Movies like Marathon

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Marathon (2005)
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Marathon (2005)
Original name: 말아톤
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: 20-years-old Cho-Won (Cho Seung-Woo) is young man with autism. He lives with his highly protective mother Kyung-Sook (Kim Mi-Sook) and younger brother (Baek Sung-Hyun), who sometimes resents the attention his older brother receives from his mother. Through special schooling and taking part in physical activities, Cho-Won has adjusted relatively well into society. Cho-Won also seems to have a knack for running. After placing third in a race, his mother decides to hire a proper coach to train her son. Cho-Won then decides to take part in a marathon. Cho-Won hopes to break the marathon's fastest record of three hours.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: disability, family relations, running, autism, marathon, athlete's life, against the odds, young heroes, parents and children, hopes, social misfits, supportive parent, mentally challenged, redemption, solace, coach, single mother, training, misfit, unfulfillment, race, mountain, subway, hospital, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea

Most similar movies to Marathon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about hopes, ambition, human spirit, parents and children, family relations, sport and athlete's life mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like Marathon: The Finishers (2013), Miracle Run (2004), The Blind Side (2009), The 5th Quarter (2010), Terry (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Finishers (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Julien, 17, is wheelchair-bound due to cerebral palsy. Despite their love for him, his family is gradually falling apart under the strain of dealing with his disability. In a bid to bond with his father, Julien challenges him to participate with him ...
Style: serious, touching, uplifting, realistic
Plot: swimming, disability, family relations, human spirit, contests and competitions, redemption, teenage life, youth, hopes, parents and children, cycling, riding a bicycle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, nice france, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
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Miracle Run (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mom Corrine discovers that her twins are autistic. She refuses to give up on their potential, even though it seems that the rest of the world has turned its back on them. Thanks to this incredible mother's support, her boys accomplish ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, uplifting
Plot: autism, twins, human spirit, against the odds, family relations, disability, society, social misfits, youth, single parent, mentally challenged, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.6
 286K
The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: touching, uplifting, motivational, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: adoption, human spirit, american football, parents and children, strong female character, interracial relations, rising to stardom, life, family drama, interracial adoption, athlete's life, football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The 5th Quarter (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the wake of a car crash that killed his brother, football player Jon Abbate leads his school's struggling team to its most successful season ever.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, car accident, coach, sport, athlete's life, ambition, family in crisis, lifestyle, contests and competitions, american football, gymnasium, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 7.8
 487
Terry (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: "Terry" tells the story of 21-year old amputee Terry Fox who attempted to run across Canada with only one leg. Unfortunately, he only made it to Thunder Bay, Ontario when he died, one month before his 23rd birthday yet his memories will ...
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: terminal illness, cross country, running, marathon, human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, disability, life is a bitch, sport, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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 ⇓
51%
The Terry Fox Story (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The true story about the Canadian cancer amputee hero who decided to run across Canada on only one leg to raise money for cancer research.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating, touching ...
Plot: heroes, cross country, on the road, misfit, hopes, rivalry, unfulfillment, ambition, sport, obsessive quest, young heroes, ego clash ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 935
Dawn Anna (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: high school, family problems, human spirit, child illness, against the odds, terminal illness, life is a bitch, mentally challenged, rehabilitation, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 45K
Soul Surfer (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton. Bethany lost her left arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.Bethany ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: surfing, human spirit, against the odds, beach, comeback, shark attack, lifestyle, survivor, sport, disability, athlete's life, injury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: hawaii, thailand, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a coach and mentor, Walter Gretzky was instrumental in nurturing the talent of his son, hockey great Wayne Gretzky. So it came as an ironic tragedy when in 1991, just days after his 53rd birthday, Walter suffered a debilitating stroke that left ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: family relations, athlete's life, life turned upside down, healing power, hockey, parents and children, sport, hopes, ambition, life is a bitch, disability, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1994, year 1991, year 1992
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Cory Weissman is a college basketball player who suffers a devastating stroke. He perseveres to find new meaning in his life both on, and more importantly, off the court.
Style: emotional, captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: college, rehabilitation, hopes, sport, against the odds, human spirit, parents and children, paralysis, disability, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Great Victory (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Brazil
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Independent feature film based on the biography of a Brazilian judo with a great victory that went beyond the mats and medals.
