Movies like The Calcium Kid

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The Calcium Kid (2004)
 5.6
 4K
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, realistic, semi serious
Plot: boxer, pirate, best friends, athlete's life, friends, contests and competitions, ambition, lifestyle, rivalry, relationship vs career, power relations, sport, dancing, boxing, running, masturbation, irish, champion, fatal attraction, abuse, bar fight, fame, drinking, cigar smoking, underwear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, florida, usa, europe

Most similar movies to The Calcium Kid

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and not serious films with plots about ambition, friends, rivalry, contests and competitions, lifestyle, buddies and youth mostly in Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like The Calcium Kid: Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001), Gym Teacher: The Movie (2008), Magicians (2007), Stuntmen (2009), Out on Parole (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, witty, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: prom, lifestyle, high school life, buddies, teenage life, best friends, friends, contests and competitions, social relations, high school, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: feel good, realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: soccer, sport, rivalry, underdog, sport team, lifestyle, ambition, rise to the top, contests and competitions, friends, athlete's life, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, rio de janeiro, latin america, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: realistic, not serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: contests and competitions, teachers and students, mischievous children, couple relations, youth, power relations, ambition, rivalry, school, couples, disorder
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: realistic, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Plot: contests and competitions, hardcase students, coming of age, redemption, youth, power relations, family life, underdog, rivalry, school, ambition, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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 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: clever, not serious, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, fear of flying, guillotine, wizards and magicians, friendship, uninhibited rivalry, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, contests and competitions, friends, prank, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.4
 610
Stuntmen (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the industry's two biggest stuntmen are nominated for Stuntman of the Year, an over-ambitious documentarian reignites a dormant rivalry between the two men that results in an all out press war.
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, semi serious, humorous
Plot: stuntman, rivalry, contests and competitions, actor's life, filmmaking, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, downfall, ambition, hollywood, showbiz, celebrity culture
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: parole officer, rivalry, race against time, ambition, chases and races, wizards and magicians, cons and scams, contests and competitions, friends, black cast, african american, ex convict
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Super Sweet 16: The Movie (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, blind ambition, friends, siblings relations, teenage life, couples, high school, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, youth, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Movie in collections
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, skiing, athlete's life, ambition, buddies, power relations, friends, rich and poor, uninhibited rivalry, youth, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, rivalry, lifestyle, against the odds, betrayal, ambition, sport team, power relations, rebellion, underdog, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 2.7
 394
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, contests and competitions, friends, athlete's life, hopes, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, hotshot hero, ambition, college, power relations, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good
Plot: sport, friendship, marriage, soccer, social misfits, parents and children, unfulfillment, friends, follow your dream, family relations, contests and competitions, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Flying Scissors (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Comedy starring Mason Pettit, Matthew Arkin, Devin Ratray
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, lifestyle, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, rock paper scissors, feminist, steroids, museum
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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: realistic, humorous, not serious, light
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: obsessive quest, buddies, on the road, computers and web, contests and competitions, video game, rivalry, friends, misfit partners, adventure, partners, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friends, disorder, best friends, lifestyle, urban, twentysomething life, city life, singleness, hung over, nothing goes right, best friend
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.3
 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: semi serious, stylized, humorous, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: starting over, rise and fall, society, friends, self discovery, best friends, unemployment, ambition, nightlife, buddies, nightclub, rising to stardom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: talky, semi serious, humorous, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, rivalry, male friendship, college life, buddies, sport team, friends, youth, friendship, baseball, friendship between men, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1980, 80s
Place: usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.4
 241
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: contests and competitions, ambition, boardwalk, arcade
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, friends, college, friendship, rivalry, hopes, sport, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, college life, destiny, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: nun, boss and employee, love and romance, vengeance, couple relations, singleness, workplace situations, workplace romance, couples, workplace, culture clash, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: shopping mall, sitcom, workplace, working class, disorder, workplace situations, robbery, security guard
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: ambition, gambling, betrayal, obsession, partners, couples, buddies, best friends, coming of age, estrangement, college, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: lifestyle, battle of the sexes, lovers reunited, alcohol abuse, couples, best friends, friends, love and romance, twentysomething life, romance, shoes, breakup ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: fall in love, friends, love and romance, artists and showbiz, writer's life, blind ambition, desire for fame, bar, ambition, cafe, ghost writer, donkey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: sexy, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, prank, ambition, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, power relations, sport team, friends, high school life, buddies, disorder, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.0
 410
Shred (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: SHRED is a motion picture that tells the story of two washed up pro snowboarders from the 90s named Max (played by Dave England) and Eddie (played by Renee Renee) who attempt to cash in on the fantastic growth of the sport by starting their own ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, buddies, human spirit, partners, ambition, lifestyle, against the odds, skiing, rivalry, underdog, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 4K
Cavemen (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "Cavemen" is a comedic film with a slight edge of drama revolving around the lives of somewhat single, somewhat unemployed guys living in a warehouse converted to living quarters in the 'Arts District' of Downtown Los Angeles, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: looking for love, buddies, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, singleness, love and romance, friends, lifestyle, best friends in love, male female relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 47
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: crime, love and romance, fall in love, buddies, couples, womanizer, love triangle, heist, nanny, criminal heroes, friends, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, spain, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.3
 181
Carpool Guy (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Joel Goodman is a hotshot advertising executive angling for a promotion, but he feels stuck - not least of all in traffic. A seeming answer to his prayers comes in the form of a homeless man whom Joel pays to sit in his passenger seat so he can use ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: office, power relations, workplace, couples, partners, disorder, rivalry, ambition, relationship vs career, workplace situations, traffic jam, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 918
Man About Dog (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three pedigree chumps learn that every underdog has its day in this freewheeling Irish comedy. In hock to the tune of £50,000 to a Belfast bookie and saddled with a dopey greyhound that wouldn't run if its backside was on fire, the likely lads ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dishonesty, buddies, bookies, partners, disorder, ambition, gambling, down on your luck, crimes, friends, crime, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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