Movies like The Waterboy

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The Waterboy (1998)
 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, feel good, realistic, not serious, clever, football movie, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, low self esteem, ridicule, social outcast, misfit, ambition, goofy hero, athlete's life, football, family relations, love and romance, underdog, college, bullying, overprotective parent, parody, lawn mower, mentor, rags to riches, dumb, farce, foul language, sarcasm, culture clash, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, louisiana, new jersey

Most similar movies to The Waterboy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and entertaining films with plots about culture clash, storytelling, mentor, vengeance, catastrophe, adaptation and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Sport and Family genres. Some movies like The Waterboy: Ready to Rumble (2000), Happy Gilmore (1996), Here Comes the Boom (2012), Billy Madison (1995), The Comebacks (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wrestling, sport, underdog, friends, follow your dream, life is a bitch, down on your luck, buddies, downfall, disorder, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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 ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
100%
 6.4
 120K
Billy Madison (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Billy Madison is the 27 year-old son of Bryan Madison, a very rich man who has made his living in the hotel industry. Billy stands to inherit his father's empire but only if he can make it through all 12 grades, 2 weeks per grade, to prove that ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: inheritance, graduation, school, adolescence vs adulthood, irresponsible, fish out of water, elementary school, rivalry, misfit, fall in love, goofy hero, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
31%
 3.7
 14K
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, feel good, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, fish out of water, love and romance, blind ambition, snobbism, contests and competitions, parents and children, family relations, friends, ambition, fall in love, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 8K
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, realistic, not serious, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: cross dressing, sport, soccer, family, farce, gender, romance, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition, comedy of errors, teenage love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ 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%
 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 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 ⇓
25%
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, cons and scams, athlete's life, contests and competitions, investigation, rivalry, underdog, power relations, athlete and trainer, interracial relations, boxing ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, cleveland ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.3
 91K
Little Nicky (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After the lord of darkness decides he will not cede his thrown to any of his three sons, the two most powerful of them escape to Earth to create a kingdom for themselves. This action closes the portal filtering sinful souls to Hell and causes Satan ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, funny, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: hell, fish out of water, fantasy world, misfit, heavy metal, devil, love affair, sibling relationship, family relations, disorder, stupidity, end of the world ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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 ⇓
23%
 5.2
 9K
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, realistic, basketball movie, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, basketball, sport, confined, unlikely criminals, crimes, contests and competitions, hung over, hostages, friends, power relations, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 53K
The Game Plan (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bachelor football star Joe Kingman seems to have it all. He is wealthy and carefree, and his team is on the way to capturing a championship. Suddenly, he is tackled by some unexpected news: He has a young daughter, the result of a last fling with ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, kids
Plot: father daughter relationship, sport, family, american football, football, athlete's life, parents and children, family relations, irresponsible, ambition, lifestyle, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 40K
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: cheerleading, cheerleader, high school, football, rivalry, misfit, ambition, youth, athlete's life, plan gone awry, contests and competitions, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
The Air Up There (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jimmy Dolan is a college basketball coach who wants a big promotion. To get it, he needs to make a dramatic find. He ends up deep in Africa, hoping to recruit Saleh, a huge basketball prodigy Jimmy glimpsed in a home movie. But Saleh is the ...
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous, basketball movie ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: sport, family, adventure, culture clash, fish out of water, scout, rivalry, power relations, athlete's life, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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, realistic, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: owl, tennis, tennis ball, tennis racket, underdog, friends, power relations, athlete's life, dedicated educator, sport, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
 623
Fast Break (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: David Greene is a New York basketball enthusiast, who wants to coach. He is then offered the coaching job at a small Nevada college. He brings along some players, who are a bit odd but good. Like Swish who unknown to the rest of the team is a girl. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, culture clash, college, basketball, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, sport team, stoners, ambition, youth, disorder ...
Time: 70s
Place: nevada, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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 ⇓
22%
 6.0
 11K
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, sport, american football, coach, underdog, family relations, hopes, social relations, power relations, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, sport team ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 19K
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: clever, talky, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: sport, baseball, little league, redemption, family, rivalry, friendship, ambition, hopes, friends, parents and children, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 54K
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: humorous, realistic, feel good, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, sport, basketball, baseball, tequila, mascot, party, sportscaster, ambition, inheritance, partners, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Johnny Be Good (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent scouts or should he attend the local state college ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, football movie, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: sport, high school, college, vengeance, coming of age, underdog, sport team, against the odds, high school life, lifestyle, romance, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: texas, alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the behest of Roger Dorn -- the Minnesota Twins' silver-tongued new owner -- washed-up minor league hurler Gus Cantrell steps up to the plate to take over as skipper of the club's hapless farm team. But little does he know that Dorn has ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, road movie ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: sport, baseball, rivalry, baseball bat, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, athlete's life, rise to the top, americana, human spirit, partners ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, usa, south carolina, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 23K
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: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: sport, football, underdog, family, gas station, rivalry, ambition, hopes, siblings relations, contests and competitions, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 3.8
 47K
The Love Guru (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Born in America and raised in an Indian ashram, Pitka returns to his native land to seek his fortune as a spiritualist and self-help expert. His skills are put to the test when he must get a brokenhearted hockey player's marriage back on track ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, idiotic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: guru, sport, ice hockey, expert, contests and competitions, couple relations, rivalry, ambition, breakup, sport team, chastity, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, india, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Bring It on Again (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When new students can't get onto their college cheerleading team, they form their own squad and prepare for a cheer off.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: cheerleading, cheerleader, sport, college life, competition, college, hip hop, high school, sport team, friendship, rivalry, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: campus, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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