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The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli M?ki (2016)
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The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli M?ki (2016)
Original name: Hymyilevä mies
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Finland, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Summer 1962 and Olli Mäki has a shot at the world championship title in featherweight boxing. From the Finnish countryside to the bright lights of Helsinki, everything has been prepared for his fame and fortune. All Olli has to do is lose weight and concentrate. But there is a problem – he has fallen in love with Raija.
Style: factual, exciting, captivating, tense, touching, rough
Plot: boxing, love, athlete, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, training, boxing match, pressure, wedding, girlfriend, doctor, marriage proposal, camera, boxer shorts, publicity, boxer, child, children, train, restaurant, coach, singing, celebrity, male nudity, bicycle, champion ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: finland, helsinki finland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, captivating, realistic and inspirational films with plots about sport, rivalry, mentor, fight, redemption, boxing and dialogue mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli M?ki: Hands of Stone (2016), The Fighter (2010), Ali (2001), Prefontaine (1997), Raging Bull (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, athlete and trainer, ambition, boxing, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, boxing match ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 60s, year 1980
Place: panama
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 7.8
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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, realistic, uplifting, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, boxing, athlete's life, underdog, self destructing, sport, addiction, ambition, title bout, irish american, ex boxer, arrest ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new hampshire, atlantic city new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.8
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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, serious ...
Plot: boxing, civil rights, athlete's life, friendship, racism, muslim, african american, comeback, politics, rise to the top, human spirit, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1974, year 1964 ...
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.8
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Prefontaine (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: It's the true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine, the exciting and sometimes controversial "James Dean of Track," whose spirit captured the heart of the nation! Cocky, charismatic, and tough, "Pre" was a ...
Style: serious, sincere, rough, talky, factual ...
Plot: olympics, runner, sport, underdog, athlete's life, contests and competitions, human spirit, lifestyle, hopes, college, olympic gold medalist, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1960, year 1969 ...
Place: oregon, usa, montreal quebec, mexico city, finland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Raging Bull (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his ...
Style: stylized, intense, atmospheric, rough, bloody ...
Plot: rise and fall, paranoia, domestic violence, redemption, self destructing, boxer, career, character study, boxing, sport, jealousy, boxing match ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: bronx new york city, new york, usa, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: boxing, heroes, underdog, hospital, comeback, championship, boxer, training, coma, tough heroes, sport, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Boxer (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Nineteen-year-old Danny Flynn is imprisoned for his involvement with the I.R.A. in Belfast. He leaves behind his family and his sixteen-year-old girlfriend, Maggie Hamill. Fourteen years later, Danny is released from prison and returns to his old ...
Style: bleak, realistic, thought provoking, serious, sincere ...
Plot: irish, boxing, prison, violence, politics, arson, ira, boxer, redemption, sport, love, going straight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, london, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Against the Ropes (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 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, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sport, athlete and trainer, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete's life, rivalry, lifestyle, human spirit, boxing, underdog, male female relationship, rags to riches ...
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Place: usa, detroit, los angeles, michigan, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: captivating, exciting, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: boxing, underdog, mentor, athlete and trainer, legacy, sport, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, power relations, athlete's life, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1998, 90s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, tijuana mexico, philadelphia, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.1
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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: courage, human spirit, training, sport, boxing, boxer, fight, life philosophy, comeback, punching, ford mustang, danger ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles, ukraine, kiev ukraine, moscow russia, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 24K
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, inspirational, exciting ...
Plot: underdog, boxer, comeback, boxing, training, hopes, male objectification, adaptation, rivalry, car rollover, sport, car accident ...
Place: rhode island, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.0
 174K
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, motivational, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, boxing, sport, underdog, athlete's life, comeback, financial problem, poverty, training, follow your dream, lifestyle, boxer ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Liverpool, 1978: What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme-fatale, the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame, and her young lover, British actor Peter Turner, quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner ...
Style: touching, captivating, melancholic, thought provoking
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, terminal illness, breast cancer, promise, dying, femme fatale, lie, mother daughter relationship, theatre audience, doctor, cancer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 80s, year 1979, year 1981
Place: liverpool, los angeles, england, california, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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Borg vs McEnroe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of the world's greatest tennis icons – Björn Borg and his biggest rival, the young and talented John McEnroe – and their legendary duel during the 1980 Wimbledon tournament.
Style: based on true events, serious, tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: tennis player, tennis, professional sports, rivalry, arrogance, american abroad, childhood flashback, male objectification, coach, engaged couple, fiance fiancee relationship, press conference ...
