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The Minis (2009)
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The Minis (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Dwarfs playing basketball... with Dennis Rodman.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: sport, college, athlete's life, friends, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, ambition, hotshot hero, follow your dream, hopes, sport team, lifestyle, rivalry, underdog, power relations, basketball, basketball player, little person
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, venice beach california

Most similar movies to The Minis

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about sport, rivalry, ambition, sport team, underdog, contests and competitions and power relations mostly in Sport, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like The Minis: Home Team (1998), Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (2002), Like Mike 2: Streetball (2006), Paper Lion (1968), The Hot Flashes (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.0
 308
Home Team (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Henry Butler (Steve Guttenberg) is a professional athlete with a little Pete Rose in him. His athletic interests go beyond the playing field and into the gambling dens. Convicted for his addiction, the soccer player is assigned to community service ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sport, addiction, ambition, gambling, athlete's life, contests and competitions, hopes, friends, power relations, lifestyle, animal life, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: With the original Hanson Brothers still on the same minor league ice hockey team, the Chiefs are sold to a new owner who gives them a female coach and puts them in a league in which they are to be regularly humiliated by an opposing Harlem ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, hockey, siblings relations, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, against the rules, betrayal, ambition, rebellion, uninhibited rivalry, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Like Mike 2: Streetball (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Another young boy with 'hoop dreams' finds an old pair of Michael Jordan's sneakers and can suddenly play ball like the greatest player in the world.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, basketball movie
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: sport, buddies, youth, follow your dream, family, contests and competitions, love and romance, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, hopes, teaching the ways of the world, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.3
 891
Paper Lion (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Sportswriter George Plimpton poses as a rookie quarterback for the Detroit Lions for a "Sports Illustrated" article.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, football movie
Plot: sport, american football, sport team, power relations, ambition, fish out of water, ego clash, human spirit, partners, lifestyle, underdog, rivalry ...
Time: 60s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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The Hot Flashes (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, challenge the current high school girls’ state champs to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as the women go to comic extremes to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: sport, basketball, underdog, friendship, ambition, small town, reunion, rivalry, snobbism, drugs/alcohol, power relations, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930's.
Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: sport, baseball, athlete and trainer, relationship vs career, hopes, interracial relations, athlete's life, follow your dream, sport team, power relations, human spirit, against the odds ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.2
 643
Fast Break (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: David Greene is a New York basketball enthusiast, who wants to coach. He is then offered the coaching job at a small Nevada college. He brings along some players, who are a bit odd but good. Like Swish who unknown to the rest of the team is a girl. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, culture clash, college, basketball, disorder, clergy, college life, youth, underdog, rivalry, sport team, stoners ...
Time: 70s
Place: nevada, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, realistic
Plot: sport, sport team, family relations, ambition, contests and competitions, parents and children, hopes, hidden identity, disorder, rivalry, underdog, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Save Your Legs! (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When cricket obsessed Teddy Brown realizes his mates are growing up and moving on, he leads them and his D-Grade team on an audacious tour of India, where stumps fly, friendships fray and Ted learns that it's time to start playing shots for ...
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Plot: contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, underdog, sport team, friends, fish out of water, on the road, society, hopes, sport, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.3
 439
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 ⇓
71%
Slap Shot 3: The Junior League (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Get ready for a rough-and-tumble comedy that knows how to kick some serious puck!
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, hockey, orphan, underdog, rivalry, athlete and trainer, hopes, siblings relations, power relations, nothing to lose, sport team, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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 ⇓
68%
A Season on the Brink (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers" is based on the best-selling book by John Feinstein. The movie chronicles Indiana's 1985-86 season, when Knight granted Feinstein unprecedented access to the ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, basketball movie
Plot: power relations, ambition, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, hopes, sport, sport team, lifestyle, college, underdog, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.5
 371
Green Flash (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the ripe old age of 30, Cameron Day has given up his chances at pro-basketball fame and settled into an aimless life. A chance encounter with a beautiful woman lands him smack in the middle of Southern California's pro beach volleyball ...
