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Foxcatcher (2014)
Biography, Drama, Sport

Foxcatcher (2014)

Based on true events, Foxcatcher tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers. When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the poverty striken situation Olympic caliber athletes like he and his revered brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Driven by hidden needs, du Pont sees backing Schultz's bid for Gold and the chance to "coach" a world-class wrestling team as an opportunity to gain the elusive respect of his peers and, more importantly, his disapproving mother (Vanessa Redgrave). Trapped in du Pont's majestic but suffocating world, Mark comes to see his benefactor as an egotistical, arrogant, and selfish megalomaniac and grows increasingly contemptuous. Though initially supportive, du Pont's mercurial personality turns and he begins to lure Mark into an unhealthy lifestyle that threatens to undermine his training. Soon du Pont's erratic behavior and threatening psychological game-play begin to erode the athlete's environment, stability, and motivation. Meanwhile du Pont becomes fixated on Dave, who exudes the confidence du Pont lacks. du Pont eventually realizes he is unable to buy the respect he so desperately desires from the world's greatest wrestlers. Fueled by du Pont's increasing paranoia and alienation from the brothers, the trio is propelled towards a tragedy no one could have foreseen. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  rivalry,  wrestling
Locations:pennsylvania
Period:1980s
Story:gold medal,  brother brother relationship,  trophy room,  seoul 1988 summer olympics,  medal,  eccentric millionaire,  wrestler,  power of money,  mind power,  olympics,  team in training,  training center,  athletic training,  world wrestling champion,  wrestling championship,  wrestling coach,  wrestling team,  wrestling match,  snorting cocaine,  training,  professional wrestling,  character is the subject of a documentary,  pensacola florida,  mental manipulation,  psychological disorder,  national pride,  weapon industry,  olympic champion,  multi millionaire,  awkward silence,  shooting practice,  willpower,  olympic athlete,  egomaniac,  wealthy family,  olympic gold medalist,  benefactor,  year 1987,  olympian,  socially awkward,  bechdel test failed,  murder by gunshot,  world champion,  year 1988,  two brothers,  olympic games,  ego,  heir,  upper class,  self esteem,  stable,  true crime,  man crying,  patriotism,  briefs,  trophy,  title at the end,  title appears in writing,  father figure,  boxer shorts,  male underwear,  ambition,  crying man,  eccentric,  beard,  what happened to epilogue,  power,  class differences,  battlefield,  domination,  loss of mother,  brother,  cocaine,  mansion,  drug use,  alcohol,  death of mother,  animal in title,  face slap,  horse,  helicopter,  shot to death,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence,  gun,  murder

Unbroken (2014)
Biography, Drama, Sport, War

Unbroken (2014)

The life of 'Louis Zamperini' (qv), an Olympic athlete who joined the armed forces during the second world war. Only to be captured by the Japanese navy after a plane crash in the Pacific. During his capture, Louie must continue his fight by surviving through the war.

Story:brother brother relationship,  olympic athlete,  olympian,  man crying,  title at the end,  olympics,  crying man,  what happened to epilogue,  training,  based on true story,  bare chested male,  one word title,  gun

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Cool Runnings (1993)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport

Cool Runnings (1993)

Irving Blitzer disgraced himself when putting extra weights into his team's bob in the Olympics, resulting in his gold medal being taken away from him. Years later, Derice Bannock, son of a former friend of Irv, fails to qualify for the 100-yard sprint for the Olympics due to a stupid accident. But when he hears of Irving Blitzer living also on Jamaica, Derice decides to go to the Games anyway, if not as a sprinter, then as a bobsledder. After some starting problems, the first Jamaican bobsledding team is formed and heads for Calgary. In the freezing weather Derice, Sanka, Junior and Yul are only laughed at, since nobody can take a Jamaican bobsledding team led by a disgraced trainer seriously. But team spirit and a healthy self-confidence may lead to a few surprises in the upcoming Winter Games. (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:gold medal,  olympic athlete,  year 1987,  year 1988,  olympic games,  medal,  olympics,  training,  based on true story,  title spoken by character

Middle Men (2009)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Middle Men (2009)

