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Reversal (2001)
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Reversal (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Story: Leo Leone has been wrestling since he was seven years old. As the only son of wrestling coach (and ex-state champion) Edward Leone, Leo's dedication to the sport was tied up in his love for his father. Now Leo is seventeen. His life has been an endless cycle of training, sacrifice, and starving to make weight -- a process that is becoming ever more difficult during adolescence. He's tired of denying himself everything, and is feeling the lure of a world beyond the mat. Living paycheck to paycheck, working a dead-end job in the mines while coaching for no money, Leo's father Ed sees a wrestling scholarship as his son's only chance to escape the treadmill of life in a small Pennsylvania town. But though his motives are good, Ed is pushing his son too hard
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, suspense
Plot: ambition, father son relationship, high school athlete, wrestling, desperation, marijuana, coach, high school, death of girlfriend, fainting, domineering father, sexual desire, scholarship, nosebleed
Place: pennsylvania

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and touching films with plots about ambition, sport, father son relationship, rivalry, athlete's life, family relations and high school mostly in Drama, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like Reversal: Vision Quest (1985), Aspen Extreme (1993), All the Right Moves (1983), Fighting with My Family (2019), Mickey (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Vision Quest (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: High school wrestler Louden Swain is a man obsessed , trying to shed 23 pounds in a dangerously short time and take on Shute, the undefeated, tough-as-nails 168-pound champion who's the best wrestler in the state. Matthew Modine stars as the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, inspirational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, high school, underdog, rivalry, sport, love, wrestling, romance, high school life, contests and competitions, athlete's life, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington state, washington d.c., new jersey, california
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95%
Aspen Extreme (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: T.J. and his friend Dexter quit their jobs in Detroit to become ski-instructors in Aspen. While T.J. advances to the most popular instructor of the school during the season, he has to take care for Dexter, who's future is less bright and ...
Style: serious, melancholic, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: skiing, friendship, ambition, social differences, self discovery, buddies, looking for sex, drugs, love triangle, existentialism, brutality, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: detroit, colorado, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
All the Right Moves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sensitive study of a headstrong high school football star who dreams of getting out of his small Western Pennsylvania steel town with a football scholarship. His equally ambitious coach aims at a college position, resulting in a clash which could ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, college, ambition, american football, small town, friendship, youth, locker room, coach, sport, family relations, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Fighting with My Family (2019)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her loved ...
Style: tense, captivating, humorous, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: wrestling, family, adaptation, ambition, adventure, lifestyle, hopes, friendship, coming of age, mentor, parents and children, transformation ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Mickey (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Best-selling author John Grisham deviates from his usual literary thrillers with this winning film that stars Harry Connick Jr. as Tripp Spence, a widower who goes on the run from the IRS with his 12-year-old baseball-phenomenon son, Derrick (Shawn ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: single parent, hidden identity, ambition, athlete's life, parents and children, cons and scams, sport, dishonesty, sport team, family relations, investigation, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Chasing the Green (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, "Chasing the Green" tells the story of two young brothers who become millionaires during the early 1990s. Their ambition and drive lead them into conflict with FTC officials, where an over-zealous bureaucrat ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: relationship vs career, fighting the system, rivalry, legal, dishonesty, ambition, life is a bitch, workplace situations, corporate crimes, workplace, society, sport ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Everybody's All-American (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Louisiana football star Gavin Grey had it all. He was an All-American champion who married his high-school sweetheart, homecoming queen Babs Rogers, and who was a hero to his hometown. Yet after a failed professional career, Gavin realizes that fame ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, psychological, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, college, sport, ambition, midlife crisis, american football, family problems, romance, athlete's life, love triangle, marriage, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 1950s, 50s
Place: louisiana, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Forever Strong (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rick Penning lives life just like he plays rugby; fast, hard-hitting and intense. When life on the edge lands him in jail, prison ward Marcus Tate offers him a chance to get back in the game by playing for his rival, Highland Rugby. Reluctantly Rick ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, touching, rough
Plot: coach, rugby, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, father son relationship, human spirit, starting over, ambition, sport, redemption, teenage life, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 20K
Waves (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family — led by a well-intentioned but domineering father — as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, touching, social, suspense
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, african american, teenage sex, teen romance, family relations, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, teenager, teenage pregnancy, drug use, parents and children ...
Place: florida, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Chavez Cage of Glory (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barely being able to make ends meet and doing everything he can possibly do to cover his ill son's growing medical bills, Hector Chavez turns to his fighting roots in the underbelly of LA. His amateur Mixed Martial Arts videos go viral grabbing ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: martial arts, ambition, rivalry, doctors and patients, hospital, fight, violence, power relations, live audience, mixed martial arts
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The American Standards (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At a crossroads in his life, Doc Jennings goes home to celebrate his mother's birthday and uncovers dramatic family secrets. Lies, affairs and afflictions bubble to the surface of his seemingly perfect family. Can they come back together or is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: family relations, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, couples, life turned upside down, wedding anniversary, love, father son relationship, hospital, society, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 293K
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, gloomy, emotional, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: wrestling, loneliness, life is a bitch, wrestler, fame, ambition, aging, stripper, self destructing, athlete's life, introspection, heart attack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The True Story of WrestleMania (2011)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: It is the most anticipated yearly event in Sports Entertainment, an annual pop culture touch point. For more than 25 years, WrestleMania has hosted the biggest matches, the biggest stars, and the biggest celebrities. Now for the first time ever, the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wrestling, tough heroes, rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, fight for supremacy, fame, mob, billionaire, generation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1980, a teenage boy escapes the unrest in Iran only to face more hostility in America, due to the hostage crisis. Determined to fit in, he joins the school's floundering wrestling team.
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Unanswered Prayers (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Embattled (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The eldest son of a ruthlessly tough MMA champion must fight his way out of the abusive cycle his father has continued.
Style: brutal, realistic, intense, suspense, inspirational
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.3
 4K
Supercross (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, saga
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man who is suffering a mid-life crisis finds new meaning in his life as part of an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team.
Style: captivating, inspirational, sincere, realistic, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional ...
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Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: sentimental, uplifting, serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: kids, teens
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Time: 80s
Place: usa, boston, new jersey, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 166 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, exciting, suspense
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45%
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Backwards (2012)
Genre: Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a fiercely competitive 30 year old rower fails to make the Olympic boat for the second time, she takes a coaching job at a school but struggles to adjust to life off the race course.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, romantic, inspirational ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Lucky You (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
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Style: clever, feel good, exciting, twists and turns, entertaining ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: suspenseful, psychological, captivating, touching, suspense
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43%
 5.9
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Annapolis (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jake Huard, from a shipbuilders family, promised his dying mother he'ld make it to Anapolis Naval Academy. Thanks to tenaciously bugging a Congressman, he's selected despite dubious grades. Once inside, Jake soon proves sub-standard ...
Style: serious, inspirational, exciting, intense, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
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42%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mac and his high school gangster buddies try to take over the world of sports betting in a city filled with crime, prostitution and gambling. When the Mafia gets involved, they do whatever it takes to keep these tough young-bloods off their turf.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, casino, high school, gangsters, crimes, ambition, sport team, buddies, football, friendship, rivalry, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Elvis & Anabelle (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A small-town beauty queen and an unlicensed mortician set out across the Texas plains on a journey of self-discovery.
Style: serious, sincere, psychological, touching, contemplative
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Hoosiers (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, high school, athlete and trainer, human spirit, sport team, starting over, contests and competitions, against the odds, ambition, rise to the top, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
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40%