Movies like Rush

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Rush (2013)
 8.1
 387K
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: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, factual, inspirational, based on true events, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, sport, rise to the top, rivalry, world champion, racecar driver, athlete's life, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, contests and competitions, desire for fame, rising to stardom, human spirit, follow your dream, glory, fame, ego clash, against the odds, drugs/alcohol, rally, racing, champion, race car, obsession, automobile racing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1986, year 1976, year 1975
Place: europe, italy, new york, england, japan, germany, france ...

Most similar movies to Rush

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, inspirational and dramatic films with plots about ambition, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, underdog, mentor and dialogue mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Rush: Days of Thunder (1990), Moneyball (2011), The Damned United (2009), Gladiator (1992), Any Given Sunday (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Days of Thunder (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Talented but unproven stock car driver Cole Trickle gets a break and with the guidance of veteran Harry Hogge turns heads on the track. The young hotshot develops a rivalry with a fellow racer that threatens his career when the two smash their cars. ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car race, rivalry, hotshot hero, racing, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, friends, love affair, love and romance, sport, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california, alabama, phoenix arizona, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 323K
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, realistic, feel good, inspirational, factual ...
Plot: sport, baseball, success, rise to the top, team, manager, mathematics, ambition, teamwork, hopes, coach, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, california, oakland california, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sport, soccer, ambition, training, rivalry, stadium, sport team, football, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, friendship, football player ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, brighton, yorkshire, europe, northern england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 7K
Gladiator (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story of two teenagers trapped in the world of illegal underground boxing. One is fighting to save his fathers life and using the money pay off gambling debts accumulated by his father. The second is fighting for the money to get out of the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, sport, boxing, against the odds, hopes, urban ghetto life, contests and competitions, rivalry, human spirit, ambition, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Any Given Sunday (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, desire for fame, american football, ambition, coach, success, underdog, football, sport team, fame, contests and competitions, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of golf icon and legend, Bobby Jones, who retired from competition at the tender age of 28.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: golf, sport, rivalry, rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, temperamental, human spirit, couples, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: scotland, europe, georgia, atlanta georgia, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 8K
Le Mans (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Steve McQueen is ideally cast as a champion race car driver, participating in the famed 24-hour race headquartered in Le Mans, France. Though dedicated to Going for the Gold, McQueen finds time to romance widowed Elga Andersen. The dramatic angle to ...
Style: exciting, realistic, road movie, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, car race, lifestyle, race against time, ambition, chases and races, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, racing, race, competition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970
Place: france, europe, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Last American Hero (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A backwoods bootlegger decides to put the driving skills he developed evading the law to good use. He becomes a race car driver, and eventually, one of the fastest drivers in history.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, car race, hotshot hero, athlete's life, rivalry, parents and children, contests and competitions, rise to the top, american dream, race car, fast car, auto mechanic ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 60K
Invincible (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, football, underdog, teacher, against the odds, determination, jealousy, divorce, american football, rookie, new job, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.0
 165K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: uplifting, sincere, sentimental, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, underdog, athlete's life, comeback, follow your dream, boxing, financial problem, poverty, training, marriage, humiliation ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Lords of Dogtown (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970s.
Style: sentimental, exciting, serious, realistic, motivational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: surfing, gang, success, friendship, jealousy, first love, fame, rise and fall, challenge, party, underdog, skateboarding ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: venice beach california, california, usa, oregon, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.6
 37K
Driven (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Talented rookie race-car driver Jimmy Bly has started losing his focus and begins to slip in the race rankings. It's no wonder, with the immense pressure being shoveled on him by his overly ambitious promoter brother as well as Bly's ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: competition, rivalry, lifestyle, chases and races, contests and competitions, sport, ambition, career, mentor, love triangle, husband wife relationship, teamwork ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, australia, chicago illinois, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 110K
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: touching, captivating, sincere, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, basketball, sport, teachers and students, athlete's life, teacher, high school, underdog, human spirit, coach, ambition, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 77K
42 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, exciting, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: baseball, racism, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, against the odds, rise to the top, hopes, athlete and trainer, human spirit, power relations, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s, year 1946 ...
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, cincinnati ohio, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, rough, sincere, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: coach, party, high school, career, comeback, sport, football, small town, domestic violence, championship, african american, racism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.2
 54K
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: realistic, uplifting, captivating, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: running, army, sikh, rise to the top, talented, follow your dream, hopes, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, sport, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s
Place: india, asia, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.8
 314K
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, captivating, uplifting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxer, boxing, sport, underdog, self destructing, addiction, black eye, title bout, shame, irish american, ex boxer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new hampshire, atlantic city new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 6K
Prefontaine (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: It's the true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine, the exciting and sometimes controversial "James Dean of Track," whose spirit captured the heart of the nation! Cocky, charismatic, and tough, "Pre" was a ...
Style: rough, serious, sincere, talky, factual ...
Plot: sport, runner, underdog, human spirit, athlete's life, contests and competitions, olympics, lifestyle, hopes, college, olympic gold medalist, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 1960, 1960s ...
Place: oregon, usa, munich germany, mexico city, finland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
Remember the Titans (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, contests and competitions, african american, sport, prejudice, football, human spirit, high school, against the odds, racial slur, coach, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 50K
Rudy (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, college life, working class, ambition, american football, football, college, against the odds, respect, financial problem, obsessive quest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Without Limits (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to Olympics in Munich and his early death at 24 in a car crash.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: sport, athlete, running, power relations, ambition, human spirit, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, lifestyle, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 1971, year 1970 ...
Place: oregon, usa, finland, munich germany, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 43K
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, sincere, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: ice hockey, underdog, sport, athlete and trainer, coach, hockey, human spirit, grudge, championship, sport team, athlete's life, opponent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa, milwaukee wisconsin, new york, manhattan new york city, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 40K
Glory Road (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.
Style: emotional, captivating, uplifting, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, basketball, racism, underdog, college, teamwork, racial slur, coach, marriage, power relations, legendary, talented ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, campus, mexico, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
Chariots of Fire (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The true story of British athletes preparing for and competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics.
Style: sentimental, sincere, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Plot: underdog, ambition, sport, friendship, missionary, running, prejudice, hopes, follow your dream, escapades, rivalry, social differences ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s, post world war one ...
Place: scotland, england, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.1
 466K
Rocky (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with ...
Style: uplifting, touching, captivating, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, self esteem, training, contests and competitions, fight, ambition, life is a bitch, life changing experience, determination, rivalry, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 19K
The Express (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
Style: emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, american football, human spirit, football, racism, college, civil rights, rivalry, success, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 32K
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, uplifting, exciting, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: human spirit, athlete and trainer, small town, underdog, coach, contests and competitions, track and field, high school, social differences, teenage life, teachers and students, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 24K
Secretariat (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin - manages to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, inspirational ...
Plot: horse, against the odds, underdog, animal training, rise to the top, horse race, legendary, sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, ambition, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Heart Like a Wheel (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Shirley Muldowney is determined to be a top-fuel drag racer, although no woman has ever raced them before. Despite the high risks of this kind of racing and the burden it places on her family life, she perseveres in her dream.
Style: serious, uplifting, touching, realistic
Plot: sport, feminism, car race, underdog, hopes, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, blind ambition, follow your dream, relationship vs career, rise to the top, athlete's life ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 13K
Hands of Stone (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Panama, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: rivalry, rags to riches, ambition, contests and competitions, sport, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, power relations, flashback, husband wife relationship, hunger, violence ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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