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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Comedy, Sport

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

White Goodman ('Ben Stiller' (qv)) is the owner and founder of Globo Gym, and would love nothing more than owning Average Joe's Gymnasium. Peter LaFleur ('Vince Vaughn (I)' (qv)) doesn't want to lose his gym to Goodman, but can't find a way to get $50,000 in time. Peter and his gang of gym buddies think of ways to raise money, finally settling on winning a dodge ball tournament. White Goodman retaliates by creating his own dodge ball team to finish off Peter. Peter's team doesn't do too well, until legendary ADAA champ Patches O'Houlihan ('Rip Torn' (qv)) turns up ready to train them. (Read More)

Mood:spoof
Locations:usa,  wheelchair,  hotel,  bar
Characters:german
Story:gym,  dodge,  ball,  dodge the car,  dodgeball,  chevrolet impala,  pepsi cola,  las vegas,  pirate costume,  pirate,  woman in a bikini,  sexy woman,  ford f150 pickup truck,  froot loops cereal,  16mm projector,  apple macbook,  lincoln automobile,  unpaid bill,  lincoln town car,  sadomasochism clothing,  bikini car wash,  ford motor company,  codpiece,  loose cannon,  sweaty face,  six pack,  unibrow,  ups,  girl scouts,  opium den,  girl scout,  drug testing,  nike,  macho,  chrysler,  pontiac,  taco,  beer can,  espn,  frat pack,  multiple cameos,  reference to frankenstein,  fat girl,  fat suit,  pepsi,  apple computer,  cheerleading,  chevrolet,  wrench,  lumberjack,  racial stereotype,  donut,  pearl necklace,  car wash,  banker,  sweat,  film projector,  tv commercial,  female bonding,  sports team,  surprise after end credits,  underdog,  referee,  meeting,  homoeroticism,  black and white scene,  fat man,  surveillance camera,  crushed to death,  tournament,  male bonding,  beer drinking,  answering machine,  coach,  pizza,  casino,  las vegas nevada,  blindfold,  chicken,  actor shares first name with character,  product placement,  five word title,  woman,  gay slur,  bisexual,  reporter,  alcohol,  pregnancy,  punctuation in title,  lesbian kiss,  flashback,  masturbation

Siu Lam Juk Kau (2001)
Action, Comedy, Sport

Siu Lam Juk Kau (2001)

After a fateful mistake costing his career, an ex-soccer player bum meets a shaolin kung fu student trying to spread the word of kung fu. The ex-soccer player helps reconcile with his five brothers, and teaches them soccer, adding shaolin kung fu as a twist.

Mood:spoof
Locations:bar
Story:coach,  beer can,  sports team,  underdog,  referee,  black and white scene,  tournament,  product placement,  reporter,  flashback

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Miss Congeniality 2: Armed And Fabulous (2005)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed And Fabulous (2005)

Because of the notoriety she gained from the Miss United States pageant, Gracie Hart's life as an undercover FBI agent is over. In addition, Agent Eric Matthews broke off their relationship which she did not take well. Begrudgingly on the advice her boss Director Harry McDonald, Gracie decides to become the FBI's media relations officer. Ten months later with the assistance of style coach Joel Meyers and a best selling book behind her about her experience, Gracie becomes a designer-clad media darling and the made-up face of the FBI. The new Gracie is the exact opposite of Agent Sam Fuller, a woman who, like Gracie before her pageant experience, has deep seated anger issues. The two do not get along, but that doesn't stop McDonald from assigning Sam to be Gracie's bodyguard. The two are sent to Las Vegas when Gracie's friend, reigning Miss United States Cheryl Frasier, and the long time Miss United States pageant host Stan Fields are kidnapped there. At the FBI's Las Vegas field office, Assistant Director Walter Collins wants Gracie solely to be the media spokesperson on the case, but Gracie wants to be back in the field, especially when she uncovers some leads Collins dismisses. Despite their antagonistic relationship, Gracie and Sam have to work together to follow these leads. Along with them are Joel and insecure FBI Agent Jeff Foreman, the foursome who in addition to finding Cheryl and Stan, have to elude Collins' other agents, Collins who wants Gracie and Sam back on a plane to New York and who wants the glory of solving the case for himself. (Read More)

