Athlete's life movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant athlete's life movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, inspirational, touching, entertaining and captivating films and TV shows about / with ambition, athlete's life, sport, rivalry, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, redemption, brutality and life philosophy plots mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as athlete's life: Million Dollar Baby (2004), Make It or Break It (2009), Rocky Balboa (2006), Coach Carter (2005), Kingdom (2014), Southpaw (2015), The Fighter (2010), The Blind Side (2009), One Tree Hill (2003), Peaceful Warrior (2006).
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Kingdom (2014)
Drama
USA
43 min.
 8.4
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Drama, Sport
USA
102 min.
 7.2
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The Coach (2018)
Drama, Sport
Russia
138 min.
 6.4
Uncle Drew (2018)
Comedy, Sport
USA
103 min.
 5.7

List of athlete's life movies

Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, sad, rough, touching, bleak ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, athlete's life, determination, sport, underdog, follow your dream, human spirit, boxing, feminism, contests and competitions, training, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, england, europe ...
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Make It or Break It (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Set in the world of competitive gymnastics, the series follows a group of teen Olympic hopefuls as they train for their day in the spotlight.
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental, captivating
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: sport, athlete's life, teenage life, youth, follow your dream, rivalry, friends, hopes, social relations, ambition, family relations, newcomer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
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 7.2
 182K
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Genre: 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, sincere, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: athlete's life, comeback, training, boxing, underdog, boxer, fight, sport, human spirit, against the odds, aging, strongman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 7.3
 106K
Coach Carter (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, high school, human spirit, teacher, teachers and students, underdog, drugs/alcohol, ambition, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas
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 8.4
 9K
Kingdom (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A raw family drama set against the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Venice, California. Alvey Kulina owns Navy St. MMA with the help of his girlfriend Lisa Prince. He is willing to go through extraordinary means to make sure his fighters are ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, mixed martial arts, sibling relationship, gym, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, training, drug abuse, family problems, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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 7.4
 194K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and ...
Style: touching, rough, serious, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, family relations, down on your luck, rise and fall, father daughter relationship, boxing, ambition, unfulfillment, death, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.8
 307K
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, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, sport, underdog, change of luck, self destructing, boxer, boxer shorts, jumping rope, documentary filmmaking, siblings relations, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new hampshire, atlantic city new jersey
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 7.7
 256K
The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, human spirit, parents and children, rising to stardom, life, misfit, athlete's life, american football, prejudice, football, homeless, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee
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 7.7
 65K
One Tree Hill (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the fictional small town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, this teen-driven drama tells the story of two half brothers, who share a last name and nothing else. Brooding, blue-collar Lucas is a talented street-side basketball player, but his ...
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage life, couple relations, high school life, friendship, rivalry, basketball, teenage love, athlete's life, sibling relationship, love triangle, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
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Peaceful Warrior (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.
Style: uplifting, sincere, inspirational, philosophical, compassionate ...
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, human spirit, athlete and trainer, self discovery, wise man, coach, rehabilitation, mentor, mysterious character, friendship, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, campus, new jersey
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 6.4
 180K
Pain & Gain (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Daniel Lugo, manager of the Sun Gym in 1990s Miami, decides that there is only one way to achieve his version of the American dream: extortion. To achieve his goal, he recruits musclemen Paul and Adrian as accomplices. After several failed attempts, ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, disturbing, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, kidnapping, athlete's life, american dream, friends, crimes, greed, buddies, ambition, partners, partners in crime, ex convict ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1995, year 1994
Place: miami, florida, usa, mexico, bahamas ...
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 8.1
 377K
Rush (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A biographical drama centered on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season.
Style: exciting, captivating, based on true events, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, rise to the top, sport, rivalry, world champion, athlete's life, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, desire for fame, rising to stardom, racecar driver ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1986, year 1975 ...
Place: europe, italy, ibiza, mount fuji, brazil ...
