Movies like Body and Soul

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Body and Soul (1981)
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Body and Soul (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young man struggles to become a boxing champ, but success blinds him. It is only through the love of his girlfriend that he is brought back to reality.
Style: sincere, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: sport, athlete's life, rich and poor, life is a bitch, love and romance, ambition, hopes, love affair, rise to the top, redemption, downfall, rivalry, underdog, power relations, sex, boxing, boxer, female nudity, sex scene, african american, shower
Time: 40s, 1940s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and rough films with plots about ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, sport, hopes, contests and competitions and power relations mostly in Drama, Sport and Action genres. Some movies like Body and Soul: Undefeated (2003), The Opponent (2000), Road to Victory (2007), A Fighting Man (2014), Price of Glory (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, social differences, against the odds, tough heroes, lifestyle, sport, rise to the top, ambition, follow your dream, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 205
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: sincere, rough, serious, uplifting, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female boxer, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, athlete's life, rise to the top, lifestyle, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete and trainer, sport ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Road to Victory (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A star athlete on the verge of turning pro must decide which dream to pursue while he battles his own body.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, touching
Plot: infidelity, love affair, relationship vs career, athlete's life, ambition, rise to the top, breakup, fall in love, doctors and patients, couples, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
A Fighting Man (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two men meet in the ring for a fight that will change their lives.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspense, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, human spirit, contests and competitions, hopes, boxing, blood, brutality, profanity, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.3
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Price of Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An ex-boxer, living with the knowledge that his fight career was cut short by a crooked manager, channels his bitter disappointment in a single-minded quest for boxing championships for his three sons. We see them in pee-wee Silver Glove matches ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, ego clash, tough heroes, athlete and trainer, obsession, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, sport team, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle, underdog, hopes, basketball, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: american football, ambition, rise to the top, showbiz, rivalry, hopes, sport, introspection, contests and competitions, celebrity culture, athlete's life, gambling ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Phantom Punch (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: From his discovery by a priest while serving time at the Missouri State Penitentiary to the infamous 'Phantom Punch' by Cassius Clay which effectively ended his career, the movie spans the years from 1950 to Liston's mysterious and ...
Style: realistic, rough, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, black american, infidelity, prison, rise and fall, sport, rivalry, racism, prison life, discrimination, follow your dream, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.5
 8K
Gladiator (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story of two teenagers trapped in the world of illegal underground boxing. One is fighting to save his fathers life and using the money pay off gambling debts accumulated by his father. The second is fighting for the money to get out of the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: boxing, friendship, sport, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, urban ghetto life, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Split Decisions (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a boxer is killed because he wouldn't take a dive, his brother tries to find a way to avenge him even if only symbolically.
Style: sincere, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, boxing, boxer, lifestyle, contests and competitions, rivalry, crime, gangsters, athlete's life, power relations, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 8K
The Champ (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The more you love, the harder you fight.The world looks at Billy Flynn and sees a has-been who seemingly never was, an ex-boxing champion slammed to the mat years ago by booze and gambling. But Billy's son TJ sees what the world doesn't. ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, realistic, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: boxing, gambling, boxer, underdog, bittersweet, redemption, power relations, custody, on the road, parents and children, athlete and trainer, family life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
All Things Fall Apart (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 50 Cent stars as gifted college running back Deon in this touching drama. Deon's world turns upside down when an unexpected crisis jeopardizes his professional ambitions -- and causes him to look at himself and his life in a new way.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, athlete's life, human spirit, terminal illness, life is a bitch, hopes, ambition, bittersweet, american football, drugs/alcohol, profanity, sexual content
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
 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: uplifting, captivating, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: female boxer, boxing, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, self fulfillment, sport, lifestyle, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Kid: Chamaco (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Abner is trapped in the rough life of Mexico City. His escape? Boxing. Dr. Frank Irwin (Martin Sheen) and his son Jimmy, a pro boxer, come together to teach Abner that the heart fuels the punches we throw in life.
