Movies like Heavyweights

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Heavyweights (2006)
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Heavyweights (2006)
Original name: Schwere Jungs
Genre: Biography, Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1952, four passionate bobsledders - Gamser, Franzl, Gustl and Leusl Peter prepare for the Winter Olympics in Oslo. There, the veteran Bavarian Gamser wants to finally put his archrival Dorfler in his place and show him his class. While the two men constantly get into your hair, the women Rosi and Anna try to calm things down. In Oslo, there is finally a big showdown, which will take place not only on a bobsled.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: ambition, couple relations, contests and competitions, orchestral, rivalry, friendship between men, post war, olympic gold medalist, sport team, orchestra, post world war two, brewery
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany

Most similar movies to Heavyweights

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, friends, couples, hopes and uninhibited rivalry mostly in Comedy, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like Heavyweights: Stuntmen (2009), Desperately Seeking Santa (2011), Out on Parole (2004), Hitting the Nuts (2010), SBK The-Movie (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.1
 627
Stuntmen (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the industry's two biggest stuntmen are nominated for Stuntman of the Year, an over-ambitious documentarian reignites a dormant rivalry between the two men that results in an all out press war.
Style: realistic, rough, semi serious, exciting, humorous
Plot: stuntman, actor's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, downfall, hollywood, filmmaking, ambition, celebrity culture, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Rock, Paper, Scissors: The Way of the Tosser (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This hilarious genre-bending comedy follows Gary Brewer, along with girlfriend Holly Brewer (no relation), and best friend Trevor Morehouse as Gary quests to reign supreme at the 2006 Rock, Paper, Scissors World Championships.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, light, offbeat
Plot: rivalry, goofy hero, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, disorder, silly humor, rock paper scissors, uninhibited rivalry, tank top, effeminacy
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Desperately Seeking Santa (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jennifer, a young, ambitious executive running promotions at a failing Boston mall comes up with a genius promotional gimmick to save her workplace and position herself for advancement: hold a "Hunky Santa" contest to replace the old Mall ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: christmas, love and romance, ambition, couples, rivalry, contests and competitions, holiday, contest, santa claus, pizzeria, promotion, male model ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Out on Parole (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With one more day of parole left, J.T. vows to play by the book. But when he finds out his mom will lose their home unless they come up with a serious amount of money, J.T. takes a chance by entering a lowrider contest that violates his parole.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Plot: rivalry, contests and competitions, cons and scams, friends, warden, race against time, ambition, ex convict, contest, save the day, parole, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Hitting the Nuts (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hitting the Nuts is the 'true' story of the 2009 Scott County, Indiana Poker Championship as told by those who were there. This mockumentary follows the town preacher, busty waitress, lovable redneck dad, portly returning champion and a ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious
Plot: rivalry, ambition, gambling, parents and children, sport team, clergy, contests and competitions, society, racism, small town, underdog, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.2
 245
SBK The-Movie (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A film 35 years in the making. One man's journey to become a legend of the Boardwalk by claiming the title of World Champion in the fast paced sport of professional Skeeball.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: contests and competitions, ambition, boardwalk, track and field, arcade
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.9
 567
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, ambition, rivalry, human spirit, escapades, hopes, sport, obsessive quest, underdog, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Wild Soccer Bunch (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Beasts, a young football team, have a new coach who will teach them much more than tactics to develop on the court.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, fairy tale
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, coming of age, ambition, friends, sport team, soccer coach, silly humor, youth, family, soccer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 4.6
 945
O Concurso (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On the final test of a public tender for federal judge in Rio de Janeiro, the four finalists lawyers come from bizarre way: the gaucho Rogério Carlos (Fábio Porchat) comes surrounded woman dressed transvestites, the São Paulo Rezende (Rodrigo ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: contests and competitions, buddies, rivalry, ambition, disorder, nothing goes right, friends, fish out of water, legal, silly humor, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.7
 4K
Manta, Manta (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A not so clever guy called Berti with a Opel Manta (a low budget European sports-coupe from the '80s) gets competition in a street race from a guy with a fast Mercedes, and another slick guy with a Ferrari tries to get his hands on Bertis ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, car race, couple relations, contests and competitions, buddies, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, car chase, youth, driving, mercedes benz, hairdresser ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Show Stoppers (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "Show Stoppers" is a comedy-drama set in the world of Greek stepping on a historically black university in Virginia "where Greek steppers get as much attention as star athletes."
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: destiny, college, uninhibited rivalry, college life, friendship, hopes, ambition, sport, betrayal, friends, rivalry, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
American Cowslip (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Blythe, California, a small town in the remote California desert, Ethan Inglebrink is an eccentric, agoraphobic heroin addict who is obsessed with his garden. This dark comedy follows the last days of Ethan's life as he struggles to find ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: contests and competitions, friends, ambition, life is a bitch, drug abuse, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, addiction, buddies, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Flying Scissors (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Comedy starring Mason Pettit, Matthew Arkin, Devin Ratray
Style: realistic, not serious, witty, humorous, offbeat
Plot: silly humor, rivalry, lifestyle, ambition, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, museum, rock paper scissors, feminist, steroids
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.4
 479
Closing Escrow (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three quirky families seeking to buy their next home collide when trying to purchase the same property. The bidding war tests the limits of their marriages and the resolve of their agents.
Style: humorous, cynical, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, eccentric family, social relations, family relations, satire, ambition, real estate, couples, marriage, contests and competitions, dead animal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Super Sweet 16: The Movie (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, friends, contests and competitions, lifestyle, blind ambition, siblings relations, high school, high school life, couples, ambition, best friends, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 669
