Movies like Max Schmeling

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Max Schmeling (2010)
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Max Schmeling (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: Germany, Croatia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Max Schmeling. A national hero in the 1930's when he became World heavyweight champion. He lost favour with the Nazi regime when he lost to a black man, Joe Louis, and is sent to the front in the hope he will be killed in battle.
Style: rough, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: anti semitism, world champion, sport, athlete's life, fighting the system, hopes, love and romance, love affair, society, lifestyle, against humanity, husband wife relationship, world war two, ambition, rebellion, nazi germany, paratrooper, boxer, love at first sight, post war, nightclub, german soldier, athlete, sports history, embroidery ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe, new york, berlin germany, hamburg germany, crete

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and uplifting films with plots about ambition, hopes, society, sport, world war two, life is a bitch and athlete's life mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like Max Schmeling: Joe and Max (2002), Olga (2004), Rosenstrasse (2003), The Greatest (1977), The Bronx Bull (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: racism, friendship, interracial relations, boxer, sport, contests and competitions, human spirit, against the odds, discrimination, follow your dream, ambition, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1940s, 40s
Place: berlin germany, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, new york, harlem ...
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Olga (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and sent to Nazi Germany, where she was put to death in a ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, concentration camp, rebellion, life is a bitch, wartime life, couple relations, love affair, revolution, society, war, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, brazil
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58%
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Rosenstrasse (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When Ruth's husband dies in New York, in 2000, she imposes strict Jewish mourning, which puzzles her children. A stranger comes to the house - Ruth's cousin - with a picture of Ruth, age 8, in Berlin, with a woman the cousin says helped ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi germany, anti semitism, life is a bitch, wartime life, human spirit, couple relations, society, hopes, strong female character, world war two, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: berlin germany, new york, germany, europe, usa
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54%
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The Greatest (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Greatest is a 1977 film about the life of boxer Muhammad Ali, in which Ali plays himself. It was directed by Tom Gries and Monte Hellman. The song "Greatest Love of All", later remade by Whitney Houston, was written for this film and ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: racism, human spirit, contests and competitions, fighting the system, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, rising to stardom, hopes, society, politics, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 4.8
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The Bronx Bull (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A combination "before the rage" and "after the rage" of world middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta's tumultuous life and times.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, follow your dream, ambition, athlete's life, sport, youth, hopes, tough heroes, parents and children, family relations, boxer, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 60s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Counterpunch (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story. A young boxer, Emilio, from the wrong side of the tracks with big dreams of winning the Golden Gloves boxing championship, finds himself at a cross roads after being locked up. As he fights his way back into the winning circle ...
Style: serious, rough, emotional, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, rivalry, one more chance, starting over, ambition, sport, follow your dream, hopes, lifestyle, contests and competitions, power relations, boxing
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Last Sentence (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Renowned journalist Torgny Segerstedt declares war against Hitler as he criticizes Swedish politicians who tried to look away from the tyranny of the Nazis with the good excuse of “neutralism”. His only weapon is his pen and his life is full of ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, serious, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, life is a bitch, political unrest, journalism, fascism, human spirit, fighting the system, hopes, against the odds, media, state affairs, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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46%
Maradona, the Hand of God (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Italy, Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dramatizing of the many shocking highs and lows of Argentine soccer hero Diego Maradona, an extraordinary athlete and arguably the greatest player in the history of the sport.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere
Plot: rise to the top, lifestyle, athlete's life, ambition, prodigy, rise and fall, sport, rehabilitation, folk hero, society, rising to stardom, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: argentina, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Third Half (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Sport, War
Country: Republic of North Macedonia, Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Spitz is the German-Jewish coach of the football team Macedonia during World War II. Under his leadership, the team fights to become the champion of Bulgaria's National Football League
Style: captivating, sentimental, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: holocaust, soccer, ambition, family disapproval, love affair, human spirit, forbidden love, lifestyle, love and romance, fall in love, contests and competitions, championship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, macedonia, bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A film about the early life of the baseball star in the army, particulary his court-martial for insubordination regarding segragation.
Style: clever, disturbing, sincere, contemplative, talky ...
Plot: racism, world war two, courtroom, military life, military, opposites attract, society, army investigation, rebellion, athlete's life, courtroom drama, interracial relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: uplifting, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, rivalry, contests and competitions, lifestyle, sport, hopes, competition, teamwork, olympics ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Jew Suss: Rise and Fall (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This intricate historical drama tells the story of actor Ferdinand Marian (Tobias Moretti), who is ordered by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels to star in the 1940 anti-Semitic film Jew Suss. Despite his cooperation, Ferdinand's actions have ...
Style: realistic, captivating, factual, psychological, serious ...
Plot: nazi germany, anti semitism, propaganda, rise and fall, actor's life, filmmaking, showbiz, introspection, political unrest, politics, movie business, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: europe, austria, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Tyson (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of Mike Tyson. From his early days as a 12 year old amateur with a powerful punch, to the undisputed title of "Heavyweight Champion of the World", and ultimately to his conviction for rape. The story of his turbulent life moves ...
