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The Merger (2018)
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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, feel good, captivating
Plot: football team, football, community, friendship, career, redemption, camaraderie, refugee, sport, contests and competitions, coach, rivalry, society, country club, passion, football player, young adult, humanism, compassion, empathy, friend, countryside, australian, football field
Time: 21st century
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and captivating films with plots about rivalry, friendship, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, society and sport team mostly in Comedy, Sport and Drama genres. Some movies like The Merger: We Are the Champions (2005), Ping Pong Summer (2014), Cupid's Balls (2011), The Hot Flashes (2013), All Stars (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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Ping Pong Summer (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1985 a summer vacation in Ocean City, Md., changes the life of a shy white teen who's obsessed with table tennis and hip-hop music.
Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, light, offbeat ...
Plot: coming of age, friends, contests and competitions, rivalry, vacation, youth, friendship, ping pong, sport, society, misfit, teenager
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, maryland
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68%
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Cupid's Balls (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Norway
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Swedish Lucas moves from Stockholm to a small Norwegian town, and immediately falls in love with Susanne, the goal keeper of the local girls' soccer team. He becomes axquanted with the overweight, sex-fixated son of the coach. With him as a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: contests and competitions, sport, teenage love, fall in love, sport team, rivalry, social relations, gain trust, buddies, ambition, youth, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
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66%
The Hot Flashes (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, challenge the current high school girls’ state champs to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as the women go to comic extremes to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sport, basketball, rivalry, against the odds, friendship, contests and competitions, underdog, sport team, ambition, strong female presence, reunion, breast cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: not serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, friendship, contests and competitions, ambition, silly humor, sport team, screwball, friends, buddies, sport, male friendship, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Tour de Force (2013)
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 ...
Plot: cycling, riding a bicycle, contests and competitions, rivalry, human spirit, ambition, escapades, hopes, sport, underdog, lifestyle, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Crackerjack (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When dwindling membership and increasing overheads makes a local bowling club and prime candidate for a takeover, it's all hands on deck to save the club, in what turns into an epic battle where young meets old, greed meets good and people rise ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, light, realistic ...
Plot: ambition, workplace intrigue, workplace romance, mind game, rivalry, greed, scam, sarcasm, crime gone awry, culture clash, poker, battles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, new jersey, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Footballest (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Francisco and his closest friends play on a soccer team that has reached its lowest point. They’ve got to win one of the next three games to keep the school from cutting their team altogether. A series of strange events take place in the first two ...
Style: humorous, light, exciting, captivating, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: referee, contests and competitions, football, sport, adventure, teamwork, teenager, youth, friendship, sport team, rivalry, tournament ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, light, feel good, captivating, not serious ...
Plot: tennis, rivalry, sport, ambition, athlete's life, odd couple, contests and competitions, family relations, verbal byplay, underdog, siblings relations, needle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Month of Sundays (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Frank Mollard, divorced but still attached, can't move on and also can't sell a house in a property boom, much less connect with his teenage son. One night Frank gets a phone call from his mother. Nothing out of the ordinary there – ...
Style: humorous, unusual plot structure, psychological, light, feel good
Plot: real estate agent, midlife crisis, friendship, old house, australian, family relations, father son relationship, escapades, mother son relationship, death of mother, reincarnation, society ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Mr 3000 (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Aging baseball star who goes by the nickname, Mr. 3000, finds out many years after retirement that he didn't quite reach 3,000 hits. Now at age 47 he's back to try and reach that goal.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, inspirational, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, friendship, sport, redemption, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions, journalism, hopes, major league, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, new jersey, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, light, humorous, sincere
Plot: asperger's syndrome, uncle nephew relationship, coach, doctor, autism, friendship, family relations, child care, football, soccer, female nudity, football team ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
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43%
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Maan Karate (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Five friends meet a mystic in a forest who grants their wish — a newspaper from the future. They decide to get rich by using their knowledge of the future. They focus their efforts on Peter, a carefree youth from Royapuram, who is predicted by the ...
