Movies like Sopernitsy

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Sopernitsy (1985)
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Sopernitsy (1985)
Original name: Соперницы
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sopernitsy (aka The Rivals) is about coaching a winner. Two young ladies are competing in a canoe race. The more experienced girl always wins every competition. But the ladies are not just competitors in sport but are also competitors for the attention of the handsome young coach Aleksandr (Demich), who shows no preferences for either of them. The experienced coach Semenich (Shelokhonov) still believes in the potential of the weaker girl Natalia (Guzeyeva). Motivated by her new friend Sergei (Shtefanko), Natalia switches to windsurfing and wins a competition. Inspired, she goes back to the canoe and makes spectacular progress. After arduous trainings, she wins the canoe competition and also the respect of her rival and the coaches
Plot: love, friendship, coach, jealousy, boat, competition, rivalry, victory, self esteem, winner, rowing
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and touching films with plots about rivalry, ambition, coach, sport, contests and competitions, friendship and athlete's life mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Sopernitsy: A Move of a White Queen (1972), Grossmeyster (1973), A Moment Decides Everything (1979), The Break (1995), The Straight Line (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Move of a White Queen (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film is based on the eponymous book by Lev Kassil. Natasha is called "The White Queen", because she is the winner of many international ski competitions. Her coach is going through a midlife crisis. He makes a decision to quit his ...
Plot: winner, athlete, ski, competition, training, coach, snow, sports man
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Grossmeyster (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Chess Grandmaster Sergei Khlebnikov is a highly talented and unusual person, living in the 1970s Soviet Union. His is obsessed with making a beautiful game. But his emotional and irrational way is the reason why he never won a major competition. At ...
Plot: chess, society, winner, competition
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Moment Decides Everything (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A story of a Russian girl Nadya Privalova, a record-braking swimmer. She grew up by the sea, and learned swimming with a dolphin named "Fregat". Her first coach encouraged Nadya, and she took swimming professionally. She could beat the ...
Plot: love, swimming, passion, male female relationship, stage fright, competition, swimming pool
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82%
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The Break (1995)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A depressed and destitute Nick Irons, a tennis pro banned from the tour for slugging a player during a TV match, agrees to coach a bookie's "head case" son, Joel, who wants to turn pro. The bookie wants his son to get out of tennis ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Straight Line (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: uplifting, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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My Brother's Keeper (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
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Duration: 96 min.
Story: Identical twin brothers Lou and Eric plan to compete together in the National Rowing Championships. But when Eric leaves their small town to attend an Ivy League University, the brother's bond is torn apart.
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Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 145 min.
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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
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Genre: Drama, Sport
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.8
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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31%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.5
 90K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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