Movies like Guys and Balls

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Guys and Balls (2004)
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Guys and Balls (2004)
Original name: Männer wie wir
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 return one day with an all-gay team that will grind the heteros into the dust, so he sets off to find his “dream team.” With the help of his nurse sister, Ecki scours local gay bars and eventually assembles a hilariously motley but endearing crew of misfits that includes a leather-daddy threesome, a femme Turk with Beckham fantasies, a secret straight guy in love with the sister, and a seriously cute nurse eager for some private play-time with the goalie. Ecki now has two problems – turning this bunch into a team, and facing his own fears regarding his first romance.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, queer cinema
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, small town, sport, injustice, self discovery, self fulfillment, sport team, grudge, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, ambition, against the odds, hopes, lifestyle, rivalry, gay, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, soccer, friends, romance, transvestism, gender bending, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about sport, rivalry, friends, ambition, friendship, underdog and sport team mostly in Comedy, Sport and Drama genres. Some movies like Guys and Balls: Eleven Men Out (2005), Summer Storm (2004), The Iron Ladies (2000), Summer Catch (2001), Stick It (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Eleven Men Out (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Iceland, Finland, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The star player of Icelands top football team causes a stir when he admits to being gay to his team mates and then goes on a journey to discover himself (with the help of the local press). He soon finds himself on the bench for most of his teams ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: coming out, gay athlete, athlete's life, ambition, life turned upside down, social relations, romance, rivalry, buddies, sport, journalism, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, scandinavia
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Summer Storm (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Tobi and Achim, the pride of the local crew club, have been the best of friends for years and are convinced that nothing will ever stand in the way of their friendship. They look forward to the upcoming summer camp and the crew competition. Then the ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, light, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming out, gay, gays and lesbians, friendship, summer camp, gay teenager, lgbt, teenage love, love triangle, gay slur, teenagers, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Iron Ladies (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The two main characters, Mon and Jung, play two gay transvestites, who had been constantly overlooked by volleyball coaches because of their appearance. However, when a local team changes coaches, the new coach holds tryouts for a new team. When Mon ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, inspirational, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: transsexual, transvestite, volleyball, transvestism, gay, coming out, gender bending, against the odds, gay athlete, contests and competitions, athlete's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Summer Catch (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 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: humorous, feel good, sexy, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, athlete's life, bikini, rivalry, small town, social differences, sport, baseball, lifestyle, follow your dream, young lovers, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Stick It (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Haley is a naturally gifted athlete but, with her social behavior, the teen seems intent on squandering her abilities. After a final brush with the law, a judge sentences her to an elite gymnastics academy run by a legendary, hard-nosed coach. Once ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, inspirational, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: gymnastics, sport, athlete and trainer, rebelliousness, teenager, coach, rivalry, athlete's life, friends, lifestyle, fighting the system, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Chicks With Sticks (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story takes the battle of the sexes into the hockey arena, as Paula Taymore - who almost once made the Olympic team - finds herself drawn into a challenge match against an irritating local men's squad. Fresh from a painful divorce, and ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, female athlete, hockey, ice hockey, ambition, against the odds, sport, feminism, romance, rivalry, sport team, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
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Bleacher Bums (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friends, gambling, baseball, lifestyle, rivalry, against the odds, follow your dream, sport, athlete's life, couple relations, buddies, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.5
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Get Real (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gay, coming out, lgbt child, coming of age, teenage life, first gay sexual experience, gays and lesbians, gay slur, friendship, fall in love, gay teenager, gender ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Men with Brooms (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A witty and clever comedy that follows four longtime curling friends reunited by the last wishes of their recently deceased coach and set out to win the Golden Broom. Realising that the out of shape crew will be hard-pressed to win without a coach, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, witty, semi serious ...
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
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The Boys (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Every Monday night The Boys put on skates and leave their troubled lives behind.
Style: humorous, not serious, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, quebec, new jersey, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
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Rudo & Cursi (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two brothers living a hard life of manual labor in rural Mexico have a simple dream: saving enough money to build their mother her dream house. But fate has other plans. A friendly game of soccer leads to first Rudo, then to Cursi being taken on by ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, twists and turns, offbeat ...
Plot: soccer, self discovery, rivalry, desire for fame, ego clash, ambition, rise to the top, family problems, step siblings, family relations, scout, overnight success ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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 ⇓
58%
A Shot at Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Scottish second division football team Kilnockie is taken over by American Pete Cameron. The new owner puts pressure on manager Gordon McLeod to improve the fortunes of the team, and hires first division player Jackie McQuillan.
Style: realistic, sentimental, inspirational, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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On Edge (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.0
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Cupid's Balls (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
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Duration: 79 min.
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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, feel good, cynical, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Slap Shot 3: The Junior League (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Get ready for a rough-and-tumble comedy that knows how to kick some serious puck!
Style: feel good, exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: ice hockey, sport team, hockey, lifestyle, orphan, sport, rivalry, hopes, social relations, nothing to lose, underdog, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mike Bassett: England Manager is an hilarious British Comedy that stars Ricky Thomlinson. Featuring Cameos from Barry Venison, Gabby Yorath, Atomic Kitten and Pele.When the England manager has a heart attack, footballs' top brass turn to Mike ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: soccer, profanity, rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, sport team, sport, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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G.B.F. (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The bitter fight for supremacy between the three most popular girls at North Gateway High takes an unexpected turn when their classmate, Tanner, is outed and becomes the school’s first openly gay student. The trio races to bag the big trend in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming out, gay, gay teenager, gay lead character, lgbt teen, friends, friendship, lgbt, high school, teenage life, gays and lesbians, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Matter of Size (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Israel, Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four overweight friends from the Israeli city of Ramle are fed up of dieting and the dieting club they belong to. When Herzl (155 kilos), the main protagonist, loses his job as a cook and starts working as a dishwasher in a Japanese restaurant in ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Never Too Young to Dream (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Big Eden (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Big Eden is a tiny fictional town in northwestern Montana, as Preston Sturges or Frank Capra might have envisioned it. Timber and Cowboy country. This is the story of Henry Hart, a successful New York Artist, who returns to the town of his childhood ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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
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55%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
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Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: rivalry, battle of the sexes, couple relations, buddies, sport, contests and competitions, romance, friendship between men, male friendship, sport team, strong female character, soccer coach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, southern germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of friends search for fun, love and ultimately themselves in West Hollywood. This movie is an entertaining, and sometimes cynical look into the lives of six gay men trying to come to terms with what being gay and single (or gay and ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, witty, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: gay, friendship, aids, gay slur, gay relationship, love and romance, looking for love, friends, infidelity, group of friends, gay romance, hollywood ...
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54%
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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: feel good, humorous, touching, inspirational, stylized ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, new jersey, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Best of Times (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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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 ⇓
54%
 6.0
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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 ...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: stadium, sport team, american football, rivalry, football, ambition, hopes, love and romance, screwball, confession, surrender, love triangle ...
Time: post world war one, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: chicago illinois, minnesota, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Touch of Pink (2004)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A gay Canadian living in London has his perfectly crafted life upset when his devoutly Muslim mother comes to visit.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: gay, coming out, family relations, romance, society, parents and children, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, culture clash, interracial couple, reconciliation, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, toronto ontario canada, europe, united kingdom, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, light, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: soccer, sport, football, generation gap, friendship, hinduism, immigrants, culture clash, against the rules, coach, tradition, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, hamburg germany, germany ...
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