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Shooting for Socrates (2014)
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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 follows the lives of passionate football supporter Arthur and his son Tommy from East Belfast. The lead up to a momentous day in the life of a young boy (his 10th birthday) mirrors the build up to the big day for the Northern Ireland football team as they play the greatest match of their lives.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, exciting, sentimental
Plot: hopes, ambition, rivalry, sport, youth, family relations, contests and competitions, sport team, parents and children, soccer, underdog, soccer fan, funeral, riot, autograph, tv reporter
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: mexico, ireland, brazil, northern ireland, belfast

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about sport, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, underdog, sport team and hopes mostly in Comedy, Sport and Drama genres. Some movies like Shooting for Socrates: Soccer Mom (2008), The Race (2009), Save Your Legs! (2012), Bad Parents (2012), There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: sport, rivalry, family life, hidden identity, sport team, contests and competitions, soccer, ambition, lifestyle, underdog, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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95%
 6.0
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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: follow your dream, young heroes, against the rules, rebellion, against the odds, family life, parents and children, family relations, hopes, best friends, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Save Your Legs! (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When cricket obsessed Teddy Brown realizes his mates are growing up and moving on, he leads them and his D-Grade team on an audacious tour of India, where stumps fly, friendships fray and Ted learns that it's time to start playing shots for ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: rivalry, ambition, follow your dream, sport team, contests and competitions, buddies, society, hopes, sport, fish out of water, culture clash, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, bombay india
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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, feel good, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: soccer, eccentric family, family relations, obsession, sport, parents and children, rivalry, youth, sport team, athlete and trainer, underdog, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, against the odds, teenage life, ambition, follow your dream, youth, society, sport, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, manchester
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70%
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Blackball (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Blackball follows the fortunes of Cliff Starkey, a working-class fine of lawn bowls with an exceptional talent. Wanting to take on the Aussies he manages to become regional champion, only to get banned. Sports agent Rich Schwartz picks him up and ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, athlete's life, love affair, social differences, ambition, against the rules, contests and competitions, sport, society, lifestyle, hopes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
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A Shot at Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Scottish second division football team Kilnockie is taken over by American Pete Cameron. The new owner puts pressure on manager Gordon McLeod to improve the fortunes of the team, and hires first division player Jackie McQuillan.
Style: realistic, sentimental, inspirational, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, human spirit, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, against the odds, friendship, athlete and trainer, sport team, society, sport ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
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Fever Pitch (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a man, a woman and a football team. Based on Nick Hornby's best selling autobiographical novel, Fever Pitch. English teacher Paul Ashworth believes his long standing obsession with Arsenal serves him well. But then he ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: soccer, sport team, teacher, sport, contests and competitions, couple relations, romance, opposites attract, ambition, couples, fall in love, relationship problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Chicks With Sticks (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story takes the battle of the sexes into the hockey arena, as Paula Taymore - who almost once made the Olympic team - finds herself drawn into a challenge match against an irritating local men's squad. Fresh from a painful divorce, and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, touching ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, female athlete, hockey, ice hockey, ambition, against the odds, sport, feminism, romance, friendship, contests and competitions, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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59%
 6.0
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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: ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, against the odds, teenage life, sport team, youth, sport, silly humor, baseball, animal life, scout
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, sentimental, humorous, touching, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens
Plot: dog, golden retriever, sport team, friendship, ambition, rivalry, family relations, contests and competitions, pets, best friends, sport, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Swimsuit Issue (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wild bachelor party and an agonizing defeat in floorball awakens Fredrik's passion for male synchronized swimming.
Style: feel good, humorous, uplifting, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: self fulfillment, friendship, buddies, sport team, youth, family relations, life is a bitch, sport, society, ambition, parents and children, physical appearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After taking a job managing a little league team, a homeless man inspires the kids to reach for it all and they inspire him to reclaim his life.
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, sexual relations, fall in love, sport team, power relations, family relations, human spirit, redemption, teenage life, parents and children, against the odds, memory loss ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 113 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
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Duration: 96 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
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Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous, 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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Safe at Home! (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Florida boy (Bryan Russell) tells his Little League buddies that his father knows two New York Yankees (Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris).
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
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Place: new york, florida, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental, exciting
Plot: soccer, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, athlete's life, contests and competitions, pow, society, ambition, rivalry, hopes, working class ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, post world war two
Place: germany, switzerland, hungary, europe, budapest ...
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44%
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The Circuit (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
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44%
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Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, History, Sport
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Duration: 141 min.
Story: A football team from Belgrade, former Republic of Yugoslavia gets a chance to go to the First World Football Championship, but things get complicated along the way.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, captivating, light ...
Plot: sport, sport team, rivalry, hopes, talented, ambition, contests and competitions, coach, soccer, stadium, conflict, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: uruguay, latin america
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44%
A League of Their Own (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
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Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
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43%
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Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Family man François Nouel (Clovis Cornillac) is the number one fan of the Tour de France – an obsession that costs him his wife and his job. At a loose end, François meets a former sports manager, Rémi (Bouli Lanners) who encourages him to take ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, light, captivating ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Mike Bassett: Manager (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
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Story: Mike Bassett: Manager is a British TV comedy series, which began transmitting from 29 September 2005 on ITV. It is a follow-up to the film Mike Bassett: England Manager, and stars Ricky Tomlinson in the title role, Steve Edge as his assistant, and ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: soccer, sport team, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, ambition, athlete and trainer, manager, british humour, couple relations, underdog, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA, Mexico
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, serious, disturbing, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: against the odds, sport, rise to the top, ambition, baseball, youth, underdog, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions, young heroes, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1957
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Mad About Mambo (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: High school student tries to improve soccer skills by practicing dance and falls for his dance partner.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: fall in love, lifestyle, dancer's life, hopes, society, couples, working class, sport, romance, ambition, opposites attract, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
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Time: contemporary, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Bad News Bears (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: underdog, baseball, sport team, coach, sport, family, baseball movie, contests and competitions, youth, human spirit, friendship, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s, 1930s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, battle of the sexes, athlete and trainer, sport, youth, rivalry, underdog, gender, american football, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%