Movies like Deal

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Deal (2008)
 5.4
 4K
Deal (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: As an ex-gambler teaches a hot-shot college kid some things about playing cards, he finds himself pulled into the world series of poker, where his protégé is his toughest competition.
Style: tense, realistic, humorous, psychological, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, poker, mentor, contests and competitions, human spirit, competition, friendship, follow your dream, lifestyle, downfall, underdog, illegal prostitution, card game, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, college, athlete's life, friends, athlete and trainer, ambition, hopes, urban ghetto life, rivalry, ego clash, money ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, texas, usa

Most similar movies to Deal

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about ambition, underdog, contests and competitions, rivalry, hopes, lifestyle and friends mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like Deal: Jump In! (2007), All In (2006), Bleacher Bums (2001), Ping-Pong (2002), The Man from Left Field (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ⇓
95%
 3.7
 1K
All In (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Six medical students with unique talents pool their resources to win the World Series of Poker.
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: gambling, poker, medical school, doctor, rivalry, contests and competitions, follow your dream, ambition, ego clash, college, buddies, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 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 ⇓
81%
 7.1
 3K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Man from Left Field (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After taking a job managing a little league team, a homeless man inspires the kids to reach for it all and they inspire him to reclaim his life.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: single parent, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, contests and competitions, parents and children, sport, underdog, follow your dream, youth, hopes, sport team ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 3.4
 184
Boys Club (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sent to San Francisco to spend the summer with his aunt, teenager Mario Vandetti makes fast friends with a group of neighborhood kids and encouraged by a caring priest they soon form a basketball team, becoming contenders in a city tournament.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, against the odds, human spirit, teenage life, ambition, follow your dream, friendship, family life, lifestyle, athlete's life, parents and children, dedicated educator ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Moyher's good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University for the sun and sexy girls- and the proximity of gambling paradise Las Vegas. Benny aces his studies, being a mathematical genius, but the one ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: bookies, friendship, ambition, lifestyle, fall in love, culture clash, college life, youth, follow your dream, buddies, couples, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, new york, las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.6
 543
Kart Racer (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 14-year-old Watts Davies is estranged from his dad, a former International Karting Federation (IKF) champion. Watts's resolve to race in the upcoming IKF Regional Championships rekindles their relationship as they pursue the dream together.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, teenage life, against the odds, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, rivalry, young heroes, tragic hero, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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No Pain, No Gain (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of a bodybuilder who longs to be respected for his mind. Mike Zorillo, a small town Ohio champion bodybuilder with a genius IQ, journeys to the Mecca of bodybuilding, Los Angeles, determined to beat his nemesis, Jake Steel, with natural ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, uplifting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: follow your dream, tough heroes, ambition, rivalry, redemption, contests and competitions, physical appearance, comeback, lifestyle, heroes, athlete's life, once promising ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.7
 1K
Queen Sized (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An overweight girl, Maggie Baker, is elected Homecoming queen by the mean girls in the high school.
Style: feel good, uplifting, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rivalry, high school, society, against the odds, physical appearance, best friends, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, lifestyle, family relations, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Mississippi Grind (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Gerry is a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler whose fortunes begin to change when he meets Curtis, a younger, highly charismatic poker player. The two strike up an immediate friendship and Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to accompany him ...
Style: road movie, semi serious, humorous, buddy movie, depressing ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, poker, casino, debt, partners, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, down on your luck, gambler, money problems, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 70s
Place: new orleans, mississippi, usa, southern usa, mississippi river ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.2
 1K
Chalk (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Life in the trenches of that most honorable and frustrating profession...teaching. It's the start of a memorable new year at Harrison High. The self-conscious Mr. Stroope is convinced that his time has come - this year he will be furnished with ...
Style: humorous, semi documentary, psychological, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, teacher, teachers and students, power relations, youth, ambition, hardcase students, lifestyle, rivalry, teenage life, student life, satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Play It to the Bone (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two aging fighters in LA, friends, get a call from a Vegas promoter because his undercard fighters for a Mike Tyson bout that night are suddenly unavailable. He wants them to box each other. They agree as long as the winner gets a shot at the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog, athlete's life, boxing, ambition, love triangle, on the road, desert, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.0
 5K
The Grand (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Grand is in the tradition of improvisational comedies like Best In Show and This Is Spinal Tap. The story is set in the world of professional poker and follows six players who reach the final table of the world’s second most famous high stakes ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, funny, clever ...
Plot: gambling, poker, contests and competitions, rivalry, underdog, ambition, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, drugs/alcohol, cards, gambler, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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 ⇓
61%
Calvin Marshall (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A college student is determined to become a Major League Baseball star, but finds his true calling instead.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: coming of age, college, self discovery, follow your dream, ambition, underdog, youth, love and romance, romance, hopes, athlete's life, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
59%
 5.7
 8K
Joyful Noise (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir's newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, over the group's direction as they head into a national competition.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: teenage love, follow your dream, music band, rivalry, artists and showbiz, musician's life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, family relations, ambition, unlikely partners, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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 ⇓
56%
 6.3
 783
Price of Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An ex-boxer, living with the knowledge that his fight career was cut short by a crooked manager, channels his bitter disappointment in a single-minded quest for boxing championships for his three sons. We see them in pee-wee Silver Glove matches ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, tough heroes, ego clash, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, obsession, relationship vs career ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Toughest Man in the World (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mr. T's first starring made-for-TV movie role has him playing a tough and scowling, but softhearted, nightclub bouncer who finds himself involved with a bunch of kids after being conned into taking over a youth center.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: competition, contests and competitions, idealism, urban ghetto life, against the odds, teachers and students, prison, nightclub, redemption, human spirit, athlete's life, aging ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 2K
Bookies (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four college friends become small-time bookies, only to find their world spinning dangerously out of control when their greed attracts the attention of organized crime.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: gambling, college, bookies, friendship, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, buddies, betrayal, fish out of water, cons and scams, dishonesty, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Blue Tooth Virgin (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two writers must face a dilemma that is common to anyone who has ever had an artistic friend: what happens when you have to give feedback, and the news isn't good? Sam, an aspiring screenwriter, and David, a successful magazine editor, have ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, witty ...
Plot: friendship, ego clash, best friends, showbiz, filmmaking, performer's life, rivalry, criticism, screenwriter, magazine editor, indoor, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.3
 307
American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: college, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, society, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, misfit, hopes, youth, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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 ⇓
52%
California Split (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Down-on-his-luck gambler Bill (George Segal) links up with free spirit Charlie (Elliott Gould) at first to have some fun, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of desperation, he pawns most of his ...
Style: cynical, talky, gloomy, witty, clever ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, casino, transvestism, poker, bus, heist, roulette, broken nose, craps, racetrack, stripper ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, semi serious, humorous, basketball movie
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, rivalry, sport, young lovers, buddies, athlete's life, family, underdog, youth, love and romance, follow your dream, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 16
Matchups (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ian Willams -- who was born blind in one eye -- grew up undaunted to become an elite college basketball player. But his dream of winning a national championship and turning pro was sidetracked when a tragic accident left him completely blind. ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: against the odds, prodigy, disability, follow your dream, dedicated educator, ambition, human spirit, sport, hopes, youth, lifestyle, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ⇓
51%
 6.8
 1K
Throw Down (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A former Judo champion is given the chance to redeem himself after he befriends a competitor and an aspiring singer.
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: self discovery, rivalry, ego clash, ambition, follow your dream, redemption, athlete's life, contests and competitions, underdog, human nature, relationship vs career, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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