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, human spirit, athlete and trainer, rise to the top, follow your dream, high school life, rivalry, society, ambition, high school, contests and competitions, americana, introspection, moral dilemma, lifestyle, coming of age, underdog, workplace, against the odds, hopes, athlete's life, blind ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, melbourne australia

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Most similar movies to The Club

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and feel good films with plots about sport, ambition, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes and lifestyle mostly in Sport, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Club: Ping Pong (2002), Bleacher Bums (2001), A Shot at Glory (2000), Believe in Me (2006), The Sports Pages (2001). 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, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, ping pong, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, friendship, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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95%
 6.3
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friends, gambling, baseball, against the odds, follow your dream, rivalry, lifestyle, sport, ambition, couple relations, buddies, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, follow your dream, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, against the odds, friendship, sport team, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: high school sports, basketball, small town, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, underdog, ambition, youth, prodigy, hopes, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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The Sports Pages (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Lionel Waddems (Bob Newhart), a golf fanatic. is put on trial for killing his golf partner (Played by Kelsey Grammer). The movie follows the trial in the news and features interviews by people who knew the men. It is based on 2 short stories ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, journalism, buddies, nothing goes right, hopes, contests and competitions, odd couple, farce, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, teen sex comedy, cult film
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, ego clash, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, prodigy, hopes, society, lifestyle, dedicated educator, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, melancholic, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: college, small town, basketball, coach, sport, follow your dream, ambition, youth, young lovers, rivalry, coming of age, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Blinder (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ex footballer embroiled in a scandal returns hometown clear his name and reignite an old flame.
Style: realistic, uplifting, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, contests and competitions, against the odds, human spirit, homecoming, romance, ambition, sport team, rivalry, hopes, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: talky, realistic, semi serious, clever, witty ...
Plot: politics, friends, friendship, infidelity, suburbs, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, battle of the sexes, buddies, unlikely couple, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, year 1967, year 1969
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Like Mike 2: Streetball (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Another young boy with 'hoop dreams' finds an old pair of Michael Jordan's sneakers and can suddenly play ball like the greatest player in the world.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, contests and competitions, athlete's life, buddies, hopes, sport, rivalry, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, underdog, sport team ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, rivalry, ambition, americana, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, youth, college life ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.3
 8K
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, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, follow your dream, teenage life, ambition, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, parents and children, youth, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, ambition, against the odds, one last chance, sport, lifestyle, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: swimming, high school, athlete's life, against the odds, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, human spirit, teenage life, contests and competitions, sport, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: american football, underdog, sport team, sport, college, hopes, rivalry, human spirit, against the odds, youth, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, semi serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: baseball, sport team, rivalry, major league, sport, underdog, friends, power relations, twins, hopes, buddies, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, south carolina, new jersey
⇓ 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: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friends, couples, sport team, power relations, lifestyle, hopes, sport, partners, buddies, youth, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Hometown Legend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 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: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, sincere
Plot: high school, american football, small town, teenage life, human spirit, against the odds, leadership, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, working class, sport, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, teen sex comedy, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: high school, college, sport team, american football, cheerleader, coming of age, underdog, couples, friends, social relations, power relations, 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: uplifting, touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: soccer, bully, misfit, working class, teenage life, against the odds, ambition, follow your dream, sport team, sport, society, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, suspense
Plot: human spirit, athlete's life, social differences, against the odds, lifestyle, tough heroes, athlete and trainer, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, follow your dream, sport ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, interracial relations, human spirit, relationship vs career, discrimination, against the odds, on the road, racism, kidnapping, americana, athlete and trainer, power relations ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.1
 17K
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, semi serious, realistic
Plot: against the odds, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, prodigy, lifestyle, struggle, disability, obsession, athlete's life, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Plot: rivalry, ambition, follow your dream, society, contests and competitions, buddies, hopes, sport, fish out of water, culture clash, sport team, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
All You've Got (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two Southern California volleyball teams determined to prove their superiority on the court find out that they're not as different as they previously thought after tragedy strikes close to home in director Neema Barnette's affectionate ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: volleyball, high school, ambition, rivalry, teenage love, teenage life, athlete's life, youth, lifestyle, contests and competitions, sport, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 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, ambition, against the rules, love affair, social differences, family relations, sport, society, lifestyle, contests and competitions, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: american football, small town, sport team, haunted by the past, small town life, against the odds, friendship, couple relations, high school, athlete and trainer, redemption, social relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 787
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: college, culture clash, basketball, college life, athlete and trainer, against the odds, fish out of water, disorder, sport team, power relations, stoners, clergy ...
Time: 70s
Place: nevada, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 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, realistic, semi serious, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, sport, high school, underdog, society, hopes, contests and competitions, youth, ambition, hardcase students, lifestyle, dedicated educator ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, semi serious, 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, against the odds, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iceland, los angeles, usa, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%