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Foxcatcher (2014)
 7.0
 125K
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, serious, stylized, disturbing, tense, atmospheric, thought provoking, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: wrestling, sport, mental illness, obsession, ambition, murder, athlete and trainer, destructive relationship, contests and competitions, athlete's life, power relations, drugs/alcohol, estate, misfit, unfulfillment, social misfits, siblings relations, danger, family relations, life is a bitch, negotiation, crimes, split personality, olympics, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1987
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, dramatic and intense films with plots about ambition, sport, redemption, dialogue, mentor, athlete's life and runaway mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Foxcatcher: Raging Bull (1980), The Fighter (2010), Unbroken (2014), Fighting (2009), The Wrestler (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, serious, tense ...
Plot: paranoia, domestic violence, jealousy, character study, sport, rise and fall, redemption, athlete's life, boxing, boxer, fistfight, broken nose ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, rough, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, sport, boxer, underdog, self destructing, addiction, black eye, title bout, ex boxer, irish american, shame ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, atlantic city new jersey, new hampshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.2
 129K
Unbroken (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.
Style: epic, rough, captivating, bleak, tense ...
Plot: captivity, u.s. air force, war, survival, soldier, island, shark, life is a bitch, military, human spirit, sport, athlete ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: pacific ocean, japan, germany, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 30K
Fighting (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Small-town boy Shawn MacArthur has come to New York City with nothing. Barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets, his luck changes when scam artist Harvey Boarden sees that he has a natural talent for streetfighting. When ...
Style: rough, realistic, exciting, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: athlete and trainer, rivalry, street fighter, boxing, ambition, sport, love and romance, power relations, father son relationship, fighting movie, tough guy, illegal fistfight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 7.9
 276K
The Wrestler (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with ...
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: wrestling, loneliness, life is a bitch, aging, fame, sport, ambition, wrestler, heart attack, athlete's life, father daughter relationship, veteran ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: serious, captivating, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, football, american football, desire for fame, ambition, coach, success, blind ambition, contests and competitions, training, underdog, stadium ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
 7K
Cobb (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Al Stump is a famous sports-writer chosen by Ty Cobb to co-write his official, authorized 'autobiography' before his death. Cobb, widely feared and despised, feels misunderstood and wants to set the record straight about 'the greatest ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, cynical, rough ...
Plot: sport, baseball, athlete's life, writer's life, historical figure, life is a bitch, journalism, introspection, americana, elderly, media, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s
Place: detroit, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.0
 70K
The Hustler (1961)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Fast Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary Minnesota Fats to a high-stakes match.
Style: talky, realistic, tense, clever, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, suicide, sport, bar, party, alcohol, money, manager, hustler, billiards, anti heroes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 7K
Fat City (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: sport, boxer, friendship, boxing match, boxing, comeback, athlete's life, underdog, transporter, neo-noir, ambition, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 6K
Prefontaine (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: It's the true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine, the exciting and sometimes controversial "James Dean of Track," whose spirit captured the heart of the nation! Cocky, charismatic, and tough, "Pre" was a ...
Style: sincere, serious, rough, talky, factual ...
Plot: sport, runner, underdog, athlete's life, contests and competitions, human spirit, olympics, hopes, lifestyle, olympic gold medalist, justice, competition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1960, year 1969, year 1972 ...
Place: oregon, usa, montreal quebec, finland, mexico city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mountain Rivera is at the end of his boxing career after a knockout by Cassius Clay in the seventh round. His left eye is one punch from permanent trauma, his ears turned to cauliflower, his speech slurred from "being hit a million times," ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: bet, second chance, drunkenness, social worker, wrestling, down on your luck, aging, life is a bitch, athlete's life, opposites attract, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 9K
Girlfight (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Diana Guzman begins to train as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers, all while keeping it a secret from her father.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: boxing, sport, female boxer, sexism, athlete's life, underdog, urban ghetto, contests and competitions, follow your dream, parents and children, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 696
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: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, 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, 1960s, 1950s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the rest of his life to the young kids of Harlem. 1996 ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: sport, drug abuse, basketball, heroin, vietnam war, athlete's life, ambition, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, urban, contests and competitions, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 3K
Rated X (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jim and Artie Mitchell, two brothers who entered the porn industry in the early 60's. After creating such legendary porn films as "Behind the Green Door" and "Inside Marily Chambers", they later ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: murder, drug abuse, addiction, rise and fall, couple relations, crimes, life is a bitch, pornography, siblings relations, showbiz, filmmaking, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 323K
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: realistic, captivating, feel good, inspirational, factual ...
Plot: sport, rise to the top, success, baseball, team, manager, ambition, teamwork, hopes, underdog, mathematics, coach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, california, oakland california, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 1969, year 1971, year 1970 ...
Place: oregon, usa, finland, helsinki finland, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 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: gloomy, serious, stylized, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: athlete's life, soccer, drugs/alcohol, sport, contests and competitions, brazilian, rise and fall, ambition, life is a bitch, womanizer, sport team, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 194K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and ...
Style: touching, rough, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, family relations, down on your luck, boxing, rise and fall, tragedy, father daughter relationship, death, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 110K
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: touching, sincere, captivating, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, high school, teacher, teachers and students, human spirit, underdog, drugs/alcohol, ambition, hardcase students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, sport, ambition, sport team, rivalry, training, football, athlete and trainer, friendship, contests and competitions, stadium, football player ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: england, yorkshire, brighton, europe, northern england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 17K
Eight Men Out (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The great Chicago White Sox team of 1919 is the saddest team to ever win a pennent. The team is bitter at their penny pincher owner, Charles Comiskey, and at their own teammates. Gamblers take advantage of this opportunity to offer some players $ to ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: baseball, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, historical figure, friendship, cons and scams, sport team, ambition, dishonesty, hopes, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, father figure, champion, world champion, funeral, african american, death of mother, rags to riches, boxer, prison, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 400K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine ...
Style: emotional, tense, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, fist fighting, teacher, martial arts, training, contests and competitions, sport, mixed martial arts, exercise, coach, ambition, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, atlantic city new jersey, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Don King: Only in America (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A cinematic portrait of the famous fight promoter and boxing manager.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, urban ghetto, gangsters, sport, tragic hero, underdog, contests and competitions, rise and fall, human spirit, ambition, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 12K
Above the Rim (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: sport, hip hop, gang, athlete's life, drugs/alcohol, ambition, crimes, rivalry, youth, power relations, basketball, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 1960s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce, but he continued to ignore her. So she shot ...
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, clever, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, drugs/alcohol, urban, rock, social misfits, assassination attempt, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, deadly, misfit, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 13K
Lenny (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establisment as too obscene for the public.
Style: bleak, clever, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: stripper, judaism, jewish, comedian, kiss, against the rules, rise and fall, civil rights, performer's life, drug abuse, fighting the system, stand-up comedian ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, touching, sad, rough, bleak ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, determination, underdog, follow your dream, human spirit, boxing, feminism, training, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, missouri, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The true story of Olympic gold medalist Gail Devers (Charlayne Woodard) and her fight to combat Graves disease while becoming the fastest female sprinter in the world. From a setback in Seoul that nearly costs her the use of her feet to her ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, sport, down on your luck, life turned upside down, disability, hopes, unfulfillment, contests and competitions, human spirit, athlete and trainer, ambition, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seoul, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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