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The Bronx Is Burning (2007)
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The Bronx Is Burning (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Bronx Is Burning is a television drama that debuted on ESPN on July 9, 2007, after the 2007 MLB Home Run Derby. It is an eight-episode mini-series adapted from Jonathan Mahler's best-selling book, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bronx Is Burning. The book focuses on baseball's triumph over the turmoil and hysteria of 1977 New York City and how the New York Yankees came to embody the hopes and fears of an unforgettable summer with Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson's warfare under George Steinbrenner's leadership. The show stars Daniel Sunjata, Oliver Platt, and John Turturro, while executive producers Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins, Joe Davola, writer and executive producer James Solomon, and director Jeremiah Chechik work on the show. The series is produced by ESPN Original Entertainment in conjunction with Tollin/Robbins Productions. Filming began on September 18, 2006, in Connecticut and New York. The 2007 debut of the series marks the 30th anniversary of the 1977 World Series win for the Yankees, the first under Steinbrenner. After airing on ESPN, episodes could be viewed on ABC on Demand.
Style: humorous, exciting, clever, epic, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: baseball, sport, serial killer, rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions, coach, athlete and trainer, ambition, championship, hopes, manager, mayor, campaign, urban, major league, sport team, lifestyle, city life, americana, mad, owner, rising to stardom, self involved, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, new york yankees, usa, bronx new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films and TV series with plots about ambition, sport, rivalry, athlete's life, hopes, sport team and contests and competitions mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Bronx Is Burning: Clubhouse (2004), Talent for the Game (1991), The Final Season (2007), Madison (2001), The Scout (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Clubhouse (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: For the first time, Pete Young takes a risk - perhaps the only risk of his young life - when he applies for and lands his dream job as a batboy for the New York Empires. The problem is that his single mother, Lynne has no idea what he's up to. ...
Style: feel good, realistic, serious
Audience: teen drama
Plot: baseball, sport, youth, family relations, sport team, athlete's life, young heroes, wish come true, parents and children, teenage life, major league, ambition ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Talent for the Game (1991)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Major League Baseball scout must find promising young player to save his job and his team.
Style: feel good, realistic, serious
Plot: sport, baseball, athlete and trainer, relationship vs career, athlete's life, hopes, obsessive quest, major league, rivalry, underdog, follow your dream, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: idaho, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, captivating, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: baseball, sport, small town, coach, high school sports, against the odds, ambition, rookie, americana, high school, contests and competitions, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.5
 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: serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic
Plot: sport, athlete's life, human spirit, follow your dream, against the odds, rivalry, unemployment, lifestyle, ambition, ship, friendship, hopes ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 5.3
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The Scout (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When his star recruit botches a Major League Baseball debut, humiliated talent scout Al Percolo (Albert Brooks) gets banished to rural Mexico, where he finds a potential gold mine in the arm of young phenom Steve Nebraska (Brendan Fraser). Soon, the ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: baseball, sport, nothing goes right, athlete's life, hopes, lifestyle, scout, major league, couples, self discovery, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, mexico, usa, nebraska, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Friday Night Lights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series based around a high school football team situated in Texas. The series takes place in the fictional town of Dillon: a small, close-knit community in rural Texas. Particular focus is given to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, friendship, sport team, football, coach, teenage life, ambitious, human spirit, career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, serious, emotional ...
Plot: sport, friendship, racism, baseball, contests and competitions, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, interracial relations, terminal illness, injustice, prodigy, major league ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Any Given Sunday (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, desire for fame, american football, ambition, coach, success, underdog, football, sport team, fame, contests and competitions, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Pitch (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The dramatic and inspirational story of a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, suspense, captivating, slang
Plot: baseball, sport, woman, lifestyle, ambition, dishonesty, father daughter relationship, friendship, rivalry, family, destiny, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
30 for 30: Soccer Stories (2014)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, athlete's life, rising to stardom, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, ambition, society, soccer, sport team, power relations, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.2
 10K
Forever Strong (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rick Penning lives life just like he plays rugby; fast, hard-hitting and intense. When life on the edge lands him in jail, prison ward Marcus Tate offers him a chance to get back in the game by playing for his rival, Highland Rugby. Reluctantly Rick ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, touching, rough
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.2
 437
Bleacher Bums (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Adapted from a 1979 stage play written by Chicago's Organic Theater Company, BLEACHER BUMS details the exploits of a group of baseball fans as they sit in the bleachers of Lakeview Park watching a game between the hometown Bruins take on the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gambling, friends, sport, baseball, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, unlikely couple, hopes, athlete's life, against the odds, americana, stadium ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.5
 39K
The Natural (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Last American Hero (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A backwoods bootlegger decides to put the driving skills he developed evading the law to good use. He becomes a race car driver, and eventually, one of the fastest drivers in history.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, sincere
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.3
 17K
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Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.3
 297
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Time: 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.5
 1K
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 491 min.
