10 best movies like The Fighter (2010)

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The Fighter 2010
The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO'd by drugs and crime.
List of the best movies like The Fighter (2010): The Hammer, The Champ, Rudy, Hoosiers, The Challenger, Prefontaine, Cinderella Man, Cobb, The Agony and the Ecstasy, Jawbone.

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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 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.

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.

Hoosiers (1986)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:54

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.

The Challenger (2015)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:27

A legendary trainer comes out of retirement to help an underdog boxer fight his way to a better life.

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 ...

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.

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.

The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:18

Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel directed by Carol Reed. While the novel covers Michelangelo's life from birth to death, the film focuses on the battle of wills between the perfectionist artist and the impatient Pope who commissions (and eventually commands) him to paint the famed chapel.

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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Hands of Stone (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryPanama, USA
Duration02:20

The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.

Bird (1988)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:41

Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.

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.

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.

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 King's Speech (2010)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia
Duration01:58

The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

Temple Grandin (2010)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.

Sultan (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, drama, sport
CountryUSA, India
Duration03:18

A biographical drama based on the life of fictional Haryana based wrestler & mixed martial arts specialist Sultan Ali Khan.

Lone Survivor (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:56

Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find reserves of strength and resilience to fight to the finish.

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!

Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

The story of boxer Rocky Graziano's rise from juvenile delinquent to world champ.

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.

The Accused (1988)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:51

After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.

The Power of One (1992)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, sport
CountryAustralia, France, USA
Duration02:07

PK, an English orphan terrorized for his family's political beliefs in Africa, turns to his only friend, a kindly world-wise prisoner, Geel Piet. Geel teaches him how to box with the motto “fight with your fists and lead with your heart”. As he grows to manhood, PK uses these words to take on the system and the injustices he sees around him - and finds that one person really can make a difference.

Stephanie Daley (2007)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA

Stephanie collapses in a pool of blood while on a school skiing trip. A doctor discovers that the blood is the after-effects of giving birth. Soon afterward, the body of a newborn baby is found in a toilet, its mouth blocked with toilet paper. Despite Stephanie's insistence that her child was stillborn and that she had no idea that she was pregnant, she is arrested for the murder of the child.

The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:00

A biopic of 20-year-old Francis Ouimet who defeated his golfing idol and 1900 US Open Champion, Harry Vardon.

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.

Battle in Seattle (2007)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryCanada, USA, Germany
Duration01:38

Thousands of activists arrive in Seattle, Washington in masses to protest the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999 (World Trade Organization). Although it began as a peaceful protest with a goal of stopping the WTO talks, it escalated into a full-scale riot and eventually, a State of Emergency that pitted protesters against the Seattle Police Department and the National Guard.

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.

Bleed for This (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:28

The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza, who after a near fatal car crash, which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sports most incredible comebacks.




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