Movies and TV shows like Big Windup!

If you like "Big Windup!" you are looking for feel good, semi serious and humorous movies or TV shows about / with self discovery, sport team, high school, sport, ambition, hopes and rivalry themes of Animation, Comedy and Drama genre shot in Japan.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Save
this
list

to
Big Windup! (2007)
 7.9
 160
Big Windup!
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Follows Ren Mihashi, who had previously excelled as his middle school baseball team's ace pitcher, due to his grandfather's connections as its manager. As he graduates to high school, whose baseball team his grandfather does not manage, he initially does not believe he is good enough to succeed at baseball, however, but assisted by his friends, he grows in stature, confidence and skill, helping his team excel with his own ability.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: self discovery, sport team, high school, sport, ambition, hopes, rivalry, youth, power relations, prodigy, underdog, contests and competitions, human spirit, against the odds, high school life, partners, friends, lifestyle, baseball bat, slice of life, baseball team, baseball
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan

Most similar movies to Big Windup!

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and feel good films and TV series with plots about ambition, rivalry, sport, youth, contests and competitions, underdog and power relations mostly in Sport, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Big Windup!: The Prince of Tennis (2001), Waterboys (2001), Ping-Pong (2002), Taisho Baseball Girls (2009), Chicks With Sticks (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Subscribe for new and better recommendations:
The Prince of Tennis
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Prince of Tennis follows the story of a 12 year old boy Ryoma Echizen who won four consecutive titles in the American Junior Tennis tournaments. He's an amazing tennis player and is considered a prodigy. He moved from America to Japan and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: athlete's life, high school, prodigy, sport, high school life, teenage life, school, youth, power relations, friends, superhuman powers, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 7.2
 2K
Waterboys
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a Japanese school, 5 adolescent geeks join the new sport teacher and take up the challenge to take part in the synchronised swimming competition, in-spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, sport, athlete's life, youth, swimming, hardcase students, school, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   87%
    User:   86%
 
 7.2
 3K
Ping-Pong
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: humorous, semi serious, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, athlete's life, underdog, high school, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, ping pong, friendship, youth, high school life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   82%
 
Taisho Baseball Girls
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: underdog, sport, feminism, high school, sport team, ambition, youth, athlete's life, high school life, romance, rivalry, society ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   68%
 
Movie in collections
Chicks With Sticks
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, humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, underdog, small town, contests and competitions, against the odds, romance, sport team, sport, ambition, gender, female athlete, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   72%
 
 7.6
 3K
Swing Girls
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A tale of delinquent and lazy school girls. In their efforts to cut remedial summer math class, they end up poisoning and replacing the schools brass band.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: jazz, music band, contests and competitions, high school, music, teachers and students, high school life, ambition, youth, best friends, hardcase students, mischievous children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   83%
 
Bring It on Again
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When new students can't get onto their college cheerleading team, they form their own squad and prepare for a cheer off.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: cheerleading, hip hop, college, high school, competition, sport, underdog, cheerleader, contests and competitions, friendship, college life, race issues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s
Place: california, usa, campus, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   75%
 
Going to the Mat
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jace Newfield has a problem. Besides being blind and being the new kid at school, his problem is that the kids at his new school thinks he's a jerk. Jace has to find a way to be accepted into his new school. Joining the wrestling team just ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: contests and competitions, high school, sport, follow your dream, human spirit, family, school, teenage love, high school life, disability, teenage life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   61%
 
Crooked Arrows
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, high school, sport team, family, ambition, hopes, rivalry, youth, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   77%
 
Double Teamed
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Heather and Heidi play volleyball for their school team, when their family decides that they need to go to a bigger school so that they will have a better chance for scholarships. But at the new school, the twins are discovered by the basketball ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, athlete's life, school, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, family, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, siblings relations, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   83%
 
 4.7
 459
Coach
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Olympic Gold medalist is hired to coach the boys basketball team. But when Coach Randy Rawlings arrives, the school's sexist principal discovers he hired a woman. Blocked from firing her due to discrimination laws, he tries to make sure the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: athlete's life, college, high school, sport, dedicated educator, underdog, school, contests and competitions, ego clash, human spirit, athlete and trainer, teachers and students ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   57%
 
 5.4
 6K
Jump In!
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: athlete's life, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, school, family, follow your dream, human spirit, friendship, athlete and trainer, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   62%
 
D2: The Mighty Ducks
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After Gordon Bombay's hockey comeback is cut short he is named coach of Team USA Hockey for the Junior Goodwill Games. Bombay reunites the Mighty Ducks and introduces a few new players, however, he finds himself distracted by his newfound fame ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: underdog, family, competition, sport, friendship, youth, athlete's life, olympics, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey, texas, canada, iceland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   61%
 
 5.3
 294
Safe at Home!
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Florida boy (Bryan Russell) tells his Little League buddies that his father knows two New York Yankees (Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris).
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, athlete's life, buddies, school, underdog, family, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, uninhibited rivalry, baseball, athlete and trainer, sport team ...
Time: 60s
Place: florida, new york, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   69%
 
