Movies like The Natural

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The Natural (1984)
 7.5
 46K
The Natural (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An unknown middle-aged batter named Roy Hobbs with a mysterious past appears out of nowhere to take a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of the league in this magical sports fantasy. With the aid of a bat cut from a lightning struck tree, Hobbs lives the fame he should have had earlier when, as a rising pitcher, he is inexplicably shot by a young woman.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, atmospheric, serious, captivating, feel good, inspirational, light, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: baseball, femme fatale, baseball movie, sport team, underdog, corruption, childhood sweetheart, haunted by the past, comeback, rookie, americana, sport, redemption, athlete's life, ambition, championship, scout, follow your dream, temptation, hopes, self destructing, society, major league, devious, power of love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1939, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, baltimore

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Most similar movies to The Natural

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, feel good and inspirational films with plots about sport, hopes, ambition, underdog, athlete's life, sport team and dialogue mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like The Natural: The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000), The Final Season (2007), Bang the Drum Slowly (1973), Eight Men Out (1988), The Babe (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: World War I has left golfer Rannulph Junuh a poker-playing alcoholic, his perfect swing gone. Now, however, he needs to get it back to play in a tournament to save the financially ravaged golf course of a long-ago sweetheart. Help arrives in the ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: golf, underdog, starting over, americana, bankruptcy, great depression, world war one, childhood, human spirit, hopes, contests and competitions, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a New York pro baseball team and two of its players. Henry Wiggen is the star pitcher and Bruce Pearson is the normal, everyday catcher who is far from the star player on the team and friend to all of his teammates. During the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, sport, human spirit, athlete's life, ambition, baseball, rivalry, underdog, sport team, hopes, teammate ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 19K
Eight Men Out (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The great Chicago White Sox team of 1919 is the saddest team to ever win a pennent. The team is bitter at their penny pincher owner, Charles Comiskey, and at their own teammates. Gamblers take advantage of this opportunity to offer some players $ to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, talky ...
Plot: baseball, major league, sport, friendship, americana, ambition, contests and competitions, society, sport team, historical figure, hopes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 11K
The Babe (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chronicle of Babe Ruth's phenomenal story--from his hard knock beginnings at a Baltimore orphanage, to his meteoric rise to baseball superstardom and his poignant retirement from the game. His amazing career included seven American League ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: baseball, underdog, athlete's life, hopes, rivalry, ambition, rising to stardom, couples, major league, relationship vs career, human spirit, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s ...
Place: new york yankees, usa, baltimore, new york, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
We Are Marshall (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: college, coach, football, sport, air disaster, survivor, university, sport team, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, tragic event ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, west virginia, california, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Talent for the Game (1991)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Major League Baseball scout must find promising young player to save his job and his team.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good
Plot: baseball, society, rivalry, prodigy, sport, athlete's life, lifestyle, sport team, major league, scout, power relations, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: idaho, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.5
 90K
42 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, factual, touching ...
Plot: racism, baseball, rivalry, against the odds, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, racial segregation, americana, human spirit, rise to the top, hopes, african american ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1947, year 1946 ...
Place: new york, usa, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 59K
Rudy (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, uplifting, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: football, underdog, working class, college life, sport team, ambition, family relations, aspiration, sport, college, american football, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
54%
 7.2
 5K
Sugar (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Dominican Republic
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sugar is a 2008 sports drama film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. It follows the story of Miguel Santos, a. k. a. Sugar (Algenis Perez Soto), a Dominican pitcher from San Pedro de Macorís, struggling to make it to the big leagues and pull ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, athlete, rags to riches, follow your dream, fish out of water, american dream, rookie, sport, ambition, dream come true, against the odds, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, iowa, kansas, usa, dominican republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.5
 44K
Hoosiers (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, small town, underdog, high school, sport, championship, sport team, human spirit, ambition, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 6K
The Scout (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Mexico
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, feel good, cynical, psychological, light ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: baseball, sport, baseball movie, power relations, lifestyle, athlete's life, self discovery, friendship, nothing goes right, rivalry, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, latin america, mexico, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
