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Ping-Pong (2002)
 7.1
 3K
Ping-Pong (2002)
Original name: ピンポン
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: As children, the introverted Smile was being bullied by a gang of kids until the brash Peco comes by and chases all of them them away. Peco then takes Smile under his wings and teaches him how to play the game of ping pong. From there a life long best friend relationship comes into existence between these two polar opposite kids. Fast forward a decade later, these two best friends try to deal with their own inner turmoils, as they move further and further into the regional ping pong tournament. Peco has to overcome a knee injury while trying to rediscover the fun aspects of the game of Ping Pong. Meanwhile, Smile now seems to have gained the killer instinct by going through a rigorous training regiment instilled by his high school coach. As the tournament progresses it becomes more likely that these two best friends will face off against each in the final match.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, youth, high school, ping pong, athlete's life, friendship, friends, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, ambition, human spirit, follow your dream, hopes, high school life, lifestyle, rivalry, underdog, power relations, opponent, coach, table tennis, chinese, boy, weightlifting, amusement park ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia

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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, sport, power relations, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer and underdog mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Ping-Pong: Waterboys (2001), All You've Got (2006), Like Mike 2: Streetball (2006), Stick It (2006), Goodbye, Franklin High (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, swimming, youth, high school, high school life, against the odds, human spirit, coming of age, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
All You've Got (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two Southern California volleyball teams determined to prove their superiority on the court find out that they're not as different as they previously thought after tragedy strikes close to home in director Neema Barnette's affectionate ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: volleyball, high school, sport, teenage love, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, teenage life, contests and competitions, ghetto, ambition, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, semi serious, humorous, basketball movie
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: sport, young lovers, youth, hopes, love and romance, teaching the ways of the world, athlete's life, follow your dream, family, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, true love ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
 25K
Stick It (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Haley is a naturally gifted athlete but, with her social behavior, the teen seems intent on squandering her abilities. After a final brush with the law, a judge sentences her to an elite gymnastics academy run by a legendary, hard-nosed coach. Once ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, inspirational, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, gymnastics, athlete's life, rebelliousness, rivalry, teenager, friends, ambition, fighting the system, youth, individualism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Goodbye, Franklin High (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Comic melodrama following the day-to-day life of high school senior Will, a promising but naive athlete struggling with choices that could determine his future, romance and family difficulties.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, sport team, power relations, friends, ambition, youth, athlete's life, sport, hopes, moral dilemma, lifestyle, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.3
 6K
Jump In! (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Story revolves around a young boxer, Izzy Daniels, who trains to follow in his father's footsteps by winning the Golden Glove. When his friend, Mary, however, asks him to substitute for a team member in a Double Dutch tournament, the young man ...
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: friendship, athlete's life, sport, family, teachers and students, friends, power relations, family relations, ambition, coming of age, youth, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, football movie
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, small town, small town life, against the odds, buddies, partners, rivalry, underdog, friendship, friends, power relations, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 2.4
 396
The Minis (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Dwarfs playing basketball... with Dennis Rodman.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sport, sport team, follow your dream, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, hopes, athlete's life, hotshot hero, power relations, friends, lifestyle, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 5.8
 3K
Go Figure (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Katelin Kingsford, an Olympic hopeful figure skater wants to train with a Russian figure skating coach. In order to go to go to the school that Natasha is at, Katelin gets a scholarship playing on the girls hockey team.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: ice hockey, figure skating, rivalry, sport, boarding school, power relations, family relations, friends, school, teenage life, lifestyle, skating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, relationship vs career, sport, hopes, contests and competitions, follow your dream, power relations, sport team, family relations, friends, friendship, rivalry ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: sport, baseball, culture clash, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, adventure, youth, ambition, misfit, lifestyle, power relations, sport team ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 439
Bleacher Bums (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Adapted from a 1979 stage play written by Chicago's Organic Theater Company, BLEACHER BUMS details the exploits of a group of baseball fans as they sit in the bleachers of Lakeview Park watching a game between the hometown Bruins take on the ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friends, sport, gambling, baseball, against the odds, partners, ambition, sport team, power relations, couples, buddies, stadium ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 891
Believe in Me (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, basketball movie
Plot: sport, small town, high school sports, follow your dream, athlete's life, hopes, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, working class, prodigy, sport team, social relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: ice hockey, sport, youth, athlete and trainer, underdog, family, competition, friendship, friends, ambition, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: iceland, usa, los angeles, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 1K
Sunset Park (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.
