Rise to the top movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant rise to the top movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, inspirational, stylized and suspense films and TV shows about / with rise to the top, ambition, destiny, mentor, friendship, catastrophe, greed, storytelling, rivalry and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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rise to the top movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as rise to the top: The Social Network (2010), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Moneyball (2011), Limitless (2011), Rush (2013), Forrest Gump (1994), Ford v Ferrari (2019), Peaky Blinders (2013), La Reina del Sur (2011), Mr Selfridge (2013).

List of rise to the top movies

The Social Network (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among ...
Style: clever, intellectual, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: programmer, computers and web, rise to the top, computer genius, hacker, ambition, success, social relations, inventions and discoveries, facebook, geek, talented ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: harvard university, usa, california, massachusetts, new york ...
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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: emotional, uplifting, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, life, rags to riches, rise to the top, life philosophy, hopes, success, life is a bitch, salesman, against the odds, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
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 7.6
 410K
Moneyball (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Style: captivating, inspirational, realistic, feel good, serious ...
Plot: rise to the top, success, underdog, mathematics, sport, strategy, baseball, manager, statistics, ambition, teamwork, team ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, oakland california, boston, new jersey
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 7.4
 561K
Limitless (2011)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract ...
Style: clever, captivating, philosophical, intellectual, cerebral ...
Plot: intelligence, success, ambition, superhuman powers, rise to the top, prodigy, life changing experience, life turned upside down, drug abuse, resourceful, overnight success, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.1
 468K
Rush (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, 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: inspirational, realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, racecar driver, rise to the top, automobile racing, race car, fame, race, world champion, success, rivalry, motor sport, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1976, year 1975 ...
Place: europe, ibiza, mount fuji, japan, france ...
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 8.8
 2.0M
Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mentally challenged, life philosophy, human spirit, journey, rise to the top, philosophy, true love, destiny, love, human relationship, army, selflessness ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york, china, vietnam ...
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 8.1
 365K
Ford v Ferrari (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the ...
Style: inspirational, captivating, exciting, realistic
Plot: racecar driver, race, car, rise to the top, automobile racing, car race, talented, ambition, driver, auto mechanic, friendship, race car ...
Time: 60s, year 1966, year 1959
Place: france, italy
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 8.8
 480K
Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Style: captivating, tense, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, gang, crimes, crime boss, gang war, mob boss, mafia, determination, power struggle, rise to the top, cruelty ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, ireland, london
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La Reina del Sur (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA, Spain, Colombia
Duration: 378 min.
TV show
Story: After years of blood, sweat and tears, a woman of humble origin ends up becoming a drug trafficking legend, with all that that means...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: crimes, rise to the top, power struggle, rivalry, drug dealing, life is a bitch, mafia, vengeance, cocaine, organized crime, gang, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, europe, morocco
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 7.7
 16K
Mr Selfridge (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Mr. Selfridge recounts the real life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's lavish department store. Set in 1909 London, when women were reveling in a new sense of freedom and modernity, it follows ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: businessman, rise to the top, high society, visionary, ambitious, success, materialism, lifestyle, workplace, ambition, boss, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london
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 6.0
 98K
Jobs (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, factual, inspirational, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: prodigy, business, rise to the top, creativity, programmer, entrepreneur, inventions and discoveries, inventor, computers and web, workplace situations, perfectionist, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
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Coco Before Chanel (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 2009 biopic about the early life of Coco Chanel. Several years after leaving the orphanage, to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar both. She's both a seamstress for the performers ...
Style: stylized, sexy, factual, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fashion, high society, fashion designer, rise to the top, dressmaker, designer, rags to riches, feminism, feminist, social climbing, creativity, fashion model ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 1890s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, england, new jersey ...
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 6.7
 58K
Conquest 1453 (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 162 min.
Story: After the death of his father Murat II, Mehmet II ascends to the Ottoman throne. After braving internal and external enemies, he decides to complete what he was destined to do: Conquer Constantinople.
Style: tense, epic, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: emperor, sultan, prophet, rise to the top, conquering, siege, military, politics, sword fight, political intrigue, attack, state affairs ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, middle east, constantinople, istanbul turkey
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 8.1
 701K
Ratatouille (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated ...
Style: feel good, inspirational, humorous, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, follow your dream, unlikely friendships, chef, food, cooking and food, talking animals, cooking, odd couple, rat, animals, mouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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 8.2
 67K
Run Milkha Run (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The true story of the "Flying Sikh" world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and homelessness to become one of India's most iconic athletes.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, captivating, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: rise to the top, running, talented, athlete's life, army, sport, rising to stardom, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1958, year 1947 ...
