Movies like Breaking Away

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Breaking Away (1979)
 7.7
 21K
Breaking Away (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dave, nineteen, has just graduated high school, with his 3 friends, The comical Cyril, the warm hearted but short-tempered Moocher, and the athletic, spiteful but good-hearted Mike. Now, Dave enjoys racing bikes and hopes to race the Italians one day, and even takes up the Italian culture, much to his friends and parents annoyance.
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, humorous, captivating, witty, talky, semi serious, surprise ending, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: working class, riding a bicycle, cycling, sport, friendship, coming of age, underdog, bicycle, bicycle race, coming-of-age, ambition, adolescence vs adulthood, small town, teenage life, contests and competitions, against the odds, rivalry, teenage boy, father son relationship, serenade, father-son relationship, youth, friends, family relations, fall in love ...
Time: 70s, quarry, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, california, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Breaking Away

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, feel good and touching films with plots about friendship, friends, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, underdog and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like Breaking Away: Mystic Pizza (1988), Vision Quest (1985), Roll Bounce (2005), Jump In! (2007), Cupid's Balls (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
 25K
Mystic Pizza (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, coming-of-age, romance, siblings relations, teenage life, small town life, love and romance, hopes, graduation, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 8K
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, fall in love, lifestyle, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington state, washington d.c., new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 7K
Roll Bounce (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Roll Bounce is a 2005 American comedy-drama film written by Norman Vance Jr. and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The film stars hip hop artist Bow Wow as the leader of a roller skating crew in 1970s Chicago. The ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, coming of age, friendship, teenage love, contests and competitions, romance, underdog, ambition, teenage life, parents and children, youth, skating ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.3
 7K
Jump In! (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Story revolves around a young boxer, Izzy Daniels, who trains to follow in his father's footsteps by winning the Golden Glove. When his friend, Mary, however, asks him to substitute for a team member in a Double Dutch tournament, the young man ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, teenage life, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, sport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 5.0
 906
Cupid's Balls (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Norway
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Swedish Lucas moves from Stockholm to a small Norwegian town, and immediately falls in love with Susanne, the goal keeper of the local girls' soccer team. He becomes axquanted with the overweight, sex-fixated son of the coach. With him as a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: contests and competitions, sport, teenage love, fall in love, sport team, rivalry, gain trust, youth, buddies, ambition, village, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 27K
Now and Then (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, friendship, female friendship, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, adulthood, best friends, small town, seance, reunion, photocopier, truth or dare ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1991 ...
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Bad News Bears (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: underdog, baseball, sport team, coach, sport, baseball movie, family, friendship, human spirit, contests and competitions, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s, 1930s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, friendship, sport, redemption, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, journalism, hopes, contests and competitions, major league, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, new jersey, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jimmy Grimble is a shy Manchester school boy. At school he is constantly being bullied by the other kids, and at home he has to face his mother's new boyfriend. However, through football, and some special boots, he manages to gain the ...
Style: touching, uplifting, feel good, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: soccer, misfit, working class, bully, against the odds, teenage life, ambition, follow your dream, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
All the Right Moves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sensitive study of a headstrong high school football star who dreams of getting out of his small Western Pennsylvania steel town with a football scholarship. His equally ambitious coach aims at a college position, resulting in a clash which could ...
Style: feel good, sincere, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, ambition, college, american football, small town, friendship, youth, locker room, coach, sport, family relations, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Racing with the Moon (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Henry and Nicky are small town pals from blue collar families with only a short time before they ship off to World War II. Henry begins romancing new-to-town Caddie Winger, believing her to be wealthy. Mischievious and irresponsible, Nicky gets into ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, world war two, unwanted pregnancy, young lovers, teenage life, self discovery, friendship between men, bowling, abortion, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Ping Pong Summer (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1985 a summer vacation in Ocean City, Md., changes the life of a shy white teen who's obsessed with table tennis and hip-hop music.
Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, friends, rivalry, contests and competitions, vacation, youth, friendship, ping pong, sport, society, misfit, teenager
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, parents and children, high school life, adolescence vs adulthood, lifestyle, youth, rise to the top ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Men with Brooms (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A witty and clever comedy that follows four longtime curling friends reunited by the last wishes of their recently deceased coach and set out to win the Golden Broom. Realising that the out of shape crew will be hard-pressed to win without a coach, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: underdog, sport, ambition, leadership, starting over, friendship, goofy hero, lifestyle, contests and competitions, sport team, haunted by the past, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Her Best Move (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 15 year-old soccer prodigy, Sara Davis, has a chance to join the U.S. National Team, but she must juggle high school, romance, sports, and parental pressure while deciding her own priorities.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: rivalry, youth, follow your dream, teenage love, friendship, against the odds, friends, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 14K
Lucas (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, teen comedy
Plot: high school, coming of age, underdog, high school life, football, friendship, bittersweet, romance, cheerleading, friends, sport team, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
American Flyers (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When Dr. Marcus Sommers realizes that he and his troubled, estranged brother David may be prone a fatal brain disease that runs in their family, he decides to make peace with his sibling, and invites him on a trip to the Rockies. There, the brothers ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: riding a bicycle, cycling, bicycle race, bicycle, sport, underdog, bittersweet, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, colorado, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.6
 2K
Side Out (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A law student comes to California for the summer and ends up playing professional volleyball.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: volleyball, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, youth, ambition, self discovery, rivalry, romance, friends, summer, beach ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 34K
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, feel good, exciting, cynical, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ice hockey, sport team, small town, hockey, violence, sport, partners, contests and competitions, ambition, underdog, opponent, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four guys, best friends, have grown up together in DANCER, TEXAS POP. 81, a tiny town in West Texas. Years ago, they made a solemn vow to leave town together as soon as they graduate. Now, it's that weekend and the time has come to "put up ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, coming of age, high school, small town life, americana, teenage life, family relations, graduation, social relations, friends, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Chicks With Sticks (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story takes the battle of the sexes into the hockey arena, as Paula Taymore - who almost once made the Olympic team - finds herself drawn into a challenge match against an irritating local men's squad. Fresh from a painful divorce, and ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, female athlete, hockey, against the odds, ambition, sport, fall in love, lifestyle, feminism, contests and competitions, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A League of Their Own (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: baseball, world war two, friendship, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition, underdog, female athlete, coach, sport team ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: chicago illinois, usa, oregon, colorado, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 1K
The Inkwell (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Inkwell is about a 16-year-old boy coming of age on Martha's Vineyard in the summer of 1976.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, teenage love, human nature, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, singleness, social differences, eccentric family, twentysomething life, teenage life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 56K
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: football, underdog, sport team, working class, college life, ambition, aspiration, family relations, american football, sport, college, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Everybody's All-American (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Louisiana football star Gavin Grey had it all. He was an All-American champion who married his high-school sweetheart, homecoming queen Babs Rogers, and who was a hero to his hometown. Yet after a failed professional career, Gavin realizes that fame ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, college, sport, ambition, midlife crisis, american football, athlete's life, romance, family problems, love triangle, marriage, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.1
 15K
Summer Catch (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A coming-of-age romantic comedy set against the backdrop of the Cape Cod Baseball League. Local boy Ryan Dunne (Freddie Prinze Jr.), now a pitcher for Boston College, meets Tenley Parrish (Jessica Biel), the daughter of a wealthy couple who summer ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sexy, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, baseball, athlete's life, rivalry, small town, social differences, sport, fall in love, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, young lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Ghislain Lambert's Bicycle (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the 70s, there was Merckx and there were the others. Ghislain Lambert was one of the others. This is his story, a quite simple one. The story of a modest Belgian bike racer. His greatest ambition in life? To become a champion. His greatest ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: riding a bicycle, cycling, farm, against the odds, ambition, lifestyle, contests and competitions, sport, hopes, underdog, farm hand, victory ...
Time: 70s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A quirky teen with a penchant for war reenactments, Kelly Ernswiler obsesses over military tactics with his buddy Bart. The school bully is one of Kelly's regular headaches, and he also has to deal with a frustrating situation at home, where ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenager, coming of age, addiction, human nature, friends, contests and competitions, friendship, teenage life, high school life, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 20K
Bad News Bears (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Morris Buttermaker is a burned-out minor league baseball player who loves to drink and can't keep his hands to himself. His long-suffering lawyer arranges for him to manage a local Little League team, and Buttermaker soon finds himself the head ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, clever ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baseball, rivalry, human spirit, athlete and trainer, against the odds, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, parents and children, sport team, little league, mentor ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Shag - More Dancing (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, dancing, dance, beach, romance, looking for love, teenage love, fall in love, love and romance, youth, best friends ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%