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The White Shadow (1978)
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The White Shadow (1978)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The White Shadow is an American drama television series that ran on the CBS network from November 27 1978, to March 16 1981.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: high school, basketball, teachers and students, sport competition, sport, youth, domestic violence, athlete and trainer, interracial relations, rebellion, high school life, society, ambition, latinos, against the odds, dedicated educator, hardcase students, teaching the ways of the world, power relations, teenager, school, baseball, coach, ex athlete, black
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films and TV series with plots about power relations, hopes, ambition, sport, high school, youth and athlete and trainer mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like The White Shadow: Friday Night Lights (2006), Sunset Park (1996), Believe in Me (2006), One on One (1977), Coach Carter (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Friday Night Lights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series based around a high school football team situated in Texas. The series takes place in the fictional town of Dillon: a small, close-knit community in rural Texas. Particular focus is given to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, american football, athlete and trainer, football, sport team, coach, sport, friendship, contests and competitions, teenage life, teenage boy, career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, southern usa, usa
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Sunset Park (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.
Style: humorous, bad ending, clever, funny, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, gangsters, sport, underdog, high school, african american, high school basketball, farce, mad scientist, computer game, transformation, competition ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, california, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Believe in Me (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: basketball, high school sports, sport, small town, rivalry, contests and competitions, underdog, ambition, youth, prodigy, hopes, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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One on One (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Henry Steele is a basketball phenom at his small town high school, but when he matriculates to a big city university on a scholarship, soon realizes that he has few skills outside the sport. Expected by his coach to contribute significantly to the ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, melancholic, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, college, coach, sport, follow your dream, ambition, youth, young lovers, rivalry, coming of age, contests and competitions, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Coach Carter (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
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: motivational, inspirational, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, family outing, girls' night ...
Plot: basketball, sport, teacher, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, high school, underdog, dedicated educator, athlete's life, human spirit, teenager, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey, texas, usa, sacramento california ...
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46%
The Mighty Macs (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, sincere, emotional, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: basketball, catholic school, mother superior, college, sport, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, catholic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Forever Strong (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rick Penning lives life just like he plays rugby; fast, hard-hitting and intense. When life on the edge lands him in jail, prison ward Marcus Tate offers him a chance to get back in the game by playing for his rival, Highland Rugby. Reluctantly Rick ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, touching, rough ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: rugby, coach, dedicated educator, sport, juvenile delinquency, father son relationship, human spirit, ambition, starting over, teenage life, redemption, baseball ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Pride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this uplifting film based on a true story, coach Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard) shocks the community and changes lives when, aided by a local janitor (Bernie Mac), he sets out to form Philadelphia's first black swim team. But the odds are ...
Style: inspirational, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: swimming, racism, sport, life is a bitch, ambition, against the odds, rivalry, athlete's life, human spirit, youth, ghetto, african american ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new orleans, new jersey, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Higher Ground (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Higher Ground is an American-Canadian drama action television show shot outside Vancouver, British Columbia. The series ran from January 14, 2000 - June 16, 2000 and aired on Fox Family. It stars Joe Lando, Hayden Christensen, A.J. Cook, Meghan Ory, ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: troubled teen, hardcase students, dedicated educator, rebellion, boarding school, social problems, social misfits, understanding, teenage life, youth, juvenile delinquency, troublemaker ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hometown Legend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A teenage drifter finds an opportunity to turn his life around when he joins a high-school football program with a hard-nosed coach.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, sincere
Plot: american football, high school, small town, leadership, athlete's life, teenage life, human spirit, against the odds, sport, ambition, youth, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Hurricane Season (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on true events amid the wreckage and chaos dealt by Hurricane Katrina; one basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana just will not give up. Coach Al Collins(Forest Whitaker), gathers other players from hard-hit schools and builds a team actually ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball coach, rivalry, sport team, high school, basketball, starting over, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, human spirit, society, youth, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Bronx Is Burning (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Bronx Is Burning is a television drama that debuted on ESPN on July 9, 2007, after the 2007 MLB Home Run Derby. It is an eight-episode mini-series adapted from Jonathan Mahler's best-selling book, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bronx Is Burning. ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, humorous, clever ...
Plot: major league, baseball, championship, self involved, coach, manager, contests and competitions, ambition, sport, rising to stardom, athlete's life, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new york yankees
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38%
Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The unintentional shooting by police of a star basketball player has profound personal, political and community repercussions in this acclaimed adaptation of the novel Hog Butcher by Ronald Fair. This was one of the more thoughtful urban dramas ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, basketball, interracial relations, murder, racism, urban ghetto, sport team, rapist, power relations, injustice, sport, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Crooked Arrows (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.
