Movies like Pawn Sacrifice

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Pawn Sacrifice (2014)
 7.0
 33K
Pawn Sacrifice
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.
Style: captivating, factual, entertaining, inspirational, realistic, serious, intense, dramatic, interesting, suspense ...
Plot: chess, prodigy, genius, obsession, cold war, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, eccentricity, paranoia, mental illness, politics, underdog, mother son relationship, russian, mentor, lone hero, alone in the world, technology, corruption, lawyer, runaway, storytelling, paranoid, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: russia, iceland
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A Beautiful Mind
Biography, Drama
USA
135 min.
 8.2
Searching for Bobby Fischer
Biography, Drama
USA
109 min.
 7.5
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Most similar movies to Pawn Sacrifice

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and inspirational films with plots about mentor, runaway, dialogue, storytelling, destiny, redemption and corruption mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like Pawn Sacrifice: The Imitation Game (2014), Ali (2001), Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993), Without Limits (1998), Moneyball (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Imitation Game
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley ...
Style: inspirational, factual, suspense, intellectual, entertaining ...
Plot: genius, homosexuality, mathematician, inventions and discoveries, social misfits, espionage, ambition, code breaking, prodigy, code, homosexual, sexism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, 1920s ...
Place: england, germany, europe, poland
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Ali
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: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, touching ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1964 ...
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
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System:   78%
    User:   79%
 
Searching for Bobby Fischer
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
Style: uplifting, touching, inspirational, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: kids
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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    User:   64%
 
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Without Limits
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: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, dramatic ...
Plot: olympics, sport, death, competition, athlete's life, racing, college, drinking, mentor, race, contests and competitions, life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970, year 1972, year 1971 ...
Place: oregon, usa, finland, munich germany, helsinki finland
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System:   72%
    User:   86%
 
 7.6
 315K
Moneyball
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Style: talky, witty, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: underdog, baseball, mathematics, sport, father daughter relationship, business, rise to the top, mentor, team, sport team, corruption, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, boston, usa, new jersey, oakland california
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Miracle
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, put a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation ...
Style: realistic, touching, uplifting, serious, inspirational ...
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Place: new york, usa, boston, new jersey, milwaukee wisconsin ...
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Jobs
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
Style: realistic, factual, inspirational, serious, intense ...
Plot: prodigy, rise to the top, business, lone hero, perfectionist, blind ambition, creativity, computers and web, life philosophy, inventions and discoveries, entrepreneur, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california, new jersey, india
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System:   69%
    User:   100%
 
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Invictus
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
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Place: south africa, africa, new jersey
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    User:   73%
 
A Beautiful Mind
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: factual, realistic, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mathematics, paranoia, genius, paranoid schizophrenia, mathematician, mental illness, prodigy, insanity, obsession, fighting illness, fictional reality ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, boston, campus, massachusetts, new jersey ...
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System:   69%
    User:   59%
 
 7.2
 39K
Glory Road
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, captivating, serious, inspirational, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, basketball, college, racism, segregation, mentor, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, prejudice, life philosophy, ambition ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, campus, indiana, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   64%
 
 7.5
 48K
Rudy
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, college, football, sport, athlete's life, mentor, dreams, courage, university, college life, follow your dream, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   53%
 
 7.0
 122K
Foxcatcher
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.
Style: psychological, bleak, tense, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, murder, sport, olympics, violence, drugs/alcohol, wrestling, mentor, psychology, athlete and trainer, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1987
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
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System:   65%
    User:   57%
 
 7.3
 106K
Coach Carter
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, sincere, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: high school, basketball, underdog, teacher, sport, athlete's life, drugs/alcohol, teachers and students, friendship, mentor, dedicated educator, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   78%
 
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 133K
Steve Jobs
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Style: factual, serious, clever, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, dialogue driven, rise to the top, apple computer, ambition, technology, friendship, inventions and discoveries, alter ego, loneliness, adaptation, depression ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   52%
 
 7.5
 75K
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the ...
Style: sentimental, inspirational, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: baseball, racism, prejudice, sport, courage, athlete's life, segregation, mentor, human spirit, interracial relations, discrimination, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, year 1946, year 1947 ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, boston, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   54%
 
