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30 for 30: Soccer Stories (2014)
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30 for 30: Soccer Stories (2014)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
TV show
Story: ESPN Films, creators of the critically-acclaimed 30 for 30 film series, will premiere a new series in April surrounding the 2014 FIFA World Cup on ESPN. 30 for 30: Soccer Stories will include a mix of standalone feature-length and 30-minute-long documentary films from an award winning group of filmmakers telling compelling narratives from around the international soccer landscape.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: soccer, athlete's life, ambition, rise to the top, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, rise and fall, sport team, rising to stardom, society, archive footage, sports show, world spanning, power relations
Time: 20th century
Place: chile

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sentimental films and TV series with plots about sport, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete's life, athlete and trainer and sport team mostly in Sport, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like 30 for 30: Soccer Stories: Snake & Mongoose (2013), Playmakers (2003), A Season on the Brink (2002), M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016), ESPN American Muscle Magazine (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, ambition, friendship, relationship vs career, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, ego clash, sport, chases and races, family relations, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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Playmakers (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 491 min.
TV show
Story: Playmakers is an American television series that aired on ESPN from August 26, 2003 to November 11, 2003. It depicted the lives of the Cougars, a fictional professional football team in an unidentified city. The show starred Omar Gooding, Marcello ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: deal, athlete's life, against the odds, lifestyle, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, ego clash, sport, athlete and trainer, coach, slick ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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 ⇓
88%
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, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, sport, leadership, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, sport team, bollywood, cricket the game, rags to riches ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2000s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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ESPN American Muscle Magazine (1987)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Weekly bodybuilding magazine program.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: ambition, contests and competitions, sport, health and fitness, magazine, physical appearance, athlete's life, rivalry, fitness, female bodybuilder, workout, muscle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Bronx Is Burning (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Bronx Is Burning is a television drama that debuted on ESPN on July 9, 2007, after the 2007 MLB Home Run Derby. It is an eight-episode mini-series adapted from Jonathan Mahler's best-selling book, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bronx Is Burning. ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, clever, humorous ...
Plot: baseball, major league, sport, athlete and trainer, ambition, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, athlete's life, self involved, coach, championship, manager ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new york yankees, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Mike Bassett: Manager (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Mike Bassett: Manager is a British TV comedy series, which began transmitting from 29 September 2005 on ITV. It is a follow-up to the film Mike Bassett: England Manager, and stars Ricky Tomlinson in the title role, Steve Edge as his assistant, and ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: soccer, sport team, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, ambition, athlete and trainer, manager, british humour, couple relations, underdog, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
NBC Sunday Night Football (2006)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
TV show
Story: NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly television broadcast of Sunday evening National Football League games on NBC that began airing on Sunday, August 6, 2006 with the pre-season opening Hall of Fame Game. Al Michaels serves as the play-by-play ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, sport, coach, football, ex athlete, stadium, rivalry, sport team, star, championship, expert, anchor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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 ⇓
72%
Maradona, the Hand of God (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Italy, Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dramatizing of the many shocking highs and lows of Argentine soccer hero Diego Maradona, an extraordinary athlete and arguably the greatest player in the history of the sport.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: rise to the top, lifestyle, athlete's life, ambition, prodigy, rise and fall, sport, rehabilitation, folk hero, society, rising to stardom, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.2
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The Yankles (2009)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: About Charlie Jones, a washed up, ex major league ballplayer, and how he gets a second chance at life and love by managing a Jewish, orthodox yeshiva baseball team.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental
Plot: against the odds, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, ambition, society, rabbi, sport team, athlete and trainer, culture clash, hopes, religions or cults ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, athlete's life, contests and competitions, showbiz, rivalry, celebrity culture, sport, introspection, hopes, gambling ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.4
 774
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 ⇓
60%
Impact Wrestling (2004)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
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Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 898
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Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
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Style: serious, touching, exciting, sentimental, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The True Story of WrestleMania (2011)
Genre: Action, Sport
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Duration: 122 min.
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Place: japan, taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.9
 1K
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Brazil
Duration: 116 min.
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Genre: Drama, Sport
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Duration: 118 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Green Flash (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 4K
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.8
 95K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Style: funny, humorous, sincere, feel good, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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46%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, inspirational
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Style: captivating, humorous
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: feel good, serious, realistic, melancholic
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, follow your dream, against the odds, lifestyle, ship, unemployment, friendship, rivalry, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
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44%