Movies like The Ringer

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The Ringer (2005)
 5.8
 36K
The Ringer (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Pressured by a greedy uncle (Brian Cox) and a pile of debt, lovable loser Steve Barker (Knoxville) resorts to an unthinkable, contemptible, just-crazy-enough-to-work scheme. He pretends to be mentally challenged to rig the upcoming Special Olympics and bring home the gold. But when Steve's fellow competitors get wise to the con, they inspire him to rise to the greatest challenge of all: becoming a better person.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, idiotic, absurd, funny, sentimental, realistic, sexy, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, rivalry, ambition, dishonesty, friendship, love and romance, lie, down syndrome, bet, sleazy, pretense, make believe, lawn mower, sarcasm, running, gambling, friends, contests and competitions, fall in love, insurance, disorder, underdog, mistaken identity, promotion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and funny films with plots about culture clash, adaptation, brutality, dialogue, ambition, storytelling and sport mostly in Comedy, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like The Ringer: Hot Rod (2007), The Benchwarmers (2006), Who's Your Caddy? (2007), Fired Up! (2009), The Waterboy (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
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Hot Rod (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: For Rod Kimball, performing stunts is a way of life, even though he is rather accident-prone. Poor Rod cannot even get any respect from his stepfather, Frank, who beats him up in weekly sparring matches. When Frank falls ill, Rod devises his most ...
Style: humorous, witty, melancholic, stylized, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slacker, friendship, misfit, motorcycle, fund raising, ambition, obsessive quest, extreme sport, goofy hero, contests and competitions, parents and children, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, washington state
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100%
The Benchwarmers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A trio of guys try and make up for missed opportunities in childhood by forming a three-player baseball team to compete against standard little league squads.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, youth, ambition, contests and competitions, group of friends, clumsiness, millionaire, pizza, team, video store, paperboy, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Who's Your Caddy? (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When "street smart" rapper Christopher "C-Note" Hawkins (Big Boi) applies for a membership to all-white Carolina Pines Country Club, the establishment's proprietors are hardly ready to oblige him.
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, light, exciting ...
Plot: golf, rivalry, culture clash, ambition, society, contests and competitions, fish out of water, dishonesty, racism, nothing goes right, cons and scams, hip hop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 43K
Fired Up! (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 2 Guys. 300 Girls. You Do the Math. The two most popular guys in high school decide to ditch football camp for cheerleader camp. For the girls and for the glory.
Style: sexy, humorous, not serious, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cheerleading, cheerleader, high school, football, rivalry, fall in love, sport team, gender, athlete's life, buddies, misfit, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Waterboy (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bobby Boucher is a water boy for a struggling college football team. The coach discovers Boucher's hidden rage makes him a tackling machine whose bone-crushing power might vault his team into the playoffs.
Style: humorous, funny, parody, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: football, ridicule, sport, social outcast, misfit, goofy hero, ambition, overprotective parent, athlete's life, low self esteem, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 161K
Blades of Glory (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a much-publicized ice-skating scandal strips them of their gold medals, two world-class athletes skirt their way back onto the ice via a loophole that allows them to compete together as a pairs team.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rivalry, figure skating, skating, farce, competition, championship, friendship, coach, sport, olympics, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002, 2010s
Place: usa, ukraine, montreal quebec canada, north korea, montreal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When megalomaniacal White Goodman, the owner of a trendy, high-end fitness center, makes a move to take over the struggling local gym run by happy-go-lucky Pete La Fleur, there's only one way for La Fleur to fight back: dodgeball. Aided by a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, competition, against the odds, coach, rivalry, dumb, sport, contests and competitions, health situation, uninhibited rivalry, financial problem, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, nevada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 204K
Happy Gilmore (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Failed hockey player-turned-golf whiz Happy Gilmore -- whose unconventional approach and antics on the grass courts the ire of rival Shooter McGavin -- is determined to win a PGA tournament so he can save his granny's house with the prize ...
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, against the odds, misfit, friends, championship, fish out of water, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 3.8
 15K
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, not serious, realistic, witty, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: snobbism, rivalry, farce, love and romance, ego clash, sport, society, underdog, misfit, contests and competitions, ambition, blind ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
School for Scoundrels (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young guy short on luck, enrolls in a class to build confidence to help win over the girl of his dreams, which becomes complicated when his teacher has the same agenda.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, farce, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, cons and scams, teachers and students, mentor, loser, low self esteem, tennis, date, dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 17K
7 Days in Hell (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A fictional documentary-style expose on the rivalry between two tennis stars who battled it out in a 1999 match that lasted seven days.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, parody, funny ...
