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Rookie of the Year (1993)
 6.1
 26K
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 that arm heals too tightly, allowing Henry to throw pitches that are as fast as 103 mph. Henry is spotted at nearby Wrigley Field by Larry "Fish" Fisher, the general manager of the struggling Chicago Cubs, after Henry throws an opponent's home-run ball all the way from the outfield bleachers back to the catcher, and it seems that Henry may be the pitcher that team owner Bob Carson has been praying for.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, inspirational, semi serious, nostalgic, entertaining, unusual plot structure, funny, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: baseball, sport team, sport, contests and competitions, underdog, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, ambition, rivalry, hopes, follow your dream, major league, children, family, baseball movie, mentor, lifestyle, power relations, child, doctor, boy, supernatural power, child protagonist, broken arm, fame ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa

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Most similar movies to Rookie of the Year

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and realistic films with plots about underdog, ambition, sport, family, sport team, hopes and contests and competitions mostly in Sport, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Rookie of the Year: The Sandlot (1993), Angels in the Outfield (1994), The Big Green (1995), The Mighty Ducks (1992), Ed (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Sandlot (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. The neighborhood baseball guru Rodriquez takes Smalls under his wing. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins, the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: baseball, dog, friendship, team, unlikely friendships, sport, baseball movie, childhood, coming of age, storytelling, family relations, baseball game ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s ...
Place: utah, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Angels in the Outfield (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Roger is a foster child whose irresponsible father promises to get his act together when Roger's favourite baseball team, the California Angels, wins the pennant. The problem is that the Angels are in last place, so Roger prays for help to turn ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: baseball, sport, parents and children, hopes, ambition, wish come true, rivalry, underdog, angel, sport team, coach, magic ...
Time: 18th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: soccer, school, athlete and trainer, sport, underdog, family, teachers and students, high school life, small town life, against the odds, family life, friendship ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
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 2.7
 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: baseball, chimpanzee, sport, against the odds, friendship, partners, athlete's life, hopes, lifestyle, kidnapping, rivalry, animal life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Sandlot: Heading Home (2007)
Genre: Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A successful professional baseball player gets his ego in check via an unreality check when he travels back in time to his boyhood sandlot ball-playing days.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: sport team, friendship, baseball, youth, sport, athlete's life, partners, adventure, against the odds, athlete and trainer, friends, major league ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, feel good, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: baseball, sport team, sport, culture clash, contests and competitions, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, fish out of water, cons and scams, friendship, power relations, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: baseball, sport team, sport, family, lifestyle, contests and competitions, prodigy, young heroes, ambition, youth, athlete and trainer, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, new york yankees, minneapolis minnesota, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 5.2
 13K
Rebound (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An acclaimed college hoops coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: college, follow your dream, basketball, sport, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, family, ambition, prodigy, youth, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: baseball, rivalry, sport team, baseball bat, major league, sport, underdog, strong female presence, friends, power relations, partners, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, south carolina, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: sport team, rivalry, baseball, sport, underdog, buddies, partners, contests and competitions, lifestyle, nothing goes right, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ 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%
 5.9
 2K
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, buddy movie ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: sport team, mule, sport, family, farce, soccer, friends, athlete and trainer, against the odds, animal life, power relations, silly humor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.4
 643
The Minis (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Dwarfs playing basketball... with Dennis Rodman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: rivalry, contests and competitions, hotshot hero, lifestyle, ambition, hopes, sport, follow your dream, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, friends, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, follow your dream, underdog, sport, buddies, athlete's life, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, nostalgic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: baseball, sport team, little league, sport, underdog, family, high school, redemption, hopes, ambition, relationship vs career, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, houston texas, california, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, sport team, athlete and trainer, sport, underdog, family, competition, friendship, hockey, friends, power relations, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, iceland, usa, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 27K
Stick It (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Haley is a naturally gifted athlete but, with her social behavior, the teen seems intent on squandering her abilities. After a final brush with the law, a judge sentences her to an elite gymnastics academy run by a legendary, hard-nosed coach. Once ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, inspirational, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: gymnastics, teenager, sport, athlete and trainer, rebelliousness, coach, rivalry, athlete's life, friends, lifestyle, fighting the system, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Soccer Dog: European Cup (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Soccer Dog: European Cup opens with the titular hero, Kimble, escaping the clutches of an evil scientist, bent on performing animal experiments. Our plucky canine hero then falls into the hands of Zack (Jake Thomas), an American boy who's been ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: children, human spirit, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, family, hopes, family relations, disorder, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.3
 19K
Like Mike (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Calvin and his friends, who all live in an orphanage, find old shoes with the faded letters MJ connected to a powerline. One stormy night, they go to get the shoes when Calvin and the shoes are struck by lightning. Calvin now has unbelievable ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, touching
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: teenager, basketball, sport team, orphanage, sport, rising to stardom, ambition, prodigy, hopes, superhuman powers, teenage life, wish come true ...
Place: los angeles, europe, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Sandlot 2 (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A decade has passed in the small town where the original Sandlot gang banded together during the summer of ’62 to play baseball and battle the Beast. Now comes the sequel, a campy romp back to the dugout where nine new kids descend on the diamond ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: sport team, friendship, vengeance, sport, underdog, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, partners, teenage life, athlete and trainer, friends ...
Time: contemporary, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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 ⇓
46%
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: feel good, humorous, not serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, date night
Plot: basketball, sport, nothing goes right, lifestyle, misfit, hopes, follow your dream, partners, goofy hero, athlete's life, rise to the top, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 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%
 6.9
 33K
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, feel good, touching, realistic ...
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 ⇓
45%
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: humorous, feel good, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, rivalry, sport team, sport, underdog, family, school, coming of age, human spirit, teenage life, boarding school life, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, minnesota, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: underdog, american football, sport team, sport, college, hopes, rivalry, human spirit, against the odds, contests and competitions, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, united states, ireland, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
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, sport team ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: chicago illinois, usa, oregon, colorado, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, self discovery, friendship, lifestyle, athlete's life, power relations, nothing goes right, rivalry, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, latin america, mexico, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%