Movies like If I Had Wings

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If I Had Wings (2013)
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If I Had Wings (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alex, blind since the age of two, dreams of running for his school's cross-country team. His father, a probation officer, finds a running partner who spends his time 'running' from the law.
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: asthma, friendship, against the odds, hopes, blind man, teenage life, ambition, human spirit, unlikely partners, disability, follow your dream, running, high school, blind boy, youth, family, friends, parents and children, underdog, odd couple, power relations, overprotective parent, physical disability, unlikely friendships, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to If I Had Wings

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about hopes, ambition, power relations, human spirit, contests and competitions, youth and rivalry mostly in Drama, Family and Sport genres. Some movies like If I Had Wings: 23 Blast (2014), Overcomer (2019), Underdogs (2013), Going to the Mat (2004), Crooked Arrows (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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23 Blast (2014)
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: sentimental, uplifting, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: blindness, family, high school, human spirit, disability, ambition, athlete's life, society, sport, hopes, life turned upside down, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states, kentucky
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100%
 6.6
 4K
Overcomer (2019)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After reluctantly agreeing to coach cross-country, high school basketball Coach John Harrison helps the least likely runner attempt the impossible in the biggest race of the year.
Style: motivational, captivating, sincere, disturbing, christian film
Plot: asthma, running, christianity, coach, student, cross country, mentor, sport, escapades, ambition, friendship, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 985
Underdogs (2013)
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: feel good, touching, realistic, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: high school football, high school, underdog, sport, sport team, ambition, rivalry, follow your dream, youth, human spirit, athlete and trainer, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Going to the Mat (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, sport team, disability, wrestling, ambition, follow your dream, friendship, teenage life, human spirit, blindness, sport, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Crooked Arrows (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.
Style: uplifting, exciting, sincere, feel good, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: native american, sport, high school, ambition, contests and competitions, hopes, human spirit, rivalry, social relations, against the odds, friends, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Derby Stallion (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: self discovery, friendship, horse trainer, ambition, adventure, teenage life, against the odds, human spirit, contests and competitions, underdog, follow your dream, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Finding Buck McHenry (2000)
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: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, non-linear ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coach, little league, against the odds, friendship, follow your dream, ambition, sport team, lifestyle, society, hopes, athlete's life, sport ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Finishers (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Julien, 17, is wheelchair-bound due to cerebral palsy. Despite their love for him, his family is gradually falling apart under the strain of dealing with his disability. In a bid to bond with his father, Julien challenges him to participate with him ...
Style: serious, touching, uplifting, realistic
Plot: swimming, disability, family relations, contests and competitions, human spirit, youth, hopes, teenage life, parents and children, redemption, riding a bicycle, cycling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, nice france, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Hometown Legend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 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, touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: high school, small town, leadership, athlete's life, human spirit, teenage life, against the odds, rivalry, ambition, hopes, society, sport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.5
 162
My Angel (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Eddie's mother falls very ill after a serious car accident. Eddie and his brother Stewart end up having to take care of themselves and one night when they have ran out of food and electricity, Eddie dreams that his mother asks ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, captivating, sincere, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, parents and children, against the odds, hopes, youth, disability, kids in trouble, family life, teenager, accident, christmas, saving a life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Straight Line (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Leila is released from prison after five years of confinement. She will meet Yannick, a young athlete who became blind after an accident. This last practice race despite his disability, but to run it must be connected by a wire to guide a person ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, friendship, human spirit, ambition, hopes, contests and competitions, sport, disability, athlete and trainer, love, running, release from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 601
Kart Racer (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 14-year-old Watts Davies is estranged from his dad, a former International Karting Federation (IKF) champion. Watts's resolve to race in the upcoming IKF Regional Championships rekindles their relationship as they pursue the dream together.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, teenage life, against the odds, ambition, athlete's life, lifestyle, follow your dream, contests and competitions, young heroes, tragic hero, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Hurricane Season (2009)
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: touching, emotional, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, rivalry, starting over, contests and competitions, sport team, athlete and trainer, human spirit, ambition, rise to the top, hopes, against the odds, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 1K
In Orange (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An 11 year old talented soccer player, Remco, has one big dream: to be selected for the national team under 12 years. His father Erik coaches him and everything seems to work out fine, until Erik suddenly dies. Remco and mother Sylvia are shocked. ...
