Movies like Take Down 1979

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Take Down (1979)
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Take Down (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An unqualified teacher finds himself saddled with coaching duties after a small group of high school seniors form a wrestling team in a last ditch effort to end a 9-year losing streak against a rival school.
Plot: high school, student, teacher, coach, wrestler, wrestling, athlete, brother sister relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, small town, english teacher, listening to music, italian american, high school athlete

Most similar movies to Take Down

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, humorous and feel good films with plots about high school, youth, sport, ambition, coach, small town and hopes mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like Take Down: Anna's Dream (2002), Harry's War (1981), Goodbye, Franklin High (1978), Miles (2016), Ice Princess (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Anna's Dream (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a gymnastics accident leaves her paraplegic, 18-year-old Anna Morgan returns to high school. Because of time lost due to her injury and rehab, she is repeating her junior year, with her sister Beth. The film covers her adjustments to her new ...
Plot: high school, brother sister relationship, paraplegic, dating, wheelchair, family relations, wheelchair bound
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 282
Harry's War (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After his aunt dies of a heart attack while fighting the IRS, Harry Johnson decides to take up the cause.
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, humorous
Plot: rebellion, injustice, rivalry, fighting the system, against the odds, small town life, social relations, life is a bitch, state affairs, ambition, small town, courtroom ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Goodbye, Franklin High (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Comic melodrama following the day-to-day life of high school senior Will, a promising but naive athlete struggling with choices that could determine his future, romance and family difficulties.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, partners, couples, college, lifestyle, moral dilemma, youth, friends, power relations, sport team, ambition, buddies ...
Time: 70s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.7
 577
Miles (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: High school senior Miles Walton joins the girls volleyball team in hopes of winning a college scholarship, which causes an uproar in his small Illinois farming town.
Plot: volleyball, high school athlete, high school, high school principal, internet chat, counselor, big city, national anthem, unfaithful husband, graduation, support group, 17 year old ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.0
 24K
Ice Princess (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: With the help of her coach, her parents, and the boy who drives the Zamboni machine, nothing can stop Casey from realizing her dream to be a champion figure skater.
Style: touching, sentimental, inspirational, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: figure skating, rivalry, mother daughter relationship, sport, high school, teenage life, athlete's life, competition, teenager, contests and competitions, family, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new england, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
School of Life (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At Fallbrook Middle School, the annual student-elected Teacher of the Year award is held. And every year for the last 43 years Norman Warner or most fondly called Stormin' Norman Warner has won the award. Now that he has died, the burden of ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: school, rivalry, goofy hero, small town life, teacher, friends, father son relationship, teachers and students, family, teenage life, high school, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Killing Zelda Sparks (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Zelda Sparks comes back to the small town of New Essex, two old high school buddies Craig Blackshear and Terry Seville decide to pull a vicious prank on Craig's meddling former girlfriend Zelda -- but Terry is appalled to learn that the ...
Style: sex comedy, sexy
Plot: high school, small town, love, lesbian kiss, sex, lesbian subtext, loud sex, dream, hot, seductive, prom, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.8
 446
The Professor (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mario Moreno portrays a professor in this movie. A small town in the middle of no where requests the school Mario Moreno is working in for a teacher. He ends up going to give the town a hand. When he arrives he comes to know the corrupt leaders who ...
Plot: teacher, student, children, countryside, school, bartender, bar, governor, priest, comedy of errors, henchman, small town ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Teacher of the Year (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Surrounded by the eccentric faculty of Truman High School, Mitch Carter wins the California Teacher of the Year award and immediately receives a tempting offer that may force him to leave his job.
Plot: female teacher, conversation, high school boy, schoolgirl, discussion, pregnant woman, pregnant, english teacher, robotics, bespectacled male, female student, man with glasses ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.6
 3K
Overcomer (2019)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After reluctantly agreeing to coach cross-country, high school basketball Coach John Harrison helps the least likely runner attempt the impossible in the biggest race of the year.
Style: motivational, sincere, captivating, disturbing, christian film
Plot: coach, running, christianity, student, cross country, mentor, escapades, sport, ambition, life is a bitch, hopes, adaptation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Investigator (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A veteran police detective becomes a criminal justice teacher and baseball coach at a local high school, leading him to the most important investigation of his life. Inspired by true events.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, christian film, contemplative ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, self discovery, career change, social relations, investigation, youth, law enforcement, family, teachers and students, crimes, teacher, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
 254
Tit for Tat (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Professor Herceg struggling with difficulties, it is not easy to determine how students conveyed knowledge, and even harder to avoid the hatred of the disciples, and sympathy for the students. Arrival of television in school, a poll about the new ...
Plot: high school, photographer, student, teacher, blackboard, school, high school teacher, drawing, tv show, teenage girl, female nudity, teacher student relationship ...
⇓ 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, serious, feel good, realistic, sincere
Plot: high school, small town, teenage life, human spirit, athlete's life, leadership, against the odds, sport, working class, youth, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.1
 249
