Defeat movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant defeat movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, feel good, cult film and inspirational films and TV shows about / with defeat, violence, friendship, death, brutality, fight, redemption, destiny, heroes and ambition plots mostly in Drama, History and War genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as defeat: Rocky III (1982), Spartacus (2004), Fortress of War (2010), Into the Storm (2009), When Billie Beat Bobby (2001), The Sun (2005), The Winning Season (2009), Stars of Eger (1968), Star Wars: Episode VIII (2017), Rocky Balboa (2006).

List of defeat movies

 6.8
 175K
Rocky III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, inspirational, suspense, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, comeback, underdog, boxer, coach, fame, training, sport, revenge, opponent, tough heroes, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, los angeles, madison square garden manhattan new york city, california ...
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 6.7
 5K
Spartacus (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: Sentenced to spend out the rest of his adult life laboring in the harsh deserts of Egypt, the Thracian slave Spartacus gets a new lease on life when he is purchased by the obese owner of a Roman gladiator school. Moved by the defiance of an ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, slavery, tragic hero, human spirit, adventure, ancient rome, slave, leadership, gladiator, heroes, righting the wronged ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 1st century b.c., ancient times
Place: rome italy
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Fortress of War (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Belarus, Russia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days. The film shows the heroic defense of Brest Fortress, which has taken upon the first stroke of German ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, world war two, battles, soldier, wehrmacht, infantrymen, heroes, invasion, squad, nazism, german, nazi germany ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, europe
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Into the Storm (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This powerful follow-up to “The Gathering Storm” follows Churchill from 1940 to 1945 as he guided his beleaguered nation through the crucible of the war years--even as his marriage was encountering its own struggles.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy
Plot: winston churchill, world war two, prime minister, negotiation, state affairs, leadership, head of state, politics, war, political leader, diplomacy, defeat ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, year 1940
Place: england, europe
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When Billie Beat Bobby (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: .The historic 1973 tennis match between middle-aged champion Bobby Riggs and young feminist Billie Jean King.
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, athlete's life, ambition, rise to the top, fighting the system, rivalry, athlete and trainer, society, ego clash, contests and competitions, sport, underdog ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, year 1973
Place: texas, usa, detroit, tokyo, new york ...
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 7.3
 3K
The Sun (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia, Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Sun (Russian: Сóлнце, Solntse) is a 2005 Russian biographical film depicting Japanese Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) during the final days of World War II. The film is the third drama in director Aleksandr Sokurov's trilogy, which included ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, emperor, wartime life, leadership, politics, military, state affairs, war, head of state, society, totalitarianism, downfall ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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The Winning Season (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A comedy centered on a has-been coach who is given a shot at redemption when he's asked to run his local high school's girls basketball team
Style: sincere, humorous, inspirational, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: basketball, coach, high school, contests and competitions, misfit, youth, ex athlete, sport team, friends, sport, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa
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Stars of Eger (1968)
Genre: Adventure, History, Romance, War
Country: Hungary, Bulgaria
Duration: 157 min.
Story: This romantic and grandiose historical film depicts the era of the constant incursions and heroic battles fought by the defenders of the castle of Eger, led by captain István Dobó, against the heavy odds of superior numbers through the lives and ...
Style: cult film, romanticism, biblical
Plot: swordswoman, queen, female soldier, fortress, defeat, chariot, knight, disgust, infantry, butcher, duck, archery ...
Time: renaissance, 16th century
Place: transylvania, austria, italy, ottoman empire, hungary ...
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Star Wars: Episode VIII (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.
Style: surprise ending, futuristic, exciting, captivating, family saga ...
Plot: star wars, supernatural power, space opera, space battle, fight, good versus evil, alien, space travel, lightsaber, strong female character, mentor, rebel ...
Time: 2010s
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 7.1
 205K
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: sentimental, captivating, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, boxer, comeback, training, fight, underdog, sport, against the odds, human spirit, determination, aging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, las vegas
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 8.0
 177K
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
Plot: human spirit, boxing, sport, underdog, athlete's life, financial problem, poverty, comeback, training, follow your dream, lifestyle, boxer ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
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Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Isle Of Man, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mr. Conductor's supply of magic gold dust, which allows him to travel between Shining Time and Thomas's island, is critically low. Unfortunately, he doesn't know how to get more. Meanwhile, Thomas is fending off attacks by the nasty ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, whimsical, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: train, friendship, rescue, family, adventure, family life, heroic mission, parents and children, danger, youth, adventurer, escapades ...
Time: 2000s, 1990s, 20th century, contemporary, quarry ...
Place: america, toronto ontario canada, london
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 6.2
 4K
Paper Planes (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film tells the story of 11-year-old Dylan (Ed Oxenbould), who is brought up by his father (Sam Worthington) in a remote town in the country of Australia. Dylan’s life is changed forever when he wins a place in the regional Paper Plane ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ambition, contests and competitions, family relations, parents and children, championship, competition, death of parent, loss of parent, contest, winner, paper airplane, rich kid ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: japan, australia, tokyo, asia
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Will Your Heart Beat Faster? (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Philippines
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a spoof on the contemporary sacred cons, two yuppy couples get entangled with warring smugglers of dope that include fake priests and nuns as well as Japanese and Chinese agents.
Style: psychedelic
Plot: illegal drug, laundry, finger cut, secret passageway, illegal drugs, dancing, cassette tape, marriage, airplane, church, afro, closet ...
