Movies like Legendary

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Legendary (2010)
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Legendary (2010)
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: sincere, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: wrestling, family relations, teenage life, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, youth, social relations, fight, estranged mother, high school, coming of age, death of father, arrest, brother brother relationship, high school life, family reunited, teenager, dancing, girlfriend, coach, male nudity, judge, champion, neighbor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oklahoma

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Most similar movies to Legendary

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about ambition, sport, youth, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes and high school mostly in Drama, Sport and Action genres. Some movies like Legendary: 4 Minute Mile (2014), Forever Strong (2008), Never Back Down (2008), Crooked Arrows (2012), Across the Tracks (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
4 Minute Mile (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager overcomes odds to run a 4-minute mile race.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: single parent, athlete and trainer, hopes, training, high school, contests and competitions, family problems, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, death in the family, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c.
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Forever Strong (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rick Penning lives life just like he plays rugby; fast, hard-hitting and intense. When life on the edge lands him in jail, prison ward Marcus Tate offers him a chance to get back in the game by playing for his rival, Highland Rugby. Reluctantly Rick ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, touching, rough
Plot: coach, rugby, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, father son relationship, human spirit, ambition, starting over, sport, teenage life, redemption, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
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100%
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Never Back Down (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Rebellious Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fight Scene at his new high school, after receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family Jake decides to seek the mentoring of a veteran fighter who trains him for one final ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, martial arts, high school, youth, boxing, rivalry, teenage life, rage, power relations, fight, duel, streetfighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, usa, brazil, orlando florida, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Crooked Arrows (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.
Style: exciting, uplifting, sincere, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: native american, sport, high school, ambition, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, human spirit, social relations, against the odds, lacrosse, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Across the Tracks (1990)
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: realistic, serious, exciting, sincere, emotional
Plot: high school, family relations, school, siblings relations, teenage life, graphic violence, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition, youth, rivalry, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The 5th Quarter (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the wake of a car crash that killed his brother, football player Jon Abbate leads his school's struggling team to its most successful season ever.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: american football, family relations, car accident, coach, sport, ambition, athlete's life, social relations, family in crisis, contests and competitions, lifestyle, gymnasium ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My Brother's Keeper (2004)
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: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: twins, university, follow your dream, ambition, youth, love and romance, contests and competitions, lifestyle, rivalry, sport, athlete's life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
All You've Got (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two Southern California volleyball teams determined to prove their superiority on the court find out that they're not as different as they previously thought after tragedy strikes close to home in director Neema Barnette's affectionate ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: volleyball, high school, ambition, rivalry, teenage love, teenage life, athlete's life, youth, lifestyle, contests and competitions, sport, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, single parent, parents and children, youth, social relations, coming of age, teenage life, suburbs, self discovery, teenager, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Slaughter Rule (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team.
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: small town, american football, athlete's life, ambition, teenage life, sport team, youth, love and romance, hopes, human nature, friendship, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Believe in Me (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: high school sports, basketball, small town, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, underdog, ambition, youth, prodigy, hopes, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Perfect Sport (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lee Bishop is forced to grow up quickly when his mother leaves for Iraq and his younger sister joins him on the varsity wrestling squad.
Style: uplifting, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, ambition, family life, family relations, youth, sport, obsession, betrayal, wrestler, wrestling, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Hurricane Season (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on true events amid the wreckage and chaos dealt by Hurricane Katrina; one basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana just will not give up. Coach Al Collins(Forest Whitaker), gathers other players from hard-hit schools and builds a team actually ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, rivalry, basketball coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, starting over, contests and competitions, sport team, against the odds, society, youth, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Dans les cordes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, suspense
