40 Best Movies Like Happy Gilmore That You Need Watching Update 05/2024

Movies Like Happy Gilmore

Happy Gilmore (1996)

Happy Gilmore (1996)

A hockey player hopeful discovers that he possesses the all-time greatest golf drive. He decides to join the P.G.A. tour in order to raise some cash to help his grandmother save her home. There is a drawback in that he has a hocky player mentality, which does not translate well to the Professional Golfers’ Association tour. Particularly if you’re talking about the championship favorite.

The Legend Of Bagger Vance (2000)

Captain Rannulph Junuh, a disillusioned war veteran, reluctantly agrees to play a round of golf with him. Bagger Vance, his caddy, turns out to be the key to mastering any challenge and finding meaning in life when he teaches him the authentic golf stroke secret.

Caddyshack (1980)

Caddyshack (1980)

Antics at a posh golf club turn comical. All the members are eccentric and wealthy, while the entire staff is eccentric but less so. In the story, the main character is a caddy named ‘Danny,’ who will do anything to raise money for college. There are numerous subplots, such as the assistant green keeper’s hunt for a cute gopher (who is obviously stuffed).

Tin Cup (1996)

With his sidekick and caddy Romeo in Salome, Texas, failed pro golfer Roy ‘Tin cup’ McAvoy ends up signing over ownership of their rundown driving range to a’show girl’ madam to pay off debts. The new girlfriend of McAvoy’s sarcastic former college golf partner, slick PGA superstar David Simms, shows up to play into Roy’s fatal flaw: the inability to resist a dare, all too often causing him to lose against lesser players, in this case gambling away his car. Having fallen for Molly, Roy decides to become her doctor; to gain her respect, he decides to try to qualify for the US Open, after starting out as Simm’s caddy “for the benefit of his experience”. His talent is undeniable, but his overconfidence and reckless disregard for danger, while pleasing the crowds, have killed many of his scores, while Simms spits on the fans but never wastes a point.

Swingers (1996)

Swingers (1996)

This is the tale of Mike, a man who relocated to Los Angeles in order to pursue his dream of becoming a movie star. Six months have passed since his girlfriend broke up with him, and he’s still struggling. In order to get him back into the social scene and forget about his 6-year relationship, his pal and a few other friends try.

Coyote Ugly (2000)

Enjoyable, light-hearted comedic drama about an up-and-coming songwriter in her early twenties named Violet Sanford who moves to New York City to pursue her ambitions. Violet works as a bartender at Coyote Ugly, a nightclub, during the day. Employees at Coyote Ugly are a group of saucy, resourceful women who play tricks on customers and the media alike.

Mallrats (1995)

Mallrats (1995)

In order to cope with their losses, Sega and comic book obsessed college students Brodie Bruce and TS Quint go to the local mall, where they run into each other’s ex-girlfriends. While on their quest, they run into a number of familiar faces, such as Willam, a guy who spends his free time staring intently at Magic E…ye photos in hopes of spotting the hidden image; Gwen, TS’s ex-girlfriend; and Jay & Silent Bob, from the film Clerks. A few months go by before they finally make a move to win back their ex-lovers and take care of their respective nemeses (a store clerk who despises them for not having an agenda when they shop)

Empire Records (1995)

Imagine being an employee of Empire Records and going through the motions of your typical day. It’s just that for some of them, today is the day when everything comes to a head. Will they be able to pull through this together? Even more importantly, will they be able to resist the temptations of corporate greed and keep their record store afloat?

The Sweetest Thing (2002)

The Sweetest Thing (2002)

Christina Walters and Courtney Rockcliffe take their depressed roommate out for a night on the town to cheer her up. Christina meets Peter Donahue while they’re on the lookout for her “Mr. Right Now.” After Christina blows her chance with him that night, she’s persuaded to go after him at his brother’s wedding instead.

Bringing Down The House (2003)

Despite being divorced, Peter Sanderson is still in love with his ex-wife and is perplexed as to what he did wrong to cause her to leave him. Even so, Peter is trying to move on and has developed feelings for an intelligent, stunning barrister with whom he’s been corresponding online. Even so, when she shows up at… his house for their first meeting, she isn’t refined, Ivy League, or even a lawyer. A prison escapee claims to be Charlene and asks Peter for assistance in clearing her name. Despite this, Peter is adamantly opposed to her, causing the loud and shocking Charlene to completely upend Peter’s well-ordered existence, putting his efforts to win back his wife as well as a billion-dollar client in jeopardy.

