Movies like Coach of the Year

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Coach of the Year (1980)
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Coach of the Year (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An ex-football star, paralyzed from the waist down during Vietnam, accepts the challenge of coaching football in a juvenile reform school.
Plot: american football, coach, vietnam veteran, juvenile detention, sport, wheelchair, vietnam war veteran

Most similar movies to Coach of the Year

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sincere, serious and touching films with plots about coach, vietnam veteran, american football, high school, father son relationship, friendship and vietnam war mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Coach of the Year: Silencing Mary (1998), The Woman Inside (1981), Code Breakers (2005), Cease Fire (1985), The Lady from Yesterday (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Silencing Mary (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mary Stuartson is proud to be the first in her family to attend a university, but when her roommate, Holly, is raped by the school's star football player, Mary, who is a reporter for the college newspaper, begins her own investigation.
Plot: american football, journalism, loyalty, newspaper, rape, party, college, dancing, dressing room, drinking alcohol, undressing
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Woman Inside (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Vietnam vet decides to undergo a sex change operation in the 1970's. Canadian / American production.
Plot: vietnam veteran, gender bending, gender, transsexual, new identity, sexual identity, surgery, transgender woman, shower
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Code Breakers (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1951, a cheating scandal rocks West Point academy, as 83 cadets -- including the son of the school's football coach (Glenn) -- are implicated and ultimately dismissed.
Plot: american football, scandal, coach, student athlete, cheating, honor
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.1
 225
Cease Fire (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tim Murphy is a Vietnam Vet. When he loses his job he starts to relive all the pain and horror of his time in Vietnam. The stresses and strains nearly destroy his marriage and his family. Only after joining a veterans' therapy group does Tim ...
Plot: nightmare, vietnam veteran, support group, post traumatic stress disorder, vietnam war, house, combat
Place: vietnam, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Lady from Yesterday (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man (Rogers) with a wife (Bedelia) and two daughters and a flourishing career is visited by a woman (Chen) whom he had an affair with when he was in Vietnam. Who reveals to him that they have a son and that she wants him to take him (their son).
Plot: vietnam veteran, male female relationship, family relations, father son relationship, illegitimate son, marriage, affair, secret, past
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.5
 237
Finding Grace (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A struggling family, already on the verge of disintegration, faces new challenges that will test their faith in God and each other.
Style: sentimental, touching, disturbing, sincere
Plot: transformation, parents and children, loneliness, antisocial behavior, friendship, father daughter relationship, guilt, troubled youth, teenage life, rebellious daughter, church, family drama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A disaster movie opening with an enormous multi-vehicle crash on a Californian highway. After the opening stunt-filled action, a flashback of the crash victims' lives prior to and leading up to the accident. The closing replays the entire ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: disaster, car accident, intercourse, catastrophe, chaos and mayhem, collision, escapades, survival, truck driver, baby born, birth, suicide attempt ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.3
 6K
Goodbye Solo (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man planning to commit suicide hires a taxi driver to take him to his jumping-off point.
Style: uplifting, touching, thought provoking, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: taxi driver, friendship, suicidal, immigrants, elderly, society, regret, loneliness, taxi, interracial relations, mentor, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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American Underdog (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Kurt Warner, who went from a stockboy at a grocery store to a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl champion, and Hall of Fame quarterback.
Plot: american football, university, champion, football, supermarket, nfl, journey, football team, american football player, football player, wife, life ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.9
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Hard Knox (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A retired fighter pilot becomes the head of his alma matter military high school for two weeks with hilarious consequences. He shapes up the school and raises morale so that they are able to win the "brass-axe" competition versus another ...
Plot: pilot, high school, military, leadership, teenage boy
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Captain Milkshake (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Marine on leave from Vietnam becomes involved with hippies, communes and drug-running.
Style: psychedelic, psychotronic
Plot: marine, vietnam veteran, hippie, rock and roll, beer, marijuana, anti war, army captain, drugs, morality, vietnam war, cigar smoking ...
Time: 60s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A newspaper editor decides to send his girlfriend, who is also a reporter on the paper, undercover to try out for the cheerleading team for the Dallas Cowboys in order to do an "insider's" story.
Plot: american football, cheerleading, cheerleader, journalism, newspaper, undercover, legs, leotard, pretty legs, salute
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Stand Against Fear (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A popular high school cheerleader finds herself under attack from school officials and friends when she accuses two star football players of sexually molesting her and another cheerleader.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, gloomy, sentimental
Plot: sexual harassment, high school, american football, unsupportive friend, courtroom, injustice, social relations, price of justice, courtroom drama, society, fighting the system, legal action ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Pranayam (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Menon runs into his former wife Grace, who is married to a bedridden Mathew and loves him immensely. The movie revolves around their crossing and emotes the meaning of love and its various forms.
Plot: american football, professor, ex wife, romance, philosophy, career, love, heart attack, love triangle, american football player, wheelchair, malayalam
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
In the Middle of the River (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Led to believe his abusive grandfather is responsible for his sister's recent death, Gabriel returns to his humble home in rural New Mexico. Yearning to protect his family, he swears to secretly kill his grandfather, yet at the critical moment, ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: vietnam veteran, dysfunctional family, uncover truth, family secret, getting home, death of sister, iraq war veteran, prison visit, grandfather grandson relationship, handicapped, singing in a car
