Movies like The Man from Left Field

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The Man from Left Field (1993)
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The Man from Left Field (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After taking a job managing a little league team, a homeless man inspires the kids to reach for it all and they inspire him to reclaim his life.
Style: humorous, touching, uplifting, feel good, emotional, realistic, semi serious
Plot: teenage life, sport, youth, athlete's life, sexual relations, family relations, memory loss, contests and competitions, parents and children, hollywood, athlete and trainer, adoption, ambition, against the odds, fall in love, human spirit, follow your dream, hopes, sport team, redemption, single parent, rivalry, underdog, power relations, baseball ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida

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Most similar movies to The Man from Left Field

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about ambition, underdog, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions, sport and youth mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like The Man from Left Field: Safe at Home! (1962), Kart Racer (2003), Calvin Marshall (2009), Shooting for Socrates (2014), Jump In! (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.5
 331
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: feel good, humorous, touching, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport team, baseball, americana, against the odds, hopes, family, youth, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, uninhibited rivalry, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, florida, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.7
 584
Kart Racer (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 14-year-old Watts Davies is estranged from his dad, a former International Karting Federation (IKF) champion. Watts's resolve to race in the upcoming IKF Regional Championships rekindles their relationship as they pursue the dream together.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, teenage life, against the odds, ambition, athlete's life, lifestyle, follow your dream, contests and competitions, young heroes, tragic hero, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Calvin Marshall (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A college student is determined to become a Major League Baseball star, but finds his true calling instead.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, college, self discovery, follow your dream, ambition, underdog, romance, youth, hopes, love and romance, athlete's life, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Shooting for Socrates (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: SHOOTING FOR SOCRATES is a David Vs. Goliath set in Belfast against the backdrop of the 1986 World Cup. It tells the story of a momentous time in Northern Ireland's football history through the eyes of players, fans and the media. The film also ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: hopes, ambition, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, youth, family relations, sport team, parents and children, soccer, underdog, soccer fan ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1986
Place: mexico, ireland, brazil, northern ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 7K
Jump In! (2007)
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.8
 1K
Queen Sized (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An overweight girl, Maggie Baker, is elected Homecoming queen by the mean girls in the high school.
Style: feel good, uplifting, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, rivalry, society, against the odds, best friends, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, hopes, prom, family relations, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, human spirit, friendship, contests and competitions, youth, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s, 1930s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Swimsuit Issue (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wild bachelor party and an agonizing defeat in floorball awakens Fredrik's passion for male synchronized swimming.
Style: feel good, humorous, uplifting, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: self fulfillment, friendship, buddies, sport team, youth, family relations, life is a bitch, sport, society, ambition, parents and children, physical appearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 3.5
 511
Bad Parents (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suburban mom relives her season with the soccer obsessed sports parents whose outrageous "win at all costs" behavior spirals out of control.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: soccer, eccentric family, family relations, obsession, sport team, parents and children, youth, sport, rivalry, fish out of water, suburban life, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.3
 452
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, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friends, gambling, baseball, lifestyle, rivalry, against the odds, follow your dream, sport, athlete's life, couple relations, buddies, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
No Pain, No Gain (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of a bodybuilder who longs to be respected for his mind. Mike Zorillo, a small town Ohio champion bodybuilder with a genius IQ, journeys to the Mecca of bodybuilding, Los Angeles, determined to beat his nemesis, Jake Steel, with natural ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, semi serious, feel good
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, rivalry, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, comeback, heroes, athlete's life, physical appearance, redemption, contests and competitions, once promising ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Finding Buck McHenry (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an 11 year old boy gets cut from his Little League baseball team, he sets out to form his own team.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, non-linear ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coach, little league, follow your dream, ambition, against the odds, friendship, hopes, athlete's life, sport, sport team, human spirit, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.4
 4K
Deal (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As an ex-gambler teaches a hot-shot college kid some things about playing cards, he finds himself pulled into the world series of poker, where his protégé is his toughest competition.
Style: realistic, tense, humorous, psychological, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, poker, mentor, card game, contests and competitions, human spirit, competition, friendship, follow your dream, downfall, lifestyle, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.7
 195
Boys Club (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sent to San Francisco to spend the summer with his aunt, teenager Mario Vandetti makes fast friends with a group of neighborhood kids and encouraged by a caring priest they soon form a basketball team, becoming contenders in a city tournament.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, against the odds, human spirit, friendship, ambition, teenage life, follow your dream, family life, parents and children, dedicated educator, athlete and trainer, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 26