Wayne Beering and Buck Dolby are drugged out geniuses with lots of ideas but they can never seem to get their act together. But when they come up with the idea to create a porn site - and charge for it (the first ever site to do so), their idea may be too lucrative for them to handle. Straight-laced business man, Jack Harris, is brought in to team up with them and turn their profitable idea into a legit business. Making money in the pornography industry is pretty easy, but staying true to yourself when surrounded by that much wealth, luxury, sex, crime and temptations, is much harder. (Read More)

Themes:wealth
Period:1980s
Story:snorting cocaine,  title at the end,  what happened to epilogue,  power,  cocaine,  alcohol,  face slap,  shot to death,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  murder

Straight Outta Compton (2015) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014)
Biography, Drama, History, Music

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels-armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent-stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today. (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:brother brother relationship,  year 1987,  year 1988,  briefs,  title appears in writing,  boxer shorts,  male underwear,  cocaine,  mansion,  face slap,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence

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The Rover (2014)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Rover (2014)

Ten years after a global economic collapse, a cold-blooded drifter traverses the scorched Australian outback on a mission to track down the men who stole his last remaining possession - his car. When he crosses paths with a badly wounded member of the gang, he takes the vulnerable, naive young man along as his unwitting accomplice. This is why The Rover (2014) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014). (Read More)

Story:brother brother relationship,  man crying,  briefs,  boxer shorts,  male underwear,  crying man,  brother,  shot to death,  bare chested male,  murder,  gun

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Story:brother brother relationship,  heir,  patriotism,  beard,  power,  battlefield,  loss of mother,  training,  death of mother,  horse,  shot to death,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence

Cidade De Deus (2002)
Crime, Drama

Cidade De Deus (2002)

Brazil, 1960s, City of God. The Tender Trio robs motels and gas trucks. Younger kids watch and learn well...too well. 1970s: Li'l Ze has prospered very well and owns the city. He causes violence and fear as he wipes out rival gangs without mercy. His best friend Bene is the only one to keep him on the good side of sanity. Rocket has watched these two gain power for years, and he wants no part of it. Yet he keeps getting swept up in the madness. All he wants to do is take pictures. 1980s: Things are out of control between the last two remaining gangs...will it ever end? Welcome to the City of God. (Read More)

Themes:wealth
Period:1980s
Story:brother brother relationship,  snorting cocaine,  power,  class differences,  brother,  cocaine,  drug use,  death of mother,  face slap,  shot to death,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  violence,  mother son relationship,  murder,  gun

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Dangal (2016) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014)
Action, Biography, Drama, Sport

Dangal (2016)

Biopic of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat. Geeta Phogat was India's first female wrestler to win at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she won the gold medal (55 kg) while her sister Babita Kumari won the silver (51 kg).

Themes:wrestling,  wealth
Story:gold medal,  wrestler,  medal,  olympic games,  training,  based on true story,  title spoken by character

Rocky III (1982)
Drama, Sport

Rocky III (1982)

Three years and 10 successful title defenses after beating Apollo Creed, with whom he has become great friends, a now wealthy Rocky Balboa is considering retirement. Fame and complacency soon cause Balboa to lose his title to Clubber Lang, who inadvertently causes the death of Rocky's trainer Mickey. Rocky sinks into a depression, and Apollo decides to train Rocky for a rematch against Lang so Rocky can try to win the title back. (Read More)

Themes:rivalry,  wrestling
Locations:pennsylvania
Period:1980s
Story:world wrestling champion,  wrestler,  title at the end,  crying man,  training,  mansion,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence

All Good Things (2010)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

All Good Things (2010)

A love story and murder mystery based on the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history. The original screenplay uses newly discovered facts, court records and speculation as the foundation for a story of family, obsession, love and loss. This is why All Good Things (2010) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014). (Read More)

Themes:wealth
Period:1980s
Story:brother brother relationship,  snorting cocaine,  heir,  true crime,  briefs,  what happened to epilogue,  class differences,  loss of mother,  cocaine,  drug use,  based on true story,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  gun,  violence

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Ben-hur (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Ben-hur (2016)

