Movies like Ali

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Ali (2001)
 6.7
 100K
Ali (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his unapologetic belief that he is the greatest boxer of all time. Yet at the top of his game, both Ali's personal and professional lives face the ultimate test.
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, thought provoking, inspirational, sexy, motivational, feel good, political, entertaining ...
Plot: boxing, muslim, friendship, civil rights, racism, sport, african american, politics, vietnam war, human spirit, rise to the top, athlete's life, comeback, ambition, rivalry, society, introspection, coach, popularity, islam, gangsters, boxer, black history, martial arts, fight ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1964, year 1974, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa, usa, nigeria

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Most similar movies to Ali

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and touching films with plots about sport, hopes, ambition, rivalry, human spirit, redemption and dialogue mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Ali: The Hurricane (1999), The Greatest (1977), Remember the Titans (2000), Raging Bull (1980), The Express (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
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The Hurricane (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Style: inspirational, thought provoking, touching, factual, compassionate ...
Plot: prison, boxing, racism, prison life, courtroom, legal, court, friendship, freedom, fighting the system, injustice, prejudice ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: new jersey, canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 2K
The Greatest (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Greatest is a 1977 film about the life of boxer Muhammad Ali, in which Ali plays himself. It was directed by Tom Gries and Monte Hellman. The song "Greatest Love of All", later remade by Whitney Houston, was written for this film and ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: racism, ambition, fighting the system, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, athlete's life, follow your dream, human spirit, religions or cults, hopes, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: inspirational, emotional, touching, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, family outing, girls' night ...
Plot: racism, american football, african american, sport, racial tension, high school, football, racial prejudice, prejudice, school, friendship, coach ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, usa, california, new jersey, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 8.2
 350K
Raging Bull (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, bloody, intense, harsh ...
Plot: boxing, rise and fall, character study, sport, bad temper, paranoia, redemption, boxer, gangsters, jealousy, domestic violence, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1956 ...
Place: new york, bronx new york city, chicago illinois, miami, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 22K
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: inspirational, emotional, factual, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: american football, sport, african american, athlete and trainer, racism, college, human spirit, football, courage, friendship, mentor, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 60s, 50s
Place: usa, new york, texas, new jersey, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.0
 187K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, 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: inspirational, touching, motivational, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, sport, human spirit, underdog, great depression, boxer, athlete's life, comeback, poverty, follow your dream, depression, financial problem ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: new jersey, netherlands, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
 46K
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: inspirational, feel good, emotional, sincere, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, racism, underdog, coach, college, sport, teamwork, racial slur, justice, unlikely friendships, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas, indiana, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 9K
Fat City (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, neo noir, serious, captivating ...
Plot: boxing, alcohol abuse, friendship, sport, boxer, boxing match, comeback, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, unfulfillment, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 9K
The Champ (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The more you love, the harder you fight.The world looks at Billy Flynn and sees a has-been who seemingly never was, an ex-boxing champion slammed to the mat years ago by booze and gambling. But Billy's son TJ sees what the world doesn't. ...
Style: sad, sexy, sentimental, clever, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: boxing, coming of age, boy, death, father son relationship, boxer, redemption, underdog, bittersweet, horse, fight, horse trainer ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, ireland, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: sincere, factual, inspirational, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sport, olympics, running, runner, competition, track and field, athlete's life, hopes, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, finland, helsinki finland, munich germany, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 802
Phantom Punch (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: From his discovery by a priest while serving time at the Missouri State Penitentiary to the infamous 'Phantom Punch' by Cassius Clay which effectively ended his career, the movie spans the years from 1950 to Liston's mysterious and ...
Style: captivating, realistic, rough, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, black american, prison, infidelity, sport, rise and fall, follow your dream, rivalry, contests and competitions, rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 17K
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: realistic, captivating, exciting, tense, inspirational ...
Plot: boxing, sport, boxer, boxing match, sex scene, fight, rags to riches, rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, year 1980
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Resurrecting the Champ (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his ...
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: boxing, sport, journalism, ex athlete, homeless, african american, human spirit, lifestyle, athlete's life, newspaper, introspection, change of luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 2000s
