10 best movies like Dangal (2016)

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Dangal 2016
Dangal is an extraordinary true story based on the life of Mahavir Singh and his two daughters, Geeta and Babita Phogat. The film traces the inspirational journey of a father who trains his daughters to become world class wrestlers.
List of the best movies like Dangal (2016): Saala Khadoos, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Queen of Katwe, Sultan, Eddie the Eagle, Moneyball, Gold, Ford v Ferrari, Miracle, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story.

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Saala Khadoos (2016)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, sport
CountryIndia
Duration02:46

The story of a former boxer who quits boxing following a fallout with the authorities over the underlying politics but goes on to coach a fisherwoman to fulfill his dream through her.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryIndia
Duration03:06

The true story of the "Flying Sikh" world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and homelessness to become one of India's most iconic athletes.

Queen of Katwe (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:35

A young girl overcomes her disadvantaged upbringing in the slums of Uganda to become a Chess master.

Sultan (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, drama, sport
CountryUSA, India
Duration03:18

A biographical drama based on the life of fictional Haryana based wrestler & mixed martial arts specialist Sultan Ali Khan.

Eddie the Eagle (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration02:30

Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.

Moneyball (2011)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:06

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.

Gold (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, history, sport
CountryIndia

Set in 1948, the historic story of India's first Olympic medal post their independence.

Ford v Ferrari (2019)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA

American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.

Miracle (2004)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, history, sport
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:15

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 yearning for a distraction from world events. With the world watching, the team rose to the occasion, prompting broadcaster Al Michaels' now famous question to the millions viewing at home: "Do you believe in miracles?" Yes!

M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryIndia

Based on the life story of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and his journey to being the world cup winning captain of the Indian cricket team.

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The Keeper (2019)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany

The story of a man whose love for football, for England and for the love of his life, Margaret, saw him rise from Nazi 'villain' to British hero. Bert Trautmann, the German goalkeeper won over even his harshest opponents by winning the FA Cup Final for Manchester City in 1956 - playing on with a broken neck to secure victory.

Mary Kom (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, biography, sport
CountryIndia
Duration02:02

A chronicle of the life of Indian boxer 'Mary Kom' who went through several hardships before audaciously accomplishing her ultimate dream.

The Gabby Douglas Story (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

The true story of Gabby Douglas who becomes the first African American to be named Individual All-Around Champion in artistic gymnastics at the Olympic Games.

Hidalgo (2004)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, adventure, western, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Morocco
Duration02:16

Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an adventure that sends the pair around the world...

Coach Carter (2005)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:16

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.

McFarland, USA (2015)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:50

A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.

The Miracle Season (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:28

After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline "Line" Found, a team of dispirited high school girls must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship!

White Snow (2021)
Mark
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryRussia

An inspiring biopic about the legendary skier Elena Vyalbe. Born in a small town in the north of Russia, she had the courage and dedication to overcome a slew of obstacles on her way to becoming the very best in her sport. The film captures a historic skiing event at the 1997 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Trondheim, Norway, where Elena Vyalbe made skiing history by winning five out of five gold medals, which to this day remains a record achievement.

Race (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, history, sport
CountryCanada, Germany, France
Duration02:40

Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. Starring Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, Carice Van Houten and William Hurt - Race is an enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man's fight to become an Olympic legend.

The Fencer (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, history, sport
CountryFinland, Estonia, Germany
Duration01:43

Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.

The Brawler (2018)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA

The true story of underdog boxer, Chuck Wepner, who gets a shot to fight the champ, Muhammed Ali.

Prefontaine (1997)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

It's the true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine, the exciting and sometimes controversial "James Dean of Track," whose spirit captured the heart of the nation! Cocky, charismatic, and tough, "Pre" was a running rebel who defied rules, pushed limits ... and smashed records ...

The Program (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration03:02

An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.

Aligarh (2016)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography
CountryIndia

Set in the city of Uttar Pradesh and based on true events, the plot revolves around Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras who taught Marathi at Aligarh Muslim University. He was sacked from his position of Reader and Chair of Modern Indian Languages, on charges of homosexuality. A sting operation was conducted by a TV channel which showed him in an embrace with a rickshaw puller, at his house inside the campus.

Bigger (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:25

The inspirational tale of the grandfathers of the fitness movement as we now know it, Joe & Ben Weider. Battling anti-Semitism, racism and extreme poverty, the brothers beat all odds to build an empire & inspire future generations.

Concussion (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, USA
Duration02:06

A dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu's emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world.

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, sport
CountryFinland, Sweden, Germany
Duration01:40

Summer 1962 and Olli Mäki has a shot at the world championship title in featherweight boxing. From the Finnish countryside to the bright lights of Helsinki, everything has been prepared for his fame and fortune. All Olli has to do is lose weight and concentrate. But there is a problem – he has fallen in love with Raija.

A United Kingdom (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:31

The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.

Chariots of Fire (1981)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:59

In the class-obsessed and religiously divided UK of the early 1920s, two determined young runners train for the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell, a devout Christian born to Scottish missionaries in China, sees running as part of his worship of God's glory and refuses to train or compete on the Sabbath. Harold Abrahams overcomes anti-Semitism and class bias, but neglects his beloved sweetheart in his single-minded quest.

The Good Lie (2014)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryKenya, India, USA, Canada, South Africa
Duration01:50

A young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned to help them, but the young man struggles to adjust to this new life and his feelings of guilt about the brother he left behind.




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