Matchups (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ian Willams -- who was born blind in one eye -- grew up undaunted to become an elite college basketball player. But his dream of winning a national championship and turning pro was sidetracked when a tragic accident left him completely blind. ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: against the odds, prodigy, ambition, follow your dream, dedicated educator, disability, human spirit, life is a bitch, sport, society, lifestyle, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
 3K
Ping-Pong (2002)
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: semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: athlete's life, youth, human spirit, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, friendship, ping pong, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Longshots (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, battle of the sexes, athlete and trainer, sport, youth, rivalry, underdog, gender, american football, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Final Season (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job and ditches his wedding plans to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, baseball movie, against the odds, ambition, sport, hopes, youth, rivalry, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 356
2 Jacks (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack Hussar is a legendary Hollywood director, whose persona commands respect and adoration from his fans. Can his son, Jack Jr. maintain his legacy?
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, family relations, follow your dream, parents and children, ambition, nightlife, hollywood, filmmaking, hopes, womanizer, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 1990s, 2010s, year 2012, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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 ⇓
45%
 5.6
 4K
Beautiful (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Determined to win the Miss American Miss pageant, Mona is ready to sacrifice anything and everything to guarantee herself the crown including her own daughter! She manages to persuade her best bud to raise the kid as her own (Miss AM can't be a ...
Style: humorous, emotional, semi serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, beauty pageant, contests and competitions, underdog, blind ambition, family problems, pregnancy, child illness, parents and children, family relations, single parent, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jimmy Grimble is a shy Manchester school boy. At school he is constantly being bullied by the other kids, and at home he has to face his mother's new boyfriend. However, through football, and some special boots, he manages to gain the ...
Style: touching, uplifting, feel good, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: soccer, misfit, working class, bully, follow your dream, ambition, against the odds, teenage life, sport team, rivalry, contests and competitions, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, female friendship, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, underdog, female athlete, coach ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: chicago illinois, usa, colorado, oregon, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 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, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions, journalism, hopes, major league, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, new jersey, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Mighty Ducks (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After reckless young lawyer Gordon Bombay gets arrested for drunk driving, he must coach a kids hockey team for his community service. Gordon has experience on the ice, but isn't eager to return to hockey, a point hit home by his tense dealings ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, inspirational, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, hockey, athlete and trainer, sport team, self discovery, happy ending, sport, contests and competitions, against the odds, underdog, foe turned friend, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Shot at Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Scottish second division football team Kilnockie is taken over by American Pete Cameron. The new owner puts pressure on manager Gordon McLeod to improve the fortunes of the team, and hires first division player Jackie McQuillan.
Style: realistic, sentimental, inspirational, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, human spirit, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, against the odds, friendship, sport team, society, sport, contests and competitions ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 563
Jo's Boy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Grandson of a legendary rugby player, son of a legendary rugby player, and he himself a legendary rugby player, Jo Canavero raises his only son, Tom, in a small village in the Tarn region. To the great displeasure of Jo, thirteen-year-old Tom is as ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: rugby, follow your dream, ambition, sport, youth, single parent, family relations, hopes, parents and children, parent child relationship, small town, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 820
Mr. Go (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: South Korea, China
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A 15-year-old circus ringmaster Wei-wei is left all alone with gorilla Ling-ling after grandfather passes away. Thanks to her grandfather's love for baseball, Ling-ling was trained to play baseball and has developed remarkable hitting skills. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, ambition, teenage life, youth, against the odds, sport team, contests and competitions, sport, silly humor, baseball, animal life, scout
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Perfect Game (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA, Mexico
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, disturbing, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: against the odds, sport, rise to the top, ambition, baseball, youth, underdog, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions, young heroes, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1957
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 176
The Kid (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jimmy Albright is a young athlete with a passion for boxing. His mentor, Harry Sloan, an aging trainer and former boxer, sees Jimmy's potential, not only as a boxer but as a young man. With Harry's guidance, Jimmy trains and fights his way ...
Style: touching, feel good, psychological, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: family relations, follow your dream, ambition, athlete's life, hopes, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, rise to the top, aging, rivalry, power relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%