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Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Drama, Sport

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Wanting to learn from the best, aspiring boxer Maggie Fitzgerald wants Frankie Dunn to train her. At the outset he flatly refuses saying he has no interest in training a girl. Frankie leads a lonely existence, alienated from his only daughter and having few friends. Maggie's rough around the edges but shows a lot of grit in the ring and he eventually relents. Maggie not only proves to be the boxer he always dreamed of having under his wing but a friend who fills the great void he's had in his life. Maggie's career skyrockets but an accident in the ring leads her to ask Frankie for one last favor. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  tragedy,  brutality
Locations:usa,  england,  wheelchair,  hospital
Characters:catholic,  waitress,  lawyer,  priest
Story:boxing trainer,  boxer,  boxing,  leg amputation,  female boxer,  expensive gift,  watching boxing on tv,  boxing knockout,  boxing ko,  boxing manager,  boxing film,  women boxing,  boxing movie,  boxing gym,  boxing gloves,  catholic church,  london england,  los angeles california,  title fight,  return to sender,  reference to yeats,  reference to hbo,  hospital visit,  elbowed in face,  family betrayal,  clogged toilet,  family disapproval,  neck injury,  rednecks,  asking for help,  fighting movie,  respirator,  airplane ticket,  death of hero,  stool,  music score composed by director,  quadriplegic,  adrenaline,  reference to mickey mouse,  glass eye,  ridicule,  vhs tape,  death of title character,  bottled water,  family conflict,  disneyland,  mentor protege relationship,  camera focus on female butt,  cupcake,  new house,  bloody face,  public phone,  welfare,  missouri,  assisted suicide,  female athlete,  determination,  writing a letter,  broken nose,  hospital bed,  white trash,  robe,  amputation,  hillbilly,  cheering crowd,  amputee,  reading aloud,  restroom,  euthanasia,  irish american,  age difference,  underdog,  death of protagonist,  voice over letter,  nickname,  janitor,  strong female lead,  strong female character,  europe,  las vegas nevada,  profanity,  gift,  directed by star,  pay phone,  based on short story,  gas station,  racial slur,  voice over,  no opening credits,  suicide attempt,  diner,  ambulance,  california,  prayer,  birthday,  sister sister relationship,  brother sister relationship,  three word title,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  number in title,  f rated,  fight,  death

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:guilt,  brutality
Characters:priest
Story:boxing film,  boxing movie,  boxing trainer,  boxing gym,  boxing gloves,  los angeles california,  title fight,  fighting movie,  cheering crowd,  underdog,  boxer,  directed by star,  racial slur,  boxing,  california,  brother sister relationship,  number in title,  fight,  death

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Rocky II (1979)
Drama, Sport

Rocky II (1979)

Rocky Balboa is enjoying life. He has a lovely wife, Adrian, had a successful fight with Apollo Creed and is able to enjoy the money he earned from the fight and a new endorsement deal. Unfortunately, Rocky becomes embarrassed when failing to complete an advert and ends up working in a meat packing company. He believes that he will no longer have a career as a boxer. Apollo wants to rematch with Rocky to prove all his critics wrong that he can beat Rocky. Can Rocky once again have a successful fight? (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Locations:wheelchair,  hospital
Characters:catholic,  priest
Story:boxer,  boxing movie,  boxing trainer,  boxing gym,  boxing gloves,  catholic church,  title fight,  fighting movie,  new house,  cheering crowd,  reading aloud,  underdog,  nickname,  directed by star,  boxing,  ambulance,  brother sister relationship,  fight,  number in title

The Fighter (2010)
Biography, Drama, Sport

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 on the verge of being KO'd by drugs and crime.

