Movies like The Hammer

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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: uplifting, sentimental, sincere, touching, captivating, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: deaf, sport, mute or deaf, wrestler, underdog, human spirit, ambition, against the odds, athlete's life, overcoming, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, opponent, martial arts, wrestling, disability, mixed martial arts, misfit, college, hospital, translator, lacrosse, waterfall, sign language ...
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 uplifting films with plots about hopes, ambition, sport, rivalry, human spirit, contests and competitions and power relations mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like The Hammer: Radio (2003), Carnera: The Walking Mountain (2008), The Final Season (2007), 42 (2013), The Junction Boys (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, inspirational, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: american football, disability, football, sport, underdog, radio, friendship, mentally challenged, prejudice, courage, destiny, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
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100%
Carnera: The Walking Mountain (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Italy, Romania
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The life of Primo Carnera a.k.a. "Ambling Alp", Italian professional boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from June 1933 to June 1934, but also accused by some of having ties to the mob.
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: boxer, ambition, athlete's life, follow your dream, against the odds, boxing, hopes, prodigy, sport, rise to the top, contests and competitions, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1898, Cambridge, Massachusetts, depicts Annie Sullivan Macy supporting her student Helen Keller at Radcliffe College.
Style: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: deaf, disability, mute or deaf, misfit, youth, love and romance, hopes, dedicated educator, young heroes, power relations, college, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, sentimental, sincere, touching, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: baseball, coach, sport team, small town, ambition, against the odds, sport, lifestyle, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 7.5
 96K
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, inspirational, emotional, factual, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: racism, baseball, sport, against the odds, rivalry, athlete and trainer, americana, human spirit, rise to the top, hopes, athlete's life, racial segregation ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 1930s, 20th century, post world war two ...
Place: boston, new jersey, california, new york, usa ...
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100%
The Junction Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: american football, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, teachers and students, discrimination, against the odds, underdog, college, ambition, university, hardcase students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: basketball, youth, power relations, sport team, dedicated educator, life is a bitch, sport, prodigy, contests and competitions, tragic hero, rising to stardom, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 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, captivating, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: baseball, sport, athlete's life, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, youth, contests and competitions, hopes, society, sport team, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: japan, taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, uplifting, feel good, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: native american, lacrosse, sport, high school, ambition, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, human spirit, social relations, against the odds, preparatory school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: serious, realistic, exciting, emotional
Plot: mute or deaf, baseball, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, misfit, youth, power relations, social relations, athlete and trainer, human spirit, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: athlete's life, rivalry, ambition, sport team, athlete and trainer, sport, contests and competitions, lifestyle, hopes, underdog, basketball, vulgarity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental
Plot: human spirit, rising to stardom, lifestyle, ambition, rivalry, family life, parents and children, family relations, sport, hopes, contests and competitions, car ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 990
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, feel good, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, against the odds, sport, athlete's life, human spirit, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, once in a lifetime opportunity, lifestyle, social misfits, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 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, saga ...
Plot: disability, quadriplegic, college, against the odds, hospital, ambition, lifestyle, teenage love, human spirit, single parent, survival, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.8
 776
Counterpunch (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story. A young boxer, Emilio, from the wrong side of the tracks with big dreams of winning the Golden Gloves boxing championship, finds himself at a cross roads after being locked up. As he fights his way back into the winning circle ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, rough, tense
Plot: rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, one more chance, starting over, follow your dream, contests and competitions, sport, hopes, lifestyle, power relations, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.1
 17K
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, uplifting, captivating, semi serious, inspirational ...
Plot: cricket the game, sport, ambition, follow your dream, prodigy, lifestyle, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, rivalry, hopes, rise to the top ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Terry Fox Story (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The true story about the Canadian cancer amputee hero who decided to run across Canada on only one leg to raise money for cancer research.
Style: sad, realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: physical disability, running, disability, heroes, cross country, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, young heroes, hopes, ambition, athlete's life, misfit ...
Time: 80s, year 1981, 20th century, 70s
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, athlete's life, human spirit, terminal illness, american football, bittersweet, hopes, life is a bitch, ambition, sexual content, black, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.4
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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: sad, captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: horse, horse race, racehorse, doctors and patients, equestrian, horseman, chemotherapy, cancer, power relations, family relations, athlete's life, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 254
The Athlete (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Ethiopia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefooted Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became a sports legend. A hero in his own country and to the continent, Bikila was the first ...
Style: uplifting, touching, exciting, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: runner, sport, disability, paralysis, rehabilitation, olympic gold medalist, ambition, starting over, athlete's life, follow your dream, human spirit, against the odds ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, rome italy, ethiopia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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
Audience: family outing
Plot: basketball, mother superior, catholic school, college, sport, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, catholic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 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: feel good, uplifting, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: horse, horse race, racehorse, against the odds, rivalry, sport, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions, animal training, fish out of water, winner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, inspirational
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, bicycle, human spirit, cyclist, scot, underdog, race, lifestyle, ambition, hopes, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Carman: The Champion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Former champion boxer Orlando Leone (Carmen) is "The Preacher" at an inner-city youth center. Wanting to give something back to the community, he bought a large building for a church youth center. But the cash ran out before he could ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, christian, rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, tough heroes, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, lifestyle, contests and competitions, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, 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, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: american football, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, sport, ambition, contests and competitions, small town, youth, rivalry, coach, sport team, christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: horse, jockey, horse race, sport, rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, human spirit, death of father, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: track and field, running, life turned upside down, power relations, radiation, disability, athlete and trainer, down on your luck, human spirit, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seoul, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 783
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: realistic, serious, sincere, suspense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, lifestyle, social differences, against the odds, tough heroes, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, follow your dream, sport, rise to the top ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Miracle Worker (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, a gripping battle to overcome impossible obstacles and the struggle to communicate. As a young girl, Helen Keller is stricken with scarlet fever. The illness leaves her blind, mute, and deaf. Sealed ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: teacher, deaf, mentor protege relationship, obstacle, disability, sign language, power relations, doctors and patients, against the odds, isolation, human spirit, teachers and students ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Seve (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Despite being blocked at almost every turn in pursuit of the sport he loved, Seve Ballesteros fought against adversity to become the most spectacular and charismatic golfer to ever play the game.
Style: touching, exciting, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: golf, ambition, rise to the top, athlete's life, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%