Style: humorous, sincere, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, high school, underdog, college life, youth, teachers and students, dedicated educator, athlete's life, urban ghetto life, hardcase students, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 884
Underdogs (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in rural Ohio, the birthplace of football, UNDERDOGS is the story of a small-town high school football team destined to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, high school, hopes, athlete's life, cheerleader, against the odds, human spirit, small town life, social relations, parents and children, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.4
 305
Safe at Home! (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Florida boy (Bryan Russell) tells his Little League buddies that his father knows two New York Yankees (Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris).
Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, baseball, partners, against the odds, family, athlete and trainer, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, buddies, teenage life, rivalry, school ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, florida, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.7
 487
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: contests and competitions, teachers and students, hopes, athlete's life, sport, dedicated educator, school, rivalry, underdog, college, love affair, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 3K
Fast Girls (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A street smart runner develops an intense rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy young athlete.
Style: uplifting, exciting, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Plot: sport, society, athlete's life, contests and competitions, foe turned friend, sport team, social differences, lifestyle, friends, power relations, ambition, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 849
The Club (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Boardroom and dressing-room intrigues spill on to the field at the Australian Rules football club.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sport, politics, underdog, rivalry, society, introspection, moral dilemma, lifestyle, high school life, athlete's life, blind ambition, rise to the top ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 1K
One on One (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Henry Steele is a basketball phenom at his small town high school, but when he matriculates to a big city university on a scholarship, soon realizes that he has few skills outside the sport. Expected by his coach to contribute significantly to the ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, sport, small town, basketball, coach, young lovers, youth, follow your dream, ambition, human spirit, high school, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.5
 371
Green Flash (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the ripe old age of 30, Cameron Day has given up his chances at pro-basketball fame and settled into an aimless life. A chance encounter with a beautiful woman lands him smack in the middle of Southern California's pro beach volleyball ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: sport, self discovery, beach, high school life, ambition, high school, prodigy, teenage love, ego clash, youth, college, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new york, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Crooked Arrows (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.
Style: realistic, sincere, exciting, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, high school, social relations, friends, hopes, athlete and trainer, family, contests and competitions, youth, rivalry, underdog, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 4.0
 308
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: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sport, sport team, addiction, animal life, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions, power relations, friends, lifestyle, gambling, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Finding Buck McHenry (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an 11 year old boy gets cut from his Little League baseball team, he sets out to form his own team.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, little league, coach, school, friendship, rivalry, friends, sport team, family relations, underdog, against the odds, human spirit ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, underdog, american football, college, against the odds, human spirit, hopes, rivalry, lifestyle, friendship, youth, sport team ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two ice skaters develop a love-hate relationship while dreaming of Olympic glory.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: figure skating, sport, underdog, athlete and trainer, fall in love, parents and children, contests and competitions, romance, teaching the ways of the world, athlete's life, love and romance, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Going to the Mat (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jace Newfield has a problem. Besides being blind and being the new kid at school, his problem is that the kids at his new school thinks he's a jerk. Jace has to find a way to be accepted into his new school. Joining the wrestling team just ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: wrestling, high school, disability, teenage life, siblings relations, follow your dream, youth, high school life, misfit, rivalry, school, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: utah, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.7
 1K
Queen Sized (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An overweight girl, Maggie Baker, is elected Homecoming queen by the mean girls in the high school.
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, uplifting, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friends, family relations, social relations, high school life, misfit, society, lifestyle, physical appearance, ambition, against the odds, school dance, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 891
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, football movie
Plot: sport, american football, ego clash, fish out of water, hopes, contests and competitions, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, ambition, underdog, rivalry ...
Time: 60s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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