Ex athlete movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ex athlete movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, feel good, serious, semi serious and inspirational films and TV shows about / with ex athlete, sport, ambition, family relations, coach, redemption, underdog, parents and children, catastrophe and dialogue plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Sport genres shot in USA, Canada, Norway and other countries.
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ex athlete movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ex athlete: Resurrecting the Champ (2007), Point Break (1991), Crying Fist (2005), The Longest Yard (2005), The Last Boy Scout (1991), Eastbound & Down (2009), Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (2013), Curling King (2011), Mr. Sunshine (2011), M.V.P. (2008).

List of ex athlete movies

Resurrecting the Champ (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his ...
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: ex athlete, journalism, african american, boxing, newspaper, lifestyle, athlete's life, human spirit, sport, introspection, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s, 2000s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, detroit, las vegas ...
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 7.3
 160K
Point Break (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the coastal town of Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers call themselves The Ex-Presidents commit their crimes while wearing masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. The F.B.I. believes that the members of the gang could be surfers and send ...
Style: exciting, surprise ending, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: extreme sport, bank robbery, extreme sports, working undercover, gang, special agents, undercover, surfer, fbi, surfing, ex athlete, wave ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, australia, hawaii
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 7.3
 3K
Crying Fist (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jobless, besieged by creditors, and abandoned by his wife, the once silver medalist Tae-shik has sunk to street hustling, becoming a human punching bag. Meanwhile, young Sang-hwan's delinquent ways land him behind bars. Both men look to boxing ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, tense, gloomy
Plot: juvenile delinquency, ex athlete, ambition, confined, prison life, contests and competitions, athlete's life, society, rivalry, down on your luck, opponent, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
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The Longest Yard (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Pro quarter-back, Paul Crewe and former college champion and coach, Nate Scarboro are doing time in the same prison. Asked to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards, Crewe enlists the help of Scarboro to coach the inmates to victory in ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison life, prison, football, underdog, warden, ex athlete, american football, sport, friends, confined, contests and competitions, prisoner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, san diego california, latin america, new jersey
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The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the girl that detective Joe Hallenback is protecting gets murdered, the boyfriend of the murdered girl (ex-football player Jimmy Dix) attempts to investigate and solve the case. What they discover is that there is deep seated corruption going ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, buddy comedy, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, corruption, ex athlete, machismo, police detective, bribery, reluctant partners, ex law enforcer, stripper, football ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, cleveland ohio
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Eastbound & Down (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Years after he turned his back on his hometown, a burned-out major league ballplayer returns to teach phys ed at his old middle school.
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: baseball, comeback, desire for fame, teacher, ambition, lifestyle, ex athlete, delusion, loser, coach, stupidity, dysfunctional character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
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Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mike Tyson's one-man show is a fascinating journey into his storied life and career. MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH is a rare, personal look inside the life and mind of one of the most feared men ever to wear the heavyweight crown. Directed by ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: rise and fall, ambition, athlete's life, self destructing, ex athlete, boxing
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 6.2
 2K
Curling King (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Once a great curling star, Truls Paulsen is diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder and banned from competition. But when he learns that his old friend and coach Gordon is on his deathbed, Truls, heavily-medicated decides to compete again, in ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, offbeat, cult film
Plot: goofy hero, ambition, ex athlete, athlete's life, buddies, contests and competitions, partners, disorder, rivalry, obsession, silly humor, money raising ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
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 6.8
 7K
Mr. Sunshine (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 293 min.
TV show
Story: Ben Donovan is a self-involved manager of a second-rate San Diego sports arena who begins to re-evaluate his life on his 40th birthday. Working alongside him is his boss and arena owner, Crystal--attractive, powerful and highly erratic; Alice--the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sitcom, realistic
Plot: workplace, disorder, boss and employee, ex athlete, workplace situations, midlife crisis, self involved, arena, unfulfillment, stadium, birthday, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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 3.7
 449
M.V.P. (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: MVP is a 2008 Canadian television series that debuted January 11, 2008 on CBC Television. The program was cancelled by the CBC on March 7, 2008. Poor ratings and high production costs were cited as reasons for the cancellation.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: hockey, relationship vs career, family life, private vs public, athlete's life, celebrity culture, couple relations, ex athlete, sport team, sport, male bonding, male friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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A Screaming Man (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Chad
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Present-day Chad. Adam, sixty something, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son Abdel. Terribly resentful, he ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: hotel, political unrest, life is a bitch, military, ex athlete, parents and children, anti war, moral dilemma, dishonesty, soldier, introspection, fired from the job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: africa
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Breakfast with Scot (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eric and Sam have been in a committed relationship for four years. Eric's a former hockey player turned sportscaster and Sam's a sport's lawyer. But when Sam's adventure seeking brother Billy, takes a job in South America, his ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay parent, gay adoption, orphan, hockey, school, adoption, fish out of water, couple relations, parents and children, custody, self discovery, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, rio de janeiro, brazil, toronto ontario canada
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Back in the Game (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Terry Gannon Jr. was an All Star softball player until life threw her a couple curve balls: a baby, a lost college scholarship and a loser for a husband. After striking out on her own, Terry and her son Danny move in with her estranged father, Terry ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, not serious, sitcom
Plot: baseball, living with parents, single mother, single parent, family relations, parents and children, athlete and trainer, ambition, misfit, contests and competitions, youth, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.5
 4K
Touchback (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A former high-school football star loses his shot at a college scholarship due to a devastating gridiron injury, but gets a second chance at living his dream.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, captivating, disturbing, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: back in time, american football, small town, dream come true, small town life, teenage life, hopes, sport, contests and competitions, sent to the past, one more chance, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa
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Playing for Keeps (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's soccer team in an attempt to get his life together.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexy, realistic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: soccer, parents, parent, sport, single father, love and romance, romance, power relations, eligible bachelor, down on your luck, once promising, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, united states
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 6.3
 10K
Big Time Rush (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Four teenage friends move from Minneapolis to Los Angeles to form a potential chart-topping boy band after Kendall is inadvertently discovered by an eccentric record executive, Gustavo Rocque. As they seize this opportunity of a lifetime, these ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sitcom ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, desire for fame, musician's life, rising to stardom, teenager, boy band, friends, siblings relations, high school life, teenage life, high school, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, minnesota
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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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 7.2
 6K
The Hammer (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Approaching forty, Ferro is unsatisfied with his life as a construction worker and part-time boxing instructor in Los Angeles, CA. After a successful bout with a young pro boxer, Ferro decides to don the gloves one last time. The movie recounts his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, sport, ex athlete, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ambition, hopes, couple relations, love affair, comeback, friends, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, pasadena california, california ...
