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Down and Derby (2005)
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Down and Derby (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A local Pinewood Derby competition transforms an average group of dads into overzealous rivals desperate to build the winning car. As egos swell, the kids are lucky if they get to pick the paint color. While the dads are busy with outlandish gimmicks and sabotage, the underestimated scouts pull together and discover the true meaning of sportsmanship.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: ambition, rivalry, disorder, athlete's life, family, contests and competitions, parents and children, family life, optimism, child as adult, scout, sport team, small town, underdog, father son relationship, teenage life, martial arts, youth, friends, family relations, couple relations, betrayal, athlete and trainer, resort, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and feel good films with plots about family, family relations, youth, parents and children, rivalry, ambition and friends mostly in Family, Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like Down and Derby: Go Figure (2005), Grand Champion (2002), Boys Club (2001), Soccer Mom (2008), The Sandlot 2 (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Go Figure (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Katelin Kingsford, an Olympic hopeful figure skater wants to train with a Russian figure skating coach. In order to go to go to the school that Natasha is at, Katelin gets a scholarship playing on the girls hockey team.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: figure skating, ice hockey, skating, rivalry, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, teenage life, lifestyle, sport, athlete and trainer, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 4.1
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Grand Champion (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 'Grand Champion' weaves the tale of a spunky young boy named Buddy and his prize-winning calf, Hokey, as they climb from the underdog position and up through the ranks of several Texas stock shows to ultimately win the coveted title of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, underdog, friendship, family life, buddies, hopes, redemption, small town, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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59%
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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, ambition, follow your dream, against the odds, friendship, teenage life, human spirit, rivalry, lifestyle, dedicated educator, athlete and trainer, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
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59%
 5.0
 1K
Soccer Mom (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A warm-hearted comedy about a compulsive soccer mom who masquerades as a famous Italian soccer star hired to coach her daughter's floundering soccer team, then struggles frantically to keep her wacky charade going long enough to see the girls ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, sport team, family life, hidden identity, soccer, family relations, underdog, hopes, disorder, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Sandlot 2 (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A decade has passed in the small town where the original Sandlot gang banded together during the summer of ’62 to play baseball and battle the Beast. Now comes the sequel, a campy romp back to the dugout where nine new kids descend on the diamond ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: sport team, friendship, vengeance, underdog, ambition, sport, friends, rivalry, buddies, teenage life, athlete and trainer, partners ...
Time: contemporary, year 1972
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57%
 5.6
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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: ambition, athlete's life, lifestyle, human spirit, teenage life, against the odds, follow your dream, youth, contests and competitions, young heroes, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Little Rascals Save the Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Little Rascals are back in an all-new movie! Join the fun with Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Buckwheat, Petey the dog and the whole gang as they are up to their usual mischief! The Rascals try anything to raise the money needed to save their ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: children, friends, save the day, family, family relations, gang, taxi, disorder, youth, goofy hero, eccentric family, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the first day of his new school year, a fifth grade boy squares off against a bully and winds up accepting a dare that could change the balance of power within the class.
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious
Plot: bully, parents and children, friendship, family, contests and competitions, couples, family relations, friends, youth, rivalry, love and romance, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Soccer Dog: European Cup (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Soccer Dog: European Cup opens with the titular hero, Kimble, escaping the clutches of an evil scientist, bent on performing animal experiments. Our plucky canine hero then falls into the hands of Zack (Jake Thomas), an American boy who's been ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: children, human spirit, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, contests and competitions, rivalry, family, hopes, family relations, disorder, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 822
Mr. Troop Mom (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Public Defender Eddie is a widower with a 13 year-old daughter, Naomi. A classic workaholic, Eddie has been M.I.A. for most of Naomi's big moments. But when an unfortunately timed accident gives Eddie the opportunity to become the "Team ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: parents and children, family, family life, treasure hunt, camp, friends, siblings relations, youth, family relations, in the woods, summer camp, prank ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
It Runs in the Family (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It is now summer in the Parker family; and the usual amount of numerous events are happening in their separate lives. Ralphie is searching for the perfect top to use to beat the school bully with, the Old Man is in battle with their hillbilly ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, melancholic, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family life, contests and competitions, family, disorder, family relations, parents and children, eccentric family, love and romance, nothing goes right, youth, father son relationship, feud ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Big Green (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a depressed Texas town, British foreign exchange teacher Anna attempts to inject some life into her hopeless kids by introducing them to soccer. They're terrible at first, but Anna and her football-hero assistant whip them into shape. As ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: soccer, school, athlete and trainer, sport, underdog, family, teachers and students, against the odds, small town life, high school life, human spirit, friendship ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.6
 110
Short Track (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Carolinian Blake Beckett (Pepper Sweeney), the son of a stock car racing legend, is a 4-time short track racing champion. Blake never made it to the speedways of the National Cup Racing circuit, but surely he could still have a shot? The daily life ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, exciting, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, teenage life, family life, follow your dream, contests and competitions, youth, hopes, sport, rise to the top, parents and children, ambition, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Home Run Showdown (2015)
Genre: Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two little league teams take on their coaches' sibling rivalry, and end up doing battle in a place the baseball world never expected: in the outfield of the Home Run Derby.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: young heroes, ambition, parents and children, teenage life, sport, contests and competitions, youth, family, rivalry, family relations, sport team, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Jingle All the Way 2 (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Larry's daughter wants only one thing for Christmas - a talking bear. His daughter's step-dad intends to make sure that Larry can't get one.