Style: humorous, captivating, exciting, entertaining, semi serious
Plot: contests and competitions, rivalry, fall in love, romance, sport, ambition, cons and scams, prediction, training, boxing, couples, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
White Men Can't Jump (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Billy Hoyle and Sidney Deane are an unlikely pair of basketball hustlers. They team up to con their way across the courts of Los Angeles, playing a game that's fast dangerous - and funny.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, buddy comedy, light ...
Plot: basketball, friendship, racism, sport, gambling, african american, contests and competitions, ambition, blacks and whites, rivalry, profanity, racial stereotype ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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KickOff (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: What happens when the hardest team in the Sunday Soccer league comes up against a gay team (pun intended) and finds they've finally met their match? Watch and wince as fledging referee Elton Glixton struggles to control this testosterone ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, offbeat ...
Plot: sport team, rivalry, gay, ego clash, gender, competition, bullying, victory, referee, friendship, society, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 7K
De Marathon (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 107 min.
Story: ‘The Marathon’ is a feature film which contains humour in combination with impressive drama. The garage of four jass playing, smoking and beer drinking mechanics is threatened to be closed. The ‘genius’ idea to run the marathon of Rotterdam ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sincere, captivating, semi serious
Plot: against the odds, sport, friends, ambition, buddies, mechanic, personal growth, friendship, contests and competitions, marathon, garage, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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 ⇓
39%
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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, sport, rebelliousness, teenager, coach, rivalry, athlete's life, friends, lifestyle, fighting the system, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
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39%
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Fast Girls (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A street smart runner develops an intense rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy young athlete.
Style: uplifting, feel good, exciting, touching, serious ...
Plot: athlete's life, contests and competitions, society, sport team, sport, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, friendship, running, ego clash, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The FP (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two rival gangs fight for control of Frazier Park -- a deadly arena in competitive dance-fight video game "Beat-Beat Revolution."
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, contests and competitions, gang, fight for supremacy, hip hop, crimes, society, friendship, profanity, uninhibited rivalry, urban, vengeance ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Club de Cuervos (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 40 min.
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Story: When the patriarch of a prominent family dies, his heirs battle to determine who will gain control of his beloved soccer team: The Cuervos of Nuevo Toledo.
Style: humorous, light, cynical, captivating
Plot: sibling relationship, football team, corruption, soccer, heir heiress, rivalry, heir, family relations, death, friendship, couples, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Raising the Bar (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 16-year-old Kelly quits an elite gymnastics program and moves to Australia. To help out a new friend and show up an old rival she re-enters competitive gymnastics, she'll have to find a way to move forward while making amends with her past.
Style: visually appealing, feel good, sincere, captivating, light
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: gymnastics, gymnast, australian, teenage girl, rivalry, girl, society, sport, friendship, youth, adventure, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Queens of the Ring (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: More than anything, 30-year-old Rose longs to be reunited with Mickaël, her estranged 11-year-old son who has been placed with a foster family and blames his mother for their long separation. When she discovers that Mickaël is crazy about ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Plot: wrestling, women's wrestling, contests and competitions, parents and children, rivalry, redemption, best friends, estrangement, family problems, friends, hopes, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Hattrick (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Despite cricket fever running wild, there are two people in India who dislike its influence over their lives. The first is Dr. Satyajit Chavan, who will not permit anyone in his home nor the hospital to view nor hear anything related to it; and the ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: hospital, couples, romance, immigrants, obsession, society, airport, cricket the game, sports fan, marriage, multiple storylines, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
I Love You Too (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Written by comedian Peter Helliar, I LOVE YOU TOO stars Brendan Cowell as Jim, a 30-something emotionally stunted man whose inability to declare his love to his girlfriend, Alice, threatens to cost him the best thing he ever had but leads him to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, romance, couple relations, breakup, buddies, wooing, society, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, friends, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: 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
Place: mexico, san francisco, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Animals (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Australia, Ireland, Finland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Laura and Tyler are best friends and drinking buddies whose hedonistic existence falls under the creeping horror of adulthood when Laura gets engaged to Jim – an ambitious pianist who surprisingly decides to go teetotal.
Style: light, captivating, humorous, feel good
Plot: female friendship, women, hedonism, friendship, adulthood, alcohol, female director, thirtysomething life, family relations, feminism, society, love and romance ...
Place: dublin ireland, ireland, britain, england, manchester ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%