20 Movies Like Heavyweights

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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Metacritic: 55/100
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Runtime: 92 min
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Awards: 2 wins & 9 nominations
Writer: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Actors: Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Vince Vaughn
Language: English, German
Country: Germany, United States
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“Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” is a comedy film about a group of misfits who form a dodgeball team to save their gym from being taken over by a corporate gym owner. They enter a high-stakes dodgeball tournament in Las Vegas, facing off against a fierce and skilled team led by a rival gym owner.

The Sandlot

The Sandlot
The Sandlot
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 65%
Metacritic: 55/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination
Writer: David Mickey Evans, Robert Gunter
Actors: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Art LaFleur
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Sandlot” is a coming-of-age film about a new kid in town who joins a group of neighborhood boys to play baseball on a local sandlot. They navigate friendship, adventure, and the challenges of growing up while forming a tight-knit bond and learning valuable life lessons along the way.

The Mighty Ducks

The Mighty Ducks
The Mighty Ducks
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 23%
Metacritic: 46/100
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Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Awards: 2 nominations
Writer: Steven Brill
Actors: Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Mighty Ducks” is a sports comedy film about a self-centered lawyer who is sentenced to coach a misfit youth hockey team as part of his community service. Through teamwork and determination, the team transforms from underdogs into a competitive and successful hockey team.

Little Giants

Little Giants
Little Giants
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 36%
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Awards: N/A
Writer: James Ferguson, Robert Shallcross, Tommy Swerdlow
Actors: Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill, Shawna Waldron
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Little Giants is a family comedy film about a group of misfit kids who form their own football team to challenge their more skilled rivals, coached by their own former football star sibling. The movie follows their journey of overcoming obstacles, teamwork, and proving that anyone can be a giant.

Camp Nowhere

Camp Nowhere
Camp Nowhere
Internet Movie Database: 6.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 17%
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Awards: N/A
Writer: Andrew Kurtzman, Eliot Wald
Actors: Jonathan Jackson, Christopher Lloyd, John Putch
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Camp Nowhere” is a 1994 comedy film about a group of kids who create a fake summer camp to escape their overbearing parents. They hire an out-of-work drama teacher to help them run the camp and hilarity ensues as they enjoy a summer of freedom and adventure.

The Parent Trap

The Parent Trap
The Parent Trap
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 128 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Awards: 2 wins & 7 nominations
Writer: Erich Kästner, David Swift, Nancy Meyers
Actors: Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson
Language: English, French
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“The Parent Trap” is a movie about identical twin sisters who are separated at birth and meet each other for the first time at a summer camp. They hatch a plan to switch places and reunite their divorced parents, hoping to bring their family back together.”

The Goonies

The Goonies
The Goonies
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 62/100
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Runtime: 114 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Awards: 3 wins & 7 nominations
Writer: Chris Columbus, Steven Spielberg
Actors: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen
Language: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Italian
Country: United States
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“The Goonies” is a 1985 adventure film about a group of kids who embark on a treasure hunt to save their homes from foreclosure, leading them on a thrilling and dangerous journey filled with hidden traps and pirate legends.

Matilda

Matilda
Matilda
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Awards: 3 wins & 7 nominations
Writer: Roald Dahl, Nicholas Kazan, Robin Swicord
Actors: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Matilda movie is about a young girl with extraordinary intelligence who uses her powers to outsmart her neglectful parents and tyrannical school principal. With the help of her kind-hearted teacher, Matilda discovers her true potential and finds a sense of belonging.

The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 60/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 3 wins & 3 nominations total
Writer: Robert Mark Kamen
Actors: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue
Language: English, Japanese
Country: United States
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“The Karate Kid” is a coming-of-age film about a teenager named Daniel who moves to a new city and faces bullying from a group of martial arts students. He befriends a maintenance man named Mr. Miyagi, who teaches him karate and helps him prepare for a tournament where he must face his bullies.

School of Rock

School of Rock
School of Rock
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 109 min
Genre: Comedy, Music
Awards: 8 wins & 23 nominations
Writer: Mike White
Actors: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack
Language: English
Country: United States, Germany
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The School of Rock movie is about a struggling musician who poses as a substitute teacher and forms a band with his young students to compete in a Battle of the Bands competition. Together, they learn about music, friendship, and self-expression.

The Bad News Bears

The Bad News Bears
The Bad News Bears
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award1 win & 2 nominations total
Writer: Bill Lancaster
Actors: Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“The Bad News Bears” is a sports comedy film about a down-and-out Little League baseball team that is transformed by a grumpy coach and a talented young pitcher, as they defy expectations and strive to win the championship.

