Movies like A Season on the Brink

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A Season on the Brink (2002)
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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 team and its practices, meetings, and huddles.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, basketball movie
Plot: athlete's life, sport, university, underdog, college, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, rivalry, power relations, hopes, lifestyle, basketball, coach, vulgarity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana

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Most similar movies to A Season on the Brink

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about ambition, sport, rivalry, hopes, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions and power relations mostly in Drama, Sport and Family genres. Some movies like A Season on the Brink: Fast Girls (2012), The Junction Boys (2002), Crooked Arrows (2012), Streetballers (2009), One on One (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
 3K
Fast Girls (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A street smart runner develops an intense rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy young athlete.
Style: uplifting, serious, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Plot: sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, society, ego clash, social differences, ambition, rivalry, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, friendship, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Junction Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tom Berenger leads an outstanding cast in this bone-crunching dramatization of legendary college football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's debut at Texas A&M in the summer of 1954. The often unnerving story finds Bryant ducking the ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic, tense
Plot: sport, athlete's life, hardcase students, underdog, contests and competitions, university, human spirit, village, athlete and trainer, college, college life, discrimination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Crooked Arrows (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.
Style: uplifting, serious, feel good, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, high school, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, family, sport team, ambition, hopes, rivalry, youth, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, 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 ⇓
72%
 6.4
 1K
One on One (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Henry Steele is a basketball phenom at his small town high school, but when he matriculates to a big city university on a scholarship, soon realizes that he has few skills outside the sport. Expected by his coach to contribute significantly to the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: college, small town, sport, basketball, coach, athlete's life, underdog, high school, young lovers, contests and competitions, urban, university ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
One Hit from Home (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Story: After suffering a career ending knee injury, pro-baseball superstar Jimmy Easton (Dave Stone) returns to a place he has not been in a very long time....home. Here, Jimmy confronts dark memories from a tragic past as he tries to make peace with a ...
Style: uplifting, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sport, athlete's life, college, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, hopes, rivalry, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, prodigy, urban ghetto, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, urban ghetto, underdog, sport, boxer, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rise to the top, feminism, human spirit, athlete and trainer, social differences ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 7.2
 10K
Forever Strong (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rick Penning lives life just like he plays rugby; fast, hard-hitting and intense. When life on the edge lands him in jail, prison ward Marcus Tate offers him a chance to get back in the game by playing for his rival, Highland Rugby. Reluctantly Rick ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: sport, juvenile delinquency, coach, athlete's life, high school, dedicated educator, hardcase students, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, human spirit, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.6
 370
Green Flash (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the ripe old age of 30, Cameron Day has given up his chances at pro-basketball fame and settled into an aimless life. A chance encounter with a beautiful woman lands him smack in the middle of Southern California's pro beach volleyball ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: sport, self discovery, athlete's life, prodigy, beach, underdog, contests and competitions, ego clash, college, high school, athlete and trainer, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new york, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Road to Victory (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A star athlete on the verge of turning pro must decide which dream to pursue while he battles his own body.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: infidelity, college, athlete's life, sport, underdog, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, doctors and patients, alcohol abuse, relationship vs career, breakup, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Full-Court Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Full-Court Miracle is a 2003 Disney Channel Original Movie. It premiered on November 23, 2003. Inspired by the true story of University of Virginia basketball star Lamont Carr, the film centers on a group of young Jewish basketball players who ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: athlete's life, underdog, college, sport, contests and competitions, family, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, sport team, against the odds, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 2.7
 391
The Minis (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Dwarfs playing basketball... with Dennis Rodman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sport, college, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, lifestyle, rivalry, hotshot hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 353
True Blue (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of the year the Oxford and Cambridge boat race changed from a gentleman's race to one where winning was everything.
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: university, athlete's life, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, human spirit, athlete and trainer, student life, sport team, ambition, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: feel good, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: sport, athlete's life, supportive spouse, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, sport team, family life, ambition, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.1
 866
Believe in Me (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, basketball movie
Plot: sport, high school sports, small town, athlete's life, dedicated educator, underdog, coming of age, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ 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: sincere, serious, realistic, uplifting, emotional
Plot: sport, mother superior, catholic, convent school, catholic school, college, underdog, feminism, human spirit, against the odds, sport team, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.6
 39K
Hoosiers (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, sport, redemption, high school, small town, underdog, athlete and trainer, championship, contests and competitions, son, parent child relationship, high school sports ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: sport, college, athlete's life, dedicated educator, high school, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rising to stardom, human spirit, athlete and trainer, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Final Season (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job and ditches his wedding plans to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: baseball, sport, coach, small town, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, americana, high school, small town life, sport team, ambition, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, sport, ambition, athlete's life, human spirit, redemption, rivalry, hopes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sincere
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, sport, disability, ambition, hopes, friends, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, friendship, misfit, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: serious, sincere, tense, realistic
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 ⇓
53%
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 8.1
 14K
Iqbal (2005)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This is all about chasing your dreams, no matter what the obstacles. The story involves a young deaf and dumb boy who is crazy about cricket.
Style: semi serious, captivating, uplifting, realistic
Plot: underdog, follow your dream, sport, rise to the top, village, human spirit, sport team, disability, ambition, hopes, rivalry, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Aryan: Unbreakable (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Aryan is the college champion in boxing. He is training under Ranveer Singh in order to achieve his dream: winning the national championship. His girlfriend Neha supports him unconditionally and he relies heavily upon her. However, after his life ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic
Plot: college, athlete's life, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, ambition, hopes, pregnancy, rivalry, family relations, power relations, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Second Chance (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl and her coach overcome adversity to make their way into the National Australian Gymnastics Squad.
Style: serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: gymnastics, athlete's life, family, contests and competitions, sport, athlete and trainer, ambition, hopes, youth, underdog, uninhibited rivalry, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
 580
Counterpunch (2013)
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, emotional, realistic, rough
Plot: athlete's life, sport, starting over, ambition, hopes, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rivalry, power relations, one more chance, lifestyle
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female boxer, athlete's life, on the road, underdog, sport, physical abuse, independence, contests and competitions, follow your dream, feminism, human spirit, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 11K
Blue Chips (1994)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team aren't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete ...
Style: tense, serious, biting, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: sport, college, basketball, against the rules, blind ambition, contests and competitions, underdog, athlete and trainer, workplace situations, sport team, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: indiana, chicago illinois, texas, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Hurricane Season (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on true events amid the wreckage and chaos dealt by Hurricane Katrina; one basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana just will not give up. Coach Al Collins(Forest Whitaker), gathers other players from hard-hit schools and builds a team actually ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, athlete and trainer, sport team, high school, ambition, hopes, youth, power relations, rise to the top, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%