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: football, soccer, disability, handicapped, coach, house, down syndrome, coast, ball

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, captivating and semi serious films with plots about coach, football, soccer, sport, football player, soccer match and soccer coach mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Struck by Lightning: Footy Legends (2006), Baggio: The Divine Ponytail (2021), The Merger (2018), Captain Majid (2009), United (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 449
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: asian, competition, community, football, bullying, winning, coach, team, nerd, park, vietnam veteran, friendship ...
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95%
Baggio: The Divine Ponytail (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A chronicle biopic of the 22-year career of soccer star Roberto Baggio, including depictions of his difficult debut as a player, his deep rifts with some of his coaches, his triumph over injuries and personal discovery of Buddism.
Plot: football player, target, ball, world cup, football, stadium, coach, soccer
Place: italy
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86%
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 800
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, feel good, captivating, humorous
Plot: football team, football, community, friendship, career, redemption, camaraderie, refugee, sport, contests and competitions, coach, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Captain Majid (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
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, camp, football, african, sport
Place: barcelona spain, africa, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 6.2
 1K
United (2003)
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: soccer, football, love, kiss, child driving car
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.5
 673
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: leg, crotch grab, taking a shower, football team, soccer, football player, coach, nudity (full frontal - brief), male objectification, group shower, pubic hair, shower ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.7
 807
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: car falls into water, pregnancy, sex, police, street fight, stadium, fan, football, nudity (full frontal - brief), hoodlum, bully
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: soccer, nightclub, dance, male nudity, soccer coach, bartender, drive in, soccer match, football, football player, sports injury, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, light, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: soccer, sport, football, generation gap, friendship, hinduism, immigrants, culture clash, coach, tradition, family relations, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, hamburg germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
We Are the Champions (2005)
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, entertaining, light, feel good
Plot: coach, single father, father son relationship, football, champion, father figure, punishment, loyalty, sport, sport team, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.1
 3K
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: feel good, humorous, realistic, not serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, soccer, friends, screwball, sport team, silly humor, ambition, contests and competitions, buddies, sport, friendship between men, male friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Crazy About Paris (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: disability, escape, disabled person, mental illness, handicapped, obstacle, handicap
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Boys Soccer Club (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Brazil
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A 12 year old boy dreams of becoming a goalkeeper for the national Brazilian soccer team, but first he has to overcome his own fears to convince his team boys club and his father who is against competition.
Plot: soccer, children, football, world cup, football player, soccer match
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Club (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Boardroom and dressing-room intrigues spill on to the field at the Australian Rules football club.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: sport team, politics, rivalry, sport, workplace, athlete and trainer, against the odds, high school, americana, moral dilemma, boss and employee, high school life ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 260
Offside (2005)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: teenage crush, adolescence, football player, male nudity, father daughter relationship, football, soccer, cancer, breast cancer, youth
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
 100
Longshot (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When one of the foosball team members is injured, a 14-year-old girl takes the champion's place.
Plot: foosball, money, team, soccer, travel, competition, tournament, teenager
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jimmy Grimble is a shy Manchester school boy. At school he is constantly being bullied by the other kids, and at home he has to face his mother's new boyfriend. However, through football, and some special boots, he manages to gain the ...
Style: touching, uplifting, feel good, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: soccer, misfit, working class, bully, follow your dream, ambition, against the odds, teenage life, sport team, rivalry, contests and competitions, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Mr. Know-It-All (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A football coach afraid of commitment has to take care of his nephew with Asperger's Syndrome.
Style: captivating, sincere, light, humorous
Plot: asperger's syndrome, uncle nephew relationship, coach, doctor, autism, family relations, friendship, child care, football, hospital, female nudity, football team ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.5
 36K
Mean Machine (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Disgraced ex-England captain (Danny 'Mean Machine' Meehan) is thrown in jail for assaulting two police officers. He keeps his head down and has the opportunity to forget everything and change the lives of the prisoners. These prisoners ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, prison, prison life, prison gang, underdog, fixed match, against the odds, ex athlete, misfit, contests and competitions, hopes, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Last Game (1995)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young woman who has bad hearing tries to play basketball.
Plot: basketball, coach, teenager, faith, crying girl, latex gloves, crying woman, basketball player, sign language, crying, basketball court, caucasian ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Never Too Young to Dream (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of kids have a dream: to play a football championship and to win. Their dream is going to be fulfilled by Don Pepe, an old guy with lots of expectations for his kids.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, sport team, athlete and trainer, rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, sport, small town, coach, football, janitor, old man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, san francisco, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 279
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: tennis, coach, hit in the crotch, bonding, tied to a bed, competition, kicked in the crotch, briefs
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.8
 258
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 ...
Plot: diving, female nudity, acrophobia, coach, teenage boy, fear of heights, shower, teenage protagonist, high school, accident, sport
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Let the Girls Play (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Reims, France, 1969. Paul Coutard is a 30-year-old sports journalist at daily newspaper Le Champenois. Charming, childish and a womanizer, he does exactly what he pleases. Then one day, his boss forces him to plan the newspaper’s annual fair ...
Style: inspirational, captivating, motivational, sincere
Plot: feminism, journalist, sport, ambition, friendship, human spirit, transformation, football, coach, girl group, athlete and trainer, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 53K
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, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.0
 142
Reverse Runner (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A teenager pursues his childhood dream of becoming the best at reverse running.
Plot: father son relationship, dream, underdog, coach, coming of age, quitting a job, country house, running, fired from the job, track and field
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Dream Team 1935 (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Latvia, Switzerland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A story about the Latvian basketball team, which won the first-ever European Championships in 1935 and its enthusiastic head coach Valdemars Baumanis.
Style: based on true events
Plot: dedication, basketball, coach, sport
Place: europe, latvia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Three Seconds (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story is set at the 1972 Munich Olympics where the U.S. team lost the basketball championship for the first time in 36 years. The final moments of the final game have become one of the most controversial events in Olympic history. With play ...
Style: atmospheric, inspirational, captivating, motivational
Plot: basketball, olympics, dedication, basketball player, sport team, miraculous event, athlete, coach, disabled child, terror, kgb, disability ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 700
Cheerdance (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Female students, including Hikari Tomonaga, from a high school cheerdance club follow strict instructions from their teacher Kaoruko Saotome. They compete at the USA Cheerdance Championship.
Plot: performance, school, coach, competition, girl in school uniform, japanese school, teenager, boss, rehearsal, criticism, girl, slender girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 1K
The Coach (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Contemporary Russia. After he flubs a penalty kick, a humiliated national soccer player quits the game. He flees to a small town, where he decides to coach their local team.
Style: uplifting, exciting, captivating, motivational, entertaining
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: soccer coach, football player, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, coach, football team, football, playing football, soccer match, athlete, sport, professional sports ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%