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Breaking the Limits (2017)
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Breaking the Limits (2017)
Original name: Najlepszy
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on true events. In 1980s Poland, Jerzy Górski is a young man who finds the determination to struggle against his drug addiction through athletic training, with the aim of competing in the US Ironman Triathlon.
Style: exciting, thought provoking, captivating, based on true events
Plot: drug addict, drugs, competition, winner, sport competition, hospital, swimming, accident, interrogation, training, sport, rise to the top, running, prison, dancing, death, female nudity, girlfriend, beach, suicide attempt, cemetery, theft, doctor, pregnant woman, bicycle ...
Time: year 1990, year 1984, year 1988, year 1978

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, realistic, serious and based on true events films with plots about sport, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, underdog and hopes mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like Breaking the Limits: Stars (2017), Concussion (2015), Run for Your Life! (2008), Gods (2014), Without Limits (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Stars (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Poland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A story of passion, rivalry, love, and friendship. Jan Banas, acclaimed Silesian football player of the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to makes his dreams come true on and off the field. Stars is the story of a great love between young people torn by ...
Plot: friendship, funeral, celebration, football player, party, sex scene, love triangle, money, death, female nudity, male nudity, unfaithful wife ...
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Concussion (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, medical drama ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: american football, uncover truth, doctor, professional sports, brain damage, sports injury, concussion, sport, sport team, threat, dishonesty, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, california, africa
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Run for Your Life! (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: He lived the junkie's life as a heroin addict. Triathlon transformed him. Biopic of the record breaking Ironman Andreas Niedrig.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, captivating
Plot: heroin, junkie, drug addict, drug use, lifestyle change, coping, fighting illness, lifestyle, sport, changing lives, drastic change of life, athlete's life ...
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Gods (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in communist Poland of the 80s the movie depicts early career of cardio surgeon Zbigniew Religa.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: politics, heart transplant, operation, doctors and patients, ambition, rise to the top, power relations, surgeon, doctor, hospital, clinic, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987, year 1985
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: sincere, exciting, captivating, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: olympics, sport, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, human spirit, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, lifestyle, competition, running ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969, year 1972 ...
Place: oregon, usa, finland, helsinki finland, munich germany
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Hands of Stone (2016)
Genre: 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, realistic, exciting, tense, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, rags to riches, sport, boxer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, boxing, boxing match, ends with biographical notes, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, year 1980
Place: panama
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Run Milkha Run (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The true story of the "Flying Sikh" world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and homelessness to become one of India's most iconic athletes.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, captivating, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: rise to the top, running, talented, athlete's life, army, sport, lifestyle, rising to stardom, follow your dream, ambition, rivalry, determination ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: india, asia, pakistan, punjab, rome italy
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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: captivating, inspirational, feel good, realistic, clever ...
Plot: rise to the top, underdog, success, strategy, sport, mathematics, baseball, team, manager, statistics, ambition, teamwork ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, oakland california, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Queen of Katwe (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young girl overcomes her disadvantaged upbringing in the slums of Uganda to become a Chess master.
Style: inspirational, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chess, poverty, rise to the top, child protagonist, mother daughter relationship, widow, sport, contests and competitions, small town, team, mentor, female director ...
Time: future, 80s, 50s, 1950s
Place: uganda, africa
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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: uplifting, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, sport, leadership, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, sport team, bollywood, cricket the game, rags to riches ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2000s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
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Bigger (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The inspirational tale of the grandfathers of the fitness movement as we now know it, Joe & Ben Weider. Battling anti-Semitism, racism and extreme poverty, the brothers beat all odds to build an empire & inspire future generations.
Style: captivating, based on true events, realistic, inspirational, serious
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: bodybuilding, rivalry, fitness, sport, athlete's life, rise to the top, male female relationship, colleague colleague relationship, coworker relationship, bodybuilder, brother brother relationship, manager
Time: 20th century
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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, captivating, exciting, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, underdog, sport, dedicated educator, small town, mentor, track and field, sport team, contests and competitions, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, united states, new jersey, texas
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28%
 6.8
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Mary Kom (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Indian boxer 'Mary Kom' who went through several hardships before audaciously accomplishing her ultimate dream.
