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A Life for Football (2014)
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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and sincere films with plots about sport, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, soccer, hopes and friendship mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like A Life for Football: The Damned United (2009), The Farewell (2000), United (2011), The Miracle of Bern (2003), Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Damned United (2009)
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: realistic, clever, tense, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: soccer, sport, ambition, cup, rivalry, stadium, training, sport team, power relations, workplace, blind ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: yorkshire, brighton, england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 150
The Farewell (2000)
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, roadblock, poetry, eavesdropping, ex girlfriend, communist, heart disease, bourgeoisie, checkpoint, communism, motorcycle with a sidecar ...
Time: 1950s
Place: munich germany, moscow russia, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.5
 10K
United (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: UK
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: serious, emotional, realistic, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: soccer, air disaster, historical event, loss of friend, sport team, human spirit, sport, athlete and trainer, danger, hopes, social relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1958
Place: england, europe, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Miracle of Bern (2003)
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: soccer, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, against the odds, soccer coach, underdog, athlete and trainer, parents and children, working class ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: germany, hungary, switzerland, europe, budapest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, inspirational, factual, serious ...
Plot: sport, prodigy, rise to the top, soccer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, father son relationship, football player, playing football, dream come true, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Captain Majid (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Chad, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Majid fights his own coach for Faiza's heart and the dream of playing international football.
Plot: soccer, sport, camp, african, football
Place: africa, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Striker with Number 9 (1988)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Greece
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of a talented yet self-destructive soccer player in Greece.
Plot: soccer, male nudity, drive in, talent, soccer match, soccer coach, dance, nightclub, bartender
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.2
 4K
The Fencer (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Finland, Estonia, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.
Plot: sport, post war, orphan, courage, child, coach, fear, deportation, loss of father, teacher, teaching, school ...
Time: 1950s
Place: estonia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Lessons of a Dream (2011)
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
Plot: sport, dedicated educator, boarding school, teachers and students, school, soccer, boarding school life, power relations, human spirit, culture clash, sport team, ambition ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.8
 902
Joe and Max (2002)
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, boxer, friendship, racism, athlete's life, underdog, war, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, boss and employee ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, germany, paris france, berlin germany, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.7
 291
Bert & Dickie (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thrown together just five weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics, Bert Bushnell (Doctor Who's Matt Smith) and Dickie Burnell (Sam Hoare) defied all the odds and made history in the double sculls. This is the story of how they did it ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, exciting
Plot: sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, human spirit, against the odds, ambition, hopes, partners, rivalry, lifestyle, teamwork, class differences ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Game of Their Lives (2005)
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
Plot: sport, underdog, contests and competitions, human spirit, sport team, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, hopes, friends, soccer fan, soccer match ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: brazil, missouri, usa, washington d.c., st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
United Passions (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An epic, untold story that brings to life the inspiring saga of the World Cup and the three determined men who created it. Driven by their vision and passion, three men, overcame their doubts and fought obstacles and scandals to make the World Cup a ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, propaganda film
Plot: soccer, ambition, workplace, contests and competitions, sport, follow your dream, workplace intrigue, dishonesty, world cup, football, great depression, politics ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 20s, 30s, 70s ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.8
 13K
61* (2001)
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: sincere, serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Plot: baseball, sport, rivalry, friendship, fan, athlete's life, buddies, historical figure, underdog, rising to stardom, uninhibited rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: north dakota, new york, usa, bronx new york city, new york yankees ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.4
 140
Stars (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Poland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A story of passion, rivalry, love, and friendship. Jan Banas, acclaimed Silesian football player of the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to makes his dreams come true on and off the field. Stars is the story of a great love between young people torn by ...
Plot: friendship, sport, love triangle, male nudity, party, infidelity, celebration, female nudity, funeral, death, wedding, money ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.6
 289
A Child's Wish (1997)
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, book, library, father daughter relationship, death, cancer, amputation, chemotherapy, soccer, u.s. president
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
When Saturday Comes (1996)
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 ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere
Plot: sport, friendship, athlete's life, underdog, soccer, contests and competitions, urban ghetto, follow your dream, self discovery, alcohol abuse, working class, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Stranger I Married (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The life story of Terry Evanshen, a Canadian Football League star who fell into a coma after a fatal car accident. When he wakes up, he has no recollection of his family or anything else in his life.
Plot: sport, husband wife relationship, flashback, christmas, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, rape, amnesia, dysfunctional marriage, rehabilitation, road accident, hospital ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
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.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, salesman, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, rivalry, society, athlete's life, prodigy, human spirit ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new jersey, boston, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
See You in Montevideo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, History, Sport
Country: Serbia
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A football team from Belgrade, former Republic of Yugoslavia gets a chance to go to the First World Football Championship, but things get complicated along the way.
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: sport, soccer, contests and competitions, sport team, ambition, hopes, rivalry, friends, coach, fan, star, stadium ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: latin america, uruguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 29K
Race (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, Germany, France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf ...
Style: dramatic, factual, inspirational, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: racism, track and field, african american, nazi germany, historical figure, sport, olympics, nazi, nazis, racial prejudice, athlete, running ...
Time: 1930s
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 342
Four Minutes (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Story: Sir Roger Bannister's historic running of the sub-four-minute mile is celebrated in Four Minutes, an inspiring and respectably authentic TV movie about breaking the most famous barrier in the history of sports.
Plot: sport, piano, river, bridge, megaphone, pipe smoking, watching a movie, coach, surgery, classroom, pub, movie theatre ...
Time: year 1947, year 1946, year 1954, year 1949, 1940s ...
Place: mount everest, helsinki finland, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 1K
Heleno (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Brazil
Duration: 116 min.
Story: José Henrique Fonseca crafts an ambitious and long overdue homage to a central icon in Brazil’s 20th century history. Reminiscent of film noir classics, the biopic tells the glorious and tragic story of the legendary football striker Heleno de ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: athlete's life, soccer, drugs/alcohol, sport, contests and competitions, brazilian, rise and fall, ambition, life is a bitch, womanizer, sport team, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Goal II: Living the Dream (2007)
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: soccer, stadium, athlete's life, relationship vs career, sport, ambition, hopes, underdog, follow your dream, couple relations, parents and children, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 1K
Jappeloup (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A true sports story that utterly defies the odds, Duguay’s film captures the wild ups and downs of the Olympics-bound career of legendary equine star Jappeloup and his troubled rider, locked in a tense relationship with his horseman father and ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: sport, underdog, contests and competitions, against the odds, ambition, friendship, rivalry, animal training, passionate interest, supportive parent, loss of father, rider horse relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1986, year 1982, year 1984 ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: swimming, sport, abusive father, dysfunctional family, swimmer, 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, sydney australia, melbourne australia, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 24K
Victory (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sport, War
Country: UK, USA, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A group of POWs in a German prison camp during World War II play the German National Soccer Team in this powerful film depicting the role of prisoners during wartime.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, sport, prison, escape, underdog, contests and competitions, nazi germany, human spirit, stadium, captivity, prison life, football ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, france, germany, england, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.6
 6K
Brian's Song (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: friendship, sport, terminal illness, cancer, american football, underdog, human spirit, american football player, interracial relations, against the odds, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.5
 42K
Miracle (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
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 ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: sport, underdog, athlete and trainer, human spirit, ice hockey, cold war, hockey, grudge, russian, coach, family, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, new york, usa, colorado, minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Biographical story of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. The movie starts with his young life and growing up with his father, Ralph, who raced for a living, but initially wanted more for his son. When Dale quits high school to start driving full time, his ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, human spirit, ambition, hopes, rivalry, parents and children, family life, family relations, lifestyle
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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