Movies like Bend It Like Beckham

If you like "Bend It Like Beckham" you are looking for touching, feel good and semi serious movies about / with soccer, culture clash, friendship, immigrants, family, sport and coming of age themes of Comedy, Drama and Romance genre shot in UK or Germany.
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Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
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Bend It Like Beckham
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play for her semi-pro team. Jess uses elaborate excuses to hide her matches from her family while also dealing with her romantic feelings for her coach, Joe.
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sweet, romantic, light, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: soccer, culture clash, friendship, immigrants, family, sport, coming of age, obsession, father daughter relationship, wedding, marriage, interracial romance, best friends, indians, football, lesbian, ethnic conflict, women, against the rules, bollywood, british, stereotypes, tradition, suburbs, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, india, hamburg germany, germany
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Beautiful Thing
Comedy, Drama, Romance
UK
90 min.
 7.6
Summer Storm
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Germany
98 min.
 7.4
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and romantic films with plots about mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, culture clash, stereotypes, runaway and adaptation mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Bend It Like Beckham: She's the Man (2006), Whip It (2009), Mystic Pizza (1988), Fever Pitch (2005), Say When (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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She's the Man
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Viola Johnson is in a real jam. Complications threaten her scheme to pose as her twin brother, Sebastian, and take his place at a new boarding school. She falls in love with her handsome roommate, Duke, who loves beautiful Olivia, who has fallen for ...
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, london, new jersey, campus
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Whip It
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In Bodeen, Texas, Land Of The Dragon, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.
Style: witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, small town, mentor, adolescence, rebellion, beauty pageant, sport, geek, mother daughter relationship, school, best friends, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, california, austin texas
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Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
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Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, london, new zealand
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System:   61%
    User:   64%
 
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 6.2
 21K
Mystic Pizza
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, romantic, sweet, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: connecticut, new england, usa, england, london
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Fever Pitch
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When relaxed and charming Ben Wrightman meets workaholic Lindsey Meeks she finds him sweet and charming, they hit it off and when it is winter Ben can spend every waking hour with Lindsey, but when summer comes around the corner Lindsey discovers ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, romantic, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: romance, baseball, obsession, teacher, sport, couple relations, relationships, love story, love and romance, football, couples, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, new jersey, new york yankees
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 6.4
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Say When
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Overeducated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis. Squarely into adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to think about her future and no one to relate to, Megan is comfortable lagging a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, single father, drugs/alcohol, school, teenagers, adolescence, high school, adolescence vs adulthood, coming-of-age, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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Bhaji on the Beach
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
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Story: A group of women of Indian descent take a trip together from their home in Birmingham, England to the beach resort of Blackpool.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, harsh, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, pregnancy, culture clash, on the road, indians, racism, women, family life, bus, best friends, prejudice ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   29%
 
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Starter for 10
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from seaside Essex with a love of knowledge for its own sake and a childhood spent watching "University Challenge," a ...
Style: clever, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
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Time: 80s
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System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
What's Cooking?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
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    User:   41%
 
Bride & Prejudice
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA, India
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Bollywood update of Jane Austen's classic tale, in which Mrs. Bakshi is eager to find suitable husbands for her four unmarried daughters. When the rich single gentlemen Balraj and Darcy come to visit, the Bakshis have high hopes, though ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, colourful, realistic, humorous ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
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Fever Pitch
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: talky, witty, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: soccer, obsession, romance, teacher, sport, football, couple relations, ambition, love and romance, adaptation, couples, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   28%
 
 7.4
 12K
Summer Storm
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    User:   36%
 
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Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, romantic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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    User:   32%
 
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Country: UK, Germany
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Story: During her wedding ceremony, Rachel notices Luce in the audience and feels instantly drawn to her. The two women become close friends, and when Rachel learns that Luce is a lesbian, she realizes that despite her happy marriage to Heck, she is ...
Style: witty, touching, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
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    User:   30%
 
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 64K
Pretty in Pink
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Andie is an outcast, hanging out either with her older boss, who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky high school classmate Duckie, who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane, asks Andie out, it ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: friendship, high school, romance, love, teenager, father daughter relationship, family, coming of age, school, single father, shopping, fashion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   30%
 