Story:stable,  man crying,  crying man,  beard,  battlefield,  class differences,  training,  horse,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence

13 (2010) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014)
Drama, Thriller

13 (2010)

In Talbot, Ohio, a father's need for surgeries puts the family in a financial bind. His son Vince, an electrician, overhears a man talking about making a fortune in just a day. When the man overdoses on drugs, Vince finds instructions and a cell phone that the man has received and substitutes himself: taking a train to New York and awaiting contact. He has no idea what it's about. He ends up at a remote house where wealthy men bet on who will survive a complicated game of Russian roulette: he's number 13. In flashbacks we meet other contestants, including a man whose brother takes him out of a mental institution in order to compete. Can Vince be the last one standing? (Read More)

Locations:pennsylvania
Story:brother brother relationship,  title appears in writing,  brother,  mansion,  shot to death,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder

Rush (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Sport

Rush (2013)

Set against the sexy, glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing in the 1970s, the film is based on the true story of a great sporting rivalry between handsome English playboy 'James Hunt (II)' (qv) (Hemsworth), and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Austrian driver 'Niki Lauda' (qv) (Bruhl). The story follows their distinctly different personal styles on and off the track, their loves and the astonishing 1976 season in which both drivers were willing to risk everything to become world champion in a sport with no margin for error: if you make a mistake, you die. (Read More)

Themes:rivalry
Story:brother brother relationship,  world champion,  upper class,  trophy,  what happened to epilogue,  based on true story,  bare chested male,  one word title

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Lovelace (2013)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Story:snorting cocaine,  briefs,  male underwear,  what happened to epilogue,  cocaine,  face slap,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  gun,  violence

Blow (2001)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Blow (2001)

A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes bankrupt. George does not want the same thing to happen to him, and his friend Tuna, in the 1960's, suggests that he deal marijuana. He is a big hit in California in the 1960's, yet he goes to jail, where he finds out about the wonders of cocaine. As a result, when released, he gets rich by bringing cocaine to America. However, he soon pays the price. This is why Blow (2001) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014). (Read More)

Themes:wealth
Period:1980s
Story:snorting cocaine,  cocaine,  power,  mansion,  drug use,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  gun,  murder

Out Of The Furnace (2013) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. (Read More)

Locations:pennsylvania
Story:brother brother relationship,  murder by gunshot,  two brothers,  crying man,  brother,  drug use,  face slap,  shot to death,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  gun

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Hunger (2008)
Biography, Drama

Hunger (2008)

Hunger follows life in the Maze Prison, Northern Ireland with an interpretation of the highly emotive events surrounding the 1981 IRA Hunger Strike, led by Bobby Sands. With an epic eye for detail, the film provides a timely exploration of what happens when body and mind are pushed to the uttermost limit. (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:brother brother relationship,  briefs,  boxer shorts,  beard,  what happened to epilogue,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  violence,  gun

Munich (2005)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Munich (2005)

After Black September's assassination of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972, Prime Minister Golda Meir okays a black-box operation to hunt down and kill all involved. A team of five gathers in Switzerland led by Avner, a low-level Mossad techie whose father was a war hero and whose wife is pregnant. It's an expendable team, but relying on paid informants, they track and kill several in Europe and Lebanon. They must constantly look over their shoulders for the CIA, KGB, PLO, and their own sources. As the body count mounts -- with retribution following retribution -- so do questions, doubts, and sleepless nights. Loyalties blur. What does it mean to be a Jew? (Read More)

Story:olympic games,  wrestling team,  patriotism,  wrestler,  olympics,  title appears in writing,  crying man,  what happened to epilogue,  drug use,  helicopter,  shot to death,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  gun,  violence,  murder

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Jordan Belfort is a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden.

