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Matti: Hell Is for Heroes (2006)
 5.9
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Matti: Hell Is for Heroes (2006)
Original name: Matti
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Finland
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Four Olympic gold medals, seven World Championship titles, four World Cup tour championships and forty six World Cup circuit victories.Once his career as a professional athlete ended, however, the other side of his personality emerged into public view in all of its vulgarity. An alcohol dependency, several marriages accompanied by numerous marital problems, petty crime, uncontrolled acts of violence, greedy hangers-on… Wherever he roams, drama and catastrophe dog his footsteps. And everything is exposed in the headlines the next day…
Style: humorous, intense, realistic, semi serious, light, inspirational, feel good, melancholic, satirical, buddy movie ...
Plot: domestic violence, ambition, rise and fall, lifestyle, olympic gold medalist, life is a bitch, skiing, self control, contests and competitions, athlete's life, olympics, husband wife relationship, jail, apocalypse, sport, catastrophe, superhero, business, monster, fight, natural disaster, god, family, motorcycle, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1984, year 1988 ...
Place: finland, bavaria, europe, helsinki finland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, inspirational, feel good and humorous films with plots about storytelling, redemption, mentor, catastrophe, destiny, life philosophy and dialogue mostly in Drama, Sport and Comedy genres. Some movies like Matti: Hell Is for Heroes: Mystery, Alaska (1999), Blue Chips (1994), Grudge Match (2013), The Scout (1994), The Babe (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mystery, Alaska (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In Mystery, Alaska, life revolves around the legendary Saturday hockey game at the local pond. But everything changes when the hometown team unexpectedly gets booked in an exhibition match against the New York Rangers. When quirky small-towners, ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, ice hockey, sport, underdog, transformation, happy ending, contests and competitions, ambition, winter, ice skater, championship, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska, usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: unusual plot structure, buddy movie, inspirational, melancholic, feel good ...
Plot: hospital, redemption, addiction, death, childhood, drug addiction, male nudity, bullying, first contact, fantasy world, gangsters, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, illinois, ohio, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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Blue Chips (1994)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team aren't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete ...
Style: suspense, intense, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: basketball, sport, underdog, college, contests and competitions, sport team, follow your dream, lifestyle, prodigy, athlete's life, blind ambition, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, boston, texas, chicago illinois, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.4
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Grudge Match (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.
Style: humorous, emotional, intense, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: sport, boxing, rivalry, aging, elderly, contests and competitions, mentor, honest, fight scenes, fight, justice, comeback ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Scout (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When his star recruit botches a Major League Baseball debut, humiliated talent scout Al Percolo (Albert Brooks) gets banished to rural Mexico, where he finds a potential gold mine in the arm of young phenom Steve Nebraska (Brendan Fraser). Soon, the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: baseball, sport, father son relationship, family, mentor, adaptation, friendship, self discovery, power relations, lifestyle, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new york yankees, san francisco, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Babe (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chronicle of Babe Ruth's phenomenal story--from his hard knock beginnings at a Baltimore orphanage, to his meteoric rise to baseball superstardom and his poignant retirement from the game. His amazing career included seven American League ...
Style: suspense, melancholic, intense, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: baseball, life philosophy, life & death, happy ending, justice, greed, corruption, childhood, catastrophe, brutality, adventure, adaptation ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century ...
Place: new york yankees, boston, california, usa, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Play It to the Bone (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two aging fighters in LA, friends, get a call from a Vegas promoter because his undercard fighters for a Mike Tyson bout that night are suddenly unavailable. He wants them to box each other. They agree as long as the winner gets a shot at the ...
Style: humorous, inspirational, melancholic, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.4
 8K
Cobb (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Al Stump is a famous sports-writer chosen by Ty Cobb to co-write his official, authorized 'autobiography' before his death. Cobb, widely feared and despised, feels misunderstood and wants to set the record straight about 'the greatest ...
Style: factual, inspirational, intense, serious, rough ...
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, dark hero, adaptation, mentor, brutality, lone hero, historical figure, life is a bitch, athlete's life, ghost writer ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: detroit, california, new jersey, georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 15K
Mr 3000 (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Aging baseball star who goes by the nickname, Mr. 3000, finds out many years after retirement that he didn't quite reach 3,000 hits. Now at age 47 he's back to try and reach that goal.
Style: humorous, feel good, inspirational, stylized, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, sport, redemption, underdog, friendship, rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, major league, journalism, contests and competitions, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: wisconsin, new jersey, milwaukee wisconsin, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: talky, factual, intense, serious, sincere ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1969, year 1960 ...
Place: usa, seattle, boston, montreal, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
North Dallas Forty (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: realistic, clever, suspense, sexy, humorous ...
Plot: american football, sport, football, drug abuse, addiction, corruption, drugs, business, nudity (full frontal - brief), beer, dark hero, life philosophy ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Hellsinki (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 133 min.
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Style: bleak, brutal, psychological, enigmatic, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, drugs, crimes, criminal, prison, drug abuse, fighting the system, runaway, brutality, drug addiction, culture clash, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Without Limits (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: sincere, factual, inspirational, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sport, running, olympics, runner, competition, track and field, athlete's life, hopes, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, finland, helsinki finland, munich germany, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: sentimental, factual, melancholic, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Great White Hype (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: humorous, stylized, entertaining, light, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.9
 20K
Holy Man (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Eddie Murphy stars as an over-the-top television evangelist who finds a way to turn television home shopping into a religious experience, and takes America by storm.
Style: humorous, touching, satirical, intense, funny ...
Plot: guru, tv show, justice, life philosophy, religion, materialism, workplace, media, media satire, love affair, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
 2K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy, entertaining, inspirational ...
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Style: inspirational, sentimental, feel good, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, motivational, emotional, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Buddy Young was the comic's comic, beloved by everyone. Now, playing to miniscule crowds in nursing homes, it seems like everybody but Buddy realizes that he should retire. As Buddy looks for work in show business, he realizes that the rest of ...
Style: humorous, intense, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: sexy, humorous, feel good, sentimental, entertaining ...
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Place: texas, usa, north carolina, california, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 44K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Audience: date night, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 61K
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Style: inspirational, exciting, suspense, intense, semi serious ...
Plot: american football, football, negotiation, sport, boss and employee, honest, overcoming, power relations, one last chance, disorder, ambition, nfl ...
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Country: USA
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Style: inspirational, realistic, serious, rough, sincere ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, girls' night
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43%
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Semi-Pro (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: funny, humorous, entertaining, inspirational, absurd ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
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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, 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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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
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Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
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