Locations:usa,  wheelchair,  hotel,  bar
Story:las vegas,  pirate,  coach,  casino,  las vegas nevada,  product placement,  woman,  lesbian kiss

Rocky III (1982)
Drama, Sport

Rocky III (1982)

Three years and 10 successful title defenses after beating Apollo Creed, with whom he has become great friends, a now wealthy Rocky Balboa is considering retirement. Fame and complacency soon cause Balboa to lose his title to Clubber Lang, who inadvertently causes the death of Rocky's trainer Mickey. Rocky sinks into a depression, and Apollo decides to train Rocky for a rematch against Lang so Rocky can try to win the title back. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:sweat,  film projector,  underdog,  referee,  homoeroticism,  male bonding,  gym,  product placement,  reporter,  flashback

Mars Attacks! (1996) is one of the best movies like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Comedy, Sci-fi

Mars Attacks! (1996)

It is a normal day for everyone, until the President of the United States announces Martians have been spotted circling Earth. The Martians land and a meeting is arranged, but not everything goes to plan, and the Martians seem to have other plans for Earth. Are they just misunderstood beings or do they really want to destroy all of humanity? (Read More)

Mood:spoof
Locations:usa
Story:las vegas,  meeting,  donut,  crushed to death,  casino,  las vegas nevada,  reporter,  alcohol,  punctuation in title

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Blades Of Glory (2007)
Comedy, Sport

Blades Of Glory (2007)

When rivalry between the world's best men's figure skaters - sex addicted, improvisational Chazz Michael Michaels and germophobic, precise Jimmy MacElroy - breaks into a fight on the awards platform, they're banned from the event for life. Three years later, desire for a gold medal and a careful reading of the rules lead them to compete as skating's first male-male pair. Can they overcome mutual dislike, limited time to prepare, their coach's secret past, and the dirty tricks of their main opponents, the Van Waldenberg siblings? The key to victory or defeat may lie in the attraction of the virginal Jimmy toward Katie, the Van Waldenbergs' little sister. This is why Blades Of Glory (2007) is one of the best movies like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair,  bar
Story:pepsi cola,  lincoln automobile,  ford motor company,  espn,  frat pack,  multiple cameos,  pepsi,  chevrolet,  homoeroticism,  male bonding,  coach

Hit And Run (2012)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Hit And Run (2012)

HIT AND RUN is a comedy about a young couple ('Kristen Bell' and 'Dax Shepard') that risks it all when they leave their small town life and embark on a road trip that may lead them towards the opportunity of a lifetime. Their fast-paced road trip grows awkwardly complicated and hilarious when they are chased by a friend from the past ('Bradley Cooper'), a federal marshal ('Tom Arnold') and a band of misfits. (Read More)

Story:chevrolet impala,  lincoln automobile,  pontiac,  dodge,  chevrolet,  woman,  masturbation

Semi-pro (2008)
Comedy, Sport

Semi-pro (2008)

Three men, three dreams. It's 1976 in Flint, Michigan. Jackie Moon's American Basketball Association team languishes in last place, with few fans in the seats. Jackie dreams of a merger with the NBA. A tough-minded point guard named Monix is at the end of his career; he's played on the champion Celtics but accepts a trade to Flint to be close to Lynn, the love of his life. Clarence "Coffee" Brown dreams of stardom: he's the Tropics' best player, but he's a hotdog who doesn't value teamwork. When the trio learns that a merger is in the works that won't include the Tropics, they pull the team together to try to achieve the impossible. Can dreams come true in Flint? (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:frat pack,  car wash,  sports team,  beer drinking,  coach,  alcohol,  punctuation in title,  masturbation

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Bloodsport (1988) is one of the best movies like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Action, Biography, Drama, Sport

Bloodsport (1988)

Frank Dux has spent most his life being trained by Tanaka to participate in the Kumite, the ultimate martial arts tournament, where participants are seriously injured, even killed. Frank decides to go despite being told by his superiors in the army that he can't because they need him. Two army officers are sent to get him and the trail leads to Hong Kong but Frank eludes them. While Frank advances, he knows that he may have to face Chong Li, the defending champion, who has killed a few participants. (Read More)