Style: emotional, captivating, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: rise to the top, love affair, ambition, dysfunctional family, couples, hopes, love and romance, couple relations, athlete's life, sport, parents and children, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: college, hospital, against the odds, teenage love, human spirit, lifestyle, ambition, family problems, disability, parents and children, survival, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.6
 168
Cavalcade (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An accomplished playboy Leo neglects his girlfriend and enjoys parties. His girlfriend parts from him and then, when he wants to see her once more, he has an accident. He survives, but his whole life is now to be changed. This film is about fetching ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: disability, human spirit, redemption, life turned upside down, love and romance, hopes, friendship, true love, couple relations, womanizer, rehabilitation, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 2K
The Hammer (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship.
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: underdog, mute or deaf, deaf, wrestling, human spirit, against the odds, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 278
Glove (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Kim Sang-nam (Jeong Jae-yeong), a hot-tempered former professional baseball player, is sent to the countryside to coach a team of hearing-impaired players in order to avoid media coverage of his recent involvement in an assault case. At first, Kim ...
Style: serious, exciting, emotional, realistic
Plot: mute or deaf, baseball, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, power relations, youth, misfit, hopes, against the odds, human spirit, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the small Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia who was still in diapers, barely able to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, touching, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, life is a bitch, family problems, self discovery, parents and children, hopes, social misfits, society, isolation, mental illness, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1970
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 847
Phantom Pain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: hopes, life is a bitch, disability, couple relations, human nature, parents and children, human spirit, redemption, misfit, family relations, new love, operation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Marie's Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, emotional
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, teachers and students, dedicated educator, illness, hopes, family relations, human spirit, youth, parents and children, female protagonist, nun ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The End Is My Beginning (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When an extraordinary man who has lived through all is approaching his end, he decides to call his son to join him for the last time at his home in Tuscany. His intention is to share some valuable conversations about his life as a press ...
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: introspection, elderly, dealing with death, unfulfillment, family relations, village, parents and children, terminal illness, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 3K
Ours (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: An ex-boxer Baldev Choudhary (Dharmendra) has had a stain in his boxing career. He wanted to wash it with his son Angad's (Sunny Deol) success, but times were hard and a financial crunch kept him from achieving this dream. Though Angad pulled ...
Style: emotional, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, athlete's life, rise to the top, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, sport, rivalry, parents and children, athlete and trainer, once promising, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
4 Minute Mile (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager overcomes odds to run a 4-minute mile race.
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: single parent, athlete and trainer, hopes, training, high school, family problems, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, redemption, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., seattle washington, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of Mary Thomas, the mother of basketball star Isiah Thomas, and how she fought to keep her family together and her sons out of trouble despite the surroundings of poverty, drugs, crime and violence of their ghetto neighborhood.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching
Plot: urban ghetto life, single parent, against the odds, family life, dysfunctional family, dream come true, family relations, family problems, urban ghetto, parents and children, strong female presence, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Miracle Worker (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, a gripping battle to overcome impossible obstacles and the struggle to communicate. As a young girl, Helen Keller is stricken with scarlet fever. The illness leaves her blind, mute, and deaf. Sealed ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: disability, elderly lovers, hopes, mute or deaf, misfit, social misfits, isolation, human spirit, teachers and students, doctors and patients, against the odds, power relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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 ⇓
36%
If I Had Wings (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alex, blind since the age of two, dreams of running for his school's cross-country team. His father, a probation officer, finds a running partner who spends his time 'running' from the law.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: asthma, running, hopes, friendship, against the odds, blind man, ambition, unlikely partners, human spirit, teenage life, disability, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Gabby Douglas Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The true story of Gabby Douglas who becomes the first African American to be named Individual All-Around Champion in artistic gymnastics at the Olympic Games.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: gymnastics, athlete and trainer, family relations, siblings relations, follow your dream, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, single parent, prodigy, ambition, rise to the top ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2010, year 2002 ...
Place: usa, iowa, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 632
Running Brave (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of Billy Mills the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: running, track and field, olympics, university, lifestyle, follow your dream, sport, society, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, south dakota, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Straight Line (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Leila is released from prison after five years of confinement. She will meet Yannick, a young athlete who became blind after an accident. This last practice race despite his disability, but to run it must be connected by a wire to guide a person ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: ambition, human spirit, friendship, athlete's life, disability, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, hopes, sport, running, love, release from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 883
Fair Play (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the 1980s, Anna, a Czech sprinter, starts training for the Olympics. After she collapses during training, she learns she is being given steroids and decides to stop using them until her mother helps the coaches give them to her.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, touching
Plot: track and field, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, contests and competitions, youth, life is a bitch, sport, hopes, family relations, parents and children, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: czechoslovakia, czech republic, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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