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Rudo and Cursi (2008)
 6.8
 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, crumbling relationship, mistrust, overnight success, lifestyle, rise to the top, siblings relations, rivalry, desire for fame, ego clash, rising to stardom, change of luck, step siblings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, rivalry, ambition, 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), Blackball (2003), Never Too Young to Dream (2001), The Scout (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
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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: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sport, friends, gambling, baseball, buddies, against the odds, underdog, rivalry, athlete and trainer, couples, partners, 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, farm, danger, drug dealing, machismo, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, realistic, witty
Plot: sport, rivalry, interracial relations, golden years, ambition, society, lifestyle, social differences, family relations, racism, underdog, against the rules ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, athlete and trainer, hopes, family, athlete's life, power relations, sport team, rivalry, sport, small town, ambition, mexican ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, san francisco, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 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, psychological, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: baseball, sport, athlete's life, major league, hopes, nothing goes right, lifestyle, scout, power relations, couples, ambition, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, mexico, nebraska, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: feel good, sentimental, exciting, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: sport, underdog, rivalry, youth, ambition, family relations, sport team, hopes, contests and competitions, parents and children, riot, tv reporter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: mexico, ireland, brazil, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.5
 34K
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: prison, soccer, prison life, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, hopes, redemption, rivalry, ambition, warden, soccer match ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, exciting, talky, 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 ⇓
65%
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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: mud wrestling, wrestling, lifestyle, ambition, underdog, rivalry, femme fatale, gangsters, sport, contests and competitions, athlete's life, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.5
 371
Green Flash (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
Plot: sport, self discovery, power relations, sport team, high school, underdog, rivalry, college, ambition, youth, beach, ego clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, new york, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.2
 1K
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Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic
Plot: sport, soccer, rivalry, athlete and trainer, rise to the top, athlete's life, contests and competitions, underdog, lifestyle, sport team, friends, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, latin america, rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 2.4
 396
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 1K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
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Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, entertaining ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Genre: Drama, Sport
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Audience: teens, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 55K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.3
 403
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 2K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 25K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 849
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45%
 6.0
 219
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Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 724
Latin Lover (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: touching, tragicomedy, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Best of Times (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, football movie
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, small town, hopes, athlete's life, friendship, underdog, rivalry, redemption, high school, haunted by the past, against the odds, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Guys and Balls (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
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Duration: 106 min.
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Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Shot at Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: teens
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Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%