Movies like A Fighter's Blues

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A Fighter's Blues (2000)
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A Fighter's Blues (2000)
Original name: 阿虎
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Before he went exclusively style-over-substance, Daniel Lee directed fighting drama A FIGHTER’S BLUES, about an aging boxer (Andy Lau, in a mature and underrated performance) seeking a shot at redemption. Co-starring Japanese drama queen Takako Tokiwa. Billed as Andy Lau’s 100th film. He would go on to make a whole lot more.
Style: sentimental, rough, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: fall in love, rivalry, starting over, redemption, tough heroes, martial arts, romance, ambition, unlikely couple, underdog, hopes, father daughter relationship, kickboxing, sport, love and romance, contests and competitions, bittersweet, once promising, muay thai, boxing, orphan, orphanage
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: thailand, asia

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Most similar movies to A Fighter's Blues

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about hopes, ambition, sport, love and romance, romance, rivalry and contests and competitions mostly in Drama, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like A Fighter's Blues: Star Runner (2003), Backwards (2012), Mad About Mambo (2000), Lost in Time (2003), Winter Comes Early (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.1
 319
Star Runner (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Preparing for the hand-to-hand battle of his life and the title of Champion Star Runner, a headstrong fighter creates a deadly hybrid mix of Thai kickboxing and Chinese kung fu. Get ready for the ultimate Pan-Asian mixed martial arts competition, ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, love affair, adventure, love and romance, hopes, contests and competitions, heroes, starting over, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.5
 738
Backwards (2012)
Genre: Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a fiercely competitive 30 year old rower fails to make the Olympic boat for the second time, she takes a coaching job at a school but struggles to adjust to life off the race course.
Style: realistic, touching, romantic, captivating, inspirational ...
Plot: starting over, romance, contests and competitions, sport, athlete and trainer, youth, fall in love, rivalry, high school, lifestyle, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Mad About Mambo (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: High school student tries to improve soccer skills by practicing dance and falls for his dance partner.
Style: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: lifestyle, dancer's life, fall in love, couples, hopes, society, sport, romance, working class, ambition, opposites attract, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.3
 1K
Lost in Time (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sui Wai lost her fiance Ah Man in a car accident. With the obligations of life sitting heavy on her shoulders, she lives on only to find herself confiding in her beloved through a phone call. Dai Fai. a mini-bus driver who witnessed Ah Man's ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, love affair, fall in love, romance, couples, love and romance, coping, hopes, workplace, bittersweet, workplace romance, bus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Winter Comes Early (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Love story involving a Canadian professional hockey player and a hippie folk singer. Their union is tumultuous, as both try to come to terms with their differences in careers and lifestyles.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: ice hockey, ambition, love and romance, artists and showbiz, sport, athlete's life, lifestyle, romance, musician's life, unlikely couple, opposites attract, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.8
 900
The Goalkeeper (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ramiro Forteza is a Premier League goalkeeper whom the Civil War and the rigors of the war led to make a living visiting villages and challenging locals to mark him penalty goals. One evening he arrives to a town in Asturias and meets Manuela, a ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sexual, sexy
Plot: fall in love, rivalry, ambition, politics, family life, romance, single parent, social decay, hopes, life is a bitch, small town, nationalism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.5
 905
Cowboy Up (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: "Cowboy Up" is a celebration of the risk-taking, daredevil personalities of modern rodeo. In the world of professional bull riding, newcomer Ely Braxton (Marcus Thomas) is the craziest guy around; his brother Hank (Kiefer Sutherland) is a ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: friendship, love affair, love triangle, rivalry, couples, family relations, redemption, parents and children, fish out of water, unfulfilled love, relationship vs career, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: realistic, serious, suspense, disturbing, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, human spirit, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, hopes, boxing, brutality, graphic violence, redemption, competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Of Women and Horses (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Enraged by the sale of the vaulting horse that she'd been promised as hers to ride, Gracieuse, a talented rider, dumps her job at a stable. She starts again from zero by accepting work as a groom at a dressage stud farm adjacent to her ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: equestrian, ambition, starting over, follow your dream, contests and competitions, hopes, workplace, sport, animal training, boss and employee, athlete and trainer, horse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.5
 499
Blinder (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ex footballer embroiled in a scandal returns hometown clear his name and reignite an old flame.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, contests and competitions, human spirit, rivalry, romance, against the odds, sport team, homecoming, ambition, friendship, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 870
Price of Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An ex-boxer, living with the knowledge that his fight career was cut short by a crooked manager, channels his bitter disappointment in a single-minded quest for boxing championships for his three sons. We see them in pee-wee Silver Glove matches ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, tense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, ego clash, tough heroes, relationship vs career, obsession, athlete and trainer, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Cutting Edge (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two former Olympians, one a figure skater and the other a hockey player, pin their hopes of one last shot at Olympic glory on one another. That is, of course, if they can keep from killing each other in the process...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens, family outing ...
Plot: figure skating, romance, skating, opposites attract, olympics, sport, underdog, couples, ambition, starting over, reluctant partners, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: minnesota, chicago illinois, france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 2K
Ice Castles (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alexis Winston is a young girl who dreams of becoming a champion figure skater. While practicing, Alexis suffers a terrible accident that takes her sight and threatens to destroy her dreams. In the midst of feeling sorry for herself she falls in ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: figure skating, skating, athlete's life, follow your dream, contests and competitions, hopes, love and romance, lifestyle, romance, against the odds, human spirit, rising to stardom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iowa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 11K
