Movies and TV shows like The Queen's Gambit

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The Queen's Gambit (2020)
 8.6
 263K
The Queen's Gambit (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 395 min.
TV show
Story: In a Kentucky orphanage in the 1950s, a young girl discovers an astonishing talent for chess while struggling with addiction.
Style: psychological, captivating, suspense, unusual plot structure, tense, visually appealing
Plot: chess, addiction, mathematics, orphan, orphanage, feminism, girl power, female protagonist, girl, genius, prodigy, child prodigy, champion, obsession, love and romance, competition, alcohol abuse, ambition, championship, tournament, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, drugs/alcohol, alcoholic mother, adoptive mother, substance abuse ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, europe, paris france, russia, moscow russia, mexico city

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Most similar movies to The Queen's Gambit

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and suspense films and TV series with plots about ambition, rivalry, sport, family relations, contests and competitions, hopes and athlete's life mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like The Queen's Gambit: Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993), Pawn Sacrifice (2014), The Tournament (2015), Pitch (2016), Make It or Break It (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
Style: uplifting, touching, inspirational, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: chess, child prodigy, prodigy, contests and competitions, supportive parent, parents and children, human spirit, tournament, competition, genius, mentor, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
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Pawn Sacrifice (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.
Style: captivating, factual, entertaining, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: chess, cold war, prodigy, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, paranoia, politics, genius, obsession, eccentricity, mental illness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 50s ...
Place: russia, santa monica california, iceland
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74%
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The Tournament (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Budapest International Chess Tournament. The most likely winner: Cal Fournier (22), French champion, immature genius, socially awkward, compulsive player. But this time, an unusual 9-years-old Hungarian opponent disrupts this smooth-running routine.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, chess, prodigy, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, misfit, bet, coach, genius, pubic hair, drunk ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hungary, budapest, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.4
 5K
Pitch (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The dramatic and inspirational story of a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball.
Style: inspirational, uplifting, slang, suspense, captivating
Plot: baseball, woman, sport, lifestyle, dishonesty, father daughter relationship, ambition, friendship, rivalry, destiny, family, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Make It or Break It (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the world of competitive gymnastics, the series follows a group of teen Olympic hopefuls as they train for their day in the spotlight.
Style: serious, feel good, sentimental, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: gymnastics, sport, athlete's life, friends, rivalry, youth, female athlete, social relations, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Patrick Melrose (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 302 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the Patrick Molrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn
Style: ironic, psychological, suspense, captivating, surreal
Plot: dialogue, drugs/alcohol, drug addiction, depression, loneliness, ambition, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, mental illness, lifestyle, violence, misfit ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 80s, 1960s, 1990s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Astronaut Wives Club (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the book by Lily Koppel, this 10 episode limited series tells the story of the women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. As America’s astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, Life ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: astronaut, family relations, relationship vs career, ambition, best friends, couples, nasa, strong female presence, parents and children, space program, female bonding, supportive spouse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.5
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Luck (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: A drama set in the world of horse racing focusing on lives of owners, jockeys, trainers and gamblers who are all tied to the same horse track.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, talky ...
Plot: gambling, horse race, horse trainer, contests and competitions, bet, business venture, training, change of luck, corruption, crimes, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Spinning Out (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Kat Baker is an up-and-coming, high-level single skater who is about to turn in her skates after a disastrous fall. When Kat seizes an opportunity to continue her career as a pair skater with a talented bad-boy partner, she risks exposing a fiercely ...
Style: inspirational, uplifting, suspense
Plot: figure skating, mental health, love, skating, athlete, true love, human spirit, mental illness, ambition, couple relations, family relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Bronx Is Burning (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Bronx Is Burning is a television drama that debuted on ESPN on July 9, 2007, after the 2007 MLB Home Run Derby. It is an eight-episode mini-series adapted from Jonathan Mahler's best-selling book, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bronx Is Burning. ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, clever, humorous ...
Plot: baseball, major league, sport, athlete and trainer, ambition, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, athlete's life, self involved, coach, championship, manager ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, new york yankees, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 3K
Home Run (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A pro ball player with a substance abuse problem is forced into rehab in his hometown, finding new hope when he gets honest about his checkered past, and takes on coaching duties for a misfit Little League team
Style: uplifting, realistic, emotional, captivating, serious
Plot: baseball, addiction, rehabilitation, homecoming, life is a bitch, athlete's life, hopes, sport team, support group, starting over, redemption, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oklahoma, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Friday Night Lights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, athlete and trainer, sport team, contests and competitions, friendship, coach, football, teenage life, human spirit, sport, lifestyle, ambitious ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.5
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Kingdom (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A raw family drama set against the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Venice, California. Alvey Kulina owns Navy St. MMA with the help of his girlfriend Lisa Prince. He is willing to go through extraordinary means to make sure his fighters are ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, athlete's life, family problems, competition, gym, sibling relationship, rivalry, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, ambition, contests and competitions, training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, venice california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
 43K
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 ⇓
