Movies like American Wrestler: The Wizard

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American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016)
 7.1
 2K
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, exciting, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: wrestler, wrestling, hostility, teenage boy, high school, training, uncle nephew relationship, sport, teenage life, teenager, fight, club, high school life, social problems, showdown, professional wrestler, martial arts, school bully, new student, ostracism, motorcycle, truck, football player, graffiti, cemetery ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, california

Most similar movies to American Wrestler: The Wizard

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, realistic, serious and exciting films with plots about sport, athlete's life, ambition, wrestler, rivalry, fight and contests and competitions mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like American Wrestler: The Wizard: Rocky IV (1985), The Hammer (2010), Fighting with My Family (2019), Home of the Giants (2007), Dangal (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
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Rocky IV (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
Style: inspirational, tense, suspenseful, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: boxing, fight, sport, revenge, boxer, underdog, training, vengeance, christmas, machismo, victory, cold war ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ussr, philadelphia, las vegas, russia, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Four fighters different backgrounds come together to train under an ex MMA rising star and then ultimately have to fight each other and the traitor in heir midst.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, martial arts training, martial arts tournament, mixed martial arts, fight, kickboxer, athlete and trainer, streetfighting, bully, kickboxing, champion, boxing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
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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, captivating, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: deaf, mute or deaf, sport, underdog, wrestler, athlete's life, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fighting with My Family (2019)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her loved ...
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, humorous, suspense ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: wrestling, sport, family, adaptation, ambition, lifestyle, adventure, teenager, mentor, coming of age, friendship, parents and children ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Home of the Giants (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story about basketball and befriending. Gar is a High School journalist who, while covering the team to the state championship, is best friends with the teams' main "Star" Matt Dunbar. Matt's older brother persuades him to ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, basketball, sport, athlete's life, teenage life, ambition, love and romance, lifestyle, cheerleader, rivalry, empire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 185K
Dangal (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India, USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Dangal is an extraordinary true story based on the life of Mahavir Singh and his two daughters, Geeta and Babita Phogat. The film traces the inspirational journey of a father who trains his daughters to become world class wrestlers.
Style: inspirational, lyrical, atmospheric, intense, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, wrestler, female empowerment, small town, father daughter relationship, parent child relationship, indians, coach, olympics, mentor, life philosophy, determination ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: india, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Heels (2021)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: In a close-knit Georgia community, a family-owned wrestling promotion finds two brothers and rivals war over their late father’s legacy. In the ring, somebody must play the good guy and somebody must play their nemesis, the heel. But in the real ...
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing
Plot: wrestling, sibling rivalry, professional wrestler, wrestler, rivalry, brother sister relationship, fight for supremacy, family relations, fight, athlete's life, sport, professional sports ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.8
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Notorious Nick (2021)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick Newell, a one-armed MMA fighter gets a rare chance to fight for the lightweight championship. He strives to win for himself and all the other people in the world with physical challenges.
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense, suspense
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, disability, fight, physical disability, combat, title bout, professional wrestler, militant, sport, ambition, wrestler ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Hammer (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Victor aka Hammer is an MMA champion with the world title fight ahead. After running into the mobster Shark Hammer gets injured but is still determined to win. Victor doesn't know Shark will stick at nothing to make Victor lose.
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspense, tense
Plot: professional wrestler, wrestler, combat, mafia, criminal, love affair, ambition, showdown, battles, sport, rivalry, athlete's life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Shawn Michaels Story: Heartbreak and Triumph (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: wrestling, wrestler, professional wrestling, fight, professional sports, sport, athlete's life, life, wrestling ring, show, world wrestling entertainment
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
WWE Super Show-Down (2020)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 204 min.
Story: Universal Champion "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt defends his title against WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg. Ricochet looks to conquer The Beast when he challenges WWE Champion Brock Lesnar. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day face The Miz & ...
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: wrestling, showdown, wrestler, sport, sports man, rivals, opponent, victory, hostility, ambition, combat, graphic violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 869
WrestleMania (2016)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 286 min.
Story: WrestleMania 32 was thirty-second annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by WWE. It took place on April 3, 2016, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This was the third WrestleMania to be held in the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, tense, disturbing
Plot: wrestling, professional wrestling, legend, retirement, wrestler, sport, hostility, event, newscaster, world wrestling entertainment, reenactment, wrestlemania
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 14K
Bruised (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Jackie Justice is a mixed martial arts fighter who leaves the sport in disgrace. Down on her luck and simmering with rage and regret years after the fight, she's coaxed into a brutal underground fight by her manager and boyfriend Desi and grabs ...
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, motivational, feminist film ...
Plot: female boxer, martial arts, female wrestler, mixed martial arts, arena, wrestler, professional wrestler, female fighter, athlete's life, mother daughter relationship, professional rivalry, mother child relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 189K
Rocky III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter ...
Style: inspirational, captivating, suspenseful, feel good, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: boxing, boxer, sport, fight, underdog, comeback, revenge, fame, coach, training, world champion, defeat ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: philadelphia, los angeles, pennsylvania, new york, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