Themes:wealth
Story:brother brother relationship,  snorting cocaine,  year 1987,  title at the end,  title appears in writing,  boxer shorts,  cocaine,  mansion,  drug use,  animal in title,  horse,  helicopter,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  gun

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Senna (2010) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014)
Biography, Documentary, Sport

Senna (2010)

The story of the monumental life and tragic death of legendary Brazilian motor-racing Champion, Ayrton Senna. Spanning the decade from his arrival in Formula One in the mid 80's, the film follows Senna's struggles both on track against his nemesis, French World Champion Alain Prost, and off it, against the politics which infest the sport. Sublime, spiritual yet, on occasion, ruthless - Senna conquers and transcends Formula One to become a global superstar. Privately, he is humble, almost shy, and fiercely patriotic, donating millions to his native Brasil and contemplating a life beyond motor-racing. Yet he is struck down in his prime on the blackest weekend in the history of the sport, watched live on television by 300 million people. Years on he is revered in Formula One as the greatest motor racing driver of all time - and in Brasil as a Saint. This is why Senna (2010) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014). (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  rivalry
Period:1980s
Story:world champion,  year 1988,  trophy,  helicopter,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

Needing extra cash, two brothers conspire to pull off the perfect, victimless crime. No guns, no violence, no problem. But when an accomplice ignores the rules and crosses the line, his actions trigger a series of events in which no one is left unscathed.

Story:brother brother relationship,  snorting cocaine,  loss of mother,  brother,  cocaine,  drug use,  death of mother,  face slap,  shot to death,  bare chested male,  violence,  gun,  murder

We Own The Night (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

We Own The Night (2007)

Brooklyn, 1988. Crime is rife, especially drugs and drug violence. A Russian thug is building his heroin trade, while everyone laughs at the cops. Brothers have chosen different paths: Joe has followed his father Bert into New York's Finest; he's a rising star. Bobby, who uses his mother's maiden name, manages a club. Bobby too is on the rise: he has a new girlfriend and a green-light to develop a Manhattan club. Joe and Bert ask him to help with intelligence gathering; he declines. Then, Joe raids Bobby's club to arrest the Russian. From there, things spiral out of control: the Russian puts out a hit on Joe, personal losses mount, and Bobby's loyalties face the test. (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:brother brother relationship,  snorting cocaine,  year 1988,  cocaine,  drug use,  death of mother,  shot to death,  gun,  violence,  murder

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Black Mass (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Black Mass (2015)

Based on a true story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish Mob godfather and FBI informant who had a "secret trading" deal with his brother, William "Billy" Bulger, a state senator and a Boston public figure, and John Connolly, an FBI agent. They planned to take down the Italian mob and mafia in Boston, which went awry and things turned massively violent. When the credence for each other began fading out, drug dealing, murders, and extortion started to rise, and forced the FBI's Boston office to confirm that Whitey Bulger was one of the most notorious criminals in US history and also one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List criminals. (Read More)

Themes:wealth
Story:brother,  brother brother relationship,  true crime,  man crying,  what happened to epilogue,  power,  cocaine,  death of mother,  shot to death,  based on true story,  mother son relationship,  murder,  violence

Alpha Dog (2006) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Alpha Dog (2006)

1999, Claremont, California. Middle-class kids, in their 20s, talk trash, wave guns, hang out in a pack. Johnny Truelove, drug dealer and son of a underworld figure, threatens Jake Mazursky, an explosive head case who owes Johnny money; Jake responds by breaking into Johnny's house. On impulse, Johnny and a couple pals kidnap Jake's 15-year-old brother, Zach. Zach's okay with it, figuring his brother will pay the debt soon. Johnny assigns his buddy Frankie to be Zach's minder, and they develop a brotherly friendship. Zach parties with his captors as things begin to spin out of control. Group think, amorality, and fear of prison assert a hold on the pack. Is Zach in danger? (Read More)

Story:brother brother relationship,  brother,  true crime,  what happened to epilogue,  animal in title,  face slap,  shot to death,  based on true story,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder

Gomorra (2008)
Crime, Drama

Gomorra (2008)

"Gomorra" is a contemporary Neapolitan mob drama that exposes Italy's criminal underbelly by telling five stories of individuals who think they can make their own compact with Camorra, the area's Mafia. This is why Gomorra (2008) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014).

