Movies like Necessary Roughness 1991

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Necessary Roughness (1991)
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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, entertaining, light, inspirational, semi serious, funny, romantic, unusual plot structure, intense ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: american football, underdog, sport team, sport, football team, college, happy ending, transformation, football, human spirit, rivalry, against the odds, hopes, coach, professor, teacher student relationship, bar fight, college dean, friendship, youth, athlete and trainer, ambition, contests and competitions, lifestyle, beer ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new jersey, austin texas, california, united states

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and semi serious films with plots about sport, underdog, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, sport team and athlete and trainer mostly in Sport, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Necessary Roughness: The Replacements (2000), Bring It On (2000), The Big Green (1995), The Program (1993), The Bad News Bears (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: feel good, humorous, inspirational, intense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: sport, american football, underdog, cheerleading, football, adaptation, transformation, contests and competitions, rivalry, hopes, against the odds, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, washington d.c.
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Bring It On (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Toro cheerleading squad from Rancho Carne High School in San Diego has got spirit, spunk, sass and a killer routine that's sure to land them the national championship trophy for the sixth year in a row. But for newly-elected team captain, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, witty, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, cheerleader, cheerleading, teenager, teenage girl, dancing, hip hop, popular girl, initially antagonists, believe in yourself, sport, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: florida, california, usa, san diego california
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100%
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: feel good, humorous, twists and turns, unusual plot structure, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, major league, fantasy world, adventure, mentor, first contact, lone hero, life philosophy, multiple storylines, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota, new jersey, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 10K
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, inspirational, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: soccer, sport, school, disney, underdog, family, youth, athlete and trainer, small town life, against the odds, teachers and students, high school life ...
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Program (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.
Style: talky, intense, exciting, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: american football, sport, underdog, football, justice, college life, sport team, hopes, lifestyle, human spirit, love triangle, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bad News Bears (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
Style: humorous, feel good, intense, inspirational, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: baseball, underdog, sport, baseball coach, youth, family, competition, unlikely friendships, coach, sport team, childhood, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 80s, year 1976
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A transfer student at a rough high school tries joining the cheer-leading squad and finds that she not only has to face off against the head cheerleader, but also against her former school in preparation for a cheer-off competition.
Style: humorous, sweet, light, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: cheerleader, high school, cheerleading, dancing, high school life, hip hop, teenager, school, friendship, sport, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sentimental sequel film finds the Bears, somehow, the little league champions of California. As a result, the team is invited to play a between-games exhibition at the Houston Astrodome with the local champs, the Toros. Kelly Leak, the Bears' ...
Style: humorous, suspense, sweet, twists and turns, road movie ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: baseball, childhood, high school, redemption, sport, family, underdog, youth, disaster, life philosophy, kids and family, stereotypes ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, california, tokyo, japan ...
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100%
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D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Ducks are offered scholarships at Eden Hall Academy but struggle with their new coach's methods and come under pressure from the board to retain their scholarships before their big game against the Varsity team.
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, unusual plot structure, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ice hockey, disney, sport, childhood, teenager, cheerleading, college, coming of age, family, underdog, school, happy ending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, entertaining, funny, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: wrestling, sport, underdog, friendship, follow your dream, goofy hero, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, buddies, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, atlanta georgia
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100%
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Wildcats (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Molly is a high school track coach who knows just as much about football as anyone else on the planet. When a football coach's position becomes vacant, she applies for the job, despite snickers from fellow staff members and her former husband.
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, inspirational, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: american football, coach, sport, football, high school, sport team, rivalry, ambition, americana, athlete and trainer, high school football, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A League of Their Own (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: baseball, world war two, sport, female protagonist, friendship, sister sister relationship, female athlete, sibling rivalry, female bonding, women, feminism, underdog ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: oregon, chicago illinois, new jersey, usa, midwest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When megalomaniacal White Goodman, the owner of a trendy, high-end fitness center, makes a move to take over the struggling local gym run by happy-go-lucky Pete La Fleur, there's only one way for La Fleur to fight back: dodgeball. Aided by a ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, competition, dumb, coach, against the odds, pirate, redemption, rivalry, contests and competitions, cheerleading, tournament ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, light, inspirational, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: basketball, sport, female protagonist, life philosophy, hopes, follow your dream, ambition, rivalry, against the odds, friendship, lifestyle, basketball coach ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Johnny Be Good (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent scouts or should he attend the local state college ...
