Movies like Hot Rod

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Hot Rod (2007)
 6.7
 76K
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 outrageous stunt yet to raise money for Frank's operation -- and then Rod will kick Frank's butt.
Style: humorous, witty, melancholic, stylized, realistic, not serious, cult film, toilet humor, psychotronic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slacker, friendship, misfit, motorcycle, fund raising, fundraiser, ambition, extreme sport, obsessive quest, contests and competitions, parents and children, team, young man, determination, goofy hero, accident, small town, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, terminal illness, stuntman, humiliation, neighbor, self confidence, motorcycle stunt, swimming pool ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, washington state

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Most similar movies to Hot Rod

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and funny films with plots about friends, brutality, sport, ambition, dialogue, storytelling and silly humor mostly in Comedy, Sport and Adventure genres. Some movies like Hot Rod: The Ringer (2005), 7 Days in Hell (2015), The Waterboy (1998), Step Brothers (2008), Bad News Bears (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
 35K
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: disability, mentally challenged, rivalry, ambition, dishonesty, friendship, love and romance, lie, down syndrome, bet, sleazy, pretense ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rivalry, coach, sport, contests and competitions, financial problem, uninhibited rivalry, health situation, friends, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, california, nevada, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 16K
7 Days in Hell (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A fictional documentary-style expose on the rivalry between two tennis stars who battled it out in a 1999 match that lasted seven days.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Plot: tennis, tennis player, sport, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, parody, adaptation, irreverent, technology, storytelling ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, future
Place: england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 146K
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, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: football, ridicule, sport, social outcast, goofy hero, ambition, misfit, athlete's life, low self esteem, love and romance, family relations, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 263K
Step Brothers (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Brennan Huff and Dale Doback might be grown men. But that doesn't stop them from living at home and turning into jealous, competitive stepbrothers when their single parents marry. Brennan's constant competition with Dale strains his ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, melancholic, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slacker, family relations, friendship, grownups, adulthood, living with parents, goofy hero, becoming an adult, man child, childhood trauma, adolescence vs adulthood, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 20K
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, clever ...
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 ⇓
38%
 6.3
 156K
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, skating, farce, competition, championship, friendship, coach, sport, figure skating, olympics, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002, 2010s
Place: usa, north korea, detroit, montreal, ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 193K
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 ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, rivalry, ambition, against the odds, contests and competitions, championship, friends, disorder, misfit, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 3.8
 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, realistic, not serious, witty, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, snobbism, farce, ambition, disorder, family relations, friends, friendship, fish out of water, social differences, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Benchwarmers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 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, light, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, youth, ambition, contests and competitions, group of friends, clumsiness, millionaire, pizza, video store, team, paperboy, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, goofy hero, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, friendship, underdog, down on your luck, disorder, nothing goes right, buddies, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 76K
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, buddies, contests and competitions, prodigy, sport, success ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1996, 1990s ...
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.3
 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: baseball, parody, college, rivalry, coach, sport, social relations, against the odds, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.4
 1K
7-10 Split (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An aspiring actor whose career is in the dumps, exploits his amazing bowling skills to take the PBA by storm and becomes rich and famous, only to lose his best girl and best friend...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sex comedy
Plot: bowling, friendship, farce, ambition, contests and competitions, misfit, destiny, friends, athlete's life, lifestyle, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, realistic, humorous, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, drug use, buddies, contests and competitions, bet, against the odds, small town, underdog, partners, sport, friendship, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.1
 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, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Plot: sport, disorder, against the odds, nothing goes right, ambition, goofy hero, contests and competitions, buddies, partners, rivalry, underdog, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, funny, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, small town, high school life, teenage life, misfit, social misfits, goofy hero, eccentric family, rejection, election, school dance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: idaho, usa, utah, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 9K
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: kidnapping, basketball, sport, missing person, partners, unlikely criminals, ambition, buddies, confined, contests and competitions, friends, basketball player ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 56K
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: idiotic, humorous, not serious, feel good, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, baseball, basketball, sport, rise to the top, partners, rivalry, ambition, business, parody, mascot, party ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Brothers Solomon (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A pair of well-meaning, but socially inept brothers try to find their perfect mates in order to provide their dying father with a grandchild.
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, funny, ironic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, pregnancy, goofy hero, misfit, family relations, love and romance, brother brother relationship, sexual attraction, coma, masturbation, father son relationship, dumb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 12K
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, lifestyle, ambition, rivalry, underdog, partners, contests and competitions, friendship between men, road trip, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: england, europe, london, chicago illinois, tucson arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Shooting Stars (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A Fleury-Mérogis, un match de foot a lieu dans la cour de prison. Tibor Kovacs, un jeune Hongrois, fait des prodiges avec le ballon. Véritable virtuose du football, il rêve de jouer en équipe de France. Pour Manu, son compagnon de cellule, Tibor ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, friendship, desire for fame, prodigy, ambition, buddies, misfit, disorder, misfit partners, athlete's life, intrigue, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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, tennis court, school, mentor, tennis ball, tennis racket, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nebraska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Bring It on Again (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When new students can't get onto their college cheerleading team, they form their own squad and prepare for a cheer off.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: cheerleading, cheerleader, competition, sport, friendship, teenage life, against the odds, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, youth, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.7
 2K
House Broken (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In order to enjoy his retirement, a father takes drastic measures to get his twentysomething, slacker sons to move out and fend for themselves.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family relations, disorder, coming of age, friendship, silly humor, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, firefighter, lifestyle, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This wacky prequel to the 1994 blockbuster goes back to the lame-brained Harry and Lloyd's days as classmates at a Rhode Island high school, where the unprincipled principal puts the pair in remedial courses as part of a scheme to fleece the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, best friends, goofy hero, social misfits, disorder, partners, buddies, misfit, dumb, high school, obsessive quest, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 61K
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, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, new york, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 103K
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, light, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: golf, cheating, bet, rivalry, golf course, country club, sport, buddies, ambition, misfit, farce, competition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, profanity, fish out of water, athlete and trainer, switching roles, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Foot Fist Way (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An inept taekwondo instructor struggles with marital troubles and an unhealthy obsession with fellow taekwondo enthusiast Chuck "The Truck" Williams.
Style: humorous, tragicomedy, witty, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, obsession, disorder, life is a bitch, buddies, ambition, infidelity, friendship, dysfunctional character, breaking point, instructor, crumbling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%