Movies like Foxcatcher

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Foxcatcher (2014)
 7.0
 122K
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, realistic, tense, serious, atmospheric, stylized, disturbing, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: wrestling, sport, mental illness, murder, obsession, ambition, drugs/alcohol, athlete and trainer, estate, destructive relationship, misfit, unfulfillment, athlete's life, social misfits, contests and competitions, siblings relations, danger, family relations, power relations, life is a bitch, negotiation, split personality, crimes, olympics, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 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 captivating films with plots about sport, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, redemption and power relations mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Foxcatcher: Raging Bull (1980), Unbroken (2014), The Fighter (2010), Phantom Punch (2008), Any Given Sunday (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 276K
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: character study, paranoia, rise and fall, domestic violence, jealousy, sport, athlete's life, redemption, boxing, fistfight, boxer, broken nose ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.2
 125K
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: uplifting, epic, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: captivity, survival, shark, island, war, soldier, prison, human spirit, athlete, raft, u.s. air force, sport ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 307K
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, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, sport, underdog, change of luck, self destructing, boxer, boxer shorts, jumping rope, documentary filmmaking, siblings relations, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new hampshire, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, sport, basketball, heroin, vietnam war, drugs/alcohol, athlete's life, ambition, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, urban, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 684
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: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, 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, 1950s, 1960s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, desire for fame, football, american football, ambition, coach, success, blind ambition, contests and competitions, training, underdog, stadium ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.9
 272K
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: gloomy, psychological, bleak, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: loneliness, aging, wrestling, stripper, life is a bitch, fame, sport, human nature, midlife crisis, ambition, redemption, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.5
 6K
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 ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 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, realistic, stylized, 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 ⇓
66%
 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, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, death of mother, father figure, boxer, rags to riches, champion, african american, funeral, world champion, prison, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 1971, year 1972, year 1970 ...
Place: oregon, usa, finland, munich germany, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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, serious, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, family relations, down on your luck, rise and fall, father daughter relationship, boxing, ambition, unfulfillment, death, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, serious, rough, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sport, boxing, 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 ⇓
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, 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 ⇓
61%
 7.4
 6K
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 ⇓
61%
 7.6
 315K
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: talky, witty, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: rise to the top, sport, baseball, success, underdog, team, statistics, mathematics, manager, sport team, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa, oakland california, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, drunkenness, second chance, wrestling, social worker, 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 ⇓
54%
 6.5
 163
Dempsey (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nominated for two primetime Emmy Awards in 1984, this made-for-TV movie follows the true story of American boxer Jack Dempsey, who became a media sensation in the 1920s as the world heavyweight champion. Based upon the book by Jack Dempsey and ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, uplifting
Plot: sport, world champion, athlete's life, crumbling marriage, adaptation, ambition, rivalry, unlikely criminals, contests and competitions, crime gone awry, uncover truth, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 1920s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: athlete and trainer, rivalry, boxing, contests and competitions, battles, street fighter, sport, urban ghetto, tough heroes, ambition, urban ghetto life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, alabama, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.1
 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: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: underdog, mute or deaf, deaf, wrestling, athlete's life, sport, human spirit, hopes, contests and competitions, against the odds, ambition, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Gabby Douglas Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The true story of Gabby Douglas who becomes the first African American to be named Individual All-Around Champion in artistic gymnastics at the Olympic Games.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: gymnastics, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, follow your dream, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, ambition, hopes, youth, family relations, prodigy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, year 2010, year 1995 ...
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.3
 106K
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: sincere, touching, captivating, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, high school, human spirit, teacher, teachers and students, underdog, drugs/alcohol, ambition, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 12K
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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, sport, ambition, power relations, contests and competitions, boxing, bare breasts, hunger, boxer, boxing match ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, year 1980
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, realistic, tense, cynical ...
Plot: murder, drug abuse, addiction, rise and fall, couple relations, crimes, life is a bitch, siblings relations, showbiz, filmmaking, pornography, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 5K
Legendary (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A book-smart teenager joins his school's wrestling team as a way to reunite his surviving family members, who split apart after the death of his father, a college wrestling legend, 10 years ago.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: wrestling, sport, high school, coming of age, high school life, teenage life, youth, family relations, contests and competitions, rivalry, social relations, broken glass ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, drugs/alcohol, athlete's life, ambition, crimes, rivalry, youth, power relations, friends, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: surfing, sport, ambition, friends, sea disaster, lifestyle, teenage life, mentor protege relationship, progress, wave, dedication, beach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1987
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: sentimental, touching, serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, fish out of water, culture clash, contests and competitions, against the odds, ambition, misfit, disorder, athlete's life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 18K
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: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, human spirit, american football, college, african american, rise to the top, football, racism, ambition, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.0
 69K
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, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, suicide, sport, manager, hustler, money, bar, party, alcohol, billiards, anti heroes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%