Movies like The Hammer

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The Hammer (2010)
 7.0
 2K
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: uplifting, sincere, sentimental, touching, captivating, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: underdog, mute or deaf, deaf, wrestling, athlete's life, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, sport, contests and competitions, overcoming, hopes, rivalry, wrestler, opponent, misfit, college, prom, hospital, translator, waterfall, lacrosse, garage, sign language, grandfather grandson relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

Most similar movies to The Hammer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and uplifting films with plots about hopes, ambition, rivalry, sport, human spirit, contests and competitions and underdog mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like The Hammer: 42 (2013), The Final Season (2007), The Junction Boys (2002), Kano (2014), Million Dollar Arm (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 82K
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, emotional, factual, touching ...
Plot: racism, baseball, rivalry, athlete's life, americana, against the odds, rise to the top, human spirit, athlete and trainer, hopes, african american, racial segregation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1946, year 1947 ...
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, cincinnati ohio, pittsburgh ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, baseball movie, ambition, against the odds, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions, rivalry, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: sport, discrimination, against the odds, teachers and students, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition, tough heroes, youth, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.8
 2K
Kano (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: A Taiwanese high school baseball team travels to Japan in 1931 to compete in a national tournament.
Style: uplifting, sincere, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: baseball, against the odds, athlete's life, rivalry, ambition, sport team, youth, society, hopes, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: taiwan, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: feel good, touching, sentimental, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: baseball, fish out of water, athlete's life, sport, against the odds, ambition, culture clash, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, usa, california, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.7
 868
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, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, once in a lifetime opportunity, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, lifestyle, social misfits, hopes, ambition, golf ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: lifestyle, human spirit, rising to stardom, rivalry, ambition, sport, hopes, contests and competitions, parents and children, family relations, family life, nascar
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Season on the Brink (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers" is based on the best-selling book by John Feinstein. The movie chronicles Indiana's 1985-86 season, when Knight granted Feinstein unprecedented access to the ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, captivating, basketball movie
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, lifestyle, contests and competitions, sport, athlete and trainer, sport team, underdog, hopes, basketball, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: exciting, sincere, uplifting, feel good, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, high school, ambition, hopes, contests and competitions, native american, human spirit, rivalry, against the odds, social relations, high school life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, realistic, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: athlete's life, sport, athlete and trainer, dedicated educator, follow your dream, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, human spirit, teaching the ways of the world, rivalry, college, high school ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: catholic school, mother superior, college, sport, against the odds, human spirit, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, hopes, feminism, catholic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, united states, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.5
 54K
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: football, underdog, college life, working class, sport team, ambition, family relations, american football, aspiration, sport, college, profanity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ 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, uplifting, realistic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, human spirit, american football, racism, ambition, college, rise to the top, rivalry, follow your dream, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, new york, united states, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.9
 277
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: serious, realistic, exciting, emotional
Plot: mute or deaf, baseball, contests and competitions, sport, power relations, against the odds, athlete and trainer, hopes, human spirit, misfit, youth, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biopic of 20-year-old Francis Ouimet who defeated his golfing idol and 1900 US Open Champion, Harry Vardon.
Style: motivational, captivating, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, athlete's life, rags to riches, human spirit, prodigy, lifestyle, social differences, ambition, struggle, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s, 1960s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, new jersey, boston, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.2
 42K
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: feel good, emotional, sentimental, serious, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, basketball, coach, racism, underdog, college, teamwork, racial slur, sport team, human spirit, contests and competitions, ambitious ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, maryland, seattle washington, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 2K
50 to 1 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when they learn their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies to run in the Kentucky Derby. Based on the true story of Mine That Bird, the cowboys must overcome impossible ...
Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: horse race, horse, sport, against the odds, rivalry, ambition, chases and races, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog, animal training, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 64K
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, girls' night
Plot: american football, underdog, football, against the odds, determination, teacher, sport, teamwork, team, rookie, ambition, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, high school, starting over, sport team, human spirit, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, ambition, against the odds, society, hopes, rise to the top ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, sincere, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, football, sport team, coach, african american, prejudice, contests and competitions, human spirit, high school, against the odds, american football, racial slur ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, united states, southern usa, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Flying Scotsman (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story of amateur cyclist Graeme Obree, who breaks the world one-hour record on a bike he made out of washing machine parts.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, scot, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, race, hopes, rivalry, friendship, contests and competitions, sport, cyclist ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: college, hospital, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, teenage love, lifestyle, parents and children, disability, family problems, survival, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 688
The Cup (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At the heart of this true story is Damien Oliver, a young jockey who loses his only brother in a tragic racing accident, hauntingly reflecting of the way their father died 27 years earlier. After suffering through a series of discouraging defeats, ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: horse race, jockey, ambition, athlete's life, rise to the top, human spirit, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, hopes, lifestyle, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 7.4
 34K
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, uplifting, exciting, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, underdog, small town, track and field, contests and competitions, dedicated educator, high school, social differences, teenage life, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, united states, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 563
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: sentimental, touching, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: horse, horse race, doctors and patients, athlete and trainer, human spirit, contests and competitions, sport, athlete's life, life is a bitch, heroes, unfulfillment, child illness ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, sport, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, baseball, rivalry, underdog, sport team, hopes, teammate ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, girls' night
Plot: college, coach, football, sport, university, air disaster, survivor, sport team, struggle, against the odds, hopes, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, west virginia, united states, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 334
Bert & Dickie (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thrown together just five weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics, Bert Bushnell (Doctor Who's Matt Smith) and Dickie Burnell (Sam Hoare) defied all the odds and made history in the double sculls. This is the story of how they did it ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: ambition, against the odds, athlete's life, human spirit, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, lifestyle, competition, teamwork, olympics ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.4
 731
Undefeated (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lex 'El Animal' Vargas is a promising Portorican boxer in Queens, but lacks ambition to aim for the big career. That changes after his brother Paulie is accidentally shot dead by a teenager in an amateur hold-up on their late dad's ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, suspense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, tough heroes, lifestyle, social differences, rivalry, rise to the top, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: uplifting, captivating, realistic, semi serious
Plot: lifestyle, against the odds, ambition, human spirit, follow your dream, prodigy, rise to the top, athlete's life, hopes, disability, obsession, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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