Movies like Rocky

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Rocky (1976)
 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 trainer Mickey Goldmill to make the most of this once in a lifetime break.
Style: uplifting, touching, captivating, feel good, inspirational, realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: boxing, underdog, self esteem, training, contests and competitions, fight, ambition, life is a bitch, life changing experience, follow your dream, lifestyle, determination, rivalry, love of one's life, urban ghetto, athlete's life, tough guy, racial slur, shyness, boxing gym, boxer, boxing match, world champion, love story, character study ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 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 sport, ambition, underdog, mentor, redemption, athlete's life and human spirit mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Rocky: Million Dollar Baby (2004), Cinderella Man (2005), The Karate Kid (1984), Creed (2015), Invincible (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 188K
Rocky Balboa (2006)
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: sentimental, captivating, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: athlete's life, comeback, training, boxing, underdog, boxer, fight, sport, human spirit, against the odds, determination, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 170K
Rocky II (1979)
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: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, sport, underdog, hospital, comeback, championship, boxing match, boxer, coma, training, tough heroes, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 154K
Rocky III (1982)
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: realistic, gloomy, feel good, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: comeback, boxing, sport, underdog, revenge, rivalry, boxer, training, fame, boxing match, opponent, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, pennsylvania, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 114K
Rocky V (1990)
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: realistic, gloomy, feel good, sincere, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: sport, betrayal, underdog, champion, boxing match, training, boxer, heroes, human spirit, dishonesty, ambition, relationship vs career ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 166K
Rocky IV (1985)
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: suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, sport, underdog, revenge, cold war, boxer, training, boxing match, victory, kgb, mountain, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, soviet union, usa, moscow russia, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, europe, england, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 165K
Cinderella Man (2005)
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: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, athlete's life, comeback, underdog, follow your dream, boxing, financial problem, poverty, training, marriage, humiliation ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 156K
The Karate Kid (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who agrees to train Daniel ... and ends up teaching him much more than ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, coming of age, underdog, human spirit, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, karate, teenage life, halloween, rivalry, cheerleader, motorcycle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 209K
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, serious, sincere, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, underdog, sport, mentor, cancer, legacy, ambition, rivalry, power relations, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1990s, year 1998
Place: usa, mexico, tijuana mexico, england, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 60K
Invincible (2006)
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, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, football, underdog, teacher, jealousy, determination, against the odds, divorce, american football, lifestyle, coach, training ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 71K
Creed II (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Follows Adonis Creed's life inside and outside of the ring as he deals with new found fame, issues with his family, and his continuing quest to become a champion.
Style: inspirational, captivating, uplifting, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, courage, training, boxing, human spirit, fight, comeback, life philosophy, punching, nurse, father daughter relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles, ukraine, kiev ukraine, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, uplifting, captivating, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: boxing, sport, female boxer, sexism, power relations, urban ghetto, family relations, hopes, athlete and trainer, human spirit, self fulfillment, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, hopes, urban ghetto life, contests and competitions, human spirit, rivalry, against the odds, ambition, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, hopes, power relations, custody, lifestyle, rivalry, ambition, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.8
 314K
The Fighter (2010)
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: sincere, realistic, captivating, uplifting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, sport, underdog, self destructing, boxer, addiction, black eye, title bout, shame, ex boxer, irish american ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, atlantic city new jersey, new hampshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 7K
Fat City (1972)
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: bleak, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: sport, friendship, boxing, comeback, boxing match, boxer, athlete's life, hopes, ambition, alcohol abuse, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 806
From the Rough (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The coach of a women's swim team parlays her success into an opportunity to build her school's men's golf team.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: against the odds, society, lifestyle, misfit, golf, human spirit, ambition, underdog, friends, power relations, sport team, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 110K
Coach Carter (2005)
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, captivating, sincere, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, teacher, high school, teachers and students, underdog, human spirit, coach, drugs/alcohol, hardcase students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 40K
Glory Road (2006)
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, uplifting, captivating, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, racism, underdog, college, racial slur, teamwork, coach, marriage, human spirit, glory, ambitious ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, campus, maryland, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 43K
Miracle (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, put a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation ...
Style: uplifting, touching, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: ice hockey, underdog, sport, athlete and trainer, coach, hockey, human spirit, grudge, championship, sport team, athlete's life, opponent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa, milwaukee wisconsin, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Remember the Titans (2000)
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, sport, football, contests and competitions, prejudice, underdog, high school, training, coach, african american, racial slur, american football ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.2
 400K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine ...
Style: tense, emotional, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, fist fighting, teacher, mixed martial arts, training, martial arts, warrior, sport, contests and competitions, coach, exercise, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, atlantic city new jersey, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 39K
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, sincere, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, sport, small town, redemption, underdog, high school, championship, athlete and trainer, ambition, lifestyle, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
Paradise Alley (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Sylvester Stallone is fighting the odds again, this time in the wrestling ring. As Cosmo Carboni, he and his two brothers dream of getting out of Hell's Kitchen (circa 1946) and into the big time. The exit signs point to Paradise Alley, a ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: sport, wrestling, family feud, monkey, racial slur, ice cream, bum, ghetto, street life, ice, cripple, arm wrestling ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
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: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, underdog, rivalry, sport team, athlete's life, life is a bitch, sport, friends, hopes, human spirit, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, realistic, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, athlete and trainer, family, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, ambition, parents and children, dream come true, one more chance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
We Are Marshall (2006)
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, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, sport, football, grief, recruit, survivor, student, university, comeback, coach, american football, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, campus, virginia, west virginia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 50K
Rudy (1993)
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, ambition, working class, college life, american football, football, college, coach, youth, staff, irish ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 42K
Gridiron Gang (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, human spirit, teenage life, athlete and trainer, youth, sport, football, violence, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 31K
McFarland, USA (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
Style: touching, exciting, uplifting, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: human spirit, small town, athlete and trainer, underdog, coach, contests and competitions, track and field, high school, social differences, teenage life, teachers and students, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%