Movies like Something for Joey

If you like "Something for Joey" you are looking for sentimental, touching and serious movies about / with sport, college, youth, athlete's life, family relations, contests and competitions and life is a bitch themes of Drama and Sport genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Something for Joey (1977)
 7.9
 470
Something for Joey (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is based on the true story about the relationship between Penn State football player John Cappelletti and his younger brother Joey, who has leukemia. John and Joey's bond is a strong one. Joey hangs out with John in the Penn State locker room, and inspires him to be the top college football player in the country. Their bond knows no boundaries and goes beyond making touchdowns and winning awards.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: sport, college, youth, athlete's life, family relations, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, family life, hopes, terminal illness, sport team, siblings relations, unfulfillment, power relations, bittersweet, american football, cancer, boy, leukemia, little boy, 10 year old, brother brother relationship, desire, 21 year old, locker room ...
Time: 70s, year 1973
Place: usa, pennsylvania

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Something for Joey

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and emotional films with plots about sport, hopes, ambition, athlete's life, sport team, human spirit and rivalry mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Something for Joey: All Things Fall Apart (2011), Brian's Song (2001), The Mighty Macs (2009), The Final Season (2007), The Slaughter Rule (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
All Things Fall Apart (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 50 Cent stars as gifted college running back Deon in this touching drama. Deon's world turns upside down when an unexpected crisis jeopardizes his professional ambitions -- and causes him to look at himself and his life in a new way.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, terminal illness, athlete's life, human spirit, hopes, ambition, life is a bitch, bittersweet, american football, sexual content, profanity, drugs/alcohol
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.8
 1K
Brian's Song (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of professional football players Gale Sayes and Brian Piccolo, and how their friendship on and off the field was affected when Piccolo contracted a fatal disease
Style: uplifting, sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: sport team, terminal illness, friendship, human spirit, athlete's life, ambition, sport, buddies, lifestyle, life is a bitch, friendship between men, american football ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, emotional, sincere, serious
Plot: catholic school, mother superior, college, sport, against the odds, human spirit, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, athlete and trainer, feminism, coach ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Final Season (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job and ditches his wedding plans to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, baseball movie, against the odds, ambition, youth, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Slaughter Rule (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, teenage life, ambition, athlete's life, sport team, friendship, hopes, youth, love and romance, human nature, sport, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
We Are Marshall (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: college, coach, football, sport, air disaster, survivor, university, sport team, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, struggle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, california, united states, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a New York pro baseball team and two of its players. Henry Wiggen is the star pitcher and Bruce Pearson is the normal, everyday catcher who is far from the star player on the team and friend to all of his teammates. During the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, sport, ambition, athlete's life, human spirit, baseball, sport team, underdog, rivalry, hopes, professional sports ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Junction Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 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: serious, tense, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: sport, hopes, discrimination, teachers and students, contests and competitions, against the odds, college life, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, college, youth, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
usa movies
usa
12168
realistic movies
27504
hopes movies
5711
The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story about the great basketball player "Pistol" Pete Maravich when he was in the eighth grade. He plays on the varsity basketball team at Daniel High School but has some very difficult obstacles standing in his way of playing. The only ...
Style: basketball movie, emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: life is a bitch, contests and competitions, prodigy, aging, sport, follow your dream, lifestyle, hopes, tragic hero, underdog, ambition, dedicated educator ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 6K
Pride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this uplifting film based on a true story, coach Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard) shocks the community and changes lives when, aided by a local janitor (Bernie Mac), he sets out to form Philadelphia's first black swim team. But the odds are ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: swimming, racism, sport, against the odds, life is a bitch, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, human spirit, youth, ghetto, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.6
 346
Streetballers (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Defining street basketball as America's new favorite pastime, it is a story driven by passion, faith, and achieving goals. A story capturing the poetic nature of street basketball, highlighting the struggles endured on and off the court by the ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, family problems, racism, urban ghetto life, dysfunctional family, contests and competitions, youth, life is a bitch, rivalry, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, serious, realistic, captivating, basketball movie
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, sport team, contests and competitions, lifestyle, sport, athlete and trainer, underdog, hopes, basketball, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.6
