Movies like Breakaway

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Breakaway (2011)
 5.7
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Breakaway (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, India, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A hockey enthusiast since 12 years of age, Toronto-based Rajvinder Singh, even went to the extent of trimming his hair, discarding his Pagri/turban, did not complete his education, incurred the wrath of his father, Darvesh, who wanted him to be involved in the family business as well as confirm and respect Sikh religion principles and values. Hoping to play professional hockey, Rajvinder, along with other fellow Sikh players, instead finds himself treated as the object of ridicule, referred to as a 'joker', by mainstream Caucasian players. Even his friends tease him and ask him to take up 'Guli Danda' and Kabaddi', while his father makes him work for Uncle Sammy as a truck driver. He is attracted to stunning law student Melissa Winters while her brother, Dan, offers to coach Rajvinder and his team. Unable to get themselves included in any team, they form their own...
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, realistic
Plot: ice hockey, culture clash, follow your dream, sport team, sport, friends, parents and children, ambition, family problems, society, family in crisis, hockey, male female relationship, coach, sikh, hopes, suburbs, power relations, family relations, interracial relations, truck driver, ice rink, canadian, young romance, turban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, punjab

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Most similar movies to Breakaway

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and feel good films with plots about ambition, sport, hopes, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport team and underdog mostly in Comedy, Sport and Drama genres. Some movies like Breakaway: Save Your Legs! (2012), Chicks With Sticks (2004), Slap Shot (1977), Offside (2006), The Minis (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, fish out of water, contests and competitions, buddies, society, hopes, sport, culture clash, sport team, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Chicks With Sticks (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 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: sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, female athlete, hockey, ice hockey, ambition, against the odds, sport, feminism, romance, rivalry, sport team, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.3
 35K
Slap Shot (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: To build up attendance at their games, the management of a struggling minor-league hockey team signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose job is to demolish the opposition.
Style: humorous, feel good, cynical, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ice hockey, sport team, small town, hockey, violence, sport, contests and competitions, partners, ambition, underdog, opponent, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.8
 2K
Offside (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the sleepy town of Stensfors, the soccer team used to be something to be proud of , playing in the national league 30 years ago. Now the team will be dissolved if it can't win the rest of the games in the local league. Team member Kent goes ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: alcoholic, nothing goes right, disorder, couple relations, family problems, couples, hopes, ambition, crumbling marriage, small town, once promising, couples therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 3.4
 654
The Minis (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Dwarfs playing basketball... with Dennis Rodman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: rivalry, contests and competitions, hotshot hero, lifestyle, ambition, hopes, sport, follow your dream, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, friends, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
 442
Bleacher Bums (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Adapted from a 1979 stage play written by Chicago's Organic Theater Company, BLEACHER BUMS details the exploits of a group of baseball fans as they sit in the bleachers of Lakeview Park watching a game between the hometown Bruins take on the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gambling, friends, baseball, against the odds, lifestyle, follow your dream, rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, sport, couple relations, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.0
 3K
Dr. Cabbie (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An unemployed doctor turned cab driver becomes a local hero when he converts his taxi into a mobile clinic. Dr. CABBIE is the heart warming journey of a young Indian Doctor who immigrates to Canada with the selfless ambition of healing others while ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: fish out of water, doctor, hopes, follow your dream, workplace, disorder, workplace situations, interracial relations, misfit, buddies, love and romance, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Ducks are offered scholarships at Eden Hall Academy but struggle with their new coach's methods and come under pressure from the board to retain their scholarships before their big game against the Varsity team.
Style: humorous, feel good, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, rivalry, sport team, sport, underdog, family, school, coming of age, power relations, friends, hockey, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, minnesota, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 3.9
 212
Puck Hogs (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Puck Hogs follows a men's recreational hockey team, The Puck Hogs, through a brutally hilarious weekend tournament. In the tradition of the cult classic This is Spinal Tap, Puck Hogs is a hocku-mentary comedy about ice-prone boys turning into ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, captivating, porno movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ice hockey, hockey, lifestyle, sport team, nothing to lose, silly humor, buddies, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: hopes, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, family relations, youth, sport, sport team, parents and children, soccer, underdog, soccer fan ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: mexico, ireland, brazil, northern ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.2
 184
The Yankles (2009)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: About Charlie Jones, a washed up, ex major league ballplayer, and how he gets a second chance at life and love by managing a Jewish, orthodox yeshiva baseball team.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental
Plot: against the odds, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, ambition, society, rabbi, sport team, athlete and trainer, culture clash, hopes, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Slap Shot 3: The Junior League (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Get ready for a rough-and-tumble comedy that knows how to kick some serious puck!
