Movies like Sarah Prefers to Run

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Sarah Prefers to Run (2013)
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Sarah Prefers to Run (2013)
Original name: Sarah préfère la course
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Sarah has a chance to go to a first class university and to join its premiere athletic club, her suburban mother is fearful of the change and refuses to help financially. But Sarah's roommate knows that they will get a grant if they marry. Sarah agrees but only to discover that her true heart lies elsewhere. Sarah prefers to run.
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy, serious
Plot: female athlete, athlete's life, sport, rivalry, relationship vs career, contests and competitions, ambition, runner, working the system, college, race, strong female presence, young adult, female director, friendship, racecar driver, running, track and field, athlete, anxiety, heart condition, money problems, denial, jogging, fake marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montreal

Most similar movies to Sarah Prefers to Run

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and exciting films with plots about ambition, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, athlete's life, athlete and trainer and hopes mostly in Sport, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Sarah Prefers to Run: A Fighting Man (2014), Seve (2014), Supercross (2005), A Season on the Brink (2002), My Brother's Keeper (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, suspense, disturbing, 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 ⇓
95%
 7.2
 852
Seve (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Despite being blocked at almost every turn in pursuit of the sport he loved, Seve Ballesteros fought against adversity to become the most spectacular and charismatic golfer to ever play the game.
Style: exciting, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: golf, rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 4.3
 4K
Supercross (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Faced with the suspicious death of their father, two brothers must motivate one another to get back on their bikes and take the Las Vegas Motocross Championships by storm.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, saga
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, against the odds, ambition, athlete's life, sport, rising to stardom, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ego clash, human spirit, relationship vs career, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, realistic, serious, captivating, basketball movie
Plot: rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle, sport team, athlete and trainer, underdog, hopes, basketball, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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My Brother's Keeper (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Identical twin brothers Lou and Eric plan to compete together in the National Rowing Championships. But when Eric leaves their small town to attend an Ivy League University, the brother's bond is torn apart.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: twins, university, ambition, follow your dream, athlete's life, rivalry, sport, love and romance, contests and competitions, youth, lifestyle, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.6
 674
Backwards (2012)
Genre: Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a fiercely competitive 30 year old rower fails to make the Olympic boat for the second time, she takes a coaching job at a school but struggles to adjust to life off the race course.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, inspirational, feel good ...
Plot: romance, sport, contests and competitions, starting over, rivalry, high school, athlete and trainer, fall in love, youth, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.8
 907
Fair Play (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the 1980s, Anna, a Czech sprinter, starts training for the Olympics. After she collapses during training, she learns she is being given steroids and decides to stop using them until her mother helps the coaches give them to her.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: track and field, athlete's life, female athlete, rivalry, ambition, hopes, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, sport, youth, family relations, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: czechoslovakia, europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Dans les cordes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, suspense
Plot: female boxer, rivalry, family relations, athlete's life, friendship, ambition, hopes, lifestyle, parents and children, family life, athlete and trainer, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 4.5
 371
Green Flash (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the ripe old age of 30, Cameron Day has given up his chances at pro-basketball fame and settled into an aimless life. A chance encounter with a beautiful woman lands him smack in the middle of Southern California's pro beach volleyball ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: self discovery, ambition, rivalry, teenage love, ego clash, athlete's life, sport, contests and competitions, prodigy, youth, sport team, beach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: athlete's life, rise to the top, ambition, rivalry, rising to stardom, sport, contests and competitions, leadership, sport team, bollywood, cricket the game, rags to riches ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2011
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, rise to the top, follow your dream, hopes, lifestyle, sport, parents and children, athlete and trainer, once promising, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.7
 325
The Long Run (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: South Africa
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A failed track coach finally finds someone who he believes has what it takes to win. The Comrades Marathon is a 90-k race in South Africa. An aging running coach, Barry, wants to field a winner; he's working with four men from a factory, but ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: female athlete, interracial relations, obsession, ambition, human spirit, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, sport, society, rivalry, runner, marathon ...
Time: 90s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: sport, discrimination, against the odds, teachers and students, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete and trainer, tough heroes, youth, athlete's life, college, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.0
