Movies like The Final Season

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The Final Season (2007)
 6.6
 2K
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, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: baseball, sport, small town, coach, high school sports, youth, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, hopes, small town life, sport team, lifestyle, high school, rookie, rivalry, underdog, americana, one last chance, power relations, social relations, juvenile delinquent ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa

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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, ambition, sport, athlete and trainer, power relations, sport team and human spirit mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like The Final Season: Believe in Me (2006), When the Game Stands Tall (2014), Hometown Legend (2002), Hoosiers (1986), One on One (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 891
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: realistic, touching, serious, basketball movie
Plot: sport, small town, high school sports, coming of age, ambition, high school life, lifestyle, society, prodigy, working class, power relations, social relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, sport, sport team, athlete and trainer, ambition, rise to the top, contests and competitions, small town, rivalry, youth, coach, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: feel good, touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: sport, high school, small town, society, americana, small town life, against the odds, leadership, contests and competitions, lifestyle, high school life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.5
 40K
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, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, sport, small town, underdog, high school, championship, human spirit, ambition, redemption, contests and competitions, sport team, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 6.4
 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: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, sport, small town, basketball, coach, ambition, youth, young lovers, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, human spirit ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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, sport, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, starting over, redemption, ambition, teenage life, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 ⇓
65%
 5.8
 884
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: realistic, touching, feel good, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, high school, cheerleader, athlete's life, human spirit, hopes, parents and children, athlete and trainer, family, teenage life, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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 ⇓
62%
 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 ⇓
61%
Soul of the Game (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson are the greatest players in the Colored leagues, and everyone expects that one of them will make the leap to the Major Leagues, now that there is talk of integration. But, unexpectedly, it's the rookie with the ...
Style: serious, emotional, uplifting, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: sport, friendship, racism, baseball, sport team, friends, terminal illness, prodigy, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, underdog ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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
⇓ 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: 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%
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 ⇓
57%
Talent for the Game (1991)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Major League Baseball scout must find promising young player to save his job and his team.
Style: serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: sport, baseball, athlete's life, hopes, athlete and trainer, obsessive quest, society, scout, americana, lifestyle, follow your dream, relationship vs career ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: idaho, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 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: serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic
Plot: athlete's life, sport, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, ambition, ship, hopes, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, lifestyle, friendship ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 816
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 ⇓
54%
 6.9
 30K
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, touching, realistic, uplifting, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, athlete and trainer, family, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, career change, dream come true, one more chance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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 ⇓
51%
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%
 6.0
 1K
Sunset Park (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, high school, underdog, college life, against the odds, society, lifestyle, human nature, high school life, ambition, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 472
The Basket (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Peter Coyote (E.T., Erin Brokovich) and Karen Allen (The Perfect Storm) star in this touching family drama about the unifying power of basketball in a community torn apart by war. Both a riveting sports film and a tale of triumph over adversity, The ...
Style: serious, sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic
Plot: ambition, contests and competitions, teachers and students, immigrants, follow your dream, hopes, human spirit, dedicated educator, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, sport, underdog ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ⇓
47%
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 7.4
 32K
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, kids
Plot: coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, underdog, small town, track and field, contests and competitions, dedicated educator, high school, social differences, teachers and students, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Slaughter Rule (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, sport team, social relations, friends, family relations, siblings relations, hopes, love and romance, athlete's life, innocence lost, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 267
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 ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
43%
 7.5
 40K
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, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: baseball, femme fatale, sport, underdog, corruption, childhood sweetheart, americana, comeback, haunted by the past, baseball movie, sport team, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 340
Streetballers (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Defining street basketball as America's new favorite pastime, it is a story driven by passion, faith, and achieving goals. A story capturing the poetic nature of street basketball, highlighting the struggles endured on and off the court by the ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: sport, rivalry, family problems, youth, alcohol abuse, lifestyle, urban, hopes, student life, urban ghetto life, contests and competitions, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Chuck Murdock, a 12-year-old boy from Montana and son of a military jet pilot, becomes anxious after seeing a Minuteman missile on a school field trip. He protests the existence of nuclear weapons by refusing to play baseball, which results in the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, uplifting, touching, realistic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: little league, friendship, athlete's life, anti war, sport team, politics, ambition, fighting the system, family relations, hopes, sport, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, boston, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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