Movies like Three Seconds

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Three Seconds (2017)
 6.6
 3K
Three Seconds (2017)
Original name: Движение вверх
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story is set at the 1972 Munich Olympics where the U.S. team lost the basketball championship for the first time in 36 years. The final moments of the final game have become one of the most controversial events in Olympic history. With play tied, the score table horn sounded during a second free throw attempt that put the U.S. ahead by one. But the Soviets claimed they had called for a time out before the basket and confusion ensued. The clock was set back by three seconds twice in a row and the Russians finally prevailed at the very last. The U.S. protested, but a jury decided in the USSR’s favor and Team USA voted unanimously to refuse its silver medals. The Soviet players have been treated as heroes at home.
Style: motivational, inspirational, atmospheric, captivating
Plot: basketball, sport, sport team, human spirit, rise to the top, rivalry, happy ending, reputation, stubbornness, against the odds, basketball court, basketball player, dedication
Time: 20th century

Most similar movies to Three Seconds

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and captivating films with plots about sport, ambition, sport team, athlete and trainer, rivalry, human spirit and power relations mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Three Seconds: The Coach (2018), Legend No. 17 (2013), High Flying Bird (2019), Sunset Park (1996), Blue Chips (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 877
The Coach (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Contemporary Russia. After he flubs a penalty kick, a humiliated national soccer player quits the game. He flees to a small town, where he decides to coach their local team.
Style: entertaining, exciting, uplifting, motivational, captivating
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: athlete and trainer, football player, athlete's life, coach, soccer coach, football, football team, playing football, athlete, soccer match, sport, professional sports ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Legend No. 17 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Biopic of Russian ice hockey legend Valeri Kharlamov from early childhood, rising to the pinnacle of the sport and his untimely death
Style: sincere, suspenseful, suspense, rough, psychological
Plot: ice hockey, sport, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, sport team, hockey player, career, competition, relationship vs career, love and romance, love of one's life, canadian
Place: soviet union, canada, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
High Flying Bird (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During an NBA lockout, a sports agent, Ray Burke, presents his rookie client, Erick Scott, with an intriguing and controversial business opportunity.
Style: captivating, realistic, thought provoking, talky, inspirational
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, basketball, escapades, young man, business, money, rivalry, success, society
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, high school, underdog, ambition, lifestyle, human nature, high school life, against the odds, society, youth, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.1
 11K
Blue Chips (1994)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team aren't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete ...
Style: tense, serious, biting, realistic, basketball movie ...
Plot: sport, college, basketball, underdog, workplace, self discovery, society, lifestyle, workplace situations, blind ambition, ambition, sport team ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: indiana, chicago illinois, texas, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, sport, small town, redemption, underdog, high school, championship, athlete and trainer, ambition, lifestyle, athlete's life, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic
Plot: sport, mother superior, college, catholic, convent school, catholic school, rivalry, feminism, against the odds, gender, human spirit, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, captivating, sincere, 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, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, realistic, touching, basketball movie
Plot: sport, small town, high school sports, hopes, power relations, dedicated educator, social relations, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, small town life, human spirit ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, out of the way, underdog, rivalry, university, athlete's life, power relations, village life, teachers and students, hopes, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, sport team, high school, society, against the odds, starting over, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, youth, ambition, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, touching, serious, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, college, sport, coach, basketball, one on one, human spirit, small town life, prodigy, college life, teaching the ways of the world, city life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, american football, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, rise to the top, small town, contests and competitions, youth, rivalry, social relations, coach ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.1
 14K
Iqbal (2005)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This is all about chasing your dreams, no matter what the obstacles. The story involves a young deaf and dumb boy who is crazy about cricket.
Style: uplifting, captivating, semi serious, realistic
Plot: underdog, society, lifestyle, misfit, struggle, prodigy, ambition, obsession, contests and competitions, against the odds, deal, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, captivating, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport, small town, coach, contests and competitions, social relations, athlete and trainer, power relations, one last chance, ambition, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: psychological, touching, feel good, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, hopes, rise to the top, aging, working class, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, power relations, follow your dream, parents and children, supportive spouse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 772
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: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: underdog, ambition, human spirit, lifestyle, society, against the odds, misfit, golf, sport team, once in a lifetime opportunity, follow your dream, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: exciting, uplifting, feel good, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, high school, contests and competitions, hopes, social relations, family, power relations, athlete and trainer, sport team, underdog, rivalry, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 184 min.
Story: The film is based on the life of Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian national cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Style: captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: sport, sport team, contests and competitions, rise to the top, athlete's life, rising to stardom, ambition, rivalry, leadership, bollywood, love, biker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, 2000s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Talent for the Game (1991)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Major League Baseball scout must find promising young player to save his job and his team.
Style: feel good, serious, realistic
Plot: sport, baseball, rivalry, ambition, major league, obsessive quest, sport team, lifestyle, against the odds, society, underdog, countryside ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: idaho, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Last Game (1995)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Story: A young woman who has bad hearing tries to play basketball.
Plot: coach, basketball, teenager, faith, sport, crying girl, sign language, crying woman, basketball court, latex gloves, basketball player, basketball coach ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.5
 706
Undefeated (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lex 'El Animal' Vargas is a promising Portorican boxer in Queens, but lacks ambition to aim for the big career. That changes after his brother Paulie is accidentally shot dead by a teenager in an amateur hold-up on their late dad's ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: tough heroes, against the odds, feminism, lifestyle, social differences, society, family business, human spirit, ambition, rivalry, underdog, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
More Than Just a Game (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A drama about political prisoners playing soccer at Robben Island prison, where Nelson Mandela was held.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: island, prison, racism, ambition, fighting the system, human spirit, friendship, society, against the odds, prison life, rebellion, discrimination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 267
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: exciting, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: mute or deaf, baseball, rivalry, misfit, against the odds, sport team, human spirit, ambition, youth, social relations, sport, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, working class, college life, ambition, american football, football, college, sport team, respect, financial problem, against the odds ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story about the great basketball player "Pistol" Pete Maravich when he was in the eighth grade. He plays on the varsity basketball team at Daniel High School but has some very difficult obstacles standing in his way of playing. The only ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: sport, athlete's life, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, teenage love, tragic hero, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, hopes, teaching the ways of the world, power relations, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
A Shot at Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Scottish second division football team Kilnockie is taken over by American Pete Cameron. The new owner puts pressure on manager Gordon McLeod to improve the fortunes of the team, and hires first division player Jackie McQuillan.
Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, society, human spirit, contests and competitions, family relations, friends, lifestyle, against the odds, sport team, ambition, rivalry, friendship ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.3
 19K
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, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, american football, human spirit, football, racism, college, ambition, rivalry, society, against the odds ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, serious, rough, captivating, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, desire for fame, american football, coach, success, ambition, underdog, football, sport team, athlete's life, blind ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Full-Court Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Full-Court Miracle is a 2003 Disney Channel Original Movie. It premiered on November 23, 2003. Inspired by the true story of University of Virginia basketball star Lamont Carr, the film centers on a group of young Jewish basketball players who ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: switching roles, athlete's life, family, athlete and trainer, ambition, sport team, religions or cults, fish out of water, against the odds, human spirit, win over, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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