Movies like Diving In

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Diving In (1990)
 4.8
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Diving In (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A high school diver fights his fear of heights and diving to get onto the team. He gets onto the team, only to find that he must dive the high platform in order to compete. His problems are further compounded by social issues out of the pool. His sister is being taken advantage of by the local tough-guy, and his coach writes him off as a loser. To aid in his overcoming of his phobia, he enlists in a previous women's olympic coach, whom he falls for and crosses the line between business and pleasure. During his training with the new coach, he experiences a bad diving accident and is warned not to dive in the championship. He ignores these warnings, and enters the competition.
Plot: diving, female nudity, coach, accident, teenage boy, high school, teenage protagonist, acrophobia, sport, fear of heights, shower

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, feel good and inspirational films with plots about sport, ambition, high school, coach, power relations, underdog and redemption mostly in Drama, Sport and Comedy genres. Some movies like Diving In: Take Down (1979), Saint Ralph (2004), Rocky V (1990), Win Win (2011), Goodbye, Franklin High (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 232
Take Down (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An unqualified teacher finds himself saddled with coaching duties after a small group of high school seniors form a wrestling team in a last ditch effort to end a 9-year losing streak against a rival school.
Plot: high school, teacher, student, high school athlete, brother sister relationship, small town, english teacher, wrestler, wrestling, coach, athlete, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
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95%
 7.4
 6K
Saint Ralph (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This Canadian made comedy/drama, set in Hamilton, Ontario in 1954, is a sweet and - at times - goofy story that becomes increasingly poignant as the minutes tick by. It's the fictional tale of a wayward 9th grader, Ralph (Adam Butcher), who is ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: sport, friendship, coma, runner, human spirit, goodhearted, ambition, teachers and students, religion, coming of age, catholic school, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954
Place: ireland, ontario canada, europe, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 5.3
 135K
Rocky V (1990)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A lifetime of taking shots has ended Rocky's career, and a crooked accountant has left him broke. Inspired by the memory of his trainer, however, Rocky finds glory in training and takes on an up-and-coming boxer.
Style: serious, realistic, inspirational, suspense, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, betrayal, underdog, coach, training, champion, heroes, sport, challenge, athlete and trainer, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.1
 54K
Win Win (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When down-on-his-luck part-time high school wrestling coach Mike agrees to become legal guardian to an elderly man, his ward's troubled grandson turns out to be a star grappler, sparking dreams of a big win -- until the boy's mother ...
Style: touching, humorous, emotional, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Plot: coach, wrestling, responsibility, lawyer, parenthood, sport, changing lives, adolescence, dysfunctional family, bonding, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Goodbye, Franklin High (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Comic melodrama following the day-to-day life of high school senior Will, a promising but naive athlete struggling with choices that could determine his future, romance and family difficulties.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friends, couples, sport team, power relations, lifestyle, hopes, sport, partners, buddies, youth, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 4.9
 180
Hard Knox (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A retired fighter pilot becomes the head of his alma matter military high school for two weeks with hilarious consequences. He shapes up the school and raises morale so that they are able to win the "brass-axe" competition versus another ...
Plot: pilot, high school, military, leadership, teenage boy
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.7
 23K
Breaking Away (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dave, nineteen, has just graduated high school, with his 3 friends, The comical Cyril, the warm hearted but short-tempered Moocher, and the athletic, spiteful but good-hearted Mike. Now, Dave enjoys racing bikes and hopes to race the Italians one ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: working class, coming of age, riding a bicycle, sport, bicycle race, friendship, underdog, bicycle, teenage boy, ambition, adolescence vs adulthood, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.0
 303
Tit for Tat (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Professor Herceg struggling with difficulties, it is not easy to determine how students conveyed knowledge, and even harder to avoid the hatred of the disciples, and sympathy for the students. Arrival of television in school, a poll about the new ...
Plot: high school, boss, parents, teacher, student, photographer, school, high school teacher, teenage girl, teenage boy, female nudity, false accusation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 6.3
 29K
Stick It (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Haley is a naturally gifted athlete but, with her social behavior, the teen seems intent on squandering her abilities. After a final brush with the law, a judge sentences her to an elite gymnastics academy run by a legendary, hard-nosed coach. Once ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, inspirational, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: gymnastics, athlete and trainer, rebelliousness, teenager, sport, coach, rivalry, athlete's life, friends, lifestyle, individualism, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.3
 315
The Break (1995)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A depressed and destitute Nick Irons, a tennis pro banned from the tour for slugging a player during a TV match, agrees to coach a bookie's "head case" son, Joel, who wants to turn pro. The bookie wants his son to get out of tennis ...
Plot: coach, tennis, bonding, competition, briefs, kicked in the crotch, tied to a bed
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.2
 194
Wilbur Falls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A teen gives her graduation address and reveals her involvement in the disappearance of one her classmates, a boy who had taunted her. The film then moves into flashback to tell the story. Danny Aiello appears as her unorthodox, but compassionate, ...
