Movies and TV shows like Ballers

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Ballers (2015)
 7.6
 31K
Ballers (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football.
Style: realistic, semi serious, entertaining, exciting, captivating, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, american football, ambition, nfl, athlete, american football player, business, party, friendship, family relations, betrayal, sport team, alcohol, celebrity, rivalry, football player, sex, football, sportscaster
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, miami, florida

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Most similar movies to Ballers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and serious films and TV series with plots about ambition, sport, rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport team and underdog mostly in Sport, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Ballers: Blue Mountain State (2010), Make It or Break It (2009), Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (2002), The Game Plan (2007), Gridiron Gang (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Blue Mountain State (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Three incoming freshmen attending Midwestern college football powerhouse Blue Mountain State must quickly adapt to college life and juggle football, girls, classes and nonstop hazing.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: youth, college, sport, strong sexual content, friends, looking for sex, sexual activity, sport team, american football, college life, ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Make It or Break It (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Set in the world of competitive gymnastics, the series follows a group of teen Olympic hopefuls as they train for their day in the spotlight.
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental, captivating
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: sport, athlete's life, youth, rivalry, friends, follow your dream, social relations, teenage life, ambition, family relations, hopes, gymnastics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, hockey, sport team, lifestyle, against the odds, underdog, rivalry, ambition, betrayal, rebellion, athlete and trainer, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.2
 53K
The Game Plan (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bachelor football star Joe Kingman seems to have it all. He is wealthy and carefree, and his team is on the way to capturing a championship. Suddenly, he is tackled by some unexpected news: He has a young daughter, the result of a last fling with ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, kids
Plot: father daughter relationship, sport, family, american football, football, athlete's life, parents and children, family relations, irresponsible, ambition, lifestyle, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 42K
Gridiron Gang (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, human spirit, teenage life, youth, athlete and trainer, sport, football, violence, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.8
 48K
Draft Day (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.
Style: exciting, semi serious, inspirational, intense, suspense ...
Plot: sport, football, negotiation, overcoming, power relations, one last chance, boss and employee, agent, disorder, ambition, sport team, nfl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, ohio, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, talky, exciting, 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%
 3.4
 303
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, witty, semi serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: soccer, athlete and trainer, parents and children, sport, family gatherings, family relations, blind ambition, rivalry, underdog, youth, suburban life, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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North Dallas Forty (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A semi-fictional account of life as a professional Football (American-style) player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s.
Style: realistic, clever, serious, tense, biting ...
Plot: sport, american football, drug abuse, addiction, workplace situations, athlete's life, life is a bitch, fighting the system, sport team, ambition, rivalry, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: basketball, sport, high school, defeat, beer, restaurant, birthday party, bicycle, gift, loneliness, athlete, coach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
ESPN American Muscle Magazine (1987)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Weekly bodybuilding magazine program.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: health and fitness, magazine, ambition, rivalry, physical appearance, athlete's life, sport, contests and competitions, fitness, athlete, competition, female bodybuilder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Any Given Sunday (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, desire for fame, american football, coach, success, ambition, underdog, football, sport team, athlete's life, blind ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 54K
Grudge Match (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.