Petty Romance (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A comic artist and an unemployed sex columnist are trying to work together in order to win a lucrative comic-book competition. An adult cartoon contest is announced offering a W130 million prize. Da-Rim (Choi Gang-Hee) does translation work for an ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, entertaining, sentimental ...
Plot: ambition, contests and competitions, romance, rivalry, hopes, society, youth, happy ending, friendship, performer's life, love and romance, columnist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.7
 2K
Crackerjack (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When dwindling membership and increasing overheads makes a local bowling club and prime candidate for a takeover, it's all hands on deck to save the club, in what turns into an epic battle where young meets old, greed meets good and people rise ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, light, realistic ...
Plot: ambition, rivalry, mind game, workplace romance, workplace intrigue, scam, sarcasm, greed, unlikely friendships, crime gone awry, culture clash, poker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, new jersey, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two brothers compete in their own private 25-event Olympics.
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: rivalry, siblings relations, farce, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, family gatherings, family life, family problems, dysfunctional family, family relations, olympics, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Devil Dared Me To (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This is the story of daredevil stuntman Randy Cambell and his quest to follow in his late father's footsteps and become New Zealand's greatest daredevil stuntman by performing the ultimate daredevil stunt: jumping across Cook Strait in a ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: trick, escapades, ambition, stuntman, contests and competitions, rivalry, ego clash, danger, injury, fall in love, blind ambition, fire
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.6
 4K
Gamers (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Gamers is a comedy about the lives of four slacker friends (and one obsessive interloper) living at home, -"with my parents... it's just temporary... 'til they die"- working in the real world but playing in a fantasy world. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor
Plot: friendship, rivalry, obsessive quest, friends, curses spells and rituals, obsession, farce, racism, role playing, lsd, cucumber, ku klux klan
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Gym Teacher: The Movie (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dave Stweie was America's hope for the gold in the 1988 Seoul Games.... until he ran face first into the vault. After Suffering humiliation on a global scale, Dave eventually faded into obscurity and became a gym teacher. A gym teacher with the ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: ambition, redemption, school, family life, teachers and students, rivalry, lifestyle, youth, hopes, athlete's life, contests and competitions, storage unit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.3
 399
White T (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Rapping twins Herbert (Jerod Mixon) and Henry (Jamal Mixon) get a shot at stardom when they purchase a prize-winning T-shirt that lands them a chance to perform alongside a hip-hop legend, but they find their dreams going up in flames when their ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, realistic, exciting
Plot: siblings relations, twins, social misfits, rivalry, society, ambition, contests and competitions, hip hop, performance, adventurer, urban setting, comedy duo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: southern california, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.4
 673
Bait Shop (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Its Barbershop for Rednecks. Bill is a bait shop owner who has to make a balloon payment of $15,000 or else the bank will close his shop. Unable to make the payment from the proceeds of the shop, Bill must compete in the annual Bass Tournament, ...
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, feel good, light ...
Plot: rivalry, save the day, contests and competitions, family business, workplace, bait, ambition, small town, friends, store, working class, fishing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Save Your Legs! (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When cricket obsessed Teddy Brown realizes his mates are growing up and moving on, he leads them and his D-Grade team on an audacious tour of India, where stumps fly, friendships fray and Ted learns that it's time to start playing shots for ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, follow your dream, ambition, sport team, buddies, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, society, fish out of water, culture clash, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 1K
FC Venus (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: battle of the sexes, rivalry, couple relations, contests and competitions, sport, buddies, romance, friendship between men, male friendship, sport team, strong female character, soccer coach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, southern germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Cookie Cutter Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two longtime rivals and elementary school teachers duke it out during the holidays in a Christmas cookie bake-off, but their real feud ignites over a shared interest in a handsome single dad. With both determined to win the prize and the romance, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: romance, contests and competitions, teachers and students, family, rivalry, elementary school, christmas, uninhibited rivalry, female director, dinner, jealousy, embarrassment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Unexpected Love (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Juanito moved to New York to succeed as an actor. Years have gone by but success has not come his way and now he takes an odd jobs to survive. One day he is visited by his apparently successful cousin. However, their life together will discover the ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: desire for fame, actor's life, hopes, follow your dream, nothing goes right, odd couple, ambition, cousin cousin relationship, culture clash, bittersweet, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Battle of Mary Kay (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The film is about two companies who are battling it out for customers, Mary Kay, and one of her workers Lexi Wilcox are fighting it out with Jinger Heath. Who will win? You will have to see.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, stylized, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, lifestyle, workplace, rise to the top, ambition, workplace intrigue, makeup artist, golden years, elderly, office, business, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Man Who Couldn't Say No (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rasmus is a commissioning editor prepared to go to lengths to keep people happy - which is just what he has to do, because Rasmus has a problem. He can't say no. To his ex-girlfriend who wants a baby or his new girlfriend, who wants things ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: pregnancy, couple relations, urban, thirtysomething life, couples, babies and infants, lizard, poetry, washed up star, veterinarian, publishing house, take over
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 1K
C(r)ook (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A killer for the Russian Mafia in Vienna wants to retire and write a book about his passion - cooking. The mafia godfather suspects treason.
Style: clever, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: ambition, one last job, hitman, dishonesty, cooking and food, follow your dream, cooking, crimes, criminal heroes, couples, disorder, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%