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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 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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about sport, ambition, hopes, athlete's life, power relations, athlete and trainer and rivalry mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Streetballers: Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975), All Things Fall Apart (2011), Hurricane Season (2009), The Junction Boys (2002), Madison (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)
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: murder, racism, college, interracial relations, student life, urban, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, injustice, high school, sport, ambition ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
All Things Fall Apart (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 50 Cent stars as gifted college running back Deon in this touching drama. Deon's world turns upside down when an unexpected crisis jeopardizes his professional ambitions -- and causes him to look at himself and his life in a new way.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, drugs/alcohol, athlete's life, human spirit, terminal illness, hopes, ambition, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Hurricane Season (2009)
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: rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, athlete and trainer, high school, sport team, ambition, hopes, youth, power relations, rise to the top, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Junction Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tom Berenger leads an outstanding cast in this bone-crunching dramatization of legendary college football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's debut at Texas A&M in the summer of 1954. The often unnerving story finds Bryant ducking the ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: sport, athlete's life, hardcase students, underdog, contests and competitions, university, village, human spirit, athlete and trainer, college, college life, discrimination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 6.5
 1K
Madison (2001)
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 ⇓
86%
 6.3
 3K
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, serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Plot: sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, society, ego clash, social differences, ambition, rivalry, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, friendship, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.9
 1K
Sunset Park (1996)
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: sport, basketball, high school, athlete's life, underdog, dedicated educator, college, high school sports, hardcase students, school, contests and competitions, human spirit ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Crooked Arrows (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, high school, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, family, sport team, ambition, hopes, rivalry, youth, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, ambition, sport, athlete's life, human spirit, redemption, hopes, rivalry
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: baseball, sport, coach, small town, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, high school, americana, small town life, sport team, ambition, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.5
 704
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
Plot: urban ghetto, athlete's life, underdog, sport, boxer, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rise to the top, feminism, human spirit, athlete and trainer, social differences ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.8
 1K
Brian's Song (2001)
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, human spirit, sport, friendship, terminal illness, ambition, hopes, life is a bitch, friends, buddies, sport team, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996)
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: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, sport, basketball, heroin, vietnam war, drugs/alcohol, athlete's life, ambition, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, urban, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
 846
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, basketball movie
Plot: sport, high school sports, small town, athlete's life, dedicated educator, underdog, coming of age, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Soul of the Game (1996)
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: serious, uplifting, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: sport, baseball, friendship, racism, athlete's life, underdog, historical figure, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, interracial relations ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend (1991)
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
 194K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and ...
Style: touching, rough, serious, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, family relations, down on your luck, rise and fall, father daughter relationship, boxing, ambition, unfulfillment, death, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Seven Days in Utopia (2011)
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: sport, golf, introspection, hopes, father son conflict, parent child relationship, small town, farm, power relations, athlete's life, golden years, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Slaughter Rule (2002)
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: small town, coming of age, athlete's life, human nature, high school, sport, friendship, teenage life, sport team, ambition, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, sentimental, realistic, sincere
Plot: sport, coming of age, golf, athlete's life, prodigy, single parent, underdog, contests and competitions, human spirit, athlete and trainer, parents and children, social differences ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Facing the Giants (2006)
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, feel good, serious, realistic, football movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christian, sport, underdog, football, athlete's life, high school, contests and competitions, human spirit, athlete and trainer, high school life, religions or cults, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 9K
Girlfight (2000)
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: sport, boxing, female boxer, sexism, athlete's life, underdog, urban ghetto, contests and competitions, follow your dream, parents and children, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: touching, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: infidelity, athlete's life, college, underdog, sport, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, doctors and patients, alcohol abuse, relationship vs career, breakup, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 25K
Hardball (2001)
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, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underdog, gambling, bet, gang, athlete and trainer, drugs/alcohol, redemption, sport team, sport, gay, ambition, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
 10K
Forever Strong (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rick Penning lives life just like he plays rugby; fast, hard-hitting and intense. When life on the edge lands him in jail, prison ward Marcus Tate offers him a chance to get back in the game by playing for his rival, Highland Rugby. Reluctantly Rick ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: sport, juvenile delinquency, coach, athlete's life, high school, dedicated educator, hardcase students, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, human spirit, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 7K
The Champ (1979)
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, serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: sport, boxer, gambling, underdog, on the road, athlete's life, single parent, father, son, boxing match, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Hometown Legend (2002)
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: serious, feel good, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: sport, high school, small town, athlete's life, dedicated educator, underdog, contests and competitions, leadership, human spirit, athlete and trainer, high school life, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.9
 16
Matchups (2003)
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 ⇓
52%
 4.5
 364
Green Flash (2008)
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, self discovery, athlete's life, prodigy, underdog, beach, contests and competitions, college, ego clash, athlete and trainer, high school, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new york, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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