Movies like The Wizard

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The Wizard (1989)
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The Wizard (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Corey (Fred Savage) refuses to let his emotionally disturbed younger brother Jimmy (Luke Edwards) be institutionalized, and the two run away together. They soon join forces with a resourceful girl (Jenny Lewis), who notices that Jimmy has a special talent: he is a "wizard" at video games and can achieve the high score on absolutely everything he plays. Evading their parents and a sinister bounty hunter, the trio head for a climactic showdown at the national video game championships in California.
Style: road movie, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, intense, melancholic, exciting, sweet ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: adventure, computer game, on the road, video game, family, family relations, contests and competitions, siblings relations, competition, rivalry, hopes, teenager, nintendo, kids and family, underdog, adolescence, youth, bounty hunter, mental illness, ambition, partners, mentally unstable, boy, brother, runaway ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, nevada, usa, utah, las vegas, los angeles

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Most similar movies to The Wizard

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, realistic and semi serious films with plots about family, family relations, youth, culture clash, adaptation, dialogue and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like The Wizard: The Bad News Bears (1976), Little Big League (1994), Six Pack (1982), The Sandlot 2 (2005), Little Giants (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, family, contests and competitions, youth, friendship, human spirit, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s, 1930s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, power relations, friends, family relations, lifestyle, prodigy, young heroes, contests and competitions, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, boston, new york, minneapolis minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.9
 3K
Six Pack (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Stopping briefly in a small Texas town, an itinerant race car driver finds that his stock car, on a trailer behind his motor home, has just been quickly and expertly stripped. He chases down the miscreants, who turn out to be six orphan children. He ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: orphan, family relations, sport, friends, adventure, ambition, contests and competitions, mischievous children, underdog, youth, friendship, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: sport team, friendship, vengeance, buddies, partners, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, underdog, mischievous children, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 6.4
 28K
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: football, underdog, sport team, family relations, sport, cheerleader, american football, family, gas station, introspection, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 3.0
 1K
Just 4 Kicks (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Best known as the production designer on most of the Farrelly Brothers films, Sidney J. Bartholomew Jr. makes his directorial debut with this family-friendly soccer comedy. Real-life twin brothers Dylan and Cole Sprouse play a pair of soccer-playing ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: twins, family relations, rivalry, adventure, ambition, family life, underdog, sport, family, friends, hopes, soccer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, sport team, athlete and trainer, happy ending, self discovery, sport, contests and competitions, against the odds, underdog, foe turned friend, ambition, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Play It to the Bone (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two aging fighters in LA, friends, get a call from a Vegas promoter because his undercard fighters for a Mike Tyson bout that night are suddenly unavailable. He wants them to box each other. They agree as long as the winner gets a shot at the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, talky, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete's life, underdog, boxing, ambition, love triangle, on the road, desert, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 5.3
 8K
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: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, follow your dream, teenage life, ambition, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, parents and children, youth, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: soccer, school, athlete and trainer, sport, underdog, family, small town life, against the odds, teachers and students, high school life, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.8
 89K
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: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: baseball, friendship, dog, team, unlikely friendships, sport, childhood, coming of age, family relations, kids and family, beast, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s, 50s
Place: utah, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.1
 7K
Roll Bounce (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Roll Bounce is a 2005 American comedy-drama film written by Norman Vance Jr. and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The film stars hip hop artist Bow Wow as the leader of a roller skating crew in 1970s Chicago. The ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, coming of age, contests and competitions, teenage love, friendship, skating, romance, underdog, ambition, youth, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, friends, power relations, against the odds, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iceland, los angeles, usa, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: angel, sport, parents and children, hopes, ambition, wish come true, rivalry, baseball, underdog, sport team, coach, magic ...
Time: 18th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Josh and S.A.M. (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Josh and Sam are two brothers facing change, their mother is about to marry a French accountant and the kids are sent to go live with their father in Florida. Meanwhile Josh tells Sam that he is a "S.A.M." that is going to be sent to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the road, cross country, journey, family relations, family life, disorder, youth, nothing goes right, sibling relationship, coming of age, adventure, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, texas, usa, florida, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Kicking & Screaming (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Phil Weston has been unathletic his entire life. In college he failed at every sport that he tried out for. It looks like his 10-year old son, Sam, is following in his footsteps. But with becoming the coach of The Soccers, an already successful ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: soccer, sport team, farce, obsession, sport, ambition, family, goofy hero, family life, contests and competitions, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Author! Author! (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A broadway playwright is burning the candle at both ends. He is dealing with pressure from a production nearing premiere, a wife who is leaving him, and 5 children 4 of which belong to her.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: large family, playwright, single parent, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, starting over, children, actress, family problems, couples, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Shooting for Socrates (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: SHOOTING FOR SOCRATES is a David Vs. Goliath set in Belfast against the backdrop of the 1986 World Cup. It tells the story of a momentous time in Northern Ireland's football history through the eyes of players, fans and the media. The film also ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, exciting ...
