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Believe in Me
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, athlete's life, dedicated educator, small town, underdog, coming of age, contests and competitions, follow your dream, high school sports, 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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Iqbal
Drama, Sport
India
132 min.
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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, touching and sincere films with plots about sport, hopes, ambition, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, human spirit and rivalry mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Believe in Me: One on One (1977), Hometown Legend (2002), The Final Season (2007), Madison (2001), Underdogs (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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One on One
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, athlete's life, high school, underdog, young lovers, basketball, urban, contests and competitions, university, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Hometown Legend
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: feel good, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: sport, athlete's life, dedicated educator, high school, underdog, small town, contests and competitions, leadership, human spirit, athlete and trainer, high school life, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   90%
    User:   90%
 
The Final Season
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: sport, contests and competitions, baseball, athlete and trainer, high school, americana, small town, small town life, sport team, ambition, coach, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   71%
 
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Madison
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 ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   57%
 
 5.8
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Underdogs
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, follow your dream, small town, family, athlete and trainer, high school, teenage life, sport team, against the odds, ambition, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   74%
 
 6.5
 467
The Basket
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: serious, sentimental, 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 ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   56%
 
The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend
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 ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   57%
 
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 1K
Sunset Park
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: basketball, high school, underdog, sport, athlete's life, college, dedicated educator, hardcase students, school, contests and competitions, happy ending, restaurant ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   66%
 
 7.2
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Forever Strong
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, high school, athlete's life, dedicated educator, hardcase students, juvenile delinquency, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, human spirit, redemption, high school life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   60%
 
Friday Night Lights
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series based around a high school football team situated in Texas. The series takes place in the fictional town of Dillon: a small, close-knit community in rural Texas. Particular focus is given to ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, small town, high school life, small town life, teenage life, sport team, americana, american football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   63%
 
Soul of the Game
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: uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: sport, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, friendship, athlete and trainer, racism, baseball, interracial relations, injustice ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   60%
 
A Gentleman's Game
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: sport, athlete's life, prodigy, single parent, underdog, contests and competitions, human spirit, athlete and trainer, parents and children, coming of age, social differences, teachers and students ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   53%
 
Facing the Giants
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, serious, feel good, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christian, underdog, football, sport, god, athlete's life, jesus, christianity, life philosophy, religion, high school, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   55%
 
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Talent for the Game
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, athlete's life, underdog, athlete and trainer, countryside, relationship vs career, against the odds, americana, baseball, ambition, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, idaho, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   51%
 
Crooked Arrows
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, high school, sport team, family, ambition, hopes, rivalry, youth, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   55%
 
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Matchups
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 ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   37%
 
 5.9
 164
The Kid
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 ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   42%
 
We Are Marshall
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, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, football, small town, underdog, sport, sport team, courage, ambition, mentor, hopes, tragedy, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, campus, virginia, new jersey, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   35%
 
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 5.5
 704
Undefeated
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: athlete's life, urban ghetto, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rise to the top, feminism, human spirit, athlete and trainer, social differences, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   50%
 
 7.5
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White Palms
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Hungary
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having suffered as a boy under a brutal Communist-era coach, champion Hungarian gymnast Miklos moves to Canada years later in search of a new start - only to find himself unwittingly perpetuating the very same cycle of abuse among his own pupils.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: rivalry, athlete's life, sport, immigrants, underdog, contests and competitions, human spirit, moral dilemma, teacher, gymnast, gymnastics, hungarian ...
Time: 80s, 2000s
Place: canada, hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   36%
 
 7.6
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Hoosiers
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, inspirational, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, small town, basketball, high school, underdog, sport, friendship, contests and competitions, mentor, lone hero, foul language, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
Finding Buck McHenry
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an 11 year old boy gets cut from his Little League baseball team, he sets out to form his own team.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, athlete's life, school, underdog, store, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, african american, coach, little league ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
 6.8
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Girlfight
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: boxing, sport, athlete's life, single father, high school, coming-of-age, father daughter relationship, relationships, underdog, coming of age, urban ghetto, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   45%
 
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 106K
Coach Carter
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: high school, basketball, underdog, teacher, sport, athlete's life, drugs/alcohol, teachers and students, friendship, mentor, dedicated educator, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   33%
 
 6.7
 570
Running Brave
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: serious, uplifting, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, university, racism, ambition, hopes, running, track and field, society, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: kansas, south dakota, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   45%
 
 5.7
 337
Streetballers
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 ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   37%
 
The Slaughter Rule
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: athlete's life, human nature, high school, sport, friendship, small town, teenage life, coming of age, sport team, ambition, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
Hurricane Season
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: contests and competitions, sport, athlete and trainer, high school, sport team, ambition, hopes, youth, power relations, rise to the top, starting over, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   36%
 

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McFarland, USA
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, inspirational, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, underdog, teacher, dedicated educator, high school, school, competition, football, mentor, father daughter relationship, sport, family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
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System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
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Hardball
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend.
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underdog, redemption, baseball, gambling, athlete and trainer, drugs/alcohol, teacher, mentor, sport team, sport, ambition, kids and family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new jersey, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   33%
 
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