Movies like The Junction Boys

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The Junction Boys (2002)
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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 school's good ol' boy network of rich, influential alumni by spiriting his new team away to a makeshift training base in a tiny town called Junction. There, Bryant runs the equivalent of a POW camp, brutalizing an oversized, underdeveloped bunch of rowdy young men and tormenting those who seek medical attention for cracked spines and deadly heat exhaustion. Berenger delivers a warts-and-all performance as the vulgar, monstrous, yet much-respected Bryant, and the direction by seasoned television vet Mike Robe is brisk and almost explosively charged. Whatever one thinks of Bryant's punishing methods, the film does not flinch from telling its powerful tale. --Tom Keogh
Style: tense, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: american football, sport, teachers and students, discrimination, contests and competitions, against the odds, hopes, youth, college, university, human spirit, athlete and trainer, ambition, underdog, college life, athlete's life, hardcase students, tough heroes, survival, village, village life, rivalry, sport team, lifestyle, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, alabama

Most similar movies to The Junction Boys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and captivating films with plots about ambition, sport, hopes, rivalry, athlete and trainer, human spirit and contests and competitions mostly in Drama, Sport and Family genres. Some movies like The Junction Boys: A Season on the Brink (2002), The Final Season (2007), Undefeated (2003), Price of Glory (2000), Crooked Arrows (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
Plot: athlete's life, rivalry, ambition, sport team, sport, contests and competitions, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, hopes, underdog, basketball, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
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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: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, ambition, against the odds, one last chance, sport, lifestyle, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, suspense
Plot: human spirit, athlete's life, social differences, against the odds, lifestyle, tough heroes, athlete and trainer, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, follow your dream, sport ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: realistic, sincere, serious, tense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, ego clash, tough heroes, relationship vs career, obsession, athlete and trainer, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: exciting, uplifting, sincere, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: native american, sport, high school, ambition, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, human spirit, social relations, against the odds, lacrosse, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, sincere
Plot: high school, american football, small town, teenage life, human spirit, against the odds, leadership, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, working class, sport, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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One on One (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Henry Steele is a basketball phenom at his small town high school, but when he matriculates to a big city university on a scholarship, soon realizes that he has few skills outside the sport. Expected by his coach to contribute significantly to the ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, melancholic, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: college, small town, basketball, coach, sport, follow your dream, ambition, youth, young lovers, rivalry, coming of age, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, tough heroes, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, lifestyle, contests and competitions, relationship vs career, underdog, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: captivating, uplifting, touching, serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, sport, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, once in a lifetime opportunity, lifestyle, hopes, social misfits, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Mighty Macs (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, sincere, emotional, serious
Plot: basketball, mother superior, college, catholic school, sport, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, feminism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: high school sports, basketball, small town, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, underdog, ambition, youth, prodigy, hopes, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: golf, human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, prodigy, lifestyle, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, social differences, youth, contests and competitions, working class ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Sunset Park (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, sport, high school, underdog, society, hopes, contests and competitions, youth, ambition, hardcase students, lifestyle, dedicated educator ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
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50%
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, youth, rivalry, coach, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
We Are Marshall (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: football, college, coach, american football, sport, survivor, air disaster, university, sport team, tragic event, struggle, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, california, west virginia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyclist, underdog, scot, human spirit, lifestyle, ambition, race, friendship, sport, hopes, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Madison (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1971, air-conditioner repairman and boat enthusiast Jim McCormick entertains his desire to 'go down' as a legend in the record books when the Gold Cup hydroplane boat race improbably comes to his small town of Madison, Indiana. ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, unemployment, ship, friendship, rising to stardom, hopes, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, exciting, realistic, emotional
Plot: mute or deaf, baseball, sport, contests and competitions, social relations, power relations, hopes, misfit, youth, human spirit, against the odds, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Matchups (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ian Willams -- who was born blind in one eye -- grew up undaunted to become an elite college basketball player. But his dream of winning a national championship and turning pro was sidetracked when a tragic accident left him completely blind. ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: prodigy, against the odds, disability, dedicated educator, follow your dream, ambition, human spirit, lifestyle, society, life is a bitch, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, follow your dream, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, against the odds, friendship, sport team, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, rivalry, basketball coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, starting over, contests and competitions, sport team, against the odds, society, youth, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: underdog, deaf, mute or deaf, wrestling, sport, athlete's life, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, semi serious, realistic, talky, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: american football, college life, sport, sport team, underdog, hopes, lifestyle, human spirit, love triangle, ambition, life is a bitch, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, american football, human spirit, athlete's life, terminal illness, bittersweet, life is a bitch, hopes, ambition, sexual content, profanity, drugs/alcohol
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 375
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: serious, sincere, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, sport, athlete's life, life is a bitch, rivalry, society, hopes, contests and competitions, youth, family problems, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Underdogs (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in rural Ohio, the birthplace of football, UNDERDOGS is the story of a small-town high school football team destined to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community.
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: cheerleader, high school football, high school, underdog, sport, sport team, teenage love, human spirit, athlete and trainer, against the odds, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Full-Court Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Full-Court Miracle is a 2003 Disney Channel Original Movie. It premiered on November 23, 2003. Inspired by the true story of University of Virginia basketball star Lamont Carr, the film centers on a group of young Jewish basketball players who ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, college, athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions, follow your dream, fish out of water, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: american football, ambition, rise to the top, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, introspection, hopes, showbiz, celebrity culture, contests and competitions, gambling ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: teenage love, self discovery, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, prodigy, youth, sport, ego clash, sport team, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: serious, sincere, rough, uplifting, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female boxer, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, rise to the top, contests and competitions, rivalry, life is a bitch, sport ...
Time: 90s
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46%