Best Baseball Movies Since 1970

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1.
The Bad News Bears (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
“ Awesome!!!! ” - davedawkinsdarwin
 
2.
Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The story of the friendship between a star pitcher, wise to the world, and a half-wit catcher, as they cope with the catcher's terminal illness through a baseball season. (96 mins.)
Director: John Hancock
“ DeNiro is great. ” - davedawkinsdarwin
 
3.
Field of Dreams (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago White Sox come. (107 mins.)
“ Corny for sure, but touching too. ” - davedawkinsdarwin
 
4.
Tiger Town (1983 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Alex and his father are Detroit Tigers Fans. The team is not doing well and Alex's favorite player "Billy Young" isn't either. The team's and Billy's luck turn around after Alex experiences a tragedy that hits close to home. (95 mins.)
Director: Alan Shapiro
“ Check it out, if you can find it. ” - davedawkinsdarwin
 
5.
The Natural (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An unknown comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent. (138 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ Nice....very good. ” - davedawkinsdarwin
 
6.
Bull Durham (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him. (108 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
“ Costner must love baseball. ” - davedawkinsdarwin
 
7.
One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story (1977 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
True story of Ron LeFlore, a troubled Detroit youth who rose from Michigan prisons to star in Major League Baseball. (100 mins.)
“ For Tiger fans only. ” - davedawkinsdarwin
 
8.
Cobb (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A reporter hired to write the 'official' biography of Ty Cobb discovers just how dark the baseball legend's real story is. (128 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
“ What an *sshole. ” - davedawkinsdarwin
 
9.
Mr. Baseball (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Jack Elliot, once a great baseball player, is forced to play in Japan where his brash, egotistical ways cause friction with his new teammates and friends. (108 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
“ Great Very Funny ” - davedawkinsdarwin
 
10.
Major League (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they'll lose and she can move the team. But when the plot is uncovered, they start winning just to spite her. (107 mins.)
Director: David Ward
“ Classic. ” - davedawkinsdarwin