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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, touching, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: fall in love, starting over, redemption, rivalry, tough heroes, martial arts, romance, ambition, unlikely couple, hopes, underdog, father daughter relationship, kickboxing, sport, contests and competitions, love and romance, bittersweet, once promising, muay thai, boxing, orphan, orphanage
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: thailand, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about ambition, hopes, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, love and romance and athlete's life mostly in Drama, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like A Fighter's Blues: Backwards (2012), Star Runner (2003), Winter Comes Early (1971), Mad About Mambo (2000), Lost in Time (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, captivating, inspirational, feel good ...
Plot: romance, sport, contests and competitions, starting over, rivalry, high school, athlete and trainer, fall in love, youth, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
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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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, athlete's life, rivalry, ambition, love affair, love and romance, adventure, hopes, romance, heroes, contests and competitions, tragic love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, korea
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81%
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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: hockey, ambition, sport, athlete's life, artists and showbiz, romance, musician's life, love and romance, fall in love, relationship vs career, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: lifestyle, dancer's life, fall in love, couples, hopes, society, romance, sport, working class, opposites attract, ambition, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, sentimental, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: fall in love, love affair, starting over, hopes, romance, love and romance, workplace, coping, couples, bittersweet, workplace romance, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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
Plot: figure skating, romance, skating, olympics, sport, underdog, love and romance, reluctant partners, opposites attract, lifestyle, starting over, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: france, minnesota, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, sincere, touching
Plot: friendship, love triangle, love affair, rivalry, relationship vs career, couple relations, fish out of water, fall in love, redemption, unfulfilled love, parents and children, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Seve (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Despite being blocked at almost every turn in pursuit of the sport he loved, Seve Ballesteros fought against adversity to become the most spectacular and charismatic golfer to ever play the game.
Style: exciting, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: golf, rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: serious, realistic, suspense, disturbing, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, human spirit, contests and competitions, hopes, boxing, blood, brutality, profanity, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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53%
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, starting over, follow your dream, ambition, animal training, sport, contests and competitions, workplace, hopes, boss and employee, athlete and trainer, horse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: sincere, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, tough heroes, ego clash, rivalry, sport, relationship vs career, athlete and trainer, obsession ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: womanizer, family relations, starting over, homecoming, love triangle, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, hopes, couples, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, touching, disturbing, rough
Plot: coach, rugby, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, father son relationship, human spirit, ambition, starting over, sport, redemption, teenage life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, iowa
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49%
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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, high school life, romance, fall in love, lifestyle, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., washington state, new jersey, california
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Maggie and Annie (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
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Duration: 105 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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47%
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Ice Castles (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: figure skating, skating, follow your dream, athlete's life, love and romance, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, romance, contests and competitions, lifestyle, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: sincere, touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, racism, family relations, small town, teenage life, romance, ambition, hopes, lifestyle, love affair, discrimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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46%
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Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
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Duration: 122 min.
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Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Blue Crush 2 (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, serious
Audience: teens
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43%
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
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42%
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Tin Cup (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, sexy, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Harder They Fall (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: fight, tough heroes, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, self discovery, social differences, nothing to lose, sport, martial arts tournament, kickboxing, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: impossible love, fall in love, unlikely couple, romance, life is a bitch, hopes, couples, unfulfilled love, wartime life, friendship, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, germany, berlin germany
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40%
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, love and romance, life is a bitch, athlete's life, rise to the top, hopes, underdog, ambition, downfall, sport, power relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
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37%
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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, sexual content, couples, couple relations, fall in love, resort, hopes, love and romance, starting over, blindness, love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
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I Want You (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sequel to "Three Steps Above Heaven". The sexy Gin (Clara Lago) is the new love of Hache (Mario Casas), but this can not forget his former girlfriend (Maria Valverde), so the love triangle is inevitable.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: love affair, love triangle, teenage love, loss of friend, fall in love, street racing, haunted by the past, starting over, love and romance, romance, friendship, rebel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.0
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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: rough, serious, exciting, uplifting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cage fighting, mixed martial arts, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, underdog, athlete's life, contests and competitions, heroes, sport, tough heroes, vagina spreading ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Crying Fist (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jobless, besieged by creditors, and abandoned by his wife, the once silver medalist Tae-shik has sunk to street hustling, becoming a human punching bag. Meanwhile, young Sang-hwan's delinquent ways land him behind bars. Both men look to boxing ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, tense, gloomy
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.5
 14K
Mr 3000 (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Aging baseball star who goes by the nickname, Mr. 3000, finds out many years after retirement that he didn't quite reach 3,000 hits. Now at age 47 he's back to try and reach that goal.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, inspirational, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, friendship, sport, redemption, athlete's life, rivalry, ambition, hopes, contests and competitions, journalism, major league, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%