Movies like Streetballers

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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 purest of athletes. Constantly searching for sanity in the midst of alcoholism, racism, and drugs, John Hogan and Jacob Whitmore, two junior college basketball players, find release and therapy while competing at one of the most competitive and poetic street courts in the U.S. Both men must spend an entire summer helping one another overcome their adversities. Their dedication and love for the game of basketball transcends from the playground courts into each of their dysfunctional households where the two boys play the constant role of the father figure. Together, the two boys paint a sad and delightful portrait with their innocence, concerns, and faith in the unknown.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, spiritual
Plot: sport, athlete's life, urban, contests and competitions, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, ambition, hopes, family problems, friends, athlete and trainer, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, racism, student life, sport team, life is a bitch, lifestyle, rivalry, society, youth, athlete, casino, irish, basketball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Friday Night Lights
Drama, Sport
USA
44 min.
 8.7
Rocky
Drama, Sport
USA
120 min.
 8.1
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Most similar movies to Streetballers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about ambition, sport, hopes, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, power relations and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Streetballers: Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975), Hardball (2001), The Final Season (2007), 4 Minute Mile (2014), Madison (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cornbread, Earl and Me
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The unintentional shooting by police of a star basketball player has profound personal, political and community repercussions in this acclaimed adaptation of the novel Hog Butcher by Ronald Fair. This was one of the more thoughtful urban dramas ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: college, interracial relations, student life, urban, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, injustice, high school, sport, ambition, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 70s
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the rest of his life to the young kids of Harlem. 1996 ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: sport, drugs/alcohol, athlete's life, ambition, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, urban, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, drug abuse, redemption, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   88%
    User:   71%
 
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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
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System:   88%
    User:   100%
 
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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
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System:   85%
    User:   69%
 
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
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System:   82%
    User:   66%
 
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Madison
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 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
Plot: sport, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, ship, urban ghetto, follow your dream, small town, rising to stardom, human spirit, urban, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 70s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   86%
 
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:   79%
    User:   66%
 
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Soul of the Game
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson are the greatest players in the Colored leagues, and everyone expects that one of them will make the leap to the Major Leagues, now that there is talk of integration. But, unexpectedly, it's the rookie with the ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: sport, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, friendship, athlete and trainer, racism, baseball, interracial relations, injustice ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   70%
 
Friday Night Lights
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series based around a high school football team situated in Texas. The series takes place in the fictional town of Dillon: a small, close-knit community in rural Texas. Particular focus is given to ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, small town, high school life, small town life, teenage life, sport team, americana, american football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   80%
 
 5.9
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Sunset Park
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, semi serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, high school, underdog, sport, athlete's life, college, dedicated educator, hardcase students, school, contests and competitions, happy ending, restaurant ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   57%
 
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:   65%
    User:   68%
 
 6.8
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Brian's Song
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of professional football players Gale Sayes and Brian Piccolo, and how their friendship on and off the field was affected when Piccolo contracted a fatal disease
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: athlete's life, sport, human spirit, friendship, terminal illness, ambition, hopes, life is a bitch, friends, buddies, sport team, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   62%
 
 7.4
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Brother
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, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siblings relations, soccer, sport, hopes, urban ghetto, family relations, athlete's life, gangsters, contests and competitions, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venezuela, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   71%
 
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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:   64%
    User:   68%
 
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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:   64%
    User:   71%
 
 7.1
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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:   63%
    User:   59%
 
Hometown Legend
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: sport, athlete's life, dedicated educator, high school, underdog, small town, contests and competitions, leadership, human spirit, athlete and trainer, high school life, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   62%
 
 6.3
 348
True Blue
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
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
Place: england, europe, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   59%
 
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The Slaughter Rule
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: athlete's life, human nature, high school, sport, friendship, small town, teenage life, coming of age, sport team, ambition, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   57%
 
 6.4
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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:   57%
    User:   56%
 
 5.9
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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:   57%
    User:   56%
 
 6.8
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Girlfight
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Diana Guzman begins to train as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers, all while keeping it a secret from her father.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: boxing, sport, athlete's life, single father, high school, coming-of-age, father daughter relationship, relationships, underdog, coming of age, urban ghetto, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   57%
 
The Mighty Macs
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: serious, sincere, realistic, uplifting, emotional
Plot: sport, underdog, feminism, college, human spirit, against the odds, sport team, ambition, catholic school, convent school, mother superior, catholic ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   61%
 
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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:   53%
    User:   44%
 
The 5th Quarter
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the wake of a car crash that killed his brother, football player Jon Abbate leads his school's struggling team to its most successful season ever.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: sport, athlete's life, dealing with death, high school, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, ambition, gymnasium, coach, prayer, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   59%
 
 6.8
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The Champ
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The more you love, the harder you fight.The world looks at Billy Flynn and sees a has-been who seemingly never was, an ex-boxing champion slammed to the mat years ago by booze and gambling. But Billy's son TJ sees what the world doesn't. ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: underdog, redemption, sport, death, on the road, athlete's life, boxing, single parent, contests and competitions, mentor, love, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   54%
 
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:   52%
    User:   51%
 
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How She Move
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of Raya Green's(Rutina Wesley) sister, she gets out from her classes at school, and sees a stomp crew practicing. She meets Bishop(Dwain Murphy) which is the dance crew leader. She then meets Michelle and does a stomp battle ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, dancer's life, urban ghetto, contests and competitions, high school, follow your dream, music, teenage life, urban, urban ghetto life, ambition, dance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, medical school
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System:   52%
    User:   47%
 

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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, sport, underdog, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, doctors and patients, alcohol abuse, relationship vs career, breakup, sport team, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   51%
 
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
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System:   50%
    User:   41%
 
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