Movies like Secretariat

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Secretariat (2010)
 7.2
 27K
Secretariat (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin - manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.
Style: sentimental, inspirational, touching, emotional, uplifting, based on true events, exciting, romantic, intense, serious ...
Plot: horse, horse race, against the odds, sport, underdog, animal training, horse riding, rise to the top, horse ranch, racehorse, contests and competitions, ambition, follow your dream, family relations, stallion, beautiful scenery, disney, legendary, parents and children, housewife, championship, hopes, strong female presence, rivalry, training ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california

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Most similar movies to Secretariat

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about hopes, sport, underdog, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions and against the odds mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Secretariat: Seabiscuit (2003), 50 to 1 (2014), Champion (2018), Racing Stripes (2005), Cinderella Man (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 67K
Seabiscuit (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: horse, horse race, racehorse, underdog, follow your dream, against the odds, businessman, american dream, animal training, marriage, divorce, cowboy ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s, 20s ...
Place: baltimore, new york, san francisco, chicago illinois, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 2K
50 to 1 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when they learn their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies to run in the Kentucky Derby. Based on the true story of Mine That Bird, the cowboys must overcome impossible ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: horse race, horse, against the odds, sport, rivalry, chases and races, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions, underdog, fish out of water, animal training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 10K
Champion (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Turkey
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The mid 90’s. Turkey’s political instability, inflation and hopelesness on people were increased. In those years when all hope was lost, people deeply bond with Bold Pilot and Halis Karataş who win every race coming from the last place. People ...
Style: touching, exciting, sentimental, inspirational, light
Plot: horse race, racehorse, race, hopes, horse, sport, love and romance, friendship, couple relations, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 16K
Racing Stripes (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Shattered illusions are hard to repair -- especially for a good-hearted zebra named Stripes who's spent his life on a Kentucky farm amidst the sorely mistaken notion that he's a debonair thoroughbred. Once he faces the fact that his stark ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: zebra, horse, underdog, farm, horse race, adventure, friendship, ambition, rescue, rivalry, contests and competitions, animal life ...
Place: kentucky, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.0
 178K
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, touching, sincere, motivational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, boxing, underdog, athlete's life, financial problem, poverty, comeback, fight scenes, training, follow your dream, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s, 20s ...
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: uplifting, emotional, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, rise to the top, rags to riches, life, against the odds, single parent, life is a bitch, single father, hopes, down on your luck, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the horse (in fact is a mare)and save it of being sacrificed by the owner.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: horse, family relations, horse race, sport, animal training, redemption, against the odds, human spirit, parents and children, hopes, dream come true, racehorse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
 20K
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, realistic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, human spirit, american football, racism, ambition, college, against the odds, success, contests and competitions, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, new york, united states, cleveland ohio, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 36K
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, uplifting, exciting, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, underdog, dedicated educator, small town, sport, track and field, sport team, mentor, contests and competitions, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, united states, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 33K
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, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: baseball, baseball movie, athlete and trainer, underdog, sport team, family relations, following a dream, family, sport, human spirit, against the odds, rookie ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 379K
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, feel good, realistic, clever ...
Plot: sport, success, strategy, rise to the top, mathematics, baseball, underdog, team, manager, statistics, ambition, teamwork ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, oakland california, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 578
Champions (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of jockey Bob Champion who overcame cancer to win the 1981 Grand National
Style: captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: horse race, horse, doctors and patients, racehorse, unfulfillment, terminal illness, human spirit, against the odds, child illness, athlete and trainer, friendship, relationship vs career ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 78K
Hidalgo (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Sport, Western
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an adventure that sends the pair around the world...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: horse, desert, horse race, adventurer, adventure, cowboy, sheik, racehorse, underdog, contests and competitions, rivalry, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, new york, boston, syria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 38K
Radio (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: disability, football, radio, underdog, mentally challenged, graduation, sport, friendship, couples, civil rights, against the odds, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Ride Like a Girl (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, based on true events, exciting, sincere
Plot: horse race, jockey, horse riding, horse, female protagonist, follow your dream, sport, father daughter relationship, family relations, women in society, brother sister relationship, tragedy ...
Place: australia, melbourne, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 58K
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, uplifting, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: football, underdog, sport team, working class, college life, ambition, aspiration, family relations, sport, college, american football, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 67K
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, football, against the odds, determination, teacher, sport, team, teamwork, lifestyle, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 47K
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: touching, sentimental, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: surfing, human spirit, against the odds, beach, comeback, family relations, shark attack, lifestyle, survivor, christian, sport, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: hawaii, thailand, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, football, sport team, coach, friendship, african american, prejudice, contests and competitions, human spirit, high school, against the odds, racial slur ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, united states, southern usa, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
 725
The Cup (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At the heart of this true story is Damien Oliver, a young jockey who loses his only brother in a tragic racing accident, hauntingly reflecting of the way their father died 27 years earlier. After suffering through a series of discouraging defeats, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: horse race, jockey, rise to the top, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, human spirit, athlete and trainer, hopes, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 552
Casey's Shadow (1978)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Casey's family raises and trains race horses, and their latest undersized foal named Casey's Shadow does not seem to have a lot going for it, but may turn out to be a champion.
Style: semi serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: against the odds, family relations, horse trainer, horse race, animal life, rivalry, ambition, hopes, best friends, follow your dream, rehabilitation, sport ...
Time: 70s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, fish out of water, athlete's life, sport, ambition, against the odds, culture clash, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions, society, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, usa, california, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.8
 84K
October Sky (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.
Style: realistic, touching, inspirational, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids
Plot: follow your dream, generation gap, against the odds, teacher, small town, teenage life, mathematics, friendship, satellite, family relations, nasa, cold war ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: west virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.0
 2K
The Hammer (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship.
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: underdog, mute or deaf, deaf, wrestling, ambition, athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 2K
Phar Lap (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Phar Lap, the big bold chestnut reigned as the king of the turf in the depression that gripped Australia of the 1930s. From his humble beginnings the New Zealand bred horse raced on to become the hero of a nation.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: gambling, friendship, horse race, horse, family, ambition, sport, rivalry, hopes, underdog, murder, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s
Place: mexico, australia, latin america, sydney australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Game of Their Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film tells the tale of the 1950 US soccer team who, against all odds, beat England 1 - 0 in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Although no US team has yet won a World Cup title, this story is about the family traditions ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, exciting
Plot: sport team, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, rivalry, sport, hopes, contests and competitions, underdog, interracial friendship, friendship, soccer match ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1950
Place: brazil, missouri, usa, rio de janeiro, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.
Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: american football, athlete and trainer, rise to the top, sport, sport team, ambition, small town, contests and competitions, rivalry, youth, coach, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 245
Big Spender (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Orphan Eddie Burton is not bad, but too many screw-ups land him repeatedly in jail, so his 8-year old son Will, simply abandoned by his 'mother', has nobody else then Eddie's granny. When he hears about a program for convicts working ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: redemption, rehabilitation, prison, follow your dream, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, parents and children, animal life, hopes, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Heart Like a Wheel (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Shirley Muldowney is determined to be a top-fuel drag racer, although no woman has ever raced them before. Despite the high risks of this kind of racing and the burden it places on her family life, she perseveres in her dream.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, car race, feminism, gender, rivalry, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ambition, sport, athlete's life, blind ambition, power relations ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 50s, 60s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 88K
42 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, factual, touching ...
Plot: racism, baseball, against the odds, rivalry, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, racial segregation, americana, human spirit, rise to the top, hopes, african american ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1947 ...
Place: new york, usa, pasadena california, empire state building manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%