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Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story (1996)
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Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The true story of Olympic gold medalist Gail Devers (Charlayne Woodard) and her fight to combat Graves disease while becoming the fastest female sprinter in the world. From a setback in Seoul that nearly costs her the use of her feet to her excruciating battle with the crippling illness to victories in Barcelona and Atlanta, Gail proves she's got the heart of a champion in this inspirational original biography. Louis Gossett Jr., Jeffrey Sams, Tina Lifford, Robert Guillaume and Paula Kelly costar.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: sport, athlete's life, disability, contests and competitions, radiation, athlete and trainer, ambition, human spirit, hopes, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, down on your luck, power relations, female director, olympics
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: barcelona, seoul

Most similar movies to Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, uplifting and sincere films with plots about sport, ambition, hopes, contests and competitions, athlete's life, human spirit and rivalry mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story: Bert & Dickie (2012), A Season on the Brink (2002), The Cup (2011), A Fighting Man (2014), The Straight Line (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: uplifting, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: ambition, athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, contests and competitions, hopes, sport, rivalry, lifestyle, competition, teamwork, olympics ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england
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95%
A Season on the Brink (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers" is based on the best-selling book by John Feinstein. The movie chronicles Indiana's 1985-86 season, when Knight granted Feinstein unprecedented access to the ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, captivating, basketball movie
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, sport team, contests and competitions, lifestyle, sport, athlete and trainer, underdog, hopes, basketball, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.6
 693
The Cup (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At the heart of this true story is Damien Oliver, a young jockey who loses his only brother in a tragic racing accident, hauntingly reflecting of the way their father died 27 years earlier. After suffering through a series of discouraging defeats, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: horse race, jockey, human spirit, rise to the top, rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, hopes, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
A Fighting Man (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two men meet in the ring for a fight that will change their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, disturbing, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, boxing, brutality, blood, redemption, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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The Straight Line (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Leila is released from prison after five years of confinement. She will meet Yannick, a young athlete who became blind after an accident. This last practice race despite his disability, but to run it must be connected by a wire to guide a person ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: ambition, human spirit, friendship, athlete's life, disability, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, hopes, sport, running, love, release from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.3
 172
Dempsey (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nominated for two primetime Emmy Awards in 1984, this made-for-TV movie follows the true story of American boxer Jack Dempsey, who became a media sensation in the 1920s as the world heavyweight champion. Based upon the book by Jack Dempsey and ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sexual, silent film ...
Plot: world champion, contests and competitions, uncover truth, disability, couple relations, unlikely criminals, one last chance, hopes, crime gone awry, rivalry, athlete's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 1920s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.3
 20K
The Express (2008)
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, uplifting, serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, human spirit, american football, racism, ambition, college, society, success, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: usa, new york, united states, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Biographical story of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. The movie starts with his young life and growing up with his father, Ralph, who raced for a living, but initially wanted more for his son. When Dale quits high school to start driving full time, his ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: rising to stardom, ambition, rivalry, lifestyle, human spirit, family life, parents and children, contests and competitions, hopes, sport, family relations, nascar
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story about the great basketball player "Pistol" Pete Maravich when he was in the eighth grade. He plays on the varsity basketball team at Daniel High School but has some very difficult obstacles standing in his way of playing. The only ...
Style: basketball movie, emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: life is a bitch, contests and competitions, prodigy, aging, sport, follow your dream, lifestyle, hopes, tragic hero, underdog, ambition, dedicated educator ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Price of Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An ex-boxer, living with the knowledge that his fight career was cut short by a crooked manager, channels his bitter disappointment in a single-minded quest for boxing championships for his three sons. We see them in pee-wee Silver Glove matches ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, tough heroes, ego clash, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, obsession, relationship vs career ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Don King: Only in America (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A cinematic portrait of the famous fight promoter and boxing manager.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: athlete's life, crimes, rise to the top, society, lifestyle, gangsters, ambition, social misfits, follow your dream, hopes, sport, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.7
 224
The Athlete (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Ethiopia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefooted Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became a sports legend. A hero in his own country and to the continent, Bikila was the first ...
