Movies like Blackball

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Blackball (2003)
 5.6
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Blackball (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Blackball follows the fortunes of Cliff Starkey, a working-class fine of lawn bowls with an exceptional talent. Wanting to take on the Aussies he manages to become regional champion, only to get banned. Sports agent Rich Schwartz picks him up and makes him so popular the Bowls Committee deem to lift the ban. Now the question is whether he can regain his form and his friends to beat the Aussies.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, against the rules, love affair, social differences, sport, family relations, contests and competitions, interracial relations, hopes, society, lifestyle, racism, underdog, championship, performer's life, love and romance, golden years, silly humor, painter, reporter, juggling, condom, snob ...
Time: contemporary

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Most similar movies to Blackball

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about ambition, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, lifestyle, underdog and hopes mostly in Sport, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Blackball: Shooting for Socrates (2014), A Shot at Glory (2000), The Minis (2007), Bleacher Bums (2001), Save Your Legs! (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Shooting for Socrates (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: SHOOTING FOR SOCRATES is a David Vs. Goliath set in Belfast against the backdrop of the 1986 World Cup. It tells the story of a momentous time in Northern Ireland's football history through the eyes of players, fans and the media. The film also ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, exciting ...
Plot: hopes, ambition, rivalry, sport, family relations, youth, contests and competitions, sport team, parents and children, soccer, underdog, soccer fan ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: mexico, ireland, brazil, northern ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 3.4
 658
The Minis (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Dwarfs playing basketball... with Dennis Rodman.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic
Plot: follow your dream, hopes, ambition, hotshot hero, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, friends, sport team, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 442
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friends, gambling, baseball, follow your dream, lifestyle, rivalry, against the odds, ambition, couple relations, sport, buddies, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Save Your Legs! (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When cricket obsessed Teddy Brown realizes his mates are growing up and moving on, he leads them and his D-Grade team on an audacious tour of India, where stumps fly, friendships fray and Ted learns that it's time to start playing shots for ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: rivalry, ambition, follow your dream, fish out of water, society, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, buddies, culture clash, sport team, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.9
 430
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, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rivalry, buddies, against the odds, friends, ambition, lifestyle, partners, athlete's life, underdog, uninhibited rivalry, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, human spirit, contests and competitions, friendship, sport, rivalry, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 2.1
 5K
Surf School (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
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
Plot: surfing, high school, friendship, teenage life, teenage love, lifestyle, ambition, love affair, youth, rivalry, buddies, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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 ⇓
61%
Ghislain Lambert's Bicycle (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the 70s, there was Merckx and there were the others. Ghislain Lambert was one of the others. This is his story, a quite simple one. The story of a modest Belgian bike racer. His greatest ambition in life? To become a champion. His greatest ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: riding a bicycle, cycling, farm, against the odds, ambition, lifestyle, contests and competitions, sport, hopes, underdog, television reporter, farm hand ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
 3K
Fast Girls (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A street smart runner develops an intense rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy young athlete.
Style: uplifting, feel good, exciting, touching, serious ...
Plot: athlete's life, contests and competitions, society, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, running, friendship, rivalry, sport team, social differences, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Season on the Brink (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers" is based on the best-selling book by John Feinstein. The movie chronicles Indiana's 1985-86 season, when Knight granted Feinstein unprecedented access to the ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, captivating, basketball movie
Plot: rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle, sport team, athlete and trainer, underdog, hopes, basketball, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Calcium Kid (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When milkman Jimmy Connelly accidentally puts Britain's contender for the World title out of action, he is propelled from amateur boxer to the world stage and announced as the replacement contender for the championship fight.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: boxer, athlete's life, ambition, relationship vs career, rivalry, lifestyle, contests and competitions, fame, fight, sport, power relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, europe, florida, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Great White Hype (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the champ's promoter, Rev. Sultan, decides something new is needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches, he searches and finds the only man to ever beat the champ. The problem is that he isn't a boxer anymore and he's ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, boxer, investigation, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, cons and scams, satire, underdog, power relations, interracial relations, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, cleveland ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.4
 734
