Movies like Born a Champion

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Born a Champion (2021)
 7.0
 2K
Born a Champion (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After a blood- soaked jujitsu match in Dubai, fighting legend Mickey Kelley falls to superstar Blaine. But years later, an online video proves that Blaine cheated, and the world demands a rematch. Can the aging underdog get back into shape in time to vanquish his foe, get revenge, and claim his prize?
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: jujitsu, fight, sport, contests and competitions, underground fighting, fight club, professional sports, combat, underground tournament, professional rivalry, title bout, athlete's life, battles, wrestler, life is a bitch, rivalry, boxing champion, love

Most similar movies to Born a Champion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and captivating films with plots about rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, sport, athlete's life, fight and athlete and trainer mostly in Drama, Action and Sport genres. Some movies like Born a Champion: American Fighter (2019), Sultan (2016), Harder They Fall (2005), Born to Race: Fast Track (2014), Any Given Sunday (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
American Fighter (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A desperate teenager is forced into the dangerous world of underground fighting to win enough money to save his ailing mother. He finds out what he's made of in the face of these violent hungry competitors.
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: boxing, underground fighting, social problems, money problems, wrestler, rivals, fight, financial problem, underground tournament, contests and competitions, combat, showdown ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 43K
Sultan (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A biographical drama based on the life of fictional Haryana based wrestler & mixed martial arts specialist Sultan Ali Khan.
Style: inspirational, disturbing, uplifting, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wrestling, sport, wrestler, male objectification, fistfight, hand to hand combat, mixed martial arts, follow your dream, training, fight, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: fight, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, tough heroes, self discovery, social differences, sport, nothing to lose, martial arts tournament, kickboxing, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Shawn Michaels Story: Heartbreak and Triumph (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: wrestler, wrestling, professional wrestling, world wrestling entertainment, professional sports, fight, show, sport, athlete's life, wrestling ring, life, world wrestling federation
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Born to Race: Fast Track (2014)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Danny Krueger is a twenty-year old drag racer who plays by his own rules. After winning a scholarship to the prestigious Fast Lane Racing Academy, Danny finds himself competing against some of the fiercest young drivers in the world. Tension soars ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, athlete's life, ambition, hotshot hero, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, hopes, reluctant partners, friends, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, captivating, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, coach, underdog, desire for fame, american football, ambition, success, sport team, football, contests and competitions, athlete's life, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Boyka: Undisputed IV (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the fourth installment of the fighting franchise, Boyka is shooting for the big leagues when an accidental death in the ring makes him question everything he stands for. When he finds out the wife of the man he accidentally killed is in trouble, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: fight, prison, redemption, hand to hand combat, widow, boxing, accidental death, martial arts, arrested, religion, jail, russian ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The True Story of WrestleMania (2011)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: It is the most anticipated yearly event in Sports Entertainment, an annual pop culture touch point. For more than 25 years, WrestleMania has hosted the biggest matches, the biggest stars, and the biggest celebrities. Now for the first time ever, the ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wrestling, tough heroes, rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, fight for supremacy, fame, billionaire, mob, generation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.5
 9K
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, girls' night
Plot: boxing, friendship, sport, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, urban ghetto life, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.3
 5K
Supercross (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Faced with the suspicious death of their father, two brothers must motivate one another to get back on their bikes and take the Las Vegas Motocross Championships by storm.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, saga
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, against the odds, athlete's life, ambition, sport, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, ego clash, lifestyle, human spirit, relationship vs career, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Philly Kid (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former NCAA champion wrestler is paroled after 10 years in prison. Now, to save a friend's life, in a series of cage fights he must agree to do the impossible - lose.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, fight, prisoner, murder, prison, manslaughter, martial arts, sport, wrestling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Circle of Pain (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Following a fighting accident, Dalton Hunt retired from the world of MMA at the top. Unable to outrun his guilt, he lost his family, his title, and his way. But when a crooked promoter lures him back into a fight against the current undefeated ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, friendship, athlete's life, rivalry, contests and competitions, forced into action, athlete and trainer, ambition, martial arts, cage fighting, sport, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
American Brawler (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A martial arts instructor must enter the world of illegal pit fighting in order to save his family and his dojo.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: martial arts, crimes, reunion, contests and competitions, dishonesty, rivalry, ambition, fight, wrestler, gambling, corruption, underground fighting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Four fighters different backgrounds come together to train under an ex MMA rising star and then ultimately have to fight each other and the traitor in heir midst.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts training, kickboxer, athlete and trainer, martial arts tournament, martial arts, fistfight, hand to hand combat, undisciplined, boxing, ambition, sport, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 2K
Embattled (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The eldest son of a ruthlessly tough MMA champion must fight his way out of the abusive cycle his father has continued.
