Movies like Borg vs McEnroe

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Borg vs McEnroe (2017)
 7.0
 21K
Borg vs McEnroe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of the world's greatest tennis icons – Björn Borg and his biggest rival, the young and talented John McEnroe – and their legendary duel during the 1980 Wimbledon tournament.
Style: based on true events, serious, tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: tennis, tennis player, rivalry, professional sports, arrogance, coach, male objectification, determination, childhood flashback, american abroad, nightclub, fiance fiancee relationship, father son relationship, engaged couple, press conference, verbal abuse, mother son relationship, cigarette smoking, sport, champion, tournament, price of fame, pressure, female nudity, personal growth ...
Time: year 1980, year 1978
Place: monte carlo, sweden

Most similar movies to Borg vs McEnroe

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and inspirational films with plots about sport, rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, hopes and power relations mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like Borg vs McEnroe: The Damned United (2009), Rush (2013), Concussion (2015), The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005), Hands of Stone (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Damned United (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Taking over Leeds United, Brian Clough's abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous ...
Style: tense, sincere, sentimental, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: soccer, sport, ambition, training, rivalry, stadium, sport team, football, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, friendship, football player ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: england, brighton, yorkshire, europe, northern england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 387K
Rush (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A biographical drama centered on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, sport, rise to the top, rivalry, world champion, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, athlete's life, rising to stardom, desire for fame, contests and competitions, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1975, year 1970 ...
Place: europe, austria, new york, south africa, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 75K
Concussion (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, football movie ...
Plot: doctor, brain damage, professional sports, concussion, american football, nfl, uncover truth, legal, athlete's life, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, california, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biopic of 20-year-old Francis Ouimet who defeated his golfing idol and 1900 US Open Champion, Harry Vardon.
Style: motivational, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, salesman, lifestyle, struggle, human spirit, rivalry, ambition, prodigy, society, championship ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new jersey, boston, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 13K
Hands of Stone (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Panama, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: rivalry, rags to riches, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport, ambition, power relations, training, comeback, boxer, kiss ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 70s, year 1980
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 21K
Bleed for This (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza, who after a near fatal car crash, which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sports most incredible comebacks.
Style: intense, realistic, rough, inspirational, exciting ...
Plot: underdog, comeback, boxer, broken neck, sport, boxing, male objectification, training, hopes, athlete and trainer, adaptation, rivalry ...
Place: rhode island, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.8
 314K
The Fighter (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being ...
Style: sincere, realistic, captivating, uplifting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, sport, underdog, self destructing, boxer, addiction, black eye, title bout, shame, ex boxer, irish american ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, atlantic city new jersey, new hampshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Battle of the Sexes (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.
Style: based on true events, semi serious, captivating, uplifting
Plot: battle of the sexes, tennis, strong female character, wager, sexism, feminism, friendship, husband wife relationship, tennis player, homosexuality, sport, female athlete ...
Time: year 1973, year 1972, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 87K
Ali (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his ...
Style: touching, uplifting, captivating, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: boxing, friendship, comeback, civil rights, muslim, african american, politics, vietnam war, racism, boxer, athlete's life, friends ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1974 ...
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 60K
Invincible (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public ...
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, football, underdog, teacher, jealousy, determination, against the odds, divorce, american football, lifestyle, coach, training ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 50K
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, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, ambition, working class, college life, american football, football, college, coach, youth, staff, irish ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.6
 323K
Moneyball (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Style: realistic, captivating, feel good, inspirational, factual ...
Plot: sport, baseball, success, rise to the top, team, manager, mathematics, ambition, teamwork, determination, recruit, coach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, california, oakland california, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Eddie the Eagle (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him ...
Style: feel good, inspirational, motivational, light, intense ...
Plot: determination, skiing, life, olympics, coach, athlete, dream, follow your dream, obsession, destiny, unlikely friendships, following a dream ...
Place: britain, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: suspense, humorous, exciting, tense, captivating
Plot: wrestling, family, escapades, youth, rivalry, adaptation, ambition, adventure, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, parents and children, hopes ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 590
