Movies and TV shows like Eastbound & Down

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Eastbound & Down (2009)
 8.2
 50K
Eastbound & Down (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Years after he turned his back on his hometown, a burned-out major league ballplayer returns to teach phys ed at his old middle school.
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, realistic, tragicomedy, cynical, sitcom
Plot: baseball, comeback, desire for fame, teacher, ambition, lifestyle, ex athlete, obsession, coach, loser, delusion, stupidity, dysfunctional character, glory, drinking problem, homecoming, rivals, agent, depression, career, star, jealousy, accident, life is a bitch, salesman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa

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Most similar movies to Eastbound & Down

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, not serious and cynical films and TV series with plots about ambition, lifestyle, friends, friendship, profanity, disorder and sport mostly in Comedy, Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like Eastbound & Down: The Foot Fist Way (2006), Entourage (2004), Extras (2005), Legit (2013), Californication (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Foot Fist Way (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An inept taekwondo instructor struggles with marital troubles and an unhealthy obsession with fellow taekwondo enthusiast Chuck "The Truck" Williams.
Style: humorous, tragicomedy, witty, not serious, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, obsession, disorder, life is a bitch, buddies, ambition, school, instructor, infidelity, breaking point, goofy hero, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 155K
Entourage (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: actor, buddies, friendship, fame, producer, wealth, celebrity, womanizer, actor's life, lifestyle, success, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.3
 51K
Extras (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Andy Millman gave up his day job five years ago in the hope of achieving the big time, but he’s yet to land a speaking part, let alone saunter down the red carpet to pick up an Oscar. He remains optimistic however, as rubbing shoulders with the ...
Style: sitcom, witty, cynical, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: aspiring actor, actor's life, workplace, actor, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, friendship, best friends, popularity, celebrity culture, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.2
 8K
Legit (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Jim Jefferies, an edgy, foul-mouthed stand-up comedian from Australia, in his mid-30s and living in LA, is endeavoring to make his life and career more “legit,” only to find it a difficult, uncomfortable uphill struggle every step of the way. ...
Style: humorous, cynical, dark humor, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lifestyle, friendship, antisocial behavior, buddies, self involved, everyday life, career, irresponsible, politically correct, profanity, mishap, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 8.3
 168K
Californication (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: A self-loathing, alcoholic writer attempts to repair his damaged relationships with his daughter and her mother while combating sex addiction, a budding drug problem, and the seeming inability to avoid making bad decisions.
Style: sexy, humorous, witty, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: womanizer, sexual relations, lust, writer's life, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, lifestyle, sexual activity, addiction, family problems, family life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Lifelong friends and national idols Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr. have earned their NASCAR stripes with their uncanny knack of finishing races in the first and second slots, respectively, and slinging catchphrases like "Shake and bake!" ...
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: car race, divorce, sport competition, french, farce, stupidity, championship, teamwork, comeback, uninhibited rivalry, accident, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.5
 73K
Louie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Louis C.K. stars as a fictionalized version of himself; a comedian and newly divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City.
Style: dark humor, sincere, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: single parent, comedian, performer's life, midlife crisis, city life, family relations, loneliness, artists and showbiz, mishap, everyday life, lifestyle, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 20K
Hung (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Desperate times call for desperate measures and Ray Drecker's situation couldn't be much tougher. The former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach is divorced and struggling to provide for his kids when ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sexual relations, gigolo, family life, lifestyle change, lifestyle, adolescence, new job, middle aged, family problems, workplace, financial problem, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.7
 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, realistic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: football, relationship vs career, ambition, high society, lifestyle, couple relations, millionaire, star, couples, romance, success, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 82K
Goon (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Doug Glatt, a slacker who discovers he has a talent for brawling is approached by a minor league hockey coach and invited to join the team as the "muscle." Despite the fact that Glatt can't skate his best friend, Pat, convinces him to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: bouncer, sport, success, hockey, team, misfit, ambition, leader, machismo, underdog, glory, loser ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, quebec, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Bronx Is Burning (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Bronx Is Burning is a television drama that debuted on ESPN on July 9, 2007, after the 2007 MLB Home Run Derby. It is an eight-episode mini-series adapted from Jonathan Mahler's best-selling book, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bronx Is Burning. ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, clever, humorous ...
Plot: baseball, sport, coach, manager, ambition, championship, rising to stardom, self involved, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, major league, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, new york yankees, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.0
 6K
The Comeback (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The series initially follows Valerie Cherish (Kudrow), a veteran sitcom actress who has been out of the spotlight for more than a decade, as she attempts in 2005 to return to the industry that made her famous. Valerie lands a role on a new network ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, captivating, biting ...
Plot: comeback, actress, lifestyle, ambition, media satire, workplace, tv show, backstage, celebrity culture, disorder, worn out, self involved ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Blue Mountain State (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
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: college, youth, sport, american football, friends, strong sexual content, looking for sex, sexual activity, sport team, college life, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.8
 45K
Cheers (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Cheers is an American sitcom television series that ran for 11 seasons from 1982 to 1993. It was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for NBC and created by the team of James Burrows, Glen ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, feel good, witty, talky ...