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 6.5
 36K
Mean Machine (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Disgraced ex-England captain (Danny 'Mean Machine' Meehan) is thrown in jail for assaulting two police officers. He keeps his head down and has the opportunity to forget everything and change the lives of the prisoners. These prisoners ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, prison, prison life, underdog, against the odds, ex athlete, fixed match, contests and competitions, hopes, misfit, redemption, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
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Looking for Eric (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sport
Country: UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A man trying to put his life back on track gets some advice from an unexpected benefactor (the ex football player Eric Cantona) in this comedy-drama from acclaimed British director Ken Loach.
Style: surreal, touching, uplifting, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, friendship, dysfunctional family, self discovery, self esteem, old love, sport, family in crisis, family problems, life is a bitch, love and romance, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, manchester, texas, california
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NBC Sunday Night Football (2006)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
TV show
Story: NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly television broadcast of Sunday evening National Football League games on NBC that began airing on Sunday, August 6, 2006 with the pre-season opening Hall of Fame Game. Al Michaels serves as the play-by-play ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, sport, coach, ex athlete, football, stadium, rivalry, star, expert, sport team, championship, fan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
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A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film centers on three brothers who, upon learning they only have a few days left to live, set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes. Hopper and Simmons are playing the brothers' father and uncle, respectively, while Caan is one of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, contemplative, light ...
Plot: family relations, last wish, parents and children, ex athlete, family problems, introspection, self discovery, friendship, terminal illness, death, society, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Are We There Yet? (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Are We There Yet? opens where the popular film of the same name left off, with Nick and Suzanne newly married. After six months, their family is beginning to show growing pains, from the complexities of life as newlyweds to weathering the storm of ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: parents and children, family relations, couple relations, family life, ex athlete, newlyweds, blended family, black family, couples, youth, family, based on movie
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Where God Left His Shoes (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Frank, Angela, and their two children are evicted from their New York City apartment, they have no choice but to move into a homeless shelter. After a few difficult months, good news comes their way on Christmas Eve: a nearby housing project ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: job seeking, christmas, survival, life is a bitch, eviction, family problems, realism, coping, down on your luck, family in crisis, parents and children, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 939
Gravity (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Gravity is an American comedy-drama television series created by Jill Franklyn and Eric Schaeffer. It premiered on April 23, 2010 on Starz in the United States. On June 30, 2010, Starz reported that Gravity had been canceled.
Style: tragicomedy, realistic, humorous, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: support group, suicide, suicidal, friendship, life is a bitch, starting over, human nature, misfit, hopes, plan gone awry, ex athlete, mental disorders ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 3K
North (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Following a nervous breakdown, ski athlete Jomar has isolated himself in a lonely existence as the guard of a ski park. When he learns that he might be the father of a child way up north, he sets on a strange and poetic journey through Norway on a ...
Style: atmospheric, humorous, road movie, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: on the road, alcohol, self discovery, road trip, introspection, estrangement, ex athlete, wilderness, friendship, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
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Two for the Money (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A former college athlete joins forces with a sports consultant to handicap football games for high-rolling gamblers.
Style: tense, serious, stylized, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: gambling, bet, football, cons and scams, greed, sport, bookies, manipulation, workplace, dishonesty, manipulations, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, puerto rico, las vegas, new jersey, new orleans ...
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 6.4
 58K
Grudge Match (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.
Style: humorous, realistic, emotional, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, elderly, contests and competitions, sport, aging, uninhibited rivalry, comeback, athlete's life, ex athlete, elderly man, parent child relationship, retirement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh
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Trouble with the Curve (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Slowed by age and failing eyesight, crack baseball scout Gus Lobel takes his grown daughter along as he checks out the final prospect of his career. Along the way, the two renew their bond, and she catches the eye of a young player-turned-scout.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: father daughter relationship, baseball, aging, pitcher, sport, baseball movie, parent grown child relationship, career, ambitious, workaholic, reluctant, scout ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, georgia, boston, california
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 8.0
 3K
Lights Out (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lights Out is an American television boxing drama series from the FX network in the United States. It stars Holt McCallany as Patrick "Lights" Leary, a New Jersey native, and former heavyweight champion boxer who is considering a comeback. ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, lifestyle change, reluctant, debt, family life, life is a bitch, machismo, coach, opponent, collector, ex athlete, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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