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: sexy, feel good, humorous, twists and turns, suspense, melancholic, splatter, stylized, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: baseball, childhood, sport, youth, culture clash, catastrophe, gangsters, ninja, violence, family, writers, romance, camp, weapons, lone hero, fantasy world, destiny, brutality, runaway, happy ending, chase, disaster, nerd, dysfunctional family, mentor ...
Time: future, 70s, 20th century
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), D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996), Rookie of the Year (1993), Little Big League (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, suspense, sweet, twists and turns, road movie ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: baseball, childhood, high school, redemption, sport, family, underdog, youth, disaster, life philosophy, kids and family, stereotypes ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, california, tokyo, japan ...
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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, 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 ⇓
100%
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: feel good, humorous, twists and turns, unusual plot structure, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, major league, fantasy world, adventure, mentor, first contact, lone hero, life philosophy, multiple storylines, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota, new jersey, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sexy, humorous, feel good, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, sport, adventure, family, culture clash, football, mad scientist, competition, video game, college, childhood, golf ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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%
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: feel good, humorous, sweet, unusual plot structure, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ice hockey, disney, sport, childhood, teenager, cheerleading, college, coming of age, family, underdog, school, happy ending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, minnesota
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100%
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 ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
48%
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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: feel good, humorous, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: sport, baseball, underdog, voodoo, weapons, writers, vengeance, violence, runaway, kids and family, justice, culture clash ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ⇓
48%
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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, 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 ⇓
46%
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: feel good, humorous, unusual plot structure, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: ice hockey, disney, sport, childhood, competition, youth, family, underdog, friendship, athlete and trainer, teenager, olympics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, canada, texas, new jersey, iceland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, 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 ⇓
44%
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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, 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 ⇓
44%
 6.0
 11K
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: feel good, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous
Audience: kids
Plot: baseball, sport, abroad, sport team, culture clash, fish out of water, disorder, major league, power relations, misfit, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
41%
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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, buddy movie, witty, sexy ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: disney, american football, soccer, farce, family, sport, animals, culture clash, childhood, basketball, hunting, race ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, former yugoslavia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: basketball, friendship, sport team, contests and competitions, athlete's life, buddies, hopes, sport, rivalry, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: feel good, humorous, entertaining, touching, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: basketball, sport, college, youth, follow your dream, family, redemption, underdog, sport team, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: 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 ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
39%
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The Minis (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Dwarfs playing basketball... with Dennis Rodman.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic
Plot: friends, sport team, ambition, sport, athlete's life, rivalry, hotshot hero, lifestyle, hopes, contests and competitions, follow your dream, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: pre-teens, family outing, teens, date night
Plot: basketball, satire, shopping mall, misfit, lifestyle, rivalry, buddies, contests and competitions, ambition, follow your dream, rise to the top, athlete's life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: ice hockey, youth, chimpanzee, athlete's life, friendship, against the odds, sport, ambition, contests and competitions, underdog, buddies, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: youth, baseball, ambition, young heroes, family relations, contests and competitions, sport, family, rivalry, teenage life, parents and children, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 3K
Ping Pong (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: As children, the introverted Smile was being bullied by a gang of kids until the brash Peco comes by and chases all of them them away. Peco then takes Smile under his wings and teaches him how to play the game of ping pong. From there a life long ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, uplifting, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: athlete's life, youth, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, friendship, underdog, opponent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: 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 ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
35%
 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, teenager, college, culture clash, disorder, sport team, power relations, stoners, clergy, sport, rivalry, misfit ...
Time: 70s
Place: nevada, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: human spirit, friendship, athlete's life, follow your dream, against the odds, disney, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, youth, contests and competitions, sport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%