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 6.0
 2K
Shadowboxing (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Artem Kolchin was one of many, but he wanted glory. And he has chosen the way: he became the boxer. Now Artem the applicant for a champion title, fighter, known worldwide as Great White Hope. But the main fight in his life has not gone how he ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: athlete's life, love affair, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, boxing, blindness, chase, escape, betrayal, blackmail, love and romance
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 31K
Ballers (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, sport team, athlete's life, american football, ambition, nfl, american football player, party, friendship, betrayal, business, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, miami
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 51K
The Game Plan (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bachelor football star Joe Kingman seems to have it all. He is wealthy and carefree, and his team is on the way to capturing a championship. Suddenly, he is tackled by some unexpected news: He has a young daughter, the result of a last fling with ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: father daughter relationship, family, sport, american football, athlete's life, football, parents and children, ambition, family relations, sport team, disorder, single father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 75K
42 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: baseball, racism, athlete's life, rivalry, sport, human spirit, discrimination, contests and competitions, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, sport team, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, year 1946 ...
Place: new york, usa, pasadena california, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois ...
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 162K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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: touching, uplifting, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, athlete's life, comeback, training, underdog, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, boxing, poverty, folk hero, boxer ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 450K
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, realistic, sentimental, feel good, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, athlete's life, training, contests and competitions, boxing, boxing match, boxer, world champion, fight, shyness, self esteem, racial slur ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 6.0
 22K
Ice Princess (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: With the help of her coach, her parents, and the boy who drives the Zamboni machine, nothing can stop Casey from realizing her dream to be a champion figure skater.
Style: sentimental, touching, inspirational, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, kids
Plot: figure skating, sport, rivalry, teenage life, high school, athlete's life, school, family, contests and competitions, love, mother daughter relationship, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new england, new jersey
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Disney's Air Bud (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his family to the small town of Fernfield, Washington. The ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, inspirational, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: golden retriever, dog actor, family, clown, friendship, sport, dog, small town, athlete's life, young heroes, contests and competitions, mischievous children ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington state, new jersey
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Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, inspirational, factual, serious ...
Plot: sport, prodigy, rise to the top, soccer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, father son relationship, football player, playing football, dream come true, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 60K
Surf's Up (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Cody is a surfing penguin from Shiverpool who dreams of making it big and being like his idol Big Z. On his journey he discovers his talents are not all he thinks they are and he must learn to accept that their is more to surfing than fame and ...
Style: humorous, inspirational, entertaining, stylized, witty ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: surfing, friendship, surfboard, island, jungle, mentor, ambition, athlete's life, world champion, follow your dream, ocean or sea, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica, hawaii, california
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Rookie of the Year (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 12-year-old Henry Rowengartner, whose late father was a minor league baseball player, grew up dreaming of playing baseball, despite his physical shortcomings. After Henry's arm is broken while trying to catch a baseball at school, the tendon in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: baseball, sport, family, contests and competitions, underdog, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, sport team, hopes ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.9
 38K
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, redemption, violence, human spirit, underdog, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, sport, teenage life, youth, hopes, american football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 133K
The Waterboy (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bobby Boucher is a water boy for a struggling college football team. The coach discovers Boucher's hidden rage makes him a tackling machine whose bone-crushing power might vault his team into the playoffs.
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, low self esteem, ridicule, social outcast, goofy hero, ambition, misfit, athlete's life, love and romance, college, family relations, bullying ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, louisiana, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 276K
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: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, serious, tense ...
Plot: character study, paranoia, rise and fall, domestic violence, jealousy, sport, athlete's life, redemption, boxing, fistfight, boxer, broken nose ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 86K
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 ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, boxer, vietnam war, friendship, racism, politics, comeback, civil rights, muslim, african american, sport ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1964 ...
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
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Blue Mountain State (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Three incoming freshmen attending Midwestern college football powerhouse Blue Mountain State must quickly adapt to college life and juggle football, girls, classes and nonstop hazing.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: youth, college, strong sexual content, sport, friends, sport team, looking for sex, sexual activity, college life, american football, teenage life, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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How Do You Know (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, wooing, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, athlete, ambition, athlete's life, revelation, love story, embarrassment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 3K
Fast Girls (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A street smart runner develops an intense rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy young athlete.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Plot: sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, society, ego clash, social differences, ambition, rivalry, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, friendship, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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