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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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UK, USA
30 min.
 8.3
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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, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport team, underdog and friends mostly in Sport, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Mike Bassett: Manager: The Wild Guys 4 (2007), The Minis (2009), Beer League (2006), Cupid's Balls (2011), Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mike Bassett: England Manager
Genre: Comedy, Sport
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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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Place: brazil, england, europe, rio de janeiro, latin america
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Genre: Comedy, Sport
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    User:   40%
 
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   34%
 
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    User:   30%
 
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Style: talky, witty, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
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Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting ...
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Duration: 101 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
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    User:   27%
 
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Save Your Legs!
Genre: Comedy, Sport
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
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    User:   28%
 
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Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   29%
 
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Duration: 84 min.
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Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   25%
 
Movie in collections
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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 ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   24%
 
Trainer on the Beach
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, small town, power relations, ambition, rivalry, soccer, sex, stadium, brazilian
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, italy, brazil
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    User:   29%
 
Crooked Arrows
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, high school, sport team, family, ambition, hopes, rivalry, youth, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   26%
 
Playing the Field
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
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Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
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System:   26%
    User:   23%
 
Mister Sister
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A basketball star is booted out of the NBA when his on-court antics go too far, so he poses as a woman and joins the WUBA.
Style: feel good, not serious, realistic, humorous, idiotic ...
Audience: date night, teens
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Time: contemporary
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System:   26%
    User:   22%
 

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