Style: humorous, realistic, emotional, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, sport, elderly, contests and competitions, aging, athlete's life, uninhibited rivalry, comeback, ex athlete, parent child relationship, elderly man, retirement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, football movie
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, small town, contests and competitions, power relations, social relations, friends, friendship, underdog, rivalry, high school, haunted by the past, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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 and trainer, contests and competitions, curses spells and rituals, power relations, ego clash, high school life, sport team, youth, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new york, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
NBC Sunday Night Football (2006)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
Story: NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly television broadcast of Sunday evening National Football League games on NBC that began airing on Sunday, August 6, 2006 with the pre-season opening Hall of Fame Game. Al Michaels serves as the play-by-play ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: championship, rivalry, coach, stadium, football, reporter, ambition, sport, contests and competitions, fan, star, expert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
1st & Ten: The Championship (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: 1st & Ten is an American situation comedy that aired between December 1984 and January 1991 on the cable television network HBO. Featuring series regulars Delta Burke and veteran Reid Shelton, it was one of cable's first attempts to lure ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sport, sitcom, american football, relationship vs career, friends, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, workplace situations, retirement home life, contests and competitions, couple relations, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Necessary Roughness (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Necessary Roughness is a USA Network television series starring Callie Thorne and Scott Cohen. The one-hour drama series was picked up for 12 episodes on January 19, 2011. The series debuted on June 29, 2011, with a 90-minute premiere episode. The ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic
Plot: football, therapy, single parent, single mother, relationship vs career, overcoming, family relations, power relations, changing lives, sport, therapist, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Mike Bassett: Manager (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Mike Bassett: Manager is a British TV comedy series, which began transmitting from 29 September 2005 on ITV. It is a follow-up to the film Mike Bassett: England Manager, and stars Ricky Tomlinson in the title role, Steve Edge as his assistant, and ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: soccer, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, couple relations, friends, underdog, rivalry, hypnosis, ambition, sport team, based on movie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.4
 9K
Kingdom (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A raw family drama set against the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Venice, California. Alvey Kulina owns Navy St. MMA with the help of his girlfriend Lisa Prince. He is willing to go through extraordinary means to make sure his fighters are ...
Style: rough, serious, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, mixed martial arts, family problems, gym, sibling relationship, competition, rivalry, ambition, drugs/alcohol, contests and competitions, parents and children, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Friday Night Lights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series based around a high school football team situated in Texas. The series takes place in the fictional town of Dillon: a small, close-knit community in rural Texas. Particular focus is given to ...
Style: rough, sentimental, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, sport, friendship, small town, football, coach, american football, sport team, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, rape, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 8.5
 1K
Playmakers (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 491 min.
Story: Playmakers is an American television series that aired on ESPN from August 26, 2003 to November 11, 2003. It depicted the lives of the Cougars, a fictional professional football team in an unidentified city. The show starred Omar Gooding, Marcello ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: lifestyle, against the odds, ego clash, rivalry, slick, power relations, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, sport, sport team, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Lipstick Jungle (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lipstick Jungle is an American comedy-drama television series created by DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler for NBC Universal Television Studio. The hour-long series was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Candace Bushnell, who also ...
Style: talky, sexy, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: friends, rivalry, friendship, family life, ambition, city life, thirtysomething life, family relations, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, workplace, office ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 4K
The Game (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
Story: The Game is an American comedy-drama television series created by Mara Brock Akil. Premiering on October 1, 2006, the series debuted as the only new comedy series chosen for The CW's primetime schedule. Along with Runaway, it was one of only ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexy, realistic
Plot: football, high society, manager, star, rookie, success, lifestyle, interracial relations, millionaire, ambition, best friends, hot and sexy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: medical school, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 2.7
 391
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, follow your dream, hopes, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, friends, power relations, hotshot hero, sport team, rivalry, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious, football movie
Plot: sport, american football, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, power relations, follow your dream, hopes, athlete's life, partners, human spirit, fish out of water ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, realistic, talky, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friends, sport, gambling, baseball, contests and competitions, power relations, hopes, couple relations, unlikely couple, sport team, americana, stadium ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.3
 41K
The League (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The League is an American sitcom and semi-improvised comedy about a about a fantasy football league and its members and their everyday lives.
Style: humorous, realistic, funny, light, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: geek, sitcom, friends, bonding, parenthood, slacker, family life, family relations, irresponsible, immature, obsession, fan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sport, rivalry, hopes, golden years, ambition, love affair, racism, lifestyle, society, social differences, underdog, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Lucha Underground (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lucha Underground introduces U.S. audiences to the high-flying, explosive moves of lucha libre. An ancient combat tradition, watch as good and evil wage war in a gritty battleground called “The Temple.”
Style: serious, semi serious, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wrestling, martial arts, rivalry, tough heroes, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, sport, wrestler, underground, violence
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%