Movies like Goal

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Goal (2018)
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Goal (2018)
Original name: ගෝල්
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Goal is the story of bunch of ordinary village children who challenge the impossible with the help of a teacher who refuses to see them fail.
Style: suspense, unusual plot structure, captivating, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: soccer, football, teacher, football player, children, teenager, school, soccer coach, football team, soccer match, friends, sport, youth, friendship, rivalry, hotel, hospital, football practice, 15 year old
Time: 21st century
Place: sri lanka

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Most similar movies to Goal

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, realistic, sincere and feel good films with plots about sport, football, friendship, football player, soccer, rivalry and youth mostly in Drama, Sport and Family genres. Some movies like Goal: A Level (2017), The Coach (2018), 6A (2016), School of Life (2005), Alex & Me (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Level (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After getting through the O/L Examination with outstanding results, Anuththara with his friends eagerly look forward to experience their final years in school as seniors in the A/L class. They befriend Ahinsa and the other new girls who join their ...
Plot: high school life, coming of age, romance, family, friendship, school, love, court, bicycle, uncle, girlfriend, evidence ...
Place: sri lanka
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95%
 6.4
 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: captivating, uplifting, exciting, motivational, entertaining
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: football player, soccer coach, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, coach, football, football team, playing football, athlete, sport, soccer match, professional sports ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: moscow russia, russia
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70%
Lev Yashin. The Dream Goalkeeper (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An ordinary working class boy, like all his peers, he played football day and night and dreamed of being a striker. But no matter which team he played for - in the yard, at the factory, or in the army - he was inevitably put in goal. Lanky, with ...
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: football, football team, sport team, goalkeeper, skill, football player, triumph, athlete's life, lifestyle, professional sports, ambition, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.1
 108
6A (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 61 min.
Story: As if immersed in the situation, the viewer witnesses a distressing encounter between angry parents, a helpless teacher and three schoolgirls. It soon becomes clear that certain things are going wrong in their class. There have been complaints of ...
Style: suspense, tense, unusual plot structure, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: teenager, school teacher, school, teacher, bullying, parents, mistrust, doubt, friendship, crisis, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century
Place: eastern europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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School of Life (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: At Fallbrook Middle School, the annual student-elected Teacher of the Year award is held. And every year for the last 43 years Norman Warner or most fondly called Stormin' Norman Warner has won the award. Now that he has died, the burden of ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: school, rivalry, goofy hero, small town life, high school life, teacher, friends, father son relationship, teachers and students, social relations, contests and competitions, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.6
 558
Alex & Me (2018)
Genre: Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: An uplifting story of the passion and drive it takes to succeed and the power of family to help realize your dreams.
Style: inspirational, sincere, light, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: soccer, contests and competitions, teenager, sport, follow your dream, sport team, rivalry, high school life, friendship, family relations, football, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, soccer match, world cup, football player, football, children
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Devil's Kickers (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his parents separate and he loses his place on the soccer team, Moritz must put together a new team against incredible odds.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, exciting, teen comedy
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, mischievous children, rivalry, youth, ambition, contests and competitions, parents and children, soccer, sport, disorder, parents separation ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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A Life for Football (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Germany
Story: The story of former Bayern Munich president Kurt Landauer, a Bavarian jew ousted by the National Socialists and brought to the concentration camp of Dachau, where he survived to come back and start to rebuild his old club after World War II.
Style: tense, psychological, suspense, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: soccer, football player, racial slur, friendship, german history, nazi germany, holocaust survivor, loss of family, little boy, soccer match, football team, marriage proposal ...
Time: post world war two, year 1932, year 1947, year 1943
Place: germany, bavaria, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
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Punch (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tall, exotic looking and aimless 17-year-old Do Wan-deuk lives in a shabby house in a poor hillside village with a dwarf father and a stammering uncle. One day, his teacher reveals the surprising news that Wan-deuk’s runaway mother was actually ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage life, hardcase students, athlete and trainer, youth, coming of age, ambition, teachers and students, friendship, rivalry, kickboxing, sport, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
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Little Zizou (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a Pasie boy's view of his community in modern day Mumbai.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious
Plot: family relations, rivalry, society, religions or cults, soccer, brother brother relationship, bigger dreams, love, friendship, city life, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
We Can Be Heroes! (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two kids - about 11 years old - Marcello and Fatima, meet and like each other very much. Both have dreams and problems. Marcello wants to fly but feels like an absolutely useless human being, Fatima wants to play soccer - which is not acceptable for ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, contemplative
Plot: friends, family relations, friendship, parents and children, family, youth, strong female character, children, hopes, bullying, soccer, strong female lead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.2
 50
Champs (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Mexico
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A professional coach has under his wing the team that is expected to qualify and play the FIFA U-17 World Cup. A fictionalized drama inspired by the story of Jesús Ramírez, the mexican coach.
Style: disturbing, captivating
Plot: football, rise and fall, sport team, teamwork, ambition, playing football, sport, soccer coach, ambitious, professional sports, athlete's life, football player ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 664
