Movies like The Waterboy

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The Waterboy (1998)
 6.1
 166K
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: funny, humorous, feel good, parody, absurd, entertaining, thought provoking, buddy movie, cerebral, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: football, social outcast, sport, bullying, college, american football, underdog, cheerleading, mentor, farce, rags to riches, ridicule, dumb, sarcasm, foul language, misfit, ambition, goofy hero, athlete's life, water, bully, coach, lie, anger, ex convict ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, new jersey, southern usa

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Most similar movies to The Waterboy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and funny films with plots about vengeance, dialogue, adaptation, catastrophe, mentor, storytelling and brutality mostly in Comedy, Sport and Action genres. Some movies like The Waterboy: Ready to Rumble (2000), Billy Madison (1995), Happy Gilmore (1996), Here Comes the Boom (2012), The Benchwarmers (2006). 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: feel good, humorous, entertaining, funny, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: wrestling, underdog, friendship, follow your dream, goofy hero, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, buddies, nothing goes right, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 146K
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: funny, humorous, feel good, talky, not serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: stupidity, school, teachers and students, graduation, happy ending, mentor, father son relationship, rivalry, elementary school, irresponsible, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 227K
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: funny, feel good, entertaining, buddy movie, epic ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: golf, sport, rivalry, underdog, eccentricity, sarcasm, ice hockey, ambition, dumb, stupidity, against the odds, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: new jersey, usa, plymouth
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, inspirational, funny, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: underdog, sport, martial arts, contests and competitions, teacher, mixed martial arts, dedicated educator, teachers and students, boxing, lifestyle change, against the odds, coach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Benchwarmers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A trio of guys try and make up for missed opportunities in childhood by forming a three-player baseball team to compete against standard little league squads.
Style: humorous, light, absurd, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: baseball, youth, sport, family, mentor, nerd, contests and competitions, ambition, coming of age, cheerleading, group of friends, clumsiness ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 29K
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: feel good, humorous, melancholic, clever, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: sport, american football, football, childhood, cheerleader, coach, underdog, child, family, youth, cheerleading, chase ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 36K
Mr. Woodcock (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Taken aback by his mother's wedding announcement, a young man returns home in an effort to stop her from marrying his old high school gym teacher, a man who made high school hell for generations of students.
Style: funny, humorous, light, not serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teacher, romance, vengeance, transformation, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, haunted by the past, teachers and students, rivalry, family relations, farce, childhood home ...
Time: 2000s, 90s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.3
 12K
The Comebacks (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 84 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: parody, humorous, inspirational, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, coach, rivalry, college, baseball, contests and competitions, social relations, athlete and trainer, against the odds, athlete's life, ambition, american football ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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: funny, humorous, sexy, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tennis, male nudity, cheerleading, teacher, sport, mentor, stereotypes, athlete and trainer, ambition, rivalry, misfit, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nebraska, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, humorous, entertaining, inspirational, light ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: american football, underdog, sport team, sport, football team, college, happy ending, transformation, football, against the odds, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, austin texas, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.3
 107K
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: humorous, not serious, funny, parody, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: devil, fish out of water, dark humor, stupidity, talking dog, father son relationship, god, hell, love affair, escapades, brothers, demon ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: feel good, humorous, inspirational, intense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: sport, american football, underdog, cheerleading, football, adaptation, transformation, contests and competitions, rivalry, hopes, against the odds, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: funny, entertaining, inspirational, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: american football, prison, sport, underdog, prison life, prisoner, redemption, betrayal, adaptation, prison guard, warden, ex athlete ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: latin america, new jersey, austin texas, texas, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 45K
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: light, humorous, sex comedy, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: high school, cheerleading, cheerleader, teenager, football, college, love and romance, erotica, fall in love, rivalry, sport team, temptation ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary, 80s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 14K
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, inspirational, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: american football, coach, sport, football, high school, sport team, rivalry, ambition, athlete and trainer, americana, high school football, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 63K
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: parody, humorous, absurd, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, baseball, friends, farce, unlikely friendships, underdog, business, ambition, rise to the top, rivalry, partners, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.3
 156K
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The all-star comedy cast from Grown Ups returns (with some exciting new additions) for more summertime laughs. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are ...
Style: humorous, funny, buddy movie, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, farce, friends, adulthood, party, family, unlikely friendships, midlife crisis, parenthood, stupidity, family relations, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, sexy, suspense, melancholic, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: cheerleading, american football, teenager, high school, college, underdog, coming of age, football, revenge, gay, student athlete, love ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: texas, california, alabama, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Germany, 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, funny, entertaining, absurd, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, coach, competition, dumb, pirate, against the odds, redemption, rivalry, contests and competitions, tournament, gym ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 37K
The Ringer (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Pressured by a greedy uncle (Brian Cox) and a pile of debt, lovable loser Steve Barker (Knoxville) resorts to an unthinkable, contemptible, just-crazy-enough-to-work scheme. He pretends to be mentally challenged to rig the upcoming Special Olympics ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, not serious, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mentally challenged, sarcasm, rivalry, dishonesty, ambition, friendship, love and romance, lie, pretense, disability, down syndrome, running ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.4
 10K
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: feel good, humorous, sexy, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: soccer, cross dressing, sport, cheerleading, football, teenager, farce, family, youth, bullying, dysfunctional family, fantasy world ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 83K
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: funny, humorous, entertaining, inspirational, absurd ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: basketball, sport, championship, cheerleading, sport team, coach, mentor, competition, basketball team, adaptation, justice, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 3.3
 85K
Jack and Jill (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack Sadelstein, a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife and kids, dreads one event each year: the Thanksgiving visit of his twin sister Jill. Jill's neediness and passive-aggressiveness is maddening to Jack, ...
Style: humorous, parody, funny, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: twins, family, siblings relations, thanksgiving, stupidity, happy ending, family relations, life turned upside down, misfit, eccentric family, looking for love, celebration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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, feel good, unusual plot structure, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, major league, nudity (full frontal - brief), geek, catastrophe, alter ego, justice, gangsters, transformation, brutality ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota, new jersey, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.3
 10K
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, satirical, light, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: basketball, kidnapping, sport, basketball player, obsession, justice, missing person, partners, unlikely criminals, loyalty, african american, psychological manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 3.8
 16K
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, stylized, inspirational, unusual plot structure, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: golf, auction, nouveau riche, country club, satire, sport, farce, violence, justice, life philosophy, nudity (full frontal - brief), mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 85K
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, funny, feel good, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bowling, sport, road trip, on the road, older woman younger man, mentor, culture clash, fish out of water, against the odds, championship, contests and competitions, prodigy ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1979 ...
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.9
 254K
Grown Ups (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Style: funny, humorous, entertaining, ridiculous, buddy comedy ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: friendship, vacation, friends, old friends reunited, family life, foul language, teenager, family, kids and family, childhood, reunited friends, silly humor ...
Time: 2010s, year 1978, contemporary, 70s, 21st century
Place: hawaii, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 36K
The New Guy (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nerdy high school senior Dizzy Harrison has finally gotten lucky -- after purposely getting expelled, he takes lessons in 'badass cool' from a convict and enrolls at a new school. But can he keep up the ruse?
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, parody, not serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: high school, teenager, teenage love, friendship, stereotypes, misfit, starting over, bullying, high school life, cheerleading, buddies, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, contemporary
Place: austin texas, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.1
 11K
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, light, inspirational, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: basketball, sport, female protagonist, life philosophy, hopes, follow your dream, ambition, rivalry, friendship, against the odds, lifestyle, basketball coach ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%