Movies like Shaolin Soccer

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Shaolin Soccer (2001)
 7.3
 68K
Shaolin Soccer (2001)
Original name: 少林足球
Genre: Action, Comedy, 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, funny, entertaining, light, surreal, not serious, stylized, offbeat, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, soccer, sport, underdog, kung fu, shaolin, contests and competitions, sport team, against the odds, football, follow your dream, fight scenes, mentor, love story, steel helmet, stadium, rivalry, monk, coach, humiliation, champion, ambition, goofy hero, social misfits, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, exciting, entertaining and realistic films with plots about rivalry, brutality, dialogue, mentor, vengeance, fight scenes and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Sport and Action genres. Some movies like Shaolin Soccer: Kung Fu Hustle (2004), Drunken Master (1978), The God of Cookery (1996), Kung Fu Dunk (2008), Crazy to Win (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 115K
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China
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, surreal, epic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, magic, gang, murder, grudge, axe, gang war, bully, first love, robbery, thief ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 32K
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, not serious, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, teachers and students, coming of age, dojo, master, troublemaker, cult, sake, uncle, youth, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, dark humor, absurd ...
Plot: martial arts, goofy hero, farce, redemption, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, cooking and food, romance, fall in love, rivalry, hidden identity, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, chinese, university, basketball, martial arts, orphan, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport team, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, china, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 101
Crazy to Win (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: "Fun soccer action-comedy that's as messy and enjoyable as early eighties-Hong Kong Cinema gets. The Champions isn't a showstopper, but for fans of Yuen Biao, it's an absolute must." -lovehkfilm.com, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, exciting
Plot: underdog, kung fu, martial arts, athlete's life, sport, one man army, soccer, contests and competitions, follow your dream, save the day, athlete and trainer, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 179K
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, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions, against the odds, ambition, fish out of water, misfit, disorder, friends, championship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Rookie of the Year (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 12-year-old Henry Rowengartner, whose late father was a minor league baseball player, grew up dreaming of playing baseball, despite his physical shortcomings. After Henry's arm is broken while trying to catch a baseball at school, the tendon in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: baseball, sport, family, contests and competitions, underdog, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, sport team, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Replacements (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Maverick old-guard coach Jimmy McGinty is hired in the wake of a players' strike to help the Washington Sentinels advance to the playoffs. But that impossible dream hinges on whether his replacements can hunker down and do the job. So, McGinty ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: sport, underdog, american football, strike, coach, bar fight, cheerleader, football, redemption, contests and competitions, misfit, american football player ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, underdog, american football, college, contests and competitions, university, human spirit, athlete and trainer, friendship, high school life, sport team, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.2
 36K
The Medallion (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Hong Kong detective suffers a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion and is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers.
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, entertaining, awful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, rescue, interpol, adventure, master villain, police detective, superhuman powers, immortality, danger, chase, lone hero ...
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ 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: humorous, exciting, inspirational, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: contests and competitions, high school teacher, underdog, prize money, martial arts, dedicated educator, against the odds, ambition, sport, lifestyle change, rivalry, wrestling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 6.8
 67K
Bloodsport (1988)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Frank Dux has entered the "kumite", an illegal underground martial-arts competition where serious injury and even death are not unknown. Chong Li, a particularly ruthless and vicious fighter is the favorite, but then again Dux has not ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, sport, rivalry, mixed martial arts, underdog, contests and competitions, master warrior, ambition, escapades, heroes, buddies, opponent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 32K
Slap Shot (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: To build up attendance at their games, the management of a struggling minor-league hockey team signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose job is to demolish the opposition.
Style: humorous, cynical, feel good, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, ice hockey, small town, violence, contests and competitions, underdog, ambition, partners, athlete and trainer, sport team, hockey, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Forbidden City Cop (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in Imperial China, Stephen Chiau plays Ling Ling Fat, one of the elite Emperor's guards in the Forbidden City. However unlike his colleagues he doesn't know anything about Kung Fu or other martial-arts, but instead uses his time to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, secret agent, secret agents, nothing goes right, undercover, disorder, prostitute, espionage, working undercover, fistfight, kung fu, spy ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Everyone abuses and humiliates a downtrodden orphan (Chan) until he befriends an old man, who turns out to be the last master of the "snake fist" fighting style. Jackie becomes the old man's student and finds himself in battle with ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, beggar, vengeance, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, heroes, rivalry, master villain, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, kung fu ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 74K
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, entertaining, inspirational, absurd, suspense ...