 7K
Brian's Song (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, interracial relations, sport team, cancer, friends, family relations, bittersweet, human spirit, against the odds, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 1960s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.5
 55K
Rudy (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, uplifting, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: football, underdog, working class, college life, sport team, ambition, american football, aspiration, family relations, sport, college, graphic violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 583
The Gathering (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Adam Thornton learns that he only has a little time left, he decides that he wants to make peace with his family. Only problem is that most of his family are not exactly fond of him because he walked out on his wife and of his stubborn nature ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, family gatherings, family relations, parents and children, introspection, family life, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, reunion, unfulfillment, hopes, estrangement ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
48%
 6.3
 1K
Madison (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1971, air-conditioner repairman and boat enthusiast Jim McCormick entertains his desire to 'go down' as a legend in the record books when the Gold Cup hydroplane boat race improbably comes to his small town of Madison, Indiana. ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, follow your dream, against the odds, rivalry, ship, friendship, unemployment, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition, rising to stardom ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 2K
One on One (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Henry Steele is a basketball phenom at his small town high school, but when he matriculates to a big city university on a scholarship, soon realizes that he has few skills outside the sport. Expected by his coach to contribute significantly to the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, small town, basketball, coach, young lovers, follow your dream, sport, ambition, youth, college life, athlete and trainer, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Chuck Murdock, a 12-year-old boy from Montana and son of a military jet pilot, becomes anxious after seeing a Minuteman missile on a school field trip. He protests the existence of nuclear weapons by refusing to play baseball, which results in the ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: little league, friendship, athlete's life, politics, sport team, anti war, hopes, ambition, fighting the system, family relations, nuclear, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, boston, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
 8K
The Champ (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The more you love, the harder you fight.The world looks at Billy Flynn and sees a has-been who seemingly never was, an ex-boxing champion slammed to the mat years ago by booze and gambling. But Billy's son TJ sees what the world doesn't. ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: boxing, gambling, boxer, underdog, bittersweet, redemption, power relations, athlete and trainer, parents and children, custody, on the road, family life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Hurricane Season (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on true events amid the wreckage and chaos dealt by Hurricane Katrina; one basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana just will not give up. Coach Al Collins(Forest Whitaker), gathers other players from hard-hit schools and builds a team actually ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, contests and competitions, starting over, sport team, high school, human spirit, athlete and trainer, society, ambition, youth, against the odds, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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 ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Biographical story of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. The movie starts with his young life and growing up with his father, Ralph, who raced for a living, but initially wanted more for his son. When Dale quits high school to start driving full time, his ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: rising to stardom, ambition, rivalry, lifestyle, human spirit, family life, parents and children, contests and competitions, hopes, sport, family relations, nascar
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.
Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: american football, rise to the top, sport, sport team, ambition, athlete and trainer, small town, contests and competitions, rivalry, youth, coach, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Griffin and Phoenix (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Geoffrey Griffin who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer in his chest, meets Sarah Phoenix as they both attend a university lecture on the psychology of dying. Sarah Phoenix has got terminal leukemia, but Griffin doesn't know that, and she ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, leukemia, youth, unlikely couple, bittersweet, campus, couples, young lovers, dealing with death, love and romance, true love ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Road to Victory (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A star athlete on the verge of turning pro must decide which dream to pursue while he battles his own body.
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: infidelity, love affair, relationship vs career, ambition, rise to the top, athlete's life, breakup, couples, doctors and patients, fall in love, sport, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the rest of his life to the young kids of Harlem. 1996 ...
Style: captivating, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, vietnam war, heroin, basketball, rising to stardom, unfulfillment, against humanity, life is a bitch, sport, going straight, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
43%
Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The unintentional shooting by police of a star basketball player has profound personal, political and community repercussions in this acclaimed adaptation of the novel Hog Butcher by Ronald Fair. This was one of the more thoughtful urban dramas ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, murder, ambition, life is a bitch, crimes, youth, lifestyle, hopes, society, sport, legal ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%