Style: sincere, rough, realistic, serious, bilingual
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jail, boxing, rise to the top, ambition, athlete's life, parents and children, once promising, sport, family relations, family problems, athlete and trainer, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.8
 648
Counterpunch (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story. A young boxer, Emilio, from the wrong side of the tracks with big dreams of winning the Golden Gloves boxing championship, finds himself at a cross roads after being locked up. As he fights his way back into the winning circle ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, rough
Plot: athlete's life, one more chance, rivalry, ambition, starting over, lifestyle, hopes, sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, power relations, boxing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Gentleman's Game (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama revolving around characters whose lives are transformed one summer at an exclusive East Coast country club.
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: golf, prodigy, lifestyle, ambition, athlete's life, human spirit, contests and competitions, youth, athlete and trainer, teachers and students, social differences, rivalry ...
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46%
 6.0
 3K
Ours (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: An ex-boxer Baldev Choudhary (Dharmendra) has had a stain in his boxing career. He wanted to wash it with his son Angad's (Sunny Deol) success, but times were hard and a financial crunch kept him from achieving this dream. Though Angad pulled ...
Style: emotional, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, rise to the top, hopes, lifestyle, sport, once promising, parents and children, athlete and trainer, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: punjab, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Penitentiary II (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An ex-con, on parole and trying to straighten his life out, decides to resume his boxing career when one of his prison enemies escapes and kills his girlfriend.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, ambition, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, tough heroes, injustice, haunted by the past, wrongfully committed, family in danger, vengeance, prison life, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: touching, feel good, psychological, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: family relations, rivalry, aging, rise to the top, contests and competitions, sport, human spirit, parents and children, working class, family life, athlete and trainer, power relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 344
Streetballers (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Defining street basketball as America's new favorite pastime, it is a story driven by passion, faith, and achieving goals. A story capturing the poetic nature of street basketball, highlighting the struggles endured on and off the court by the ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, racism, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto life, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, society, contests and competitions, sport, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, serious, feel good
Plot: baseball, follow your dream, underdog, obsessive quest, hopes, society, rivalry, prodigy, sport, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: idaho, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 10K
Forever Strong (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rick Penning lives life just like he plays rugby; fast, hard-hitting and intense. When life on the edge lands him in jail, prison ward Marcus Tate offers him a chance to get back in the game by playing for his rival, Highland Rugby. Reluctantly Rick ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, touching, rough
Plot: coach, rugby, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, father son relationship, human spirit, starting over, ambition, sport, redemption, teenage life, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Chavez Cage of Glory (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barely being able to make ends meet and doing everything he can possibly do to cover his ill son's growing medical bills, Hector Chavez turns to his fighting roots in the underbelly of LA. His amateur Mixed Martial Arts videos go viral grabbing ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: martial arts, ambition, rivalry, doctors and patients, hospital, fight, violence, power relations, live audience, mixed martial arts
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.3
 2K
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: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, professional athlete, world champion, death of mother, funeral, father figure, rags to riches, champion, athlete's life, society, sport, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 418
The Games (1970)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Four marathon runners (one from England, one from the U.S., a Czech and an Australian Aborigine) prepare to run in the Olympic games. The film follows each one and shows what their motivations are for running in the games.
Style: rough, captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: ambition, athlete and trainer, human spirit, destiny, culture clash, love affair, bookies, power relations, friends, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, rome italy, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 8K
Fat City (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, friendship, boxing, comeback, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, introspection, unfulfillment, boxing match, boxer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, tense, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: sport, teachers and students, contests and competitions, hopes, discrimination, against the odds, underdog, university, hardcase students, college, athlete and trainer, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Street Dreams (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Derrick Cabrera, like all skateboarders, dreams of being sponsored one day. He has all the talent in the world to make it happen but some major roadblocks to overcome before he can make the dream a reality.
Style: captivating, exciting, sincere, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: lifestyle, rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, rise to the top, teenage life, misfit, obsession, athlete and trainer, social misfits, skateboard, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Kansas City Bomber (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Roller-derby skater K. C. Carr tries to balance her desire for a happy personal life and her dreams of stardom.
Style: rough, sexy, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: single parent, athlete's life, ambition, dishonesty, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, rivalry, love and romance, love affair, love triangle, couples, sport team ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Carman: The Champion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Former champion boxer Orlando Leone (Carmen) is "The Preacher" at an inner-city youth center. Wanting to give something back to the community, he bought a large building for a church youth center. But the cash ran out before he could ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, rivalry, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, contests and competitions, relationship vs career, athlete and trainer, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%