Movies like Shaolin Soccer

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Shaolin Soccer (2001)
 7.3
 74K
Shaolin Soccer (2001)
Original name: 少林足球
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.
Style: humorous, light, funny, feel good, entertaining, stylized, exciting, offbeat, surreal, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: soccer, martial arts, kung fu, underdog, football, sport, sport team, shaolin, contests and competitions, against the odds, follow your dream, monk, coach, humiliation, fight scenes, stadium, steel helmet, mentor, love story, rivalry, heroes, friends, misfit, ambition, championship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Shaolin Soccer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, realistic and entertaining films with plots about rivalry, contests and competitions, farce, ambition, dialogue, storytelling and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Sport and Family genres. Some movies like Shaolin Soccer: Kung Fu Hustle (2004), Drunken Master (1978), Kung Fu Dunk (2008), The God of Cookery (1996), The Karate Kid (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 126K
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bully, kung fu, gangsters, heroes, martial arts, murder, mob boss, robbery, vengeance, rivalry, chaos, success ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.5
 36K
Drunken Master (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as Wong Fei-Hung, whose mischievous antics land him in hot water. Having tolerated enough of his son's mishaps, Fei-Hung's dad enlists his sadistic uncle, who specializes in drunken-style kung fu, to teach the lad some ...
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, fighting style, master, alcoholic, undisciplined, rivalry, farce, drinking, discipline, battles, battle ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: asia, china, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, sport, contests and competitions, financial problem, uninhibited rivalry, health situation, friends, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, california, nevada, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 3K
Kung Fu Dunk (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Shi-Jie is a brilliant martial artist from the Kung Fu School. One day, he encounters a group of youths playing basketball and shows off how easy it is for him, with his martial arts training, to do a Slam Dunk. Watching him was Chen-Li, a shrewd ...
Style: realistic, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, university, basketball, sport, contests and competitions, athlete's life, sport team, ambition, brother sister relationship, teamwork, martial arts, chinese ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The God of Cookery (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The God of Cookery, a brilliant chef who sits in judgement of those who would challenge his title, loses his title when a jealous chef reveals him to be a con-man and humiliates him publicly. As this new chef takes on the God of Cookery's role, ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, dark humor, funny ...
Plot: martial arts, satire, redemption, farce, hidden identity, ambition, love and romance, lifestyle, silly humor, uninhibited rivalry, self discovery, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 159K
The Karate Kid (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, China
Duration: 140 min.
Story: 12-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship ...
Style: sincere, inspirational, sentimental, uplifting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: contests and competitions, martial arts, human spirit, underdog, friendship, sport, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, intergenerational friendship, perseverance, audition, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, asia, beijing china, detroit, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 194K
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: humorous, feel good, funny, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, rivalry, ambition, against the odds, contests and competitions, championship, friends, disorder, misfit, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Journey to the West (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In a world plagued by demons who cause great human suffering, young demon hunter Xuan Zang risks his all to conquer a water demon, a pig demon and the demon of all demons, Sun Wukong.
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, good versus evil, heroic mission, battles, adventure, legends and myths, folk hero, save the day, imaginary, daring rescue, heroes ...
Place: china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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King of Beggars (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The illiterate General of Canton, General So, advocates a lazy, happy lifestyle of sex and money. His spoiled and also illiterate son, Chan (Stephen Chow), is his most faithful disciple. For the love of a woman, Chan attends the national exams for ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: martial arts, down on your luck, wooing, rivalry, contests and competitions, rise to the top, folk hero, ambition, heroes, farce, calligraphy, beggar ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
31%
 4.4
 626
Shaolin Girl (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sport
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Shaolin-trainer young woman returns to Japan to resuscitate her grandfather's defunct martial arts school.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense
Plot: martial arts, lacrosse, samurai, one man army, female athlete, shaolin, teacher, teamwork, fight, good versus evil, kung fu, coach ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Kicking & Screaming (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Phil Weston has been unathletic his entire life. In college he failed at every sport that he tried out for. It looks like his 10-year old son, Sam, is following in his footsteps. But with becoming the coach of The Soccers, an already successful ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: soccer, sport team, farce, obsession, sport, ambition, family, family life, goofy hero, rivalry, youth, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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 ⇓
30%
 5.8
 81K
Super Nacho (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nacho Libre is loosely based on the story of Fray Tormenta ("Friar Storm"), aka Rev. Sergio Gutierrez Benitez, a real-life Mexican Catholic priest who had a 23-year career as a masked luchador. He competed in order to support the orphanage ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, ironic, funny ...
