Movies like Paper Lion

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Paper Lion (1968)
 6.2
 1K
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: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: american football, sport, football, writers, sport team, human spirit, athlete and trainer, journalism, follow your dream, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, lifestyle, partners, underdog, fish out of water, farce, ego clash, hopes, athlete's life, power relations, coach, german shepherd, beer, nightclub ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, detroit

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Most similar movies to Paper Lion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about ambition, sport, underdog, rivalry, sport team, contests and competitions and hopes mostly in Sport, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Paper Lion: The Minis (2007), The Sports Pages (2001), Crazy to Win (1983), Bleacher Bums (2001), The Best of Times (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.9
 8K
The Minis (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Dwarfs playing basketball... with Dennis Rodman.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic
Plot: friends, sport team, ambition, sport, athlete's life, rivalry, hotshot hero, lifestyle, hopes, contests and competitions, follow your dream, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, unusual plot structure, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, major league, nudity (full frontal - brief), geek, catastrophe, alter ego, justice, gangsters, transformation, brutality ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota, new jersey, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Sports Pages (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Lionel Waddems (Bob Newhart), a golf fanatic. is put on trial for killing his golf partner (Played by Kelsey Grammer). The movie follows the trial in the news and features interviews by people who knew the men. It is based on 2 short stories ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, journalism, athlete and trainer, hopes, nothing goes right, odd couple, sport, buddies, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: road movie, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: baseball, sport, gangsters, underdog, rivalry, athlete's life, hopes, follow your dream, society, contests and competitions, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.7
 149
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: semi serious, realistic, exciting, feel good, humorous
Plot: underdog, football, kung fu, soccer, gang, one man army, follow your dream, ambition, contests and competitions, sport, hopes, save the day ...
Time: 60s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 467
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: baseball, gambling, friends, against the odds, rivalry, follow your dream, lifestyle, sport, athlete's life, couple relations, ambition, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: american football, sport, high school sports, sport team, small town, social relations, power relations, friends, athlete and trainer, against the odds, couple relations, high school ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Plot: rivalry, ambition, follow your dream, society, contests and competitions, buddies, hopes, sport, sport team, culture clash, fish out of water, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: realistic, exciting, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: ice hockey, sport team, against the odds, athlete and trainer, lifestyle, sport, rivalry, underdog, hopes, orphan, social relations, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: american football, sport, human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, battle of the sexes, athlete and trainer, rivalry, youth, underdog, gender, black man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, entertaining, inspirational, light ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: american football, underdog, sport team, sport, football team, college, happy ending, transformation, football, against the odds, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, austin texas, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.7
 605
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: sex comedy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, teen sex comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, love, female athlete, sexism, power relations, sport team, social relations, ambition, ego clash, sport, underdog, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 814
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, transsexual, student athlete, teenager, culture clash, college, disorder, stoners, sport team, power relations, clergy, sport ...
Time: 70s
Place: nevada, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, feel good, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, date night
Plot: basketball, satire, shopping mall, misfit, lifestyle, rivalry, buddies, contests and competitions, ambition, follow your dream, rise to the top, athlete's life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 3K
Soccer 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, feel good, humorous, realistic
Plot: football, sport, friendship, marriage, soccer, starting over, follow your dream, ambition, athlete's life, sport team, introspection, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: sex comedy, exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ice hockey, rivalry, sport, empire, ice skater, sport team, siblings relations, athlete and trainer, against the odds, uninhibited rivalry, power relations, nothing to lose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nebraska, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, realistic, touching, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport team, buddies, sport, ambition, contests and competitions, self discovery, working class, hopes, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, social relations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, brittany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: basketball, true love, friendship, sport team, contests and competitions, athlete's life, buddies, hopes, sport, rivalry, lifestyle, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 3.9
 475
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: skiing, buddies, rivalry, friends, against the odds, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, uninhibited rivalry, athlete's life, partners, underdog ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, inspirational, intense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: sport, american football, underdog, cheerleading, football, adaptation, transformation, contests and competitions, rivalry, hopes, against the odds, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 637
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, realistic, feel good, light, captivating ...
Plot: riding a bicycle, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, human spirit, escapades, hopes, sport, bicycle, tour de france, underdog, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 14K
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, inspirational, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: american football, coach, sport, football, high school, sport team, rivalry, ambition, athlete and trainer, americana, high school football, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.0
 1K
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: soccer, sport, family life, hidden identity, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport team, hopes, parents and children, lifestyle, family relations, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 5.3
 222
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: jewish, against the odds, rabbi, sport team, contests and competitions, society, sport, rivalry, ambition, athlete and trainer, culture clash, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mike Bassett: England Manager is an hilarious British Comedy that stars Ricky Thomlinson. Featuring Cameos from Barry Venison, Gabby Yorath, Atomic Kitten and Pele.When the England manager has a heart attack, footballs' top brass turn to Mike ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, parody
Plot: soccer, football, athlete's life, rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, sport team, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, england, europe, brazil, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.3
 12K
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, inspirational, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, coach, rivalry, college, baseball, contests and competitions, social relations, athlete and trainer, against the odds, athlete's life, ambition, american football ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Pittsburgh basketball team is hopeless. Maybe with the aid of an astrologer, and some new astrologically compatible players, they can become winners.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, astrology, disco, partners, misfit, hopes, underdog, supernatural ability, goofy hero, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Never Too Young to Dream (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of kids have a dream: to play a football championship and to win. Their dream is going to be fulfilled by Don Pepe, an old guy with lots of expectations for his kids.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: football, school, sport team, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, sport, small town, coach, old man, janitor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, san francisco, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.7
 353
Home Team (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family, 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: football, youth, addiction, gambling, ambition, underdog, sport, hopes, athlete's life, rivalry, contests and competitions, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
1st & Ten: The Championship (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: 1st & Ten is an American situation comedy that aired between December 1984 and January 1991 on the cable television network HBO. Featuring series regulars Delta Burke and veteran Reid Shelton, it was one of cable's first attempts to lure ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous
Plot: american football, retirement home, couples, power relations, friends, sport team, realism, ego clash, gender, sport, partners, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%