Movies like The Cup 1999

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The Cup (1999)
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The Cup (1999)
Original name: Phörpa
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Bhutan, Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While the soccer World Cup is being played in France, two young Tibetan refugees arrive at a monastery/boarding school in exile in India. Its atmosphere of serene contemplation is disrupted by soccer fever, the chief instigator being a young student, the soccer enthusiast Orgyen who desperately seeks a TV to watch the final.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, witty, feel good, realistic, melancholic, reflective, harsh, philosophical ...
Plot: monastery, friendship, culture clash, coming of age, teachers and students, sport, small town life, religions or cults, small town, hopes, society, friends, politics, soccer, ambition, youth, power relations, social relations, satellite, refugees, monk, clock, television, buddhist, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, himalaya, tibet, india, tokyo, london, china ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about ambition, underdog, sport, culture clash, dialogue, rivalry and mentor mostly in Comedy, Sport and Drama genres. Some movies like The Cup: The Big Green (1995), Major League II (1994), Eddie (1996), Frankie & Hazel (2000), The Great White Hype (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: sport, soccer, kids and family, underdog, family, athlete's life, small town, school, dedicated educator, hardcase students, contests and competitions, follow your dream ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: sport, baseball, rivalry, underdog, buddies, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, friendship, sport team, americana, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.1
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, basketball movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, basketball, switching roles, athlete and trainer, chauffeur, underdog, sport team, against the odds, ambition, power relations, contests and competitions, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Frankie & Hazel (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Actress JoBeth Williams directed this Showtime family feature starring The Sixth Sense's Mischa Barton for Barbra Streisand's Barwood Films. Barton is Frankie and Ingrid Uribe is Hazel, Frankie's neighbor and best friend. Frankie is ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, ballet, baseball, small town, best friends, office, teenage life, high school, ambition, social relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, semi serious, clever, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, boxer, athlete's life, underdog, promoter, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, interracial relations, cons and scams, ambition, rivalry, music band ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, cleveland ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Plot: on the road, buddies, sport, sport team, fish out of water, hopes, disorder, friends, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, underdog, american football, college, contests and competitions, university, human spirit, athlete and trainer, friendship, high school life, sport team, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.3
 8K
Ladybugs (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: To climb the corporate ladder to success, a guy agrees to coach the company's all girl soccer team with the help of his secret weapon: his fiancee's son.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: sport, soccer, cross dressing, family, farce, comedy of errors, hidden identity, underdog, corporate, boy, romance, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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An Everlasting Piece (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Colin (Barry McEvoy) is a Catholic and George (Brian O'Byrne) is a poetry-loving Protestant. In Belfast in the 1980s, they could have been enemies, but instead they became business partners. After persuading a mad wig salesman, known as the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, absurd ...
Plot: friendship, religions or cults, society, contests and competitions, criminal heroes, politics, ambition, rivalry, friends, ira, mental institution, dog ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Ciao, Professore! (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A bureaucratic snafu sends Marco Tullio Sperelli, a portly, middle-aged northern Italian, to teach third grade in a poor town outside Naples
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: school, rich and poor, buddies, friendship, dedicated educator, village, hardcase students, culture clash, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, idealism, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 2K
Waterboys (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a Japanese school, 5 adolescent geeks join the new sport teacher and take up the challenge to take part in the synchronised swimming competition, in-spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, sport, youth, swimming, high school life, athlete's life, hardcase students, school, bathing, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.8
 19K
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: sport, baseball, little league, family, underdog, redemption, athlete and trainer, stadium, sport team, ambition, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, volleyball, transsexual, coming out, athlete's life, sport, gays and lesbians, underdog, contests and competitions, feminism, human spirit, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.3
 5K
