Movies like The Derby Stallion

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The Derby Stallion (2005)
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The Derby Stallion (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.
Style: touching, feel good, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse trainer, friendship, self discovery, adventure, human spirit, teenage life, ambition, against the odds, teenage love, family, youth, parents and children, follow your dream, rivalry, contests and competitions, underdog, jockey, misfit, coming of age, father son relationship, dream, teen angst, friends, family relations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about youth, family relations, teenage life, ambition, parents and children, hopes and friends mostly in Drama, Family and Sport genres. Some movies like The Derby Stallion: Front of the Class (2008), If I Had Wings (2013), Underdogs (2013), A Fine Step (2014), How She Move (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: dedicated educator, tourette's syndrome, 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
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If I Had Wings (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alex, blind since the age of two, dreams of running for his school's cross-country team. His father, a probation officer, finds a running partner who spends his time 'running' from the law.
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: asthma, hopes, friendship, against the odds, blind man, ambition, unlikely partners, teenage life, human spirit, disability, follow your dream, blind boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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100%
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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, realistic, touching, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: cheerleader, high school football, high school, underdog, sport team, sport, rivalry, ambition, youth, follow your dream, teenage love, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
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45%
 5.2
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A Fine Step (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Fine Step is an uplifting family drama centering on Cal Masterson (Luke Perry, Beverly Hills 90210) an award winning horseman whose relationship with his beloved horse Fandango allows him to achieve multiple championship wins. However tragedy ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, starting over, contests and competitions, parents and children, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, family, family relations, youth, farm, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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How She Move (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of Raya Green's(Rutina Wesley) sister, she gets out from her classes at school, and sees a stomp crew practicing. She meets Bishop(Dwain Murphy) which is the dance crew leader. She then meets Michelle and does a stomp battle ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, hip hop, teenage life, friendship, youth, follow your dream, contests and competitions, high school life, urban ghetto life, ambition, dancer's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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44%
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Standing Up (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time: Two kids are stripped naked and left together on an island in a lake - victims of a vicious summer camp prank; But rather than have to return to camp and face the humiliation, they ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, summer camp, child's point of view, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, family, youth, on the road, prank, coming of age, missing child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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43%
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Jump In! (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Story revolves around a young boxer, Izzy Daniels, who trains to follow in his father's footsteps by winning the Golden Glove. When his friend, Mary, however, asks him to substitute for a team member in a Double Dutch tournament, the young man ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, athlete's life, follow your dream, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, youth, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Kart Racer (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 14-year-old Watts Davies is estranged from his dad, a former International Karting Federation (IKF) champion. Watts's resolve to race in the upcoming IKF Regional Championships rekindles their relationship as they pursue the dream together.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: against the odds, human spirit, teenage life, lifestyle, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, contests and competitions, tragic hero, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Matchups (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ian Willams -- who was born blind in one eye -- grew up undaunted to become an elite college basketball player. But his dream of winning a national championship and turning pro was sidetracked when a tragic accident left him completely blind. ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: prodigy, against the odds, disability, dedicated educator, follow your dream, ambition, human spirit, lifestyle, society, life is a bitch, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Mighty Celt (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Centred around greyhound racing in a Catholic community after the "Troubles" have ended but where their legacy remains strong. Donal is a 14-year old who works in a greyhound racing kennel owned by Good Joe. If Donal's favourite ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, contests and competitions, against the odds, coming of age, animal training, family relations, hopes, dog, ambition, single parent, animal life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Off the Black (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An aging, disillusioned alcoholic (Nick Nolte) gets a younger friend (Trevor Morgan) and wants him to pose as his son at a school reunion.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: teenage life, friendship, parents and children, high school, high school life, family relations, sport team, youth, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, bittersweet, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, self discovery, family business, teenage life, society, workplace, youth, hopes, family problems, human spirit, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
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38%
Going to the Mat (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jace Newfield has a problem. Besides being blind and being the new kid at school, his problem is that the kids at his new school thinks he's a jerk. Jace has to find a way to be accepted into his new school. Joining the wrestling team just ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, sport team, disability, wrestling, teenage life, friendship, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, blindness, teenage love, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Fat Boy Chronicles is a motion picture about Jimmy Winterpock, an obese high-school student who deals with bullying and trying to lose weight. The film is inspired by a true story and was released in 2010 as a major motion picture.
