Comeback movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant comeback movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, feel good, humorous, entertaining, touching and captivating films and TV shows about / with comeback, lifestyle, ambition, mentor, dialogue, redemption, catastrophe, storytelling, rivalry and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sport genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as comeback: Bleed for This (2016), Rocky Balboa (2006), Creed II (2018), The Auteur (2008), Rocky III (1982), The Comeback (2005), Love for Rent (2015), Cinderella Man (2005), Southpaw (2015), Still Crazy (1998).

List of comeback movies

 6.8
 27K
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: inspirational, rough, realistic, intense, exciting ...
Plot: boxing, comeback, underdog, boxer, sport, male objectification, hopes, training, car accident, adaptation, rivalry, gym ...
Time: year 1988
Place: rhode island, las vegas
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 7.1
 216K
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: inspirational, sentimental, touching, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, sport, father son relationship, fight, boxer, life philosophy, comeback, training, aging, life, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa, las vegas
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 7.1
 123K
Creed II (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Follows Adonis Creed's life inside and outside of the ring as he deals with new found fame, issues with his family, and his continuing quest to become a champion.
Style: inspirational, uplifting, captivating, motivational, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, boxing match, african american, comeback, baby, fight, champion, revenge, showdown, mentor, human spirit ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ukraine, kiev ukraine, philadelphia, los angeles, new york ...
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 5.7
 627
The Auteur (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: THE AUTEUR follows formerly renowned porn director Arturo Domingo (Five Easy Nieces, Requiem for a Wet Dream) through a bizarre weekend as he receives a lifetime achievement award at a film festival in Portland, OR. Encountering crazed fans, former ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: open marriage, comeback, filmmaking, ex husband ex wife relationship, satire, introspection, rise and fall, showbiz, sexual relations, hopes, unfulfillment, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon, boston, houston texas ...
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 6.8
 189K
Rocky III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
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: inspirational, captivating, suspenseful, feel good, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: boxing, boxer, sport, fight, underdog, comeback, revenge, fame, coach, training, world champion, defeat ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: philadelphia, los angeles, pennsylvania, new york, russia ...
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 8.0
 7K
The Comeback (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The series initially follows Valerie Cherish (Kudrow), a veteran sitcom actress who has been out of the spotlight for more than a decade, as she attempts in 2005 to return to the industry that made her famous. Valerie lands a role on a new network ...
Style: sitcom, biting, humorous, not serious, captivating ...
Plot: comeback, actress, tv show, ambition, lifestyle, backstage, workplace, celebrity culture, media satire, self involved, disorder, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Love for Rent (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: A waitress named Defne Topal (Elçin Sangu) finds herself in a love game when she needs money to pay off her brother's debt. Defne looks after her grandmother, her young sister and her older brother, because her mother and father left her and ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, funny, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, happy ending, couples, love affair, wooing, workplace, family, love interest, multiple storylines, forced marriage, save the day, secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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 8.0
 187K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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: inspirational, touching, motivational, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, sport, human spirit, underdog, great depression, boxer, athlete's life, comeback, poverty, follow your dream, depression, financial problem ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: new jersey, netherlands, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.3
 235K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and ...
Style: touching, inspirational, sentimental, rough, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, sport, father daughter relationship, athlete's life, tragedy, boxer, contests and competitions, death of wife, rise and fall, fight, down on your luck, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2014
Place: madison square garden manhattan new york city, usa, las vegas, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.0
 8K
Still Crazy (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor ...
Style: feel good, clever, humorous, light, melancholic ...
Plot: rock band, rock and roll, music, comeback, british, musician, bus, midlife crisis, death, underdog, satire, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: tokyo, new jersey
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It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Its All Gone Pete Tong is a comedy following the tragic life of legendary Frankie Wilde. The story takes us through Frankie's life from one of the best DJ's alive, through subsequent battle with a hearing disorder, culminating in his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: music, disability, clubbing, dj, recording studio, mute or deaf, addiction, drugs, comeback, musician's life, cocaine, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ibiza
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 7.2
 9K
Fat City (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, neo noir, serious, captivating ...
Plot: boxing, alcohol abuse, friendship, sport, boxer, boxing match, comeback, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, unfulfillment, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, northern california
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 7.3
 11K
Tender Mercies (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: character study, country music, music, self discovery, comeback, musician's life, starting over, small town, love and romance, romance, artists and showbiz, career change ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, california
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The Other Side of the Wind (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Iran, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Orson Welles' unfinished masterpiece, restored and assembled based on Welles' own notes. During the last 15 years of his life, Welles, who died in 1985, worked obsessively on the film, which chronicles a temperamental film director—much ...
Style: parody, psychological, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: journalist, sex scene, media, comeback, death, filmmaking, director, cinema, female nudity, projectionist, ranch, birthday party ...
Time: 70s
Place: arizona
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Kitchen Confidential (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Kitchen Confidential is an American television sitcom that debuted on September 19, 2005, on the Fox network, based on Anthony Bourdain's New York Times bestselling book, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. Bradley ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: chef, cooking and food, restaurant, comeback, coworker, lifestyle, lifestyle change, one more chance, workplace situations, hopes, workplace, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 5.7
 14K
Uncle Drew (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Uncle Drew recruits a squad of older basketball players to return to the court to compete in a tournament.
