Movies like The Waterboy

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The Waterboy (1998)
 6.1
 154K
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, parody, absurd, entertaining, feel good, realistic, not serious, clever, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: football, ridicule, sport, social outcast, misfit, ambition, goofy hero, overprotective parent, athlete's life, low self esteem, family relations, love and romance, underdog, college, bullying, swamp, rivalry, mentor, farce, rags to riches, dumb, foul language, sarcasm, culture clash, stuttering ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, 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, funny, realistic and feel good films with plots about dialogue, vengeance, storytelling, brutality, adaptation, culture clash and pornography mostly in Comedy, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like The Waterboy: Ready to Rumble (2000), Happy Gilmore (1996), Here Comes the Boom (2012), Billy Madison (1995), 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: humorous, feel good, not serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: wrestling, friendship, goofy hero, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, underdog, disorder, down on your luck, life is a bitch, nothing goes right, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 207K
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, humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, against the odds, friends, championship, disorder, fish out of water, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ 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: inspirational, humorous, exciting, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, mixed martial arts, contests and competitions, teacher, high school teacher, martial arts, fight, prize money, lifestyle change, against the odds, sport, dedicated educator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 135K
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, girls' night
Plot: graduation, elementary school, rivalry, school, inheritance, irresponsible, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, misfit, goofy hero, fall in love, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ 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, not serious, light, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, youth, ambition, contests and competitions, group of friends, clumsiness, millionaire, team, video store, pizza, paperboy, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 81K
Hot Rod (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: For Rod Kimball, performing stunts is a way of life, even though he is rather accident-prone. Poor Rod cannot even get any respect from his stepfather, Frank, who beats him up in weekly sparring matches. When Frank falls ill, Rod devises his most ...
Style: humorous, witty, melancholic, stylized, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slacker, friendship, misfit, motorcycle, fund raising, ambition, obsessive quest, extreme sport, parents and children, goofy hero, contests and competitions, young man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 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: humorous, not serious, funny, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teacher, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, teachers and students, haunted by the past, rivalry, family relations, wrestling, childhood home, gym teacher, childhood memory, single mother ...
Time: 1990s, 2000s, 90s
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.3
 11K
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, not serious, inspirational, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, college, coach, sport, against the odds, athlete and trainer, social relations, contests and competitions, baseball, ambition, athlete's life, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 101K
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: not serious, humorous, absurd, funny, parody ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: devil, hell, fish out of water, dark humor, imaginary, heavy metal, misfit, escapades, love affair, sibling relationship, fantasy world, family relations ...
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 ⇓
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, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: underdog, american football, sport team, sport, college, hopes, rivalry, human spirit, against the odds, contests and competitions, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, united states, ireland, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 58K
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: idiotic, humorous, not serious, feel good, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, baseball, basketball, sport, rise to the top, ambition, partners, rivalry, business, mascot, sportscaster, party ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, realistic, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: underdog, sport, american football, against the odds, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, sport team, bar fight, stadium ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: 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, not serious, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, competition, against the odds, coach, rivalry, dumb, sport, contests and competitions, friends, uninhibited rivalry, financial problem, health situation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, nevada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 43K
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, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cheerleading, cheerleader, high school, football, rivalry, fall in love, sport team, teenage love, contests and competitions, ambition, gender, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.8
 15K
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, not serious, realistic, witty, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: snobbism, rivalry, farce, love and romance, ego clash, sport, society, underdog, misfit, contests and competitions, ambition, blind ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison life, prison, underdog, american football, football, warden, ex athlete, sport, friends, contests and competitions, confined, prisoner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, san diego california, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: humorous, not serious, funny, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tennis, athlete and trainer, ambition, misfit, rivalry, lifestyle, school, mentor, escort, tennis racket, tennis ball, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nebraska, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.5
 9K
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, feel good, realistic, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: cross dressing, soccer, underdog, sport team, sport, family, farce, youth, profanity, silly humor, gender bending, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 5.4
 145K
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, feel good, buddy comedy, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, adulthood, family relations, social relations, friends, small town life, family life, eccentric family, buddies, silly humor, party, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 80K
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: bowling, older woman younger man, road trip, fish out of water, on the road, against the odds, championship, prodigy, contests and competitions, buddies, sport, success ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996, year 1969, 1990s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, nevada, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.8
 36K
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: humorous, not serious, light, idiotic, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, rivalry, dishonesty, ambition, friendship, love and romance, lie, down syndrome, sleazy, bet, pretense ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas
⇓ 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, not serious, satirical, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: basketball, kidnapping, sport, missing person, partners, unlikely criminals, contests and competitions, confined, friends, ambition, buddies, basketball player ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.1
 13K
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, realistic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: american football, high school, sport team, coach, sport, athlete and trainer, americana, ambition, rivalry, youth, contests and competitions, against the odds ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 6.1
 1K
Break Point (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jimmy Price is a reckless man-child on the last leg of his career as a doubles tennis player. When his latest partner drops him, he realizes he's officially burned all of his bridges on the pro circuit. He decides to make one last ditch effort ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, not serious ...
Plot: tennis, rivalry, sport, ambition, athlete's life, odd couple, contests and competitions, family relations, verbal byplay, underdog, siblings relations, male protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 3.3
 81K
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, not serious, funny, parody, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: twins, siblings relations, family relations, family, misfit, life turned upside down, looking for love, eccentric family, thanksgiving, cruise, quibbling, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 17K
7 Days in Hell (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A fictional documentary-style expose on the rivalry between two tennis stars who battled it out in a 1999 match that lasted seven days.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, parody, funny ...
Plot: tennis, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, tennis player, sport, rivalry, adaptation, irreverent, technology, storytelling, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, future
Place: england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.8
 80K
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, funny, entertaining, inspirational, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, championship, coach, sport team, sport, merger, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, cheerleader ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, investigation, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, satire, interracial relations, athlete and trainer, power relations, underdog ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, cleveland ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Kicking & Screaming (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Phil Weston has been unathletic his entire life. In college he failed at every sport that he tried out for. It looks like his 10-year old son, Sam, is following in his footsteps. But with becoming the coach of The Soccers, an already successful ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: soccer, sport team, farce, obsession, sport, ambition, family, family life, goofy hero, rivalry, youth, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.2
 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, inspirational, light, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: basketball, sport, hopes, follow your dream, against the odds, friendship, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, female protagonist, feminism, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%