Movies like Hothead

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Hothead (1979)
 7.2
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Hothead (1979)
Original name: Coup de tête
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Delightful French comedy about a talented soccer player whose foul temper causes him to be cut from the team, lose his job and even be banned from his favorite bar.
Style: humorous, biting, suspense, realistic, semi serious
Plot: false accusation, small town, sport, vengeance, contests and competitions, fighting the system, injustice, life is a bitch, ambition, against the odds, satire, bus, unemployment, small town life, bar, rivalry, underdog, prison, soccer, prisoner, female nudity, fictional city, false accusation of rape, soccer match, revenge ...
Time: 70s

Most similar movies to Hothead

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about ambition, sport, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions, against the odds and hopes mostly in Comedy, Sport and Drama genres. Some movies like Hothead: Harry's War (1981), Ghislain Lambert's Bicycle (2001), Shooting for Socrates (2014), Chicks With Sticks (2004), North Dallas Forty (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
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Harry's War (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After his aunt dies of a heart attack while fighting the IRS, Harry Johnson decides to take up the cause.
Style: semi serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, humorous
Plot: rivalry, injustice, courtroom, social relations, vengeance, store, against the odds, small town, small town life, ambition, legal, politics ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Ghislain Lambert's Bicycle (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the 70s, there was Merckx and there were the others. Ghislain Lambert was one of the others. This is his story, a quite simple one. The story of a modest Belgian bike racer. His greatest ambition in life? To become a champion. His greatest ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: riding a bicycle, cycling, farm, against the odds, ambition, lifestyle, contests and competitions, sport, hopes, underdog, farm hand, victory ...
Time: 70s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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 ⇓
83%
Chicks With Sticks (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story takes the battle of the sexes into the hockey arena, as Paula Taymore - who almost once made the Olympic team - finds herself drawn into a challenge match against an irritating local men's squad. Fresh from a painful divorce, and ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, female athlete, hockey, against the odds, ambition, sport, fall in love, lifestyle, feminism, friendship, rivalry, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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North Dallas Forty (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A semi-fictional account of life as a professional Football (American-style) player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s.
Style: realistic, clever, suspense, serious, tense ...
Plot: sport team, american football, sport, drug abuse, addiction, workplace situations, ambition, life is a bitch, society, fighting the system, athlete's life, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.5
 35K
Mean Machine (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Disgraced ex-England captain (Danny 'Mean Machine' Meehan) is thrown in jail for assaulting two police officers. He keeps his head down and has the opportunity to forget everything and change the lives of the prisoners. These prisoners ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, prison, prison life, underdog, hopes, contests and competitions, redemption, ambition, rivalry, warden, sport, soccer match ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 ⇓
75%
Very Well, Thank You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The tough lives of two ordinary individuals: Alex, an accountant and his wife Béatrice, a taxi driver.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense, biting
Plot: fighting the system, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, injustice, society, wrongfully committed, satire, husband wife relationship, loss of job, mental institution, taxi driver, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 7.3
 34K
Slap Shot (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: To build up attendance at their games, the management of a struggling minor-league hockey team signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose job is to demolish the opposition.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, cynical, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ice hockey, sport team, small town, hockey, violence, sport, partners, contests and competitions, ambition, underdog, athlete and trainer, opponent ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.1
 767
Mr. Go (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: South Korea, China
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A 15-year-old circus ringmaster Wei-wei is left all alone with gorilla Ling-ling after grandfather passes away. Thanks to her grandfather's love for baseball, Ling-ling was trained to play baseball and has developed remarkable hitting skills. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, against the odds, teenage life, youth, sport team, sport, silly humor, baseball, animal life, scout
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: feel good, humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, rivalry, sport team, siblings relations, small town life, profanity, power relations, social relations, nothing to lose, hockey, against the odds, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Unholy Rollers (1972)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Karen wants more action out of life and quits her job at the cannery to become a skater in the roller derby. She encounters friction from the other skaters - especially Mickey, the current number one star of the team. Karen proves herself a feisty ...
Style: sexual, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: exploitation, ambition, underdog, blind ambition, contests and competitions, athlete's life, gays and lesbians, sport, rivalry, sport team, obsession, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 70s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.3
 1K
Grassroots (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Grant Cogswell, a liberal music critic decides to run for city council against a popular black incumbent and is assisted by a reporter who recently lost his job. Initially given no chance, things turn dark when Cogswell makes it into the general ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: satire, ambition, unemployment, campaign, society, politics, against the odds, friends, election campaign, political campaign, campaigning, profanity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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 ⇓
58%
 5.8
 2K
