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The Third Half (2012)
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The Third Half (2012)
Original name: Трето полувреме
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Sport, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Spitz is the German-Jewish coach of the football team Macedonia during World War II. Under his leadership, the team fights to become the champion of Bulgaria's National Football League
Style: sentimental, uplifting, captivating, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: soccer, holocaust, forbidden love, ambition, human spirit, love affair, family disapproval, true love, contests and competitions, love and romance, fall in love, championship, hopes, society, sport team, lifestyle, rivalry, against humanity, jewish, nazism, occupation, underdog, sport, world war two, army ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, macedonia, bulgaria

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and captivating films with plots about hopes, sport, ambition, contests and competitions, human spirit, rivalry and sport team mostly in Drama, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like The Third Half: Children of Glory (2006), A Shot at Glory (2000), Kano (2014), A Season on the Brink (2002), The Game of Their Lives (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Children of Glory (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Sport, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Children of Glory will commemorate Hungary's heroic Revolution of 1956, and takes place in Budapest and at the Melbourne Olympic Games in October and November of that year. While Soviet tanks were destroying Hungary, the Hungarian water polo ...
Style: captivating, rough, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, sport team, revolution, resistance, wartime life, human spirit, rebellion, athlete's life, society, hopes, rivalry, political unrest ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: hungary, europe, australia, ussr, melbourne australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: realistic, sentimental, inspirational, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, human spirit, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, against the odds, friendship, athlete and trainer, sport team, society, sport ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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Kano (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: A Taiwanese high school baseball team travels to Japan in 1931 to compete in a national tournament.
Style: uplifting, sincere, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: baseball, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, against the odds, youth, hopes, society, contests and competitions, sport, sport team, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: japan, taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 ⇓
72%
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The Game of Their Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film tells the tale of the 1950 US soccer team who, against all odds, beat England 1 - 0 in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Although no US team has yet won a World Cup title, this story is about the family traditions ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, exciting
Plot: sport team, interracial friendship, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, sport, hopes, contests and competitions, rivalry, underdog, friendship, soccer match ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1950
Place: brazil, missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Montevideo, God Bless You! (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance, Sport
Country: Serbia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A story about one team that decides to follow a dream that takes them on a journey to the First World Football Championship in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1930. A dream that allows them to become true stars and living legends.
Style: sincere, sentimental, captivating, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: follow your dream, soccer, hopes, rivalry, young lovers, love and romance, ambition, star, talented, coach, championship, post war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, serbia, uruguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.3
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Ice Castles (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alexis Winston is a young girl who dreams of becoming a champion figure skater. While practicing, Alexis suffers a terrible accident that takes her sight and threatens to destroy her dreams. In the midst of feeling sorry for herself she falls in ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, uplifting, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: figure skating, skating, athlete's life, follow your dream, against the odds, human spirit, love and romance, lifestyle, contests and competitions, romance, hopes, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, ambition, against the odds, baseball movie, sport, hopes, youth, rivalry, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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 ⇓
56%
 6.5
 353
Bert & Dickie (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thrown together just five weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics, Bert Bushnell (Doctor Who's Matt Smith) and Dickie Burnell (Sam Hoare) defied all the odds and made history in the double sculls. This is the story of how they did it ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, exciting
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, rivalry, contests and competitions, lifestyle, sport, hopes, competition, teamwork, olympics ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Hidden Children (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: This is a true story about forty Jewish children on their way to Palestine, who were blocked by the German and Italian occupation of Yugoslavia in 1941. Before finding a haven at Villa Emma in Nonantola in northern Italy, where they arrived on June ...
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, human spirit, survival, orphan, rescue, youth, society, against humanity, hopes, danger, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: italy, slovenia, europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 822
Believe (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young, gifted soccer player who gets into trouble for a petty crime is brought to the attention of former Manchester United coach Matt Busby, who comes out of retirement to help the boy and his teammates.
Style: uplifting, realistic, captivating, inspirational, feel good ...
Plot: sport, hopes, follow your dream, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, sport team, human spirit, athlete and trainer, orphan, football player, talent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 62K
Goal! (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Like millions of kids around the world, Santiago harbors the dream of being a professional footballer...However, living in the Barrios section of Los Angeles, he thinks it is only that--a dream. Until one day an extraordinary turn of events has him ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, serious, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: soccer, coach, sport team, inhaler, sport, athlete's life, human spirit, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, dream come true, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, england, europe, london, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Miracle of Bern (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The movie deals with the championship-winning German soccer team of 1954. Its story is linked with two others: The family of a young boy is split due to the events in World War II, and the father returns from Russia after eleven years. The second ...