 4.5
 364
Green Flash
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the ripe old age of 30, Cameron Day has given up his chances at pro-basketball fame and settled into an aimless life. A chance encounter with a beautiful woman lands him smack in the middle of Southern California's pro beach volleyball ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: sport, athlete's life, prodigy, underdog, beach, contests and competitions, college, ego clash, athlete and trainer, high school, teenage love, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new york, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   70%
 
The Hot Flashes
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, challenge the current high school girls’ state champs to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as the women go to comic extremes to ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: sport, underdog, drugs/alcohol, friendship, sport team, small town, ambition, rivalry, friends, basketball, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   56%
 
The Best of Times
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, football movie
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, high school, athlete's life, small town, buddies, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, friendship, small town life, against the odds, ambition ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   64%
 
Necessary Roughness
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When the Texas Southern Armadillos football team is disqualified for cheating and poor grades, the University is forced to pick from a team that actually goes to school. Will they even win a single game?
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: underdog, college, football, sport, beer, contests and competitions, university, soccer, human spirit, mentor, high school, american football ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   49%
 
School of Life
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At Fallbrook Middle School, the annual student-elected Teacher of the Year award is held. And every year for the last 43 years Norman Warner or most fondly called Stormin' Norman Warner has won the award. Now that he has died, the burden of ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, small town, school, uninhibited rivalry, high school, family, teachers and students, ambition, rivalry, family relations, goofy hero, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   41%
 
 6.1
 220
The Race
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Ireland, Germany
Duration: 84 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, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, family, hopes, countryside, rebellion, school, sport, village, youth, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   49%
 
 7.0
 804
The Club
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Boardroom and dressing-room intrigues spill on to the field at the Australian Rules football club.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sport, athlete's life, underdog, high school, blind ambition, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rise to the top, human spirit, athlete and trainer, boss and employee, high school life ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   50%
 
Bring It On: Fight to the Finish
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Christina Milian stars as sassy cheer captain Lina Cruz, whose world is turned upside-down when her family moves from the urban streets of East Los Angeles to the sunny beach town of Malibu. At her new school, Lina clashes with Avery, the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, sport, hip hop, athlete's life, cheerleader, underdog, contests and competitions, sport team, ambition, cheerleading, rivalry, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   44%
 
Bring It On: In It to Win It
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fourth 'Bring It On' movie is set at a cheerleader camp in Florida with a 'West Side Story' musical feel has the female captain of the West Side Sharks meeting and romancing a male member of the East Coast Jets amid their ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: sport, hip hop, underdog, cheerleader, contests and competitions, camp, uninhibited rivalry, teenage life, ambition, rivalry, competition, cheerleading ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   56%
 
 6.4
 25K
Stick It
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Haley is a naturally gifted athlete but, with her social behavior, the teen seems intent on squandering her abilities. After a final brush with the law, a judge sentences her to an elite gymnastics academy run by a legendary, hard-nosed coach. Once ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenager, rebellion, sport, athlete's life, high school, teenagers, contests and competitions, friendship, rebelliousness, competition, athlete and trainer, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   39%
 
Like Mike 2: Streetball
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, basketball movie
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: sport, athlete's life, buddies, family, underdog, young lovers, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, teaching the ways of the world, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   49%
 
 5.8
 871
Underdogs
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in rural Ohio, the birthplace of football, UNDERDOGS is the story of a small-town high school football team destined to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community.
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, follow your dream, small town, family, athlete and trainer, high school, teenage life, sport team, against the odds, ambition, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
Slap Shot 3: The Junior League
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Get ready for a rough-and-tumble comedy that knows how to kick some serious puck!
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, orphan, underdog, athlete and trainer, small town, against the odds, sport team, ambition, power relations, love triangle, siblings relations, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   38%
 
 7.4
 235
Bamboo Blade
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Story: A school kendo club is in need of talent and participation when the petite and talented Tamaki is drafted. With her understated sense of justice and ample strength, Tamaki becomes an inspiration for her team-mates, school and even the deadbeat ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, feel good
Plot: school, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, youth, instructor, club, martial arts, teacher student relationship, teacher, student, kendo
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
 7.6
 2K
K-On!
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Story: Rock n' Roll may never die, but the Sakuragoaka Girl's High School Light Music Club might not be here to stay unless would-be drummer Ritsu Tainaka can find three more members to replace the graduated seniors. Determined to see that the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, coming of age, high school, high school life, student life, teenage life, youth, friends, friendship, teachers and students, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   41%
 
The Winning Season
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A comedy centered on a has-been coach who is given a shot at redemption when he's asked to run his local high school's girls basketball team
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: sport, basketball, athlete and trainer, drugs/alcohol, sport team, high school, misfit, youth, power relations, single parent, defeat, athlete ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   50%
 
Subscribe for new and better recommendations: