Movies like The Circuit

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The Circuit (2008)
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The Circuit (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Al Shines, former king of the US race car track circuit, has a hard time starting his own team, once he's fired by his sponsor Robin Cates. Robin hired Al's immature daughter Kylie Shines instead. She resents Al's inevitable 'absence' as a widowed father, as well as the reigning champion, equally young but professionally vetted Kid Walker. Kylie tries to prove herself against Kid while having an on-off affair with him. Cates's marketing strategy dictates his intentions to manipulate Walker and both Shines racers.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, captivating, melancholic
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, family, rivalry, contests and competitions, youth, family relations, parents and children, athlete's life, love, teenager, ambition, strong female presence, coming of age, race car, scolding, bed, bathing, motor, kissing, towel
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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Most similar movies to The Circuit

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about youth, ambition, rivalry, sport, family relations, contests and competitions and parents and children mostly in Sport, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Circuit: The Race (2009), Switch (2007), Go Figure (2005), Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board (2007), A Fine Step (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Race (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Ireland, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story of an 11-year-old girl from a poor rural community who dreams of becoming a racing driver.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: youth, against the rules, rebellion, follow your dream, young heroes, against the odds, rivalry, best friends, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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95%
 5.2
 979
Switch (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mikkel (17) lives a good life in Oslo were he has heaps of friends. When his mother gets a new job, Mikkel has to move to a small town and start all over. Here, snowboard is the big thing and to be accepted by the new kids, Mikkel has to go into ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, family relations, love and romance, contests and competitions, rivalry, youth, fall in love, sport, village, snowboard, contest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 5.6
 4K
Go Figure (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Katelin Kingsford, an Olympic hopeful figure skater wants to train with a Russian figure skating coach. In order to go to go to the school that Natasha is at, Katelin gets a scholarship playing on the girls hockey team.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, teen drama
Plot: ice hockey, figure skating, skating, sport, talent, rivalry, disney, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, teenage life, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Johnny Kapahala, a teen snowboarding champion from Vermont, returns to Oahu, Hawaii, for the wedding of his hero -- his grandfather, local surf legend Johnny Tsunami -- and to catch a few famous Kauai waves. When Johnny arrives, he meets his new ...
Style: humorous, inspirational, captivating, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: youth, surfing, contests and competitions, disney, family business, rivalry, family relations, store, friends, ambition, teenager, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 5.2
 369
A Fine Step (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Fine Step is an uplifting family drama centering on Cal Masterson (Luke Perry, Beverly Hills 90210) an award winning horseman whose relationship with his beloved horse Fandango allows him to achieve multiple championship wins. However tragedy ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: horse, friendship, starting over, contests and competitions, parents and children, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, family, family relations, youth, farm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Longshots (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: american football, human spirit, sport, ambition, athlete's life, battle of the sexes, athlete and trainer, rivalry, youth, underdog, gender, black man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Home Run Showdown (2015)
Genre: Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two little league teams take on their coaches' sibling rivalry, and end up doing battle in a place the baseball world never expected: in the outfield of the Home Run Derby.
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: youth, baseball, ambition, young heroes, family relations, contests and competitions, sport, family, rivalry, teenage life, parents and children, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.4
 420
Slam (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mouth, Monkey, and Jason are your average teenagers with a love for the game of basketball. On the last day of school, they get on the wrong side of Li Wei, the captain of the high school basketball team. Li Wei & his entourage swear to make ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, ambition, rivalry, against the odds, youth, contests and competitions, sport, family relations, sport team, teenage life, family, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Shooting for Socrates (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: SHOOTING FOR SOCRATES is a David Vs. Goliath set in Belfast against the backdrop of the 1986 World Cup. It tells the story of a momentous time in Northern Ireland's football history through the eyes of players, fans and the media. The film also ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, exciting ...
Plot: soccer, hopes, ambition, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, family relations, sport team, youth, parents and children, soccer fan, football ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: ireland, brazil, belfast, northern ireland, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.3
 8K
Jump In! (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Story revolves around a young boxer, Izzy Daniels, who trains to follow in his father's footsteps by winning the Golden Glove. When his friend, Mary, however, asks him to substitute for a team member in a Double Dutch tournament, the young man ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: human spirit, friendship, athlete's life, follow your dream, against the odds, disney, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, youth, contests and competitions, sport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 3.0
 1K
Just 4 Kicks (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Best known as the production designer on most of the Farrelly Brothers films, Sidney J. Bartholomew Jr. makes his directorial debut with this family-friendly soccer comedy. Real-life twin brothers Dylan and Cole Sprouse play a pair of soccer-playing ...