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 ⇓
60%
The Dream Team (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A former footballer living in Brittany enlists his old teammates to help the local fisherman to win some games in order to raise money and save jobs.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, buddies, sport team, ambition, reunion, self discovery, lifestyle, working class, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete and trainer, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, 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 ⇓
60%
 7.2
 2K
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 ⇓
58%
 4.7
 487
Coach (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Olympic Gold medalist is hired to coach the boys basketball team. But when Coach Randy Rawlings arrives, the school's sexist principal discovers he hired a woman. Blocked from firing her due to discrimination laws, he tries to make sure the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, youth, underdog, school, college, rivalry, prodigy, college life, athlete's life, dedicated educator ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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 ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
54%
 4.3
 11K
The Comebacks (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A comedy that spoofs the inspirational sports movies, The Comebacks tells the story of an out-of-luck coach, Lambeau Fields, who takes a rag-tag bunch of college misfits and drives them towards the football championships. In the process, this ...
Style: humorous, not serious, inspirational, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, sport, rivalry, college, coach, parody, social relations, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, against the odds, ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.2
 179
The Yankles (2009)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: About Charlie Jones, a washed up, ex major league ballplayer, and how he gets a second chance at life and love by managing a Jewish, orthodox yeshiva baseball team.
Style: realistic, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Plot: sport, disorder, against the odds, partners, society, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, misfit partners, athlete and trainer, hopes, down on your luck, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Full-Court Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Full-Court Miracle is a 2003 Disney Channel Original Movie. It premiered on November 23, 2003. Inspired by the true story of University of Virginia basketball star Lamont Carr, the film centers on a group of young Jewish basketball players who ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, contests and competitions, ambition, power relations, sport team, religions or cults, win over, underdog, rivalry, college, follow your dream, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Major League II (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Those Cleveland Indians are at it again! After losing in the ALCS the year before, the Indians are determined to make it into the World Series this time! First, though, they have to contend with Rachel Phelps again when she buys back the team. Also, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: sport, rivalry, baseball, underdog, contests and competitions, hopes, buddies, partners, friendship, nothing goes right, athlete and trainer, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 104
Crazy to Win (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: "Fun soccer action-comedy that's as messy and enjoyable as early eighties-Hong Kong Cinema gets. The Champions isn't a showstopper, but for fans of Yuen Biao, it's an absolute must." -lovehkfilm.com, ...
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Plot: underdog, kung fu, fall in love, village life, city life, follow your dream, hopes, athlete and trainer, heroes, save the day, ambition, gang ...
Time: 60s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Slam Dunk Ernest (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ernest P. Worrell becomes a basketball star after an angel bearing an uncanny resemblance to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gives him a pair of magic sneakers.
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: sport, underdog, athlete's life, down on your luck, follow your dream, contests and competitions, family, rise to the top, goofy hero, nothing goes right, hopes, athlete and trainer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Winning Season (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A comedy centered on a has-been coach who is given a shot at redemption when he's asked to run his local high school's girls basketball team
Style: sincere, humorous, inspirational, feel good, light ...
Plot: basketball, sport, coach, high school, contests and competitions, sport team, youth, ex athlete, misfit, teenage life, hopes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 2K
Curling King (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Once a great curling star, Truls Paulsen is diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder and banned from competition. But when he learns that his old friend and coach Gordon is on his deathbed, Truls, heavily-medicated decides to compete again, in ...
Style: offbeat, realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: partners, disorder, anchor, underdog, rivalry, mentally unstable, ambition, obsession, buddies, ex athlete, friends, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 1K
Gus (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move up in the rankings, Hurrah! The competition isn't so ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: sport, family, hopes, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, ambition, power relations, friends, sport team, rivalry, underdog, against the odds ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
46%
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