Movies like The Sandlot

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The Sandlot (1993)
 7.8
 91K
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 desirous lifeguard at the local pool, the snooty rival ball team, and the travelling fair.
Style: feel good, funny, sentimental, humorous, sweet, witty, talky, semi serious, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: baseball, coming of age, friendship, sport, dog, childhood, adventure, unlikely friendships, small town, team, family, kids and family, adolescence, children, beast, teenager, bullying, child, youth, camp, chase, summer, boy, voyeurism, name calling ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 80s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: utah, california, usa

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Most similar movies to The Sandlot

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and touching films with plots about youth, family, family relations, friendship, friends, childhood and mentor mostly in Comedy, Family and Sport genres. Some movies like The Sandlot: My Girl (1991), Rookie of the Year (1993), The Little Rascals (1994), Little Giants (1994), My Dog Skip (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 81K
My Girl (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J., her best friend, is ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, sad, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, family, father daughter relationship, single parent, family relations, children, single father, young heroes, parents and children, mortician ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, inspirational, humorous, exciting, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, children, sport team, family, childhood, contests and competitions, mentor, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Little Rascals (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, and the other characters made famous in the Our Gang shorts of the 1920s and 1930s are brought back to life in this nostalgic children's comedy. When Alfalfa starts to question his devotion to the club's ...
Style: feel good, light, sentimental, sweet, not serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, childhood, mischievous children, gang, bully, children, rivalry, parents and children, misfit, child, precocious child, dog ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.4
 29K
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: feel good, humorous, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: american football, sport, football, childhood, cheerleader, coach, underdog, cheerleading, family, youth, child, chase ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 21K
My Dog Skip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A shy boy is unable to make friends in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1942, until his parents give him a terrier puppy for his ninth birthday. The dog, which he names Skip, becomes well known and loved throughout the community and enriches the life of ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, coming of age, world war two, small town, childhood, friendship, child's point of view, youth, family, baseball, lifestyle, animals ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, oxford university, southern usa
⇓ 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: inspirational, humorous, touching, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: angel, baseball, sport, disney, childhood, magic, parents and children, hopes, ambition, wish come true, rivalry, adoption ...
Time: 18th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: summer, friendship, teenager, loneliness, vacation, coming of age, shyness, youth, teenage love, dysfunctional family, adolescence, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's the story about seven very different best friends, and one summer that will bring them together like never before.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, chick flick, family outing ...
Plot: friendship, teenager, coming of age, camp, babysitting, children, nanny, childhood, summer camp, teenage life, parents and children, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, touching, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: sport team, youth, friendship, vengeance, friends, athlete and trainer, teenage life, buddies, partners, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 21K
Simon Birch (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Simon Birch tells the story of Joe and Simon's heart-warming journey of friendship. Simon Birch was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thinks God made him this way ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, emotional, sad, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, destiny, friendship, family relations, small town, disability, justice, life philosophy, happy ending, illegitimate son, hopes, buddies ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: maine
⇓ 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, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: baseball, world war two, sport, female protagonist, friendship, sister sister relationship, female athlete, sibling rivalry, female bonding, women, feminism, underdog ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: oregon, chicago illinois, new jersey, usa, midwest ...
⇓ 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, light, inspirational, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: ice hockey, happy ending, sport team, athlete and trainer, sport, disney, youth, redemption, competition, foe turned friend, teenager, childhood ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Disney's Air Bud (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
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, light, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dog, golden retriever, basketball, animals, kids and family, friendship, disney, pets, happy ending, sport, family, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington state, new jersey, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 3K
Air Bud 3 (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In this second heartwarming and hilarious sequel to the popular favorite, Air Bud masters two new starring roles: soccer (real football) player and fatherhood. Loaded with laughs and cool soccer action, Buddy teams up alongside U.S. women's ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: dog, golden retriever, sport team, ambition, friendship, rivalry, family relations, best friends, contests and competitions, pets, sport, animal life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Air Bud: Golden Receiver (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Josh and Buddy move from basketball to American football in this first of several sequels to the original Air Bud.
