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Rudo and Cursi (2008)
 6.7
 8K
Rudo and Cursi (2008)
Original name: Rudo y Cursi
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two brothers living a hard life of manual labor in rural Mexico have a simple dream: saving enough money to build their mother her dream house. But fate has other plans. A friendly game of soccer leads to first Rudo, then to Cursi being taken on by the nation’s top talent scout. Suddenly, they find themselves living the high life of star athletes: fame, fortune, fast cars and beautiful women.
Style: humorous, twists and turns, dark humor, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending
Plot: soccer, sport, athlete's life, model, family relations, contests and competitions, self discovery, ambition, scout, hopes, dream come true, latinos, family problems, mistrust, crumbling relationship, overnight success, lifestyle, rise to the top, siblings relations, rivalry, ego clash, desire for fame, rising to stardom, change of luck, step siblings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about sport, ambition, rivalry, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete's life and lifestyle mostly in Comedy, Sport and Drama genres. Some movies like Rudo and Cursi: Bleacher Bums (2001), House of My Father (2012), Never Too Young to Dream (2001), Mean Machine (2001), Blackball (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 437
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: talky, realistic, feel good, offbeat, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gambling, sport, friends, baseball, power relations, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, against the odds, couples, sport team, americana, stadium ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
House of My Father (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Scheming of a way to save their father's ranch, the Alvarez brothers find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord.
Style: humorous, stylized, surreal, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: drug lord, parody, farce, dishonesty, disorder, heroes, machismo, rivalry, crimes, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, latinos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: realistic, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, family, athlete's life, sport, hopes, power relations, sport team, rivalry, athlete and trainer, ambition, small town, coach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, san francisco, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.5
 33K
Mean Machine (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Disgraced ex-England captain (Danny 'Mean Machine' Meehan) is thrown in jail for assaulting two police officers. He keeps his head down and has the opportunity to forget everything and change the lives of the prisoners. These prisoners ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, prison, prison life, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, hopes, redemption, warden, rivalry, ambition, soccer match ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.5
 4K
Blackball (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Blackball follows the fortunes of Cliff Starkey, a working-class fine of lawn bowls with an exceptional talent. Wanting to take on the Aussies he manages to become regional champion, only to get banned. Sports agent Rich Schwartz picks him up and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: sport, rivalry, interracial relations, hopes, contests and competitions, against the rules, love and romance, golden years, love affair, family relations, underdog, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: realistic, humorous, not serious, feel good
Plot: soccer, sport, lifestyle, rivalry, underdog, sport team, friends, ambition, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, rise to the top, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jimmy Grimble is a shy Manchester school boy. At school he is constantly being bullied by the other kids, and at home he has to face his mother's new boyfriend. However, through football, and some special boots, he manages to gain the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, offbeat, gloomy ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: soccer, working class, coming of age, bully, underdog, rivalry, teenage life, high school life, against the odds, misfit, society, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Shooting for Socrates (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: SHOOTING FOR SOCRATES is a David Vs. Goliath set in Belfast against the backdrop of the 1986 World Cup. It tells the story of a momentous time in Northern Ireland's football history through the eyes of players, fans and the media. The film also ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, exciting, feel good ...
Plot: sport, underdog, parents and children, contests and competitions, hopes, youth, rivalry, ambition, sport team, family relations, funeral, riot ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: mexico, ireland, brazil, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 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, hopes, athlete's life, nothing goes right, ambition, couples, major league, self discovery, friendship, rivalry, scout ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Goal II: Living the Dream (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Spain, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, sincere
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: soccer, stadium, temptation, family relations, couples, ambition, relationship vs career, follow your dream, parents and children, sport, dream come true, latinos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 3.3
 375
Bad Parents (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suburban mom relives her season with the soccer obsessed sports parents whose outrageous "win at all costs" behavior spirals out of control.
Style: realistic, exciting, witty, semi serious, humorous
Plot: soccer, suburban life, athlete's life, family gatherings, blind ambition, athlete and trainer, parents and children, contests and competitions, fish out of water, youth, sport, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, athlete's life, hopes, boxing, ambition, on the road, desert, love triangle, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: wrestling, mud wrestling, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, power relations, gangsters, sport, contests and competitions, femme fatale, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.6
 370
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Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.2
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.4
 2K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Mystery, Alaska (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
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Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, entertaining ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 2.7
 394
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Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 1K
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Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
 1K
Soccer Mom (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 54K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: humorous, realistic, emotional, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.1
 894
Eleven Men Out (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Iceland, Finland, UK
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Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic
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Place: iceland, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: realistic, feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, small town, hockey, female athlete, friendship, parents and children, fall in love, romance, love and romance, sport, contests and competitions, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 2K
The Boys (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Every Monday night The Boys put on skates and leave their troubled lives behind.
Style: semi serious, not serious, humorous, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, bar, gambling, ice hockey, gangsters, sport, rise to the top, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, gays and lesbians, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, quebec, new jersey, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Shot at Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Scottish second division football team Kilnockie is taken over by American Pete Cameron. The new owner puts pressure on manager Gordon McLeod to improve the fortunes of the team, and hires first division player Jackie McQuillan.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, human spirit, ambition, against the odds, lifestyle, society, family relations, sport team, friends, power relations, friendship, rivalry ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, sport team, power relations, coming of age, human spirit, high school life, follow your dream, rise to the top, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 25K
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: humorous, exciting, feel good, inspirational, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Shooting Stars (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A Fleury-Mérogis, un match de foot a lieu dans la cour de prison. Tibor Kovacs, un jeune Hongrois, fait des prodiges avec le ballon. Véritable virtuose du football, il rêve de jouer en équipe de France. Pour Manu, son compagnon de cellule, Tibor ...
Style: realistic, not serious, semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, disorder, partners, buddies, friendship, intrigue, prodigy, sport, misfit partners, desire for fame, athlete's life, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%