Movies like I, Tonya

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I, Tonya (2017)
 7.5
 141K
I, Tonya (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U. S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
Plot: abusive mother, domestic violence, mother daughter relationship, figure skating, fondling, sport, poverty, emotional abuse, rivalry, overbearing mother, taunting, boxing, bodyguard, violence, fbi, female nudity, sex scene, gun, restaurant, betrayal, divorce, violence against a woman, tragedy, ice skater, child abuse ...
Time: 1990s, year 1986, year 1991, year 1994, year 1992, year 2003
Place: minneapolis minnesota, portland oregon

Most similar movies to I, Tonya

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and interesting films with plots about friendship, husband wife relationship, drinking, father son relationship, ambition, mother daughter relationship and storytelling mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like I, Tonya: The Fighter (2010), Lovelace (2013), The Look of Love (2013), Raging Bull (1980), Ali (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, uplifting, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, sport, underdog, self destructing, boxer, addiction, title bout, black eye, shame, irish american, ex boxer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, atlantic city new jersey, new hampshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.2
 36K
Lovelace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Style: sexual, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, porn actress, porn star, redemption, porn, artists and showbiz, exploit, life is a bitch, lifestyle, actor's life, innocence lost, filmmaking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1970, year 2002
Place: usa, florida, malibu california, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
The Look of Love (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul Raymond builds a porn, entertainment and real estate empire that makes him the wealthiest man in Britain, but drugs doom his beloved daughter, Debbie.
Style: offbeat, sexual, sexy, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: pornography, parents and children, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, drugs/alcohol, family relations, porn, nightlife, couples, dishonesty, family problems, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: england, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 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, domestic violence, jealousy, redemption, boxer, self destructing, career, sport, character study, boxing, argument ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 40s, year 1947 ...
Place: bronx new york city, chicago illinois, new york, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 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, thought provoking, captivating, tense, uplifting ...
Plot: boxing, friendship, comeback, civil rights, muslim, african american, politics, vietnam war, racism, boxer, athlete's life, impersonating ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1974 ...
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.0
 23K
Ice Princess (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: With the help of her coach, her parents, and the boy who drives the Zamboni machine, nothing can stop Casey from realizing her dream to be a champion figure skater.
Style: touching, sentimental, inspirational, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, kids
Plot: figure skating, sport, rivalry, teenage life, high school, athlete's life, competition, contests and competitions, family, school, love, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, melancholic, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: journalist, rescue, soldier, terrorism, journalism, rescue mission, fish out of water, interview, murder, disguise, battle, female journalist ...
Time: year 2003, year 2005, 2000s, year 2006, year 2004
Place: afghanistan, middle east, glasgow scotland, big ben london, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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: realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: rivalry, rags to riches, power relations, ambition, athlete and trainer, sport, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ass, sex scene, fight, father son relationship ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 60s, year 1980
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, feminism, husband wife relationship, friendship, tennis player, homosexuality, women's rights, determination ...
Time: year 1973, year 1972, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Swimming Upstream (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young man aspiring for recognition of his talents battles against his estranged father's sentiment towards him as the father deals with his own demons.
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: swimming, sport, domestic violence, swimmer, dysfunctional family, hopes, follow your dream, parents and children, contests and competitions, athlete's life, family relations, human spirit ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 60s, 20th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, harvard university, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, captivating, tense
Plot: wrestling, family, escapades, youth, rivalry, ambition, adaptation, lifestyle, adventure, mentor, friendship, coming of age ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: clever, captivating, realistic, biting, cynical ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, wall street, cons and scams, millionaire, hotshot hero, blind ambition, money, greed, yuppie, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1983, year 1987
Place: usa, new york, mediterranean sea, las vegas, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, kidnapping, mistaken identity, friendship, drug dealing, drug abuse, coming of age, crimes, disorder, social decay, youth, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
 77K
Vice (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House ...
Plot: vice president, iraq war, september 11 2001, war on terror, alcohol, crying woman, attack, tv news, hit by a car, alcoholic, fight, u.s. president ...
Time: year 1978, year 2001, year 1968, 2010s, year 1976 ...
Place: washington d.c., united states, pentagon, cambodia, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 8.0
 165K
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: sincere, sentimental, uplifting, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, athlete's life, comeback, underdog, follow your dream, boxing, financial problem, poverty, training, humiliation, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