Style: humorous, feel good, sweet, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens ...
Plot: dog, golden retriever, american football, football, school, family, sport, disney, kidnapping, coach, family relations, sport team ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 10K
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, inspirational, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: soccer, sport, school, disney, underdog, family, youth, athlete and trainer, small town life, against the odds, teachers and students, high school life ...
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father. There, she adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie. The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, light, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: dog, small town, father daughter relationship, animals, single father, loneliness, adaptation, beautiful scenery, childhood, children, mischievous children, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Great Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin stars as Kit, leading a splendid cast in the first ever "American Girl" theatrical movie. ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, family, youth, basset hound, coming of age, children, teacher, school, family relations, life philosophy, family life, follow your dream ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1934
Place: ireland, ohio, usa, chicago illinois, cincinnati ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, saga
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: baseball, youth, friendship, sport team, sport, friends, major league, buddies, contests and competitions, athlete's life, rivalry, ambition ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 71K
Beethoven (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St ...
Style: feel good, sweet, humorous, funny, sincere ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: dog, family, children, puppy, pets, animal actor, saint bernard dog, animals, childhood, pet dog, dog actor, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Josh is off to his first year of college and buddy has stayed behind with joshs little sister andrea and the rest of the family. Adrea attempting to fit in with her jr. High classmates decides to join the baseball team and along the way discovers ...
Style: feel good, light, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: golden retriever, dog, baseball, sport team, youth, underdog, contests and competitions, disorder, family relations, sport, family, hopes ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zachary Beaver, a sideshow attraction also known as the world's fattest boy, arrives in the sleepy town of Granger, Texas.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, friendship between boys, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, mischievous children, family relations, parents and children, best friends, young heroes, family, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Frankie & Hazel (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Actress JoBeth Williams directed this Showtime family feature starring The Sixth Sense's Mischa Barton for Barbra Streisand's Barwood Films. Barton is Frankie and Ingrid Uribe is Hazel, Frankie's neighbor and best friend. Frankie is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, youth, ballet, baseball, small town, follow your dream, ambition, dancer's life, hopes, family relations, teenage life, feminism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, intense, inspirational, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: baseball, underdog, sport, baseball coach, youth, family, competition, unlikely friendships, coach, sport team, childhood, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 80s, year 1976
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 5.4
 347
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: realistic, semi serious, uplifting, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: baseball, youth, sport team, family, rising to stardom, athlete's life, underdog, partners, buddies, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york yankees, new york, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: sexy, humorous, feel good, sweet, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, family outing
Plot: baseball, sport, coming of age, childhood, children, family, youth, teenager, boy, obsession, basketball, justice ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, boston, new york, minneapolis minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 2.7
 9K
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, inspirational, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: baseball, sport, monkey, chimpanzee, athlete's life, partners, friendship, against the odds, lifestyle, hopes, kidnapping, animal life ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 24K
Breaking Away (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dave, nineteen, has just graduated high school, with his 3 friends, The comical Cyril, the warm hearted but short-tempered Moocher, and the athletic, spiteful but good-hearted Mike. Now, Dave enjoys racing bikes and hopes to race the Italians one ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, witty, talky ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: sport, coming of age, working class, friendship, bicycle, underdog, teenager, bicycle race, riding a bicycle, teenage life, small town, father son relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Wondrous Oblivion (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: David Wiseman is eleven years old and mad about cricket. He has all the kit but none of the skill. When a Jamaican family moves in next door the father starts giving cricket lessons to David, and becomes close to David's mother. But this is ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cricket the game, youth, sport, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle, society, family life, parents and children, school, bittersweet, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 22K
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, stylized, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baseball, sport, mentor, rivalry, human spirit, ambition, contests and competitions, against the odds, athlete and trainer, coming of age, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%