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, light and serious films and TV shows about / with comeback, lifestyle, dialogue, ambition, redemption, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, culture clash and destiny 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: Rocky Balboa (2006), Rocky III (1982), The Comeback (2005), Eastbound & Down (2009), The Great Buck Howard (2008), Still Crazy (1998), Soul Surfer (2011), Bleed for This (2016), Fat City (1972), Tender Mercies (1983).

List of comeback movies

 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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 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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 8.0
 6K
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, humorous, not serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: comeback, actress, tv show, ambition, lifestyle, workplace, backstage, celebrity culture, media satire, self involved, disorder, worn out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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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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The Great Buck Howard (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a law school dropout answers an advertisement to be a personal assistant he unknowingly signs on to work for a belligerent has-been magician struggling to resurrect his career. This leads to a journey across the country staging the comeback of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, entertaining, suspense ...
Plot: college dropout, comeback, job seeking, career, showbiz, magic show, power relations, performer's life, desire for fame, on the road, father son relationship, egotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, las vegas, boston, miami ...
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 7.1
 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: clever, humorous, feel good, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: reunion, comeback, music, rivalry, rock band, midlife crisis, bus, tour, underdog, death, on the road, rock ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, tokyo
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 7.0
 46K
Soul Surfer (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton. Bethany lost her left arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.Bethany ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: surfing, human spirit, against the odds, family relations, beach, comeback, shark attack, lifestyle, survivor, christian, sport, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: hawaii, thailand, usa, california
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 6.8
 25K
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, training, hopes, male objectification, car accident, rivalry, car rollover, adaptation, sport ...
Place: rhode island, las vegas
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 7.3
 8K
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: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, friendship, boxing, comeback, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, introspection, unfulfillment, boxing match, boxer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, northern california
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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: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: character study, country music, comeback, guitar, music, starting over, musician's life, love and romance, self discovery, redemption, love affair, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
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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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, stylized ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: disc jockey, cocaine, mute or deaf, comeback, party, recording studio, music, musician's life, disability, lifestyle, rise to the top, rise and fall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ibiza
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 5.6
 594
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, captivating, light, entertaining, semi serious ...
Plot: open marriage, filmmaking, comeback, satire, rise and fall, introspection, sexual relations, showbiz, unfulfillment, hopes, aging, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, boston, houston texas, portland oregon ...
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 7.3
 193K
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: feel good, captivating, sincere, rough, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: boxing, heroes, underdog, tough heroes, championship, comeback, training, boxer, sport, opponent, human spirit, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 6.8
 94K
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, realistic ...
Plot: boxing, civil rights, athlete's life, friendship, racism, muslim, african american, comeback, politics, rise to the top, human spirit, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s, year 1974 ...
Place: africa, nigeria, usa
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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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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: psychological, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: sex scene, comeback, death, filmmaking, director, journalist, film set, cinema, interview, film within a film, media, hollywood ...
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: feel good, humorous, realistic, sitcom, semi serious ...
Plot: chef, restaurant, cooking and food, coworker, cooking, comeback, cook, lifestyle, workplace situations, one more chance, lifestyle change, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.2
 18K
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: feel good, humorous, entertaining, light, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: comeback, love and romance, workplace, workplace romance, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, dance teacher, dancing, mentor, storytelling, female boss, love ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: london, england
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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, entertaining, funny, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: happy ending, love, love affair, couples, workplace, wooing, family, multiple storylines, save the day, love interest, secret, kiss ...
Time: contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Get Him to the Greek (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Pinnacle records has the perfect plan to get their sinking company back on track: a comeback concert in LA featuring Aldous Snow, a fading rockstar who has dropped off the radar in recent years. Record company intern Aaron Green is faced with the ...
Style: not serious, humorous, cynical, road movie, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: musician, showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, plan gone awry, disorder, friends, alcohol abuse, celebrity culture, escapades, intern, comeback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, 2000s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, new york, usa, california ...
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 5.7
 12K
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: basketball movie, light, entertaining, funny, humorous
Plot: basketball, comeback, tournament, financial problem, athlete's life, follow your dream, sport team, ambitious, contests and competitions, against the odds, sport, rise to the top ...
Place: harlem
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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: semi serious, realistic, feel good, uplifting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, rivalry, tough heroes, comeback, physical appearance, redemption, lifestyle, heroes, athlete's life, contests and competitions, once promising ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic
Plot: starting over, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, comeback, parents and children, single mother, hopes, country music, music, family relations, country ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california
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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: witty, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, riding a bicycle, lifestyle, desire for fame, actor's life, ambition, odd couple, partners, comeback, solitude, friendship between men, cycling ...
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, serious, atmospheric, tense, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, ambition, movie star, betrayal, unlikely couple, actor's life, comeback, couple relations, infidelity, romance, adultery, hypocrisy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: florida, usa, london, california
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 5.9
 18K
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, psychological, serious ...
Plot: sniper, mystery, prodigy, musician's life, music, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, comeback, murder, pianist, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, england
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The Michael J. Fox Show (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: After being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, Mike Henry had to give up his career as a news anchor for New York's WNBC and focus on his health and his family. Four years later, Mike decides to get back to work and struggles between ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, touching, sincere, situational comedy ...
Plot: family values, comeback, parents and children, tv show, media, workplace, couple relations, couples, fighting illness, family relations, parkinson's disease, disability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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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: uplifting, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: golf, underdog, starting over, americana, bankruptcy, great depression, world war one, childhood, human spirit, athlete's life, follow your dream, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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 7.3
 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, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: singer, star, desire for fame, musician's life, rise and fall, ambition, comeback, success, fame, showbiz, rising to stardom, folk hero ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, memphis, beverly hills
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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: humorous, exciting, funny, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: car race, divorce, farce, sport competition, french, stupidity, uninhibited rivalry, lifestyle, comeback, championship, teamwork, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, north carolina, usa
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