Movies like Rocky Balboa

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Rocky Balboa (2006)
 7.1
 214K
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Genre: Action, 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 friends, Rocky agrees to come out of retirement and face an opponent who's faster, stronger and thirty years his junior.
Style: captivating, uplifting, sincere, inspirational, sentimental, touching, melancholic, feel good, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, boxer, comeback, training, fight, sport, against the odds, determination, aging, strongman, life philosophy, ambition, human spirit, father son relationship, underdog, heroes, veteran, contests and competitions, restaurant owner, life, loneliness, family, boxing training, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, las vegas

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Most similar movies to Rocky Balboa

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, inspirational and sincere films with plots about sport, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, underdog and fight mostly in Drama, Sport and Action genres. Some movies like Rocky Balboa: Rocky (1976), Southpaw (2015), Rocky II (1979), Rocky III (1982), Creed (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
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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, inspirational, touching, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, self esteem, training, fight, contests and competitions, ambition, life is a bitch, tough guy, rivalry, lifestyle, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 233K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, contests and competitions, tragedy, rise and fall, boxer, sport, family relations, father daughter relationship, down on your luck, death of wife, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014, 2010s
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, las vegas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 205K
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: feel good, sincere, rough, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: boxing, underdog, boxer, heroes, championship, comeback, training, sport, graphic violence, athlete's life, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 187K
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: captivating, suspenseful, inspirational, suspense, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: boxing, boxer, comeback, underdog, coach, fame, training, sport, revenge, athlete's life, ambition, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, los angeles, madison square garden manhattan new york city, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 267K
Creed (2015)
Genre: Action, 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: captivating, realistic, sincere, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, underdog, boxer, athlete and trainer, coach, mentor, legacy, sport, ambition, rivalry, fight, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 2015, year 1998 ...
Place: usa, mexico, tijuana mexico, philadelphia, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 201K
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: tense, suspenseful, inspirational, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: boxing, underdog, boxer, victory, training, sport, vengeance, revenge, tough heroes, opponent, athlete and trainer, fight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ussr, russia, siberia, las vegas, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 178K
The Karate Kid (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, China
Duration: 140 min.
Story: 12-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship ...
Style: inspirational, sincere, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: underdog, human spirit, family, martial arts, contests and competitions, teachers and students, sport, rivalry, coach, kung fu master, friendship, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, asia, beijing china, michigan, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 135K
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: serious, realistic, inspirational, suspense, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, betrayal, underdog, coach, training, champion, heroes, sport, challenge, athlete and trainer, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, bleak, sad, rough, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: underdog, determination, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, female boxer, human spirit, sport, boxing, follow your dream, suffering, ambition, mentor protege relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas, missouri, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 46K
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: feel good, emotional, serious, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, underdog, coach, racism, college, teamwork, racial slur, sport team, contests and competitions, championship, career ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, mexico, maryland, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 121K
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, uplifting, captivating, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, boxing, comeback, champion, courage, human spirit, training, coach, sports hero, bravery, boxing trainer, haunted by the past ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ukraine, kiev ukraine, los angeles, new york, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 45K
Sultan (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A biographical drama based on the life of fictional Haryana based wrestler & mixed martial arts specialist Sultan Ali Khan.
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating, inspirational, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wrestling, sport, wrestler, fistfight, mixed martial arts, male objectification, follow your dream, contests and competitions, ambition, training, rivalry, fight ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 185K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, 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, inspirational, sincere, touching, motivational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: human spirit, sport, boxing, underdog, athlete's life, boxer, financial problem, poverty, great depression, prizefighter, comeback, training ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 35K
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, uplifting, inspirational, feel good, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: baseball, athlete and trainer, underdog, family relations, following a dream, family, sport, baseball coach, against the odds, human spirit, hopes, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 9K
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, girls' night
Plot: boxing, friendship, sport, ambition, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions, against the odds, human spirit, urban ghetto life, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Friday Night Lights (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles, is seriously injured during the first game of the season, all hope is lost, and the town's dormant ...
Style: inspirational, serious, captivating, sincere, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport team, football, coach, high school, career, athlete's life, championship, sport, ambition, human spirit, lifestyle, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 11K
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: uplifting, captivating, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: female boxer, boxing, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, self fulfillment, sport, lifestyle, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 60K
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, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, elderly, contests and competitions, sport, aging, comeback, athlete's life, uninhibited rivalry, ex athlete, elderly man, parent child relationship, retirement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Carman: The Champion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Former champion boxer Orlando Leone (Carmen) is "The Preacher" at an inner-city youth center. Wanting to give something back to the community, he bought a large building for a church youth center. But the cash ran out before he could ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, tough heroes, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, lifestyle, contests and competitions, relationship vs career, underdog, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, semi serious, sincere, touching
Plot: arm wrestling, sport, wrestling, street life, family relations, family feud, ghetto, racial slur, life is a bitch, ambition, siblings relations, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 360K
The Fighter (2010)
Genre: Action, 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, inspirational, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, underdog, athlete's life, training, sport, loyalty, arrest, addiction, drug abuse, self destructing, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1993
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new hampshire, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 70K
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, captivating, serious, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, american football, follow your dream, football, against the odds, determination, teacher, sport, team, teamwork, rookie, training ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: football, college, coach, american football, sport, survivor, air disaster, university, sport team, tragic event, struggle, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, california, west virginia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 644
Full Count (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An unfortunate chain of events forces Milton Young to give up his dream of playing professional baseball and return home to the town he fought hard to escape. Once home, Milton faces insurmountable economic and personal hardships, only to be faced ...
Style: captivating, inspirational, uplifting, sincere, christian film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: strongman, society, athlete's life, friendship, hopes, rivalry, ambition, adaptation, fight, sport, human spirit, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 9K
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: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, friendship, boxing, comeback, athlete's life, sport, ambition, rivalry, introspection, unfulfillment, boxing match, boxer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 9K
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, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: boxing, gambling, boxer, underdog, bittersweet, redemption, sport, ambition, hopes, rivalry, lifestyle, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa, ireland, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.2
 463K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: Action, 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: serious, tense, emotional, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, warrior, courage, athlete and trainer, boxing, sport, fight scenes, teacher, muscleman, underdog, training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, atlantic city new jersey, iraq, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 7.2
 3K
Unbeatable (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Fai, once a world champion in boxing, escapes to Macau from the loan sharks and unexpectedly encounters Qi, a young chap who is determined to win a boxing match. Fai becomes Qi's mentor and rediscovers his passion to fight not only in the ring ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ambition, boxing, opponent, rivalry, contests and competitions, boxing match, loan shark, training, mixed martial arts, boxer, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Four fighters different backgrounds come together to train under an ex MMA rising star and then ultimately have to fight each other and the traitor in heir midst.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts training, martial arts tournament, kickboxer, athlete and trainer, bully, kickboxing, martial arts, boxing, undisciplined, ambition, sport, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Split Decisions (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a boxer is killed because he wouldn't take a dive, his brother tries to find a way to avenge him even if only symbolically.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, boxer, boxing, power relations, family relations, hopes, lifestyle, athlete's life, rivalry, gangsters, sport, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%