Movies like Draft Day

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Draft Day (2014)
 6.8
 60K
Draft Day (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.
Style: inspirational, exciting, suspense, intense, semi serious, sexy, humorous, talky, tense, feel good ...
Plot: american football, football, negotiation, sport, boss and employee, honest, sport team, overcoming, power relations, ambition, disorder, one last chance, nfl, agent, catastrophe, superhero, race, basketball, lawyer, fight, poker, game, family, college, baseball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, cleveland ohio, san francisco, usa, ohio, seattle, seattle washington

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Most similar movies to Draft Day

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, inspirational and serious films with plots about sport, underdog, ambition, mentor, storytelling, football and transformation mostly in Sport, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Draft Day: Moneyball (2011), Jerry Maguire (1996), Any Given Sunday (1999), The Blind Side (2009), Ballers (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: inspirational, captivating, realistic, feel good, clever ...
Plot: sport, baseball, rise to the top, success, strategy, mathematics, underdog, statistics, obsession, ambition, business, teamwork ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 2000s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey, boston ...
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87%
 7.3
 264K
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Jerry Maguire used to be a typical sports agent: willing to do just about anything he could to get the biggest possible contracts for his clients, plus a nice commission for himself. Then, one day, he suddenly has second thoughts about what ...
Style: motivational, realistic, inspirational, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: starting over, football, career, love story, american football, friendship, greed, workplace romance, agent, introspection, boss and employee, single mother ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, cuba
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100%
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: stylized, intense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, american football, underdog, football, sport team, coach, desire for fame, success, ambition, power relations, fame, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, new jersey, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 328K
The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: inspirational, emotional, touching, motivational, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, teens, chick flick, kids, girls' night
Plot: american football, adoption, life, human spirit, interracial relations, parents and children, strong female character, rising to stardom, christian, football, misfit, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, mississippi, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 7.5
 42K
Ballers (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, sitcom ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american football, sport, athlete's life, ambition, nfl, american football player, betrayal, business, family relations, party, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
We Are Marshall (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, inspirational, compassionate ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, family outing
Plot: sport, football, american football, college, coach, air disaster, survivor, university, interracial friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, football team, happy ending ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, west virginia, california, new jersey, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
For Love of the Game (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A baseball legend almost finished with his distinguished career at the age of forty has one last chance to prove who he is, what he is capable of, and win the heart of the woman he has loved for the past four years.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: baseball, sport, romance, loneliness, unlikely friendships, looking for love, love and romance, athlete's life, career, training, major league, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, bronx new york city, new york yankees, san francisco, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 22K
The Express (2008)
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 ⇓
100%
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Facing the Giants (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.
Style: inspirational, feel good, touching, sentimental, christian film ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: underdog, christian, football, faith, religious, american football, sport, human spirit, athlete and trainer, high school football, ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 71K
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: inspirational, sentimental, feel good, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: american football, underdog, sport, football, follow your dream, teacher, against the odds, determination, team, teamwork, disney, rookie ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My All American (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Freddie Steinmark, an underdog on the gridiron, faces the toughest challenge of his life after leading his team to a championship season.
Style: tense, exciting, sincere, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: american football, football, football team, coach, championship, boyfriend, father son relationship, underdog, sport, baseball, student athlete, girlfriend ...
Time: 60s
Place: texas, austin texas, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, disney, culture clash, rags to riches, athlete's life, fish out of water, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, california, usa, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 49K
The Natural (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An unknown middle-aged batter named Roy Hobbs with a mysterious past appears out of nowhere to take a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of the league in this magical sports fantasy. With the aid of a bat cut from a lightning struck tree, Hobbs ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, atmospheric, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: baseball, sport, corruption, underdog, sport team, redemption, femme fatale, unstoppable, aging, childhood, love, athlete ...
Time: 1930s, year 1984, 20th century, 1920s, year 1939
Place: new york, usa, baltimore, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 11K
The Program (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.
Style: talky, intense, exciting, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: american football, sport, underdog, football, justice, college life, sport team, hopes, lifestyle, human spirit, love triangle, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 47K
Hoosiers (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.
Style: inspirational, realistic, exciting, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: basketball, small town, high school, sport, underdog, athlete and trainer, high school basketball, championship, alcoholic, father son relationship, basketball coach, redemption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 95K