Style: sincere, uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: human spirit, teenage love, society, hopes, win over, social misfits, teenage life, love and romance, follow your dream, misfit, youth, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Mom, Dad and Her (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sydney is a troubled teen heading for trouble. After being caught shoplifting and a case of alcohol poisoning, Sydney's desperate single mother sends her off to the country to live with her father, Ben, and his new pregnant wife, Emma. Sydney ...
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: kleptomania, self discovery, teenage life, friendship, parents and children, family relations, youth, family, bittersweet, countryside, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, underage drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Virginia's Run (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A teenage girl, trying to come to grips with the death of her mother in a horse-riding accident, nurtures the foal of her mother's horse.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, follow your dream, ambition, against the odds, teenage life, rehabilitation, hopes, youth, love and romance, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, family life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
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Odd Girl Out (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A mother and her daughter confront the intimidation of teen peer pressure and the emotionally brutalizing social rituals of high school.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school, high school life, school, friendship, family relations, lifestyle, buddies, teachers and students, teenage life, friends, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 530
Black Cloud (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Black Cloud, is an inspirational story about a young Navajo, Native American boxer, who overcomes personal challenges as he comes to terms with his heritage, while fighting his way for a spot on the US Olympic boxing team.
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: native american, boxer, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, human spirit, self discovery, racism, society, hopes, love, discrimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, arizona, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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My Lucky Star (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Normandy, Louise lives happily in the horse world. Suddenly, fate strikes. Louise left alone with his father and a family friend to Ferronnière the stud where she has always lived. Business is bad, they are on the verge of bankruptcy ... ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: horse, girl horse relationship, teenage girl, teenage life, rivalry, parents and children, love and romance, training, strong female character, horse trainer, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
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The Long Shot (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Annie Garret is a young woman who moves with her irresponsible husband Ross and their seven-year-old daughter Taylor from Colorado to a ranch in northern California where Ross abandons them after he fails to land a job. With no money and no friends, ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, starting over, family relations, friendship, parents and children, single parent, hopes, family, animal life, farm, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: exciting, uplifting, sincere, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: native american, sport, high school, ambition, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, human spirit, social relations, against the odds, lacrosse, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: ambition, friendship, follow your dream, teenage life, hip hop, youth, society, family relations, hopes, music, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Madison (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1971, air-conditioner repairman and boat enthusiast Jim McCormick entertains his desire to 'go down' as a legend in the record books when the Gold Cup hydroplane boat race improbably comes to his small town of Madison, Indiana. ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic
Audience: kids
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, unemployment, ship, friendship, rising to stardom, hopes, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Audience: teen drama
Plot: family relations, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, human nature, youth, life is a bitch, elderly, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 187
Storm (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Drengen Freddie elsker hunde og hader hundemishandlere. Så da han ser en mand på gaden være rigtig modbydelig mod sin hund, tager han affære og kidnapper hunden, som han giver navnet Storm. Freddie gemmer Storm på sit værelse, for hans far vil ...
Style: serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: contests and competitions, family, parents and children, friendship, pets, friends, animal life, family relations, elementary school, father son relationship, dog, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.4
 149
Pass the Light (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Pass the Light tells the story of Steve Bellafiore, an 17 year old high school senior who decides to run for Congress in order to protect the faith that he so loves.
Style: serious, feel good, uplifting, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: idealism, against the odds, teenage life, rivalry, ambition, campaign, parents and children, youth, family, society, high school, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.7
 683
Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, single parent, parents and children, youth, social relations, coming of age, teenage life, suburbs, self discovery, teenager, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 261
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: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: redemption, rehabilitation, prison, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, ambition, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.7
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Queen Sized (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An overweight girl, Maggie Baker, is elected Homecoming queen by the mean girls in the high school.
Style: feel good, uplifting, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, rivalry, society, best friends, against the odds, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, lifestyle, prom, family relations, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Wise Kids (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, single parent, self discovery, best friends, teenage life, introspection, direction and purpose, society, youth, parents and children, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%