Offside (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the sleepy town of Stensfors, the soccer team used to be something to be proud of , playing in the national league 30 years ago. Now the team will be dissolved if it can't win the rest of the games in the local league. Team member Kent goes ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Plot: alcoholic, nothing goes right, couple relations, disorder, family problems, couples, ambition, hopes, crumbling marriage, once promising, small town, couples therapy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ 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 ⇓
54%
Mystery, Alaska (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In Mystery, Alaska, life revolves around the legendary Saturday hockey game at the local pond. But everything changes when the hometown team unexpectedly gets booked in an exhibition match against the New York Rangers. When quirky small-towners, ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, ice hockey, championship, mayor, gay slur, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska, usa, new york, united states, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.5
 6K
De Marathon (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 107 min.
Story: ‘The Marathon’ is a feature film which contains humour in combination with impressive drama. The garage of four jass playing, smoking and beer drinking mechanics is threatened to be closed. The ‘genius’ idea to run the marathon of Rotterdam ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, sincere, semi serious
Plot: against the odds, sport, friends, buddies, ambition, mechanic, personal growth, friendship, contests and competitions, marathon, garage, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 1K
Madison (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1971, air-conditioner repairman and boat enthusiast Jim McCormick entertains his desire to 'go down' as a legend in the record books when the Gold Cup hydroplane boat race improbably comes to his small town of Madison, Indiana. ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, follow your dream, against the odds, rivalry, ship, friendship, unemployment, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition, rising to stardom ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Guys and Balls (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ecki is a sweet, closeted gay man who works in his family’s bakery and plays goalie in his small town’s soccer team. When he both loses the big game, and is caught flirting with another player, his homophobic teammates throw him out. He vows to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, queer cinema
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, small town, self discovery, grudge, sport team, self fulfillment, injustice, against the odds, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, lifestyle, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 567
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, feel good, realistic, light, captivating ...
Plot: cycling, riding a bicycle, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, human spirit, escapades, hopes, sport, obsessive quest, underdog, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.1
 1K
Pucked (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Frank Hopper is a former lawyer, long-term loser and constant dreamer - and frankly, probably just not all that bright. When he receives a credit card in the mail, he believes he's hit the jackpot. It's not long before he's working ...
Style: humorous, not serious, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Plot: sport, disorder, against the odds, nothing goes right, ambition, goofy hero, contests and competitions, buddies, partners, rivalry, underdog, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 2.9
 110
Battle B-Boy (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Directed by Frank Lin this movie tells the story of a group of talented but financially struggling B-Boys that join an underground fighting ring in Downtown Los Angeles that uses Hip-Hop music and Break dancing to battle for money. To save the life ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating
Plot: follow your dream, rivalry, ambition, sport, hopes, underdog, battles, martial arts, urban ghetto life, contests and competitions, hip hop, urban ghetto ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.8
 112
Crazy to Win (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: "Fun soccer action-comedy that's as messy and enjoyable as early eighties-Hong Kong Cinema gets. The Champions isn't a showstopper, but for fans of Yuen Biao, it's an absolute must." -lovehkfilm.com, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, feel good, humorous
Plot: underdog, kung fu, wooing, prison life, against the odds, rivalry, sport, save the day, vengeance, athlete and trainer, city life, martial arts ...
Time: 60s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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 ⇓
46%
The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The socialist mayor of a small village in France dreams of building an arts center but he runs up against some opposition.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, suspense, biting ...
Plot: satire, small town, small town life, society, politics, opposites attract, couples, social relations, cow, farm, writing, architect ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.7
 21K
Breaking Away (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dave, nineteen, has just graduated high school, with his 3 friends, The comical Cyril, the warm hearted but short-tempered Moocher, and the athletic, spiteful but good-hearted Mike. Now, Dave enjoys racing bikes and hopes to race the Italians one ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: working class, riding a bicycle, cycling, sport, friendship, coming of age, underdog, bicycle race, bicycle, coming-of-age, adolescence vs adulthood, ambition ...
Time: 70s, quarry, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 628
Say Uncle (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young artist (Peter Paige), desperate to replace the relationship he had with his recently relocated godson, is targeted by a neighborhood mom (Kathy Najimy) as a potential threat to the community.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: godparent, false accusation, gender, suburban life, suburbs, small town, lifestyle, small town life, obsession, denial, gays and lesbians, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Iron Ladies (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The two main characters, Mon and Jung, play two gay transvestites, who had been constantly overlooked by volleyball coaches because of their appearance. However, when a local team changes coaches, the new coach holds tryouts for a new team. When Mon ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, inspirational, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: transsexual, transvestite, volleyball, gay, coming out, gender bending, transvestism, against the odds, gay athlete, youth, contests and competitions, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, california, london
⇓ 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 ⇓
41%