Running Brave (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of Billy Mills the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.
Style: realistic, uplifting, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: sport, track and field, running, rivalry, racism, social differences, against the odds, lifestyle, society, power relations, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: kansas, south dakota, campus, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 77K
42 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: baseball, racism, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, human spirit, hopes, athlete and trainer, rise to the top, against the odds, americana, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s, year 1947 ...
Place: usa, new york, cincinnati ohio, pasadena california, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Without Limits (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to Olympics in Munich and his early death at 24 in a car crash.
Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, serious, emotional ...
Plot: sport, running, athlete, rivalry, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, athlete's life, hopes, lifestyle, human spirit, power relations, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1970, year 1972 ...
Place: oregon, usa, helsinki finland, munich germany, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 31K
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, exciting, uplifting, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: human spirit, small town, athlete and trainer, underdog, coach, contests and competitions, track and field, high school, social differences, teenage life, teachers and students, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 7K
Brian's Song (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, sport, terminal illness, cancer, american football, lifestyle, against the odds, society, human spirit, buddies, rivalry, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 184 min.
Story: The film is based on the life of Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian national cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting
Plot: sport, leadership, rise to the top, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, athlete's life, bollywood, sport team, ambition, rivalry, biker, rags to riches ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2000s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 110K
Coach Carter (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, teacher, high school, teachers and students, underdog, human spirit, coach, drugs/alcohol, hardcase students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Tiger Woods Story (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With his father coaching him and his mother providing a strong spiritual influence, Tiger Woods rose to fame and fortune. But his success came at a price, as he endured personal struggles with racism, self-doubt and cultural identity.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, uplifting, realistic
Plot: racism, rising to stardom, parents and children, rise to the top, athlete's life, hotshot hero, interracial relations, family relations, society, lifestyle, rivalry, prodigy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.
Style: sentimental, factual, inspirational, uplifting, exciting ...
Plot: sport, prodigy, rise to the top, soccer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, father son relationship, football player, soccer match, football, rags to riches ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 1K
Bigger (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The inspirational tale of the grandfathers of the fitness movement as we now know it, Joe & Ben Weider. Battling anti-Semitism, racism and extreme poverty, the brothers beat all odds to build an empire & inspire future generations.
Style: captivating, based on true events, realistic, inspirational, serious
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: bodybuilding, fitness, rivalry, athlete's life, rise to the top, sport, colleague colleague relationship, male female relationship, brother brother relationship, bodybuilder, manager
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Chasing Mavericks (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Surfer Jay Moriarity sets out to ride the Northern California break known as Mavericks.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, exciting
Plot: surfing, sport, ambition, friends, lifestyle, coach, teenage life, mentor protege relationship, obsession, surfer, wave, progress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1987
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Any Given Sunday (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, captivating, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, desire for fame, american football, success, coach, ambition, underdog, football, sport team, fame, blind ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.6
 696
Phantom Punch (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: From his discovery by a priest while serving time at the Missouri State Penitentiary to the infamous 'Phantom Punch' by Cassius Clay which effectively ended his career, the movie spans the years from 1950 to Liston's mysterious and ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, rough, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, prison, infidelity, boxer, rape, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, athlete's life ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: sport, follow your dream, athlete's life, youth, high school, ambition, life is a bitch, hopes, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, dedicated educator, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 2K
Tyson (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of Mike Tyson. From his early days as a 12 year old amateur with a powerful punch, to the undisputed title of "Heavyweight Champion of the World", and ultimately to his conviction for rape. The story of his turbulent life moves ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, death of mother, boxer, rags to riches, world champion, father figure, champion, funeral, african american, athlete's life, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.2
 284K
Raging Bull (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, intense, bloody, harsh ...
Plot: rise and fall, paranoia, jealousy, domestic violence, redemption, boxer, self destructing, career, sport, character study, boxing, argument ...
Time: 60s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, year 1941 ...
Place: bronx new york city, chicago illinois, usa, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%