Movies like Happy Gilmore

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Happy Gilmore (1996)
 7.0
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Happy Gilmore (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Failed hockey player-turned-golf whiz Happy Gilmore -- whose unconventional approach and antics on the grass courts the ire of rival Shooter McGavin -- is determined to win a PGA tournament so he can save his granny's house with the prize money. Meanwhile, an attractive tour publicist tries to soften Happy's image.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, exciting, realistic, not serious, cult film, entertaining, idiotic, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, against the odds, friends, misfit, championship, disorder, fish out of water, ice hockey, fan, retirement home, fistfight, profanity, eccentricity, sarcasm, dumb, stupidity, success, friendship, coach, fist fighting ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Happy Gilmore

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and funny films with plots about sport, ambition, contests and competitions, underdog, rivalry, mentor and vengeance mostly in Comedy, Sport and Action genres. Some movies like Happy Gilmore: The Waterboy (1998), Here Comes the Boom (2012), Hot Rod (2007), Grind (2003), Billy Madison (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When megalomaniacal White Goodman, the owner of a trendy, high-end fitness center, makes a move to take over the struggling local gym run by happy-go-lucky Pete La Fleur, there's only one way for La Fleur to fight back: dodgeball. Aided by a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, competition, against the odds, coach, rivalry, dumb, sport, contests and competitions, friends, uninhibited rivalry, financial problem, health situation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, nevada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.1
 154K
The Waterboy (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bobby Boucher is a water boy for a struggling college football team. The coach discovers Boucher's hidden rage makes him a tackling machine whose bone-crushing power might vault his team into the playoffs.
Style: humorous, funny, parody, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: football, ridicule, sport, social outcast, misfit, goofy hero, ambition, overprotective parent, athlete's life, low self esteem, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Here Comes the Boom (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A high school biology teacher moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school's music program.
Style: inspirational, humorous, exciting, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, mixed martial arts, contests and competitions, teacher, high school teacher, martial arts, fight, prize money, lifestyle change, against the odds, sport, dedicated educator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 81K
Hot Rod (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: For Rod Kimball, performing stunts is a way of life, even though he is rather accident-prone. Poor Rod cannot even get any respect from his stepfather, Frank, who beats him up in weekly sparring matches. When Frank falls ill, Rod devises his most ...
Style: humorous, witty, melancholic, stylized, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slacker, friendship, misfit, motorcycle, fund raising, ambition, obsessive quest, extreme sport, parents and children, goofy hero, contests and competitions, young man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
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Grind (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Four skaters follow their idol on his summer tour in an attempt to get noticed, get sponsored, and become stars themselves.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: skateboarding, friendship, skateboard, road trip, lifestyle, ambition, rivalry, underdog, partners, contests and competitions, friendship between men, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: london, england, europe, chicago illinois, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 135K
Billy Madison (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Billy Madison is the 27 year-old son of Bryan Madison, a very rich man who has made his living in the hotel industry. Billy stands to inherit his father's empire but only if he can make it through all 12 grades, 2 weeks per grade, to prove that ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: graduation, elementary school, rivalry, school, inheritance, irresponsible, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, misfit, goofy hero, fall in love, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 80K
Kingpin (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After bowler Roy Munson swindles the wrong crowd and is left with a hook for a hand, he settles into impoverished obscurity. That is, until he uncovers the next big thing: an Amish kid named Ishmael. So, the corrupt and the hopelessly naïve hit the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, funny, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bowling, older woman younger man, road trip, fish out of water, on the road, against the odds, championship, prodigy, contests and competitions, buddies, sport, success ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996, year 1969, 1990s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, nevada, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Necessary Roughness (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When the Texas Southern Armadillos football team is disqualified for cheating and poor grades, the University is forced to pick from a team that actually goes to school. Will they even win a single game?
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: underdog, american football, sport team, sport, college, hopes, rivalry, human spirit, against the odds, contests and competitions, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, united states, ireland, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Replacements (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Maverick old-guard coach Jimmy McGinty is hired in the wake of a players' strike to help the Washington Sentinels advance to the playoffs. But that impossible dream hinges on whether his replacements can hunker down and do the job. So, McGinty ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: underdog, sport, american football, against the odds, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, sport team, bar fight, stadium ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.2
 11K
Eddie (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eddie is a New York limo driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks professional basketball team. The team is struggling with a mediocre record when, in mid-season, "Wild Bill" Burgess, the new owner, as a public relations ...
Style: feel good, inspirational, light, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: basketball, sport, hopes, follow your dream, against the odds, friendship, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, female protagonist, feminism, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 162K
Blades of Glory (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a much-publicized ice-skating scandal strips them of their gold medals, two world-class athletes skirt their way back onto the ice via a loophole that allows them to compete together as a pairs team.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rivalry, figure skating, skating, farce, competition, friendship, championship, coach, sport, olympics, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002, 2010s
Place: usa, north korea, montreal, detroit, ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Ready to Rumble (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two slacker wrestling fans are devastated by the ousting of their favorite character by an unscrupulous promoter.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: wrestling, friendship, goofy hero, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, underdog, disorder, down on your luck, life is a bitch, nothing goes right, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 145K
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The all-star comedy cast from Grown Ups returns (with some exciting new additions) for more summertime laughs. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are ...
