Movies like Battle of the Sexes

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Battle of the Sexes (2017)
 6.7
 42K
Battle of the Sexes (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.
Style: based on true events, captivating, semi serious, uplifting
Plot: battle of the sexes, tennis, strong female character, wager, sexism, friendship, feminism, husband wife relationship, tennis player, gay, sport, female athlete, women's rights, determination, homosexuality, lesbianism, adultery, posing nude, money, hotel, man with glasses, woman with glasses, winning, period piece, woman ...
Time: year 1973, 20th century, year 1972

Most similar movies to Battle of the Sexes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, dramatic and sentimental films with plots about underdog, friendship, sport, ambition, drinking, mentor and hopes mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Battle of the Sexes: When Billie Beat Bobby (2001), Made in Dagenham (2010), Borg vs McEnroe (2017), Chicks With Sticks (2004), Wimbledon (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
When Billie Beat Bobby (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: .The historic 1973 tennis match between middle-aged champion Bobby Riggs and young feminist Billie Jean King.
Style: touching, semi serious, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: sport, battle of the sexes, athlete's life, contests and competitions, feminism, fighting the system, ambition, rivalry, power relations, underdog, ego clash, rise to the top ...
Time: 70s, year 1973, year 1972
Place: texas, usa, hawaii, san diego california, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Made in Dagenham (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.
Style: clever, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: discrimination, working class, sewing machine, factory, injustice, idealism, gender, protest, feminism, workplace, rebellion, human spirit ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1966 ...
Place: england, europe, michigan, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, tennis player, rivalry, arrogance, professional sports, childhood flashback, coach, male objectification, american abroad, determination, verbal abuse, father son relationship ...
Time: year 1980, year 1978
Place: monte carlo, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Chicks With Sticks (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story takes the battle of the sexes into the hockey arena, as Paula Taymore - who almost once made the Olympic team - finds herself drawn into a challenge match against an irritating local men's squad. Fresh from a painful divorce, and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, small town, female athlete, hockey, underdog, contests and competitions, romance, against the odds, sport, sport team, ambition, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 56K
Wimbledon (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: tennis, sport, ambition, underdog, romance, tennis player, couple relations, opposites attract, fall in love, husband wife relationship, happy ending, paparazzi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, australia, brighton, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 4K
Gracie (2007)
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: athlete's life, underdog, high school, follow your dream, parents and children, family problems, feminism, human spirit, athlete and trainer, siblings relations, death in the family, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 264K
The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, human spirit, parents and children, rising to stardom, life, misfit, american football, family drama, athlete's life, prejudice, homeless, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, summer, vacation, teenager, coming of age, shyness, job, bicycle, neighbor, loneliness, party, coming-of-age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 92K
The Full Monty (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sheffield, England. Gaz, a jobless steelworker in need of quick cash persuades his mates to bare it all in a one-night-only strip show.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: unemployment, suicide attempt, working class, male stripper, repossession, striptease, gay relationship, police, job interview, friendship, rehearsal, audition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 125K
Foxcatcher (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: wrestling, sport, mental illness, obsession, ambition, murder, athlete and trainer, destructive relationship, contests and competitions, athlete's life, power relations, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1987
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 77K
42 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: baseball, racism, athlete's life, rivalry, sport, human spirit, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, discrimination, against the odds, americana, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s, year 1946 ...
Place: new york, usa, missouri, cincinnati ohio, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Eddie the Eagle (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him ...
Style: feel good, inspirational, motivational, light, intense ...
Plot: skiing, determination, life, olympics, coach, athlete, dream, obsession, follow your dream, destiny, unlikely friendships, following a dream ...
Place: britain, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.3
 139K
Green Book (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on ...
Style: road movie, feel good, uplifting, captivating, funny ...
Plot: racism, friendship, musician, travel, prejudice, racial slur, black american, italian american, on the road, chauffeur, friend, violence ...
