Movies like The Hammer 2010

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The Hammer (2010)
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The Hammer (2010)
Original name: Hamill
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: wrestling, underdog, mute or deaf, deaf, sport, athlete's life, misfit, contests and competitions, overcoming, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, hopes, rivalry, opponent, wrestler, college, prom, waterfall, lacrosse, sign language, grandfather grandson relationship, training, hospital, garage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to The Hammer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about ambition, hopes, sport, human spirit, rivalry, against the odds and underdog mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like The Hammer: 42 (2013), Rudy (1993), Million Dollar Arm (2014), Crooked Arrows (2012), The Junction Boys (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: sport, human spirit, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, sport team, power relations, youth, teaching the ways of the world, athlete and trainer, dedicated educator, athlete's life, hopes ...
Time: 90s
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95%
 7.5
 79K
42 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, captivating, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: baseball, racism, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, americana, human spirit, hopes, athlete and trainer, rise to the top, power relations, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1947, year 1946 ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, missouri, pasadena california ...
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100%
 7.5
 51K
Rudy (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, working class, college life, ambition, american football, football, college, financial problem, respect, loss of friend, priest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Million Dollar Arm (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) dreams up a wild game plan to find Major League Baseball’s next great pitcher from a pool of cricket players in India. He soon discovers two young men who can throw a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: baseball, sport, fish out of water, athlete's life, ambition, against the odds, culture clash, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, usa, california, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: feel good, serious, realistic, uplifting, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, high school, against the odds, social relations, power relations, sport team, friends, underdog, rivalry, high school life, youth, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, human spirit, rivalry, underdog, college, university, hardcase students, hopes, village life, teachers and students, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: captivating, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport, small town, high school sports, coach, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, hopes, human spirit, youth, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.8
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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: uplifting, captivating, serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: against the odds, sport, human spirit, athlete's life, once in a lifetime opportunity, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, lifestyle, golf, ambition, social misfits, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: sincere, touching, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, underdog, boxing, athlete's life, follow your dream, comeback, financial problem, poverty, training, marriage, humiliation ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.0
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Glove (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Kim Sang-nam (Jeong Jae-yeong), a hot-tempered former professional baseball player, is sent to the countryside to coach a team of hearing-impaired players in order to avoid media coverage of his recent involvement in an assault case. At first, Kim ...
Style: exciting, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: mute or deaf, baseball, hopes, athlete and trainer, sport, human spirit, contests and competitions, misfit, youth, against the odds, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 540
Champions (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of jockey Bob Champion who overcame cancer to win the 1981 Grand National
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: horse, doctors and patients, sport, life is a bitch, hopes, human spirit, athlete's life, heroes, relationship vs career, follow your dream, unfulfillment, child illness ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.6
 7K
Brian's Song (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, sport, american football, cancer, life is a bitch, human spirit, interracial relations, rivalry, underdog, sport team, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1965
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
All Things Fall Apart (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 50 Cent stars as gifted college running back Deon in this touching drama. Deon's world turns upside down when an unexpected crisis jeopardizes his professional ambitions -- and causes him to look at himself and his life in a new way.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, sentimental, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, athlete's life, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, ambition, terminal illness, drugs/alcohol
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.7
 1K
Jappeloup (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A true sports story that utterly defies the odds, Duguay’s film captures the wild ups and downs of the Olympics-bound career of legendary equine star Jappeloup and his troubled rider, locked in a tense relationship with his horseman father and ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: sport, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, animal training, passionate interest, underdog, contests and competitions, equestrian, rider horse relationship, friendship, supportive parent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, year 1982, year 1985 ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.1
 61K
Invincible (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public ...
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american football, sport, underdog, against the odds, determination, teacher, team, teamwork, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.3
 19K
The Express (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, american football, human spirit, football, racism, college, society, rivalry, against the odds, rise to the top ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Remember the Titans (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, contests and competitions, african american, sport, prejudice, football, human spirit, high school, against the odds, american football, racial slur, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.9
 37K
Radio (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: disability, sport, football, underdog, mentally challenged, graduation, friendship, civil rights, against the odds, radio, misfit, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a New York pro baseball team and two of its players. Henry Wiggen is the star pitcher and Bruce Pearson is the normal, everyday catcher who is far from the star player on the team and friend to all of his teammates. During the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, athlete's life, sport, human spirit, ambition, baseball, sport team, rivalry, underdog, hopes, professional sports ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, uplifting, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, high school, starting over, human spirit, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, sport team, rise to the top, society, hopes, ambition, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
 40K
Glory Road (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, feel good, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, racism, basketball, coach, underdog, college, teamwork, racial slur, championship, human spirit, contests and competitions, ambitious ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, campus, mexico, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Biographical story of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. The movie starts with his young life and growing up with his father, Ralph, who raced for a living, but initially wanted more for his son. When Dale quits high school to start driving full time, his ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: sport, hopes, human spirit, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, parents and children, lifestyle, rivalry, family relations, ambition, family life
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere, emotional
Plot: sport, mother superior, catholic school, college, catholic, convent school, underdog, rivalry, feminism, gender, ambition, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Facing the Giants (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.
Style: touching, feel good, inspirational, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: sport, football, underdog, human spirit, athlete's life, against the odds, ambition, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, youth, rivalry, religious ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the late 1930s, a young machinist named Maurice Richard distinguished himself as a ice hockey player of preternatural talent. Although that was enough to get him into the Montreal Canadiens, his frequent injuries cost him the confidence of his ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: ice hockey, sport, rivalry, discrimination, factory, athlete's life, protest, working class, ambition, society, underdog, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, high school, college, high school life, lifestyle, society, misfit, youth, single parent, family problems, against the odds, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
We Are Marshall (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, football, sport, university, survivor, coach, struggle, tragic event, hopes, human spirit, against the odds, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, virginia, campus, california, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, human spirit, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, redemption, hopes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Seven Days in Utopia (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Talent can only get you so far. For golfer Luke Chisholm, that turns out to be Utopia, Texas -- where he's left stranded after blowing his pro debut.
Style: sincere, uplifting, captivating, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: wise man, sport, golf, teaching the ways of the world, human spirit, introspection, ambition, athlete and trainer, lifestyle, athlete's life, hopes, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.1
 15K
Iqbal (2005)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This is all about chasing your dreams, no matter what the obstacles. The story involves a young deaf and dumb boy who is crazy about cricket.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, uplifting
Plot: underdog, ambition, obsession, mute or deaf, sport, human spirit, village life, heroes, contests and competitions, coach, deal, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%