Movies like Run Milkha Run

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Run Milkha Run (2013)
 8.2
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Run Milkha Run
Original name: भाग मिल्खा भाग
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The true story of the "Flying Sikh" world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and homelessness to become one of India's most iconic athletes.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, inspirational, dramatic, uplifting, reflective, emotional, intense, earnest ...
Plot: bollywood, running, athlete's life, indians, olympics, storytelling, mentor, sport, childhood, racing, courage, rise to the top, brutality, underdog, idealism, redemption, ambition, transformation, technology, visceral, vengeance, corruption, justice, fight scenes, honest ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: india, asia, pakistan
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, inspirational and dramatic films with plots about redemption, mentor, ambition, destiny, dialogue, storytelling and sport mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Run Milkha Run: Rush (2013), Cinderella Man (2005), Without Limits (1998), Glory Road (2006), Coach Carter (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Rush
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
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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 ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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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.
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Glory Road
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, inspirational, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Coach Carter
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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, serious, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
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Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
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Miracle
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
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Story: In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, put a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation ...
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 7.3
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The Express
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    User:   63%
 
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Style: sincere, serious, rough, realistic, inspirational ...
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Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
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System:   66%
    User:   61%
 
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    User:   68%
 
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 8.0
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biopic of 20-year-old Francis Ouimet who defeated his golfing idol and 1900 US Open Champion, Harry Vardon.
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Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
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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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Country: USA
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    User:   49%
 
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Warrior
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine ...
Style: emotional, realistic, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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    User:   69%
 
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Fearless
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Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness, defining the true spirit of martial arts and also inspiring his ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   58%
 
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: underdog, high school, racism, friendship, football, culture clash, prejudice, sport, school, race issues, segregation, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, virginia
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    User:   46%
 
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Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, campus, virginia, new jersey, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   61%
 
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This film is a glimpse into the life, love and the unconquerable spirit of the legendary Bruce Lee. From a childhod of rigorous martial arts training, Lee realizes his dream of opening his own kung-fu school in America. Before long, he is discovered ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, factual, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s
Place: hong kong, los angeles, asia, california, san francisco ...
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System:   54%
    User:   61%
 
 7.6
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Ip Man 2
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Having defeated the best fighters of the Imperial Japanese army in occupied Shanghai, Ip Man and his family settle in post-war Hong Kong.Struggling to make a living, Master Ip opens a kung fu school to bring his celebrated art of Wing Chun to the ...
Style: stylized, serious, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mentor, british, idealism, kung fu, prejudice, revenge, brutality, storytelling, violence, culture clash, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1949, 1950s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo, japan
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System:   53%
    User:   48%
 
 7.4
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Invictus
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: president, racism, idealism, prejudice, underdog, head of state, politics, world politics, mentor, segregation, leadership, political ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   57%
 
 7.6
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Creed
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: realistic, exciting, serious, intense, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, mentor, sport, cancer, courage, athlete's life, redemption, hip hop, fight scenes, storytelling, rags to riches ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, 2010s, 1990s
Place: usa, philadelphia, liverpool, tijuana mexico, mexico ...
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System:   53%
    User:   58%
 

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Duration: 110 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, gloomy ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   52%
    User:   55%
 
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