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Mike Bassett: Manager
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 Amanda Redman as his long-suffering wife, Karine. Neil Maskell, known from the Football Factory film, appears as a clubzine reporter. The series picks up some time after Mike took England to the semi-finals of the 2002 World Cup. The side's attempt at qualifying for the 2004 European Championships ended in disaster, resulting in Mike being sacked. Since then, a spell at Newcastle ended in similar fashion after getting them relegated two seasons in a row, while his returns to former clubs Norwich and then Colchester fared little better. Mike decides to retire, but at the last minute is offered the manager's job at Wirral County F.C., for whom his father was a player. They seem doomed to be relegated to the Football Conference. Not helping his job is the fact that the chairman is senile, the chief executive is eagerly awaiting relegation so that he can sell their ground and Karine isn't pleased with the idea of retiring in Ellesmere Port rather than Spain.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, soccer, athlete and trainer, sport team, rivalry, underdog, couple relations, ambition, friends, british humour, based on movie, hypnosis, manager, separation, drunkenness, marriage
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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30 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films and TV series with plots about ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, underdog, sport team and friends mostly in Comedy, Sport and Drama genres. Some movies like Mike Bassett: Manager: The Wild Guys 4 (2007), The Wild Soccer Bunch (2003), Beer League (2006), Fever Pitch (1997), The Minis (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mike Bassett: England Manager
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 ...
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Country: Germany, Bahamas
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After his victory over the team "The horrific Beasts," "The Beast Football Club" are in top form and mature in every game. But they need one more win to get the "Pott", the highest award of football freestyle. And to do ...
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    User:   34%
 
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Beer League
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Norway
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Story: Swedish Lucas moves from Stockholm to a small Norwegian town, and immediately falls in love with Susanne, the goal keeper of the local girls' soccer team. He becomes axquanted with the overweight, sex-fixated son of the coach. With him as a ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   35%
 
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   39%
 
 3.9
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
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Genre: Drama, Sport
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    User:   42%
 
 6.5
 32K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   38%
 
Division III: Football's Finest
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This ensemble comedy follows the Pullham University Bluecocks, a small liberal arts college with a Division III football program (the lowest division in the NCAA). When the head coach unexpectedly dies, the future of the flailing football program is ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   29%
 
The Winning Season
Genre: Comedy, Sport
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   32%
 
Chicks With Sticks
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
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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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   30%
 
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The Comebacks
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, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   31%
 
Kicking & Screaming
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Phil Weston has been unathletic his entire life. In college he failed at every sport that he tried out for. It looks like his 10-year old son, Sam, is following in his footsteps. But with becoming the coach of The Soccers, an already successful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   34%
 
 5.6
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Down and Derby
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A local Pinewood Derby competition transforms an average group of dads into overzealous rivals desperate to build the winning car. As egos swell, the kids are lucky if they get to pick the paint color. While the dads are busy with outlandish ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
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    User:   28%
 
The Best of Times
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, football movie
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   29%
 
The Benchwarmers
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A trio of guys try and make up for missed opportunities in childhood by forming a three-player baseball team to compete against standard little league squads.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, vengeance, sport, beer, anti heroes, bullying, drinking, athlete's life, nerds, buddies, underdog, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   28%
 
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Bring It on Again
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, hip hop, college, high school, competition, sport, underdog, cheerleader, contests and competitions, friendship, college life, race issues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s
Place: california, usa, campus, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   25%
 
Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger!
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This sequel to the popular British comedy sees a new teacher (David Tennant) take over. When he enters his school in the National 'Song for Christmas' Competition, he and his pregnant wife, and the schoolchildren, embark on an epic road ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: teachers and students, on the road, youth, power relations, school, disorder, mischievous children, contests and competitions, christmas, couple relations, pregnancy, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   34%
 
Football Days
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A comedic romp that celebrates the power of friendship to turn your life around, Dias de Futbol introduces us to Antonio, an ex-convict and amateur shrink who convinces his pals that the best way to overcome their midlife crises and lack of success ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
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Time: contemporary
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   30%
 
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When milkman Jimmy Connelly accidentally puts Britain's contender for the World title out of action, he is propelled from amateur boxer to the world stage and announced as the replacement contender for the championship fight.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   26%
 
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Magicians
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic, clever ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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System:   27%
    User:   27%
 

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