Movies like Major League

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Major League (1989)
 7.2
 62K
Major League (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Rachel Phelps inherits the Cleveland Indians from her deceased husband, she's determined to move the team to a warmer climate -- but only a losing season will make that possible, which should be easy given the misfits she's hired. Rachel is sure her dream will come true, but she underestimates their will to succeed!
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, feel good, satirical, funny, nostalgic, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: baseball, underdog, rivalry, ambition, professional sports, sport, contests and competitions, against the odds, follow your dream, rise to the top, friendship, misfit, athlete and trainer, down on your luck, hot dog, comics, sombrero, hard hat, baseball field, heroes, friends, partners, graphic violence, major league, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, new york, cleveland ohio, california, san francisco

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Most similar movies to Major League

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and semi serious films with plots about sport, underdog, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport team and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Sport and Drama genres. Some movies like Major League: The Replacements (2000), Eddie (1996), Bad News Bears (2005), BASEketball (1998), The Benchwarmers (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Replacements (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Maverick old-guard coach Jimmy McGinty is hired in the wake of a players' strike to help the Washington Sentinels advance to the playoffs. But that impossible dream hinges on whether his replacements can hunker down and do the job. So, McGinty ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: sport, underdog, american football, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, against the odds, athlete and trainer, ambition, bar fight, sport team, stadium ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Major League II (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Those Cleveland Indians are at it again! After losing in the ALCS the year before, the Indians are determined to make it into the World Series this time! First, though, they have to contend with Rachel Phelps again when she buys back the team. Also, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: sport team, rivalry, baseball, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, buddies, ambition, lifestyle, nothing goes right, hopes, partners ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)
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, feel good, realistic, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: baseball, rivalry, sport team, baseball bat, major league, sport, underdog, friends, power relations, athlete's life, buddies, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, south carolina, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When megalomaniacal White Goodman, the owner of a trendy, high-end fitness center, makes a move to take over the struggling local gym run by happy-go-lucky Pete La Fleur, there's only one way for La Fleur to fight back: dodgeball. Aided by a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, competition, against the odds, coach, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, friends, financial problem, health situation, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, california, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.2
 9K
Eddie (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eddie is a New York limo driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks professional basketball team. The team is struggling with a mediocre record when, in mid-season, "Wild Bill" Burgess, the new owner, as a public relations ...
Style: feel good, inspirational, light, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: basketball, sport, hopes, follow your dream, against the odds, friendship, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, female protagonist, feminism, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 21K
Bad News Bears (2005)
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baseball, rivalry, human spirit, athlete and trainer, against the odds, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, parents and children, sport team, little league, mentor ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 57K
BASEketball (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two losers from Milwaukee, Coop & Remer, invent a new game playing basketball, using baseball rules. When the game becomes a huge success, they, along with a billionaire's help, form the Professional Baseketball League where everyone ...
Style: idiotic, humorous, not serious, feel good, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, baseball, basketball, sport, rivalry, rise to the top, ambition, partners, business, parody, mascot, party ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Benchwarmers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A trio of guys try and make up for missed opportunities in childhood by forming a three-player baseball team to compete against standard little league squads.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, youth, contests and competitions, ambition, group of friends, clumsiness, millionaire, video store, team, pizza, paperboy, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Bad News Bears (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: underdog, baseball, sport team, coach, sport, baseball movie, family, friendship, human spirit, contests and competitions, youth, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s, 1930s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 8K
Beer League (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An unemployed slacker (Lange) inspires his softball teammates to improve their game so they won't get kicked out of the local league.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, drug use, contests and competitions, buddies, bet, partners, sport, small town, against the odds, underdog, friendship, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Necessary Roughness (1991)
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: feel good, humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: underdog, american football, sport team, sport, college, rivalry, hopes, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, youth, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, united states, ireland, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 198K
Happy Gilmore (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Failed hockey player-turned-golf whiz Happy Gilmore -- whose unconventional approach and antics on the grass courts the ire of rival Shooter McGavin -- is determined to win a PGA tournament so he can save his granny's house with the prize ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, rivalry, ambition, against the odds, contests and competitions, misfit, friends, disorder, championship, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.3
 11K
The Comebacks (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A comedy that spoofs the inspirational sports movies, The Comebacks tells the story of an out-of-luck coach, Lambeau Fields, who takes a rag-tag bunch of college misfits and drives them towards the football championships. In the process, this ...
Style: humorous, not serious, inspirational, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, college, rivalry, coach, sport, against the odds, athlete and trainer, social relations, contests and competitions, baseball, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 442
