Underdog movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant underdog movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out inspirational, feel good, realistic, exciting, touching and entertaining films and TV shows about / with underdog, sport, dialogue, storytelling, redemption, ambition, mentor, contests and competitions, rivalry and destiny plots mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, Germany, China and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as underdog: Real Steel (2011), Million Dollar Baby (2004), 8 Mile (2002), Creed (2015), Rocky (1976), Invincible (2006), Here Comes the Boom (2012), Bleed for This (2016), The Hammer (2010), Chariots of Fire (1981).

List of underdog movies

 7.0
 302K
Real Steel (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA, India
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the near-future, Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who retired from the ring when robots took over the sport. After Charlie's robot is trashed, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max to rebuild and train an unlikely contender.
Style: futuristic, exciting, sentimental, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underdog, father son relationship, androids and robots, robot, contests and competitions, against the odds, technology, robot vs. robot, fight, sport, parents and children, boxing ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2016, 2020s
Place: usa, brazil
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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, bleak, sad, rough, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boxing, determination, underdog, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, female boxer, sport, human spirit, follow your dream, ambition, mentor protege relationship, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas, europe, england ...
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 7.1
 254K
8 Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: hip hop, follow your dream, underdog, success, music, street gang, musician's life, rap, hip hop culture, urban ghetto life, factory worker, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, 1990s, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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 7.6
 252K
Creed (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
Style: realistic, feel good, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, underdog, fighting movie, athlete and trainer, boxer, coach, legacy, sport, ambition, rivalry, fight, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 2015, 2010s ...
Place: usa, united kingdom, england, liverpool, mexico ...
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 8.1
 528K
Rocky (1976)
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: uplifting, touching, captivating, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: boxing, underdog, self esteem, training, tough guy, fight, contests and competitions, ambition, life is a bitch, life changing experience, lifestyle, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 7.1
 67K
Invincible (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, serious, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, american football, football, against the odds, determination, teacher, sport, team, teamwork, lifestyle, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, united states, new jersey
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Here Comes the Boom (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A high school biology teacher moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school's music program.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, mixed martial arts, contests and competitions, teacher, high school teacher, martial arts, fight, prize money, against the odds, lifestyle change, sport, dedicated educator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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 6.8
 26K
Bleed for This (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza, who after a near fatal car crash, which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sports most incredible comebacks.
Style: intense, rough, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: underdog, boxer, comeback, boxing, hopes, training, male objectification, adaptation, rivalry, car rollover, car accident, sport ...
Place: rhode island, las vegas
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 7.0
 2K
The Hammer (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship.
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: underdog, mute or deaf, deaf, wrestling, ambition, athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When megalomaniacal White Goodman, the owner of a trendy, high-end fitness center, makes a move to take over the struggling local gym run by happy-go-lucky Pete La Fleur, there's only one way for La Fleur to fight back: dodgeball. Aided by a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, competition, against the odds, rivalry, coach, sport, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, financial problem, health situation, friends, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, nevada, california
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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, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: underdog, ambition, friendship, olympics, track and field, olympic athlete, missionary, sport, prejudice, human spirit, society, follow your dream ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, post world war one ...
Place: scotland, paris france, england, europe, france ...
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 6.4
 87K
Turbo (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The tale of an ordinary garden snail who dreams of winning the Indy 500.
Style: exciting, humorous, inspirational, light, visually appealing ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: car race, underdog, follow your dream, cars, adventure, friends, contests and competitions, dream come true, chases and races, snail, talking animals, ambition ...
Place: usa, indiana, midwest
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Assassination Classroom (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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Story: The students of class 3-E have a mission: kill their teacher before graduation. He has already destroyed the moon, and has promised to destroy the Earth if he can not be killed within a year. But how can this class of misfits kill a tentacled ...
Style: captivating, exciting, disturbing, humorous, absurd
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, education, school, friendship, murder, monster, underdog, death wish, superhuman, classroom, assassination, government agent ...
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 5.2
 16K
Racing Stripes (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Shattered illusions are hard to repair -- especially for a good-hearted zebra named Stripes who's spent his life on a Kentucky farm amidst the sorely mistaken notion that he's a debonair thoroughbred. Once he faces the fact that his stark ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: zebra, horse, underdog, farm, horse race, adventure, friendship, ambition, rescue, rivalry, contests and competitions, animal life ...
