Top 10 Baseball Movies

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Top 10 Baseball Movies

Ever watched these Top 10 Baseball Movies? We know you'll find some new films. Here are 19 of our favorites.

The Sandlot (1993)

The Sandlot
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From David Mickey Evans, starring Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Art LaFleur, Patrick Renna
Rated PG

The Sandlot is a 1993 classic coming-of-age story directed by David Mickey Evans. It follows the story of a young boy named Scottie Smalls, who moves to a new neighborhood and befriends a group of boys who play baseball every day at the local sandlot. Together, they go on countless adventures, forming a tight-knit bond as they learn valuable lessons about friendship, loyalty, and growing up. With the help of their legendary leader Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez, they face off against the dreaded neighborhood bully, as well as an infamous legendary beast that lives in the sandlot. It is a heart-warming and timeless story about the joys of childhood and the power of friendship.

Moneyball (2011)

Moneyball
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Bennett Miller, starring Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Rated PG-13

Moneyball is a 2011 drama film directed by Bennett Miller and starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The film is based on the book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis and follows the story of Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics. Despite having a small budget compared to rival teams, Beane uses the principles of sabermetrics to assemble a competitive team on a limited budget. He recruits Peter Brand, a Yale economics graduate, to help him find players who are undervalued by the market, enabling the team to compete more effectively against richer teams. With the help of Brand, Beane puts together a winning team that goes on a record-breaking winning streak, much to the amazement of the baseball world. The film shows how Beane's unconventional approach to the game changes the way baseball is managed and raises the importance of analytics in sports.

Field of Dreams (1989)

Field of Dreams
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Phil Alden Robinson, starring Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Amy Madigan
Rated PG

Field of Dreams is a 1989 American fantasy-drama film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, adapting W. P. Kinsella's novel Shoeless Joe. It tells the story of Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella, portrayed by Kevin Costner, who hears a voice in his cornfield telling him, "If you build it, he will come." He interprets this as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm, upon which appear the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and other deceased players. They play baseball, and Ray's renewed interest in his father leads him to seek out a reclusive author. The film explores themes of fathers and sons, and faith. It has been nominated for several awards, including three Academy Awards, as well as being selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. It was a box office success, grossing more than $84 million in the US. It has since become a cult classic.

42 (2013)

42
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Brian Helgeland, starring Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie
Rated PG-13

42 is a biographical sports drama film about the life of baseball player Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947. Jackie (Chadwick Boseman) is recruited by Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), the legendary Brooklyn Dodgers executive, to endure the prejudice and hatred of the national pastime while turning around a struggling franchise. Along the way, Jackie must confront his own inner demons while helping to unite a divided nation. With the support of his loving wife Rachel (Nicole Beharie), Jackie perseveres to become an MVP and an American hero, inspiring generations of players and fans.

The Natural (1984)

The Natural
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Barry Levinson, starring Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger
Rated PG

A League of Their Own (1992)

A League of Their Own
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Penny Marshall, starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna
Rated PG

The Bad News Bears (1976)

The Bad News Bears
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Michael Ritchie, starring Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow, Joyce Van Patten
Rated PG

Major League (1989)

Major League
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From David S. Ward, starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Margaret Whitton
Rated R

Eight Men Out (1988)

Eight Men Out
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From John Sayles, starring John Cusack, Clifton James, Jace Alexander, Gordon Clapp
Rated PG

Bull Durham (1988)

Bull Durham
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Ron Shelton, starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson
Rated R

The Rookie (2002)

The Rookie
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From John Lee Hancock, starring Dennis Quaid, JD Evermore, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez
Rated G

Trouble with the Curve (2012)

Trouble with the Curve
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Robert Lorenz, starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake
Rated PG-13

For Love of the Game (1999)

For Love of the Game
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Sam Raimi, starring Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, John C. Reilly, Jena Malone
Rated PG-13

Cobb (1994)

Cobb
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Ron Shelton, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Wuhl, Lolita Davidovich, Ned Bellamy
Rated R

Angels in the Outfield (1994)

Angels in the Outfield
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From William Dear, starring Danny Glover, Brenda Fricker, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd
Rated PG

Fever Pitch (2005)

Fever Pitch
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, starring Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, Jason Spevack, Jack Kehler
Rated PG-13

Rookie of the Year (1993)

Rookie of the Year
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Daniel Stern, starring Thomas Ian Nicholas, Gary Busey, Albert Hall, Amy Morton
Rated PG

The Fan (1996)

The Fan
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Tony Scott, starring Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin, John Leguizamo
Rated R

Bad News Bears (2005)

Bad News Bears
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Richard Linklater, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear, Marcia Gay Harden, Sammi Kane Kraft
Rated PG-13

 



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