Movies like The Kid: Chamaco

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The Kid: Chamaco (2009)
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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: rough, serious, sincere, realistic, bilingual
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, sport, athlete and trainer, parents and children, urban, ambition, family relations, rise to the top, hopes, rivalry, family problems, power relations, lifestyle, dancing, boxing, teenage sex, girlfriend, male prostitute, asthma, abusive father, training, death of sister, father son relationship, drugs, gun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 family relations, hopes, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, parents and children and sport mostly in Drama, Sport and Action genres. Some movies like The Kid: Chamaco: Punch (2002), Black Cloud (2004), Matchups (2003), Here and There (2012), La Yuma (2009). 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: rough, serious, sexual, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: female boxer, athlete's life, ambition, sport, anger, gays and lesbians, dealing with death, redemption, parents and children, teenage life, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.2
 457
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, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: native american, boxer, athlete's life, underdog, sport, follow your dream, human spirit, discrimination, against the odds, ambition, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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: serious, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, college, school, sport, dedicated educator, urban ghetto, prodigy, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 200
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, society, immigrants, parents and children, life is a bitch, misfit, family relations, music band, poverty, worker, emigration, emigrant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 180
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: serious, rough, realistic, sincere
Plot: female boxer, follow your dream, urban ghetto life, ambition, urban ghetto, sport, gender, hopes, life is a bitch, rebellion, athlete's life, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, nicaragua
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 95
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, tradition, golden years, dealing with death, death in the family, homecoming, elderly, unfulfillment, family problems, cow, rowboat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, mixed martial arts, competition, sibling relationship, gym, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, training, drug abuse, family problems, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: hopes, family problems, family relations, athlete's life, redemption, death in the family, sport team, ambition, elderly, lifestyle, rivalry, confrontation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 263
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, sentimental, realistic, touching
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: starting over, family, farm, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, animal life, hopes, youth, family relations, athlete's life, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
 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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, uplifting
Plot: coming of age, high school, athlete's life, sport, sport team, ambition, hopes, small town, youth, clergy, prodigy, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 968
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, captivating, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: athlete's life, social misfits, sport, underdog, college, blind ambition, contests and competitions, rise to the top, vengeance, athlete and trainer, teenage life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: emotional, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, rise to the top, parents and children, bollywood, ambition, rivalry, family relations, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
 704
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: serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: urban ghetto, athlete's life, underdog, sport, boxer, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rise to the top, feminism, human spirit, athlete and trainer, social differences ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 760
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, athlete's life, underdog, blind ambition, contests and competitions, ego clash, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, parents and children, relationship vs career, ambition ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 337
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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: sport, athlete's life, urban, contests and competitions, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, ambition, hopes, family problems, friends, athlete and trainer, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 292
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, rough
Plot: athlete's life, against the odds, sport, ambition, youth, power relations, life is a bitch, teenager, boxing, teenage boy, male nudity, shower ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Dans les cordes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: rivalry, female boxer, athlete and trainer, parents and children, sport, family in crisis, ambition, lifestyle, power relations, athlete's life, best friends, blind ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: rise and fall, urban, rise to the top, fashion, crime, ambition, dishonesty, betrayal, contests and competitions, city life, rivalry, nightmare comes true ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 633
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, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rise to the top, ambition, chases and races, dealing with death, human spirit, athlete and trainer, death in the family, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, boxer, boxing, rivalry, conflict, crime, athlete's life, gangsters, sport, contests and competitions, vengeance, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, disturbing
Plot: sexual abuse, social decay, sexual harassment, urban ghetto, urban, life is a bitch, society, city life, rich and poor, urban ghetto life, woman in danger, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: siblings relations, youth, family problems, urban, family relations, athlete's life, prodigy, desire for fame, follow your dream, death in the family, high school life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Other Family (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jean Paul and Chema have been together ten years. They have successful careers, a comfortable home and many friends. But that's all turned turned upside down when close friend Ivana rescues Hendrix from his broken home and asks them to care for ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: adoption, overdose, gays and lesbians, custody, gender, youth, coming of age, family life, couple relations, parents and children, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
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: serious, emotional, touching, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: adoption, parents and children, custody, small town, family in crisis, family life, hopes, family relations, legal action, starting over, life turned upside down, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Life of a King (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Life of a King is the true story of one man's mission to give inner city kids of Washington DC something he never had - a future. After being incarcerated for eighteen years, Eugene Brown established the Big Chair Chess Club to get kids off the ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chess, drugs/alcohol, hardcase students, redemption, sport, teachers and students, high school, hopes, rebellion, rivalry, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: kidnapping, obsessive quest, parents and children, crime, family problems, couple relations, missing child, confined, crimes, family relations, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, oregon, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 1K
Zig Zag (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic 15-year-old boy steals money from his boss to provide rent for his abusive father, who uses the money to repay a loan shark.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, urban, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, restaurant, life is a bitch, crime, family relations, city life, underdog, domestic disturbance, rebelliousness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: family life, mental illness, family relations, starting over, parents and children, custody, hopes, family problems, depression, psychologist, woman in underwear, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 227
Choco (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 80 min.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: unsupportive spouse, parents and children, village, family problems, family relations, down on your luck, unemployment, optimism, hopes, life is a bitch, society, birthday ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Day I Was Not Born (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Argentina
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a stopover in Buenos Aires on her way to Chile, 31-year-old Maria recognizes a nursery rhyme. Maria doesn't speak a work of Spanish, but without understanding what she is singing, she remembers the Spanish lyrics. Disturbed and thrown ...
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, realistic, sincere
Plot: self discovery, parents and children, urban, adoption, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, family relations, uncover truth, redemption, fish out of water, fascism, against humanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%