Place: kentucky, usa, new jersey, san francisco
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Necessary Roughness (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When the Texas Southern Armadillos football team is disqualified for cheating and poor grades, the University is forced to pick from a team that actually goes to school. Will they even win a single game?
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: underdog, american football, sport team, sport, college, hopes, rivalry, human spirit, against the odds, contests and competitions, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, united states, ireland, new jersey ...
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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, not serious, surreal, absurd, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: soccer, martial arts, kung fu, underdog, sport, coach, humiliation, sport team, monk, fight scenes, against the odds, shaolin ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo
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 8.0
 178K
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, touching, sincere, motivational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, boxing, underdog, athlete's life, financial problem, poverty, comeback, fight scenes, training, follow your dream, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s, 20s ...
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york ...
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 7.3
 67K
Seabiscuit (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: horse, horse race, racehorse, underdog, follow your dream, against the odds, businessman, american dream, animal training, marriage, divorce, cowboy ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s, 20s ...
Place: baltimore, new york, san francisco, chicago illinois, california ...
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 6.2
 165K
The Karate Kid (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, China
Duration: 140 min.
Story: 12-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship ...
Style: inspirational, sincere, sentimental, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: human spirit, contests and competitions, sport, underdog, friendship, martial arts, coach, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, family, martial arts school, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: china, asia, detroit, michigan, beijing china ...
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The Bad News Bears (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: underdog, baseball, sport team, coach, sport, baseball movie, family, human spirit, friendship, contests and competitions, youth, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s, 1930s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, new jersey
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 7.2
 63K
Major League (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Rachel Phelps inherits the Cleveland Indians from her deceased husband, she's determined to move the team to a warmer climate -- but only a losing season will make that possible, which should be easy given the misfits she's hired. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: baseball, underdog, rivalry, ambition, professional sports, sport, rise to the top, follow your dream, contests and competitions, against the odds, misfit, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, new york, cleveland ohio ...
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The Replacements (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Maverick old-guard coach Jimmy McGinty is hired in the wake of a players' strike to help the Washington Sentinels advance to the playoffs. But that impossible dream hinges on whether his replacements can hunker down and do the job. So, McGinty ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: sport, underdog, american football, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, against the odds, athlete and trainer, ambition, bar fight, sport team, stadium ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
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Facing the Giants (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.
Style: feel good, touching, inspirational, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: underdog, football, christian, athlete and trainer, religious, faith, sport, high school football, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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 7.4
 36K
McFarland, USA (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
Style: touching, uplifting, exciting, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, underdog, dedicated educator, small town, sport, track and field, sport team, mentor, contests and competitions, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, united states, new jersey, texas
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 7.3
 132K
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: motivational, touching, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: basketball, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, teacher, sport, coach, athlete's life, high school, underdog, dedicated educator, human spirit, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, sacramento california, san francisco ...
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 7.6
 379K
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, feel good, realistic, clever ...
Plot: sport, success, strategy, rise to the top, mathematics, baseball, underdog, team, manager, statistics, ambition, teamwork ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, oakland california, boston, new jersey
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 7.0
 95K
Cool Runnings (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: underdog, reggae, coach, olympics, bookies, sport team, sport, family, disney, skating, championship, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1988, 80s, year 1987
Place: canada, jamaica, california
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The Karate Kid Part II (1986)
Genre: Action, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Mr. Miyagi and Daniel take a trip to Okinawa to visit Mr. Miyagi's dying father. After arriving Mr. Miyagi finds he still has feelings for an old love. This stirs up trouble with an old rival who he originally left Okinawa to avoid. In the mean ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, underdog, village, revenge, teenager, death of father, mentor protege relationship, karate, feud, typhoon, family, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: japan, okinawa, asia, okinawa japan, los angeles ...
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 7.5
 49K
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, captivating, sincere, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, hockey, underdog, olympics, sport team, coach, human spirit, grudge, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, championship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, milwaukee wisconsin, manhattan new york city, massachusetts ...
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The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biopic of 20-year-old Francis Ouimet who defeated his golfing idol and 1900 US Open Champion, Harry Vardon.
Style: motivational, captivating, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: golf, rags to riches, sport, underdog, athlete's life, human spirit, prodigy, lifestyle, ambition, social differences, society, rivalry ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s, 1960s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, new jersey, boston, scotland ...
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