Movies like For Love of the Game

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For Love of the Game (1999)
 6.6
 35K
For Love of the Game (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A baseball legend almost finished with his distinguished career at the age of forty has one last chance to prove who he is, what he is capable of, and win the heart of the woman he has loved for the past four years.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic, serious, entertaining, intense, exciting, inspirational, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: baseball, sport, romance, looking for love, love and romance, athlete's life, major league, hopes, career, training, loneliness, coach, unlikely friendships, friendship, ambition, introspection, legend, blonde, hotel, hospital, teenage girl, helicopter, massage, television, airport ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, detroit, new york, london, new york yankees, bronx new york city, new jersey ...

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Most similar movies to For Love of the Game

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, inspirational and sentimental films with plots about mentor, destiny, storytelling, redemption, catastrophe, transformation and dialogue mostly in Drama, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like For Love of the Game: Bull Durham (1988), Tin Cup (1996), The Rookie (2002), Summer Catch (2001), McFarland, USA (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bull Durham (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Veteran catcher Crash Davis is brought to the minor league Durham Bulls to help their up and coming pitching prospect, "Nuke" Laloosh. Their relationship gets off to a rocky start and is further complicated when baseball groupie Annie ...
Style: humorous, realistic, talky, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: baseball, love triangle, small town, coach, pitcher, sport, romance, couples, major league, rookie, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: north carolina, usa, california
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 6.4
 50K
Tin Cup (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his succesful rival's girlfriend.
Style: sexy, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: golf, underdog, psychologist, romance, sport, fall in love, love triangle, love and romance, opposites attract, rivalry, competition, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, north carolina, california
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100%
 6.9
 35K
The Rookie (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, inspirational, feel good, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: baseball, athlete and trainer, underdog, family relations, following a dream, family, sport, baseball coach, against the odds, human spirit, hopes, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
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100%
 5.0
 16K
Summer Catch (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A coming-of-age romantic comedy set against the backdrop of the Cape Cod Baseball League. Local boy Ryan Dunne (Freddie Prinze Jr.), now a pitcher for Boston College, meets Tenley Parrish (Jessica Biel), the daughter of a wealthy couple who summer ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sexy, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, athlete's life, rivalry, small town, social differences, sport, baseball, young lovers, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 38K
McFarland, USA (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
Style: touching, captivating, uplifting, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, underdog, teenager, sport, track and field, mentor, dedicated educator, small town, sport team, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 59K
Draft Day (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.
Style: exciting, semi serious, inspirational, intense, suspense ...
Plot: negotiation, football, american football, sport, boss and employee, sport team, overcoming, power relations, disorder, one last chance, ambition, nfl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, ohio, cleveland ohio, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 15K
Youngblood (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. His on-ice activities are complicated by his relationship ...
Style: sexy, exciting, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, skating, rivalry, mockery, coach, sport, underdog, romance, redemption, graphic violence, human spirit, countryside ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, alaska, new jersey, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 410K
Moneyball (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Style: captivating, inspirational, realistic, feel good, serious ...
Plot: rise to the top, success, underdog, mathematics, sport, strategy, baseball, manager, statistics, ambition, teamwork, team ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, oakland california, boston, new jersey
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100%
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 14K
Mr 3000 (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Aging baseball star who goes by the nickname, Mr. 3000, finds out many years after retirement that he didn't quite reach 3,000 hits. Now at age 47 he's back to try and reach that goal.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, inspirational, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, friendship, sport, redemption, rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, major league, journalism, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog ...
Time: 90s
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, new jersey, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a New York pro baseball team and two of its players. Henry Wiggen is the star pitcher and Bruce Pearson is the normal, everyday catcher who is far from the star player on the team and friend to all of his teammates. During the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, sport, athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, baseball, hopes, underdog, rivalry, sport team, professional sports ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.8
 2.0M
Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mentally challenged, life philosophy, human spirit, journey, rise to the top, philosophy, true love, destiny, love, human relationship, army, selflessness ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york, china, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 9K
Vision Quest (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: High school wrestler Louden Swain is a man obsessed , trying to shed 23 pounds in a dangerously short time and take on Shute, the undefeated, tough-as-nails 168-pound champion who's the best wrestler in the state. Matthew Modine stars as the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, inspirational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, high school, underdog, rivalry, sport, love, wrestling, romance, high school life, athlete's life, contests and competitions, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., washington state, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Everybody's All-American (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Louisiana football star Gavin Grey had it all. He was an All-American champion who married his high-school sweetheart, homecoming queen Babs Rogers, and who was a hero to his hometown. Yet after a failed professional career, Gavin realizes that fame ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, psychological, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: american football, friendship, college, sport, ambition, midlife crisis, family problems, romance, athlete's life, love triangle, marriage, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 50s
