Movies like The Club 1980

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The Club (1980)
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The Club (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Boardroom and dressing-room intrigues spill on to the field at the Australian Rules football club.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: politics, sport team, sport, youth, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, hopes, moral dilemma, blind ambition, high school life, society, lifestyle, high school, rise to the top, introspection, boss and employee, coming of age, rivalry, underdog, workplace ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, melbourne australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and feel good films with plots about ambition, sport, rivalry, underdog, contests and competitions, hopes and lifestyle mostly in Sport, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Club: Ping-Pong (2002), Bleacher Bums (2001), Believe in Me (2006), Waterboys (2001), Don's Party (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ping-Pong (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: As children, the introverted Smile was being bullied by a gang of kids until the brash Peco comes by and chases all of them them away. Peco then takes Smile under his wings and teaches him how to play the game of ping pong. From there a life long ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: athlete's life, youth, ping pong, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, human spirit, sport, friendship, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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95%
 6.3
 443
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, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gambling, friends, baseball, follow your dream, against the odds, rivalry, lifestyle, couple relations, ambition, athlete's life, buddies, sport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.1
 925
Believe in Me (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, basketball movie
Plot: high school sports, small town, sport, against the odds, hopes, youth, prodigy, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, underdog, working class ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.2
 3K
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: swimming, high school, athlete's life, against the odds, teenage life, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, sport, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 1K
Don's Party (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Don's Party stars John Hargreaves as Don Henderson, a schoolteacher living with his wife, Kath (Jeanie Drynan), in 1969. Out of boredom, he invites a small group of friends to celebrate a predicted Australian Labor Party (ALP) election victory, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, clever, witty, humorous ...
Plot: politics, cuckolded husband, friends, infidelity, suburbs, friendship, party, australian, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, unlikely couple, media ...
Time: 60s, year 1967, year 1969, 1960s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
A Shot at Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Scottish second division football team Kilnockie is taken over by American Pete Cameron. The new owner puts pressure on manager Gordon McLeod to improve the fortunes of the team, and hires first division player Jackie McQuillan.
Style: realistic, sentimental, inspirational, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, human spirit, follow your dream, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, against the odds, friendship, relationship vs career, contests and competitions, society, rivalry ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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One on One (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Henry Steele is a basketball phenom at his small town high school, but when he matriculates to a big city university on a scholarship, soon realizes that he has few skills outside the sport. Expected by his coach to contribute significantly to the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, small town, basketball, coach, young lovers, follow your dream, sport, ambition, youth, college life, athlete and trainer, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.7
 510
Coach (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Olympic Gold medalist is hired to coach the boys basketball team. But when Coach Randy Rawlings arrives, the school's sexist principal discovers he hired a woman. Blocked from firing her due to discrimination laws, he tries to make sure the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cult film, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: sport team, social relations, ambition, society, hopes, athlete's life, rivalry, dedicated educator, youth, partners, prodigy, power relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Wildcats (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Molly is a high school track coach who knows just as much about football as anyone else on the planet. When a football coach's position becomes vacant, she applies for the job, despite snickers from fellow staff members and her former husband.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: american football, high school, sport team, coach, sport, athlete and trainer, americana, rivalry, ambition, youth, contests and competitions, against the odds ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Final Season (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job and ditches his wedding plans to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, baseball movie, against the odds, ambition, youth, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.3
 7K
Jump In! (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Story revolves around a young boxer, Izzy Daniels, who trains to follow in his father's footsteps by winning the Golden Glove. When his friend, Mary, however, asks him to substitute for a team member in a Double Dutch tournament, the young man ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, teenage life, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, sport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.8
 708
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: hopes, ambition, lifestyle, sport, follow your dream, rivalry, hotshot hero, contests and competitions, athlete's life, sport team, friends, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Necessary Roughness (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When the Texas Southern Armadillos football team is disqualified for cheating and poor grades, the University is forced to pick from a team that actually goes to school. Will they even win a single game?
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: underdog, american football, sport team, sport, college, rivalry, hopes, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, united states, ireland, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the behest of Roger Dorn -- the Minnesota Twins' silver-tongued new owner -- washed-up minor league hurler Gus Cantrell steps up to the plate to take over as skipper of the club's hapless farm team. But little does he know that Dorn has ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: baseball, rivalry, sport team, baseball bat, major league, sport, underdog, strong female presence, friends, power relations, athlete's life, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, usa, south carolina, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Hometown Legend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A teenage drifter finds an opportunity to turn his life around when he joins a high-school football program with a hard-nosed coach.
