Movies like The Toughest Man in the World

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The Toughest Man in the World (1984)
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The Toughest Man in the World (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mr. T's first starring made-for-TV movie role has him playing a tough and scowling, but softhearted, nightclub bouncer who finds himself involved with a bunch of kids after being conned into taking over a youth center.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: competition, prison, gangsters, youth, athlete's life, friendship, teachers and students, contests and competitions, fighting the system, prison life, life is a bitch, addiction, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, starting over, nightclub, hopes, urban ghetto life, society, aging, redemption, boss and employee, idealism, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois

Most similar movies to The Toughest Man in the World

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about ambition, underdog, rivalry, hopes, youth, contests and competitions and power relations mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like The Toughest Man in the World: Shackles (2005), The Man from Left Field (1993), Chalk (2006), Jump In! (2007), Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Shackles (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aspiring teacher (Hughley) takes the one job he's offered, a position at a school inside a prison.
Style: realistic, suspense, captivating, touching, semi serious
Plot: prison, dedicated educator, prison life, starting over, idealism, human spirit, hardcase students, ambition, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, rivalry, confined ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Man from Left Field (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After taking a job managing a little league team, a homeless man inspires the kids to reach for it all and they inspire him to reclaim his life.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: single parent, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, contests and competitions, parents and children, sport, underdog, follow your dream, youth, hopes, sport team ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.2
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Chalk (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Life in the trenches of that most honorable and frustrating profession...teaching. It's the start of a memorable new year at Harrison High. The self-conscious Mr. Stroope is convinced that his time has come - this year he will be furnished with ...
Style: humorous, semi documentary, psychological, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, teacher, teachers and students, power relations, youth, ambition, hardcase students, lifestyle, rivalry, teenage life, student life, satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.3
 7K
Jump In! (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Story revolves around a young boxer, Izzy Daniels, who trains to follow in his father's footsteps by winning the Golden Glove. When his friend, Mary, however, asks him to substitute for a team member in a Double Dutch tournament, the young man ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, teenage life, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, sport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The continuing adventures of the barbers at Calvin's Barbershop. Gina, a stylist at the beauty shop next door, is now trying to cut in on his buisness. Calvin is again struggling to keep his father's shop and traditions alive--this time ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fighting the system, friendship, society, rivalry, profanity, workplace situations, workplace romance, family business, boss and employee, urban, hip hop, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Gym Teacher: The Movie (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dave Stweie was America's hope for the gold in the 1988 Seoul Games.... until he ran face first into the vault. After Suffering humiliation on a global scale, Dave eventually faded into obscurity and became a gym teacher. A gym teacher with the ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: ambition, redemption, school, family life, teachers and students, rivalry, lifestyle, youth, hopes, athlete's life, contests and competitions, storage unit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: against the odds, prodigy, disability, follow your dream, dedicated educator, ambition, human spirit, sport, hopes, youth, lifestyle, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 1K
Queen Sized (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An overweight girl, Maggie Baker, is elected Homecoming queen by the mean girls in the high school.
Style: feel good, uplifting, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rivalry, high school, society, against the odds, physical appearance, best friends, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, lifestyle, family relations, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Out of It (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An introverted nerd and a dumb, violent jock vie for the attentions of a cheerleader.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexy, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: rivalry, beach, teenager, coming of age, teenage life, school, vengeance, high school, high school life, teenage love, introspection, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
No Pain, No Gain (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of a bodybuilder who longs to be respected for his mind. Mike Zorillo, a small town Ohio champion bodybuilder with a genius IQ, journeys to the Mecca of bodybuilding, Los Angeles, determined to beat his nemesis, Jake Steel, with natural ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, uplifting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: follow your dream, tough heroes, ambition, rivalry, redemption, contests and competitions, physical appearance, comeback, lifestyle, heroes, athlete's life, once promising ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Harry's War (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After his aunt dies of a heart attack while fighting the IRS, Harry Johnson decides to take up the cause.
Style: semi serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, humorous
Plot: rivalry, injustice, courtroom, social relations, vengeance, store, against the odds, small town, small town life, ambition, legal, politics ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 4K
Deal (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: As an ex-gambler teaches a hot-shot college kid some things about playing cards, he finds himself pulled into the world series of poker, where his protégé is his toughest competition.
Style: tense, realistic, semi serious, humorous, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, poker, mentor, human spirit, contests and competitions, competition, friendship, downfall, follow your dream, underdog, lifestyle, illegal prostitution ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, semi serious, football movie
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, sport team, rivalry, hopes, buddies, friendship, high school, athlete and trainer, haunted by the past, against the odds, couple relations, ambition ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 3K
Ping-Pong (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: As children, the introverted Smile was being bullied by a gang of kids until the brash Peco comes by and chases all of them them away. Peco then takes Smile under his wings and teaches him how to play the game of ping pong. From there a life long ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: athlete's life, youth, ping pong, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, human spirit, sport, friendship, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 3K
Race the Sun (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia.
Style: feel good, entertaining, light, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: car, youth, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, dedicated educator, rivalry, self discovery, teenage life, teacher, solar power, adventure ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: australia, hawaii, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 4K