Story:boxer,  boxing,  watching boxing on tv,  boxing knockout,  boxing ko,  boxing manager,  boxing movie,  boxing trainer,  boxing gloves,  london england,  title fight,  reference to hbo,  fighting movie,  irish american,  underdog,  sister sister relationship,  brother sister relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  fight

Cinderella Man (2005) is one of the best movies like Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Biography, Drama, Sport

Cinderella Man (2005)

During the Great Depression, a common-man hero, James J. Braddock--a.k.a. the Cinderella Man--was to become one of the most surprising sports legends in history. By the early 1930s, the impoverished ex-prizefighter was seemingly as broken-down, beaten-up and out-of-luck as much of the rest of the American populace who had hit rock bottom. His career appeared to be finished, he was unable to pay the bills, the only thing that mattered to him--his family--was in danger, and he was even forced to go on Public Relief. But deep inside, Jim Braddock never relinquished his determination. Driven by love, honor and an incredible dose the ones who are do of grit, he willed an impossible dream to come true. In a last-chance bid to help his family, Braddock returned to the ring. No one thought he had a shot. However Braddock, fueled by something beyond mere competition, kept winning. Suddenly, the ordinary working man became the mythic athlete. Carrying the hopes and dreams of the disenfranchised on his shoulders, Braddock rocketed through the ranks, until this underdog chose to do the unthinkable: take on the heavyweight champ of the world, the unstoppable Max Baer, renowned for having killed two men in the ring. (Read More)

Characters:catholic,  priest
Story:boxing manager,  boxing movie,  boxing trainer,  boxing gym,  catholic church,  boxing,  determination,  irish american,  underdog,  boxer,  no opening credits,  birthday,  brother sister relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  fight,  death

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Mar Adentro (2004)
Biography, Drama, Romance

Mar Adentro (2004)

Life story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. Film explores Ramon's relationships with two women: Julia, a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living. Through the gift of his love, these two women are inspired to accomplish things they never previously thought possible. Despite his wish to die, Ramon taught everyone he encountered the meaning, value and preciousness of life. Though he could not move himself, he had an uncanny ability to move others. This is why Mar Adentro (2004) is one of the best movies like Million Dollar Baby (2004). (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  catholic,  priest
Story:catholic church,  music score composed by director,  quadriplegic,  assisted suicide,  euthanasia,  gift,  ambulance,  death

Rocky IV (1985)
Drama, Sport

Rocky IV (1985)

Ever since his match with Clubber Lang, Rocky Balboa has a peaceful life. And now he and former champion, Apollo Creed, enjoy good times and are now the best of friends. But Rocky's peaceful life as a boxer gets paused after a match Apollo went into. Unfortunately, Creed fought Ivan drago, a 6'5" Russian who has never lost a match, and sadly, brutally murders Apollo in the ring. A funeral is held and times start going downhill fast. Now, in order to restore honor, Rocky challenges Drago to a match and must beat him for sweet, bitter vengeance. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  brutality
Story:boxer,  boxing knockout,  boxing ko,  boxing film,  boxing movie,  boxing,  fighting movie,  underdog,  las vegas nevada,  directed by star,  birthday,  brother sister relationship,  death,  fight

Southpaw (2015)
Drama, Sport

Southpaw (2015)

As tragedy strikes him in his prime, famed boxer, Billy Hope, begins to fall into a great depression. Once the decision regarding the custody of his daughter is under question, Billy decides to get his life back on track by getting back into the ring.

Themes:tragedy
Locations:hospital
Story:boxer,  boxing manager,  boxing trainer,  boxing gym,  las vegas nevada,  boxing,  father daughter relationship,  death

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The Godfather: Part III (1990) is one of the best movies like Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Crime, Drama

The Godfather: Part III (1990)

In the final instalment of the Godfather Trilogy, an aging Don Michael Corleone seeks to legitimize his crime family's interests and remove himself from the violent underworld but is kept back by the ambitions of the young. While he attempts to link the Corleone's finances with the Vatican, Michael must deal with the machinations of a hungrier gangster seeking to upset the existing Mafioso order and a young protoge's love affair with his daughter. (Read More)

Themes:guilt
Locations:hospital
Characters:catholic,  lawyer,  priest
Story:catholic church,  death of title character,  no opening credits,  prayer,  brother sister relationship,  father daughter relationship,  number in title,  death

De Rouille Et D'os (2012)
Drama, Romance

De Rouille Et D'os (2012)

Locations:wheelchair,  hospital
Story:leg amputation,  boxing gym,  amputation,  amputee,  boxer,  europe,  based on short story,  boxing,  brother sister relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  fight

Enough (2002)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Enough (2002)

