Movies like Tough Enough 1983

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Tough Enough (1983)
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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, rise to the top, follow your dream, rivalry, country, ambition, rise and fall, contests and competitions, lifestyle, underdog, athlete's life, blind ambition, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, boxing, cowboy, musician, violence, boxer, competition, newscaster, country music, brawl, training ...
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, feel good and sincere films with plots about rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, sport, contests and competitions, lifestyle and athlete and trainer 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.
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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, tense, captivating, saga
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, against the odds, athlete's life, ambition, friendship, relationship vs career, human spirit, ego clash, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, sport, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
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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: rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, tough heroes, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, lifestyle, contests and competitions, relationship vs career, underdog, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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89%
 6.1
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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 ⇓
75%
 5.2
 779
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 ⇓
68%
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, boxer, boxing, power relations, family relations, hopes, lifestyle, athlete's life, rivalry, gangsters, sport, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 9K
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, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions, against the odds, human spirit, urban ghetto life, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: family relations, car race, feminism, strong female presence, follow your dream, hopes, rivalry, underdog, battle of the sexes, rise to the top, lifestyle, sport ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, emotional, realistic
Plot: ambition, rivalry, one more chance, athlete's life, starting over, hopes, follow your dream, contests and competitions, lifestyle, sport, power relations, boxing
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.1
 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: exciting, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: family relations, rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, once promising, athlete and trainer, parents and children, sport, rivalry, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, punjab
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.1
 3K
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: realistic, serious, sentimental, feel good, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: gambling, gangsters, boxing, boxer, tough heroes, friends, family business, relationship vs career, athlete and trainer, rock, human spirit, ambition ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.3
 241
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 ⇓
56%
 6.3
 1K
Madison (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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, against the odds, follow your dream, unemployment, ship, friendship, rising to stardom, hopes, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.0
 887
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: exciting, uplifting, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, cage fighting, rivalry, lifestyle, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, heroes, underdog, sport, tough heroes, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, captivating, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, coach, underdog, sport team, american football, desire for fame, success, ambition, football, power relations, fame, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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, temperamental, couples, rising to stardom, ambition, lifestyle, contests and competitions, human spirit, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s
Place: scotland, europe, atlanta georgia, georgia, harvard university ...
⇓ 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, 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 ⇓
45%
 7.6
 267K
Creed (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, underdog, boxer, athlete and trainer, coach, mentor, legacy, sport, ambition, rivalry, fight, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 2015, year 1998 ...
Place: usa, mexico, tijuana mexico, philadelphia, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 214K
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: captivating, uplifting, sincere, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, boxer, comeback, training, fight, sport, against the odds, determination, aging, strongman, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A world class ice skater eager to take the top prize in the biggest competition around finds his dreams going up in flames after his partner suffers a debilitating injury in this romantic sports drama starring Matt Lanter, Francia Rosa, and Christy ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: figure skating, skating, sport competition, sport, lifestyle, opposites attract, athlete and trainer, ambition, athlete's life, unlikely partners, romance, rise to the top ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: human spirit, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, athlete and trainer, hopes, rivalry, lifestyle, family relations, pregnancy, boxing, championship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Gloves of Stone (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Abner is trapped in the rough life of Mexico City. His escape? Boxing. Dr. Frank Irwin (Martin Sheen) and his son Jimmy, a pro boxer, come together to teach Abner that the heart fuels the punches we throw in life.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, bilingual
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jail, boxing, athlete's life, ambition, rise to the top, parents and children, once promising, athlete and trainer, sport, lifestyle, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
41%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wrestling, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, tough heroes, contests and competitions, sport, fight for supremacy, fame, biker, generation, billionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Against the Ropes (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 111 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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, lifestyle, human spirit, boxing, underdog, male female relationship, rags to riches ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: michigan, los angeles, detroit, usa, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 14K
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, tense, realistic, intense ...
Plot: basketball, sport, sport team, contests and competitions, underdog, college, self discovery, against the odds, workplace situations, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, indiana, texas, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 3K
Unbeatable (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Fai, once a world champion in boxing, escapes to Macau from the loan sharks and unexpectedly encounters Qi, a young chap who is determined to win a boxing match. Fai becomes Qi's mentor and rediscovers his passion to fight not only in the ring ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ambition, boxing, opponent, rivalry, contests and competitions, boxing match, loan shark, training, mixed martial arts, boxer, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 2K
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: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: racism, ambition, fighting the system, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, athlete's life, follow your dream, human spirit, religions or cults, hopes, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 11K
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 ⇓
35%
 7.2
 3K
Crying Fist (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: South Korea
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Jobless, besieged by creditors, and abandoned by his wife, the once silver medalist Tae-shik has sunk to street hustling, becoming a human punching bag. Meanwhile, young Sang-hwan's delinquent ways land him behind bars. Both men look to boxing ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense, gloomy
Plot: juvenile delinquency, ex athlete, confined, ambition, contests and competitions, society, athlete's life, rivalry, prison life, underdog, sport, opponent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Talent for the Game (1991)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Major League Baseball scout must find promising young player to save his job and his team.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good
Plot: baseball, society, hopes, lifestyle, sport, athlete's life, ambition, underdog, obsessive quest, follow your dream, rivalry, prodigy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: idaho, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%