Movies like Tough Enough

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Tough Enough (1983)
 5.5
 752
Tough Enough (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An aspiring country/western singer, whose money is disappearing faster than his career opportunities, enters a "Tough Man" amateur boxing contest to earn some cash to pay his bills. Amazingly enough, he wins it, and is picked to go onto the national finals. He's torn between his first love, music, and the glitz, glamor and money of the "Tough Man" world.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: singer, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, follow your dream, rise and fall, blind ambition, country, lifestyle, rise to the top, rivalry, underdog, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, boxing, cowboy, musician, boxer, violence, singing, song, competition, brawl, country music ...
Time: 80s

Most similar movies to Tough Enough

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, feel good and exciting films with plots about ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle and hopes mostly in Sport, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Tough Enough: Supercross (2005), Carman: The Champion (2001), Price of Glory (2000), Undefeated (2003), Split Decisions (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.3
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Supercross (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Faced with the suspicious death of their father, two brothers must motivate one another to get back on their bikes and take the Las Vegas Motocross Championships by storm.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, saga
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, against the odds, ambition, athlete's life, ego clash, rising to stardom, sport, lifestyle, contests and competitions, human spirit, relationship vs career, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Carman: The Champion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Former champion boxer Orlando Leone (Carmen) is "The Preacher" at an inner-city youth center. Wanting to give something back to the community, he bought a large building for a church youth center. But the cash ran out before he could ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, against the odds, human spirit, contests and competitions, follow your dream, relationship vs career, lifestyle, underdog, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.3
 783
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: sincere, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, tough heroes, ego clash, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, obsession, relationship vs career ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.4
 733
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: sincere, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, social differences, against the odds, tough heroes, lifestyle, ambition, rise to the top, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rivalry, sport ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
Split Decisions (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a boxer is killed because he wouldn't take a dive, his brother tries to find a way to avenge him even if only symbolically.
Style: sincere, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, boxing, boxer, athlete's life, lifestyle, gangsters, contests and competitions, hopes, crime, sport, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 8K
Gladiator (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story of two teenagers trapped in the world of illegal underground boxing. One is fighting to save his fathers life and using the money pay off gambling debts accumulated by his father. The second is fighting for the money to get out of the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: boxing, friendship, sport, ambition, human spirit, urban ghetto life, against the odds, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Heart Like a Wheel (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Shirley Muldowney is determined to be a top-fuel drag racer, although no woman has ever raced them before. Despite the high risks of this kind of racing and the burden it places on her family life, she perseveres in her dream.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, car race, feminism, gender, rivalry, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ambition, sport, athlete's life, blind ambition, power relations ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 50s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.9
 644
Counterpunch (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story. A young boxer, Emilio, from the wrong side of the tracks with big dreams of winning the Golden Gloves boxing championship, finds himself at a cross roads after being locked up. As he fights his way back into the winning circle ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, emotional
Plot: rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, one more chance, starting over, hopes, contests and competitions, follow your dream, sport, lifestyle, power relations, boxing
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
58%
 6.2
 2K
Kid Galahad (1962)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Kid Galahad is a 1962 musical film starring Elvis Presley as a boxer. The movie was filmed on location in Idyllwild, California and is noted for having a strong supporting cast. Most critics rate it as one of Presley's best performances. The ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, realistic, serious, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: gangsters, gambling, boxing, boxer, friends, tough heroes, follow your dream, oldies, athlete and trainer, relationship vs career, family business, human spirit ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 206
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: uplifting, serious, sincere, rough, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: female boxer, follow your dream, ambition, athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, rise to the top, lifestyle, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete and trainer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of golf icon and legend, Bobby Jones, who retired from competition at the tender age of 28.
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: golf, rivalry, sport, rise to the top, human spirit, temperamental, couples, lifestyle, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, ambition, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: scotland, europe, atlanta georgia, georgia, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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 ⇓
52%
 4.0
 820
Unrivaled (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On these streets everyone is fighting for a way out, but after a lifetime of hard knocks, a down-on-his-luck cage fighter gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is chosen to compete against the MMA world champion during a massive competition. ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, uplifting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cage fighting, mixed martial arts, ambition, lifestyle, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, heroes, underdog, sport, tough heroes, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Any Given Sunday (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to ...