Place: india, pakistan, punjab, asia, rome italy
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 6.8
 56K
Working Girl (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Witty, romantic look at life in the corporate jungle. Tess McGill is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss breaks a leg skiing, Tess takes over her office, her ...
Style: captivating, feel good, talky, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: secretary, career woman, workplace romance, business, rise to the top, career, love and romance, wall street, boss, hopes, determination, workplace ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the glamorous world of New York City, Rebecca Bloomwood is a fun-loving girl who is really good at shopping-a little too good, perhaps. She dreams of working for her favorite fashion magazine, but can't quite get her foot in the door-until ...
Style: feel good, light, romantic, ridiculous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: shopping, fashion, love and romance, overnight success, addiction, rise to the top, fashion industry, city life, temptation, debt, lifestyle, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
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 7.5
 48K
Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: sexy, stylized, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: queen, royal family, aristocracy, female protagonist, royal court, historical character, intrigue, love triangle, rivalry, king, state affairs, throne ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest man in Russia, having sacrificed his friends to get to the ...
Style: serious, clever, cynical, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: rise to the top, political corruption, betrayal, society, fighting the system, crimes, politics, dishonesty, rise and fall, campaign, blind ambition, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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 8.8
 403K
Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, gangsters, drug dealer, drug dealing, cartel, smuggling, master criminal, rise to the top, crimes, illegal drugs, cia agent, politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: colombia, latin america, panama, mexico, miami ...
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 7.7
 12K
The Paradise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An intoxicating love story set in England's first department store in the 1870s. The Paradise revolves around the lives of the people who live and work in the store, each bound in their own way by the power of the world they live in, and the ...
Style: captivating, stylized, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: workplace situations, high society, fashion, love and romance, flirting, rise to the top, love affair, eligible bachelor, ambition, workplace, nouveau riche, new job ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england
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The Princess Diaries (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A socially awkward but very bright 15-year-old girl being raised by a single mom discovers that she is the princess of a small European country because of the recent death of her long-absent father, who, unknown to her, was the crown prince of ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, funny, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, kids, girls' night, family outing ...
Plot: cinderella story, high school, teenage life, princess, teenager, teenage love, popularity, fish out of water, manners, royal family, heir, popular girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco, europe, usa, pacific ocean
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 8.5
 507K
Vikings (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless ...
Style: heroic, exciting, atmospheric, captivating, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, norse mythology, king, battles, legends and myths, historical character, adventure, heroes, viking, leader, adventurer, tough heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 8th century, 9th century, 7th century
Place: scandinavia, europe, iceland
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When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.
Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: american football, athlete and trainer, rise to the top, sport, sport team, ambition, contests and competitions, small town, youth, rivalry, coach, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california, oakland california
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 7.8
 312K
The Gentlemen (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable empire.
Style: stylized, realistic, neo noir, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, money, marijuana, crimes, gang, tough guy, organized crime, swearing, crime boss, british, conspiracy, criminal underworld ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: london, england, united kingdom
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Yves Saint Laurent (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.
Style: captivating, melancholic, enigmatic, sentimental, factual ...
Plot: fashion, fashion designer, gay, rise to the top, ambition, couple relations, gays and lesbians, character study, fashion show, couples, gender, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1957 ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, morocco, tokyo
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The Devil's Violinist (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The life story of Italian violinist and composer, Niccolò Paganini, who rose to fame as a virtuoso in the early 19th Century.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, factual ...
Plot: musician's life, violinist, rise to the top, womanizer, deal with the devil, rising to stardom, music, ambition, genius, success, beefcake, classical music ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, london
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The Billionaire (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The Billionaire tells the story of Aitthipat Kulapongvanich and how he, at the age of nineteen, dropped out from university to launch a packaged fried seaweed business that is now Taokaenoi Food & Marketing and became one of Thailand's ...
Style: realistic, inspirational, motivational, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: rise to the top, entrepreneur, teenage protagonist, business, get rich quick scheme, intern, dream, rags to riches, billionaire, success, direction and purpose, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century
Place: thailand
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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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There Will Be Blood (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. ...
Style: serious, bleak, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: greed, character study, rise to the top, ambition, oil, bowling, rivalry, obsession, money, villain, misanthrope, arson ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 19th century, turn of the century ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, pacific ocean, los angeles
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