Movies like La Yuma

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La Yuma (2009)
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La Yuma (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Nicaragua, Mexico, Spain, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is the story of Yuma a strong-willed and rebellious girl from the poor neighborhoods of Managua who dreams of being a boxer.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: female boxer, ambition, rebellion, human spirit, against the rules, follow your dream, crimes, sport, gang, athlete's life, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, fall in love, hopes, social differences, society, lifestyle, feminism, athlete and trainer, urban ghetto life, single parent, strong female character, poverty, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nicaragua, latin america

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Most similar movies to La Yuma

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and sincere films with plots about hopes, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, lifestyle, sport and family relations mostly in Drama, Action and Sport genres. Some movies like La Yuma: Girlfight (2000), Cristo Rey (2013), Strength and Honour (2007), The Opponent (2000), The Kid: Chamaco (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Girlfight (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Diana Guzman begins to train as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers, all while keeping it a secret from her father.
Style: uplifting, captivating, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: female boxer, boxing, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, self fulfillment, sport, lifestyle, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 155
Cristo Rey (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Haiti, France, Dominican Republic
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the Dominican Republic, Leticia Tonos Paniagua’s uniquely Caribbean retelling of Romeo and Juliet chronicles the love between a kind-hearted teenager, ostracized for his mixed Haitian-Dominican descent, and the beautiful sister of a local ...
Style: serious, rough, touching, realistic
Plot: gang, family relations, fall in love, life is a bitch, romance, crimes, love and romance, society, siblings relations, love triangle, love, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean, dominican republic, haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Strength and Honour (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A single father decides to break his dying wife's last wish to not box again in order to save his young son from certain death.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic
Plot: parents and children, last wish, family relations, hopes, bittersweet, family in danger, human spirit, rivalry, single parent, contests and competitions, athlete's life, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
 207
The Opponent (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Patty Sullivan (Erica Eleniak) is a battered woman who decides to take charge of her life by taking boxing lessons to better protect herself when her boyfriend becomes violent. Patty soon learns she has some talent for boxing and sets her sights on ...
Style: sincere, rough, serious, uplifting, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: female boxer, ambition, follow your dream, athlete's life, against the odds, human spirit, rise to the top, lifestyle, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete and trainer, sport ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Kid: Chamaco (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Abner is trapped in the rough life of Mexico City. His escape? Boxing. Dr. Frank Irwin (Martin Sheen) and his son Jimmy, a pro boxer, come together to teach Abner that the heart fuels the punches we throw in life.
Style: sincere, rough, realistic, serious, bilingual
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jail, boxing, rise to the top, ambition, athlete's life, parents and children, once promising, hopes, rivalry, sport, athlete and trainer, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.4
 738
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: sincere, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, social differences, against the odds, tough heroes, lifestyle, sport, rise to the top, ambition, follow your dream, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, ambition, dedicated educator, follow your dream, disability, human spirit, society, hopes, contests and competitions, rivalry, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 8K
Gladiator (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story of two teenagers trapped in the world of illegal underground boxing. One is fighting to save his fathers life and using the money pay off gambling debts accumulated by his father. The second is fighting for the money to get out of the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: boxing, friendship, sport, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, urban ghetto life, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Aryan: Unbreakable (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Aryan is the college champion in boxing. He is training under Ranveer Singh in order to achieve his dream: winning the national championship. His girlfriend Neha supports him unconditionally and he relies heavily upon her. However, after his life ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, human spirit, athlete and trainer, family relations, hopes, lifestyle, rivalry, pregnancy, boxing, championship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 10K
Mary Kom (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Indian boxer 'Mary Kom' who went through several hardships before audaciously accomplishing her ultimate dream.
Style: realistic, exciting, captivating, serious
Plot: female boxer, boxing, bollywood, training, contests and competitions, rivalry, sport, hopes, ambition, athlete's life, boxer, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Before I Self Destruct (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A coming of age story about an inner-city youth raised by a hardworking single mother. When his dream of becoming a basketball player fails to materialize, he finds himself employed in a supermarket. After his mother is tragically gunned down, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: desire for fame, crimes, rivalry, crime, hopes, working class, siblings relations, family relations, criminal heroes, youth, single parent, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 394
The Road Home (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Growing up in Las Vegas, Danny and Melissa meet at age eight and are destined to become life long friends. During their teen years they cling to each other for love and security but as they grow older their lives take different paths. Danny fills ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: americana, destiny, athlete's life, follow your dream, looking for love, rivalry, hopes, love and romance, youth, ambition, lifestyle, major league ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 149
The Beat (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a split narrative, a young man follows two paths: his father's dream of him becoming a cop, and his own dream of becoming a rapper
Style: rough, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: hip hop, going straight, lifestyle, follow your dream, musician's life, society, life is a bitch, hopes, crimes, artists and showbiz, drug dealing, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Paradise Alley (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Sylvester Stallone is fighting the odds again, this time in the wrestling ring. As Cosmo Carboni, he and his two brothers dream of getting out of Hell's Kitchen (circa 1946) and into the big time. The exit signs point to Paradise Alley, a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, touching