The Scout (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When his star recruit botches a Major League Baseball debut, humiliated talent scout Al Percolo (Albert Brooks) gets banished to rural Mexico, where he finds a potential gold mine in the arm of young phenom Steve Nebraska (Brendan Fraser). Soon, the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sport, baseball, athlete's life, self discovery, father figure, ambition, hopes, friendship, nothing goes right, rivalry, couples, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, new york, nebraska, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Little Big League (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the owner of the Minnesota Twins passes away, he bequeaths the team to his preteen grandson. The newly minted head honcho quickly appoints himself manager, causing unrest in an organisation that struggles to take orders from a 12-year-old.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: sport, baseball, family, prodigy, young heroes, athlete and trainer, child as adult, sport team, ambition, power relations, contests and competitions, against the odds ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, bronx new york city, mcdonald's restaurant, minneapolis minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Mystery, Alaska (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In Mystery, Alaska, life revolves around the legendary Saturday hockey game at the local pond. But everything changes when the hometown team unexpectedly gets booked in an exhibition match against the New York Rangers. When quirky small-towners, ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: sport, underdog, small town, ice hockey, mayor, gay slur, contests and competitions, small town life, ambition, social relations, obsession, getting along ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska, usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: sport, baseball, athlete and trainer, culture clash, sport team, little league, coach, adventure, rivalry, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.0
 11K
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, sport, coach, american football, underdog, college, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, college life, high school life, football, sport team ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 4.0
 296
Home Team (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Henry Butler (Steve Guttenberg) is a professional athlete with a little Pete Rose in him. His athletic interests go beyond the playing field and into the gambling dens. Convicted for his addiction, the soccer player is assigned to community service ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: sport, underdog, contests and competitions, sport team, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, addiction, gambling, animal life, hopes, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
 13K
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, baseball, friendship, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, rivalry, friends, journalism ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, new jersey, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Dream Team (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A former footballer living in Brittany enlists his old teammates to help the local fisherman to win some games in order to raise money and save jobs.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, sport, self discovery, hopes, sport team, contests and competitions, reunion, working class, village, ambition, athlete and trainer, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, basketball movie ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: sport, family, contests and competitions, culture clash, adventure, athlete and trainer, fish out of water, ambition, disorder, athlete's life, sport team, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four guys, best friends, have grown up together in DANCER, TEXAS POP. 81, a tiny town in West Texas. Years ago, they made a solemn vow to leave town together as soon as they graduate. Now, it's that weekend and the time has come to "put up ...
Style: talky, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, coming of age, high school, buddies, small town life, teenage life, americana, youth, friends, best friends, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.7
 9K
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: talky, sentimental, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: soccer, sport, teacher, dating, pregnancy, romance, obsession, couple relations, ambition, relationship problems, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 22K
Little Giants (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Danny O'Shea's daughter is cut from the Peewee football team just for being a girl, he decides to form his own team, composed of other ragtag players who were also cut. Can his team really learn enough to beat the elite team, coached ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: sport, underdog, football, family, contests and competitions, self discovery, parents and children, ambition, hopes, rivalry, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.7
 13K
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, feel good, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, ego clash, friendship, parents and children, social differences, fish out of water, ambition, misfit, family relations, disorder, underdog ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
New Waterford Girl (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gifted teenager, dreaming of life beyond her small town, becomes inspired when a 15-year-old girl from New York moves in next door.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, teenage pregnancy, canadian, friendship, female boxer, teenager, unwanted pregnancy, follow your dream, teenage life, youth, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada, new york, usa, nova scotia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, orphan, underdog, athlete and trainer, small town, against the odds, sport team, ambition, power relations, love triangle, siblings relations, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Bring It on Again (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When new students can't get onto their college cheerleading team, they form their own squad and prepare for a cheer off.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: cheerleading, sport, cheerleader, competition, college life, high school, hip hop, college, underdog, contests and competitions, cheering crowd, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: california, usa, campus, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
White Men Can't Jump (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Billy Hoyle and Sidney Deane are an unlikely pair of basketball hustlers. They team up to con their way across the courts of Los Angeles, playing a game that's fast dangerous - and funny.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: basketball, friendship, sport, gambling, racism, african american, cons and scams, hoodlum, racial segregation, male friendship, dishonesty, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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