Movies like The Benchwarmers

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The Benchwarmers (2006)
 5.5
 49K
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, exciting, realistic, funny, twists and turns, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, youth, contests and competitions, ambition, group of friends, clumsiness, millionaire, team, pizza, paperboy, video store, mentor, family, adult humor, sport, vengeance, athlete's life, heroes, friends, partners, athlete and trainer, against the odds, anti hero, hopes, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s

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Most similar movies to The Benchwarmers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and entertaining films with plots about contests and competitions, ambition, sport, rivalry, underdog, vengeance and friends mostly in Comedy, Sport and Family genres. Some movies like The Benchwarmers: Hot Rod (2007), Balls of Fury (2007), The Comebacks (2007), Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls (2019), The Waterboy (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 78K
Hot Rod (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: For Rod Kimball, performing stunts is a way of life, even though he is rather accident-prone. Poor Rod cannot even get any respect from his stepfather, Frank, who beats him up in weekly sparring matches. When Frank falls ill, Rod devises his most ...
Style: humorous, witty, melancholic, stylized, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slacker, friendship, misfit, motorcycle, fund raising, ambition, obsessive quest, extreme sport, contests and competitions, goofy hero, parents and children, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, washington state
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Balls of Fury (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Randy Daytona was a child ping pong prodigy who lost his chance at Olympic gold when his father is murdered by the mysterious Feng over a gambling debt. 15yrs later he's down on his luck and scraping a living doing seedy back room shows in ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rivalry, ping pong, prodigy, sport, ambition, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, hopes, redemption, talent, underdog, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: german democratic republic, latin america, central america, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.3
 11K
The Comebacks (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A comedy that spoofs the inspirational sports movies, The Comebacks tells the story of an out-of-luck coach, Lambeau Fields, who takes a rag-tag bunch of college misfits and drives them towards the football championships. In the process, this ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, inspirational, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, college, coach, sport, against the odds, athlete and trainer, social relations, contests and competitions, baseball, ambition, athlete's life, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, light, absurd, humorous, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, baseball, against the odds, rivalry, team, contests and competitions, family, adult humor, underdog, sport, youth, sport team ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.1
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The Waterboy (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bobby Boucher is a water boy for a struggling college football team. The coach discovers Boucher's hidden rage makes him a tackling machine whose bone-crushing power might vault his team into the playoffs.
Style: humorous, funny, parody, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: football, ridicule, sport, social outcast, misfit, goofy hero, ambition, overprotective parent, athlete's life, low self esteem, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Here Comes the Boom (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A high school biology teacher moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school's music program.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, mixed martial arts, contests and competitions, teacher, high school teacher, martial arts, fight, prize money, against the odds, lifestyle change, sport, dedicated educator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When megalomaniacal White Goodman, the owner of a trendy, high-end fitness center, makes a move to take over the struggling local gym run by happy-go-lucky Pete La Fleur, there's only one way for La Fleur to fight back: dodgeball. Aided by a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, competition, against the odds, rivalry, coach, sport, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, financial problem, health situation, friends, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, nevada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, contests and competitions, buddies, bet, partners, sport, against the odds, small town, underdog, friendship, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 5.8
 35K
The Ringer (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Pressured by a greedy uncle (Brian Cox) and a pile of debt, lovable loser Steve Barker (Knoxville) resorts to an unthinkable, contemptible, just-crazy-enough-to-work scheme. He pretends to be mentally challenged to rig the upcoming Special Olympics ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, idiotic, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, rivalry, dishonesty, ambition, friendship, love and romance, lie, down syndrome, sleazy, bet, make believe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Great White Hype (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the champ's promoter, Rev. Sultan, decides something new is needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches, he searches and finds the only man to ever beat the champ. The problem is that he isn't a boxer anymore and he's ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, boxer, investigation, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, cons and scams, satire, interracial relations, athlete and trainer, underdog, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, cleveland ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 9K
Ladybugs (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: To climb the corporate ladder to success, a guy agrees to coach the company's all girl soccer team with the help of his secret weapon: his fiancee's son.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: cross dressing, soccer, underdog, sport team, sport, family, farce, ambition, youth, hopes, gender bending, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Johnny Be Good (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent scouts or should he attend the local state college ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, teen sex comedy, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: high school, college, sport team, coming of age, underdog, youth, romance, buddies, lifestyle, athlete's life, sport, ambition ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: texas, los angeles, alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 42K
Fired Up! (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 2 Guys. 300 Girls. You Do the Math. The two most popular guys in high school decide to ditch football camp for cheerleader camp. For the girls and for the glory.