Locations:hotel,  bar
Story:tournament,  racial stereotype,  underdog,  referee,  blindfold,  gym,  product placement,  reporter,  flashback

Miracle (2004)
Biography, Drama, History, Sport

Miracle (2004)

The inspiring story of the team that transcended its sport and united a nation with a new feeling of hope. Based on the true story of one of the greatest moments in sports history, the tale captures a time and place where differences could be settled by games and a cold war could be put on ice. In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, took a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation yearning from a distraction from world events. With the world watching the team rose to the occasion, prompting broadcaster Al Michaels' now famous question, to the millions viewing at home: Do you believe in miracles? Yes! (Read More)

Locations:usa
Story:sports team,  surprise after end credits,  underdog,  male bonding,  coach

Knocked Up (2007)
Comedy, Romance

Knocked Up (2007)

When Alison Scott is promoted in E! Television, she goes to a night-club to celebrate with her older married sister Debbie. Alison meets the pothead reckless Ben Stone and while having a small talk with Ben, Debbie's husband Pete calls her to tell that their daughter has chicken pox. Debbie leaves the place but Allison stays with Ben, drinking and dancing along all night; completely wasted, they end up having a one night stand. Ben does not use condom and eight weeks later, Allison discovers that she is pregnant. She calls Ben and they decide to try to stay together and have the baby. However, Ben needs to grow-up first to raise a family of his own. This is why Knocked Up (2007) is one of the best movies like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). (Read More)

Locations:hotel,  bar
Story:multiple cameos,  las vegas nevada,  chicken,  actor shares first name with character,  woman,  gay slur,  reporter,  pregnancy,  lesbian kiss,  masturbation

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The Natural (1984)
Drama, Sport

The Natural (1984)

An unknown middle-aged batter named Roy Hobbs with a mysterious past appears out of nowhere to take a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of the league in this magical sports fantasy. With the aid of a bat cut from a lightning struck tree, Hobbs lives the fame he should have had earlier when, as a rising pitcher, he is inexplicably shot by a young woman. (Read More)

Locations:hotel
Story:sports team,  underdog,  coach,  woman,  reporter,  flashback

Warrior (2011) is one of the best movies like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Drama, Sport

Warrior (2011)

Two brothers face the fight of a lifetime - and the wreckage of their broken family - within the brutal, high-stakes world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting in Lionsgate's action/drama, WARRIOR. A former Marine, haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, a recovered alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan, a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father. But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense, winner-takes-all battle of their lives. (Read More)

Story:tournament,  underdog,  referee,  coach,  casino,  actor shares first name with character,  gym

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1998)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1998)

The big-screen version of Hunter S. Thompson's seminal psychedelic classic about his road trip across Western America as he and his large Samoan lawyer searched desperately for the "American dream"... they were helped in large part by the huge amount of drugs and alcohol kept in their convertible, The Red Shark. (Read More)

Locations:hotel,  bar
Story:sweaty face,  las vegas,  casino,  las vegas nevada,  reporter,  alcohol

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The Longest Yard (2005)
Comedy, Crime, Sport

The Longest Yard (2005)

Paul "Wrecking" Crewe was a revered football superstar back in his day, but that time has since faded. But when a messy drunk driving incident lands him in jail, Paul finds he was specifically requested by Warden Hazen (James Cromwell), a duplicitous prison official well aware of Paul's athletic skills. Paul has been assigned the task of assembling a team of convicts, to square off in a big football game against the sadistic guards. With the help of fellow convict Caretaker, and an old legend named Nate Scarborough to coach, Crewe is ready for what promises to be a very interesting game. It's only the warden and the guards who have no idea who or what they're up against, with Paul the driving force behind the new team. (Read More)

Story:coach,  multiple cameos,  cheerleading,  sports team,  underdog

Alfie (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Alfie (2004)

In Manhattan, the British limousine driver Alfie is surrounded by beautiful women, most of them clients, and he lives as a Don Juan, having one night stands with all of them and without any sort of commitment. His girl-friend and single-mother Julie is quite upset with the situation and his best friends are his colleague Marlon and his girl-friend Lonette. Alfie has a brief affair with Lonette, and the consequences of his act forces Alfie to reflect and wonder about his life style. This is why Alfie (2004) is one of the best movies like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). (Read More)

