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The Cup (2011)
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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, Damien teams with Irish trainer Dermot Weld, and triumphs at the 2002 Melbourne Cup in one of the most thrilling finales in sporting history.
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: horse race, jockey, athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, rise to the top, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, hopes, lifestyle, family problems, death in the family, animal training, horse, death of father, chases and races, dealing with death, power relations, race, grief, death of brother, national hero, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: australia, melbourne australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and uplifting films with plots about sport, ambition, hopes, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete's life and power relations mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like The Cup: A Season on the Brink (2002), Ride Like a Girl (2019), Fast Girls (2012), M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016), A Second Chance (2011). 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, basketball movie
Plot: rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle, sport team, athlete and trainer, underdog, hopes, basketball, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
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95%
Ride Like a Girl (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, based on true events, sincere, exciting
Plot: horse riding, horse race, jockey, horse, female protagonist, follow your dream, sport, family relations, father daughter relationship, injury, tragedy, down syndrome ...
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
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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, contests and competitions, society, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, running, friendship, rivalry, sport team, social differences, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 184 min.
Story: The film is based on the life of Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian national cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: athlete's life, rise to the top, ambition, rivalry, rising to stardom, sport, contests and competitions, leadership, sport team, bollywood, cricket the game, rags to riches ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2011
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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A Second Chance (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl and her coach overcome adversity to make their way into the National Australian Gymnastics Squad.
Style: realistic, feel good, captivating, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: gymnastics, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, hopes, youth, ambition, one more chance, rise to the top, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.5
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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, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, rivalry, contests and competitions, lifestyle, sport, hopes, competition, teamwork, olympics ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.9
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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: athlete's life, rivalry, one more chance, starting over, ambition, sport, follow your dream, hopes, lifestyle, contests and competitions, power relations, boxing
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the late 1930s, a young machinist named Maurice Richard distinguished himself as a ice hockey player of preternatural talent. Although that was enough to get him into the Montreal Canadiens, his frequent injuries cost him the confidence of his ...
Style: serious, uplifting, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, ice hockey, discrimination, factory, sport, athlete's life, protest, follow your dream, rise to the top, underdog, ambition, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, boston, new york, montreal, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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50 to 1 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when they learn their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies to run in the Kentucky Derby. Based on the true story of Mine That Bird, the cowboys must overcome impossible ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: horse, horse race, against the odds, sport, rivalry, chases and races, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions, underdog, animal training, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: uplifting, touching, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, love affair, hopes, athlete's life, couple relations, couples, love and romance, dysfunctional family, sport, parents and children, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: serious, realistic, suspense, disturbing, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, human spirit, contests and competitions, hopes, boxing, blood, brutality, profanity, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, social differences, against the odds, tough heroes, lifestyle, rise to the top, contests and competitions, follow your dream, sport, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.2
 852
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: exciting, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: golf, rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.0
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, athlete's life, ambition, rise to the top, follow your dream, hopes, lifestyle, sport, parents and children, athlete and trainer, once promising, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: human spirit, lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, rivalry, family life, parents and children, family relations, contests and competitions, hopes, sport, nascar
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, car accident, coach, ambition, sport, athlete's life, social relations, family in crisis, lifestyle, contests and competitions, american football, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Express (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
Style: emotional, uplifting, serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, human spirit, american football, racism, ambition, college, against the odds, success, society, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, new york, united states, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, starting over, contests and competitions, sport team, athlete and trainer, human spirit, high school, rise to the top, youth, hopes, against the odds, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, ambition, athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, 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, athlete and trainer, sport, sport team, ambition, contests and competitions, small town, rivalry, youth, coach, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: uplifting, serious, sincere, rough, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female boxer, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, rise to the top, lifestyle, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Of Women and Horses (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Enraged by the sale of the vaulting horse that she'd been promised as hers to ride, Gracieuse, a talented rider, dumps her job at a stable. She starts again from zero by accepting work as a groom at a dressage stud farm adjacent to her ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: equestrian, starting over, follow your dream, ambition, animal training, sport, contests and competitions, workplace, hopes, boss and employee, athlete and trainer, horse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Maradona, the Hand of God (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Italy, Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dramatizing of the many shocking highs and lows of Argentine soccer hero Diego Maradona, an extraordinary athlete and arguably the greatest player in the history of the sport.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere
Plot: rise to the top, lifestyle, athlete's life, ambition, prodigy, rise and fall, sport, rehabilitation, folk hero, society, rising to stardom, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: argentina, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, racism, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto life, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, society, contests and competitions, sport, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, emotional ...
Plot: single parent, athlete and trainer, hopes, training, high school, family problems, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, redemption, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., united states, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: uplifting, captivating, feel good, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, against the odds, sport, athlete's life, human spirit, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, once in a lifetime opportunity, lifestyle, ambition, social misfits, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyclist, underdog, scot, lifestyle, ambition, human spirit, race, rivalry, friendship, sport, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Champions (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of jockey Bob Champion who overcame cancer to win the 1981 Grand National
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: horse race, horse, doctors and patients, terminal illness, against the odds, power relations, family relations, unfulfillment, human spirit, child illness, athlete and trainer, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: sincere, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, tough heroes, ego clash, rivalry, sport, relationship vs career, athlete and trainer, obsession ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, baseball movie, against the odds, ambition, youth, hopes, lifestyle, rivalry, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, iowa
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54%