Movies like Rocky

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 8.1
 450K
Rocky
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 trainer Mickey Goldmill to make the most of this once in a lifetime break.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good, serious, inspirational, captivating, intense, earnest, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, friendship, training, athlete's life, violence, rags to riches, mentor, sport, courage, honest, fight scenes, urban ghetto, contests and competitions, redemption, destiny, love story, childhood, follow your dream, unlikely friendships, dialogue, dreams, character study, athlete and trainer, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania

Most similar movies to Rocky

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, inspirational and touching films with plots about mentor, redemption, dialogue, ambition, athlete's life, sport and storytelling mostly in Sport, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Rocky: Creed (2015), Coach Carter (2005), Girlfight (2000), Hoosiers (1986), We Are Marshall (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.2
 182K
Rocky Balboa
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: inspirational, captivating, sentimental, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: sport, boxing, athlete's life, strongman, human spirit, against the odds, comeback, boxer, fight, courage, determination, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 7.2
 162K
Rocky II
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: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, hospital, sport, brutality, revenge, athlete's life, working class, mentor, rags to riches, destiny, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   89%
    User:   100%
 
 6.8
 146K
Rocky III
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: sincere, serious, realistic, feel good, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, revenge, sport, brutality, death, redemption, athlete's life, comeback, mentor, fight scenes, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, los angeles, russia, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   100%
 
 5.2
 109K
Rocky V
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: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, betrayal, boxing, sport, father son relationship, mentor, athlete's life, redemption, rock, revenge, urban ghetto, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, usa, russia, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   100%
 
 6.8
 158K
Rocky IV
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: serious, sincere, realistic, feel good, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, revenge, cold war, boxing, vengeance, sport, brutality, death, culture clash, redemption, athlete's life, russian ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, soviet union, usa, las vegas, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   100%
 
 7.6
 201K
Creed
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, serious, exciting, intense, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, mentor, sport, cancer, courage, athlete's life, redemption, hip hop, fight scenes, storytelling, rags to riches ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s, year 1998
Place: usa, philadelphia, england, mexico, tijuana mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   65%
 
 7.3
 106K
Coach Carter
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: high school, basketball, underdog, teacher, sport, athlete's life, drugs/alcohol, teachers and students, friendship, mentor, dedicated educator, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   100%
 
 6.8
 9K
Girlfight
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, serious, rough, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: boxing, sport, athlete's life, single father, high school, coming-of-age, father daughter relationship, relationships, underdog, coming of age, urban ghetto, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   41%
 
 7.6
 38K
Hoosiers
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, serious, inspirational, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, small town, basketball, high school, underdog, sport, friendship, contests and competitions, mentor, lone hero, foul language, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
We Are Marshall
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, football, small town, underdog, sport, sport team, courage, ambition, mentor, hopes, tragedy, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, campus, virginia, new jersey, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   35%
 
 8.0
 162K
Cinderella Man
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, boxing, poverty, depression, sport, rags to riches, athlete's life, comeback, training, supportive spouse, courage, mentor ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   100%
 
 7.4
 6K
Fat City
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: atmospheric, realistic, bleak, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, boxing, sport, loneliness, athlete's life, working class, character study, relationships, dialogue, underdog, greed, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   39%
 
 7.5
 48K
Rudy
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, college, football, sport, athlete's life, mentor, dreams, courage, university, college life, follow your dream, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   36%
 
Bang the Drum Slowly
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a New York pro baseball team and two of its players. Henry Wiggen is the star pitcher and Bruce Pearson is the normal, everyday catcher who is far from the star player on the team and friend to all of his teammates. During the ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, baseball, underdog, hospital, unlikely friendships, mentor, sport, hopes, cancer, friends, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   40%
 