Locations:usa,  bar
Story:male bonding,  beer drinking,  woman,  alcohol,  pregnancy,  lesbian kiss,  flashback

The Pink Panther (2006) is one of the best movies like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery

The Pink Panther (2006)

When the coach of the France soccer team is killed by a poisoned dart in the stadium in the end of a game, and his expensive and huge ring with the diamond Pink Panther disappears, the ambitious Chief Insp. Dreyfus assigns the worst police inspector Jacques Clouseau to the case. His intention is to give a diversion to the press, while he uses his best men to chase the killer and thief. He assigns Gendarme Gilbert Ponton to work with Clouseau and inform each step of the investigation. When Clouseau is nominated with honor to the highest prize in France, Dreyfus decides to humiliate Clouseau and take him out of the case. However Clouseau has already solved the mystery. (Read More)

Mood:spoof
Locations:wheelchair,  hotel
Story:coach,  casino,  gym,  reporter,  flashback

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Balls Of Fury (2007)
Comedy, Crime, Sport

Balls Of Fury (2007)

In the unsanctioned, underground, and unhinged world of extreme Ping-Pong, the competition is brutal and the stakes are deadly. Down-and-out former professional Ping-Pong phenom Randy Daytona is sucked into this maelstrom when FBI Agent Rodriguez recruits him for a secret mission. Randy is determined to bounce back and recapture his former glory, and to smoke out his father's killer - one of the FBI's Most Wanted, arch-fiend Feng. But, after two decades out of the game, Randy can't turn his life around and avenge his father's murder without a team of his own. He calls upon the spiritual guidance of blind Ping-Pong sage and restaurateur Wong, and the training expertise of Master Wong's wildly sexy niece Maggie, both of whom also have a dark history with Feng. All roads lead to Feng's mysterious jungle compound and the most unique Ping-Pong tournaments ever staged. There, Randy faces such formidable players as his long-ago Olympics opponent, the still-vicious Karl Wolfschtagg. Can Randy keep his eye on the ball? Will he achieve the redemption he craves while wielding a paddle? Is his backhand strong enough to triumph over rampant wickedness? (Read More)

Mood:spoof
Characters:german
Story:ball,  tournament,  coach,  actor shares first name with character,  flashback

Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny (2006)
Adventure, Comedy, Music, Musical

Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny (2006)

This is the story of a friendship that changes the course of rock history forever, of the fateful collision of minds between JB and KG that led to the creation of the precedent-shattering band Tenacious D, and of the two heroes' quest to find the fabled Guitar Pick Of Destiny...

Locations:bar
Story:frat pack,  multiple cameos,  surprise after end credits,  male bonding,  gay slur

Bull Durham (1988)
Comedy, Romance, Sport

Bull Durham (1988)

Crash is an aging minor league ball player, brought up from another team to mature a young pitcher with maturity problems. Both of them become involved with Ann, a baseball groupie with her own perspective on the game.

Locations:bar
Story:sports team,  ball,  male bonding,  coach,  product placement

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Fanboys (2009) is one of the best movies like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Fanboys (2009)

Locations:bar
Story:las vegas,  chevrolet,  casino,  las vegas nevada,  woman

The Hangover (2009)
Comedy

The Hangover (2009)

Angelenos Doug Billings and Tracy Garner are about to get married. Two days before the wedding, the four men in the wedding party - Doug, Doug's two best buddies Phil Wenneck and Stu Price, and Tracy's brother Alan Garner - hop into Tracy's father's beloved Mercedes convertible for a 24-hour stag party to Las Vegas. Phil, a married high school teacher, has the same maturity level as his students when he's with his pals. Stu, a dentist, is worried about everything, especially what his controlling girlfriend Melissa thinks. Because she disapproves of traditional male bonding rituals, Stu has to lie to her about the stag, he telling her that they are going on a wine tasting tour in the Napa Valley. Regardless, he intends on eventually marrying her, against the advice and wishes of his friends. And Alan seems to be unaware of what are considered the social graces of the western world. The morning after their arrival in Las Vegas, they awaken in their hotel suite each with the worst hangover. None remembers what happened in the past twelve or so hours. The suite is in shambles. And certain things are in the suite that shouldn't be, and certain things that should be in the suite are missing. Probably the most important in the latter category is Doug. As Phil, Stu and Alan try to find Doug using only what little pieces of information they have at hand, they go on a journey of discovery of how certain things got into the suite and what happened to the missing items. However they are on a race for time as if they can't find Doug in the next few hours, they are going to have to explain to Tracy why they are not yet back in Los Angeles. And even worse, they may not find Doug at all before the wedding. (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair,  hotel
Story:las vegas,  chicken,  male bonding,  casino,  las vegas nevada,  product placement,  gay slur,  flashback,  masturbation

