Movies like 1:54

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1:54
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tim is a bit of a loner. At school he gravitates towards another shy boy and they become friends. But the verbal and physical bullying by a gang of kids, as well as an aggressive use of social media, unsettle Tim’s new mate and he backs away from him – an act of cowardice which will have serious repercussions. As a result of Tim’s unwillingness to snitch, the bullies appear to get away with their actions, none more so than the gang’s leader Jeff. He’s one of the school’s star athletes, who seems guaranteed a place in the national championships with an 800m time of 1.54 minutes. When Tim decides to start training in order to go up against Jeff, even having a girlfriend as cover, his enemies seem willing to go to any lengths to stop him.
Plot: bullying, high school, teenager, running, sport, runner, athlete, gay protagonist, social network, sport competition, high school sports, school locker, gay sex, sex tape, drunk, competition, locker, text messaging, video, youth, coach, gay teenager, bully, texting, 17 year old ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about high school, sport, rivalry, teenager, ambition, youth and athlete mostly in Drama, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like 1:54: Without Limits (1998), Across the Tracks (1990), Blue Crush (2002), Gracie (2007), Whip It (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Without Limits
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, sincere, serious, emotional, dramatic ...
Plot: olympics, sport, death, competition, athlete's life, racing, college, drinking, mentor, race, contests and competitions, life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970, year 1972, year 1971 ...
Place: oregon, usa, finland, munich germany, helsinki finland
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Across the Tracks
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Billy returns from reform school he has to attend a different high school at the other side of town. He tries to start with a clean slate but his old rival doesn't make it easy on him and his buddy Louie tries to make him go astray again. ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, exciting, sincere
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   100%
 
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Blue Crush
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nothing gets between Anne Marie and her board. Living in a beach shack with three roommates, she is up before dawn every morning to conquer the waves and count the days until the Pipe Masters competition. Having transplanted herself to Hawaii with ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, sexy, light ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.2
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Gracie
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: athlete's life, underdog, sport, high school, follow your dream, small town, parents and children, family life, family problems, feminism, family relations, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   87%
 
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Whip It
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In Bodeen, Texas, Land Of The Dragon, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.
Style: witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, small town, mentor, adolescence, rebellion, beauty pageant, sport, geek, mother daughter relationship, school, best friends, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, california, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   69%
 
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Saint Ralph
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This Canadian made comedy/drama, set in Hamilton, Ontario in 1954, is a sweet and - at times - goofy story that becomes increasingly poignant as the minutes tick by. It's the fictional tale of a wayward 9th grader, Ralph (Adam Butcher), who is ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
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Place: europe, ireland, boston, ontario canada
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System:   84%
    User:   80%
 
My Brother's Keeper
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Identical twin brothers Lou and Eric plan to compete together in the National Rowing Championships. But when Eric leaves their small town to attend an Ivy League University, the brother's bond is torn apart.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: sport, university, athlete's life, twins, contests and competitions, siblings relations, ambition, youth, family relations, follow your dream, mistaken identity, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   74%
 
The Gabby Douglas Story
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The true story of Gabby Douglas who becomes the first African American to be named Individual All-Around Champion in artistic gymnastics at the Olympic Games.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, ambition, gymnastics, hopes, youth, family relations, prodigy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 1995, year 2002 ...
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   94%
 
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Vision Quest
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, inspirational, melancholic
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   77%
 
You'll Get Over It
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Vincent finds himself a victim of outing in his high school, he must accept to live with the drastic changes it provokes, and redefine his relationships with his friends and family.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   75%
 
 5.9
 68
Coxless Pair
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film tells the story of the friendship between Johann and Ludwig as they strive for the ultimate “buddy” relationship. Going beyond, well beyond, what would be considered good and healthy, the pair attempt to become the ideal twins, driving ...
Plot: best friend, motorcycle, new love, sport, sister, gymnasium, victory, trip, friend, rivalry, friendship between men, male bonding ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   83%
 
If I Had Wings
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alex, blind since the age of two, dreams of running for his school's cross-country team. His father, a probation officer, finds a running partner who spends his time 'running' from the law.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: disability, follow your dream, human spirit, family, friendship, teenage life, hopes, running, high school, youth, friends, odd couple ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   84%
 
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Audience: kids, boys' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   62%
 
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Genre: Drama, Sport
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   77%
 
The Loneliest Runner
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Duration: 74 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.3
 106K
Coach Carter
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Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   64%
 
The Gold and the Glory
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Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: contests and competitions, sport, human spirit, parents and children, siblings relations, against the odds, ambition, family relations, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, coming of age, rivalry ...
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Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 200
Prep School
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: surprise ending, ambiguous ending
Plot: rugby, revenge, preparatory school, private school, high school, vengeance, school, teen drinking, fistfight, vendetta, sociopath, ethnic slur ...
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   56%
 
 7.4
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Summer Storm
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Tobi and Achim, the pride of the local crew club, have been the best of friends for years and are convinced that nothing will ever stand in the way of their friendship. They look forward to the upcoming summer camp and the crew competition. Then the ...
Style: realistic, touching, sexual, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, gay, romance, german, homosexuality, self discovery, coming out, drinking, prejudice, summer camp, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   55%
 
 5.9
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The Kid
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jimmy Albright is a young athlete with a passion for boxing. His mentor, Harry Sloan, an aging trainer and former boxer, sees Jimmy's potential, not only as a boxer but as a young man. With Harry's guidance, Jimmy trains and fights his way ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   60%
 
Handsome Devil
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A music-mad 16-year-old outcast at a rugby-mad boarding school forms an unlikely friendship with his dashing new roommate.
Plot: homosexuality, rugby, boarding school, gay teenager, coming of age, coming out, bullying, loner, gay slur, closeted gay, english teacher, gay son ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   54%
 
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Legendary
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A book-smart teenager joins his school's wrestling team as a way to reunite his surviving family members, who split apart after the death of his father, a college wrestling legend, 10 years ago.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: sport, high school life, wrestling, high school, teenage life, youth, family relations, coming of age, contests and competitions, rivalry, social relations, gym ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   43%
 
 6.4
 123
Alex
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is New Zealand 1959. Teen swimmer Alex Archer has to battle set backs, intense rivalry and personal tragedy in her bid to win selection for the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: athlete's life, underdog, sport, young lovers, contests and competitions, high school, school, follow your dream, human spirit, urban ghetto, against the odds, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s, 1950s, year 1959, year 1960
Place: new zealand, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   59%
 
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Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: self discovery, college, high school, college life, school, religions or cults, family life, sport, ambition, hopes, gang, prayer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   56%
 
The Miracle of Kathy Miller
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: With the support of her parents (Sharon Gless & Frank Converse), an Arizona adolescent (Helen Hunt) overcomes severe injuries to run in a 10K race.
Plot: running, teenager, hit by a car, accident, coma, high school, runner, track and field, female athlete, race, recovery, high school athlete ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   49%
 
 7.2
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Forever Strong
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
Plot: sport, high school, athlete's life, dedicated educator, hardcase students, juvenile delinquency, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, human spirit, redemption, high school life ...
Time: contemporary
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    User:   48%
 
4 Minute Mile
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager overcomes odds to run a 4-minute mile race.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, uplifting ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   46%
 
All the Right Moves
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sensitive study of a headstrong high school football star who dreams of getting out of his small Western Pennsylvania steel town with a football scholarship. His equally ambitious coach aims at a college position, resulting in a clash which could ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: college, high school, small town, underdog, friendship, drinking, coming of age, football, sport, ambition, happy ending, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s, future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   40%
 
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