallow, the leader of a rag-tag team, has played in the main Leagues before, but was cast out because of indiscretions with a ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, martial arts, revenge, survival, anti heroes, future dystopia, contests and competitions, escapades, athlete's life, life is a bitch, post apocalypse, blood ...
Time: future
Place: australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Four fighters different backgrounds come together to train under an ex MMA rising star and then ultimately have to fight each other and the traitor in heir midst.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts training, kickboxer, athlete and trainer, martial arts tournament, martial arts, fistfight, hand to hand combat, undisciplined, boxing, ambition, sport, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 12K
Brothers (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: India, USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Brothers is an upcoming Hindi film, directed by Karan Malhotra and produced by Karan Johar under Dharma Productions along with Lionsgate Films and Endemol India.[6] The film is an official remake of the 2011 Hollywood film Warrior.
Style: exciting, psychological, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brother brother relationship, martial arts, training, rivals, championship, contests and competitions, rivalry, against the odds, sport, challenge, coach, family drama ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 207K
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, boxing, boxer, comeback, training, fight, underdog, sport, against the odds, human spirit, determination, aging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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 5.5
 6K
Robot Jox (1989)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 50 years after a nuclear war, the two superpowers handle territorial disputes in a different way. Each fields a giant robot to fight one-on-one battles in official matches, each piloted by a man inside, known as robot jockeys or jox. The contest for ...
Style: mecha, futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, giant robots, robot, post apocalypse, technology gone awry, laser, man versus machine, giant robot, space and aliens, heroic mission, survival, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 165K
The Karate Kid (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, China
Duration: 140 min.
Story: 12-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship ...
Style: inspirational, sincere, sentimental, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: human spirit, contests and competitions, sport, underdog, friendship, martial arts, coach, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, family, martial arts school, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: china, asia, detroit, michigan, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Hurricane Season (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on true events amid the wreckage and chaos dealt by Hurricane Katrina; one basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana just will not give up. Coach Al Collins(Forest Whitaker), gathers other players from hard-hit schools and builds a team actually ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, starting over, contests and competitions, sport team, athlete and trainer, human spirit, high school, ambition, rise to the top, hopes, against the odds, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.3
 2K
Arena (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An intergalactic fighting competition between champions of various worlds has traditionally been won by a species much larger and stronger than humans. Entering the contest, a human finds he has to battle against not just his opponents and his ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, exciting, psychotronic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fight, alien, outer space, contests and competitions, ambition, heroes, rivalry, battles, future dystopia, alien encounter, gangsters, space and aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Carman: The Champion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Former champion boxer Orlando Leone (Carmen) is "The Preacher" at an inner-city youth center. Wanting to give something back to the community, he bought a large building for a church youth center. But the cash ran out before he could ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, rivalry, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, contests and competitions, relationship vs career, athlete and trainer, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 289
Slam (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mouth, Monkey, and Jason are your average teenagers with a love for the game of basketball. On the last day of school, they get on the wrong side of Li Wei, the captain of the high school basketball team. Li Wei & his entourage swear to make ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, rivalry, ambition, against the odds, teenage life, family relations, sport team, contests and competitions, youth, sport, vengeance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 8K
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, uplifting, realistic, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: boxing, gambling, boxer, underdog, bittersweet, redemption, power relations, custody, on the road, parents and children, athlete and trainer, family life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%