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Tomorrow's Joe (2011)
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Tomorrow's Joe (2011)
Original name: あしたのジョー
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Set in the 1960's, Joe Yabuki (Tomohisa Yamashita) lives in a run-down low income ara. There, alcholic ex-boxer Danpei Tange (Teruyuki Kagawa) notices Joe Yabuki's talents as a boxer. But then, Joe gets into trouble and is sentenced into the youth detention center. In the youth detention center, Joe gets into a brawl and then is knocked out by Toru Rikiishi (Yusuke Iseya) who is a champion caliber professional boxer. While incarcerated, Joe gets special training from Danpei Tange through letters. Upon Joe's release, he quickly becomes an elite boxer and famous for a devastating cross counter. Meanwhile, Toru Rikiishi is also released from prison and quickly resumes his boxing career. Toru finally gets his shot at the world championship belt, but before that, Toru wants a match with Joe Yabuki. The two men enter the ring ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: prisoner, boxing training, prison, boxer, coach, orphan, japanese man, street fighter, jail, rivalry, boxing trainer, boxing match, prizefighter, boxing, prizefight, nickname

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, realistic, suspense and tense films with plots about sport, boxing, boxer, rivalry, athlete's life, fight and ambition mostly in Drama, Sport and Action genres. Some movies like Tomorrow's Joe: The Challenger (2015), Tiger, Blood in the Mouth (2016), Fat City (1972), Unbeatable (2013), Ah, Wilderness: Part 2 (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Challenger (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A legendary trainer comes out of retirement to help an underdog boxer fight his way to a better life.
Style: captivating, inspirational, tense, realistic
Plot: boxer, boxing, against the odds, working class, determination, sparring, sport, rise to the top, rivalry, society, fight, running ...
Time: 2010s
Place: bronx new york city, usa
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95%
Tiger, Blood in the Mouth (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Argentina, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Boxing drama / romance.
Style: sincere, light, captivating, visually appealing
Plot: boxing, extramarital affair, love affair, boxing training, illicit affair, erotica, infidelity, sex scene, boxer, teacher student relationship, master, boxing match ...
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87%
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Fat City (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, friendship, boxing, comeback, athlete's life, sport, ambition, rivalry, unfulfillment, introspection, boxing match, boxer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.2
 3K
Unbeatable (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Fai, once a world champion in boxing, escapes to Macau from the loan sharks and unexpectedly encounters Qi, a young chap who is determined to win a boxing match. Fai becomes Qi's mentor and rediscovers his passion to fight not only in the ring ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ambition, boxing, opponent, rivalry, contests and competitions, boxing match, loan shark, training, mixed martial arts, sport, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Ah, Wilderness: Part 2 (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Set in the near future around Shinjuku, Tokyo. Shinji got out from a youth detention center. Barikan suffers from stuttering and extreme shyness. These two men meet in a boxing gym. Shinji and Barikan become friends and pursue boxing under a ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, disturbing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: friendship, boxing, japanese man, training, inferiority complex, speech impediment, friendship between men, fight, violence, rivalry, youth, danger ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Boxer and Death (1963)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Concentration camp commander Kraft finds out that prisoner Kominek is a former professional boxer. Overnight, the prisoner is made Kraft's exercise partner and unwillingly rises to a privileged position at the camp. His anger over the death of ...
Plot: world war two, boxer, starvation, escape, prisoner, concentration camp, prizefight, boxing, nazi, sport
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Sarpatta Parambarai (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: When Sarpatta Parambarai is challenged to a do-or-die match, Kabilan, a young labourer, must choose whether to put on the gloves himself and lead his clan to victory, or be dissuaded by his disapproving mother and dangerous politics.
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: boxing, gang war, crime family, political intrigue, prizefighter, politics, battles, showdown, bandit, political unrest, criminal gang, boxer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Creed II (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Follows Adonis Creed's life inside and outside of the ring as he deals with new found fame, issues with his family, and his continuing quest to become a champion.
Style: inspirational, uplifting, captivating, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, boxing, comeback, champion, courage, human spirit, training, sports hero, bravery, boxing trainer, haunted by the past, strongman ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ukraine, kiev ukraine, los angeles, philadelphia, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Fourth Place (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Joon-ho, a 11-year-old swimmer who hopes to become an Olympic medalist, has a problem; he always records 4th place at all the swimming contests that he participates in. His mom who is more enthusiastic than himself in winning is frustrated. Hearing ...
Style: psychological, suspense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: swimmer, coach, swimming, violence, athlete and trainer, professional sports, athlete's life, sport, bullying, insult, professional athlete, violent man ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Champion of Auschwitz (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Poland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It is 1940. The first transport of prisoners arrives at the newly created concentration camp Auschwitz. One of them is Tadeusz “Teddy” Pietrzykowski, pre-war boxing champion of Warsaw. The camp officers force him to fight in the ring for his and ...
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, suspense
Plot: concentration camp, boxing champion, boxing, auschwitz, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, boxer, prizefighter, sport, professional sports, camp, life is a bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.6
 12K
Saala Khadoos (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of a former boxer who quits boxing following a fallout with the authorities over the underlying politics but goes on to coach a fisherwoman to fulfill his dream through her. Thisi is a simultaneously shot Hindi version of the Tamil film ...
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, exciting, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: corruption, boxing, temper, ex boxer, politics, anger, game, gym, boxing trainer, coach, training, competition ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.6
 263K
Creed (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
Style: realistic, feel good, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, underdog, boxer, athlete and trainer, coach, mentor, legacy, sport, ambition, rivalry, fight, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, 2010s, 90s ...
