Movies like True Blue

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True Blue (1996)
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True Blue (1996)
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: sincere, touching, uplifting, feel good, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: university, oxford, sport, youth, athlete's life, contests and competitions, student life, athlete and trainer, ambition, human spirit, hopes, sport team, lifestyle, campus, college life, rivalry, underdog, power relations, student, male nudity, boat, river, crew, athlete, contest ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: england, europe

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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 uplifting films with plots about ambition, sport, hopes, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, rivalry and power relations mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like True Blue: A Season on the Brink (2002), Running Brave (1983), The Final Season (2007), The Junction Boys (2002), From the Rough (2013). 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
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 ⇓
95%
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Running Brave (1983)
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: realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating, touching ...
Plot: track and field, olympics, rivalry, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, society, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, south dakota, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, ambition, against the odds, one last chance, sport, lifestyle, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, teachers and students, discrimination, against the odds, hopes, college, ambition, university, underdog, youth, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 957
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: captivating, uplifting, touching, serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, sport, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, once in a lifetime opportunity, lifestyle, hopes, social misfits, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.7
 838
Believe (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young, gifted soccer player who gets into trouble for a petty crime is brought to the attention of former Manchester United coach Matt Busby, who comes out of retirement to help the boy and his teammates.
Style: realistic, uplifting, captivating, inspirational, serious ...
Plot: sport, sport team, rivalry, ambition, hopes, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, orphan, athlete and trainer, talent, football player ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
 4K
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, follow your dream, contests and competitions, society, sport, sport team, ambition, lifestyle, friendship, running, rivalry, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 184
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, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, parents and children, human spirit, family life, working class, athlete and trainer, sport, hopes, contests and competitions, underdog, supportive spouse, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyclist, underdog, scot, lifestyle, ambition, human spirit, race, sport, hopes, rivalry, contests and competitions, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 2K
One on One (1977)
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, realistic, touching, melancholic, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: college, small town, basketball, coach, sport, follow your dream, ambition, youth, young lovers, rivalry, coming of age, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
 2K
White Palms (2006)
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: uplifting, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: gymnastics, rivalry, athlete's life, self discovery, haunted by the past, human spirit, athlete and trainer, lifestyle, ambition, teacher, gymnast, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s, 2000s
Place: hungary, canada, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 462
The Games (1970)
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: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: power relations, friends, bookies, destiny, culture clash, human spirit, athlete and trainer, love affair, athlete's life, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, rome italy, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.6
 375
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, sincere, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, family problems, sport, athlete's life, life is a bitch, rivalry, society, hopes, contests and competitions, youth, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: golf, human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, prodigy, lifestyle, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, social differences, youth, contests and competitions, working class ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 862
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, tough heroes, ego clash, relationship vs career, obsession, athlete and trainer, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 2K
Sunset Park (1996)
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, captivating, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, sport, high school, underdog, sport team, kids in trouble, power relations, friends, urban ghetto, restaurant, society, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, human spirit, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 46K
Hoosiers (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
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, emotional, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, small town, underdog, high school, sport, championship, sport team, ambition, human spirit, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 238
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 ⇓
46%
 5.7
 369
The Long Run (2001)
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: uplifting, serious, sincere, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: obsession, interracial relations, female athlete, human spirit, ambition, athlete and trainer, society, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, runner, marathon ...
Time: 90s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
When Saturday Comes (1996)
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, realistic, gloomy, bleak, sincere
Plot: friendship, follow your dream, contests and competitions, lifestyle, sport, underdog, hopes, rivalry, life is a bitch, society, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
We Are Marshall (2006)
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, emotional, sentimental, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: football, college, coach, sport, survivor, air disaster, university, sport team, tragic event, struggle, hopes, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, west virginia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Straight Line (2011)
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: uplifting, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, friendship, human spirit, ambition, disability, athlete and trainer, hopes, sport, contests and competitions, love, released from prison, competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Crooked Arrows (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.
Style: exciting, uplifting, sincere, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: native american, sport, high school, ambition, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, human spirit, social relations, against the odds, friends, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 1K
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, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, sport team, human spirit, friendship, ambition, athlete's life, life is a bitch, sport, buddies, lifestyle, friendship between men, american football ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend (1991)
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, athlete and trainer, teenage love, high school, against the odds, college, human spirit, power relations, sport team, dedicated educator, life is a bitch, sport ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.4
 775
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: athlete's life, human spirit, lifestyle, social differences, against the odds, tough heroes, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, follow your dream, sport, rise to the top ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: emotional, touching, uplifting, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, high school, basketball coach, sport team, starting over, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, human spirit, society, youth, hopes, rise to the top ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Mighty Macs (2009)
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: uplifting, realistic, sincere, emotional, serious
Plot: mother superior, basketball, college, catholic school, sport, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, feminism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%