Movies like Nacho Libre

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Nacho Libre (2006)
 5.8
 84K
Nacho Libre (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nacho Libre is loosely based on the story of Fray Tormenta ("Friar Storm"), aka Rev. Sergio Gutierrez Benitez, a real-life Mexican Catholic priest who had a 23-year career as a masked luchador. He competed in order to support the orphanage he directed. The producers are Jack Black, David Klawans, Julia Pistor, and Mike White.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, ironic, funny, stylized, feel good, offbeat, realistic, cult film ...
Plot: nun, wrestling, monastery, follow your dream, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, goofy hero, fall in love, monk, orphanage, orphan, farce, priest, eccentricity, fight scenes, sport, heroes, clergy, love and romance, championship, respect, disorder, underdog, financial problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, not serious and realistic films with plots about ambition, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, underdog, family and silly humor mostly in Comedy, Sport and Family genres. Some movies like Nacho Libre: Ready to Rumble (2000), Kicking & Screaming (2005), Rebound (2005), Soccer Mom (2008), 7 Days in Hell (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ready to Rumble (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two slacker wrestling fans are devastated by the ousting of their favorite character by an unscrupulous promoter.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: wrestling, friendship, goofy hero, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, underdog, disorder, down on your luck, life is a bitch, nothing goes right, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Kicking & Screaming (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Phil Weston has been unathletic his entire life. In college he failed at every sport that he tried out for. It looks like his 10-year old son, Sam, is following in his footsteps. But with becoming the coach of The Soccers, an already successful ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: soccer, sport team, farce, obsession, sport, ambition, family, family life, goofy hero, rivalry, youth, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ⇓
84%
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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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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7 Days in Hell (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A fictional documentary-style expose on the rivalry between two tennis stars who battled it out in a 1999 match that lasted seven days.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, parody, funny ...
Plot: tennis, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, tennis player, sport, rivalry, adaptation, irreverent, technology, storytelling, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, future
Place: england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Ringer (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Pressured by a greedy uncle (Brian Cox) and a pile of debt, lovable loser Steve Barker (Knoxville) resorts to an unthinkable, contemptible, just-crazy-enough-to-work scheme. He pretends to be mentally challenged to rig the upcoming Special Olympics ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, idiotic, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, rivalry, dishonesty, ambition, friendship, love and romance, lie, down syndrome, sleazy, bet, pretense ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Knucklehead (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film centers on a fight promoter (Mark Feuerstein) deeply in debt to his crooked rival. Desperate for a new fighter that will help him win back everything he owes, the promoter catches a break when a 450-pound church handyman (Paul "Big ...
Style: not serious, exciting, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: wrestling, against the odds, friendship, contests and competitions, buddies, ambition, athlete's life, disorder, lifestyle, partners, misfit, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ed (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack Cooper (Matt LeBlanc) could be a world-class baseball pitcher if he didn't keep buckling under the pressure. He tries to keep his spirits up after he's traded to a minor league team but loses all hope when he discovers that Ed, one of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, offbeat, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: baseball, chimpanzee, sport, against the odds, friendship, partners, athlete's life, hopes, lifestyle, kidnapping, rivalry, animal life ...
Time: 90s
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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 ⇓
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Rookie of the Year (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 12-year-old Henry Rowengartner, whose late father was a minor league baseball player, grew up dreaming of playing baseball, despite his physical shortcomings. After Henry's arm is broken while trying to catch a baseball at school, the tendon in ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: baseball, sport team, sport, contests and competitions, underdog, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, athlete and trainer, hopes, follow your dream, major league ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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%
Soccer Dog: European Cup (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Soccer Dog: European Cup opens with the titular hero, Kimble, escaping the clutches of an evil scientist, bent on performing animal experiments. Our plucky canine hero then falls into the hands of Zack (Jake Thomas), an American boy who's been ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, human spirit, contests and competitions, rivalry, family relations, family, hopes, disorder, parents and children, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 3.6
 2K
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Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Dwarfs playing basketball... with Dennis Rodman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
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Here Comes the Boom (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A high school biology teacher moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school's music program.
Style: inspirational, humorous, exciting, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, mixed martial arts, contests and competitions, teacher, high school teacher, martial arts, fight, prize money, lifestyle change, against the odds, sport, dedicated educator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jack is a three-year-old chimpanzee who has been the subject of a long-term experiment by Dr. Kendall, a researcher who been teaching Jack to communicate through sign language. ack scrambles onto the ice in the midst of practice for Steven's ...
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Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
MVP 2: Most Vertical Primate (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: MVP 2 opens with the lovable Jack being ousted from his hockey team, the Seattle Simians, and having to hit the road after being falsely accused of league misconduct. Jack ends up in the city, where he's befriended by Ben, a homeless ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 162K
Blades of Glory (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a much-publicized ice-skating scandal strips them of their gold medals, two world-class athletes skirt their way back onto the ice via a loophole that allows them to compete together as a pairs team.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: not serious, feel good, humorous
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Genre: Comedy, Sport
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, cult film
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
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Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Calvin and his friends, who all live in an orphanage, find old shoes with the faded letters MJ connected to a powerline. One stormy night, they go to get the shoes when Calvin and the shoes are struck by lightning. Calvin now has unbelievable ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, touching
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.8
 15K
Caddyshack II (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a crass new-money tycoon's membership application is turned down at a snooty country club, he retaliates by buying the club and turning it into a tacky amusement park.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, feel good ...
Audience: teens
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Shaolin Soccer (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
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Duration: 87 min.
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Audience: teens, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.0
 1K
Pucked (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Frank Hopper is a former lawyer, long-term loser and constant dreamer - and frankly, probably just not all that bright. When he receives a credit card in the mail, he believes he's hit the jackpot. It's not long before he's working ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, entertaining ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Fred 3: Camp Fred (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Schools out and Fred Figglehorn's dream of water slides, horseback riding and monkey butlers during the summer turns into a nightmare of gruel and poisonous berries when his mom signs him up to an unsanitary camp.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, realistic
Audience: kids, pre-teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%