Both have female leads that step away from their family's desires in order to make themselves happy.
In Beckham, Jess has a much harder time defying her family than Fotoula does in Greek Wedding.
Bend It Like Beckham is one of the best 'feel good' movies made in recent years.
Its story of Jess Bhamra, a British girl from a strict and traditional Indian family, and her struggle to play football like her idol David Beckham, is funny, touching, and inspiring.
Jess and Jules both fall in love with Joe and have a falling out over it.
Fotoula was simply marrying outside her ethnic background.
Jess is shattering every notion her family has about women in society. In Greek Wedding, Fotoula's father does the humorous, 'apples and oranges' speech at her wedding. In Beckham, Jess's father allows her to go to her final soccer game during her sister's wedding.
During the summer before she goes off to university, nothing is more important to Jess than football.
Not even her sister's upcoming wedding, which is the focus of the rest of her family's attention.