Undefeated (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lex 'El Animal' Vargas is a promising Portorican boxer in Queens, but lacks ambition to aim for the big career. That changes after his brother Paulie is accidentally shot dead by a teenager in an amateur hold-up on their late dad's ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, social differences, against the odds, tough heroes, lifestyle, rise to the top, contests and competitions, follow your dream, sport, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.0
 1K
Soccer Mom (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A warm-hearted comedy about a compulsive soccer mom who masquerades as a famous Italian soccer star hired to coach her daughter's floundering soccer team, then struggles frantically to keep her wacky charade going long enough to see the girls ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Plot: sport, rivalry, hidden identity, family life, contests and competitions, sport team, soccer, family relations, underdog, ambition, hopes, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Gentleman's Game (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama revolving around characters whose lives are transformed one summer at an exclusive East Coast country club.
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic
Plot: golf, prodigy, lifestyle, ambition, athlete's life, human spirit, contests and competitions, youth, athlete and trainer, teachers and students, social differences, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.1
 16K
Iqbal (2005)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This is all about chasing your dreams, no matter what the obstacles. The story involves a young deaf and dumb boy who is crazy about cricket.
Style: uplifting, captivating, realistic, semi serious
Plot: follow your dream, lifestyle, prodigy, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, rise to the top, hopes, rivalry, athlete's life, disability, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.0
 571
Tour de Force (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Family man François Nouel (Clovis Cornillac) is the number one fan of the Tour de France – an obsession that costs him his wife and his job. At a loose end, François meets a former sports manager, Rémi (Bouli Lanners) who encourages him to take ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, light, captivating ...
Plot: cycling, riding a bicycle, contests and competitions, human spirit, ambition, rivalry, escapades, hopes, sport, underdog, lifestyle, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 1K
Break Point (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jimmy Price is a reckless man-child on the last leg of his career as a doubles tennis player. When his latest partner drops him, he realizes he's officially burned all of his bridges on the pro circuit. He decides to make one last ditch effort ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: tennis, sport, rivalry, athlete's life, odd couple, ambition, contests and competitions, family relations, verbal byplay, underdog, siblings relations, male protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930's.
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: baseball, against the odds, racism, relationship vs career, human spirit, kidnapping, on the road, athlete and trainer, discrimination, americana, power relations, sport team ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 595
Good Fences (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the 1970s, Tom Spader is an attorney who is determined to end what he has dubbed "the colored man's losing streak." When his winning of a high-profile case thrusts him into the limelight, he decides to moves his wife and their ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: racism, family relations, ambition, against the odds, dysfunctional family, culture clash, social differences, lifestyle, rise to the top, crumbling marriage, law firm, injustice ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, feel good, touching ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, female athlete, hockey, against the odds, ambition, sport, fall in love, feminism, sport team, lifestyle, friendship, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 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, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 221
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, against the rules, rebellion, young heroes, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, rivalry, youth, contests and competitions, best friends, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Rudo and Cursi (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two brothers living a hard life of manual labor in rural Mexico have a simple dream: saving enough money to build their mother her dream house. But fate has other plans. A friendly game of soccer leads to first Rudo, then to Cursi being taken on by ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: soccer, self discovery, ego clash, ambition, rivalry, rise to the top, desire for fame, family problems, crumbling relationship, scout, step siblings, overnight success ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Football Days (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sport
Country: Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A comedic romp that celebrates the power of friendship to turn your life around, Dias de Futbol introduces us to Antonio, an ex-convict and amateur shrink who convinces his pals that the best way to overcome their midlife crises and lack of success ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: friendship, marriage, starting over, follow your dream, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, sport team, introspection, lifestyle, sport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Australian Rules (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Friends Gary Black (Nathan Phillips) and Dumby Red (Luke Carroll) are on the same soccer team in their coastal Australian town. But to local racists, they're a world apart: Gary is white and Dumby is an Aborigine. This becomes an issue when one ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, racism, family relations, small town, teenage life, romance, ambition, hopes, lifestyle, love affair, discrimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, basketball movie
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, follow your dream, buddies, sport, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ambition, underdog, lifestyle, sport team, gambling, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 344
Streetballers (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Defining street basketball as America's new favorite pastime, it is a story driven by passion, faith, and achieving goals. A story capturing the poetic nature of street basketball, highlighting the struggles endured on and off the court by the ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, racism, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto life, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, society, contests and competitions, sport, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%