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Smooth Operator (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Megan Hughes plays Grace Nichols, a businesswoman constantly competing with men to get ahead. Unfortunately, her love life is also suffering. One day, while chomping on a donut, she realizes she's put on a few pounds. She decides to get back in ...
Plot: prostitute, party, sex, diet, female nudity, erotica, male full rear nudity, coach, sex in shower
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.0
 156
Levelland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama, with skateboards, set in Texas.
Audience: teens
Plot: american football, internet, high school, skinny dipping, actor, depression, hospital, brother sister relationship, oil company, older woman younger man relationship, intergenerational friendship, coming of age ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
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Americana (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a small town in rural Kansas, a troubled veteran attempts to restore an old merry-go-round ride.
Plot: loner, war veteran, countryside, conflict, small town, vietnam veteran, americana, merry go round
Time: 70s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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That Championship Season (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It started as a friendly meeting between 4 old buddies with their basketball coach and ended up in revealing the truth about their relationship. The meeting forces the five men to reveal their true identity, to be honest with each other for the ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: basketball, coach, buddies, ambition, contests and competitions, introspection, haunted by the past, friendship, friends, sport team, high school, father figure ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Homefront (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran Archibald Wright works as a house painter. One family he paints a house for has a problem he can relate to: Elaine, a woman who hired him, left his husband J.P., also a Vietnam vet while he was in 'Nam, and J.P. became an ...
Plot: house painter, family relations, vietnam veteran, vietnam war, alcoholic, waitress, commitment, alcohol abuse, parent child relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, post war ...
Place: los angeles, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
My All American (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Freddie Steinmark, an underdog on the gridiron, faces the toughest challenge of his life after leading his team to a championship season.
Style: tense, exciting, sincere, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: american football, championship, football team, father son relationship, underdog, coach, football, boyfriend, student athlete, sport, high school sweetheart, catholic ...
Time: 60s
Place: texas, austin texas, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 953
Hoovey (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: HOOVEY is the true and inspiring story of the Elliott family, who refused to surrender, instead turning to one another and their faith in the worst of circumstances, to rebuild their lives, their boy, and their dreams... together. Step by grueling ...
Plot: hospital, cancer, high school athlete, doctor, basketball player, rehabilitation, high school, coach, male camaraderie, brain tumor, student athlete, firefighter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy who spent 54 months in prison following the Watergate scandal.
Plot: autobiography, politics, prison, rat, watergate, dead rat
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 7.4
 6K
Passion Fish (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Soap actress May-Alice Culhane is paralyzed from the waist down in an accident. She returns to her old home in Louisiana, where she proceeds to drink quite steadily and to drive away five personal attendants in the first twenty minutes of the movie. ...
Style: talky, clever, thought provoking, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: rehabilitation, accident, friendship, disability, strong female presence, paralysis, friends, starting over, life is a bitch, hopes, human nature, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
She Fought Alone (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: All, including school administration and a friend, turn their backs on a girl who accused a classmate of rape.
Style: realistic, sincere, disturbing, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: high school, rape, innocence lost, american football, juvenile delinquency, sexual abuse, teenage love, against the odds, rebellion, fighting the system, youth, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Just Be There (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mitchell, a Vietnam veteran, returns home to Minneapolis with his girlfriend Kathy and intends to write a novel about his war experiences, but is pushed by his overbearing father into a job selling pork bellies at a commodities firm. Quickly ...
Plot: homecoming, confrontation, vietnam veteran, country club, aspiring writer, police, father son relationship, motorcycle, marriage proposal, skinny dipping, letter, broker ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
 24
The Shepherd (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A father chooses between his enemy and the life of his own son. Bursting with “Top Gun” action, THE SHEPHERD explodes into the lives and conflicts of the men who push the edge of supersonic danger while defending our skies. The resulting ...
Style: christian film
Plot: death of husband, grief, christianity, christian, religious conversion, fighter jet, vietnam veteran, air force base, colonel, river, funeral, jet plane ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Night-Flowers (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Vietnam vets, Tom and Nordi, live sad lives in a crumbling New Jersey town. Sharing a one room apartment, they talk about their inability to hold down real work, struggle to get noticed at the VA and fail to connect with women. This changes for ...
Plot: fishing, dinner, spa, shipyard, gym, supermarket, vietnam veteran, murder, bus, massage parlor, rape, frustration ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
One More Round (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Basically the Christian version of Rocky
Style: christian film
Plot: coworker, coach, wrestler, salesman, dojo, fired from the job, christian, ex boxer, husband wife relationship, restraining order, bible, boxing match ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Prayer Never Fails (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: PRAYER NEVER FAILS is a gripping legal drama about an up-and-coming small town high school basketball coach, well on his way to a championship caliber season, when he is fired after he prays with one of his players who is in great need. The movie is ...
Style: christian film, captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: lawsuit, coach, fired from the job, lawyer, christian, lawyer client relationship, atheist, high school, faith, basketball coach, court, religious conflict ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%