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Never Back Down (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Rebellious Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fight Scene at his new high school, after receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family Jake decides to seek the mentoring of a veteran fighter who trains him for one final ...
Style: serious, exciting, inspirational, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, boys' night, teen drama
Plot: martial arts, high school, athlete and trainer, teenager, youth, rivalry, sport, teenage life, fight, boxing, power relations, streetfighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, tokyo, usa, brazil, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
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Run the Race (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Reeling from his mother’s death and his father’s abandonment, Zach, an All-State athlete, finds glory on the football field, working to earn a college scholarship and the brothers’ ticket out of town. When a devastating injury puts Zach—and ...
Style: psychological, realistic, sentimental, captivating, sad
Audience: family outing
Plot: american football, brother brother relationship, teenage boy, christian, party, two brothers, family bonds, friendship, coming of age, sport, rivalry, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, alabama, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 143K
Foxcatcher (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, dark, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: wrestling, sport, mental illness, murder, eccentricity, ambition, obsession, character study, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, domination, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, year 1988 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california, seoul, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 9K
Vision Quest (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: High school wrestler Louden Swain is a man obsessed , trying to shed 23 pounds in a dangerously short time and take on Shute, the undefeated, tough-as-nails 168-pound champion who's the best wrestler in the state. Matthew Modine stars as the ...
Style: sentimental, inspirational, melancholic, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: wrestling, coming of age, high school, underdog, sport, teenager, love, teenage boy, rivalry, unlikely friendships, adolescence, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington state, california, new jersey, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 304K
The Wrestler (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with ...
Style: emotional, depressing, gloomy, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: wrestling, loneliness, aging, life is a bitch, sport, stripper, self destructing, father daughter relationship, fame, ambition, redemption, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 5K
Legendary (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A book-smart teenager joins his school's wrestling team as a way to reunite his surviving family members, who split apart after the death of his father, a college wrestling legend, 10 years ago.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, rough, exciting
Plot: wrestling, family relations, teenage life, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, youth, social relations, fight, arrest, brother brother relationship, death of father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
All You've Got (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two Southern California volleyball teams determined to prove their superiority on the court find out that they're not as different as they previously thought after tragedy strikes close to home in director Neema Barnette's affectionate ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: volleyball, high school, ambition, rivalry, teenage love, teenage life, athlete's life, youth, lifestyle, contests and competitions, sport, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
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Perfect Sport (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lee Bishop is forced to grow up quickly when his mother leaves for Iraq and his younger sister joins him on the varsity wrestling squad.
Style: uplifting, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, ambition, teenage life, youth, family relations, family life, sport, wrestler, wrestling, obsession, betrayal, steroids ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 39K
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, inspirational, feel good, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: sport, coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, teacher, underdog, track and field, teenager, mentor, small town, school, high school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, uplifting, sincere, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: native american, sport, lacrosse, high school, ambition, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, human spirit, social relations, against the odds, preparatory school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Virgin 2: Not a Porn Movie (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Indonesia
Story: A friendship of two young girls, Tina and Nadya, who have fallen into dark professions. Friendships often come at a heavy price and end in tragic death, just when they want to change the course of their lives.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, teenager, teenage girl, violence, teenage life, teenage protagonist, money problems, social problems, crimes, society, family problems, juvenile delinquency
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.3
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Rocky V (1990)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A lifetime of taking shots has ended Rocky's career, and a crooked accountant has left him broke. Inspired by the memory of his trainer, however, Rocky finds glory in training and takes on an up-and-coming boxer.
Style: inspirational, serious, realistic, sexy, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, boxer, sport, fight, betrayal, underdog, coach, training, champion, gym, fight scenes, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, russia, pennsylvania, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
No One Would Tell (1996)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Shy sixteen-year-old Stacy Collins can't believe that the most popular guy in school, an attractive athlete named Bobby Tennison, is interested in her. At first she is flattered by his constant attention, but then he becomes possessive and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: obsession, lifetime, troubled teen, abusive relationship, serial killer, abused woman, fatal attraction, love, high school, high school life, murder, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.2
 2K
The Phenom (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Major-league rookie pitcher Hopper Gibson has lost his focus. After choking on the mound, he’s sent down to the minors and prescribed sessions with an unorthodox sports therapist, who pushes him to uncover the origins of his anxiety.
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological, exciting
Plot: baseball, therapy, psychologist, psychotherapy, sport, pitcher, athlete's life, family problems, self discovery, psychology, dealing with the past, troubled past ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Across the Tracks (1990)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Billy returns from reform school he has to attend a different high school at the other side of town. He tries to start with a clean slate but his old rival doesn't make it easy on him and his buddy Louie tries to make him go astray again. ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, sincere, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage boy, school, runner, empire, high school, family relations, brother, siblings relations, teenage life, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 47K
Hoosiers (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
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: inspirational, realistic, exciting, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: basketball, small town, high school, sport, underdog, athlete and trainer, high school basketball, championship, alcoholic, father son relationship, basketball coach, redemption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%