Style: realistic, captivating, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: twins, family relations, rivalry, adventure, ambition, family life, underdog, sport, family, friends, soccer, football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Sandlot 2 (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A decade has passed in the small town where the original Sandlot gang banded together during the summer of ’62 to play baseball and battle the Beast. Now comes the sequel, a campy romp back to the dugout where nine new kids descend on the diamond ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: sport team, youth, friendship, vengeance, friends, athlete and trainer, teenage life, buddies, partners, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Eddie's Million Dollar Cook Off (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eddie Ogden is his pa's pride and joy as well as the Groundhogs team's only asset as baseball talent. Then Eddie discovers a taste and talent for cuisine. Although his brothers Andy and Alex, and Pa as well as classmates enjoy his dishes, ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, scenic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: cooking, youth, baseball, disney, ambition, family relations, buddies, contests and competitions, rivalry, family, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Double Teamed (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Heather and Heidi play volleyball for their school team, when their family decides that they need to go to a bigger school so that they will have a better chance for scholarships. But at the new school, the twins are discovered by the basketball ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: twins, basketball, sport, high school, disney, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, contests and competitions, siblings relations, athlete and trainer, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Best Things in the World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Everyday family life as perfectly normal madness. “As Melhores Coisas do Mundo“ follows a few days in the life of the 15-year-old Mano, who is fighting on two fronts: his parents have just got divorced and he is going through puberty. Mano tries ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, family relations, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, gender, teenage life, gay interest, father son relationship, lgbt, gay, little boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Grandpa for Christmas (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An old-time movie-star singer/ hoofer rebonds with his estranged daughter and 9-year-old granddaughter.
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family, family relations, elderly, youth, father daughter estrangement, grandfather granddaughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, golden years, estrangement, holiday, little girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.4
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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: humorous, light, captivating, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: soccer, obsession, eccentric family, family relations, rivalry, parents and children, sport, sport team, youth, fish out of water, underdog, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.0
 1K
Soccer Mom (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A warm-hearted comedy about a compulsive soccer mom who masquerades as a famous Italian soccer star hired to coach her daughter's floundering soccer team, then struggles frantically to keep her wacky charade going long enough to see the girls ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: soccer, sport, soccer coach, family life, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport team, hidden identity, hopes, disorder, parents and children, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two ice skaters develop a love-hate relationship while dreaming of Olympic glory.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, romantic
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: figure skating, skating, romance, ambition, friends, contests and competitions, opposites attract, olympics, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, power relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.3
 405
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, sport team, contests and competitions, athlete's life, prodigy, youth, sport, ego clash, beach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.0
 1K
Break Point (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jimmy Price is a reckless man-child on the last leg of his career as a doubles tennis player. When his latest partner drops him, he realizes he's officially burned all of his bridges on the pro circuit. He decides to make one last ditch effort ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, not serious ...
Plot: tennis, sport, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete's life, odd couple, family relations, youth, coming of age, siblings relations, verbal byplay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.5
 653
Down and Derby (2005)
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, touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: ambition, rivalry, disorder, family, athlete's life, contests and competitions, optimism, parents and children, child as adult, family life, underdog, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Tru Confessions (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trudy Walker hated her life. She thought it was totally messed up until she found out about a contest that could change everything..
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: youth, disney, coming of age, family, parents and children, ambition, follow your dream, estrangement, family relations, siblings relations, family life, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 4.3
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Short Track (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Carolinian Blake Beckett (Pepper Sweeney), the son of a stock car racing legend, is a 4-time short track racing champion. Blake never made it to the speedways of the National Cup Racing circuit, but surely he could still have a shot? The daily life ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, rise to the top, follow your dream, youth, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, teenage life, family life, ambition, parents and children, nascar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Dans les cordes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, suspense
Plot: female boxer, rivalry, family relations, ambition, friendship, athlete's life, youth, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, parents and children, sport, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.0
 867
Mr. Go (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: South Korea, China
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A 15-year-old circus ringmaster Wei-wei is left all alone with gorilla Ling-ling after grandfather passes away. Thanks to her grandfather's love for baseball, Ling-ling was trained to play baseball and has developed remarkable hitting skills. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, ambition, rivalry, teenage life, youth, contests and competitions, sport team, against the odds, silly humor, sport, superhero, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.5
 80
Veer! (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jesse Sorensen ruled Florida as a pro skateboarder for over a decade. He had it all - a lucrative skateboarding contract, girls, fame and an extravagant lifestyle. Now six years later, past his prime and his usefulness in this youth-driven culture, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, skating, family relations, unfulfillment, road not taken, parents and children, skateboarder, grownups, responsibility, self discovery, romance, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.4
 3K
Air Bud 3 (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In this second heartwarming and hilarious sequel to the popular favorite, Air Bud masters two new starring roles: soccer (real football) player and fatherhood. Loaded with laughs and cool soccer action, Buddy teams up alongside U.S. women's ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: dog, golden retriever, sport team, ambition, friendship, rivalry, family relations, best friends, contests and competitions, pets, sport, animal life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
All You've Got (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two Southern California volleyball teams determined to prove their superiority on the court find out that they're not as different as they previously thought after tragedy strikes close to home in director Neema Barnette's affectionate ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: volleyball, high school, ambition, rivalry, teenage love, teenage life, athlete's life, youth, lifestyle, contests and competitions, sport, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The True Story of WrestleMania (2011)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: It is the most anticipated yearly event in Sports Entertainment, an annual pop culture touch point. For more than 25 years, WrestleMania has hosted the biggest matches, the biggest stars, and the biggest celebrities. Now for the first time ever, the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wrestling, tough heroes, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, fight for supremacy, fame, billionaire, biker, generation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%