Movies like The Winning Season

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The Winning Season (2009)
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The Winning Season (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A comedy centered on a has-been coach who is given a shot at redemption when he's asked to run his local high school's girls basketball team
Style: humorous, sincere, inspirational, light, feel good, captivating, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: basketball, coach, high school, contests and competitions, youth, misfit, sport team, ex athlete, teenage life, sport, friends, ambition, hopes, loneliness, restaurant, bicycle, beer, birthday party, immigrants, gift, defeat, bus trip, athlete and trainer, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, feel good and semi serious films with plots about ambition, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, underdog, sport team and athlete and trainer mostly in Sport, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like The Winning Season: Wildcats (1986), The Hot Flashes (2013), The Minis (2007), Eddie (1996), Bad News Bears (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, rivalry, ambition, youth, contests and competitions, against the odds ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
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100%
The Hot Flashes (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, challenge the current high school girls’ state champs to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as the women go to comic extremes to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: basketball, rivalry, sport, against the odds, friendship, contests and competitions, ambition, underdog, strong female presence, sport team, reunion, breast cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 3.4
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The Minis (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Dwarfs playing basketball... with Dennis Rodman.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic
Plot: follow your dream, hopes, ambition, hotshot hero, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, friends, sport team, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, 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 ⇓
72%
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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, humorous, semi serious, touching, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baseball, rivalry, human spirit, athlete and trainer, against the odds, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, parents and children, sport team, little league, mentor ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, rivalry, hopes, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, youth, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, united states, ireland, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Christina Milian stars as sassy cheer captain Lina Cruz, whose world is turned upside-down when her family moves from the urban streets of East Los Angeles to the sunny beach town of Malibu. At her new school, Lina clashes with Avery, the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, cheerleader, cheerleading, contests and competitions, teenage love, siblings relations, lifestyle, youth, teenage life, high school hunk, rivalry, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, malibu california, florida, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.3
 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: parody, college, rivalry, coach, sport, against the odds, athlete and trainer, social relations, contests and competitions, baseball, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
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59%
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Rebound (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An acclaimed college hoops coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: college, follow your dream, basketball, sport, against the odds, human spirit, lifestyle, family, youth, ambition, prodigy, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: sport, underdog, american football, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, against the odds, athlete and trainer, ambition, bar fight, sport team, stadium ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.4
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Coach (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A slacker trust-fund type finds the motivation to pick up a job as the coach of middle school soccer team
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ambition, romance, sport, direction and purpose, hopes, lifestyle, slacker, coach, misfit, power relations, buddies, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
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Waterboys (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a Japanese school, 5 adolescent geeks join the new sport teacher and take up the challenge to take part in the synchronised swimming competition, in-spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: swimming, high school, athlete's life, against the odds, teenage life, human spirit, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
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51%
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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's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, ambition, rivalry, cheerleader ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.2
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The Yankles (2009)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: About Charlie Jones, a washed up, ex major league ballplayer, and how he gets a second chance at life and love by managing a Jewish, orthodox yeshiva baseball team.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, sentimental
Plot: against the odds, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, ambition, society, rabbi, sport team, athlete and trainer, culture clash, hopes, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york yankees
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47%
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Surf School (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A rag-tag bunch of seniors, complete outsiders at their surf-crazed Laguna Beach High School, decide to crash the biggest team surf contest. In order to prevail, however, they must do one important thing...learn to surf! We're taking your ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, high school, friendship, teenage life, teenage love, lifestyle, ambition, love affair, youth, rivalry, buddies, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Sixth Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Antoine and Kenny Tyler are NCAA college basketball players, and Antoine is the star. Suddenly Antoine dies of heart attack and Kenny has to fill his shoes as leader of team. Some time later, Antoine returns as a ghost and helps Kenny in game and in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, inspirational, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, college, ghost, sport, sport team, youth, contests and competitions, ambition, team, university, injury, athlete ...
Place: usa, seattle, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: tennis, sport, rivalry, athlete's life, odd couple, ambition, contests and competitions, family relations, verbal byplay, underdog, siblings relations, male protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: college, culture clash, basketball, contests and competitions, clergy, dedicated educator, sport, ambition, athlete's life, hardcase students, rivalry, fugitives ...
Time: 70s
Place: nevada, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Sandlot 2 (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A decade has passed in the small town where the original Sandlot gang banded together during the summer of ’62 to play baseball and battle the Beast. Now comes the sequel, a campy romp back to the dugout where nine new kids descend on the diamond ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: sport team, friendship, vengeance, underdog, ambition, sport, friends, rivalry, buddies, teenage life, athlete and trainer, partners ...
Time: contemporary, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, contests and competitions, ambition, group of friends, clumsiness, millionaire, video store, team, pizza, paperboy, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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, tennis court, mentor, escort, tennis ball, tennis racket ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nebraska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Dream Team (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A former footballer living in Brittany enlists his old teammates to help the local fisherman to win some games in order to raise money and save jobs.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, buddies, sport team, working class, hopes, ambition, self discovery, reunion, lifestyle, contests and competitions, social relations, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Like Mike 2: Streetball (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Another young boy with 'hoop dreams' finds an old pair of Michael Jordan's sneakers and can suddenly play ball like the greatest player in the world.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, basketball movie
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, follow your dream, buddies, sport, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ambition, underdog, lifestyle, sport team, gambling, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Tour de Force (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Family man François Nouel (Clovis Cornillac) is the number one fan of the Tour de France – an obsession that costs him his wife and his job. At a loose end, François meets a former sports manager, Rémi (Bouli Lanners) who encourages him to take ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, light, captivating ...
Plot: cycling, riding a bicycle, contests and competitions, human spirit, ambition, rivalry, escapades, hopes, sport, underdog, lifestyle, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Coach (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Olympic Gold medalist is hired to coach the boys basketball team. But when Coach Randy Rawlings arrives, the school's sexist principal discovers he hired a woman. Blocked from firing her due to discrimination laws, he tries to make sure the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cult film, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: social relations, ego clash, youth, lifestyle, underdog, prodigy, contests and competitions, ambition, society, sport, athlete's life, sport team ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A transfer student at a rough high school tries joining the cheer-leading squad and finds that she not only has to face off against the head cheerleader, but also against her former school in preparation for a cheer-off competition.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, slang, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, cheerleader, cheerleading, school, hip hop, friendship, high school life, dancing, sport, sport team, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fourth 'Bring It On' movie is set at a cheerleader camp in Florida with a 'West Side Story' musical feel has the female captain of the West Side Sharks meeting and romancing a male member of the East Coast Jets amid their ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: cheerleader, cheerleading, rivalry, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, teenage life, youth, ambition, athlete's life, leadership ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Soccer Mom (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A warm-hearted comedy about a compulsive soccer mom who masquerades as a famous Italian soccer star hired to coach her daughter's floundering soccer team, then struggles frantically to keep her wacky charade going long enough to see the girls ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Plot: sport, rivalry, hidden identity, family life, contests and competitions, sport team, soccer, family relations, underdog, ambition, hopes, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Sunset Park (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, sport, high school, underdog, school, college life, teachers and students, high school life, human spirit, teenage life, urban ghetto life, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Crooked Arrows (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.
Style: exciting, uplifting, sincere, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: native american, sport, high school, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition, human spirit, rivalry, social relations, against the odds, power relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%