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The Junior Team (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: In the town of Podolsk, The Bears hockey club hires a new coach, Sergei Makeyev, a former National Hockey League player, who sets out to get the club to the Junior Hockey League and make The Bears a successful team.
Style: touching, captivating, exciting, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: ice hockey, sport team, sport, parent child relationship, couples, deception, coach, youth, love, betrayal, competition, hockey ...
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The Hustler (1961)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Fast Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary Minnesota Fats to a high-stakes match.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, thought provoking, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: billiards, gambling, suicide, money, alcohol, hustler, sport, cons and scams, championship, success, lifestyle, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, california, san francisco, minnesota, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, athlete's life, human spirit, terminal illness, life is a bitch, hopes, ambition, bittersweet, american football, profanity, sexual content, drugs/alcohol
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.6
 208K
Mad Men (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: workplace, family problems, womanizer, advertising agency, boss and employee, cigarette smoking, advertising, boss, ambition, career, workplace intrigue, americana ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 8.4
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Billions (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod are on an explosive collision course, with each using ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, thought provoking, suspense, entertaining
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: money, stock exchange, rivalry, corruption, investor, businessman, ambition, dialogue, friendship, wall street, family relations, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.9
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Kane & Abel (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Kane and Abel are born on the same day the same year on each side of the Atlantic. William Kane is born in one of the richest families of Boston and grows up to be a banker on Wall Street. Abel Rosnovski is born in the Polish countryside and has to ...
Style: saga, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: ambition, hopes, rise to the top, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, social differences, society, temperamental, polish, business venture, bankruptcy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s, 1910s, 60s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, new york
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50%
Wicked Wicked Games (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Wicked Wicked Games is a telenovela that debuted on December 6, 2006 on the American television network MyNetworkTV. Twentieth Television produced 63 episodes to air weekdays. The limited-run serial was directed by Terry Cunningham, Dennis Dimster, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, saga ...
Plot: betrayal, intrigue, family relations, infidelity, manipulation, family business, obsession, parents and children, couples, revenge, businesswoman, seduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Home Ground (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Norway
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: When a newly promoted football club lose their trainer just before the start of the league season, a female, Helena Mikkelsen, gets the historic chance to coach the team, even before an ambitious retired professional.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, inspirational
Plot: coach, football, new job, small town, mother daughter relationship, sexism, soccer, soccer coach, contests and competitions, sport, athlete and trainer, rivalry ...
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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I'll Fly Away (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: I'll Fly Away is an American drama television series set during the late 1950s and early 1960s, in an unspecified Southern U.S. state. It aired on NBC from 1991 to 1993 and starred Regina Taylor as Lilly Harper, a black housekeeper for the ...
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: civil rights, district attorney, interracial relations, housekeeper, discrimination, social differences, idealism, housewife, social activist, civil action, righting the wronged, americana ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: southern usa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The White Shadow (1978)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The White Shadow is an American drama television series that ran on the CBS network from November 27 1978, to March 16 1981.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere, touching
Plot: basketball, high school, society, ambition, hardcase students, sport, youth, power relations, latinos, domestic violence, dedicated educator, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.6
 38K
Ballers (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, american football, ambition, nfl, american football player, friendship, party, betrayal, family relations, business, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
My Brilliant Friend (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship.
Style: sincere, touching, suspense, exciting, rough
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, children, family, brutality, father daughter relationship, life philosophy, girl, friend, violence ...
Time: 50s, 1960s, 1950s, 60s
Place: italy, usa, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
 200
The Still Life (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fueled by original music by members of Guns N' Roses, Bad Religion, No Doubt, Skid Row, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Hootie & The Blowfish and more... The Still Life tells the story of artist Julian Lamont who struggles to pick up the pieces of ...
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: alcohol abuse, recluse, rise and fall, unfulfillment, addiction, ambition, life is a bitch, art, destruction, rock, breakup, painter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Dangerous Moves (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: France, Liechtenstein, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: World Chess Champion Akiva Liebskind (Michel Piccoli) faces his former pupil Pavius Fromm (Alexandre Arbatt), who defected to the West from the Soviet Union five years earlier, for the World Chess Championship in Geneva, Switzerland. The tension and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: chess, politics, prodigy, state affairs, rivalry, contests and competitions, moral dilemma, kgb, cold war, scientist, student, doctor ...
Time: 80s
Place: geneva switzerland, israel, moscow russia, lithuania, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Cleaner (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After hitting rock-bottom from his own addictions during the birth of his twins, William Banks strikes a tentative deal with God. In exchange for a second chance, he vows to kick his addictions and dedicate his life to helping others. Now, along ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: addiction, going straight, rescue, hopes, life is a bitch, belief, human nature, family life, family relations, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, drug rehab ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 8K
Grand Prix (1966)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Grand Prix driver Pete Aron is fired by his team after a crash at Monaco that injures his teammate, Scott Stoddard. While Stoddard struggles to recover, Aron begins to drive for another team, and starts dating Stoddard's wife.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: car race, rivalry, sport team, race, formula 1, contests and competitions, unsupportive spouse, hopes, underdog, sport, ambition, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%