Movies like The Iron Ladies

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The Iron Ladies (2000)
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The Iron Ladies (2000)
Original name: Satree lek
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 and Jung are selected, most of the old players resign, leaving the new coach, Coach Bee, in a sticky predicament.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, inspirational, light, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sexy, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: volleyball, gay, transsexual, coming out, transvestism, against the odds, youth, athlete's life, contests and competitions, fighting the system, injustice, ambition, society, lifestyle, rivalry, underdog, gender bending, transvestite, champion, gay athlete, sport, friends, misfit, feminism, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, california, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and feel good films with plots about ambition, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, underdog, hopes and lifestyle mostly in Sport, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Iron Ladies: Stick It (2006), Necessary Roughness (1991), D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994), The Mighty Ducks (1992), Waterboys (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, gymnastics, rebelliousness, teenager, rivalry, friends, individualism, contests and competitions, youth, fighting the system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Necessary Roughness (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When the Texas Southern Armadillos football team is disqualified for cheating and poor grades, the University is forced to pick from a team that actually goes to school. Will they even win a single game?
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, underdog, american football, college, hopes, against the odds, human spirit, rivalry, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, youth ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After Gordon Bombay's hockey comeback is cut short he is named coach of Team USA Hockey for the Junior Goodwill Games. Bombay reunites the Mighty Ducks and introduces a few new players, however, he finds himself distracted by his newfound fame ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: youth, sport, ice hockey, athlete and trainer, underdog, family, competition, friendship, partners, buddies, human spirit, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iceland, europe, los angeles, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Mighty Ducks (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After reckless young lawyer Gordon Bombay gets arrested for drunk driving, he must coach a kids hockey team for his community service. Gordon has experience on the ice, but isn't eager to return to hockey, a point hit home by his tense dealings ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, inspirational, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: sport, self discovery, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, sport team, hockey, against the odds, underdog, youth, ambition, ice hockey, competition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Waterboys (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a Japanese school, 5 adolescent geeks join the new sport teacher and take up the challenge to take part in the synchronised swimming competition, in-spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".
Style: realistic, feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, swimming, youth, sport, high school life, friends, teenage life, human spirit, against the odds, coming of age, ambition, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.1
 3K
Ping-Pong (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: As children, the introverted Smile was being bullied by a gang of kids until the brash Peco comes by and chases all of them them away. Peco then takes Smile under his wings and teaches him how to play the game of ping pong. From there a life long ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, youth, high school, ping pong, athlete's life, lifestyle, human spirit, underdog, friendship, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: humorous, feel good, touching, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: baseball, underdog, sport, coach, family, friendship, youth, human spirit, contests and competitions, against the odds, parents and children, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.0
 11K
Wildcats (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Molly is a high school track coach who knows just as much about football as anyone else on the planet. When a football coach's position becomes vacant, she applies for the job, despite snickers from fellow staff members and her former husband.
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, sport, coach, american football, rivalry, ambition, athlete and trainer, sport team, americana, feminism, contests and competitions, against the odds ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Sunset Park (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, high school, underdog, lifestyle, society, high school life, human nature, youth, ambition, sport team, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, relationship vs career, sport, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, athlete's life, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, friendship, rivalry ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 ⇓
67%
Disney's Air Bud (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his family to the small town of Fernfield, Washington. The ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, inspirational, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, golden retriever, dog actor, friendship, clown, small town, human spirit, pets, contests and competitions, young heroes, sport, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, contests and competitions, athlete's life, cons and scams, investigation, rivalry, underdog, power relations, interracial relations, athlete and trainer, boxing ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, cleveland ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: usa, chicago illinois, oregon, colorado, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, small town, sport, homosexuality, athlete's life, self discovery, against the odds, small town life, gender bending, self fulfillment, ego clash, transvestism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
All You've Got (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two Southern California volleyball teams determined to prove their superiority on the court find out that they're not as different as they previously thought after tragedy strikes close to home in director Neema Barnette's affectionate ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: volleyball, high school, sport, rivalry, underdog, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, youth, high school life, lifestyle, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.3
 32K
Slap Shot (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: To build up attendance at their games, the management of a struggling minor-league hockey team signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose job is to demolish the opposition.
