Movies and TV shows like Friday Night Lights

If you like "Friday Night Lights" you are looking for sincere, realistic and sentimental movies or TV shows about / with high school, athlete and trainer, sport team, friendship, football, coach and contests and competitions themes of Drama and Sport genre shot in USA.
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Friday Night Lights (2006)
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Friday Night Lights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series based around a high school football team situated in Texas. The series takes place in the fictional town of Dillon: a small, close-knit community in rural Texas. Particular focus is given to team coach Eric Taylor and his family, Tammy and Julie. The show uses this small town backdrop to address many issues facing contemporary American culture, including family values, child development, life lessons, school funding, racism, drugs, abortion and lack of economic opportunities.
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, athlete and trainer, sport team, friendship, football, coach, contests and competitions, sport, teenage life, career, human spirit, ambitious, lifestyle, championship, small town life, training, leadership, character change, american football, small town, teenage boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship, mother daughter relationship, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, southern usa

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Most similar movies to Friday Night Lights

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films and TV series with plots about sport, ambition, athlete and trainer, power relations, rivalry, hopes and sport team mostly in Sport, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Friday Night Lights: One Tree Hill (2003), The Final Season (2007), When the Game Stands Tall (2014), Hometown Legend (2002), Hoosiers (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sincere, serious, captivating, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport team, football, coach, high school, career, athlete's life, party, championship, sport, human spirit, ambition, talented ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, united states, new jersey ...
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100%
 7.7
 74K
One Tree Hill (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the fictional small town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, this teen-driven drama tells the story of two half brothers, who share a last name and nothing else. Brooding, blue-collar Lucas is a talented street-side basketball player, but his ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school life, teenage life, step siblings, couple relations, family relations, friendship, basketball, friends, teenage love, high school, girlfriend, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Final Season (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job and ditches his wedding plans to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, baseball movie, against the odds, ambition, sport, hopes, youth, rivalry, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, youth, rivalry, coach, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Hometown Legend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A teenage drifter finds an opportunity to turn his life around when he joins a high-school football program with a hard-nosed coach.
Style: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: high school, small town, leadership, athlete's life, against the odds, teenage life, human spirit, rivalry, ambition, hopes, society, sport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 44K
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, emotional, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, small town, underdog, high school, sport, championship, sport team, human spirit, ambition, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 1K
Playmakers (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 491 min.
TV show
Story: Playmakers is an American television series that aired on ESPN from August 26, 2003 to November 11, 2003. It depicted the lives of the Cougars, a fictional professional football team in an unidentified city. The show starred Omar Gooding, Marcello ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: deal, athlete's life, against the odds, lifestyle, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, ego clash, sport, athlete and trainer, coach, slick ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Slaughter Rule (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, teenage life, athlete's life, ambition, love and romance, hopes, youth, human nature, friendship, sport team, sport, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Make It or Break It (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the world of competitive gymnastics, the series follows a group of teen Olympic hopefuls as they train for their day in the spotlight.
Style: feel good, serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: gymnastics, athlete's life, sport, follow your dream, female athlete, youth, rivalry, friends, social relations, ambition, gymnast, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 972
Believe in Me (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: high school sports, basketball, small town, sport, against the odds, underdog, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions, youth, rivalry, prodigy ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 952
Underdogs (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in rural Ohio, the birthplace of football, UNDERDOGS is the story of a small-town high school football team destined to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community.
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: high school football, high school, underdog, sport, sport team, ambition, rivalry, follow your dream, youth, human spirit, athlete and trainer, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The White Shadow (1978)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The White Shadow is an American drama television series that ran on the CBS network from November 27 1978, to March 16 1981.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: basketball, high school, society, ambition, hardcase students, sport, youth, power relations, domestic violence, latinos, dedicated educator, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: college, coach, football, sport, air disaster, survivor, university, sport team, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, tragic event ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, west virginia, california, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 37K
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, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, underdog, sport, dedicated educator, small town, mentor, track and field, sport team, contests and competitions, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, united states, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Crooked Arrows (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.
