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The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)
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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: feel good, humorous, realistic, not serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, astrology, disco, misfit, athlete and trainer, supernatural ability, ambition, sport team, contests and competitions, partners, underdog, hopes, goofy hero, native american, psychic, twins, zodiac sign, african american, horoscope, basketball movie
Time: 70s
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and semi serious films with plots about sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, underdog, sport team and athlete and trainer mostly in Comedy, Sport and Family genres. Some movies like The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh: Slam Dunk Ernest (1995), Fast Break (1979), Coach (1978), Like Mike 2: Streetball (2006), Curling King (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
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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: 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
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88%
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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: 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 ⇓
73%
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 ⇓
69%
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Curling King (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Once a great curling star, Truls Paulsen is diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder and banned from competition. But when he learns that his old friend and coach Gordon is on his deathbed, Truls, heavily-medicated decides to compete again, in ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, cult film
Plot: ambition, goofy hero, silly humor, obsession, rivalry, contests and competitions, partners, disorder, ex athlete, buddies, athlete's life, money raising ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
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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, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: basketball, sport, breast cancer, rivalry, contests and competitions, against the odds, friendship, strong female presence, sport team, ambition, underdog, women ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austin texas, usa, texas
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Plot: american football, sport, football, writers, sport team, power relations, athlete's life, contests and competitions, follow your dream, hopes, ego clash, partners ...
Time: 60s
Place: detroit, usa
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66%
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 ⇓
66%
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Snowboard Academy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A wacky free-for-all comedy about the riotous rivalry between snobby skiers and knuckle-dragging snowboarders.
Style: not serious, realistic, feel good, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: winter, snow, snowboarding, school, snowboard, maverick, farce, athlete and trainer, workplace, contests and competitions, goofy hero, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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
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63%
Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Caught cheating and banned for ten years, Bobby Dukes, paintball's first superstar, returns to reclaim his title and erase the memory of his tainted past.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, witty, parody
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, rise and fall, goofy hero, underdog, rivalry, sport, buddies, contests and competitions, social satire, rejection, friends, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 ⇓
62%
The Winning Season (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 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 ...
Plot: basketball, sport, coach, high school, contests and competitions, sport team, ex athlete, youth, misfit, friends, teenage life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
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62%
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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 ⇓
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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: 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 ⇓
55%
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
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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: 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 ⇓
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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: 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 ⇓
54%
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Beer League (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An unemployed slacker (Lange) inspires his softball teammates to improve their game so they won't get kicked out of the local league.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, sport, bet, contests and competitions, buddies, partners, underdog, small town, against the odds, friendship, male female relationship, jail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, not serious ...
Plot: tennis, sport, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete's life, odd couple, family relations, coming of age, youth, verbal byplay, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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
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Knucklehead (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film centers on a fight promoter (Mark Feuerstein) deeply in debt to his crooked rival. Desperate for a new fighter that will help him win back everything he owes, the promoter catches a break when a 450-pound church handyman (Paul "Big ...
Style: exciting, not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: wrestling, disorder, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ambition, buddies, against the odds, friendship, lifestyle, partners, adventure, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, light, inspirational, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: basketball, sport, female protagonist, life philosophy, hopes, follow your dream, ambition, rivalry, friendship, against the odds, lifestyle, basketball coach ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: funny, humorous, entertaining, inspirational, absurd ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: basketball, sport, championship, cheerleading, sport team, coach, mentor, competition, basketball team, adaptation, justice, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
44%
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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, 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 ⇓
43%
Who's Your Caddy? (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When "street smart" rapper Christopher "C-Note" Hawkins (Big Boi) applies for a membership to all-white Carolina Pines Country Club, the establishment's proprietors are hardly ready to oblige him.
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, light, realistic ...
Plot: golf, culture clash, rivalry, society, ambition, contests and competitions, fish out of water, dishonesty, resort, hip hop, cons and scams, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Pucked (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Frank Hopper is a former lawyer, long-term loser and constant dreamer - and frankly, probably just not all that bright. When he receives a credit card in the mail, he believes he's hit the jackpot. It's not long before he's working ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, captivating, light ...
Plot: ice hockey, disorder, against the odds, nothing goes right, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, partners, goofy hero, buddies, small town life, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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 ⇓
41%
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: semi serious, touching, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: sport team, youth, friendship, baseball, vengeance, friends, athlete and trainer, teenage life, buddies, partners, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%