Movies like Grand Champion

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Grand Champion (2002)
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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 Grand Champion. People from all walks of life help Buddy and Hokey make their way across Texas by cheering them on to a toe-tapping surprise ending. Written by Sujit R. Varma
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, underdog, young heroes, contests and competitions, small town, rise to the top, human spirit, friendship, family life, hopes, family relations, friends, buddies, redemption, parents and children, siblings relations, animal life, ambition, rivalry, calf, mother son relationship
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, feel good and realistic films with plots about family relations, family, parents and children, youth, friends, family life and friendship mostly in Family, Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like Grand Champion: Down and Derby (2005), Boys Club (2001), Short Track (2008), Snowmen (2010), Mr. Troop Mom (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: martial arts, athlete's life, family, supportive spouse, resort, sport, small town, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, parents and children, child as adult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.5
 174
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, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, underdog, athlete's life, dedicated educator, family, coming of age, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 5.7
 108
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, realistic, exciting, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: contests and competitions, parents and children, sport, family life, ambition, hopes, family relations, chases and races, follow your dream, rise to the top, teenage life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.1
 581
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: feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: caretaker, bully, coming of age, young heroes, family, obsessive quest, human spirit, small town, friendship, child illness, ambition, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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 4.5
 789
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: parents and children, camp, family life, family relations, in the woods, family, treasure hunt, siblings relations, youth, friends, summer camp, embarrassment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
A Christmas Story 2 (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The original traditional one-hundred-percent red-blooded two-fisted all-american christmas continues five years later with Ralphie, Randy mom and the old man. This time Ralphie has his eyes fixed on a car. But trouble is sure to follow.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, uplifting
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: friendship, family life, family, small town, holiday, teenage life, youth, friends, disorder, mischievous children, parents and children, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zachary Beaver, a sideshow attraction also known as the world's fattest boy, arrives in the sleepy town of Granger, Texas.
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, child driving car, best friends, dedicated educator, small town, family, mischievous children, single parent, young heroes, starting over, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Widow's Might (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: From the creators of Bubble Trouble and Heartstrings comes an all new feature-length comedy adventure! John Moore and Cameron Cavillo are buddies; aspiring filmmakers with the dream of winning the prestigious American Viewfinder film festival. When ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: filmmaking, small town life, family, ambition, small town, friends, social relations, buddies, contests and competitions, desire for fame, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: sport, buddies, mischievous children, family, contests and competitions, adventure, athlete and trainer, teenage life, sport team, coming of age, ambition, partners ...
Time: contemporary, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: bully, worm, underdog, parents and children, coming of age, family, couples, friends, contests and competitions, couple relations, friendship, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mischievous children, family, nanny, youth, family relations, disorder, young heroes, parents and children, when the parents are away, friends, boy, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 2K
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: family, video game, tournament, ambition, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, thirtysomething life, rivalry, youth, family relations, friends ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.8
 528
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, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: athlete's life, single parent, family, underdog, young heroes, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, teenage life, sport team, ambition, youth, family relations, young heroes, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Brothers Garcia (2000)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Brothers García is an American sitcom that premiered in 2000 on Nickelodeon and ended in 2004. It was among the first projects of Sí TV, an effort to produce programming featuring Latino characters, however being aimed at a diverse audience. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, teenager, immigrants, family life, family relations, siblings relations, teenage life, youth, social relations, latinos, school, brother ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Blizzard (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young girl's aunt tells her the tale of a young ice skater and an enchanted reindeer.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, family, best friends, young heroes, reindeer, santa claus, parents and children, imaginary kingdom, miraculous event, coming of age, fish out of water, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: children, athlete's life, underdog, family, soccer, contests and competitions, laboratory, follow your dream, human spirit, parents and children, experiment gone awry, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: jealousy, animal life, family, farm, youth, horse, contests and competitions, save the day, parents and children, teenage love, teenage life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 4.1
 505
Cool Dog (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jimmy lives in the tranquil town of Eagle Rock, Louisiana, with his father, stepmother and his best friend Rainy, a German Shepherd. When Jimmy's father gets a promotion, the family must relocate to an apartment in New York City that has a ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: best friends, on the road, pets, friendship, family, disorder, urban, friends, save the day, parents and children, animal life, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.1
 244
Golden Winter (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A runaway boy befriends a pack of homeless puppies. Together, they stop a bank robbery and find a family to adopt them all.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, youth, friendship, heist, crimes, family relations, friends, disorder, robbery, bank robbery, house, golden retriever ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.4
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Hotel for Dogs (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Placed in a foster home that doesn't allow pets, 16-year-old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce, turn an abandoned hotel into a home for their dog. Soon other strays arrive, and the hotel becomes a haven for every orphaned canine in town. But ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, toilet humor ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, adoption, animal lover, puppy, foster home, pets, youth, family, young heroes, hotel, siblings relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, antarctica, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.7
 349
The Retrievers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the Lowry Family moves from New York to Placerville in California, a golden retriever comes to their house. The family starts to take care of her and the retriever, now named Pilot, has puppies. They give all of the puppies away, but later ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, family, family life, countryside, family relations, friends, animal life, puppy, brother sister relationship, pet dog, husband wife relationship, golden retriever ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.7
 473
Lake Effects (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sara and Lily grew up at Smith Mountain Lake. Sara became estranged from the family and without explanation moved to Los Angeles to study law. Her sister Lily, an artist, teaches locally and lives with their parents, Ray and Vivian, until Dad dies ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family gatherings, homecoming, small town life, estate, family relations, small town, parents and children, siblings relations, reunion, estrangement, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 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, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, family life, fake identity, soccer coach, soccer, ambition, rivalry, family relations, hidden identity, underdog, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: soccer, sport, kids and family, underdog, family, athlete's life, small town, school, dedicated educator, hardcase students, contests and competitions, follow your dream ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: santa claus, christmas, nothing goes right, family, small town, race against time, holiday, parents and children, family relations, disorder, family life, goofy hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.7
 476
Switchmas (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: All Ira Finkelstein wants for Christmas is...Christmas. Unfortunately, his parents are sending him to Florida to be with his Grandparents. Ira's spirit soars as he manages to land in Christmas Town, USA, instead.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: jewish, christmas, mischievous children, switching roles, family, youth, disorder, follow your dream, parents and children, hopes, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.3
 728
Opposite Day (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The world goes backwards on Opposite Day. The kids become adults, and the adults become kids.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: switching roles, family, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, child as adult, wish come true, misfit, youth, family relations, disorder, siblings relations, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: family life, family, family relations, small town, crime gone awry, cons and scams, homecoming, small town life, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.2
 373
The Santa Con (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Small-time con man Nick DeMarco is ordered by his parole officer to take a minimum-wage job as a department store Santa during the holidays...and he hates it. Near the end of his first shift, he hastily promises a young boy, Billy, that Santa will ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family, wish come true, store, hopes, introspection, moral dilemma, parents and children, siblings relations, estrangement, family problems, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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