Movies like The Match

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The Match (1999)
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The Match (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Match is a romantic comedy set against the story of a grudge football match between two pubs. The prize for the winner of the centenary match is the the closure of their opponent's bar. The Match was mainly filmed around Straiton in Ayrshire.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: soccer, village, sport, college, friendship, friends, romance, family relations, contests and competitions, ambition, good versus evil, village life, urban, bar, small town, city life, rivalry, underdog, football, wager, flashback
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe

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Most similar movies to The Match

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about rivalry, ambition, sport, contests and competitions, friends, friendship and underdog mostly in Comedy, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like The Match: Cupid's Balls (2011), Slammed (2004), The Accidental Golfer (1991), Shooting for Socrates (2014), Football Days (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cupid's Balls (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Norway
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Swedish Lucas moves from Stockholm to a small Norwegian town, and immediately falls in love with Susanne, the goal keeper of the local girls' soccer team. He becomes axquanted with the overweight, sex-fixated son of the coach. With him as a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, contests and competitions, sport, sport team, rivalry, fall in love, buddies, ambition, youth, village, social relations, gain trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
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Slammed (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hilarity ensues when friends Jeff and Derek try to enter the world of back bar wrestling; where the most beautiful girls could beat the tar out of both of them without a second thought. Even with a little help from the notorious Buckle Girls, can ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: friendship, ambition, sport, hotshot hero, contests and competitions, love and romance, rivalry, romance, lifestyle, on the road, survival, wrestling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Accidental Golfer (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Sweden, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: I bet anyone can get better at golf than you are in one week, a golfer says to her golfing businessman for a boyfriend in a quarrel. Unfortunately Stig-Helmer is standing nearby when the boyfriend accepts the bet, and he is chosen to be the ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: golf, contests and competitions, rivalry, sport, ambition, buddies, nothing goes right, lifestyle, chosen one, pub, golf club, businessman ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Shooting for Socrates (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: SHOOTING FOR SOCRATES is a David Vs. Goliath set in Belfast against the backdrop of the 1986 World Cup. It tells the story of a momentous time in Northern Ireland's football history through the eyes of players, fans and the media. The film also ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: hopes, ambition, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, youth, family relations, sport team, parents and children, soccer, underdog, soccer fan ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1986
Place: mexico, ireland, brazil, northern ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Football Days (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sport
Country: Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A comedic romp that celebrates the power of friendship to turn your life around, Dias de Futbol introduces us to Antonio, an ex-convict and amateur shrink who convinces his pals that the best way to overcome their midlife crises and lack of success ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: friendship, marriage, athlete's life, starting over, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, rivalry, sport team, introspection, sport, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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
Place: rio de janeiro, england, europe, brazil, latin america ...
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77%
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All Stars (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Leading up to their 500th match, the late twenty-something members of a Dutch amateur soccer team have their intimate bond put to the test as they each find themselves facing increasing responsibilities off the pitch.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, not serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, soccer, friends, screwball, sport team, silly humor, ambition, contests and competitions, buddies, sport, friendship between men, male friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Side Out (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A law student comes to California for the summer and ends up playing professional volleyball.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: sport, underdog, volleyball, youth, contests and competitions, ambition, friends, romance, rivalry, self discovery, summer, beach ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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 ⇓
71%
Mad About Mambo (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: High school student tries to improve soccer skills by practicing dance and falls for his dance partner.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: lifestyle, dancer's life, fall in love, couples, hopes, society, sport, romance, working class, ambition, opposites attract, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: soccer, sport team, teacher, sport, contests and competitions, couple relations, romance, opposites attract, ambition, couples, fall in love, relationship problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.5
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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
Plot: baseball, friendship, sport, redemption, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions, journalism, hopes, major league, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, new jersey, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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FC Venus (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: Germany