An abused woman discovers that the dream man she married isn't who she thought he was. She and her daughter try to escape (aided by her previous boyfriend), but he pursues her relentlessly. Fearing also for the safety of her daughter, she decides that there's only one way out of the marriage: kill him. This is why Enough (2002) is one of the best movies like Million Dollar Baby (2004). (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Characters:waitress,  lawyer
Story:los angeles california,  new house,  strong female lead,  strong female character,  pay phone,  boxing,  diner,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  fight

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Daredevil (2003)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Daredevil (2003)

Fate deals young orphan Matt Murdock a strange hand when he is doused with hazardous waste. The accident leaves Matt blind but also gives him a heightened "radar sense" that allows him to "see" far better than any man. Years later Murdock has grown into a man and becomes a respected criminal attorney. But after he's done his "day job" Matt takes on a secret identity as "The Man Without Fear," Daredevil, the masked avenger that patrols the neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen and New York City to combat the injustice that he cannot tackle in the courtroom. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy
Locations:england,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  catholic,  priest
Story:boxing knockout,  boxing ko,  boxing gloves,  catholic church,  irish american,  boxer,  boxing,  father daughter relationship,  fight,  death

My Left Foot: The Story Of Christy Brown (1989) is one of the best movies like Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Biography, Drama

My Left Foot: The Story Of Christy Brown (1989)

Christy Brown is a spastic quadriplegic born to a large, poor Irish family. His mother, Mrs Brown, recognizes the intelligence and humanity in the lad everyone else regards as a vegetable. Eventually, Christy matures into a cantankerous writer who uses his only functional limb, his left foot, to write with. (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair,  hospital
Characters:catholic,  priest
Story:catholic church,  quadriplegic,  determination,  suicide attempt,  ambulance,  birthday,  brother sister relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  death,  fight

Rocky Balboa (2006)
Drama, Sport

Rocky Balboa (2006)

When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging the Itallian Stallion to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and friends, Rocky agrees to come out of retirement and face an opponent who's faster, stronger and thirty years his junior. With the odds stacked firmly against him, Rocky takes on Dixon in what will become the greatest fight in boxing history, a hard-hitting, action-packed battle of the ages. (Read More)

Story:watching boxing on tv,  boxing film,  boxing manager,  boxing movie,  boxing,  fighting movie,  underdog,  boxer,  las vegas nevada,  directed by star,  fight

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The Prophecy (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Prophecy (1995)

"Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little," says Thomas Daggett. "But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too much?" Daggett nearly became a priest; now he's a cop. He may want to put religion behind him, but one morning a weird, eyeless, hermaphroditic corpse turns up. Suddenly he is on a path that will put him right in the middle of a war in Heaven. And once again, Heaven will show him too much: gore, blood, charred flesh, living corpses and much worse. Even more central to the heavenly war effort is a young girl. This American Indian child has something Gabriel wants. And Gabriel is willing to kill her and anyone in his path - or even reanimate a corpse or two - to get it. (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Locations:hospital
Characters:waitress,  priest
Story:catholic church,  los angeles california,  profanity,  suicide attempt,  diner,  ambulance,  california,  prayer,  death,  fight

Nurse Betty (2000)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Nurse Betty (2000)

A Kansas City waitress with dreams of becoming a nurse becomes delusional after seeing her no-good car salesman husband murdered. Becoming delusional from shock, she becomes convinced that she is the former fiancee of her soap opera idol. What she also believes is that the soap opera is real and goes to LA to find the hospital where he works as a cardiologist. Meanwhile, her husband's murderers are searching for the drugs stolen by her husband and, as luck would have it, they are stored in the trunk of the car she drove off in. Freeman, an aging hit man planning his retirement after this job, also becomes delusional about the woman he is tracking. This is why Nurse Betty (2000) is one of the best movies like Million Dollar Baby (2004). (Read More)

Themes:tragedy
Locations:hospital
Characters:waitress,  lawyer
Story:los angeles california,  cupcake,  racial slur,  diner,  ambulance,  birthday,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  death

Rocky (1976) is one of the best movies like Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Drama, Sport

Rocky (1976)