Plot: female boxer, rivalry, family relations, athlete's life, ambition, friendship, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, parents and children, sport, hopes, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Last American Hero (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A backwoods bootlegger decides to put the driving skills he developed evading the law to good use. He becomes a race car driver, and eventually, one of the fastest drivers in history.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, hotshot hero, athlete's life, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, rise to the top, parents and children, family relations, auto mechanic, race car, american dream ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Home of the Giants (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story about basketball and befriending. Gar is a High School journalist who, while covering the team to the state championship, is best friends with the teams' main "Star" Matt Dunbar. Matt's older brother persuades him to ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, sport, athlete's life, teenage life, ambition, love and romance, lifestyle, cheerleader, fall in love, basketball, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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How She Move (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of Raya Green's(Rutina Wesley) sister, she gets out from her classes at school, and sees a stomp crew practicing. She meets Bishop(Dwain Murphy) which is the dance crew leader. She then meets Michelle and does a stomp battle ...
Style: realistic, touching, exciting, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, hip hop, teenage life, friendship, youth, follow your dream, contests and competitions, high school life, urban ghetto life, family relations, urban ghetto, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Harder They Fall (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 20 year old kickboxers from opposite ends of Miami, one rich one poor, battle for triumph in sport and their own identities in this coming-of-age action/drama.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Plot: fight, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, tough heroes, sport, self discovery, social differences, nothing to lose, kickboxing, martial arts tournament, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Switch (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mikkel (17) lives a good life in Oslo were he has heaps of friends. When his mother gets a new job, Mikkel has to move to a small town and start all over. Here, snowboard is the big thing and to be accepted by the new kids, Mikkel has to go into ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, family relations, love and romance, contests and competitions, rivalry, youth, fall in love, sport, village, snowboard, contest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Philly Kid (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former NCAA champion wrestler is paroled after 10 years in prison. Now, to save a friend's life, in a series of cage fights he must agree to do the impossible - lose.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, fight, prisoner, manslaughter, prison, murder, martial arts, sport, wrestling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Junction Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Tom Berenger leads an outstanding cast in this bone-crunching dramatization of legendary college football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's debut at Texas A&M in the summer of 1954. The often unnerving story finds Bryant ducking the ...
Style: tense, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: american football, sport, contests and competitions, teachers and students, discrimination, against the odds, hopes, college, ambition, university, underdog, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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One on One (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Henry Steele is a basketball phenom at his small town high school, but when he matriculates to a big city university on a scholarship, soon realizes that he has few skills outside the sport. Expected by his coach to contribute significantly to the ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, melancholic, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: college, small town, basketball, coach, sport, follow your dream, ambition, youth, young lovers, rivalry, coming of age, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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First Match (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Hardened by years in foster care, a teenage girl from Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood decides that wrestling boys is the only way back to her estranged father.
Style: realistic, touching, inspirational, uplifting, serious
Plot: human spirit, sport, fight, martial arts, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, perseverance, teenager, mentor, teachers and students, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Friday Night Lights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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Story: Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series based around a high school football team situated in Texas. The series takes place in the fictional town of Dillon: a small, close-knit community in rural Texas. Particular focus is given to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, american football, athlete and trainer, sport team, sport, friendship, football, coach, contests and competitions, teenage life, lifestyle, career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Street Dreams (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Derrick Cabrera, like all skateboarders, dreams of being sponsored one day. He has all the talent in the world to make it happen but some major roadblocks to overcome before he can make the dream a reality.
Style: captivating, exciting, sincere, disturbing, semi serious ...
Plot: lifestyle, athlete's life, rivalry, ambition, rise to the top, misfit, athlete and trainer, teenage life, social misfits, obsession, skateboard, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Hometown Legend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A teenage drifter finds an opportunity to turn his life around when he joins a high-school football program with a hard-nosed coach.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, sincere
Plot: high school, american football, small town, teenage life, human spirit, against the odds, leadership, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, working class, sport, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Gentleman's Game (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama revolving around characters whose lives are transformed one summer at an exclusive East Coast country club.
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: golf, human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, prodigy, lifestyle, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, social differences, youth, contests and competitions, working class ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Final Season (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job and ditches his wedding plans to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, ambition, against the odds, one last chance, sport, lifestyle, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Going to the Mat (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jace Newfield has a problem. Besides being blind and being the new kid at school, his problem is that the kids at his new school thinks he's a jerk. Jace has to find a way to be accepted into his new school. Joining the wrestling team just ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, sport team, disability, wrestling, ambition, follow your dream, teenage life, friendship, human spirit, blindness, contests and competitions, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching
Plot: american football, gang, family relations, high school, school, hopes, rivalry, sport, youth, golden years, ambition, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%