Movies like The Best of Times

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The Best of Times (1986)
 6.0
 7K
The Best of Times (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport team, small town, american football, sport, athlete's life, friendship, friends, couple relations, contests and competitions, partners, athlete and trainer, ambition, against the odds, hopes, haunted by the past, small town life, lifestyle, buddies, high school, redemption, rivalry, underdog, power relations, social relations, football ...
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to The Best of Times

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about sport, ambition, rivalry, lifestyle, contests and competitions, underdog and power relations mostly in Sport, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Best of Times: Bleacher Bums (2001), Play It to the Bone (1999), Necessary Roughness (1991), Goodbye, Franklin High (1978), A Shot at Glory (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ⇓
95%
Play It to the Bone (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two aging fighters in LA, friends, get a call from a Vegas promoter because his undercard fighters for a Mike Tyson bout that night are suddenly unavailable. He wants them to box each other. They agree as long as the winner gets a shot at the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, sport, contests and competitions, underdog, hopes, athlete's life, boxing, ambition, on the road, love triangle, desert, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Necessary Roughness (1991)
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
Plot: underdog, american football, sport team, sport, college, hopes, rivalry, human spirit, against the odds, contests and competitions, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, united states, ireland, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Goodbye, Franklin High (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Comic melodrama following the day-to-day life of high school senior Will, a promising but naive athlete struggling with choices that could determine his future, romance and family difficulties.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, athlete's life, youth, lifestyle, buddies, partners, ambition, performer's life, teenage life, college, moral dilemma, sport ...
Time: 70s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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 ⇓
73%
 3.9
 432
Shred (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: SHRED is a motion picture that tells the story of two washed up pro snowboarders from the 90s named Max (played by Dave England) and Eddie (played by Renee Renee) who attempt to cash in on the fantastic growth of the sport by starting their own ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: buddies, rivalry, against the odds, friends, lifestyle, ambition, hopes, partners, underdog, uninhibited rivalry, human spirit, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Like Mike 2: Streetball (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Another young boy with 'hoop dreams' finds an old pair of Michael Jordan's sneakers and can suddenly play ball like the greatest player in the world.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, follow your dream, underdog, sport, buddies, athlete's life, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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 ⇓
71%
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All You've Got (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two Southern California volleyball teams determined to prove their superiority on the court find out that they're not as different as they previously thought after tragedy strikes close to home in director Neema Barnette's affectionate ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: volleyball, high school, teenage love, ambition, teenage life, rivalry, athlete's life, lifestyle, sport, contests and competitions, youth, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.6
 317
Safe at Home! (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Florida boy (Bryan Russell) tells his Little League buddies that his father knows two New York Yankees (Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris).
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport team, baseball, ambition, lifestyle, buddies, obsessive quest, partners, underdog, rivalry, rising to stardom, athlete's life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, florida, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 ⇓
69%
 7.1
 936
Believe in Me (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: basketball, high school sports, small town, sport, against the odds, underdog, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions, prodigy, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Johnny Be Good (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent scouts or should he attend the local state college ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, teen sex comedy, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: high school, college, sport team, coming of age, underdog, youth, romance, buddies, lifestyle, athlete's life, sport, ambition ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: texas, los angeles, alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 12K
Wildcats (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Molly is a high school track coach who knows just as much about football as anyone else on the planet. When a football coach's position becomes vacant, she applies for the job, despite snickers from fellow staff members and her former husband.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: american football, high school, sport team, coach, sport, athlete and trainer, americana, ambition, rivalry, youth, contests and competitions, against the odds ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
 948
Paper Lion (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Sportswriter George Plimpton poses as a rookie quarterback for the Detroit Lions for a "Sports Illustrated" article.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Plot: sport team, american football, writers, rivalry, journalism, ego clash, sport, hopes, ambition, lifestyle, contests and competitions, athlete's life ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Final Season (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job and ditches his wedding plans to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, baseball movie, against the odds, ambition, contests and competitions, youth, hopes, lifestyle, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.1
 3K
Ping-Pong (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: As children, the introverted Smile was being bullied by a gang of kids until the brash Peco comes by and chases all of them them away. Peco then takes Smile under his wings and teaches him how to play the game of ping pong. From there a life long ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: athlete's life, youth, ping pong, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, human spirit, sport, friendship, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 ⇓
62%
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Major League II (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Those Cleveland Indians are at it again! After losing in the ALCS the year before, the Indians are determined to make it into the World Series this time! First, though, they have to contend with Rachel Phelps again when she buys back the team. Also, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: sport team, rivalry, baseball, sport, underdog, buddies, partners, contests and competitions, lifestyle, nothing goes right, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 ⇓
62%
 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 ⇓
62%
The Hot Flashes (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, challenge the current high school girls’ state champs to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as the women go to comic extremes to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sport, basketball, rivalry, against the odds, friendship, contests and competitions, underdog, sport team, ambition, strong female presence, reunion, breast cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Dream Team (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A former footballer living in Brittany enlists his old teammates to help the local fisherman to win some games in order to raise money and save jobs.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, buddies, sport team, ambition, working class, hopes, lifestyle, self discovery, contests and competitions, reunion, social relations, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Hometown Legend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A teenage drifter finds an opportunity to turn his life around when he joins a high-school football program with a hard-nosed coach.
Style: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: high school, small town, leadership, athlete's life, against the odds, teenage life, human spirit, rivalry, ambition, hopes, society, sport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.7
 518
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, teen sex comedy
Audience: teens
Plot: social relations, ego clash, youth, lifestyle, underdog, prodigy, contests and competitions, ambition, society, sport, athlete's life, hopes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the behest of Roger Dorn -- the Minnesota Twins' silver-tongued new owner -- washed-up minor league hurler Gus Cantrell steps up to the plate to take over as skipper of the club's hapless farm team. But little does he know that Dorn has ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: baseball, rivalry, sport team, baseball bat, major league, sport, underdog, friends, power relations, strong female presence, partners, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, south carolina, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.2
 9K
Eddie (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eddie is a New York limo driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks professional basketball team. The team is struggling with a mediocre record when, in mid-season, "Wild Bill" Burgess, the new owner, as a public relations ...
Style: feel good, inspirational, light, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: basketball, sport, hopes, follow your dream, against the odds, friendship, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, female protagonist, feminism, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
54%
 6.2
 12K
Blue Chips (1994)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team aren't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete ...
Style: serious, suspense, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: basketball, sport, sport team, contests and competitions, underdog, college, against the odds, workplace situations, athlete and trainer, self discovery, follow your dream, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: indiana, chicago illinois, texas, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 7K
Jump In! (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Story revolves around a young boxer, Izzy Daniels, who trains to follow in his father's footsteps by winning the Golden Glove. When his friend, Mary, however, asks him to substitute for a team member in a Double Dutch tournament, the young man ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%