Remember the Titans
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: underdog, high school, racism, friendship, football, culture clash, prejudice, sport, school, race issues, segregation, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   52%
 
 7.1
 59K
Invincible
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, feel good, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, football, sport, rags to riches, teacher, athlete's life, friendship, mentor, courage, follow your dream, against the odds, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   59%
 
My Week with Marilyn
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to ...
Style: sentimental, factual, melancholic, romantic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, actor's life, movie star, depression, celebrity, artists and showbiz, love story, friendship, showgirl, hollywood, showbiz, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, california, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   51%
 
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 7.1
 73K
Concussion
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought ...
Style: serious, captivating, dramatic, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: football, death, athlete's life, doctors, mentor, investigation, concussion, uncover truth, sport, greed, life is a bitch, soccer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, africa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   55%
 
 6.8
 6K
Prefontaine
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: It's the true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine, the exciting and sometimes controversial "James Dean of Track," whose spirit captured the heart of the nation! Cocky, charismatic, and tough, "Pre" was a ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, rough, inspirational ...
Plot: underdog, olympics, sport, athlete's life, mentor, death, friendship, college, race, destiny, courage, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1975, year 1972 ...
Place: oregon, usa, boston, mexico city, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   59%
 
 7.1
 5K
RKO 281
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A film about the making of Citizen Kane. Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.
Style: talky, serious, atmospheric, dramatic, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, movie business, ego clash, greed, tragedy, mentor, sacrifice, corruption, friendship, filmmaking, gunfight, brutality ...
Time: 1940s
Place: new jersey, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   51%
 
 6.9
 35K
Radio
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: disability, small town, underdog, football, radio, friendship, sport, mentally challenged, high school, mentor, prejudice, basketball ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: cuba, south carolina
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System:   60%
    User:   59%
 
The Greatest Game Ever Played
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, inspirational ...
Plot: underdog, golf, sport, mentor, working class, contests and competitions, rags to riches, period piece, ambition, childhood, hopes, runaway ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new jersey, boston, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   51%
 
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The Damned United
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Taking over Leeds United, Brian Clough's abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous ...
Style: clever, realistic, tense, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: soccer, sport, football, friendship, sport team, ambition, greed, unlikely friendships, mentor, obsession, british, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, brighton, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   65%
 
 6.5
 6K
Cobb
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Al Stump is a famous sports-writer chosen by Ty Cobb to co-write his official, authorized 'autobiography' before his death. Cobb, widely feared and despised, feels misunderstood and wants to set the record straight about 'the greatest ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, cynical, rough ...
Plot: baseball, sport, athlete's life, writer's life, mentor, life is a bitch, drinking, journalism, brutality, introspection, americana, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s
Place: detroit, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   50%
 
Lords of Dogtown
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970s.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, exciting, factual ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, surfing, mentor, drinking, coming of age, gang, teenager, competition, underdog, success, sport, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey, venice beach california ...
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System:   59%
    User:   55%
 
Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of golf icon and legend, Bobby Jones, who retired from competition at the tender age of 28.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, inspirational ...
Plot: golf, underdog, sport, athlete's life, mentor, life philosophy, destiny, competition, contests and competitions, rise to the top, relationship vs career, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: europe, scotland, new jersey, georgia, atlanta georgia ...
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System:   58%
    User:   58%
 
 7.3
 18K
The Express
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, serious, sentimental, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: college, football, racism, sport, rise to the top, segregation, mentor, human spirit, athlete and trainer, childhood, sacrifice, soccer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   53%
 

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The Babe
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
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Story: A chronicle of Babe Ruth's phenomenal story--from his hard knock beginnings at a Baltimore orphanage, to his meteoric rise to baseball superstardom and his poignant retirement from the game. His amazing career included seven American League ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: sport, athlete's life, underdog, rising to stardom, human spirit, mentor, family, couple relations, relationship vs career, dialogue, baseball, ambition ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, boston, new york yankees, california, bronx new york city
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System:   58%
    User:   51%
 
The Manchurian Candidate
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When his army unit was ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saved his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, then-Captain Ben Marco, was knocked unconscious. Brokering the incident for political capital, Shaw eventually ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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System:   58%
    User:   47%
 
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