Stay Hungry (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Stay Hungry is a 1976 dramatic comedy film by director Bob Rafelson from a screenplay by Charles Gaines. The story centers on a young Birmingham, Alabama, scion, played by Jeff Bridges, who gets involved in a shady real-estate deal. In order to ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous
Plot: friendship, gym, bodybuilding, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, romance, society, love and romance, social differences, americana, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, twentieth century, year 1976
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Entry Level (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After losing his restaurant, chef CLAY MAGUIRE must start his career all over--at the bottom. Pushing forty with no "corporate skill-set", Clay enters the strange world of the Unemployable Interviewees of America. Clay and his fellow ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: starting over, unemployment, workplace, workplace situations, workplace romance, romance, society, hopes, love and romance, down on your luck, restaurant, chef ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Swimsuit Issue (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wild bachelor party and an agonizing defeat in floorball awakens Fredrik's passion for male synchronized swimming.
Style: uplifting, humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: friendship, self fulfillment, buddies, swimming, sport, sport team, society, youth, family relations, life is a bitch, ambition, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Crossing the Bridge (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A film about three high school friends who find their happy-go-lucky existence tarnished forever the instant they get embroiled in a drug-running scheme that goes awry. When things start getting messy, they rue the day they agreed to the venture; ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, sentimental
Plot: friendship, coming of age, lifestyle, society, youth, thirtysomething life, friends, parents and children, human nature, drug dealing, buddies, going straight ...
Time: 70s, 90s, year 1975
Place: detroit, canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Saint John of Las Vegas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An ex-gambler is lured back into the game by a veteran insurance-fraud investigator.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, offbeat
Plot: addiction, on the road, going straight, self discovery, love and romance, hopes, dishonesty, starting over, escapades, life is a bitch, gambling, promotion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Calvin Marshall (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A college student is determined to become a Major League Baseball star, but finds his true calling instead.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: coming of age, college, self discovery, follow your dream, ambition, underdog, youth, love and romance, romance, hopes, athlete's life, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 4K
Beautiful (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Determined to win the Miss American Miss pageant, Mona is ready to sacrifice anything and everything to guarantee herself the crown including her own daughter! She manages to persuade her best bud to raise the kid as her own (Miss AM can't be a ...
Style: humorous, emotional, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, beauty pageant, blind ambition, contests and competitions, underdog, family problems, pregnancy, child illness, parents and children, family relations, ambition, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Ping Pong Summer (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1985 a summer vacation in Ocean City, Md., changes the life of a shy white teen who's obsessed with table tennis and hip-hop music.
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, friends, contests and competitions, rivalry, vacation, friendship, youth, ping pong, sport, society, misfit, teenager
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
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Kart Racer (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 14-year-old Watts Davies is estranged from his dad, a former International Karting Federation (IKF) champion. Watts's resolve to race in the upcoming IKF Regional Championships rekindles their relationship as they pursue the dream together.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, teenage life, against the odds, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, rivalry, young heroes, tragic hero, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Knights of the South Bronx (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A business man decides that he wants to teach school in the inner city and chooses a tough school in the South Bronx. He teaches the children how to play the game of chess, and along the way they learn a lot about life.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: chess, school, youth, misfit, juvenile delinquency, hopes, teachers and students, human spirit, ambition, high school life, hardcase students, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Lower Learning (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Barry Goldwater Elementary is on the brink of collapse: the lowest test scores in the state, teachers who are either drunk or having sex on school grounds, and a principal who extorts money from parents. It's up to Tom, the down-on-his-luck ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous
Plot: school, against the odds, ambition, dedicated educator, rebellion, fighting the system, teenage life, teachers and students, idealism, high school life, satire, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Honour of the Knights (Quixotic) (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Trusting in fate, Don Quixote and Sancho pursue their travels in search of adventure day and night. They ride through fields, talking about subjects as varied as spirituality, chivalry and daily life. A growing bond of friendship unites them.
Style: semi serious, realistic, experimental, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: destructive relationship, idealism, prison life, hopes, society, gang, life is a bitch, friendship, tragic love, don quixote, urban ghetto life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Shooting for Socrates (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: SHOOTING FOR SOCRATES is a David Vs. Goliath set in Belfast against the backdrop of the 1986 World Cup. It tells the story of a momentous time in Northern Ireland's football history through the eyes of players, fans and the media. The film also ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: hopes, ambition, rivalry, sport, family relations, sport team, youth, contests and competitions, parents and children, soccer, underdog, soccer fan ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: mexico, ireland, brazil, northern ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 443
Bleacher Bums (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Adapted from a 1979 stage play written by Chicago's Organic Theater Company, BLEACHER BUMS details the exploits of a group of baseball fans as they sit in the bleachers of Lakeview Park watching a game between the hometown Bruins take on the ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gambling, friends, baseball, follow your dream, against the odds, rivalry, lifestyle, couple relations, ambition, athlete's life, buddies, sport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.1
 582
Son of Morning (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young copywriter becomes the most famous man on the planet, overnight, when he is mistaken as the next messiah.
Style: semi serious, futuristic, realistic, humorous
Plot: ambition, journalism, society, hotel, church, battle of the sexes, couples, workplace, workplace situations, miraculous event, media satire, lovers reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%