Movies like Rocky III

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Rocky III (1982)
 6.8
 189K
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 rival Apollo Creed for a rematch with Lang.
Style: inspirational, captivating, suspenseful, feel good, suspense, psychological, exciting, motivational, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, sport, fight, underdog, comeback, revenge, coach, fame, training, victory, world champion, defeat, ambition, opponent, athlete's life, tough heroes, death, friendship between men, celebrity, gym, showdown, martial arts, violence, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: philadelphia, los angeles, pennsylvania, new york, russia, usa, california ...

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Most similar movies to Rocky III

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, inspirational and intense films with plots about sport, ambition, rivalry, fight, underdog, mentor and redemption mostly in Drama, Sport and Action genres. Some movies like Rocky III: Rocky (1976), Rocky Balboa (2006), Rocky II (1979), Rocky IV (1985), Rocky V (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 567K
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, feel good, motivational ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, underdog, fight, self esteem, tough guy, sport, boxer, training, character study, violence, contests and competitions, world champion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 216K
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 ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, touching, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, sport, father son relationship, fight, boxer, life philosophy, comeback, training, aging, life, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 208K
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: inspirational, feel good, sincere, rough, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, underdog, fight, sport, heroes, brutality, violence, training, world champion, championship, comeback ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.8
 204K
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: inspirational, tense, suspenseful, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: boxing, fight, sport, revenge, boxer, underdog, training, vengeance, christmas, machismo, victory, cold war ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ussr, philadelphia, las vegas, russia, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 5.3
 137K
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: inspirational, serious, realistic, sexy, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, boxer, sport, fight, betrayal, underdog, coach, training, champion, gym, fight scenes, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, russia, pennsylvania, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.6
 271K
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: inspirational, realistic, feel good, emotional, brutal ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, fight, underdog, boxer, sport, training, athlete and trainer, mentor, coach, legacy, courage, boxing match ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, 2010s, 90s ...
Place: usa, philadelphia, mexico, pennsylvania, tijuana mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 123K
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, motivational, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, boxing match, african american, comeback, baby, fight, champion, revenge, showdown, mentor, human spirit ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ukraine, kiev ukraine, philadelphia, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 85K
Bloodsport (1988)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Frank Dux has entered the "kumite", an illegal underground martial-arts competition where serious injury and even death are not unknown. Chong Li, a particularly ruthless and vicious fighter is the favorite, but then again Dux has not ...
Style: inspirational, exciting, intense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, tournament, martial arts tournament, kung fu, revenge, underdog, rivalry, sport, fight, airport, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 350K
Raging Bull (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, bloody, intense, harsh ...
Plot: boxing, rise and fall, character study, sport, bad temper, paranoia, redemption, boxer, gangsters, jealousy, domestic violence, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1956 ...
Place: new york, bronx new york city, chicago illinois, miami, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Best of the Best (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A team from the United States is going to compete against Korea in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The team consists of fighters from all over the country--can they overcome their rivalry and work together to win?
Style: inspirational, emotional, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, martial arts tournament, martial artist, taekwondo, sport, culture clash, underdog, vengeance, redemption, fight, violence, kung fu ...
Time: 80s
Place: korea, hong kong, seoul, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: realistic, atmospheric, neo noir, serious, captivating ...
Plot: boxing, alcohol abuse, friendship, sport, boxer, boxing match, comeback, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, unfulfillment, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 55K
Over the Top (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sylvester Stallone stars as hard-luck big-rig trucker Lincoln Hawk and takes us under the glaring Las Vegas lights for all the boisterous action of the World Armwrestling Championship. Relying on wits and willpower, Hawk tries to rebuild his life ...
Style: inspirational, intense, serious, sexy, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: arm wrestling, truck driver, father son relationship, underdog, athlete's life, truck, boy, redemption, sport, road trip, on the road, custody ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 181K
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, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, sport, human spirit, family, kung fu, contests and competitions, underdog, teachers and students, rivalry, coach, coming of age, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, beijing china, new jersey, california, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 61K
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, emotional, intense, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: sport, boxing, rivalry, aging, contests and competitions, elderly, fight, honest, fight scenes, mentor, justice, comeback ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: sad, sexy, sentimental, clever, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: boxing, coming of age, boy, death, father son relationship, boxer, redemption, underdog, bittersweet, horse, fight, horse trainer ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, ireland, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: boxing, female boxer, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, mentor, self fulfillment, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.0
 187K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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: inspirational, touching, motivational, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, sport, human spirit, underdog, great depression, boxer, athlete's life, comeback, poverty, follow your dream, depression, financial problem ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: new jersey, netherlands, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, sad, touching, bleak, depressing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boxing, sport, determination, female boxer, euthanasia, underdog, female athlete, athlete and trainer, human spirit, athlete's life, mentor protege relationship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, las vegas, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 364K
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: inspirational, sincere, realistic, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, sport, addiction, underdog, athlete's life, drug abuse, drug addiction, fight, change of luck, drugs, courage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1993
Place: boston, massachusetts, new jersey, usa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Any Given Sunday (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to ...
Style: stylized, intense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, american football, underdog, football, sport team, coach, desire for fame, success, ambition, power relations, fame, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, new jersey, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 100K
Ali (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, thought provoking, inspirational ...
Plot: boxing, muslim, friendship, civil rights, racism, sport, african american, politics, vietnam war, rise to the top, human spirit, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1964, year 1974, 20th century
Place: africa, nigeria, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: wrestling, arm wrestling, sport, street life, ghetto, racial slur, family feud, family relations, life is a bitch, ambition, siblings relations, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: emotional, sentimental, touching, inspirational, compassionate ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, family outing
Plot: sport, football, american football, college, coach, air disaster, survivor, university, interracial friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, football team, happy ending ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, west virginia, california, new jersey, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 71K
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: inspirational, sentimental, feel good, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: american football, underdog, sport, football, follow your dream, teacher, against the odds, determination, team, teamwork, disney, rookie ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, martial arts training, martial arts tournament, mixed martial arts, fight, kickboxer, athlete and trainer, streetfighting, bully, kickboxing, champion, boxing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, realistic, rough, harsh, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: boxing, sport, friendship, ambition, underdog, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions, against the odds, human spirit, urban ghetto life, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, british columbia, california, cuba, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.3
 782
Undefeated (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lex 'El Animal' Vargas is a promising Portorican boxer in Queens, but lacks ambition to aim for the big career. That changes after his brother Paulie is accidentally shot dead by a teenager in an amateur hold-up on their late dad's ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, suspense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, lifestyle, social differences, against the odds, tough heroes, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, follow your dream, sport, rise to the top ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 47K
Hoosiers (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
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: inspirational, realistic, exciting, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: basketball, small town, high school, sport, underdog, athlete and trainer, high school basketball, championship, alcoholic, father son relationship, basketball coach, redemption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Against the Ropes (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fictional story inspired by North America's most famous female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen. Her struggle to survive and succeed in a male dominated sport.
Style: inspirational, intense, sincere, serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: boxing, sport, fight scenes, rags to riches, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, lifestyle, human spirit, underdog ...
Time: year 1972, 70s
Place: new jersey, michigan, los angeles, detroit, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 7K
Pride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this uplifting film based on a true story, coach Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard) shocks the community and changes lives when, aided by a local janitor (Bernie Mac), he sets out to form Philadelphia's first black swim team. But the odds are ...
Style: inspirational, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: swimming, racism, sport, life is a bitch, ambition, against the odds, rivalry, athlete's life, human spirit, youth, ghetto, african american ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new orleans, new jersey, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%