Movies like Playing for Keeps

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Playing for Keeps (2012)
 5.7
 30K
Playing for Keeps (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's soccer team in an attempt to get his life together.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy, touching, realistic, romantic, entertaining, feel good, funny, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: soccer, parents, parent, sport, single father, love and romance, romance, family relations, womanizer, ambition, grownups, temptation, adulthood, sport team, eligible bachelor, ex athlete, down on your luck, power relations, once promising, parents and children, hopes, social relations, father son relationship, parent child relationship, child driving car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, united states

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Most similar movies to Playing for Keeps

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, realistic and semi serious films with plots about sport, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, romance, runaway and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like Playing for Keeps: She's the Man (2006), Coach (2010), Kicking & Screaming (2005), Summer Catch (2001), The Hammer (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
 152K
She's the Man (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Viola Johnson is in a real jam. Complications threaten her scheme to pose as her twin brother, Sebastian, and take his place at a new boarding school. She falls in love with her handsome roommate, Duke, who loves beautiful Olivia, who has fallen for ...
Style: feel good, romantic, humorous, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cross dressing, teenager, teenage love, tomboy, romance, high school, high school life, sport, girl dressed as boy, teen romance, hidden identity, roommate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 1K
Coach (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A slacker trust-fund type finds the motivation to pick up a job as the coach of middle school soccer team
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ambition, romance, sport, direction and purpose, hopes, lifestyle, coach, slacker, misfit, youth, redemption, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Kicking & Screaming (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Phil Weston has been unathletic his entire life. In college he failed at every sport that he tried out for. It looks like his 10-year old son, Sam, is following in his footsteps. But with becoming the coach of The Soccers, an already successful ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: soccer, sport team, farce, obsession, sport, ambition, family, family life, goofy hero, contests and competitions, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.1
 16K
Summer Catch (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A coming-of-age romantic comedy set against the backdrop of the Cape Cod Baseball League. Local boy Ryan Dunne (Freddie Prinze Jr.), now a pitcher for Boston College, meets Tenley Parrish (Jessica Biel), the daughter of a wealthy couple who summer ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sexy, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, athlete's life, bikini, rivalry, small town, social differences, sport, baseball, lifestyle, follow your dream, young lovers, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.2
 6K
The Hammer (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Approaching forty, Ferro is unsatisfied with his life as a construction worker and part-time boxing instructor in Los Angeles, CA. After a successful bout with a young pro boxer, Ferro decides to don the gloves one last time. The movie recounts his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, sport, ex athlete, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ambition, hopes, couple relations, love affair, comeback, friends, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, pasadena california, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Sixth Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Antoine and Kenny Tyler are NCAA college basketball players, and Antoine is the star. Suddenly Antoine dies of heart attack and Kenny has to fill his shoes as leader of team. Some time later, Antoine returns as a ghost and helps Kenny in game and in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, inspirational, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, college, ghost, sport, sport team, youth, contests and competitions, ambition, ghosts, team, university, injury ...
Place: usa, seattle, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: sport, rivalry, family life, hidden identity, sport team, contests and competitions, soccer, ambition, lifestyle, underdog, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.8
 21K
Bad News Bears (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Morris Buttermaker is a burned-out minor league baseball player who loves to drink and can't keep his hands to himself. His long-suffering lawyer arranges for him to manage a local Little League team, and Buttermaker soon finds himself the head ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baseball, rivalry, human spirit, athlete and trainer, against the odds, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, parents and children, sport team, little league, mentor ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: sincere, humorous, inspirational, light, feel good ...
Plot: basketball, sport, coach, high school, contests and competitions, youth, misfit, ex athlete, sport team, friends, teenage life, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.7
 84K
New Year's Eve (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The lives of several couples and singles in New York intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve.
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: new year, new year's eve, singleness, looking for love, love and romance, hopes, lifestyle, starting over, multiple storylines, couples, couple relations, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Because I Said So (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In an effort to prevent family history from repeating itself, meddlesome mom Daphne Wilder attempts to set up her youngest daughter, Milly, with Mr. Right. Meanwhile, her other daughters try to keep their mom's good intentions under control.
Style: feel good, romantic, sentimental, humorous, light ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: matchmaking, family relations, love and romance, looking for love, mother daughter relationship, fall in love, love triangle, single father, mother, verbal byplay, sibling relationship, new love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 63K
Wimbledon (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: tennis, tennis player, underdog, ambition, romance, sport, couple relations, fall in love, opposites attract, paparazzi, husband wife relationship, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, australia, london, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, not serious, inspirational, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, college, coach, sport, against the odds, athlete and trainer, social relations, contests and competitions, baseball, ambition, athlete's life, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, light, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: soccer, football, sport, generation gap, friendship, hinduism, immigrants, culture clash, against the rules, coach, tradition, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, hamburg germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.7
