Movies like Hands of Stone

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Hands of Stone (2016)
 6.6
 16K
Hands of Stone (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Panama, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.
Style: captivating, realistic, exciting, tense, serious, based on true events
Plot: rivalry, rags to riches, sport, boxer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, ambition, boxing, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, boxing match, ends with biographical notes, power relations, fight, violence, blonde, female nudity, sex scene, hunger, childbirth, sexy woman, kiss, father daughter relationship, human ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, year 1980
Place: panama

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Most similar movies to Hands of Stone

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sincere films with plots about sport, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions, hopes and athlete and trainer mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Hands of Stone: Tyson (1995), Don King: Only in America (1997), Phantom Punch (2008), Mary Kom (2014), M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
 2K
Tyson (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of Mike Tyson. From his early days as a 12 year old amateur with a powerful punch, to the undisputed title of "Heavyweight Champion of the World", and ultimately to his conviction for rape. The story of his turbulent life moves ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, funeral, death of mother, world champion, professional athlete, father figure, rags to riches, champion, athlete's life, ambition, sport, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Don King: Only in America (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A cinematic portrait of the famous fight promoter and boxing manager.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: underdog, rise to the top, ambition, athlete's life, lifestyle, follow your dream, social misfits, hopes, society, crimes, rise and fall, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 5.5
 784
Phantom Punch (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: From his discovery by a priest while serving time at the Missouri State Penitentiary to the infamous 'Phantom Punch' by Cassius Clay which effectively ended his career, the movie spans the years from 1950 to Liston's mysterious and ...
Style: realistic, rough, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, black american, infidelity, prison, rise and fall, sport, rivalry, racism, prison life, discrimination, follow your dream, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.8
 10K
Mary Kom (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Indian boxer 'Mary Kom' who went through several hardships before audaciously accomplishing her ultimate dream.
Style: realistic, exciting, captivating, serious
Plot: female boxer, boxing, bollywood, training, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, hopes, ambition, athlete's life, boxer, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 184 min.
Story: The film is based on the life of Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian national cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, sport, leadership, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, sport team, bollywood, cricket the game, rags to riches ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2000s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.
Style: inspirational, realistic, serious, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: following a dream, sport, contests and competitions, rise to the top, prodigy, soccer, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, youth, rags to riches, father son relationship ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.8
 352K
The Fighter (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being ...
Style: sincere, inspirational, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, underdog, athlete's life, training, sport, loyalty, arrest, addiction, drug abuse, self destructing, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1993
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new hampshire, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, sport team, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle, underdog, hopes, basketball, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.6
 260K
Creed (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
Style: realistic, feel good, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, underdog, fighting movie, coach, boxer, athlete and trainer, mentor, legacy, sport, ambition, rivalry, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1998, 1990s ...
Place: usa, philadelphia, tijuana mexico, los angeles, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 3K
Ours (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: An ex-boxer Baldev Choudhary (Dharmendra) has had a stain in his boxing career. He wanted to wash it with his son Angad's (Sunny Deol) success, but times were hard and a financial crunch kept him from achieving this dream. Though Angad pulled ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: family relations, follow your dream, rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition, hopes, rivalry, lifestyle, once promising, parents and children, athlete and trainer, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, punjab
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 96K
Ali (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: boxing, civil rights, muslim, athlete's life, friendship, racism, african american, comeback, politics, rise to the top, human spirit, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1974 ...
Place: africa, nigeria, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Against the Ropes (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fictional story inspired by North America's most famous female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen. Her struggle to survive and succeed in a male dominated sport.
Style: sincere, serious, inspirational, intense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sport, athlete and trainer, rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, boxing, underdog, male female relationship, rags to riches ...
Time: year 1972, 70s
Place: detroit, los angeles, michigan, usa, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Without Limits (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to Olympics in Munich and his early death at 24 in a car crash.
Style: sincere, exciting, captivating, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: olympics, sport, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, human spirit, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, lifestyle, competition, running ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969, year 1972 ...
Place: oregon, usa, finland, helsinki finland, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 11K
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, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: female boxer, boxing, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, self fulfillment, sport, lifestyle, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.2