Plot: nun, wrestling, monastery, follow your dream, hopes, goofy hero, contests and competitions, ambition, fall in love, monk, orphanage, orphan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 26K
Little Giants (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Danny O'Shea's daughter is cut from the Peewee football team just for being a girl, he decides to form his own team, composed of other ragtag players who were also cut. Can his team really learn enough to beat the elite team, coached ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: football, underdog, family relations, sport team, sport, family, siblings relations, parents and children, introspection, hopes, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Bad News Bears (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: underdog, baseball, sport team, coach, sport, baseball movie, family, friendship, human spirit, contests and competitions, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s, 1930s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 2.7
 8K
Ed (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack Cooper (Matt LeBlanc) could be a world-class baseball pitcher if he didn't keep buckling under the pressure. He tries to keep his spirits up after he's traded to a minor league team but loses all hope when he discovers that Ed, one of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, offbeat, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: baseball, chimpanzee, sport, against the odds, friendship, athlete's life, partners, hopes, lifestyle, kidnapping, rivalry, animal life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 2K
Gus (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move up in the rankings, Hurrah! The competition isn't so ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, buddy movie ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: sport team, mule, sport, family, farce, soccer, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, against the odds, rivalry, ambition, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Here Comes the Boom (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A high school biology teacher moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school's music program.
Style: humorous, exciting, inspirational, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, contests and competitions, mixed martial arts, high school teacher, martial arts, prize money, teacher, against the odds, lifestyle change, sport, lifestyle, dedicated educator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
The Mighty Ducks (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After reckless young lawyer Gordon Bombay gets arrested for drunk driving, he must coach a kids hockey team for his community service. Gordon has experience on the ice, but isn't eager to return to hockey, a point hit home by his tense dealings ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, inspirational, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: sport team, athlete and trainer, hockey, self discovery, ice hockey, happy ending, sport, contests and competitions, against the odds, underdog, youth, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.0
 1K
Soccer Mom (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A warm-hearted comedy about a compulsive soccer mom who masquerades as a famous Italian soccer star hired to coach her daughter's floundering soccer team, then struggles frantically to keep her wacky charade going long enough to see the girls ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: sport, rivalry, hidden identity, family life, contests and competitions, sport team, soccer, hopes, disorder, family relations, underdog, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 14K
CJ7 (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ti, a really poor construction worker that struggles to keep his son, Dicky, in private school, mistakes an orb he finds in a junkjard for a toy which proves to be much, much more once the young boy starts to play with it.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: ufo, school, benign alien, little boy, toys, martial arts, family relations, alien, family, extraterrestrial, parents and children, youth ...
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Best of the Best (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A team from the United States is going to compete against Korea in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The team consists of fighters from all over the country--can they overcome their rivalry and work together to win?
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, martial artist, taekwondo, martial arts tournament, sport, underdog, culture clash, rivalry, power relations, self discovery, vengeance, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: korea, seoul, asia, hong kong, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During a championship baseball match, the three brothers hear that their grandfather in Japan is in trouble, and head out to help him, conceding the match. When they arrive in Japan, they must use all their powers to defend him against his ancient ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, nostalgic, light ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: young heroes, heroes, friendship, vigilantism, heroic mission, treasure hunt, friends, rivalry, contests and competitions, buddies, master warrior, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 183K
The Karate Kid (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who agrees to train Daniel ... and ends up teaching him much more than ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: karate, martial arts, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age, underdog, human spirit, friendship, teenager, teenage life, rivalry, motorcycle, cheerleader ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.2
 2K
Knucklehead (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film centers on a fight promoter (Mark Feuerstein) deeply in debt to his crooked rival. Desperate for a new fighter that will help him win back everything he owes, the promoter catches a break when a 450-pound church handyman (Paul "Big ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: wrestling, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, buddies, friendship, against the odds, disorder, adventure, partners, lifestyle, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
26%
There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jimmy Grimble is a shy Manchester school boy. At school he is constantly being bullied by the other kids, and at home he has to face his mother's new boyfriend. However, through football, and some special boots, he manages to gain the ...
Style: touching, uplifting, feel good, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: soccer, misfit, working class, bully, against the odds, teenage life, ambition, follow your dream, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Soccer Dog: European Cup (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Soccer Dog: European Cup opens with the titular hero, Kimble, escaping the clutches of an evil scientist, bent on performing animal experiments. Our plucky canine hero then falls into the hands of Zack (Jake Thomas), an American boy who's been ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: children, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, athlete's life, rivalry, contests and competitions, family, hopes, family relations, disorder, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 12K
Wildcats (1986)
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: feel good, humorous, realistic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: american football, high school, sport team, coach, sport, athlete and trainer, americana, rivalry, ambition, youth, contests and competitions, against the odds ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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