Place: usa, mexico, los angeles, tijuana mexico, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
 184K
Rocky III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, inspirational, suspense, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: boxing, boxer, underdog, comeback, fame, coach, training, sport, revenge, athlete's life, ambition, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, los angeles, madison square garden manhattan new york city, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
 7K
Diggstown (1992)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Gabriel Caine has just been released from prison when he sets up a bet with a business man. The business man owns most of a boxing-mad town called Diggstown. The bet is that Gabe can find a boxer that will knock out 10 Diggstown men, in a boxing ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, bet, con artists, sport, ex athlete, graphic violence, cons and scams, rivalry, crimes, contests and competitions, dishonesty, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: southern usa, georgia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Ah, Wilderness: Part 1 (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Set in the near future around Shinjuku, Tokyo. Shinji got out from a youth detention center. Barikan suffers from stuttering and extreme shyness. These two men meet in a boxing gym. Shinji and Barikan become friends and pursue boxing under a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: boxing, japanese man, friendship, criminal, social issues, life is a bitch, poverty, boxer, poor, social problems, society, speech impediment ...
Time: near future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 16K
Hands of Stone (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Panama, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.
Style: captivating, realistic, exciting, tense, serious
Plot: rivalry, rags to riches, sport, boxer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, boxing, boxing match, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, year 1980
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.3
 134K
Rocky V (1990)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A lifetime of taking shots has ended Rocky's career, and a crooked accountant has left him broke. Inspired by the memory of his trainer, however, Rocky finds glory in training and takes on an up-and-coming boxer.
Style: serious, realistic, inspirational, suspense, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, betrayal, underdog, coach, champion, training, heroes, sport, challenge, athlete and trainer, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 1K
Code Blue (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A medical team is dispatched to the patients on a helicopter to provide medical care in the field as soon as possible. One day, four young physicians are assigned to this latest medical system. The doctors experience traumatic medical situations, ...
Style: suspense, meditative, captivating, disturbing, medical drama
Plot: doctor, physician, helicopter, accident, teamwork, doctors and patients, ambulance, 911, saving a life, coworker, workplace situations, doctors ...
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Butterfly in Grey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dao returns home and finds her fiance in bed with another woman. She shoots them dead on the spot. She is sentenced to 10 years in prison. She gets out eventually and stays with a friend who runs an escort service and learns that women are even ...
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing
Plot: murder, prison, women's prison, prison guard, death, son, funeral, prison sentence, changing lives, female prisoner, women in prison, female protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Dans les cordes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, suspense
Plot: female boxer, rivalry, family relations, athlete's life, ambition, friendship, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, parents and children, sport, hopes, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
 198K
Rocky IV (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
Style: tense, suspenseful, inspirational, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: boxing, underdog, boxer, victory, training, sport, vengeance, revenge, tough heroes, opponent, athlete and trainer, fight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ussr, russia, siberia, las vegas, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, serious, suspense, disturbing, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, human spirit, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, hopes, boxing, brutality, graphic violence, redemption, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.8
 278
Hammer (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Victor aka Hammer is an MMA champion with the world title fight ahead. After running into the mobster Shark Hammer gets injured but is still determined to win. Victor doesn't know Shark will stick at nothing to make Victor lose.
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense, suspense
Plot: professional wrestler, wrestler, battles, male female relationship, mafia, fight, militant, showdown, love story, ambition, rivalry, sport ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Notorious Nick (2021)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick Newell, a one-armed MMA fighter gets a rare chance to fight for the lightweight championship. He strives to win for himself and all the other people in the world with physical challenges.
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: fight, combat, physical disability, handicapped, title bout, militant, mixed martial arts, martial arts, professional wrestler, fight club, ambition, disability ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 195
The Fight (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Tina lives in a quiet seaside town but her life is anything but quiet - her mother is threatening to leave her father, her daughter is being bullied and she and her husband Mick are juggling full time jobs and three children. Determined to ditch the ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: boxing, female boxer, dysfunctional family, bullying, self confidence, family relations, rivalry, crumbling marriage, sport, introspection, society, women fight ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Float Like A Butterfly (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: Ireland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Irish Traveller Frances has to fight for the right to pursue her passion... boxing. She is determined to make her idol Muhammad Ali proud, as well as her father who has recently been released from prison. But when she wants to show him just how ...
Style: inspirational, motivational, captivating, social, entertaining
Plot: boxing training, boxing, ambition, champion, boxer, female boxer, coping, athlete's life, direction and purpose, fight, longing, social issues ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 594
Sparring (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Steve Landry, an aging boxer with more losses than wins, accepts to become a sparring partner for an emerging champion in a last-ditch attempt to stay relevant.
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), pianist, piano, boxing trainer, boxing, money, father daughter relationship, money problems, beach, male nudity, tattoo, boxing match ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 202K
Rocky II (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. ...
Style: feel good, sincere, rough, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: boxing, underdog, boxer, heroes, championship, comeback, training, sport, opponent, athlete and trainer, human spirit, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
 549K
Rocky (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, touching, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, self esteem, training, fight, contests and competitions, ambition, life is a bitch, tough guy, rivalry, lifestyle, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 11K
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: realistic, serious, disturbing, touching, rough
Plot: coach, rugby, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, father son relationship, human spirit, ambition, starting over, sport, teenage life, redemption, baseball ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%