Movies like Tournament of Dreams

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Tournament of Dreams (2007)
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Tournament of Dreams (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Lady Cavaliers high school girls' basketball team is on the verge of extinction because of school budget cuts. The school's principal (Debbie Allen) is just about consign the Cavs to oblivion when the team and certain faculty members fight back alongside a new coach (Tony Todd) who could take the team to new heights and prove that they belong. In addition to winning games, the girls face other obstacles such as love, loss and divorce.
Style: exciting, rough, twists and turns, touching, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: racial slur, interracial friendship, school, first love, friendship, african american, interracial relations, father daughter relationship, gay slur, teen angst, interracial marriage, emotional abuse, revenge, sex, teenager, basketball, talent show, party, police, gang, depression, suicide, ballerina, love triangle, prostitution ...
Place: los angeles, california

Most similar movies to Tournament of Dreams

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about friendship, african american, sport, hopes, mentor, redemption and storytelling mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Tournament of Dreams: Wolves (2016), Rock the Paint (2005), Remember the Titans (2000), He Got Game (1998), Out of Bounds (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wolves (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Anthony Keller, star of his NYC high school basketball team, is riding his way to Cornell on a sports scholarship. But he can only maintain his popular jock facade for so long, as his troubled father Lee has a gambling addiction that threatens to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, unusual plot structure, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: coach, student athlete, teenage boy, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, interracial relations, teenager, intergenerational friendship, interracial friendship, basketball, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, college professor ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city
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95%
Rock the Paint (2005)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story ignites when teenager Josh Sendler has to pack up his hoop dreams and move from the lush cornfields of Indiana to the harsh inner-city playgrounds of Newark, N.J.. He meets and befriends basketball phenom, Antwon Jackson, on ...
Plot: basketball, city life, candle, necklace, employee, catholic church, jewish, gang, catholic priest, church, jewish family, job ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, uplifting, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, african american, football, racial tension, coach, friendship, american football, prejudice, contests and competitions, human spirit, high school, against the odds ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, united states, usa, southern usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.9
 46K
He Got Game (1998)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, touching, rough, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, redemption, prison, sport, forgiveness, domestic violence, college, warden, rejection, dysfunctional family, prodigy, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Out of Bounds (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Travis Elliot, a star high school basketball player from Memphis, Tennessee must save his older brother but is torn between playing the sport that he loves or living a life of crime.
Style: suspense, serious, tense, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: redemption, addiction, revenge, danger, trust, love, friendship, manipulation, school, coach, basketball, determination ...
Place: mississippi, memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Prep School (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Upon learning of his girlfriend's infidelity, Greg, the star player of his elite private school’s rugby team, suffers an emotional breakdown, leaving his friends and teammates to pick up the pieces and deal with the crisis in their own ways, ...
Style: surprise ending, ambiguous ending
Plot: revenge, rugby, private school, high school, rivalry, friendship, emotional abuse, sport team, rugby player, school, student, conspiracy ...
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Miracle Season (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline "Line" Found, a team of dispirited high school girls must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship.
Style: touching, serious, rough, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: volleyball, friend, female athlete, coach, teenage girl, unhappiness, high school, friendship, sport, gymnasium, mother daughter relationship, party ...
Time: year 2011, year 2014
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
White Men Can't Jump (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Billy Hoyle and Sidney Deane are an unlikely pair of basketball hustlers. They team up to con their way across the courts of Los Angeles, playing a game that's fast dangerous - and funny.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, buddy comedy, light ...
Plot: basketball, friendship, racism, sport, gambling, african american, contests and competitions, ambition, blacks and whites, rivalry, profanity, racial stereotype ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Love & Basketball (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this drama. Quincy McCall (Omar Epps) and Monica Wright (Sanaa Lathan) grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: basketball, friendship, high school, career change, against the odds, sport, true love, human spirit, lifestyle, romance, teenage love, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1998, year 1988 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, barcelona spain, barcelona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.3
 8K
Fat City (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, friendship, boxing, comeback, sport, rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, introspection, unfulfillment, boxing match, boxer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Reggie's Prayer (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Reggie White stars as Reggie Knox, a pro football player who retires, frustrated because he hasn't won a championship. Knox begins coaching a Portland, Ore., high school football program, where he befriends a troubled student. Reggie fights ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: high school, family relations, gang, school, american football, prayer, power relations, social relations, teenage life, college, college life, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The unintentional shooting by police of a star basketball player has profound personal, political and community repercussions in this acclaimed adaptation of the novel Hog Butcher by Ronald Fair. This was one of the more thoughtful urban dramas ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, interracial relations, racism, sport team, power relations, rapist, urban ghetto, legal, hopes, ambition, sport, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 2K