Plot: bar, psychiatrist, womanizer, accountant, coach, boss and employee, workplace situations, singleness, divorced divorcee, widow widower, friends, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 36K
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 ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, american football, ambition, nfl, american football player, family relations, friendship, party, betrayal, business, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
 39K
Wilfred (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Everyone else sees Wilfred as just a dog, but Ryan sees a crude and somewhat surly, yet irrepressibly brave and honest Australian bloke in a cheap dog suit. While leading him through a series of comedic and existential adventures, Wilfred the dog ...
Style: dark humor, surreal, not serious, gross out humor, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loser, foe turned friend, dog, stoners, slacker, buddies, odd couple, insanity, mental illness, character change, drugs/alcohol, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 24K
Nurse Jackie (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
Story: Every day is a matter of life and death in a hectic New York City hospital, but for Nurse Jackie that's the easiest part. Between chronic back pain that won't quit, and a personal life on the constant edge of collapse, it's going to ...
Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, cynical, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: addiction, nurse, hospital, drugs/alcohol, doctors and patients, workplace situations, friendship, drug abuse, against the rules, conflict, staff, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 23K
House of Lies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Charming, fast talking Marty Kaan and his crack team of management consultants know how to play the corporate game better than anyone, by using every dirty trick in the book to woo powerful CEOs and close huge deals. In the board rooms, barrooms, ...
Style: cynical, clever, realistic, dark humor, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, casual sex, workplace situations, power relations, drugs/alcohol, powerful corporation, ambitious, dishonesty, workplace, hotshot hero, deal, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Life's Too Short (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Life's Too Short is a British sitcom mockumentary created and written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant from an idea by Warwick Davis, and is as described by Gervais, about "the life of a showbiz dwarf".
Style: sitcom, cynical, humorous, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: dwarf, actor, physical appearance, agent, ambition, actor's life, lifestyle, fame, everyday life, comedian, career, financial problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 56K
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, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, sport, elderly, contests and competitions, aging, uninhibited rivalry, athlete's life, comeback, ex athlete, parent child relationship, elderly man, retirement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 8K
Beer League (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An unemployed slacker (Lange) inspires his softball teammates to improve their game so they won't get kicked out of the local league.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, sport, buddies, contests and competitions, bet, small town, underdog, against the odds, partners, friendship, stripper, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.5
 92K
The Office (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Office is a British sitcom television series that was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 9 July 2001. Created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the programme is about the day-to-day lives of office ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: office, boss, employer employee relationship, workplace, job, coworker, workplace problem, everyday life, disorder, goofy hero, boss and employee, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 10K
Hellcats (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Pre-law student Marti Perkins' world is flipped upside down when she loses her scholarship, and realizes the only way she can stay in school is by reigniting her dormant teen gymnastic skills to win a place on Lancer University's legendary ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: cheerleading, cheerleader, college, teenage life, friends, college life, team, lifestyle, ambition, love and romance, rivalry, ex couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, memphis, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Parks and Recreation (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Hilarious ensemble comedy that follows Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana, and her tireless efforts to make her quintessentially American town just a little bit more fun.
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, talky, realistic ...
Plot: employer employee relationship, political satire, office, female protagonist, politics, office romance, election, workplace situations, small town life, workaholic, boss and employee, nurse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Back in the Game (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Terry Gannon Jr. was an All Star softball player until life threw her a couple curve balls: a baby, a lost college scholarship and a loser for a husband. After striking out on her own, Terry and her son Danny move in with her estranged father, Terry ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, not serious, sitcom
Plot: baseball, living with parents, sport, single mother, parents and children, family relations, single parent, ex athlete, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: realistic, sincere, suspenseful, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, friendship, sport team, coach, football, teenage life, human spirit, ambitious, career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 922
Gravity (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Gravity is an American comedy-drama television series created by Jill Franklyn and Eric Schaeffer. It premiered on April 23, 2010 on Starz in the United States. On June 30, 2010, Starz reported that Gravity had been canceled.
Style: humorous, tragicomedy, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: support group, suicide, life is a bitch, friendship, starting over, suicidal, self destructing, ex athlete, human nature, plan gone awry, misfit, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 5K
Pitch (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The dramatic and inspirational story of a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, captivating, suspense, slang
Plot: baseball, sport, woman, lifestyle, friendship, rivalry, dishonesty, father daughter relationship, ambition, adaptation, destiny, family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 9K
Big Fan (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paul Aufiero, a 35-year-old parking-garage attendant from Staten Island, is the self-described "world's biggest New York Giants fan". One night, Paul and his best friend Sal spot Giants star linebacker Quantrell Bishop at a gas ...
Style: talky, tragicomedy, disturbing, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: loser, sport, obsessed fan, obsession, football, beating, nothing goes right, life is a bitch, dysfunctional character, hospital, diner, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.0
 3K
Lights Out (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lights Out is an American television boxing drama series from the FX network in the United States. It stars Holt McCallany as Patrick "Lights" Leary, a New Jersey native, and former heavyweight champion boxer who is considering a comeback. ...
Style: bleak, captivating, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, lifestyle change, training, once promising, dignity, ex athlete, family life, torment, financial problem, comeback, collector, career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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