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Finding Buck McHenry (2000)
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Finding Buck McHenry (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an 11 year old boy gets cut from his Little League baseball team, he sets out to form his own team.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, uplifting, realistic, non-linear, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: coach, friendship, follow your dream, ambition, against the odds, sport, human spirit, family life, society, sport team, lifestyle, hopes, athlete's life, school, friends, feminism, family relations, athlete and trainer, rivalry, store, contests and competitions, underdog, power relations, children, baseball ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, touching and semi serious films with plots about ambition, sport, hopes, rivalry, power relations, underdog and athlete and trainer mostly in Sport, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Finding Buck McHenry: Never Too Young to Dream (2001), The Bad News Bears (1976), D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996), A Shot at Glory (2000), Double Teamed (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Never Too Young to Dream (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of kids have a dream: to play a football championship and to win. Their dream is going to be fulfilled by Don Pepe, an old guy with lots of expectations for his kids.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, sport team, athlete and trainer, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, small town, sport, football, coach, old man, janitor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, san francisco, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
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, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, sport team, rivalry, sport, underdog, family, school, coming of age, boarding school life, academy, teenage life, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, minnesota, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Shot at Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Scottish second division football team Kilnockie is taken over by American Pete Cameron. The new owner puts pressure on manager Gordon McLeod to improve the fortunes of the team, and hires first division player Jackie McQuillan.
Style: realistic, sentimental, inspirational, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, follow your dream, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, against the odds, friendship, sport team, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Double Teamed (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Heather and Heidi play volleyball for their school team, when their family decides that they need to go to a bigger school so that they will have a better chance for scholarships. But at the new school, the twins are discovered by the basketball ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: twins, high school, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, contests and competitions, family relations, siblings relations, athlete and trainer, family life, family, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ⇓
65%
Full-Court Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Full-Court Miracle is a 2003 Disney Channel Original Movie. It premiered on November 23, 2003. Inspired by the true story of University of Virginia basketball star Lamont Carr, the film centers on a group of young Jewish basketball players who ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, college, athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions, follow your dream, fish out of water, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Going to the Mat (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jace Newfield has a problem. Besides being blind and being the new kid at school, his problem is that the kids at his new school thinks he's a jerk. Jace has to find a way to be accepted into his new school. Joining the wrestling team just ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, sport team, disability, wrestling, ambition, follow your dream, teenage life, friendship, human spirit, blindness, contests and competitions, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, inspirational, feel good, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: baseball, athlete and trainer, underdog, family relations, following a dream, family, sport, baseball coach, against the odds, human spirit, hopes, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
If I Had Wings (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alex, blind since the age of two, dreams of running for his school's cross-country team. His father, a probation officer, finds a running partner who spends his time 'running' from the law.
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: asthma, hopes, friendship, against the odds, blind man, ambition, unlikely partners, teenage life, human spirit, disability, follow your dream, running ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: friendship, sport team, baseball, youth, sport, friends, major league, buddies, contests and competitions, athlete's life, rivalry, ambition ...
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59%
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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: sport team, baseball, family, rising to stardom, athlete's life, underdog, partners, buddies, contests and competitions, sport, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, florida, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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 ⇓
58%
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From the Rough (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The coach of a women's swim team parlays her success into an opportunity to build her school's men's golf team.
Style: captivating, uplifting, touching, serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, sport, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, once in a lifetime opportunity, lifestyle, hopes, social misfits, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Hometown Legend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A teenage drifter finds an opportunity to turn his life around when he joins a high-school football program with a hard-nosed coach.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, sincere
Plot: high school, american football, small town, teenage life, human spirit, against the odds, leadership, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, working class, sport, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Fast Girls (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A street smart runner develops an intense rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy young athlete.
Style: uplifting, feel good, exciting, touching, serious ...
Plot: athlete's life, follow your dream, contests and competitions, society, sport, sport team, ambition, lifestyle, friendship, running, rivalry, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
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Madison (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1971, air-conditioner repairman and boat enthusiast Jim McCormick entertains his desire to 'go down' as a legend in the record books when the Gold Cup hydroplane boat race improbably comes to his small town of Madison, Indiana. ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, unemployment, ship, friendship, rising to stardom, hopes, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Final Season (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job and ditches his wedding plans to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, ambition, against the odds, one last chance, sport, lifestyle, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, contests and competitions, athlete's life, buddies, hopes, sport, rivalry, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, underdog, sport team ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Kid (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jimmy Albright is a young athlete with a passion for boxing. His mentor, Harry Sloan, an aging trainer and former boxer, sees Jimmy's potential, not only as a boxer but as a young man. With Harry's guidance, Jimmy trains and fights his way ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, psychological, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, sport, hopes, contests and competitions, underdog, supportive spouse, rivalry, rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
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Underdogs (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in rural Ohio, the birthplace of football, UNDERDOGS is the story of a small-town high school football team destined to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community.
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: cheerleader, high school football, high school, underdog, sport, sport team, teenage love, human spirit, athlete and trainer, against the odds, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
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55%
The Winning Season (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: THE WINNING SEASON tells the story of a legendary baseball player's struggle to choose between the love of his life and his love of the game. In the film, 12 year-old baseball fanatic Joe Soshack finds a mint condition Honus Wagner baseball ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: follow your dream, family life, family, changing the past or future, hopes, sport, boy, time travel, power relations, friends, private vs public, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Believe in Me (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: high school sports, basketball, small town, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, underdog, ambition, youth, prodigy, hopes, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Sunset Park (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, sport, high school, underdog, society, hopes, contests and competitions, youth, ambition, hardcase students, lifestyle, dedicated educator ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
One Hit from Home (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Story: After suffering a career ending knee injury, pro-baseball superstar Jimmy Easton (Dave Stone) returns to a place he has not been in a very long time....home. Here, Jimmy confronts dark memories from a tragic past as he tries to make peace with a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, uplifting
Plot: follow your dream, rivalry, ambition, hopes, contests and competitions, sport, athlete's life, youth, haunted by the past, underdog, sport team, college ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of hip retro teenage outsiders become involved in an interschool bowling rivalry.
Style: uplifting, humorous, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: bowling, friendship, ambition, sport team, social differences, rivalry, contests and competitions, misfit, unlikely partners, youth, disorder, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Tiger Town (1983)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alex believed in his baseball hero Billy Young. When Billy's performance struggled, Alex's friends began to doubt Alex; and Billy began to doubt himself. Alex wants to prove to his friends, to Billy, and to himself that believing in ...
Style: uplifting, exciting, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: baseball, power relations, family relations, sport team, athlete and trainer, family life, adventure, rivalry, family, ambition, sport, underdog ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Chuck Murdock, a 12-year-old boy from Montana and son of a military jet pilot, becomes anxious after seeing a Minuteman missile on a school field trip. He protests the existence of nuclear weapons by refusing to play baseball, which results in the ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, serious, touching, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: friendship, anti war, sport team, politics, athlete's life, family relations, ambition, hopes, fighting the system, nuclear, father son relationship, usa president ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, boston, montana, new jersey, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Longshots (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: american football, ambition, human spirit, athlete's life, battle of the sexes, athlete and trainer, rivalry, sport, youth, underdog, gender, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
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Matchups (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ian Willams -- who was born blind in one eye -- grew up undaunted to become an elite college basketball player. But his dream of winning a national championship and turning pro was sidetracked when a tragic accident left him completely blind. ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: prodigy, against the odds, disability, dedicated educator, follow your dream, ambition, human spirit, lifestyle, society, life is a bitch, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%