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: realistic, serious, disturbing, touching, rough ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coach, rugby, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, father son relationship, human spirit, ambition, starting over, sport, teenage life, redemption, baseball ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Maggie and Annie (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Annie has it all in life. A wonderful husband and a darling little girl. All is going well until she goes to a softball practice and meets Maggie. Maggie -- cute, athletic, and openly gay -- touches feeling deep down inside Annie that she has no ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, introspection, couples, romance, hopes, love and romance, family life, fall in love, sport team, sport, lgbt, lesbian mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 9K
Vision Quest (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: High school wrestler Louden Swain is a man obsessed , trying to shed 23 pounds in a dangerously short time and take on Shute, the undefeated, tough-as-nails 168-pound champion who's the best wrestler in the state. Matthew Modine stars as the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, inspirational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, high school, underdog, rivalry, sport, love, wrestling, romance, high school life, athlete's life, contests and competitions, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., washington state, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Australian Rules (2002)
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: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, racism, interracial relations, small town, teenage life, discrimination, love affair, athlete's life, youth, rivalry, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 4K
Ice Castles (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater. Only with the help of those who love her can she prove to the world -- and herself -- that she still has the potential ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: figure skating, skating, disability, rivalry, romance, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, rise to the top, love and romance, youth, underdog ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 4.5
 347
Body and Soul (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young man struggles to become a boxing champ, but success blinds him. It is only through the love of his girlfriend that he is brought back to reality.
Style: rough, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: redemption, rich and poor, love affair, power relations, love and romance, rivalry, rise to the top, ambition, life is a bitch, underdog, athlete's life, hopes ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Harder They Fall (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 20 year old kickboxers from opposite ends of Miami, one rich one poor, battle for triumph in sport and their own identities in this coming-of-age action/drama.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: fight, tough heroes, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, nothing to lose, self discovery, social differences, sport, martial arts tournament, kickboxing, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Scorpion in Love (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Julian (Álex González) and his friend Luis (Miguel Angel Silvestre) are two neighborhood boys who are part of a gang of violent neo-Nazis, led by Solis (Javier Bardem). After start training in a gym, Julian is transformed gradually thanks to the ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: gang, athlete and trainer, fall in love, starting over, crimes, racism, redemption, society, neo nazi, sport, boxing, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
For Love of the Game (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A baseball legend almost finished with his distinguished career at the age of forty has one last chance to prove who he is, what he is capable of, and win the heart of the woman he has loved for the past four years.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: baseball, sport, romance, looking for love, love and romance, athlete's life, major league, hopes, career, training, loneliness, coach ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, detroit, new york, london, new york yankees ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.3
 4K
Blue Crush 2 (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Haunted by the memory of her deceased mother, Dana leaves Malibu behind and heads to South Africa to fulfill her mother's dream of surfing Jefferys Bay.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, sentimental
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: surfing, ocean, surfer, beach, friendship, disorder, lifestyle, hopes, follow your dream, contests and competitions, ambition, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, beverly hills, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.0
 838
Diamond Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Denny Montana never looks at Claire. She has been working for him for four years and fallen in love at a distance. When Denny's brother Regan returns to oversee the sale of the family vineyard, Claire and Reganen makes pact. To make Denny ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious
Plot: womanizer, family relations, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, starting over, homecoming, love triangle, fall in love, couples, hopes, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 497
Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six days in the lives of an Israeli living in a kibbutz and a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative
Plot: unlikely couple, fall in love, impossible love, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, romance, couples, friendship, unfulfilled love, wartime life, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, germany, france, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 50K
Tin Cup (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his succesful rival's girlfriend.
Style: sexy, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: golf, underdog, psychologist, romance, sport, love and romance, fall in love, opposites attract, love triangle, rivalry, competition, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, north carolina, california, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 14K
At First Sight (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, bittersweet, hopes, starting over, love and romance, couples, fall in love, resort, couple relations, sexual content, blindness, love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.0
 887
Unrivaled (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On these streets everyone is fighting for a way out, but after a lifetime of hard knocks, a down-on-his-luck cage fighter gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is chosen to compete against the MMA world champion during a massive competition. ...
Style: exciting, uplifting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, cage fighting, rivalry, lifestyle, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, heroes, underdog, sport, tough heroes, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 2K
The Gymnast (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The stunning Dreya Weber stars as a former top gymnast who discovers love and a new life path when she teams up with a dancer (played by former L.A. Lakers cheerleader Addie Yungmee) for an ambitious Las Vegas aerial act show.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: lesbian interest, lesbian, starting over, ambition, opposites attract, follow your dream, introspection, self discovery, forbidden love, couples, hopes, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 782
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: realistic, serious, sincere, suspense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, lifestyle, social differences, against the odds, tough heroes, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, follow your dream, sport, rise to the top ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%