Movies like The Calcium Kid

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The Calcium Kid (2004)
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The Calcium Kid (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
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, athlete's life, ambition, relationship vs career, rivalry, contests and competitions, lifestyle, sport, fame, fight, pirate, best friends, friends, power relations, dancing, boxing, hostage, running, masturbation, irish, champion, balloon, milk, underwear, fatal attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, usa, europe, florida, london

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 sport, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, lifestyle, underdog and sport team mostly in Comedy, Sport and Drama genres. Some movies like The Calcium Kid: The Minis (2007), Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001), Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (2002), Break Point (2014), Blackball (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Minis (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Dwarfs playing basketball... with Dennis Rodman.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic
Plot: sport, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, follow your dream, hopes, athlete and trainer, hotshot hero, friends, sport team, rivalry, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venice beach california, california
⇓ 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: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic
Plot: sport, soccer, athlete's life, rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, sport team, rivalry, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, underdog, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, england, europe, brazil, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: semi serious, exciting, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, hockey, rivalry, profanity, sport team, against the rules, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, siblings relations, lifestyle, athlete's life, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.0
 1K
Break Point (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jimmy Price is a reckless man-child on the last leg of his career as a doubles tennis player. When his latest partner drops him, he realizes he's officially burned all of his bridges on the pro circuit. He decides to make one last ditch effort ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: tennis, sport, rivalry, odd couple, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete's life, family relations, verbal byplay, siblings relations, underdog, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 5.6
 4K
Blackball (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Blackball follows the fortunes of Cliff Starkey, a working-class fine of lawn bowls with an exceptional talent. Wanting to take on the Aussies he manages to become regional champion, only to get banned. Sports agent Rich Schwartz picks him up and ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic
Plot: sport, rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, social differences, love affair, against the rules, lifestyle, society, interracial relations, contests and competitions, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.2
 2K
Waterboys (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a Japanese school, 5 adolescent geeks join the new sport teacher and take up the challenge to take part in the synchronised swimming competition, in-spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, sport, swimming, high school, athlete's life, against the odds, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, human spirit, follow your dream, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.0
 310
Home Team (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Henry Butler (Steve Guttenberg) is a professional athlete with a little Pete Rose in him. His athletic interests go beyond the playing field and into the gambling dens. Convicted for his addiction, the soccer player is assigned to community service ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching
Plot: sport, underdog, animal life, rivalry, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, addiction, gambling, lifestyle, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal quebec canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Great White Hype (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the champ's promoter, Rev. Sultan, decides something new is needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches, he searches and finds the only man to ever beat the champ. The problem is that he isn't a boxer anymore and he's ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, boxer, contests and competitions, cons and scams, athlete's life, investigation, rivalry, satire, underdog, interracial relations, athlete and trainer, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, cleveland ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 4.4
 1K
7-10 Split (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An aspiring actor whose career is in the dumps, exploits his amazing bowling skills to take the PBA by storm and becomes rich and famous, only to lose his best girl and best friend...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sex comedy
Plot: bowling, friendship, misfit, farce, contests and competitions, lifestyle, athlete's life, sport, destiny, rivalry, friends, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 3.9
 422
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: human spirit, lifestyle, against the odds, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, hopes, uninhibited rivalry, silly humor, friends, skiing, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.9
 559
Tour de Force (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Family man François Nouel (Clovis Cornillac) is the number one fan of the Tour de France – an obsession that costs him his wife and his job. At a loose end, François meets a former sports manager, Rémi (Bouli Lanners) who encourages him to take ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, light, captivating ...
Plot: cycling, riding a bicycle, contests and competitions, ambition, human spirit, rivalry, escapades, hopes, sport, lifestyle, underdog, obsessive quest
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.9
 3K
Kung Fu Dunk (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Shi-Jie is a brilliant martial artist from the Kung Fu School. One day, he encounters a group of youths playing basketball and shows off how easy it is for him, with his martial arts training, to do a Slam Dunk. Watching him was Chen-Li, a shrewd ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, orphan, university, basketball, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport team, teamwork, brother sister relationship, martial arts, chinese, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 2.1
 5K
Surf School (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A rag-tag bunch of seniors, complete outsiders at their surf-crazed Laguna Beach High School, decide to crash the biggest team surf contest. In order to prevail, however, they must do one important thing...learn to surf! We're taking your ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, sport, high school, friendship, lifestyle, ambition, teenage love, teenage life, youth, rivalry, love affair, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.1
 16K
7 Days in Hell (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A fictional documentary-style expose on the rivalry between two tennis stars who battled it out in a 1999 match that lasted seven days.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Plot: tennis, sport, tennis player, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, parody, adaptation, irreverent, technology, storytelling ...
