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, not serious, realistic, exciting, entertaining, idiotic, clever, comic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions, against the odds, ambition, fish out of water, misfit, disorder, friends, championship, eccentricity, sarcasm, dumb, stupidity, fan, taxes, against the rules, friendship, career change, hockey, ex athlete, reward, retirement home ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 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 realistic, humorous, funny and inspirational films with plots about rivalry, sport, ambition, storytelling, underdog, adaptation and brutality mostly in Comedy, Sport and Drama genres. Some movies like Happy Gilmore: The Waterboy (1998), Caddyshack II (1988), The Longest Yard (2005), Kingpin (1996), Slap Shot (1977). 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, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, low self esteem, ridicule, social outcast, goofy hero, ambition, misfit, athlete's life, love and romance, college, family relations, bullying ...
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, contests and competitions, ego clash, friendship, parents and children, social differences, fish out of water, ambition, misfit, family relations, disorder, underdog ...
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, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, sport, pirate, bar, ball, cheerleader, against the odds, farce, competition, coach, contests and competitions, bank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, california, nevada, los angeles
⇓ 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, realistic, remake of american film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, football, sport, underdog, american football, arson, warden, trap, police brutality, contests and competitions, blackmail ...
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, not serious, feel good, funny, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, bowling, on the road, fish out of water, against the odds, buddies, contests and competitions, prodigy, championship, road trip, rivalry, mentor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1969, year 1996 ...
Place: pennsylvania, nevada, pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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, feel good, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, ice hockey, small town, violence, contests and competitions, underdog, ambition, partners, athlete and trainer, sport team, hockey, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, canada, new jersey
⇓ 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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, underdog, american football, college, contests and competitions, university, human spirit, athlete and trainer, friendship, high school life, sport team, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, basketball movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, basketball, switching roles, athlete and trainer, chauffeur, underdog, sport team, against the odds, ambition, power relations, contests and competitions, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: sport, underdog, american football, strike, coach, bar fight, cheerleader, football, redemption, contests and competitions, misfit, american football player ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, not serious, feel good, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wrestling, sport, athlete's life, buddies, contests and competitions, underdog, nothing goes right, ambition, friends, goofy hero, downfall, follow your dream ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, athlete's life, underdog, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, high school teacher, underdog, prize money, martial arts, dedicated educator, against the odds, ambition, sport, lifestyle change, rivalry, wrestling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ 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, not serious, feel good, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: cross dressing, sport, soccer, family, farce, comedy of errors, hidden identity, underdog, corporate, boy, romance, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, golf course, country club, underwear, lightning, explosion, class differences, rivalry, bishop, bet, cheating ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, realistic, football movie, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, coach, baseball, college, rivalry, parody, underdog, drugs/alcohol, contests and competitions, baseball bat, athlete and trainer, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, friendship, sex addict, comeback, nervous breakdown, championship, coach, contests and competitions, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, north korea, ukraine, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, semi serious, exciting, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, boxer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, cons and scams, underdog, rivalry, investigation, athlete and trainer, interracial relations, power relations, justice ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, cleveland ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, feel good, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: sport, baseball, baseball bat, rivalry, underdog, athlete's life, buddies, training, career, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, south carolina, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: feel good, not serious, realistic, humorous, exciting
Plot: hip hop, drugs/alcohol, uninhibited rivalry, culture clash, sport, resort, racism, nothing goes right, fish out of water, ambition, misfit, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, not serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, friends, sportscaster, tequila, mascot, party, basketball, baseball, buddies, rise to the top, money, business ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ 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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: sport, baseball, little league, family, underdog, redemption, stadium, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, not serious, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, sport, pizza, paperboy, team, video store, anti heroes, athlete's life, vengeance, buddies, underdog, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, semi serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, professional sports, hot dog, hard hat, sombrero, baseball field, ambition, rivalry, follow your dream, sabotage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, usa, new york, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, humorous, exciting, talky, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, friendship, athlete's life, contests and competitions, underdog, boxing, hopes, ambition, on the road, unlikely friendships, desert, greed ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school, graduation, delusion, inheritance, adolescence vs adulthood, farce, fish out of water, love and romance, misfit, rivalry, youth, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 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, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, romance, man-woman relation, psychologist, love triangle, fall in love, opposites attract, love and romance, contests and competitions, competition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ 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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, basketball movie ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: sport, family, contests and competitions, culture clash, adventure, athlete and trainer, fish out of water, ambition, disorder, athlete's life, sport team, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, semi serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, hockey, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, against the odds, ambition, rebellion, rivalry, power relations, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ 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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: sport, baseball, rivalry, underdog, buddies, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, friendship, sport team, americana, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, not serious, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: divorce, car race, prayer, family dinner, advertising, sport competition, farce, french, marriage, contests and competitions, sport, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%