Style: sexy, humorous, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: american football, teenager, high school, college, cheerleading, underdog, coming of age, football, gay, revenge, foot fetish, cheerleader ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: texas, california, alabama, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.3
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The Comebacks (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A comedy that spoofs the inspirational sports movies, The Comebacks tells the story of an out-of-luck coach, Lambeau Fields, who takes a rag-tag bunch of college misfits and drives them towards the football championships. In the process, this ...
Style: parody, humorous, inspirational, melancholic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, baseball, coach, rivalry, college, contests and competitions, social relations, athlete and trainer, against the odds, athlete's life, ambition, dumb ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: feel good, humorous, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: sport, baseball, underdog, voodoo, weapons, writers, vengeance, violence, runaway, kids and family, justice, culture clash ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: feel good, humorous, entertaining, touching, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: basketball, sport, college, youth, follow your dream, family, redemption, underdog, sport team, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Bad News Bears (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Morris Buttermaker is a burned-out minor league baseball player who loves to drink and can't keep his hands to himself. His long-suffering lawyer arranges for him to manage a local Little League team, and Buttermaker soon finds himself the head ...
Style: feel good, humorous, stylized, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baseball, sport, mentor, rivalry, human spirit, ambition, contests and competitions, against the odds, athlete and trainer, coming of age, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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41%
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Paper Lion (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Sportswriter George Plimpton poses as a rookie quarterback for the Detroit Lions for a "Sports Illustrated" article.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Plot: american football, sport, football, writers, sport team, power relations, athlete's life, contests and competitions, follow your dream, hopes, ego clash, partners ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, detroit
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40%
The Mighty Ducks (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After reckless young lawyer Gordon Bombay gets arrested for drunk driving, he must coach a kids hockey team for his community service. Gordon has experience on the ice, but isn't eager to return to hockey, a point hit home by his tense dealings ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, inspirational, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: ice hockey, happy ending, sport team, athlete and trainer, sport, disney, youth, redemption, competition, foe turned friend, teenager, childhood ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: basketball, sport, breast cancer, rivalry, contests and competitions, against the odds, friendship, strong female presence, sport team, ambition, underdog, menopause ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After Gordon Bombay's hockey comeback is cut short he is named coach of Team USA Hockey for the Junior Goodwill Games. Bombay reunites the Mighty Ducks and introduces a few new players, however, he finds himself distracted by his newfound fame ...
Style: feel good, humorous, unusual plot structure, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: ice hockey, disney, sport, childhood, competition, youth, family, underdog, friendship, athlete and trainer, teenager, olympics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, canada, texas, new jersey, iceland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Best of Times (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: american football, sport, high school sports, sport team, small town, social relations, friends, power relations, haunted by the past, small town life, against the odds, friendship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Like Mike 2: Streetball (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Another young boy with 'hoop dreams' finds an old pair of Michael Jordan's sneakers and can suddenly play ball like the greatest player in the world.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: basketball, friendship, sport team, contests and competitions, athlete's life, buddies, hopes, sport, rivalry, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, stylized, entertaining, inspirational, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, boxing, satire, justice, boxer, adaptation, athlete's life, rivalry, investigation, contests and competitions, cons and scams, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, california, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 2K
Gus (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move up in the rankings, Hurrah! The competition isn't so ...
Style: humorous, feel good, buddy movie, witty, sexy ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: disney, american football, soccer, farce, family, sport, animals, culture clash, childhood, basketball, hunting, race ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, former yugoslavia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An overenthusiastic high-school maintenance man attempts to lead an unlikely group of misfits to the Nebraska state tennis championship in Balls Out: The Gary Houseman Story? director Danny Leiner's underdog sports comedy. American Pie star ...
Style: funny, humorous, satirical, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: male nudity, teacher, sport, mentor, tennis, stereotypes, athlete and trainer, ambition, rivalry, misfit, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.7
 596
Coach (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Olympic Gold medalist is hired to coach the boys basketball team. But when Coach Randy Rawlings arrives, the school's sexist principal discovers he hired a woman. Blocked from firing her due to discrimination laws, he tries to make sure the ...
Style: sex comedy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, teen sex comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, female athlete, sexism, love, social relations, sport team, power relations, ambition, ego clash, sport, underdog, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 163K
The Waterboy (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bobby Boucher is a water boy for a struggling college football team. The coach discovers Boucher's hidden rage makes him a tackling machine whose bone-crushing power might vault his team into the playoffs.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, absurd, parody ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: football, sport, bullying, college, social outcast, american football, underdog, low self esteem, rags to riches, farce, mentor, ridicule ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, new jersey, new orleans, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%