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List of the best movies like Gridiron Gang (2006): Friday Night Lights, Rudy, Invincible, Facing the Giants, Youngblood, When the Game Stands Tall, Brother, Blood and Bone, Crooked Arrows, Pelé: Birth of a Legend.

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Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, sport
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:58
CharactersTeens, Friends, Trainers
PlotOn real events, Soccer, American Football, Competitions
PlaceRussia, USSR, Party, Rugby, Texas
StyleSoulful, By books, Heavy, Serious, For men

A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles, is seriously injured during the first game of the season, all hope is lost, and the town's dormant social problems begin to flare up. It is left to the inspiring abilities of new coach Gary Gaines to instill in the other team members -- and, by proxy, the town itself -- a sense of self-respect and honor.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersTrainers
PlotOn real events, Soccer, American Football
PlaceCollege, Rugby
StyleExciting, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersTeachers, Trainers
PlotOn real events, Soccer, American Football, Success, Rivalry
PlaceRugby, USA
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious, For men

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersGods, Trainers
PlotSoccer, American Football, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Touching, Serious, For men

A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersTeens, Trainers
PlotSports, Hockey, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, To cry, Soulful, Serious

A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. His on-ice activities are complicated by his relationship with the coach's daughter.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, family, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersFriends, Trainers
PlotOn real events, American Football, Rivalry
PlaceRugby, USA, Small cities
StyleExciting, To cry, Soulful, By books, Fascinating

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

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, family, sport
CountryVenezuela
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Gangsters
PlotSoccer
StyleHeavy, Touching, Serious, For men

Two brothers fight to escape a violent and poor neighborhood in Caracas by playing soccer. Daniel wishes to play professionally while Julio supports the family with dirty money. The opportunity of a lifetime comes when a talent scout invites them to the Caracas Football Club. The boys' mother dies in a shootout forcing each brother to decide what it is more important to them:family, revenge, or achieving their dreams.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, crime, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersGangsters, Heroes
PlotMartial Arts, Boxing, Fight, Competitions, Rivalry
PlacePrison, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

In Los Angeles, an ex-con (White) takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersTeens, Indians, Family, Friends, Trainers
PlotRivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Soulful, Serious

A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersTeens, Friends, Mothers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Soccer, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceHotels, Sweden
StyleExciting, To cry, Inspirational, Serious

The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersGangsters, Heroes, Special agents
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Bank robbery
PlaceChicago, USA
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Heavy, Serious, For men

The life of American public enemy number one who was shot by the police in 1934.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersTrainers
PlotOn real events, Soccer, American Football
PlaceCollege, Rugby, USA
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious, For men

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:54
PlotOn real events, Basketball, Competitions
PlaceSmall cities
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Street children, Artists
PlotRivalry
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleSoulful, Heavy, Serious

Malcolm and Sofia, two determined teens from the Bronx, are the ultimate graffiti-writers. When a rival gang buffs their latest masterpiece, they must hatch a plan to get revenge by tagging an iconic NYC landmark, but they need to raise $500 to pull off their spectacular scheme. Over the course of two whirlwind, sun-soaked summer days, Malcolm and Sofia travel on an epic urban adventure involving black market spray cans, illicit bodegas, stolen sneakers, a high stakes heist, and a beautiful, stoned girl whose necklace is literally their key to becoming the biggest writers in the City.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersTeens, Snipers, Gangsters
PlotSurvival, Fight, Drug addict, Rivalry, Rehabilitation
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

An Indian Vietnam veteran trains five street punks in the Everglades to fight vice in Miami.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:50
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Family, Trainers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Friendship
PlaceSchool, USA, Small cities
StyleExciting, To cry, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

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

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:02
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotAmerican Football, Friendship
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersFriends, Partners
PlotOn real events
PlacePrison, Russia, Los Angeles
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Light, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

During his 18 years in Folsom Prison, street-gang leader Santana rules over all the drug-and-murder activities behind bars. Upon his release, Santana goes back to his old neighborhood, intending to lead a peaceful, crime-free life. But his old gang buddies force him back into his old habits.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersFriends, Trainers
PlotBasketball, Death, Hip Hop, Rivalry
PlaceGhetto
StyleAction, Gloomy, Touching, Serious, Disturbing

Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlotOn real events
PlaceUSA
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious, For men

The coach of a women's swim team parlays her success into an opportunity to build her school's men's golf team.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersTeens, Friends, Trainers, Surfers
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Friendship, Surfing, Shipwreck
PlaceUSSR, Beach, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Serious

Surfer Jay Moriarity sets out to ride the Northern California break known as Mavericks.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersSamurai, Dragons, Teachers, Heroes, Trainers
PlotSports, Adventure, Martial Arts, Boxing, Fight
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Serious, For men

The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine with a tragic past.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens
PlotOn real events, Soccer, Life, Family life, Rivalry
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly practices, she is discouraged by everyone except her elder brother, Johnny. Her father does not believe that girls should play soccer and tells her that she is neither tough enough nor talented enough to play with the boys team. Undeterred, Gracie finds reserves of strength she never knew existed, and persists in changing everyone's beliefs in what she is capable of, including her own. She faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer. But as the beautiful and strong person that she has always been but she also brings her family together in the face of their own tragedy.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersLosers
PlotOn real events, Baseball, Rivalry
PlaceIndia, USA
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Touching, Serious, For men

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
PlotOn real events, Justice, Rivalry
PlaceCollege, Small cities
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

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 ...

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersFriends, Partners
PlotSoccer, American Football
PlacePrison
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Smart, For men

In this rough-and-tumble yarn, actually filmed on-location at the Georgia State Prision, the cons are the heroes and the guards are the heavies. Eddie Albert is the sadistic warden who'll gladly make any sacrifice to push his guards' semi-pro football team to a national championship.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:36
CharactersTrainers
PlotAmerican Football, Success, Competitions
PlaceRugby
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to the pressure of winning. The new owner must prove her self in a male dominated world.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersTeens, Family, Trainers
PlotAmerican Football, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceRugby, USA, Small cities
StyleLight, To cry, Fascinating

A former high-school football star loses his shot at a college scholarship due to a devastating gridiron injury, but gets a second chance at living his dream.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersMafia, Family, Businessmen
PlotOn real events, Moving
PlaceUSA, Israel, Los Angeles
StyleHeavy, Serious, Disturbing

Spanning over two decades, "For the Love of Money" follows the true account of an Israeli immigrant who searches for his piece of the American dream.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens
PlotDeath, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

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





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