Anger Management (2003)

Dave Buznik, a mild-mannered but cautious businessman from New York City, works for a pet clothing company. Mr. Frank Head, his obnoxious boss, frequently takes credit for his work while also stepping on him. Andrew is the condescending college e…x of Linda, his loving girlfriend. Linda’s best friend is also Linda’s condescending boyfriend. A misunderstanding on an airplane goes horribly wrong, and Dave is sentenced to anger management therapy with the unpredictable and psychotic Dr. Buddy Rydell. It’s only going to get worse as Dave and Buddy’s relationship becomes tense, when the unconventional treatment has a disastrous effect on Dave’s life and Buddy is the only one who can save him from a problem he sees in his patient right away.

We’re The Millers (2013)

Pot dealer David, who lost a week’s worth of sales, is forced by his boss to travel to Mexico to procure more marijuana. David enlists the help of two local teenagers and a broke stripper to pretend they’re going on a family vacation in order to get past the border.

Dirty Grandpa (2016)

A couple of weeks before Jason Kelly’s wedding to Meredith, he loses his grandmother, who was Dick Kelly’s only child. He tries to help and comfort his grandfather, but instead he gets roped into going on a spring break road trip and reliving his youth. The two…men embark on an adventure they’ll never forget with the help of Shadia and Lenore.

She’s Out Of My League (2010)

As an airport TSA officer in Pittsburgh, Kirk is just like the rest of us. It all changes when he meets Molly, a beautiful blonde who is smart, kind, and extremely attractive. The fact that she’s a hard 10 and he’s only a 5 means that Kirk has no hope of her falling in love with him. Is there another option…?

Joe Dirt (2001)

This eight-year-old boy from a trailer park upbringing works as a janitor at a hotel with his mullet hairdo, acid-washed jeans, and dream of finding his parents, who he last saw at the Grand Canyon when he was eight years old. In his jacked-up economy car, blasting Van Halen, the eternally optimistic Joe sets out on his own, in search of his family. Joe ends up in Los Angeles after a series of hilarious misadventures thanks to his aimless wandering and misguided search, where he is humiliated on a radio show by a shock-jock. Jeers turn to cheers as Joe’s life story unfolds, and the entire city tunes in to hear about the exploits of Joe Dirt.

The Fan (1996)

Gil Renard, a baseball fan whose day job is selling hunting knives, is ecstatic about the signing of three-time MVP Bobby Rayburn to the San Francisco Giants. Even with Renard’s best efforts, Rayburn has the worst season of his professional career.

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

Globo Gym’s owner and founder, White Goodman (‘Ben Stiller’ (qv)), would kill to own Average Joe’s Gym. Vince Vaughn (qvPeter )’s LaFleur desperately wants to keep his gym from going to Goodman, but he can’t come up with the $50,000 he needs in time. In the end, Peter and his gym chums decide to win a dodge ball tournament to raise money. In retaliation, White Goodman assembles his own dodge ball team and uses it to eliminate Peter. Patches O’Houlihan (‘Rip Torn’ (qv)), a legendary ADAA champion, shows up ready to train Peter’s team when they are struggling.

Bring It On (2000)

For the sixth year in a row, the Rancho Carne High School Toro cheerleading squad from San Diego will take home the national championship trophy with their combination of spirit, spunk, sass, and a killer routine. When Torrance, the newly-elected team captain, discovers that her team’s perfectly choreographed routine was actually stolen from the East Compton hip-hop squad the Clovers by the Toro’s former captain, the Toros’ road to cheer glory takes a shady turn.

However, while the Toros are frantically trying to come up with a new routine, the Clovers, led by squad captain Isis, are struggling to raise the funds necessary to get to the championships. With the clock ticking down and the stakes rising, both captains push their teams to the breaking point: Torrance, hell-bent on saving the Toros’ reputation, and Isis, more determined than ever to see the Clovers receive the recognition they so richly deserve. However, only one team will be able to bring home the championship, so may the team with the best moves prevail.

Bloodsport (1988)

Tadashi Tanaka has spent most of Frank Dux’s life training him for the Kumite, a deadly martial arts competition. In it, participants suffer life-threatening injuries or even die. Although his superiors in the army tell him he can’t, Frank decides to go anyway. Frank is pursued by two army officers who follow the trail to Hong Kong, but he manages to elude them. While Frank advances, he knows that he may have to face Chong Li, the defending champion, who has killed a few participants.