Rocky Balboa is a struggling boxer trying to make the big time, working as a debt collector for a pittance. When heavyweight champion Apollo Creed visits Philadelphia, his managers want to set up an exhibition match between Creed and a struggling boxer, touting the fight as a chance for a "nobody" to become a "somebody". The match is supposed to be easily won by Creed, but someone forgot to tell Rocky, who sees this as his only shot at the big time. (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Characters:catholic
Story:boxer,  boxing trainer,  boxing gym,  title fight,  fighting movie,  underdog,  nickname,  gift,  boxing,  brother sister relationship,  fight

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Rocky V (1990)
Drama, Sport

Rocky V (1990)

Rocky Balboa is forced to retire after having permanent damage inflicted on him in the ring by the Russian boxer Ivan Drago. Returning home after the Drago bout, Balboa discovers that the fortune that he had acquired as heavyweight champ has been stolen and lost on the stockmarket by his accountant. His boxing days over, Rocky begins to coach an up-and-coming fighter named Tommy Gunn. Rocky cannot compete, however, with the high salaraies and glittering prizes being offered to Gunn by other managers in town. (Read More)

Characters:lawyer,  priest
Story:boxer,  boxing,  boxing film,  boxing movie,  boxing trainer,  boxing gym,  boxing gloves,  fighting movie,  underdog,  brother sister relationship,  fight

Run All Night (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Run All Night (2015)

Professional Brooklyn hitman Jimmy Conlon is more commonly known as THE GRAVEDIGGER. Jimmy was a mob hit-man, who was best friends with his boss Sean Maguire. But when Jimmy's son, Michael, is marked for death by the mob, Jimmy must go up against Sean to protect Michael at all costs. Together, he and Michael must avoid corrupt cops, contract killers and the mob to survive the night. (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Locations:hospital
Story:boxing gym,  irish american,  death of protagonist,  boxer,  no opening credits,  boxing,  diner,  sister sister relationship,  brother sister relationship,  three word title,  mother daughter relationship,  death

The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Drama

The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

A small community is torn apart by a tragic accident which kills most of the town's children. A lawyer visits the victims' parents in order to profit from the tragedy by stirring up the their anger and launching a class action suit against anyone they can blame. The community is paralyzed by its anger and cannot let go. All but one young girl, left in a wheelchair after the accident, who finds the courage to lead the way toward healing. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  tragedy
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:lawyer
Story:expensive gift,  hospital visit,  welfare,  hospital bed,  ambulance,  sister sister relationship,  three word title,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  death

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Brooklyn (2015) is one of the best movies like Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Drama, Romance

Brooklyn (2015)

In late 1951, Eilis Lacey, a young Irish girl, emigrates to Brooklyn. Sponsored by Father Flood, a priest from her native town Enniscorthy, she is assured to find a full-time job there. But the early days are tough, seasickness being soon replaced by loneliness and homesickness, two feelings all the more acutely felt by Eilis for having had to leave behind her widowed mother and her dear sister Rose. She nevertheless little by little manages to find her footing by adapting to her job as a salesgirl, by studying bookkeeping at Brooklyn College as well as with a little help from both Father Flood and Mrs. Kehoe, the owner of the boarding school she now lives in. And not only does graduation follow but love shows its face in Tony, an Italian-American plumber, full of adoration and respect for her. They end up marrying, although keeping the thing secret. It is at that point that tragedy strikes inciting Eilis to return to Enniscorthy to support her mother morally. And there a strange thing happens : she gradually gets lured by the charms of her native place, going far as to let herself be wooed by Jim Farrell, a young local. This is why Brooklyn (2015) is one of the best movies like Million Dollar Baby (2004). (Read More)

Themes:tragedy
Locations:usa
Characters:catholic,  priest
Story:catholic church,  irish american,  voice over letter,  europe,  voice over,  ambulance,  prayer,  sister sister relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  death

Dragonfly (2002)
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Dragonfly (2002)

Dr. Joe Darrow is a recently widowed doctor. He is grieving due to the death of his pregnant wife in a Red Cross mission in Venezuela. Although being atheist, he began to believe that his dead wife wants to communicate with him, through her young patients in the Pediatrics of a Chicago hospital.

