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Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)
 4.6
 7K
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 an ulterior motive to generate publicity with a grudge match between the big leaguers and their ragtag Triple A affiliate.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, road movie, melancholic, entertaining, idiotic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: sport, baseball, rivalry, baseball bat, underdog, athlete's life, twins, friends, contests and competitions, partners, feminism, athlete and trainer, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, hopes, major league, sport team, lifestyle, buddies, rise to the top, boss and employee, americana, power relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, usa, south carolina, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Major League: Back to the Minors

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about sport, ambition, underdog, contests and competitions, rivalry, power relations and athlete and trainer mostly in Sport, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Major League: Back to the Minors: Major League II (1994), Major League (1989), Necessary Roughness (1991), Eddie (1996), Rookie of the Year (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: sport, rivalry, baseball, underdog, buddies, lifestyle, sport team, ambition, friendship, partners, major league, americana ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.2
 56K
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. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, rivalry, ambition, sombrero, hard hat, hot dog, professional sports, baseball field, athlete and trainer, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, florida, usa, new york, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, underdog, american football, college, youth, partners, human spirit, fall in love, rivalry, university, friendship, high school life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, basketball movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, basketball, underdog, friendship, rivalry, friends, hopes, power relations, switching roles, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, follow your dream ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: feel good, humorous, exciting, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: baseball, sport, family, contests and competitions, follow your dream, underdog, rivalry, sport team, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Benchwarmers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 80 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, realistic, not serious, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, sport, paperboy, video store, pizza, team, vengeance, hopes, contests and competitions, friends, athlete's life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sport, baseball, power relations, athlete and trainer, interracial relations, contests and competitions, follow your dream, athlete's life, hopes, sport team, kidnapping, on the road ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 433
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friends, sport, gambling, baseball, contests and competitions, power relations, hopes, couple relations, unlikely couple, sport team, americana, stadium ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 4.2
 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: sport, baseball, rivalry, college, coach, parody, contests and competitions, social relations, athlete and trainer, against the odds, ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 2.6
 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: sport, baseball, monkey, animal actor, chimpanzee, family, underdog, sport team, kidnapping, ambition, major league, animal life ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
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: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: youth, sport, ice hockey, athlete and trainer, underdog, family, competition, friendship, athlete's life, hopes, power relations, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iceland, europe, usa, los angeles, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 19K
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: clever, talky, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: sport, baseball, little league, redemption, family, rivalry, friendship, ambition, hopes, friends, parents and children, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 874
Paper Lion (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Sportswriter George Plimpton poses as a rookie quarterback for the Detroit Lions for a "Sports Illustrated" article.
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious, football movie
Plot: sport, american football, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, power relations, follow your dream, hopes, athlete's life, partners, human spirit, fish out of water ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Little Big League (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the owner of the Minnesota Twins passes away, he bequeaths the team to his preteen grandson. The newly minted head honcho quickly appoints himself manager, causing unrest in an organisation that struggles to take orders from a 12-year-old.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: sport, baseball, family, friends, young heroes, athlete and trainer, family relations, power relations, contests and competitions, child as adult, ambition, sport team ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota, bronx new york city, mcdonald's restaurant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: sport, baseball, culture clash, fish out of water, lifestyle, misfit, youth, ambition, sport team, cons and scams, power relations, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Slam Dunk Ernest (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ernest P. Worrell becomes a basketball star after an angel bearing an uncanny resemblance to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gives him a pair of magic sneakers.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing, date night
Plot: sport, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, goofy hero, follow your dream, contests and competitions, down on your luck, rise to the top, hopes, nothing goes right, friends, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Bring It on Again (2004)
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: cheerleading, cheerleader, sport, college life, competition, college, hip hop, high school, sport team, friendship, rivalry, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: campus, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: humorous, semi serious, sincere, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: sport, underdog, bar fight, cheerleader, american football, strike, coach, football, redemption, recruit, negotiation, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 2.7
 391
The Minis (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Dwarfs playing basketball... with Dennis Rodman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sport, follow your dream, hopes, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, friends, power relations, hotshot hero, sport team, rivalry, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Ducks are offered scholarships at Eden Hall Academy but struggle with their new coach's methods and come under pressure from the board to retain their scholarships before their big game against the Varsity team.
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: sport, rivalry, ice hockey, underdog, family, school, coming of age, athlete's life, power relations, friends, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, minnesota, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, cons and scams, athlete's life, contests and competitions, investigation, rivalry, underdog, power relations, athlete and trainer, interracial relations, boxing ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, cleveland ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 13K
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: humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, baseball, friendship, redemption, underdog, major league, journalism, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, new jersey, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Like Mike 2: Streetball (2006)
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, realistic, humorous, basketball movie
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: sport, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, power relations, love and romance, family, contests and competitions, athlete's life, friends, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 297
Safe at Home! (1962)
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, uplifting, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, baseball, uninhibited rivalry, power relations, family, friends, athlete's life, family relations, cons and scams, athlete and trainer, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 60s
Place: florida, new york, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.3
 6K
The Scout (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
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, realistic, feel good, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: baseball, sport, power relations, nothing goes right, athlete's life, hopes, ambition, lifestyle, self discovery, major league, couples, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, mexico, usa, nebraska, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 11K
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, sport, american football, coach, underdog, family relations, hopes, social relations, power relations, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, sport team ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Big Green (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a depressed Texas town, British foreign exchange teacher Anna attempts to inject some life into her hopeless kids by introducing them to soccer. They're terrible at first, but Anna and her football-hero assistant whip them into shape. As ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: soccer, sport, underdog, family, small town, kids and family, immigrants, school, lifestyle, misfit, against the odds, youth ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Air Up There (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jimmy Dolan is a college basketball coach who wants a big promotion. To get it, he needs to make a dramatic find. He ends up deep in Africa, hoping to recruit Saleh, a huge basketball prodigy Jimmy glimpsed in a home movie. But Saleh is the ...
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous, basketball movie ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: sport, family, adventure, culture clash, fish out of water, scout, rivalry, power relations, athlete's life, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, hockey, sport team, lifestyle, against the odds, underdog, rivalry, ambition, betrayal, rebellion, athlete and trainer, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sentimental sequel film finds the Bears, somehow, the little league champions of California. As a result, the team is invited to play a between-games exhibition at the Houston Astrodome with the local champs, the Toros. Kelly Leak, the Bears' ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sport, baseball, little league, underdog, family, high school, redemption, human spirit, high school life, society, against the odds, estrangement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, houston texas, california, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%