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Jappeloup (2013)
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Jappeloup (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A true sports story that utterly defies the odds, Duguay’s film captures the wild ups and downs of the Olympics-bound career of legendary equine star Jappeloup and his troubled rider, locked in a tense relationship with his horseman father and forever uncertain of his own skills as an equestrian
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: equestrian, sport, horse, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, animal training, underdog, passionate interest, olympics, rider horse relationship, friendship, supportive parent, once promising, lawyer, life, pregnancy, coach, journey, death of father, fired from the job, training, world cup, loss of father ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1986, year 1982, year 1984, year 1988
Place: france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about sport, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, hopes, athlete's life and underdog mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Jappeloup: Of Women and Horses (2011), Crazy Canucks (2004), The Cup (2011), Carnera: The Walking Mountain (2008), The Hammer (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Of Women and Horses (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Enraged by the sale of the vaulting horse that she'd been promised as hers to ride, Gracieuse, a talented rider, dumps her job at a stable. She starts again from zero by accepting work as a groom at a dressage stud farm adjacent to her ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: equestrian, ambition, starting over, follow your dream, contests and competitions, hopes, workplace, sport, animal training, boss and employee, athlete and trainer, horse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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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, ski, sport, winter olympics, religion, canadian, sport competition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975, year 1974
Place: canada, europe, alps
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The Cup (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At the heart of this true story is Damien Oliver, a young jockey who loses his only brother in a tragic racing accident, hauntingly reflecting of the way their father died 27 years earlier. After suffering through a series of discouraging defeats, ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: horse, horse race, jockey, sport, death of father, rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, human spirit, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Carnera: The Walking Mountain (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Italy, Romania
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The life of Primo Carnera a.k.a. "Ambling Alp", Italian professional boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from June 1933 to June 1934, but also accused by some of having ties to the mob.
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: boxer, athlete's life, ambition, against the odds, follow your dream, boxing, prodigy, rise to the top, sport, hopes, contests and competitions, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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Seve (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Despite being blocked at almost every turn in pursuit of the sport he loved, Seve Ballesteros fought against adversity to become the most spectacular and charismatic golfer to ever play the game.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: golf, ambition, athlete's life, rise to the top, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bert & Dickie (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thrown together just five weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics, Bert Bushnell (Doctor Who's Matt Smith) and Dickie Burnell (Sam Hoare) defied all the odds and made history in the double sculls. This is the story of how they did it ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, exciting
Plot: competition, ambition, athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, contests and competitions, rivalry, lifestyle, sport, teamwork, bbc ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1948
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Secretariat (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin - manages to ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, touching, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: horse, horse race, sport, racehorse, against the odds, disney, horse riding, underdog, stallion, horse ranch, equestrian, animals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: realistic, captivating, exciting, tense, inspirational ...
Plot: boxing, sport, boxer, boxing match, sex scene, fight, rags to riches, rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, year 1980
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Champions (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of jockey Bob Champion who overcame cancer to win the 1981 Grand National
Style: sad, captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: horse, horse race, racehorse, doctors and patients, equestrian, chemotherapy, cancer, family relations, power relations, athlete's life, follow your dream, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the late 1930s, a young machinist named Maurice Richard distinguished himself as a ice hockey player of preternatural talent. Although that was enough to get him into the Montreal Canadiens, his frequent injuries cost him the confidence of his ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: ice hockey, sport, hockey player, rivalry, discrimination, factory, athlete's life, protest, working class, human spirit, contests and competitions, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1955, year 1952 ...
Place: quebec, boston, new york, montreal, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, uplifting, captivating, touching ...
Plot: track and field, running, disney, native american, male objectification, runner, olympics, rivalry, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: usa, south dakota, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Perfect Game (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA, Mexico
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, disturbing, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: baseball, sport, youth, against the odds, ambition, rise to the top, rivalry, young heroes, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1957
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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50 to 1 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when they learn their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies to run in the Kentucky Derby. Based on the true story of Mine That Bird, the cowboys must overcome impossible ...
Style: feel good, uplifting, realistic, touching, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Million Dollar Arm (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) dreams up a wild game plan to find Major League Baseball’s next great pitcher from a pool of cricket players in India. He soon discovers two young men who can throw a ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, touching, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, california, usa, new jersey, boston
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Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, suspense, disturbing, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, inspirational
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ⇓
38%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Season on the Brink (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, captivating
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
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Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: basketball, youth, power relations, sport team, dedicated educator, life is a bitch, sport, prodigy, contests and competitions, tragic hero, rising to stardom, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, suspense
Plot: female boxer, rivalry, family relations, ambition, friendship, athlete's life, youth, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, parents and children, sport, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
Style: inspirational, emotional, factual, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: american football, sport, african american, athlete and trainer, racism, college, human spirit, football, courage, friendship, mentor, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 60s, 50s
Place: usa, new york, texas, new jersey, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Undefeated (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lex 'El Animal' Vargas is a promising Portorican boxer in Queens, but lacks ambition to aim for the big career. That changes after his brother Paulie is accidentally shot dead by a teenager in an amateur hold-up on their late dad's ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, suspense
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: basketball, high school sports, sport, small town, rivalry, contests and competitions, underdog, ambition, youth, prodigy, hopes, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: sport, cricket the game, rags to riches, ambition, rise to the top, athlete's life, sport team, rising to stardom, rivalry, contests and competitions, leadership, captain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, 2000s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Kano (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: A Taiwanese high school baseball team travels to Japan in 1931 to compete in a national tournament.
Style: uplifting, captivating, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: sport, baseball, rivalry, ambition, against the odds, athlete's life, youth, sport team, society, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: japan, taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 54K
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, put a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation ...
Style: inspirational, touching, factual, uplifting, captivating ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: usa, canada, boston, new jersey, milwaukee wisconsin ...
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32%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%