Movies like Deal

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Deal (2008)
 5.3
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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, psychological, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: poker, gambling, competition, human spirit, contests and competitions, friendship, follow your dream, lifestyle, underdog, downfall, card playing, mentor, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, illegal prostitution, money, call girl, confidence, loser, college, friends, athlete and trainer, rivalry, ambition, 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 ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, lifestyle, underdog, hopes and friends mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like Deal: All In (2006), Bleacher Bums (2001), The Sports Pages (2001), The Man from Left Field (1993), Ping Pong (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 3.8
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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: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: gambling, poker, doctor, medical school, rivalry, follow your dream, contests and competitions, buddies, ego clash, ambition, underdog, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 467
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: baseball, friends, gambling, against the odds, follow your dream, rivalry, lifestyle, sport, ambition, couple relations, buddies, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: athlete's life, lifestyle, journalism, ambition, human spirit, buddies, rivalry, athlete and trainer, hopes, contests and competitions, farce, sport ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: realistic, semi serious, uplifting, touching, emotional ...
Plot: baseball, youth, sexual relations, teenage life, against the odds, memory loss, athlete and trainer, adoption, parents and children, redemption, hollywood, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 7.0
 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, uplifting, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: athlete's life, youth, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, friendship, underdog, opponent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.9
 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, entertaining, clever, funny, not serious ...
Plot: gambling, poker, greed, adaptation, sarcasm, contests and competitions, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, underdog, rivalry, ambition, card playing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, texas, usa, nevada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: feel good, uplifting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, rivalry, tough heroes, follow your dream, redemption, once promising, physical appearance, heroes, comeback, lifestyle, contests and competitions, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, depressing, tense, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: gambling, poker, friendship, casino, money problems, redemption, crime gone awry, debt, obsessive quest, unlikely partners, partners, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 70s
Place: new orleans, california, mississippi, usa, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: basketball, friendship, sport team, contests and competitions, athlete's life, buddies, hopes, sport, rivalry, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.1
 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, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: teacher, high school, teachers and students, ambition, power relations, youth, hardcase students, lifestyle, rivalry, education, school, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 3.6
 219
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, human spirit, follow your dream, against the odds, teenage life, friendship, ambition, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, family life, athlete's life, dedicated educator ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: gambling, bookies, friendship, ambition, lifestyle, couples, college life, fall in love, culture clash, youth, follow your dream, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, new york, usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, rivalry, society, best friends, against the odds, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, lifestyle, family relations, underdog, physical appearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ 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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: baseball, coming of age, college, follow your dream, ambition, self discovery, youth, athlete's life, hopes, love and romance, romance, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, inspirational, intense, melancholic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, sport, friendship, unlikely friendships, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete's life, underdog, ambition, road trip, love triangle, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.7
 618
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, against the odds, human spirit, teenage life, lifestyle, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, contests and competitions, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, poker, transvestism, friendship, casino, female nudity, brutality, honest, gunfight, hotel, greed, gangsters ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, las vegas, los angeles, usa
⇓ 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: competition, gymnasium, bouncer, high school life, youth, hopes, underdog, aging, contests and competitions, athlete's life, gangsters, going straight ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
 29K
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, funny, inspirational, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenager, gymnastics, sport, athlete and trainer, rebelliousness, rivalry, athlete's life, friends, contests and competitions, ambition, fighting the system, gymnast ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: austin texas, texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, funny
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teenage love, music band, rivalry, musician's life, follow your dream, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, underdog, ambition, lifestyle, youth, chorus girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, filmmaking, rivalry, showbiz, performer's life, criticism, screenwriter, magazine editor, friends, unsupportive friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.3
 321
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, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: college, culture clash, lifestyle, follow your dream, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, hopes, misfit, nothing goes right, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: soccer, sport, follow your dream, athlete's life, human spirit, underdog, ambition, lifestyle, against the odds, friendship, sport team, contests and competitions ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe
⇓ 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: cynical, realistic, humorous, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, friendship, coming of age, church, female protagonist, crisis of faith, society, air disaster, car accident, empire, sexual content, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.2
 3K
Soccer Days (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A comedic romp that celebrates the power of friendship to turn your life around, Dias de Futbol introduces us to Antonio, an ex-convict and amateur shrink who convinces his pals that the best way to overcome their midlife crises and lack of success ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Plot: football, marriage, sport, friendship, starting over, follow your dream, ambition, athlete's life, sport team, introspection, rivalry, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 317
The Dream Kids (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: JB suffers from a heart malformation .He falsifies his medical file ,so that he can enter a top athlete training center.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, humorous, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, friendship, sport, ambition, teenage life, follow your dream, hopes, social relations, youth, friends, boarding school, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.2
 29
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: blindness, prodigy, against the odds, disability, dedicated educator, follow your dream, ambition, human spirit, lifestyle, society, life is a bitch, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 870
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: realistic, sincere, serious, tense
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, ego clash, tough heroes, relationship vs career, obsession, athlete and trainer, sport ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, buddies, love and romance, battle of the sexes, youth, lifestyle, peer pressure, school, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 306
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, humorous, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, couples, couple relations, friendship, unfulfillment, lifestyle, golden years, friends, estrangement, loneliness, aging, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%