Time: 21st century, future, 80s
Place: england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 444
Bleacher Bums (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Adapted from a 1979 stage play written by Chicago's Organic Theater Company, BLEACHER BUMS details the exploits of a group of baseball fans as they sit in the bleachers of Lakeview Park watching a game between the hometown Bruins take on the ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: sport, gambling, friends, baseball, rivalry, follow your dream, against the odds, lifestyle, buddies, ambition, athlete's life, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Dream Team (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A former footballer living in Brittany enlists his old teammates to help the local fisherman to win some games in order to raise money and save jobs.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, buddies, sport team, lifestyle, reunion, working class, self discovery, ambition, contests and competitions, hopes, society, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.2
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Cloud 9 (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Has-been sports promoter Billy Cole gets a second shot at fame and fortune when he puts together a women's volleyball team, comprised of exotic dancers...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: sport, beach, lifestyle, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, partners, self discovery, cons and scams, womanizer, seduction, beach volleyball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Save Your Legs! (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When cricket obsessed Teddy Brown realizes his mates are growing up and moving on, he leads them and his D-Grade team on an audacious tour of India, where stumps fly, friendships fray and Ted learns that it's time to start playing shots for ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious
Plot: rivalry, ambition, follow your dream, sport team, fish out of water, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, culture clash, buddies, society, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Bring It on Again (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When new students can't get onto their college cheerleading team, they form their own squad and prepare for a cheer off.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: cheerleader, cheerleading, sport, competition, athlete's life, against the odds, teenage life, friendship, ambition, youth, sport team, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Football Days (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sport
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, sport, marriage, follow your dream, athlete's life, starting over, ambition, sport team, rivalry, lifestyle, introspection, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Hot Flashes (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, challenge the current high school girls’ state champs to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as the women go to comic extremes to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sport, basketball, rivalry, contests and competitions, against the odds, friendship, ambition, sport team, underdog, reunion, strong female presence, breast cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fourth 'Bring It On' movie is set at a cheerleader camp in Florida with a 'West Side Story' musical feel has the female captain of the West Side Sharks meeting and romancing a male member of the East Coast Jets amid their ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: cheerleader, cheerleading, sport, rivalry, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, teenage life, uninhibited rivalry, curses spells and rituals, athlete's life, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.9
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Slammed (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hilarity ensues when friends Jeff and Derek try to enter the world of back bar wrestling; where the most beautiful girls could beat the tar out of both of them without a second thought. Even with a little help from the notorious Buckle Girls, can ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Plot: ambition, friendship, rivalry, love and romance, hotshot hero, contests and competitions, sport, romance, on the road, lifestyle, survival, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 4.0
 206
Puck Hogs (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Puck Hogs follows a men's recreational hockey team, The Puck Hogs, through a brutally hilarious weekend tournament. In the tradition of the cult classic This is Spinal Tap, Puck Hogs is a hocku-mentary comedy about ice-prone boys turning into ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hockey, lifestyle, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, silly humor, nothing to lose, sport team, buddies, underdog, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Christina Milian stars as sassy cheer captain Lina Cruz, whose world is turned upside-down when her family moves from the urban streets of East Los Angeles to the sunny beach town of Malibu. At her new school, Lina clashes with Avery, the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, cheerleader, cheerleading, teenage love, high school hunk, contests and competitions, siblings relations, youth, lifestyle, teenage life, rivalry, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, malibu california, florida, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930's.
Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: sport, baseball, athlete and trainer, relationship vs career, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions, interracial relations, on the road, lifestyle, against the odds, society ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
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Soccer Mom (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A warm-hearted comedy about a compulsive soccer mom who masquerades as a famous Italian soccer star hired to coach her daughter's floundering soccer team, then struggles frantically to keep her wacky charade going long enough to see the girls ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: sport, sport team, hidden identity, family life, rivalry, contests and competitions, soccer, underdog, ambition, family relations, lifestyle, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Slap Shot 3: The Junior League (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Get ready for a rough-and-tumble comedy that knows how to kick some serious puck!
Style: exciting, humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, rivalry, sport team, siblings relations, small town life, hockey, love triangle, power relations, social relations, nothing to lose, hopes, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 2K
Curling King (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Once a great curling star, Truls Paulsen is diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder and banned from competition. But when he learns that his old friend and coach Gordon is on his deathbed, Truls, heavily-medicated decides to compete again, in ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat, cult film
Plot: goofy hero, ambition, disorder, ex athlete, buddies, silly humor, rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions, partners, obsession, money raising ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 917
Paper Lion (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Sportswriter George Plimpton poses as a rookie quarterback for the Detroit Lions for a "Sports Illustrated" article.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, football movie
Plot: sport, sport team, american football, writers, lifestyle, human spirit, partners, rivalry, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ego clash ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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