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List of the best movies like Hoosiers (1986): When the Game Stands Tall, Gridiron Gang, The Hammer, From the Rough, McFarland, USA, Secretariat, We Are Marshall, Miracle, Glory Road, Resurrecting the Champ.

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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: 6.9
Genredrama, crime, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersTeens, Trainers, Priests
PlotOn real events, Soccer, American Football, Competitions
PlaceRugby, USA, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Soulful, Heavy, Serious, For men

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

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersLosers
PlotOn real events, Rivalry
PlaceCollege, USA
TimeGraduation
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

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

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: 7.4
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: 7.2
Genredrama, family, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersAnimals, Horses, Housewives
PlotOn real events, Sports, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, To cry, Inspirational, Touching, Serious

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.

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, biography, history, sport
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:15
CharactersFamily, Trainers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Hockey, Competitions
TimeCold War
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, For men

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!

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersTrainers
PlotOn real events, Basketball, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceCollege, Texas
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching, Serious

In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersLosers
PlotOn real events, Boxing, Competitions, Funeral
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history, sport
CountryMacedonia, Czech Republic, USA
Duration01:53
CharactersJews
PlotOn real events, Soccer, True love, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceYugoslavia
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Serious

Spitz is the German-Jewish coach of the football team Macedonia during World War II. Under his leadership, the team fights to become the champion of Bulgaria's National Football League

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: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:00
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Competitions, Rivalry
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

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

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: 8.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryIndia
Duration03:06
PlotOn real events, Fight, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleInspirational, Fascinating, Makes me think, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
PlaceTexas, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:54
CharactersFathers, Mothers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Life, Swimming, Competitions
PlaceAustralia, USA
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersFriends, Terminally ill
PlotFriendship, Baseball, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching, Serious

The story of a New York pro baseball team and two of its players. Henry Wiggen is the star pitcher and Bruce Pearson is the normal, everyday catcher who is far from the star player on the team and friend to all of his teammates. During the off-season, Bruce learns that he is terminally ill, and Henry, his only true friend, is determined to be the one person there for him during his last season with the club. Throughout the course of the season, Henry and his teammates attempt to deal with Bruce's impending illness, all the while attempting to make his last year a memorable one.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:16
CharactersTeachers, Trainers
PlotOn real events, Basketball, Friendship
PlaceCollege
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, For men

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.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
PlotOn real events
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Touching, Serious, For men

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

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
PlotBasketball, Hip Hop
PlacePrison, College, New York
StyleInspirational, Fascinating, Heavy, Makes me think, Touching

A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.

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.

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: 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: 6.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:44
CharactersTeens
PlotOn real events, Swimming, Rivalry
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, history, sport
CountryTaiwan
CharactersFriends
PlotOn real events, Baseball, Rivalry
PlaceJapan, Asia
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

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

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: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersGeniuses, Artists, Heroes, Immortals, Priests
PlotOn real events, Political
PlaceItaly
Time16th century
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Epic

Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel directed by Carol Reed. While the novel covers Michelangelo's life from birth to death, the film focuses on the battle of wills between the perfectionist artist and the impatient Pope who commissions (and eventually commands) him to paint the famed chapel.

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: 6.9
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
PlotGambling, Boxing, Life, Family life
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

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.





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