Wasabi (2001)

Hubert is a ruthless French police officer. A few months after being forced to take a two-month break by his boss, who doesn’t share his views on working methods he returns to Japan, where he worked 19 years ago, to settle the probate for the girlfriend he married but left without a trace. His former colleague Momo, as well as Yumi, her father’s daughter, are waiting for him. Eventually, Hubert learns why his ex-girlfriend left him, and the problem now falls on him and his new daughter.

American Pie (1999)

four friends, Jim, Oz, Finch, and Kevin, agree to lose their virginity before they graduate. Now comes the difficult part: figuring out how to get there in time for prom. Finch tries every easy way of spreading rumors he can think of, and Jim fails miserably while Oz starts singing in an attempt to attract attention and Kevin tries to persuade his girlfriend. For whatever reason, Jim’s father’s sex advice is his go-to whenever he is caught in public. Will they be able to get laid by prom night, or will they fail miserably? Or are they going to discover something completely different?

Just Friends (2005)

Even though Chris Brander and Jamie Palamino have been friends for a long time, the two of them have now decided it’s time to go out on a date. The issue here is Jamie’s desire to remain ‘Just Friends.’ When he flees to Los Angeles, he transforms into an enticing music manager in everyone’s eyes. Unfortunately, his flight to Paris with his new singing sensation Samantha James is cut short due to an engine fire. When he unexpectedly runs into Jamie again, he decides they can be more than ‘Just Friends.’

Six Days Seven Nights (1998)

While on a romantic tropical island getaway with her boyfriend, an ambitious and determined New Yorker agrees to assist her magazine by reporting on a story on a nearby island. The only plane in the sky is being piloted by a slacker who enjoys binge drinking, and she despises him. However, she is at a loss because she has no other option and he is unable to turn down the cash offer. The two passengers regret not having made alternative plans when their plane crashes on a deserted island with little hope of rescue.

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

Set in the 1970s in the Bay City metropolis, this is the story of two police detective partners, Ken “Hutch” Hutchinson and Dave Starsky, who always seem to get the toughest cases from their boss, Captain Dobey, and rely on omniscient street informer Huggy Bear and race to the crime scene… tells the story of their first big case (prequel to the TV show) in their souped-up 1974 Ford Torino hot rod, which involved a former college drug dealer who later became a white collar criminal.

The King Of Comedy (1982)

Rupert Pupkin’s lifelong ambition is to be a stand-up comedian. Although his idol, talk show host Jerry Langford, turns him down when he asks for a chance to perform on his show, he gets the runaround. Jerry is the target of a relentless stalking campaign on his part. Eventuall…y he must team up with his psychotic Langford-obsessed friend Masha to kidnap the talk show host in hopes of finally getting to perform his stand-up routine.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

A Pet Detective must have a thorough knowledge of both criminals and animals in order to be successful. It doesn’t stop there for Ace Ventura… He acts like a rogue feline. An NFL team’s dolphin mascot is stolen right before the Super Bowl, and Ace Ventura is assigned to investigate. Who would be interested in stealing a dolphin, and… what would be the motivation?

The House Bunny (2008)

Locating one’s biological family. As a result of growing up in an orphanage, Shelley Darlingson is ecstatic to move into the Playboy Mansion as a fox when she transforms. Unfortunate for her, she’s kicked out of the program when she turns 27 (because she’s too old). Desperate, she accepts a position as a house mother for a sorority of misfits who have lost their house due to a lack of members. Sorority mean girls will take their place if they don’t find 30 pledges in the next few months. Shelley believes that attractive houses will have more female pledges, so she sets out to make the Zetas enticing while remaining unpretentious and throwing great parties. What are the chances of her being successful, and what about her plans to undergo a makeover? There’s sabotage everywhere, and being one’s true self is difficult.

Animal House (1978)

On the campus of Faber College, there is one notorious frat house where anyone is welcome. In addition, there’s another one full of sanctimonious white anglo-saxon rich young men, except Dean Wormer. A second fraternity steps in to assist the dean in getting the Delta House boys out of campus. Just in time for the homecoming parade, the dean’s p…lan enters the picture to put an end to all future parades.

The Fighter (2010)

“Irish” Micky Ward’s journey to the world light welterweight title is the subject of the film “The Fighter.” To help him along the way, he had the assistance of his half-brother Dicky, a former boxer turned trainer who was on the verge of losing everything due to drugs and the criminal underworld.