Style: funny, light, entertaining, humorous
Plot: basketball, comeback, athlete's life, sport team, follow your dream, tournament, financial problem, ambitious, against the odds, sport, contests and competitions, celebrity culture ...
Place: harlem
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 7.3
 208K
Rocky II (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, sincere, rough, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, underdog, fight, sport, heroes, brutality, violence, training, world champion, championship, comeback ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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 6.7
 100K
Ali (2001)
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: uplifting, touching, sincere, thought provoking, inspirational ...
Plot: boxing, muslim, friendship, civil rights, racism, sport, african american, politics, vietnam war, rise to the top, human spirit, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1964, year 1974, 20th century
Place: africa, nigeria, usa
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 6.2
 19K
Cuban Fury (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Beneath Bruce Garrett's under-confident, overweight exterior, the passionate heart of a salsa king lies dormant. Now, one woman is about to reignite his Latin fire.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: dancing, dance teacher, salsa, mentor, comeback, workplace, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, workplace romance, love story, female boss ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: london, england
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 5.2
 359
G-Spot (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: G-Spot is a Canadian adult comedy television series. The show debuted on The Movie Network and Movie Central on April 25, 2005 and ran for two seasons until April 3, 2006, and is also seen on the Showcase and E! network. The show is executive ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexy, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, female friendship, ambition, starting over, follow your dream, actor's life, comeback, family relations, showbiz, unemployment, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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No Pain, No Gain (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of a bodybuilder who longs to be respected for his mind. Mike Zorillo, a small town Ohio champion bodybuilder with a genius IQ, journeys to the Mecca of bodybuilding, Los Angeles, determined to beat his nemesis, Jake Steel, with natural ...
Style: feel good, uplifting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, rivalry, tough heroes, follow your dream, redemption, once promising, physical appearance, heroes, comeback, lifestyle, contests and competitions, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Malibu Country (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Her life reads like a country music tune: her husband cheated on her and spent all of their money, and after she gets mad, she's going to get even.
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: starting over, musician's life, single mother, artists and showbiz, parents and children, lifestyle, comeback, country music, hopes, country, music, women ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: malibu california, usa, california, los angeles
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Bicycling with Molière (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Serge Tanneur (Fabrice Luchini) is at the pinnacle of his acting career when he decides to turn his back on show business and become a hermit living off of France’s Atlantic coast. Three years later, Gauthier Valence (Lambert Wilson), a beloved TV ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: riding a bicycle, friendship between men, friendship, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, actor's life, partners, odd couple, comeback, aspiring actress, retirement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gigolo and drifter, Chance Wayne, returns to his home town as the accompaniment of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. Chance runs into trouble when he finds his ex-girlfriend, the daughter ...
Style: emotional, intense, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: adultery, hollywood, betrayal, loneliness, drug addiction, ambition, justice, character study, tragedy, movie star, couple relations, unlikely couple ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: florida, london, usa, california
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 5.9
 19K
Grand Piano (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Moments before his comeback performance, a concert pianist who suffers from stage fright discovers a note written on his music sheet.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: mystery, music, murder, secrets, sniper, prodigy, musician's life, haunted by the past, comeback, crimes, pianist, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, england
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 6.4
 61K
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, emotional, intense, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: sport, boxing, rivalry, aging, contests and competitions, elderly, fight, honest, fight scenes, mentor, justice, comeback ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh
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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After breaking up with his longtime stage partner, a famous but jaded Vegas magician fights for relevance when a new, "hip" street magician appears on the scene.
Style: humorous, entertaining, intense, light, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: magic, friendship, wizards and magicians, creativity, performance, comeback, showbiz, artists and showbiz, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, performer's life, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1982
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: World War I has left golfer Rannulph Junuh a poker-playing alcoholic, his perfect swing gone. Now, however, he needs to get it back to play in a tournament to save the financially ravaged golf course of a long-ago sweetheart. Help arrives in the ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, uplifting, touching, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: golf, underdog, great depression, childhood, sport, starting over, americana, bankruptcy, world war one, love story, hopes, follow your dream ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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 7.2
 4K
Elvis (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 173 min.
TV show
Story: A chronicle of the life of Elvis Presley (Rhys Meyers), from his humble beginnings to his rise to international stardom.
Style: realistic, captivating, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: singer, ambition, rise and fall, desire for fame, musician's life, lifestyle, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, folk hero, comeback, fame ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: las vegas, usa, beverly hills, memphis
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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Lifelong friends and national idols Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr. have earned their NASCAR stripes with their uncanny knack of finishing races in the first and second slots, respectively, and slinging catchphrases like "Shake and bake!" ...
Style: funny, humorous, exciting, satirical, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: car race, sport, farce, sport competition, french, stupidity, car, betrayal, satire, uninhibited rivalry, teamwork, championship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, alabama, usa
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