Movies like Shaolin Soccer

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Shaolin Soccer (2001)
 7.3
 77K
Shaolin Soccer (2001)
Original name: 少林足球
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 87 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, surreal, not serious, absurd, witty, light, feel good, entertaining, stylized, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: soccer, martial arts, kung fu, underdog, sport, coach, humiliation, monk, sport team, fight scenes, against the odds, shaolin, football, contests and competitions, championship, follow your dream, heroes, friends, misfit, ambition, hopes, social misfits, goofy hero, silly humor, champion ...
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, dialogue, farce, mentor, contests and competitions, redemption and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Sport and Family genres. Some movies like Shaolin Soccer: Kung Fu Hustle (2004), Kung Fu Dunk (2008), Drunken Master (1978), The God of Cookery (1996), Rebound (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 132K
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: martial arts, kung fu, heroes, master warrior, mob boss, thief, murder, robbery, magic, gangsters, rivalry, chaos ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, friends, uninhibited rivalry, financial problem, health situation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, nevada, california
⇓ 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, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport team, ambition, brother sister relationship, teamwork, chinese, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.5
 38K
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, discipline, undisciplined, rivalry, farce, drinking, drinking alcohol, battle ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: asia, china, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The God of Cookery (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 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, parody, funny ...
Plot: cooking and food, martial arts, satire, redemption, farce, romance, rise and fall, silly humor, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, self discovery, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 13K
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 team, sport, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, family, prodigy, youth, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (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, danger, imaginary, legends and myths, battles, heroes, save the day, adventure, folk hero ...
Place: china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 651
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: captivating, exciting, tense, serious
Plot: martial arts, female athlete, lacrosse, samurai, one man army, shaolin, fight, good versus evil, teamwork, teacher, coach, kung fu ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.8
 84K
Nacho Libre (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, goofy hero, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, fall in love, monk, orphanage, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
 10K
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, high school life, small town life, against the odds, family life, friendship ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
28%
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: inspirational, humorous, exciting, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, mixed martial arts, contests and competitions, teacher, high school teacher, martial arts, fight, prize money, lifestyle change, against the odds, sport, dedicated educator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 6.5
 38K
Mean Machine (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Disgraced ex-England captain (Danny 'Mean Machine' Meehan) is thrown in jail for assaulting two police officers. He keeps his head down and has the opportunity to forget everything and change the lives of the prisoners. These prisoners ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, prison, underdog, prison life, prison gang, against the odds, misfit, contests and competitions, hopes, fixed match, ex athlete, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 27K
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, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: football, underdog, family relations, sport team, sport, family, parents and children, siblings relations, self discovery, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition ...
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Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 2.7
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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, partners, athlete's life, hopes, lifestyle, kidnapping, rivalry, animal life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, power relations, animal life, friends, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, human spirit, friendship, contests and competitions, youth, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s, 1930s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, 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: not serious, exciting, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: wrestling, against the odds, friendship, contests and competitions, buddies, ambition, athlete's life, disorder, lifestyle, partners, misfit, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, heroic mission, treasure hunt, vigilantism, friends, rivalry, contests and competitions, buddies, master warrior, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this rousing sequel to Kickboxer, Tong Po broods about his defeat at the hands of Kurt Sloan. Po and his managers resort to drastic measures to goad Kurt into the ring for a rematch.
Style: rough, serious, feel good, realistic, sequel to cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, master warrior, fight, vengeance, tough heroes, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, heroes, kickboxer, martial artist ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 tournament, martial artist, martial arts, taekwondo, sport, underdog, culture clash, rivalry, power relations, self discovery, vengeance, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: korea, asia, seoul, hong kong, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: soccer coach, sport, rivalry, family life, hidden identity, sport team, contests and competitions, soccer, ambition, lifestyle, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Slam Dunk Ernest (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ernest P. Worrell becomes a basketball star after an angel bearing an uncanny resemblance to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gives him a pair of magic sneakers.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, fish out of water, down on your luck, family, rivalry, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, human spirit, against the odds, sport team, friends, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: ice hockey, hockey, athlete and trainer, sport team, self discovery, happy ending, sport, contests and competitions, against the odds, underdog, foe turned friend, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 15K
CJ7 (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, goofy hero ...
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 207K
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, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: karate, teaching the ways of the world, martial arts, human spirit, underdog, teenage life, martial arts tournament, teenager, sport, coming of age, ambition, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 80K
Semi-Pro (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jackie Moon is the owner, promoter, coach, and star player of the Flint Michigan Tropics of the American Basketball Association (ABA). In 1976 before the ABA collapses, the National Basketball Association (NBA) plans to merge with the best teams of ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, inspirational, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, championship, coach, sport team, sport, merger, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, cheerleader ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Bulletproof Monk (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mysterious and immortal Tibetan kung fu master, who has spent the last 60 years traveling around the world protecting the ancient Scroll of the Ultimate, mentors a selfish street kid in the ancient intricacies of kung fu.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monk, prophecy, scroll, heroes, martial arts, good versus evil, master warrior, adventure, supernatural, supernatural ability, dragon, knife fight ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, contemporary, 1940s, 21st century ...
Place: tibet, san francisco, usa, asia, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: baseball, sport team, sport, culture clash, contests and competitions, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, fish out of water, cons and scams, friendship, power relations, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.3
 21K
3 Ninjas (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Each year, three brothers Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visits their Japanese grandfather, Mori Shintaro whom the boys affectionately refer to as Grandpa, for the summer. Mori is a highly skilled in the fields of Martial arts and Ninjutsu, and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: young heroes, rescue, family, ninja, heroic mission, rivalry, escapades, heroes, martial arts, danger, laxative, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%