Contest (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bullied high school student Tommy is suddenly befriended by his chief tormentor, Matt, the school's most popular student and star athlete. Tommy is suspicious, but is forced to accept the awkward friendship in order to enter a cooking contest ...
Style: captivating, feel good, light, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, swimming, school, teenage life, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, high school, couples, high school life, vengeance, cooking and food ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Football Stories (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Chile
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three vignettes about the lives of young Chileans and their passions and frustrations over one of the century's most important rituals: football.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, anthology
Plot: soccer, obsession, friends, sport team, athlete's life, underdog, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, playing football, man in underwear, bribe ...
Time: 90s
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.3
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Match (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the "death match" where the Soviet team "Start" scored its second victory over the German team «Flakelf» on August 9, 1942
Style: captivating, suspense
Plot: soccer match, world war two, nazi occupation, sport team, contests and competitions, sport, rivals, football, professional rivalry, football team, football player, showdown ...
Time: year 1942
Place: ussr, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Difficult teens (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Style: sincere, captivating, humorous
Plot: coming of age, troubled teen, soccer coach, troubled youth, high school football, football player, athlete and trainer, teenager, sport, adolescence, school, football ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.8
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Ted Lasso (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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?
Style: sincere, funny, humorous, feel good, captivating
Plot: soccer, soccer coach, football team, football player, football, american abroad, coach, career change, contests and competitions, professional rivalry, professional sports, sport ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Dream of Ivan (2011)
Genre: Family, Sport
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In "The Dream of Ivan" we will see for the first time in history a worldwide selection of soccer stars, a team that brings millions of people watching television, playing against a worldwide selection of ... children! Why? To raise funds ...
Plot: commentator, soccer match, soccer coach, boy, football, football team, football player, children, sport, kiss, swimming pool, bandage
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 6K
Brink! (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Andy "Brink" Brinker and his in-line skating crew--Peter, Jordy, and Gabriella--who call themselves "Soul-Skaters" (which means they skate for the fun of it, and not for the money), clash with a group of sponsored skaters, Team ...
Style: captivating, feel good, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, rivalry, sport, rise to the top, underdog, teenage life, rising to stardom, betrayal, dishonesty, hopes, ambition, moral dilemma ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
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The Match (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport, War
Country: Croatia, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Inspired by true events from the spring of 1944 when the Nazis organized a football match between a team of camp inmates and an elite Nazi team on Adolf Hitler's birthday. A match the prisoners are determined to win, no matter what happens.
Style: suspense, tense
Plot: world war two, football, soccer, concentration camp, nazi, prisoner, prisoners of war, prisoner of war camp, soccer match, sport team, football team, football player ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Catching Faith (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: From the outside, Alexa has the perfect life. Her son is the high school football star, daughter a straight A student and her husband is CFO of a booming start-up company. The sudden death ...
Style: light, christian film, entertaining, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens, teen drama
Plot: high school athlete, faith, religion, belief in god, christianity, high school, christian, mockery, football player, high school football, football, death of father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, wisconsin, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.
Style: inspirational, serious, realistic, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: following a dream, sport, contests and competitions, rise to the top, athlete's life, prodigy, soccer, ambition, rivalry, youth, rags to riches, father son relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 5.1
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Streltsov (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: By the age of twenty, Eduard Streltsov has everything one can dream of: talent, fame and love. He is the rising star of Soviet football. The whole country, with bated breath, expects victory from the national team at the upcoming World Cup where ...
Style: breathtaking, realistic, serious, suspense, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: soccer coach, football player, ambition, sport, male protagonist, professional sports, sport competition, sports star, sport team, football team, athlete and trainer, rising to stardom ...
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 906
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
Plot: football team, football, community, friendship, career, redemption, camaraderie, refugee, sport, contests and competitions, coach, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, captivating, sincere, light, feel good
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: gymnastics, gymnast, australian, teenage girl, rivalry, friends, society, sport, youth, adventure, destiny, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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.
Style: thought provoking, captivating
Plot: football, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, life, soccer, football player, sport, career change, playing football, rising to stardom, price of fame, soccer coach ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, soccer match, talent, male nudity, soccer coach, nightclub, bartender, nudity (full frontal - brief), sports injury, football, dancing, football player ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Kids Aren't Alright (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Story: Ross is trying to come to terms with the suicide of one of his classmates, as he finds his life falling down around him. Suddenly he finds himself involved in a new friendship with the new girl in school, Róisín. She helps to lead him in the right ...
Style: psychological, tense, sincere, unusual plot structure, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: school, suicide, teenager, youth, homosexuality, friends, love and romance, lesbian, love, friendship, lgbt, romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adaptation of one of Benelux most famous children's novels. Tough prime school girl Akkie loves soccer and can be a real bully. Love is the only thing she's scared of. When Akkie is diagnosed with Leukemia, she has to fight for her life. ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, school, youth, life is a bitch, hopes, social relations, leukemia, family, first kiss, cancer, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%