10 best movies like The Blind Side (2009)

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The Blind Side 2009
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.
List of the best movies like The Blind Side (2009): Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, The Professor, Paper Lives, Gracie, Resurrecting the Champ, McFarland, USA, The Express, The Hammer, Angrezi Medium, Radio.

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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:50

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.

The Professor (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

A world-weary college professor is given a life-changing diagnosis and decides to throw all pretense and conventions to the wind and live his life as boldly and freely as possible with a biting sense of humor, a reckless streak and a touch of madness.

Paper Lives (2021)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryTurkey

In the streets of Istanbul, ailing waste warehouse worker Mehmet takes a small boy under his wing and must soon confront his own traumatic childhood.

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.

Resurrecting the Champ (2007)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

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.

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.

The Express (2008)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:10

Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.

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.

Angrezi Medium (2020)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryIndia

When his daughter decides to further her studies in London, a hardworking Haryanvi businessman does everything in power to make her dreams come true.

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.

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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.

Pride (2007)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:44

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.

Brian Banks (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA

An All-American football player's dreams to play in the NFL are halted when he is falsely accused of rape and sent to prison.

I Still Believe (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA

The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope.

The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

Tod Lubitch is born with a deficient immune system. As such, he must spend the rest of his life in a completely sterile environment. His room is completely hermetically sealed against bacteria and virus, his food is specially prepared, and his only human contact comes in the form of gloved hands. The movie follows his life into a teenager.

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 World's Fastest Indian (2005)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryNew Zealand, Japan, USA
Duration02:07

The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle -- a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

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 Theory of Everything (2014)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
Duration02:03

The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.

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!

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

The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.

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.

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.

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.

Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, family, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:29

A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.

Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA

Zamperini returns to California where he wound up marrying Cynthia Applewhite while wrestling with untreated PTSD, suffering constant nightmares, angry, bitter and deeply depressed, his wife convinces Zamperini to attend the 1949 Billy Graham Crusade.

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.

Heaven is for Real (2014)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, family, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Four-year-old Colton shares the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth... things he couldn't possibly know.

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.

Million Dollar Arm (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:59

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.




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