Movies like Real Steel

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Real Steel (2011)
 7.1
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Real Steel (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, 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, stylized, emotional, entertaining, sentimental, serious, inspirational, touching, intense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: androids and robots, contests and competitions, father son relationship, boxing, sport, underdog, technology, against the odds, family relations, rise to the top, bonding, ambition, training, robot, robot vs. robot, bet, junkyard, arena, father son reunion, fight, adventure, parents and children, rags to riches, life is a bitch, ex couple relations ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa, brazil

Most similar movies to Real Steel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and intense films with plots about storytelling, mentor, dialogue, fight scenes, contests and competitions, rivalry and destiny mostly in Drama, Sport and Action genres. Some movies like Real Steel: Pacific Rim (2013), Never Back Down (2008), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Gladiator (1992), Tekken (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 439K
Pacific Rim (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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: exciting, futuristic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the world, danger, evil alien, heroic mission, destruction, heroes, giant monster, monster, giant, androids and robots, survival, battles ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: tokyo, pacific ocean, asia, sydney australia, manila philippines ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Never Back Down (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, high school, martial arts, boxing, power relations, teenage life, youth, rivalry, duel, championship, rage, fist fighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, usa, brazil, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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%
 6.5
 7K
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
Plot: friendship, sport, boxing, rivalry, human spirit, hopes, contests and competitions, urban ghetto life, against the odds, ambition, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, serious, inspirational, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: horse, sport, redemption, hopes, parents and children, dream come true, human spirit, against the odds, family relations, horse race, contests and competitions, one more chance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.8
 25K
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: serious, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, martial arts tournament, vengeance, ninja, adventure, future dystopia, master villain, master warrior, escapades, contests and competitions, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 45K
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, exciting, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, custody, ambition, contests and competitions, parents and children, family relations, rivalry, father son relationship, arm wrestling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 24K
Secretariat (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin - manages to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, inspirational ...
Plot: horse, against the odds, underdog, rise to the top, horse race, animal training, legendary, follow your dream, contests and competitions, sport, ambition, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 30K
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, touching, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, athlete and trainer, family, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, ambition, dream come true, parents and children, one more chance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 214K
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: suspenseful, exciting, humorous, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: technology gone awry, robot, artificial intelligence, a.i., gangster, heist, brutality, technology, cyberpunk, androids, parents and children, weapons ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 565K
Transformers (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Young teenager, Sam Witwicky becomes involved in the ancient struggle between two extraterrestrial factions of transforming robots – the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. Sam holds the clue to unimaginable power and the Decepticons will ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, intense, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen comedy
Plot: good versus evil, androids and robots, transformation, man versus machine, alien invasion, danger, robot, alien, artifact, killer robot, save the world, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1890s, 2000s, 19th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.0
 65K
Speed Racer (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA, Australia, Germany
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: car chase, car race, hotshot hero, family, contests and competitions, obstacle, ambition, supportive parent, family relations, dishonesty, family problems, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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 ⇓
26%
 5.6
 30K
Fighting (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Small-town boy Shawn MacArthur has come to New York City with nothing. Barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets, his luck changes when scam artist Harvey Boarden sees that he has a natural talent for streetfighting. When ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: athlete and trainer, rivalry, boxing, tough guy, street fighter, ambition, love and romance, power relations, sport, lone hero, father son relationship, fighting movie ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, alabama, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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 ⇓
25%
 7.6
 226K
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, captivating, exciting, feel good, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, underdog, sport, mentor, cancer, legacy, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, human spirit, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, 2010s, 1990s
Place: usa, tijuana mexico, england, mexico, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.
Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, american football, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, rise to the top, small town, contests and competitions, rivalry, social relations, youth, coach ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.3
 2K
Arena (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: Italy, USA
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, fight, ambition, rivalry, underdog, future dystopia, contests and competitions, battles, alien encounter, gangsters, fighting the system, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 26K
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: touching, semi serious, serious, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underdog, gambling, bet, gang, redemption, sport team, friends, urban ghetto, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.6
 12K
Biker Boyz (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A mythic motorcycle tale of father and son", this is the story of Manuel Galloway, also known as "the King of Cali", the president of a motorcycle club whose members are all African-American men, mostly white-collar workers who ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: motorcycle race, gang, rebelliousness, rise to the top, contests and competitions, chases and races, family relations, rebellion, parent child relationship, motorcycle, rivalry, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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 ⇓
23%
 6.0
 2K
Ours (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: An ex-boxer Baldev Choudhary (Dharmendra) has had a stain in his boxing career. He wanted to wash it with his son Angad's (Sunny Deol) success, but times were hard and a financial crunch kept him from achieving this dream. Though Angad pulled ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, emotional
Plot: transplant, parents and children, athlete and trainer, sport, contests and competitions, family relations, power relations, rivalry, bollywood, ambition, rise to the top, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 3.0
 24K
Rollerball (2002)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this fast action-packed thriller, Jonathan, Marcus, and Aurora compete in a dangerous, fierce sport called Rollerball. Although, Johnathan and Marcus try to quit, cruel and vindictive promoter Alexi Petrovich encourages them to still participate.
Style: futuristic, stylized, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, rebellion, motorcycle chase, stadium, rivalry, arena, contests and competitions, good versus evil, fighting the system, danger, twins, mortal combat ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2000s, year 2005
Place: usa, california, san francisco, mine, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 5K
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: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, robot, laser, man versus machine, giant robot, mecha, future dystopia, heroic mission, survival, save the world, society, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 322
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: feel good, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, vengeance, teenage life, family relations, friends, sport team, against the odds, youth, uninhibited rivalry, family, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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 ⇓
22%
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, exciting, inspirational, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, underdog, high school teacher, prize money, lifestyle change, against the odds, martial arts, ambition, wrestling, championship, character change, dedicated educator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 163K
Surrogates (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: technology gone awry, cyberpunk, investigation, utopia, murder, androids and robots, robot, human existence, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, special agents, life risking ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 458K
I, Robot (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, technology gone awry, a.i., future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, imaginary, danger, robot, murder, artificial intelligence, police investigation, man versus machine ...
Time: future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
 54K
Grudge Match (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.
Style: humorous, realistic, emotional, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, sport, elderly, contests and competitions, aging, uninhibited rivalry, athlete's life, comeback, ex athlete, elderly man, parent child relationship, retirement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%