Holes

Holes
Holes
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Awards: 3 wins & 9 nominations
Writer: Louis Sachar
Actors: Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight
Language: English
Country: United States
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The “Holes” movie is about a young boy named Stanley Yelnats who is wrongfully accused of a crime and sent to a juvenile correctional camp, where he and other inmates are forced to dig holes in the desert as part of a mysterious punishment. As Stanley digs, he uncovers a hidden treasure and unravels the camp’s dark secrets.

The Benchwarmers

The Benchwarmers
The Benchwarmers
Internet Movie Database: 5.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 13%
Metacritic: 25/100
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Runtime: 85 min
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Awards: 7 nominations
Writer: Allen Covert, Nick Swardson
Actors: David Spade, Jon Heder, Rob Schneider
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“The Benchwarmers” is a comedy film about three friends who form a baseball team to compete against elite little league teams, aiming to prove that even the underdogs can succeed. They face various challenges and hilarious situations while challenging the notion of sports excellence.

The Pacifier

The Pacifier
The Pacifier
Internet Movie Database: 5.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 21%
Metacritic: 30/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 10 nominations
Writer: Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant
Actors: Vin Diesel, Brittany Snow, Max Thieriot
Language: English, Korean
Country: United States
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“The Pacifier” is a family comedy film about a tough Navy SEAL who is assigned to protect a family as part of a top-secret mission, but finds himself struggling to take care of their five unruly children while also facing unexpected threats.

The Princess Diaries

The Princess Diaries
The Princess Diaries
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 49%
Metacritic: 52/100
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Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Awards: 3 wins & 11 nominations
Writer: Meg Cabot, Gina Wendkos
Actors: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo
Language: English, Dutch, Italian
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“The Princess Diaries” is a coming-of-age film about a socially awkward teenager named Mia Thermopolis who discovers that she is the heir to the throne of a small European country. With the help of her grandmother, she undergoes a transformation to become a poised and confident princess.

Rookie of the Year

Rookie of the Year
Rookie of the Year
Internet Movie Database: 6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 41%
Metacritic: 53/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination
Writer: Sam Harper
Actors: Thomas Ian Nicholas, Gary Busey, Albert Hall
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Rookie of the Year” is a sports comedy film about a 12-year-old boy who becomes a Major League Baseball pitcher after he breaks his arm and gains an incredible pitching ability. With the help of his coach and teammates, he navigates the challenges and adventures of being a professional athlete at such a young age.

Cool Runnings

Cool Runnings
Cool Runnings
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
Metacritic: 60/100
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Runtime: 98 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Awards: 2 wins & 2 nominations
Writer: Lynn Siefert, Michael Ritchie, Tommy Swerdlow
Actors: John Candy, Leon, Doug E. Doug
Language: English, German, Russian
Country: United States
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The Cool Runnings movie is about a Jamaican bobsled team’s journey to compete in the Winter Olympics, facing numerous challenges and overcoming stereotypes along the way. It is a heartwarming comedy that celebrates the power of determination and teamwork.

Space Jam

Space Jam
Space Jam
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 43%
Metacritic: 59/100
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Runtime: 88 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Awards: 5 wins & 8 nominations
Writer: Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick, Timothy Harris
Actors: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Space Jam movie is about a basketball game between the Looney Tunes characters and a group of aliens who want to enslave them. To save themselves, the Looney Tunes recruit basketball superstar Michael Jordan to help them win the game.

The Little Rascals

The Little Rascals
The Little Rascals
Internet Movie Database: 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 21%
Metacritic: 45/100
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Runtime: 82 min
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Awards: 2 wins
Writer: Penelope Spheeris, Robert Wolterstorff, Mike Scott
Actors: Travis Tedford, Bug Hall, Brittany Ashton Holmes
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Little Rascals” is a comedy film about a group of mischievous kids who form a club and embark on a series of adventures to save their clubhouse from being demolished, while also dealing with the ups and downs of friendship and rivalry.

The Waterboy

The Waterboy
The Waterboy
Internet Movie Database: 6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 33%
Metacritic: 41/100
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Awards: 6 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler
Actors: Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Waterboy” is a comedy film about a socially awkward water boy named Bobby Boucher who becomes a star football player for a college team after discovering his hidden talent for tackling. As he navigates the challenges of the sport and confronts his overprotective mother, Bobby transforms from an underdog to a beloved hero.

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