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, world champion, funeral, death of mother, professional athlete, father figure, rags to riches, champion, athlete's life, ambition, hopes, sport ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Harmonists (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Comedian Harmonists tells the story of a famous, German male sextet, five vocals and piano, the "Comedian Harmonists", from the day they meet first in 1927 to the day in 1934, when they become banned by the upcoming Nazis, because three of ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: anti semitism, politics, music band, music, bittersweet, musician's life, artists and showbiz, friends, society, lifestyle, show tunes, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, budapest, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the late 1930s, a young machinist named Maurice Richard distinguished himself as a ice hockey player of preternatural talent. Although that was enough to get him into the Montreal Canadiens, his frequent injuries cost him the confidence of his ...
Style: serious, uplifting, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, ice hockey, discrimination, factory, sport, athlete's life, protest, follow your dream, rise to the top, underdog, ambition, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, boston, new york, montreal, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Hamsun (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Knut Hamsun is Norway's most famous and admired author. Ever since he was young he has hated the English for the starvation they caused Norway during WWI. When the Germans occupy Norway 9 April 1940 he welcomes them and the protection they can ...
Style: contemplative, sincere, emotional, uplifting, talky ...
Plot: world war two, writer's life, holocaust, human spirit, introspection, performer's life, family relations, war, state affairs, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: norway, germany, europe
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39%
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 150K
Unbroken (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.
Style: uplifting, emotional, bleak, rough, epic ...
Plot: war, soldier, u.s. air force, captivity, world war two, island, survival, life is a bitch, athlete's life, human spirit, hopes, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: japan, pacific ocean, germany, asia, berlin germany ...
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38%
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 813
Berlin '36 (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Berlin 36 is a 2009 German film telling the fate of Jewish athlete Gretel Bergmann in the 1936 Summer Olympics. She was replaced by the Nazi regime by an athlete later discovered to be a man. The film is based on a true story and was released in ...
Style: disturbing, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: athlete's life, anti semitism, olympics, friendship, against the odds, racism, politics, dishonesty, contests and competitions, society, track and field, underdog ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Voyage of the Damned (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, cruise ship, ship, catastrophe, cruise, anti hero, family in danger, life is a bitch, against humanity, war ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, cuba, europe, latin america, havana cuba ...
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37%
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Irena Sendler is a Catholic social worker who has sympathized with the Jews since her childhood, when her physician father died of typhus contracted while treating poor Jewish patients. When she initially proposes saving Jewish children from the ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, suspense, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, world war two, social worker, rescue, life is a bitch, against humanity, rabbi, confined, nazi germany, anti semitism, accountant ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Great Victory (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Brazil
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Independent feature film based on the biography of a Brazilian judo with a great victory that went beyond the mats and medals.
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, love affair, hopes, athlete's life, couple relations, couples, love and romance, dysfunctional family, sport, parents and children, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Last Train (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A group of people are imprisoned in a rail car bound from Berlin to a concentration camp in 1945.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak, captivating
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, nazism, danger, pow, life is a bitch, war, confined, world war two, concentration camp, brutality, train ride ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: human spirit, lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, rivalry, family life, parents and children, family relations, contests and competitions, hopes, sport, nascar
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: psychological, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, rise and fall, drug abuse, couples, bad attitude, sport, womanizer, life is a bitch, rivalry, sport team ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1950s, 50s
Place: brazil, latin america
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35%
 7.5
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Speer und er (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
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Story: A reassessment of the role Albert Speer played in the Third Reich. Speer, who was ultimately convicted at the Nuremburg trials and served a 20-year prison sentence, was known for designing many of the Third Reich's buildings and for being ...
Style: sincere, contemplative, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, post war, delusion, anti semitism, war criminal, archive footage, holocaust, german, dictatorship, haunted by the past, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Before the Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) – high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich enrolls. During his year in seventh ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: nazi germany, nazi, friendship, anti semitism, pow, boarding school, against humanity, boarding school life, youth, family relations, boxing, german ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, moscow russia, cape town south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 721
Phantom Punch (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: From his discovery by a priest while serving time at the Missouri State Penitentiary to the infamous 'Phantom Punch' by Cassius Clay which effectively ended his career, the movie spans the years from 1950 to Liston's mysterious and ...
Style: realistic, rough, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, black american, infidelity, prison, sport, rise and fall, ambition, racism, prison life, discrimination, tragic hero, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 19K
Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, factual, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, genocide, war crime, racism, politics, conspiracy, state affairs, wartime life, human spirit, world war two, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Season on the Brink (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers" is based on the best-selling book by John Feinstein. The movie chronicles Indiana's 1985-86 season, when Knight granted Feinstein unprecedented access to the ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, captivating, basketball movie
Plot: rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle, sport team, athlete and trainer, underdog, hopes, basketball, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
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: tense, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, boxing, boxer, auschwitz, confined, love and romance, danger, against humanity, misfit ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: poland, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%