Story:snorting cocaine,  title at the end,  power,  cocaine,  drug use,  shot to death,  based on true story,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence,  murder,  gun

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American History X (1998)
Crime, Drama

American History X (1998)

Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for brutally killing two black men who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A. and his actions greatly influenced Danny. Reformed and fresh out of prison, Derek severs contact with the gang and becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did. (Read More)

Story:brother,  brother brother relationship,  title appears in writing,  boxer shorts,  male underwear,  crying man,  shot to death,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  gun

Win Win (2011)
Comedy, Drama, Sport

Win Win (2011)

Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty (Giamatti), who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy's mother shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything. (Read More)

Themes:wrestling
Story:wrestling coach,  wrestling team,  wrestling match,  wrestler,  father figure,  face slap,  mother son relationship

The Wrestler (2008) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014)
Drama, Sport

The Wrestler (2008)

This is a drama about an aging professional wrestler, decades past his prime, who now barely gets by working small wrestling shows in VFW halls and as a part-time grocery store employee. As he faces health problems that may end his wrestling career for good he attempts to come to terms with his life outside the ring: by working full time at the grocery store, trying to reconcile with the daughter he abandoned in childhood and forming a closer bond with a stripper he has romantic feelings for. He struggles with his new life and an offer of a high-profile rematch with his 1980s arch-nemesis, The Ayatollah, which may be his ticket back to stardom. (Read More)

Themes:wrestling
Period:1980s
Story:wrestler,  wrestling match,  professional wrestling,  cocaine,  violence

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The Accountant (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Accountant (2016)

Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:brother brother relationship,  father figure,  loss of mother,  brother,  training,  mansion,  death of mother,  shot to death,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  gun

Ray (2004)
Biography, Drama, Music

Ray (2004)

The story of Ray Charles, music legend. Told in his adult live with flashbacks to his youth we see his humble origins in Florida, his turbulent childhood which included losing his brother and then his sight, his rise as pianist in a touring band, his writing his own songs and running his own band and then stardom. Also includes his addiction to drugs and its affect on his working life and family life. This is why Ray (2004) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014). (Read More)

Themes:wealth
Story:brother brother relationship,  trophy,  loss of mother,  brother,  cocaine,  drug use,  death of mother,  horse,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  one word title

Gladiator (2000)
Action, Adventure, Drama

Gladiator (2000)

Maximus is a powerful Roman general, loved by the people and the aging Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Before his death, the Emperor chooses Maximus to be his heir over his own son, Commodus, and a power struggle leaves Maximus and his family condemned to death. The powerful general is unable to save his family, and his loss of will allows him to get captured and put into the Gladiator games until he dies. The only desire that fuels him now is the chance to rise to the top so that he will be able to look into the eyes of the man who will feel his revenge. (Read More)

Story:power,  heir,  medal,  ambition,  crying man,  battlefield,  training,  face slap,  horse,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  violence

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The Bling Ring (2013) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014)
Biography, Crime, Drama

The Bling Ring (2013)

Story:snorting cocaine,  egomaniac,  true crime,  mansion,  alcohol,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  gun

Boogie Nights (1997)
Drama

Boogie Nights (1997)

Adult film director Jack Horner is always on the lookout for new talent and it's only by chance that he meets Eddie Adams who is working as a busboy in a restaurant. Eddie is young, good looking and plenty of libido to spare. Using the screen name Dirk Diggler, he quickly rises to the top of his industry winning awards year after year. Drugs and ego however come between Dirk and those around him and he soon finds that fame is fleeting. (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:snorting cocaine,  ego,  stable,  male underwear,  cocaine,  mansion,  drug use,  alcohol,  face slap,  shot to death,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  gun

Love & Mercy (2014)
Biography, Drama, Music

Love & Mercy (2014)

Brian Wilson is the creative soul of the Beach Boys, but he paid a heavy price for his talent. That especially shows during his peak artistic years in the 1960s, as his inner demons and obsessions trying to please his abusive father drive him to a mental breakdown that would plague him for years. In the 1980s, with Brian barely functional under the domination of the unscrupulous Dr. Landy, Brian meets and falls in love with Melinda Ledbetter. As their relationship grows, she observes Brian's crippling subservience to the abusive psychotherapist with growing alarm. Ultimately, she must take action with a love willing to stand up to oppression she cannot ignore. (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:brother brother relationship,  ego,  man crying,  title at the end,  boxer shorts,  what happened to epilogue,  domination,  cocaine,  drug use,  face slap,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male