Bleacher Bums (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Adapted from a 1979 stage play written by Chicago's Organic Theater Company, BLEACHER BUMS details the exploits of a group of baseball fans as they sit in the bleachers of Lakeview Park watching a game between the hometown Bruins take on the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friends, gambling, baseball, follow your dream, lifestyle, rivalry, against the odds, ambition, couple relations, sport, buddies, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Rookie of the Year (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 12-year-old Henry Rowengartner, whose late father was a minor league baseball player, grew up dreaming of playing baseball, despite his physical shortcomings. After Henry's arm is broken while trying to catch a baseball at school, the tendon in ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: baseball, sport team, sport, contests and competitions, underdog, rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, athlete and trainer, hopes, follow your dream, major league ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 34K
Slap Shot (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: To build up attendance at their games, the management of a struggling minor-league hockey team signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose job is to demolish the opposition.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, cynical, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ice hockey, sport team, small town, hockey, violence, sport, ambition, contests and competitions, partners, underdog, opponent, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 12K
Wildcats (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Molly is a high school track coach who knows just as much about football as anyone else on the planet. When a football coach's position becomes vacant, she applies for the job, despite snickers from fellow staff members and her former husband.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: american football, high school, sport team, coach, sport, athlete and trainer, americana, rivalry, ambition, youth, contests and competitions, against the odds ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Hot Flashes (2013)
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: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: basketball, rivalry, sport, against the odds, friendship, contests and competitions, ambition, underdog, strong female presence, sport team, reunion, breast cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Great White Hype (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the champ's promoter, Rev. Sultan, decides something new is needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches, he searches and finds the only man to ever beat the champ. The problem is that he isn't a boxer anymore and he's ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, boxer, investigation, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, cons and scams, satire, underdog, power relations, interracial relations, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, cleveland ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 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, athlete's life, rivalry, ambition, hopes, contests and competitions, journalism, major league, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Ready to Rumble (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two slacker wrestling fans are devastated by the ousting of their favorite character by an unscrupulous promoter.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: wrestling, friendship, ambition, athlete's life, follow your dream, goofy hero, underdog, down on your luck, disorder, buddies, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: With the original Hanson Brothers still on the same minor league ice hockey team, the Chiefs are sold to a new owner who gives them a female coach and puts them in a league in which they are to be regularly humiliated by an opposing Harlem ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: hockey, profanity, rivalry, sport, sport team, siblings relations, athlete and trainer, against the odds, uninhibited rivalry, graphic violence, power relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 48K
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, sport team, pitcher, coach, sport, romance, ambition, athlete's life, love and romance, prodigy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: north carolina, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this third film version of the Bad News Bears series, Tony Curtis plays a small time promotor/hustler who takes the pint-sized baseball team to Japan for a match against the country's best little league baseball team which sparks off a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: baseball, sport team, sport, culture clash, lifestyle, contests and competitions, fish out of water, friendship, athlete and trainer, cons and scams, friends, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A League of Their Own (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: baseball, world war two, friendship, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, underdog, female athlete, coach, sport team ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: chicago illinois, usa, oregon, colorado, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.4
 658
The Minis (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Dwarfs playing basketball... with Dennis Rodman.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic
Plot: follow your dream, hopes, ambition, hotshot hero, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, friends, sport team, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 2.1
 5K
Surf School (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A rag-tag bunch of seniors, complete outsiders at their surf-crazed Laguna Beach High School, decide to crash the biggest team surf contest. In order to prevail, however, they must do one important thing...learn to surf! We're taking your ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, high school, friendship, teenage life, teenage love, lifestyle, ambition, love affair, youth, rivalry, buddies, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930's.
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: baseball, against the odds, racism, relationship vs career, human spirit, kidnapping, on the road, athlete and trainer, discrimination, americana, power relations, sport team ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 77K
Kingpin (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After bowler Roy Munson swindles the wrong crowd and is left with a hook for a hand, he settles into impoverished obscurity. That is, until he uncovers the next big thing: an Amish kid named Ishmael. So, the corrupt and the hopelessly naïve hit the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, funny, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bowling, older woman younger man, road trip, fish out of water, on the road, against the odds, buddies, contests and competitions, prodigy, championship, sport, success ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1996, year 1969 ...
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 2.7
 8K
Ed (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack Cooper (Matt LeBlanc) could be a world-class baseball pitcher if he didn't keep buckling under the pressure. He tries to keep his spirits up after he's traded to a minor league team but loses all hope when he discovers that Ed, one of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, offbeat, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: baseball, chimpanzee, sport, against the odds, friendship, partners, athlete's life, hopes, lifestyle, kidnapping, rivalry, animal life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%