Movies like Bend It Like Beckham

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Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
 6.7
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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: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, multicultural, sweet, romantic, light, funny ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: soccer, sport, culture clash, friendship, tradition, sikh, family, immigrants, coach, generation gap, best friends, adolescence, indian lead, immigration, against the rules, suburbs, obsession, parents and children, gender, hopes, misfit, society, youth, follow your dream, feminism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, hamburg germany, 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 humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about mentor, dialogue, culture clash, friendship, runaway, catastrophe and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Bend It Like Beckham: She's the Man (2006), Whip It (2009), Stick It (2006), Say When (2014), Fever Pitch (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.4
 132K
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, humorous, funny, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, high school life, cross dressing, hidden identity, twins, tomboy, sport, high school, contests and competitions, love and romance, soccer, gender bending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, campus, london, new jersey
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100%
 6.9
 60K
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: feel good, witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, small town, sport, feminism, mother daughter relationship, contests and competitions, sport team, mentor, female friendship, friends, skating, coach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 25K
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, rebelliousness, teenager, academy, gymnastics, rivalry, grudge, vandalism, judge, coach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, best friends, school, wooing, high school life, couples, teenage life, coming of age, parents and children, love and romance, high school, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.4
 37K
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, love and romance, coming of age, unlikely couple, parent child relationship, life turned upside down, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, single father, youth, runaway, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 9K
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: talky, sentimental, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: soccer, sport, teacher, dating, pregnancy, romance, obsession, couple relations, ambition, relationship problems, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, marriage, working class, self discovery, unemployment, swimming, swimmer, parents and children, hopes, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: english channel, scotland, europe, seaport, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, harsh, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, on the road, friendship, family life, indian lead, bus, culture clash, best friends, resort, feminism, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, gay, culture clash, parents and children, romance, united kingdom, gender, love and romance, society, family relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, london, europe, toronto ontario canada, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: soccer, sport, athlete, parent, romance, womanizer, sport team, mother, parent child relationship, field, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 12K
Summer Storm (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Tobi and Achim, the pride of the local crew club, have been the best of friends for years and are convinced that nothing will ever stand in the way of their friendship. They look forward to the upcoming summer camp and the crew competition. Then the ...
Style: realistic, touching, sexual, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, summer camp, friendship, gays and lesbians, coming of age, gay, youth, tent, lake, love triangle, masturbation, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.3
 2K
Blue Juice (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: JC is the hero of the Cornish surfing community. Staring thirty hard in the face, he fears that the wave that has carried him through a prolonged adolescence is heading for the rocks as his girlfriend pressures him for commitment and his friends ...
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surfing, friendship, coming of age, dance, best friends, buddies, sport, young lovers, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, cornwall, hawaii, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, not serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: soccer, sport, farce, soccer coach, obsession, family, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, parent child relationship, underdog, suburbs, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 20K
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: clever, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: politics, marijuana, social differences, coming of age, university, working class, sex, party, student, costume, fight, theft ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: young lovers, follow your dream, friendship, parents and children, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, against the odds, ambition, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.1
 220
The Race (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Ireland, Germany
Duration: 84 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, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, family, hopes, countryside, rebellion, school, sport, village, youth, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
My Son the Fanatic (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Pakistani taxi-driver Parvez and prostitute Bettina find themselves trapped in the middle when Islamic fundamentalists decide to clean up their local town.
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Plot: culture clash, prostitute, immigrants, parents and children, love, romance, society, couples, family relations, opposites attract, human nature, islam ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 2K
Anita & Me (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meena, a 12-year-old living in a mining village in the English Midlands in 1972, is the daughter of Indian parents who've come to England to give her a better life. This idyllic existence is upset by the arrival in the village of Anita Rutter ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Plot: culture clash, coming of age, friendship, working class, indian lead, parents and children, rebellion, youth, family relations, friends, best friends, immigrants ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 7.7
 19K
Breaking Away (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dave, nineteen, has just graduated high school, with his 3 friends, The comical Cyril, the warm hearted but short-tempered Moocher, and the athletic, spiteful but good-hearted Mike. Now, Dave enjoys racing bikes and hopes to race the Italians one ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: cycling, working class, sport, friendship, coming of age, underdog, small town, coming-of-age, serenade, bicycle race, bicycle, teenage boy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indiana, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.1
 881
Eleven Men Out (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Iceland, Finland, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The star player of Icelands top football team causes a stir when he admits to being gay to his team mates and then goes on a journey to discover himself (with the help of the local press). He soon finds himself on the bench for most of his teams ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: coming out, sport, gays and lesbians, soccer, gay, gay pride, strong sexual content, athlete's life, gay culture, homosexuality, single parent, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.5
 13K
Mr 3000 (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Aging baseball star who goes by the nickname, Mr. 3000, finds out many years after retirement that he didn't quite reach 3,000 hits. Now at age 47 he's back to try and reach that goal.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, baseball, friendship, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, rivalry, friends, journalism ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 156K
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: witty, clever, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: single parent, friendship, age difference, singleness, coming of age, couples, mentor, bachelor, womanizer, depression, suicide attempt, dating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 56K
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, semi serious, clever, realistic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: tennis, sport, underdog, tennis player, ambition, romance, paparazzi, opposites attract, couple relations, new love, hopes, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, england, australia, brighton, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, friendship, female friendship, self discovery, teenage girl, summer, jeans, soccer, loss of friend, first love, letter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, south carolina, greece, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.2
 39K
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: baseball, sport, obsession, teacher, romance, couple relations, love and romance, fanatic, relationship problems, couples, contests and competitions, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, new york yankees, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.6
 12K
Get Real (1998)
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, sincere, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, gay, coming of age, gays and lesbians, friendship, high school, romance, fall in love, teenage life, gender, friends, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: semi serious, feel good, captivating, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: soccer, bully, working class, coming of age, underdog, follow your dream, single, idol, boots, against the odds, sport, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.8
 64K
Pretty in Pink (1986)
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, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: friendship, high school, record store, slumber party, teenage love, love, romance, prom, family, cult, social differences, outcast ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friends, coming of age, friendship, teenager, best friends, cancer, teenage life, youth, high school life, family relations, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Like millions of kids around the world, Santiago harbors the dream of being a professional footballer...However, living in the Barrios section of Los Angeles, he thinks it is only that--a dream. Until one day an extraordinary turn of events has him ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: coach, sport, sport team, soccer, restaurant, athlete, underdog, roommate, stadium, nurse, athlete's life, computer game ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, los angeles, europe, mexico, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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