Creed (2015)
Drama, Sport

Creed (2015)

Adonis Johnson is the son of the famous boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died in a boxing match in _Rocky IV (1985)_ (qv). Adonis wasn't born until after his father's death and wants to follow his fathers footsteps in boxing. He seeks a mentor who is the former heavyweight boxing champion and former friend of Apollo Creed, the retired Rocky Balboa. Rocky eventually agrees to mentor Adonis. With Rocky's help they hope to get a title job to face even deadlier opponents than his father. But whether he is a true fighter remains to be seen.... (Read More)

Locations:hotel,  bar
Story:dodge,  underdog,  chicken,  gym,  product placement,  woman,  flashback

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The Replacements (2000)
Comedy, Sport

The Replacements (2000)

A comedy based on the 1987 professional football players' strike. Gene Hackman plays the coach of the team, Jack Warden is the owner, Brett Cullen is the All-Pro quarterback that goes on strike and Keanu Reeves is the "scab" who replaces the star QB.

Story:coach,  cheerleading,  sports team,  underdog,  product placement

Swingers (1996) is one of the best movies like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Comedy, Drama

Swingers (1996)

This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the social scene and forget about his 6 year relationship.

Locations:bar
Story:answering machine,  pizza,  casino,  las vegas nevada,  product placement,  gay slur

Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby (2006)
Action, Comedy, Sport

Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby (2006)

NASCAR stock car racing sensation Ricky Bobby is a national hero because of his "win at all costs" approach. He and his loyal racing partner, childhood friend Cal Naughton Jr., are a fearless duo -- "Shake" and "Bake" by their fans for their ability to finish so many races in the #1 and #2 positions, with Cal always in second place. When flamboyant French Formula One driver Jean Girard challenges "Shake" and "Bake" for the supremacy of NASCAR, Ricky Bobby must face his own demons and fight Girard for the right to be known as racing's top driver. This is why Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby (2006) is one of the best movies like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair,  bar
Story:frat pack,  surprise after end credits,  blindfold,  product placement

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Fever Pitch (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport

Fever Pitch (2005)

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 Ben's obsession with the Boston Red Sox. She thinks it is perfect until everything goes downhill for them. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:ups,  espn,  sports team,  surprise after end credits,  ball,  gym,  pregnancy

Airplane! (1980)
Comedy

Airplane! (1980)

Still craving for the love of his life, Ted Striker follows Elaine onto the flight that she is working on as a member of the cabin crew. Elaine doesn't want to be with Ted anymore, but when the crew and passengers fall ill from food poisoning, all eyes are on Ted.

Mood:spoof
Locations:wheelchair
Story:sweaty face,  girl scout,  sweat,  surprise after end credits,  woman,  reporter,  punctuation in title,  flashback

Mcfarland, Usa (2015) is one of the best movies like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Biography, Drama, Sport

Mcfarland, Usa (2015)

A struggling coach and teacher who has had to move around for different incidents in his career finally comes to one of the poorest cities in America: McFarland, California. There he discovers buried potential in several high school boys and slowly turns them into championship runners and brings them closer than even he could ever imagine. (Read More)

Locations:usa
Story:coach,  sports team,  underdog

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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
Comedy, Music

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

The up-and-down-and-up-again story of musician Dewey Cox, whose songs would change a nation. On his rock 'n roll spiral, Cox sleeps with 411 women, marries three times, has 36 kids, stars in his own 70s TV show, collects friends ranging from Elvis to the Beatles to a chimp, and gets addicted to - and then kicks - every drug known to man; but despite it all, Cox grows into a national icon and eventually earns the love of a good woman - longtime backup singer Darlene. (Read More)

Mood:spoof
Story:frat pack,  multiple cameos,  surprise after end credits,  woman,  lesbian kiss

