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The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli M?ki
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.
Plot: boxing, love, pressure, boxing match, boxer, training, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, naked man, man undressing, swimming in underwear, documentary filmmaking, group shower, man wearing towel, press conference, steam room, publicity, manager, champion, nude swimming, photo shoot, bouquet of flowers, jumping into water, athlete, kite, sauna ...
Place: finland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about dialogue, mentor, storytelling, destiny, catastrophe, friendship and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli M?ki: You'll Get Over It (2002), Vision Quest (1985), Against the Ropes (2004), The Boxer (1997), Prefontaine (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
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Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
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Vision Quest
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Against the Ropes
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: serious, rough, realistic, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: underdog, sport, boxing, athlete's life, rags to riches, contests and competitions, mentor, follow your dream, brutality, human spirit, fight scenes, redemption ...
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 7.1
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The Boxer
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, serious, captivating, dramatic ...
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Prefontaine
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: sincere, serious, realistic, rough, inspirational ...
Plot: underdog, olympics, sport, athlete's life, mentor, death, friendship, college, race, destiny, courage, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1975, year 1972 ...
Place: oregon, usa, boston, mexico city, munich germany ...
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Cinderella Man
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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: emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching, serious ...
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For Love of the Game
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A baseball legend almost finished with his distinguished career at the age of forty has one last chance to prove who he is, what he is capable of, and win the heart of the woman he has loved for the past four years.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, romantic ...
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    User:   69%
 
 7.1
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Becoming Jane
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 120 min.
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Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
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Style: realistic, serious, rough, dramatic, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.3
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Go Now
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
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 6.8
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Joe and Max
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Harlow
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Without Limits
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
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Time: 19th century, 1910s, victorian, 20th century, 1900s ...
Place: england, europe, campus, london, greece ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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 5.3
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Blue Juice
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Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious, melancholic ...
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The Last Station
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    User:   34%
 
The Man I Love
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   38%
 
 6.7
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My Last Round
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Country: Chile, Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching
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    User:   31%
 
 6.8
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Country: USA
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Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: sincere, serious, realistic, feel good, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, los angeles, russia, pennsylvania ...
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