Plot: tennis, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete's life, tennis player, rivalry, adaptation, irreverent, technology, storytelling, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, future
Place: england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Ready to Rumble (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two slacker wrestling fans are devastated by the ousting of their favorite character by an unscrupulous promoter.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: wrestling, follow your dream, ambition, athlete's life, goofy hero, friendship, underdog, down on your luck, disorder, life is a bitch, nothing goes right, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.3
 11K
The Comebacks (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A comedy that spoofs the inspirational sports movies, The Comebacks tells the story of an out-of-luck coach, Lambeau Fields, who takes a rag-tag bunch of college misfits and drives them towards the football championships. In the process, this ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, inspirational, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, college, coach, sport, social relations, against the odds, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, baseball, ambition, athlete's life, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 9K
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, feel good, realistic, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: cross dressing, soccer, sport team, underdog, sport, family, farce, ambition, youth, hopes, gender bending, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Mister Sister (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A basketball star is booted out of the NBA when his on-court antics go too far, so he poses as a woman and joins the WUBA.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: basketball, man dressed as woman, sport, cross dressing, ambition, follow your dream, athlete's life, hidden identity, fish out of water, farce, gender bending, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 58K
BASEketball (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two losers from Milwaukee, Coop & Remer, invent a new game playing basketball, using baseball rules. When the game becomes a huge success, they, along with a billionaire's help, form the Professional Baseketball League where everyone ...
Style: idiotic, humorous, not serious, feel good, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, baseball, basketball, sport, rise to the top, ambition, partners, rivalry, business, mascot, sportscaster, party ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tennis, athlete and trainer, ambition, misfit, rivalry, lifestyle, school, tennis court, mentor, escort, tennis racket, tennis ball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nebraska, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 66K
Run Fatboy Run (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, funny, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: training, white male black female relationship, coach, love triangle, marathon, bet, running, romance, rivalry, farce, loser, frustration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6.0
 6K
The Grand (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Grand is in the tradition of improvisational comedies like Best In Show and This Is Spinal Tap. The story is set in the world of professional poker and follows six players who reach the final table of the world’s second most famous high stakes ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, funny, clever ...
Plot: gambling, poker, contests and competitions, rivalry, underdog, ambition, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, drugs/alcohol, cards, gambler, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 79K
Kingpin (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After bowler Roy Munson swindles the wrong crowd and is left with a hook for a hand, he settles into impoverished obscurity. That is, until he uncovers the next big thing: an Amish kid named Ishmael. So, the corrupt and the hopelessly naïve hit the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, funny, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bowling, older woman younger man, road trip, fish out of water, on the road, against the odds, championship, prodigy, contests and competitions, buddies, sport, success ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1979, year 1996 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, nevada, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 8K
Beer League (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An unemployed slacker (Lange) inspires his softball teammates to improve their game so they won't get kicked out of the local league.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, drug use, buddies, contests and competitions, bet, sport, underdog, against the odds, small town, partners, friendship, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, boxer, investigation, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, cons and scams, satire, interracial relations, athlete and trainer, underdog, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, cleveland ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Wedding Ringer (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Doug Harris is a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams, Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan, owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company ...
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wedding, friendship, nothing goes right, friends, love and romance, best man, dishonesty, buddies, disorder, male friendship, friendship between men, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Rising executive Tim Wagner works for a boss who hosts a monthly dinner in which the guest who brings the biggest buffoon gets a career-boost. Tim plans on not attending until he meets Barry, a man who builds dioramas using stuffed mice. ...
Style: idiotic, humorous, feel good, not serious, sentimental ...
Plot: farce, friendship, misfit, corporate world, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, loser, goofy hero, taxidermy, mouse, idiot, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.2
 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: feel good, inspirational, light, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: basketball, sport, hopes, follow your dream, against the odds, friendship, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, female protagonist, feminism, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.3
 10K
Celtic Pride (1996)
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, satirical, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: basketball, kidnapping, sport, missing person, partners, unlikely criminals, contests and competitions, confined, friends, ambition, buddies, basketball player ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 21K
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, humorous, semi serious, touching, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baseball, rivalry, human spirit, athlete and trainer, against the odds, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, parents and children, sport team, little league, mentor ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Hot Flashes (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, challenge the current high school girls’ state champs to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as the women go to comic extremes to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sport, basketball, rivalry, against the odds, friendship, contests and competitions, underdog, sport team, ambition, strong female presence, reunion, breast cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.0
 1K
Pucked (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Frank Hopper is a former lawyer, long-term loser and constant dreamer - and frankly, probably just not all that bright. When he receives a credit card in the mail, he believes he's hit the jackpot. It's not long before he's working ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Plot: ice hockey, sport, disorder, against the odds, nothing goes right, goofy hero, buddies, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, partners, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: underdog, american football, sport team, sport, college, hopes, rivalry, human spirit, against the odds, contests and competitions, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, united states, ireland, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%