Movies like Searching for Bobby Fischer

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Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
 7.4
 40K
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, touching, intellectual, clever, serious, realistic, dramatic, feel good, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: chess, child prodigy, prodigy, contests and competitions, parents and children, supportive parent, human spirit, competition, tournament, genius, mentor, coach, obsession, children, hustler, childhood, youth, age difference, family relations, rivalry, ambition, fame, coming of age, championship, opponent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york

Most similar movies to Searching for Bobby Fischer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and inspirational films with plots about ambition, sport, mentor, destiny, runaway, underdog and unlikely friendships mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Searching for Bobby Fischer: Akeelah and the Bee (2006), Pawn Sacrifice (2014), Little Man Tate (1991), McFarland, USA (2015), The Bronx Bull (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: self esteem, elementary school, family relations, african american, rivalry, human spirit, human nature, hopes, teachers and students, self discovery, prodigy, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
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100%
 7.0
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Pawn Sacrifice (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.
Style: captivating, factual, entertaining, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: chess, cold war, prodigy, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, paranoia, politics, genius, obsession, eccentricity, mental illness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1962 ...
Place: reykjavik iceland, canada, former yugoslavia, israel, tunisia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Little Man Tate (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that he is not taken advantage of by people who forget that his ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: prodigy, single parent, coming of age, waitress, mathematics, working class, summer camp, family relations, supportive parent, parents and children, human nature, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 38K
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, captivating, uplifting, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, underdog, teenager, sport, track and field, mentor, dedicated educator, small town, sport team, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 4.8
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The Bronx Bull (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A combination "before the rage" and "after the rage" of world middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta's tumultuous life and times.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, rise and fall, athlete's life, sport, parents and children, hopes, youth, tough heroes, family relations, boxer, graphic violence ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 21K
The Express (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
Style: emotional, uplifting, serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Plot: american football, athlete and trainer, african american, sport, human spirit, racism, ambition, college, success, against the odds, rise to the top, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, new york, cleveland ohio, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 323K
The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: touching, inspirational, uplifting, motivational, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: adoption, human spirit, american football, life, strong female character, parents and children, interracial relations, fish out of water, rising to stardom, misfit, athlete's life, football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.
Style: inspirational, serious, realistic, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: following a dream, sport, contests and competitions, rise to the top, athlete's life, prodigy, soccer, ambition, rivalry, youth, rags to riches, father son relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The World Champion (2021)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Some sporting victories are about more than just claiming a title. Some of them go down in history. The film follows the most dramatic and legendary showdown in the history of chess – the match between Anatoly Karpov, then world champion, and ...
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: chess, child prodigy, genius, rivalry, competition, champion, championship, tournament, heroes, ambition, prodigy, mathematics ...
Time: year 1978
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 62K
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: football, underdog, american football, working class, college life, ambition, sport team, family relations, aspiration, sport, college, against the odds ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 54K
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, sincere, captivating, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, underdog, olympics, sport team, coach, human spirit, grudge, sport, contests and competitions, athlete's life, championship, opponent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: usa, new york, milwaukee wisconsin, colorado, minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 410K
Moneyball (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Style: captivating, inspirational, realistic, feel good, serious ...
Plot: rise to the top, success, underdog, mathematics, sport, strategy, baseball, manager, statistics, ambition, teamwork, team ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, oakland california, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 17K
Queen of Katwe (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young girl overcomes her disadvantaged upbringing in the slums of Uganda to become a Chess master.
Style: inspirational, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chess, widow, poverty, rise to the top, child protagonist, mother daughter relationship, sport, contests and competitions, small town, team, mentor, life ...
Time: future, 80s, 50s
Place: uganda, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biopic of 20-year-old Francis Ouimet who defeated his golfing idol and 1900 US Open Champion, Harry Vardon.
Style: motivational, captivating, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: golf, rags to riches, sport, underdog, athlete's life, prodigy, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, social differences, talented, championship ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s, 60s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new jersey, boston, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Queen's Gambit (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 395 min.
TV show
Story: In a Kentucky orphanage in the 1950s, a young girl discovers an astonishing talent for chess while struggling with addiction.
Style: captivating, psychological, suspense, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Plot: chess, genius, girl power, addiction, child prodigy, female protagonist, girl, prodigy, mathematics, obsession, orphanage, orphan ...
Time: 60s, 50s
Place: europe, usa, moscow russia, kentucky, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, racial tension, american football, african american, football, coach, friendship, prejudice, racial prejudice, contests and competitions, human spirit, high school ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, usa, southern usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Tiger Woods Story (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With his father coaching him and his mother providing a strong spiritual influence, Tiger Woods rose to fame and fortune. But his success came at a price, as he endured personal struggles with racism, self-doubt and cultural identity.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, sincere, touching
Plot: family relations, racism, interracial relations, athlete's life, rise to the top, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle, hotshot hero, society, ambition ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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 ⇓
32%
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Without Limits (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to Olympics in Munich and his early death at 24 in a car crash.
Style: sincere, captivating, exciting, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: olympics, sport, athlete's life, hopes, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, athlete and trainer, human spirit, competition, track and field ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969, year 1970 ...
Place: oregon, usa, helsinki finland, munich germany, finland
⇓ 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: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, sport, athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, baseball, hopes, underdog, rivalry, sport team, professional sports ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Chasing Mavericks (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Surfer Jay Moriarity sets out to ride the Northern California break known as Mavericks.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: surfing, mentor protege relationship, coach, lifestyle, progress, ambition, drowning, friends, sport, friendship, championship, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1987
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 11K
The Babe (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chronicle of Babe Ruth's phenomenal story--from his hard knock beginnings at a Baltimore orphanage, to his meteoric rise to baseball superstardom and his poignant retirement from the game. His amazing career included seven American League ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: baseball, athlete's life, ambition, rising to stardom, hopes, underdog, rivalry, human spirit, americana, relationship vs career, couple relations, once promising ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 1910s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, baltimore, new york, bronx new york city, new york yankees ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: serious, uplifting, emotional, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: swimming, racism, sport, life is a bitch, ambition, against the odds, rivalry, athlete's life, human spirit, youth, ghetto, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Soul Surfer (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton. Bethany lost her left arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.Bethany ...
Style: christian film, touching, sentimental, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: surfing, human spirit, christian, against the odds, handicapped, family relations, comeback, lifestyle, survivor, shark attack, beach, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: hawaii, thailand, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Luzhin Defence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based upon the novel by Vladimir Nabokov, a chess grandmaster travels to Italy in the 1920s to play in a tournament and falls in love.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: chess, obsession, prodigy, mentally unstable, supportive spouse, contests and competitions, ambition, genius, family relations, love story, eccentricity, loneliness ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 459
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: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, chess, prodigy, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, misfit, coach, bet, genius, competition, sport competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hungary, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Million Dollar Arm (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) dreams up a wild game plan to find Major League Baseball’s next great pitcher from a pool of cricket players in India. He soon discovers two young men who can throw a ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: baseball, underdog, fish out of water, athlete's life, sport, ambition, against the odds, culture clash, rivalry, contests and competitions, society, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, usa, california, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 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: realistic, emotional, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, small town, underdog, high school, sport, championship, sport team, ambition, human spirit, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Front of the Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher
Style: inspirational, touching, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: tourette's syndrome, dedicated educator, school, teachers and students, social misfits, stuttering, family relations, understanding, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, atlanta georgia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 158K
Invictus (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: human spirit, rugby, president, idealism, historical character, leadership, racism, apartheid, politician, sport, celebration, blacks and whites ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, johannesburg south africa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%