Movies like Hometown Legend

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Hometown Legend (2002)
 5.7
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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, teenage life, working class, religions or cults, against the odds, americana, ambition, hopes, rivalry, society, youth, power relations, social relations, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
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Friday Night Lights
Drama, Sport
USA
44 min.
 8.7
Forever Strong
Drama, Sport
USA
112 min.
 7.2
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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, athlete and trainer, human spirit, power relations and rivalry mostly in Drama, Sport and Family genres. Some movies like Hometown Legend: Underdogs (2013), Believe in Me (2006), The Final Season (2007), Friday Night Lights (2006), Crooked Arrows (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 871
Underdogs
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: serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, follow your dream, small town, family, athlete and trainer, high school, teenage life, sport team, against the odds, ambition, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
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System:   95%
    User:   84%
 
 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
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System:   91%
    User:   75%
 
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:   83%
    User:   74%
 
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Friday Night Lights
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: sincere, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, small town, high school life, small town life, teenage life, sport team, americana, american football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   80%
 
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:   66%
    User:   66%
 
 7.2
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Forever Strong
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: serious, realistic
Plot: sport, high school, athlete's life, dedicated educator, hardcase students, juvenile delinquency, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, human spirit, redemption, high school life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   74%
 
Facing the Giants
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, feel good, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christian, underdog, football, sport, god, athlete's life, jesus, christianity, life philosophy, religion, high school, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   64%
 
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 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:   60%
    User:   55%
 
 7.0
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The Rookie
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, serious, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: baseball, family, underdog, sport, father son relationship, high school, small town, athlete's life, happy ending, rags to riches, mentor, dreams ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   58%
 
 5.9
 1K
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:   57%
    User:   59%
 
 5.9
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Pride
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, serious, sincere, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: underdog, sport, mentor, racism, dedicated educator, prejudice, basketball, teacher, human spirit, life philosophy, athlete and trainer, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   46%
 
 6.5
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23 Blast
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, serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, family, human spirit, disability, high school, hopes, misfit, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, high school life, life turned upside down, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   62%
 
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:   50%
    User:   54%
 
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 467
The Basket
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, feel good
Plot: small town, athlete's life, dedicated educator, immigrants, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, teachers and students, racism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   44%
 
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Madison
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: feel good, serious, realistic
Plot: sport, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, ship, urban ghetto, follow your dream, small town, rising to stardom, human spirit, urban, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 70s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   39%
 
Double Teamed
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, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, athlete's life, school, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, family, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, siblings relations, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
The Big Green
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a depressed Texas town, British foreign exchange teacher Anna attempts to inject some life into her hopeless kids by introducing them to soccer. They're terrible at first, but Anna and her football-hero assistant whip them into shape. As ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: underdog, family, soccer, kids and family, small town, school, sport, immigrants, athlete's life, football, dedicated educator, children ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   44%
 
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:   44%
    User:   37%
 
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The Slaughter Rule
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, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: athlete's life, human nature, high school, sport, friendship, small town, teenage life, coming of age, sport team, ambition, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   43%
 
Friday Night Lights
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles, is seriously injured during the first game of the season, all hope is lost, and the town's dormant ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, small town, football, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, coach, friendship, race issues, party, athlete and trainer, comeback ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, california, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
Remember the Titans
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: underdog, high school, racism, friendship, football, culture clash, prejudice, sport, school, race issues, segregation, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   46%
 
D3: The Mighty Ducks
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Ducks are offered scholarships at Eden Hall Academy but struggle with their new coach's methods and come under pressure from the board to retain their scholarships before their big game against the Varsity team.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: underdog, family, school, sport, college, coming of age, athlete's life, olympics, mentor, basketball, contests and competitions, football ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   39%
 
Talent for the Game
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, serious, realistic
Plot: sport, athlete's life, underdog, athlete and trainer, countryside, relationship vs career, against the odds, americana, baseball, ambition, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, idaho, usa
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System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
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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:   39%
    User:   44%
 
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Jump In!
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: athlete's life, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, school, family, follow your dream, human spirit, friendship, athlete and trainer, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
 5.9
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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:   38%
    User:   36%
 
Going to the Mat
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: contests and competitions, high school, sport, follow your dream, human spirit, family, school, teenage love, high school life, disability, teenage life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   32%
 
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Touchback
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A former high-school football star loses his shot at a college scholarship due to a devastating gridiron injury, but gets a second chance at living his dream.
Style: sentimental, serious, uplifting, football movie
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, athlete's life, sport, changing the past or future, back in time, miraculous event, small town life, family, ambition, hopes, petition, band ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa
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System:   38%
    User:   34%
 

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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
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System:   38%
    User:   44%
 
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McFarland, USA
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, serious, inspirational, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, underdog, teacher, dedicated educator, high school, school, competition, football, mentor, father daughter relationship, sport, family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
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System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
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