Themes:guilt,  tragedy
Locations:wheelchair,  hospital
Characters:catholic,  lawyer,  priest
Story:pay phone,  suicide attempt,  ambulance,  brother sister relationship,  death,  father daughter relationship

Ali (2001)
Biography, Drama, Sport

Ali (2001)

In 1964, a brash new pro boxer, fresh from his olympic gold medal victory, explodes on to the scene, Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self confidence with his unapologetic belief that he is the greatest boxer of all time. To his credit, he sets out to prove that with his highly agile and forceful style soon making him a formidable boxer who soon claims the heavyweight championship. His personal life is no less noteworthy with his allegiance to the Nation of Islam, his friendship with the controversial Malcolm X and his abandonment of his slave name in favour of Muhammad Ali stirring up controversy. Yet, at the top of his game, both Ali's personal and professional lives face the ultimate test with the military draft rules are changed, making him eligible for military induction during the Vietnam War. Despite the fact that he could easily agree to a sweetheart deal that would have meant an easy tour of duty for himself, Ali refuses to submit on principle to cooperate in an unjust war for a racist nation that treated his people so poorly. The cost of that stand is high as he finds himself unable to legally box in his own country while his case is contested in court. What follows is a battle for a man who would sacrifice so much for what he believes in and a comeback that would cement his legend as one of the great sports figures of all time. (Read More)

Characters:lawyer
Story:boxer,  boxing movie,  boxing gym,  boxing gloves,  pay phone,  racial slur,  boxing,  prayer,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  fight,  death

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Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:brutality
Locations:hospital
Story:los angeles california,  profanity,  gas station,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  california,  three word title,  number in title,  fight,  death

Creed (2015) is one of the best movies like Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Drama, Sport

Creed (2015)

Adonis Johnson is the son of the famous boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died in a boxing match in _Rocky IV (1985)_ (qv). Adonis wasn't born until after his father's death and wants to follow his fathers footsteps in boxing. He seeks a mentor who is the former heavyweight boxing champion and former friend of Apollo Creed, the retired Rocky Balboa. Rocky eventually agrees to mentor Adonis. With Rocky's help they hope to get a title job to face even deadlier opponents than his father. But whether he is a true fighter remains to be seen.... (Read More)

Locations:england,  hospital
Story:boxing,  los angeles california,  title fight,  fighting movie,  underdog,  boxer,  no opening credits,  fight,  death

The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Drama, Romance, Western

The Horse Whisperer (1998)

A teenage girl riding a horse is hit by a truck. To help heal her troubled/injured daughter, and horse, the mother takes them to Montana to recuperate at the ranch of a 'horse whisperer', a horse healer of mystical talents. The mother proceeds to fall in love with him, as well. This is why The Horse Whisperer (1998) is one of the best movies like Million Dollar Baby (2004). (Read More)

Locations:usa,  hospital
Story:public phone,  hospital bed,  amputation,  amputee,  directed by star,  pay phone,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  death

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Doubt (2008)
Drama, Mystery

Doubt (2008)

It's 1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. A charismatic priest, Father Flynn, is trying to upend the school's strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the iron-gloved Principal who believes in the power of fear-based discipline. The winds of political change are sweeping through the community, and indeed, the school has just accepted its first black student, Donald Miller. But when Sister James, a hopeful innocent, shares with Sister Aloysius her guilt-inducing suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to Donald, Sister Aloysius sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth and to expunge Flynn from the school. Now, without a shard of proof besides her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn which threatens to tear apart the community with irrevocable consequences. (Read More)

Themes:guilt
Characters:priest,  catholic
Story:catholic church,  welfare,  janitor,  gift,  prayer,  brother sister relationship,  f rated

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (2005)
Drama, Horror, Thriller

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (2005)

When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trail begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing Moore, but it is not going to be easy, as no one wants to believe what Father Moore says is true. (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Characters:lawyer,  priest,  catholic
Story:voice over letter,  pay phone,  prayer,  death,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship

21 Grams (2003) is one of the best movies like Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married homemaker with two young daughters, with hiding a secret past; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to live a law-abiding life and raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will have learnt harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  tragedy
Locations:hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:suicide attempt,  diner,  ambulance,  prayer,  birthday,  sister sister relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  number in title,  death

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The Human Stain (2003)
Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Human Stain (2003)

The Human Stain is the story of Coleman Silk (Hopkins), a classics professor with a terrible secret that is about to shatter his life in a small New England town. When his affair with a young troubled janitor (Kidman) is uncovered, the secret Silk had harbored for over fifty years from his wife, his children and colleague, writer Nathan Zuckerman, fast explodes in a conflagration of devastating consequences. It is Zuckerman who stumbles upon Silk's secret and sets out to reconstruct the unknown biography of this eminent, upright man, esteemed as an educator for nearly all his life, and to understand how this ingeniously contrived life came unraveled. (Read More)

Locations:england,  hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:age difference,  janitor,  boxer,  boxing,  birthday,  brother sister relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  fight,  death

Gran Torino (2008)
Drama

Gran Torino (2008)

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. He is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood. This is why Gran Torino (2008) is one of the best movies like Million Dollar Baby (2004). (Read More)

Themes:tragedy
Locations:usa,  hospital
Characters:catholic,  lawyer,  priest
Story:catholic church,  irish american,  death of protagonist,  strong female character,  gift,  directed by star,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  ambulance,  birthday,  brother sister relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  death

The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Locations:wheelchair,  hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:los angeles california,  strong female character,  profanity,  pay phone,  gas station,  racial slur,  diner,  ambulance,  california,  birthday,  three word title,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  death,  fight

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Whip It (2009) is one of the best movies like Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Drama, Sport

Whip It (2009)

In a town near Austin, Bliss Cavendar's strong-willed mom believes Bliss, at 17, can win pageants - the key to a happy life. Bliss isn't the beauty pageant type: she's shy, quiet, and has just one friend, Pash, her fellow waitress at a diner. Things change for Bliss when she discovers a women's roller derby league in Austin, tries out, proves to be whip fast, and makes a team. Now she needs to become someone tough on the rink, keep her parents from finding out where she goes twice a week, and do something about a first crush, on a musician she meets at the derby. Meanwhile, mom still sees Bliss as Miss Bluebonnet. Things are on a collision course; will everyone get banged up? (Read More)

Characters:waitress
Story:female athlete,  reading aloud,  underdog,  nickname,  strong female lead,  strong female character,  pay phone,  diner,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  f rated

Gone With The Wind (1939)
Drama, History, Romance, War

Gone With The Wind (1939)

Scarlett is a woman who can deal with a nation at war, Atlanta burning, the Union Army carrying off everything from her beloved Tara, the carpetbaggers who arrive after the war. Scarlett is beautiful. She has vitality. But Ashley, the man she has wanted for so long, is going to marry his placid cousin, Melanie. Mammy warns Scarlett to behave herself at the party at Twelve Oaks. There is a new man there that day, the day the Civil War begins. Rhett Butler. Scarlett does not know he is in the room when she pleads with Ashley to choose her instead of Melanie. (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Story:leg amputation,  london england,  determination,  writing a letter,  amputation,  reading aloud,  irish american,  strong female lead,  strong female character,  prayer,  birthday,  sister sister relationship,  brother sister relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  f rated,  death,  fight

Ladder 49 (2004)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Ladder 49 (2004)

Under the watchful eye of his mentor Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. Jack has reached a crossroads, however, as the sacrifices he's made have put him in harm's way innumerable times and significantly impacted his relationship with his wife and kids. Responding to the worst blaze in his career, he becomes trapped inside a 20-story building. And as he reflects on his life, now Deputy Chief Kennedy frantically coordinates the effort to save him. (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Characters:catholic,  priest
Story:catholic church,  mentor protege relationship,  irish american,  birthday,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  fight,  death

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On The Waterfront (1954)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

On The Waterfront (1954)

Characters:catholic,  lawyer,  priest
Story:boxer,  catholic church,  irish american,  brother sister relationship,  three word title,  death,  father daughter relationship,  fight

Conviction (2010) is one of the best movies like Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Biography, Drama

Conviction (2010)

Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction.

Themes:guilt
Characters:waitress,  lawyer
Story:voice over letter,  strong female lead,  strong female character,  diner,  prayer,  brother sister relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  fight,  death

We Are Your Friends (2015)
Drama, Music, Romance

We Are Your Friends (2015)

Cole is an aspiring DJ who spends his days scheming with his childhood friends and his nights working on the one track that will set the world on fire. All of this changes when he meets a charismatic but damaged older DJ named James, who takes him under his wing. Things get complicated, however, when Cole starts falling for James' much younger girlfriend, Sophie. With Cole's forbidden relationship intensifying and his friendships unraveling, he must choose between love, loyalty, and the future he is destined for. (Read More)

Characters:waitress
Story:los angeles california,  camera focus on female butt,  las vegas nevada,  gift,  no opening credits,  diner,  birthday,  fight

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Lionheart (1990)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sport

Lionheart (1990)

Lyon Gaultier is a deserter in the Foreign Legion arriving in the USA entirely hard up. He finds his brother between life and death and his sister-in-law without the money needed to heal her husband and to maintain her child. To earn the money needed, Gaultier decides to take part in some very dangerous clandestine fights. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy
Locations:usa,  hospital
Story:los angeles california,  cheering crowd,  nickname,  boxer,  pay phone,  racial slur,  boxing,  california,  mother daughter relationship,  death,  fight

Deux Jours, Une Nuit (2014)
Drama

Deux Jours, Une Nuit (2014)

Sandra Bya, married with two children, has been off work from her job at Solwal on medical leave for depression. During her absence from work, her boss, M. Dumont, on the suggestion of her immediate supervisor, the shop foreman Jean-Marc, figures that her section of the company can function with sixteen people working full time with a bit of overtime instead of seventeen with no overtime, that seventeenth person being Sandra. Because of the global competition the company faces, Dumont decides the company can only finance the annual bonuses for those sixteen employees, which are EUR1,000 per person, or Sandra's job, leaving the decision to those sixteen. On a Friday near the end of her medical leave, Sandra learns of this situation from her friend and co-worker Juliette after the "show of hands" vote is held, the result a 13-3 decision for the bonuses over Sandra's job. Because Juliette knows Jean-Marc, who is determined to get rid of Sandra, influenced the vote by scare mongering through misinformation, Juliette and Sandra, at the end of the working day on Friday, are able to convince Dumont to hold another secret ballot on Monday morning, with Sandra needing a majority to keep her job, meaning nine votes. By Saturday morning, Sandra's supportive husband, Manu, convinces her that over the weekend she should speak to each and all of the thirteen who voted for the bonuses to get them to change their minds. The Byas not only need the income from Sandra's job but Manu believes the job is a symbol for Sandra of her own self worth, important now in her tenuous mental state. As Sandra reluctantly goes about this task, she finds that not only is she uncomfortable being in this somewhat confrontational situation, but that the people who voted against her have their own household conflicts over their own EUR1,000, which would keep some of them afloat financially. As the weekend progresses, Sandra will find if she is strong enough emotionally to deal with the situation. (Read More)

Themes:guilt
Locations:hospital
Story:hospital visit,  asking for help,  bottled water,  determination,  hospital bed,  europe,  suicide attempt,  ambulance,  brother sister relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  number in title,  fight

Wild Card (2015) is one of the best movies like Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Wild Card (2015)

Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing. This is why Wild Card (2015) is one of the best movies like Million Dollar Baby (2004). (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Locations:hospital
Characters:waitress,  lawyer
Story:broken nose,  las vegas nevada,  pay phone,  racial slur,  diner,  fight,  death

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Elizabeth (1998)
Biography, Drama, History

Elizabeth (1998)

This film details the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, as played by Cate Blanchett. The main focus is the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.

