Movies like Ping-Pong

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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: semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: athlete's life, youth, ping pong, ambition, human spirit, follow your dream, lifestyle, sport, friendship, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete and trainer, underdog, opponent, high school, friends, hopes, high school life, power relations, teenager, heroes, coach, table tennis, chinese, boy ...
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, rivalry, hopes, power relations, lifestyle, athlete and trainer and sport mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Ping-Pong: Waterboys (2001), Jump In! (2007), All You've Got (2006), A Shot at Glory (2000), The Minis (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: swimming, high school, athlete's life, against the odds, teenage life, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, sport, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.3
 7K
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, teenage life, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, sport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: volleyball, high school, teenage life, rivalry, teenage love, ambition, athlete's life, youth, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: realistic, sentimental, inspirational, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, human spirit, follow your dream, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, against the odds, friendship, sport team, contests and competitions, society, rivalry ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 3.8
 712
The Minis (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Dwarfs playing basketball... with Dennis Rodman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: hopes, ambition, lifestyle, sport, follow your dream, rivalry, hotshot hero, contests and competitions, athlete's life, sport team, friends, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: friendship, rivalry, sport, young lovers, buddies, athlete's life, family, underdog, youth, love and romance, follow your dream, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.6
 543
Kart Racer (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 14-year-old Watts Davies is estranged from his dad, a former International Karting Federation (IKF) champion. Watts's resolve to race in the upcoming IKF Regional Championships rekindles their relationship as they pursue the dream together.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, teenage life, against the odds, follow your dream, rivalry, young heroes, tragic hero, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 26K
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: feel good, humorous, exciting, inspirational, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: gymnastics, athlete and trainer, sport, teenager, athlete's life, coach, rivalry, rebelliousness, friends, lifestyle, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 7.1
 927
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: touching, serious, realistic, basketball movie
Plot: high school sports, small town, sport, against the odds, rivalry, underdog, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, youth, prodigy, working class ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 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: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: figure skating, ice hockey, skating, rivalry, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, teenage life, lifestyle, sport, athlete and trainer, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 444
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gambling, friends, baseball, follow your dream, against the odds, rivalry, lifestyle, couple relations, ambition, athlete's life, buddies, sport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Longshots (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.
Style: realistic, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, battle of the sexes, rivalry, sport, youth, gender, underdog, american football, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, disability, wrestling, human spirit, friendship, teenage life, ambition, follow your dream, blindness, sport team, contests and competitions, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, non-linear ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coach, little league, ambition, follow your dream, against the odds, friendship, athlete's life, society, lifestyle, sport team, human spirit, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, against the odds, small town life, high school life, human spirit, friendship ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Double Teamed (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Heather and Heidi play volleyball for their school team, when their family decides that they need to go to a bigger school so that they will have a better chance for scholarships. But at the new school, the twins are discovered by the basketball ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: twins, high school, ambition, contests and competitions, human spirit, against the odds, rivalry, youth, underdog, sport, family relations, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, feel good, touching, exciting, serious ...
Plot: athlete's life, contests and competitions, society, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, running, friendship, sport team, rivalry, sport, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: feel good, uplifting, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, rivalry, society, best friends, against the odds, physical appearance, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, hopes, family relations, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Final Season (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job and ditches his wedding plans to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, baseball movie, against the odds, ambition, youth, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 4K
Blackball (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Blackball follows the fortunes of Cliff Starkey, a working-class fine of lawn bowls with an exceptional talent. Wanting to take on the Aussies he manages to become regional champion, only to get banned. Sports agent Rich Schwartz picks him up and ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, athlete's life, love affair, social differences, ambition, against the rules, society, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, family relations, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.3
 185
Boys Club (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sent to San Francisco to spend the summer with his aunt, teenager Mario Vandetti makes fast friends with a group of neighborhood kids and encouraged by a caring priest they soon form a basketball team, becoming contenders in a city tournament.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, ambition, follow your dream, against the odds, friendship, teenage life, human spirit, rivalry, lifestyle, dedicated educator, athlete and trainer, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Calvin Marshall (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A college student is determined to become a Major League Baseball star, but finds his true calling instead.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: coming of age, college, self discovery, follow your dream, ambition, underdog, youth, love and romance, romance, hopes, athlete's life, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Football Days (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sport
Country: Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A comedic romp that celebrates the power of friendship to turn your life around, Dias de Futbol introduces us to Antonio, an ex-convict and amateur shrink who convinces his pals that the best way to overcome their midlife crises and lack of success ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: friendship, marriage, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, starting over, sport, lifestyle, sport team, introspection, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: underdog, american football, sport team, sport, college, rivalry, hopes, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, united states, ireland, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, football movie
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport team, small town, contests and competitions, partners, sport, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, hopes, buddies, power relations, underdog ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 784
Price of Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An ex-boxer, living with the knowledge that his fight career was cut short by a crooked manager, channels his bitter disappointment in a single-minded quest for boxing championships for his three sons. We see them in pee-wee Silver Glove matches ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, tough heroes, ego clash, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, obsession, relationship vs career ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Dans les cordes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, suspense
Plot: female boxer, rivalry, family relations, ambition, athlete's life, friendship, teenage life, youth, hopes, family life, parents and children, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: baseball, sport team, sport, culture clash, lifestyle, contests and competitions, fish out of water, friendship, athlete and trainer, cons and scams, power relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
 736
Undefeated (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lex 'El Animal' Vargas is a promising Portorican boxer in Queens, but lacks ambition to aim for the big career. That changes after his brother Paulie is accidentally shot dead by a teenager in an amateur hold-up on their late dad's ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: human spirit, athlete's life, lifestyle, tough heroes, social differences, against the odds, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, contests and competitions, rivalry, sport, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.2
 12K
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, against the odds, human spirit, lifestyle, family, prodigy, youth, ambition, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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