Movies like The Main Event 1979

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The Main Event (1979)
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The Main Event (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hillary Kramer, successful Perfume magnate awakes one morning to find that her accountant has robbed her blind and left for South America. Going through all of her remaining assets she finds a boxer, purchased as a tax write off. She decides to take Kid Natural, (Eddie Scanlon) who is much more at home giving driving lessons, into the ring and use him as her key to riches. Eddie thinks this will only get him killed and resists.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, sexy, melancholic, talky, entertaining, twists and turns, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: perfume, forbidden love, opposites attract, sport, screwball, underdog, boxer, athlete's life, romance, misfit, contests and competitions, love and romance, athlete and trainer, ambition, fall in love, follow your dream, hopes, couples, lifestyle, rise to the top, boss and employee, disorder, rivalry, fish out of water, workplace ...
Time: 70s, 1930s
Place: latin america, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, feel good and semi serious films with plots about romance, love and romance, culture clash, storytelling, fall in love, mentor and runaway mostly in Comedy, Romance and Sport genres. Some movies like The Main Event: The Hammer (2007), The Great White Hype (1996), Mister Sister (2002), What's Up, Doc? (1972), Coach (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Hammer (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Approaching forty, Ferro is unsatisfied with his life as a construction worker and part-time boxing instructor in Los Angeles, CA. After a successful bout with a young pro boxer, Ferro decides to don the gloves one last time. The movie recounts his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, sport, ex athlete, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ambition, hopes, couple relations, love affair, couples, friends, comeback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, pasadena california, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, investigation, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, cons and scams, satire, power relations, underdog, interracial relations, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, cleveland ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Mister Sister (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A basketball star is booted out of the NBA when his on-court antics go too far, so he poses as a woman and joins the WUBA.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: basketball, sport, cross dressing, fish out of water, follow your dream, hidden identity, ambition, athlete's life, farce, athlete and trainer, friendship, gender bending ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
What's Up, Doc? (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two researchers have come to San Francisco to compete for a research grant in Music. One seems a bit distracted, and that was before he meets her. A strange woman seems to have devoted her life to confusing and embarrassing him. At the same time a ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: chase, hotel, love triangle, judge, jewelry, love and romance, screwball, opposites attract, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, romance, verbal byplay ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, prehistoric times, 1930s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A world class ice skater eager to take the top prize in the biggest competition around finds his dreams going up in flames after his partner suffers a debilitating injury in this romantic sports drama starring Matt Lanter, Francia Rosa, and Christy ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: figure skating, skating, sport, lifestyle, opposites attract, follow your dream, rise to the top, rivalry, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, unlikely partners, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 1K
Coach (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A slacker trust-fund type finds the motivation to pick up a job as the coach of middle school soccer team
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ambition, romance, sport, direction and purpose, hopes, lifestyle, slacker, coach, misfit, youth, redemption, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.2
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On Edge (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Wendy, Veda, and J.C. are part of Southern California's thriving figure skating community - the bottom part. Luckily this is America, the land of opportunity, where a dream in your heart and personal gain in your sights can propel almost anyone ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: satire, friendship, rise to the top, ambition, rivalry, love and romance, lifestyle, athlete's life, uninhibited rivalry, romance, sport, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.4
 46K
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: feel good, humorous, sexy, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: golf, underdog, psychologist, romance, sport, fall in love, love triangle, love and romance, man-woman relation, opposites attract, rivalry, competition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Born Yesterday (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A businessman shows up in Washington to lobby agendas that are friendly to his construction plans. His ditsy ex-showgirl bimbo proves to be an embarrassment in social situations, so he hires a reporter to teach her how to appear more intelligent. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, satirical, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: politics, lobbyist, opposites attract, fall in love, love and romance, society, journalism, social differences, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, women, farce ...
Time: 90s, 50s, 1950s
Place: washington d.c., usa, las vegas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, humorous, realistic, semi serious, basketball movie ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: sport team, sport, family, adventure, culture clash, hopes, fish out of water, athlete and trainer, disorder, power relations, scout, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 3.8
 719
The Minis (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Dwarfs playing basketball... with Dennis Rodman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, follow your dream, hopes, ambition, hotshot hero, lifestyle, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, friends, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.9
 13K
Just Wright (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A physical therapist falls for the basketball player she is helping recover from a career-threatening injury.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, love triangle, looking for love, couples, lifestyle, athlete's life, romance, hopes, ambition, sport, comeback, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, realistic, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: baseball, rivalry, sport team, baseball bat, major league, sport, underdog, friends, power relations, athlete's life, buddies, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, south carolina, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this third film version of the Bad News Bears series, Tony Curtis plays a small time promotor/hustler who takes the pint-sized baseball team to Japan for a match against the country's best little league baseball team which sparks off a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: baseball, sport team, sport, culture clash, lifestyle, contests and competitions, fish out of water, friendship, athlete and trainer, cons and scams, friends, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.2
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To the Mat (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: To the Mat tells the story of a laid-back ex-wrestler (Ricky Schroder) who's trying to keep his family's down-and-out Southern wrestling school above water. When his mother hires an uptight Wall Street consultant from New York (Laura Bell ...
