Movies like Dangal

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Dangal (2016)
 8.4
 150K
Dangal (2016)
Original name: दंगल
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Dangal is an extraordinary true story based on the life of Mahavir Singh and his two daughters, Geeta and Babita Phogat. The film traces the inspirational journey of a father who trains his daughters to become world class wrestlers.
Style: inspirational, intense, lyrical, atmospheric, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, cult film, dramatic, talky ...
Plot: sport, female empowerment, parent child relationship, coach, small town, autobiography, determination, training, olympics, endurance, father daughter relationship, bollywood, wrestler, sister sister relationship, athlete, female friendship, mentor, wrestling, life philosophy, fight, domestic violence, feminism, strong female lead, empowerment, abusive father ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: india, israel

Most similar movies to Dangal

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, serious, realistic and inspirational films with plots about sport, mentor, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, runaway and redemption mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Dangal: Sultan (2016), Eddie the Eagle (2015), Queen of Katwe (2016), Run Milkha Run (2013), M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 37K
Sultan (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A biographical drama based on the life of fictional Haryana based wrestler & mixed martial arts specialist Sultan Ali Khan.
Style: captivating, uplifting, sincere, inspirational, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: wrestling, sport, wrestler, male objectification, mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, training, contests and competitions, fight, follow your dream, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Eddie the Eagle (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, motivational, based on true events, light ...
Plot: life, olympics, coach, determination, skiing, following a dream, athlete, dream, follow your dream, obsession, destiny, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: britain, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 15K
Queen of Katwe (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young girl overcomes her disadvantaged upbringing in the slums of Uganda to become a Chess master.
Style: thought provoking, inspirational, captivating, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chess, poverty, rise to the top, child protagonist, mother daughter relationship, widow, sport, contests and competitions, small town, team, mentor, female director ...
Time: future, 80s, 50s, 1950s
Place: uganda, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 60K
Run Milkha Run (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The true story of the "Flying Sikh" world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and homelessness to become one of India's most iconic athletes.
Style: uplifting, captivating, inspirational, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: rise to the top, running, talented, athlete's life, army, sport, lifestyle, rising to stardom, follow your dream, ambition, rivalry, determination ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: india, pakistan, asia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: ambition, athlete's life, rise to the top, rivalry, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, sport, leadership, sport team, bollywood, rags to riches, cricket the game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2011
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 125K
Coach Carter (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.
Style: motivational, touching, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: basketball, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, sport, coach, athlete's life, teacher, high school, underdog, human spirit, dedicated educator, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, san francisco, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 133K
Foxcatcher (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.
Style: intense, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: wrestling, mental illness, murder, ambition, obsession, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, destructive relationship, power relations, athlete's life, eccentricity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 1987 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, phoenix arizona, seoul, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Million Dollar Arm (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) dreams up a wild game plan to find Major League Baseball’s next great pitcher from a pool of cricket players in India. He soon discovers two young men who can throw a ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: baseball, fish out of water, athlete's life, sport, ambition, against the odds, culture clash, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions, society, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, usa, california, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 336K
The Fighter (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being ...
Style: sincere, realistic, uplifting, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, boxing, athlete's life, underdog, self destructing, sport, addiction, ambition, title bout, irish american, ex boxer, arrest ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, atlantic city new jersey, new hampshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 35K
McFarland, USA (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
Style: touching, exciting, uplifting, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, coach, human spirit, underdog, small town, track and field, contests and competitions, dedicated educator, high school, social differences, teachers and students, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, united states, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 63K
Whip It (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In Bodeen, Texas, Land Of The Dragon, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.
Style: uplifting, exciting, feel good, light, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, contests and competitions, small town, adolescence, female friendship, sport, teenage life, rebel, ambition, female athlete, unsupportive parent, anti conformity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 72K
Fearless (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness, defining the true spirit of martial arts and also inspiring his ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, friendship, exile, martial arts tournament, hopes, patriotism, redemption, childhood, warrior, responsibility ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: china, shanghai, asia, japan, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 42K
Hoosiers (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, small town, underdog, high school, athlete and trainer, sport, championship, sport team, human spirit, ambition, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 2K
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, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: underdog, mute or deaf, deaf, wrestling, ambition, athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, rivalry, hopes, sport, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 7K