Diving In (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A high school diver fights his fear of heights and diving to get onto the team. He gets onto the team, only to find that he must dive the high platform in order to compete. His problems are further compounded by social issues out of the pool. His ...
Plot: diving, teenage protagonist, coach, shower, teenage boy, female nudity, high school, acrophobia, fear of heights, accident, sport
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.4
 207
Mamaboy (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A high school student must hide the fact that he has become pregnant from his family, friends and the school faculty!
Plot: student, high school, favor, high school student, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Frankie & Hazel (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Actress JoBeth Williams directed this Showtime family feature starring The Sixth Sense's Mischa Barton for Barbra Streisand's Barwood Films. Barton is Frankie and Ingrid Uribe is Hazel, Frankie's neighbor and best friend. Frankie is ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, baseball, ballet, small town, ambition, follow your dream, family relations, feminism, youth, hopes, dancer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Going to the Mat (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jace Newfield has a problem. Besides being blind and being the new kid at school, his problem is that the kids at his new school thinks he's a jerk. Jace has to find a way to be accepted into his new school. Joining the wrestling team just ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, disability, wrestling, friendship, ambition, teenage life, follow your dream, human spirit, blindness, sport team, athlete and trainer, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.8
 898
Underdogs (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in rural Ohio, the birthplace of football, UNDERDOGS is the story of a small-town high school football team destined to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community.
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: high school, underdog, sport, sport team, teenage love, youth, against the odds, ambition, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1980, a teenage boy escapes the unrest in Iran only to face more hostility in America, due to the hostage crisis. Determined to fit in, he joins the school's floundering wrestling team.
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: wrestler, wrestling, hostility, teenage boy, hit in the face, training, high school, uncle nephew relationship, sport, ostracism, cheerleader, ethnic slur ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four guys, best friends, have grown up together in DANCER, TEXAS POP. 81, a tiny town in West Texas. Years ago, they made a solemn vow to leave town together as soon as they graduate. Now, it's that weekend and the time has come to "put up ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, coming of age, high school, youth, best friends, americana, graduation, bittersweet, lifestyle, family relations, friends ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.1
 8K
My Bodyguard (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Clifford Peach (Chris Makepeace), an easygoing teenager, is finding less than easy to fit in at his new high school, where a tough-talking bully (Matt Dillon) terrorizes his classmates and extorts their lunch money. Refusing to pay up, Clifford ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: high school, friendship, gang, hotel, basketball, motorcycle, bodyguard, bully, coming of age, youth, hopes, getting along ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 20
All About Us (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: All About Us is an American teen comedy-drama series that aired on NBC during the station's TNBC lineup from August 4, 2001 to November 10, 2001. It was produced by Peter Engel Productions.
Style: sitcom
Audience: teen drama
Plot: high school, female friendship, italian american, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friend
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 330
Like a Virgin (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Chubby high school student and Madonna-devotee Oh Dong-ku is a trans woman living with her abusive, alcoholic father. Dong-ku works part-time to save money for the sex reassignment surgery she craves. Despite being told that she has the perfect ...
Plot: transsexual, wrestling, high school, father son relationship, alcohol, sport competition, coach, divorced parents, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 1K
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, youth, sport, follow your dream, ambition, young lovers, coming of age, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 52K
Win Win (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When down-on-his-luck part-time high school wrestling coach Mike agrees to become legal guardian to an elderly man, his ward's troubled grandson turns out to be a star grappler, sparking dreams of a big win -- until the boy's mother ...
Style: touching, humorous, emotional, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: coach, lawyer, wrestling, parenthood, sport, changing lives, adolescence, dysfunctional family, responsibility, bonding, contests and competitions, dysfunctional character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.2
 12K
Rebound (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An acclaimed college hoops coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: college, follow your dream, basketball, sport, lifestyle, against the odds, human spirit, family, ambition, youth, teenage life, prodigy ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Taking the Plunge (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A quiet and introverted high school senior by the name of Gaby is asked by the school's principal to welcome and supervise the integration of a new student, Sandrine. Outgoing and cheerful Sandrine is the complete opposite of Gaby; yet, the two ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: high school, swimming, costume party, teacher student relationship, friendship, sport
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.1
 112
Spona (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in Polish high school in the year 1969, a story about a group of first year students who are trying to get through the year by finding a way around an eccentric history teacher.
Plot: high school, teacher, school, coming of age, fight, first love, school teacher, disciple, laziness, director, performance, lesson
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Ernest Goes to School (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jim Varney's recurring dim-bulb character Ernest P. Worrell returns in this film as a school bus driver seeking to obtain a high school diploma.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: high school, bus driver, school bus, escapades, catastrophe, disorder, family life, youth, student life, misfit, family, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 4K
Smart Guy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: T.J. is a boy genius who gets bumped up from the fourth grade to high school. T.J. tries to adjust to his new life, but he shares some classes with his 14 year-old brother Marcus, the school jock, and his clueless and self-absorbed 16 year-old ...
Style: sitcom, touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, single parent, prodigy, siblings relations, family, ambition, coach, youth, family relations, friends, relationship vs career, best friends ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%