Style: realistic, exciting, captivating, serious
Plot: female boxer, boxing, bollywood, training, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, hopes, ambition, athlete's life, boxer, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Lords of Dogtown (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970s.
Style: exciting, sentimental, intense, stylized, motivational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: extreme sport, skateboarding, skateboard, gang, fame, friendship, surfing, rise and fall, first love, underdog, success, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, oregon, venice beach california ...
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Baggio: The Divine Ponytail (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A chronicle biopic of the 22-year career of soccer star Roberto Baggio, including depictions of his difficult debut as a player, his deep rifts with some of his coaches, his triumph over injuries and personal discovery of Buddism.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, based on true events
Plot: football player, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, soccer, football, life, playing football, price of fame, career change, sport, rising to stardom, soccer coach ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Swimming Upstream (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young man aspiring for recognition of his talents battles against his estranged father's sentiment towards him as the father deals with his own demons.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: swimming, human spirit, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, parents and children, self discovery, family life, sport ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, harvard university, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.
Style: inspirational, realistic, serious, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: following a dream, sport, contests and competitions, rise to the top, prodigy, soccer, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, youth, rags to riches, father son relationship ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
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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, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Finland, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Summer 1962 and Olli Mäki has a shot at the world championship title in featherweight boxing. From the Finnish countryside to the bright lights of Helsinki, everything has been prepared for his fame and fortune. All Olli has to do is lose weight ...
Style: factual, captivating, exciting, touching, rough ...
Plot: boxing, love, athlete, boxing match, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, training, marriage proposal, publicity, pressure, doctor, girlfriend, wedding ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: finland, helsinki finland
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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: uplifting, captivating, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: underdog, mute or deaf, deaf, wrestling, sport, human spirit, against the odds, athlete's life, ambition, overcoming, hopes, contests and competitions ...
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Place: usa
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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, inspirational, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new hampshire, london ...
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25%
Lev Yashin. The Dream Goalkeeper (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An ordinary working class boy, like all his peers, he played football day and night and dreamed of being a striker. But no matter which team he played for - in the yard, at the factory, or in the army - he was inevitably put in goal. Lanky, with ...
Style: propaganda film, disturbing, based on true events, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: football, sport team, football team, goalkeeper, skill, football player, triumph, athlete's life, lifestyle, professional sports, ambition, soccer coach ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
1 Mile To You (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After a teenager's friends die in an accident, he finds running allows him to remember them perfectly. Running, however, also brings him notoriety. He is caught between keeping the past alive and making new memories in the present.
Style: captivating, romantic, exciting, uplifting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Bleed for This (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: intense, realistic, rough, exciting, serious ...
Plot: underdog, boxer, comeback, boxing, hopes, training, male objectification, car accident, sport, car rollover, adaptation, rivalry ...
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Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
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Style: inspirational, exciting, captivating, realistic, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1976, year 1970 ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA, France
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Style: controversial, inspirational, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: cyclist, doping, investigation, journalist, suspicion, disease, sport, professional athlete, swindle, doctor, press conference, competitiveness ...
Time: 2000s, 1990s, year 1999, 90s, 80s ...
Place: new jersey, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Invincible (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, serious, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, american football, football, against the odds, follow your dream, determination, teacher, sport, team, teamwork, athlete's life, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Chariots of Fire (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The true story of British athletes preparing for and competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics.
Style: sentimental, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: underdog, ambition, friendship, olympics, cambridge university, missionary, track and field, olympic athlete, sport, prejudice, social differences, human spirit ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, post world war one ...
Place: scotland, paris france, england, europe, france ...
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23%
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Grossmeyster (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 93 min.
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Breakthrough (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When he was 14, Smith drowned in Lake St. Louis and was dead for nearly an hour. According to reports at the time, CPR was performed 27 minutes to no avail. Then the youth's mother, Joyce Smith, entered the room, praying loudly. Suddenly, there ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, sentimental, touching, captivating
Plot: religious, faith, hospital, death, paramedic, pastor, lake, police, church, doctor, basketball, winter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%