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Goal! III (2009)
 3.2
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Goal! III (2009)
Original name: Goal! III: Taking On The World
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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), are selected for their respective national teams at the 2006 FIFA World Cup Finals in Germany.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: rivalry, sport team, stadium, sport, athlete's life, friends, contests and competitions, love and romance, ambition, against the odds, love affair, lifestyle, buddies, soccer, football player, nightclub, marriage proposal, father daughter relationship, little girl, funeral, loss of loved one, soccer coach, loss of friend, wedding party, archive footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and captivating films with plots about ambition, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, athlete's life, hopes and lifestyle mostly in Sport, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Goal! III: Goal! The Dream Begins (2005), Goal II: Living the Dream (2007), Supercross (2005), Crossover (2006), A Season on the Brink (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Like millions of kids around the world, Santiago harbors the dream of being a professional footballer...However, living in the Barrios section of Los Angeles, he thinks it is only that--a dream. Until one day an extraordinary turn of events has him ...
Style: captivating, serious, sentimental, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: soccer, coach, sport, sport team, athlete's life, follow your dream, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, against the odds, dream come true, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, england, europe, london, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Goal II: Living the Dream (2007)
Genre: Adventure, 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: serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: soccer, stadium, latinos, dream come true, agent, underdog, ambition, sport, parents and children, hopes, relationship vs career, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 4.3
 4K
Supercross (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Faced with the suspicious death of their father, two brothers must motivate one another to get back on their bikes and take the Las Vegas Motocross Championships by storm.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, saga
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, against the odds, friendship, lifestyle, ego clash, human spirit, contests and competitions, relationship vs career, rising to stardom ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 2.1
 9K
Crossover (2006)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The clock strikes midnight, money changes hands, the crowd is on their feet, and the court is alive with fast-paced razzle-dazzle basketball. These players don't play for a school or a pro team. They play for the street and it's ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspense, basketball movie
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, human spirit, against the odds, athlete's life, contests and competitions, friendship, sport team, buddies, gambling, underdog, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, lifestyle, underdog, hopes, basketball, college ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Born to Race: Fast Track (2014)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Danny Krueger is a twenty-year old drag racer who plays by his own rules. After winning a scholarship to the prestigious Fast Lane Racing Academy, Danny finds himself competing against some of the fiercest young drivers in the world. Tension soars ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hotshot hero, athlete's life, ambition, friendship, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, partners, social relations, friends, power relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Carman: The Champion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Former champion boxer Orlando Leone (Carmen) is "The Preacher" at an inner-city youth center. Wanting to give something back to the community, he bought a large building for a church youth center. But the cash ran out before he could ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: against the odds, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, human spirit, tough heroes, follow your dream, contests and competitions, lifestyle, relationship vs career, athlete and trainer, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
A Shot at Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Scottish second division football team Kilnockie is taken over by American Pete Cameron. The new owner puts pressure on manager Gordon McLeod to improve the fortunes of the team, and hires first division player Jackie McQuillan.
Style: realistic, sentimental, inspirational, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, follow your dream, athlete's life, human spirit, friendship, ambition, lifestyle, against the odds, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, society, sport team ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 5.1
 296
Star Runner (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Preparing for the hand-to-hand battle of his life and the title of Champion Star Runner, a headstrong fighter creates a deadly hybrid mix of Thai kickboxing and Chinese kung fu. Get ready for the ultimate Pan-Asian mixed martial arts competition, ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, love affair, hopes, love and romance, heroes, romance, starting over, tragic love, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.9
 2K
Shadowboxing (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Artem Kolchin was one of many, but he wanted glory. And he has chosen the way: he became the boxer. Now Artem the applicant for a champion title, fighter, known worldwide as Great White Hope. But the main fight in his life has not gone how he ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, love affair, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, chase, escape, blindness, blackmail, betrayal, boxer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.1
 831
Seve (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Despite being blocked at almost every turn in pursuit of the sport he loved, Seve Ballesteros fought against adversity to become the most spectacular and charismatic golfer to ever play the game.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: golf, sport, athlete's life, rise to the top, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.3
 906
Switch (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mikkel (17) lives a good life in Oslo were he has heaps of friends. When his mother gets a new job, Mikkel has to move to a small town and start all over. Here, snowboard is the big thing and to be accepted by the new kids, Mikkel has to go into ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, youth, family relations, rivalry, contests and competitions, fall in love, love and romance, sport, village, contest, snowboard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The True Story of WrestleMania (2011)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: It is the most anticipated yearly event in Sports Entertainment, an annual pop culture touch point. For more than 25 years, WrestleMania has hosted the biggest matches, the biggest stars, and the biggest celebrities. Now for the first time ever, the ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wrestling, ambition, athlete's life, tough heroes, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, fight for supremacy, fame, biker, generation, billionaire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
 3K
Fast Girls (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A street smart runner develops an intense rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy young athlete.