Style: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: high school, small town, athlete's life, leadership, against the odds, human spirit, teenage life, lifestyle, ambition, society, hopes, sport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Goodbye, Franklin High (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Comic melodrama following the day-to-day life of high school senior Will, a promising but naive athlete struggling with choices that could determine his future, romance and family difficulties.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, partners, athlete's life, performer's life, couples, friends, sport team, power relations, teenage life, college, moral dilemma, hopes ...
Time: 70s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Johnny Be Good (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent scouts or should he attend the local state college ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, football movie, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: high school, college, sport team, coming of age, underdog, youth, romance, buddies, lifestyle, athlete's life, sport, ambition ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: texas, los angeles, alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jimmy Grimble is a shy Manchester school boy. At school he is constantly being bullied by the other kids, and at home he has to face his mother's new boyfriend. However, through football, and some special boots, he manages to gain the ...
Style: touching, uplifting, feel good, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: soccer, misfit, working class, bully, ambition, follow your dream, against the odds, teenage life, sport team, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: baseball, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, follow your dream, americana, sport, athlete's life, underdog, hopes, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 733
Undefeated (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lex 'El Animal' Vargas is a promising Portorican boxer in Queens, but lacks ambition to aim for the big career. That changes after his brother Paulie is accidentally shot dead by a teenager in an amateur hold-up on their late dad's ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, social differences, against the odds, tough heroes, lifestyle, ambition, rise to the top, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rivalry, sport ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.1
 16K
Iqbal (2005)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This is all about chasing your dreams, no matter what the obstacles. The story involves a young deaf and dumb boy who is crazy about cricket.
Style: uplifting, captivating, realistic, semi serious
Plot: human spirit, against the odds, ambition, follow your dream, prodigy, lifestyle, struggle, disability, obsession, athlete's life, rise to the top, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, follow your dream, ambition, sport team, buddies, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, society, fish out of water, culture clash, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After Gordon Bombay's hockey comeback is cut short he is named coach of Team USA Hockey for the Junior Goodwill Games. Bombay reunites the Mighty Ducks and introduces a few new players, however, he finds himself distracted by his newfound fame ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, sport team, athlete and trainer, sport, underdog, family, competition, friendship, friends, power relations, hockey, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, iceland, usa, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Best of Times (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, football movie
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, sport team, rivalry, hopes, buddies, friendship, high school, athlete and trainer, haunted by the past, against the odds, couple relations, ambition ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 5K
Rad (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A BMX racer who lives in a small town with his mother and sister is faced with a tough decision, qualify for Helltrack or take his SAT's in order to attend college.
Style: semi serious, captivating, touching, disturbing, feel good
Plot: human spirit, contests and competitions, youth, rivalry, against the odds, athlete and trainer, teenage life, lifestyle, coming of age, athlete's life, underdog, buddies ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 2K
Sunset Park (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, sport, high school, underdog, athlete and trainer, high school life, human spirit, urban ghetto life, college life, school, teenage life, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: rivalry, athlete's life, love affair, social differences, ambition, against the rules, contests and competitions, hopes, sport, family relations, interracial relations, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Shooting for Socrates (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: SHOOTING FOR SOCRATES is a David Vs. Goliath set in Belfast against the backdrop of the 1986 World Cup. It tells the story of a momentous time in Northern Ireland's football history through the eyes of players, fans and the media. The film also ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: hopes, ambition, rivalry, sport, family relations, sport team, youth, contests and competitions, parents and children, soccer, underdog, soccer fan ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: mexico, ireland, brazil, northern ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 697
Fast Break (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: David Greene is a New York basketball enthusiast, who wants to coach. He is then offered the coaching job at a small Nevada college. He brings along some players, who are a bit odd but good. Like Swish who unknown to the rest of the team is a girl. ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: college, culture clash, basketball, athlete's life, hardcase students, society, dedicated educator, hopes, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s
Place: nevada, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.5
 375
Green Flash (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the ripe old age of 30, Cameron Day has given up his chances at pro-basketball fame and settled into an aimless life. A chance encounter with a beautiful woman lands him smack in the middle of Southern California's pro beach volleyball ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: self discovery, ambition, rivalry, teenage love, ego clash, athlete's life, sport, contests and competitions, prodigy, youth, sport team, beach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%