Movies like The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story

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The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story (2016)
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The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The inspiring true story of NBA great Kevin Durant's mother Wanda and her dedication to raise one of the greatest basketball players in the world. (IMDB)
Plot: basketball, agent, coach, mother, university, father, pregnant woman, team, championship, shopping, grandmother, shooting, target, murder, boss, hairdresser, postman, son, speech, chore, promotion, pregnant, chaperone, sport

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about sport, coach, ambition, sport team, hopes, basketball and underdog mostly in Sport, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story: Glory Road (2006), Coach Carter (2005), The Last Game (1995), Moneyball (2011), McFarland, USA (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Glory Road (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.
Style: feel good, emotional, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
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Mr Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of the 1973 hockey season when aging legend Gordie Howe returned to the ice at the age of 44.
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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: motivational, inspirational, touching, sincere, captivating ...
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The Last Game (1995)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young woman who has bad hearing tries to play basketball.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
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Story: Biography of Chicago Bulls' basketball star Dennis Rodman, who is well known for his off-court and on-court shenanigans takes great effort to paint the calm, decent side of the athlete despite the film title. Dennis is shown to be pushed by his ...
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Moneyball (2011)
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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.
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Time: 80s, 70s, 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
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McFarland, USA (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
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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 ...
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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 ...
Style: atmospheric, inspirational, captivating, motivational
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A Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The 16-year-old Ukrainian figure skater (Monica Keena) overcomes personal tragedies to become the 1994 Olympic gold medalist.
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Hoosiers (1986)
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Duration: 114 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
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Genre: Drama, Sport
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Style: inspirational, captivating, semi serious, disturbing, emotional
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Invincible (2006)
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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
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
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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
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: sincere, exciting, captivating, inspirational, feel good ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
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The 5th Quarter (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
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You Must Remember This (1992)
Genre: Drama, Sport
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Duration: 103 min.
Story: An independent filmmaker has left his profession and keeps it a secret. Years later, his niece finds his old films in a locked trunk and discovers his strong principles when it came to supporting his actors and his art overall.
Plot: female athlete, secret past, secret, filmmaker, teenage girl, old man, mother daughter relationship, barbershop, black american, father daughter relationship, uncle, trunk ...
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39%
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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: feel good, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Woodlawn (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Love and unity in a school torn by racism and hate in the 1970s.A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.
Style: christian film, realistic, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Plot: american football, racism, coach, team, african american, motivational speaker, sport, faith, church, high school, integration, religion ...
Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of Mary Thomas, the mother of basketball star Isiah Thomas, and how she fought to keep her family together and her sons out of trouble despite the surroundings of poverty, drugs, crime and violence of their ghetto neighborhood.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching
Plot: urban ghetto life, single parent, family relations, dream come true, parents and children, against the odds, family life, dysfunctional family, strong female presence, urban ghetto, family problems, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1940s
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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
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Time: 60s
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