Style: uplifting, feel good, touching, exciting, serious ...
Plot: sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, society, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, running, friendship, rivalry, social differences, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.2
 2K
Knucklehead (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film centers on a fight promoter (Mark Feuerstein) deeply in debt to his crooked rival. Desperate for a new fighter that will help him win back everything he owes, the promoter catches a break when a 450-pound church handyman (Paul "Big ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: wrestling, contests and competitions, athlete's life, friendship, ambition, buddies, disorder, against the odds, adventure, martial arts, lifestyle, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 9K
The Program (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.
Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic, talky, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, american football, college life, sport team, underdog, hopes, lifestyle, love triangle, human spirit, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.0
 821
Unrivaled (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On these streets everyone is fighting for a way out, but after a lifetime of hard knocks, a down-on-his-luck cage fighter gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is chosen to compete against the MMA world champion during a massive competition. ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, uplifting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cage fighting, mixed martial arts, lifestyle, tough heroes, rivalry, ambition, underdog, heroes, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Home of the Giants (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story about basketball and befriending. Gar is a High School journalist who, while covering the team to the state championship, is best friends with the teams' main "Star" Matt Dunbar. Matt's older brother persuades him to ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, sport, teenage life, athlete's life, ambition, love and romance, lifestyle, fall in love, teenager, basketball, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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A Fighting Man (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two men meet in the ring for a fight that will change their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, human spirit, hopes, boxing, brutality, blood, redemption, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.9
 289
Slam (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mouth, Monkey, and Jason are your average teenagers with a love for the game of basketball. On the last day of school, they get on the wrong side of Li Wei, the captain of the high school basketball team. Li Wei & his entourage swear to make ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, rivalry, against the odds, ambition, youth, contests and competitions, sport team, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.8
 640
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: realistic, emotional, serious, rough
Plot: rivalry, ambition, one more chance, starting over, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, follow your dream, hopes, lifestyle, power relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.0
 906
Cupid's Balls (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Norway
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Swedish Lucas moves from Stockholm to a small Norwegian town, and immediately falls in love with Susanne, the goal keeper of the local girls' soccer team. He becomes axquanted with the overweight, sex-fixated son of the coach. With him as a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, teenage love, rivalry, sport team, fall in love, village, ambition, buddies, gain trust, youth, football ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: exciting, sentimental, feel good, serious, realistic
Plot: soccer, sport, athlete's life, follow your dream, human spirit, against the odds, contests and competitions, pow, ambition, hopes, rivalry, society ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: germany, switzerland, hungary, europe, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
From Mexico with Love (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A washed-up trainer takes a self-destructive young boxer under his wing.
Style: rough, serious, emotional, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family problems, society, ambition, profanity, graphic violence, sexual content, drugs/alcohol, social relations, rivalry, life is a bitch, immigrants, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Days of Thunder (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Talented but unproven stock car driver Cole Trickle gets a break and with the guidance of veteran Harry Hogge turns heads on the track. The young hotshot develops a rivalry with a fellow racer that threatens his career when the two smash their cars. ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: racing, car race, rivalry, hotshot hero, sport, race, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, athlete's life, friends, chases and races, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, california, florida, texas, alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Shadow Boxing 3. The Final Round (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Champion boxer Artyom Kolchin climbed all conceivable heights and became a national hero. He does not enter the boxing ring any more, rather choosing a coaching job and wild high life, including continuous TV appearances, hanging out and love ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, car chase, power relations, graphic violence, athlete and trainer, chases and races, uncover truth, contests and competitions, sport
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 667
Backwards (2012)
Genre: Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a fiercely competitive 30 year old rower fails to make the Olympic boat for the second time, she takes a coaching job at a school but struggles to adjust to life off the race course.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: starting over, sport, romance, contests and competitions, youth, athlete and trainer, fall in love, high school, rivalry, lifestyle, ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 1K
FC Venus (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous, realistic
Plot: rivalry, battle of the sexes, romance, sport, couple relations, contests and competitions, buddies, friendship between men, male friendship, sport team, strong female character, soccer coach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Australian Rules (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Friends Gary Black (Nathan Phillips) and Dumby Red (Luke Carroll) are on the same soccer team in their coastal Australian town. But to local racists, they're a world apart: Gary is white and Dumby is an Aborigine. This becomes an issue when one ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, racism, family relations, interracial relations, small town, teenage life, discrimination, society, lifestyle, rivalry, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 2K
Ice Castles (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alexis Winston is a young girl who dreams of becoming a champion figure skater. While practicing, Alexis suffers a terrible accident that takes her sight and threatens to destroy her dreams. In the midst of feeling sorry for herself she falls in ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, uplifting, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: figure skating, skating, follow your dream, athlete's life, against the odds, lifestyle, human spirit, contests and competitions, love and romance, hopes, romance, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%