Movies like Bend It Like Beckham

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Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
 6.6
 104K
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
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: humorous, feel good, touching, light, sweet, realistic, semi serious, feminist film, multicultural, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, teens, chick flick
Plot: soccer, football, sport, generation gap, friendship, culture clash, coach, tradition, family relations, family, follow your dream, parents and children, best friends, youth, hopes, society, obsession, traditional versus modern, immigrants, teenage girl, women's rights, sister sister relationship, interracial friendship, sikh, british asian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, germany, hamburg germany, india

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Most similar movies to Bend It Like Beckham

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, semi serious and realistic films with plots about culture clash, dialogue, mentor, family, family relations, catastrophe and happy ending mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Bend It Like Beckham: She's the Man (2006), Whip It (2009), Saving Face (2004), Bhaji on the Beach (1993), Starter for 10 (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
 144K
She's the Man (2006)
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, romantic, humorous, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenager, cross dressing, teenage love, high school life, teen romance, high school, tomboy, hidden identity, roommate, romance, twins, lookalikes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.9
 63K
Whip It (2009)
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: uplifting, exciting, feel good, light, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, contests and competitions, small town, adolescence, female friendship, sport, teenage life, rebel, ambition, female athlete, unsupportive parent, anti conformity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
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: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, coming of age, school, love and romance, parents and children, best friends, youth, family relations, high school life, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 10K
Saving Face (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.
Style: touching, inter cultural, romantic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, coming out, lgbt, generation gap, romance, parents and children, fish out of water, single parent, lesbian love, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, paris france, shanghai, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Bhaji on the Beach (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
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: talky, melancholic, light, satirical, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female friendship, culture clash, self discovery, social differences, family in crisis, pregnancy, women, feminism, family relations, character study, life philosophy, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 22K
Starter for 10 (2006)
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: politics, party, marijuana, coming of age, social differences, student, university, buddies, youth, love and romance, couple relations, working class ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: england, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 42K
Say When (2014)
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, romantic, entertaining, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, unlikely couple, single father, love and romance, coming of age, parent child relationship, teenager, life turned upside down, female protagonist, runaway, adolescence vs adulthood, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Playing for Keeps (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's soccer team in an attempt to get his life together.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: soccer, parents, parent, single father, romance, eligible bachelor, family relations, sport team, parents and children, hopes, father son relationship, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Touch of Pink (2004)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A gay Canadian living in London has his perfectly crafted life upset when his devoutly Muslim mother comes to visit.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: gay, coming out, family relations, romance, society, parents and children, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, culture clash, interracial couple, reconciliation, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, toronto ontario canada, kenya, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
On a Clear Day (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After decades of laboring as a Glasgow shipbuilder, Frank Redmond, a no-nonsense 55-year-old working-class man, suddenly finds himself laid off. For the first time in his life, he is without a job or a sense of direction, and he's too proud to ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family relations, swimming, working class, hopes, self discovery, down on your luck, couple relations, marriage, human nature, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: english channel, scotland, europe, britain, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 10K
Fever Pitch (1997)
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: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: soccer, sport team, teacher, sport, contests and competitions, couple relations, romance, opposites attract, ambition, fall in love, couples, relationship problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 26K
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, teenager, athlete's life, coach, rivalry, rebelliousness, friends, lifestyle, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Bride & Prejudice (2004)
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, romantic, humorous, colourful, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: bollywood, culture clash, initially antagonists, opposites attract, unlikely couple, jane austen, love and romance, modern day adaptation, couple relations, class differences, fall in love, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: india, london, california, usa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 222
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, young heroes, rebellion, against the rules, follow your dream, contests and competitions, ambition, best friends, hopes, rivalry, youth, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Kicking & Screaming (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Phil Weston has been unathletic his entire life. In college he failed at every sport that he tried out for. It looks like his 10-year old son, Sam, is following in his footsteps. But with becoming the coach of The Soccers, an already successful ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: soccer, sport team, farce, obsession, sport, ambition, family, family life, goofy hero, rivalry, youth, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Her Best Move (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 15 year-old soccer prodigy, Sara Davis, has a chance to join the U.S. National Team, but she must juggle high school, romance, sports, and parental pressure while deciding her own priorities.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: rivalry, youth, follow your dream, teenage love, friendship, against the odds, friends, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.4
 53K
LOL (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a world connected by YouTube, iTunes, and Facebook, Lola and her friends navigate the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging their sometimes overbearing and confused parents. When Lola's mom, Anne, ...
Style: light, romantic, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, best friends, youth, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, high school life, friendship, happy ending, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jimmy Grimble is a shy Manchester school boy. At school he is constantly being bullied by the other kids, and at home he has to face his mother's new boyfriend. However, through football, and some special boots, he manages to gain the ...
Style: touching, uplifting, feel good, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: soccer, misfit, working class, bully, against the odds, teenage life, ambition, follow your dream, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
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: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: first love, coming of age, teenage love, teenage girl, female friendship, self discovery, letter, jeans, summer, teenage life, best friends, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south carolina, greece, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 170K
About a Boy (2002)
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: feel good, romantic, sentimental, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: single parent, mentor, friendship, single father, dysfunctional family, coming of age, couples, age difference, depression, singleness, family problems, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Bollywood/Hollywood (2002)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rahul Seth is a dashing young millionaire who believes he is "western" enough to rebel against his mother and grandmother. They are not too keen about his Caucasian girlfriend Kimberly who, to make matters worse, is a pop star. Before you ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, inter cultural, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: culture clash, wedding, tradition, love affair, romance, parents and children, family life, hidden identity, society, love and romance, bollywood, bigotry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, india, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 177K
17 Again (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the brink of a midlife crisis, 30-something Mike O'Donnell wishes he could have a "do-over." And that's exactly what he gets when he wakes up one morning to find he's 17 years old again. With his adult mind stuck inside ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, light, romantic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, date night, girls' night ...
Plot: high school, body swapping, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, youth, teenage life, wish come true, cheerleader, high school life, adult as child, family relations, popularity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989, 80s, 2000s ...
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Music from Another Room (1998)
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, feel good, semi serious, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: destiny, fall in love, family relations, romance, parents and children, love and romance, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, family drama, single father, life philosophy, performer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, russia, london, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.6
 9K
How to Deal (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenager, high school, romance, love and romance, youth, teenage life, fall in love, looking for love, society, family problems, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Mad About Mambo (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: High school student tries to improve soccer skills by practicing dance and falls for his dance partner.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: dancer's life, lifestyle, fall in love, couples, hopes, society, romance, sport, working class, ambition, opposites attract, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen. As they delve into Austen's literature, the club members find themselves dealing with life experiences that parallel the themes of the books they are reading.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: book, friendship, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, crumbling marriage, literature, break-up, breakup, teacher, computer genius, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
What's Cooking? (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents' fears collide. In the Avila family, ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, pregnancy, culture clash, family problems, americana, family life, family gatherings, couple relations, parents and children, love affair, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 59K
Wimbledon (2004)
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: feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: tennis, underdog, ambition, tennis player, romance, sport, couple relations, fall in love, opposites attract, paparazzi, husband wife relationship, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, australia, london, brighton ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 42K
Fever Pitch (2005)
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, humorous, light, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: baseball, obsession, teacher, romance, contests and competitions, opposites attract, relationship problems, career woman, happy ending, sport, couples, workaholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new york yankees, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
What a Girl Wants (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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, humorous, sweet, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: teenage girl, cinderella story, love and romance, social differences, fish out of water, daughter, american abroad, family relations, hopes, fall in love, lifestyle, shopping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london, new york, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%