Movies and TV shows like Big Windup!

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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
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The Prince of Tennis
Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
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22 min.
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Friday Night Lights
Drama, Sport
USA
44 min.
 8.7
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films and TV series with plots about ambition, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, underdog, power relations and youth mostly in Sport, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Big Windup!: Swing Girls (2004), Waterboys (2001), Bring It on Again (2004), The Prince of Tennis (2001), Ping-Pong (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: jazz, music band, contests and competitions, teachers and students, music, high school, high school life, ambition, youth, best friends, hardcase students, mischievous children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
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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, feel good, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s
Place: california, usa, campus, new jersey
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System:   87%
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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, stylized, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: athlete's life, sport, prodigy, high school, high school life, teenage life, school, youth, power relations, friends, superhuman powers, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
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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 ...
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Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan
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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 ...
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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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
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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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, underdog, small town, contests and competitions, romance, against the odds, sport team, sport, ambition, gender, female athlete, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   63%
 
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: uplifting, serious, feel good, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   81%
 
Taisho Baseball Girls
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: underdog, sport, feminism, sport team, high school, ambition, youth, athlete's life, romance, high school life, rivalry, society ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   62%
 
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: athlete's life, college, dedicated educator, sport, high school, underdog, school, contests and competitions, ego clash, human spirit, athlete and trainer, teachers and students ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   77%
 
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, humorous, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: underdog, college, football, sport, beer, contests and competitions, university, soccer, human spirit, mentor, high school, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   54%
 
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, feel good, realistic, 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 ...
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Place: usa, new jersey, texas, canada, iceland ...
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System:   64%
    User:   68%
 
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Jump In!
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Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: athlete's life, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, school, follow your dream, family, human spirit, friendship, athlete and trainer, parents and children, teachers and students ...
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Country: USA
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Story: A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
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    User:   61%
 
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Bad News Bears
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Morris Buttermaker is a burned-out minor league baseball player who loves to drink and can't keep his hands to himself. His long-suffering lawyer arranges for him to manage a local Little League team, and Buttermaker soon finds himself the head ...
Style: clever, talky, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: baseball, family, redemption, sport, underdog, athlete and trainer, stadium, gay, sport team, ambition, chase, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
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The Yankles
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: About Charlie Jones, a washed up, ex major league ballplayer, and how he gets a second chance at life and love by managing a Jewish, orthodox yeshiva baseball team.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental
Plot: sport, misfit partners, redemption, athlete and trainer, ambition, underdog, contests and competitions, against the odds, culture clash, down on your luck, sport team, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york yankees
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    User:   63%
 
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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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, athlete's life, buddies, school, underdog, contests and competitions, family, rising to stardom, uninhibited rivalry, baseball, athlete and trainer, sport team ...
Time: 60s
Place: florida, new york, new york yankees
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System:   52%
    User:   55%
 
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Her Best Move
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 15 year-old soccer prodigy, Sara Davis, has a chance to join the U.S. National Team, but she must juggle high school, romance, sports, and parental pressure while deciding her own priorities.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: athlete's life, high school, romance, underdog, school, young lovers, contests and competitions, follow your dream, friendship, soccer, teenager, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california
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System:   52%
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Rebound
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An acclaimed college hoops coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: college, high school, family, basketball, underdog, school, sport, redemption, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, follow your dream, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
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System:   52%
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Major League: Back to the Minors
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the behest of Roger Dorn -- the Minnesota Twins' silver-tongued new owner -- washed-up minor league hurler Gus Cantrell steps up to the plate to take over as skipper of the club's hapless farm team. But little does he know that Dorn has ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: baseball, underdog, sport, athlete's life, indians, buddies, contests and competitions, follow your dream, mentor, rise to the top, baseball bat, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, south carolina, new jersey, usa
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    User:   55%
 
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Hardball
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend.
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underdog, redemption, baseball, gambling, drugs/alcohol, athlete and trainer, teacher, mentor, sport team, sport, ambition, kids and family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new jersey, chicago illinois
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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, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: sport, drugs/alcohol, underdog, friendship, sport team, small town, ambition, rivalry, friends, basketball, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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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, touching, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, family, small town, high school, teenage life, sport team, against the odds, ambition, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   53%
 
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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, humorous, realistic, 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
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System:   48%
    User:   55%
 
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, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, sport, athlete's life, hip hop, cheerleader, underdog, contests and competitions, sport team, ambition, cheerleading, rivalry, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, usa, malibu california
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System:   47%
    User:   39%
 
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sport, athlete's life, high school, underdog, 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:   47%
    User:   48%
 
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: humorous, semi serious, 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
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