Movies like The Calcium Kid

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The Calcium Kid (2004)
 5.6
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The Calcium Kid (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When milkman Jimmy Connelly accidentally puts Britain's contender for the World title out of action, he is propelled from amateur boxer to the world stage and announced as the replacement contender for the championship fight.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: boxer, contests and competitions, relationship vs career, sport, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, best friends, pirate, power relations, friends, lifestyle, milk, drinking milk, fatal attraction, dart, obsessed fan, towel, fame, milkman, press conference, champion, iron, sawed off shotgun, bar fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, florida, usa

Most similar movies to The Calcium Kid

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, friends, lifestyle, youth and buddies mostly in Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like The Calcium Kid: Gym Teacher: The Movie (2008), Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001), Magicians (2007), Out on Parole (2004), The Search for John Gissing (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger! (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This sequel to the popular British comedy sees a new teacher (David Tennant) take over. When he enters his school in the National 'Song for Christmas' Competition, he and his pregnant wife, and the schoolchildren, embark on an epic road ...
Style: feel good, not serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, teachers and students, on the road, youth, power relations, school, disorder, mischievous children, contests and competitions, couple relations, pregnancy, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Gym Teacher: The Movie (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dave Stweie was America's hope for the gold in the 1988 Seoul Games.... until he ran face first into the vault. After Suffering humiliation on a global scale, Dave eventually faded into obscurity and became a gym teacher. A gym teacher with the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Plot: school, athlete's life, hardcase students, underdog, contests and competitions, teachers and students, ambition, rivalry, youth, coming of age, redemption, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mike Bassett: England Manager is an hilarious British Comedy that stars Ricky Thomlinson. Featuring Cameos from Barry Venison, Gabby Yorath, Atomic Kitten and Pele.When the England manager has a heart attack, footballs' top brass turn to Mike ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: soccer, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, underdog, rise to the top, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, brazil, europe, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.0
 5K
Magicians (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of rivaling stage magicians are forced to confront their falling out over a guillotine mishap when they compete in a magic competition.
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, wizards and magicians, guillotine, fear of flying, odd couple, parody, contests and competitions, best friend, magic, prank, disorder, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey?! (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This Christmas the pupils of St Bernadette's and their much-loved, madcap teacher Mr. Poppy are back for their biggest adventure yet involving fantastic flashmobs, excitable elves, Christmas carols and of course Archie the donkey! When their ...
Style: feel good, not serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: teachers and students, school, youth, power relations, disorder, mischievous children, contests and competitions, couple relations, ambition, rivalry, couples
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Out on Parole (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With one more day of parole left, J.T. vows to play by the book. But when he finds out his mom will lose their home unless they come up with a serious amount of money, J.T. takes a chance by entering a lowrider contest that violates his parole.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: contests and competitions, race against time, cons and scams, wizards and magicians, ambition, chases and races, rivalry, friends, parole officer, black cast, african american, ex convict
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Search for John Gissing (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Matthew Barnes is a young exec on the move up who finds himself a pawn in corporate in-fighting when he's sent to London to oversee a merger
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: nun, boss and employee, singleness, workplace romance, couples, workplace, clergy, vengeance, couple relations, culture clash, workplace situations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.1
 3K
Ski School (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rival groups in a skiing school do battle on and off the piste. One gang are rich and serious, the other group are party animals.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, skiing, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, sport, youth, friends, athlete's life, buddies, friendship, rich and poor, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Prom Wars: Love Is a Battlefield (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The graduating class at Miss Aversham and Miss Cronstall's School for Girls find that they have - in defiance of the natural laws of probability - all blossomed simultaneously. Capitalizing on their unique status, and intent on teaching high ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: prom, contests and competitions, high school, high school life, teenage life, rivalry, youth, social relations, best friends, buddies, ambition, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Super Sweet 16: The Movie (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, best friends, high school, contests and competitions, high school life, teenage life, youth, friends, blind ambition, siblings relations, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.0
 46
Flip a Coin (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: CASPER and PHILIP two friends in their mid twenties, share a flat and spend most of their time chasing after girls. They chat girls up together, then flip a coin about who gets to pursue her. PHILIP always wins, but CASPER is the lucky one with the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, friends, crime, buddies, criminal heroes, nanny, womanizer, fall in love, heist, crimes, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.8
 666
Powder Room (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This comedy follows Sam, as her life is turned upside down on a big night out. When reunited with her old college friends, Sam is forced to re-evaluate her life and constructs an elaborate façade in order to convince herself and her friends that ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, talky, toilet humor
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, nightclub, best friends, friends, introspection, reunion, unsupportive friend, clubbing, sitting on a toilet, british, toilet stall, one day time span ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A comedy that follows a group of friends as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.
Style: realistic, talky, semi serious, humorous, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, rivalry, male friendship, sport team, ambition, sport, youth, athlete's life, buddies, contests and competitions, college life, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1980, 80s
Place: usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Security Men (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Duckers, Jimmy and Ray are three work-shy security guards at a shopping mall who spend much of their time mocking their Jobsworth boss Kenneth. One night they bunk off to watch and bet on a boxing match at the electrical shop, only to find on their ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: working class, sitcom, workplace situations, shopping mall, workplace, disorder, robbery, security guard
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: With the original Hanson Brothers still on the same minor league ice hockey team, the Chiefs are sold to a new owner who gives them a female coach and puts them in a league in which they are to be regularly humiliated by an opposing Harlem ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, hockey, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, against the odds, ambition, rebellion, rivalry, power relations, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Football Days (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A comedic romp that celebrates the power of friendship to turn your life around, Dias de Futbol introduces us to Antonio, an ex-convict and amateur shrink who convinces his pals that the best way to overcome their midlife crises and lack of success ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Plot: sport, friendship, soccer, marriage, athlete's life, buddies, underdog, contests and competitions, starting over, parents and children, sport team, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 2.7
 391
The Minis (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Dwarfs playing basketball... with Dennis Rodman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sport, college, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, lifestyle, rivalry, hotshot hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.5
 238
SBK The-Movie (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A film 35 years in the making. One man's journey to become a legend of the Boardwalk by claiming the title of World Champion in the fast paced sport of professional Skeeball.
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic
Plot: contests and competitions, ambition, boardwalk, arcade
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 4.2
 1K
Disco (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Endetté jusqu'au cou dans une affaire de water bed, Didier Travolta, 40 ans, vit au Havre dans le quartier populaire du Grand Large chez sa maman : Madame Graindorge. Il reçoit une lettre de la mère de son fils Brian, 8 ans, qui vit en ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, stylized ...
Plot: buddies, dancer's life, nightclub, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rise and fall, rising to stardom, self discovery, nightlife, ambition, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Show Stoppers (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "Show Stoppers" is a comedy-drama set in the world of Greek stepping on a historically black university in Virginia "where Greek steppers get as much attention as star athletes."
Style: emotional, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: contests and competitions, college, sport, uninhibited rivalry, college life, ambition, rivalry, youth, betrayal, friendship, destiny, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Two Tickets to Paradise (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three guys on the verge of forty begin to realize all the best things in their lives happened before they were twenty. A spontaneous road trip adventure gives them a chance to balance the ledger
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: on the road, best friends, buddies, adventure, road trip, college, contests and competitions, follow your dream, friendship, gambling, ambition, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Flying Scissors (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Comedy starring Mason Pettit, Matthew Arkin, Devin Ratray
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty
Plot: contests and competitions, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, lifestyle, rock paper scissors, museum, steroids, feminist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
My Last Five Girlfriends (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: My Last Five Girlfriends traces the romantic journey of thirtysomething bachelor Duncan. As the film opens, the despondent Duncan is apparently preparing to take his own life, but not before taking the time to send a message to the last five women ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, romance, looking for love, thirtysomething life, love and romance, unfulfillment, true love, unfulfilled love, wooing, breakup, fall in love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Moon in a Bottle (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Zeta has a month to hand in a novel she has been commissioned to write and every day she searches for inspiration among the strange customers who are regulars at the Café Rossignol. There she becomes close to Alicia, a pretty waitress who ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: writer's life, desire for fame, ambition, bar, love and romance, artists and showbiz, blind ambition, fall in love, friends, donkey, cafe, piano ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
That's What She Said (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Longtime best friends Bebe and DeeDee are both wrestling with love. Bebe has met someone new and is in the exuberant phase of a budding romance. DeeDee is trying to move on from someone she can’t forget – mostly in destructive ways. As Bebe ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: best friends, nothing goes right, best friend, singleness, urban, friends, disorder, city life, twentysomething life, hung over, lifestyle
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.9
 2K
Noobz (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four friends hit the road to LA to compete in the Cyberbowl Video Game Championship, but will they be able to compete with the worst hangovers of their lives?
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: on the road, buddies, contests and competitions, video game, adventure, computers and web, ambition, disorder, friends, misfit partners, obsessive quest, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two brothers compete in their own private 25-event Olympics.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, mumblecore ...
Plot: farce, contests and competitions, siblings relations, family gatherings, rivalry, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, uninvited guest, ping pong ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Heartbreak High (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two long-time rival high school football coaches lead their respective teams into battle for the city football championship. However, before the opening kickoff, various students from each school try to do whatever it takes to throw the opposing ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, youth, disorder, buddies, athlete and trainer, high school life, sport team, power relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Two Million Stupid Women (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A handful of insults and fighting best friends, not quite the Birthday presents every girl hopes for. Melissa s not every girl. She is determined to collect insults from all of her past boyfriends before her birthday night is over. But her journey ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: best friends, battle of the sexes, romance, friends, alcohol abuse, lovers reunited, twentysomething life, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, infidelity, birthday ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Bunch of Amateurs (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Burt Reynolds stars as Jefferson Steel, a washed-up Hollywood action star desperate to revive his flagging career. When his sleazy agent signs him up for what he believes is a high-profile Royal Shakespeare Company production of King Lear at ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: comedy of errors, actor's life, culture clash, theater, fish out of water, village, misfit, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, aging, showbiz, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%