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, inspirational, emotional, factual, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: baseball, racism, sport, against the odds, racial segregation, rivalry, african american, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, americana, human spirit, rise to the top ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1948 ...
Place: boston, new jersey, california, new york, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 95K
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, feel good, compassionate, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: american football, sports injury, sport, football, doctor, professional sports, football player, research, autopsy, brain damage, uncover truth, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, washington d.c., usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Trouble with the Curve (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Slowed by age and failing eyesight, crack baseball scout Gus Lobel takes his grown daughter along as he checks out the final prospect of his career. Along the way, the two renew their bond, and she catches the eye of a young player-turned-scout.
Style: inspirational, melancholic, entertaining, light, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: father daughter relationship, baseball, sport, aging, parent grown child relationship, pitcher, kids and family, destiny, good versus evil, workaholic, recruit, career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, georgia, california, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Two for the Money (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A former college athlete joins forces with a sports consultant to handicap football games for high-rolling gamblers.
Style: intense, serious, tense, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: gambling, sport, greed, father son relationship, football, american football, cons and scams, addiction, bet, rags to riches, workplace, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, las vegas, puerto rico, new jersey, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 14K
Blue Chips (1994)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team aren't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete ...
Style: suspense, intense, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: basketball, sport, underdog, college, contests and competitions, sport team, follow your dream, lifestyle, prodigy, athlete's life, blind ambition, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, boston, texas, chicago illinois, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
North Dallas Forty (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A semi-fictional account of life as a professional Football (American-style) player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s.
Style: sexy, realistic, clever, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: american football, sport, football, addiction, drug abuse, corruption, drugs, business, redemption, dark hero, life philosophy, beer ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Longest Yard (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In this rough-and-tumble yarn, actually filmed on-location at the Georgia State Prision, the cons are the heroes and the guards are the heavies. Eddie Albert is the sadistic warden who'll gladly make any sacrifice to push his guards' ...
Style: humorous, intense, inspirational, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american football, prison, sport, football, underdog, prison escape, farce, crime gone awry, greed, unlikely friendships, prison life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 66K
Gridiron Gang (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.
Style: inspirational, realistic, serious, rough, sincere ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: american football, juvenile delinquency, athlete and trainer, football, sport, prison, underdog, redemption, life philosophy, stereotypes, gangsters, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: realistic, serious, uplifting, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: surfing, mentor protege relationship, sport, coach, progress, lifestyle, ambition, drowning, friends, dedication, championship, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1987
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Junction Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Tom Berenger leads an outstanding cast in this bone-crunching dramatization of legendary college football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's debut at Texas A&M in the summer of 1954. The often unnerving story finds Bryant ducking the ...
Style: tense, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: american football, sport, contests and competitions, teachers and students, discrimination, against the odds, hopes, college, ambition, university, underdog, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Replacements (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Maverick old-guard coach Jimmy McGinty is hired in the wake of a players' strike to help the Washington Sentinels advance to the playoffs. But that impossible dream hinges on whether his replacements can hunker down and do the job. So, McGinty ...
Style: feel good, humorous, inspirational, intense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: sport, american football, underdog, cheerleading, football, adaptation, transformation, contests and competitions, rivalry, hopes, against the odds, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.4
 39K
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, 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 ⇓
22%
 7.5
 63K
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: inspirational, feel good, emotional, sexy, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: american football, football, sport, underdog, motivation, aspiration, ambition, college, american football player, high school, priest, working class ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: indiana, boston, texas, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
All Things Fall Apart (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 50 Cent stars as gifted college running back Deon in this touching drama. Deon's world turns upside down when an unexpected crisis jeopardizes his professional ambitions -- and causes him to look at himself and his life in a new way.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: american football, sport, human spirit, athlete's life, terminal illness, bittersweet, life is a bitch, hopes, ambition, sexual content, black, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Friday Night Lights (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles, is seriously injured during the first game of the season, all hope is lost, and the town's dormant ...
Style: inspirational, intense, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: football, sport, sport team, american football, coach, high school, underdog, championship, athlete's life, career, small town, teenager ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, austin texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%