Plot: hopes, soccer, ambition, rivalry, youth, sport, contests and competitions, family relations, sport team, parents and children, underdog, soccer fan ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: mexico, ireland, brazil, belfast, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.0
 9K
The Wood (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the panicky, uncertain hours before his wedding, a groom with prenuptial jitters and his two best friends reminisce about growing up together in the middle-class African-American neighborhood of Inglewood, California. Flashing back to the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, wedding, coming of age, high school, erection, homecoming, friendship between men, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, family relations, best friends, twentysomething life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 10K
Duets (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Duets is a road-trip comedy which revolves around the little known world of karaoke and the whimsical characters who inhabit it. All roads lead to Omaha, site of a national karaoke competition where this motley group of singers and stars come ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: family relations, love and romance, partners, contests and competitions, ambition, musician, singing competition, on the road, road trip, parents and children, father daughter relationship, prison escape ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, utah, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.0
 27K
Ice Princess (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: With the help of her coach, her parents, and the boy who drives the Zamboni machine, nothing can stop Casey from realizing her dream to be a champion figure skater.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, inspirational, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: figure skating, teenager, high school, ice skater, mother daughter relationship, rivalry, teenage girl, skating, female protagonist, athlete's life, happy ending, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new england, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Challenge (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Challenge is an action adventure/adventure comedy. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen play estranged twins with very opposite personalities. Lizzie is very focused and driven, while Shane is more relaxed, but concerned about the environment. Both girls ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: twins, twin sister, adventure, island, competition, ambition, teenage life, contests and competitions, rivalry, youth, family life, when the parents are away ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Born to Be Wild (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rick Heller is a juvenile delinquent who keeps getting himself into trouble. To keep him out of trouble his mother puts him to work cleaning the cage of a gorilla named Katie which she is teaching to communicate through the use of sign language. ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, touching ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: gorilla, sign language, pets, family, adventure, friendship, bittersweet, friends, animal life, family relations, disorder, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: baseball, sport team, sport, underdog, family, high school, redemption, athlete and trainer, human spirit, parents and children, high school life, relationship vs career ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, houston texas, california, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, exciting, humorous, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: baseball, sport team, sport, contests and competitions, underdog, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, athlete and trainer, hopes, follow your dream, major league ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.8
 22K
Curly Sue (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: orphan, family, single father, little girl, homeless, daughter, cons and scams, children, friendship, society, destiny, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
College Road Trip (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When an overachieving high school student decides to travel around the country to choose the perfect college, her overprotective cop father also decides to accompany her in order to keep her on the straight and narrow.
Style: humorous, not serious, sentimental, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: road trip, family relations, on the road, family, nothing goes right, parents and children, father daughter relationship, disorder, youth, coming of age, teenage life, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, pittsburgh, indiana, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maggie Peyton, the new owner of Number 53 - the free-wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own - puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: car, car race, friendship, rivalry, underdog, family relations, partners, family, ambition, contests and competitions, adventure, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pampered Beverly Hills chihuahua named Chloe who, while on vacation in Mexico with her owner Viv's niece, Rachel, gets lost and must rely on her friends to help her get back home before she is caught by a dognapper who wants to ransom her.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, teens
Plot: family, animal life, chihuahua, adventure, dog, rescue, friendship, pets, getting home, lifestyle, on the road, police dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: beverly hills, mexico, usa, california, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Alice Upside Down (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Still mourning the death of her mother a few years back, ALICE McKINLEY finds her life seriously disrupted when her father BEN buys a store and moves her and her older brother LESTER to a new town. In the painful throes of adolescence, Alice has a ...
Style: realistic, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: school, adventure, teenage life, family life, family relations, disorder, starting over, family, coming of age, teachers and students, hopes, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%