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Million Dollar Baby 2004
Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.

List of the best movies like Million Dollar Baby (2004): Warrior, Fat City, The Way Back, Soul Surfer, Mary Kom, Secretariat, Gladiator, One Breath, Kingdom, Jawbone.

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Warrior (2011)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:20

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.

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.

The Way Back (2020)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA, Canada

A former basketball all-star, who has lost his wife and family foundation in a struggle with addiction attempts to regain his soul and salvation by becoming the coach of a disparate ethnically mixed high school basketball team at his alma mater.

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.

Mary Kom (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, biography, sport
CountryIndia
Duration02:02

A chronicle of the life of Indian boxer 'Mary Kom' who went through several hardships before audaciously accomplishing her ultimate dream.

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.

Gladiator (1992)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

Tommy Riley has moved with his dad to Chicago from a 'nice place'. He keeps to himself, goes to school. However, after a street fight he is noticed and quickly falls into the world of illegal underground boxing - where punches can kill.

One Breath (2020)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia

Following her divorce, Marina thinks that she’ll never meet love again. Little does she know that one day, she’ll find the love of her life in freediving, one of the most extreme sports in existence, built on diving as deep as possible on a single breath. In the vast, mysterious realm of the sea, Marina not only regains her sense of peace and well being, but also redefines her existence.

Kingdom (2014)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA

A raw family drama set against the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Venice, California. Alvey Kulina owns Navy St. MMA with the help of his girlfriend Lisa Prince. He is willing to go through extraordinary means to make sure his fighters are taken care of, but all of this responsibility comes at a steep price. He has complicated relationships with both of his sons, Jay and Nate, who are both struggling with their own identities and places within Alvey’s life and gym.

Jawbone (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:21

A former youth boxing champion, Jimmy McCabe is a man in search of hope but looking in all the wrong places. When he hits rock bottom he turns to his childhood boxing club and the only family he has left: gym owner Bill corner man Eddie and promoter Joe. Back in training, years after anyone thought he was a contender, he risks his life, as he tries to stand tall and regain his place in the world.

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Southpaw (2015)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:27

Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and his manager. He soon finds an unlikely savior in Tick Willis, a former fighter who trains the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future on the line, Hope fights to reclaim the trust of those he loves the most.

The Wrestler (2008)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:45

Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with a long-in-the-tooth stripper, and tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter. But he can't resist the lure of the ring and readies himself for a comeback.

Foxcatcher (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.

Any Given Sunday (1999)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:36

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.

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.

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.

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

The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.

Seabiscuit (2003)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:20

True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.

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?

Beyond the Mat (1999)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, documentary, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

Beyond the Mat is a 1999 professional wrestling documentary, directed by Barry W. Blaustein. The movie focuses on the lives of professional wrestlers outside of the ring, especially Mick Foley, Terry Funk, and Jake Roberts. The film heavily focuses on the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), often criticizing it and its chairman Vince McMahon. It also follows Extreme Championship Wrestling, it's rise in popularity, and many other independent wrestlers and organisations.

I, Tonya (2017)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Qatar
Duration02:00

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Price of Glory (2000)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

An ex-boxer, living with the knowledge that his fight career was cut short by a crooked manager, channels his bitter disappointment in a single-minded quest for boxing championships for his three sons. We see them in pee-wee Silver Glove matches with dad constantly pushing them. Ten years later, they're young men, with dad as both father and manager. A professional promoter, Nick Everson, wants to sign the boys, but dad rejects those offers. Then, in expressions of their varied relationships with their father, each son makes his own decisions. Can dad ever step aside, and can the family hold together?

Brother (2010)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, family, sport
CountryVenezuela
Duration01:37

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.

Ice Castles (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:35

Alexis Winston is a young girl who dreams of becoming a champion figure skater. While practicing, Alexis suffers a terrible accident that takes her sight and threatens to destroy her dreams. In the midst of feeling sorry for herself she falls in love with a handsome young man named Nick who (with help from her family) helps her to realize that she can still fulfill her dreams.

Champion (1949)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, film noir, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

An unscrupulous boxer fights his way to the top, but eventually alienates all of the people who helped him on the way up.

Cloud 9 (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:25

Set high atop snow-capped mountains in the adrenaline-fueled world of competitive snowboarding, the Disney Channel Original Movie “Cloud 9″ tells the inspiring story of two snowboarders who must overcome self-doubt to learn that achieving their dreams is possible.

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.

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.

Pailwaan (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, sport
CountryIndia

A fierce wrestler becomes the symbol of hope for his people when he rises against the odds and fights the brutal oppression.

Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

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.




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