Movies like Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story

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Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story (1985)
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Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The true story of the first U.S. men's skiing gold medal winner. Bill Johnson is a cocky young adult who dreams of being on the U.S. Olympic Ski Team as a downhill racer. Trouble with the law and a rebellious attitude almost cost him the 1984 Gold Medal that he won.
Plot: skiing, olympics, winter sports, medal, winter olympics
Place: former yugoslavia, oregon, yugoslavia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and touching films with plots about olympics, sport, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete's life, rivalry and underdog mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story: Crazy Canucks (2004), Downhill Racer (1969), Babe (1975), Without Limits (1998), Goldengirl (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Crazy Canucks (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the book White Circus by Ken Read, this is the story of the Canadian skiing legends that became the first North Americans to crack the Euro dominated World Cup Circuit in 1975
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, captivating
Plot: skiing, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, underdog, olympics, sport, ski, winter olympics
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada, europe, alps
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A Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The 16-year-old Ukrainian figure skater (Monica Keena) overcomes personal tragedies to become the 1994 Olympic gold medalist.
Plot: ballet, olympics, skating, winter olympics, skater, training, cancer, coach, death, tragedy, mother, success ...
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Downhill Racer (1969)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An ambitious young skier, determined to break all existing records, is contemptuous of the teamwork advocated by the US coach when they go to Europe for the Olympics.
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, clever, witty ...
Plot: skiing, ambition, narcissism, teammate, olympics, injury, parents and children, human spirit, politics, hopes, athlete's life, rise to the top ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, switzerland, oregon, austria
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 7.4
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Babe (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This is the life story of Babe Didrikson Zaharias, one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century, from her early Texas tomboy days to her Gold Medal triumphs at the 1932 Olympics, her remarkable career as a champion golfer, her fulfilling ...
Plot: golf, disease, sexism, olympics, romance, cancer, track and field, female athlete, sport
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Without Limits (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to Olympics in Munich and his early death at 24 in a car crash.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: olympics, running, sport, profanity, sexual content, power relations, athlete and trainer, human spirit, contests and competitions, ambition, lifestyle, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969, year 1970 ...
Place: oregon, usa, munich germany, helsinki finland, finland
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65%
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Goldengirl (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A neo-Nazi Doctor tries to make a superwoman of his daughter who has been specially fed, exercised & Conditioned since she was a child to run in the Olympics.
Plot: olympics, competition, exploitation
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Eddie the Eagle (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, motivational, based on true events, light ...
Plot: life, olympics, coach, determination, skiing, following a dream, athlete, dream, follow your dream, obsession, destiny, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: britain, england, london
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60%
 6.2
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Dawn! (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Dawn! is a 1979 Australian sports biopic about the three-time Olympic gold medallist swimmer Dawn Fraser.
Plot: swimming lesson, coach, water, medal, sea, working class, competition, beach, champion, swimming underwater, legend, husband wife relationship ...
Place: tokyo, japan, australia, melbourne australia
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The Jesse Owens Story (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The Jesse Owens Story is a biographical film about the black athlete Jesse Owens. Dorian Harewood plays the Olympic gold-winning athlete. The drama won a 1985 Primetime Emmy Award and was nominated for two more.
Plot: racism, olympics, athlete, african american, nazi, nazis, runner, racial prejudice, interracial relations, nazi germany, running, racial segregation ...
Time: 1930s
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56%
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Prefontaine (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: It's the true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine, the exciting and sometimes controversial "James Dean of Track," whose spirit captured the heart of the nation! Cocky, charismatic, and tough, "Pre" was a ...
Style: serious, sincere, rough, talky, factual ...
Plot: olympics, runner, sport, underdog, athlete's life, contests and competitions, human spirit, lifestyle, hopes, college, olympic gold medalist, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s, 60s, year 1975 ...
Place: oregon, usa, munich germany, montreal, montreal quebec ...
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The Gabby Douglas Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The true story of Gabby Douglas who becomes the first African American to be named Individual All-Around Champion in artistic gymnastics at the Olympic Games.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: gymnastics, athlete and trainer, family relations, siblings relations, follow your dream, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, single parent, prodigy, ambition, rise to the top ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2010, year 2002 ...
Place: usa, london, new york, iowa
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Country: Canada, Germany, France
Duration: 134 min.
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Style: factual, captivating, exciting, political, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids
Plot: track and field, racism, olympics, nazi, african american, historical figure, nazi germany, athlete, racial prejudice, sport, politics, running ...
Time: 20th century, year 1936, year 1933, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, usa, united states, cleveland ohio
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44%
Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The true story of Olympic gold medalist Gail Devers (Charlayne Woodard) and her fight to combat Graves disease while becoming the fastest female sprinter in the world. From a setback in Seoul that nearly costs her the use of her feet to her ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: unfulfillment, ambition, sport, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions, life turned upside down, power relations, disability, athlete and trainer, human spirit, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seoul, barcelona
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Chariots of Fire (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The true story of British athletes preparing for and competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics.
Style: sentimental, thought provoking, contemplative, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: underdog, ambition, friendship, olympics, jewish, track and field, running, missionary, sport, prejudice, bishop, crumbling relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, post world war one ...
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Duration: 134 min.
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Style: intense, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 1987 ...
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Running Brave (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
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Duration: 106 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, captivating, uplifting, serious ...
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39%
Swimming Upstream (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: uplifting, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious ...
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Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 20th century
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Style: serious, captivating, psychological, tense, dramatic ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
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