Movies like Brian's Song

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Brian's Song (1971)
 7.6
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Brian's Song (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic, football movie
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, interracial relations, sport team, cancer, sport, athlete's life, friends, family relations, life is a bitch, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, hopes, society, lifestyle, buddies, rivalry, underdog, rising to stardom, bittersweet, american football, football, football player, hospital ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 1960s
Place: chicago illinois, usa

Most similar movies to Brian's Song

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and sentimental films with plots about sport, ambition, hopes, human spirit, rivalry, underdog and athlete's life mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Brian's Song: Bang the Drum Slowly (1973), Remember the Titans (2000), The Express (2008), Soul of the Game (1996), Glory Road (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 1K
Brian's Song (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of professional football players Gale Sayes and Brian Piccolo, and how their friendship on and off the field was affected when Piccolo contracted a fatal disease
Style: uplifting, sincere, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, sport team, friendship, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, sport, life is a bitch, lifestyle, buddies, friendship between men, american football ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a New York pro baseball team and two of its players. Henry Wiggen is the star pitcher and Bruce Pearson is the normal, everyday catcher who is far from the star player on the team and friend to all of his teammates. During the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, sport, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, baseball, rivalry, underdog, sport team, hopes, teammate ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Remember the Titans (2000)
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: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, football, sport team, coach, african american, prejudice, contests and competitions, human spirit, high school, against the odds, american football, racial slur ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, united states, southern usa, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.3
 19K
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, sport, african american, human spirit, american football, racism, ambition, college, rise to the top, rivalry, follow your dream, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, new york, united states, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Soul of the Game (1996)
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: realistic, uplifting, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, racism, baseball, human spirit, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport, follow your dream, terminal illness ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 42K
Glory Road (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.
Style: feel good, emotional, sentimental, serious, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, basketball, coach, racism, underdog, college, teamwork, racial slur, sport team, human spirit, contests and competitions, ambitious ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, maryland, seattle washington, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 38K
Radio (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: disability, football, underdog, mentally challenged, graduation, sport, friendship, civil rights, against the odds, radio, social relations, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, sentimental, serious, sincere
Plot: rise to the top, athlete's life, prodigy, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, hopes, rising to stardom, sport, life is a bitch, rivalry, folk hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: argentina, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 563
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: sentimental, touching, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: horse, horse race, doctors and patients, athlete and trainer, human spirit, contests and competitions, sport, athlete's life, life is a bitch, heroes, unfulfillment, child illness ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Tiger Woods Story (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With his father coaching him and his mother providing a strong spiritual influence, Tiger Woods rose to fame and fortune. But his success came at a price, as he endured personal struggles with racism, self-doubt and cultural identity.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, uplifting
Plot: family relations, racism, interracial relations, sport, athlete's life, hotshot hero, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, hopes, ambition, prodigy, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 54K
Rudy (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: football, underdog, college life, working class, sport team, ambition, family relations, american football, aspiration, sport, college, profanity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: basketball movie, realistic, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: athlete's life, sport, athlete and trainer, dedicated educator, follow your dream, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, human spirit, teaching the ways of the world, rivalry, college, high school ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 285K
The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: touching, uplifting, motivational, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: adoption, human spirit, parents and children, american football, strong female character, interracial relations, rising to stardom, life, family drama, athlete's life, football, interracial adoption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 64K
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, serious, sincere, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: american football, underdog, football, against the odds, determination, teacher, sport, teamwork, team, rookie, ambition, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Biographical story of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. The movie starts with his young life and growing up with his father, Ralph, who raced for a living, but initially wanted more for his son. When Dale quits high school to start driving full time, his ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: lifestyle, human spirit, rising to stardom, rivalry, ambition, sport, hopes, contests and competitions, parents and children, family relations, family life, nascar
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: racism, athlete's life, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, rising to stardom, fighting the system, ambition, politics, religions or cults, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 2K
The Hammer (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship.
Style: uplifting, sincere, captivating, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: underdog, mute or deaf, deaf, wrestling, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, rivalry, hopes, sport, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
All Things Fall Apart (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 50 Cent stars as gifted college running back Deon in this touching drama. Deon's world turns upside down when an unexpected crisis jeopardizes his professional ambitions -- and causes him to look at himself and his life in a new way.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, terminal illness, human spirit, athlete's life, ambition, life is a bitch, hopes, bittersweet, american football, profanity, sexual content, drugs/alcohol
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 13K
61* (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 1961, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle played for the New York Yankees. One, Mantle, was universally loved, while the other, Maris, was universally hated. Both men started off with a bang, and both were nearing Babe Ruth's 60 home run record. ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, feel good
Plot: baseball, rivalry, friendship, fan, contests and competitions, sport, against the odds, fame, rising to stardom, obsessive quest, uninhibited rivalry, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, 1960s, year 1998
Place: usa, north dakota, new york, st. louis missouri, new york yankees ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 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: feel good, serious, realistic, melancholic
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, contests and competitions, hopes, rising to stardom, unemployment, ship, lifestyle, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 6K
Pride (2007)
Genre: Drama, 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: uplifting, emotional, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: swimming, racism, sport, against the odds, ambition, life is a bitch, athlete's life, human spirit, rivalry, youth, ghetto, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: college, coach, football, sport, university, air disaster, survivor, sport team, struggle, against the odds, hopes, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, west virginia, united states, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 92K
Ali (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: boxing, civil rights, athlete's life, friendship, muslim, racism, african american, politics, comeback, human spirit, rise to the top, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1974 ...
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 82K
42 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, factual, touching ...
Plot: racism, baseball, rivalry, athlete's life, americana, against the odds, rise to the top, human spirit, athlete and trainer, hopes, african american, racial segregation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1946, year 1947 ...
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, cincinnati ohio, pittsburgh ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.8
 2K
Kano (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: A Taiwanese high school baseball team travels to Japan in 1931 to compete in a national tournament.
Style: uplifting, sincere, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: baseball, against the odds, athlete's life, rivalry, ambition, sport team, youth, society, hopes, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: taiwan, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, baseball movie, ambition, against the odds, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions, rivalry, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
More Than Just a Game (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A drama about political prisoners playing soccer at Robben Island prison, where Nelson Mandela was held.
Style: uplifting, captivating, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: prison, racism, island, friendship, human spirit, prison life, ambition, fighting the system, against the odds, rebellion, discrimination, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, quarry
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Mighty Macs (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: catholic school, mother superior, college, sport, against the odds, human spirit, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, hopes, feminism, catholic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, united states, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, human spirit, follow your dream, athlete's life, friendship, ambition, lifestyle, against the odds, sport team, sport, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 4K
Gracie (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: soccer, human spirit, family problems, rivalry, follow your dream, death in the family, feminism, family in crisis, sport, society, ambition, female athlete ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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