Movies like When the Game Stands Tall

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When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
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When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.
Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, sincere, serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: american football, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, sport, sport team, ambition, contests and competitions, small town, youth, rivalry, coach, social relations, friends, hopes, small town life, high school, supportive spouse, human spirit, stadium, dedicated educator, power relations, high school sports, high school football
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california, oakland california

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Most similar movies to When the Game Stands Tall

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about sport, ambition, hopes, athlete and trainer, power relations, human spirit and rivalry mostly in Drama, Sport and Family genres. Some movies like When the Game Stands Tall: Underdogs (2013), McFarland, USA (2015), Remember the Titans (2000), Facing the Giants (2006), 23 Blast (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Underdogs (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in rural Ohio, the birthplace of football, UNDERDOGS is the story of a small-town high school football team destined to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community.
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: high school, underdog, sport, sport team, rivalry, ambition, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, against the odds, teenage love, human spirit, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
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100%
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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, uplifting, captivating, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, underdog, small town, sport, track and field, sport team, contests and competitions, dedicated educator, teacher, school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, united states, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Remember the Titans (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, football, sport team, coach, friendship, african american, prejudice, contests and competitions, human spirit, high school, against the odds, american football ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: united states, usa, southern usa, virginia, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: feel good, touching, inspirational, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: underdog, football, christian, athlete and trainer, religious, faith, sport, human spirit, athlete's life, ambition, against the odds, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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23 Blast (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe handicapped life or bravely return to the life he once knew and the sport he still loves.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, human spirit, blindness, disability, athlete's life, ambition, sport, society, hopes, life turned upside down, high school, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, united states, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Final Season (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job and ditches his wedding plans to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, baseball movie, against the odds, ambition, youth, hopes, lifestyle, rivalry, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Crooked Arrows (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.
Style: uplifting, exciting, sincere, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, high school, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition, native american, rivalry, human spirit, against the odds, social relations, athlete and trainer, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Hurricane Season (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on true events amid the wreckage and chaos dealt by Hurricane Katrina; one basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana just will not give up. Coach Al Collins(Forest Whitaker), gathers other players from hard-hit schools and builds a team actually ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, starting over, contests and competitions, sport team, athlete and trainer, human spirit, high school, rise to the top, youth, hopes, against the odds, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Junction Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 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, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: sport, discrimination, against the odds, teachers and students, contests and competitions, hopes, college, athlete's life, youth, tough heroes, athlete and trainer, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Believe in Me (2006)
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: touching, serious, realistic, basketball movie
Plot: high school sports, small town, sport, against the odds, underdog, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions, prodigy, youth, rivalry, working class ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, rough, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, athlete and trainer, american football, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, ambition, youth, teenage life, human spirit, football, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Season on the Brink (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers" is based on the best-selling book by John Feinstein. The movie chronicles Indiana's 1985-86 season, when Knight granted Feinstein unprecedented access to the ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, captivating, basketball movie
Plot: ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, sport team, lifestyle, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, underdog, hopes, basketball, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Hoosiers (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
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: realistic, emotional, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, small town, underdog, high school, athlete and trainer, sport, championship, sport team, human spirit, ambition, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Hometown Legend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A teenage drifter finds an opportunity to turn his life around when he joins a high-school football program with a hard-nosed coach.
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: high school, small town, athlete's life, leadership, against the odds, teenage life, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, rivalry, sport, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Touchback (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A former high-school football star loses his shot at a college scholarship due to a devastating gridiron injury, but gets a second chance at living his dream.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, captivating, disturbing, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: american football, back in time, small town, contests and competitions, small town life, teenage life, social relations, one more chance, dream come true, sent to the past, ex athlete, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, uplifting, serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, human spirit, american football, racism, ambition, college, society, success, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, new york, united states, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: college, coach, football, sport, air disaster, survivor, university, sport team, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, struggle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, west virginia, california, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Monday Night Mayhem (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The early years of a television sports powerhouse are chronicled as ABC becomes a player in the NFL coverage by putting their full resources into a major showcase. Executive Roone Arledge (John Heard) recruits former Dallas Cowboys quarterback ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: american football, rise to the top, ambition, showbiz, sport, rivalry, introspection, contests and competitions, celebrity culture, hopes, athlete's life, gambling ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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One on One (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Henry Steele is a basketball phenom at his small town high school, but when he matriculates to a big city university on a scholarship, soon realizes that he has few skills outside the sport. Expected by his coach to contribute significantly to the ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, small town, basketball, coach, sport, young lovers, youth, ambition, follow your dream, college life, athlete and trainer, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Slaughter Rule (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, teenage life, athlete's life, ambition, love and romance, hopes, youth, human nature, friendship, sport team, sport, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Friday Night Lights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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Story: Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series based around a high school football team situated in Texas. The series takes place in the fictional town of Dillon: a small, close-knit community in rural Texas. Particular focus is given to ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, athlete and trainer, sport team, contests and competitions, friendship, football, coach, teenage life, human spirit, career, ambitious, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Madison (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1971, air-conditioner repairman and boat enthusiast Jim McCormick entertains his desire to 'go down' as a legend in the record books when the Gold Cup hydroplane boat race improbably comes to his small town of Madison, Indiana. ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, follow your dream, against the odds, hopes, ship, friendship, unemployment, lifestyle, rising to stardom, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Mighty Macs (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, emotional, sincere, serious
Plot: mother superior, college, catholic school, sport, against the odds, human spirit, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, feminism, basketball ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Friday Night Lights (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
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: captivating, serious, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport team, coach, high school, career, football, party, championship, sport, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, struggle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, united states, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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From the Rough (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The coach of a women's swim team parlays her success into an opportunity to build her school's men's golf team.
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, serious, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, against the odds, athlete's life, human spirit, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, once in a lifetime opportunity, lifestyle, ambition, golf, social misfits, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Seven Days in Utopia (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Talent can only get you so far. For golfer Luke Chisholm, that turns out to be Utopia, Texas -- where he's left stranded after blowing his pro debut.
Style: sincere, uplifting, captivating, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: wise man, golf, human spirit, teaching the ways of the world, sport, ambition, athlete and trainer, introspection, small town, athlete's life, hopes, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 297
Glove (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Kim Sang-nam (Jeong Jae-yeong), a hot-tempered former professional baseball player, is sent to the countryside to coach a team of hearing-impaired players in order to avoid media coverage of his recent involvement in an assault case. At first, Kim ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, exciting
Plot: mute or deaf, baseball, contests and competitions, sport, power relations, social relations, misfit, hopes, youth, athlete and trainer, against the odds, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 737
Believe (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young, gifted soccer player who gets into trouble for a petty crime is brought to the attention of former Manchester United coach Matt Busby, who comes out of retirement to help the boy and his teammates.
Style: realistic, uplifting, captivating, inspirational, feel good ...
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, sport team, human spirit, athlete and trainer, orphan, talent, football player ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Fast Girls (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A street smart runner develops an intense rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy young athlete.
Style: uplifting, feel good, exciting, touching, serious ...
Plot: athlete's life, contests and competitions, society, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, running, friendship, rivalry, sport team, social differences, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Opponent (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Patty Sullivan (Erica Eleniak) is a battered woman who decides to take charge of her life by taking boxing lessons to better protect herself when her boyfriend becomes violent. Patty soon learns she has some talent for boxing and sets her sights on ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, rough, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: female boxer, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, against the odds, human spirit, rise to the top, lifestyle, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%