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, entertaining, intense and touching films and TV shows about / with athlete's life, ambition, sport, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, redemption, brutality, rivalry and hopes plots mostly in Sport, Drama and Biography genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada and other countries.
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athlete's life movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as athlete's life: Southpaw (2015), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Make It or Break It (2009), Rocky Balboa (2006), Kingdom (2014), Pain & Gain (2013), Coach Carter (2005), The Fighter (2010), One Tree Hill (2003), Cinderella Man (2005).

List of athlete's life movies

 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, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, contests and competitions, family relations, sport, down on your luck, rise and fall, father daughter relationship, tragedy, death, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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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, touching, rough, sad, bleak ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, determination, sport, athlete's life, underdog, boxing, human spirit, follow your dream, training, feminism, contests and competitions, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, missouri, england ...
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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, youth, rivalry, friends, follow your dream, social relations, teenage life, ambition, family relations, hopes, gymnastics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
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 7.2
 188K
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, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: athlete's life, comeback, training, boxing, underdog, boxer, fight, sport, against the odds, human spirit, determination, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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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, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, mixed martial arts, family problems, gym, sibling relationship, competition, rivalry, ambition, drugs/alcohol, contests and competitions, parents and children, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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 6.4
 186K
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, realistic, semi serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, american dream, friends, athlete's life, greed, ambition, partners, partners in crime, kidnapping, unlikely criminals, group of criminals, stupidity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1994, year 1995
Place: miami, florida, usa, bahamas, mexico ...
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 7.3
 110K
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: touching, captivating, sincere, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, teacher, high school, teachers and students, underdog, human spirit, coach, ambition, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas, san francisco
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 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 ...
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 7.7
 66K
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, high school, couple relations, friendship, high school life, rivalry, teenage love, basketball, athlete's life, ambitious, rivals, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
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 8.0
 165K
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: uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, athlete's life, comeback, underdog, follow your dream, boxing, financial problem, poverty, training, priest, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.7
 264K
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, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, human spirit, parents and children, rising to stardom, life, misfit, prejudice, athlete's life, american football, family drama, homeless, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, california
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 5.7
 45K
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, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, custody, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, family relations, parents and children, father son relationship, arm wrestling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa
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 6.4
 25K
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: exciting, humorous, feel good, inspirational, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, rebelliousness, teenager, athlete's life, rivalry, gymnastics, youth, friends, contests and competitions, ambition, individualism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
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 7.9
 276K
The Wrestler (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with ...
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: wrestling, life is a bitch, loneliness, fame, ambition, aging, sport, athlete's life, wrestler, heart attack, stripper, injury ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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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, inspirational, philosophical, compassionate, sincere ...
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, human spirit, athlete and trainer, wise man, coach, rehabilitation, mentor, friendship, mysterious character, guru, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, campus, new jersey
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 8.1
 387K
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, suspense, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, sport, rise to the top, rivalry, world champion, ambition, athlete's life, uninhibited rivalry, rising to stardom, desire for fame, contests and competitions, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1975, year 1970 ...
Place: europe, south africa, new york, austria, italy ...
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: love affair, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, boxing, escape, blindness, chase, blackmail, betrayal, love and romance
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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 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, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, american football, ambition, nfl, athlete, american football player, party, friendship, betrayal, family relations, business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, miami
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 6.2
 53K
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: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, kids
Plot: father daughter relationship, sport, family, american football, football, athlete's life, parents and children, family relations, irresponsible, ambition, lifestyle, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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 6.0
 23K
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: touching, sentimental, inspirational, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, kids
Plot: figure skating, sport, rivalry, teenage life, high school, athlete's life, competition, contests and competitions, family, school, love, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new england, new jersey
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 7.5
 43K
Miracle (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, put a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: ice hockey, underdog, sport, athlete and trainer, hockey, coach, human spirit, grudge, championship, athlete's life, contests and competitions, opponent ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, milwaukee wisconsin, new york, manhattan new york city, colorado ...
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 5.8
 74K
Semi-Pro (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jackie Moon is the owner, promoter, coach, and star player of the Flint Michigan Tropics of the American Basketball Association (ABA). In 1976 before the ABA collapses, the National Basketball Association (NBA) plans to merge with the best teams of ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, inspirational, absurd, suspense ...
Plot: basketball, championship, sport, coach, merger, sport team, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, rivalry, ambition, cheerleader ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, michigan
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The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the late 1930s, a young machinist named Maurice Richard distinguished himself as a ice hockey player of preternatural talent. Although that was enough to get him into the Montreal Canadiens, his frequent injuries cost him the confidence of his ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: sport, rivalry, ice hockey, factory, discrimination, athlete's life, protest, working class, ambition, underdog, hopes, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 50s, year 1955 ...
Place: montreal, quebec, toronto ontario canada
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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, factual, inspirational, uplifting, exciting ...
Plot: sport, prodigy, rise to the top, soccer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, father son relationship, football player, football, rags to riches, soccer match ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
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 7.2
 129K
Unbroken (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.
Style: rough, bleak, epic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: captivity, u.s. air force, soldier, war, island, survival, shark, military, life is a bitch, athlete's life, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: japan, pacific ocean, germany, asia, tokyo
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 5.8
 43K
The Fan (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When the San Francisco Giants pay centerfielder Bobby Rayburn $40 million to lead their team to the World Series, no one is happier or more supportive than #1 fan Gil Renard. So when Rayburn becomes mired in the worst slump of his career, the ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, intense, scary ...
Plot: obsession, sport, murder, stalking, child custody, psychopath, athlete's life, ambition, danger, sport team, down on your luck, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, new jersey
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 6.9
 41K
He Got Game (1998)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, touching, rough, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, redemption, prison, forgiveness, domestic violence, college, warden, rejection, sport, dysfunctional family, ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, new jersey
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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, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: baseball, sport, family, contests and competitions, follow your dream, underdog, rivalry, sport team, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 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
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 7.5
 77K
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, realistic, captivating, exciting, uplifting ...
Plot: baseball, racism, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, americana, hopes, power relations, athlete and trainer, rise to the top, human spirit, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1946, year 1947 ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, missouri, chicago illinois ...
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