Movies like Forever Strong 2008

Rick Penning lives life just like he plays rugby; fast, hard-hitting and intense. When life on the edge lands him in jail, prison ward Marcus Tate offers him a chance to get back in the game by playing for his rival, Highland Rugby. Reluctantly Rick joins the team where he must adopt the grueling training schedule that Coach Gelwix enforces, or finish out the season behind bars.

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1 The Guardian 2006

A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's 'A' School, where legendary rescue swimmer, Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Andrew Davis

Country:

United States of America
6.9

2 Trade 2007

A Texas cop (Kevin Kline), whose own daughter might have been forced into sexual slavery, joins forces with a Mexican youth (Cesar Ramos) to find the boy's sister, who was abducted and forced into prostitution. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian woman who was promised a better life in America also becomes a victim.

Genre:

Thriller

Writers:

Jose Rivera (screenplay), Peter Landesman (story) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.4

3 The Ultimate Gift 2006

When his wealthy grandfather finally dies, Jason Stevens fully expects to benefit when it comes to the reading of the will. But instead of a sizable inheritance, Jason receives a test, a series of tasks he must complete before he can get any money.

Genres:

Romance, Drama, Family

Director:

Michael O. Sajbel

Writers:

Cheryl McKay (screenplay), Jim Stovall (book)

Country:

United States of America
7.3

4 Eight Below 2006

In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is called-off and the dogs are left alone at their own fortune. For six months, Jerry tries to find a sponsor for a rescue mission.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama, Family

Director:

Frank Marshall

Writers:

David DiGilio (screenplay), Toshirô Ishidô (film Nankyoku Monogatari) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

5 August Rush 2007

An orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.

Genres:

Family, Drama, Music

Director:

Kirsten Sheridan

Writers:

Nick Castle (screenplay), James V. Hart (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.5

6 Never Back Down 2008

Rebellious Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fight Scene at his new high school, after receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family Jake decides to seek the mentoring of a veteran fighter who trains him for one final no-holds-barred elimination fight with his nemesis and local martial arts champion Ryan McCarthy.

Genres:

Drama, Action

Director:

Jeff Wadlow

Writer:

Chris Hauty

Country:

United States of America
6.6

7 Coach Carter 2005

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.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Thomas Carter

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.3

8 Glory Road 2006

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.

Genres:

Drama, History

Director:

James Gartner

Country:

United States of America
7.2

9 Legendary 2010

A book-smart teenager joins his school's wrestling team as a way to reunite his surviving family members, who split apart after the death of his father, a college wrestling legend, 10 years ago.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Mel Damski

Writer:

John Posey

Country:

United States of America
6.2

10 Fighting 2009

Small-town boy Shawn MacArthur has come to New York City with nothing. Barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets, his luck changes when scam artist Harvey Boarden sees that he has a natural talent for streetfighting. When Harvey offers Shawn help at making the real cash, the two form an uneasy partnership.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Dito Montiel

Country:

United States of America
5.6

11 We Are Marshall 2006

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.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

McG

Writers:

Jamie Linden (screenplay), Cory Helms (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

12 Remember The Titans 2000

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.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Boaz Yakin

Country:

United States of America
7.8

13 The Invisible 2007

After an attack leaves him in limbo -- invisible to the living and also near death -- a teenager discovers the only person who might be able help him is his attacker.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

David S. Goyer

Writers:

Mick Davis (screenplay), Christine Roum (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.2

14 The Lazarus Project 2008

After Ben Garvey foolishly turned back to crime, he thought his life was over when he was sentenced to death by lethal injection. But his death sentence isn't quite what it seems, as Ben regains consciousness near an eerie psychiatric ward, where he's told he's been hired as the groundskeeper. With the state of his soul in question, and the love for his wife and daughter all the more real and powerful, Ben must figure out if he's truly cheated death, or if he's become part of something far more sinister.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

John Glenn (as John Patrick Glenn)

Writers:

John Glenn (screenplay) (as John Patrick Glenn), Evan Astrowsky (story)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.1

15 Resurrecting The Champ 2007

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.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Rod Lurie

Writers:

Michael Bortman (screenplay), Allison Burnett (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

16 Goal! The Dream Begins 2005

Like millions of kids around the world, Santiago harbors the dream of being a professional footballer...However, living in the Barrios section of Los Angeles, he thinks it is only that--a dream. Until one day an extraordinary turn of events has him trying out for Premiership club Newcastle United.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Danny Cannon

Writers:

Mike Jefferies (story), Adrian Butchart (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.7

17 Into The Blue 2005

When they take some friends on an extreme sport adventure, the last thing Jared and Sam expect to see below the shark-infested waters is a legendary pirate ship rumored to contain millions of dollars in gold. But their good fortune is short-lived, as a ruthless gang of criminals gets word of what they have uncovered.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Adventure, Crime

Director:

John Stockwell

Writer:

Matt Johnson

Country:

United States of America
5.8

18 The Soloist 2009

A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.

Genres:

Drama, Music

Director:

Joe Wright

Writers:

Susannah Grant (screenplay), Steve Lopez (book)

Country:

United States of America
6.7

19 Blood And Bone 2009

In Los Angeles, an ex-con takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.

Genres:

Drama, Action, Thriller

Director:

Ben Ramsey

Writer:

Michael Andrews (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.7

20 Tekken 2010

In the year of 2039, after World Wars destroy much of the civilization as we know it, territories are no longer run by governments, but by corporations; the mightiest of which is the Mishima Zaibatsu. In order to placate the seething masses of this dystopia, Mishima sponsors Tekken, a tournament in which fighters battle until only one is left standing.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Dwight H. Little (as Dwight Little)

Writer:

Alan B. McElroy (screenplay)

Countries:

United States of America, Japan, China
4.8

21 Chasing Mavericks 2012

Surfer Jay Moriarity sets out to ride the Northern California break known as Mavericks.

Genre:

Drama

Writers:

Kario Salem (screenplay), Jim Meenaghan (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

22 Bobby Z 2007

A DEA agent provides former Marine Tim Kearney with a way out of his prison sentence: impersonate Bobby Z, a recently deceased drug dealer, in a hostage switch with a crime lord. When the negotiations go awry, Kearney flees, with Z's son in tow.

Genres:

Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime

Director:

John Herzfeld

Writers:

Bob Krakower (screenplay), Larry Schapiro (screenplay) (as Allen Lawrence) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
5.9

23 Annapolis 2006

Jake Huard, from a shipbuilders family, promised his dying mother he'ld make it to Anapolis Naval Academy. Thanks to tenaciously bugging a Congressman, he's selected despite dubious grades. Once inside, Jake soon proves sub-standard academically. Constantly challenged to his limits, repeatedly made the 'over-cocky' reason for the entire class to suffer, Jake nearly quits, but after facing his utterly un-supportive father's gloating returns just in time. Stubborn Jake finds support withs mates as well as Senor Ali, his lover-to-be, and a discipline he may excel in: the 'brigade' boxing tournament, open to all ranks.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Justin Lin

Writer:

David Collard (as Dave Collard)

Country:

United States of America
5.9