Movies like Borg vs. McEnroe

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Borg vs. McEnroe (2017)
 6.9
 31K
Borg vs. McEnroe (2017)
Original name: Borg vs McEnroe
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: serious, tense, captivating, exciting, based on true events
Plot: tennis player, rivalry, tennis, professional sports, arrogance, coach, childhood memory, male objectification, nightclub, father son relationship, american abroad, fiance fiancee relationship, press conference, determination, domineering father, engaged couple, mother son relationship, champion, tournament, price of fame, female nudity, male nudity, personal growth, male full rear nudity, athlete ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 70s, year 1976, year 1979, 20th century, year 1978
Place: monte carlo, monaco, sweden, new york, eastern europe, stockholm sweden, london

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Most similar movies to Borg vs. McEnroe

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, captivating, realistic and inspirational films with plots about sport, rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, power relations and hopes mostly in Biography, Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like Borg vs. McEnroe: The Damned United (2009), Hands of Stone (2016), Rush (2013), King Richard (2021), Concussion (2015). 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, sentimental, sincere, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: soccer, football, ambition, sport, rivalry, training, sport team, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, friendship, ego clash, career ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, mallorca ...
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100%
 6.6
 16K
Hands of Stone (2016)
Genre: 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: captivating, realistic, exciting, tense, serious
Plot: rivalry, rags to riches, sport, boxer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, boxing, boxing match, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, year 1980
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 8.1
 468K
Rush (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, 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: inspirational, realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, racecar driver, rise to the top, automobile racing, race car, fame, race, world champion, success, rivalry, motor sport, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1976, year 1975 ...
Place: europe, ibiza, mount fuji, japan, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 90K
King Richard (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The story of how Richard Williams served as a coach to his daughters Venus and Serena, who will soon become two of the most legendary tennis players in history.
Style: thought provoking, breathtaking, disturbing, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: father, tennis, tennis player, family, father daughter relationship, rivalry, coach, athlete and trainer, rising to stardom, family relations, sport, athlete's life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.1
 94K
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, thought provoking, realistic, serious, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: american football, sports injury, uncover truth, doctor, brain damage, professional sports, sport, sport team, threat, life is a bitch, athlete's life, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, california, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 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, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, death of mother, father figure, champion, rags to riches, funeral, professional athlete, world champion, athlete's life, power relations, athlete and trainer, prison ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 18K
The Program (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.
Style: inspirational, serious, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Plot: cyclist, investigation, doping, suspicion, disease, journalist, sport, doctor, coach, press conference, professional sports, competitiveness ...
Time: 2000s, year 1999, 90s, 80s, 70s
Place: new jersey, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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, captivating, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: golf, rags to riches, sport, underdog, athlete's life, prodigy, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, social differences, talented, championship ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s, 60s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new jersey, boston, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: sincere, captivating, exciting, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: olympics, sport, athlete's life, hopes, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, athlete and trainer, human spirit, competition, track and field ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969, year 1970 ...
Place: oregon, usa, helsinki finland, munich germany, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.6
 410K
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: captivating, inspirational, realistic, feel good, serious ...
Plot: rise to the top, success, underdog, mathematics, sport, strategy, baseball, manager, statistics, ambition, teamwork, team ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, oakland california, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 38K
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, captivating, uplifting, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, underdog, teenager, sport, track and field, mentor, dedicated educator, small town, sport team, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 70K
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, captivating, serious, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, american football, follow your dream, football, against the odds, determination, teacher, sport, team, teamwork, rookie, training ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 99K
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: uplifting, touching, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: boxing, civil rights, muslim, friendship, racism, african american, comeback, politics, rise to the top, human spirit, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1974
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 62K
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: football, underdog, american football, working class, college life, ambition, sport team, family relations, aspiration, sport, college, against the odds ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 11K
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, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: female boxer, sport, boxing, training, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, boxer, determination, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.2
 131
Crazy Canucks (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the book White Circus by Ken Read, this is the story of the Canadian skiing legends that became the first North Americans to crack the Euro dominated World Cup Circuit in 1975
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting
Plot: skiing, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, underdog, olympics, sport, ski, religion, canadian, sport competition, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975, year 1974
Place: canada, europe, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 93K
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, serious, emotional, factual, touching ...
Plot: baseball, racism, racial segregation, against the odds, rivalry, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, americana, human spirit, rise to the top, hopes, african american ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1948, post world war two, year 1945 ...
Place: new york, usa, missouri, chicago illinois, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.5
 811
Best (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The life story of former Manchester United football legend, George Best.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, emotional
Plot: athlete's life, rising to stardom, ambition, sport team, sport, life is a bitch, rivalry, celebrity culture, professional sports, football player, unfulfillment, playing football ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, manchester, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.7
 721
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, serious, touching, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: olympics, track and field, rivalry, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, society, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: usa, south dakota, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 5K
Drift (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the 70s two brothers battle killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, tense
Plot: surfing, friendship, sport, family business, family relations, brother brother relationship, biker, rivalry, society, workplace, siblings relations, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: uplifting, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: surfing, mentor protege relationship, coach, lifestyle, progress, ambition, drowning, friends, sport, friendship, championship, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1987
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 3K
Bigger (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
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, inspirational, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: bodybuilding, rivalry, fitness, bodybuilder, sport, rise to the top, athlete's life, coworker relationship, male female relationship, manager, brother brother relationship
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 1K
Heleno (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Brazil
Duration: 116 min.
Story: José Henrique Fonseca crafts an ambitious and long overdue homage to a central icon in Brazil’s 20th century history. Reminiscent of film noir classics, the biopic tells the glorious and tragic story of the legendary football striker Heleno de ...
Style: stylized, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, rise and fall, bad attitude, couples, drug abuse, life is a bitch, rivalry, womanizer, sport, troublemaker ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Remember the Titans (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, racial tension, american football, african american, football, coach, friendship, prejudice, racial prejudice, contests and competitions, human spirit, high school ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, usa, southern usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: inspirational, serious, realistic, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: following a dream, sport, contests and competitions, rise to the top, athlete's life, prodigy, soccer, ambition, rivalry, youth, rags to riches, father son relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.8
 360K
The Fighter (2010)
Genre: Action, 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, inspirational, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, underdog, athlete's life, training, sport, loyalty, arrest, addiction, drug abuse, self destructing, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1993
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new hampshire, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Summer of '92 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Denmark, UK, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The 1992 Danish football team competes for the European Championship.
Style: humorous, captivating, sincere, tense, visually appealing
Plot: football player, male objectification, party, drunkenness, football team, tournament, football, training camp, soccer coach, cancer patient, sick child, sport team ...
Time: year 1990, year 1992, 90s
Place: sweden, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Frankie & Alice (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A drama centered on a go-go dancer with multiple personality disorder who struggles to remain her true self and begins working with a psychotherapist to uncover the mystery of the inner ghosts that haunt her.
Style: psychological, serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: split personality, dissociative identity disorder, mental illness, racism, dancer, illness, power relations, identity crisis, doctors and patients, haunted by the past, misfit, black woman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1957, 50s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.5
 793
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, rough, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, black american, prison, infidelity, sport, rise and fall, discrimination, racism, prison life, follow your dream, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.
Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: american football, athlete and trainer, rise to the top, sport, sport team, ambition, contests and competitions, small town, youth, rivalry, coach, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%