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Mike Bassett: Manager (2005)
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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 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: soccer, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, based on movie, sport team, rivalry, underdog, couple relations, ambition, friends, hypnosis, marriage, manager, separation, drunkenness, british humour
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe

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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
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Trainer on the Beach (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Trainer Oronzo CanĂ  is called to manage Longobarda, the team of a small town of Northern Italy, when it's promoted to the First Division. His only task is not to go back to the Second Division, but even the team's owner plays against ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, surprise ending
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Place: italy, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 2.7
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
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Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Shooting for Socrates (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Duration: 93 min.
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Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: not serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Sport
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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Style: captivating, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 96 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 9K
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Country: UK
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.6
 370
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Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Shot at Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Movie in collections
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: sitcom, sport, american football, athlete's life, retirement home, realism, underdog, battle of the sexes, contests and competitions, ego clash, feminism, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Playing the Field (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The on-the-field trials and tribulations and the off-the-field lives, loves and infidelities of 'The Castlefield Blues', an under funded, badly managed ladies football team from South Yorkshire in the north of England whose loyalty to the ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: friendship, sport team, friends, sport, american football, best friends, ambition, gender, love and romance, rivalry, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Wild Guys 4 (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
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 ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic, stylized
Audience: kids, teen comedy
Plot: sport, underdog, family, contests and competitions, victory, sibling relationship, small community, secret, competition, soccer, youth, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.3
 765
Cheap Seats (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: not serious, humorous, witty, realistic, alternative comedy
Plot: comedian, athlete's life, sport, contests and competitions, media satire, media, golf, lifestyle, monologue, pop culture, social satire, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, light, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: youth, college, sport, strong sexual content, friends, looking for sex, sport team, sexual activity, american football, college life, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 7K
Beer League (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, sport, stripper, drugs/alcohol, buddies, underdog, contests and competitions, small town, against the odds, rivalry, friends, misfit partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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