Movies like Hometown Legend

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

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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, athlete and trainer, power relations, human spirit and athlete's life mostly in Drama, Sport and Family genres. Some movies like Hometown Legend: Facing the Giants (2006), Believe in Me (2006), We Are Marshall (2006), Underdogs (2013), When the Game Stands Tall (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Facing the Giants (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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: feel good, touching, inspirational, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: underdog, religious, football, christian, athlete and trainer, faith, sport, american football, high school football, ambition, athlete's life, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
Plot: high school sports, basketball, small town, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, underdog, ambition, youth, prodigy, hopes, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, american football, sport, survivor, air disaster, university, sport team, tragic event, struggle, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, california, west virginia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: cheerleader, high school football, high school, underdog, sport, sport team, teenage love, human spirit, athlete and trainer, against the odds, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: american football, athlete and trainer, rise to the top, sport, sport team, ambition, contests and competitions, small town, youth, rivalry, coach, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Friday Night Lights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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Story: Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series based around a high school football team situated in Texas. The series takes place in the fictional town of Dillon: a small, close-knit community in rural Texas. Particular focus is given to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, american football, athlete and trainer, sport team, sport, friendship, football, coach, contests and competitions, teenage life, lifestyle, career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
61%
 7.1
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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, disturbing, touching, rough
Plot: coach, rugby, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, father son relationship, human spirit, ambition, starting over, sport, teenage life, redemption, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, lacrosse, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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 ⇓
44%
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: american football, sport, contests and competitions, teachers and students, discrimination, against the odds, hopes, college, ambition, university, underdog, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 1K
Madison (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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: athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, unemployment, ship, friendship, rising to stardom, hopes, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 28
Matchups (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ian Willams -- who was born blind in one eye -- grew up undaunted to become an elite college basketball player. But his dream of winning a national championship and turning pro was sidetracked when a tragic accident left him completely blind. ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: prodigy, against the odds, disability, dedicated educator, follow your dream, ambition, human spirit, lifestyle, society, life is a bitch, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: american football, ambition, human spirit, athlete's life, battle of the sexes, athlete and trainer, rivalry, sport, youth, underdog, gender, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Double Teamed (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: twins, high school, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, contests and competitions, family relations, siblings relations, athlete and trainer, family life, family, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coach, follow your dream, ambition, friendship, against the odds, society, hopes, sport, lifestyle, athlete's life, sport team, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: 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 ⇓
39%
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, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: small town, american football, athlete's life, ambition, teenage life, sport team, youth, love and romance, hopes, human nature, friendship, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, captivating, uplifting, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, underdog, teenager, sport, track and field, mentor, dedicated educator, small town, sport team, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 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, realistic, semi serious, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, sport, high school, underdog, society, hopes, contests and competitions, youth, ambition, hardcase students, lifestyle, dedicated educator ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.2
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, suspense
Plot: human spirit, athlete's life, social differences, against the odds, lifestyle, tough heroes, athlete and trainer, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, follow your dream, sport ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
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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: uplifting, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, blindness, high school, human spirit, disability, ambition, athlete's life, infection, life turned upside down, sport, hopes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.1
 13K
Rebound (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An acclaimed college hoops coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: college, follow your dream, basketball, sport team, sport, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, family, teenage life, ambition, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Going to the Mat (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, sport team, disability, wrestling, ambition, follow your dream, teenage life, friendship, human spirit, blindness, contests and competitions, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 8K
Jump In! (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Story revolves around a young boxer, Izzy Daniels, who trains to follow in his father's footsteps by winning the Golden Glove. When his friend, Mary, however, asks him to substitute for a team member in a Double Dutch tournament, the young man ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, follow your dream, teenage life, ambition, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, parents and children, youth, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
33%
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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: texas, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
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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: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, serious
Plot: world war one, hopes, society, dedicated educator, lifestyle, athlete's life, youth, sport, orphan, follow your dream, ambition, contests and competitions ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Fast Girl (2008)
Genre: Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Racing is in Alex Johnstone's (Mircea Monroe) blood. It was her father s life and it ultimately caused his death so her uncle Bill (Dwier Brown), who runs the local speedway, is determined not to lose his niece the way he lost his brother. But ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Plot: family relations, family life, lifestyle, ambition, athlete's life, family, sport, car chase, against the odds, teenage life, family business, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%