Movies like Grand Champion

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Grand Champion
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: underdog, family, young heroes, small town, contests and competitions, 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

Most similar movies to Grand Champion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and realistic films with plots about family, family relations, friends, youth, parents and children, ambition and contests and competitions mostly in Family, Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like Grand Champion: Snowmen (2010), Down and Derby (2005), The Sandlot 2 (2005), Boys Club (2001), The Big Green (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Snowmen
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, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: young heroes, obsessive quest, family, small town, human spirit, friendship, coming of age, child illness, bully, caretaker, ambition, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 5.5
 537
Down and Derby
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: athlete's life, martial arts, resort, family, supportive spouse, underdog, small town, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, parents and children, child as adult, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   87%
    User:   100%
 
The Sandlot 2
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: sport, buddies, mischievous children, family, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, adventure, teenage life, sport team, coming of age, ambition, partners ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   75%
 
 3.4
 174
Boys Club
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: athlete's life, family, dedicated educator, underdog, coming of age, contests and competitions, follow your dream, basketball, human spirit, athlete and trainer, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   75%
 
The Big Green
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, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: underdog, family, soccer, kids and family, small town, school, sport, immigrants, athlete's life, football, dedicated educator, children ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   66%
 
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Kart Racer
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, realistic, humorous, 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 ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   86%
 
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
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: best friends, dedicated educator, small town, family, mischievous children, single parent, young heroes, friendship, starting over, self discovery, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   80%
 
How to Eat Fried Worms
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: parents and children, coming of age, family, couples, underdog, friends, contests and competitions, worm, bully, couple relations, friendship, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   60%
 
Soccer Dog: European Cup
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, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: athlete's life, underdog, family, contests and competitions, laboratory, follow your dream, human spirit, parents and children, children, experiment gone awry, against the odds, family life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   65%
 
 5.6
 108
Short Track
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, family life, sport, ambition, hopes, family relations, chases and races, follow your dream, rise to the top, teenage life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   52%
 
Home Run Showdown
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, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, underdog, contests and competitions, sport, teenage life, sport team, ambition, youth, family relations, young heroes, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   55%
 
Naturally, Sadie
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Naturally, Sadie is a Canadian comedy teen drama sitcom that ran for three seasons from June 24, 2005 to August 26, 2007. It was produced in Canada, set in Whitby, Ontario. Filmed in Toronto, Ontario, most of the show was shot inside a former ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: high school life, high school, teenage life, family, youth, social relations, friends, best friends, parents and children, siblings relations, teachers and students, animal life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   68%
 
The Widow's Might
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, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town life, filmmaking, 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 ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   69%
 
Jingle All the Way 2
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, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, nothing goes right, small town, race against time, parents and children, family relations, disorder, family life, christmas, santa claus, goofy hero, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   69%
 
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Jump In!
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: athlete's life, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, school, family, follow your dream, human spirit, friendship, athlete and trainer, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   56%
 
Marley & Me: The Puppy Years
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, youth, family, contests and competitions, chaos and mayhem, teenage life, animal life, dog, puppy, coming of age, nothing goes right, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   59%
 
 4.5
 778
Mr. Troop Mom
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: camp, family life, family, in the woods, family relations, treasure hunt, parents and children, siblings relations, youth, friends, summer camp, embarrassment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   54%
 
 5.4
 19K
Hotel for Dogs
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, hotel, adoption, dog, children, mischievous children, kids and family, pets, youth, orphan, animals, young heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   62%
 
The Brothers Garcia
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, immigrants, family life, family relations, siblings relations, teenage life, youth, teenager, social relations, latinos, brother, intelligence ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   54%
 
Flicka: Country Pride
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, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: animal life, farm, youth, family, contests and competitions, save the day, parents and children, teenage love, jealousy, teenage life, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   52%
 
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Safe at Home!
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, athlete's life, buddies, school, underdog, family, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, uninhibited rivalry, baseball, athlete and trainer, sport team ...
Time: 60s
Place: florida, new york, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   61%
 
Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Josh is off to his first year of college and buddy has stayed behind with joshs little sister andrea and the rest of the family. Adrea attempting to fit in with her jr. High classmates decides to join the baseball team and along the way discovers ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: sport, best friends, college, family, laboratory, mischievous children, adventure, odd couple, underdog, young heroes, contests and competitions, golden retriever ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   56%
 
Babysitters Beware
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mischievous children, nanny, family, youth, family relations, disorder, young heroes, parents and children, when the parents are away, friends, father son relationship, boy
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   52%
 
Soccer Dog: The Movie
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, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: sport, athlete's life, odd couple, family, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, parents and children, soccer, dog, adoption, against the odds ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   59%
 
 6.3
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Just Peck
Genre: Comedy, 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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, high school life, family, love and romance, youth, social relations, social misfits, friendship, fall in love, science fair, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   44%
 
Campus Confidential
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: School... there is the popular crowd. Teachers favor some students over others. Because of this, Violet decides to start a school paper, which exposes many embarrassing secrets of popular kids who think they run the campus.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: high school life, high school, family, teenage life, coming of age, suburbs, youth, social relations, friends, best friends, misfit partners, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   53%
 
Cory in the House
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Cory in the House is an American television sitcom, which aired on the Disney Channel from January 12, 2007 to September 13, 2008 and was a spin-off from the Disney show That's So Raven. The show focuses on Cory Baxter, who moved from San ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, witty
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: buddies, white house, family, young heroes, sitcom, parents and children, teenage life, youth, teenager, family relations, friends, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   52%
 
Air Bud: Golden Receiver
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Josh and Buddy move from basketball to American football in this first of several sequels to the original Air Bud.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, teens
Plot: dog, family, kidnapping, school, sport, football, best friends, basketball, children, russian, pets, animals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   45%
 
D2: The Mighty Ducks
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After Gordon Bombay's hockey comeback is cut short he is named coach of Team USA Hockey for the Junior Goodwill Games. Bombay reunites the Mighty Ducks and introduces a few new players, however, he finds himself distracted by his newfound fame ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: underdog, family, competition, sport, friendship, youth, athlete's life, olympics, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey, texas, canada, iceland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   51%
 
Punky Brewster
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Punky Brewster is an American sitcom about a girl named Punky Brewster being raised by her foster parent. The show ran on NBC from September 16, 1984 to September 7, 1986 and again in first-run syndication from October 30, 1987 to May 27, ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: sitcom, orphan, mischievous children, family, young heroes, adoption, optimism, custody, foster child, youth, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   44%
 
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