Movies like Leatherheads

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Leatherheads (2008)
 6.0
 30K
Leatherheads (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A light hearted comedy about the beginnings of Professional American Football. When a decorated war hero and college all star is tempted into playing professional football. Everyone see the chance to make some big money, but when a reporter digs up some dirt on the war hero... everyone could lose out.
Style: witty, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good, humorous, slang, football movie, light, talky ...
Plot: screwball, stadium, football, small town, american football, police, love triangle, romance, confession, ambition, rivalry, success, coach, journalism, sport, legends and myths, sport team, hopes, love and romance, media, social relations, suicidal, prohibition, dancing, thief ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one, 1930s
Place: minnesota, usa, france, chicago illinois, milwaukee wisconsin, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Leatherheads

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, romantic and semi serious films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, destiny, life philosophy, mentor, adaptation and storytelling mostly in Romance, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Leatherheads: Jerry Maguire (1996), Tin Cup (1996), The Replacements (2000), One Fine Day (1996), Semi-Tough (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 214K
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Jerry Maguire used to be a typical sports agent: willing to do just about anything he could to get the biggest possible contracts for his clients, plus a nice commission for himself. Then, one day, he suddenly has second thoughts about what ...
Style: motivational, realistic, touching, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: career, workplace romance, starting over, friendship, introspection, single parent, greed, agent, opposites attract, boss and employee, ego clash, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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 ⇓
74%
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 ⇓
68%
 6.5
 40K
One Fine Day (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: single parent, opposites attract, screwball, romance, one day, looking for love, parents and children, urban, disorder, nothing goes right, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 5.9
 2K
Semi-Tough (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: sport, american football, fall in love, hopes, american football player, love and romance, partners, friends, athlete's life, football, buddies, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
All the Right Moves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sensitive study of a headstrong high school football star who dreams of getting out of his small Western Pennsylvania steel town with a football scholarship. His equally ambitious coach aims at a college position, resulting in a clash which could ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: college, high school, ambition, sport, small town, drinking, friendship, coach, classroom, teenager, marching band, locker room ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Like millions of kids around the world, Santiago harbors the dream of being a professional footballer...However, living in the Barrios section of Los Angeles, he thinks it is only that--a dream. Until one day an extraordinary turn of events has him ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: coach, sport, soccer, athlete, restaurant, underdog, sport team, roommate, stadium, nurse, rags to riches, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, los angeles, europe, mexico, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.1
 43K
Bull Durham (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Veteran catcher Crash Davis is brought to the minor league Durham Bulls to help their up and coming pitching prospect, "Nuke" Laloosh. Their relationship gets off to a rocky start and is further complicated when baseball groupie Annie ...
Style: talky, realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: baseball, love triangle, sport, small town, romance, athlete's life, self discovery, age difference, stadium, flirt, jealousy, poem ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: north carolina, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Everybody's All-American (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Louisiana football star Gavin Grey had it all. He was an All-American champion who married his high-school sweetheart, homecoming queen Babs Rogers, and who was a hero to his hometown. Yet after a failed professional career, Gavin realizes that fame ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sport, college, friendship, american football, love triangle, athlete's life, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, infidelity, midlife crisis, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.5
 13K
Mr 3000 (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Aging baseball star who goes by the nickname, Mr. 3000, finds out many years after retirement that he didn't quite reach 3,000 hits. Now at age 47 he's back to try and reach that goal.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, baseball, friendship, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, rivalry, friends, journalism ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.0
 14K
Summer Catch (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A coming-of-age romantic comedy set against the backdrop of the Cape Cod Baseball League. Local boy Ryan Dunne (Freddie Prinze Jr.), now a pitcher for Boston College, meets Tenley Parrish (Jessica Biel), the daughter of a wealthy couple who summer ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, sport, baseball, athlete's life, summer, party, beach, bikini, small town, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 39K
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: twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: small town, cheerleader, sport, high school, obsession, party, american football, police car, coming of age, cheerleading, athlete's life, football ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
How Do You Know (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, wooing, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, athlete, ambition, athlete's life, revelation, love story, embarrassment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 20K
Starter for 10 (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from seaside Essex with a love of knowledge for its own sake and a childhood spent watching "University Challenge," a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: politics, social differences, coming of age, party, university, student, marijuana, youth, buddies, couple relations, love and romance, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 37K
Down with Love (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1962 New York City, love blossoms between a playboy journalist and a feminist advice author.
