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Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach (2009)
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Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An overenthusiastic high-school maintenance man attempts to lead an unlikely group of misfits to the Nebraska state tennis championship in Balls Out: The Gary Houseman Story? director Danny Leiner's underdog sports comedy. American Pie star Seann William Scott stars as the ambitious janitor who believes he has what it takes to coach the winning team.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, satirical, entertaining, sexy, realistic, absurd, clever, weird ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tennis, athlete and trainer, ambition, misfit, rivalry, lifestyle, school, tennis court, mentor, escort, tennis ball, tennis racket, stereotypes, sport, workplace, underdog, youth, athlete's life, friends, contests and competitions, human spirit, hopes, high school life, high school, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nebraska, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and cult film films with plots about ambition, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, underdog, athlete's life and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Sport and Family genres. Some movies like Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach: The Comebacks (2007), Rebound (2005), Necessary Roughness (1991), Wildcats (1986), Break Point (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Audience: teens
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Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
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Duration: 86 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When the Texas Southern Armadillos football team is disqualified for cheating and poor grades, the University is forced to pick from a team that actually goes to school. Will they even win a single game?
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Duration: 106 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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Break Point (2014)
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Duration: 90 min.
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Place: usa
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Genre: Comedy, Sport
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Duration: 43 min.
Story: A fictional documentary-style expose on the rivalry between two tennis stars who battled it out in a 1999 match that lasted seven days.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, funny, absurd ...
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Genre: Comedy, Sport
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Duration: 87 min.
Story: A rag-tag bunch of seniors, complete outsiders at their surf-crazed Laguna Beach High School, decide to crash the biggest team surf contest. In order to prevail, however, they must do one important thing...learn to surf! We're taking your ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
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Coach (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Olympic Gold medalist is hired to coach the boys basketball team. But when Coach Randy Rawlings arrives, the school's sexist principal discovers he hired a woman. Blocked from firing her due to discrimination laws, he tries to make sure the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cult film, basketball movie
Audience: teens
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Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 2 Guys. 300 Girls. You Do the Math. The two most popular guys in high school decide to ditch football camp for cheerleader camp. For the girls and for the glory.
Style: sexy, humorous, not serious, feel good, witty ...
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The Minis (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
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Duration: 76 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Sport
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Duration: 91 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a depressed Texas town, British foreign exchange teacher Anna attempts to inject some life into her hopeless kids by introducing them to soccer. They're terrible at first, but Anna and her football-hero assistant whip them into shape. As ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, inspirational ...
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Genre: Comedy, Sport
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Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: teens
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Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
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Genre: Comedy, Sport
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1996, year 1969 ...
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Country: USA
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Genre: Comedy, Sport
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Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Fast Break (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Celtic Pride (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, satirical, light, melancholic ...
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