Movies like Hometown Legend

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Hometown Legend (2002)
 5.7
 686
Hometown Legend (2002)
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: sincere, touching, feel good, serious, realistic
Plot: sport, high school, small town, teenage life, youth, athlete's life, contests and competitions, religions or cults, athlete and trainer, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, hopes, high school life, society, small town life, working class, sport team, lifestyle, redemption, rivalry, underdog, americana, leadership, dedicated educator ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa

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Most similar movies to Hometown Legend

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and feel good films with plots about sport, ambition, hopes, power relations, athlete and trainer, rivalry and athlete's life mostly in Drama, Sport and Family genres. Some movies like Hometown Legend: Believe in Me (2006), Underdogs (2013), When the Game Stands Tall (2014), The Final Season (2007), Facing the Giants (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 866
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, basketball movie
Plot: sport, small town, high school sports, dedicated educator, athlete and trainer, hopes, athlete's life, youth, prodigy, working class, social relations, sport team ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.8
 878
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: realistic, feel good, touching, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, high school, friends, one last chance, small town, ambition, high school life, against the odds, athlete's life, hopes, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: 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, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: american football, sport, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, rise to the top, small town, contests and competitions, rivalry, youth, social relations, coach ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, captivating, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: baseball, sport, small town, coach, high school sports, against the odds, ambition, rookie, americana, high school, contests and competitions, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Facing the Giants (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, feel good, football movie ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: sport, football, underdog, christian, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, against the odds, high school life, hopes, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, high school, underdog, rivalry, against the odds, high school life, sport team, friends, social relations, power relations, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.2
 10K
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, disturbing, touching, rough
Plot: rugby, coach, sport, juvenile delinquency, dedicated educator, human spirit, redemption, starting over, ambition, teenage life, baseball, high school life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.4
 1K
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: realistic, serious, touching, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, sport, small town, basketball, coach, young lovers, youth, follow your dream, ambition, teaching the ways of the world, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Junction Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 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: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: sport, ambition, survival, college life, discrimination, village, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, hardcase students, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 468
The Basket (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Peter Coyote (E.T., Erin Brokovich) and Karen Allen (The Perfect Storm) star in this touching family drama about the unifying power of basketball in a community torn apart by war. Both a riveting sports film and a tale of triumph over adversity, The ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, feel good, sentimental
Plot: sport team, underdog, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, athlete's life, teachers and students, dedicated educator, hopes, contests and competitions, sport, immigrants, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 2K
23 Blast (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe handicapped life or bravely return to the life he once knew and the sport he still loves.
Style: serious, sentimental, uplifting, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, sport, misfit, society, disability, human spirit, high school life, life turned upside down, power relations, hopes, athlete's life, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.9
 1K
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, touching, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, high school, underdog, youth, power relations, friends, kids in trouble, sport team, urban ghetto, human spirit, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 1K
Madison (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 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: sport, athlete's life, human spirit, follow your dream, against the odds, rivalry, unemployment, lifestyle, ambition, ship, friendship, hopes ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: feel good, sentimental, touching, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, little league, coach, friends, family relations, sport team, power relations, human spirit, family life, ambition, friendship, underdog ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, touching, feel good
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: gymnastics, uninhibited rivalry, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, lifestyle, family, sport, athlete and trainer, rivalry, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: feel good, realistic, serious
Plot: sport, baseball, athlete and trainer, relationship vs career, athlete's life, hopes, obsessive quest, major league, rivalry, underdog, follow your dream, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: idaho, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: sport, rising to stardom, teaching the ways of the world, tragic hero, teenage love, prodigy, high school, dedicated educator, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Double Teamed (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Heather and Heidi play volleyball for their school team, when their family decides that they need to go to a bigger school so that they will have a better chance for scholarships. But at the new school, the twins are discovered by the basketball ...
Style: feel good, touching, offbeat, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: twins, high school, hopes, contests and competitions, family, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, siblings relations, sport, school, rivalry, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.9
 6K
Pride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this uplifting film based on a true story, coach Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard) shocks the community and changes lives when, aided by a local janitor (Bernie Mac), he sets out to form Philadelphia's first black swim team. But the odds are ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: swimming, sport, racism, underdog, contests and competitions, interracial relations, life is a bitch, against the odds, society, youth, human spirit, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 806
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: touching, feel good, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, gain trust, sport team, once in a lifetime opportunity, power relations, friends, follow your dream, hopes, social misfits, human spirit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, family relations, social relations, friends, sport team, friendship, high school, youth, innocence lost, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 30K
The Rookie (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, athlete and trainer, family, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, ambition, parents and children, athlete's life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, serious, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, hopes, rise to the top, human spirit, high school, ambition, athlete and trainer, sport, contests and competitions, power relations, sport team, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Going to the Mat (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jace Newfield has a problem. Besides being blind and being the new kid at school, his problem is that the kids at his new school thinks he's a jerk. Jace has to find a way to be accepted into his new school. Joining the wrestling team just ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: wrestling, high school, disability, follow your dream, sport, athlete and trainer, hopes, contests and competitions, youth, friendship, rivalry, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 248
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: touching, realistic, uplifting, sincere, serious
Plot: high school, coming of age, rivalry, clergy, prodigy, youth, ambition, small town, sport, redemption, lifestyle, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 32K
McFarland, USA (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
Style: touching, uplifting, exciting, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: human spirit, athlete and trainer, small town, underdog, coach, contests and competitions, track and field, high school, social differences, teenage life, teachers and students, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Longshots (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: power relations, small town, ambition, family, hopes, athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, couples, human spirit, rivalry, feminism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 166
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: psychological, touching, feel good, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: sport, athlete's life, working class, ambition, lifestyle, aging, follow your dream, hopes, parents and children, rise to the top, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 706
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
Plot: human spirit, rise to the top, follow your dream, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, society, against the odds, lifestyle, social differences, feminism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
All You've Got (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two Southern California volleyball teams determined to prove their superiority on the court find out that they're not as different as they previously thought after tragedy strikes close to home in director Neema Barnette's affectionate ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: volleyball, high school, sport, teenage love, ghetto, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, underdog, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%