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 ⇓
67%
The Closer You Get (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Irish bachelors take out an ad in the Miami Herald, looking for love.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, sex comedy
Plot: small town, village, romance, couples, couple relations, isolation, family relations, small town life, village life, battle of the sexes, love, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Hot Flashes (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, challenge the current high school girls’ state champs to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as the women go to comic extremes to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sport, basketball, rivalry, against the odds, friendship, contests and competitions, underdog, sport team, ambition, strong female presence, reunion, breast cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Crazy to Win (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: "Fun soccer action-comedy that's as messy and enjoyable as early eighties-Hong Kong Cinema gets. The Champions isn't a showstopper, but for fans of Yuen Biao, it's an absolute must." -lovehkfilm.com, ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Plot: underdog, kung fu, city life, vengeance, village life, power relations, sport team, tough heroes, athlete and trainer, against the odds, wooing, martial arts ...
Time: 60s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Soccer Mom (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A warm-hearted comedy about a compulsive soccer mom who masquerades as a famous Italian soccer star hired to coach her daughter's floundering soccer team, then struggles frantically to keep her wacky charade going long enough to see the girls ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: soccer coach, sport, rivalry, family life, hidden identity, sport team, contests and competitions, soccer, ambition, lifestyle, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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
Plot: underdog, human spirit, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, against the odds, friendship, sport team, society, sport, contests and competitions ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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 ⇓
55%
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Hair Show (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Peaches, a hair stylist from Baltimore, and her estranged sister, Angela, the owner of an upscale salon in Beverly Hills, get reacquainted when Peaches decides to attend a celebration for Angela in LA. The reunion is bittersweet and worsens when ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: beauty salon, female protagonist, opposites attract, follow your dream, ambition, family business, friendship, culture clash, rivalry, reunion, relationship vs career, working class ...
Time: contemporary
Place: beverly hills, baltimore, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Save Your Legs! (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When cricket obsessed Teddy Brown realizes his mates are growing up and moving on, he leads them and his D-Grade team on an audacious tour of India, where stumps fly, friendships fray and Ted learns that it's time to start playing shots for ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: rivalry, ambition, follow your dream, sport team, contests and competitions, buddies, society, hopes, sport, fish out of water, culture clash, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Getting Played (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Three beautiful women (Electra, Dash, and Fox) who have had their share of men trouble enter into a game of fun in which they choose a random guy and film each other seducing him so as to use the footage later to humiliate him. But problems arise ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: womanizer, love and romance, battle of the sexes, friendship, couples, lifestyle, gender, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, thirtysomething life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Petty Romance (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A comic artist and an unemployed sex columnist are trying to work together in order to win a lucrative comic-book competition. An adult cartoon contest is announced offering a W130 million prize. Da-Rim (Choi Gang-Hee) does translation work for an ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Plot: ambition, contests and competitions, romance, rivalry, youth, friendship, hopes, happy ending, society, performer's life, love and romance, columnist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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 ⇓
49%
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Shred (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: SHRED is a motion picture that tells the story of two washed up pro snowboarders from the 90s named Max (played by Dave England) and Eddie (played by Renee Renee) who attempt to cash in on the fantastic growth of the sport by starting their own ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: buddies, rivalry, friends, against the odds, lifestyle, ambition, athlete's life, hopes, partners, underdog, skiing, human spirit ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, tennis player, underdog, ambition, 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 ⇓
47%
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Lost in Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A modern day treasure hunt for a mystical relic that turns into a love story for all time.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, romance, treasure hunt, fall in love, escapades, disorder, couples, island, archaeology, diving, spirituality, excavation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ...
Plot: underdog, sport, starting over, leadership, ambition, friendship, sport team, goofy hero, lifestyle, contests and competitions, haunted by the past, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ambition, romance, sport, direction and purpose, hopes, lifestyle, slacker, coach, misfit, power relations, friends, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: semi serious, humorous, sexy, realistic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: soccer, parents, parent, sport, single father, love and romance, romance, adulthood, ex athlete, sport team, down on your luck, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%