Style: touching, uplifting, exciting, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: rehabilitation, paralysis, disability, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, follow your dream, starting over, overnight success, sport, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, ethiopia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.9
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Counterpunch (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story. A young boxer, Emilio, from the wrong side of the tracks with big dreams of winning the Golden Gloves boxing championship, finds himself at a cross roads after being locked up. As he fights his way back into the winning circle ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, emotional
Plot: rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, one more chance, starting over, hopes, contests and competitions, follow your dream, sport, lifestyle, power relations, boxing
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.7
 632
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: touching, emotional, captivating, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: running, track and field, olympics, university, lifestyle, follow your dream, sport, society, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, south dakota, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.5
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23 Blast (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe handicapped life or bravely return to the life he once knew and the sport he still loves.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, human spirit, blindness, ambition, athlete's life, disability, life turned upside down, society, sport, hopes, sport team, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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From the Rough (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The coach of a women's swim team parlays her success into an opportunity to build her school's men's golf team.
Style: captivating, uplifting, serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, against the odds, athlete's life, human spirit, follow your dream, once in a lifetime opportunity, athlete and trainer, lifestyle, golf, hopes, social misfits, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.6
 15K
Hands of Stone (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Panama, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.
Style: captivating, realistic, exciting, tense, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, rags to riches, sport, boxer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, ambition, boxing, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, boxing match ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 60s, year 1980
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.0
 2K
The Hammer (2010)
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: uplifting, captivating, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: underdog, mute or deaf, deaf, wrestling, human spirit, against the odds, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.8
 515
The Bronx Bull (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A combination "before the rage" and "after the rage" of world middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta's tumultuous life and times.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, follow your dream, ambition, athlete's life, sport, youth, hopes, tough heroes, parents and children, family relations, boxer, graphic violence ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 60s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Cory Weissman is a college basketball player who suffers a devastating stroke. He perseveres to find new meaning in his life both on, and more importantly, off the court.
Style: emotional, captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: college, rehabilitation, hopes, sport, against the odds, human spirit, parents and children, paralysis, disability, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Kano (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: A Taiwanese high school baseball team travels to Japan in 1931 to compete in a national tournament.
Style: uplifting, captivating, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: baseball, athlete's life, rivalry, ambition, against the odds, sport, sport team, society, hopes, youth, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: taiwan, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Breaking the Surface is about the tough times Greg Louganis had on his way to becoming one of the world's top Olympic divers. Some topics discussed were Greg's childhood problems, his homosexuality, and him contracting the HIV virus.
Style: captivating, uplifting, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: coming out, diving, gay, olympic athlete, sport, unfulfillment, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, gender, hopes, contests and competitions, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Mighty Macs (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, emotional, sincere, serious
Plot: catholic school, mother superior, college, sport, against the odds, human spirit, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, athlete and trainer, feminism, coach ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 5.0
 118
Crazy Canucks (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the book White Circus by Ken Read, this is the story of the Canadian skiing legends that became the first North Americans to crack the Euro dominated World Cup Circuit in 1975
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, captivating
Plot: skiing, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, underdog, olympics, sport, ski
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada, europe, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Flying Scotsman (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story of amateur cyclist Graeme Obree, who breaks the world one-hour record on a bike he made out of washing machine parts.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, scot, lifestyle, ambition, human spirit, race, sport, rivalry, friendship, hopes, contests and competitions, cyclist ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.3
 206
The Opponent (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Patty Sullivan (Erica Eleniak) is a battered woman who decides to take charge of her life by taking boxing lessons to better protect herself when her boyfriend becomes violent. Patty soon learns she has some talent for boxing and sets her sights on ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, rough, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: female boxer, follow your dream, ambition, athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, rise to the top, lifestyle, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete and trainer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 567
Champions (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of jockey Bob Champion who overcame cancer to win the 1981 Grand National
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: horse race, horse, doctors and patients, terminal illness, against the odds, power relations, family relations, radiation, human spirit, child illness, athlete and trainer, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.4
 35K
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, teachers and students, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, united states, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Tiger Woods Story (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With his father coaching him and his mother providing a strong spiritual influence, Tiger Woods rose to fame and fortune. But his success came at a price, as he endured personal struggles with racism, self-doubt and cultural identity.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, racism, society, lifestyle, rising to stardom, rivalry, hotshot hero, sport, ambition, prodigy, hopes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the rest of his life to the young kids of Harlem. 1996 ...
Style: captivating, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, vietnam war, heroin, basketball, rising to stardom, unfulfillment, against humanity, life is a bitch, sport, going straight, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%