Plot: arm wrestling, sport, wrestling, street life, family relations, family feud, racial slur, ghetto, siblings relations, life is a bitch, ambition, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, post world war two
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Greencard Warriors (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The tragic struggle of an undocumented Latino family in Los Angeles after they have sent their eldest son to war.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: gang, immigrants, life is a bitch, coming of age, society, teenage life, urban ghetto life, parents and children, family relations, crimes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 377
Punch (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ariel is a troubled girl with more than the usual teenage problems. When her emotion and temper get the best of her, she is drawn into a world where she can take out her anger with her fists. In the tradition of 'Girlfight' comes a wildly ...
Style: disturbing, rough, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: female boxer, teenage life, ambition, lifestyle, athlete's life, rivalry, sport, hopes, family relations, redemption, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 801
Price of Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An ex-boxer, living with the knowledge that his fight career was cut short by a crooked manager, channels his bitter disappointment in a single-minded quest for boxing championships for his three sons. We see them in pee-wee Silver Glove matches ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, ego clash, tough heroes, athlete and trainer, obsession, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: athlete's life, rivalry, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, tough heroes, follow your dream, lifestyle, contests and competitions, relationship vs career, athlete and trainer, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, prodigy, lifestyle, ambition, athlete's life, human spirit, contests and competitions, youth, athlete and trainer, teachers and students, social differences, rivalry ...
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37%
 4.0
 432
Bare Knuckles (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Women will go to extreme lengths for those they love and single mother Samantha Rogers is no exception. Along with her young daughter, Milla, Sam struggles to make ends meet, taking her licks as a stunt double by day and cocktail waitressing at a ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female boxer, martial arts, contests and competitions, single parent, ambition, family relations, boxing, brutality, determination, mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Nairobi Half Life (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mwas, a young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming an accomplished actor one day, and in pursuit of this, he makes his way to Nairobi, the city of opportunity. He quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairrobery as he is ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, fish out of water, desire for fame, friendship, crimes, social decay, unlikely criminals, life is a bitch, hopes, society, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
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Stryker (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film follows a 14-year-old arsonist in Winnipeg who becomes involved in a turf war between the Indian Posse and the Asian Bomb Squad (a now defunct Filipino gang). He is known only as Stryker, a slang term for a prospective gang member.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense, bleak
Plot: gang, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, danger, rivalry, crimes, coming of age, society, urban ghetto life, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 2K
Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two brothers fight to escape a violent and poor neighborhood in Caracas by playing soccer. Daniel wishes to play professionally while Julio supports the family with dirty money. The opportunity of a lifetime comes when a talent scout invites them to ...
Style: rough, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, ambition, follow your dream, life is a bitch, lifestyle, teenage life, society, family relations, siblings relations, urban ghetto life, sport, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.2
 191
Little Lion (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mitri is 15 years old and lives in a village in Senegal. Like all the youngsters of his age, he plays football, dreaming of the Barcelona and Chelsea Football Clubs. When an agent sees him, Mitri believes in his luck. But, in order to go chasing ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, psychological, serious
Plot: sport, follow your dream, hopes, immigrants, ambition, athlete's life, youth, life is a bitch, athlete and trainer, soccer, football, desire for fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, africa, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.8
 651
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: serious, emotional, realistic, rough
Plot: athlete's life, one more chance, rivalry, ambition, starting over, lifestyle, hopes, sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, power relations, boxing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Dans les cordes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: female boxer, rivalry, family relations, ambition, friendship, athlete's life, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, lifestyle, youth, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Harrison Montgomery (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a rundown apartment complex in San Francisco's Tenderloin, a septuagenarian seer is waiting for his final message. For decades the eccentric recluse has chronicled the phrases of the Wheel of Fortune and deciphered their hidden meaning - the ...
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: elderly, friendship, follow your dream, lifestyle, buddies, hopes, love and romance, crimes, life is a bitch, danger, family problems, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 81
Gangsterland (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ronald, an eight year-old biracial boy, sees his life turning upside down after witnessing the brutal murder of his mother by his father. Often moved from one foster home to the next, Ronald is recruited by a street gang where he dwells in a life of ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: gangsters, going straight, gang, crimes, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, death of mother, revenge, hopes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.1
 7K
Vedam (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Five people from varied strata of society – a slum dweller who works as a cable operator, a runaway prostitute, a desperate woman drowning in debt, a rising musician, and a grief-stricken Muslim man – end up together in the same hospital, at a ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: crime gone awry, going straight, testimony, society, gang, deadly, change of heart, crimes, frame up, life is a bitch, family relations, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 2K
Gulaab Gang (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A fearless woman fights social injustice; creating a sanctuary for abused women and battling a crooked politician.
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: against the odds, fighting the system, society, injustice, rebelliousness, ambition, social decay, feminism, hopes, female politician, election, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%