 337K
Raging Bull (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, rough, bloody, intense ...
Plot: rise and fall, paranoia, character study, domestic violence, redemption, self destructing, boxer, career, boxing, sport, jealousy, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: bronx new york city, usa, new york, chicago illinois, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.8
 753
Counterpunch (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story. A young boxer, Emilio, from the wrong side of the tracks with big dreams of winning the Golden Gloves boxing championship, finds himself at a cross roads after being locked up. As he fights his way back into the winning circle ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, rough
Plot: athlete's life, one more chance, rivalry, ambition, starting over, lifestyle, hopes, sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, power relations, boxing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 1K
Heleno (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Brazil
Duration: 116 min.
Story: José Henrique Fonseca crafts an ambitious and long overdue homage to a central icon in Brazil’s 20th century history. Reminiscent of film noir classics, the biopic tells the glorious and tragic story of the legendary football striker Heleno de ...
Style: stylized, psychological, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, rise and fall, drug abuse, bad attitude, couples, sport, womanizer, life is a bitch, rivalry, sport team ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.1
 69K
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, follow your dream, determination, teacher, sport, team, teamwork, athlete's life, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 587
The Bronx Bull (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A combination "before the rage" and "after the rage" of world middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta's tumultuous life and times.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, ambition, athlete's life, follow your dream, sport, youth, hopes, family relations, tough heroes, parents and children, boxer, graphic violence ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 3K
Unbeatable (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Fai, once a world champion in boxing, escapes to Macau from the loan sharks and unexpectedly encounters Qi, a young chap who is determined to win a boxing match. Fai becomes Qi's mentor and rediscovers his passion to fight not only in the ring ...
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ambition, opponent, boxing, rivalry, contests and competitions, boxing match, loan shark, training, off the grid, mixed martial arts, fight for supremacy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biopic of 20-year-old Francis Ouimet who defeated his golfing idol and 1900 US Open Champion, Harry Vardon.
Style: motivational, captivating, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: golf, rags to riches, sport, underdog, athlete's life, human spirit, prodigy, lifestyle, ambition, social differences, society, rivalry ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s, 1960s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, new jersey, boston, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, captivating, exciting, uplifting, 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 ⇓
49%
 5.0
 132
Crazy Canucks (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the book White Circus by Ken Read, this is the story of the Canadian skiing legends that became the first North Americans to crack the Euro dominated World Cup Circuit in 1975
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting
Plot: skiing, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, underdog, olympics, sport, ski, canadian, sport competition, coach, knee injury ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1975
Place: canada, europe, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.8
 26K
Bleed for This (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza, who after a near fatal car crash, which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sports most incredible comebacks.
Style: intense, realistic, rough, exciting, serious ...
Plot: underdog, boxer, comeback, boxing, hopes, training, male objectification, car accident, sport, car rollover, adaptation, rivalry ...
Place: rhode island, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 859
Price of Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An ex-boxer, living with the knowledge that his fight career was cut short by a crooked manager, channels his bitter disappointment in a single-minded quest for boxing championships for his three sons. We see them in pee-wee Silver Glove matches ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, tough heroes, ego clash, rivalry, contests and competitions, relationship vs career, obsession, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
 21K
The Express (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
Style: emotional, uplifting, realistic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, african american, sport, human spirit, american football, racism, ambition, college, contests and competitions, against the odds, society, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, new york, united states, cleveland ohio, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Last American Hero (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A backwoods bootlegger decides to put the driving skills he developed evading the law to good use. He becomes a race car driver, and eventually, one of the fastest drivers in history.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, athlete's life, hotshot hero, contests and competitions, rise to the top, rivalry, sport, parents and children, family relations, auto mechanic, father son relationship, race car ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 898
Seve (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Despite being blocked at almost every turn in pursuit of the sport he loved, Seve Ballesteros fought against adversity to become the most spectacular and charismatic golfer to ever play the game.
Style: serious, touching, exciting, sentimental, realistic
Plot: golf, rise to the top, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.8
 2K
Kano (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: A Taiwanese high school baseball team travels to Japan in 1931 to compete in a national tournament.
Style: uplifting, sincere, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: baseball, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, against the odds, youth, hopes, society, contests and competitions, sport, sport team, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: japan, taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 703
Running Brave (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of Billy Mills the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: track and field, olympics, hopes, society, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, sport, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, south dakota, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%