Style: realistic, rough, captivating, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: coach, sport, desire for fame, american football, sport team, success, ambition, underdog, football, athlete's life, contests and competitions, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
46%
 7.1
 201K
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder, Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging Rocky to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: athlete's life, boxer, boxing, comeback, training, fight, underdog, sport, against the odds, human spirit, determination, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Aryan: Unbreakable (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Aryan is the college champion in boxing. He is training under Ranveer Singh in order to achieve his dream: winning the national championship. His girlfriend Neha supports him unconditionally and he relies heavily upon her. However, after his life ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, tense
Plot: follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, athlete and trainer, family relations, rivalry, lifestyle, hopes, pregnancy, championship, boxing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
The True Story of WrestleMania (2011)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: It is the most anticipated yearly event in Sports Entertainment, an annual pop culture touch point. For more than 25 years, WrestleMania has hosted the biggest matches, the biggest stars, and the biggest celebrities. Now for the first time ever, the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wrestling, tough heroes, rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, fight for supremacy, fame, mob, billionaire, generation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, human spirit, follow your dream, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, against the odds, friendship, relationship vs career, contests and competitions, society, rivalry ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Against the Ropes (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A fictional story inspired by North America's most famous female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen. Her struggle to survive and succeed in a male dominated sport.
Style: sincere, serious, inspirational, intense, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sport, athlete and trainer, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete's life, rivalry, lifestyle, human spirit, boxing, underdog, male female relationship, rags to riches ...
Time: year 1972, 70s
Place: usa, detroit, los angeles, michigan, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 12K
Blue Chips (1994)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team aren't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete ...
Style: serious, suspense, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: basketball, sport, sport team, contests and competitions, underdog, college, workplace situations, against the odds, athlete and trainer, self discovery, blind ambition, prodigy ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, indiana, texas, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 213K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and ...
Style: touching, rough, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, tragedy, sport, family relations, contests and competitions, down on your luck, father daughter relationship, rise and fall, death, boxer, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new york, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.0
 1K
The Greatest (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Greatest is a 1977 film about the life of boxer Muhammad Ali, in which Ali plays himself. It was directed by Tom Gries and Monte Hellman. The song "Greatest Love of All", later remade by Whitney Houston, was written for this film and ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: racism, human spirit, fighting the system, contests and competitions, follow your dream, ambition, athlete's life, rising to stardom, society, lifestyle, hopes, politics ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 2K
Shadowboxing (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Artem Kolchin was one of many, but he wanted glory. And he has chosen the way: he became the boxer. Now Artem the applicant for a champion title, fighter, known worldwide as Great White Hope. But the main fight in his life has not gone how he ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, love affair, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, escape, chase, blindness, blackmail, betrayal, boxer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 2K
Ice Castles (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alexis Winston is a young girl who dreams of becoming a champion figure skater. While practicing, Alexis suffers a terrible accident that takes her sight and threatens to destroy her dreams. In the midst of feeling sorry for herself she falls in ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: figure skating, skating, athlete's life, follow your dream, contests and competitions, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Born to Race: Fast Track (2014)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Danny Krueger is a twenty-year old drag racer who plays by his own rules. After winning a scholarship to the prestigious Fast Lane Racing Academy, Danny finds himself competing against some of the fiercest young drivers in the world. Tension soars ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hotshot hero, athlete's life, friendship, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, sport, partners, friends, chases and races, athlete and trainer, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 8K
Vision Quest (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: High school wrestler Louden Swain is a man obsessed , trying to shed 23 pounds in a dangerously short time and take on Shute, the undefeated, tough-as-nails 168-pound champion who's the best wrestler in the state. Matthew Modine stars as the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, inspirational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, high school, underdog, rivalry, sport, love, wrestling, high school life, romance, lifestyle, athlete's life, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington state, washington d.c., new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 835
Seve (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Despite being blocked at almost every turn in pursuit of the sport he loved, Seve Ballesteros fought against adversity to become the most spectacular and charismatic golfer to ever play the game.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, exciting
Plot: golf, ambition, athlete's life, rise to the top, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: american football, rise to the top, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete's life, sport, showbiz, introspection, hopes, rivalry, celebrity culture, gambling ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%