Movies like Sylvester

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Sylvester (1985)
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Sylvester (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Charlie is a 16-year-old orphan struggling to raise her two younger brothers when she endeavors to train a wild horse she names Sylvester and turn him into an Olympic jumping champion.
Style: fairy tale, uplifting, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, horse, equestrian, sport, heroes, family, youth, friends, on the road, family relations, human spirit, athlete and trainer, fall in love, teenage life, rivalry, ambition, down on your luck, animal life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, child as adult, siblings relations, underdog, against the odds, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, kentucky

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Most similar movies to Sylvester

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, touching and semi serious films with plots about hopes, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, family, family relations and youth mostly in Drama, Family and Sport genres. Some movies like Sylvester: International Velvet (1978), Casey's Shadow (1978), Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991), Kart Racer (2003), Double Teamed (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
International Velvet (1978)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A charming sequel to the hit National Velvet follows our young heroine and her trusty steed overseas.
Style: realistic, semi serious, uplifting, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: girl horse relationship, orphan, coming of age, horse, ambition, heroes, rivalry, family, hopes, youth, contests and competitions, adventure ...
Time: 70s
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95%
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Casey's Shadow (1978)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Casey's family raises and trains race horses, and their latest undersized foal named Casey's Shadow does not seem to have a lot going for it, but may turn out to be a champion.
Style: realistic, semi serious, emotional, sincere
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: against the odds, family relations, horse race, horse trainer, gambling, athlete and trainer, alcohol abuse, rich and poor, parents and children, workplace intrigue, down on your luck, friends ...
Time: 70s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A runaway orphan, young Sonora, persists in a menial job mucking stables in Doc Carver's travelling stunt show. Her great wish is to become a death-defying "diving girl," but Doc refuses her pleas. Undaunted, Sonora's gutsy ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, sincere, feel good ...
Plot: americana, orphan, great depression, horse riding, horse, cinderella story, girl horse relationship, blindness, power relations, disability, teaching the ways of the world, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, georgia, north carolina, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: against the odds, human spirit, teenage life, lifestyle, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, contests and competitions, tragic hero, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Double Teamed (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Heather and Heidi play volleyball for their school team, when their family decides that they need to go to a bigger school so that they will have a better chance for scholarships. But at the new school, the twins are discovered by the basketball ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: twins, high school, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, contests and competitions, family relations, siblings relations, athlete and trainer, family life, family, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Big Spender (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Orphan Eddie Burton is not bad, but too many screw-ups land him repeatedly in jail, so his 8-year old son Will, simply abandoned by his 'mother', has nobody else then Eddie's granny. When he hears about a program for convicts working ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: redemption, rehabilitation, prison, follow your dream, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, life is a bitch, rivalry, contests and competitions, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Safe at Home! (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Florida boy (Bryan Russell) tells his Little League buddies that his father knows two New York Yankees (Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris).
Style: realistic, semi serious, uplifting, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport team, baseball, family, rising to stardom, athlete's life, underdog, partners, buddies, contests and competitions, sport, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, florida, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Virginia's Run (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A teenage girl, trying to come to grips with the death of her mother in a horse-riding accident, nurtures the foal of her mother's horse.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: against the odds, teenage life, mischievous children, follow your dream, ambition, athlete and trainer, family life, teaching the ways of the world, rehabilitation, hopes, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
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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, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, follow your dream, teenage life, ambition, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, parents and children, youth, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Hometown Legend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 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: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, sincere
Plot: high school, american football, small town, teenage life, human spirit, against the odds, leadership, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, working class, sport, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Finding Buck McHenry (2000)
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: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coach, follow your dream, ambition, friendship, against the odds, society, hopes, sport, lifestyle, athlete's life, sport team, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Misty (1961)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Every year the Chincoteague fire department rounds up the wild ponies of Assateague Island and holds an auction to thin out the herd. The young children set out to raise enough money in hopes that the Phantom will be caught in this years round up. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, touching
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, island, horse, horse riding, heroes, youth, family, escapades, orphan, adventure, young heroes, adventurer ...
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
