Movies like Evel Knievel 2004

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Evel Knievel (2004)
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Evel Knievel (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Legendary daredevil Robbie "Evel" Knievel (George Eads) is profiled in this action-packed biopic helmed by John Badham. Long before extreme sports became ubiquitous, the hard-living exhibitionist vaulted his motorcycle over steep canyons, crates of venomous snakes and snarling cougars. But as Knievel amassed wealth and world records (along with 35 broken bones), his taste for liquor and ladies equaled his appetite for adventure.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, motorcycle race, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, rise to the top, sport, hotshot hero, danger, escapades, desire for fame, rising to stardom, falling, heroes, performer's life, artists and showbiz, prison, fight, snake, infidelity, kiss, swimming pool, punishment, bikini, jail ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, montana

Most similar movies to Evel Knievel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sincere films with plots about ambition, lifestyle, rise to the top, sport, athlete's life, rivalry and rising to stardom mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like Evel Knievel: The Brittany Murphy Story (2014), Phantom Punch (2008), Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004), Anna Nicole (2013), The Other Side of the Mountain (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Evel Knievel (1971)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Biography of the famed motorcycle daredevil, much of which was filmed in his home town of Butte, Montana. The film depicts Knievel reflecting on major events in his life just before a big jump.
Style: sincere, exciting, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: motorcycle, sport, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, self discovery, couple relations, desire for fame, performer's life, motorcycle race, couples, rising to stardom, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: montana, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Brittany Murphy Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A look at Brittany Murphy's rise to Hollywood fame in the 1990s, her struggles with celebrity and self-esteem, and her mysterious death in 2009 at the age of 32.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: desire for fame, ambition, actor's life, rising to stardom, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, parents and children
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.5
 721
Phantom Punch (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: From his discovery by a priest while serving time at the Missouri State Penitentiary to the infamous 'Phantom Punch' by Cassius Clay which effectively ended his career, the movie spans the years from 1950 to Liston's mysterious and ...
Style: captivating, rough, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, black american, prison, infidelity, sport, rise and fall, athlete's life, tragic hero, racism, discrimination, prison life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of golf icon and legend, Bobby Jones, who retired from competition at the tender age of 28.
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: golf, rivalry, sport, rise to the top, human spirit, temperamental, couples, lifestyle, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, ambition, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: scotland, europe, atlanta georgia, georgia, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Anna Nicole (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Voluptuous beauty Anna Nicole Smith marries an elderly millionaire and poses for Playboy, but after her husband's death, her excessive drinking, pill-popping and weight fluctuations take their toll.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, sexy
Plot: playboy, rise and fall, celebrity, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, ambition, desire for fame, starlet, drug addiction, posing nude, photo shoot, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Other Side of the Mountain (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female skiing champion is paralyzed in a tragic skiing accident. Her girlfriend is taken out of competition when she contracts polio.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional, touching ...
Plot: skiing, paralysis, quadriplegic, ambition, sport, crumbling marriage, hopes, prodigy, mountain, human spirit, athlete and trainer, relationship vs career ...
Time: 70s, 1950s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 749
Best (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The life story of former Manchester United football legend, George Best.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious
Plot: athlete's life, rising to stardom, ambition, celebrity culture, sport team, sport, rivalry, life is a bitch, professional sports, football player, unfulfillment, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s, 70s, 1960s
Place: europe, england, manchester, northern england, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Young Bruce Lee (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bruce Lee, My Brother is an action-dramatic biopic of the eponymous martial arts legend as told by his younger brother, Robert Lee. It revolves around Bruce Lee's life as a rebellious adolescent in Hong Kong before he sets off for the USA and ...
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: master warrior, ambition, lifestyle, rising to stardom, actor's life, showbiz, artists and showbiz, heroes, celebrity culture, martial arts, black belt, tough guy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Louis Cyr : The Strongest Man in the World (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Biopic of Louis Cyr, strongest man in the world at the end of the 19th Century.
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, performer's life, strong man, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, humble, human
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Last American Hero (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A backwoods bootlegger decides to put the driving skills he developed evading the law to good use. He becomes a race car driver, and eventually, one of the fastest drivers in history.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, athlete's life, hotshot hero, contests and competitions, rivalry, sport, rise to the top, parents and children, family relations, fast car, auto mechanic, race car ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 699
Halim (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A biopic of Egyptian singer Abdel-Halim Hafez.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious
Plot: ambition, musician's life, rising to stardom, showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, singer, orphan, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 30s ...
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.9
 644
Counterpunch (2019)
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, rough, realistic, emotional
Plot: rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, one more chance, starting over, hopes, contests and competitions, follow your dream, sport, lifestyle, power relations, boxing
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Maradona, the Hand of God (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Italy, Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dramatizing of the many shocking highs and lows of Argentine soccer hero Diego Maradona, an extraordinary athlete and arguably the greatest player in the history of the sport.