What a Girl Wants
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American girl, Daphne, heads to Europe in search of the father she's never met. But instead of finding a British version of her bohemian mother, she learns the love of her mom's life is an uptight politician. The only problem now is ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, teen comedy
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, usa, new york ...
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    User:   27%
 
Beautiful Thing
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of teenage boys growing up in a working-class neighbourhood of Thamesmead, in south-east London, become aware of their homosexuality. While both were vaguely aware they might be gay, neither had ever acted on their impulses. Once they decide ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, homosexuality, friendship, self discovery, sexuality, coming out, working class, male nudity, dysfunctional family, love story, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, london, europe
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System:   27%
    User:   24%
 
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Four best friends (Tibby, Lena, Carmen & Bridget) who buy a mysterious pair of pants that fits each of them, despite their differing sizes, and makes whoever wears them feel fabulous. When faced with the prospect of spending their first ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenager, camp, father daughter relationship, best friends, self discovery, unlikely friendships, women, adolescence, teenagers, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, greece, mexico, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   23%
 
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 6.3
 56K
Wimbledon
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon.
Style: clever, romantic, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, underdog, sport, tennis, love, british, marriage, competition, opposites attract, love story, ambition, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, australia, brighton
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System:   25%
    User:   24%
 
 7.1
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About a Boy
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Will Freeman is a hip Londoner who one day realizes that his friends are all involved with the responsibilities of married life and that leaves him alone in the cold. Passing himself off as a single father, he starts to meet a string of single mums, ...
Style: witty, clever, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, mcdonald's restaurant
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System:   25%
    User:   20%
 
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Four young women continue the journey toward adulthood that began with "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." Now three years later, these lifelong friends embark on separate paths for their first year of college and the summer beyond, ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, pregnancy, best friends, college, women, teenager, unlikely friendships, relationships, betrayal, friends, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, london, vermont, rhode island, yale university ...
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Blue Crush
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nothing gets between Anne Marie and her board. Living in a beach shack with three roommates, she is up before dawn every morning to conquer the waves and count the days until the Pipe Masters competition. Having transplanted herself to Hawaii with ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, sexy, light ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: surfing, romance, friendship, sport, coming of age, competition, best friends, school, beach, contests and competitions, women, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   30%
 
Gregory's Girl
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In his Scottish New Town home, gangling Gregory and his schoolfriends are starting to find out about girls. He fancies Dorothy, not least because she has got into the football team - and is a better player than him. He finally asks her out, but it ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, realistic, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, high school, romance, school, soccer, teenager, love, high school life, adolescence, teenage life, coming-of-age, teenagers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: scotland, europe, england, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   21%
 
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Get Real
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, romance, high school, friendship, homosexuality, adolescence, bullying, school, sexuality, male nudity, coming out ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   26%
 
Music from Another Room
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Music From Another Room is a romantic comedy that follows the exploits of Danny, a young man who grew up believing he was destined to marry the girl he helped deliver as a five year old boy when his neighbor went into emergency labor. Twenty-five ...
Style: touching, semi serious, talky, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, destiny, love, cheating, parents and children, love story, blindness, marriage, family, fall in love, love and romance, period piece ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, new jersey, russia
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System:   24%
    User:   22%
 
 5.9
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Crush
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three 40-something women in a small English town meet weekly for a ritual of gin, cigarettes, and sweets -- and swapped stories arguing which of them has the most pathetic love life. Kate is headmistress at the local school; her best friends are the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, romantic, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, pregnancy, women, unlikely friendships, relationships, hospital, looking for love, love story, destiny, fall in love, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, san francisco, paris france
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System:   24%
    User:   24%
 
 6.4
 25K
Stick It
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenager, rebellion, sport, athlete's life, high school, teenagers, contests and competitions, friendship, rebelliousness, competition, athlete and trainer, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
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System:   24%
    User:   67%
 
Love & Basketball
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this drama. Quincy McCall (Omar Epps) and Monica Wright (Sanaa Lathan) grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow ...
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: basketball, romance, high school, friendship, sport, college, athlete's life, love story, multiple storylines, love, marriage, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1993, year 1981
Place: california, usa, los angeles, barcelona spain, italy
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System:   23%
    User:   23%
 

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