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The Comebacks (2007)
 4.3
 11K
The Comebacks (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A comedy that spoofs the inspirational sports movies, The Comebacks tells the story of an out-of-luck coach, Lambeau Fields, who takes a rag-tag bunch of college misfits and drives them towards the football championships. In the process, this life-long loser discovers that he is a winner after all by redeeming himself, saving his relationship with his family and friends, and finding that there is indeed, no "I" in "team"!
Style: humorous, not serious, inspirational, funny, melancholic, realistic, football movie, idiotic, absurd, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, parody, college, rivalry, coach, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, against the odds, social relations, athlete's life, ambition, sport team, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, farce, youth, campus, drugs/alcohol, underdog, sexual content, power relations, silly humor, baseball bat, football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to The Comebacks

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and funny films with plots about ambition, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, underdog, sport team and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like The Comebacks: The Benchwarmers (2006), Here Comes the Boom (2012), Wildcats (1986), Necessary Roughness (1991), The Replacements (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Benchwarmers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A trio of guys try and make up for missed opportunities in childhood by forming a three-player baseball team to compete against standard little league squads.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, youth, ambition, contests and competitions, group of friends, clumsiness, millionaire, pizza, video store, team, paperboy, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An overenthusiastic high-school maintenance man attempts to lead an unlikely group of misfits to the Nebraska state tennis championship in Balls Out: The Gary Houseman Story? director Danny Leiner's underdog sports comedy. American Pie star ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tennis, athlete and trainer, ambition, misfit, rivalry, lifestyle, tennis court, school, mentor, tennis ball, tennis racket, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nebraska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Here Comes the Boom (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A high school biology teacher moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school's music program.
Style: humorous, exciting, inspirational, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, contests and competitions, mixed martial arts, high school teacher, martial arts, prize money, teacher, against the odds, lifestyle change, sport, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 12K
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 ⇓
59%
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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%
The Replacements (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Maverick old-guard coach Jimmy McGinty is hired in the wake of a players' strike to help the Washington Sentinels advance to the playoffs. But that impossible dream hinges on whether his replacements can hunker down and do the job. So, McGinty ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: sport, american football, underdog, against the odds, hopes, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, bar fight, sport team, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: cheerleading, cheerleader, competition, sport, friendship, teenage life, against the odds, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, youth, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 146K
The Waterboy (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bobby Boucher is a water boy for a struggling college football team. The coach discovers Boucher's hidden rage makes him a tackling machine whose bone-crushing power might vault his team into the playoffs.
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: football, ridicule, sport, social outcast, goofy hero, ambition, misfit, athlete's life, low self esteem, love and romance, family relations, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Division III: Football's Finest (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This ensemble comedy follows the Pullham University Bluecocks, a small liberal arts college with a Division III football program (the lowest division in the NCAA). When the head coach unexpectedly dies, the future of the flailing football program is ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, cheerleader, american football, sport team, fight, prayer, crush, contests and competitions, sport, power relations, athlete and trainer, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
52%
 5.3
 40K
Balls of Fury (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Randy Daytona was a child ping pong prodigy who lost his chance at Olympic gold when his father is murdered by the mysterious Feng over a gambling debt. 15yrs later he's down on his luck and scraping a living doing seedy back room shows in ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rivalry, ping pong, prodigy, sport, ambition, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, hopes, redemption, talent, underdog, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: german democratic republic, seoul, central america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 56K
BASEketball (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two losers from Milwaukee, Coop & Remer, invent a new game playing basketball, using baseball rules. When the game becomes a huge success, they, along with a billionaire's help, form the Professional Baseketball League where everyone ...