Style: exciting, uplifting, sincere, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: native american, sport, lacrosse, high school, ambition, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, human spirit, social relations, against the odds, preparatory school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Hoosiers (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.
Style: inspirational, realistic, exciting, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: basketball, small town, high school, sport, underdog, athlete and trainer, high school basketball, championship, alcoholic, father son relationship, basketball coach, redemption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Halls of Anger (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An all-black inner city school has to become an integrated school. Few dozen white kids are transfered there, but the black students are aggressively opposed to this. The school then approaches a tough black teacher for help.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, sincere
Plot: juvenile delinquent, high school, militant, social relations, power relations, urban ghetto, ambition, youth, social misfits, life is a bitch, society, hardcase students ...
Time: 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Final Season (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job and ditches his wedding plans to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: baseball, coach, sport team, small town, ambition, against the odds, sport, lifestyle, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
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McFarland, USA (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
Style: touching, inspirational, feel good, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: sport, coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, teacher, underdog, track and field, teenager, mentor, small town, school, high school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story about the great basketball player "Pistol" Pete Maravich when he was in the eighth grade. He plays on the varsity basketball team at Daniel High School but has some very difficult obstacles standing in his way of playing. The only ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: basketball, youth, power relations, sport team, dedicated educator, life is a bitch, sport, prodigy, contests and competitions, tragic hero, rising to stardom, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Life of a King (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Life of a King is the true story of one man's mission to give inner city kids of Washington DC something he never had - a future. After being incarcerated for eighteen years, Eugene Brown established the Big Chair Chess Club to get kids off the ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, rough, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dedicated educator, chess, hardcase students, teenage life, changing lives, rebellion, ambition, society, bad attitude, contests and competitions, gain trust, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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33%
Love & Basketball (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this drama. Quincy McCall (Omar Epps) and Monica Wright (Sanaa Lathan) grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow ...
Style: sexy, uplifting, sentimental, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: basketball, high school, sport, romance, friendship, teenager, against the odds, lifestyle, human spirit, true love, career change, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, year 1981, year 1993, 20th century, year 1998 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, barcelona, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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From the Rough (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The coach of a women's swim team parlays her success into an opportunity to build her school's men's golf team.
Style: captivating, uplifting, touching, serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, sport, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, once in a lifetime opportunity, lifestyle, hopes, social misfits, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Crash (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Crash is an American television drama series that tells the story of how the lives of how several very diverse Southern Californians intersect.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: racism, police detective, social decay, family problems, injustice, human nature, society, partners, law enforcement, life is a bitch, dishonesty, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Cheaters (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the fall of 1994, a teacher at Chicago's run-down Steinmetz High conspires with the school's academic decathlon team to cheat on an academic competition.
Style: realistic, serious, clever, sincere, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, lifestyle, ambition, society, dedicated educator, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, teenage life, teachers and students, social differences, education ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Streetballers (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Defining street basketball as America's new favorite pastime, it is a story driven by passion, faith, and achieving goals. A story capturing the poetic nature of street basketball, highlighting the struggles endured on and off the court by the ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: basketball, ambition, lifestyle, family problems, sport, athlete's life, life is a bitch, rivalry, society, hopes, contests and competitions, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Junction Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Tom Berenger leads an outstanding cast in this bone-crunching dramatization of legendary college football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's debut at Texas A&M in the summer of 1954. The often unnerving story finds Bryant ducking the ...
Style: tense, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: american football, sport, contests and competitions, teachers and students, discrimination, against the odds, hopes, college, ambition, university, underdog, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
To Sir, with Love II (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mark Thackeray (Poitier) is a West Indian, who in the 1967 film had taken teaching in a London East End school. He spent twenty years teaching and ten in administrative roles. He has taught the children of his former pupils, but is now retiring.
Style: political, realistic, serious, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: teacher, juvenile delinquency, high school, education, society, dedicated educator, hardcase students, youth, hopes, bad attitude, urban ghetto, undisciplined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
4 Minute Mile (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager overcomes odds to run a 4-minute mile race.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: single parent, track and field, training, high school, running, athlete and trainer, brother brother relationship, family problems, contests and competitions, direction and purpose, death in the family, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the rest of his life to the young kids of Harlem. 1996 ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, sincere
Plot: basketball, drug abuse, sport, addiction, heroin, vietnam war, going straight, youth, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, hopes, society ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Playoff (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, France, Israel
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Playoff tells the story of legendary Israeli basketball coach Ralph Klein. He became a national hero, when he made Maccabi Tel Aviv into European Champions in the late Seventies, one of Israel's first great international sporting successes. But ...
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, talky ...
Plot: immigrants, ambition, athlete and trainer, haunted by the past, society, sport team, father son relationship, jewish, power relations, turk, basketball coach, female nudity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, year 1982, year 1984
Place: germany, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%