Style: inspirational, suspense, intense, brutal, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, wrestling, fighting movie, ambition, father son relationship, fight, rivalry, gymnasium, drug abuse, fight scenes, human spirit, contests and competitions ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 517
The Circuit (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Al Shines, former king of the US race car track circuit, has a hard time starting his own team, once he's fired by his sponsor Robin Cates. Robin hired Al's immature daughter Kylie Shines instead. She resents Al's inevitable ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, family, rivalry, contests and competitions, family relations, parents and children, youth, athlete's life, love, coming of age, ambition, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 3K
Jawbone (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former youth boxing champion, Jimmy McCabe is a man in search of hope but looking in all the wrong places. When he hits rock bottom he turns to his childhood boxing club and the only family he has left: gym owner Bill corner man Eddie and promoter ...
Style: rough, inspirational, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, change of luck, rivalry, opponent, ex boxer, life is a bitch, boxer, manager, career, athlete's life, title bout, sport ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 1K
Dirt (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In search of a lifeline for his struggling off road racing team, a man takes on a young car thief looking for a second chance, but as their worlds collide, they must struggle to forge a successful alliance.
Style: thought provoking, suspense, captivating, inspirational
Plot: car race, car, rise to the top, sport, success, friendship, career, ambition, strategy, contests and competitions, driving, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 209K
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder, Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging Rocky to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, boxer, comeback, training, fight, underdog, sport, against the odds, human spirit, determination, aging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
 807
Tough Enough (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An aspiring country/western singer, whose money is disappearing faster than his career opportunities, enters a "Tough Man" amateur boxing contest to earn some cash to pay his bills. Amazingly enough, he wins it, and is picked to go onto ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: singer, athlete's life, sport, rise and fall, relationship vs career, country, rising to stardom, rise to the top, follow your dream, underdog, ambition, blind ambition ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.9
 324
Brawler (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sidelined by an injury incurred while protecting his young brother, underground fighter Charlie Fontaine feels blindsided when he discovers his brother having sex on his couch with his new wife, Kat. Fueled by rage, a determined Charlie makes plans ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, martial arts tournament, strong violent content, siblings relations, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, family relations, mixed martial arts, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, underground tournament, fight club ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.0
 849
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, uplifting, exciting, serious, 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 ⇓
42%
 5.7
 7K
Damage (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ex-con battles it out in the cage to pay for the operation that would save the daughter of his victim. Along the way he finds fatherly love, and friendship, in the most unlikely of places.
Style: exciting, captivating, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, fall in love, contests and competitions, danger, rivalry, ambition, underground tournament, cage fighting, heroes, violence, gambling, fistfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 448K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine ...
Style: serious, tense, emotional, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, martial arts, warrior, fist fighting, sport, fight scenes, boxing, courage, athlete and trainer, teacher, underdog, training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, atlantic city new jersey, iraq, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.0
 325
The Circuit (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Years ago, Dirk Longstreet walked away from The Circuit, the merciless underground fight club with no rules, where money changes hands as men are killed. But now gangsters have got his brother, and only one more journey inside the ring will save his ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, underground fighting, tough heroes, haunted by the past, rivalry, one man army, ambition, martial arts tournament, vengeance, daring rescue, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, captivating
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, athlete and trainer, sport team, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle, underdog, hopes, basketball, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.8
 684
Counterpunch (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story. A young boxer, Emilio, from the wrong side of the tracks with big dreams of winning the Golden Gloves boxing championship, finds himself at a cross roads after being locked up. As he fights his way back into the winning circle ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, rough
Plot: athlete's life, one more chance, rivalry, ambition, starting over, lifestyle, hopes, sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, power relations, boxing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 3K
Crying Fist (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: South Korea
Duration: 134 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: rough, realistic, serious, tense, gloomy
Plot: juvenile delinquency, ex athlete, ambition, confined, prison life, contests and competitions, athlete's life, society, rivalry, down on your luck, underdog, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 221
The Opponent (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Patty Sullivan (Erica Eleniak) is a battered woman who decides to take charge of her life by taking boxing lessons to better protect herself when her boyfriend becomes violent. Patty soon learns she has some talent for boxing and sets her sights on ...
Style: sincere, rough, serious, uplifting, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female boxer, ambition, follow your dream, athlete's life, against the odds, human spirit, rise to the top, lifestyle, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete and trainer, sport ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 16K
Hands of Stone (2016)
Genre: 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: captivating, realistic, exciting, tense, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, rags to riches, sport, boxer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, boxing, boxing match, ends with biographical notes, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, year 1980
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%