Leatherheads (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport

Leatherheads (2008)

A romantic comedy set against the backdrop of America's nascent pro-football league in 1925. Dodge Connolly, a charming, brash football hero, is determined to guide his team from bar brawls to packed stadiums. But after the players lose their sponsor and the entire league faces certain collapse, Dodge convinces a college football star to join his ragtag ranks. The captain hopes his latest move will help the struggling sport finally capture the country's attention. Welcome to the team Carter Rutherford, America's favorite son. A golden-boy war hero who single-handedly forced multiple German soldiers to surrender in WWI, Carter has dashing good looks and unparalleled speed on the field. This new champ is almost too good to be true, and Lexie Littleton aims to prove that's the case. A cub journalist playing in the big leagues, Lexie is a spitfire newswoman who suspects there are holes in Carter's war story. But while she digs, the two teammates start to become serious off-field rivals for her fickle affections. As the new game of pro-football becomes less like the freewheeling sport he knew and loved, Dodge must both fight to keep his guys together and to get the girl of his dreams. Finding that love and football have a surprisingly similar playbook, however, he has one maneuver he will save just for the fourth quarter... This is why Leatherheads (2008) is one of the best movies like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). (Read More)

Locations:hotel,  bar
Characters:german
Story:dodge,  sports team,  referee,  ball,  reporter,  flashback

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Jordan Belfort is a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden.

Locations:bar
Story:las vegas,  banker,  tv commercial,  surveillance camera,  answering machine,  las vegas nevada,  woman,  gay slur,  reporter,  pregnancy,  flashback,  masturbation

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Garfield (2004) is one of the best movies like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Garfield (2004)

Garfield, the fat, lazy, lasagna lover, has everything a cat could want. But when Jon, in an effort to impress the Liz - the vet and an old high-school crush - adopts a dog named Odie and brings him home, Garfield gets the one thing he doesn't want. Competition. One night Odie runs away and gets dog-napped after Garfield locks him outside. Garfield, in an out of character move, goes to search for and rescue Odie with the help of a variety of animal friends along the way. (Read More)

Story:pepsi cola,  froot loops cereal,  ford motor company,  pontiac,  pepsi,  chevrolet

Wimbledon (2004)
Comedy, Romance, Sport

Wimbledon (2004)

Peter Colt, an English tennis player in his thirties whose ranking slipped from 11th to 119th in the world, considers he never really had to fight for anything as his wealthy but all but close family easily put him through studies and allowed him to pursue his tennis ambitions, bravely exchanges jokes with his German sparring partner Dieter Prohl, in a similar position, but feels it's about time to admit he's getting too old to compete with fitter coming men (or boys) and intends, after a last Wimbledon, to take a job with the prestigious tennis club instead. Just then, by accident, he bumps into Lizzie Bradbury, the American rising star of female tennis, falls in love with her and finds her interest in him changes his entire perception, even gives him the strength to win again. But where will it lead them, especially when her overprotective father-manager Dennis Bradbury proves determined to nip their relationship in the bud, believing it detrimental to her career? (Read More)

Locations:hotel
Characters:german
Story:underdog,  tournament,  male bonding,  beer drinking,  coach,  reporter,  alcohol

We Are Marshall (2006)
Drama, Sport

We Are Marshall (2006)

In November, 1970, virtually the entire football team and coaches of Marshall University (Huntington, W.V.) die in a plane crash. That spring, led by Nate Ruffin, a player who was ill and missed the fatal flight, students rally to convince the board of governors to play the 1971 season. The college president, Don Dedman, must find a coach, who then must find players. They petition the NCAA to allow freshmen to play, and coach Jack Lengyel motivates and leads young players at the same time that he reexamines the Lombardi creed that winning is the only thing. The father and the fiancee of a player who died find strength to move on. Can Marshall win even one game in 1971? (Read More)

Locations:usa
Story:coach,  sports team,  male bonding,  beer drinking

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The Waterboy (1998)
Comedy, Sport

The Waterboy (1998)

Bobby Boucher is the lowly waterboy for a college football team, until the coach discovers his amazing talent for tackling people much bigger than him. He signs the Waterboy as the new star player, but Bobby must keep it secret from his overbearing and domineering mother. This is why The Waterboy (1998) is one of the best movies like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). (Read More)

