Movies like The Final Season

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The Final Season (2007)
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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 their former coach's shoes and that they can go out winners. In the summer of 1991 Norway High's baseball tradition ended on a triumphant but sombre note.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, captivating, emotional
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, baseball movie, ambition, against the odds, sport, youth, athlete's life, contests and competitions, human spirit, hopes, lifestyle, rivalry, one last chance, athlete and trainer, underdog, high school sports, small town life, high school, rookie, americana, power relations, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, iowa

Most similar movies to The Final Season

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about hopes, sport, ambition, rivalry, power relations, underdog and athlete and trainer mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like The Final Season: Believe in Me (2006), Coach Carter (2005), When the Game Stands Tall (2014), Hometown Legend (2002), Hoosiers (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 922
Believe in Me (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, basketball movie
Plot: high school sports, small town, sport, rivalry, against the odds, underdog, ambition, prodigy, youth, contests and competitions, hopes, working class ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 123K
Coach Carter (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.
Style: motivational, touching, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: basketball, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, sport, coach, athlete's life, teacher, high school, underdog, human spirit, dedicated educator, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, san francisco, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Drama, 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
Plot: american football, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, sport, sport team, ambition, contests and competitions, small town, rivalry, youth, coach, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 ⇓
78%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 42K
Hoosiers (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, small town, underdog, high school, athlete and trainer, sport, sport team, championship, ambition, human spirit, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 ⇓
67%
 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 ⇓
65%
 7.5
 43K
The Natural (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An unknown middle-aged batter named Roy Hobbs with a mysterious past appears out of nowhere to take a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of the league in this magical sports fantasy. With the aid of a bat cut from a lightning struck tree, Hobbs ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: baseball, femme fatale, baseball movie, sport team, underdog, corruption, childhood sweetheart, comeback, haunted by the past, americana, sport, redemption ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
63%
 7.2
 10K
Forever Strong (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rick Penning lives life just like he plays rugby; fast, hard-hitting and intense. When life on the edge lands him in jail, prison ward Marcus Tate offers him a chance to get back in the game by playing for his rival, Highland Rugby. Reluctantly Rick ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, disturbing, rough
Plot: coach, dedicated educator, rugby, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, starting over, ambition, redemption, sport, teenage life, high school life, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
 32K
The Rookie (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: baseball, underdog, athlete and trainer, family, sport, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, ambition, parents and children, contests and competitions, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
55%
 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 ⇓
55%
 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 ⇓
54%
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 6.3
 1K
Madison (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1971, air-conditioner repairman and boat enthusiast Jim McCormick entertains his desire to 'go down' as a legend in the record books when the Gold Cup hydroplane boat race improbably comes to his small town of Madison, Indiana. ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, melancholic
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, contests and competitions, hopes, rising to stardom, unemployment, ship, lifestyle, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Shot at Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Scottish second division football team Kilnockie is taken over by American Pete Cameron. The new owner puts pressure on manager Gordon McLeod to improve the fortunes of the team, and hires first division player Jackie McQuillan.
Style: realistic, sentimental, inspirational, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, human spirit, follow your dream, athlete's life, friendship, ambition, lifestyle, against the odds, sport team, sport, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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 ⇓
51%
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: feel good, touching, inspirational, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: football, underdog, sport, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, rivalry, contests and competitions, youth, religious ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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 ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
49%
 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 ⇓
48%
 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 ⇓
46%
 5.9
 16
Matchups (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ian Willams -- who was born blind in one eye -- grew up undaunted to become an elite college basketball player. But his dream of winning a national championship and turning pro was sidetracked when a tragic accident left him completely blind. ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: against the odds, prodigy, follow your dream, dedicated educator, human spirit, ambition, disability, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, sport, athlete's life, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 2K
The Hammer (2010)
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, captivating, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: underdog, mute or deaf, deaf, wrestling, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, rivalry, hopes, sport, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Gentleman's Game (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama revolving around characters whose lives are transformed one summer at an exclusive East Coast country club.
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic
Plot: golf, human spirit, athlete's life, prodigy, ambition, lifestyle, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, social differences, youth, contests and competitions, sport ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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