Movies like The Kid: Chamaco

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The Kid: Chamaco (2009)
 5.8
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The Kid: Chamaco (2009)
Original name: Chamaco
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Abner is trapped in the rough life of Mexico City. His escape? Boxing. Dr. Frank Irwin (Martin Sheen) and his son Jimmy, a pro boxer, come together to teach Abner that the heart fuels the punches we throw in life.
Style: sincere, rough, serious, realistic, bilingual
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, family relations, parents and children, athlete and trainer, ambition, hopes, family problems, urban, lifestyle, rise to the top, rivalry, power relations, dancing, boxing, boxer, teenage sex, girlfriend, gun, male prostitute, asthma, manslaughter, abusive father, training, death of sister ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america

Most similar movies to The Kid: Chamaco

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about ambition, hopes, athlete's life, rivalry, sport, family relations and power relations mostly in Drama, Sport and Action genres. Some movies like The Kid: Chamaco: Punch (2002), Black Cloud (2004), Matchups (2003), Ours (2007), A Fine Step (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Punch (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ariel is a troubled girl with more than the usual teenage problems. When her emotion and temper get the best of her, she is drawn into a world where she can take out her anger with her fists. In the tradition of 'Girlfight' comes a wildly ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, sexual, disturbing ...
Plot: female boxer, family relations, ambition, parents and children, hopes, gays and lesbians, sport, athlete's life, dealing with death, redemption, teenage life, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.2
 461
Black Cloud (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Black Cloud, is an inspirational story about a young Navajo, Native American boxer, who overcomes personal challenges as he comes to terms with his heritage, while fighting his way for a spot on the US Olympic boxing team.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: native american, boxer, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete's life, follow your dream, sport, hopes, society, scout, against the odds, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.9
 16
Matchups (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ian Willams -- who was born blind in one eye -- grew up undaunted to become an elite college basketball player. But his dream of winning a national championship and turning pro was sidetracked when a tragic accident left him completely blind. ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: school, disability, ambition, hopes, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, athlete's life, urban ghetto life, dedicated educator, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.0
 2K
Ours (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: An ex-boxer Baldev Choudhary (Dharmendra) has had a stain in his boxing career. He wanted to wash it with his son Angad's (Sunny Deol) success, but times were hard and a financial crunch kept him from achieving this dream. Though Angad pulled ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, exciting
Plot: transplant, athlete and trainer, rise to the top, ambition, power relations, family relations, punjab, lifestyle, bollywood, rivalry, follow your dream, disgraced ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 280
A Fine Step (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Fine Step is an uplifting family drama centering on Cal Masterson (Luke Perry, Beverly Hills 90210) an award winning horseman whose relationship with his beloved horse Fandango allows him to achieve multiple championship wins. However tragedy ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, parents and children, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, family, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, starting over, animal life, teenage life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 768
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, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: sport, human spirit, underdog, rivalry, follow your dream, blind ambition, parents and children, contests and competitions, athlete's life, hopes, relationship vs career, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.5
 706
Undefeated (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lex 'El Animal' Vargas is a promising Portorican boxer in Queens, but lacks ambition to aim for the big career. That changes after his brother Paulie is accidentally shot dead by a teenager in an amateur hold-up on their late dad's ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: human spirit, rise to the top, follow your dream, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, society, against the odds, lifestyle, social differences, feminism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 187
La Yuma (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: France, Mexico, Spain, Nicaragua
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is the story of Yuma a strong-willed and rebellious girl from the poor neighborhoods of Managua who dreams of being a boxer.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, sincere
Plot: female boxer, hopes, love and romance, parents and children, sport, crimes, siblings relations, against the rules, fall in love, follow your dream, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nicaragua, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
Split Decisions (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a boxer is killed because he wouldn't take a dive, his brother tries to find a way to avenge him even if only symbolically.
Style: exciting, serious, sincere, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, boxer, boxing, athlete's life, gangsters, contests and competitions, hopes, sport, crimes, crime, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Relative Stranger (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After the death of his father, a former football star reunites with the family that he abandoned years earlier.
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: lifestyle, hopes, athlete's life, ambition, family relations, sport team, redemption, rivalry, death in the family, family problems, elderly, confrontation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.4
 9K
Kingdom (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A raw family drama set against the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Venice, California. Alvey Kulina owns Navy St. MMA with the help of his girlfriend Lisa Prince. He is willing to go through extraordinary means to make sure his fighters are ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, mixed martial arts, family problems, gym, sibling relationship, competition, rivalry, ambition, drugs/alcohol, contests and competitions, parents and children, training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 977
Street Dreams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Derrick Cabrera, like all skateboarders, dreams of being sponsored one day. He has all the talent in the world to make it happen but some major roadblocks to overcome before he can make the dream a reality.
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, rough