Story:coach,  sports team,  underdog,  black and white scene

Pain & Gain (2013) is one of the best movies like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama

Pain & Gain (2013)

Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo ('Mark Wahlberg (I)' (qv)) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal ('Anthony Mackie' (qv)) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle ('Dwayne Johnson (I)' (qv)). Their kidnapping and extortion scheme goes terribly wrong since they have muscles for brains and they're left to haphazardly try to hold onto the elusive American dream. (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair
Story:sexy woman,  sweat,  gym,  product placement,  gay slur,  alcohol,  punctuation in title,  masturbation,  flashback

City Island (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

City Island (2009)

The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought home by Vince (Garcia), the patriarch of the family, who is a corrections officer in real life, and a hopeful actor in private. (Read More)

Locations:usa
Story:chevrolet impala,  woman in a bikini,  fat girl,  apple computer,  coach,  alcohol

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Ghostbusters (2016)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Locations:hotel,  bar
Story:surprise after end credits,  answering machine,  pizza,  product placement,  reporter,  flashback

Annie Hall (1977)
Comedy, Romance

Annie Hall (1977)

Alvy Singer, a forty year old twice divorced, neurotic, intellectual Jewish New York stand-up comic, reflects on the demise of his latest relationship, to Annie Hall, an insecure, flighty, Midwestern WASP aspiring nightclub singer. Unlike his previous relationships, Alvy believed he may have worked out all the issues in his life through fifteen years of therapy to make this relationship with Annie last, among those issues being not wanting to date any woman that would want to date him, and thus subconsciously pushing those women away. Alvy not only reviews the many ups and many downs of their relationship, but also reviews the many facets of his makeup that led to him starting to date Annie. Those facets include growing up next to Coney Island in Brooklyn, being attracted to the opposite sex for as long as he can remember, and enduring years of Jewish guilt with his constantly arguing parents. (Read More)

Locations:usa,  hotel,  bar
Story:ups,  meeting,  woman,  reporter,  flashback

Run Fatboy Run (2007) is one of the best movies like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Comedy, Romance, Sport

Run Fatboy Run (2007)

Dennis is a clueless and slightly overweight guy, who left his pregnant fiancee five years earlier. Every day, Dennis tries to persuade the woman he loves to accept him back into his life, but everyday he fails. When he discovers that Libby has found a partner in the form of American Whit, frustration grows, and Dennis vows, that for once in his life, he will finish something. This something ends up being a Nike River-run in London. With his friends Gordon and Mr. Ghoshdashtidar by his side, Dennis begins training for the marathon he must finish. This is why Run Fatboy Run (2007) is one of the best movies like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). (Read More)

Story:nike,  underdog,  male bonding,  gym,  woman,  pregnancy

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Cool Runnings (1993)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport

Cool Runnings (1993)

Irving Blitzer disgraced himself when putting extra weights into his team's bob in the Olympics, resulting in his gold medal being taken away from him. Years later, Derice Bannock, son of a former friend of Irv, fails to qualify for the 100-yard sprint for the Olympics due to a stupid accident. But when he hears of Irving Blitzer living also on Jamaica, Derice decides to go to the Games anyway, if not as a sprinter, then as a bobsledder. After some starting problems, the first Jamaican bobsledding team is formed and heads for Calgary. In the freezing weather Derice, Sanka, Junior and Yul are only laughed at, since nobody can take a Jamaican bobsledding team led by a disgraced trainer seriously. But team spirit and a healthy self-confidence may lead to a few surprises in the upcoming Winter Games. (Read More)

Locations:hotel
Story:sports team,  underdog,  coach,  woman

Hoosiers (1986)
Drama, Sport

Hoosiers (1986)

Based on the true story of a small-town Indiana team that made the state finals in 1954, this movie chronicles the attempts of a coach with a spotty past, and the town's basketball-loving drunk to lead their high school team to victory.

Story:coach,  sports team,  underdog

Days Of Thunder (1990)
Action, Drama, Sport

Days Of Thunder (1990)

Cole Trickle enters the high-pressure world of Nascar racing. He's a hot driver with a hot temper, and this attitude gets him into trouble not only with other drivers, but members of his own team as well.

