Movies like Champions: A Love Story

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Champions: A Love Story (1979)
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Champions: A Love Story (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two teens become romantically involved as they train for a skating championship.
Style: tragic ending
Plot: figure skating, ice hockey, training, competition, skating, accidental death, teen romance, tragic romance

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Most similar movies to Champions: A Love Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, humorous and touching films with plots about sport, skating, figure skating, competition, ambition, athlete's life and contests and competitions mostly in Drama, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like Champions: A Love Story: Ice (2018), Ice 2 (2020), The Cutting Edge (1992), Kiss and Cry (2017), Go Figure (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ice (2018)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Contemporary Russia. Nadya gives up her dream of becoming a champion figure skater when she is hospitalized with an injury. But then she meets Sasha, a hockey player, who decides to teach her to believe in herself and her dream again.
Style: mind bending, motivational, romantic, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: figure skating, skating, ice hockey, relationships, sport, family relations, redemption, life is a bitch, dishonesty, destiny, ice, women ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
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Ice 2 (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: What happens in fairy tales after the wedding of the prince and princess? Figure skater Nadia and hockey player Sasha got married and more than anything else they dream of a child. True, the price they will have to pay for this dream will be ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, rough, suspense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: figure skating, sport, hockey player, ice hockey, dream, family relations, family, love, ambition, wedding, pregnancy, ice skater ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Cutting Edge (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two former Olympians, one a figure skater and the other a hockey player, pin their hopes of one last shot at Olympic glory on one another. That is, of course, if they can keep from killing each other in the process...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: figure skating, romance, skating, olympics, sport, underdog, ambition, love and romance, reluctant partners, opposites attract, lifestyle, starting over ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: france, minnesota, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Kiss and Cry (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Sarah has returned to Colmar, where she has taken up high-performance figure skating and competition. The rivalry between the girls and the trainer's harsh words put her body to the test on the ice, while her adolescent desires ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: figure skating, teenage girl, competition, sport competition, skating, coach, teenager, athlete's life, contests and competitions, romantic relationship, love and romance, professional rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Go Figure (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Katelin Kingsford, an Olympic hopeful figure skater wants to train with a Russian figure skating coach. In order to go to go to the school that Natasha is at, Katelin gets a scholarship playing on the girls hockey team.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: ice hockey, figure skating, skating, rivalry, teenage life, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, sport, lifestyle, youth, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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81%
 6.6
 3K
Ice Castles (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater. Only with the help of those who love her can she prove to the world -- and herself -- that she still has the potential ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: figure skating, skating, rivalry, romance, sport, disability, youth, rise to the top, underdog, human spirit, athlete and trainer, love affair ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Spinning Out (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
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Story: Kat Baker is an up-and-coming, high-level single skater who is about to turn in her skates after a disastrous fall. When Kat seizes an opportunity to continue her career as a pair skater with a talented bad-boy partner, she risks exposing a fiercely ...
Style: inspirational, uplifting, suspense
Plot: figure skating, skating, mental health, love, athlete, human spirit, mental illness, true love, ambition, couple relations, family relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Ice Castles (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alexis Winston is a young girl who dreams of becoming a champion figure skater. While practicing, Alexis suffers a terrible accident that takes her sight and threatens to destroy her dreams. In the midst of feeling sorry for herself she falls in ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: figure skating, skating, follow your dream, athlete's life, against the odds, human spirit, love and romance, hopes, romance, contests and competitions, lifestyle, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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A Snow Capped Christmas (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An injured figure skater is sent to the mountains to recover from an injury. Once there, she meets an ex-hockey player and his young daughter and begins to realise that something is missing from her life.
Style: light, romantic, sweet, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, single father, injury, rehabilitation, ice hockey, hockey player, figure skating, transformation, character change, fall in love, male female relationship, dream ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
A Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The 16-year-old Ukrainian figure skater (Monica Keena) overcomes personal tragedies to become the 1994 Olympic gold medalist.
Plot: competition, success, death, winter olympics, skater, cancer, ballet, coach, tragedy, mother, skating, olympics ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Love on Ice (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Emily James, now 27 years old and considered a relic in the world of figure skating, gets an improbably shot to reclaim skating glory when a young coach sees greatness in her. Together, they find their love of skating goes beyond the ice.
Style: romantic, captivating, feel good, entertaining, uplifting ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: figure skating, male female relationship, comeback, second chance, perseverance, coping, mentor protege relationship, against the odds, fall in love, workout, contests and competitions, stubbornness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Skating to New York (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The coming-of-age journey of 5 teenage boys who leave their small, Canadian town behind and risk skating across Lake Ontario to New York on the coldest day of the year.
