Movies like Happy Gilmore

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Happy Gilmore (1996)
 7.0
 179K
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: humorous, feel good, funny, exciting, realistic, not serious, entertaining, idiotic, clever, comic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, against the odds, friends, misfit, championship, disorder, fish out of water, fan, eccentricity, sarcasm, dumb, stupidity, success, friendship, coach, fist fighting, against the rules, popularity, retirement home, ex athlete ...
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, funny and inspirational films with plots about rivalry, sport, underdog, ambition, culture clash, mentor and contests and competitions mostly in Comedy, Sport and Drama genres. Some movies like Happy Gilmore: The Waterboy (1998), Caddyshack II (1988), The Longest Yard (2005), Kingpin (1996), Eddie (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
 136K
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, absurd, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, ridicule, low self esteem, social outcast, goofy hero, ambition, misfit, athlete's life, football, family relations, love and romance, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, louisiana, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.7
 14K
Caddyshack II (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a crass new-money tycoon's membership application is turned down at a snooty country club, he retaliates by buying the club and turning it into a tacky amusement park.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, fish out of water, love and romance, blind ambition, snobbism, contests and competitions, parents and children, family relations, friends, ambition, fall in love, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
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, sport, against the odds, coach, competition, contests and competitions, rivalry, financial problem, friends, health situation, uninhibited rivalry, male bonding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, california, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Longest Yard (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Pro quarter-back, Paul Crewe and former college champion and coach, Nate Scarboro are doing time in the same prison. Asked to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards, Crewe enlists the help of Scarboro to coach the inmates to victory in ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, football, sport, underdog, american football, warden, contests and competitions, friends, confined, prisoner, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, san diego california, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 71K
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, feel good, not serious, funny, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bowling, sport, fish out of water, on the road, against the odds, prodigy, contests and competitions, buddies, championship, stripper, success, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1979, 1990s, year 1996 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.2
 9K
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, basketball movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, basketball, underdog, friendship, rivalry, friends, hopes, power relations, switching roles, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, follow your dream ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.2
 11K
The Comebacks (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 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: humorous, not serious, inspirational, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, baseball, rivalry, college, coach, parody, contests and competitions, social relations, athlete and trainer, against the odds, ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, underdog, american football, college, youth, partners, human spirit, fall in love, rivalry, university, friendship, high school life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 32K
Slap Shot (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: To build up attendance at their games, the management of a struggling minor-league hockey team signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose job is to demolish the opposition.
Style: humorous, cynical, exciting, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, small town, ice hockey, violence, contests and competitions, partners, hockey, ambition, underdog, athlete and trainer, opponent, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Who's Your Caddy? (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When "street smart" rapper Christopher "C-Note" Hawkins (Big Boi) applies for a membership to all-white Carolina Pines Country Club, the establishment's proprietors are hardly ready to oblige him.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: culture clash, fish out of water, resort, ambition, hip hop, racism, dishonesty, disorder, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, contests and competitions, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.3
 8K
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, realistic, not serious, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: cross dressing, sport, soccer, family, farce, gender, romance, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition, comedy of errors, teenage love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: humorous, exciting, inspirational, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: contests and competitions, underdog, high school teacher, prize money, lifestyle change, against the odds, martial arts, championship, wrestling, character change, dedicated educator, financial problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: humorous, semi serious, sincere, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: sport, underdog, bar fight, cheerleader, american football, strike, coach, football, redemption, recruit, negotiation, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wrestling, sport, underdog, friends, follow your dream, life is a bitch, down on your luck, buddies, downfall, disorder, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 95K
Caddyshack (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: At an exclusive country club, an ambitious young caddy, Danny Noonan, eagerly pursues a caddy scholarship in hopes of attending college and, in turn, avoiding a job at the lumber yard. In order to succeed, he must first win the favour of the elitist ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: golf, sport, bishop, bet, cheating, rivalry, country club, underwear, golf course, lightning, explosion, class differences ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 74K
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, entertaining, inspirational, absurd, suspense ...
Plot: basketball, championship, sport, coach, merger, sport team, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, rivalry, ambition, cheerleader ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 120K
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
Plot: inheritance, graduation, school, adolescence vs adulthood, irresponsible, fish out of water, elementary school, rivalry, misfit, fall in love, goofy hero, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good, road movie ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: sport, baseball, rivalry, baseball bat, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, athlete's life, rise to the top, americana, human spirit, partners ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, usa, south carolina, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 146K
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, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, sport, farce, competition, coach, comeback, sex addict, friendship, nervous breakdown, championship, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, ukraine, montreal quebec canada, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, hockey, sport team, lifestyle, against the odds, underdog, rivalry, ambition, betrayal, rebellion, athlete and trainer, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, athlete's life, contests and competitions, investigation, rivalry, underdog, power relations, athlete and trainer, interracial relations, boxing ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, cleveland ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 19K
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: clever, talky, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: sport, baseball, little league, redemption, family, rivalry, friendship, ambition, hopes, friends, parents and children, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 43K
Tin Cup (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his succesful rival's girlfriend.
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, psychologist, romance, contests and competitions, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, man-woman relation, opposites attract, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Benchwarmers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A trio of guys try and make up for missed opportunities in childhood by forming a three-player baseball team to compete against standard little league squads.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, sport, paperboy, video store, pizza, team, vengeance, hopes, contests and competitions, friends, athlete's life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 56K
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, feel good, realistic, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, rivalry, ambition, sombrero, hard hat, hot dog, professional sports, baseball field, athlete and trainer, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, florida, usa, new york, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Play It to the Bone (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two aging fighters in LA, friends, get a call from a Vegas promoter because his undercard fighters for a Mike Tyson bout that night are suddenly unavailable. He wants them to box each other. They agree as long as the winner gets a shot at the ...
Style: semi serious, talky, exciting, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, friendship, contests and competitions, underdog, hopes, athlete's life, boxing, ambition, on the road, desert, love triangle, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
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: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: youth, sport, ice hockey, athlete and trainer, underdog, family, competition, friendship, athlete's life, hopes, power relations, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iceland, europe, usa, los angeles, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Air Up There (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jimmy Dolan is a college basketball coach who wants a big promotion. To get it, he needs to make a dramatic find. He ends up deep in Africa, hoping to recruit Saleh, a huge basketball prodigy Jimmy glimpsed in a home movie. But Saleh is the ...
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous, basketball movie ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: sport, family, adventure, culture clash, fish out of water, scout, rivalry, power relations, athlete's life, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Major League II (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Those Cleveland Indians are at it again! After losing in the ALCS the year before, the Indians are determined to make it into the World Series this time! First, though, they have to contend with Rachel Phelps again when she buys back the team. Also, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: sport, rivalry, baseball, underdog, buddies, lifestyle, sport team, ambition, friendship, partners, major league, americana ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 54K
BASEketball (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two losers from Milwaukee, Coop & Remer, invent a new game playing basketball, using baseball rules. When the game becomes a huge success, they, along with a billionaire's help, form the Professional Baseketball League where everyone ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, sport, basketball, baseball, tequila, mascot, party, sportscaster, ambition, inheritance, partners, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%