Movies like The Replacements

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The Replacements (2000)
 6.5
 54K
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 dusts off his secret dossier of ex-players who never got a chance (or screwed up the one they were given) and knits together a bad-dream team of guys who just may give the Sentinels their title shot.
Style: humorous, exciting, sincere, feel good, realistic, semi serious, football movie, entertaining, funny, inspirational ...
Plot: sport, underdog, cheerleader, bar fight, american football, coach, strike, football, redemption, baseball, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, ambition, against the odds, negotiation, hopes, major league, sport team, recruit, rivalry, stadium, misfit, american football player, happy ending, football player ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey

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Most similar movies to The Replacements

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and entertaining films with plots about contests and competitions, sport, ambition, underdog, rivalry, redemption and catastrophe mostly in Sport, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like The Replacements: Necessary Roughness (1991), Major League (1989), Wildcats (1986), The Comebacks (2007), Eddie (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
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 ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
79%
 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 ⇓
77%
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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, 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 ⇓
75%
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good, road movie ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: sport, baseball, rivalry, baseball bat, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, athlete's life, rise to the top, americana, human spirit, partners ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, usa, south carolina, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 ⇓
71%
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 ⇓
67%
 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 ⇓
65%
 6.4
 23K
Little Giants (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Danny O'Shea's daughter is cut from the Peewee football team just for being a girl, he decides to form his own team, composed of other ragtag players who were also cut. Can his team really learn enough to beat the elite team, coached ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: sport, football, underdog, family, gas station, rivalry, ambition, hopes, siblings relations, contests and competitions, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, high school, college, vengeance, coming of age, underdog, sport team, against the odds, high school life, lifestyle, romance, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: texas, alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 ⇓
63%
 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 ⇓
61%
 5.9
 1K
Gus (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move up in the rankings, Hurrah! The competition isn't so ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: sport, family, power relations, friends, athlete and trainer, hopes, contests and competitions, lifestyle, against the odds, ambition, animal life, underdog ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 179K
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, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, against the odds, misfit, championship, friends, fish out of water, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.8
 74K
Semi-Pro (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jackie Moon is the owner, promoter, coach, and star player of the Flint Michigan Tropics of the American Basketball Association (ABA). In 1976 before the ABA collapses, the National Basketball Association (NBA) plans to merge with the best teams of ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, inspirational, absurd, suspense ...
Plot: basketball, championship, sport, coach, merger, sport team, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, rivalry, ambition, cheerleader ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
55%
 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, realistic, not serious, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: cross dressing, sport, soccer, family, farce, gender, romance, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition, comedy of errors, teenage love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Mighty Ducks (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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, realistic, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: sport, underdog, yuppie, self discovery, ice hockey, athlete and trainer, family, hockey, contests and competitions, foe turned friend, hopes, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
 136K
The Waterboy (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bobby Boucher is a water boy for a struggling college football team. The coach discovers Boucher's hidden rage makes him a tackling machine whose bone-crushing power might vault his team into the playoffs.
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, ridicule, low self esteem, social outcast, goofy hero, ambition, misfit, athlete's life, football, family relations, love and romance, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, louisiana, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
51%
The Winning Season (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A comedy centered on a has-been coach who is given a shot at redemption when he's asked to run his local high school's girls basketball team
Style: sincere, semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: basketball, sport, high school, defeat, beer, restaurant, birthday party, bicycle, gift, loneliness, athlete, coach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 32K
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, cynical, exciting, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, small town, ice hockey, violence, contests and competitions, partners, hockey, ambition, underdog, athlete and trainer, opponent, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fourth 'Bring It On' movie is set at a cheerleader camp in Florida with a 'West Side Story' musical feel has the female captain of the West Side Sharks meeting and romancing a male member of the East Coast Jets amid their ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: cheerleader, cheerleading, sport, rivalry, competition, athlete and trainer, uninhibited rivalry, hip hop, sport team, lifestyle, high school life, camp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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 ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
46%
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
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, sport, against the odds, coach, competition, contests and competitions, rivalry, financial problem, friends, health situation, uninhibited rivalry, male bonding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, california, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
44%
 6.0
 623
Fast Break (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: David Greene is a New York basketball enthusiast, who wants to coach. He is then offered the coaching job at a small Nevada college. He brings along some players, who are a bit odd but good. Like Swish who unknown to the rest of the team is a girl. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, culture clash, college, basketball, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, sport team, stoners, ambition, youth, disorder ...
Time: 70s
Place: nevada, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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