24 7: Twenty Four Seven (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a typical English working-class town, the juveniles have nothing more to do than hang around in gangs. One day, Alan Darcy, a highly motivated man with the same kind of youth experience, starts trying to get the young people off the street and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: sport, boxing, idealism, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, hopes, youth, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, drugs/alcohol, loan ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: england, europe, cornwall, wales, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.4
 32K
Slap Shot (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: To build up attendance at their games, the management of a struggling minor-league hockey team signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose job is to demolish the opposition.
Style: humorous, cynical, exciting, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ice hockey, sport, small town, violence, hockey, contests and competitions, partners, ambition, underdog, sport team, opponent, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 300
Photographer (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story is freely inspired by the life and work of Jan Saudek, who is probably the most well-known Czech photographer internationally and has indisputably been involved in the development of international photography. He has exhibited and sold his ...
Plot: vulgar language, woman in bathtub, crying, mother daughter relationship, painting, flashback, strong female character, father daughter relationship, photographer, widower, envy, plagiarism ...
Time: 1990s
Place: prague, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The behind the scenes story of the life of A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son Christopher Robin.
Style: factual, melancholic, thought provoking, cynical
Plot: father son relationship, husband wife relationship, fame, children's book, childhood, maggot, marital problem, playwright, nanny, teddy bear, game playing, little boy ...
Time: post world war one, year 1941
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Life During Wartime (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. Follows Solondz's film Happiness (1998).
Style: dark humor, disturbing, psychological, humorous, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pedophile, crumbling marriage, hopes, couple relations, family relations, haunted by the past, family problems, family life, perversion, sexual perversion, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami, new jersey, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 22K
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: inspirational, rough, realistic, intense, exciting ...
Plot: underdog, comeback, boxer, broken neck, sport, boxing, male objectification, hopes, training, duel, rivalry, adaptation ...
Place: rhode island, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 39K
Varsity Blues (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In small-town Texas, high school football is a religion, 17-year-old schoolboys carry the hopes of an entire community onto the gridiron every Friday night. When star quarterback Lance Harbor suffers an injury, the Coyotes are forced to regroup ...
Style: sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: small town, cheerleader, sport, high school, coming of age, obsession, police car, party, american football, football, human spirit, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Play It to the Bone (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two aging fighters in LA, friends, get a call from a Vegas promoter because his undercard fighters for a Mike Tyson bout that night are suddenly unavailable. He wants them to box each other. They agree as long as the winner gets a shot at the ...
Style: semi serious, talky, exciting, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, friendship, contests and competitions, underdog, athlete's life, hopes, boxing, ambition, on the road, desert, love triangle, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Mary Stuart attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Style: serious, realistic, bad ending, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, rivalry, royal court, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, political unrest, state affairs, queen elizabeth i, queen, female protagonist, protestant, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, realistic, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, football, underdog, teacher, determination, against the odds, jealousy, divorce, american football, new job, rookie, success ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 111K
The Masterpiece (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An aspiring actor in Hollywood meets an enigmatic stranger by the name of Tommy Wiseau, the meeting leads the actor down a path nobody could have predicted; creating the worst movie ever made.
Style: based on true events, light, humorous, feel good, talky
Plot: ambition, hollywood, filmmaking, strange person, making of, aspiring actor, friendship between men, film within a film, bigger dreams, promise, jealousy, ends with biographical notes ...
Time: year 2003, 2000s, 1990s, year 1998
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 4K
Gracie (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: high school, soccer, feminism, follow your dream, athlete's life, siblings relations, athlete and trainer, gender, teenage life, human spirit, death in the family, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 33K
Stronger (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.
Style: based on true events, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, compassionate
Plot: explosion, hospital, bombing, rehabilitation, terrorist bombing, conspiracy, investigation, physical therapy, husband wife relationship, friendship, brother brother relationship, saving a life ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Life of the Party (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Story: A group of friends plan an intervention to help their pal address his drinking problem. Things go awry when the shrink they hired fails to show up
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: friendship, suburbs, family problems, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, love and romance, parents and children, crumbling marriage, suburban life, social decay, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 44K
Bad Words (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A misanthropic man sets out to exact revenge on his estranged father, by finding a loophole and attempting to win the National Spelling Bee as an adult. Figuring it would destroy his father, and everything he's worked so hard for as head of the ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, offbeat, not serious, cynical ...
Audience: kids
Plot: spelling bee, competition, friendship, vengeance, obsession, notoriety, disorder, temperamental, opponent, misfit, championship, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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