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The White Shadow (1978)
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The White Shadow (1978)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: basketball, high school, sport, youth, teachers and students, domestic violence, interracial relations, athlete and trainer, ambition, against the odds, rebellion, latinos, high school life, society, teaching the ways of the world, dedicated educator, hardcase students, power relations, teenager, school, baseball, coach, ex athlete
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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Most similar movies to The White Shadow

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films and TV series with plots about ambition, power relations, hopes, sport, youth, rivalry and high school mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like The White Shadow: Sunset Park (1996), Believe in Me (2006), One on One (1977), Coach Carter (2005), Walkout (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, captivating, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, sport, high school, underdog, athlete and trainer, high school life, human spirit, urban ghetto life, college life, school, teenage life, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
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95%
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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: touching, serious, realistic, basketball movie
Plot: high school sports, small town, sport, against the odds, hopes, youth, prodigy, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, underdog, working class ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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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: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, small town, basketball, coach, young lovers, follow your dream, sport, ambition, youth, college life, athlete and trainer, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.3
 124K
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, touching, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: basketball, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, sport, coach, athlete's life, teacher, high school, underdog, human spirit, dedicated educator, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, san francisco, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: discrimination, society, rebellion, teachers and students, politics, righting the wronged, lifestyle, fighting the system, rebelliousness, dedicated educator, against the odds, racism ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Punch (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tall, exotic looking and aimless 17-year-old Do Wan-deuk lives in a shabby house in a poor hillside village with a dwarf father and a stammering uncle. One day, his teacher reveals the surprising news that Wan-deuk’s runaway mother was actually ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, athlete and trainer, hardcase students, coming of age, youth, ambition, teachers and students, friendship, sport, society, rivalry, kickboxing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, emotional, sincere, serious
Plot: catholic school, mother superior, college, sport, against the odds, human spirit, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, athlete and trainer, feminism, coach ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, touching, disturbing, rough
Plot: coach, rugby, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, father son relationship, human spirit, sport, starting over, ambition, teenage life, redemption, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Friday Night Lights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: sincere, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, sport team, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, friendship, football, coach, teenage life, human spirit, sport, lifestyle, ambitious ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Hometown Legend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: high school, small town, athlete's life, leadership, against the odds, human spirit, teenage life, lifestyle, ambition, society, hopes, sport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: uplifting, emotional, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: swimming, racism, sport, against the odds, life is a bitch, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, human spirit, youth, ghetto, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, feel good, sincere, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, high school, ambition, contests and competitions, hopes, native american, rivalry, human spirit, against the odds, social relations, athlete and trainer, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Bronx Is Burning (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, clever, humorous ...
Plot: baseball, major league, ambition, athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, championship, self involved, coach, manager ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, new york yankees, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: emotional, touching, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, murder, ambition, life is a bitch, crimes, youth, lifestyle, hopes, society, sport, legal ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Hoosiers (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
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: realistic, emotional, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, small town, underdog, high school, athlete and trainer, sport, championship, sport team, human spirit, ambition, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Heartbreak High (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Heartbreak High is a popular Australian television series that ran for five years from 1994 to 1999. The series dealt with the students of Hartley High, a tough high school in a multi-racial area of Sydney, and proved to be a more gritty and ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenager, coming of age, sexual content, up and down relationship, social relations, power relations, drugs/alcohol, couples, teenage life, hardcase students, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 310
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: sincere, bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: high school, social misfits, urban ghetto, militant, power relations, social relations, hardcase students, youth, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, urban ghetto life, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, emotional ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, baseball movie, against the odds, ambition, youth, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, contests and competitions, starting over, sport team, high school, human spirit, athlete and trainer, society, ambition, youth, against the odds, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.
Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: american football, rise to the top, sport, sport team, ambition, athlete and trainer, small town, contests and competitions, rivalry, youth, coach, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dedicated educator, chess, changing lives, teenage life, ambition, rebellion, youth, redemption, hardcase students, society, rivalry, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: basketball movie, emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: life is a bitch, contests and competitions, prodigy, aging, sport, follow your dream, lifestyle, hopes, tragic hero, underdog, ambition, dedicated educator ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, against the odds, athlete's life, human spirit, follow your dream, once in a lifetime opportunity, athlete and trainer, lifestyle, golf, hopes, social misfits, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: sincere, emotional, touching, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, teacher, urban ghetto life, idealism, city life, hardcase students, society, youth, dedicated educator, hopes, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.7
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One Tree Hill (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the fictional small town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, this teen-driven drama tells the story of two half brothers, who share a last name and nothing else. Brooding, blue-collar Lucas is a talented street-side basketball player, but his ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, family relations, couple relations, friendship, high school, basketball, teenage love, high school life, step siblings, rivalry, favoritism among siblings, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Crash (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: racism, police detective, social decay, human nature, law enforcement, society, life is a bitch, partners, injustice, family problems, immigrants, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Junction Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 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: serious, tense, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: sport, hopes, discrimination, teachers and students, contests and competitions, against the odds, college life, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, college, youth, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 346
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, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, family problems, racism, urban ghetto life, dysfunctional family, contests and competitions, youth, life is a bitch, rivalry, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Way Back (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A former basketball all-star, who has lost his wife and family foundation in a struggle with addiction attempts to regain his soul and salvation by becoming the coach of a disparate ethnically mixed high school basketball team at his alma mater.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball coach, ambition, sport team, basketball team, sport, basketball, prodigy, underdog, beer, athlete's life, alcohol abuse, high school ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: uplifting, sentimental, touching, intense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: basketball, friendship, high school, career change, against the odds, sport, true love, human spirit, lifestyle, romance, teenage love, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1998, 1990s, year 1988 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, barcelona spain, barcelona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%