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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, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sport, college, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, lifestyle, rivalry, hotshot hero, hopes, friends, power relations, basketball, basketball player, little person
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, venice beach california

Most similar movies to The Minis

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about ambition, rivalry, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, sport team and power relations mostly in Sport, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Minis: Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (2002), Home Team (1998), Like Mike 2: Streetball (2006), Paper Lion (1968), The Hot Flashes (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, hockey, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, against the odds, ambition, rebellion, rivalry, power relations, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.0
 301
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: sport, underdog, contests and competitions, sport team, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, addiction, gambling, animal life, hopes, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, basketball movie
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: sport, athlete's life, buddies, family, underdog, young lovers, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, teaching the ways of the world, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.3
 874
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, football movie
Plot: sport, american football, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, ego clash, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 60s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Plot: sport, baseball, athlete's life, on the road, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, interracial relations, against the odds, americana ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, feel good, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: sport, basketball, underdog, drugs/alcohol, friendship, middle aged woman, sport team, small town, ambition, rivalry, friends, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.0
 623
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, college, culture clash, athlete's life, dedicated educator, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, college life, sport team, stoners ...
Time: 70s
Place: nevada, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Plot: buddies, on the road, sport team, sport, fish out of water, hopes, disorder, friends, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 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, realistic, feel good, touching
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, family life, fake identity, soccer coach, soccer, ambition, rivalry, family relations, hidden identity, underdog, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, orphan, underdog, athlete and trainer, small town, against the odds, sport team, ambition, power relations, love triangle, siblings relations, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.2
 433
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: humorous, semi serious, talky, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sport, gambling, friends, baseball, athlete's life, buddies, stadium, underdog, unlikely couple, battle of the sexes, contests and competitions, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.6
 370
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, athlete's life, prodigy, beach, underdog, contests and competitions, ego clash, college, high school, athlete and trainer, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new york, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, basketball movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, basketball, switching roles, athlete and trainer, chauffeur, underdog, sport team, against the odds, ambition, power relations, contests and competitions, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.7
 473
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: athlete's life, college, high school, dedicated educator, sport, underdog, school, contests and competitions, ego clash, human spirit, athlete and trainer, teachers and students ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Plot: soccer, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, underdog, rise to the top, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, brazil, europe, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: athlete's life, underdog, college, sport, contests and competitions, family, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, sport team, against the odds, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, sport, youth, swimming, high school life, athlete's life, hardcase students, school, bathing, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.2
 176
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental
Plot: sport, misfit partners, redemption, athlete and trainer, ambition, underdog, contests and competitions, against the odds, culture clash, down on your luck, sport team, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 4.2
 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, realistic, football movie, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, coach, baseball, college, rivalry, parody, underdog, drugs/alcohol, contests and competitions, baseball bat, athlete and trainer, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: buddies, sport, self discovery, hopes, sport team, contests and competitions, reunion, working class, village, ambition, athlete and trainer, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: athlete's life, sport, university, underdog, college, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, rivalry, power relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two ice skaters develop a love-hate relationship while dreaming of Olympic glory.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: sport, figure skating, athlete's life, underdog, romance, contests and competitions, opposites attract, teaching the ways of the world, fall in love, fish out of water, ambition, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: mentally unstable, contests and competitions, sport, sport team, ambition, rivalry, friends, disorder, athlete's life, buddies, goofy hero, misfit partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Bring It on Again (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When new students can't get onto their college cheerleading team, they form their own squad and prepare for a cheer off.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: cheerleading, cheerleader, sport, competition, college life, high school, hip hop, college, underdog, contests and competitions, cheering crowd, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: california, usa, campus, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: tennis, verbal byplay, athlete's life, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, siblings relations, ambition, family relations, odd couple, rivalry, cat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 101
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, exciting
Plot: underdog, kung fu, martial arts, athlete's life, sport, one man army, soccer, contests and competitions, follow your dream, save the day, athlete and trainer, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, feel good, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: sport, baseball, baseball bat, rivalry, underdog, athlete's life, buddies, training, career, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, south carolina, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
Plot: sport, rivalry, athlete's life, underdog, against the rules, contests and competitions, interracial relations, love affair, social differences, racism, ambition, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
One Hit from Home (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Story: After suffering a career ending knee injury, pro-baseball superstar Jimmy Easton (Dave Stone) returns to a place he has not been in a very long time....home. Here, Jimmy confronts dark memories from a tragic past as he tries to make peace with a ...
Style: uplifting, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sport, athlete's life, college, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, hopes, rivalry, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.2
 1K
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, sexual
Plot: sport, beach, ambition, nightclub, self discovery, cons and scams, sport team, against the odds, partners, rivalry, lifestyle, volleyball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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