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Don King: Only in America (1997)
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Don King: Only in America (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A cinematic portrait of the famous fight promoter and boxing manager.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, crimes, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, prison life, life is a bitch, athlete and trainer, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, hopes, urban ghetto life, rise and fall, society, lifestyle, social misfits, rise to the top, underdog, tragic hero, unfulfillment, power relations, urban ghetto, prison ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa

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Most similar movies to Don King: Only in America

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and uplifting films with plots about ambition, sport, hopes, athlete's life, power relations, rivalry and contests and competitions mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Don King: Only in America: Phantom Punch (2008), Tyson (1995), Hands of Stone (2016), Undefeated (2003), The Express (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Phantom Punch (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: From his discovery by a priest while serving time at the Missouri State Penitentiary to the infamous 'Phantom Punch' by Cassius Clay which effectively ended his career, the movie spans the years from 1950 to Liston's mysterious and ...
Style: realistic, rough, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, black american, infidelity, prison, rise and fall, sport, rivalry, racism, prison life, discrimination, follow your dream, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, missouri
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95%
 6.3
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Tyson (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of Mike Tyson. From his early days as a 12 year old amateur with a powerful punch, to the undisputed title of "Heavyweight Champion of the World", and ultimately to his conviction for rape. The story of his turbulent life moves ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, funeral, death of mother, world champion, professional athlete, father figure, rags to riches, champion, athlete's life, ambition, sport, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.6
 16K
Hands of Stone (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Panama, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.
Style: captivating, realistic, exciting, tense, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, rags to riches, sport, boxer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, boxing, boxing match, ends with biographical notes, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, year 1980
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the rest of his life to the young kids of Harlem. 1996 ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, basketball, vietnam war, hopes, ambition, lifestyle, going straight, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, sport, athlete's life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 5.4
 774
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: sincere, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, social differences, against the odds, tough heroes, lifestyle, sport, rise to the top, ambition, follow your dream, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.3
 21K
The Express (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
Style: emotional, uplifting, realistic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, african american, sport, human spirit, american football, racism, ambition, college, contests and competitions, against the odds, society, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, new york, united states, cleveland ohio, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.8
 587
The Bronx Bull (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A combination "before the rage" and "after the rage" of world middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta's tumultuous life and times.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, ambition, athlete's life, follow your dream, sport, youth, hopes, family relations, tough heroes, parents and children, boxer, graphic violence ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Maradona, the Hand of God (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Italy, Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dramatizing of the many shocking highs and lows of Argentine soccer hero Diego Maradona, an extraordinary athlete and arguably the greatest player in the history of the sport.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: rise to the top, lifestyle, athlete's life, ambition, prodigy, rise and fall, sport, rehabilitation, folk hero, society, rising to stardom, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.7
 947
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: uplifting, captivating, touching, feel good, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: golf, against the odds, sport, athlete's life, human spirit, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, once in a lifetime opportunity, lifestyle, ambition, social misfits, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 236
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: sincere, rough, serious, uplifting, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female boxer, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, athlete's life, rise to the top, lifestyle, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete and trainer, sport ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: feel good, serious, realistic, melancholic
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, follow your dream, against the odds, lifestyle, ship, unemployment, friendship, rivalry, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 1K
The Greatest (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Greatest is a 1977 film about the life of boxer Muhammad Ali, in which Ali plays himself. It was directed by Tom Gries and Monte Hellman. The song "Greatest Love of All", later remade by Whitney Houston, was written for this film and ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: racism, human spirit, athlete's life, rising to stardom, follow your dream, contests and competitions, fighting the system, ambition, politics, lifestyle, society, hopes ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: basketball movie, ambition, sport, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, aging, hopes, lifestyle, athlete's life, follow your dream, youth, dedicated educator ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 95K
The Hurricane (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Style: thought provoking, factual, touching, inspirational, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, boxing, prison life, freedom, false accusation, racism, courtroom, legal, friendship, fighting the system, injustice, prejudice ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Racing for Time (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Cleveland 'Stack' Stackhouse is a guard with the Texas Correctional Youth Authority who witnesses the cycle of destructive choices and racial tensions among female teen offenders and decides to do something about it. He gathers ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, juvenile delinquency, against the odds, human spirit, society, rebellion, hopes, youth, ambition, life is a bitch, teenage life, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, sport team, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle, underdog, hopes, basketball, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Heart Like a Wheel (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Shirley Muldowney is determined to be a top-fuel drag racer, although no woman has ever raced them before. Despite the high risks of this kind of racing and the burden it places on her family life, she perseveres in her dream.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, car race, feminism, rivalry, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ambition, sport, athlete's life, blind ambition, strong female presence, power relations ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 50s, 70s, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 243
The Athlete (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Ethiopia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefooted Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became a sports legend. A hero in his own country and to the continent, Bikila was the first ...
