Movies like Any Given Sunday

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Any Given Sunday (1999)
 6.9
 106K
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 the pressure of winning. The new owner must prove her self in a male dominated world.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, captivating, intense, stylized, suspenseful, football movie, entertaining, interesting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, desire for fame, american football, success, coach, ambition, underdog, football, athlete's life, contests and competitions, blind ambition, sport team, fame, power relations, star, athlete and trainer, championship, self destructing, lifestyle, disorder, rivalry, ethics, ego clash, worn out, owner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, florida, usa, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Any Given Sunday

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, inspirational and dramatic films with plots about sport, ambition, rivalry, power relations, athlete and trainer, underdog and contests and competitions mostly in Sport, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Any Given Sunday: Draft Day (2014), Friday Night Lights (2004), The Express (2008), We Are Marshall (2006), Gridiron Gang (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 48K
Draft Day (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.
Style: exciting, semi serious, inspirational, intense, suspense ...
Plot: sport, football, negotiation, overcoming, power relations, one last chance, boss and employee, agent, disorder, ambition, sport team, nfl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, ohio, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Friday Night Lights (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles, is seriously injured during the first game of the season, all hope is lost, and the town's dormant ...
Style: realistic, captivating, rough, sincere, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: coach, party, high school, comeback, career, sport, football, small town, domestic violence, championship, african american, teenager ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.3
 19K
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: emotional, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, american football, human spirit, football, racism, college, ambition, rivalry, society, against the odds ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
We Are Marshall (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, sport, football, recruit, survivor, student, university, grief, comeback, coach, american football, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, virginia, campus, west virginia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 42K
Gridiron Gang (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, human spirit, teenage life, youth, athlete and trainer, sport, football, violence, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Facing the Giants (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, feel good, football movie ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: christian, sport, football, underdog, religions or cults, human spirit, youth, ambition, rivalry, religious, high school life, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.6
 39K
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, captivating, uplifting, serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, sport, small town, redemption, underdog, high school, championship, athlete and trainer, ambition, lifestyle, athlete's life, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 9K
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: realistic, gloomy, rough, touching, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: boxing, sport, female boxer, sexism, ambition, underdog, human spirit, urban ghetto, gender, feminism, lifestyle, self fulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.1
 60K
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: sentimental, realistic, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, football, underdog, teacher, jealousy, against the odds, determination, divorce, american football, athlete and trainer, power relations, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.
Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, american football, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, rise to the top, small town, contests and competitions, youth, rivalry, social relations, coach ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 7K
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, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, friendship, athlete and trainer, boxing, underdog, blood, ambition, against the odds, on the run, rivalry, human spirit, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, sport, football, contests and competitions, prejudice, underdog, high school, african american, coach, training, racial slur, american football ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 1K
Sunset Park (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, high school, underdog, ambition, lifestyle, human nature, high school life, against the odds, society, youth, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 11K
Blue Chips (1994)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team aren't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete ...
Style: tense, serious, biting, realistic, basketball movie ...
Plot: sport, college, basketball, underdog, workplace, self discovery, society, lifestyle, workplace situations, blind ambition, ambition, sport team ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: indiana, chicago illinois, texas, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 30K
The Rookie (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, athlete and trainer, family, rivalry, ambition, against the odds, lifestyle, surgery, comeback, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.8
 314K
The Fighter (2010)
Genre: 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: sincere, realistic, captivating, uplifting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, sport, underdog, self destructing, boxer, addiction, black eye, title bout, shame, ex boxer, irish american ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, atlantic city new jersey, new hampshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: realistic, uplifting, serious, basketball movie
Plot: hopes, sport, contests and competitions, power relations, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, sport team, underdog, college, university, rivalry, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
 32K
Slap Shot (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: To build up attendance at their games, the management of a struggling minor-league hockey team signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose job is to demolish the opposition.
Style: humorous, cynical, exciting, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, small town, ice hockey, violence, contests and competitions, partners, hockey, ambition, underdog, athlete and trainer, opponent, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 323K
Moneyball (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Style: realistic, captivating, feel good, inspirational, factual ...
Plot: sport, baseball, success, rise to the top, team, manager, mathematics, ambition, teamwork, determination, recruit, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, california, oakland california, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Damned United (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Taking over Leeds United, Brian Clough's abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous ...
Style: tense, sincere, sentimental, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: soccer, sport, ambition, rivalry, training, stadium, sport team, football, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, friendship, football player ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, yorkshire, brighton, europe, northern england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 50K
Rudy (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, working class, college life, ambition, american football, football, college, sport team, respect, financial problem, against the odds ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
 317
Number One (1969)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A former football hero cannot accept his career is over. He loses himself in alcohol and women.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, ambiguous ending
Plot: sport, midlife crisis, ambition, fashion, rivalry, lifestyle, ego clash, alcohol abuse, athlete's life, golden years, athlete and trainer, power relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 8K
The Program (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.
Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic, football movie, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, college life, american football, college, underdog, ambition, urban ghetto, social relations, sport team, high school life, society, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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North Dallas Forty (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A semi-fictional account of life as a professional Football (American-style) player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s.
Style: realistic, clever, serious, tense, biting ...
Plot: sport, american football, drug abuse, addiction, workplace situations, athlete's life, life is a bitch, fighting the system, sport team, ambition, rivalry, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 768
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, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: sport, feminism, follow your dream, athlete's life, blind ambition, parents and children, relationship vs career, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete and trainer, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Junction Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tom Berenger leads an outstanding cast in this bone-crunching dramatization of legendary college football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's debut at Texas A&M in the summer of 1954. The often unnerving story finds Bryant ducking the ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, out of the way, underdog, rivalry, university, athlete's life, power relations, village life, teachers and students, hopes, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 125K
Foxcatcher (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, stylized, rough ...
Plot: wrestling, sport, mental illness, murder, ambition, obsession, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, power relations, destructive relationship, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 80s, contemporary, year 1987
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Final Season (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job and ditches his wedding plans to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill ...
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport, small town, coach, contests and competitions, social relations, athlete and trainer, power relations, one last chance, ambition, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 154K
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: suspenseful, serious, sincere, gloomy, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: comeback, boxing, sport, underdog, revenge, rivalry, training, boxer, fame, boxing match, athlete and trainer, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania, california, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 10K
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
Plot: sport, coach, juvenile delinquency, dedicated educator, society, against the odds, starting over, high school life, lifestyle, baseball, youth, football ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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