My Dog the Champion (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Champion is a "diamond in the rough" story about a dog named Scout, a cattle dog who decided she didn't like herding cattle. Scout's owner, Billy, a rancher struggling to stay in business, pegs her as a useless, broken tool and ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: countryside, teenage life, social misfits, heroes, family, society, rivalry, ambition, youth, friends, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: feel good, realistic, touching, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: cheerleader, high school football, high school, underdog, sport, sport team, teenage love, human spirit, athlete and trainer, against the odds, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Going to the Mat (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jace Newfield has a problem. Besides being blind and being the new kid at school, his problem is that the kids at his new school thinks he's a jerk. Jace has to find a way to be accepted into his new school. Joining the wrestling team just ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, sport team, disability, wrestling, ambition, follow your dream, teenage life, friendship, human spirit, blindness, contests and competitions, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Longshots (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: american football, ambition, human spirit, athlete's life, battle of the sexes, athlete and trainer, rivalry, sport, youth, underdog, gender, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Full-Court Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Full-Court Miracle is a 2003 Disney Channel Original Movie. It premiered on November 23, 2003. Inspired by the true story of University of Virginia basketball star Lamont Carr, the film centers on a group of young Jewish basketball players who ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, college, athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions, follow your dream, fish out of water, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Winning Season (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: THE WINNING SEASON tells the story of a legendary baseball player's struggle to choose between the love of his life and his love of the game. In the film, 12 year-old baseball fanatic Joe Soshack finds a mint condition Honus Wagner baseball ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: follow your dream, family life, family, changing the past or future, hopes, sport, boy, time travel, power relations, friends, private vs public, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
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Tiger Town (1983)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alex believed in his baseball hero Billy Young. When Billy's performance struggled, Alex's friends began to doubt Alex; and Billy began to doubt himself. Alex wants to prove to his friends, to Billy, and to himself that believing in ...
Style: uplifting, exciting, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: baseball, power relations, family relations, sport team, athlete and trainer, family life, adventure, rivalry, family, ambition, sport, underdog ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Rookie (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, inspirational, feel good, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: baseball, athlete and trainer, underdog, family relations, following a dream, family, sport, baseball coach, against the odds, human spirit, hopes, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Midnight Stallion (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Megan Shephard and her parents will do anything to save their struggling farm. When they discover a wild stallion in a nearby forest they begin to wonder if this could be the answer to their prayers.
Style: feel good, captivating, light, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, contests and competitions, family business, horse riding, family relations, social relations, against the odds, human spirit, farm, ambition, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Flicka: Country Pride (2012)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Flicka and Toby help out a struggling stable owner and her teenage daughter.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, teenage love, jealousy, youth, family relations, ambition, save the day, contests and competitions, friends, money raising, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Derby Stallion (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse trainer, friendship, self discovery, ambition, adventure, teenage life, human spirit, against the odds, rivalry, youth, family, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Where the Red Fern Grows (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in the Ozark Mountains during the Great Depression, Billy Coleman works hard and saves his earnings for 2 years to achieve his dream of buying two coonhound pups. He develops a new trust in God as he faces overwhelming challenges in adventure ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, follow your dream, contests and competitions, family relations, hunting, coming of age, wilderness, hound dog, animal life, mountain, ghost ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The team of people who saved Winter's life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother's passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dolphins, veterinarian, animal life, rescue, friendship, family, youth, family relations, human spirit, hopes, friends, amusement park ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Biscuit Eater (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nothing warms the heart like the story of a boy and his dog. Lonnie (Johnny Whitaker) and Text (George Spell) are two friends determined, against all odds, to turn a misfit hound into a hero. Tennessee farmer and dog trainer Harve McNeil (Earl ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family relations, interracial relations, boy and dog, dog, heroes, young heroes, family, coming of age, getting home, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: tennessee, georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Brink! (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Andy "Brink" Brinker and his in-line skating crew--Peter, Jordy, and Gabriella--who call themselves "Soul-Skaters" (which means they skate for the fun of it, and not for the money), clash with a group of sponsored skaters, Team ...
Style: captivating, feel good, semi serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, rivalry, sport, rise to the top, underdog, teenage life, rising to stardom, betrayal, dishonesty, hopes, ambition, moral dilemma ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Summer of the Colt (1989)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Argentina, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This award-winning film by André Melançon -- set on a ranch on the pampas of Argentina -- tells the story of three children spending a summer with their grandfather. The youngest, Felipe, makes friends with a puppy; his older brother, Daniel, ...
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, friendship, animal life, friends, farm, hopes, youth, coming of age, family, teenage life, family life, siblings relations ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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A Fine Step (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Fine Step is an uplifting family drama centering on Cal Masterson (Luke Perry, Beverly Hills 90210) an award winning horseman whose relationship with his beloved horse Fandango allows him to achieve multiple championship wins. However tragedy ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, starting over, contests and competitions, parents and children, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, family, family relations, youth, farm, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.9
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My Lucky Star (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Normandy, Louise lives happily in the horse world. Suddenly, fate strikes. Louise left alone with his father and a family friend to Ferronnière the stud where she has always lived. Business is bad, they are on the verge of bankruptcy ... ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: horse, girl horse relationship, teenage girl, teenage life, rivalry, parents and children, love and romance, training, strong female character, horse trainer, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%