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Rudo and Cursi (2008)
 6.8
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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, contests and competitions, underdog, lifestyle and athlete's life mostly in Comedy, Sport and Drama genres. Some movies like Rudo and Cursi: Shooting for Socrates (2014), Blackball (2003), House of My Father (2012), Bleacher Bums (2001), Never Too Young to Dream (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: sport, rivalry, ambition, sport team, contests and competitions, family relations, hopes, youth, parents and children, soccer, underdog, soccer fan ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: mexico, ireland, brazil, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.6
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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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, not serious, satirical, funny, stylized ...
Plot: drug lord, farce, parody, organized crime, danger, escapades, cowboy, drug dealing, fall in love, eccentricity, gangsters, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.3
 443
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: offbeat, realistic, feel good, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: sport, friends, gambling, baseball, ambition, americana, lifestyle, against the odds, partners, underdog, rivalry, stadium ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, hopes, ambition, small town, athlete and trainer, power relations, sport team, rivalry, sport, athlete's life, family, old man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, san francisco, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic
Plot: sport, rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, sport team, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, rivalry, underdog, satire, world cup ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, brazil, europe, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 4.2
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Cloud 9 (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Has-been sports promoter Billy Cole gets a second shot at fame and fortune when he puts together a women's volleyball team, comprised of exotic dancers...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: sport, beach, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, lifestyle, self discovery, partners, cons and scams, womanizer, seduction, beach volleyball ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.0
 1K
Break Point (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jimmy Price is a reckless man-child on the last leg of his career as a doubles tennis player. When his latest partner drops him, he realizes he's officially burned all of his bridges on the pro circuit. He decides to make one last ditch effort ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: tennis, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete's life, odd couple, family relations, siblings relations, verbal byplay, underdog, beer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 6.5
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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: realistic, semi serious, exciting, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, soccer, prison life, sport, underdog, hopes, contests and competitions, redemption, ambition, rivalry, warden, soccer match ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.4
 6K
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: humorous, feel good, cynical, psychological, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: baseball, sport, athlete's life, lifestyle, self discovery, friendship, power relations, nothing goes right, ambition, hopes, rivalry, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
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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 ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious, queer cinema
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, sport, small town, sport team, self fulfillment, injustice, grudge, athlete and trainer, hopes, athlete's life, against the odds, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, road movie
Plot: mud wrestling, wrestling, rivalry, contests and competitions, power relations, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, underdog, gangsters, silly humor, femme fatale, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Plot: sport, family life, hidden identity, sport team, contests and competitions, rivalry, disorder, hopes, family relations, lifestyle, ambition, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Shot at Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, inspirational, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: teens
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Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.5
 377
Green Flash (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Season on the Brink (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, captivating, basketball movie
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, lifestyle, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, underdog, hopes, basketball, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 6.4
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Grudge Match (2013)
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Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: humorous, realistic, emotional, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Mystery, Alaska (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: touching, feel good, realistic, humorous, entertaining ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Chicks With Sticks (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.0
 619
The Minis (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.1
 488
The Circuit (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: sexual, realistic, offbeat, sexy, semi serious ...
Plot: exploitation, gays and lesbians, athlete's life, working class, blind ambition, contests and competitions, sport team, uninhibited rivalry, sport, profanity, sexual content, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
White Men Can't Jump (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Billy Hoyle and Sidney Deane are an unlikely pair of basketball hustlers. They team up to con their way across the courts of Los Angeles, playing a game that's fast dangerous - and funny.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, buddy comedy, light ...
Plot: basketball, friendship, sport, gambling, racism, blacks and whites, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, profanity, african american, racial stereotype ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 52K
Win Win (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When down-on-his-luck part-time high school wrestling coach Mike agrees to become legal guardian to an elderly man, his ward's troubled grandson turns out to be a star grappler, sparking dreams of a big win -- until the boy's mother ...
Style: touching, humorous, emotional, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: coach, lawyer, wrestling, parenthood, changing lives, adolescence, dysfunctional family, responsibility, bonding, contests and competitions, sport, dysfunctional character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 557
Tour de Force (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Family man François Nouel (Clovis Cornillac) is the number one fan of the Tour de France – an obsession that costs him his wife and his job. At a loose end, François meets a former sports manager, Rémi (Bouli Lanners) who encourages him to take ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, light, captivating ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 9K
The Details (2011)
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Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: dark humor, semi serious, cynical, humorous, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.3
 439
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: humorous, light, feel good, entertaining, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%