Style: sexy, humorous, not serious, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cheerleading, cheerleader, high school, football, fall in love, rivalry, sport team, gender, athlete's life, buddies, misfit, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: baseball, sport team, sport, culture clash, contests and competitions, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, fish out of water, cons and scams, friendship, friends, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
39%
 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, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, family, ambition, prodigy, youth, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: With the original Hanson Brothers still on the same minor league ice hockey team, the Chiefs are sold to a new owner who gives them a female coach and puts them in a league in which they are to be regularly humiliated by an opposing Harlem ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: ice hockey, hockey, profanity, rivalry, sport, sport team, friends, siblings relations, athlete and trainer, against the odds, uninhibited rivalry, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, teenage life, youth, contests and competitions, family, buddies, rivalry, parents and children, family relations, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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 ⇓
39%
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, strong female presence, partners, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, south carolina, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 ⇓
39%
 2.9
 3K
Hole in One (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eric, a highly-gifted golfer but radically-undisciplined college undergrad, finds his world drastically altered after losing a golf bet to a pair of sadistic plastic surgeons. Eric's bad-boy attitude lifestyle comes to a screeching halt as he ...
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: college, contests and competitions, rivalry, buddies, ambition, youth, golf, golf club, bet, nudity (full frontal - brief), plastic surgeon, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 79K
Semi-Pro (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jackie Moon is the owner, promoter, coach, and star player of the Flint Michigan Tropics of the American Basketball Association (ABA). In 1976 before the ABA collapses, the National Basketball Association (NBA) plans to merge with the best teams of ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, inspirational, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, championship, coach, sport team, sport, merger, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, cheerleader ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: 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 ⇓
19%
Necessary Roughness (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When the Texas Southern Armadillos football team is disqualified for cheating and poor grades, the University is forced to pick from a team that actually goes to school. Will they even win a single game?
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: underdog, american football, sport team, sport, college, hopes, rivalry, human spirit, against the odds, contests and competitions, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, united states, ireland, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, new york yankees, new york, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 12K
Grind (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Four skaters follow their idol on his summer tour in an attempt to get noticed, get sponsored, and become stars themselves.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: skateboarding, friendship, skateboard, road trip, lifestyle, ambition, rivalry, underdog, partners, contests and competitions, friendship between men, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: london, england, europe, chicago illinois, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 78K
Kingpin (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After bowler Roy Munson swindles the wrong crowd and is left with a hook for a hand, he settles into impoverished obscurity. That is, until he uncovers the next big thing: an Amish kid named Ishmael. So, the corrupt and the hopelessly naïve hit the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, funny, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bowling, older woman younger man, road trip, fish out of water, on the road, against the odds, prodigy, contests and competitions, buddies, championship, sport, success ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1996, year 1969 ...
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Winning Season (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A comedy centered on a has-been coach who is given a shot at redemption when he's asked to run his local high school's girls basketball team
Style: sincere, humorous, inspirational, light, feel good ...
Plot: basketball, coach, high school, contests and competitions, youth, misfit, ex athlete, sport team, friends, sport, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.0
 1K
Pucked (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Frank Hopper is a former lawyer, long-term loser and constant dreamer - and frankly, probably just not all that bright. When he receives a credit card in the mail, he believes he's hit the jackpot. It's not long before he's working ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Plot: ice hockey, sport, disorder, against the odds, nothing goes right, goofy hero, buddies, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, partners, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%