Plot: basketball, championship, sport, coach, merger, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, athlete's life, underdog, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.6
 592
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.
Plot: soccer, lacrosse, martial arts, sport, coach, one man army, robot, hand to hand combat, waterfall, restaurant, flashback, teacher ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fist fighting, cult, good versus evil, rivalry, goofy hero, parent child relationship, friendship, fistfight, duel, parents and children, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A one-armed martial arts master is being stalked by an Imperial assassin, the master of two fighters (the Tibetan Lamas) who were killed in the previous film. When the One-Armed Boxer is invited to attend a martial arts tournament, his efforts to ...
Style: stylized, offbeat, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, cult, deadly, heroes, rivalry, contests and competitions, track down, disability, chases and races, kung fu, danger ...
Time: 18th century
Place: asia, china, hong kong, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 85K
Ip Man 2 (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Having defeated the best fighters of the Imperial Japanese army in occupied Shanghai, Ip Man and his family settle in post-war Hong Kong.Struggling to make a living, Master Ip opens a kung fu school to bring his celebrated art of Wing Chun to the ...
Style: serious, rough, stylized, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fist fighting, master warrior, pride and honor, british, mentor, master, bail, labor, contests and competitions, idealism, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1949, 1950s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 79K
Goon (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Doug Glatt, a slacker who discovers he has a talent for brawling is approached by a minor league hockey coach and invited to join the team as the "muscle." Despite the fact that Glatt can't skate his best friend, Pat, convinces him to ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, rough, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, bouncer, team, misfit, underdog, hockey, jewish, athlete's life, success, drugs/alcohol, ice hockey, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, quebec, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Fantasy adventure about the arrival of Buddhism in China. When the Goddess of Happiness tosses the Longevity Monk and his disciples out of heaven (because the Monkey King tried to attain immortality), the Monkey King is reincarnated as the Joker. He ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, offbeat, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, changing the past or future, reincarnation, time travel, master villain, adventure, master warrior, rescue, love triangle, true love, heroic mission, legends and myths ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 71K
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: sport, bowling, on the road, fish out of water, against the odds, buddies, contests and competitions, prodigy, championship, road trip, rivalry, mentor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1969, year 1996 ...
Place: pennsylvania, nevada, pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, basketball movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, basketball, switching roles, athlete and trainer, chauffeur, underdog, sport team, against the odds, ambition, power relations, contests and competitions, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 3K
Didier (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sport
Country: France, Belgium, Switzerland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jean-Pierre Costa is a football manager upon whom fate appears not to be smiling. First, a friend, Annabelle, dumps a pet Labrador named Didier on him whilst she goes off to make a report in Los Angeles. Next, one of his star players is injured, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, miraculous event, against the odds, ambition, disorder, underdog, sport team, hopes, rivalry, supernatural, friendship ...
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: soccer, sport, kids and family, underdog, family, athlete's life, small town, school, dedicated educator, hardcase students, contests and competitions, follow your dream ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 3K
Volcano High (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Volcano High School is marking its 108th. Every student is a martial arts expert, so it is not surprising to see tea leaves moving in the shape of dragons or hallway windows shattering into bits with no one touching them. At Volcano High, the legend ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, high school, school, adventure, heroes, vengeance, rivalry, youth, goofy hero, supernatural ability, teachers and students, wooing ...
Place: south korea, asia, korea, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Dragon Strike (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dragon and his madcap pal Cowboy spend their days getting into mischief, frustrating the elders, chasing girls, and competing in the village sport. When Dragon overhears a fiendish plot by smugglers to sell China's national treasures overseas, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, contest, buddies, vengeance, small town, heroic mission, crimes, heroes, rivalry, cons and scams, small town life, righting the wronged ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.2
 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: humorous, not serious, realistic, football movie, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, coach, baseball, college, rivalry, parody, underdog, drugs/alcohol, contests and competitions, baseball bat, athlete and trainer, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 136K
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, absurd, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, low self esteem, ridicule, social outcast, goofy hero, ambition, misfit, athlete's life, love and romance, college, family relations, bullying ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, louisiana, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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