10 best movies like From the Rough (2013)

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From the Rough 2013
The coach of a women's swim team parlays her success into an opportunity to build her school's men's golf team.
List of the best movies like From the Rough (2013): The Hammer, Million Dollar Arm, Kano, The Bronx Bull, Resurrecting the Champ, Swimming Upstream, Pride, We Are Marshall, Invincible, Seven Days in Utopia.

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The Hammer (2010)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

A coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship.

Million Dollar Arm (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:59

In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) dreams up a wild game plan to find Major League Baseball’s next great pitcher from a pool of cricket players in India. He soon discovers two young men who can throw a fastball but know nothing about the game of baseball. Or America. It’s an incredible and touching journey that will change them all — especially JB, who learns valuable lessons about teamwork, commitment and family.

Kano (2014)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, history, sport
CountryTaiwan

A Taiwanese high school baseball team travels to Japan in 1931 to compete in a national tournament.

The Bronx Bull (2016)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA

A combination "before the rage" and "after the rage" of world middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta's tumultuous life and times.

Resurrecting the Champ (2007)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

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 father's success becomes a personal journey as the ambitious reporter reexamines his own life and his relationship with his family.

Swimming Upstream (2003)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:54

A young man aspiring for recognition of his talents battles against his estranged father's sentiment towards him as the father deals with his own demons.

Pride (2007)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:44

In this uplifting film based on a true story, coach Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard) shocks the community and changes lives when, aided by a local janitor (Bernie Mac), he sets out to form Philadelphia's first black swim team. But the odds are against them as they battle rigid rules, racism and more.

We Are Marshall (2006)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:11

When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.

Invincible (2006)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

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 consensus was that it was a waste of time – no one good enough to play professional football was going to be found this way.

Seven Days in Utopia (2011)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

Talent can only get you so far. For golfer Luke Chisholm, that turns out to be Utopia, Texas -- where he's left stranded after blowing his pro debut.

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23 Blast (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, family, sport
CountryUSA

When a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe handicapped life or bravely return to the life he once knew and the sport he still loves.

Joe and Max (2002)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, military, biography, sport
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:49

True story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and their enduring friendship.

Secretariat (2010)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, family, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin - manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.

Rudy (1993)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size of the other players. But he had the drive and the spirit of 5 people and has set his sights upon joining the team.

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 Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:00

A biopic of 20-year-old Francis Ouimet who defeated his golfing idol and 1900 US Open Champion, Harry Vardon.

When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, family, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.

Fast Girls (2012)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom

A street smart runner develops an intense rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy young athlete.

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 Express (2008)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:10

Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.

Hoosiers (1986)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:54

High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.

4 Minute Mile (2014)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA

A teenager overcomes odds to run a 4-minute mile race.

The Blind Side (2009)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.

The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (2005)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryCanada
Duration02:04

In the late 1930s, a young machinist named Maurice Richard distinguished himself as a ice hockey player of preternatural talent. Although that was enough to get him into the Montreal Canadiens, his frequent injuries cost him the confidence of his team and the fans. In the face of these doubts, Richard eventually shows the kind of aggressive and skillful play that would make him one of the greatest players of all time as "The Rocket." However for all his success, Richard and his fellow French Canadians face constant discrimination in a league dominated by the English speaking. Although a man of few words, Richard begins to speak his own mind about the injustice which creates a organizational conflict that would culminate in his infamous 1955 season suspension that sparks an ethnic riot in protest. In the face of these challenges, Richard must decide who exactly is he playing for.

The Champ (1979)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:01

The more you love, the harder you fight.The world looks at Billy Flynn and sees a has-been who seemingly never was, an ex-boxing champion slammed to the mat years ago by booze and gambling. But Billy's son TJ sees what the world doesn't. He knows his flawed but loving father is, was and always will be The Champ.

Sugar (2008)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA, Dominican Republic

Follows the story of Miguel Santos, a. k. a. Sugar (Algenis Perez Soto), a Dominican pitcher from San Pedro de Macorís, struggling to make it to the big leagues and pull himself and his family out of poverty. Playing professionally at a baseball academy in the Dominican Republic, Miguel finally gets his break at age 19 when he advances to the United States' minor league system; but when his play on the mound falters, he begins to question the single-mindedness of his life's ambition.

Fat City (1972)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.

City for Conquest (1940)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, music, sport
CountryUSA

The heartbreaking but hopeful tale of Danny Kenny and Peggy Nash, two sweethearts who meet and struggle through their impoverished lives in New York City. When Peggy, hoping for something better in life for both of them, breaks off her engagement to Danny, he sets out to be a championship boxer, while she becomes a dancer paired with a sleazy partner. Will tragedy reunite the former lovers?

Gentleman Jim (1942)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

As bareknuckled boxing enters the modern era, brash extrovert Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top of the top of the boxing world.

Gridiron Gang (2006)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:05

Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.




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