Movies like Foxcatcher

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

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Most similar movies to Foxcatcher

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and intense films with plots about ambition, sport, athlete's life, redemption, rivalry, contests and competitions and dialogue mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Foxcatcher: Unbroken (2014), Raging Bull (1980), Any Given Sunday (1999), The Fighter (2010), Fighting (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: bleak, rough, epic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: captivity, u.s. air force, soldier, war, island, survival, shark, life is a bitch, athlete's life, danger, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s
Place: japan, pacific ocean, germany, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
87%
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: realistic, rough, serious, captivating, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, desire for fame, american football, ambition, success, coach, underdog, football, power relations, sport team, contests and competitions, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, florida, miami, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 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 ⇓
85%
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 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: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: athlete and trainer, rivalry, boxing, tough guy, street fighter, ambition, love and romance, power relations, sport, lone hero, father son relationship, fighting movie ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, alabama, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 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, rough, cynical, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: sport, baseball, life is a bitch, athlete's life, historical figure, introspection, writer's life, journalism, baseball player, storytelling, mentor, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s
Place: detroit, usa, georgia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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, life is a bitch, loneliness, fame, ambition, aging, sport, athlete's life, heart attack, wrestler, stripper, veteran ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, touching, captivating, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: boxing, sport, female boxer, sexism, self fulfillment, contests and competitions, athlete's life, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, ambition, rivalry, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, rough, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: bet, wrestling, social worker, second chance, drunkenness, aging, power relations, sleazy, opponent, opposites attract, rivalry, retiring ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: captivating, realistic, gloomy, rough, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, infidelity, prison, rape, boxer, hopes, rise to the top, interracial relations, athlete and trainer, society, prison life, rise and fall ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: serious, cynical, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, unfulfillment, siblings relations, showbiz, rise and fall, ambition, couples, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, champion, father figure, world champion, boxer, rags to riches, death of mother, funeral, athlete's life, life is a bitch, rise to the top, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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: bleak, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: sport, friendship, boxing, comeback, boxing match, boxer, introspection, rivalry, underdog, ambition, heroes, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, suicide, sport, billiards, hustler, manager, party, money, bar, alcohol, success, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: captivating, gloomy, psychological, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: soccer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, bad attitude, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, sport, life is a bitch, sport team, womanizer, drug abuse, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, realistic, exciting
Plot: social misfits, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, gangsters, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, sport, crimes, rise to the top, follow your dream, hopes, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: rough, sincere, serious, talky, factual ...
Plot: sport, runner, underdog, human spirit, contests and competitions, athlete's life, olympics, lifestyle, hopes, college, olympic gold medalist, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 1960, year 1972 ...
Place: oregon, usa, mexico city, munich germany, finland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.4
 200K
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: boxing, athlete's life, contests and competitions, family relations, sport, down on your luck, tragedy, rise and fall, father daughter relationship, death, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: basketball, drug abuse, sport, heroin, vietnam war, life is a bitch, teachers and students, athlete's life, contests and competitions, urban ghetto life, rising to stardom, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, emotional, stylized, sincere, serious ...
Plot: sport, athlete, running, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, hopes, athlete's life, contests and competitions, human spirit, ambition, power relations, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1972, year 1970 ...
Place: oregon, usa, finland, munich germany, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, realistic, uplifting
Plot: power relations, ambition, radiation, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, down on your luck, life turned upside down, contests and competitions, human spirit, disability, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seoul, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.1
 596
Counterpunch (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story. A young boxer, Emilio, from the wrong side of the tracks with big dreams of winning the Golden Gloves boxing championship, finds himself at a cross roads after being locked up. As he fights his way back into the winning circle ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, rough
Plot: ambition, starting over, lifestyle, rivalry, contests and competitions, one more chance, hopes, sport, follow your dream, athlete's life, power relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 2K
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: serious, emotional, sincere, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: underdog, mute or deaf, wrestling, deaf, human spirit, ambition, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete's life, overcoming, sport, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 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: tense, emotional, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, fist fighting, teacher, mixed martial arts, training, martial arts, warrior, sport, contests and competitions, coach, exercise, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, iraq, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, teacher, high school, teachers and students, underdog, human spirit, coach, ambition, hardcase students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.8
 43K
The Fan (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When the San Francisco Giants pay centerfielder Bobby Rayburn $40 million to lead their team to the World Series, no one is happier or more supportive than #1 fan Gil Renard. So when Rayburn becomes mired in the worst slump of his career, the ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, intense, scary ...
Plot: obsession, sport, murder, stalking, psychopath, athlete's life, rivalry, sport team, down on your luck, ambition, danger, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: sport, hip hop, gang, crimes, youth, rivalry, ambition, coming of age, power relations, friends, buddies, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: baseball, sport, fish out of water, underdog, culture clash, scout, misfit, against the odds, recruit, society, unconventional method, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, usa, california, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, sincere, sentimental, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: soccer, sport, ambition, training, rivalry, stadium, sport team, football, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, friendship, football player ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: england, yorkshire, brighton, europe, northern england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, captivating, disturbing, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport, friendship, americana, ambition, friends, sport team, power relations, hopes, uninhibited rivalry, athlete and trainer, cons and scams ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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