Style: humorous, funny, feel good, buddy comedy, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, adulthood, family relations, social relations, friends, small town life, family life, eccentric family, buddies, silly humor, party, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 64K
Major League (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Rachel Phelps inherits the Cleveland Indians from her deceased husband, she's determined to move the team to a warmer climate -- but only a losing season will make that possible, which should be easy given the misfits she's hired. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: baseball, underdog, rivalry, ambition, professional sports, sport, rise to the top, follow your dream, contests and competitions, against the odds, misfit, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, new york, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.3
 11K
The Comebacks (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A comedy that spoofs the inspirational sports movies, The Comebacks tells the story of an out-of-luck coach, Lambeau Fields, who takes a rag-tag bunch of college misfits and drives them towards the football championships. In the process, this ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, inspirational, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, college, coach, sport, against the odds, athlete and trainer, social relations, contests and competitions, baseball, ambition, athlete's life, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.0
 1K
Pucked (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Frank Hopper is a former lawyer, long-term loser and constant dreamer - and frankly, probably just not all that bright. When he receives a credit card in the mail, he believes he's hit the jackpot. It's not long before he's working ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Plot: ice hockey, sport, disorder, against the odds, nothing goes right, goofy hero, buddies, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, partners, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Lifelong friends and national idols Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr. have earned their NASCAR stripes with their uncanny knack of finishing races in the first and second slots, respectively, and slinging catchphrases like "Shake and bake!" ...
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: car race, divorce, farce, sport competition, french, stupidity, uninhibited rivalry, lifestyle, championship, teamwork, comeback, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 9K
Ladybugs (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: To climb the corporate ladder to success, a guy agrees to coach the company's all girl soccer team with the help of his secret weapon: his fiancee's son.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: cross dressing, soccer, underdog, sport team, sport, family, farce, youth, profanity, silly humor, gender bending, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Celtic Pride (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The National Basketball Association play-offs are taking place, and the Boston Celtics are facing the Utah Jazz in a crucial series. This is also the last year that any games will be played in the Boston Garden, which is going to be torn down after ...
Style: humorous, not serious, satirical, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: basketball, kidnapping, sport, missing person, partners, unlikely criminals, contests and competitions, confined, friends, ambition, buddies, basketball player ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: With the original Hanson Brothers still on the same minor league ice hockey team, the Chiefs are sold to a new owner who gives them a female coach and puts them in a league in which they are to be regularly humiliated by an opposing Harlem ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: ice hockey, hockey, profanity, rivalry, sport, sport team, friends, siblings relations, athlete and trainer, against the odds, uninhibited rivalry, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 80K
Semi-Pro (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jackie Moon is the owner, promoter, coach, and star player of the Flint Michigan Tropics of the American Basketball Association (ABA). In 1976 before the ABA collapses, the National Basketball Association (NBA) plans to merge with the best teams of ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, inspirational, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, championship, coach, sport team, sport, merger, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, cheerleader ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 21K
Bad News Bears (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Morris Buttermaker is a burned-out minor league baseball player who loves to drink and can't keep his hands to himself. His long-suffering lawyer arranges for him to manage a local Little League team, and Buttermaker soon finds himself the head ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baseball, rivalry, human spirit, athlete and trainer, against the odds, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, parents and children, sport team, little league, mentor ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An overenthusiastic high-school maintenance man attempts to lead an unlikely group of misfits to the Nebraska state tennis championship in Balls Out: The Gary Houseman Story? director Danny Leiner's underdog sports comedy. American Pie star ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tennis, athlete and trainer, ambition, misfit, rivalry, lifestyle, school, mentor, escort, tennis racket, tennis ball, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nebraska, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Ringer (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Pressured by a greedy uncle (Brian Cox) and a pile of debt, lovable loser Steve Barker (Knoxville) resorts to an unthinkable, contemptible, just-crazy-enough-to-work scheme. He pretends to be mentally challenged to rig the upcoming Special Olympics ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, idiotic, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, rivalry, dishonesty, ambition, friendship, love and romance, lie, down syndrome, sleazy, bet, pretense ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.0
 3K
Hole in One (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eric, a highly-gifted golfer but radically-undisciplined college undergrad, finds his world drastically altered after losing a golf bet to a pair of sadistic plastic surgeons. Eric's bad-boy attitude lifestyle comes to a screeching halt as he ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: college, contests and competitions, rivalry, buddies, ambition, youth, golf, golf club, bet, nudity (full frontal - brief), plastic surgeon, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 8K
Beer League (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An unemployed slacker (Lange) inspires his softball teammates to improve their game so they won't get kicked out of the local league.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, bet, buddies, contests and competitions, small town, partners, underdog, sport, against the odds, friendship, sport team, stripper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the behest of Roger Dorn -- the Minnesota Twins' silver-tongued new owner -- washed-up minor league hurler Gus Cantrell steps up to the plate to take over as skipper of the club's hapless farm team. But little does he know that Dorn has ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: baseball, rivalry, sport team, baseball bat, major league, sport, underdog, friends, power relations, boss and employee, partners, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, south carolina, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Great White Hype (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the champ's promoter, Rev. Sultan, decides something new is needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches, he searches and finds the only man to ever beat the champ. The problem is that he isn't a boxer anymore and he's ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, boxer, cons and scams, investigation, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, satire, interracial relations, athlete and trainer, power relations, underdog ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, cleveland ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Hot Flashes (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, challenge the current high school girls’ state champs to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as the women go to comic extremes to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sport, basketball, rivalry, against the odds, friendship, contests and competitions, underdog, sport team, ambition, strong female presence, reunion, breast cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
 6K
Juwanna Mann (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A basketball star is booted out of the NBA when his on-court antics go too far, so he poses as a woman and joins the WUBA.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: basketball, man dressed as woman, sport, cross dressing, fish out of water, ambition, follow your dream, athlete's life, hidden identity, farce, gender bending, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%