Themes:brutality
Locations:england
Characters:catholic,  priest
Story:catholic church,  prayer,  sister sister relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  death

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Comedy, Drama

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

In Albuquerque, Sheryl Hoover brings her suicidal brother Frank to the breast of her dysfunctional and emotionally bankrupted family. Frank is homosexual, an expert in Proust. He tried to commit suicide when he was rejected by his boyfriend and his great competitor became renowned and recognized as number one in the field of Proust. Sheryl's husband Richard is unsuccessfully trying to sell his self-help and self-improvement technique using nine steps to reach success, but he is actually a complete loser. Her son Dwayne has taken a vow of silence as a follower of Nietzsche and aims to be a jet pilot. Dwayne's grandfather Edwin was sent away from the institution for elders (Sunset Manor) and is addicted in heroin. When her seven-year-old daughter Olive has a chance to dispute the Little Miss Sunshine pageant in Redondo Beach, California, the whole family travels together in their old Volkswagen Type 2 (Kombi) in a funny journey of hope of winning the talent contest and to make a dream come true. (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair,  hospital
Characters:waitress
Story:california,  underdog,  pay phone,  gas station,  no opening credits,  diner,  ambulance,  sister sister relationship,  brother sister relationship,  three word title,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  death

Milk (2008)
Biography, Drama, History, Romance

Milk (2008)

Using flashbacks from a statement recorded late in life and archival footage for atmosphere, this film traces Harvey Milk's career from his 40th birthday to his death. He leaves the closet and New York, opens a camera shop that becomes the salon for San Francisco's growing gay community, and organizes gays' purchasing power to build political alliances. He runs for office with lover Scott Smith as his campaign manager. Victory finally comes on the same day Dan White wins in the city's conservative district. The rest of the film sketches Milk's relationship with White and the 1978 fight against a statewide initiative to bar gays and their supporters from public school jobs. (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair
Characters:lawyer
Story:catholic church,  death of title character,  mentor protege relationship,  irish american,  death of protagonist,  pay phone,  california,  birthday,  death,  fight

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The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) is one of the best movies like Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

Mick Haller is a defense lawyer who works out of his Lincoln. When a wealthy Realtor is accused of assaulting a prostitute, Haller is asked to defend him. The man claims that the woman is trying to get some money out of him. But when Haller looks at the evidence against him, he learns that this case might be linked to an old case of his. (Read More)

Locations:usa,  hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:los angeles california,  vhs tape,  three word title,  death

Night On Earth (1991)
Comedy, Drama

Night On Earth (1991)

A collection of five stories involving cab drivers in five different cities. Los Angeles - A talent agent for the movies discovers her cab driver would be perfect to cast, but the cabbie is reluctant to give up her solid cab driver's career. New York - An immigrant cab driver is continually lost in a city and culture he doesn't understand. Paris - A blind girl takes a ride with a cab driver from the Ivory Coast and they talk about life and blindness. Rome - A gregarious cabbie picks up an ailing man and virtually talks him to death. Helsinki - an industrial worker gets laid off and he and his compatriots discuss the bleakness and unfairness of love and life and death. This is why Night On Earth (1991) is one of the best movies like Million Dollar Baby (2004). (Read More)

Locations:usa
Characters:priest
Story:los angeles california,  strong female character,  europe,  pay phone,  death

Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Drama

Five Easy Pieces (1970)

Robert Dupea has given up his promising career as a concert pianist and is now working in oil fields. He lives together with Rayette, who's a waitress in a diner. When Robert hears from his sister that his father isn't well, he drives up to Washington to see him, taking Rayette with him. There he gets confronted with his rich, cultured family that he had left behind. (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair
Characters:waitress
Story:diner,  los angeles california,  neck injury,  mentor protege relationship,  gas station,  california,  brother sister relationship,  number in title,  fight

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Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:brutality
Story:profanity,  pay phone,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  diner,  california,  birthday,  father daughter relationship,  death,  fight

Alpha Dog (2006) is one of the best movies like Million Dollar Baby (2004)
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)

Themes:tragedy
Characters:lawyer
Story:public phone,  pay phone,  racial slur,  suicide attempt,  california,  birthday,  mother daughter relationship,  death

Runaway Jury (2003)
Drama, Thriller

Runaway Jury (2003)

Wendell Rohr is a torts lawyer taking on the gun lobby. Rankin Fitch is the jury consultant for the Defendants and between them the battle is for the hearts and minds of the jury. But there is someone on the inside. Nicholas Easter is a juror with a girlfriend, Marlee, on the outside. they have a past ..... and their own agenda. (Read More)

Characters:lawyer,  waitress
Story:pay phone,  suicide attempt,  diner,  ambulance,  prayer,  birthday,  sister sister relationship,  fight,  death

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