Style: uplifting, exciting, sincere, feel good, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: native american, sport, high school, ambition, contests and competitions, hopes, human spirit, rivalry, social relations, against the odds, friends, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, racial tension, coach, friendship, african american, prejudice, american football, contests and competitions, human spirit, high school, against the odds ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, united states, southern usa, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Hurricane Season (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on true events amid the wreckage and chaos dealt by Hurricane Katrina; one basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana just will not give up. Coach Al Collins(Forest Whitaker), gathers other players from hard-hit schools and builds a team actually ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, high school, athlete and trainer, human spirit, sport team, starting over, contests and competitions, against the odds, ambition, rise to the top, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 44K
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, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, basketball, underdog, coach, racism, college, teamwork, sport team, racial slur, against the odds, contests and competitions, career ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas, united states, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Bronx Is Burning (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Bronx Is Burning is a television drama that debuted on ESPN on July 9, 2007, after the 2007 MLB Home Run Derby. It is an eight-episode mini-series adapted from Jonathan Mahler's best-selling book, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bronx Is Burning. ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, clever, humorous ...
Plot: baseball, major league, sport, athlete and trainer, ambition, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, athlete's life, self involved, coach, championship, manager ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, new york yankees, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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One on One (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Henry Steele is a basketball phenom at his small town high school, but when he matriculates to a big city university on a scholarship, soon realizes that he has few skills outside the sport. Expected by his coach to contribute significantly to the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, melancholic, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: college, small town, basketball, coach, sport, youth, ambition, follow your dream, young lovers, college life, athlete and trainer, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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 ⇓
28%
 6.5
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23 Blast (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe handicapped life or bravely return to the life he once knew and the sport he still loves.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: blindness, family, high school, human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, disability, life turned upside down, society, sport, hopes, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
NBC Sunday Night Football (2006)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
TV show
Story: NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly television broadcast of Sunday evening National Football League games on NBC that began airing on Sunday, August 6, 2006 with the pre-season opening Hall of Fame Game. Al Michaels serves as the play-by-play ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, sport, coach, football, ex athlete, stadium, rivalry, sport team, star, championship, expert, anchor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Junction Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Tom Berenger leads an outstanding cast in this bone-crunching dramatization of legendary college football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's debut at Texas A&M in the summer of 1954. The often unnerving story finds Bryant ducking the ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: sport, against the odds, teachers and students, contests and competitions, discrimination, hopes, human spirit, university, underdog, athlete's life, college, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 4K
Fast Girls (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A street smart runner develops an intense rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy young athlete.
Style: uplifting, feel good, exciting, touching, serious ...
Plot: athlete's life, contests and competitions, society, sport team, sport, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, friendship, running, ego clash, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 60K
Gridiron Gang (2006)
Genre: Biography, 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, sincere, rough, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, athlete and trainer, american football, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, ambition, youth, teenage life, human spirit, football, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 10K
Forever Strong (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rick Penning lives life just like he plays rugby; fast, hard-hitting and intense. When life on the edge lands him in jail, prison ward Marcus Tate offers him a chance to get back in the game by playing for his rival, Highland Rugby. Reluctantly Rick ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, touching, rough
Plot: coach, rugby, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, father son relationship, human spirit, starting over, ambition, sport, redemption, teenage life, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Shot at Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Scottish second division football team Kilnockie is taken over by American Pete Cameron. The new owner puts pressure on manager Gordon McLeod to improve the fortunes of the team, and hires first division player Jackie McQuillan.
Style: realistic, sentimental, inspirational, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, human spirit, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, against the odds, friendship, sport team, society, sport, contests and competitions ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Season on the Brink (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers" is based on the best-selling book by John Feinstein. The movie chronicles Indiana's 1985-86 season, when Knight granted Feinstein unprecedented access to the ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, athlete and trainer, sport team, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle, underdog, hopes, basketball, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
4 Minute Mile (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager overcomes odds to run a 4-minute mile race.
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: single parent, athlete and trainer, hopes, training, high school, family problems, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, redemption, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., seattle washington, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%