Movies like Bleed for This

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Bleed for This (2016)
 6.8
 26K
Bleed for This (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza, who after a near fatal car crash, which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sports most incredible comebacks.
Style: intense, rough, realistic, exciting, serious, inspirational
Plot: underdog, boxer, comeback, boxing, hopes, training, male objectification, sport, car accident, adaptation, rivalry, car rollover, gym, family relations, hospital, retiring, confrontation, athlete and trainer, wrestler, twilight, bare breasts, neck breaking, halo, broken neck, man in underwear ...
Place: rhode island, las vegas

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Most similar movies to Bleed for This

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and captivating films with plots about sport, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, underdog, boxing and contests and competitions mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Bleed for This: The Fighter (2010), Southpaw (2015), Hands of Stone (2016), Creed (2015), Rocky II (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 352K
The Fighter (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being ...
Style: sincere, inspirational, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, underdog, athlete's life, training, sport, loyalty, arrest, addiction, drug abuse, self destructing, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1993
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new hampshire, london ...
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100%
 7.4
 227K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and ...
Style: touching, rough, sentimental, inspirational, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, tragedy, contests and competitions, sport, rise and fall, boxer, family relations, father daughter relationship, down on your luck, death, death of wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014, 2010s
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new york, las vegas
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100%
 6.6
 16K
Hands of Stone (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Panama, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.
Style: captivating, realistic, exciting, tense, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, rags to riches, sport, boxer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, boxing, boxing match, ends with biographical notes, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, year 1980
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.6
 260K
Creed (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
Style: realistic, feel good, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, underdog, fighting movie, coach, boxer, athlete and trainer, mentor, legacy, sport, ambition, rivalry, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1998, 1990s ...
Place: usa, philadelphia, tijuana mexico, los angeles, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 7.3
 200K
Rocky II (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. ...
Style: feel good, captivating, sincere, rough, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: boxing, underdog, boxer, heroes, tough heroes, comeback, championship, training, sport, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, opponent ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Against the Ropes (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fictional story inspired by North America's most famous female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen. Her struggle to survive and succeed in a male dominated sport.
Style: sincere, serious, inspirational, intense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sport, athlete and trainer, rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, boxing, underdog, male female relationship, rags to riches ...
Time: year 1972, 70s
Place: detroit, los angeles, michigan, usa, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 236
The Opponent (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Patty Sullivan (Erica Eleniak) is a battered woman who decides to take charge of her life by taking boxing lessons to better protect herself when her boyfriend becomes violent. Patty soon learns she has some talent for boxing and sets her sights on ...
Style: sincere, rough, serious, uplifting, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female boxer, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, athlete's life, rise to the top, lifestyle, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete and trainer, sport ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.5
 60K
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, sport team, working class, college life, ambition, family relations, aspiration, sport, college, american football, priest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.5
 9K
Gladiator (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story of two teenagers trapped in the world of illegal underground boxing. One is fighting to save his fathers life and using the money pay off gambling debts accumulated by his father. The second is fighting for the money to get out of the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: boxing, friendship, sport, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, urban ghetto life, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 3K
Ours (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: An ex-boxer Baldev Choudhary (Dharmendra) has had a stain in his boxing career. He wanted to wash it with his son Angad's (Sunny Deol) success, but times were hard and a financial crunch kept him from achieving this dream. Though Angad pulled ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: family relations, follow your dream, rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition, hopes, rivalry, lifestyle, once promising, parents and children, athlete and trainer, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, punjab
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, captivating, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: underdog, mute or deaf, deaf, wrestling, sport, human spirit, against the odds, athlete's life, ambition, overcoming, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 859
Price of Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An ex-boxer, living with the knowledge that his fight career was cut short by a crooked manager, channels his bitter disappointment in a single-minded quest for boxing championships for his three sons. We see them in pee-wee Silver Glove matches ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, tough heroes, ego clash, rivalry, contests and competitions, relationship vs career, obsession, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.5
 328
Body and Soul (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young man struggles to become a boxing champ, but success blinds him. It is only through the love of his girlfriend that he is brought back to reality.
Style: rough, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: underdog, rivalry, hopes, love and romance, downfall, life is a bitch, sport, athlete's life, ambition, rise to the top, power relations, redemption ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 182K