Time: 80s
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
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 7.3
 70
The Factory (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A tanner, swamped with debts, must abandon his trade and go work in the local factory.
Plot: damage, countryside, father son relationship, attempted rape, province, abuse, machinery, husband, father daughter relationship, factory, rape, big business ...
Time: 80s
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Chariots of Fire (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The true story of British athletes preparing for and competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics.
Style: sentimental, thought provoking, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: underdog, ambition, friendship, olympics, track and field, missionary, running, olympic athlete, sport, prejudice, friends, opponent ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, post world war one ...
Place: scotland, paris france, england, europe, france ...
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 6.2
 51K
Alfie (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In Manhattan, the British limousine driver Alfie is surrounded by beautiful women, having one night stands with all of them and without any sort of commitment. His best friends are his colleague Marlon and his girl-friend Lonette. Alfie has a brief ...
Style: contemplative, humorous, witty, sexy, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: womanizer, lifestyle, playboy, cheating, human nature, obsession, love and romance, couples, introspection, manipulation, abortion, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, europe, manhattan new york city, london ...
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In This Corner of the World (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Newlywed Suzu Urano moves to her new life in Kure City on the coast of Hiroshima Prefecture, where she perseveres through World War II with pluck and determination.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, tense, touching, captivating
Plot: family relations, bombing, military, wedding, anniversary, evacuation, female protagonist, world war two, war, danger, couples, society ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1943 ...
Place: hiroshima japan, japan, east asia, asia
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 7.6
 3K
Nanking (2007)
Genre: Biography, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of the rape of Nanking, one of the most tragic events in history. In 1937, the invading Japanese army murdered over 200,000 and raped tens of thousands of Chinese. In the midst of this horror, a small group of Western expatriates banded ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspense, touching ...
Plot: atrocity, rescue, world war two, massacre, rape, testimony, war crime, invasion, daring rescue, sexual abuse, against humanity, survival ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938, year 1937
Place: china, japan, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
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 6.7
 6K
Zulu Dawn (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership. Cy Endfield co-wrote the epic prequel Zulu Dawn 15 years after his enormously popular Zulu. Set in 1879, this film depicts the catastrophic Battle of ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: battles, imperialism, heroes, soldier, military, victory, mortar, surrounded, colonialism, army life, spear throwing, death ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: africa
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Blessed by Fire (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Argentine film about the experiences of conscripts in the Falklands War.
Style: emotional, serious, disturbing, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, military, politics, sadness, falklands war, survival, violence, danger, couples, journalism, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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 6.8
 17K
Taps (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Military cadets take extreme measures to insure the future of their academy when its existence is threatened by local condo developers.
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, serious, tragic ending ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: military school, military academy, last stand, military, military funeral, gun, hostile takeover, older man younger man relationship, cadet, fighting the system, coming of age, crimes ...
Time: 80s
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 7.3
 75K
Shaolin Soccer (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.
Style: humorous, surreal, not serious, absurd, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: soccer, martial arts, kung fu, underdog, football, sport, humiliation, coach, monk, sport team, against the odds, shaolin ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo
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 7.7
 2K
The Deluge (1974)
Genre: Adventure, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland, Soviet Union
Duration: 287 min.
Story: Following With Fire and Sword', this is an adaptation of the second and most spectacular part of Sienkiewicz's trilogy of warfare, romance, and derring-do. With war raging across Europe in the 17th century, a dashing warrior fights for the ...
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, rough, serious ...
Plot: soldier, heroes, battles, cossack, palace, chaos and mayhem, political unrest, polish, adventure, romance, military, war ...
Time: middle ages, 17th century, 1600s
Place: sweden, poland, lithuania, prussia, europe ...
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 6.2
 312K
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, war, warship, navy, aerial combats, battleship, love and romance, airplane, love, fighter pilot, pilot ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1941 ...
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, japan, england, asia ...
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Highway Patrolman (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A naïve rookie in the Mexican highway patrol has to adapt to survive as he contends with dangerous drug-runners and widespread corruption.
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, gloomy, dark humor ...
Plot: nihilism, police corruption, patrol, crime, crimes, police detective, moral dilemma, innocence lost, on the road, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 5.8
 51K
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, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, custody, sport, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
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City of Life and Death (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 132 min.
Story: City of Life and Death takes place in 1937, during the height of the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Imperial Japanese Army has just captured the then-capital of the Republic of China, Nanjing. What followed was known as the Nanking Massacre, or the ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, epic, emotional ...
Plot: sino japanese war, sexual abuse, war crime, massacre, atrocity, life is a bitch, mass murder, japanese army, military, dehumanization, invasion, war atrocity ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. Following her ...
Style: captivating, epic, rough, factual, realistic ...
Plot: battles, joan of arc, politics, religion, siege, war, heroic mission, courage, rise and fall, betrayal, god, rape ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, paris france, new orleans
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 7.5
 6K
Kids Return (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Shinji and Masaru spend most of their school days harassing fellow classmates and playing pranks. They drop out and Shinji becomes a small-time boxer, while Masaru joins up with a local Yakuza gang. However, the world is a tough place...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspense, tense
Audience: teens, teen comedy, teen drama
Plot: high school, boxing, friendship, prank, teenage life, athlete's life, bullying, ambition, teenager, organized crime, school, gang ...
Time: 90s
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