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, captivating, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, sport, high school, underdog, college life, teachers and students, high school life, human spirit, school, teenage life, urban ghetto life, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.6
 8K
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: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, interracial relations, sport team, cancer, rivalry, ambition, rising to stardom, sport, against the odds, human spirit, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1965
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.1
 744K
Gran Torino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. ...
Style: serious, emotional, thought provoking, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: gang, gunfight, veteran, friendship, interracial relations, elderly, rape, immigrants, neighbor, visceral, ex soldier, prejudice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: civil rights, racism, friendship, teenage life, interracial relations, haunted by the past, family relations, african american, teaching the ways of the world, social differences, friends, blacks and whites ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, rivalry, human spirit, youth, ghetto, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 1K
Run the Race (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Reeling from his mother’s death and his father’s abandonment, Zach, an All-State athlete, finds glory on the football field, working to earn a college scholarship and the brothers’ ticket out of town. When a devastating injury puts Zach—and ...
Style: psychological, captivating, sentimental, realistic
Plot: american football, brother brother relationship, teenage boy, party, family bonds, coming of age, sport, friendship, rivalry, society, sport team, dead mother ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, florida, united states, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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American History X (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, serious, cerebral, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, skinhead, prison, juvenile delinquency, nazism, prison rape, gang, racial slur, male rape, crimes, hate, racial prejudice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, united states, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: boxing, civil rights, muslim, athlete's life, friendship, racism, african american, comeback, politics, rise to the top, human spirit, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1974 ...
Place: africa, nigeria, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, bleak, sad, rough, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: underdog, determination, sport, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, female boxer, boxing, follow your dream, human spirit, suffering, ambition, mentor protege relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, missouri, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Lords of Dogtown (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970s.
Style: exciting, sentimental, intense, stylized, motivational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: extreme sport, skateboarding, skateboard, gang, fame, friendship, surfing, rise and fall, first love, underdog, success, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, oregon, venice beach california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 115K
Creed II (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Follows Adonis Creed's life inside and outside of the ring as he deals with new found fame, issues with his family, and his continuing quest to become a champion.
Style: inspirational, captivating, uplifting, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, boxing, comeback, champion, courage, human spirit, training, bravery, tough guy, boxing trainer, sports hero, strongman ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ukraine, kiev ukraine, los angeles, moscow russia, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Big Wednesday (1978)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three 1960s California surfers fool around, drift apart and reunite years later to ride epic waves.
Style: serious, exciting, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: surfing, friendship, youth, cult, follow your dream, extreme sport, ocean, ocean or sea, adolescence vs adulthood, americana, coming of age, adolescence ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century
Place: california, vietnam, usa, malibu california, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
No One Would Tell (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Laura Collins (Shannen Doherty), single mom to daughter Sarah (Matreya Scarrwener), has had a history of rocky relationships, so when Sarah begins dating the popular and charismatic Rob Tennison (Callan Potter), Laura is thrilled with what she sees. ...
Style: bad ending, rough, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: abusive boyfriend, emotional abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, mystery, court, high school, relationships, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, trial, best friend ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, family relations, injustice, coming of age, society, life is a bitch, youth, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 45K
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, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, basketball, underdog, coach, racism, college, teamwork, sport team, racial slur, against the odds, contests and competitions, career ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, seattle washington, washington state, indiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Stealing Home (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Billy Wyatt (Harmon), a former high school and minor-league baseball baseball player receives a telephone call from his mother revealing that his former child-sitter, and later in his teens, his first love, Katie Chandler (Foster), has died. Wyatt ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, suicide, bittersweet, aging, love, love and romance, youth, prom, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
 37K
McFarland, USA (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
Style: touching, captivating, exciting, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, underdog, sport, dedicated educator, small town, mentor, track and field, sport team, contests and competitions, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, united states, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 86K
Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: talky, serious, depressing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, loneliness, friendship, basketball, liberal, student, secret, coach, african american, ghetto, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%