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, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, friendship, sport team and coach themes of Drama and Sport genre shot in USA.
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Friday Night Lights (2006)
 8.7
 52K
Friday Night Lights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, friendship, sport team, coach, football, teenage life, career, human spirit, ambitious, championship, small town life, leadership, character change, training, small town, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, rape, mother daughter relationship, american football, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, southern usa

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, rivalry, power relations, hopes, athlete and trainer and sport team mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Friday Night Lights: One Tree Hill (2003), When the Game Stands Tall (2014), Make It or Break It (2009), We Are Marshall (2006), Crooked Arrows (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 67K
One Tree Hill (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: teenage life, high school, couple relations, high school life, friendship, basketball, step siblings, rivalry, teenage love, athlete's life, suburbs, favoritism among siblings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: party, coach, high school, sport, career, comeback, football, small town, championship, domestic violence, african american, american football ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Drama, 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, sport, sport team, athlete and trainer, ambition, rise to the top, contests and competitions, small town, rivalry, youth, coach, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Make It or Break It (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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: serious, feel good, sentimental, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: sport, gymnastics, athlete's life, follow your dream, friends, rivalry, youth, social relations, ambition, hopes, family relations, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, football, sport, university, survivor, coach, struggle, tragic event, hopes, human spirit, against the odds, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, virginia, campus, california, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: feel good, serious, realistic, uplifting, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, high school, against the odds, social relations, power relations, sport team, friends, underdog, rivalry, high school life, youth, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 1K
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, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, sport, small town, basketball, coach, ambition, youth, young lovers, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, human spirit ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Hometown Legend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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: feel good, touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: sport, high school, small town, society, americana, small town life, against the odds, leadership, contests and competitions, lifestyle, high school life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
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: captivating, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport, small town, high school sports, coach, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, hopes, human spirit, youth, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
 40K
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, sport, small town, underdog, high school, championship, human spirit, ambition, redemption, contests and competitions, sport team, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, emotional, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, contests and competitions, african american, sport, prejudice, football, human spirit, high school, against the odds, american football, racial slur, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, uplifting, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, high school, starting over, human spirit, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, sport team, rise to the top, society, hopes, ambition, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 32K
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, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, underdog, small town, track and field, contests and competitions, dedicated educator, high school, social differences, teachers and students, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 40K
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: emotional, serious, sentimental, feel good, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, racism, basketball, coach, underdog, college, teamwork, racial slur, championship, human spirit, contests and competitions, ambitious ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, campus, mexico, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Bronx Is Burning (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: realistic, serious, exciting, humorous, clever ...
Plot: baseball, sport, ambition, championship, coach, self involved, manager, rising to stardom, athlete's life, major league, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, new york yankees, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, touching, disturbing, rough
Plot: coach, dedicated educator, rugby, sport, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, starting over, redemption, ambition, teenage life, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
When Calls The Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Elizabeth Thatcher, a young school teacher from a wealthy Eastern family, migrates from the big city to teach school in a small coal mining town in the west.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: teacher, small town, lifestyle change, character change, power relations, christianity, instructor, wealthy family, pride, female protagonist, student, small town life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 61K
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, serious, sincere, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american football, sport, underdog, against the odds, determination, teacher, team, teamwork, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 2K
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: uplifting, sentimental, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, family, human spirit, blindness, ambition, athlete's life, disability, life turned upside down, hopes, society, high school, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: sincere, realistic, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: single parent, athlete and trainer, training, high school, family problems, contests and competitions, direction and purpose, rivalry, athlete's life, teenage life, death in the family, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 891
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: realistic, touching, serious, basketball movie
Plot: sport, small town, high school sports, coming of age, ambition, high school life, lifestyle, society, prodigy, working class, power relations, social relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 884
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: realistic, touching, feel good, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, high school, cheerleader, athlete's life, human spirit, hopes, parents and children, athlete and trainer, family, teenage life, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.5
 1K
Playmakers (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 491 min.
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: serious, rough, realistic, captivating
Plot: rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, sport, ambition, sport team, slick, tough heroes, power relations, ego clash, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
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, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, sport team, social relations, friends, family relations, siblings relations, hopes, love and romance, athlete's life, innocence lost, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 3K
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, touching, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, society, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, friendship, rivalry, ego clash, social differences, foe turned friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 42K
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
Plot: juvenile delinquency, athlete and trainer, american football, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, youth, human spirit, teenage life, sport, football, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 114K
Coach Carter (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, basketball, teachers and students, sport, coach, athlete's life, teacher, high school, underdog, human spirit, dedicated educator, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Junction Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 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: serious, tense, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: sport, human spirit, rivalry, underdog, college, university, hardcase students, hopes, village life, teachers and students, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, captivating, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, desire for fame, american football, coach, ambition, success, underdog, football, sport team, blind ambition, contests and competitions, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, miami, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 62K
Whip It (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In Bodeen, Texas, Land Of The Dragon, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.
Style: uplifting, exciting, light, feel good, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: contests and competitions, coming of age, small town, sport, female friendship, teenage life, rebel, ambition, anti conformity, unsupportive parent, coach, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%