Movies like A Life for Football

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A Life for Football
Original name: Landauer - Der Präsident
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Germany
Story: The story of former Bayern Munich president Kurt Landauer, a Bavarian jew ousted by the National Socialists and brought to the concentration camp of Dachau, where he survived to come back and start to rebuild his old club after World War II.
Plot: soccer, war, sport, male nudity, shower, sitting in a tree, integrity, holding cell, german history, nazi germany, holocaust survivor, city in ruins, gestapo, news reporter, loss of family, fiance fiancee relationship, soccer fan, soccer match, shaving, domestic violence, locker room, racial slur, post world war two, swastika, brother sister relationship ...
Time: year 1947, year 1943
Place: munich germany, bavaria, germany
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Schindler's List
Biography, Drama, History
USA
195 min.
 8.9
United
Drama, History, Sport
UK
94 min.
 7.5
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and sincere films with plots about sport, soccer, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes and friendship mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like A Life for Football: Triumph of the Spirit (1989), Joe and Max (2002), Swimming Upstream (2003), The Game of Their Lives (2005), Rudo and Cursi (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Triumph of the Spirit
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he fought for the amusement of his captors. His father and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, tense
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Joe and Max
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: True story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and their enduring friendship.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: sport, athlete's life, underdog, war, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, friendship, athlete and trainer, boxer, boss and employee, racism ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: paris france, germany, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, berlin germany ...
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Swimming Upstream
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: sport, swimming, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, parents and children, swimmer, dysfunctional family, abusive father, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne australia, harvard university
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System:   83%
    User:   90%
 
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The Game of Their Lives
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film tells the tale of the 1950 US soccer team who, against all odds, beat England 1 - 0 in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Although no US team has yet won a World Cup title, this story is about the family traditions ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, exciting
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Rudo and Cursi
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
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Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two brothers living a hard life of manual labor in rural Mexico have a simple dream: saving enough money to build their mother her dream house. But fate has other plans. A friendly game of soccer leads to first Rudo, then to Cursi being taken on by ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, twists and turns, dark humor, humorous ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
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Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jimmy Muir comes from a typical gritty, northern town where there are only two options: working down the pit or in a factory. But Jimmy has other ideas - he dreams of becoming a professional footballer. Confronted by a bitter and unsupportive ...
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Genre: Drama, History, Sport
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Duration: 94 min.
Story: United is based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the their number. The film draws on first-hand ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, stylized, sincere ...
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Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1958, 1950s
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The Damned United
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Taking over Leeds United, Brian Clough's abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous ...
Style: clever, realistic, tense, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: soccer, sport, football, friendship, sport team, ambition, greed, unlikely friendships, mentor, obsession, british, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, brighton, yorkshire, northern england
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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, inspirational, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: baseball, racism, prejudice, sport, courage, athlete's life, segregation, mentor, human spirit, interracial relations, discrimination, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, year 1945, year 1946 ...
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Football Stories
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Chile
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three vignettes about the lives of young Chileans and their passions and frustrations over one of the century's most important rituals: football.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: obsession, sport team, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, soccer, ambition, rivalry, friends, sport, sex, single mother ...
Time: 90s
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The Farewell
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A portrait of a single day in the late summer of 1956, toward the end of Bertolt Brecht's life, as he prepares to leave his lakeside home, surrounded by the women who form his extended family.
Plot: influenza, lakeside, communist, pyromaniac, theatre production, playwright, motorcycle with a sidecar, bourgeoisie, socialism, comrade, cap, ss ...
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Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An English teacher brings soccer to a German school in the 19th Century.
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, uplifting, sentimental
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Style: captivating, serious, realistic, propaganda film
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The Express
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
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Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: college, football, racism, sport, rise to the top, segregation, mentor, human spirit, athlete and trainer, childhood, sacrifice, soccer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
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A Child's Wish
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A family discovers their youngest daughter has cancer. But the real struggle has yet to start.
Plot: sport, cancer, chemotherapy, amputation, soccer, u.s. president, death, father daughter relationship, library, book
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Guys and Balls
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ecki is a sweet, closeted gay man who works in his family’s bakery and plays goalie in his small town’s soccer team. When he both loses the big game, and is caught flirting with another player, his homophobic teammates throw him out. He vows to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens
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Eleven Men Out
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Iceland, Finland, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The star player of Icelands top football team causes a stir when he admits to being gay to his team mates and then goes on a journey to discover himself (with the help of the local press). He soon finds himself on the bench for most of his teams ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: coming out, sport, strong sexual content, athlete's life, gays and lesbians, ambition, romance, gender, soccer, gay pride, buddies, head of state ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 1961, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle played for the New York Yankees. One, Mantle, was universally loved, while the other, Maris, was universally hated. Both men started off with a bang, and both were nearing Babe Ruth's 60 home run record. ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Plot: sport, athlete's life, baseball, buddies, underdog, rising to stardom, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, ambition, hopes, friendship, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, north dakota, st. louis missouri, florida ...
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Tina & Bobby
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Story: Tina & Bobby is an epic love story about an ordinary girl who falls for an ordinary boy only to be swept up in an extraordinary life. Nineteen year-old Tina Dean (Michelle Keegan) married Bobby Moore (Lorne MacFadyen) for love, little ...
Plot: marriage, sport, soccer, british, husband wife relationship, housewife, newlyweds, football player
Time: 1960s
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Goal II: Living the Dream
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Spain, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Tempted away from Newcastle United to join Real Madrid, rising star Santiago Munez finds this latest change of fortune the greatest challenge yet - personally as well as professionally. He is reunited with Gavin Harris, though they must compete to ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: athlete's life, relationship vs career, soccer, sport, ambition, hopes, underdog, follow your dream, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, madrid, spain
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The Miracle of Bern
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The movie deals with the championship-winning German soccer team of 1954. Its story is linked with two others: The family of a young boy is split due to the events in World War II, and the father returns from Russia after eleven years. The second ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, exciting, sentimental
Plot: sport, athlete's life, soccer, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, soccer coach, parents and children, working class, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: europe, germany, switzerland, hungary, budapest ...
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Goal! III
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the third installment of the football drama trilogy Goal!, Kuno Becker returns as Mexican footballer Santiago Muñez, who, along with his best friends and England national team players Charlie Braithwaite (Leo Gregory) and Liam Adams (JJ Feild), ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, stadium, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, buddies, love affair, against the odds, sport team, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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System:   45%
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 8.0
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Hillsborough
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama based on the real life events of April 1989, when ninety-six Liverpool supporters were crushed to death during an F.A. Cup Semi-Final match against Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough Stadium. This movie follows three ...
Plot: sport, soccer fan, soccer match, crushed to death, soccer, media, ambulance, taxi driver, news footage, tv news, reconstruction, monitor ...
Place: liverpool
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Concussion
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought ...
Style: serious, captivating, dramatic, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: football, death, athlete's life, doctors, mentor, investigation, concussion, uncover truth, sport, greed, life is a bitch, soccer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, africa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania
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System:   44%
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Remember the Titans
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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System:   44%
    User:   38%
 
 6.7
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Running Brave
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of Billy Mills the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, university, racism, ambition, hopes, running, track and field, society, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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System:   44%
    User:   52%
 

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Schindler's List
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Story: Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
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