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: sport, athlete's life, youth, ping pong, ambition, human spirit, follow your dream, lifestyle, friendship, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete and trainer, underdog, opponent, high school, friends, hopes, high school life, power relations, teenager, coach, table tennis, chinese, boy, weightlifting ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia

Most similar movies to Ping-Pong

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, sport, power relations, athlete and trainer and hopes mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Ping-Pong: Waterboys (2001), Jump In! (2007), A Shot at Glory (2000), Go Figure (2005), The Longshots (2008). 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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: swimming, youth, sport, high school, against the odds, athlete's life, follow your dream, human spirit, teenage life, ambition, lifestyle, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, human spirit, athlete's life, follow your dream, against the odds, lifestyle, teenage life, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, youth, sport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, follow your dream, athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, friendship, lifestyle, ambition, relationship vs career, sport, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: figure skating, ice hockey, rivalry, sport, athlete's life, teenage life, follow your dream, ambition, skating, lifestyle, youth, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: feel good, realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: ambition, human spirit, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, battle of the sexes, rivalry, youth, sport, underdog, gender, american football, feminism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: serious, touching, realistic, basketball movie
Plot: sport, high school sports, small town, contests and competitions, hopes, prodigy, against the odds, underdog, rivalry, youth, ambition, human spirit ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, gymnastics, sport, athlete's life, rebelliousness, rivalry, teenager, coach, friends, ambition, contests and competitions, individualism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, basketball movie
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: sport, power relations, athlete and trainer, teaching the ways of the world, follow your dream, hopes, family, athlete's life, contests and competitions, human spirit, love and romance, sport team ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 533
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, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, teenage life, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, contests and competitions, teaching the ways of the world, tragic hero, rivalry, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, society, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, friendship, rivalry, sport team, foe turned friend, ego clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 2.4
 396
The Minis (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Dwarfs playing basketball... with Dennis Rodman.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: sport, rivalry, athlete's life, hotshot hero, hopes, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, underdog, college, friends, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: twins, high school, against the odds, human spirit, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, family relations, youth, family, athlete and trainer, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, disability, wrestling, teenage life, human spirit, follow your dream, friendship, ambition, blindness, contests and competitions, sport team, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: utah, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: volleyball, high school, sport, rivalry, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, athlete's life, teenage life, underdog, youth, ambition, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 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: sport, rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, social differences, against the rules, love affair, society, interracial relations, contests and competitions, hopes, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: sport, underdog, kids and family, family, against the odds, small town life, high school life, teachers and students, school, soccer, youth, follow your dream ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, football movie
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, small town, contests and competitions, athlete's life, couple relations, athlete and trainer, lifestyle, redemption, high school, haunted by the past, against the odds, hopes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: ice hockey, youth, sport, athlete and trainer, underdog, family, competition, friendship, sport team, power relations, coming of age, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: iceland, usa, los angeles, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
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, semi serious, humorous, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, underdog, american football, college, against the odds, human spirit, hopes, rivalry, sport team, friendship, youth, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, sport, small town, basketball, coach, ambition, youth, young lovers, follow your dream, one on one, against the odds, college life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 769
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: realistic, sincere, serious, tense
Plot: sport, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, human spirit, follow your dream, tough heroes, ego clash, athlete and trainer, relationship vs career, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: realistic, offbeat, feel good, talky, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friends, sport, gambling, baseball, ambition, sport team, power relations, partners, couples, underdog, rivalry, stadium ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: rivalry, high school, society, against the odds, best friends, physical appearance, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, hopes, family relations, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 712
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, tough heroes, against the odds, lifestyle, social differences, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, sport, rise to the top, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, against the odds, high school life, moral dilemma, society, introspection, americana, lifestyle, contests and competitions, human spirit, blind ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Full-Court Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Full-Court Miracle is a 2003 Disney Channel Original Movie. It premiered on November 23, 2003. Inspired by the true story of University of Virginia basketball star Lamont Carr, the film centers on a group of young Jewish basketball players who ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: ambition, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, miraculous event, contests and competitions, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, rivalry, underdog, sport team, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: cheerleader, cheerleading, sport, competition, ambition, friendship, teenage life, athlete's life, against the odds, contests and competitions, underdog, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, feel good, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, high school, underdog, against the odds, society, high school life, lifestyle, human nature, college life, youth, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: sport, baseball, culture clash, power relations, sport team, friends, youth, fish out of water, misfit, lifestyle, cons and scams, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: humorous, uplifting, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, baseball, buddies, against the odds, partners, family relations, friends, sport team, lifestyle, americana, school, friendship ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, florida, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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