Movies like The Games

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The Games (1970)
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The Games (1970)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Four marathon runners (one from England, one from the U.S., a Czech and an Australian Aborigine) prepare to run in the Olympic games. The film follows each one and shows what their motivations are for running in the games.
Style: rough, uplifting, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: sport, politics, friends, human spirit, destiny, athlete and trainer, love affair, bookies, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, culture clash, hopes, athlete's life, power relations, race, game, greek, olympics, man wearing towel, man wrapped in a towel
Time: 60s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, australia

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Most similar movies to The Games

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, uplifting and sincere films with plots about hopes, ambition, sport, athlete and trainer, power relations, contests and competitions and human spirit mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like The Games: A Season on the Brink (2002), The Straight Line (2011), Monday Night Mayhem (2002), True Blue (1996), A Shot at Glory (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Season on the Brink (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers" is based on the best-selling book by John Feinstein. The movie chronicles Indiana's 1985-86 season, when Knight granted Feinstein unprecedented access to the ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: athlete's life, rivalry, ambition, sport team, sport, contests and competitions, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, hopes, underdog, basketball, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: uplifting, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, friendship, human spirit, hopes, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, disability, love, released from prison, competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Monday Night Mayhem (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The early years of a television sports powerhouse are chronicled as ABC becomes a player in the NFL coverage by putting their full resources into a major showcase. Executive Roone Arledge (John Heard) recruits former Dallas Cowboys quarterback ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: american football, ambition, rise to the top, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, introspection, hopes, showbiz, celebrity culture, contests and competitions, gambling ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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True Blue (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of the year the Oxford and Cambridge boat race changed from a gentleman's race to one where winning was everything.
Style: captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: university, oxford, sport team, power relations, campus, sport, youth, ambition, hopes, rivalry, lifestyle, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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A Shot at Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Scottish second division football team Kilnockie is taken over by American Pete Cameron. The new owner puts pressure on manager Gordon McLeod to improve the fortunes of the team, and hires first division player Jackie McQuillan.
Style: realistic, sentimental, inspirational, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, follow your dream, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, against the odds, friendship, sport team, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Downhill Racer (1969)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An ambitious young skier, determined to break all existing records, is contemptuous of the teamwork advocated by the US coach when they go to Europe for the Olympics.
Style: serious, realistic, clever, rough, witty ...
Plot: skiing, ambition, narcissism, teammate, winter olympics, olympics, rivalry, underdog, contests and competitions, politics, rise to the top, athlete's life ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, oregon, switzerland, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Flying Scotsman (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story of amateur cyclist Graeme Obree, who breaks the world one-hour record on a bike he made out of washing machine parts.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyclist, underdog, scot, human spirit, lifestyle, ambition, race, friendship, sport, hopes, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Fast Girls (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A street smart runner develops an intense rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy young athlete.
Style: uplifting, feel good, exciting, touching, serious ...
Plot: athlete's life, follow your dream, contests and competitions, society, sport, sport team, ambition, lifestyle, friendship, running, rivalry, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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A Fighting Man (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two men meet in the ring for a fight that will change their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, disturbing, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, human spirit, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, hopes, boxing, brutality, graphic violence, redemption, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Opponent (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Patty Sullivan (Erica Eleniak) is a battered woman who decides to take charge of her life by taking boxing lessons to better protect herself when her boyfriend becomes violent. Patty soon learns she has some talent for boxing and sets her sights on ...
Style: serious, sincere, rough, uplifting, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female boxer, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, rise to the top, contests and competitions, rivalry, life is a bitch, sport ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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White Palms (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Hungary
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having suffered as a boy under a brutal Communist-era coach, champion Hungarian gymnast Miklos moves to Canada years later in search of a new start - only to find himself unwittingly perpetuating the very same cycle of abuse among his own pupils.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: gymnastics, rivalry, athlete's life, self discovery, haunted by the past, human spirit, lifestyle, ambition, athlete and trainer, teacher, gymnast, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s, 2000s
Place: hungary, canada, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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From the Rough (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The coach of a women's swim team parlays her success into an opportunity to build her school's men's golf team.
Style: captivating, uplifting, touching, serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, sport, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, once in a lifetime opportunity, lifestyle, hopes, social misfits, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Believe (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young, gifted soccer player who gets into trouble for a petty crime is brought to the attention of former Manchester United coach Matt Busby, who comes out of retirement to help the boy and his teammates.
Style: uplifting, realistic, captivating, inspirational, serious ...
