Movies like Champions: A Love Story

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Champions: A Love Story (1979)
 7.4
 194
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, skating, ice skater, ice hockey, training, competition, 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, contests and competitions and athlete's life mostly in Drama, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like Champions: A Love Story: Ice 2 (2020), Ice (2018), Kiss and Cry (2017), Go Figure (2005), The Cutting Edge (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The 16-year-old Ukrainian figure skater (Monica Keena) overcomes personal tragedies to become the 1994 Olympic gold medalist.
Plot: skating, figure skating, winter olympics, olympics, coach, cancer, competition, ballet, training, success, death, mother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 712
Ice 2 (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 132 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, ice hockey, hockey player, sport, love, family relations, dream, family, ambition, ice skater, broken family, pregnancy ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.8
 3K
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: motivational, inspirational, romantic, mind bending, touching ...
Plot: figure skating, sport, relationships, ice hockey, skating, family relations, life is a bitch, dishonesty, redemption, destiny, ice, women ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.8
 72
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, sport competition, teenage girl, competition, skating, teenager, coach, contests and competitions, athlete's life, relationships, coping, sport ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 4K
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, humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, teen drama
Plot: ice hockey, figure skating, skating, sport, talent, rivalry, disney, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, teenage life, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: romantic, light, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teens, kids, family outing ...
Plot: figure skating, romance, skating, opposites attract, sport, underdog, olympics, competition, happy ending, couples, ambition, starting over ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, minnesota, chicago illinois, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.5
 4K
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: sexy, touching, emotional, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, kids, girls' night
Plot: figure skating, skating, blindness, disability, sport, romance, tragedy, small town, happy ending, loss of eyesight, interracial romance, age difference ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.6
 14K
Spinning Out (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
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, psychological
Plot: figure skating, skating, love, mental health, human spirit, true love, mental illness, athlete, mother daughter relationship, couple relations, family relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 2K
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: figure skating, skating, romance, athlete's life, follow your dream, contests and competitions, hopes, love and romance, lifestyle, against the odds, human spirit, rising to stardom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iowa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 1K
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: light, entertaining, romantic, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: figure skating, happy ending, christmas, male female relationship, comeback, winter, second chance, mentor, coping, against the odds, death of mother, stubbornness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, romantic
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: figure skating, skating, sport competition, sport, lifestyle, opposites attract, athlete and trainer, ambition, athlete's life, unlikely partners, romance, rise to the top ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, psychological, light, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, skating, teenage protagonist, lake, coming of age, friend, cold the temperature, ice hockey, family relations, teenage boy, winter, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: humorous, romantic, entertaining, light, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, ice hockey, rehabilitation, single father, skating, winter, transformation, fall in love, character change, father daughter relationship, dream, recovery ...
Place: british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 27K
Ice Princess (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
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: romantic, inspirational, sweet, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: teenager, figure skating, high school, ice skater, mother daughter relationship, happy ending, teenage girl, sport, disney, skating, competition, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: sincere, light, exciting, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: figure skating, cancer, teenage girl, skating, terminal illness, ice skater, doctor, hospital, nurse, rise to the top, hopes, sport ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, feel good, romantic
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: figure skating, skating, romance, ambition, friends, contests and competitions, opposites attract, olympics, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, power relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, sport, hockey player, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, sport team, competition, career, relationship vs career, love of one's life, love and romance, father ...
Place: ussr, canada, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: ice hockey, skating, contract, father, senior citizen, athlete and trainer, hockey player, professional sports, sport, sport team, ambition, retirement ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 38K
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, funny, inspirational, cynical ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ice hockey, sport, small town, sport team, underdog, violence, competition, mentor, contests and competitions, ambition, partners, adaptation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 212K
I, Tonya (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
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, absurd, ironic ...
Plot: figure skating, abusive mother, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, ice skater, violence, competition, abusive relationship, female athlete, domestic violence, winter olympics, abuse ...
Time: year 1992, 90s, 80s, 2000s, 20th century ...
Place: oregon, detroit, portland oregon, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 15K
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, humorous, feel good, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, sport, teenager, underdog, romance, redemption, fight, violence, friendship, weapons, multiple storylines, natural disaster ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, alaska, new jersey, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: uplifting, exciting, romantic, captivating
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: runner, student athlete, race, sport team, training, competition, coach, running, athlete's life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenager, mourning ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 68K
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, feel good, light, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, contests and competitions, sport, small town, adolescence, female athlete, teenager, strong female lead, skating, relationships, rebellion, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 316
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, ira, coach, bonding, competition, tied to a bed, briefs, kicked in the crotch
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.1
 567K
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, inspirational, touching, feel good, motivational ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, underdog, fight, self esteem, tough guy, sport, boxer, training, character study, violence, contests and competitions, world champion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.4
 278
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, competition, teenager, debt, manager, travel, van, team, money, extreme sport
Time: 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 2K
Slamma Jamma (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Wrongfully accused and sent to prison, a former basketball star prepares for the national slam dunk competition while finding redemption in himself and in those he loves.
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, christian film
Plot: basketball, competition, sport, lifestyle change, wrongful conviction, redemption, basketball player, athlete's life, religious faith, professional sports, faith, lifestyle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 484
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: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ice hockey, teen angst, skating, high school, teenage life, tragic love, love affair, unfulfilled love, youth, love and romance, unfulfillment, sport ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, sincere, sentimental, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: single parent, track and field, training, high school, running, athlete and trainer, brother brother relationship, family problems, contests and competitions, direction and purpose, death in the family, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: tense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: wrestler, wrestling, hostility, teenage boy, uncle nephew relationship, training, high school, sport, teenage life, teenager, high school life, social problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%