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The Cup
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, touching, witty, semi serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic, reflective, harsh, philosophical ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, coming of age, soccer, teachers and students, storytelling, football, childhood, alone in the world, mentor, life philosophy, monastery, unlikely friendships, islam, small town life, life & death, poverty, bollywood, life, fantasy world, religions or cults, solitude, small town, giant robots, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, himalaya, tibet, india, tokyo, london, china ...

Most similar movies to The Cup

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, melancholic and semi serious films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, mentor, culture clash, catastrophe, redemption and brutality mostly in Comedy, Sport and Drama genres. Some movies like The Cup: The Big Green (1995), Eddie (1996), Celtic Pride (1996), Wildcats (1986), The Great White Hype (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Big Green
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: underdog, family, soccer, kids and family, small town, school, sport, immigrants, athlete's life, football, dedicated educator, children ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   87%
 
 5.1
 9K
Eddie
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, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: basketball, underdog, sport, switching roles, athlete and trainer, sport team, against the odds, ambition, power relations, mentor, contests and competitions, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   68%
 
 5.2
 9K
Celtic Pride
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The National Basketball Association play-offs are taking place, and the Boston Celtics are facing the Utah Jazz in a crucial series. This is also the last year that any games will be played in the Boston Garden, which is going to be torn down after ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, basketball, sport, athlete's life, buddies, unlikely criminals, confined, jazz, friends, hostages, contests and competitions, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   75%
 
 6.0
 11K
Wildcats
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, underdog, football, sport, college, contests and competitions, soccer, mentor, coach, athlete and trainer, cheerleading, college life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   76%
 
The Great White Hype
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, clever, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, boxing, corruption, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, interracial relations, brutality, vengeance, cons and scams, fight scenes ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, california, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   66%
 
Necessary Roughness
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: underdog, college, football, sport, beer, contests and competitions, university, soccer, human spirit, mentor, high school, american football ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   88%
 
 6.7
 9K
Fever Pitch
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, witty, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: soccer, obsession, romance, teacher, sport, football, couple relations, ambition, love and romance, adaptation, couples, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   66%
 
Ciao, Professore!
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, friendship, culture clash, teacher, coming of age, buddies, dedicated educator, children, childhood, hardcase students, village, mafia ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   85%
 
 5.8
 19K
Bad News Bears
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: clever, talky, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: baseball, family, redemption, sport, underdog, athlete and trainer, stadium, gay, sport team, ambition, chase, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   67%
 
 5.3
 8K
Ladybugs
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: cross dressing, soccer, family, farce, sport, hidden identity, comedy of errors, football, underdog, contests and competitions, romance, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   84%
 
Denise Calls Up
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of friends in New York, working away at their PCs and laptops, keep in touch exclusively by phone and fax. They are all too busy to meet face to face. Gale plays matchmaker, by phone, to Jerry and Barbara who, in turn, hit it off beautifully ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, buddies, romance, self discovery, unlikely friendships, couple relations, life philosophy, solitude, life & death, loneliness, relationships, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   62%
 
Major League II
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, kids, teens
Plot: underdog, sport, buddies, voodoo, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, mentor, friendship, dialogue, sport team, kids and family, baseball ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   65%
 
The Iron Ladies
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, touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, underdog, cross dressing, athlete's life, lesbian, sport, gays and lesbians, transsexual, homosexuality, stereotypes, mentor, culture clash ...
Time: 90s
Place: thailand, asia, california, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   68%
 
Bring It on Again
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: cheerleading, hip hop, college, high school, competition, sport, underdog, cheerleader, contests and competitions, friendship, college life, race issues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s
Place: california, usa, campus, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   65%
 
Blue in the Face
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Auggie runs a small tobacco shop in Brooklyn, New York. The whole neighborhood comes to visit him to buy cigarettes and have some small talk. During the movie Lou Reed tries to explain why he has to have a cut on his health insurance bill if he ...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, human nature, couple relations, urban, relationships, store, sarcasm, life philosophy, dialogue, solitude, writers ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   54%
 