Style: stylized, witty, semi serious, twists and turns, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: farce, battle of the sexes, womanizer, playboy, sex, feminist, feminism, romance, screwball, pianist, manipulations, verbal byplay ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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 ⇓
52%
 5.6
 20K
New in Town (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lucy Hill is an ambitious up-and-coming executive living in Miami. She loves her shoes, she loves her cars and she loves climbing the corporate ladder. When she is offered a temporary assignment – in the middle of nowhere – to restructure a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, light, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, fish out of water, small town, opposites attract, vegetarian, misfit, factory worker, moral dilemma, fall in love, social relations, business executive, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Cutting Edge (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two former Olympians, one a figure skater and the other a hockey player, pin their hopes of one last shot at Olympic glory on one another. That is, of course, if they can keep from killing each other in the process...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: figure skating, romance, sport, skating, underdog, athlete's life, contests and competitions, opposites attract, fall in love, ambition, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: france, chicago illinois, minnesota, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, Ireland, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Bridget Jones is becoming uncomfortable in her relationship with Mark Darcy. Apart from discovering that he's a conservative voter, she has to deal with a new boss, a strange contractor and the worst vacation of her life.
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, witty, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, love triangle, romance, opposites attract, verbal byplay, happy ending, thirtysomething life, relationships, love story, uninhibited rivalry, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, germany, england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 40K
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: For decades, next-door neighbors and former friends John and Max have feuded, trading insults and wicked pranks. When an attractive widow moves in nearby, their bad blood erupts into a high-stakes rivalry full of naughty jokes and adolescent ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, friendship, mayor, buddies, neighborhood, elderly, old friends, romance, love triangle, love and romance, couples, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 49K
Away We Go (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Verona and Burt have moved to Colorado to be close to Burt's parents but, with Veronica expecting their first child, Burt’s parents decide to move to Belgium, now leaving them in a place they hate and without a support structure in place. ...
Style: clever, realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, on the road, sonogram, biracial, student protest, bedtime story, marriage, search, journey, couple relations, parenthood, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, belgium, montreal, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 56K
Wimbledon (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: tennis, sport, ambition, underdog, romance, tennis player, couple relations, opposites attract, fall in love, husband wife relationship, happy ending, paparazzi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, australia, brighton, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 9K
Fever Pitch (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a man, a woman and a football team. Based on Nick Hornby's best selling autobiographical novel, Fever Pitch. English teacher Paul Ashworth believes his long standing obsession with Arsenal serves him well. But then he ...
Style: talky, semi serious, sentimental, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: soccer, sport, teacher, dating, pregnancy, romance, obsession, couple relations, ambition, relationship problems, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Guys and Balls (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ecki is a sweet, closeted gay man who works in his family’s bakery and plays goalie in his small town’s soccer team. When he both loses the big game, and is caught flirting with another player, his homophobic teammates throw him out. He vows to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, small town, sport, homosexuality, football, athlete's life, gays and lesbians, closeted homosexual, romance, self discovery, gender bending, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, witty, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, workplace romance, looking for love, love and romance, thirtysomething life, christmas, diary, holiday, love triangle, couples, verbal byplay, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When she receives word that her longtime platonic pal Michael O'Neal is getting married to debutante Kimberly Wallace, food critic Julianne Potter realizes her true feelings for Michael -- and sets out to sabotage the wedding.
Style: feel good, sentimental, romantic, sweet, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, romance, screwball, friendship, uninhibited rivalry, obsession, women, unfulfilled love, love and romance, best friends, wedding preparations and rituals, man-woman relation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 40K
Fever Pitch (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When relaxed and charming Ben Wrightman meets workaholic Lindsey Meeks she finds him sweet and charming, they hit it off and when it is winter Ben can spend every waking hour with Lindsey, but when summer comes around the corner Lindsey discovers ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: baseball, sport, obsession, teacher, romance, couple relations, love and romance, relationship problems, fanatic, couples, contests and competitions, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, new york yankees, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Murphy's Romance (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going along predictably until her ex husband shows up, needing a ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, horse ranch, single mother, romance, single parent, divorce, starting over, unlikely couple, couple relations, eligible bachelor, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Playing for Keeps (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's soccer team in an attempt to get his life together.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy, realistic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: soccer, sport, athlete, parent, child driving car, romance, womanizer, sport team, field, mother, parent child relationship, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Mystery, Alaska (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In Mystery, Alaska, life revolves around the legendary Saturday hockey game at the local pond. But everything changes when the hometown team unexpectedly gets booked in an exhibition match against the New York Rangers. When quirky small-towners, ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: sport, underdog, small town, ice hockey, mayor, gay slur, contests and competitions, small town life, ambition, social relations, obsession, getting along ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska, usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%