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Going to the Mat (2004)
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Going to the Mat (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jace Newfield has a problem. Besides being blind and being the new kid at school, his problem is that the kids at his new school thinks he's a jerk. Jace has to find a way to be accepted into his new school. Joining the wrestling team just might work.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, disability, wrestling, teenage life, friendship, ambition, human spirit, follow your dream, blindness, teenage love, sport, youth, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, hopes, school, family, friends, misfit, high school life, siblings relations, rivalry, power relations, musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, utah

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, semi serious and humorous films with plots about ambition, rivalry, youth, family, contests and competitions, sport and hopes mostly in Family, Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like Going to the Mat: Double Teamed (2002), Jump In! (2007), If I Had Wings (2013), Underdogs (2013), Full-Court Miracle (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Double Teamed (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Heather and Heidi play volleyball for their school team, when their family decides that they need to go to a bigger school so that they will have a better chance for scholarships. But at the new school, the twins are discovered by the basketball ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: twins, high school, contests and competitions, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, sport, underdog, lifestyle, rivalry, family relations, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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If I Had Wings (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alex, blind since the age of two, dreams of running for his school's cross-country team. His father, a probation officer, finds a running partner who spends his time 'running' from the law.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: asthma, running, hopes, friendship, against the odds, blind man, ambition, unlikely partners, human spirit, teenage life, disability, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
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Underdogs (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in rural Ohio, the birthplace of football, UNDERDOGS is the story of a small-town high school football team destined to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community.
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: high school football, high school, underdog, sport, sport team, teenage love, human spirit, against the odds, athlete and trainer, youth, follow your dream, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Full-Court Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Full-Court Miracle is a 2003 Disney Channel Original Movie. It premiered on November 23, 2003. Inspired by the true story of University of Virginia basketball star Lamont Carr, the film centers on a group of young Jewish basketball players who ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, college, athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, contests and competitions, rivalry, underdog, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia
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23 Blast (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe handicapped life or bravely return to the life he once knew and the sport he still loves.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, high school, human spirit, blindness, athlete's life, ambition, disability, life turned upside down, sport, society, hopes, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states, kentucky
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Crooked Arrows (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.
Style: exciting, uplifting, sincere, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: native american, sport, high school, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition, human spirit, rivalry, social relations, against the odds, power relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Alley Cats Strike (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of hip retro teenage outsiders become involved in an interschool bowling rivalry.
Style: humorous, feel good, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: bowling, ambition, friendship, social differences, sport team, contests and competitions, youth, rivalry, unlikely partners, misfit, high school, sport ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Finding Buck McHenry (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an 11 year old boy gets cut from his Little League baseball team, he sets out to form his own team.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, non-linear ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coach, little league, against the odds, friendship, ambition, follow your dream, sport team, lifestyle, sport, society, athlete's life, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Let It Shine (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The film follows a shy, talented musician who pens romantic hip-hop verses only to stand idly by as they're delivered to the girl of his dreams by a proxy, his best friend. Made for Disney Channel movie/
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: hip hop, hip hop culture, rapper, teenage life, teenage love, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, performer's life, musician's life, dream come true, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, 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: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
All You've Got (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two Southern California volleyball teams determined to prove their superiority on the court find out that they're not as different as they previously thought after tragedy strikes close to home in director Neema Barnette's affectionate ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: volleyball, high school, teenage love, ambition, teenage life, rivalry, athlete's life, lifestyle, sport, contests and competitions, youth, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Hometown Legend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A teenage drifter finds an opportunity to turn his life around when he joins a high-school football program with a hard-nosed coach.
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, touching, sincere
Plot: high school, small town, athlete's life, leadership, against the odds, teenage life, human spirit, athlete and trainer, working class, youth, sport, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, underdog, athlete's life, buddies, youth, ambition, partners, lifestyle, obsessive quest, contests and competitions, family ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, florida, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
One Hit from Home (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Story: After suffering a career ending knee injury, pro-baseball superstar Jimmy Easton (Dave Stone) returns to a place he has not been in a very long time....home. Here, Jimmy confronts dark memories from a tragic past as he tries to make peace with a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, uplifting
Plot: rivalry, ambition, follow your dream, youth, hopes, contests and competitions, sport, athlete's life, haunted by the past, sport team, underdog, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Brink! (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Andy "Brink" Brinker and his in-line skating crew--Peter, Jordy, and Gabriella--who call themselves "Soul-Skaters" (which means they skate for the fun of it, and not for the money), clash with a group of sponsored skaters, Team ...
Style: captivating, feel good, semi serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, rivalry, sport, teenage life, underdog, rise to the top, hopes, ambition, dishonesty, rising to stardom, betrayal, moral dilemma ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Moondance Alexander (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The curiously named, Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named Checkers who has jumped out of his paddock. Although Moondance ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: horse riding, friendship, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, obsessive quest, ambition, young heroes, athlete and trainer, eccentric family, teenage life, animal life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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A Second Chance (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl and her coach overcome adversity to make their way into the National Australian Gymnastics Squad.
Style: realistic, feel good, captivating, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: gymnastics, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, hopes, youth, ambition, one more chance, rise to the top, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: sport team, friendship, vengeance, underdog, ambition, sport, friends, rivalry, buddies, teenage life, athlete and trainer, partners ...
Time: contemporary, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Rebound (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An acclaimed college hoops coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: college, follow your dream, basketball, sport, against the odds, human spirit, lifestyle, family, youth, ambition, prodigy, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, basketball movie
Audience: teens, pre-teens
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Time: contemporary
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43%
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Cloud 9 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set high atop snow-capped mountains in the adrenaline-fueled world of competitive snowboarding, the Disney Channel Original Movie “Cloud 9″ tells the inspiring story of two snowboarders who must overcome self-doubt to learn that achieving their ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
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Contest (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bullied high school student Tommy is suddenly befriended by his chief tormentor, Matt, the school's most popular student and star athlete. Tommy is suspicious, but is forced to accept the awkward friendship in order to enter a cooking contest ...
Style: feel good, captivating, light, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, swimming, teenage life, school, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, high school, couples, cooking and food, high school life, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Just Peck (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At 104 pounds dripping wet, baby-faced sophomore Michael Peck (age 15) is not exactly the coolest guy at American High. Peck’s teachers make him feel like an idiot, his classmates make him feel like a geek and his home life is just as bad, with ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
42%
The Derby Stallion (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: self discovery, friendship, horse trainer, adventure, ambition, teenage life, against the odds, human spirit, rivalry, follow your dream, contests and competitions, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good, 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: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, san francisco, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%