Style: humorous, light, sincere, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: romance, family business, couples, family relations, workplace, opposites attract, disorder, professional wrestling, small town, counselor, sport, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.3
 60K
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: feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: tennis, underdog, ambition, tennis player, romance, sport, couple relations, fall in love, opposites attract, paparazzi, husband wife relationship, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, australia, london, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.6
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Backwards (2012)
Genre: Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a fiercely competitive 30 year old rower fails to make the Olympic boat for the second time, she takes a coaching job at a school but struggles to adjust to life off the race course.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, inspirational, feel good ...
Plot: romance, sport, contests and competitions, starting over, rivalry, high school, athlete and trainer, fall in love, youth, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.0
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Mr. Baseball (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jack Elliot, a one-time MVP for the New York Yankees is now on the down side of his baseball career. With a falling batting average, does he have one good year left and can the manager of the Chunichi Dragons, a Japanese Central baseball league find ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: fish out of water, culture clash, sport team, baseball, athlete and trainer, fall in love, teaching the ways of the world, power relations, major league, disorder, self discovery, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 5K
Speechless (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A romantic comedy. Michael Keaton and Geena Davis are speechwriters for competing political campaigns. Witty and amusing for the political junkies amongst us.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: politics, fall in love, campaign, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, media, rivalry, romance, contests and competitions, journalism, unlikely couple, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
It Had to Be You (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two strangers meet and fall in love during the weekend that they are planning their respective weddings.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, forbidden love, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, looking for love, love affair, infidelity, couples, unlikely couple, lifestyle, wedding, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Meek, owlish Felix (George Segal) and strident, catty Doris (Barbra Streisand) live in the same apartment building. His incessant typing bothers her; her gentlemen callers bother him. Felix informs the landlord of her activities, so Doris moves in ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: prostitute, writers, eviction, apartment, romance, love and romance, opposites attract, lifestyle, unlikely couple, couple relations, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: rivalry, sport team, baseball, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, buddies, ambition, lifestyle, nothing goes right, hopes, partners ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Two Weeks Notice (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dedicated environmental lawyer Lucy Kelson goes to work for billionaire George Wade as part of a deal to preserve a community center. Indecisive and weak-willed George grows dependent on Lucy's guidance on everything from legal matters to ...
Style: romantic, light, funny, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, unlikely couple, boss and employee, fall in love, looking for love, workplace romance, billionaire, opposites attract, eligible bachelor, uninhibited rivalry, workplace situations, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 6.1
 6K
Jet Lag (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: At Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, a beautician on her way to a new job in Mexico accidentally meets a cook who is on his way back from America. Labor strikes, bad weather, and pure luck cause the two of them to share a room overnight at the ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: airport, cooking and food, romance, fish out of water, fall in love, opposites attract, disorder, love and romance, misfit, culture clash, chance meeting, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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, inspirational, light, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: basketball, sport, follow your dream, hopes, against the odds, friendship, ambition, rivalry, lifestyle, female protagonist, feminism, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Rock Hudson is Roger Willoughby, a renowned fishing expert, who, unbeknownst to his friends, co-workers, or boss, has never cast a line in his life. One day, he crosses paths with Abigail Paige (Paula Prentiss), a sweetly annoying girl who has just ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fishing, contest, fiance fiancee relationship, screwball, romance, workplace, nothing goes right, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, sport, goofy hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Just Desserts (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Marco Poloni's family owns a bakery in the Bronx and it seems that they have fallen on hard times and his family is considering selling the bakery. Marco then decides to enter a baking competition hoping that the money and publicity will help ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: relationship vs career, ambition, lifestyle, opposites attract, love affair, family life, workplace situations, workplace romance, workplace, romance, rivalry, restaurant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.9
 26K
Arthur (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Arthur is the most quotable drunk millionaire that is likely to ever steal your heart. Dudley Moore portrays Arthur, a thirty year old child who will inherit 750 million dollars if he complies with his family's demands and marries the woman of ...
Style: humorous, witty, sentimental, clever, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: butler, screwball, culture clash, opposites attract, alcohol abuse, waitress, cinderella story, bittersweet, love and romance, hopes, romance, rich and poor ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
A Pyromaniac's Love Story (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A pastry boy and the son of a hair-piece mogul become involved in an arson scandal. Sergio is offered a bribe in exchange for taking the blame for the fire that destroys his workplace. Garet, the real arsonist, is apalled that someone else would try ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, farce, odd couple, silly humor, unlikely criminals, unfulfilled love, social differences, investigation, love and romance, couples, family relations, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Life or Something Like It (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A reporter Lanie Kerrigan interviews a psychic homeless man for a fluff piece about a football game's score. Instead he tells her that her life has no meaning and is going to end in just a few days, which sparks her to action, trying to change ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: career woman, destiny, ambition, romance, fall in love, opposites attract, journalism, rise to the top, oracle, workplace romance, prophecy, meaning of life ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: new york, seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%