Movies like Reversal

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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

Most similar movies to Reversal

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and suspense films with plots about ambition, sport, father son relationship, rivalry, athlete's life, hopes and family relations mostly in Drama, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like Reversal: Aspen Extreme (1993), All the Right Moves (1983), Vision Quest (1985), Fighting with My Family (2019), Mickey (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, self discovery, social differences, buddies, looking for sex, drugs, love triangle, existentialism, brutality, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: detroit, colorado, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, sincere, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, ambition, college, 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 ⇓
95%
 6.6
 8K
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, fall in love, lifestyle, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington state, washington d.c., new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, suspense, humorous, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: wrestling, family, adaptation, ambition, adventure, lifestyle, mentor, coming of age, friendship, parents and children, hopes, transformation ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 421
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, athlete's life, ambition, cons and scams, parents and children, dishonesty, sport, investigation, family relations, sport team, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.2
 10K
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, touching, disturbing, rough
Plot: coach, rugby, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, father son relationship, human spirit, sport, starting over, ambition, teenage life, redemption, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, college, sport, ambition, midlife crisis, american football, athlete's life, romance, family problems, love triangle, marriage, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: fighting the system, rivalry, relationship vs career, dishonesty, society, legal, ambition, life is a bitch, workplace, corporate crimes, workplace situations, price of justice ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, realistic, serious, 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%
 7.6
 16K
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: psychological, thought provoking, social, touching, suspense
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, teenage sex, family relations, teen romance, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, teenage pregnancy, brother sister relationship, african american, teenager, drug use, parents and children ...
Place: florida, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, parents and children, family in crisis, couples, life turned upside down, wedding anniversary, love, father son relationship, hospital, society, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, billionaire, mob, generation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.9
 287K
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, contemplative, sincere ...
Plot: wrestling, loneliness, life is a bitch, wrestler, fame, stripper, ambition, aging, sport, introspection, athlete's life, heart attack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
All Things Fall Apart (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 50 Cent stars as gifted college running back Deon in this touching drama. Deon's world turns upside down when an unexpected crisis jeopardizes his professional ambitions -- and causes him to look at himself and his life in a new way.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Audience: family outing
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 133K
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, disturbing, exciting, suspenseful
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Drama, 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
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Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Swimming with  Men (2018)
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: inspirational, captivating, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: father son relationship, underwater scene, athlete and trainer, sport team, sport, contests and competitions, human spirit, ambition, rivalry, transformation, personal growth, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 4.3
 4K
Supercross (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Faced with the suspicious death of their father, two brothers must motivate one another to get back on their bikes and take the Las Vegas Motocross Championships by storm.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, saga
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, against the odds, ambition, athlete's life, ego clash, rising to stardom, sport, lifestyle, contests and competitions, human spirit, relationship vs career, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Final Season (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job and ditches his wedding plans to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, baseball movie, against the odds, ambition, youth, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Chuck Murdock, a 12-year-old boy from Montana and son of a military jet pilot, becomes anxious after seeing a Minuteman missile on a school field trip. He protests the existence of nuclear weapons by refusing to play baseball, which results in the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, uplifting, touching, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: little league, friendship, politics, athlete's life, sport team, anti war, fighting the system, hopes, ambition, family relations, nuclear, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, boston, new jersey, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 166 min.
Story: M. Kumaran Son Of Mahalakshmi is the remake version of Telugu movie Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi. Kumaran (Ravi) who life is all about his mother Mahalakshmi (Nadhiya) who is separated from her husband Eshwar (Prakash Raj). Kumaran is passionate about ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, suspense
Plot: family relations, mixed martial arts, dysfunctional family, kickboxing, loss of mother, father son relationship, death of mother, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 20K
Lucky You (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A professional poker player whose astounding luck at the table fails to translate into his lonesome love life attempts to win the World Series of Poker while simultaneously earning the affections of a beautiful Las Vegas singer.
Style: clever, feel good, exciting, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gambling, poker, addiction, bet, casino, romance, couples, ego clash, rivalry, ambition, opposites attract, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003
Place: las vegas, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
From Mexico with Love (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A washed-up trainer takes a self-destructive young boxer under his wing.
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, rivalry, immigrants, ambition, family problems, boxing, boxer, father son relationship, racism, athlete and trainer, sport, training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 20K
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
Plot: military training, military academy, navy, boxing, friendship, ambition, rivalry, sport, military life, superior, military, u.s. navy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 394
The Tournament (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Budapest International Chess Tournament. The most likely winner: Cal Fournier (22), French champion, immature genius, socially awkward, compulsive player. But this time, an unusual 9-years-old Hungarian opponent disrupts this smooth-running routine.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, prodigy, ambition, misfit, contests and competitions, rivalry, bet, coach, genius, chess, sexual abuse, internet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hungary, budapest, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.6
 156
Red Zone (2003)
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, psychological, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: gambling, casino, high school, gangsters, crimes, ambition, sport team, buddies, football, rivalry, friendship, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 42K
Hoosiers (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, small town, underdog, high school, athlete and trainer, sport, championship, sport team, human spirit, ambition, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 3K
Mario (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two young gay soccer players get caught up between the politics of the game and the politics of love. In Swiss German.
Style: gay cinema, sentimental, touching, psychological, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Elvis and 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: sincere, serious, psychological, touching, contemplative
Plot: mortician, back from the dead, love and romance, love at first sight, fall in love, self discovery, miraculous event, parents and children, ambition, beauty queen, suicide attempt, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%