 821
Unrivaled (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On these streets everyone is fighting for a way out, but after a lifetime of hard knocks, a down-on-his-luck cage fighter gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is chosen to compete against the MMA world champion during a massive competition. ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, uplifting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cage fighting, mixed martial arts, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, underdog, athlete's life, contests and competitions, heroes, sport, tough heroes, vagina spreading ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.3
 2K
Tapped Out (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A disgruntled teenager, sent to do community service at a rundown Karate school, enters an MMA tournament to face the man who killed his parents.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, athlete and trainer, ambition, contests and competitions, vengeance, rivalry, youth, young heroes, sport, sexual content, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: exciting, captivating, sincere, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, rivalry, misfit, rise to the top, teenage life, social misfits, obsession, athlete and trainer, skateboard, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyclist, underdog, scot, lifestyle, ambition, human spirit, race, rivalry, friendship, sport, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: rivalry, ambition, follow your dream, youth, hopes, contests and competitions, sport, athlete's life, haunted by the past, sport team, underdog, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, touching, psychological
Plot: infidelity, love affair, relationship vs career, athlete's life, ambition, rise to the top, couples, fall in love, doctors and patients, breakup, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Born to Race: Fast Track (2014)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Danny Krueger is a twenty-year old drag racer who plays by his own rules. After winning a scholarship to the prestigious Fast Lane Racing Academy, Danny finds himself competing against some of the fiercest young drivers in the world. Tension soars ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, hotshot hero, ambition, friendship, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, partners, athlete and trainer, social relations, power relations, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 788
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, ambition, follow your dream, tough heroes, ego clash, rivalry, sport, relationship vs career, athlete and trainer, obsession ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Circuit (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Al Shines, former king of the US race car track circuit, has a hard time starting his own team, once he's fired by his sponsor Robin Cates. Robin hired Al's immature daughter Kylie Shines instead. She resents Al's inevitable ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, family, rivalry, contests and competitions, parents and children, family relations, youth, athlete's life, love, strong female presence, coming of age, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Chasing the Green (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, "Chasing the Green" tells the story of two young brothers who become millionaires during the early 1990s. Their ambition and drive lead them into conflict with FTC officials, where an over-zealous bureaucrat ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: fighting the system, rivalry, relationship vs career, society, workplace, legal, dishonesty, ambition, life is a bitch, corporate crimes, workplace situations, price of justice ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 10K
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, rivalry, sport, hopes, ambition, athlete's life, boxer, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Shadow Boxing 3. The Final Round (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Champion boxer Artyom Kolchin climbed all conceivable heights and became a national hero. He does not enter the boxing ring any more, rather choosing a coaching job and wild high life, including continuous TV appearances, hanging out and love ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, drugs/alcohol, uncover truth, chases and races, athlete and trainer, power relations, rivalry, contests and competitions, graphic violence, boxing, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Harder They Fall (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 20 year old kickboxers from opposite ends of Miami, one rich one poor, battle for triumph in sport and their own identities in this coming-of-age action/drama.
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: fight, tough heroes, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, self discovery, social differences, nothing to lose, sport, martial arts tournament, kickboxing, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, sport team, society, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 2K
Shadowboxing (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Artem Kolchin was one of many, but he wanted glory. And he has chosen the way: he became the boxer. Now Artem the applicant for a champion title, fighter, known worldwide as Great White Hope. But the main fight in his life has not gone how he ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: boxing, love affair, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, blindness, chase, escape, blackmail, betrayal, boxer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Snake & Mongoose (2013)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The untold story of how Southern California drag racers, Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen combined with corporate giants to change the face of sports and ultimately became the most famous rivalry in racing ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, desire for fame, friendship, relationship vs career, ambition, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, family relations, chases and races, danger, sport, ego clash ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, rise to the top, ambition, showbiz, rivalry, hopes, introspection, athlete's life, sport, celebrity culture, contests and competitions, gambling ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%