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, family relations, goofy hero, family, family life, parents and children, nothing goes right, small town, disorder, chases and races, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Longshots (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, athlete and trainer, battle of the sexes, youth, sport, rivalry, underdog, gender, american football, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Best Player (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chris Sanders and Quincy are both involved in a video game called "Black Hole", and they both want to win the tournament with a $175,500 prize. Quincy then tries to sabotage Chris, but it all goes wrong, because Chris' mom Tracy ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: video game, ambition, lifestyle, friendship, teenage life, family relations, youth, rivalry, parents and children, tournament, contests and competitions, computers and web ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Challenge (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Challenge is an action adventure/adventure comedy. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen play estranged twins with very opposite personalities. Lizzie is very focused and driven, while Shane is more relaxed, but concerned about the environment. Both girls ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: twin sister, twins, adventure, island, competition, teenage life, ambition, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, family life, when the parents are away ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Marley & Me: The Puppy Years (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fall into puppy love with “the world’s worst dog”, who now has a frisky voice and an attitude to match. Join Marley for his mischievous puppy years, as he and his summer pal, Bodie Grogan, wreak havoc on a neighborhood dog contest. Marley ...
Style: exciting, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, pets, puppy, talking dog, family, nothing goes right, family relations, friends, teenage life, chaos and mayhem, youth, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Soccer Dog: The Movie (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A heart-warming comedy about the friendship between the new kid in town and a soccer-playing dog on the lam from the dog-catcher. It's up to these two underdogs to win the PeeWee Soccer League championship game.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: dog, soccer, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete's life, hopes, sport, orphan, pets, odd couple, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Christmas Caper (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Grinch-like thief retreats to her hometown in Connecticut after a con goes bad and gets stuck baby-sitting her niece and nephew until their parents can make it home for Christmas. She spends most of her time devising ways to even the score with ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: disorder, crime gone awry, love and romance, homecoming, family life, dishonesty, family relations, christmas, small town, cons and scams, youth, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Flicka: Country Pride (2012)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Flicka and Toby help out a struggling stable owner and her teenage daughter.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: teenage love, jealousy, youth, family, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, ambition, contests and competitions, save the day, money raising, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Babysitters Beware (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Seven-year-old Danny Parker is a good kid who loves his parents. But they have to go out on business dinners all the time, leaving him stuck with a sitter. It's not so bad when it's his favorite babysitter, Janelle but he also gets stuck ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: nanny, family relations, when the parents are away, parents and children, mischievous children, disorder, little boy, save the day, friendship, rivalry, friends, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5.4
 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, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
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Snowmen (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three young friends find adventure and purpose in their attempts to set a Guinness World Record. Set in a wintry mountain town, the unpopular trio pursues fame through a series of schemes and stunts that eventually imperil their own lives. Along the ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, human spirit, terminal illness, elementary school, youth, ambition, desire for fame, family, against the odds, life is a bitch, social relations, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 732
Uncle Nino (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A distant, slightly dysfunctional family is brought closer together when the father's long-estranged Uncle Nino comes from Italy to Chicago for a surprise visit.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, family gatherings, family life, fish out of water, parents and children, society, couples, optimism, uncle, family reunited, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Even Stevens Movie (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The Stevens think that they've won an all-expenses-paid trip to an island that's halfway around the world. When their house is destroyed, their food stolen, and their bacon eaten, the Stevens family breaks apart in front of all their ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, teenage life, family, mischievous children, youth, nothing goes right, disorder, island, siblings relations, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Never Too Young to Dream (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of kids have a dream: to play a football championship and to win. Their dream is going to be fulfilled by Don Pepe, an old guy with lots of expectations for his kids.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, sport team, athlete and trainer, rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, sport, small town, coach, football, janitor, old man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, san francisco, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
School of Life (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At Fallbrook Middle School, the annual student-elected Teacher of the Year award is held. And every year for the last 43 years Norman Warner or most fondly called Stormin' Norman Warner has won the award. Now that he has died, the burden of ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: school, goofy hero, rivalry, small town life, teacher, friends, father son relationship, teachers and students, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, high school life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 316
Safe at Home! (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Florida boy (Bryan Russell) tells his Little League buddies that his father knows two New York Yankees (Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris).
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport team, baseball, americana, against the odds, power relations, friends, family relations, sport, athlete and trainer, uninhibited rivalry, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, florida, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%