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, feel good, captivating, humorous and inspirational films and TV shows about / with athlete's life, ambition, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog, friendship, power relations and family relations plots mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, Germany, Japan and other countries.
athlete's life
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athlete's life movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as athlete's life: Rocky Balboa (2006), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Southpaw (2015), Make It or Break It (2009), The Blind Side (2009), Pain & Gain (2013), Haikyu!! (2014), Kingdom (2014), Coach Carter (2005), Over the Top (1987).

List of athlete's life movies

 7.1
 214K
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: captivating, uplifting, sincere, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, boxer, comeback, training, fight, sport, against the odds, determination, aging, strongman, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, las vegas
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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, bleak, sad, rough, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: underdog, determination, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, female boxer, human spirit, sport, boxing, follow your dream, suffering, ambition, mentor protege relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas, missouri, california ...
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 7.3
 233K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, sentimental, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, contests and competitions, tragedy, rise and fall, boxer, sport, family relations, father daughter relationship, down on your luck, death of wife, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014, 2010s
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, las vegas, new york
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Make It or Break It (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: feel good, serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: gymnastics, athlete's life, youth, female athlete, follow your dream, rivalry, friends, family, sport, gymnast, social relations, olympics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
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 7.6
 323K
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: touching, inspirational, uplifting, motivational, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: adoption, human spirit, american football, life, strong female character, parents and children, interracial relations, fish out of water, rising to stardom, misfit, athlete's life, football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, california
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 6.4
 214K
Pain & Gain (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
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: humorous, realistic, disturbing, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american dream, athlete's life, friends, crimes, group of criminals, ambition, dark humor, partners, buddies, stupidity, kidnapping, greed ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, year 1995, 70s
Place: miami, florida, usa, bahamas, mexico ...
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 8.8
 22K
Haikyu!! (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shōyō Hinata began playing volleyball after seeing the "small giants" who played the sport when he was in elementary school. He suffers a crushing defeat in his first and last tournament in middle school at the hands of his rival Tobio ...
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, disturbing, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: volleyball, sport, rivalry, friends, friendship, high school, prodigy, follow your dream, youth, against the odds, athlete's life, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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 8.5
 18K
Kingdom (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, athlete's life, family problems, gym, competition, sibling relationship, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, parents and children, drug abuse, training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, venice california
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 7.3
 144K
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: motivational, inspirational, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: basketball, teachers and students, teacher, athlete and trainer, sport, underdog, high school, dedicated educator, human spirit, athlete's life, coach, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey, usa, sacramento california, san francisco ...
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 5.8
 54K
Over the Top (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sylvester Stallone stars as hard-luck big-rig trucker Lincoln Hawk and takes us under the glaring Las Vegas lights for all the boisterous action of the World Armwrestling Championship. Relying on wits and willpower, Hawk tries to rebuild his life ...
Style: serious, intense, exciting, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: arm wrestling, truck driver, athlete's life, underdog, redemption, custody, sport, ambition, contests and competitions, parents and children, rivalry, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
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 7.8
 360K
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: sincere, inspirational, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, underdog, athlete's life, training, sport, loyalty, arrest, addiction, drug abuse, self destructing, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1993
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new hampshire, london ...
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 6.4
 5K
Cloud 9 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set high atop snow-capped mountains in the adrenaline-fueled world of competitive snowboarding, the Disney Channel Original Movie “Cloud 9″ tells the inspiring story of two snowboarders who must overcome self-doubt to learn that achieving their ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: snowboarding, follow your dream, opposites attract, couples, contests and competitions, athlete's life, extreme sport, parents and children, rivalry, disorder, ambition, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, utah
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 7.5
 93K
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, serious, emotional, factual, touching ...
Plot: baseball, racism, racial segregation, against the odds, rivalry, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, americana, human spirit, rise to the top, hopes, african american ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1948, post world war two, year 1945 ...
Place: new york, usa, missouri, chicago illinois, brooklyn new york city ...
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 6.3
 29K
Stick It (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Haley is a naturally gifted athlete but, with her social behavior, the teen seems intent on squandering her abilities. After a final brush with the law, a judge sentences her to an elite gymnastics academy run by a legendary, hard-nosed coach. Once ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, inspirational, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: gymnastics, athlete and trainer, rebelliousness, teenager, sport, coach, rivalry, athlete's life, friends, lifestyle, individualism, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
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 8.0
 185K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, touching, motivational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: human spirit, sport, boxing, underdog, athlete's life, boxer, financial problem, poverty, great depression, prizefighter, comeback, training ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, manhattan new york city, new york ...