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

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

The Dukes Of Hazzard (2005)

They’re distant cousins from the same part of the state as Bo and Luke Duke. They help their Uncle Jesse and their sultry cousin Daisy run the Moonshine business in Hazzard County, where Bo and Luke frequently get into mischief with Sherriff Roscoe P. Coltrane while speeding around in their orange car, aptly named “General Lee.” The Dukes are evicted from their farm by Boss Hogg, the cruel and corrupt county commissioner who despises them. Atlantia is their next stop, where Bo and Duke are reunited with old friends Katie Johnson and Annette to find out why their farm was raided and what Boss Hogg intends to do with the land. Bo and Luke set out to save their farm and foil Boss Hogg’s scheme while local race car driver Billy Prickett was in town for the Annual Hazzard Road Race rally.

The Big Short (2015)

The mortgage housing crisis in the United States in 2005 is depicted in three distinct but related narratives. Scion Capital hedge fund manager Michael Burry, a one-eyed ex-physician, now wears shorts, bare feet, and a Supercuts haircut instead of a suit and tie. As a result, he believes that the US housing market is based on a bubble that will pop in the near future. Having complete autonomy within the company, Burry is free to bet against the housing market with the banks, who are more than happy to accept his proposal for something that has never occurred in the history of the United States.

For this reason, the banks are confident that they will prevail in their negotiations with Burry. After hearing about Burry’s plans, Deutsche Bank’s Jared Vennett becomes an investor who believes he can profit from Burry’s beliefs. Mark Baum, an idealist fed up with the financial industry’s corruption, finds out about it thanks to an error on the part of FrontPoint Partners. In spite of their misgivings about Vennett, Baum and his colleagues at Morgan Stanley decide to team up with him anyway. Along with Burry’s information, they believe that the bond agencies have overrated the majority of mortgages, with banks grouping all subprime mortgages together under AAA packages.

Love & Other Drugs (2010)

Maggie (Hathaway) is a charismatic free spirit who refuses to be tied down by anyone or anything. While he has a lot of charm, Jamie (Gyllenhaal) is her match in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie’s growing r…relationship surprises them both because they are now addicted to the most powerful drug of all: love.

Jackass: The Movie (2002)

In Jackass: The Movie, Johnny Knoxville and his wacky pals make their big-screen debut. Some of them go around Japan dressed as pandas, wreck havoc on an old golf course that was once a haven for the civilized, and perform stunts involving REAL alligators, among other things. Meanwhile, Johnny Knoxvile and his pals are putting their… lives in jeopardy while simultaneously entertaining the public. Preparations are underway for the release of Jackass: The Movie!!

The Color Of Money (1986)

A billiards con artist Fast Eddie Felson recognizes a younger version of himself in up-and-coming pool player Vincent, whom he meets in a local bar. Eddie offers to teach Vincent how to hustle as a last ditch effort to make ends meet like he used to. Eventually, Vincent agrees, and Eddie takes him and Vince…girlfriend nt’s Carmen on a cross-country tour to work in pool halls. However, Vincent’s proclivity for showcasing his skills and, as a result, scaring away other players and costing the team money, leads to an altercation with Eddie.

Rocky V (1990)

Ivan Drago, a Russian boxer, has permanently damaged Rocky Balboa in the ring, forcing him to retire. Returning home after the Drago fight, Balboa learns that his accountant has stolen and lost all of the money he had earned as heavyweight champion…. Rocky’s boxing days are over, so he takes on the role of trainer for Tommy Gunn, a promising young fighter. Rocky, on the other hand, cannot match the lucrative salaries and enticing benefits that Gunn’s other employers are prepared to give him.

Miracle (2004)

Story of a team that became more than just a sports force, and instead brought a new sense of hope to an entire nation. The story depicts a time and place when sports could end a cold war and settle differences. It is based on a true story of one of the greatest sporting moments in history. Herb Brooks, the coach of the United States Ice Hockey team, faced off with a ragtag group of college kids against the Soviet Union’s legendary juggernaut at the Winter Olympics in 1…980. Despite the improbable circumstances, Team USA represented the hope and optimism of a country desperate for a break from current events. Al Michaels, in front of millions of viewers, asked: Do you believe in miracles when the entire world was watching? The team responded admirably. Yes!

Beerfest (2006)

Jan and Todd Wolfhouse travel to Munich to carry out a family tradition after their grandfather Johann von Wolfhause dies by scattering Johann’s ashes at Oktoberfest. Their connection leads them to the Beerfest, a secret beer competition where they are insulted by Baron… German descendants of Wolfhausen accuse their great-grandmother of being a prostitute and their grandfather of stealing an old recipe for Germany’s best beer. Wolfgang von Wolfhausen is one of these descendants. Embarrassed, Jan and Todd fly back to the United States and set about organizing a beer-tasting team to take on the next Beerfest. They train all year with Landfill, Barry, and Fink in preparation for the competition. They believe their German ancestors were telling the truth when they say they found the long-lost recipe hidden inside a dummy. However, the group is well-prepared for a tense confrontation.

