Movies like Believe in Me

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Believe in Me (2006)
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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: touching, serious, 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, high school life, working class, ambition, hopes, rivalry, youth, power relations, prodigy, small town life, sport team, society, social relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa

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Most similar movies to Believe in Me

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about sport, ambition, hopes, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, rivalry and power relations mostly in Drama, Sport and Family genres. Some movies like Believe in Me: One on One (1977), Hometown Legend (2002), The Final Season (2007), Madison (2001), Sunset Park (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 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: serious, touching, realistic, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: college, small town, sport, basketball, coach, athlete's life, high school, underdog, young lovers, contests and competitions, urban, university ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Hometown Legend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A teenage drifter finds an opportunity to turn his life around when he joins a high-school football program with a hard-nosed coach.
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: sport, high school, small town, athlete's life, dedicated educator, underdog, contests and competitions, leadership, human spirit, athlete and trainer, high school life, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: baseball, sport, coach, small town, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, high school, americana, small town life, sport team, ambition, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.5
 1K
Madison (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1971, air-conditioner repairman and boat enthusiast Jim McCormick entertains his desire to 'go down' as a legend in the record books when the Gold Cup hydroplane boat race improbably comes to his small town of Madison, Indiana. ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic
Plot: sport, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, ship, urban ghetto, follow your dream, small town, rising to stardom, human spirit, urban, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 70s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 5.9
 1K
Sunset Park (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, high school, athlete's life, underdog, dedicated educator, college, high school sports, hardcase students, school, contests and competitions, human spirit ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.8
 871
Underdogs (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in rural Ohio, the birthplace of football, UNDERDOGS is the story of a small-town high school football team destined to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community.
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, high school, follow your dream, small town, family, athlete and trainer, teenage life, sport team, against the odds, ambition, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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 ⇓
66%
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 ⇓
64%
Facing the Giants (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.
Style: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, football movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christian, sport, underdog, football, athlete's life, high school, contests and competitions, human spirit, athlete and trainer, high school life, religions or cults, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.5
 467
The Basket (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Peter Coyote (E.T., Erin Brokovich) and Karen Allen (The Perfect Storm) star in this touching family drama about the unifying power of basketball in a community torn apart by war. Both a riveting sports film and a tale of triumph over adversity, The ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Plot: small town, athlete's life, dedicated educator, immigrants, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, teachers and students, racism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Gentleman's Game (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama revolving around characters whose lives are transformed one summer at an exclusive East Coast country club.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere
Plot: sport, coming of age, golf, athlete's life, prodigy, single parent, underdog, contests and competitions, human spirit, athlete and trainer, parents and children, social differences ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, realistic, feel good, 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 ⇓
59%
Talent for the Game (1991)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Major League Baseball scout must find promising young player to save his job and his team.
Style: feel good, serious, realistic
Plot: sport, baseball, athlete's life, underdog, athlete and trainer, countryside, relationship vs career, against the odds, americana, ambition, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: idaho, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.6
 38K
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, athlete and trainer, small town, underdog, championship, contests and competitions, son, parent child relationship, high school sports ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: sport, athlete's life, hardcase students, underdog, contests and competitions, university, village, human spirit, athlete and trainer, college, college life, discrimination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 772
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: serious, feel good, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: underdog, sport, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, against the odds, ambition, hopes, society, power relations, athlete's life, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.5
 310
Number One (1969)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A former football hero cannot accept his career is over. He loses himself in alcohol and women.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, ambiguous ending
Plot: sport, midlife crisis, athlete's life, ego clash, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, golden years, infidelity, alcohol abuse, fashion, hopes ...
Time: 60s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: serious, touching, 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 ⇓
50%
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When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.
Style: uplifting, exciting, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, athlete and trainer, american football, sport team, contests and competitions, ambition, small town, rise to the top, rivalry, youth, social relations, coach ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: serious, tense, realistic, biting, 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
Place: indiana, chicago illinois, texas, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 164
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: serious, feel good, 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 ⇓
47%
The Slaughter Rule (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, athlete's life, human nature, high school, sport, friendship, teenage life, sport team, ambition, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 31K
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, serious, uplifting, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: small town, human spirit, underdog, coach, athlete and trainer, dedicated educator, sport, contests and competitions, teacher, track and field, high school, school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 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: serious, sincere, 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 ⇓
44%
Soul of the Game (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson are the greatest players in the Colored leagues, and everyone expects that one of them will make the leap to the Major Leagues, now that there is talk of integration. But, unexpectedly, it's the rookie with the ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: sport, baseball, friendship, racism, athlete's life, underdog, historical figure, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, interracial relations ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, athlete and trainer, high school, sport team, ambition, hopes, youth, power relations, rise to the top, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, rough, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sport, boxing, female boxer, sexism, athlete's life, underdog, urban ghetto, contests and competitions, follow your dream, parents and children, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: sincere, serious, 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 ⇓
41%
The Best of Times (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, football movie
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, small town, high school, athlete's life, buddies, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, friendship, small town life, against the odds, ambition ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
We Are Marshall (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, sport, football, american football, university, comeback, recruit, coach, survivor, grief, student, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, campus, virginia, california, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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