 6.5
 7K
Gladiator
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: realistic, rough, serious, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, friendship, underdog, gambling, gangsters, sport, athlete's life, fight scenes, mentor, vengeance, revenge, violent ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, cuba, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
 7.1
 59K
Invincible
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, feel good, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, football, sport, rags to riches, teacher, athlete's life, friendship, mentor, courage, follow your dream, against the odds, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   100%
 
 6.8
 7K
The Champ
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, emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: underdog, redemption, sport, death, on the road, athlete's life, boxing, single parent, contests and competitions, mentor, love, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   32%
 
Million Dollar Baby
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: sad, touching, compassionate, sentimental, bad ending ...
Plot: boxing, follow your dream, mentor, boxing trainer, athlete and trainer, female boxer, wisdom of life, father daughter relationship, determination, athlete's life, mentor protege relationship, death of protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   100%
 
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 7.5
 38K
The Natural
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An unknown middle-aged batter named Roy Hobbs with a mysterious past appears out of nowhere to take a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of the league in this magical sports fantasy. With the aid of a bat cut from a lightning struck tree, Hobbs ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, atmospheric, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: baseball, underdog, redemption, corruption, femme fatale, sport, childhood, aging, athlete's life, love, mentor, small town ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   27%
 
The Power of One
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: PK, an English orphan terrorized for his family's political beliefs in Africa, turns to his only friend, a kindly world-wise prisoner, Geel Piet. Geel teaches him how to box with the motto “fight with your fists and lead with your heart”. ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, bullying, racism, human spirit, book, segregation, mentor, race, childhood, justice, courage, adaptation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   27%
 
 7.2
 39K
Glory Road
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, inspirational, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, basketball, college, racism, segregation, mentor, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, prejudice, life philosophy, ambition ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, campus, indiana, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   34%
 
Remember the Titans
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: underdog, high school, racism, friendship, football, culture clash, prejudice, sport, school, race issues, segregation, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   35%
 
 7.4
 190K
Southpaw
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: realistic, touching, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: father daughter relationship, boxing, death, tragedy, sport, violence, athlete's life, redemption, mentor, blood, fight scenes, rags to riches ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   27%
 
The Legend of Bagger Vance
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: World War I has left golfer Rannulph Junuh a poker-playing alcoholic, his perfect swing gone. Now, however, he needs to get it back to play in a tournament to save the financially ravaged golf course of a long-ago sweetheart. Help arrives in the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: golf, underdog, childhood, storytelling, athlete's life, mentor, sport, redemption, contests and competitions, destiny, football, life philosophy ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   27%
 
 6.4
 25K
Hardball
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
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, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underdog, redemption, baseball, gambling, athlete and trainer, drugs/alcohol, teacher, mentor, sport team, sport, ambition, kids and family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new jersey, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   24%
 
 7.8
 307K
The Fighter
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: realistic, serious, rough, dramatic, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, dysfunctional family, boxing, addiction, drug abuse, working class, irish, drug addiction, sport, redemption, athlete's life, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, atlantic city new jersey, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   32%
 
 7.0
 29K
The Rookie
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, serious, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: baseball, family, underdog, sport, father son relationship, high school, small town, athlete's life, happy ending, rags to riches, mentor, dreams ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   27%
 
Facing the Giants
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.
Style: touching, serious, feel good, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christian, underdog, football, sport, god, athlete's life, jesus, christianity, life philosophy, religion, high school, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   28%
 
Requiem for a Heavyweight
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mountain Rivera is at the end of his boxing career after a knockout by Cassius Clay in the seventh round. His left eye is one punch from permanent trauma, his ears turned to cauliflower, his speech slurred from "being hit a million times," ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, dramatic ...
Plot: aging, boxing, down on your luck, mentor, corruption, childhood, life is a bitch, character study, crime gone awry, depression, drinking, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   31%
 
 7.9
 272K
The Wrestler
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, realistic, emotional, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: aging, redemption, loneliness, depression, father daughter relationship, tragedy, violence, sport, wrestling, hospital, stripper, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   25%
 
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