10 best movies like McFarland, USA (2015)

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Movies similar to McFarland, USA (2015): Remember the Titans, The Blind Side, Crooked Arrows, Moneyball, Kiss and Cry, The Hammer, McConkey, When the Game Stands Tall, I Am Bolt, Barracuda.

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Remember the Titans (2000)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredrama, biography, sport

After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions.

The Blind Side (2009)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredrama, biography, sport

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.

Crooked Arrows (2012)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, sport
StyleExciting, Soulful

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

Moneyball (2011)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredrama, biography, sport
PlotSports, Money

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.

Kiss and Cry (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography, sport
CharactersSingers, Trainers
PlotSports, Figure Skating, Cancer

A romantic drama based on the story of Carley Allison, a promising 18 year old figure skater and singer who made medical history in her fight against a rare 1 in 3.5 billion type of sarcoma.

The Hammer (2010)
Mark4 (imdb: 7)
Genredrama, biography, sport
StyleSoulful, To cry, Touching

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

McConkey (2013)
Mark6 (imdb: 8.4)
Genreadventure, documentary, biography, sport

“McConkey,” a 90-minute documentary to be released in 2013, is a heartfelt examination of the legacy one athlete left to the progression of his sports, and the path he paved to conquer his dreams. Shane McConkey is revered as the pioneer of freeskiing and ski base jumping, and through his talent and unique outlook on life, he inspired countless lives. In a new film from Red Bull Media House in association with Matchstick Productions, “McConkey” celebrates the life of one of the world’s ultimate innovators

When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama, sport

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

I Am Bolt (2016)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 7.1)
Genredocumentary, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotOn real events, Sports, Racing

Fully authorized, access-all-areas feature doc on the hugely charismatic and globally adored Usain Bolt – officially the fastest man alive. With never-before-seen archive footage of his youth in Jamaica, through to original footage that will be captured at his fourth and final Olympic Games in Rio, where he will compete for the gold in both the 100 and 200 metres races, for a third straight Games before his retirement in 2017. I AM BOLT will reveal the man and define the legacy of this incredible athlete.

Barracuda (2016)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.9)
Genredrama, sport
PlotSports, Swimming, Rivalry

Melbourne 1996. The Golden Age of Australian swimming is beginning and a scholarship to an exclusive boys school brings 16-year-old Danny Kelly one step closer to his ultimate goal - winning Olympic gold. Initially, Danny struggles to find his place in the prestigious social circles of the private boys school. However under the charge of highly regarded coach Frank Torma and a friendship/rivalry with teammate Martin Taylor, Danny is soon on track to become Australia’s youngest swimming champion, the unstoppable 'Barracuda'.

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Concussion (2015)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, USA
CharactersDoctors, Surgeons
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

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.

Million Dollar Arm (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 7)
Genredrama, history, sport
StyleTouching, To cry

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.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.1)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure
CharactersWizards, Witch

Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness.

WALL·E (2008)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrefantastic, adventure, family, cartoon

WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When a ship arrives with a sleek new type of robot, WALL·E thinks he's finally found a friend and stows away on the ship when it leaves.

Gridiron Gang (2006)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama, crime, sport

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

Coach Carter (2005)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersTeachers, Trainers
StyleFor 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.

Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure, family, cartoon

Lady, a golden cocker spaniel, meets up with a mongrel dog who calls himself the Tramp. He is obviously from the wrong side of town, but happenings at Lady's home make her decide to travel with him for a while.

Hoosiers (1986)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

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.

Invincible (2006)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.1)
Genredrama, biography, sport

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.

We Are Marshall (2006)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genredrama, sport

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.

Waitress (2007)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersPregnant, Waiters

Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.

Freedom Writers (2007)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryGermany, USA

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.

Glory Road (2006)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, biography, sport

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.

Me Before You (2016)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.4)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersDisabled people
StyleTouching, To cry

A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds apart and trapped together by circumstance, the two get off to a rocky start. But the girl becomes determined to prove to the man that life is worth living and as they embark on a series of adventures together, each finds their world changing in ways neither of them could begin to imagine.

Frozen (2013)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersWizards, Deer, Sisters, Family
PlotSnow, Cold, Adventure, Wedding, Magic
StyleDisney, For children

Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She's accompanied by ice delivery man Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and snowman Olaf. On an adventure where she will find out what friendship, courage, family, and true love really means.

John Carter (2012)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CharactersAliens, Heroes

John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

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