Place: louisiana, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Message in a Bottle (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A woman finds a romantic letter in a bottle washed ashore and tracks down the author, a widowed shipbuilder whose wife died tragically early. As a deep and mutual attraction blossoms, the man struggles to make peace with his past so that he can move ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: haunted by the past, love letter, single parent, anonymous letter, romance, sailboat, sailing, love, father son relationship, boat accident, destiny, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, chicago illinois, usa, new york, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Love & Basketball (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this drama. Quincy McCall (Omar Epps) and Monica Wright (Sanaa Lathan) grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, intense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: basketball, friendship, high school, career change, against the odds, sport, lifestyle, human spirit, true love, romance, follow your dream, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1981, year 1993 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, barcelona, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
American Flyers (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When Dr. Marcus Sommers realizes that he and his troubled, estranged brother David may be prone a fatal brain disease that runs in their family, he decides to make peace with his sibling, and invites him on a trip to the Rockies. There, the brothers ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: riding a bicycle, bicycle race, bicycle, sport, underdog, hopes, lifestyle, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, family life, human spirit ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, colorado, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 4K
Ice Castles (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater. Only with the help of those who love her can she prove to the world -- and herself -- that she still has the potential ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: figure skating, skating, rivalry, romance, sport, disability, family relations, power relations, contests and competitions, ambition, rise to the top, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 45K
Fever Pitch (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: baseball, opposites attract, obsession, teacher, romance, contests and competitions, relationship problems, sport, career woman, happy ending, bittersweet, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, new york yankees, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Scout (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When his star recruit botches a Major League Baseball debut, humiliated talent scout Al Percolo (Albert Brooks) gets banished to rural Mexico, where he finds a potential gold mine in the arm of young phenom Steve Nebraska (Brendan Fraser). Soon, the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, cynical, psychological, light ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: baseball, sport, power relations, friendship, self discovery, lifestyle, athlete's life, ambition, nothing goes right, rivalry, hopes, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, latin america, usa, mexico, nebraska ...
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41%
Trouble with the Curve (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Slowed by age and failing eyesight, crack baseball scout Gus Lobel takes his grown daughter along as he checks out the final prospect of his career. Along the way, the two renew their bond, and she catches the eye of a young player-turned-scout.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: father daughter relationship, baseball, aging, pitcher, sport, parent grown child relationship, workaholic, recruit, career, scout, parents and children, accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, georgia, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, ambition, against the odds, one last chance, sport, lifestyle, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 8K
Cobb (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Al Stump is a famous sports-writer chosen by Ty Cobb to co-write his official, authorized 'autobiography' before his death. Cobb, widely feared and despised, feels misunderstood and wants to set the record straight about 'the greatest ...
Style: serious, rough, cynical, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: baseball, sport, life is a bitch, athlete's life, historical figure, journalism, writer's life, introspection, baseball player, mentor, brutality, adaptation ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s
Place: detroit, usa, georgia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Chuck Murdock, a 12-year-old boy from Montana and son of a military jet pilot, becomes anxious after seeing a Minuteman missile on a school field trip. He protests the existence of nuclear weapons by refusing to play baseball, which results in the ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, serious, touching, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: friendship, anti war, sport team, politics, athlete's life, family relations, ambition, hopes, fighting the system, nuclear, father son relationship, usa president ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, boston, montana, new jersey, san francisco ...
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39%
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 7.4
 48K
The Natural (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: baseball, femme fatale, sport team, underdog, corruption, haunted by the past, americana, comeback, rookie, unstoppable, sport, childhood sweetheart ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1939
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
All the Right Moves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sensitive study of a headstrong high school football star who dreams of getting out of his small Western Pennsylvania steel town with a football scholarship. His equally ambitious coach aims at a college position, resulting in a clash which could ...
Style: feel good, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, american football, college, ambition, small town, friendship, youth, cheerleader, coach, sport, self discovery, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 21K
Bounce (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man switches plane tickets with another man who dies in that plane in a crash. The man falls in love with the deceased one's wife.
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: widow, destiny, romance, haunted by the past, love and romance, starting over, hopes, husband wife relationship, advertising, airport, family, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, palm springs california, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 93K
42 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, factual, touching ...
Plot: baseball, racism, racial segregation, against the odds, rivalry, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, americana, human spirit, rise to the top, hopes, african american ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1948, post world war two, year 1945 ...
Place: new york, usa, missouri, chicago illinois, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 14K
At First Sight (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, bittersweet, couples, fall in love, resort, couple relations, hopes, starting over, love and romance, sexual content, blindness, love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Stealing Home (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Billy Wyatt (Harmon), a former high school and minor-league baseball baseball player receives a telephone call from his mother revealing that his former child-sitter, and later in his teens, his first love, Katie Chandler (Foster), has died. Wyatt ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, suicide, bittersweet, aging, love, americana, fall in love, self discovery, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 50s
Place: philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Up Close & Personal (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Tally Atwater has a dream: to be a prime-time network newscaster. She pursues this dream with nothing but ambition, raw talent and a homemade demo tape. Warren Justice is a brilliant, hard edged, veteran newsman. He sees Tally has talent and becomes ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: journalism, tragic love, romance, love and romance, workplace, rise to the top, ambition, media, workplace situations, love affair, tv show, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: miami, florida, usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%