Story: Playmakers is an American television series that aired on ESPN from August 26, 2003 to November 11, 2003. It depicted the lives of the Cougars, a fictional professional football team in an unidentified city. The show starred Omar Gooding, Marcello ...
Style: rough, captivating, realistic, serious
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The White Shadow (1978)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The White Shadow is an American drama television series that ran on the CBS network from November 27 1978, to March 16 1981.
Style: gloomy, touching, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: basketball, high school, sport, latinos, interracial relations, athlete and trainer, teaching the ways of the world, dedicated educator, hardcase students, teachers and students, power relations, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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A Season on the Brink (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, basketball movie
Plot: rivalry, university, college, underdog, sport team, power relations, lifestyle, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete's life, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Make It or Break It (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Set in the world of competitive gymnastics, the series follows a group of teen Olympic hopefuls as they train for their day in the spotlight.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, feel good, captivating
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: sport, athlete's life, rivalry, youth, friends, follow your dream, social relations, gymnastics, teenage life, ambition, hopes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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One on One (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Henry Steele is a basketball phenom at his small town high school, but when he matriculates to a big city university on a scholarship, soon realizes that he has few skills outside the sport. Expected by his coach to contribute significantly to the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, sport, small town, basketball, coach, young lovers, youth, follow your dream, ambition, teaching the ways of the world, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: realistic, uplifting, emotional, sincere, serious
Plot: sport, mother superior, college, convent school, catholic school, catholic, hopes, sport team, friends, power relations, human spirit, student life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: realistic, serious, sincere, feel good, sentimental
Plot: baseball, sport, fan, friendship, rivalry, sport team, friends, against the odds, lifestyle, couples, major league, success ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961, year 1998
Place: north dakota, new york, usa, new york yankees, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 7.1
 866
Believe in Me (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, basketball movie
Plot: sport, small town, high school sports, dedicated educator, athlete and trainer, hopes, athlete's life, youth, prodigy, working class, social relations, sport team ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 9K
The Babe (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chronicle of Babe Ruth's phenomenal story--from his hard knock beginnings at a Baltimore orphanage, to his meteoric rise to baseball superstardom and his poignant retirement from the game. His amazing career included seven American League ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sport, baseball, americana, rivalry, underdog, couple relations, hopes, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, athlete's life, ambition, human spirit ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 30s, 20s, 40s ...
Place: new york yankees, usa, bronx new york city, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Kansas City Bomber (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Roller-derby skater K. C. Carr tries to balance her desire for a happy personal life and her dreams of stardom.
Style: rough, sexy, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: rising to stardom, dishonesty, love affair, couples, ambition, love triangle, rivalry, single parent, family relations, sport team, athlete's life, sport ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, missouri, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, underdog, rivalry, friends, sport team, ambition, human spirit, life is a bitch, sport, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 339
Streetballers (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Defining street basketball as America's new favorite pastime, it is a story driven by passion, faith, and achieving goals. A story capturing the poetic nature of street basketball, highlighting the struggles endured on and off the court by the ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: sport, dysfunctional family, racism, family problems, sport team, urban ghetto, friends, student life, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, hopes, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 1K
Sunset Park (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, high school, underdog, youth, power relations, friends, kids in trouble, sport team, urban ghetto, human spirit, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.6
 323K
Moneyball (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Style: captivating, realistic, feel good, inspirational, factual ...
Plot: sport, baseball, success, rise to the top, team, manager, mathematics, ambition, teamwork, hopes, coach, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, california, oakland california, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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