 11K
Fever Pitch (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a man, a woman and a football team. Based on Nick Hornby's best selling autobiographical novel, Fever Pitch. English teacher Paul Ashworth believes his long standing obsession with Arsenal serves him well. But then he ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: soccer, sport team, teacher, sport, contests and competitions, couple relations, romance, opposites attract, ambition, couples, fall in love, relationship problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: underdog, american football, sport team, sport, college, rivalry, hopes, human spirit, against the odds, friendship, athlete and trainer, youth ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, united states, ireland, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 13K
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, ambition, rivalry, youth, contests and competitions, against the odds ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
 134K
This Is 40 (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: family relations, birthday, parenting, marital problem, adulthood, couples, family life, couple relations, love and romance, high maintenance, love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1974
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 1K
FC Venus (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: rivalry, battle of the sexes, couple relations, buddies, sport, contests and competitions, romance, friendship between men, male friendship, sport team, strong female character, soccer coach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany, southern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
What's Your Number? (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ally Darling (Anna Faris) is realizing she's a little lost in life. Her latest romance has just fizzled out, and she's just been fired from her marketing job. Then she reads an eye-opening magazine article that warns that 96 percent of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, sexy, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: true love, love and romance, supportive friend, looking for love, couples, wedding preparations and rituals, lifestyle, womanizer, friendship, romance, layoff, ex couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.6
 723
Backwards (2012)
Genre: Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a fiercely competitive 30 year old rower fails to make the Olympic boat for the second time, she takes a coaching job at a school but struggles to adjust to life off the race course.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, romantic, inspirational ...
Plot: starting over, romance, contests and competitions, sport, high school, athlete and trainer, rivalry, fall in love, youth, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.9
 14K
Just Wright (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A physical therapist falls for the basketball player she is helping recover from a career-threatening injury.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, love triangle, looking for love, couples, lifestyle, athlete's life, romance, hopes, ambition, sport, comeback, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Her Best Move (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 15 year-old soccer prodigy, Sara Davis, has a chance to join the U.S. National Team, but she must juggle high school, romance, sports, and parental pressure while deciding her own priorities.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, follow your dream, youth, friendship, teenage love, against the odds, friends, parents and children, family relations, prodigy, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: underdog, sport, american football, against the odds, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, sport team, bar fight, stadium ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.5
 9K
Ladybugs (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: To climb the corporate ladder to success, a guy agrees to coach the company's all girl soccer team with the help of his secret weapon: his fiancee's son.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: cross dressing, soccer, underdog, sport team, sport, family, farce, love and romance, ambition, youth, gender bending, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 48K
Tin Cup (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his succesful rival's girlfriend.
Style: feel good, humorous, sexy, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: golf, underdog, psychologist, romance, sport, fall in love, love triangle, love and romance, opposites attract, rivalry, competition, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 32K
Leatherheads (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A light hearted comedy about the beginnings of Professional American Football. When a decorated war hero and college all star is tempted into playing professional football. Everyone see the chance to make some big money, but when a reporter digs up ...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: stadium, sport team, american football, rivalry, football, ambition, hopes, love and romance, screwball, confession, surrender, love triangle ...
Time: post world war one, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: chicago illinois, minnesota, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.2
 44K
Fever Pitch (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When relaxed and charming Ben Wrightman meets workaholic Lindsey Meeks she finds him sweet and charming, they hit it off and when it is winter Ben can spend every waking hour with Lindsey, but when summer comes around the corner Lindsey discovers ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: baseball, obsession, teacher, romance, contests and competitions, opposites attract, relationship problems, sport, career woman, happy ending, workaholic, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new york yankees, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.3
 14K
Post Grad (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ryden Malby has a master plan. Graduate college, get a great job, hang out with her best friend and find the perfect guy. But her plan spins hilariously out of control when she’s forced to move back home with her eccentric family.
Style: humorous, realistic, light, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: unemployment, family, parents and children, college graduate, love and romance, eccentric family, down on your luck, society, rivalry, plan gone awry, friends, job seeking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new york, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Back-up Plan (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Zoe tires of looking for Mr. Right, she decides to have a baby on her own. But on the day she's artificially inseminated, she meets Stan, who seems to be just who she's been searching for all her life. Now, Zoe has to figure out how ...
Style: light, romantic, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, couples, lifestyle, love story, romance, artificial insemination, looking for love, male female relationship, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, hawaii, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%