Movies like Southside

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Southside (2002)
 5.6
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Southside (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two friends are torn apart by passion and ambition in the violent world of amateur boxing.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, captivating, talky
Plot: friendship, hypocrisy, gay athlete, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, coming out, contests and competitions, betrayal, society, working class, buddies, couples, friendship between men, self loathing, boxing, father son relationship, gay slur, gay bashing, best friends, friends, feminism, urban, gender ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, beverly hills, las vegas

Most similar movies to Southside

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and captivating films with plots about lifestyle, ambition, rivalry, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions and friendship mostly in Drama, Sport and Crime genres. Some movies like Southside: Home of the Giants (2007), Kids Return (1996), Girlfight (2000), Gladiator (1992), Playmakers (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Home of the Giants (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story about basketball and befriending. Gar is a High School journalist who, while covering the team to the state championship, is best friends with the teams' main "Star" Matt Dunbar. Matt's older brother persuades him to ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, sport, teenage life, athlete's life, love and romance, ambition, lifestyle, fall in love, basketball, teenager, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.5
 5K
Kids Return (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Shinji and Masaru spend most of their school days harassing fellow classmates and playing pranks. They drop out and Shinji becomes a small-time boxer, while Masaru joins up with a local Yakuza gang. However, the world is a tough place...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspense, tense
Audience: teens, teen drama, teen comedy
Plot: boxing, high school, friendship, prank, teenage life, athlete's life, bullying, ambition, teenager, organized crime, school, gang ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.7
 9K
Girlfight (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Diana Guzman begins to train as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers, all while keeping it a secret from her father.
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: female boxer, boxing, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, self fulfillment, sport, lifestyle, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 8K
Gladiator (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story of two teenagers trapped in the world of illegal underground boxing. One is fighting to save his fathers life and using the money pay off gambling debts accumulated by his father. The second is fighting for the money to get out of the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: boxing, friendship, sport, ambition, human spirit, urban ghetto life, against the odds, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 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: athlete's life, against the odds, lifestyle, ambition, ego clash, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete and trainer, coach, slick, deal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Crossing the Line (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An unemployed Scottish miner (Liam Neeson) is forced into bare-knuckle boxing to make ends meet.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: contests and competitions, life is a bitch, lifestyle, rivalry, athlete's life, down on your luck, working class, unemployment, gambling, gangsters, illegal fistfight, mixed martial arts ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 2.8
 6K
The Hillz (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A promising college athlete takes a turn for the worse when he hooks up with old highschool friends during his summer break.
Style: serious, surreal, dark humor, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle, crimes, gang, buddies, youth, suburbs, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.3
 7K
Fat City (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, friendship, boxing, comeback, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, introspection, unfulfillment, boxing match, boxer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
Green Street Hooligans 2 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When the top players of the Green Street Elite are imprisoned following a deadly battle with their archenemies Millwall every day becomes a fight for survival. On the inside, rival firms and prison guards will stop at nothing to make their lives a ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, lifestyle, sport, gang, uninhibited rivalry, buddies, confined, violence, rivalry, society, mob violence, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Gentleman's Game (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama revolving around characters whose lives are transformed one summer at an exclusive East Coast country club.
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: golf, human spirit, lifestyle, prodigy, ambition, athlete's life, social differences, athlete and trainer, youth, contests and competitions, teachers and students, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 1K
Madison (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 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
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, follow your dream, against the odds, rivalry, ship, friendship, unemployment, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition, rising to stardom ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Dans les cordes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, suspense
Plot: female boxer, rivalry, family relations, ambition, athlete's life, friendship, teenage life, youth, hopes, family life, parents and children, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Football Factory (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Football Factory is more than just a study of the English obsession with football violence, it's about men looking for armies to join, wars to fight and places to belong. A forgotten culture of Anglo Saxon males fed up with being told ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, dark humor, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, violence, lifestyle, machismo, violence spree, buddies, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, obsession, bar fight, direction and purpose, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, rough, captivating, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, coach, desire for fame, american football, sport team, success, ambition, underdog, football, athlete's life, contests and competitions, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
My Brother... Nikhil (2005)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Famous swimmer Nikhil Kapoor (Suri) deals with the repercussions of announcing the fact that he has HIV/AIDS.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: hopes, family relations, swimming, athlete's life, society, family problems, love and romance, lifestyle, against the odds, hiv positive, social outcast, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989, year 1987, year 1994
