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Rookie of the Year (1993)
 6.0
 22K
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: feel good, humorous, exciting, inspirational, semi serious, entertaining, funny, light, melancholic, clever ...
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, children, mentor, major league, power relations, lifestyle, boy, supernatural power, fame, broken arm, injury, baseball movie, football, childhood ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois

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 sport, underdog, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, rivalry and family mostly in Sport, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Rookie of the Year: Angels in the Outfield (1994), Ed (1996), The Air Up There (1994), The Big Green (1995), Little Big League (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, feel good, semi serious, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: baseball, underdog, family, contests and competitions, parents and children, sport, sport team, americana, fish out of water, ambition, hopes, misfit ...
Time: 18th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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 ⇓
84%
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 ⇓
81%
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 ⇓
77%
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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 ⇓
74%
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 ⇓
72%
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 ⇓
72%
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, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: sport, underdog, ice hockey, athlete and trainer, self discovery, family, yuppie, urban, contests and competitions, winning, sport team, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
 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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: sport, family, contests and competitions, sport team, animal life, ambition, rivalry, underdog, athlete and trainer, against the odds, hopes, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 ⇓
69%
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 ⇓
68%
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, feel good, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: sport, baseball, baseball bat, rivalry, underdog, athlete's life, buddies, training, career, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, south carolina, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 ⇓
65%
 5.2
 12K
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, not serious, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: college, sport, basketball, school, high school, family, underdog, dedicated educator, training, contests and competitions, redemption, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 ⇓
63%
 7.0
 30K
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, serious, feel good, touching, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, family, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, parent child relationship, follow your dream, against the odds, ambition, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Disney's Air Bud (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his family to the small town of Fernfield, Washington. The ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, inspirational, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: golden retriever, dog, dog actor, family, clown, friendship, sport, small town, athlete's life, young heroes, contests and competitions, mischievous children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, little league, coach, family, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, hopes, youth, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
A League of Their Own (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, 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, semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: baseball, sport, female athlete, underdog, friendship, rivalry, coach, feminism, siblings relations, americana, baseball player, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: usa, chicago illinois, colorado, oregon, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: baseball, time travel, youth, athlete's life, family, buddies, adventure, underdog, sport, young heroes, contests and competitions, rising to stardom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.2
 17K
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, not serious, humorous, touching, basketball movie
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: sport, orphanage, basketball, bet, lightning, orphan, prodigy, superhuman powers, teenager, bullying, underdog, family ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
54%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, basketball movie
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: sport, athlete's life, buddies, family, underdog, young lovers, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, teaching the ways of the world, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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 ⇓
52%
 5.3
 297
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, baseball, athlete's life, school, buddies, underdog, contests and competitions, family, rising to stardom, uninhibited rivalry, athlete and trainer, sport team ...
Time: 60s
Place: florida, new york, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Soccer Dog: The Movie (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A heart-warming comedy about the friendship between the new kid in town and a soccer-playing dog on the lam from the dog-catcher. It's up to these two underdogs to win the PeeWee Soccer League championship game.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: sport, dog, soccer, athlete's life, odd couple, family, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, parents and children, adoption, against the odds ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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 ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
48%
Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: With the original Hanson Brothers still on the same minor league ice hockey team, the Chiefs are sold to a new owner who gives them a female coach and puts them in a league in which they are to be regularly humiliated by an opposing Harlem ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, hockey, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, against the odds, ambition, rebellion, rivalry, power relations, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: sport, buddies, mischievous children, family, contests and competitions, adventure, athlete and trainer, teenage life, sport team, coming of age, ambition, partners ...
Time: contemporary, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%