Locations:wheelchair,  hotel,  bar
Story:chevrolet,  product placement,  woman

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What Happens In Vegas (2008) is one of the best movies like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Comedy, Romance

What Happens In Vegas (2008)

Set in Sin City, story revolves around two people who discover they've gotten married following a night of debauchery, with one of them winning a huge jackpot after playing the other's quarter. Unhappy pair try to undermine each other and get their hands on the money -- falling in love along the way. (Read More)

Locations:hotel,  bar
Story:las vegas,  surprise after end credits,  casino,  las vegas nevada,  woman

D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport

D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)

Gordon Bombay is forced to withdraw from the minor hockey league with a knee injury. Much to his surprise, he is given the job of coach of Team USA Hockey for the Junior Goodwill Games in California. With most of the Ducks and a few new players in tow, he sets forth for LA. All appears to be going well for a while, but the hype of Hollywood starts to get to Gordon, and he is distracted when Iceland, the favourites to win the title, appear on the scene. This is why D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994) is one of the best movies like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). (Read More)

Locations:usa
Story:coach,  sports team,  actor shares first name with character

The House Bunny (2008)
Comedy, Romance

The House Bunny (2008)

Finding family. Shelley Darlingson was raised in an orphanage, finally happy when she blossoms into a fox and moves into the Playboy Mansion. Unfortunately, she's summarily expelled on her 27th birthday(she's now too old). In desperation she takes a job as house mother for a sorority of misfits losing their house for lack of members. They have but a few months to find 30 pledges, or a sorority of mean girls will take over their place. Shelley figures that girls will pledge a house that boys find interesting, so she sets out to make the Zetas alluring, not act too smart, and host great parties. Can she succeed, and what about her own makeover? Sabotage is everywhere, plus it's hard to be one's self. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:bikini car wash,  car wash,  product placement,  woman,  pregnancy

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A League Of Their Own (1992)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport

A League Of Their Own (1992)

During World War II when all the men are fighting the war, most of the jobs that were left vacant because of their absence were filled in by women. The owners of the baseball teams, not wanting baseball to be dormant indefinitely, decide to form teams with women. So scouts are sent all over the country to find women players. One of the scouts, passes through Oregon and finds a woman named Dottie Hinson, who is incredible. He approaches her and asks her to try out but she's not interested. However, her sister, Kit who wants to get out of Oregon, offers to go. But he agrees only if she can get her sister to go. When they try out, they're chosen and are on the same team. Jimmy Dugan, a former player, who's now a drunk, is the team manager. But he doesn't feel as if it's a real job so he drinks and is not exactly doing his job. So Dottie steps up. After a few months when it appears the girls are not garnering any attention, the league is facing closure till Dottie does something that grabs attention. And it isn't long Dottie is the star of the team and Kit feels like she's living in her shadow. (Read More)

Story:female bonding,  sports team,  underdog,  coach,  woman,  alcohol,  flashback

Mr. Woodcock (2007) is one of the best movies like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Comedy, Romance, Sport

Mr. Woodcock (2007)

Fatherless John Farley's youth frustration, even trauma, like many his school kids' in his Nebraska small town home, was the constant abuse and humiliation in sadistic Jasper Woodcock's gym class. After college, doting son John became a motivational bestseller author and returns during a book signing tour to receive the backwater's highest honor. To John's horror, his devoted mother Beverly announces her plans to marry the hated coach and he's to be celebrated on the same event as John. Only ridiculous fatso Nedderman and his strange brother try to help Farley stop Woodcock, but that keeps backfiring. (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair
Story:coach,  gym,  gay slur,  punctuation in title,  flashback

Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Comedy, Crime

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

Set in the 1970s in a metropolis called "Bay City," this is the tale of two police detective partners, Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson, and Dave Starsky, who always seem to get the toughest cases from their boss, Captain Dobey, rely on omniscient street informer Huggy Bear and race to the scene of the crimes in their souped-up 1974 Ford Torino hot rod, telling the story of their first big case (as a prequel to the TV show), which involved a former college campus drug dealer who went on to become a white collar criminal. (Read More)

Mood:spoof
Locations:bar
Story:frat pack,  donut,  male bonding,  woman,  gay slur,  lesbian kiss

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