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, stylized, exciting, feel good, offbeat, surreal, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, soccer, sport, underdog, kung fu, shaolin, contests and competitions, against the odds, sport team, follow your dream, football, monk, coach, humiliation, fight scenes, steel helmet, stadium, mentor, love story, rivalry, heroes, friends, misfit, ambition, championship ...
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, realistic and entertaining films with plots about rivalry, dialogue, mentor, brutality, vengeance, contests and competitions and catastrophe 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), Happy Gilmore (1996). 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, semi serious, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, gang, thief, murder, grudge, gang war, axe, robbery, bully, first love, magic ...
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, exciting, entertaining, funny, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, master, undisciplined, rivalry, drinking, fighting style, battle, discipline, alcoholic, troublemaker, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: asia, china, 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, redemption, rivalry, self discovery, cooking and food, romance, down on your luck, love and romance, goofy hero, uninhibited rivalry, contests and competitions, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, orphan, chinese, university, martial arts, basketball, rivalry, contests and competitions, power relations, athlete's life, youth, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, ambition, contests and competitions, against the odds, misfit, championship, friends, fish out of water, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: exciting, realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Plot: underdog, kung fu, prison life, against the odds, vengeance, rivalry, martial arts, one man army, wooing, heroes, fall in love, gang ...
Time: 60s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: baseball, sport, family, contests and competitions, follow your dream, underdog, rivalry, sport team, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, semi serious, sincere, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: sport, underdog, bar fight, cheerleader, american football, strike, coach, football, redemption, recruit, negotiation, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, underdog, american football, college, youth, partners, human spirit, fall in love, rivalry, university, friendship, high school life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
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, sport, against the odds, coach, competition, contests and competitions, rivalry, financial problem, friends, health situation, uninhibited rivalry, male bonding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, california, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: martial arts, soccer, lacrosse, sport, walking on water, dojo, boxer, coach, kicked in the head, nunchaku, diving, athlete ...
⇓ 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: interpol, martial arts, rescue, police detective, good versus evil, adventure, superhuman powers, master villain, danger, immortality, chase, kidnapping ...
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, underdog, high school teacher, prize money, lifestyle change, against the odds, martial arts, championship, wrestling, character change, dedicated educator, financial problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
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: surreal, humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, secret agent, undercover, working undercover, secret agents, nothing goes right, disorder, prostitute, espionage, emperor, unlikely hero, kung fu ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, inspirational, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, baseball, rivalry, college, coach, parody, contests and competitions, social relations, athlete and trainer, against the odds, ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: stylized, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, time travel, reincarnation, changing the past or future, legends and myths, imaginary, escapades, master villain, religions or cults, heroes, monk, adventure ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, rivalry, sport, mixed martial arts, underdog, master warrior, contests and competitions, escapades, heroes, opponent, ambition, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, sport team, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, rivalry, ambition, cheerleader ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, realistic, exciting, semi serious, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, beggar, vengeance, teachers and students, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, master villain, rivalry, heroes, escapades, power relations, teaching the ways of the world ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, exciting, offbeat, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, cult, danger, disability, rivalry, escapades, chases and races, contests and competitions, track down, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: asia, china, hong kong, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, exciting, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, small town, ice hockey, violence, contests and competitions, partners, hockey, ambition, underdog, athlete and trainer, opponent, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, basketball movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, basketball, underdog, friendship, rivalry, friends, hopes, power relations, switching roles, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, follow your dream ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: stylized, realistic, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fist fighting, warrior, master warrior, pride and honor, mentor, british, poverty, rivalry, death, translator, idealism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1949
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 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: feel good, not serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, miraculous event, hopes, disorder, ambition, sport team, supernatural, against the odds, underdog, rivalry, dog ...
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, realistic, exciting, semi serious, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fist fighting, cult, good versus evil, boxing, righting the wronged, goofy hero, escapades, parents and children, step parent, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo
⇓ 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, exciting, offbeat, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, hockey, jewish, misfit, bouncer, team, success, underdog, sport team, machismo, ambition, loser ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, quebec, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: soccer, sport, underdog, family, small town, kids and family, immigrants, school, lifestyle, misfit, against the odds, youth ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, feel good, not serious, funny, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bowling, sport, fish out of water, on the road, against the odds, prodigy, contests and competitions, buddies, championship, stripper, success, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1979, 1990s, year 1996 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Longest Yard (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Pro quarter-back, Paul Crewe and former college champion and coach, Nate Scarboro are doing time in the same prison. Asked to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards, Crewe enlists the help of Scarboro to coach the inmates to victory in ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, football, sport, underdog, american football, warden, contests and competitions, friends, confined, prisoner, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, san diego california, latin america ...
⇓ 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, heroes, small town life, dishonesty, partners, cons and scams, crimes, heroic mission, righting the wronged, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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