Movies like Major League: Back to the Minors

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Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)
 4.6
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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, semi serious, realistic, road movie, melancholic, entertaining, idiotic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: sport, baseball, baseball bat, rivalry, underdog, athlete's life, buddies, career, training, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rise to the top, human spirit, athlete and trainer, boss and employee, against the odds, americana, ambition, hopes, power relations, twins, feminism, sport team, partners, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, south carolina, usa, 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, feel good and semi serious films with plots about ambition, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, mentor and power relations 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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: sport, baseball, rivalry, underdog, buddies, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, friendship, sport team, americana, ambition, hopes ...
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, semi serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, professional sports, hot dog, hard hat, sombrero, baseball field, ambition, rivalry, follow your dream, sabotage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, usa, new york, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, underdog, american football, college, contests and competitions, university, human spirit, athlete and trainer, friendship, high school life, sport team, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, basketball movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, basketball, switching roles, athlete and trainer, chauffeur, underdog, sport team, against the odds, ambition, power relations, contests and competitions, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: baseball, sport, family, contests and competitions, underdog, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, sport team, 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, not serious, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, sport, pizza, paperboy, team, video store, anti heroes, athlete's life, vengeance, buddies, underdog, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Plot: sport, baseball, athlete's life, on the road, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, interracial relations, against the odds, americana ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, realistic, football movie, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, coach, baseball, college, rivalry, parody, underdog, drugs/alcohol, contests and competitions, baseball bat, athlete and trainer, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: sport, baseball, little league, family, underdog, redemption, stadium, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: sport, baseball, family, prodigy, young heroes, athlete and trainer, child as adult, sport team, ambition, power relations, contests and competitions, against the odds ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, minneapolis minnesota, new york yankees ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: sport, youth, ice hockey, athlete and trainer, underdog, competition, family, athlete's life, hockey player, contests and competitions, sport team, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: iceland, usa, europe, los angeles, new jersey ...
⇓ 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: feel good, not serious, humorous, offbeat, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: sport, baseball, monkey, chimpanzee, animal actor, family, athlete's life, contests and competitions, friendship, sport team, adventure, animal life ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, talky, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sport, gambling, friends, baseball, athlete's life, buddies, stadium, underdog, unlikely couple, battle of the sexes, contests and competitions, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: sport, baseball, athlete and trainer, culture clash, sport team, little league, coach, rivalry, adventure, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, baseball, friendship, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, rivalry, friends, journalism ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: sport, underdog, american football, strike, coach, bar fight, cheerleader, football, redemption, contests and competitions, misfit, american football player ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, semi serious, exciting, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, boxer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, cons and scams, underdog, rivalry, investigation, athlete and trainer, interracial relations, power relations, justice ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, cleveland ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, football movie
Plot: sport, american football, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, ego clash, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 60s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: cheerleading, cheerleader, sport, competition, college life, high school, hip hop, college, underdog, contests and competitions, cheering crowd, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: california, usa, campus, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, not serious, feel good, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wrestling, sport, athlete's life, buddies, contests and competitions, underdog, nothing goes right, ambition, friends, goofy hero, downfall, follow your dream ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: sport, underdog, rivalry, family, athlete's life, college, school, teenage boy, hockey player, scholarship, contests and competitions, boarding school ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, basketball movie ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: sport, family, contests and competitions, culture clash, adventure, athlete and trainer, fish out of water, ambition, disorder, athlete's life, sport team, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, semi serious, cynical, realistic, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sport, baseball, athlete's life, self discovery, father figure, ambition, hopes, friendship, nothing goes right, rivalry, couples, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, new york, nebraska, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sport, baseball, little league, redemption, high school, family, underdog, athlete and trainer, parents and children, relationship vs career, sport team, estrangement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, houston texas, california, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, sport, coach, american football, underdog, college, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, college life, high school life, football, sport team ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 54K
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: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, friends, sportscaster, tequila, mascot, party, basketball, baseball, buddies, rise to the top, money, business ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Johnny Be Good (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent scouts or should he attend the local state college ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, football movie, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: sport, college, high school, athlete's life, underdog, buddies, coming of age, vengeance, romance, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: texas, alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: not serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, date night, teens
Plot: sport, athlete's life, buddies, family, goofy hero, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rise to the top, human spirit, athlete and trainer, nothing goes right ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: soccer, sport, kids and family, underdog, family, athlete's life, small town, school, dedicated educator, hardcase students, contests and competitions, follow your dream ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 8K
Ladybugs (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: To climb the corporate ladder to success, a guy agrees to coach the company's all girl soccer team with the help of his secret weapon: his fiancee's son.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: cross dressing, sport, soccer, family, farce, comedy of errors, hidden identity, underdog, corporate, boy, romance, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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