Movies like Brian's Song

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Brian's Song (1971)
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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: sad, sentimental, sincere, uplifting, touching, serious, emotional, realistic, tear jerker
Plot: sport, cancer, football, friendship between men, friendship, american football, racism, bear, baseball, grief, brotherhood, buddy, interracial relations, sport team, professional sports, nfl, friends, family relations, human spirit, life is a bitch, rivalry, society, ambition, lifestyle, underdog ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 1960s
Place: chicago illinois, usa

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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, athlete's life and contests and competitions mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Brian's Song: The Express (2008), Remember the Titans (2000), Radio (2003), Soul of the Game (1996), The Blind Side (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, emotional, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Plot: american football, sport, sport team, friendship, human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, life is a bitch, buddies, lifestyle, friendship between men, bear ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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95%
 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 ⇓
52%
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: inspirational, touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, family outing, girls' night ...
Plot: racism, sport, high school, racial tension, american football, racial prejudice, african american, racial slur, prejudice, friendship, coach, football ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, california, new jersey, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 41K
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, inspirational, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: american football, disability, football, sport, underdog, radio, friendship, mentally challenged, prejudice, courage, destiny, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: emotional, sentimental, touching, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: baseball, racial issues, interracial relations, friendship, racism, historical figure, athlete and trainer, against the odds, human spirit, terminal illness, americana, power relations ...
Place: new york, usa, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 333K
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: inspirational, touching, emotional, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: american football, life, adoption, christian, interracial relations, human spirit, football, rising to stardom, parents and children, life philosophy, fish out of water, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, mississippi, memphis, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.7
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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: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, feel good ...
Plot: baseball, sport, friendship, rivalry, fan, against the odds, fame, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, success, obsessive quest, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, year 1998
Place: usa, new york yankees, north dakota, new york, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: emotional, sentimental, touching, inspirational, melancholic ...
Plot: baseball, sport, friendship, character study, adaptation, mentor, athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, terminal illness, sport team, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, minnesota, new york yankees, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
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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: inspirational, sentimental, feel good, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, family outing
Plot: underdog, american football, football, sport, follow your dream, teacher, against the odds, determination, teamwork, team, disney, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental
Plot: human spirit, rising to stardom, lifestyle, ambition, rivalry, family life, parents and children, family relations, sport, hopes, contests and competitions, car ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
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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: realistic, emotional, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: soccer, sport, female athlete, human spirit, family problems, follow your dream, rivalry, death in the family, athlete's life, family in crisis, society, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
37%
 7.5
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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, inspirational, emotional, factual, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: racism, baseball, sport, against the odds, rivalry, athlete and trainer, americana, human spirit, rise to the top, hopes, athlete's life, racial segregation ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 1930s, 20th century, post world war two ...
Place: boston, new jersey, california, new york, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: golf, family relations, racism, interracial relations, athlete's life, rise to the top, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle, hotshot hero, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, sentimental, sincere, touching, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: baseball, coach, sport team, small town, ambition, against the odds, sport, lifestyle, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: emotional, inspirational, touching, sentimental, compassionate ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, family outing
Plot: sport, football, college, american football, air disaster, coach, football team, survivor, university, happy ending, interracial friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, west virginia, california, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, family outing, teen drama
Plot: american football, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, sport, ambition, contests and competitions, small town, youth, rivalry, coach, sport team, christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: inspirational, feel good, sincere, emotional, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: basketball, underdog, athlete and trainer, racism, coach, college, racial slur, sport, teamwork, justice, unlikely friendships, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas, indiana, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: running, track and field, disney, runner, native american, olympics, male objectification, rivalry, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: usa, kansas, south dakota
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35%
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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, captivating, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: deaf, sport, mute or deaf, wrestler, underdog, athlete's life, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.7
 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, captivating, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: baseball, sport, athlete's life, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, youth, contests and competitions, hopes, society, sport team, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: japan, taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
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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: sad, captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: horse, horse race, racehorse, doctors and patients, equestrian, horseman, chemotherapy, cancer, power relations, family relations, athlete's life, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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My All American (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Freddie Steinmark, an underdog on the gridiron, faces the toughest challenge of his life after leading his team to a championship season.
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, touching, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: american football, football, football team, coach, championship, boyfriend, father son relationship, underdog, sport, baseball, girlfriend, sports injury ...
Time: 60s
Place: texas, denver colorado, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The 5th Quarter (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the wake of a car crash that killed his brother, football player Jon Abbate leads his school's struggling team to its most successful season ever.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: american football, car accident, coach, family relations, sport, ambition, athlete's life, family in crisis, social relations, contests and competitions, lifestyle, christian ...
Time: year 2006, contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
32%
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, realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: island prison, racism, prison, ambition, fighting the system, rebellion, against the odds, prison life, human spirit, friendship, sport team, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 64K
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: inspirational, feel good, emotional, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: american football, underdog, sport, motivation, aspiration, ambition, college, american football player, high school, football, priest, working class ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: indiana, texas, boston, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Terry Fox Story (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The true story about the Canadian cancer amputee hero who decided to run across Canada on only one leg to raise money for cancer research.
Style: sad, realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: physical disability, running, disability, heroes, cross country, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, young heroes, hopes, ambition, athlete's life, misfit ...
Time: 80s, year 1981, 20th century, 70s
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%