Movies like The Bad News Bears Go to Japan

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The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978)
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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 series of adventures and mishaps the boys come into.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, cult film, weird, splatter, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: baseball, sport team, sport, culture clash, adventure, youth, athlete's life, friendship, friends, misfit, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, ambition, lifestyle, rivalry, underdog, fish out of water, cons and scams, power relations, coach, little league, baseball game, baseball movie, pitcher, samurai ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia

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Most similar movies to The Bad News Bears Go to Japan

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and realistic films with plots about sport, ambition, contests and competitions, underdog, sport team, family and rivalry mostly in Sport, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like The Bad News Bears Go to Japan: The Air Up There (1994), The Mighty Ducks (1992), Rookie of the Year (1993), Little Big League (1994), The Sandlot 2 (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Air Up There (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Japan
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, humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: sport team, sport, basketball, family, adventure, culture clash, hopes, athlete and trainer, fish out of water, scout, disorder, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa
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100%
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good, nostalgic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: baseball, sport team, little league, sport, underdog, family, high school, redemption, youth, athlete's life, relationship vs career, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, houston texas, california, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, hockey, athlete and trainer, sport team, self discovery, happy ending, sport, contests and competitions, against the odds, underdog, foe turned friend, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: minnesota, california
⇓ 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, baseball movie, family, human spirit, friendship, contests and competitions, youth, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s, 1930s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, athlete and trainer, hopes, follow your dream, major league ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, lifestyle, contests and competitions, prodigy, young heroes, ambition, youth, athlete and trainer, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota, bronx new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: sport team, friendship, vengeance, underdog, ambition, contests and competitions, friends, sport, rivalry, teenage life, athlete and trainer, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, realistic, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: sport team, rivalry, baseball, sport, underdog, buddies, partners, contests and competitions, lifestyle, nothing goes right, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, pre-teens, teens
Plot: soccer, school, athlete and trainer, sport, underdog, family, teachers and students, high school life, small town life, against the odds, family life, friendship ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, power relations, hockey, friends, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, iceland, usa, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, partners, athlete's life, hopes, lifestyle, kidnapping, rivalry, animal life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, stylized ...
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 ⇓
57%
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, semi serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: baseball, rivalry, sport team, baseball bat, major league, sport, underdog, friends, power relations, boss and employee, partners, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, south carolina, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, buddy movie ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: sport team, mule, sport, family, farce, soccer, power relations, animal life, friends, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: sport team, friendship, baseball, youth, sport, athlete's life, partners, adventure, friends, major league, against the odds, athlete and trainer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.2
 13K
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, feel good, touching, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: college, follow your dream, basketball, sport team, sport, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, family, prodigy, youth, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, follow your dream, underdog, sport, buddies, athlete's life, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: feel good, humorous, touching, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport team, baseball, americana, against the odds, hopes, family, youth, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, uninhibited rivalry, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, florida, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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 ⇓
50%
 6.0
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Mr. Baseball (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jack Elliot, a one-time MVP for the New York Yankees is now on the down side of his baseball career. With a falling batting average, does he have one good year left and can the manager of the Chunichi Dragons, a Japanese Central baseball league find ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: fish out of water, culture clash, sport team, baseball, fall in love, athlete and trainer, teaching the ways of the world, major league, disorder, power relations, self discovery, sport ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.6
 2K
The Minis (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Dwarfs playing basketball... with Dennis Rodman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: rivalry, athlete's life, hotshot hero, lifestyle, hopes, sport, ambition, follow your dream, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, friends, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, sport team, rivalry, sport, underdog, family, school, coming of age, human spirit, teenage life, boarding school life, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, minnesota, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, fish out of water, down on your luck, family, rivalry, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, human spirit, against the odds, sport team, friends, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Home Run Showdown (2015)
Genre: Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two little league teams take on their coaches' sibling rivalry, and end up doing battle in a place the baseball world never expected: in the outfield of the Home Run Derby.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: ambition, young heroes, teenage life, family relations, sport, rivalry, youth, family, contests and competitions, parents and children, underdog, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
MVP: Most Valuable Primate (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jack is a three-year-old chimpanzee who has been the subject of a long-term experiment by Dr. Kendall, a researcher who been teaching Jack to communicate through sign language. ack scrambles onto the ice in the midst of practice for Steven's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, captivating, light
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: chimpanzee, hockey, ice hockey, against the odds, friendship, athlete's life, sport, ambition, buddies, underdog, sport team, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: feel good, humorous, sentimental, sweet, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, preschoolers, pre-teens ...
Plot: dog, golden retriever, family relations, sport team, sport, family, school, animal life, friendship, teenage life, friends, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
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Fast Break (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: David Greene is a New York basketball enthusiast, who wants to coach. He is then offered the coaching job at a small Nevada college. He brings along some players, who are a bit odd but good. Like Swish who unknown to the rest of the team is a girl. ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: culture clash, college, basketball, hopes, lifestyle, misfit, contests and competitions, clergy, dedicated educator, sport, ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s
Place: nevada, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 7K
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: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
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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, family relations, sport team, sport, family, parents and children, siblings relations, self discovery, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: baseball, world war two, friendship, female friendship, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, underdog, female athlete, coach ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: chicago illinois, usa, colorado, oregon, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%