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Queen of Katwe 2016
A young girl overcomes her disadvantaged upbringing in the slums of Uganda to become a Chess master.
List of the best movies like Queen of Katwe (2016): Dangal, Eddie the Eagle, The Good Lie, Moneyball, The Blind Side, Cinderella Man, Wonder, Pawn Sacrifice, Saint Judy, The Lost City of Z.

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Dangal (2016)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryIndia
Duration03:25

Dangal is an extraordinary true story based on the life of Mahavir Singh and his two daughters, Geeta and Babita Phogat. The film traces the inspirational journey of a father who trains his daughters to become world class wrestlers.

Eddie the Eagle (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration02:30

Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.

The Good Lie (2014)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryKenya, India, USA, Canada, South Africa
Duration01:50

A young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned to help them, but the young man struggles to adjust to this new life and his feelings of guilt about the brother he left behind.

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.

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.

Cinderella Man (2005)
Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:18

The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.

Wonder (2017)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration02:15

The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Pawn Sacrifice (2015)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.

Saint Judy (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA

The true story of immigration attorney Judy Wood and how she singlehandedly changed the U.S. law of asylum to save women's lives.

The Lost City of Z (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:59

A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.

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Southside with You (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:28

Chronicles a single day in the summer of 1989 when the future president of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side.

The Keeper (2019)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany

The story of a man whose love for football, for England and for the love of his life, Margaret, saw him rise from Nazi 'villain' to British hero. Bert Trautmann, the German goalkeeper won over even his harshest opponents by winning the FA Cup Final for Manchester City in 1956 - playing on with a broken neck to secure victory.

Into the Wild (2007)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:28

The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.

Breakthrough (2019)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

Tragedy strikes when a woman named Joyce's son falls through the ice on a frozen lake and is trapped underwater for over 15 minutes. After being rushed to the hospital, the 14-year-old boy continues to fight for his life as Joyce, her husband and their pastor stay by his bedside and pray for a miracle.

A United Kingdom (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:31

The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.

Steve Jobs (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:31

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

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.

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

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.

Prefontaine (1997)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

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 ...

The Fencer (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, history, sport
CountryFinland, Estonia, Germany
Duration01:43

Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.

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.

Cloud Atlas (2012)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration02:52

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.

Wild (2014)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

A woman with a tragic past decides to start her new life by hiking for one thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail.

I Can Only Imagine (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:22

Growing up in Texas, Bart Millard suffers physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father. His childhood and relationship with his dad inspires him to write the hit song "I Can Only Imagine" as singer of the Christian band MercyMe.

The Brawler (2018)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA

The true story of underdog boxer, Chuck Wepner, who gets a shot to fight the champ, Muhammed Ali.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryIndia
Duration03:06

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.

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.

Cobb (1994)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:08

Al Stump is a famous sports-writer chosen by Ty Cobb to co-write his official, authorized 'autobiography' before his death. Cobb, widely feared and despised, feels misunderstood and wants to set the record straight about 'the greatest ball-player ever,' in his words.

Miracles from Heaven (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, family, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:34

A faith based movie. A young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident. Based on the book 'Three Miracles From Heaven' by Christy Beam.




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