 6.6
 4K
Party Girl
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Although Mary has little income, she still finds ways to spend her nights at clubs. After being arrested for throwing an illegal rave, she asks her aunt Judy for bail money. Judy then finds Mary a job at her library so that Mary can repay her. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, opposites attract, twentysomething life, romance, urban, fall in love, life philosophy, city life, fish out of water, mentor, unlikely friendships, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   52%
 
 5.3
 5K
The Scout
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: baseball, sport, athlete's life, self discovery, ambition, hopes, father son relationship, friendship, football, redemption, nothing goes right, mentor ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, new york, nebraska, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   53%
 
 7.6
 5K
Saint Ralph
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This Canadian made comedy/drama, set in Hamilton, Ontario in 1954, is a sweet and - at times - goofy story that becomes increasingly poignant as the minutes tick by. It's the fictional tale of a wayward 9th grader, Ralph (Adam Butcher), who is ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, underdog, school, friendship, sport, hospital, death, drinking, children, mentor, religion, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: europe, ireland, boston, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   55%
 
Bring It On: All or Nothing
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: high school, cheerleading, hip hop, friendship, school, sport, teenager, competition, underdog, cheerleader, stereotypes, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   49%
 
Little Big League
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: baseball, family, sport, prodigy, young heroes, athlete and trainer, child as adult, childhood, sport team, mentor, football, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, bronx new york city, minneapolis minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   46%
 
The Air Up There
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, culture clash, adventure, basketball, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, mentor, underdog, fish out of water, ambition, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   56%
 
Smoke Signals
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family, and Victor hasn't ...
Style: touching, semi serious, witty, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, self discovery, storytelling, father son relationship, on the road, native americans, indians, coming of age, childhood, unlikely friendships, coming-of-age, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   59%
 
 6.8
 4K
The Van
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in "Barrytown", a fictitious working-class quarter of Dublin. "Bimbo" Reeves gets laid off from his job. With his redundancy, he buys a van and sells fish and chips with his buddy Larry. Due to Ireland's surprising ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Plot: friendship, working class, irish, unemployment, buddies, drinking, unlikely friendships, single parent, suburbs, human nature, small town, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   43%
 
 7.1
 41K
Bull Durham
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Veteran catcher Crash Davis is brought to the minor league Durham Bulls to help their up and coming pitching prospect, "Nuke" Laloosh. Their relationship gets off to a rocky start and is further complicated when baseball groupie Annie ...
Style: talky, realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: baseball, romance, small town, love triangle, sport, athlete's life, mentor, relationships, self discovery, love story, dialogue, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: north carolina, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   59%
 
 7.7
 19K
Breaking Away
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dave, nineteen, has just graduated high school, with his 3 friends, The comical Cyril, the warm hearted but short-tempered Moocher, and the athletic, spiteful but good-hearted Mike. Now, Dave enjoys racing bikes and hopes to race the Italians one ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, small town, underdog, working class, father son relationship, sport, teenager, cycling, coming-of-age, college, racing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indiana, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   42%
 
Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, male nudity, athlete's life, teacher, sport, dedicated educator, high school, nudity (full frontal - brief), contests and competitions, human spirit, pornography, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nebraska, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   50%
 
Major League: Back to the Minors
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: baseball, underdog, sport, athlete's life, indians, buddies, contests and competitions, follow your dream, mentor, rise to the top, baseball bat, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, south carolina, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   46%
 
 6.6
 2K
The Boys
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, realistic, talky, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, gangsters, drinking, buddies, drugs, sport team, sport, small town, lawyer, fantasy world, storytelling, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, new jersey, tokyo, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   51%
 
 7.3
 6K
The Hammer
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Approaching forty, Ferro is unsatisfied with his life as a construction worker and part-time boxing instructor in Los Angeles, CA. After a successful bout with a young pro boxer, Ferro decides to don the gloves one last time. The movie recounts his ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, boxing, olympics, sport, contests and competitions, rags to riches, romance, athlete's life, life philosophy, couple relations, transformation, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   52%
 
Johnny Be Good
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: college, high school, underdog, sport, vengeance, coming of age, football, revenge, athlete's life, buddies, romance, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: texas, california, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   48%
 
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