Movies like Four Minutes

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Four Minutes (2005)
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Four Minutes (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sir Roger Bannister's historic running of the sub-four-minute mile is celebrated in Four Minutes, an inspiring and respectably authentic TV movie about breaking the most famous barrier in the history of sports.
Plot: love, race, dancing, airplane, student, new year, teacher, male female relationship, hospital, running, track and field, coach, beach, patient, jazz, surgery, pianist, competition, doctor, boat, boy, bicycle, dancer, river, olympics ...
Time: 50s, year 1946, 1940s, year 1954, year 1947, 1950s, year 1952 ...
Place: mount everest, oxford university, helsinki finland

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Most similar movies to Four Minutes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and sincere films with plots about sport, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, hopes, friendship, mother son relationship and ambition mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like Four Minutes: Without Limits (1998), The Jesse Owens Story (1984), Chariots of Fire (1981), Prefontaine (1997), Triumph of the Spirit (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, stylized, emotional, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: olympics, running, sport, lifestyle, profanity, sexual content, power relations, ambition, rivalry, human spirit, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971, year 1972 ...
Place: oregon, usa, munich germany, helsinki finland, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Jesse Owens Story (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The Jesse Owens Story is a biographical film about the black athlete Jesse Owens. Dorian Harewood plays the Olympic gold-winning athlete. The drama won a 1985 Primetime Emmy Award and was nominated for two more.
Plot: olympics, racism, athlete, track and field, racial prejudice, interracial relations, running, nazi, african american, nazi germany, racial tension, runner ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Chariots of Fire (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The true story of British athletes preparing for and competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics.
Style: sentimental, thought provoking, serious, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: underdog, ambition, friendship, olympics, jewish, running, missionary, sport, prejudice, athlete's life, hopes, opponent ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, post world war one ...
Place: scotland, paris france, england, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Prefontaine (1997)
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, rough, talky, factual ...
Plot: olympics, runner, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete's life, human spirit, hopes, lifestyle, college, olympic gold medalist, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1960, 60s, year 1969 ...
Place: oregon, usa, montreal, munich germany, mexico city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he fought for the amusement of his captors. His father and ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, bleak
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, holocaust, survival, boxer, boxing, confined, sport, heroes, against humanity, human spirit, misfit ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: poland, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.1
 4K
Gracie (2007)
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: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: soccer, human spirit, family problems, rivalry, follow your dream, death in the family, feminism, family in crisis, sport, society, ambition, female athlete ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.2
 745
Another Way (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hungary
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Political and sexual repression in Hungary, just after the revolution of 1956. In 1958, the body of Eva Szalanczky, a political journalist, is discovered near the border. Her friend Livia is in hospital with a broken neck; Livia's husband, ...
Style: emotional, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: lesbian relationship, politics, infidelity, hospital, moral dilemma, love and romance, state affairs, romance, gays and lesbians, journalism, revolution, political conspiracy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: europe, hungary, budapest hungary, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.5
 47K
Miracle (2004)
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: uplifting, touching, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, hockey, underdog, olympics, coach, sport team, human spirit, grudge, sport, opponent, athlete's life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, milwaukee wisconsin, colorado, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Fencer (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Finland, Estonia, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.
Style: captivating, sincere, disturbing, inspirational
Plot: fencing, coach, sport, hiding, courage, fear, politics, rivalry, school, team, teacher, teaching ...
Time: 1950s, year 1952, year 1953, 50s
Place: estonia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 34K
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, uplifting, exciting, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, underdog, small town, track and field, contests and competitions, dedicated educator, high school, social differences, teenage life, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, united states, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 65K
Seabiscuit (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: horse, racehorse, horse race, underdog, follow your dream, against the odds, gambling, depression, businessman, boxing, contests and competitions, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: chicago illinois, california, baltimore, san francisco, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Return to Babylon (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Scandals and pratfalls abound in this satirical and sexy look at the silent movie era. With Jennifer Tilly, Debi Mazar, and Tippi Hedren.
Style: silent film
Plot: drinking, telephone call, chase, wedding, party, pistol, dancing, flashback, father son relationship, death, voyeur, murder ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Breaking the Limits (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on true events. In 1980s Poland, Jerzy Górski is a young man who finds the determination to struggle against his drug addiction through athletic training, with the aim of competing in the US Ironman Triathlon.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, exciting, based on true events
Plot: drug addict, sport competition, drugs, winner, swimming, competition, training, hospital, accident, interrogation, sport, running ...