Plot: clique, abortion, small town, masturbation, hippie, lesbianism, female nudity, teenage girl, drowning, male nudity, accident, lesbian ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.8
 187K
Rocky III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, inspirational, suspense, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: boxing, boxer, comeback, underdog, coach, fame, training, sport, revenge, athlete's life, ambition, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, los angeles, madison square garden manhattan new york city, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Drive, He Said (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hector is a star basketball player for the College basketball team he plays for, the Leopards. His girlfriend, Olive, doesn't know whether to stay with him or leave him. And his friend, Gabriel, who may have dropped out from school and become a ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere
Plot: college, pregnancy, college life, nudity (full frontal - brief), society, athlete's life, ambition, rebellion, sport, rebelliousness, love affair, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 201K
Rocky IV (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
Style: tense, suspenseful, inspirational, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: boxing, underdog, boxer, victory, training, sport, vengeance, revenge, tough heroes, opponent, athlete and trainer, fight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ussr, russia, siberia, las vegas, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Mit Burnout durch den Wald (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Six wildly different people have no clue what's install for them on 'pioneering' burnout therapist Hannah's forest hike to a desolate hotel in Märkischen Schweiz, with some tricks to force them out of their comfort zones in ...
Plot: female nudity, teenager, diving, therapy, fire, boy, loyalty, party, chores, sex scene, breasts, barefoot woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
 32K
Back to School (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Self-made millionaire Thornton Melon decides to get a better education and enrolls at his son Jason's college. While Jason tries to fit in with his fellow students, Thornton struggles to gain his son's respect, giving way to hilarious ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, fish out of water, switching roles, parents and children, college life, youth, family relations, disorder, teachers and students, follow your dream, father son relationship, graduation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1940, future
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: american football, small town, sport team, haunted by the past, small town life, against the odds, friendship, couple relations, high school, athlete and trainer, redemption, social relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.4
 403
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: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: teenage love, self discovery, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, prodigy, youth, sport, ego clash, sport team, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 4.9
 192
Anna's Dream (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a gymnastics accident leaves her paraplegic, 18-year-old Anna Morgan returns to high school. Because of time lost due to her injury and rehab, she is repeating her junior year, with her sister Beth. The film covers her adjustments to her new ...
Plot: high school, family relations, paraplegic, brother sister relationship, dating, wheelchair bound, wheelchair
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Skating to New York (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The coming-of-age journey of 5 teenage boys who leave their small, Canadian town behind and risk skating across Lake Ontario to New York on the coldest day of the year.
Style: captivating, psychological, light, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: skating, teenage protagonist, lake, friendship, friend, family relations, cold the temperature, teenage boy, ice hockey, coming of age, sport, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.1
 11K
Forever Strong (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rick Penning lives life just like he plays rugby; fast, hard-hitting and intense. When life on the edge lands him in jail, prison ward Marcus Tate offers him a chance to get back in the game by playing for his rival, Highland Rugby. Reluctantly Rick ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, touching, rough
Plot: coach, rugby, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, father son relationship, human spirit, ambition, starting over, sport, teenage life, redemption, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.0
 14K
Wildcats (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Molly is a high school track coach who knows just as much about football as anyone else on the planet. When a football coach's position becomes vacant, she applies for the job, despite snickers from fellow staff members and her former husband.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: american football, high school, sport team, coach, sport, rivalry, ambition, americana, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, youth, college life ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 2K
Breakaway (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, India, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A hockey enthusiast since 12 years of age, Toronto-based Rajvinder Singh, even went to the extent of trimming his hair, discarding his Pagri/turban, did not complete his education, incurred the wrath of his father, Darvesh, who wanted him to be ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: ice hockey, culture clash, follow your dream, sport team, friends, family problems, sport, society, ambition, family in crisis, parents and children, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, punjab
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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...All the Marbles (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A two-bit promoter tries to take a women's wrestling team to the top.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, road movie
Plot: wrestling, power relations, athlete and trainer, rivalry, athlete's life, femme fatale, sport, ambition, underdog, gangsters, lifestyle, rise to the top ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.1
 559K
Rocky (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, touching, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, self esteem, training, fight, contests and competitions, ambition, life is a bitch, tough guy, rivalry, lifestyle, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 205K
Rocky II (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. ...
Style: feel good, sincere, rough, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: boxing, underdog, boxer, heroes, championship, comeback, training, sport, graphic violence, athlete's life, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Killing Zelda Sparks (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Zelda Sparks comes back to the small town of New Essex, two old high school buddies Craig Blackshear and Terry Seville decide to pull a vicious prank on Craig's meddling former girlfriend Zelda -- but Terry is appalled to learn that the ...
Style: sex comedy, sexy, hot
Plot: high school, small town, love, sex scene, dream, old love, seduction, prom, lesbian, female nudity, lesbian subtext, sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 655
Miles (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: High school senior Miles Walton joins the girls volleyball team in hopes of winning a college scholarship, which causes an uproar in his small Illinois farming town.
Style: feel good, captivating, light, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: volleyball, high school athlete, movie theatre, team, high school sports, small town, support group, high school teacher, coach, teenager, high school, mother son relationship ...
Time: year 1999, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 37K
Slap Shot (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: To build up attendance at their games, the management of a struggling minor-league hockey team signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose job is to demolish the opposition.
Style: humorous, feel good, cynical, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ice hockey, sport team, small town, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, partners, underdog, rivalry, opponent, athlete and trainer, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Winning Season (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 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, humorous, inspirational, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: basketball, sport, coach, high school, contests and competitions, youth, misfit, sport team, ex athlete, ambition, hopes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%