Movies like The Long Shot

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The Long Shot (2004)
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The Long Shot (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Annie Garret is a young woman who moves with her irresponsible husband Ross and their seven-year-old daughter Taylor from Colorado to a ranch in northern California where Ross abandons them after he fails to land a job. With no money and no friends, and Taylor and Annie's prized racehorse, Tolo, to look after, Annie lands a job at a ranch hand and stable person at a stud farm owned by the stern Mary Lou O'Brien who is hiding some person demons of her own. Despite Annie's own setbacks in life, she decides to find an outing by entering her horse in a high-stakes riding competition. But when her horse goes blind from a race illness, Annie must struggle with her hardships to put the impossible to the test.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: ambition, starting over, follow your dream, friendship, family, family relations, parents and children, hopes, single parent, contests and competitions, farm, animal life, rehabilitation, mother daughter relationship, equestrian, human animal relationship, horse, poverty, blindness, friends, divorce, single mother, competition, female protagonist, ranch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado, usa, california

Most similar movies to The Long Shot

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about hopes, family relations, parents and children, friendship, friends, ambition and follow your dream mostly in Drama, Family and Action genres. Some movies like The Long Shot: A Fine Step (2014), The Mighty Celt (2005), Midnight Stallion (2013), Moondance Alexander (2007), Spare Parts (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, emotional, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: contests and competitions, friendship, starting over, parents and children, athlete's life, rivalry, family, family relations, youth, farm, ambition, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Mighty Celt (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Centred around greyhound racing in a Catholic community after the "Troubles" have ended but where their legacy remains strong. Donal is a 14-year old who works in a greyhound racing kennel owned by Good Joe. If Donal's favourite ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: friendship, against the odds, contests and competitions, family relations, hopes, animal training, coming of age, dog, single parent, boss and employee, parents and children, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, sincere, light, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family business, family, contests and competitions, family relations, human spirit, against the odds, ambition, farm, rivalry, youth, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Moondance Alexander (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The curiously named, Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named Checkers who has jumped out of his paddock. Although Moondance ...
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, sincere
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: horse riding, friendship, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, ambition, young heroes, obsessive quest, eccentric family, teenage life, athlete and trainer, animal life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 10K
Spare Parts (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: With the help of their high school's newest teacher, four Hispanic students form a robotics club. Although they have no experience, the youths set their sights on a national robotics contest. With $800 and parts scavenged from old cars, they ...
Style: uplifting, serious, feel good, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: follow your dream, contests and competitions, inventions and discoveries, teachers and students, dedicated educator, youth, against the odds, ambition, high school, trophy, latin, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
A Touch of Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying to reclaim her supposed love, and a boy with a penchant for ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, destiny, family relations, hopes, starting over, redemption, parents and children, human nature, love and romance, romance, small town, chance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Small Town Saturday Night (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Just days before Rhett (Chris Pine) is leaving for Nashville to pursue a lifelong dream of being a singer/songwriter, his girlfriend Samantha (Bre Blair) realizes that "his" future may not be "their" future. This news comes as a ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: small town, friends, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, lifestyle, musician's life, love and romance, friendship, parents and children, relationship vs career, troublemaker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Deep in the Heart (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An alcoholic man refocuses himself on putting kids through college via 4H and FFA scholarship donations. Guiding him is a spiritual figure he calls "The Bearded Man".
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching, sincere
Plot: alcohol abuse, starting over, support group, hopes, mysterious stranger, college, friendship, society, rise to the top, drugs/alcohol, hung over, ranch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: realistic, serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: self discovery, friendship, horse trainer, teenage life, against the odds, human spirit, adventure, ambition, rivalry, family, underdog, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 2K
Lifted (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The chance to shine in a singing competition offers much-needed hope for a Southern middle-schooler who's drowning in worries, from bullies in the halls to turmoil at home -- and the news that his reservist father has been called back to ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, feel good ...
Plot: family problems, parents and children, military, hopes, wartime life, military life, soldier, family in crisis, contests and competitions, follow your dream, separated, overcoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Alex of Venice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After her stay-at-home husband leaves her, a workaholic lawyer finds that she is not completely up to the tasks of caring for her young son, ailing father and household all by herself.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: starting over, self discovery, life turned upside down, ambition, parents and children, family life, family problems, family relations, breakup, relationship vs career, eccentric family, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Second Chances (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A little girl's physical and emotional reawakening after an accident claims her father and her spirit.
