Movies like Johnny Be Good

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Johnny Be Good (1988)
 4.6
 6K
Johnny Be Good (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent scouts or should he attend the local state college with his girlfriend and give up his football career?
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, teen sex comedy, visually appealing, sexy, unusual plot structure, light, talky, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: high school, college, sport team, coming of age, underdog, teenage life, teenage love, sport, youth, athlete's life, friends, romance, teachers and students, contests and competitions, partners, love and romance, athlete and trainer, ambition, against the odds, high school life, couples, lifestyle, buddies, college life, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: texas, los angeles, alabama, california

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Most similar movies to Johnny Be Good

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about ambition, sport, rivalry, underdog, lifestyle, contests and competitions and power relations mostly in Comedy, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like Johnny Be Good: Varsity Blues (1999), Wildcats (1986), Necessary Roughness (1991), Coach (1978), The Great White Hype (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 43K
Varsity Blues (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In small-town Texas, high school football is a religion, 17-year-old schoolboys carry the hopes of an entire community onto the gridiron every Friday night. When star quarterback Lance Harbor suffers an injury, the Coyotes are forced to regroup ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, entertaining, inspirational, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: cheerleader, football, cheerleading, small town, sport, party, rivalry, leadership, ambition, high school, coming of age, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 13K
Wildcats (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Molly is a high school track coach who knows just as much about football as anyone else on the planet. When a football coach's position becomes vacant, she applies for the job, despite snickers from fellow staff members and her former husband.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: american football, high school, sport team, coach, sport, athlete and trainer, americana, ambition, rivalry, youth, contests and competitions, against the odds ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 ⇓
82%
 4.7
 563
Coach (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Olympic Gold medalist is hired to coach the boys basketball team. But when Coach Randy Rawlings arrives, the school's sexist principal discovers he hired a woman. Blocked from firing her due to discrimination laws, he tries to make sure the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cult film, teen sex comedy
Audience: teens
Plot: social relations, ego clash, youth, lifestyle, underdog, prodigy, contests and competitions, ambition, society, sport, athlete's life, hopes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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 ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
72%
Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A transfer student at a rough high school tries joining the cheer-leading squad and finds that she not only has to face off against the head cheerleader, but also against her former school in preparation for a cheer-off competition.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, slang, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, cheerleader, cheerleading, dancing, high school life, school, hip hop, friendship, sport, sport team, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Porky's Revenge (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As graduation nears for the class of 1955 at Angel Beach High, the gang once again faces off against their old enemy, Porky, who wants them to throw the school's championship basketball game since he has bet on the opposing team.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, cult film, teen sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, school, student, youth, buddies, gang, prank, underdog, ambition, disorder, friends, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 1950s, 50s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 2.2
 5K
Surf School (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A rag-tag bunch of seniors, complete outsiders at their surf-crazed Laguna Beach High School, decide to crash the biggest team surf contest. In order to prevail, however, they must do one important thing...learn to surf! We're taking your ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, high school, friendship, teenage life, teenage love, lifestyle, ambition, love affair, buddies, youth, rivalry, best friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: cheerleading, cheerleader, competition, sport, teenage life, against the odds, friendship, ambition, athlete's life, lifestyle, contests and competitions, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
How I Got Into College (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The simple story of two young Michigan high school students, Jessica, Class President, Local Smart Girl, and object of Marlon's affections attempt to get into a small Pennsylvania college. Jessica fights off her parent's expectation of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: college, high school, romance, partners, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, college life, looking for love, teenage love, power relations, youth, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: holland, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Christina Milian stars as sassy cheer captain Lina Cruz, whose world is turned upside-down when her family moves from the urban streets of East Los Angeles to the sunny beach town of Malibu. At her new school, Lina clashes with Avery, the ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, cheerleader, cheerleading, teenage love, contests and competitions, interracial couple, siblings relations, lifestyle, youth, high school hunk, teenage life, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, malibu california, florida, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Revenge of the Cheerleaders (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: There's shakin', quakin' and plenty of booty to be enjoyed when the perky gals from Aloha High School shimmy their groove things in this red-hot sequel to The Cheerleaders. Rainbeaux Smith (from the first film) is back ... and ...
Style: sexy, not serious, realistic, humorous, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, cheerleader, nurse, loss of virginity, looking for sex, vengeance, college life, pregnancy, sport team, friends, stoners, disorder ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.2
 13K
Rebound (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An acclaimed college hoops coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: college, follow your dream, basketball, sport team, sport, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, family, prodigy, youth, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 ⇓
65%
 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 ⇓
64%
The Best of Times (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport team, small town, american football, buddies, power relations, friends, social relations, against the odds, couple relations, haunted by the past, redemption, small town life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 ⇓
63%
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Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A comedy that follows a group of friends as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.
Style: humorous, realistic, talky, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, college life, friendship between men, rivalry, male friendship, sport, social relations, buddies, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete's life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1980, 70s
Place: usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: sport team, rivalry, baseball, sport, underdog, buddies, partners, contests and competitions, lifestyle, nothing goes right, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.1
 3K
Waterboys (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a Japanese school, 5 adolescent geeks join the new sport teacher and take up the challenge to take part in the synchronised swimming competition, in-spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: swimming, high school, athlete's life, against the odds, teenage life, human spirit, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, sport ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
High School U.S.A. (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in a senior high school class, J.J. (Michael J. Fox) pursues the girlfriend of a rival from a higher clique which culminates in a race at the end of the movie between the two rivals in this light comedy.
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, sitcom, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, love and romance, lifestyle, opposites attract, friends, power relations, social relations, stoners, disorder, youth, partners, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Her Best Move (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 15 year-old soccer prodigy, Sara Davis, has a chance to join the U.S. National Team, but she must juggle high school, romance, sports, and parental pressure while deciding her own priorities.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, follow your dream, youth, friendship, teenage love, against the odds, friends, parents and children, family relations, prodigy, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Goodbye, Franklin High (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Comic melodrama following the day-to-day life of high school senior Will, a promising but naive athlete struggling with choices that could determine his future, romance and family difficulties.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, partners, ambition, performer's life, sport team, friends, power relations, couples, college, teenage life, moral dilemma, buddies ...
Time: 70s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
60%
 4.7
 1K
Going Greek (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Loner freshman Jake Taylor is forced to join the wildest fraternity on campus when the frat brothers refuse to accept his geeky cousin/roommate unless Jake agrees to pledge with him. As the semester progresses, Jake struggles to maintain his grades ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, touching, light ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: college, opposites attract, power relations, college life, teenage love, siblings relations, teenage life, youth, underdog, romance, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.6
 10K
The Big Green (1995)
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: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: soccer, school, athlete and trainer, sport, underdog, family, teachers and students, high school life, small town life, against the odds, family life, friendship ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Division III: Football's Finest (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This ensemble comedy follows the Pullham University Bluecocks, a small liberal arts college with a Division III football program (the lowest division in the NCAA). When the head coach unexpectedly dies, the future of the flailing football program is ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, cheerleader, american football, sport team, prayer, fight, sport, contests and competitions, power relations, social relations, athlete and trainer, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, team, video store, pizza, paperboy, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.1
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Fast Break (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: David Greene is a New York basketball enthusiast, who wants to coach. He is then offered the coaching job at a small Nevada college. He brings along some players, who are a bit odd but good. Like Swish who unknown to the rest of the team is a girl. ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: culture clash, college, basketball, hopes, lifestyle, misfit, contests and competitions, clergy, dedicated educator, sport, ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s
Place: nevada, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%