Time: year 1988, year 1990, year 1984, year 1978
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: twins, university, follow your dream, ambition, family relations, contests and competitions, athlete's life, sport, love and romance, youth, rivalry, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Better Angels (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Abe is a thoughtful and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: education, illness, society, stepmother stepson relationship, poverty, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, dying, boy, tragic event, wilderness, americana ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era
Place: indiana, usa, kentucky, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A United Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, sincere, captivating
Plot: interracial marriage, king, forbidden love, husband wife relationship, royal family, freedom, politics, racism, equality, justice, reporter, democracy ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, year 1947, 50s
Place: africa, south africa, britain, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 334
Bert & Dickie (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thrown together just five weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics, Bert Bushnell (Doctor Who's Matt Smith) and Dickie Burnell (Sam Hoare) defied all the odds and made history in the double sculls. This is the story of how they did it ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: ambition, against the odds, athlete's life, human spirit, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, lifestyle, competition, teamwork, olympics ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Swimming Upstream (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young man aspiring for recognition of his talents battles against his estranged father's sentiment towards him as the father deals with his own demons.
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: swimming, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, follow your dream, rivalry, sport, parents and children, contests and competitions ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: australia, sydney australia, harvard university, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.1
 34K
Race (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, Germany, France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf ...
Style: factual, captivating, exciting, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids
Plot: track and field, racism, olympics, nazi germany, african american, historical figure, nazi, athlete, racial prejudice, sport, politics, running ...
Time: year 1936, 20th century, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 237 min.
Story: This movie describes the founding of the modern Olympics and concentrates on the creation of the American team and their trials in getting to the Olympics in Athens.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: greek, swimming, olympics, track and field, power relations, sport team, contests and competitions, hopes, human spirit, sport, against the odds, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: greece, usa, pittsburgh, athens greece, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a coach and mentor, Walter Gretzky was instrumental in nurturing the talent of his son, hockey great Wayne Gretzky. So it came as an ironic tragedy when in 1991, just days after his 53rd birthday, Walter suffered a debilitating stroke that left ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, athlete's life, life turned upside down, healing power, hockey, ambition, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, sport, elderly, disability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, year 1991, year 1992
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.8
 13K
61* (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 1961, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle played for the New York Yankees. One, Mantle, was universally loved, while the other, Maris, was universally hated. Both men started off with a bang, and both were nearing Babe Ruth's 60 home run record. ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, feel good
Plot: baseball, rivalry, friendship, fan, contests and competitions, sport, against the odds, fame, rising to stardom, obsessive quest, uninhibited rivalry, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, 1960s, year 1998
Place: usa, north dakota, new york, st. louis missouri, new york yankees ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.
Style: meditative, suspense, inspirational, exciting, factual ...
Plot: archaeology, expedition, explorer, tribe, journey, jungle, amazon, travel, destiny, mission, colonel, world war one ...
Time: 1920s, 1950s, year 1912, year 1914, year 1916 ...
Place: south america, england, london, france, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Best of Enemies (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of the real-life unlikely relationship between an outspoken civil rights activist and a local Ku Klux Klan leader in 1971 North Carolina.
Style: rough, psychological, sincere, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: interracial friendship, civil rights, human spirit, interracial relations, activism, human rights, righting the wronged, court, danger, aggression, racism, ku klux klan ...
Time: 70s, year 2016, year 1971, year 2005
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Dernier stade (1994)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Belgium, France, Switzerland, Germany
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Phar Lap (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Phar Lap, the big bold chestnut reigned as the king of the turf in the depression that gripped Australia of the 1930s. From his humble beginnings the New Zealand bred horse raced on to become the hero of a nation.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: gambling, friendship, horse, horse race, hopes, sport, love and romance, underdog, murder, ambition, friends, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s
Place: mexico, australia, latin america, sydney australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Churchill's Secret (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill suffers from a stroke in the summer of 1953 that's kept a secret from the rest of the world.
Style: disturbing, captivating, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: winston churchill, stroke, historical figure, nurse, politician, husband wife relationship, secret, rehabilitation, family problems, british politics, parents and children, family home ...
Time: year 1953, 50s, 1950s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 82K
42 (2013)
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, serious, emotional, factual, touching ...
Plot: racism, baseball, rivalry, athlete's life, americana, against the odds, rise to the top, human spirit, athlete and trainer, hopes, african american, racial segregation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1946, year 1947 ...
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, cincinnati ohio, pittsburgh ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 3K
Van Gogh (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In late spring, 1890, Vincent moves to Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, under the care of Dr. Gachet, living in a humble inn. Fewer than 70 days later, Vincent dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. We see Vincent at work, painting landscapes and ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, mental illness, family relations, down on your luck, lifestyle, tragic love, human nature, mentally unstable, society, life is a bitch, social misfits, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 626
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: emotional, captivating, uplifting, serious, touching ...
Plot: running, olympics, track and field, follow your dream, university, rivalry, society, social differences, lifestyle, racism, ambition, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: kansas, usa, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%