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

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Most similar movies to The Waterboy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and melancholic films with plots about vengeance, adaptation, storytelling, mentor, culture clash, brutality and catastrophe 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, not serious, feel good, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wrestling, sport, athlete's life, buddies, contests and competitions, underdog, nothing goes right, ambition, friends, goofy hero, downfall, follow your dream ...
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, 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 ⇓
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, 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 ⇓
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, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school, graduation, delusion, inheritance, adolescence vs adulthood, farce, fish out of water, love and romance, misfit, rivalry, youth, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 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 ⇓
26%
 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, contests and competitions, ego clash, friendship, parents and children, social differences, fish out of water, ambition, misfit, family relations, disorder, underdog ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
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, 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 ⇓
24%
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 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, not serious, feel good, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: cross dressing, sport, soccer, family, farce, comedy of errors, hidden identity, underdog, corporate, boy, romance, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ 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: fish out of water, fantasy world, misfit, heavy metal, hell, devil, love affair, sibling relationship, disorder, family relations, stupidity, brothers ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 ⇓
23%
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, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, sport, pirate, bar, ball, cheerleader, against the odds, farce, competition, coach, contests and competitions, bank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, california, nevada, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, semi serious, exciting, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, boxer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, cons and scams, underdog, rivalry, investigation, athlete and trainer, interracial relations, power relations, justice ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, cleveland ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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 ⇓
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, not serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, friends, sportscaster, tequila, mascot, party, basketball, baseball, buddies, rise to the top, money, business ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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: basketball, kidnapping, sport, athlete's life, buddies, unlikely criminals, confined, friends, hostages, contests and competitions, missing person, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, realistic, remake of american film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, football, sport, underdog, american football, arson, warden, trap, police brutality, contests and competitions, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, san diego california, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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 ⇓
21%
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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: tennis ball, tennis, owl, tennis racket, underdog, athlete's life, dedicated educator, sport, dress, high school, contests and competitions, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nebraska, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, kids
Plot: father daughter relationship, family, sport, american football, athlete's life, football, parents and children, ambition, family relations, sport team, disorder, single father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, feel good, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: cheerleading, high school, cheerleader, football, rivalry, buddies, womanizer, looking for sex, teenage life, love and romance, youth, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, sport, coach, american football, underdog, college, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, college life, high school life, football, sport team ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, feel good, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: sport, baseball, baseball bat, rivalry, underdog, athlete's life, buddies, training, career, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, south carolina, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 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: sport, guru, ice hockey, expert, contests and competitions, chastity, broken heart, couple relations, sport team, rivalry, romance, breakup ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, india, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: sport, baseball, little league, family, underdog, redemption, stadium, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, college, high school, athlete's life, underdog, buddies, coming of age, vengeance, romance, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: texas, alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: cheerleading, cheerleader, sport, competition, college life, high school, hip hop, college, underdog, contests and competitions, cheering crowd, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: california, usa, campus, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, basketball movie ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: sport, family, contests and competitions, culture clash, adventure, athlete and trainer, fish out of water, ambition, disorder, athlete's life, sport team, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.0
 208K
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: humorous, funny, entertaining, idiotic, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: reunion, friendship, vacation, family relations, eccentric family, friends, disorder, children, family life, stupidity, lake or river, foul language ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1978
Place: usa, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Benchwarmers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 80 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, not serious, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, sport, pizza, paperboy, team, video store, anti heroes, athlete's life, vengeance, buddies, underdog, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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