Style: feel good, exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: ice hockey, sport team, hockey, lifestyle, orphan, sport, rivalry, hopes, social relations, nothing to lose, underdog, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, sport team, society, sport, contests and competitions ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After Gordon Bombay's hockey comeback is cut short he is named coach of Team USA Hockey for the Junior Goodwill Games. Bombay reunites the Mighty Ducks and introduces a few new players, however, he finds himself distracted by his newfound fame ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, sport team, athlete and trainer, sport, underdog, family, competition, friendship, power relations, hockey, friends, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, iceland, usa, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: With the original Hanson Brothers still on the same minor league ice hockey team, the Chiefs are sold to a new owner who gives them a female coach and puts them in a league in which they are to be regularly humiliated by an opposing Harlem ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: ice hockey, hockey, profanity, rivalry, sport, sport team, friends, siblings relations, athlete and trainer, against the odds, uninhibited rivalry, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 3K
Go Figure (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Katelin Kingsford, an Olympic hopeful figure skater wants to train with a Russian figure skating coach. In order to go to go to the school that Natasha is at, Katelin gets a scholarship playing on the girls hockey team.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: ice hockey, figure skating, skating, rivalry, teenage life, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, sport, lifestyle, youth, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
May in the Summer (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Jordan, Qatar, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bride-to-be is forced to reevaluate her life when she reunites with her family in Jordan and finds herself confronted with the aftermath of her parents’ divorce.
Style: captivating, humorous, realistic, emotional, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, family problems, parents and children, couples, introspection, doubt, divorced parents, arranged marriage, siblings relations, family life, wedding, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, contests and competitions, rivalry, estrangement, redemption, family problems, friends, hopes, parents and children, best friends, partners, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Father of Invention (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nearly a decade after a faulty product landed him in prison, an arrogant inventor is determined to restore his reputation and rebuild his fortune. But first, he has to convince his estranged daughter that he's worthy of a second chance.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: inventions and discoveries, parents and children, father daughter relationship, technology gone awry, family relations, redemption, fish out of water, nothing goes right, disorder, release from prison, business, wealth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 306
American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: college, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, parents and children, teenage life, friendship, nothing goes right, youth, misfit, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: uplifting, humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: self fulfillment, friendship, buddies, life is a bitch, sport, ambition, youth, family relations, society, sport team, parents and children, physical appearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 221
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: against the odds, against the rules, rebellion, young heroes, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, rivalry, youth, contests and competitions, best friends, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.1
 16K
Iqbal (2005)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This is all about chasing your dreams, no matter what the obstacles. The story involves a young deaf and dumb boy who is crazy about cricket.
Style: uplifting, captivating, semi serious, realistic
Plot: follow your dream, lifestyle, prodigy, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, athlete's life, rivalry, rise to the top, hopes, disability, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.5
 6K
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, buddies, ambition, mechanic, personal growth, friendship, contests and competitions, marathon, garage, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 33
The Waiters (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Taylor Starks and his co-workers, all aspiring actors, toil in a Los Angeles restaurant while "waiting" for their big break.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: restaurant, follow your dream, ambition, actor, dream, disgruntled worker, artists and showbiz, struggling artist
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Finding Buck McHenry (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an 11 year old boy gets cut from his Little League baseball team, he sets out to form his own team.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, non-linear ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coach, little league, against the odds, friendship, follow your dream, ambition, sport team, lifestyle, society, hopes, athlete's life, sport ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film centers on three brothers who, upon learning they only have a few days left to live, set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes. Hopper and Simmons are playing the brothers' father and uncle, respectively, while Caan is one of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, contemplative, light ...
Plot: family relations, last wish, parents and children, ex athlete, family problems, introspection, self discovery, friendship, terminal illness, death, society, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.5
 488
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, entertaining, feel good, 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 ⇓
37%
 5.6
 4K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 2K
The Boys (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Every Monday night The Boys put on skates and leave their troubled lives behind.
Style: humorous, not serious, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ice hockey, friendship, gambling, bar, sport, gangsters, contests and competitions, downfall, underdog, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, quebec, new jersey, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%