Movies like Deal

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Deal (2008)
 5.4
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Deal (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 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, card game, contests and competitions, human spirit, competition, friendship, follow your dream, lifestyle, downfall, underdog, illegal prostitution, card playing, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, college, athlete's life, friends, athlete and trainer, ambition, hopes, urban ghetto life, rivalry, ego clash ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, texas, usa

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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 underdog, ambition, contests and competitions, lifestyle, rivalry, friends and hopes 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.
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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: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, youth ...
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, follow your dream, contests and competitions, underdog, ego clash, college, ambition, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.3
 452
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, semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friends, gambling, baseball, lifestyle, rivalry, against the odds, follow your dream, sport, athlete's life, couple relations, buddies, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 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, human spirit, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, friendship, ping pong, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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, emotional, feel good, humorous, uplifting ...
Plot: hopes, sport, follow your dream, rivalry, ambition, adoption, underdog, contests and competitions, single parent, youth, athlete's life, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.0
 6K
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, card playing, drugs/alcohol, cards, gambler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: realistic, uplifting, semi serious, feel good
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, rivalry, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, comeback, heroes, athlete's life, physical appearance, redemption, contests and competitions, once promising ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, follow your dream, underdog, sport, buddies, athlete's life, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 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, captivating, psychological, clever ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, teacher, teachers and students, youth, hardcase students, ambition, power relations, lifestyle, rivalry, high school life, society, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: bookies, friendship, ambition, lifestyle, fall in love, culture clash, college life, youth, buddies, follow your dream, couples, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, new york, las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, money problems, casino, debt, down on your luck, partners, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, gambler, card playing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 70s
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans, mississippi river, st. louis missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 3.7
 195
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, against the odds, human spirit, friendship, ambition, teenage life, follow your dream, family life, parents and children, dedicated educator, athlete and trainer, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.7
 584
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, ambition, athlete's life, lifestyle, follow your dream, contests and competitions, young heroes, tragic hero, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.8
 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, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, rivalry, society, against the odds, best friends, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, hopes, prom, family relations, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, underdog, hopes, athlete's life, boxing, ambition, love triangle, desert, on the road, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, college, self discovery, follow your dream, ambition, underdog, romance, youth, hopes, love and romance, athlete's life, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, transvestism, casino, poker, bus, heist, fight, racetrack, roulette, stripper, broken nose ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, rivalry, urban ghetto, power relations, idealism, urban ghetto life, against the odds, teachers and students, prison, nightclub, redemption, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.4
 28K
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, sport, athlete and trainer, rebelliousness, teenager, coach, rivalry, athlete's life, friends, lifestyle, fighting the system, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.8
 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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: teenage love, music band, follow your dream, musician's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, artists and showbiz, unlikely partners, underdog, odd couple, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, best friends, ego clash, showbiz, performer's life, filmmaking, rivalry, criticism, screenwriter, magazine editor, indoor, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
 313
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: semi serious, witty, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: college, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, parents and children, teenage life, friendship, nothing goes right, youth, misfit, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, against the odds, friendship, sport team, society, sport, contests and competitions ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 5.0
 4K
Paradise (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After surviving a plane crash a young conservative woman suffers a crisis of faith.
Style: humorous, cynical, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, friendship, coming of age, female protagonist, church, crisis of faith, car accident, air disaster, society, sexual content, fish out of water, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.2
 26
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: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: against the odds, prodigy, ambition, follow your dream, dedicated educator, disability, human spirit, life is a bitch, sport, society, lifestyle, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Everybody's Doing It (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Angela and Travis consider having sex for the first time just as their high school starts up an abstinence education program. Making matters worse, a "good girl" collects abstinence pledges from students and blows the whistle on Angela and ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, battle of the sexes, buddies, lifestyle, youth, couples, adolescence vs adulthood, politics, sexual relations, school ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 851
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, sport, contests and competitions, relationship vs career, athlete and trainer, obsession ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 289
Hello Lonesome (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lonely since his wife left him and alienated from his daughter, a cantankerous voice-over artist strikes up an unlikely friendship with his regular deliveryman. Many suburbs away, an elderly widow loses her license to drive and turns to her wry ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, couples, friendship, couple relations, estrangement, friends, unfulfillment, golden years, lifestyle, aging, loneliness, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska, usa, new york, united states, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 16K
Bottle Shock (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Paris-based wine expert Steven Spurrier heads to California in search of cheap wine that he can use for a blind taste test in the French capital. Stumbling upon the Napa Valley, the stuck-up Englishman is shocked to discover a winery turning out ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wine, friendship, vineyard, family business, escapades, ambition, intern, workplace, contests and competitions, love affair, boxing, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, california, usa, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%