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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sincere films with plots about father son relationship, sport, friendship, drinking, drinking alcohol, mother son relationship and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like Four Minutes: Without Limits (1998), Chariots of Fire (1981), The Jesse Owens Story (1984), 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: sincere, exciting, captivating, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: olympics, running, sport, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, human spirit, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, lifestyle, competition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972, year 1970, year 1971 ...
Place: oregon, usa, helsinki finland, munich germany, finland
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95%
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, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: underdog, ambition, friendship, olympics, track and field, olympic athlete, missionary, sport, prejudice, human spirit, society, follow your dream ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, post world war one ...
Place: scotland, paris france, england, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: racism, olympics, athlete, african american, running, nazis, racial segregation, nazi, interracial relations, track and field, racial tension, runner ...
Time: 1930s
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74%
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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: serious, sincere, rough, talky, factual ...
Plot: olympics, runner, sport, underdog, athlete's life, contests and competitions, human spirit, lifestyle, hopes, college, olympic gold medalist, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s, year 1975 ...
Place: oregon, usa, munich germany, montreal, mexico city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, bleak, suspenseful, tense
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, boxer, boxing, auschwitz, danger, anti heroes, contests and competitions, against humanity, sport ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: poland, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
 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: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: soccer, human spirit, family problems, rivalry, follow your dream, death in the family, female athlete, feminism, sport, family in crisis, ambition, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional
Plot: lesbian relationship, hospital, infidelity, politics, lesbian interest, moral dilemma, love triangle, college, dishonesty, gays and lesbians, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: hungary, europe, budapest hungary, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.4
 36K
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, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, underdog, dedicated educator, small town, sport, track and field, sport team, mentor, contests and competitions, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, united states, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, hockey, underdog, olympics, sport team, coach, human spirit, grudge, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, championship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, milwaukee wisconsin, manhattan new york city, massachusetts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
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Burden (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Burden, an orphan raised within the Ku Klux Klan, attempts to break away when the girl he falls in love with urges him to leave for a better life together. When the Klan seeks Mike out for vengeance, a black congregation led by the benevolent, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: ku klux klan, hate, love, racism, reverend, vengeance, african american, prejudice, white supremacist, injustice, police, praying ...
Time: year 1996, year 2017
Place: south carolina, africa, pearl harbor
⇓ 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: thought provoking, captivating, based on true events, exciting
Plot: drug addict, drugs, sport competition, competition, winner, interrogation, training, accident, hospital, swimming, sport, rise to the top ...
Time: year 1978, year 1984, year 1990, year 1988
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: twins, university, ambition, follow your dream, youth, love and romance, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, lifestyle, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, inspirational, disturbing, sincere
Plot: fencing, coach, sport, hiding, courage, fear, school, politics, rivalry, team, teacher, child ...
Time: 1950s, year 1952, 50s, year 1953
Place: soviet union, estonia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, husband wife relationship, poverty, father son relationship, boy, tragic event, dying, abraham lincoln, stepmother stepson relationship, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, year 1865
Place: indiana, usa, kentucky, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: serious, realistic, uplifting, exciting
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, rivalry, contests and competitions, lifestyle, sport, hopes, competition, teamwork, olympics ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: interracial marriage, king, forbidden love, freedom, royal family, husband wife relationship, politics, reporter, promise, racism, equality, tradition ...
Time: year 1947, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: africa, england, south africa, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: humorous, contemplative, light, unusual plot structure, psychological ...
Plot: father son relationship, love, depression, extramarital affair, jealousy, murder, actress playing multiple roles, cautionary tale, fake marriage, infidelity, mother son relationship, sin ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 35K
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, exciting, captivating, political, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids
Plot: track and field, racism, olympics, nazi, african american, historical figure, nazi germany, athlete, racial prejudice, sport, politics, german ...
Time: 20th century, year 1933, year 1936, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, united states, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: swimming, human spirit, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, parents and children, self discovery, family life, sport ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, harvard university, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: horse, horse race, racehorse, underdog, follow your dream, against the odds, businessman, american dream, animal training, marriage, divorce, cowboy ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s, 20s ...
Place: baltimore, new york, san francisco, chicago illinois, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, ice hockey, athlete's life, life turned upside down, parents and children, hockey, healing power, hopes, sport, ambition, life is a bitch, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992, year 1991, year 1994
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 237 min.
TV show
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: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: swimming, greek, olympics, track and field, hopes, ambition, sport, money raising, sport team, cycling, power relations, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, victorian era, 1890s
Place: greece, usa, italy, athens greece, balkan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 7K
Woodlawn (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Love and unity in a school torn by racism and hate in the 1970s.A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.
Style: christian film, realistic, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: racism, african american, american football, faith, coach, team, church, high school, integration, motivational speaker, religion, sport ...
Time: 70s
Place: alabama, birmingham alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, friendship, rivalry, fan, against the odds, contests and competitions, sport, fame, success, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, 1960s, year 1998
Place: usa, north dakota, new york, florida, kansas city ...
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35%
Dernier stade (1994)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Belgium, France, Switzerland, Germany
Story: No overview found
Plot: male female relationship, runner, track and field, coach, urine, female athlete, champion, competition, winning, health, steroids, athlete ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panthers per FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton ascends, falling for a fellow revolutionary en route, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul.
Plot: assassination, black panther party, murder, prison, gun, betrayal, betrayal by friend, dildo, coffin, arrest, tambourine, fire ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941.
Style: factual, banned, psychological, sentimental, captivating
Plot: polyamory, bdsm, lesbian, lgbt, superheroine, bisexual, psychologist, lesbianism, hand under skirt, justice, seduction, friendship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1940, year 1945, year 1972 ...
Place: ancient greece, connecticut, ireland, boston, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 2K
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: realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: gambling, friendship, horse race, horse, family, ambition, sport, rivalry, hopes, underdog, murder, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s
Place: mexico, australia, latin america, sydney australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, thought provoking ...
Plot: interracial friendship, civil rights, human spirit, interracial relations, activism, human rights, righting the wronged, ku klux klan, danger, court, aggression, racism ...
Time: 70s, year 2016, year 1971, year 2005
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 132K
Coach Carter (2005)
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: motivational, touching, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: basketball, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, teacher, sport, coach, athlete's life, high school, underdog, dedicated educator, human spirit, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, sacramento california, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%