Place: colorado, los angeles, usa, las vegas, denver colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Swimming Upstream (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young man aspiring for recognition of his talents battles against his estranged father's sentiment towards him as the father deals with his own demons.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: swimming, human spirit, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, parents and children, self discovery, family life, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: australia, harvard university, melbourne australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 189K
Rocky III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter ...
Style: inspirational, captivating, suspenseful, feel good, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: boxing, boxer, sport, fight, underdog, comeback, revenge, fame, coach, training, world champion, defeat ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: philadelphia, los angeles, pennsylvania, new york, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Power of One (1992)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: PK, an English orphan terrorized for his family's political beliefs in Africa, turns to his only friend, a kindly world-wise prisoner, Geel Piet. Geel teaches him how to box with the motto “fight with your fists and lead with your heart”. ...
Style: emotional, touching, intense, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boxing, bullying, friendship, youth, racism, discrimination, society, rivalry, hopes, orphan, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.8
 364K
The Fighter (2010)
Genre: Action, 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: inspirational, sincere, realistic, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, sport, addiction, underdog, athlete's life, drug abuse, drug addiction, fight, change of luck, drugs, courage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1993
Place: boston, massachusetts, new jersey, usa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 39K
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, inspirational, feel good, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: sport, coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, teacher, underdog, track and field, teenager, mentor, small town, school, high school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 159K
Invictus (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby ...
Style: inspirational, uplifting, political, feel good, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, racism, sport, rugby, president, apartheid, idealism, leadership, politics, historical character, underdog, rugby player ...
Time: 90s, year 1995, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa, new jersey, cape town south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 7K
Pride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this uplifting film based on a true story, coach Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard) shocks the community and changes lives when, aided by a local janitor (Bernie Mac), he sets out to form Philadelphia's first black swim team. But the odds are ...
Style: inspirational, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: swimming, racism, sport, life is a bitch, ambition, against the odds, rivalry, athlete's life, human spirit, youth, ghetto, african american ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new orleans, new jersey, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 208K
Rocky II (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, sincere, rough, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, underdog, fight, sport, heroes, brutality, violence, training, world champion, championship, comeback ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 41K
Radio (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, ...
Style: feel good, inspirational, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, family outing
Plot: american football, disability, football, sport, underdog, mentally challenged, radio, friendship, prejudice, bully, courage, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.5
 8K
Brian's Song (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: american football, terminal illness, sport, cancer, friendship between men, football, friendship, racism, nfl, professional sports, grief, bear ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.7
 11K
Girlfight (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Diana Guzman begins to train as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers, all while keeping it a secret from her father.
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: boxing, female boxer, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, mentor, self fulfillment, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 71K
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: inspirational, sentimental, feel good, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: american football, underdog, sport, football, follow your dream, teacher, against the odds, determination, team, teamwork, disney, rookie ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 7K
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: talky, factual, intense, serious, rough ...
Plot: olympics, runner, sport, underdog, justice, human spirit, athlete's life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, hopes, track and field, running ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1960, year 1969, 60s ...
Place: oregon, usa, seattle, boston, montreal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 4K
Gracie (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: soccer, sport, female athlete, human spirit, family problems, follow your dream, rivalry, death in the family, athlete's life, family in crisis, society, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 92K
Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, sincere, political, factual ...
Plot: racism, civil rights, civil rights movement, politics, justice, african american, racial segregation, black history, idealism, righting the wronged, president, racial discrimination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1963, year 1964
Place: alabama, usa, boston, southern usa, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.1
 567K
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, inspirational, touching, feel good, motivational ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, underdog, fight, self esteem, tough guy, sport, boxer, training, character study, violence, contests and competitions, world champion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 216K
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: inspirational, sentimental, touching, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, sport, father son relationship, fight, boxer, life philosophy, comeback, training, aging, life, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%