Movies like Punch

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Punch (2011)
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Punch (2011)
Original name: 완득이
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tall, exotic looking and aimless 17-year-old Do Wan-deuk lives in a shabby house in a poor hillside village with a dwarf father and a stammering uncle. One day, his teacher reveals the surprising news that Wan-deuk’s runaway mother was actually from the Philippines and that Wan-deuk has a chance to see her again.
Style: realistic, psychological, sincere, captivating, touching, uplifting, gloomy, serious
Plot: teenage life, youth, athlete and trainer, coming of age, hardcase students, ambition, teachers and students, friendship, sport, kickboxing, society, rivalry, high school life, power relations, teacher, student
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea

Most similar movies to Punch

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about youth, rivalry, ambition, hopes, power relations, sport and teenage life mostly in Drama, Sport and Family genres. Some movies like Punch: Hometown Legend (2002), The Junction Boys (2002), Going to the Mat (2004), When the Game Stands Tall (2014), Brother (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hometown Legend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 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: feel good, touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: high school, small town, leadership, athlete's life, human spirit, teenage life, against the odds, rivalry, ambition, hopes, society, sport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
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95%
The Junction Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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: tense, serious, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: sport, against the odds, teachers and students, contests and competitions, discrimination, hopes, human spirit, university, underdog, athlete's life, college, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young girl (Jade Pettyjohn) struggles to maintain her school grades while competing as a gymnast.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: athlete's life, teenage life, ambition, youth, school, teachers and students, hopes, best friends, sport, blind ambition, friends, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Going to the Mat (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jace Newfield has a problem. Besides being blind and being the new kid at school, his problem is that the kids at his new school thinks he's a jerk. Jace has to find a way to be accepted into his new school. Joining the wrestling team just ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, sport team, disability, wrestling, ambition, follow your dream, friendship, teenage life, human spirit, blindness, sport, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Biography, 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: american football, athlete and trainer, rise to the top, sport, sport team, ambition, contests and competitions, small town, rivalry, youth, coach, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california, oakland california
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82%
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Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two brothers fight to escape a violent and poor neighborhood in Caracas by playing soccer. Daniel wishes to play professionally while Julio supports the family with dirty money. The opportunity of a lifetime comes when a talent scout invites them to ...
Style: rough, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, lifestyle, follow your dream, life is a bitch, ambition, teenage life, society, family relations, siblings relations, urban ghetto life, contests and competitions, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, exciting
Plot: mute or deaf, baseball, contests and competitions, sport, power relations, social relations, misfit, hopes, youth, athlete and trainer, human spirit, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, feel good, exciting, touching, serious ...
Plot: athlete's life, contests and competitions, society, sport team, sport, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, friendship, running, ego clash, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, self discovery, teenage life, racism, youth, social differences, lacrosse, high school life, family relations, friends, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Life of a King (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Life of a King is the true story of one man's mission to give inner city kids of Washington DC something he never had - a future. After being incarcerated for eighteen years, Eugene Brown established the Big Chair Chess Club to get kids off the ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, rough, touching, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dedicated educator, chess, changing lives, rebellion, ambition, teenage life, hardcase students, bad attitude, gain trust, contests and competitions, teachers and students, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, friendship, teenage life, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, youth, society, love, couples, misfit, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Nothing in Return (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One summer, Dario flees the hellish environment of his home. Luismi, unconditional friend, a poor devil with pretensions of winning, and Antonia, an old woman who collects abandoned his motorcar furniture, become his new family. Three generations ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, youth, old woman, society, friends, buddies, urban, adolescence, family drama, court ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
A Second Chance (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl and her coach overcome adversity to make their way into the National Australian Gymnastics Squad.
Style: realistic, feel good, captivating, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: gymnastics, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, hopes, youth, ambition, one more chance, rise to the top, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Dans les cordes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: female boxer, rivalry, family relations, ambition, friendship, athlete's life, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, lifestyle, youth, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Being 14 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The lives and turbulent adventures of a bunch of fourteen-year-old teenagers, through the eyes of three young girls - Sarah, Jade and Louise - with one last year to go before high school.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, drug abuse, youth, sexuality, self discovery, college, best friends, life is a bitch, friends, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
One Hit from Home (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Story: After suffering a career ending knee injury, pro-baseball superstar Jimmy Easton (Dave Stone) returns to a place he has not been in a very long time....home. Here, Jimmy confronts dark memories from a tragic past as he tries to make peace with a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, uplifting
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, rivalry, youth, hopes, contests and competitions, athlete's life, sport, haunted by the past, sport team, underdog, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Five high school cheerleaders, including the daughter of the school principal, run amok -- and teachers, parents and administrators allow them to get away with a wide range of scandalous behavior. Known as the "Fab ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: cheerleader, high school, society, against the rules, teenage life, sport team, americana, athlete and trainer, rebelliousness, hardcase students, youth, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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 ⇓
67%
International Velvet (1978)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A charming sequel to the hit National Velvet follows our young heroine and her trusty steed overseas.
Style: sincere, sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, coming of age, horse, hopes, heroes, youth, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, power relations, animal life, human spirit ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: serious, sincere, sentimental, 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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67%
Australian Rules (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Friends Gary Black (Nathan Phillips) and Dumby Red (Luke Carroll) are on the same soccer team in their coastal Australian town. But to local racists, they're a world apart: Gary is white and Dumby is an Aborigine. This becomes an issue when one ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, racism, family relations, small town, teenage life, society, romance, youth, love and romance, love affair, discrimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Dream Kids (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: JB suffers from a heart malformation .He falsifies his medical file ,so that he can enter a top athlete training center.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: sport, rivalry, ambition, teenage life, follow your dream, friendship, social relations, youth, hopes, lifestyle, contests and competitions, boarding school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, sincere, feel good, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: native american, sport, high school, ambition, contests and competitions, hopes, human spirit, rivalry, social relations, against the odds, friends, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: touching, emotional, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, rivalry, starting over, contests and competitions, sport team, athlete and trainer, human spirit, ambition, rise to the top, hopes, against the odds, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Night Flight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Three teenage boys who were once close friends grow apart when they reach high school: Yong-ju lives hiding his true gender identity, Gi-woong becomes the leader of the school gang, and Gi-taek an obsessive manga fan. Tired of the constant malicious ...
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: gay interest, gay, manipulation, friendship, teenage life, betrayal, youth, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder, lgbt, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: teenage life, ambition, follow your dream, friendship, society, youth, family relations, hip hop, hopes, music, strong female presence, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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White Palms (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Hungary
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having suffered as a boy under a brutal Communist-era coach, champion Hungarian gymnast Miklos moves to Canada years later in search of a new start - only to find himself unwittingly perpetuating the very same cycle of abuse among his own pupils.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: gymnastics, rivalry, athlete's life, self discovery, haunted by the past, human spirit, athlete and trainer, ambition, lifestyle, hungarian, teacher, gymnast ...
Time: 80s, 2000s
Place: hungary, canada, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, reach out, power relations, human spirit, society, hopes, friendship, fire brigade, rivalry, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Slam (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mouth, Monkey, and Jason are your average teenagers with a love for the game of basketball. On the last day of school, they get on the wrong side of Li Wei, the captain of the high school basketball team. Li Wei & his entourage swear to make ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, rivalry, ambition, against the odds, teenage life, family relations, sport team, contests and competitions, youth, sport, vengeance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%