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Man On The Moon (1999)
Biography, Comedy, Drama

Man On The Moon (1999)

Man on the Moon is a biographical movie on the late comedian 'Andy Kaufman (I)' (qv). Kaufman, along with his role on _"Taxi" (1978)_ (qv), was famous for being the self-declared Intergender Wrestling Champion of the world. After beating women time and time again, 'Jerry Lawler' (qv) (who plays himself in the movie), a professional wrestler, got tired of seeing all of this and decided to challenge Kaufman to a match. In most of the matches the two had, Lawler prevailed with the piledriver, which is a move by spiking an opponent head-first into the mat. One of the most famous moments in this feud was in the early 80s when Kaufman threw coffee on Lawler on _"Late Night with David Letterman" (1982)_ (qv), got into fisticuffs with Lawler, and proceeded to sue NBC. This is why Man On The Moon (1999) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014). (Read More)

Themes:wrestling
Story:brother brother relationship,  wrestling match,  wrestler,  eccentric,  mother son relationship

Caddyshack (1980) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014)
Comedy, Sport

Caddyshack (1980)

Comical goings on at an exclusive golf club. All the members are wealthy and eccentric, and all the staff are poor and slightly less eccentric. The main character is 'Danny'; he's a caddy who will do almost anything to raise money to go to college. There are many subplots, including the assistant green keeper's pursuit of a cute (obviously stuffed) gopher. (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:eccentric millionaire,  eccentric,  briefs,  trophy,  male underwear,  class differences,  alcohol,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence

Lord Of War (2005)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Lord Of War (2005)

This film charts the rise and fall of Yuri Orlov, from his early days in the early 1980s in Little Odessa, selling guns to mobsters in his local neighbourhood, through to his ascension through the decade of excess and indulgence into the early 90s, where he forms a business partnership with an African warlord and his psychotic son. The film also charts his relationship through the years with his younger brother, his marriage to a famous model, his relentless pursuit by a determined federal agent and his inner demons that sway between his drive for success and the immorality of what he does. (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:brother brother relationship,  brother,  snorting cocaine,  cocaine,  helicopter,  shot to death,  based on true story,  title spoken by character

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Biutiful (2010)
Drama, Romance

Biutiful (2010)

Uxbal, single father of two children, finds his life in chaos as he is forced to deal with his life in order to escape the heat of crime in underground Barcelona, to break with the love for the divorced, manic depressive, abusive mother of his children and to regain spiritual insight in his life as he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. (Read More)

Story:brother brother relationship,  snorting cocaine,  briefs,  boxer shorts,  male underwear,  cocaine,  drug use,  face slap,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  violence

American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

Themes:wealth,  rivalry
Period:1980s
Story:snorting cocaine,  male underwear,  eccentric,  cocaine,  drug use,  helicopter,  shot to death,  bare chested male,  gun,  violence,  murder

The Iceman (2012) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Iceman (2012)

In the 1960s, Richard Kuklinski is working as a porn film lab tech until his mob bosses persuade him to change his career into that of a contract killer. For years, Kuklinski gains a reputation for cold blooded professionalism even as he raises a family who are kept in the dark about his true career. Unfortunately, mob politics ultimately forces him to secretly work independently with the psychopathic Robert 'Mr. Freezy' Pronge. As much as Kuklinski tries to keep his lives separate, circumstances and his own weaknesses threaten a terrible collision as the consequences of his choices finally catch up to him. This is why The Iceman (2012) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014). (Read More)

Story:brother brother relationship,  true crime,  title appears in writing,  crying man,  what happened to epilogue,  cocaine,  face slap,  shot to death,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  gun

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Hell Or High Water (2016)
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western

Hell Or High Water (2016)

In Texas, after the death of his mother, the unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard is losing his ranch to the Texas Midlands Bank. Toby is divorced from his wife who lives with their two sons. When his brother Tanner Howard is released from the prison, they team up to rob agencies of the Texas Midlands Bank to raise money to pay the loan so that Toby may leave the real estate to his sons. Meanwhile the Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton who is near retirement and his Indian descendant partner Alberto Parker try to anticipate the next move of the thieves. (Read More)

