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Rudo and Cursi (2008)
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Rudo and Cursi (2008)
Original name: Rudo y Cursi
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Mexico
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, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, twists and turns, offbeat, surprise ending
Plot: soccer, self discovery, ambition, rise to the top, rivalry, ego clash, desire for fame, family problems, sport, athlete's life, family relations, contests and competitions, scout, hopes, crumbling relationship, overnight success, lifestyle, rising to stardom, step siblings, dream come true, mistrust, stadium, temperamental, change of luck, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city

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Shooting for Socrates (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Blackball (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.3
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Bleacher Bums (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Guys and Balls (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ecki is a sweet, closeted gay man who works in his family’s bakery and plays goalie in his small town’s soccer team. When he both loses the big game, and is caught flirting with another player, his homophobic teammates throw him out. He vows to ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: soccer, profanity, rise to the top, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, sport team, athlete and trainer, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Never Too Young to Dream (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.4
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
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Genre: Drama, Sport
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Duration: 114 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.5
 36K
Mean Machine (2001)
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Duration: 99 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.5
 371
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Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.0
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 5.0
 954
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 4.2
 1K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 221
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 3K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.1
 16K
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Duration: 132 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 3K
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Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 2K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Shooting Stars (2002)
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Country: France
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%