Style: touching, uplifting, exciting, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, rehabilitation, follow your dream, ambition, athlete's life, starting over, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, hopes, sport ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, ethiopia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 753
Counterpunch (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story. A young boxer, Emilio, from the wrong side of the tracks with big dreams of winning the Golden Gloves boxing championship, finds himself at a cross roads after being locked up. As he fights his way back into the winning circle ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, rough
Plot: athlete's life, one more chance, rivalry, ambition, starting over, lifestyle, hopes, sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, power relations, boxing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 69K
Invincible (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, serious, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, american football, football, against the odds, follow your dream, determination, teacher, sport, team, teamwork, athlete's life, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The true story of Olympic gold medalist Gail Devers (Charlayne Woodard) and her fight to combat Graves disease while becoming the fastest female sprinter in the world. From a setback in Seoul that nearly costs her the use of her feet to her ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: power relations, disability, life turned upside down, radiation, athlete and trainer, down on your luck, human spirit, contests and competitions, ambition, sport, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: barcelona, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, human spirit, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, against the odds, friendship, athlete and trainer, sport team, society, sport ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 627
Champions (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of jockey Bob Champion who overcame cancer to win the 1981 Grand National
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: horse race, horse, doctors and patients, racehorse, underdog, starting over, athlete's life, rivalry, heroes, hopes, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the late 1930s, a young machinist named Maurice Richard distinguished himself as a ice hockey player of preternatural talent. Although that was enough to get him into the Montreal Canadiens, his frequent injuries cost him the confidence of his ...
Style: serious, uplifting, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, ice hockey, discrimination, factory, sport, athlete's life, protest, contests and competitions, rise to the top, follow your dream, life is a bitch, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: boston, new york, quebec, montreal, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 859
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: sincere, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, tough heroes, ego clash, rivalry, contests and competitions, relationship vs career, obsession, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of Mary Thomas, the mother of basketball star Isiah Thomas, and how she fought to keep her family together and her sons out of trouble despite the surroundings of poverty, drugs, crime and violence of their ghetto neighborhood.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching
Plot: urban ghetto life, single parent, family relations, dream come true, parents and children, against the odds, family life, dysfunctional family, strong female presence, urban ghetto, family problems, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 9K
Gladiator (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story of two teenagers trapped in the world of illegal underground boxing. One is fighting to save his fathers life and using the money pay off gambling debts accumulated by his father. The second is fighting for the money to get out of the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: boxing, friendship, sport, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, urban ghetto life, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is a movie based on the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson from 1961 to 1987.
Style: sincere, uplifting, emotional, realistic, factual ...
Plot: against the odds, medical, african american, neurosurgeon, surgery, human spirit, ambition, doctor, rise to the top, follow your dream, dream come true, society ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa, west germany, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 703
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: touching, emotional, uplifting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: track and field, olympics, hopes, society, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, sport, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, south dakota, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 353
Bert & Dickie (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thrown together just five weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics, Bert Bushnell (Doctor Who's Matt Smith) and Dickie Burnell (Sam Hoare) defied all the odds and made history in the double sculls. This is the story of how they did it ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, exciting
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, rivalry, contests and competitions, lifestyle, sport, hopes, competition, teamwork, olympics ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%