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The Goalkeeper (2000)
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The Goalkeeper (2000)
Original name: El portero
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ramiro Forteza is a Premier League goalkeeper whom the Civil War and the rigors of the war led to make a living visiting villages and challenging locals to mark him penalty goals. One evening he arrives to a town in Asturias and meets Manuela, a young widow with a son, who survives sewing for Ursula, Andrade's wife, the Civil Guard sergeant.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexual, sexy
Plot: fall in love, romance, politics, life is a bitch, family life, ambition, hopes, single parent, rivalry, social decay, small town, soccer, nationalism, family relations, contests and competitions, clergy, human spirit, society, small town life, down on your luck, sexual content, social relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), civil war, female nudity
Time: 30s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about hopes, rivalry, ambition, sport, contests and competitions, society and athlete's life mostly in Drama, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like The Goalkeeper: Madison (2001), Believe in Me (2006), A Fighting Man (2014), Seve (2014), 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: 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
Place: usa, indiana
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95%
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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: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: high school sports, basketball, small town, sport, against the odds, underdog, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, prodigy, youth ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, human spirit, hopes, boxing, blood, brutality, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.2
 898
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: serious, touching, exciting, sentimental, realistic
Plot: golf, rise to the top, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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 ⇓
83%
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 ⇓
83%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, exciting
Plot: track and field, athlete's life, female athlete, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, youth, sport, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: czechoslovakia, europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 ...
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81%
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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: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, contests and competitions, urban ghetto life, dysfunctional family, racism, family problems, society, youth, rivalry, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 ⇓
73%
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Hockey Night (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When a young girl wants to join her high school's hockey team as goalie, she meets with resistence, but also gets support, especially from the star forward of the team.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: hockey, ice hockey, hopes, family, sport, underdog, ambition, bittersweet, social relations, power relations, friends, family relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.7
 367
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, touching, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: interracial relations, obsession, female athlete, human spirit, ambition, society, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete and trainer, runner, marathon ...
Time: 90s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 693
Girlfriend (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man with Down's Syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, melancholic, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, love and romance, single parent, friendship, impossible love, hopes, society, human spirit, social relations, misfit, down syndrome, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Personal Best (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: This film chronicles the relationship of two female world-class athletes. Mariel Hemingway and real-life Olympian pentathlete Patrice Donnelly play runners who train together, compete against each other and eventually become lovers. Scott Glenn ...
Style: sexual, sexy, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, arm wrestling, track and field, nudity (full frontal - brief), olympic athlete, sport, lesbian relationship, romance, ambition, gays and lesbians, love and romance, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, 80s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 ⇓
66%
When Saturday Comes (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jimmy Muir comes from a typical gritty, northern town where there are only two options: working down the pit or in a factory. But Jimmy has other ideas - he dreams of becoming a professional footballer. Confronted by a bitter and unsupportive ...
Style: gloomy, sincere, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, athlete's life, society, lifestyle, underdog, rivalry, follow your dream, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: working class, labor union, ambition, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, society, life is a bitch, workplace, politics, rivalry, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 ⇓
64%
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 6.8
 110
Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, human spirit, parents and children, introspection, single parent, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, family problems, social decay, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Reggie's Prayer (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Reggie White stars as Reggie Knox, a pro football player who retires, frustrated because he hasn't won a championship. Knox begins coaching a Portland, Ore., high school football program, where he befriends a troubled student. Reggie fights ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: high school, family relations, gang, school, american football, prayer, power relations, social relations, teenage life, college, college life, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, psychological, touching
Plot: infidelity, love affair, relationship vs career, athlete's life, ambition, rise to the top, doctors and patients, couples, breakup, fall in love, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Power of One (1992)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: PK, an English orphan terrorized for his family's political beliefs in Africa, turns to his only friend, a kindly world-wise prisoner, Geel Piet. Geel teaches him how to box with the motto “fight with your fists and lead with your heart”. ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boxing, discrimination, friendship, society, injustice, rivalry, hopes, life is a bitch, youth, orphan, bullying, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Goodbye Gary Cooper (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Au milieu de nulle part, une cité ouvrière vidée de sa population depuis quelques années déjà. Pourtant, certains habitants ont décidé d'y rester, plus par choix que par nécessité, parce que c'est là qu'ils sont nés et ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: factory, single parent, unemployment, workplace, life is a bitch, society, hopes, family relations, family problems, isolation, working class, parents and children ...
Place: france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 937
Backroads (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Spain, 1974. A teenager and his father are traveling in a car that is the only property they have. Their life is a continuous move by desolate coastal apartments in the tourism low season. When forced to change route and get away from sea, their ...
Style: road movie, sexy, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: on the road, love, virgin, salesman, love triangle, parents and children, youth, society, love and romance, romance, teenage life, village life ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.5
 2K
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 ⇓
56%
 5.5
 297
America Brown (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, haunted by the past, prodigy, starting over, society, on the run, ambition, fall in love, redemption, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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 ⇓
53%
 7.3
 3K
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 ⇓
52%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%