Plot: sport, sport team, rivalry, ambition, hopes, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, orphan, athlete and trainer, football player, talent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Price of Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An ex-boxer, living with the knowledge that his fight career was cut short by a crooked manager, channels his bitter disappointment in a single-minded quest for boxing championships for his three sons. We see them in pee-wee Silver Glove matches ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, tense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, ego clash, tough heroes, relationship vs career, obsession, athlete and trainer, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Cup (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At the heart of this true story is Damien Oliver, a young jockey who loses his only brother in a tragic racing accident, hauntingly reflecting of the way their father died 27 years earlier. After suffering through a series of discouraging defeats, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: jockey, horse race, human spirit, rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, athlete and trainer, lifestyle, hopes, sport, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Girlfight (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Diana Guzman begins to train as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers, all while keeping it a secret from her father.
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: female boxer, boxing, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, self fulfillment, sport, lifestyle, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Seven Days in Utopia (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Talent can only get you so far. For golfer Luke Chisholm, that turns out to be Utopia, Texas -- where he's left stranded after blowing his pro debut.
Style: sincere, uplifting, captivating, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: wise man, golf, human spirit, teaching the ways of the world, athlete and trainer, introspection, sport, ambition, small town, lifestyle, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Crooked Arrows (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.
Style: exciting, uplifting, sincere, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: native american, sport, high school, ambition, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, human spirit, social relations, against the odds, lacrosse, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Undefeated (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lex 'El Animal' Vargas is a promising Portorican boxer in Queens, but lacks ambition to aim for the big career. That changes after his brother Paulie is accidentally shot dead by a teenager in an amateur hold-up on their late dad's ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, suspense
Plot: human spirit, athlete's life, social differences, against the odds, lifestyle, tough heroes, athlete and trainer, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, follow your dream, sport ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Blinder (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ex footballer embroiled in a scandal returns hometown clear his name and reignite an old flame.
Style: realistic, uplifting, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, contests and competitions, against the odds, human spirit, homecoming, romance, ambition, sport team, rivalry, hopes, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Mighty Macs (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, sincere, emotional, serious
Plot: basketball, mother superior, college, catholic school, sport, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, feminism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Gentleman's Game (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama revolving around characters whose lives are transformed one summer at an exclusive East Coast country club.
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: golf, human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, prodigy, lifestyle, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, social differences, youth, contests and competitions, working class ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Believe in Me (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: high school sports, basketball, small town, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, underdog, ambition, youth, prodigy, hopes, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Long Run (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: South Africa
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A failed track coach finally finds someone who he believes has what it takes to win. The Comrades Marathon is a 90-k race in South Africa. An aging running coach, Barry, wants to field a winner; he's working with four men from a factory, but ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: obsession, interracial relations, female athlete, ambition, human spirit, society, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, athlete and trainer, runner, marathon ...
Time: 90s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The true story of Olympic gold medalist Gail Devers (Charlayne Woodard) and her fight to combat Graves disease while becoming the fastest female sprinter in the world. From a setback in Seoul that nearly costs her the use of her feet to her ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: radiation, power relations, life turned upside down, disability, athlete and trainer, down on your luck, human spirit, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions, sport, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: barcelona, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Junction Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Tom Berenger leads an outstanding cast in this bone-crunching dramatization of legendary college football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's debut at Texas A&M in the summer of 1954. The often unnerving story finds Bryant ducking the ...
Style: tense, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: american football, sport, contests and competitions, teachers and students, discrimination, against the odds, hopes, college, ambition, university, underdog, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, alabama
⇓ 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, uplifting, touching, serious ...
Plot: love affair, rise to the top, ambition, athlete's life, couples, couple relations, hopes, love and romance, dysfunctional family, sport, parents and children, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
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The Kid (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jimmy Albright is a young athlete with a passion for boxing. His mentor, Harry Sloan, an aging trainer and former boxer, sees Jimmy's potential, not only as a boxer but as a young man. With Harry's guidance, Jimmy trains and fights his way ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, psychological, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, sport, hopes, contests and competitions, underdog, supportive spouse, rivalry, rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 363
Bert & Dickie (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thrown together just five weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics, Bert Bushnell (Doctor Who's Matt Smith) and Dickie Burnell (Sam Hoare) defied all the odds and made history in the double sculls. This is the story of how they did it ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: competition, human spirit, against the odds, ambition, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions, rivalry, lifestyle, sport, teamwork, olympics ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1948
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Dans les cordes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, suspense
Plot: female boxer, rivalry, family relations, athlete's life, ambition, friendship, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, parents and children, sport, hopes, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%