Movies like When Billie Beat Bobby

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When Billie Beat Bobby (2001)
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When Billie Beat Bobby (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: .The historic 1973 tennis match between middle-aged champion Bobby Riggs and young feminist Billie Jean King.
Style: sincere, touching, uplifting, captivating, realistic, semi serious
Plot: sport, battle of the sexes, athlete's life, contests and competitions, fighting the system, feminism, athlete and trainer, ambition, hopes, society, couples, media, gender, rise to the top, rivalry, underdog, ego clash, celebrity culture, relationship vs career, power relations, dancing, money, hotel, baseball, gambling ...
Time: 70s, year 1973, year 1972
Place: texas, usa, england, las vegas, hawaii, detroit, houston texas ...

Most similar movies to When Billie Beat Bobby

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about sport, underdog, ambition, rivalry, hopes, power relations and contests and competitions mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like When Billie Beat Bobby: Bleacher Bums (2001), The Longshots (2008), The Bad News Bears (1976), Chicks With Sticks (2004), Heart Like a Wheel (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friends, sport, gambling, baseball, contests and competitions, power relations, hopes, couple relations, unlikely couple, sport team, americana, stadium ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: athlete and trainer, power relations, underdog, rivalry, small town, ambition, couples, human spirit, sport, hopes, family, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Bad News Bears (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
Style: realistic, clever, humorous, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, little league, coach, family, americana, friends, power relations, family relations, parents and children, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s, 1930s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A world class ice skater eager to take the top prize in the biggest competition around finds his dreams going up in flames after his partner suffers a debilitating injury in this romantic sports drama starring Matt Lanter, Francia Rosa, and Christy ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: figure skating, sport, romance, power relations, rise to the top, love and romance, opposites attract, ambition, couples, reluctant partners, contests and competitions, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Chicks With Sticks (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story takes the battle of the sexes into the hockey arena, as Paula Taymore - who almost once made the Olympic team - finds herself drawn into a challenge match against an irritating local men's squad. Fresh from a painful divorce, and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, small town, hockey, female athlete, friendship, underdog, power relations, love and romance, friends, sport, romance, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the late 1930s, a young machinist named Maurice Richard distinguished himself as a ice hockey player of preternatural talent. Although that was enough to get him into the Montreal Canadiens, his frequent injuries cost him the confidence of his ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: sport, rivalry, ice hockey, factory, discrimination, athlete's life, protest, working class, ambition, underdog, hopes, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 50s, year 1955 ...
Place: montreal, quebec, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Heart Like a Wheel (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Shirley Muldowney is determined to be a top-fuel drag racer, although no woman has ever raced them before. Despite the high risks of this kind of racing and the burden it places on her family life, she perseveres in her dream.
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, serious
Plot: sport, feminism, car race, family relations, hopes, underdog, rivalry, against the odds, society, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, gender ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Perfect Game (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA, Mexico
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, disturbing, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: sport, baseball, against the odds, rise to the top, ambition, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, underdog, youth, young heroes, pay phone ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1957
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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...All the Marbles (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A two-bit promoter tries to take a women's wrestling team to the top.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, road movie
Plot: wrestling, mud wrestling, rise to the top, power relations, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, sport, rivalry, underdog, gangsters, ambition ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Stick It (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Haley is a naturally gifted athlete but, with her social behavior, the teen seems intent on squandering her abilities. After a final brush with the law, a judge sentences her to an elite gymnastics academy run by a legendary, hard-nosed coach. Once ...
Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, inspirational, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, rebelliousness, teenager, athlete's life, rivalry, gymnastics, youth, friends, contests and competitions, ambition, individualism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Battle of the Sexes (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.
Style: based on true events, semi serious, captivating, uplifting
Plot: battle of the sexes, tennis, strong female character, wager, sexism, husband wife relationship, friendship, feminism, tennis player, homosexuality, sport, gay ...
Time: year 1973, year 1972, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 7K
The Champ (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The more you love, the harder you fight.The world looks at Billy Flynn and sees a has-been who seemingly never was, an ex-boxing champion slammed to the mat years ago by booze and gambling. But Billy's son TJ sees what the world doesn't. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: sport, gambling, boxer, underdog, redemption, parents and children, contests and competitions, remarry, rivalry, single parent, custody, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
 822