Keeping Mum (2005)

As a result of Walter Goodfellow’s neglect of his marriage to Gloria and the distance he has built between himself and his family, his 17-year-old daughter Holly’s string of relationships with unsuitable boys has gone unnoticed by her father.
iends, and Petey, his son, is afraid to go to school because he has been bullied there before. To get some attention, Gloria starts dating Lance, an American golf pro who is giving her “private” lessons. Once the new housekeeper Grace Hawkins arrives and starts taking care of things like an older, more mysterious Mary Poppins, the family’s problems start to fade away.

The Big Lebowski (1998)

Because of this, two thugs urinate on “The Dude’s” rug in order to force him into paying a debt he has no idea about. While trying to get his wealthy counterpart to compensate him for the ruined rug, he takes a one-time job with a high salary. When Walter, a gun-toting Jewish convert with anger issues, offers to help, he does so. There are consequences for lying, and it soon becomes clear that everyone from porn industry moguls to religious agnostics is after The Dude’s services.

Major League (1989)

The Cleveland Indians have a new owner in Rachel Phelps. Her plans for the team, on the other hand, are rather sinister. She wants the team to be relocated to Miami in order to take advantage of the city’s better weather and new stadium. The team must lose badly in order to make the move look justified. To this end, she puts together the most dreadful team she can think of… Some of these players are in their prime, but they’re in poor health, such as an ineffective catcher with bad knees, an inexperienced but astute pitcher, a young tearaway pitcher (and felon) with a 100-mph fastball but no control, a third baseman who’s too rich and valuable to dive, and a voodoo-loving slugger who can’t hit curve balls. To Ms Phelps’ dismay, despite all the odds and despite their inevitability of initial failure, they start to succeed.

Cashback (2006)

When Ben Willis, an art student, is dumped by Suzy, he suffers from chronic insomnia as a result of her hasty move on. He begins working the late night shift at the neighborhood supermarket in order to pass the time during the long nights. A diverse group of people awaits him…each with their own ‘art’ for dealing with the monotony of working an eight-hour shift. Ben’s art is based on the idea that he can stop time. To appreciate the frozen world and its inhabitants, he must do this. This includes Sharon, the pretty and quiet checkout girl who he believes may hold the key to solving Ben’s insomnia problem.

Road Trip (2000)

As young as they are, Josh and Tiffany have been in a committed relationship. BLONDE Beth, Josh’s college roommate, ENTERS THE PICTURE. Josh and Beth meet up one night and tape a video to send to Tiffany about college life. The next day, Josh plans to mail the tape to Tiffany. Unfortunately, Josh’s tape is misdirected, requiring him and a group of friends to travel to Austin, Texas, where Tiffany is hiding out, in order to prevent her from seeing the tape. Road Trip is guaranteed to make you laugh.

American Pie 2 (2001)

The entire crew has returned, and they’re closer than ever. They decide to deepen their relationship by renting a beach house for the summer. In spite of the difficulties, they decide to throw the biggest party ever. Particularly when Stifler, Finch, and Jim become closer than they ever wanted to be to each other and when Jim confuses super glue for lubricant.

Scary Movie 4 (2006)

While working as an old lady’s caretaker in a cursed house, unemployed Cindy Campbell encounters the ghost of a young boy. Meanwhile, Tom Ryan’s adolescent son Robbie and his young daughter Rachel are spending the weekend with their loser father, Tom Ryan, who is a crane operator next door. When Giant Tripods attack Earth, Cindy and Tom fall in love, but Tom flees with Robbie and Rachel, while Cindy travels to a village in search of the answer to a riddle that could save the world. Meanwhile, the president of the United States organizes the UN’s defense of the planet under his intelligence and guidance.

Chaos Theory (2008)

Frank Allen, a time-management expert, corners the reluctant groom at his daughter’s wedding and tells him a long story: about the night his wife chose him and then, about eight years later, when a missed ferry, a corporate groupie, a panicked expectant mother, and a medical test brought Frank’s marriage to a crisis. Frank, his wife Susan, their daughter Jesse, and Frank’s best friend, the hapless Buddy, were caught in the middle of the crisis. It all comes to a head when Frank pulls out a shotgun and marks something off his to-do list for good. How often do we get the chance to let our imagination run wild?