10 best movies like McFarland, USA (2015)

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McFarland, USA 2015
A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
List of the best movies like McFarland, USA (2015): Secretariat, October Sky, Crooked Arrows, Pelé: Birth of a Legend, Rudy, Soul Surfer, Chasing Mavericks, Radio, The Hammer, When the Game Stands Tall.

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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.

October Sky (1999)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, family, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.

Crooked Arrows (2012)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

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

Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:27

The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.

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.

Soul Surfer (2011)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, family, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

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 (AnnaSophia Robb) was born to surf. A natural talent who took to the waves at a young age, she was leading an idyllic life on Kauai, participating in national surf competitions with her best friend Alana (Lorraine Nicholson), when everything changed. On Halloween morning, a 14-foot tiger shark came out of nowhere and seemed to shatter all her dreams.Soul Surfer reveals Bethany's fight to recover from her ordeal and how she grappled with the question of her future. Strengthened by the love of her parents, Tom (Dennis Quaid) and Cheri (Helen Hunt), and supported by her youth group leader Sara (Carrie Underwood), Bethany refuses to give in or give up, and begins a bold return to the water.

Chasing Mavericks (2012)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

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

Radio (2003)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, tormented man into an inspiration to his community.

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.

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.

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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.

Touchback (2011)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

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.

Gracie (2007)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Babe (1992)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

A chronicle of Babe Ruth's phenomenal story--from his hard knock beginnings at a Baltimore orphanage, to his meteoric rise to baseball superstardom and his poignant retirement from the game. His amazing career included seven American League pennants, four World Series championships, two tempestuous marriages and a wild lifestyle that earned him numerous suspensions.

All the Right Moves (1983)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

Sensitive study of a headstrong high school football star who dreams of getting out of his small Western Pennsylvania steel town with a football scholarship. His equally ambitious coach aims at a college position, resulting in a clash which could crush the player's dreams

The Slaughter Rule (2002)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:02

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pitch (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration03:03

The dramatic and inspirational story of a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball.

Fighting with My Family (2019)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Mexico
Duration02:28

Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her loved ones behind and face this new cutthroat world alone. Paige's journey pushes her to dig deep and ultimately prove to the world that what makes her different is the very thing that can make her a star.

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!

Youngblood (1986)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

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.

Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA

Tells the incredible true story of Amberley Snyder, a nationally ranked rodeo barrel racer who defies the odds after barely surviving a car accident that leaves her paralyzed from the waist down.

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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