The Club (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Boardroom and dressing-room intrigues spill on to the field at the Australian Rules football club.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sport, politics, youth, workplace, high school, rivalry, underdog, americana, sport team, human spirit, lifestyle, against the odds ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A League of Their Own (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: baseball, friendship, sport, rivalry, female athlete, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, underdog, coach, friendship between women, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: usa, colorado, oregon, chicago illinois, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Green Flash (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the ripe old age of 30, Cameron Day has given up his chances at pro-basketball fame and settled into an aimless life. A chance encounter with a beautiful woman lands him smack in the middle of Southern California's pro beach volleyball ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: sport, self discovery, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, curses spells and rituals, power relations, ego clash, high school life, sport team, youth, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new york, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 768
Price of Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An ex-boxer, living with the knowledge that his fight career was cut short by a crooked manager, channels his bitter disappointment in a single-minded quest for boxing championships for his three sons. We see them in pee-wee Silver Glove matches ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: sport, feminism, follow your dream, athlete's life, blind ambition, parents and children, relationship vs career, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete and trainer, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Iron Ladies (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The two main characters, Mon and Jung, play two gay transvestites, who had been constantly overlooked by volleyball coaches because of their appearance. However, when a local team changes coaches, the new coach holds tryouts for a new team. When Mon ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, transsexual, coming out, volleyball, underdog, youth, injustice, working class, ambition, transvestism, athlete and trainer, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.0
 301
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: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sport, ambition, athlete's life, power relations, friends, contests and competitions, hopes, gambling, animal life, lifestyle, addiction, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Final Season (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job and ditches his wedding plans to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill ...
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport, small town, coach, contests and competitions, social relations, athlete and trainer, power relations, one last chance, ambition, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sport, baseball, power relations, athlete and trainer, interracial relations, contests and competitions, follow your dream, athlete's life, hopes, sport team, kidnapping, on the road ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Monday Night Mayhem (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The early years of a television sports powerhouse are chronicled as ABC becomes a player in the NFL coverage by putting their full resources into a major showcase. Executive Roone Arledge (John Heard) recruits former Dallas Cowboys quarterback ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: american football, athlete's life, sport, power relations, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, human nature, introspection, showbiz, human spirit, womanizer, media ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Mighty Macs (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic
Plot: sport, mother superior, college, catholic, convent school, catholic school, rivalry, feminism, against the odds, gender, human spirit, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 9K
Girlfight (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Diana Guzman begins to train as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers, all while keeping it a secret from her father.
Style: realistic, gloomy, rough, touching, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: boxing, sport, female boxer, sexism, ambition, underdog, human spirit, urban ghetto, gender, feminism, lifestyle, self fulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
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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, feel good, humorous, semi serious, football movie
Plot: sport, american football, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, power relations, follow your dream, hopes, athlete's life, partners, human spirit, fish out of water ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: semi serious, talky, exciting, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, friendship, contests and competitions, underdog, hopes, athlete's life, boxing, ambition, on the road, desert, love triangle, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Gentleman's Game (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama revolving around characters whose lives are transformed one summer at an exclusive East Coast country club.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: sport, golf, coming of age, prodigy, working class, rivalry, underdog, youth, single parent, hopes, contests and competitions, social differences ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Great White Hype (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the champ's promoter, Rev. Sultan, decides something new is needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches, he searches and finds the only man to ever beat the champ. The problem is that he isn't a boxer anymore and he's ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, boxer, cons and scams, athlete's life, contests and competitions, investigation, rivalry, underdog, power relations, athlete and trainer, interracial relations, boxing ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, cleveland ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 166
The Kid (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jimmy Albright is a young athlete with a passion for boxing. His mentor, Harry Sloan, an aging trainer and former boxer, sees Jimmy's potential, not only as a boxer but as a young man. With Harry's guidance, Jimmy trains and fights his way ...
Style: psychological, touching, feel good, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, hopes, rise to the top, aging, working class, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, power relations, follow your dream, parents and children, supportive spouse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 772
From the Rough (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The coach of a women's swim team parlays her success into an opportunity to build her school's men's golf team.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: underdog, ambition, human spirit, lifestyle, society, against the odds, misfit, golf, sport team, once in a lifetime opportunity, follow your dream, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.3
 6K
The Scout (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
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: humorous, realistic, feel good, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: baseball, sport, power relations, nothing goes right, athlete's life, hopes, ambition, lifestyle, self discovery, major league, couples, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, mexico, usa, nebraska, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%