Style: captivating, sincere, psychological, light, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: skating, teenage protagonist, lake, friend, friendship, hockey, cold the temperature, teenage boy, ice hockey, family relations, coming of age, adventure ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A world class ice skater eager to take the top prize in the biggest competition around finds his dreams going up in flames after his partner suffers a debilitating injury in this romantic sports drama starring Matt Lanter, Francia Rosa, and Christy ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: figure skating, skating, sport competition, sport, lifestyle, opposites attract, unlikely partners, follow your dream, rise to the top, rivalry, athlete's life, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Ice Princess (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: With the help of her coach, her parents, and the boy who drives the Zamboni machine, nothing can stop Casey from realizing her dream to be a champion figure skater.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, inspirational, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: figure skating, teenager, ice skater, mother daughter relationship, high school, rivalry, sport, ice rink, skating, female protagonist, athlete's life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new england, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 3K
Kiss and Cry (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A romantic drama based on the story of Carley Allison, a promising 18 year old figure skater and singer who made medical history in her fight against a rare 1 in 3.5 billion type of sarcoma.
Style: light, sincere, captivating, exciting
Plot: figure skating, cancer, ice skater, teenage girl, skating, ice rink, doctor, hospital, nurse, terminal illness, supportive parent, sport ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Mr Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of the 1973 hockey season when aging legend Gordie Howe returned to the ice at the age of 44.
Plot: ice hockey, hockey stick, autograph, mother, father, veteran, skating, rookie, son, senior citizen, agent, contract ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two ice skaters develop a love-hate relationship while dreaming of Olympic glory.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: figure skating, skating, ambition, opposites attract, contests and competitions, friends, parents and children, power relations, sport, fall in love, youth, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Legend No. 17 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Biopic of Russian ice hockey legend Valeri Kharlamov from early childhood, rising to the pinnacle of the sport and his untimely death
Style: sincere, suspenseful, rough, suspense, psychological
Plot: ice hockey, hockey player, athlete's life, sport team, athlete and trainer, sport, relationship vs career, competition, career, love of one's life, love and romance, canadian
Place: soviet union, ussr, canada, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.5
 191K
I, Tonya (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK, Australia, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U. S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
Style: humorous, suspense, rough, ironic, absurd ...
Plot: figure skating, abusive mother, ice rink, emotional abuse, fondling, mother daughter relationship, rivalry, skating, female protagonist, violence against a woman, olympics, competition ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1994, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: oregon, minneapolis minnesota, portland oregon, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
1 Mile To You (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After a teenager's friends die in an accident, he finds running allows him to remember them perfectly. Running, however, also brings him notoriety. He is caught between keeping the past alive and making new memories in the present.
Style: exciting, uplifting, captivating, romantic
Plot: runner, student athlete, race, sport team, training, competition, running, coach, athlete's life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, bridge, picnic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1980, a teenage boy escapes the unrest in Iran only to face more hostility in America, due to the hostage crisis. Determined to fit in, he joins the school's floundering wrestling team.
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, exciting
Plot: wrestling, wrestler, hostility, teenage boy, high school, uncle nephew relationship, training, sport, ostracism, beer, motorcycle, graffiti ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
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Slap Shot (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: To build up attendance at their games, the management of a struggling minor-league hockey team signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose job is to demolish the opposition.
Style: humorous, feel good, cynical, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ice hockey, sport team, small town, hockey, sport, contests and competitions, partners, ambition, underdog, opponent, athlete and trainer, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
 531K
Rocky (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with ...
Style: uplifting, touching, captivating, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: underdog, boxing, self esteem, training, tough guy, fight, contests and competitions, ambition, life is a bitch, life changing experience, rivalry, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Break (1995)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A depressed and destitute Nick Irons, a tennis pro banned from the tour for slugging a player during a TV match, agrees to coach a bookie's "head case" son, Joel, who wants to turn pro. The bookie wants his son to get out of tennis ...
Plot: tennis, coach, hit in the crotch, bonding, tied to a bed, competition, kicked in the crotch, briefs
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 65K
Whip It (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In Bodeen, Texas, Land Of The Dragon, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.
Style: uplifting, exciting, feel good, light, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, contests and competitions, small town, adolescence, roller skates, female friendship, skating, sport, teenage life, rebel, ambition, unsupportive parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
 236
Skateboard (1978)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Hollywood agent finds himself in debt to a powerful bookie. To make a fast buck, he creates a team of exceptionally talented skateboarders and enters them in a downhill race. If they win, they will get $20,000
Plot: skateboard, skateboarding, travel, team, money, competition, debt, van, teenager, manager
Time: 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 13K
Youngblood (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. His on-ice activities are complicated by his relationship ...
Style: sexy, exciting, realistic, sincere, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, rivalry, skating, hockey, dressing room, mockery, beating, locker room, coach, sport, underdog, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, alaska, new jersey, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 466
Ronnie & Julie (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this modern day version of 'Romeo and Juliet,' a rising hockey star and a figure skater with a bright future fall in love. However, they find themselves on opposite sides of the rink due to the fierce rivalry between their parents.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: ice hockey, hockey, teen angst, young lovers, romance, sexual content, teenage life, unfulfilled love, high school, love affair, tragic love, politics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
4 Minute Mile (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager overcomes odds to run a 4-minute mile race.
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: single parent, athlete and trainer, hopes, training, high school, family problems, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, redemption, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., seattle washington, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Move of a White Queen (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film is based on the eponymous book by Lev Kassil. Natasha is called "The White Queen", because she is the winner of many international ski competitions. Her coach is going through a midlife crisis. He makes a decision to quit his ...
Plot: winner, ski, competition, training, coach, sports man, snow
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%