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The list contains the best, new and most relevant athlete's life movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, inspirational, serious, captivating, touching and entertaining films and TV shows about / with athlete's life, ambition, sport, rivalry, dialogue, storytelling, redemption, brutality, mentor and contests and competitions plots mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as athlete's life: Rocky Balboa (2006), Shadowboxing (2005), Ballers (2015), The Game Plan (2007), The Coach (2018), Ice Princess (2005), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Make It or Break It (2009), Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016), Peaceful Warrior (2006).
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Million Dollar Baby
Drama, Sport
USA
132 min.
 8.1
Ballers
Comedy, Drama, Sport
USA
30 min.
 7.6
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The Coach
Drama, Sport
Russia
138 min.
 6.5
Pele: Birth of a Legend
Biography, Drama, Sport
USA
107 min.
 7.2

List of athlete's life movies

 7.2
 182K
Rocky Balboa
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: inspirational, captivating, sentimental, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: sport, boxing, athlete's life, strongman, human spirit, against the odds, comeback, boxer, fight, courage, determination, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 6.0
 2K
Shadowboxing
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, boxing, contests and competitions, ambition, blindness, chase, escape, rivalry, blackmail, betrayal, love and romance
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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 7.6
 29K
Ballers
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: athlete's life, american football, sport, ambition, nfl, sport team, american football player, party, friendship, betrayal, business, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, miami
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 6.2
 51K
The Game Plan
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: football, father daughter relationship, family, athlete's life, single father, american football, sport, parents and children, parenthood, ambition, family relations, mischievous children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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 6.5
 713
The Coach
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Contemporary Russia. After he flubs a penalty kick, a humiliated national soccer player quits the game. He flees to a small town, where he decides to coach their local team.
Style: motivational, uplifting, entertaining, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: soccer coach, football player, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, football, football team, playing football, professional sports, soccer match, athlete, coach, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 6.0
 22K
Ice Princess
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, inspirational, touching, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, kids
Plot: figure skating, competition, athlete's life, sport, rivalry, happy ending, contests and competitions, family, school, mother daughter relationship, teenage life, love ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey, new england
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Million Dollar Baby
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: sad, touching, compassionate, sentimental, bad ending ...
Plot: boxing, follow your dream, mentor, boxing trainer, athlete and trainer, female boxer, wisdom of life, father daughter relationship, determination, athlete's life, mentor protege relationship, death of protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, england, europe ...
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Make It or Break It
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, ambition, gymnastics, female protagonist, teenage life, youth, follow your dream, training, rivalry, friends, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
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Pele: Birth of a Legend
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, factual, inspirational, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, rise to the top, football player, soccer, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, father son relationship, soccer coach, following a dream, rags to riches ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
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Peaceful Warrior
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: inspirational, philosophical, uplifting, compassionate, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, mentor, enlightenment, teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, philosophy, athlete and trainer, life philosophy, sport, hopes, gymnastics, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, campus, new jersey
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Rookie of the Year
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, inspirational, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: baseball, contests and competitions, family, follow your dream, sport, underdog, children, athlete and trainer, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, sport team ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.9
 38K
Gridiron Gang
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, exciting, rough, sincere ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: life philosophy, athlete's life, underdog, redemption, american football, human spirit, athlete and trainer, teenage life, youth, violence, stereotypes, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
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 8.4
 9K
Kingdom
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: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, athlete's life, gym, sibling relationship, competition, family problems, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, ambition, brutality, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Disney's Air Bud
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, inspirational, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dog, friendship, family, golden retriever, basketball, kids and family, sport, animals, small town, young heroes, contests and competitions, happy ending ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, washington state
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 6.7
 60K
Surf's Up
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: surfing, mentor, talking animals, penguins, friendship, ambition, competition, athlete's life, follow your dream, surfboard, hopes, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica, hawaii, california
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 7.7
 65K
One Tree Hill
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: teenage life, rivalry, love triangle, step siblings, high school, basketball, suburbs, friendship, intrigue, couple relations, sibling relationship, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
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Blue Mountain State
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, light, feel good, not serious, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: college, sport, youth, friends, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, sport team, american football, competition, athlete's life, ambition, sexual activity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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How Do You Know
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, romantic, witty, realistic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, wooing, love story, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, ambition, destiny, sarcasm, twists & turns, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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 7.8
 307K
The Fighter
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: realistic, serious, rough, dramatic, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, dysfunctional family, boxing, addiction, drug abuse, working class, irish, drug addiction, sport, redemption, athlete's life, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, atlantic city new jersey, new hampshire
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 8.0
 162K
Cinderella Man
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: emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, boxing, poverty, depression, sport, rags to riches, athlete's life, comeback, training, supportive spouse, courage, mentor ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
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Friday Night Lights
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series based around a high school football team situated in Texas. The series takes place in the fictional town of Dillon: a small, close-knit community in rural Texas. Particular focus is given to ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, small town, high school life, small town life, teenage life, sport team, americana, american football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
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 8.1
 450K
Rocky
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, friendship, training, athlete's life, violence, rags to riches, mentor, sport, courage, honest, fight scenes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 8.2
 276K
Raging Bull
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, tense, serious ...
Plot: redemption, boxing, paranoia, violence, sport, brutality, domestic violence, jealousy, athlete's life, rise and fall, character study, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.3
 214K
Jerry Maguire
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Jerry Maguire used to be a typical sports agent: willing to do just about anything he could to get the biggest possible contracts for his clients, plus a nice commission for himself. Then, one day, he suddenly has second thoughts about what ...
Style: touching, realistic, witty, clever, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, football, friendship, greed, sport, redemption, athlete's life, rock, career, single parent, mentor, love story ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, cuba
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 6.8
 78K
Goon
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Doug Glatt, a slacker who discovers he has a talent for brawling is approached by a minor league hockey coach and invited to join the team as the "muscle." Despite the fact that Glatt can't skate his best friend, Pat, convinces him to ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, bloody, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: underdog, sport, blood, athlete's life, drugs/alcohol, violence, foul language, splatter, violent, brutality, mentor, dark hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, boston, new jersey, quebec
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 7.5
 75K
42
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, inspirational, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: baseball, racism, prejudice, sport, courage, athlete's life, segregation, mentor, human spirit, interracial relations, discrimination, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, year 1946, year 1947 ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, boston, california ...
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 7.3
 106K
Coach Carter
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, sincere, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: high school, basketball, underdog, teacher, sport, athlete's life, drugs/alcohol, teachers and students, friendship, mentor, dedicated educator, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
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 8.5
 1K
Playmakers
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 491 min.
Story: Playmakers is an American television series that aired on ESPN from August 26, 2003 to November 11, 2003. It depicted the lives of the Cougars, a fictional professional football team in an unidentified city. The show starred Omar Gooding, Marcello ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, rough
Plot: athlete's life, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, ego clash, tough heroes, against the odds, rivalry, power relations, football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 8.2
 761
Cheap Seats
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Cheap Seats without Ron Parker, commonly shortened to Cheap Seats, is a television program broadcast on ESPN Classic hosted by brothers Randy and Jason Sklar. The brothers appear as fictional ESPN tape librarians who amuse themselves by watching ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, alternative comedy
Plot: athlete's life, sport, contests and competitions, media satire, media, comedian, golf, lifestyle, monologue, social satire, pop culture, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.8
 86K
Ali
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, friendship, islam, athlete's life, sport, rise to the top, drinking, vietnam war, mentor, ambition, fight scenes, race issues ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1964 ...
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
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