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 6.2
 4K
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, feel good, exciting, touching, serious ...
Plot: athlete's life, follow your dream, contests and competitions, society, sport, sport team, ambition, lifestyle, friendship, running, rivalry, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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Fighting Spirit (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: Ippo, the son of a fishing boat tour owner, takes up boxing to increase his confidence. Through intense training and willpower Ippo claims the Japanese featherweight title.
Style: captivating, realistic, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: boxing, sport, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, youth, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, rivalry, championship, rise to the top, tournament ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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 7.8
 78K
One Tree Hill (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school life, teenage life, couple relations, high school, family relations, friendship, step siblings, basketball, friends, high school sweetheart, teenage love, girlfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
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 6.8
 1K
Heleno (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Brazil
Duration: 116 min.
Story: José Henrique Fonseca crafts an ambitious and long overdue homage to a central icon in Brazil’s 20th century history. Reminiscent of film noir classics, the biopic tells the glorious and tragic story of the legendary football striker Heleno de ...
Style: stylized, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, rise and fall, bad attitude, couples, drug abuse, life is a bitch, rivalry, womanizer, sport, troublemaker ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil, latin america
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Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mike Bassett: England Manager is an hilarious British Comedy that stars Ricky Thomlinson. Featuring Cameos from Barry Venison, Gabby Yorath, Atomic Kitten and Pele.When the England manager has a heart attack, footballs' top brass turn to Mike ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, soccer, rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, sport team, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, england, europe, brazil, latin america ...
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 6.0
 27K
Ice Princess (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, inspirational, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: figure skating, teenager, high school, ice skater, mother daughter relationship, rivalry, teenage girl, skating, female protagonist, athlete's life, happy ending, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new england, new jersey, usa
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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: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: female boxer, boxing, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, self fulfillment, sport, lifestyle, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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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: inspirational, serious, captivating, sincere, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport team, football, coach, high school, career, athlete's life, championship, sport, ambition, human spirit, lifestyle, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, new jersey, california
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 6.8
 995
Fair Play (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the 1980s, Anna, a Czech sprinter, starts training for the Olympics. After she collapses during training, she learns she is being given steroids and decides to stop using them until her mother helps the coaches give them to her.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, touching
Plot: athlete's life, track and field, female athlete, ambition, rivalry, family relations, contests and competitions, hopes, life is a bitch, sport, youth, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, year 1984
Place: czechoslovakia, czech republic, europe
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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: inspirational, serious, realistic, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: following a dream, sport, contests and competitions, rise to the top, athlete's life, prodigy, soccer, ambition, rivalry, youth, rags to riches, father son relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: brazil, latin america
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The Hell of '63 (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Januari 1963. Ondanks het barre weer besluit het bestuur van het Friese Elfstedencomité, onder druk van de media, met de kleinst mogelijke meerderheid van stemmen, dat de Elfstedentocht doorgaat. Tussen de duizenden die een startbewijs veroveren ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: skating, athlete's life, against the odds, ambition, contests and competitions, forces of nature, changing lives, extreme sport, media, birth, mother daughter relationship, television ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: holland
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 6.3
 894
Berlin '36 (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Berlin 36 is a 2009 German film telling the fate of Jewish athlete Gretel Bergmann in the 1936 Summer Olympics. She was replaced by the Nazi regime by an athlete later discovered to be a man. The film is based on a true story and was released in ...
Style: disturbing, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, anti semitism, olympics, against the odds, friendship, racism, dishonesty, politics, contests and competitions, society, track and field, underdog ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: germany, berlin germany
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 5.0
 16K
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, athlete's life, rivalry, small town, social differences, sport, baseball, young lovers, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, san francisco, new jersey
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 7.0
 3K
Ping Pong (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: As children, the introverted Smile was being bullied by a gang of kids until the brash Peco comes by and chases all of them them away. Peco then takes Smile under his wings and teaches him how to play the game of ping pong. From there a life long ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: athlete's life, youth, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, ping pong, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, friendship, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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The Miracle of Bern (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The movie deals with the championship-winning German soccer team of 1954. Its story is linked with two others: The family of a young boy is split due to the events in World War II, and the father returns from Russia after eleven years. The second ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, sentimental, feel good
Plot: soccer, pow, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, hopes, society, working class ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: germany, switzerland, hungary, europe, budapest ...
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