Style: idiotic, humorous, not serious, feel good, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, baseball, basketball, sport, rise to the top, partners, rivalry, ambition, business, parody, mascot, party ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 20K
Bad News Bears (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Morris Buttermaker is a burned-out minor league baseball player who loves to drink and can't keep his hands to himself. His long-suffering lawyer arranges for him to manage a local Little League team, and Buttermaker soon finds himself the head ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, clever ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baseball, rivalry, human spirit, athlete and trainer, against the odds, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, parents and children, sport team, little league, mentor ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 77K
Semi-Pro (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jackie Moon is the owner, promoter, coach, and star player of the Flint Michigan Tropics of the American Basketball Association (ABA). In 1976 before the ABA collapses, the National Basketball Association (NBA) plans to merge with the best teams of ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, inspirational, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, championship, coach, sport team, sport, merger, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, cheerleader ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.2
 9K
Eddie (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eddie is a New York limo driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks professional basketball team. The team is struggling with a mediocre record when, in mid-season, "Wild Bill" Burgess, the new owner, as a public relations ...
Style: feel good, inspirational, light, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: basketball, sport, follow your dream, hopes, against the odds, friendship, ambition, rivalry, lifestyle, female protagonist, feminism, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ⇓
46%
 6.4
 26K
Stick It (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Haley is a naturally gifted athlete but, with her social behavior, the teen seems intent on squandering her abilities. After a final brush with the law, a judge sentences her to an elite gymnastics academy run by a legendary, hard-nosed coach. Once ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, inspirational, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: gymnastics, athlete and trainer, sport, teenager, athlete's life, coach, rivalry, rebelliousness, friends, lifestyle, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.2
 12K
Rebound (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An acclaimed college hoops coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: college, follow your dream, basketball, sport, against the odds, human spirit, lifestyle, family, prodigy, youth, ambition, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 8K
Beer League (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An unemployed slacker (Lange) inspires his softball teammates to improve their game so they won't get kicked out of the local league.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, drug use, buddies, contests and competitions, bet, against the odds, small town, underdog, partners, sport, friendship, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A washed-up baseball player becomes an attorney. He gets a chance at redemption when his boss asks him to manage the company softball team in hopes of winning a championship.
Style: exciting, humorous, light, absurd, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, contests and competitions, against the odds, baseball, rivalry, team, sport team, family, mentor, group of friends, hopes, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 2.9
 3K
Hole in One (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eric, a highly-gifted golfer but radically-undisciplined college undergrad, finds his world drastically altered after losing a golf bet to a pair of sadistic plastic surgeons. Eric's bad-boy attitude lifestyle comes to a screeching halt as he ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: college, contests and competitions, rivalry, buddies, youth, ambition, golf, golf club, bet, nudity (full frontal - brief), plastic surgeon, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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 ⇓
43%
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, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: basketball, rivalry, sport, friendship, against the odds, contests and competitions, ambition, underdog, strong female presence, sport team, reunion, breast cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When megalomaniacal White Goodman, the owner of a trendy, high-end fitness center, makes a move to take over the struggling local gym run by happy-go-lucky Pete La Fleur, there's only one way for La Fleur to fight back: dodgeball. Aided by a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, competition, against the odds, rivalry, coach, sport, contests and competitions, financial problem, uninhibited rivalry, health situation, friends, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, california, nevada, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Rookie of the Year (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 12-year-old Henry Rowengartner, whose late father was a minor league baseball player, grew up dreaming of playing baseball, despite his physical shortcomings. After Henry's arm is broken while trying to catch a baseball at school, the tendon in ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: baseball, sport team, sport, contests and competitions, underdog, athlete and trainer, rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, hopes, follow your dream, major league ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, tennis player, sport, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, parody, adaptation, irreverent, technology, storytelling ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, future
Place: england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, feel good, light, captivating, not serious ...
Plot: tennis, rivalry, sport, athlete's life, odd couple, contests and competitions, ambition, family relations, verbal byplay, siblings relations, underdog, male protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, boxer, investigation, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, cons and scams, satire, interracial relations, athlete and trainer, underdog, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, cleveland ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Mister Sister (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A basketball star is booted out of the NBA when his on-court antics go too far, so he poses as a woman and joins the WUBA.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: basketball, sport, cross dressing, fish out of water, ambition, follow your dream, athlete's life, hidden identity, farce, gender bending, athlete and trainer, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: hockey, profanity, rivalry, sport, sport team, athlete's life, underdog, ambition, lifestyle, rebellion, friends, nothing to lose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%