Style: humorous, cynical, exciting, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ice hockey, sport, small town, violence, contests and competitions, hockey, partners, ambition, underdog, athlete and trainer, opponent, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.3
 202
Iron Ladies 2 (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Thailand
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sequel to the surprise hit about a gay volleyball team having troubles with their success and fame, and how they reunite after they split because of creative differences.
Style: sexy
Plot: volleyball, gay, team, transvestism, coming out, sex scene, high school, beach volleyball, flashback, crying, homosexual, gay bar ...
Place: thailand, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Beautiful Boxer (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Thailand
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true life story of a Thai who wishes to have a sex change operation to become a woman. to pay for this he enters the brutal world of Thai boxing, un-nerving his opponents by performing a makeup application ritual before each fight.
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: transvestism, transsexual, martial arts, buddhist monk, gays and lesbians, friendship, boxing, gay, rivalry, friends, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, japan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
 13K
Mr 3000 (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Aging baseball star who goes by the nickname, Mr. 3000, finds out many years after retirement that he didn't quite reach 3,000 hits. Now at age 47 he's back to try and reach that goal.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, baseball, friendship, redemption, underdog, journalism, retiring, friends, rivalry, ambition, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Sixth Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Antoine and Kenny Tyler are NCAA college basketball players, and Antoine is the star. Suddenly Antoine dies of heart attack and Kenny has to fill his shoes as leader of team. Some time later, Antoine returns as a ghost and helps Kenny in game and in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, inspirational, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, college, sport, youth, contests and competitions, ambition, sport team, team, university, ghost, athlete, injury ...
Place: seattle, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the behest of Roger Dorn -- the Minnesota Twins' silver-tongued new owner -- washed-up minor league hurler Gus Cantrell steps up to the plate to take over as skipper of the club's hapless farm team. But little does he know that Dorn has ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: sport, baseball, rivalry, baseball bat, major league, underdog, twins, americana, lifestyle, feminism, human spirit, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, south carolina, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Big Green (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a depressed Texas town, British foreign exchange teacher Anna attempts to inject some life into her hopeless kids by introducing them to soccer. They're terrible at first, but Anna and her football-hero assistant whip them into shape. As ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: soccer, sport, underdog, family, small town, kids and family, immigrants, school, small town life, cliche, against the odds, ambition ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 9K
Eddie (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eddie is a New York limo driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks professional basketball team. The team is struggling with a mediocre record when, in mid-season, "Wild Bill" Burgess, the new owner, as a public relations ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, basketball movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, basketball, underdog, ambition, sport team, friends, power relations, friendship, rivalry, contests and competitions, follow your dream, feminism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: humorous, not serious, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, bar, gambling, ice hockey, gangsters, hopes, hockey, working class, lifestyle, ambition, small town, social relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada, quebec, new jersey, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, african american, racial stereotype, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Mystery, Alaska (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In Mystery, Alaska, life revolves around the legendary Saturday hockey game at the local pond. But everything changes when the hometown team unexpectedly gets booked in an exhibition match against the New York Rangers. When quirky small-towners, ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, entertaining ...
Plot: sport, small town, underdog, contests and competitions, ambition, ice hockey, championship, gay slur, mayor, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska, usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, small town, hockey, female athlete, gender, sport team, family relations, social relations, friends, power relations, love and romance, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Ducks are offered scholarships at Eden Hall Academy but struggle with their new coach's methods and come under pressure from the board to retain their scholarships before their big game against the Varsity team.
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: sport, ice hockey, rivalry, underdog, family, school, coming of age, boarding school life, contests and competitions, athlete's life, hopes, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, minnesota, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
43%
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