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental, exciting
Plot: soccer, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, athlete's life, contests and competitions, pow, society, ambition, rivalry, hopes, working class ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, post world war two
Place: germany, switzerland, hungary, europe, budapest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
 45K
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, emotional, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, small town, underdog, high school, sport, championship, sport team, human spirit, ambition, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 330
Spring of Life (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film, 'The Spring Of Life', brings to light a little-known operation of the Nazi SS, started just before the outbreak of World War II. Through the careful selection and re-education of young women, it was the Nazi's mad dream to ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, world war two, against humanity, society, life is a bitch, wartime life, genocide, breeding, war, forbidden love, ss ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 10K
The Program (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.
Style: captivating, realistic, semi serious, talky, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: american football, college life, sport, sport team, underdog, love triangle, human spirit, hopes, lifestyle, against the odds, university, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: united states, usa, new jersey, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 29K
Victory (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sport, War
Country: UK, USA, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A group of POWs in a German prison camp during World War II play the German National Soccer Team in this powerful film depicting the role of prisoners during wartime.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, soccer, sport, stadium, contests and competitions, against the odds, human spirit, rivalry, captivity, world war two, life is a bitch, pow ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, france, europe, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Flying Scotsman (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story of amateur cyclist Graeme Obree, who breaks the world one-hour record on a bike he made out of washing machine parts.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyclist, underdog, scot, lifestyle, ambition, human spirit, race, sport, friendship, hopes, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 3K
Olga (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and sent to Nazi Germany, where she was put to death in a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, concentration camp, rebellion, life is a bitch, wartime life, couple relations, love affair, revolution, against humanity, war, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 947
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: uplifting, captivating, touching, feel good, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: golf, against the odds, sport, athlete's life, human spirit, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, once in a lifetime opportunity, lifestyle, ambition, social misfits, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Soul of the Game (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson are the greatest players in the Colored leagues, and everyone expects that one of them will make the leap to the Major Leagues, now that there is talk of integration. But, unexpectedly, it's the rookie with the ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial relations, baseball, lifestyle, underdog, society, life is a bitch, hopes, athlete's life, prodigy, ambition ...
Place: usa, new york, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 2K
Rosenstrasse (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When Ruth's husband dies in New York, in 2000, she imposes strict Jewish mourning, which puzzles her children. A stranger comes to the house - Ruth's cousin - with a picture of Ruth, age 8, in Berlin, with a woman the cousin says helped ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi germany, anti semitism, life is a bitch, wartime life, human spirit, couple relations, hopes, society, strong female character, world war two, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, usa, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Hammer (2010)
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 ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Max Schmeling (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: Germany, Croatia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Max Schmeling. A national hero in the 1930's when he became World heavyweight champion. He lost favour with the Nazi regime when he lost to a black man, Joe Louis, and is sent to the front in the hope he will be ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: anti semitism, world champion, hopes, athlete's life, sport, fighting the system, love affair, love and romance, society, against humanity, lifestyle, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, hamburg germany, crete ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, attic, confined, life is a bitch, heroes, on the run, danger, war, anti heroes, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, holland, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Goal! III : Taking On The World (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the third installment of the football drama trilogy Goal!, Kuno Becker returns as Mexican footballer Santiago Muñez, who, along with his best friends and England national team players Charlie Braithwaite (Leo Gregory) and Liam Adams (JJ Feild), ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport team, stadium, athlete's life, sport, against the odds, friends, love and romance, contests and competitions, rivalry, lifestyle, buddies, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Biographical story of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. The movie starts with his young life and growing up with his father, Ralph, who raced for a living, but initially wanted more for his son. When Dale quits high school to start driving full time, his ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, rivalry, human spirit, family life, parents and children, family relations, contests and competitions, hopes, sport, nascar
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.1
 16K
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: follow your dream, lifestyle, prodigy, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, athlete's life, rivalry, rise to the top, hopes, disability, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Fighter's Blues (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Before he went exclusively style-over-substance, Daniel Lee directed fighting drama A FIGHTER’S BLUES, about an aging boxer (Andy Lau, in a mature and underrated performance) seeking a shot at redemption. Co-starring Japanese drama queen Takako ...
Style: rough, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: tough heroes, starting over, redemption, fall in love, rivalry, martial arts, unlikely couple, romance, ambition, underdog, hopes, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%