Movies like Australian Rules

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Australian Rules (2002)
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Australian Rules (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Friends Gary Black (Nathan Phillips) and Dumby Red (Luke Carroll) are on the same soccer team in their coastal Australian town. But to local racists, they're a world apart: Gary is white and Dumby is an Aborigine. This becomes an issue when one of the team's Aboriginal players becomes involved in a crime. In response, Dumby is demoted even though he's the star player, and Gary is given his place. Will Gary have the courage to speak out before tragedy results?
Style: sentimental, sincere, uplifting, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: racism, friendship, family relations, interracial relations, small town, teenage life, youth, romance, love and romance, love affair, discrimination, rivalry, society, ambition, lifestyle, hopes, athlete's life, sport, parents and children, underdog, football, bigotry, aborigine, village, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about sport, ambition, hopes, athlete's life, lifestyle, rivalry and youth mostly in Drama, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like Australian Rules: Blinder (2013), The Slaughter Rule (2002), The Final Season (2007), A Gentleman's Game (2002), Streetballers (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: uplifting, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, romance, ambition, sport team, against the odds, rivalry, homecoming, contests and competitions, human spirit, haunted by the past, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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95%
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: serious, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: american football, small town, teenage life, athlete's life, ambition, friendship, human nature, youth, love and romance, hopes, sport team, sport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, montana
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62%
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, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: baseball, coach, sport team, small town, ambition, against the odds, sport, lifestyle, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, sentimental, sincere, scenic, realistic
Plot: golf, youth, ambition, athlete's life, prodigy, lifestyle, human spirit, contests and competitions, social differences, athlete and trainer, teachers and students, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: serious, emotional, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: basketball, ambition, lifestyle, family problems, sport, athlete's life, life is a bitch, rivalry, society, hopes, contests and competitions, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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52%
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Cupid's Balls (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Norway
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Swedish Lucas moves from Stockholm to a small Norwegian town, and immediately falls in love with Susanne, the goal keeper of the local girls' soccer team. He becomes axquanted with the overweight, sex-fixated son of the coach. With him as a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: football, sport team, sport, contests and competitions, teenage love, rivalry, fall in love, social relations, gain trust, ambition, youth, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Dans les cordes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, suspense
Plot: female boxer, rivalry, family relations, ambition, friendship, athlete's life, youth, parents and children, teenage life, athlete and trainer, family life, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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49%
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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, emotional, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Plot: american football, sport, sport team, friendship, human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, life is a bitch, buddies, lifestyle, friendship between men, bear ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: serious, realistic, uplifting, psychological, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, youth, family relations, sport, hopes, contests and competitions, underdog, supportive spouse, rivalry, rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: 90s
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47%
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Freestyle (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A romance set in the world of freestyle basketball.
Style: semi serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, rise to the top, follow your dream, athlete's life, teenage life, teenage love, society, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, romance, love and romance, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, athlete and trainer, sport, contests and competitions, lifestyle, hopes, underdog, basketball, vulgarity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: running, follow your dream, contests and competitions, sport team, sport, society, lifestyle, ambition, friendship, athlete's life, ego clash, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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
Audience: family outing
Plot: basketball, sport, small town, rivalry, contests and competitions, underdog, ambition, youth, prodigy, hopes, against the odds, sport team ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Hometown Legend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A teenage drifter finds an opportunity to turn his life around when he joins a high-school football program with a hard-nosed coach.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, feel good, sincere
Plot: american football, high school, small town, leadership, athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, teenage life, sport, ambition, youth, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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For One Night (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Their town always had two proms, one for the whites and one for the blacks. When both proms wanted the same DJ, Brianna McCallister suggested combining the proms, which would also mean more money for decorations. However, her idea shook the town up, ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, sexy ...
Plot: high school, racism, racial tension, family relations, small town, rebellion, prom, society, lifestyle, youth, teenage life, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
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42%
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America Brown (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, starting over, prodigy, haunted by the past, ambition, hopes, sport, society, rivalry, on the run, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, texas, usa
⇓ 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: soccer, sport, follow your dream, athlete's life, human spirit, underdog, ambition, lifestyle, against the odds, friendship, sport team, contests and competitions ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe
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40%
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Forever Strong (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rick Penning lives life just like he plays rugby; fast, hard-hitting and intense. When life on the edge lands him in jail, prison ward Marcus Tate offers him a chance to get back in the game by playing for his rival, Highland Rugby. Reluctantly Rick ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: rugby, coach, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, sport, father son relationship, human spirit, ambition, starting over, teenage life, redemption, baseball ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Finding Buck McHenry (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an 11 year old boy gets cut from his Little League baseball team, he sets out to form his own team.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, non-linear ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coach, follow your dream, ambition, friendship, against the odds, sport team, society, hopes, sport, lifestyle, athlete's life, human spirit ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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38%
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Hockey Night (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When a young girl wants to join her high school's hockey team as goalie, she meets with resistence, but also gets support, especially from the star forward of the team.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: ice hockey, small town, fall in love, teenage life, gender bending, small town life, underdog, lifestyle, ambition, hopes, rivalry, family ...
Time: 80s
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35%
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, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: american football, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, teachers and students, discrimination, against the odds, underdog, college, ambition, university, hardcase students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, basketball, racial issues, racism, murder, interracial relations, rapist, power relations, sport team, injustice, urban ghetto, sport ...
Time: 70s
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33%
All the Right Moves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sensitive study of a headstrong high school football star who dreams of getting out of his small Western Pennsylvania steel town with a football scholarship. His equally ambitious coach aims at a college position, resulting in a clash which could ...
Style: feel good, realistic, talky, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: high school, american football, college, sport, football, friendship, small town, coming of age, coach, cheerleading, teenager, youth ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: pennsylvania, california, new jersey, usa, pittsburgh
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33%
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Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, teenage life, destructive relationship, family relations, couples, parents and children, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Underdogs (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in rural Ohio, the birthplace of football, UNDERDOGS is the story of a small-town high school football team destined to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community.
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: american football, cheerleader, high school football, high school, underdog, sport team, sport, rivalry, ambition, youth, follow your dream, teenage love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: golf, wise man, human spirit, teaching the ways of the world, sport, ambition, athlete and trainer, introspection, christian, lifestyle, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
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32%
The Tiger Woods Story (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With his father coaching him and his mother providing a strong spiritual influence, Tiger Woods rose to fame and fortune. But his success came at a price, as he endured personal struggles with racism, self-doubt and cultural identity.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: golf, family relations, racism, interracial relations, athlete's life, rise to the top, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle, hotshot hero, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Soul of the Game (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson are the greatest players in the Colored leagues, and everyone expects that one of them will make the leap to the Major Leagues, now that there is talk of integration. But, unexpectedly, it's the rookie with the ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: baseball, racial issues, interracial relations, friendship, racism, historical figure, athlete and trainer, against the odds, human spirit, terminal illness, americana, power relations ...
Place: new york, usa, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Blue Crush 2 (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Haunted by the memory of her deceased mother, Dana leaves Malibu behind and heads to South Africa to fulfill her mother's dream of surfing Jefferys Bay.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, sentimental
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: surfing, beach, surfer, friendship, disorder, lifestyle, hopes, follow your dream, contests and competitions, ambition, youth, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: touching, uplifting, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: rise to the top, love affair, ambition, couples, athlete's life, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, dysfunctional family, parents and children, sport, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%