Movies like The Kid from Left Field

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The Kid from Left Field (1979)
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The Kid from Left Field (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A television remake of the 1953 feature film. Stars Gary Coleman.
Plot: baseball, team, champion, profession, comeback, baseball player, underdog, child's point of view

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Most similar movies to The Kid from Left Field

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and semi serious films with plots about baseball, sport, underdog, ambition, contests and competitions, sport team and rivalry mostly in Sport, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like The Kid from Left Field: Blue Skies Again (1983), Angels in the Outfield (1994), Little Big League (1994), The Kid with the Broken Halo (1982), A Mile in His Shoes (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Blue Skies Again (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A hard-hitting, fast, sure-handed baseball player tries to break into the sport by applying for a spot on a minor-league team. The only problem is that the player is female, which engenders resistance and resentment among many players and officials.
Plot: baseball, manager, coach, female protagonist, female athlete, baseball team, gender roles, sport
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
93%
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, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: baseball, sport team, sport, family, young heroes, youth, prodigy, ambition, contests and competitions, lifestyle, against the odds, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, new york yankees, boston, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
The Kid with the Broken Halo (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Andy LeBeau is a fallen angel of sorts. He keeps messing up and causing trouble in angel training. The archangel, Michael, decides to give him one more shot. His mission: Help out the problems of three cases. First, the Desautel family, who are on ...
Plot: mentor, guardian angel, redemption, afterlife, family relations, reconciliation, football, heaven, child's point of view, african american, dysfunctional family, boy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
A Mile in His Shoes (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the book “The Legend of Mickey Tussler”, this film follows the story of eighteen-year-old Mickey Tussler, who lives on a farm with his father and mother and who has Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism. But he can throw apples at an ...
Style: christian film
Plot: baseball, baseball team, coach, baseball player, professional athlete, baseball glove, asperger's syndrome
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Kid With the 200 I.Q. (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A very intelligent teenager is sent to college where he meets his roommate, a popular jock. Therefore, he must learn to adapt to adult life, wild parties, and romance.
Plot: college student, intelligence, roommate, child prodigy, college, teenage boy, genius, student
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, youth, ambition, dedicated educator, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, houston texas, california, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 61K
Major League (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Rachel Phelps inherits the Cleveland Indians from her deceased husband, she's determined to move the team to a warmer climate -- but only a losing season will make that possible, which should be easy given the misfits she's hired. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: baseball, underdog, rivalry, ambition, professional sports, sport, rise to the top, follow your dream, contests and competitions, against the odds, misfit, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, new york, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: baseball, sport team, sport, culture clash, lifestyle, contests and competitions, fish out of water, friendship, athlete and trainer, cons and scams, power relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Benchwarmers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A trio of guys try and make up for missed opportunities in childhood by forming a three-player baseball team to compete against standard little league squads.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, youth, ambition, contests and competitions, group of friends, clumsiness, millionaire, pizza, video store, team, paperboy, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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, athlete's life, partners, hopes, lifestyle, kidnapping, rivalry, animal life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Perfect Game (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA, Mexico
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, disturbing, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: baseball, sport, ambition, rise to the top, against the odds, young heroes, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions, underdog, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1957
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A washed-up baseball player becomes an attorney. He gets a chance at redemption when his boss asks him to manage the company softball team in hopes of winning a championship.
Style: exciting, entertaining, humorous, absurd, light
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, contests and competitions, against the odds, team, baseball, ambition, athlete's life, adult humor, silly humor, mentor, youth, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: humorous, feel good, exciting, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: baseball, sport team, sport, contests and competitions, underdog, athlete and trainer, rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, hopes, follow your dream, major league ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eddie Ogden is his pa's pride and joy as well as the Groundhogs team's only asset as baseball talent. Then Eddie discovers a taste and talent for cuisine. Although his brothers Andy and Alex, and Pa as well as classmates enjoy his dishes, ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: cooking, baseball, ambition, family relations, contests and competitions, family, rivalry, buddies, youth, teenage life, parents and children, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.9
 8K
Beer League (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An unemployed slacker (Lange) inspires his softball teammates to improve their game so they won't get kicked out of the local league.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, drug use, buddies, contests and competitions, bet, sport, partners, small town, against the odds, underdog, friendship, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, friendship, human spirit, contests and competitions, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s, 1930s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, touching, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: baseball, world war two, friendship, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition, underdog, female athlete, coach, sport team ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: chicago illinois, usa, oregon, colorado, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, sport team, buddies, sport, coming of age, adventure, mischievous children, odd couple, underdog, youth, rivalry, mute or deaf ...
Time: contemporary, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, semi serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: rivalry, sport team, baseball, sport, underdog, nothing goes right, buddies, partners, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, realistic, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: baseball, rivalry, sport team, baseball bat, major league, sport, underdog, strong female presence, friends, power relations, athlete's life, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, usa, south carolina, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.8
 78K
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, friendship, dog, team, sport, baseball movie, childhood, coming of age, storytelling, family relations, baseball game, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s ...
Place: utah, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Cheer Cheer Cheer! (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Momoko (Yui Aragaki) is a quiet and lonely high school girl who's only passion is to cheer traditional cheer squad, but all she could gather were good for nothing guys, who could not find places in school. They start the cheer squad with a ...
Plot: lust, japanese school, salute, high school romance, asian school, athlete, japanese girl, chant, infatuation, baseball, drums
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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A Winner Never Quits (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Fact-based story of a young boy who lost his right arm in a childhood accident, but went on to fulfill his dreams of playing major-league baseball. The story of Pete Gray.
Plot: baseball, disability, major league, brother brother relationship, athlete, amputee, father son relationship, one armed man
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
 20K
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, clever ...
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 ⇓
59%
 5.5
 315
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: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport team, baseball, underdog, family, buddies, athlete's life, sport, ambition, lifestyle, contests and competitions, partners, rivalry ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, florida, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.9
 32K
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, athlete and trainer, underdog, family, sport, human spirit, against the odds, ambition, follow your dream, contests and competitions, athlete's life, dream come true ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 51
Freedom Park (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Returning to their hometown in desperate need of money, David and Stephen start a gambling ring on Little League baseball to pay off a Vegas debt. While Stephen rekindles things with his high school flame, and David gets to know his little brother ...
Plot: little league, love, children, betting, baseball, family relations, bet, gambling
Place: massachusetts, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: baseball, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, follow your dream, americana, sport, athlete's life, underdog, hopes, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 26K
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, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: football, underdog, family relations, sport team, sport, family, siblings relations, parents and children, introspection, hopes, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%