Plot: lifestyle, misfit, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, athlete's life, social misfits, rise to the top, blind ambition, estrangement, extreme sport, troublemaker, skating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 202
Here and There (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US. He finds his daughters older, and more distant than he imagined. His wife still has the same smile. Having saved some earnings from two trips to the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, immigrants, family relations, misfit, society, sister sister relationship, music band, poverty, synthesizer, emigrant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 648
The Cup (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: sport, power relations, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, chases and races, dealing with death, rise to the top, hopes, animal training, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, starting over, family relations, parents and children, hopes, family life, social worker, custody, family problems, legal, small town, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 248
America Brown (2004)
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: touching, realistic, uplifting, sincere, serious
Plot: high school, coming of age, rivalry, clergy, prodigy, youth, ambition, small town, sport, redemption, lifestyle, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 97
Never Die (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chayo returns to her hometown to care for her elderly mother and cope with her death. Surrounded by love and sublime beauty, Chayo has to give up something that as a woman and mother is inalienable. That will be the price of her freedom.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: elderly, homecoming, family problems, death in the family, golden years, parents and children, unfulfillment, dealing with death, family relations, tradition, food, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Dans les cordes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: rivalry, female boxer, parents and children, contests and competitions, blind ambition, athlete's life, hopes, power relations, family relations, family in crisis, sport, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 166
The Kid (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jimmy Albright is a young athlete with a passion for boxing. His mentor, Harry Sloan, an aging trainer and former boxer, sees Jimmy's potential, not only as a boxer but as a young man. With Harry's guidance, Jimmy trains and fights his way ...
Style: psychological, touching, feel good, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: sport, athlete's life, working class, ambition, lifestyle, aging, follow your dream, hopes, parents and children, rise to the top, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 339
Streetballers (2009)
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, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: sport, dysfunctional family, racism, family problems, sport team, urban ghetto, friends, student life, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, hopes, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The System Within (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tony "Wise" Good, is an internationally famous model. He fought his way out of the inner city and rocketed straight to the top. He had it all... The career, the trophy wife, fame, fortune and all the luxuries that come with success. But ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough
Plot: betrayal, ambition, rise to the top, city life, contests and competitions, nightmare comes true, fashion, rivalry, dishonesty, urban, rise and fall, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Brotherly Love (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: West Philadelphia basketball star Sergio Taylor deals with the pressures of fame while his brother and sister have their own issues with ambition.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: death in the family, family problems, prodigy, ambition, family relations, social relations, urban, high school life, youth, athlete's life, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, realistic, serious, basketball movie
Plot: rivalry, university, college, underdog, sport team, power relations, lifestyle, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete's life, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 4.4
 235
Body and Soul (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young man struggles to become a boxing champ, but success blinds him. It is only through the love of his girlfriend that he is brought back to reality.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, rough
Plot: downfall, ambition, sport, rich and poor, life is a bitch, athlete's life, hopes, love and romance, rise to the top, love affair, rivalry, redemption ...
Time: 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: gloomy, touching, psychological, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, starting over, custody, hopes, parents and children, mental illness, family life, family problems, depression, woman in underwear, mother daughter relationship, psychologist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 196
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: rough, uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female boxer, on the road, follow your dream, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, athlete and trainer, sport, hopes, gender, against the odds, lifestyle, feminism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 293
Elephant Heart (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marko Stemper, 19 years old, comes from a disadvantaged background and works as a window cleaner. His father, an alcoholic, tyrannizes the whole family, so Marko's only joy in life is boxing. As he is the most promising talent in his club, Gerd ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, gloomy
Plot: power relations, against the odds, ambition, youth, athlete's life, life is a bitch, sport, male objectification, bruise, shower room, boxer, teenage protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Have You Seen My Son (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A woman fears for her son's health when her ex-husband kidnaps him.
Style: rough, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, parents and children, couple relations, crime, confined, crimes, missing child, family problems, obsessive quest, family relations, ex husband ex wife relationship, child custody ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, oregon, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 9K
Girlfight (2000)
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, sincere, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: boxing, sport, female boxer, sexism, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, ambition, self fulfillment, athlete's life, family relations, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Violet Perfume: No One Is Listening (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A poignant and moving urban drama, focusing on the growing problem of sexual assault in Mexico City. Director Sistach fictionalizes the true story of a friendship between two adolescent girls which is torn apart when one of them is brutally raped.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, disturbing
Plot: sexual abuse, family problems, social decay, gender, urban, youth, woman in danger, urban ghetto, family relations, rich and poor, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%