Movies like Road to Victory

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Road to Victory
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: touching, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: college, athlete's life, underdog, sport, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, doctors and patients, alcohol abuse, relationship vs career, breakup, sport team, infidelity, ambition, couples, power relations, love affair, curses spells and rituals, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, rivalry, life is a bitch, sexual dysfunction, steroids, medical profession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Iqbal
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India
132 min.
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Most similar movies to Road to Victory

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about ambition, sport, hopes, rivalry, athlete and trainer, power relations and athlete's life mostly in Drama, Sport and Family genres. Some movies like Road to Victory: Streetballers (2009), A Season on the Brink (2002), The Kid (1997), Australian Rules (2002), Seven Days in Utopia (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Streetballers
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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: sport, athlete's life, urban, contests and competitions, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, ambition, hopes, family problems, friends, athlete and trainer, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   95%
    User:   92%
 
A Season on the Brink
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: serious, uplifting, realistic, basketball movie
Plot: athlete's life, university, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, college, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, rivalry, power relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
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 5.9
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The Kid
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jimmy Albright is a young athlete with a passion for boxing. His mentor, Harry Sloan, an aging trainer and former boxer, sees Jimmy's potential, not only as a boxer but as a young man. With Harry's guidance, Jimmy trains and fights his way ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: sport, athlete's life, supportive spouse, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, sport team, family life, ambition, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   74%
 
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Australian Rules
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: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: athlete's life, village, underdog, romance, small town, athlete and trainer, sport, interracial relations, racism, discrimination, sport team, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   74%
 
Seven Days in Utopia
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Talent can only get you so far. For golfer Luke Chisholm, that turns out to be Utopia, Texas -- where he's left stranded after blowing his pro debut.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: sport, introspection, hopes, small town, farm, power relations, athlete's life, golden years, human spirit, athlete and trainer, fall in love, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   77%
 
 4.5
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Green Flash
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: serious, realistic
Plot: sport, athlete's life, prodigy, underdog, beach, contests and competitions, college, ego clash, athlete and trainer, high school, teenage love, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new york, southern california
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System:   65%
    User:   69%
 
The Final Season
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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, baseball, athlete and trainer, high school, americana, small town, small town life, sport team, ambition, coach, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   57%
 
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Fighting Tommy Riley
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An aging trainer and a young fighter, both in need of a second chance, team-up to overcome the demons of their past...and chase the dreams of their future.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: athlete's life, underdog, sport, rivalry, babies and infants, aging, boxing, undressing, locker room, boxer, school teacher, massage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   72%
 
 4.4
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Body and Soul
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young man struggles to become a boxing champ, but success blinds him. It is only through the love of his girlfriend that he is brought back to reality.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, sincere
Plot: downfall, rise to the top, sport, love affair, rich and poor, ambition, hopes, power relations, athlete's life, underdog, redemption, love and romance ...
Time: 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   66%
 
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One on One
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, touching, realistic, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: college, small town, sport, athlete's life, high school, underdog, young lovers, basketball, urban, contests and competitions, university, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   58%
 
 5.5
 704
Undefeated
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: serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, urban ghetto, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rise to the top, feminism, human spirit, athlete and trainer, social differences, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   73%
 
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Hardball
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend.
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underdog, redemption, baseball, gambling, athlete and trainer, drugs/alcohol, teacher, mentor, sport team, sport, ambition, kids and family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new jersey, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   71%
 
Hurricane Season
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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: contests and competitions, sport, athlete and trainer, high school, sport team, ambition, hopes, youth, power relations, rise to the top, starting over, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   49%
 
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Matchups
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: serious, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, college, school, sport, dedicated educator, urban ghetto, prodigy, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   56%
 
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Iqbal
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: semi serious, captivating, uplifting, realistic
Plot: follow your dream, sport, rise to the top, village, human spirit, sport team, disability, ambition, hopes, rivalry, underdog, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   62%
 
 5.8
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Underdogs
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: serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, follow your dream, small town, family, athlete and trainer, high school, teenage life, sport team, against the odds, ambition, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   59%
 
 7.5
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White Palms
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: rivalry, athlete's life, sport, immigrants, underdog, contests and competitions, human spirit, moral dilemma, teacher, gymnast, gymnastics, hungarian ...
Time: 80s, 2000s
Place: canada, hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   48%
 
The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story about the great basketball player "Pistol" Pete Maravich when he was in the eighth grade. He plays on the varsity basketball team at Daniel High School but has some very difficult obstacles standing in his way of playing. The only ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: sport, college, athlete's life, dedicated educator, high school, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rising to stardom, human spirit, athlete and trainer, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s
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System:   54%
    User:   51%
 
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Facing the Giants
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.
Style: touching, serious, feel good, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christian, underdog, football, sport, god, athlete's life, jesus, christianity, life philosophy, religion, high school, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   56%
 
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Believe in Me
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, basketball movie
Plot: sport, athlete's life, dedicated educator, small town, underdog, coming of age, contests and competitions, follow your dream, high school sports, human spirit, athlete and trainer, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   56%
 
Crooked Arrows
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, high school, sport team, family, ambition, hopes, rivalry, youth, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   57%
 
Dans les cordes
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: athlete and trainer, parents and children, sport, family in crisis, ambition, rivalry, lifestyle, power relations, athlete's life, best friends, blind ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   44%
 
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The Opponent
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: rough, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: on the road, athlete's life, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, feminism, human spirit, athlete and trainer, addiction, against the odds, ambition ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   61%
 
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Downhill Racer
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An ambitious young skier, determined to break all existing records, is contemptuous of the teamwork advocated by the US coach when they go to Europe for the Olympics.
Style: serious, clever, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Plot: athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, rise to the top, ambition, athlete and trainer, narcissism, teammate, injury, rivalry, human nature, human spirit ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   47%
 
Talent for the Game
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Major League Baseball scout must find promising young player to save his job and his team.
Style: feel good, serious, realistic
Plot: sport, athlete's life, underdog, athlete and trainer, countryside, relationship vs career, against the odds, americana, baseball, ambition, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, idaho, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   48%
 
A Gentleman's Game
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, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: sport, athlete's life, prodigy, single parent, underdog, contests and competitions, human spirit, athlete and trainer, parents and children, coming of age, social differences, teachers and students ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   45%
 
4 Minute Mile
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager overcomes odds to run a 4-minute mile race.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, uplifting ...
Plot: single parent, athlete and trainer, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, sport, ambition, family problems, power relations, running, death, crying, training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
Full-Court Miracle
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, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: athlete's life, college, underdog, family, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, sport team, against the odds, ambition, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia
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System:   47%
    User:   43%
 

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Story: The story of the year the Oxford and Cambridge boat race changed from a gentleman's race to one where winning was everything.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: athlete's life, underdog, sport, university, contests and competitions, human spirit, athlete and trainer, student life, sport team, ambition, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
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System:   47%
    User:   42%
 
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