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, contemplative, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: disability, starting over, friendship, girl horse relationship, youth, young heroes, pets, wounded animal, optimism, friends, family, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.5
 45
Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, friendship, teenage life, hip hop, society, youth, family relations, music, hopes, urban, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Harrison Montgomery (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a rundown apartment complex in San Francisco's Tenderloin, a septuagenarian seer is waiting for his final message. For decades the eccentric recluse has chronicled the phrases of the Wheel of Fortune and deciphered their hidden meaning - the ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic
Plot: elderly, friendship, follow your dream, lifestyle, life is a bitch, danger, buddies, crimes, hopes, love and romance, family problems, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Confession (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, "The Confession" is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her identity - only to find herself embroiled in a ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: amish, family relations, self discovery, family, adoption, religions or cults, redemption, parents and children, hopes, reunion, society, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.9
 3K
Standing Up (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time: Two kids are stripped naked and left together on an island in a lake - victims of a vicious summer camp prank; But rather than have to return to camp and face the humiliation, they ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, summer camp, self discovery, parents and children, family, youth, family relations, on the road, child's point of view, coming of age, prank, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.8
 246
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: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: redemption, rehabilitation, prison, follow your dream, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, parents and children, animal life, life is a bitch, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.8
 1K
Go for It! (2011)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Carmen is a good student with a bad attitude who lives for dancing in the underground clubs of Chicago. She yearns to be 'somebody' but is afraid to believe in herself. Her immigrant Mexican, working-class parents want her to stay in ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: ambition, hopes, self discovery, follow your dream, dancing, contests and competitions, desire for fame, dancer's life, dance school, hip hop, teachers and students, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 2K
50 to 1 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when they learn their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies to run in the Kentucky Derby. Based on the true story of Mine That Bird, the cowboys must overcome impossible ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: horse race, horse, against the odds, sport, rivalry, chases and races, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, underdog, animal training, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Gun Hill Road (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, bilingual
Plot: family relations, homecoming, going straight, starting over, redemption, dysfunctional family, reunion, family problems, estrangement, crimes, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Imperial Dreams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A 21-year-old reformed gangster's devotion to his family and his future is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles.
Style: touching, uplifting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, life is a bitch, parents and children, street kid, hopes, family relations, society, urban ghetto life, single parent, urban ghetto, netflix
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Front of the Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: school, tourette's syndrome, social misfits, dedicated educator, teachers and students, stuttering, family relations, follow your dream, against the odds, human spirit, hopes, torment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, parents and children, human spirit, introspection, single parent, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 1K
Local Color (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: friendship, self discovery, youth, family relations, parents and children, unsupportive parent, artists and showbiz, inspiration, mentor, intergenerational friendship, coming of age, painter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Thicker Than Water (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After the death of her father, Natalie Travers (Melissa Gilbert) discovers he was married to a rodeo star before he married Natalie’s mother. Upset that her father kept part of his life a secret from her and bewildered over how a prominent judge ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: lifestyle, fall in love, friendship, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, society, dishonesty, love and romance, hopes, farm, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, parents and children, couple relations, social differences, rich and poor, follow your dream, single parent, interracial relations, racial discrimination ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: custody, parents and children, family relations, family problems, hopes, starting over, family life, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, depressed woman, swimming pool, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 330
Yuki & Nina (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Yuki finds out that her parents are separating and she is moving to Japan with her mother, she and her best friend Nina devise ways to reunite the feuding adults.
Style: sincere, stylized, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, forceful separation, on the run, youth, family relations, family problems, breakup, parents separation, hopes, best friends, parents and children, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When her daughter Sara unexpectedly passes away, Natalie retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, homecoming, dysfunctional family, tragic love, best friends, family problems, hopes, single parent, starting over, life is a bitch, orphan, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.3
 642
Five Thirteen (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this tension-packed thriller, brothers Mike and Tre set out in search of better lives, trying to leave their demons behind for good. After being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Mike's only care in the world is to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, crimes, family relations, parents and children, hopes, false accusation, brother brother relationship, release from prison, father daughter relationship, life is a bitch, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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