Place: india, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Street Dreams (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Derrick Cabrera, like all skateboarders, dreams of being sponsored one day. He has all the talent in the world to make it happen but some major roadblocks to overcome before he can make the dream a reality.
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, sincere, rough ...
Plot: rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, athlete's life, rise to the top, obsession, misfit, social misfits, athlete and trainer, teenage life, skateboard, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, serious ...
Plot: athlete's life, contests and competitions, society, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, running, friendship, sport team, rivalry, sport, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 57K
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, rough, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, athlete and trainer, american football, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, ambition, youth, human spirit, teenage life, football, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, united states, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Play It to the Bone (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two aging fighters in LA, friends, get a call from a Vegas promoter because his undercard fighters for a Mike Tyson bout that night are suddenly unavailable. He wants them to box each other. They agree as long as the winner gets a shot at the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog, athlete's life, boxing, ambition, love triangle, on the road, desert, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 736
Undefeated (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lex 'El Animal' Vargas is a promising Portorican boxer in Queens, but lacks ambition to aim for the big career. That changes after his brother Paulie is accidentally shot dead by a teenager in an amateur hold-up on their late dad's ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: human spirit, athlete's life, lifestyle, tough heroes, social differences, against the odds, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, contests and competitions, rivalry, sport, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 9K
Hard Times (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the depression, Chaney, a strong silent streetfighter, joins with Speed, a promoter of no-holds-barred street boxing bouts. They go to New Orleans where Speed borrows money to set up fights for Chaney, but Speed gambles away any winnings.
Style: realistic, serious, harsh, tense, captivating ...
Plot: streetfighting, illegal fistfight, boxing, great depression, street fighter, ambition, contests and competitions, tough heroes, life is a bitch, mafia, beating, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, los angeles, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 206
The Opponent (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Patty Sullivan (Erica Eleniak) is a battered woman who decides to take charge of her life by taking boxing lessons to better protect herself when her boyfriend becomes violent. Patty soon learns she has some talent for boxing and sets her sights on ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, rough, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: female boxer, follow your dream, ambition, athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, rise to the top, lifestyle, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete and trainer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 2K
Newcastle (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Australia, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 17-year old Jesse lives in the shadow of his older brother Victor's failure to become surfing's Next Big Thing. Even when he's in his natural habitat of magnificent surf breaks, his blue-collar future is brought home by the coal ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, light, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, lifestyle, rivalry, surfing, teenage love, twins, teenage life, youth, brother brother relationship, contests and competitions, ocean ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 1K
Brian's Song (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of professional football players Gale Sayes and Brian Piccolo, and how their friendship on and off the field was affected when Piccolo contracted a fatal disease
Style: uplifting, sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, sport team, athlete's life, ambition, friendship, human spirit, sport, buddies, lifestyle, life is a bitch, friendship between men, american football ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
My Brother's Keeper (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
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.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: twins, university, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, love and romance, athlete's life, sport, rivalry, youth, contests and competitions, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Green Street Hooligans (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being wrongfully expelled from Harvard University, American Matt Buckner flees to his sister's home in England. Once there, he is befriended by her charming and dangerous brother-in-law, Pete Dunham, and introduced to the underworld of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, soccer, friendship, buddies, self discovery, rivalry, obsession, lifestyle, fist fighting, student, uninhibited rivalry, bar fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 347
Streetballers (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Defining street basketball as America's new favorite pastime, it is a story driven by passion, faith, and achieving goals. A story capturing the poetic nature of street basketball, highlighting the struggles endured on and off the court by the ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, contests and competitions, family problems, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto life, racism, youth, life is a bitch, rivalry, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 426
Federal Hill (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In Providence's Italian neighborhood, Federal Hill, five young are immersed in drugs, crime and violence. Everything changes when one of the guys in the band know love.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, melancholic, sexy ...
Plot: gangsters, friendship, youth, college, juvenile delinquency, society, best friends, gang, gays and lesbians, crimes, working class, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, rhode island, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, follow your dream, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, against the odds, friendship, sport team, contests and competitions, society, rivalry ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 125K
Rocky V (1990)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A lifetime of taking shots has ended Rocky's career, and a crooked accountant has left him broke. Inspired by the memory of his trainer, however, Rocky finds glory in training and takes on an up-and-coming boxer.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, feel good ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, underdog, boxing, heroes, champion, coach, training, boxer, sport, urban, human spirit, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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