Time: 1960s, year 1962, 60s, 2010s
Place: america, southern usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.
Style: road movie, feel good, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsessive quest, nothing goes right, beauty pageant, road trip, dysfunctional family, on the road, parenthood, heroin, disorder, escapades, under the surface, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new mexico, cross country, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.0
 165K
Cinderella Man (2005)
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: uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, athlete's life, underdog, follow your dream, comeback, boxing, financial problem, poverty, training, courage, fight scenes ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, sweet, light ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: sport, culture clash, soccer, friendship, tradition, family, generation gap, coach, follow your dream, best friends, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, germany, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, touching, sad, rough, bleak ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, determination, underdog, follow your dream, human spirit, boxing, feminism, training, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, missouri, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Longshots (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: athlete's life, battle of the sexes, sport, small town, family, feminism, human spirit, athlete and trainer, ambition, hopes, rivalry, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 46K
Vice (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House ...
Plot: iraq war, september 11 2001, white house, war on terror, vice president, u.s. vice president, hit by a car, hospital, heart attack, u.s. government, political leader, politics ...
Time: year 1963
Place: washington d.c., wyoming, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 135K
I, Tonya (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U. S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, figure skating, abusive mother, poverty, rivalry, overbearing mother, emotional abuse, taunting, fondling, cafe, domestic violence, abuse ...
Time: 1990s, year 1992, year 1991, year 1994, year 1986 ...
Place: portland oregon, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Swimming Upstream (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young man aspiring for recognition of his talents battles against his estranged father's sentiment towards him as the father deals with his own demons.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: swimming, sport, dysfunctional family, swimmer, abusive father, domestic violence, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, parents and children ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 20th century, 60s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, harvard university, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
My Life So Far (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate headed up by a strong disciplinarian, her daughter, her inventor husband, their ten year old son, and his older sister. Through the household comes a number of suitors ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, inventor, estate, coming of age, couple relations, british, parents and children, palaces castles and temples, countryside, eccentric family, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 61K
Whip It (2009)
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: feel good, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: small town, coming of age, contests and competitions, sport, sport team, female friendship, feminism, coach, mother daughter relationship, mentor, rebellion, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 87K
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: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, boxer, vietnam war, friendship, racism, politics, muslim, comeback, civil rights, african american, sport ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1964, year 1974 ...
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Chariots of Fire (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The true story of British athletes preparing for and competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics.
Style: sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: underdog, sport, ambition, missionary, running, friendship, prejudice, athlete's life, contests and competitions, patriotism, mayor, follow your dream ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one ...
Place: scotland, england, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 110K
Coach Carter (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, high school, teacher, teachers and students, human spirit, underdog, drugs/alcohol, ambition, hardcase students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 323K
Moneyball (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Style: realistic, captivating, feel good, inspirational, factual ...
Plot: sport, rise to the top, success, baseball, team, manager, ambition, teamwork, hopes, underdog, mathematics, coach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, california, oakland california, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Heart Like a Wheel (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Shirley Muldowney is determined to be a top-fuel drag racer, although no woman has ever raced them before. Despite the high risks of this kind of racing and the burden it places on her family life, she perseveres in her dream.
Style: serious, touching, uplifting, realistic
Plot: sport, feminism, car race, blind ambition, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, against the odds, ambition, hopes, rivalry, athlete's life ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film is about the difficulty of maintaining a solid relationship in modern times. Eight married college friends plus one other non-friend (all of whom have achieved middle to upper class economic status) go to Colorado for their annual week-long ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: college, battle of the sexes, infidelity, human nature, friendship, couple relations, student life, couples, friends, crumbling marriage, intrigue, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 22K
Calendar Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Members of a Yorkshire branch of the Women's Institute cause controversy when they pose nude for a charity calendar.
Style: touching, sentimental, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, leukemia, calendar, elderly, charity, drugs/alcohol, friends, village, mannequin, aging, best friends, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%