For Love of the Game (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A baseball legend almost finished with his distinguished career at the age of forty has one last chance to prove who he is, what he is capable of, and win the heart of the woman he has loved for the past four years.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: baseball, sport, romance, looking for love, athlete's life, love and romance, major league, hopes, training, career, loneliness, coach ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, detroit, new york yankees, new york, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.8
 16K
61* (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 1961, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle played for the New York Yankees. One, Mantle, was universally loved, while the other, Maris, was universally hated. Both men started off with a bang, and both were nearing Babe Ruth's 60 home run record. ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, feel good
Plot: baseball, rivalry, friendship, fan, against the odds, contests and competitions, sport, fame, success, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, year 1998, 1960s
Place: usa, north dakota, new york, kansas city, st. louis missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ⇓
50%
Seven Days in Utopia (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Talent can only get you so far. For golfer Luke Chisholm, that turns out to be Utopia, Texas -- where he's left stranded after blowing his pro debut.
Style: sincere, captivating, uplifting, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: wise man, golf, human spirit, teaching the ways of the world, sport, ambition, athlete and trainer, introspection, small town, athlete's life, hopes, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Million Dollar Arm (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) dreams up a wild game plan to find Major League Baseball’s next great pitcher from a pool of cricket players in India. He soon discovers two young men who can throw a ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: baseball, underdog, fish out of water, athlete's life, sport, ambition, against the odds, culture clash, rivalry, contests and competitions, society, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, usa, california, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Chuck Murdock, a 12-year-old boy from Montana and son of a military jet pilot, becomes anxious after seeing a Minuteman missile on a school field trip. He protests the existence of nuclear weapons by refusing to play baseball, which results in the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, uplifting, touching, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: little league, friendship, athlete's life, politics, sport team, anti war, fighting the system, hopes, ambition, family relations, nuclear, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, boston, new jersey, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 29K
Hardball (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
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: serious, melancholic, suspense, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: underdog, gang, gambling, athlete and trainer, life is a bitch, addiction, urban ghetto life, redemption, down on your luck, bet, sport team, beating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Downhill Racer (1969)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An ambitious young skier, determined to break all existing records, is contemptuous of the teamwork advocated by the US coach when they go to Europe for the Olympics.
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, clever, rough ...
Plot: skiing, ambition, injury, olympics, teammate, narcissism, rivalry, human spirit, haunted by the past, athlete and trainer, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, oregon, switzerland, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 34K
The Rookie (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, inspirational, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: baseball, baseball movie, athlete and trainer, underdog, family relations, following a dream, family, sport, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 7.5
 111K
Field of Dreams (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: ghost, baseball, miraculous event, regret, reconciliation, farm, small town, road trip, hearing voices, doctor, recluse, sport ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: iowa, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Bronx Is Burning (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Bronx Is Burning is a television drama that debuted on ESPN on July 9, 2007, after the 2007 MLB Home Run Derby. It is an eight-episode mini-series adapted from Jonathan Mahler's best-selling book, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bronx Is Burning. ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, clever, humorous ...
Plot: baseball, major league, sport, athlete and trainer, ambition, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, athlete's life, self involved, coach, championship, manager ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, new york yankees, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 917
From the Rough (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The coach of a women's swim team parlays her success into an opportunity to build her school's men's golf team.
Style: captivating, uplifting, serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, against the odds, sport, athlete's life, human spirit, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, once in a lifetime opportunity, lifestyle, ambition, social misfits, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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 ⇓
46%
Any Given Sunday (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, coach, underdog, desire for fame, american football, ambition, success, sport team, football, contests and competitions, athlete's life, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.1
 537K
Rocky (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, touching, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: underdog, boxing, self esteem, training, tough guy, fight, contests and competitions, ambition, life is a bitch, life changing experience, rivalry, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 7K
Cobb (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Al Stump is a famous sports-writer chosen by Ty Cobb to co-write his official, authorized 'autobiography' before his death. Cobb, widely feared and despised, feels misunderstood and wants to set the record straight about 'the greatest ...
Style: rough, serious, cynical, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: baseball, sport, life is a bitch, athlete's life, historical figure, writer's life, journalism, introspection, baseball player, storytelling, mentor, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s
Place: detroit, usa, georgia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%