Style: feel good, serious, captivating, uplifting, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, obsessive quest, against the odds, hopes, athlete and trainer, life turned upside down, death in the family, parents and children, coming of age, football, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.4
 7K
Jump In! (2007)
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 765
Virginia's Run (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A teenage girl, trying to come to grips with the death of her mother in a horse-riding accident, nurtures the foal of her mother's horse.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, mischievous children, against the odds, teenage life, athlete and trainer, family life, teaching the ways of the world, contests and competitions, youth, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Double Teamed (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: twins, high school, contests and competitions, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, sport, underdog, lifestyle, rivalry, family relations, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Midnight Stallion (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Megan Shephard and her parents will do anything to save their struggling farm. When they discover a wild stallion in a nearby forest they begin to wonder if this could be the answer to their prayers.
Style: feel good, captivating, light, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family business, family, contests and competitions, social relations, family relations, against the odds, human spirit, rivalry, ambition, farm, youth, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 5.8
 262
Big Spender (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Orphan Eddie Burton is not bad, but too many screw-ups land him repeatedly in jail, so his 8-year old son Will, simply abandoned by his 'mother', has nobody else then Eddie's granny. When he hears about a program for convicts working ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: redemption, rehabilitation, prison, follow your dream, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, parents and children, hopes, contests and competitions, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Tru Confessions (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trudy Walker hated her life. She thought it was totally messed up until she found out about a contest that could change everything..
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mentally challenged, parents and children, coming of age, family, youth, family relations, estrangement, family life, teenage life, siblings relations, ambition, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
International Velvet (1978)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A charming sequel to the hit National Velvet follows our young heroine and her trusty steed overseas.
Style: sincere, sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, coming of age, horse, hopes, heroes, youth, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, power relations, animal life, human spirit ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Full-Court Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Full-Court Miracle is a 2003 Disney Channel Original Movie. It premiered on November 23, 2003. Inspired by the true story of University of Virginia basketball star Lamont Carr, the film centers on a group of young Jewish basketball players who ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, college, athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, sport team, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions, follow your dream, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, ambition, against the odds, baseball movie, sport, hopes, youth, rivalry, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.4
 865
Chasing 3000 (2010)
Genre: Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: As the 1972 baseball season draws to a close and star player Roberto Clemente prepares to knock hit number 3,000 out of the park, two brothers -- one of whom is afflicted with muscular dystrophy -- make the drive from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh in ...
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: brother brother relationship, baseball, human spirit, on the road, follow your dream, society, lifestyle, youth, hopes, sport, disability, road trip ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, california, los angeles, usa, southern california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
4 Minute Mile (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager overcomes odds to run a 4-minute mile race.
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: single parent, athlete and trainer, hopes, training, high school, family problems, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, redemption, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., seattle washington, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.0
 2K
Knockout (2011)
Genre: Action, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Steve Austin is Dan Barnes, a former heavyweight boxer who hangs up his gloves to escape his violent lifestyle. Dans life is quickly turned upside down when the resident boxing champion makes his presence felt by dominating all opponents who stand ...
Style: sincere, serious, uplifting, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, underdog, rivalry, teachers and students, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, school, human spirit, high school, boxing, janitor, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 34K
The Rookie (2002)
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, uplifting, inspirational, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: baseball, athlete and trainer, baseball movie, underdog, family relations, following a dream, family, sport, baseball coach, human spirit, against the odds, rookie ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 308
Finn (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nine year old Finn lives with his father in a small town. Together with his best friend Erik he plays football, but he prefers to play music. His dad wants him to play football, just like every other kid his age. Finn does not understand why, but ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, family, youth, father figure, follow your dream, musician's life, elderly, hopes, teachers and students, parents and children, family relations, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 616
Casey's Shadow (1978)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Casey's family raises and trains race horses, and their latest undersized foal named Casey's Shadow does not seem to have a lot going for it, but may turn out to be a champion.
Style: semi serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: against the odds, family relations, horse trainer, horse race, animal life, rivalry, ambition, hopes, best friends, follow your dream, rehabilitation, sport ...
Time: 70s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.9
 183
The Kid (1997)
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: touching, feel good, psychological, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: family relations, ambition, athlete's life, lifestyle, supportive spouse, hopes, human spirit, parents and children, working class, family life, athlete and trainer, power relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%