Cobb (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Al Stump is a famous sports-writer chosen by Ty Cobb to co-write his official, authorized 'autobiography' before his death. Cobb, widely feared and despised, feels misunderstood and wants to set the record straight about 'the greatest ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, cynical, sincere ...
Plot: baseball, sport, athlete's life, life is a bitch, historical figure, journalism, writer's life, introspection, baseball player, storytelling, mentor, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1940s
Place: detroit, usa, georgia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The young Shivudu is left as a foundling in a small village by his mother. By the time he’s grown up, it has become apparent that he possesses exceptional gifts. He meets the beautiful warrior/princess Avanthika and learns that her queen has been ...
Style: colourful, entertaining, lyrical, scenic, epic ...
Plot: bollywood, kingdom, hinduism, waterfall, love interest, battle, battles, strength, fantasy world, king, save the kingdom, love and romance ...
Place: india, new jersey, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 76K
Bloodsport (1988)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Frank Dux has entered the "kumite", an illegal underground martial-arts competition where serious injury and even death are not unknown. Chong Li, a particularly ruthless and vicious fighter is the favorite, but then again Dux has not ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, rivalry, master warrior, underdog, heroes, sport, revenge, opponent, contests and competitions, escapades, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 360K
Moneyball (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Style: captivating, inspirational, feel good, realistic, clever ...
Plot: success, sport, rise to the top, mathematics, strategy, baseball, team, manager, ambition, teamwork, determination, coach ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, california, oakland california, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 202K
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder, Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging Rocky to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: athlete's life, boxer, boxing, comeback, training, fight, underdog, sport, against the odds, human spirit, determination, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Damned United (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Taking over Leeds United, Brian Clough's abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous ...
Style: tense, sentimental, sincere, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: soccer, football, ambition, sport, training, rivalry, stadium, sport team, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, friendship, ego clash ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1974
Place: england, yorkshire, brighton, europe, northern england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Friday Night Lights (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles, is seriously injured during the first game of the season, all hope is lost, and the town's dormant ...
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport team, coach, high school, career, football, party, championship, sport, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, talented ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, united states, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 11K
Saala Khadoos (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of a former boxer who quits boxing following a fallout with the authorities over the underlying politics but goes on to coach a fisherwoman to fulfill his dream through her. Thisi is a simultaneously shot Hindi version of the Tamil film ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, thought provoking, disturbing, sentimental ...
Plot: corruption, boxing, temper, ex boxer, politics, game, coach, anger, boxing trainer, gym, training, female director ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 16K
The Program (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, tense, dramatic ...
Plot: investigation, disease, suspicion, journalist, sport, doctor, swindle, cyclist, lie, coach, racing, race ...
Time: year 1999, 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 80s ...
Place: new jersey, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 430K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine ...
Style: tense, rough, emotional, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, sport, boxing, fist fighting, teacher, warrior, training, fight scenes, contests and competitions, courage, muscleman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, atlantic city new jersey, iraq, el paso texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.1
 426K
Rush (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A biographical drama centered on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season.
Style: inspirational, exciting, captivating, based on true events, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, racecar driver, rise to the top, fame, race car, world champion, sport, rivalry, human spirit, racing, ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1970, year 1976 ...
Place: europe, ibiza, usa, london, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 12K
Brothers (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: India, USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Brothers is an upcoming Hindi film, directed by Karan Malhotra and produced by Karan Johar under Dharma Productions along with Lionsgate Films and Endemol India.[6] The film is an official remake of the 2011 Hollywood film Warrior.
Style: psychological, exciting, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brother brother relationship, martial arts, training, rivals, championship, rivalry, contests and competitions, against the odds, challenge, sport, family drama, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 47K
Miracle (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, put a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation ...
Style: uplifting, touching, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, hockey, underdog, olympics, coach, sport team, human spirit, grudge, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, championship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, milwaukee wisconsin, manhattan new york city, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, captivating, exciting, serious
Plot: female boxer, boxing, bollywood, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, hopes, ambition, athlete's life, training, determination, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 8.2
 316K
Raging Bull (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his ...
Style: stylized, intense, atmospheric, rough, bloody ...
Plot: rise and fall, paranoia, domestic violence, redemption, self destructing, boxer, career, character study, boxing, sport, jealousy, bad temper ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: bronx new york city, new york, usa, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 3K
Jawbone (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former youth boxing champion, Jimmy McCabe is a man in search of hope but looking in all the wrong places. When he hits rock bottom he turns to his childhood boxing club and the only family he has left: gym owner Bill corner man Eddie and promoter ...
Style: rough, tense, inspirational
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, sport, athlete's life, manager, title bout, life is a bitch, challenge, career, change of luck, rivalry, boxer, ex boxer ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%