Movies like Struck by Lightning 1990

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Struck by Lightning (1990)
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Struck by Lightning (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, Poland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This little comedy is set in a small factory come halfway home, employing only handicapped people. Ollie Rennie is the boss and sometime minder of all his workers. He employees Pat Cannizzaro to help get all his workers into some sort of sport, and Pat just happens to be a soccer teacher. He forms a team and tries to take them all the way, with some funny results.
Plot: disability, football, handicapped, coach, house, down syndrome, soccer, coast, ball

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, captivating and realistic films with plots about football, soccer, sport, coach, friendship, football player and handicapped mostly in Drama, Sport and Comedy genres. Some movies like Struck by Lightning: Footy Legends (2006), Crazy About Paris (2002), La Dream Team (2016), The Merger (2018), All Stars (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Footy Legends (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unemployed sports fan enters an amateur rugby league tournament where losing just isn't an option if he's to keep his family together.
Plot: identity, friendship, vietnam veteran, brother sister relationship, death of mother, pregnancy, grandfather, rugby, community, asian, bullying, competition ...
Place: sydney australia
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Crazy About Paris (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: mental illness, disability, escape, obstacle, disabled person, handicapped
Place: paris france, africa
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La Dream Team (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a fit of anger leads to a serious injury, a sidelined soccer star returns to his hometown and reluctantly agrees to train the local youth.
Plot: soccer, football team, soccer coach, male objectification, male nudity, football, football player, coach, nudity (full frontal - brief), male in shower, group shower, taking a shower ...
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The Merger (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A country football coach who has a plan to rebuild the local football team by recruiting recently settled asylum seekers.
Style: light, humorous, captivating, feel good
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Time: 21st century
Place: australia
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All Stars (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Leading up to their 500th match, the late twenty-something members of a Dutch amateur soccer team have their intimate bond put to the test as they each find themselves facing increasing responsibilities off the pitch.
Style: realistic, not serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, friendship, football, lgbt, cheating, closeted homosexual, friendship between men, silly humor, screwball, sport team, friends, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, netherlands
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68%
Inseparable Bros (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Se-ha who is a physically handicapped and Dong-gu who is a mentally handicapped are not their own brothers. But while living 20 years together, the two became indispensable to each other. One day, the mother of Dong-gu suddenly visits him and acts ...
Style: entertaining, sincere, semi serious, captivating
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Flying Pigs (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A wealthy guy hires Oscar to cheer for his team which happens to be arch rival of the team he previously supported along with his brother. Oscar accepts the offer and fight kicks off between him and his brother along with other supporters. The fight ...
Plot: football, nudity (full frontal - brief), street fight, sex, pregnancy, fan, police, bully, car falls into water, stadium
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60%
The Striker with Number 9 (1988)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Greece
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of a talented yet self-destructive soccer player in Greece.
Plot: gay, soccer, nudity (full frontal - brief), sports injury, football, dancing, football player, soccer match, talent, male nudity, soccer coach, nightclub ...
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Captain Majid (2009)
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Country: Chad, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Majid fights his own coach for Faiza's heart and the dream of playing international football.
Plot: soccer, football, camp, african, sport
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Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: Norway
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kåre is a youth coach with aspirations to become the greatest football player ever like his idol, Bryan Robson. However, his dreams are starting to take a toll on his relationship with his girlfriend, Anna.
Plot: sport, soccer, football, love, child driving car, kiss
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Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Denmark
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Divorced father without custody Torben, a former pro soccer player, concentrates on his talented son David's juniors poorly performing team. When the coach suddenly accepts another position, Torben gets his change 'for the time ...
Style: captivating, humorous, feel good, light, entertaining
Audience: kids
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Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: emotional, uplifting, touching, dramatic, sad ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
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Duration: 96 min.
Story: Boardroom and dressing-room intrigues spill on to the field at the Australian Rules football club.
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The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Style: sweet, depressing, sentimental, heartbreaking, compassionate ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: road trip, unlikely friendships, disability, handicapped, friendship, caregiver, justice, honest, tragedy, coming of age, abandoned by father, redemption ...
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Notorious Nick (2021)
Genre: Drama, Sport
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Story: Nick Newell, a one-armed MMA fighter gets a rare chance to fight for the lightweight championship. He strives to win for himself and all the other people in the world with physical challenges.
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense, suspense
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
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Duration: 105 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
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Story: No overview found.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Longshot (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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41%
The Last Game (1995)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 75 min.
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Ted Lasso (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Ted Lasso, an American football coach, moves to England when he’s hired to manage a soccer team—despite having no experience. With cynical players and a doubtful town, will he get them to see the Ted Lasso Way?
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41%
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Mean Machine (2001)
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40%
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Diving In (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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