Movies like When the Game Stands Tall

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When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
 6.7
 14K
When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, 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: sport, american football, athlete and trainer, ambition, sport team, rise to the top, contests and competitions, small town, youth, rivalry, social relations, coach, friends, human spirit, hopes, small town life, high school, dedicated educator, supportive spouse, power relations, stadium, high school sports, high school football
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california

Most similar movies to When the Game Stands Tall

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about ambition, sport, hopes, athlete and trainer, rivalry, power relations and human spirit mostly in Drama, Sport and Family genres. Some movies like When the Game Stands Tall: McFarland, USA (2015), Hometown Legend (2002), Crooked Arrows (2012), The Final Season (2007), Underdogs (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
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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, exciting, uplifting, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: human spirit, small town, athlete and trainer, underdog, coach, contests and competitions, track and field, high school, social differences, teenage life, ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sincere, serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Plot: sport, high school, small town, ambition, working class, americana, society, lifestyle, high school life, athlete's life, hopes, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, feel good, sincere, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, high school, rivalry, underdog, athlete and trainer, family, contests and competitions, hopes, human spirit, teenage life, youth, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: sentimental, touching, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: baseball, sport, small town, coach, high school sports, social relations, power relations, sport team, rivalry, underdog, ambition, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 878
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: realistic, serious, feel good, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, high school, high school life, against the odds, family, one last chance, follow your dream, athlete's life, parents and children, hopes, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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 ⇓
67%
 6.5
 4K
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, serious, uplifting, football movie
Audience: family outing
Plot: back in time, small town, cheerleader, petition, band, dream come true, athlete's life, sport, family, contests and competitions, hopes, sent to the past ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.1
 866
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: serious, touching, realistic, basketball movie
Plot: sport, small town, high school sports, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, small town life, underdog, rivalry, power relations, sport team ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.5
 2K
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: realistic, uplifting, serious, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, sport, religions or cults, power relations, social relations, sport team, disability, ambition, high school, hopes, life turned upside down, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
 30K
The Rookie (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, athlete and trainer, family, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, ambition, dream come true, parents and children, one more chance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: sincere, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: sport, hardcase students, university, underdog, college, rivalry, out of the way, athlete's life, teachers and students, hopes, village life, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: realistic, uplifting, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, sport, forces of nature, against the odds, society, starting over, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, hopes, high school, human spirit, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.6
 50K
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: touching, sentimental, uplifting, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, ambition, working class, college life, american football, football, college, obsessive quest, human spirit, loss of friend, priest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 1K
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: realistic, serious, touching, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: college, small town, sport, coach, basketball, underdog, rivalry, university, city life, teaching the ways of the world, contests and competitions, hopes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 1K
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: feel good, serious, realistic
Plot: sport, athlete's life, urban ghetto life, athlete and trainer, underdog, friendship, rivalry, unemployment, human spirit, contests and competitions, hopes, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Alley Cats Strike (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of hip retro teenage outsiders become involved in an interschool bowling rivalry.
Style: sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: bowling, youth, best friends, social differences, misfit, high school life, rivalry, friendship, ambition, small town, disorder, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 166
The Kid (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jimmy Albright is a young athlete with a passion for boxing. His mentor, Harry Sloan, an aging trainer and former boxer, sees Jimmy's potential, not only as a boxer but as a young man. With Harry's guidance, Jimmy trains and fights his way ...
Style: feel good, psychological, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: sport, rise to the top, ambition, underdog, rivalry, aging, parents and children, hopes, athlete's life, supportive spouse, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 39K
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, captivating, uplifting, emotional, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, sport, small town, redemption, underdog, high school, championship, athlete and trainer, squad, human spirit, contests and competitions, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Finding Buck McHenry (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an 11 year old boy gets cut from his Little League baseball team, he sets out to form his own team.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, little league, coach, african american, underdog, rivalry, school, contests and competitions, hopes, follow your dream, friendship, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, sport, football, recruit, university, student, grief, coach, survivor, comeback, american football, underdog ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, campus, california, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Ducks are offered scholarships at Eden Hall Academy but struggle with their new coach's methods and come under pressure from the board to retain their scholarships before their big game against the Varsity team.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: sport, ice hockey, rivalry, underdog, family, school, coming of age, friends, social relations, power relations, sport team, boarding school ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, minnesota, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Gift of Love: The Daniel Huffman Story (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: All his life, teenager Daniel Huffman and his grandma have dreamed of Daniel playing college football. After Daniel is cut from his high school team, his grandmother's encouragement and coaching get him a second chance at that dream. He works ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: ambition, high school, friends, sport team, family relations, power relations, athlete's life, hopes, sport, rivalry, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Friday Night Lights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: realistic, sincere, suspenseful, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, friendship, sport team, coach, football, teenage life, ambitious, human spirit, career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
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, sincere, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, contests and competitions, sport, prejudice, football, human spirit, high school, against the odds, racial slur, african american, coach, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Facing the Giants (2006)
Genre: Drama, 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: touching, realistic, serious, feel good, football movie ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: sport, football, underdog, christian, religions or cults, power relations, rivalry, youth, human spirit, unsuccessful, hopes, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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 ⇓
41%
 5.9
 1K
Sunset Park (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.
Style: humorous, touching, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, high school, underdog, lifestyle, society, high school life, human nature, against the odds, youth, teenage life, human spirit ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, uplifting
Plot: sport, mother superior, college, catholic school, convent school, catholic, rivalry, underdog, gender, against the odds, feminism, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 3K
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, exciting, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Plot: sport, society, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, ego clash, social differences, lifestyle, follow your dream, hopes, foe turned friend, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 42K
Gridiron Gang (2006)
Genre: 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, rough, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, athlete and trainer, teenage life, human spirit, youth, sport, football, violence, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%