Movies like 4 Minute Mile

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4 Minute Mile
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager overcomes odds to run a 4-minute mile race.
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, touching
Plot: single parent, drugs/alcohol, athlete and trainer, coming of age, ambition, sport, family problems, power relations, training, high school, running, death, crying, athlete's life, contests and competitions, redemption, death in the family, haunted by the past, tragedy, sibling relationship, teenage life, hopes, rivalry, youth, direction and purpose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
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Warrior
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140 min.
 8.2
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Most similar movies to 4 Minute Mile

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about sport, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions and athlete and trainer mostly in Sport, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like 4 Minute Mile: The Champ (1979), Creed (2015), Hurricane Season (2009), Gracie (2007), Rocky Balboa (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Champ
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The more you love, the harder you fight.The world looks at Billy Flynn and sees a has-been who seemingly never was, an ex-boxing champion slammed to the mat years ago by booze and gambling. But Billy's son TJ sees what the world doesn't. ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: underdog, redemption, sport, death, athlete's life, on the road, boxing, single parent, contests and competitions, mentor, love, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
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System:   95%
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 7.6
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Creed
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, exciting, serious, intense, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, mentor, sport, cancer, courage, athlete's life, redemption, hip hop, fight scenes, storytelling, rags to riches ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, 2010s, 1990s
Place: usa, philadelphia, liverpool, tijuana mexico, mexico ...
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System:   94%
    User:   94%
 
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Hurricane Season
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on true events amid the wreckage and chaos dealt by Hurricane Katrina; one basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana just will not give up. Coach Al Collins(Forest Whitaker), gathers other players from hard-hit schools and builds a team actually ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport, sport team, high school, ambition, hopes, youth, power relations, rise to the top, starting over, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   89%
    User:   100%
 
 6.2
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Gracie
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly ...
Style: serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: athlete's life, sport, underdog, high school, follow your dream, parents and children, small town, family life, family problems, feminism, family relations, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
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Rocky Balboa
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder, Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging Rocky to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, redemption, aging, cancer, athlete's life, father son relationship, comeback, training, sport, mentor, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   66%
 
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Girlfight
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: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Friday Night Lights
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series based around a high school football team situated in Texas. The series takes place in the fictional town of Dillon: a small, close-knit community in rural Texas. Particular focus is given to ...
Style: sincere, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, small town, high school life, small town life, teenage life, sport team, americana, american football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   87%
 
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Streetballers
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: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, urban, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, ambition, hopes, family problems, friends, athlete and trainer, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   65%
 
The Final Season
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job and ditches his wedding plans to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, baseball, athlete and trainer, americana, high school, small town, small town life, sport team, ambition, hopes, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   70%
 
Crooked Arrows
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.
Style: uplifting, serious, feel good, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, high school, sport team, family, ambition, hopes, rivalry, youth, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   80%
 
We Are Marshall
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, football, small town, underdog, sport, sport team, courage, ambition, mentor, hopes, tragedy, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, campus, virginia, new jersey, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   81%
 
Million Dollar Baby
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: sad, touching, bad ending, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: boxing, mentor, boxing trainer, female boxer, father daughter relationship, determination, athlete's life, death of protagonist, human spirit, female protagonist, underdog, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, europe, missouri, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   74%
 
 8.2
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Warrior
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine ...
Style: emotional, realistic, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, underdog, teacher, dysfunctional family, boxing, violence, training, brothers, redemption, fight scenes, family drama, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, atlantic city new jersey, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   75%
 
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Country: USA, Germany
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Audience: teens, kids
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   68%
 
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Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
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Story: A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.
Style: touching, serious, feel good, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christian, underdog, football, sport, god, athlete's life, jesus, christianity, life philosophy, religion, high school, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   50%
 
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Gridiron Gang
Genre: 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: serious, rough, inspirational, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: redemption, football, violence, underdog, sport, juvenile delinquency, mentor, human spirit, athlete and trainer, happy ending, camp, gangs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   55%
 
Across the Tracks
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Billy returns from reform school he has to attend a different high school at the other side of town. He tries to start with a clean slate but his old rival doesn't make it easy on him and his buddy Louie tries to make him go astray again. ...
Style: emotional, serious, exciting, realistic, sincere
Plot: athlete's life, high school, contests and competitions, sport, siblings relations, teenage life, coming of age, ambition, school, rivalry, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   58%
 
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The Hammer
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship.
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: underdog, athlete's life, mute or deaf, sport, human spirit, hopes, contests and competitions, deaf, against the odds, ambition, misfit, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   59%
 
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The 5th Quarter
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the wake of a car crash that killed his brother, football player Jon Abbate leads his school's struggling team to its most successful season ever.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: sport, athlete's life, dealing with death, parents and children, high school, death in the family, family in crisis, ambition, gymnasium, coach, funeral, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   58%
 
The Winning Season
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A comedy centered on a has-been coach who is given a shot at redemption when he's asked to run his local high school's girls basketball team
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: sport, basketball, drugs/alcohol, athlete and trainer, sport team, high school, misfit, youth, power relations, single parent, defeat, athlete ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   51%
 
 5.2
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Rocky V
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: sincere, serious, gloomy, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, betrayal, boxing, sport, father son relationship, mentor, athlete's life, redemption, rock, revenge, urban ghetto, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, usa, russia, madison square garden manhattan new york city
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System:   52%
    User:   50%
 
The Slaughter Rule
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: athlete's life, human nature, sport, high school, friendship, small town, teenage life, coming of age, sport team, ambition, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   49%
 
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America Brown
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: athlete's life, coming of age, sport, sport team, high school, ambition, hopes, small town, youth, clergy, prodigy, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   57%
 
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Personal Best
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This film chronicles the relationship of two female world-class athletes. Mariel Hemingway and real-life Olympian pentathlete Patrice Donnelly play runners who train together, compete against each other and eventually become lovers. Scott Glenn ...
Style: sexual, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: romance, lesbian, sport, olympics, male nudity, athlete's life, relationships, women, gays and lesbians, contests and competitions, pornography, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: california, los angeles
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System:   50%
    User:   40%
 
Resurrecting the Champ
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his ...
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: journalism, homeless, sport, redemption, drinking, storytelling, introspection, unlikely friendships, down on your luck, transformation, life philosophy, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1950s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   41%
 
 7.4
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McFarland, USA
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, serious, inspirational, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: small town, underdog, teacher, dedicated educator, high school, school, competition, football, mentor, father daughter relationship, sport, family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
Seven Days in Utopia
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Talent can only get you so far. For golfer Luke Chisholm, that turns out to be Utopia, Texas -- where he's left stranded after blowing his pro debut.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: sport, introspection, hopes, small town, farm, power relations, athlete's life, golden years, human spirit, athlete and trainer, fall in love, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   51%
 
 7.2
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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, washington state, maryland ...
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System:   47%
    User:   53%
 

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 7.2
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Win Win
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When down-on-his-luck part-time high school wrestling coach Mike agrees to become legal guardian to an elderly man, his ward's troubled grandson turns out to be a star grappler, sparking dreams of a big win -- until the boy's mother ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, dramatic ...
Plot: lawyer, dysfunctional family, parenthood, adolescence, contests and competitions, coach, high school, family drama, mentor, athlete and trainer, small town, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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System:   46%
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Rocky II
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. ...
Style: sincere, serious, gloomy, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, hospital, sport, brutality, revenge, athlete's life, working class, mentor, rags to riches, destiny, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   47%
 
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