Rocky III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, inspirational, suspense, feel good ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, underdog, comeback, coach, fame, training, sport, revenge, opponent, tough heroes, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, los angeles, madison square garden manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 11K
Girlfight (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Diana Guzman begins to train as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers, all while keeping it a secret from her father.
Style: uplifting, captivating, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: female boxer, boxing, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, self fulfillment, sport, lifestyle, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 69K
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, captivating, serious, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, american football, football, against the odds, follow your dream, determination, teacher, sport, team, teamwork, athlete's life, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.4
 774
Undefeated (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lex 'El Animal' Vargas is a promising Portorican boxer in Queens, but lacks ambition to aim for the big career. That changes after his brother Paulie is accidentally shot dead by a teenager in an amateur hold-up on their late dad's ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, social differences, against the odds, tough heroes, lifestyle, sport, rise to the top, ambition, follow your dream, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Challenger (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A legendary trainer comes out of retirement to help an underdog boxer fight his way to a better life.
Style: captivating, inspirational, realistic, tense
Plot: boxer, boxing, against the odds, working class, determination, sparring, sport, rivalry, rise to the top, society, fight, surgery ...
Time: 2010s
Place: bronx new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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A Season on the Brink (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers" is based on the best-selling book by John Feinstein. The movie chronicles Indiana's 1985-86 season, when Knight granted Feinstein unprecedented access to the ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, sport team, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle, underdog, hopes, basketball, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 10K
Mary Kom (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Indian boxer 'Mary Kom' who went through several hardships before audaciously accomplishing her ultimate dream.
Style: realistic, exciting, captivating, serious
Plot: female boxer, boxing, bollywood, training, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, hopes, ambition, athlete's life, boxer, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.8
 587
The Bronx Bull (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A combination "before the rage" and "after the rage" of world middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta's tumultuous life and times.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, ambition, athlete's life, follow your dream, sport, youth, hopes, family relations, tough heroes, parents and children, boxer, graphic violence ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Don King: Only in America (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A cinematic portrait of the famous fight promoter and boxing manager.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: underdog, rise to the top, ambition, athlete's life, lifestyle, follow your dream, social misfits, hopes, society, crimes, rise and fall, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.0
 182K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, touching, motivational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, boxing, underdog, athlete's life, financial problem, poverty, comeback, training, follow your dream, lifestyle, boxer ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s, 20s ...
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, new york, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Gloves of Stone (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Abner is trapped in the rough life of Mexico City. His escape? Boxing. Dr. Frank Irwin (Martin Sheen) and his son Jimmy, a pro boxer, come together to teach Abner that the heart fuels the punches we throw in life.
Style: sincere, rough, serious, realistic, bilingual
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jail, boxing, athlete's life, rise to the top, ambition, parents and children, once promising, lifestyle, rivalry, hopes, athlete and trainer, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 132K
Rocky V (1990)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A lifetime of taking shots has ended Rocky's career, and a crooked accountant has left him broke. Inspired by the memory of his trainer, however, Rocky finds glory in training and takes on an up-and-coming boxer.
Style: serious, realistic, inspirational, suspense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, betrayal, underdog, coach, champion, training, heroes, sport, challenge, athlete and trainer, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
44%
 6.4
 7K
Cobb (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Al Stump is a famous sports-writer chosen by Ty Cobb to co-write his official, authorized 'autobiography' before his death. Cobb, widely feared and despised, feels misunderstood and wants to set the record straight about 'the greatest ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, cynical, sincere ...
Plot: baseball, sport, life is a bitch, athlete's life, historical figure, writer's life, journalism, introspection, baseball player, storytelling, mentor, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1940s
Place: detroit, usa, georgia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, rough, captivating, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, coach, underdog, desire for fame, american football, success, sport team, ambition, football, contests and competitions, athlete's life, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, rivalry, human spirit, family life, parents and children, family relations, contests and competitions, hopes, sport, nascar
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 8K
The Champ (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The more you love, the harder you fight.The world looks at Billy Flynn and sees a has-been who seemingly never was, an ex-boxing champion slammed to the mat years ago by booze and gambling. But Billy's son TJ sees what the world doesn't. ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, realistic, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: boxing, gambling, boxer, underdog, bittersweet, redemption, sport, custody, on the road, parents and children, athlete and trainer, family life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%