Movies like Borg vs McEnroe

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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 player, tennis, rivalry, arrogance, professional sports, childhood flashback, coach, male objectification, american abroad, determination, verbal abuse, fiance fiancee relationship, nightclub, father son relationship, engaged couple, press conference, mother son relationship, cigarette smoking, pressure, price of fame, champion, tournament, sport, headband, barefoot male ...
Time: year 1980, year 1978
Place: monte carlo, sweden

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and dramatic films with plots about sport, rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, power relations and hopes mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like Borg vs McEnroe: Battle of the Sexes (2017), Rush (2013), The Damned United (2009), The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005), Ali (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, husband wife relationship, friendship, feminism, tennis player, homosexuality, sport, determination ...
Time: year 1973, 20th century, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 8.1
 377K
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, based on true events, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, rise to the top, sport, rivalry, world champion, athlete's life, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, desire for fame, rising to stardom, racecar driver ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1986, year 1975 ...
Place: europe, italy, ibiza, mount fuji, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: realistic, clever, tense, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: soccer, sport, ambition, cup, rivalry, stadium, training, sport team, power relations, workplace, blind ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: yorkshire, brighton, england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, salesman, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, rivalry, society, athlete's life, prodigy, human spirit ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new jersey, boston, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 86K
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: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, boxer, vietnam war, friendship, racism, politics, comeback, civil rights, muslim, african american, sport ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1964 ...
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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, serious, uplifting, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: small town, human spirit, underdog, coach, athlete and trainer, dedicated educator, sport, contests and competitions, teacher, track and field, high school, school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.5
 75K
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, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: baseball, racism, athlete's life, rivalry, sport, human spirit, discrimination, contests and competitions, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, sport team, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, year 1946 ...
Place: new york, usa, pasadena california, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 12K
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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, sport, ambition, power relations, contests and competitions, boxing, bare breasts, hunger, boxer, boxing match ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, year 1980
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.8
 307K
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, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, sport, underdog, change of luck, self destructing, boxer, boxer shorts, jumping rope, documentary filmmaking, siblings relations, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new hampshire, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.1
 59K
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, feel good, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, underdog, football, american football, against the odds, teacher, divorce, jealousy, determination, athlete's life, bad luck, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.2
 276K
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: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, serious, tense ...
Plot: character study, paranoia, rise and fall, domestic violence, jealousy, sport, athlete's life, redemption, boxing, fistfight, boxer, broken nose ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious, sincere, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: sport, athlete, running, athlete's life, contests and competitions, human spirit, athlete and trainer, ambition, hopes, rivalry, power relations, olympics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971, year 1972, year 1970 ...
Place: oregon, usa, finland, munich germany, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 48K
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: sentimental, uplifting, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, american football, college life, ambition, college, working class, athlete's life, football, university, follow your dream, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: uncover truth, concussion, american football, doctor, professional sports, nfl, brain damage, threat, athlete's life, sport, survival, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, california, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.6
 315K
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: talky, witty, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: rise to the top, sport, baseball, success, underdog, team, statistics, mathematics, manager, sport team, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa, oakland california, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, captivating, realistic, uplifting
Plot: sport, bollywood, athlete's life, leadership, rise to the top, ambition, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, sport team, rivalry, rags to riches, captain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2011
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 684
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: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, boxer, rape, prison, infidelity, athlete's life, contests and competitions, african american, downfall, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 570
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: serious, uplifting, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: sport, running, track and field, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, university, racism, ambition, hopes, society, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: kansas, south dakota, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, uplifting, inspirational, factual, serious ...
Plot: sport, prodigy, rise to the top, soccer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, father son relationship, football player, playing football, dream come true, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, desire for fame, football, american football, ambition, coach, success, blind ambition, contests and competitions, training, underdog, stadium ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 106K
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: sincere, touching, captivating, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, high school, human spirit, teacher, teachers and students, underdog, drugs/alcohol, ambition, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, sentimental, feel good, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, contests and competitions, sport, high school, underdog, human spirit, against the odds, football, american football, prejudice, interracial relations, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, death of mother, father figure, boxer, rags to riches, champion, african american, funeral, world champion, prison, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 122K
Foxcatcher (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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: bleak, psychological, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: wrestling, sport, mental illness, murder, obsession, ambition, drugs/alcohol, athlete and trainer, estate, destructive relationship, misfit, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1987
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 67K
Bloodsport (1988)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Frank Dux has entered the "kumite", an illegal underground martial-arts competition where serious injury and even death are not unknown. Chong Li, a particularly ruthless and vicious fighter is the favorite, but then again Dux has not ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, sport, underdog, mixed martial arts, airport, contests and competitions, ambition, buddies, master warrior, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: sport, college, athlete's life, dedicated educator, high school, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rising to stardom, human spirit, athlete and trainer, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 6K
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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: friendship, sport, terminal illness, cancer, american football, underdog, human spirit, american football player, interracial relations, against the odds, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.0
 162K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, athlete's life, comeback, training, underdog, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, boxing, poverty, folk hero, boxer ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Marie Krøyer (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Marie Krøyer is hailed as “the most beautiful woman in Europe” and leads a happy marriage life with her husband the great Danish painter P.S. Krøyer and an adorable daughter. However, not everything in her world is as perfect as it seems, and ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, couple relations, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, fall in love, self discovery, breakup, under the surface, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: racism, athlete's life, hotshot hero, sport, prodigy, rising to stardom, ambition, rivalry, society, contests and competitions, rise to the top, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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