Style: realistic, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, serious
Plot: lifestyle, athlete's life, rise to the top, ambition, rise and fall, prodigy, life is a bitch, sport, rehabilitation, rising to stardom, folk hero, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: argentina, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Heart Like a Wheel (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Shirley Muldowney is determined to be a top-fuel drag racer, although no woman has ever raced them before. Despite the high risks of this kind of racing and the burden it places on her family life, she perseveres in her dream.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, car race, feminism, gender, rivalry, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ambition, sport, athlete's life, blind ambition, power relations ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 50s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Walk (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, based on true events, breathtaking ...
Plot: skyscraper, world trade center manhattan new york city, planning, ambition, obsession, artists and showbiz, escapades, danger, mentor, street performer, circus performer, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974, year 1973, future
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 224
The Athlete (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Ethiopia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefooted Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became a sports legend. A hero in his own country and to the continent, Bikila was the first ...
Style: touching, uplifting, exciting, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: rehabilitation, paralysis, disability, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, follow your dream, starting over, overnight success, sport, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, ethiopia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.8
 515
The Bronx Bull (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A combination "before the rage" and "after the rage" of world middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta's tumultuous life and times.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, follow your dream, ambition, athlete's life, sport, youth, hopes, tough heroes, parents and children, family relations, boxer, graphic violence ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 60s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 12K
Amelia (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.
Style: serious, sentimental, stylized, realistic, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: airplane, ambition, flying, female pilot, self fulfillment, lifestyle, rise to the top, follow your dream, adventurer, danger, escapades, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1920s, year 1935 ...
Place: usa, hawaii, kansas, ireland, honolulu hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 184 min.
Story: The film is based on the life of Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian national cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: ambition, athlete's life, rise to the top, rivalry, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, sport, leadership, sport team, bollywood, rags to riches, cricket the game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2011
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, factual, inspirational, exciting ...
Plot: sport, rise to the top, following a dream, prodigy, soccer, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rags to riches, father son relationship, dream come true, follow your dream ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Against the Ropes (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A fictional story inspired by North America's most famous female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen. Her struggle to survive and succeed in a male dominated sport.
Style: sincere, serious, inspirational, intense, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sport, athlete and trainer, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete's life, rivalry, lifestyle, human spirit, boxing, underdog, male female relationship, rags to riches ...
Time: year 1972, 70s
Place: usa, detroit, los angeles, michigan, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Bigger (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The inspirational tale of the grandfathers of the fitness movement as we now know it, Joe & Ben Weider. Battling anti-Semitism, racism and extreme poverty, the brothers beat all odds to build an empire & inspire future generations.
Style: captivating, based on true events, realistic, inspirational, serious
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: bodybuilding, rivalry, fitness, sport, rise to the top, athlete's life, colleague colleague relationship, male female relationship, bodybuilder, manager, brother brother relationship
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Georgia O'Keeffe (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: destructive relationship, couples, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, couple relations, obsession, husband wife relationship, mortality, brother brother relationship, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: usa, new york, new mexico, manhattan new york city, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Don King: Only in America (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A cinematic portrait of the famous fight promoter and boxing manager.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: athlete's life, crimes, rise to the top, society, lifestyle, gangsters, ambition, social misfits, follow your dream, hopes, sport, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart is a 2003 NBC TV movie starring Cybill Shepherd as Martha Stewart in which the life of Martha Stewart is outlined starting from her life in New Jersey to the scandal behind her arrest.
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, clever, cynical ...
Plot: ambition, rise to the top, rise and fall, relationship vs career, lifestyle, rising to stardom, boss and employee, workplace situations, celebrity culture, tv show, media satire, obnoxious boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.8
 408
Sal (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: James Franco's Sal chronicles the final hours of the life of actor Sal Mineo, one-time teen idol and star of the blockbuster films Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, actor's life, introspection, friendship, artists and showbiz, hopes, murder, gay, celebrity, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.2
 60K
Run Milkha Run (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The true story of the "Flying Sikh" world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and homelessness to become one of India's most iconic athletes.
Style: uplifting, captivating, inspirational, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: rise to the top, running, talented, athlete's life, army, sport, lifestyle, rising to stardom, follow your dream, ambition, rivalry, determination ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: india, pakistan, asia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Biographical story of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. The movie starts with his young life and growing up with his father, Ralph, who raced for a living, but initially wanted more for his son. When Dale quits high school to start driving full time, his ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: rising to stardom, ambition, rivalry, lifestyle, human spirit, family life, parents and children, contests and competitions, hopes, sport, family relations, nascar
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story is a made-for-TV film starring Australian actress Poppy Montgomery. The film, which was shot in B.C. Canada locations altered to look like British locations, details the journey of struggling single mother ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: multiple sclerosis, rising to stardom, writer's life, family relations, ambition, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, single parent, ends with biographical notes, abusive relationship, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Polanski Unauthorized (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unauthorized chronicle of the life of Roman Polanski.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: ambition, prodigy, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, filmmaking, celebrity culture, unfulfillment
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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