Movies like True Blue 1996

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True Blue (1996)
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True Blue
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of the year the Oxford and Cambridge boat race changed from a gentleman's race to one where winning was everything.
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic, feel good, captivating, sincere, touching
Plot: athlete's life, underdog, sport, university, contests and competitions, human spirit, athlete and trainer, student life, sport team, ambition, hopes, rivalry, power relations, college life, youth, lifestyle, man wrapped in a towel, male in shower, taking a shower, shared shower, group shower, wrapped in a towel, athlete, changing room, shower room ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, campus
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Friday Night Lights
Drama, Sport
USA
44 min.
 8.7
Rocky
Drama, Sport
USA
120 min.
 8.1
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Most similar movies to True Blue

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about sport, ambition, hopes, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, rivalry and power relations mostly in Sport, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like True Blue: The Kid (1997), One on One (1977), The Final Season (2007), Running Brave (1983), We Are Marshall (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Kid
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: feel good, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: sport, athlete's life, supportive spouse, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, sport team, family life, ambition, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 6.4
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One on One
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: serious, touching, realistic, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: college, small town, sport, athlete's life, high school, underdog, young lovers, basketball, urban, contests and competitions, university, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   83%
    User:   91%
 
The Final Season
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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, baseball, athlete and trainer, high school, americana, small town, small town life, sport team, ambition, coach, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   91%
 
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 6.7
 570
Running Brave
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of Billy Mills the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, university, racism, ambition, hopes, running, track and field, society, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: kansas, south dakota, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   78%
 
We Are Marshall
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, sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, football, small town, underdog, sport, sport team, courage, ambition, mentor, hopes, tragedy, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, campus, virginia, new jersey, west virginia ...
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System:   76%
    User:   91%
 
 5.9
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Sunset Park
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, high school, underdog, sport, athlete's life, college, dedicated educator, hardcase students, school, contests and competitions, happy ending, restaurant ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   84%
 
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Girlfight
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: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: boxing, sport, athlete's life, single father, high school, coming-of-age, father daughter relationship, relationships, underdog, coming of age, urban ghetto, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   70%
 
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The Opponent
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: rough, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: on the road, athlete's life, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, feminism, human spirit, athlete and trainer, addiction, against the odds, ambition ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   81%
 
The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: sport, college, athlete's life, dedicated educator, high school, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rising to stardom, human spirit, athlete and trainer, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   75%
 
 7.5
 1K
White Palms
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Hungary
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having suffered as a boy under a brutal Communist-era coach, champion Hungarian gymnast Miklos moves to Canada years later in search of a new start - only to find himself unwittingly perpetuating the very same cycle of abuse among his own pupils.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: rivalry, athlete's life, sport, immigrants, underdog, contests and competitions, human spirit, moral dilemma, teacher, gymnast, gymnastics, hungarian ...
Time: 80s, 2000s
Place: canada, hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   69%
 
 7.5
 48K
Rudy
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: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, college, football, sport, athlete's life, mentor, dreams, courage, university, college life, follow your dream, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   59%
 
 7.6
 38K
Hoosiers
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.
Style: realistic, serious, inspirational, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, small town, basketball, high school, underdog, sport, friendship, contests and competitions, mentor, lone hero, foul language, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   51%
 
A Season on the Brink
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: serious, uplifting, realistic, basketball movie
Plot: athlete's life, university, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, college, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, rivalry, power relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   66%
 
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When Saturday Comes
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jimmy Muir comes from a typical gritty, northern town where there are only two options: working down the pit or in a factory. But Jimmy has other ideas - he dreams of becoming a professional footballer. Confronted by a bitter and unsupportive ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, sincere
Plot: sport, athlete's life, underdog, friendship, urban ghetto, contests and competitions, follow your dream, self discovery, alcohol abuse, working class, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   61%
 
Soul of the Game
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: uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: sport, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, friendship, athlete and trainer, racism, baseball, interracial relations, injustice ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   51%
 
The Mighty Macs
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: serious, sincere, realistic, uplifting, emotional
Plot: sport, underdog, feminism, college, human spirit, against the odds, sport team, ambition, catholic school, convent school, mother superior, catholic ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   73%
 
Crooked Arrows
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, high school, sport team, family, ambition, hopes, rivalry, youth, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   54%
 
 5.7
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Streetballers
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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: sport, athlete's life, urban, contests and competitions, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, ambition, hopes, family problems, friends, athlete and trainer, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   54%
 
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 311
The Long Run
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: South Africa
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A failed track coach finally finds someone who he believes has what it takes to win. The Comrades Marathon is a 90-k race in South Africa. An aging running coach, Barry, wants to field a winner; he's working with four men from a factory, but ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, athlete and trainer, sport, interracial relations, ambition, power relations, obsession, contests and competitions, discrimination, hopes, rivalry, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   53%
 
A Shot at Glory
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, contests and competitions, sport, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, friendship, relationship vs career, sport team, against the odds, ambition, hopes ...
Place: europe, scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   49%
 
 7.1
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Believe in Me
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, basketball movie
Plot: sport, athlete's life, dedicated educator, small town, underdog, coming of age, contests and competitions, follow your dream, high school sports, human spirit, athlete and trainer, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   66%
 
Hometown Legend
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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: feel good, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: sport, athlete's life, dedicated educator, high school, underdog, small town, contests and competitions, leadership, human spirit, athlete and trainer, high school life, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   54%
 
 6.4
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Price of Glory
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: serious, sincere, realistic, tense
Plot: sport, athlete's life, underdog, blind ambition, contests and competitions, ego clash, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, parents and children, relationship vs career, ambition ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   62%
 
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 331
The Games
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Four marathon runners (one from England, one from the U.S., a Czech and an Australian Aborigine) prepare to run in the Olympic games. The film follows each one and shows what their motivations are for running in the games.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, rough, uplifting
Plot: athlete's life, sport, contests and competitions, human spirit, athlete and trainer, ambition, hopes, rivalry, power relations, love affair, culture clash, destiny ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   56%
 
 6.4
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Alex
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is New Zealand 1959. Teen swimmer Alex Archer has to battle set backs, intense rivalry and personal tragedy in her bid to win selection for the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: athlete's life, underdog, sport, young lovers, contests and competitions, high school, school, follow your dream, human spirit, urban ghetto, against the odds, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s, 1950s, year 1959, year 1960
Place: new zealand, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   45%
 
Hurricane Season
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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: contests and competitions, sport, athlete and trainer, high school, sport team, ambition, hopes, youth, power relations, rise to the top, starting over, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   53%
 
The Straight Line
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Leila is released from prison after five years of confinement. She will meet Yannick, a young athlete who became blind after an accident. This last practice race despite his disability, but to run it must be connected by a wire to guide a person ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sincere
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, disability, sport, ambition, hopes, friends, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, friendship, misfit, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   46%
 
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Glory Road
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, inspirational, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, basketball, college, racism, segregation, mentor, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, prejudice, life philosophy, ambition ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, campus, indiana, seattle washington ...
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System:   50%
    User:   59%
 

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A Gentleman's Game
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: sport, athlete's life, prodigy, single parent, underdog, contests and competitions, human spirit, athlete and trainer, parents and children, coming of age, social differences, teachers and students ...
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System:   50%
    User:   47%
 
Finding Buck McHenry
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, athlete's life, school, underdog, store, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, african american, coach, little league ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   56%
 
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