Movies like Paper Lion

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Paper Lion (1968)
 6.3
 932
Paper Lion (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Sportswriter George Plimpton poses as a rookie quarterback for the Detroit Lions for a "Sports Illustrated" article.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, football movie
Plot: sport team, american football, writers, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, partners, journalism, athlete and trainer, ambition, human spirit, follow your dream, hopes, farce, lifestyle, rivalry, underdog, fish out of water, ego clash, power relations, football, talent show, coach, german shepherd, beer ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, detroit

Most similar movies to Paper Lion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and feel good films with plots about ambition, sport, rivalry, underdog, hopes, contests and competitions and sport team mostly in Sport, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Paper Lion: The Minis (2007), Necessary Roughness (1991), The Replacements (2000), Crazy to Win (1983), Waterboys (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 3.8
 708
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: hopes, ambition, lifestyle, sport, follow your dream, rivalry, hotshot hero, contests and competitions, athlete's life, sport team, friends, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930's.
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: baseball, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, follow your dream, americana, sport, athlete's life, underdog, hopes, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: underdog, american football, sport team, sport, college, rivalry, hopes, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, united states, ireland, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, realistic, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: baseball, rivalry, sport team, baseball bat, major league, sport, underdog, strong female presence, friends, power relations, athlete's life, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, usa, south carolina, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, american football, underdog, against the odds, hopes, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, bar fight, sport team, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.8
 112
Crazy to Win (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: "Fun soccer action-comedy that's as messy and enjoyable as early eighties-Hong Kong Cinema gets. The Champions isn't a showstopper, but for fans of Yuen Biao, it's an absolute must." -lovehkfilm.com, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, feel good, humorous
Plot: underdog, kung fu, wooing, prison life, against the odds, rivalry, sport, save the day, vengeance, athlete and trainer, city life, martial arts ...
Time: 60s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.2
 3K
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, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, sport, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 ⇓
68%
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 6.0
 12K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.7
 510
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: sport team, social relations, ambition, society, hopes, athlete's life, rivalry, dedicated educator, youth, partners, prodigy, power relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, follow your dream, hopes, against the odds, friendship, ambition, rivalry, lifestyle, female protagonist, feminism, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Slap Shot 3: The Junior League (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Get ready for a rough-and-tumble comedy that knows how to kick some serious puck!
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, rivalry, sport team, siblings relations, small town life, profanity, power relations, social relations, nothing to lose, hockey, against the odds, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.3
 443
Bleacher Bums (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Adapted from a 1979 stage play written by Chicago's Organic Theater Company, BLEACHER BUMS details the exploits of a group of baseball fans as they sit in the bleachers of Lakeview Park watching a game between the hometown Bruins take on the ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gambling, friends, baseball, follow your dream, against the odds, rivalry, lifestyle, couple relations, ambition, athlete's life, buddies, sport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: With the original Hanson Brothers still on the same minor league ice hockey team, the Chiefs are sold to a new owner who gives them a female coach and puts them in a league in which they are to be regularly humiliated by an opposing Harlem ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: hockey, profanity, rivalry, sport, sport team, athlete's life, underdog, ambition, lifestyle, rebellion, friends, nothing to lose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Major League II (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Those Cleveland Indians are at it again! After losing in the ALCS the year before, the Indians are determined to make it into the World Series this time! First, though, they have to contend with Rachel Phelps again when she buys back the team. Also, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: sport team, rivalry, baseball, sport, underdog, nothing goes right, buddies, partners, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.2
 697
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: college, culture clash, basketball, athlete's life, hardcase students, society, dedicated educator, hopes, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s
Place: nevada, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: baseball, parody, college, rivalry, coach, sport, social relations, against the odds, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, semi serious, humorous, basketball movie
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, rivalry, sport, young lovers, buddies, athlete's life, family, underdog, youth, love and romance, follow your dream, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Slam Dunk Ernest (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ernest P. Worrell becomes a basketball star after an angel bearing an uncanny resemblance to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gives him a pair of magic sneakers.
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, hopes, athlete's life, follow your dream, rivalry, ambition, nothing goes right, family, contests and competitions, underdog, misfit, lifestyle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Best of Times (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, football movie
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, sport team, rivalry, hopes, buddies, friendship, high school, athlete and trainer, haunted by the past, against the odds, couple relations, ambition ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.0
 309
Home Team (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Henry Butler (Steve Guttenberg) is a professional athlete with a little Pete Rose in him. His athletic interests go beyond the playing field and into the gambling dens. Convicted for his addiction, the soccer player is assigned to community service ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: underdog, rivalry, lifestyle, hopes, ambition, addiction, gambling, contests and competitions, sport, athlete's life, animal life, sport team ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Rookie of the Year (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 12-year-old Henry Rowengartner, whose late father was a minor league baseball player, grew up dreaming of playing baseball, despite his physical shortcomings. After Henry's arm is broken while trying to catch a baseball at school, the tendon in ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: baseball, sport team, sport, contests and competitions, underdog, athlete and trainer, rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, hopes, follow your dream, major league ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: cheerleading, cheerleader, competition, sport, friendship, teenage life, against the odds, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, youth, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Football Days (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sport
Country: Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A comedic romp that celebrates the power of friendship to turn your life around, Dias de Futbol introduces us to Antonio, an ex-convict and amateur shrink who convinces his pals that the best way to overcome their midlife crises and lack of success ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: friendship, marriage, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, starting over, sport, lifestyle, sport team, introspection, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 182
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: against the odds, rivalry, sport, society, ambition, contests and competitions, sport team, rabbi, culture clash, athlete and trainer, hopes, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Longshots (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, battle of the sexes, rivalry, sport, youth, gender, underdog, american football, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 2.9
 110
Battle B-Boy (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Directed by Frank Lin this movie tells the story of a group of talented but financially struggling B-Boys that join an underground fighting ring in Downtown Los Angeles that uses Hip-Hop music and Break dancing to battle for money. To save the life ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating
Plot: follow your dream, rivalry, ambition, sport, hopes, underdog, battles, martial arts, urban ghetto life, contests and competitions, hip hop, urban ghetto ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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 ⇓
48%
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: feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport team, sport, buddies, working class, lifestyle, ambition, hopes, self discovery, contests and competitions, reunion, athlete and trainer, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.9
 424
Shred (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: SHRED is a motion picture that tells the story of two washed up pro snowboarders from the 90s named Max (played by Dave England) and Eddie (played by Renee Renee) who attempt to cash in on the fantastic growth of the sport by starting their own ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: rivalry, buddies, against the odds, friends, ambition, lifestyle, athlete's life, partners, hopes, uninhibited rivalry, human spirit, underdog ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%