Story:brother brother relationship,  male underwear,  loss of mother,  brother,  death of mother,  horse,  shot to death,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  gun

American Sniper (2014)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War

American Sniper (2014)

Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who dreamed of becoming a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle's struggle isn't with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids. (Read More)

Story:brother brother relationship,  man crying,  patriotism,  beard,  what happened to epilogue,  battlefield,  horse,  helicopter,  shot to death,  based on true story,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Story:brother brother relationship,  beard,  battlefield,  loss of mother,  alcohol,  death of mother,  horse,  helicopter,  shot to death,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence

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Paranoia (2013) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014)
Drama, Thriller

Paranoia (2013)

The high stakes thriller Paranoia takes us deep behind the scenes of global success to a deadly world of greed and deception. The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world ('Harrison Ford (I)' (qv) and 'Gary Oldman (I)' (qv)) are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other. A young superstar ('Liam Hemsworth' (qv)), seduced by unlimited wealth and power falls between them, and becomes trapped in the middle of the twists and turns of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realizes his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows far too much for them to let him walk away. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  rivalry
Story:power,  class differences,  training,  mansion,  helicopter,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder

Scarface (1983)
Crime, Drama

Scarface (1983)

Tony Montana manages to leave Cuba during the Mariel exodus of 1980. He finds himself in a Florida refugee camp but his friend Manny has a way out for them: undertake a contract killing and arrangements will be made to get a green card. He's soon working for drug dealer Frank Lopez and shows his mettle when a deal with Colombian drug dealers goes bad. He also brings a new level of violence to Miami. Tony is protective of his younger sister but his mother knows what he does for a living and disowns him. Tony is impatient and wants it all however, including Frank's empire and his mistress Elvira Hancock. Once at the top however, Tony's outrageous actions make him a target and everything comes crumbling down. This is why Scarface (1983) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014). (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:power,  cocaine,  ego,  mansion,  face slap,  helicopter,  shot to death,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence,  murder,  gun

Rumble Fish (1983)
Drama

Rumble Fish (1983)

Rusty James is the leader of a small, dying gang in an industrial town. He lives in the shadow of the memory of his absent, older brother -- The Motorcycle Boy. His mother has left, his father drinks, school has no meaning for him and his relationships are shallow. He is drawn into one more gang fight and the events that follow begin to change his life. (Read More)

Story:brother brother relationship,  brother,  snorting cocaine,  murder by gunshot,  cocaine,  drug use,  animal in title,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder

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Dark Places (2015)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Dark Places (2015)

Libby Day is a lifeless woman who survived the massacre of her family in their farmhouse in the countryside of Kansas when she was eight. She's been living on donations and lectures ever since. Thirty years ago, the police believed that a satanic cult was responsible for the murder of her mother and two sisters, and her brother Ben was convicted with her testimony in court. Today, however, an acquaintance, Lyle Wirth, invites Libby to visit "The Kill Club", where amateurs investigate famous crimes, and she finds that they believe Ben is innocent. Libby needs money and, in return, accepts to revisit the slaughter of her family and comes up to the painful revelations and the ultimate truth. (Read More)

Story:brother,  snorting cocaine,  true crime,  crying man,  cocaine,  drug use,  death of mother,  face slap,  shot to death,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  gun

Fighting (2009) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014)
Action, Drama, Sport

Fighting (2009)

Shawn MacArthur, the kind-hearted son of an Alabama wrestling coach, makes a grim living selling fake products on the streets in New York. After dealing with thieving punks, he's discovered by bare-knuckle/street-fight manager, Harvey Boarden. He soon proves himself worthy and starts earning a small fortune, part of which he volunteers to spend on single mother Zulay Velez. Shawn doesn't cheat and that seems to be a major problem, notably after the arrival of his Alabama high-school rival. (Read More)

Themes:rivalry,  wrestling
Story:wrestling coach,  father figure,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence

Almost Famous (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Story:ego,  briefs,  title appears in writing,  ambition,  eccentric,  drug use,  alcohol,  based on true story,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male

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