Time: year 1980, 80s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: monte carlo, sweden, monaco, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Prayer Before Dawn (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: UK, France, China, Cambodia, USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on the true life experience of Billy Moore who survived his Thai prison ordeal by becoming a Muay Thai boxing champion.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: boxing, prison, prisoner, freedom, survival, brutality, promise, drugs, money, camera, anger, arrest ...
Time: year 2010, 2000s
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Breaking the Limits (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on true events. In 1980s Poland, Jerzy Górski is a young man who finds the determination to struggle against his drug addiction through athletic training, with the aim of competing in the US Ironman Triathlon.
Style: exciting, based on true events, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: drug addict, competition, drugs, swimming, winner, sport competition, interrogation, accident, hospital, training, sport, running ...
Time: year 1988, year 1978, year 1990, year 1984
⇓ 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, captivating, exciting, serious
Plot: female boxer, boxing, bollywood, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, hopes, ambition, athlete's life, training, determination, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 632
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: touching, emotional, captivating, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: running, track and field, olympics, university, lifestyle, follow your dream, sport, society, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, south dakota, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Damned United (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Taking over Leeds United, Brian Clough's abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous ...
Style: tense, sentimental, sincere, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: soccer, ambition, football, sport, training, rivalry, stadium, sport team, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, friendship, ego clash ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1974
Place: england, yorkshire, brighton, europe, northern england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
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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, comeback, boxing match, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, introspection, unfulfillment, boxing, boxer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of golf icon and legend, Bobby Jones, who retired from competition at the tender age of 28.
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: golf, rivalry, sport, rise to the top, human spirit, temperamental, couples, lifestyle, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, ambition, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: scotland, europe, atlanta georgia, georgia, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ganes (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Remu grew up in modest conditions. He dropped out from schoold during his teen age years and is making career as a small time criminal. His family's destiny is about to come true, and it's going to be the usual: jail, alcoholism and ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, factual, inspirational
Plot: rock band, youth, rock star, friendship, rock music, drugs, father son relationship, recording studio, police officer, jail, concert, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Without Limits (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to Olympics in Munich and his early death at 24 in a car crash.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: olympics, running, sport, athlete and trainer, human spirit, profanity, sexual content, power relations, hopes, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969, year 1970 ...
Place: oregon, usa, finland, helsinki finland, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.5
 16K
The Program (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, tense, dramatic ...
Plot: investigation, suspicion, disease, journalist, sport, doctor, cyclist, swindle, coach, lie, racing, race ...
Time: 1990s, 2000s, 90s, year 1999, 80s ...
Place: new jersey, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 90K
The Hurricane (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Style: thought provoking, touching, factual, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: prison, boxing, freedom, prison life, false accusation, racism, courtroom, legal, friendship, fighting the system, injustice, prejudice ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 304
My Last Round (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Chile, Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Hugo becomes captivated with Octavio, a middle-aged local boxing champion, but their relationship is tested when Hugo finds a new job in the city.
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: gay love, romance, love affair, fall in love, couples, athlete's life, ambition, unfulfillment, boxer, gay, gay slur, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, santiago chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 1K
Go Now (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Nick, is a young Scottish soccer player living in the big city. He meets Karen, and the two fall in love and move in together. Soon after, Nick exhibits signs of serious illness. As his body slowly succumbs to multiple sclerosis, he experiences a ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, working class, romance, misfit, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, supportive spouse, family problems, life turned upside down, couples, paralysis ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: england, europe, new orleans, paris france, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Reaching for the Moon (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1951 New York poet Elizabeth Bishop travels to Rio de Janeiro to visit Mary, a college friend. The shy Elizabeth is overwhelmed by Brazilian sensuality. She is the antithesis to Mary’s dashing partner, architect Lota de Macedo Soares. Although ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: lesbian, lesbian couple, writer's life, love and romance, love triangle, love, american abroad, artists and showbiz, couple relations, couples, jealous spouse, brazilian ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1951, 1950s ...
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
 507K
Rocky (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with ...
Style: uplifting, touching, captivating, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: boxing, underdog, tough guy, self esteem, training, fight, contests and competitions, ambition, life is a bitch, determination, life changing experience, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 6K
Courage (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: exciting, tense, touching, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: american football, championship, football team, underdog, student athlete, father son relationship, football practice, coach, football, boyfriend, sport, locker room ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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