Movies like Don King: Only in America

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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: boxing, entrepreneur, sport, gangsters, crimes, human spirit, life is a bitch, athlete and trainer, rise to the top, prison life, follow your dream, society, ambition, social misfits, rise and fall, contests and competitions, lifestyle, underdog, tragic hero, against the odds, hopes, unfulfillment, athlete's life, urban ghetto life, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and uplifting films with plots about sport, ambition, hopes, athlete's life, rivalry, power relations and contests and competitions mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Don King: Only in America: Phantom Punch (2008), Tyson (1995), Undefeated (2003), Carnera: The Walking Mountain (2008), Hands of Stone (2016). 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: captivating, realistic, rough, serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, prison, infidelity, black american, boxer, sport, rise and fall, follow your dream, rivalry, contests and competitions, rise to the top, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s
Place: usa, missouri
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 6.2
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, rags to riches, athlete's life, funeral, death of mother, father figure, champion, entrepreneur, fight, professional athlete, world champion ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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81%
 5.3
 783
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 ⇓
62%
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, realistic, serious, sincere, emotional
Plot: sport, addiction, basketball, drug abuse, heroin, sport team, friends, urban ghetto, power relations, going straight, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Carnera: The Walking Mountain (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Italy, Romania
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The life of Primo Carnera a.k.a. "Ambling Alp", Italian professional boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from June 1933 to June 1934, but also accused by some of having ties to the mob.
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: boxer, ambition, athlete's life, follow your dream, against the odds, boxing, hopes, prodigy, sport, rise to the top, contests and competitions, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, new york
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58%
 6.6
 17K
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: realistic, captivating, exciting, tense, inspirational ...
Plot: boxing, sport, boxing match, boxer, sex scene, rivalry, fight, rags to riches, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, year 1980
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.7
 645
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: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, rise and fall, athlete's life, sport, tough heroes, family relations, parents and children, hopes, youth, boxer, competition ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.4
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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, feminist film, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: boxing, female boxer, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: realistic, uplifting, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: lifestyle, rise and fall, athlete's life, rise to the top, ambition, prodigy, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, society, hopes, sport ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: argentina, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 990
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, feel good, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, against the odds, sport, athlete's life, human spirit, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, once in a lifetime opportunity, lifestyle, social misfits, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, realistic, serious
Plot: prison, rivalry, human spirit, against the odds, prison guard, life is a bitch, ambition, society, rebellion, confined, hopes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: racism, boxing, ambition, fighting the system, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, athlete's life, follow your dream, human spirit, religions or cults, hopes, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
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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: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: basketball, youth, power relations, sport team, dedicated educator, life is a bitch, sport, prodigy, contests and competitions, tragic hero, rising to stardom, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
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44%
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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
Audience: kids
Plot: ship, athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, friendship, unemployment, rising to stardom, hopes, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, indiana
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43%
 4.8
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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: emotional, realistic, serious, rough, tense
Plot: rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, one more chance, starting over, follow your dream, contests and competitions, sport, hopes, lifestyle, power relations, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, miami
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43%
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, realistic, serious
Plot: track and field, running, life turned upside down, power relations, radiation, disability, athlete and trainer, down on your luck, human spirit, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seoul, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 206
Dempsey (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nominated for two primetime Emmy Awards in 1984, this made-for-TV movie follows the true story of American boxer Jack Dempsey, who became a media sensation in the 1920s as the world heavyweight champion. Based upon the book by Jack Dempsey and ...
Style: sexy, uplifting, realistic, sexual, serious ...
Plot: boxing, world champion, one last chance, uncover truth, unlikely criminals, contests and competitions, unfulfillment, athlete's life, couple relations, power relations, sport, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 1920s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 254
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: uplifting, touching, exciting, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: runner, sport, disability, paralysis, rehabilitation, olympic gold medalist, ambition, starting over, athlete's life, follow your dream, human spirit, against the odds ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, rome italy, ethiopia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, inspirational, touching, factual, motivational ...
Plot: prison, boxing, racism, courtroom, prison life, legal, court, friendship, fighting the system, justice, injustice, prejudice ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: new jersey, toronto ontario canada, canada
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37%
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, athlete and trainer, sport, contests and competitions, lifestyle, hopes, underdog, basketball, vulgarity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
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36%
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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: boxing, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, ego clash, tough heroes, obsession, athlete and trainer, relationship vs career, sport ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
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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: inspirational, emotional, factual, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: american football, sport, athlete and trainer, racism, african american, football, college, human spirit, courage, mentor, friendship, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 60s, 50s
Place: usa, new york, texas, new jersey, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.4
 353
Body and Soul (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young man struggles to become a boxing champ, but success blinds him. It is only through the love of his girlfriend that he is brought back to reality.
Style: neo noir, sincere, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: boxing, redemption, love affair, rich and poor, power relations, love and romance, rivalry, rise to the top, ambition, life is a bitch, underdog, athlete's life ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.8
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Bleed for This (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza, who after a near fatal car crash, which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sports most incredible comebacks.
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: boxing, underdog, sport, comeback, boxer, training, hopes, car accident, rivalry, adaptation, gym, fight ...
Time: year 1988
Place: rhode island, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: inspirational, touching, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: car race, sport, auto mechanic, race, car, driving, women, fast car, family relations, against the odds, relationship vs career, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Carman: The Champion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Former champion boxer Orlando Leone (Carmen) is "The Preacher" at an inner-city youth center. Wanting to give something back to the community, he bought a large building for a church youth center. But the cash ran out before he could ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, christian, rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, tough heroes, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, lifestyle, contests and competitions, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
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Ours (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: An ex-boxer Baldev Choudhary (Dharmendra) has had a stain in his boxing career. He wanted to wash it with his son Angad's (Sunny Deol) success, but times were hard and a financial crunch kept him from achieving this dream. Though Angad pulled ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, emotional
Plot: boxing, sport, family relations, rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, once promising, rivalry, lifestyle, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: punjab, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.
Style: inspirational, serious, realistic, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: sport, following a dream, soccer, football, rise to the top, athlete's life, contests and competitions, prodigy, ambition, rags to riches, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: brazil, africa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 11K
Mary Kom (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Indian boxer 'Mary Kom' who went through several hardships before audaciously accomplishing her ultimate dream.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, motivational
Plot: female boxer, sport, boxing, training, contests and competitions, women, hopes, rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, determination, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: urban ghetto life, single parent, sport, juvenile delinquency, athlete's life, hopes, ambition, life is a bitch, society, family relations, family problems, dream come true ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%