Best Baseball Movies Since 1970by davedawkinsdarwin | created - 05 Jul 2011 | updated - 05 Jul 2011 | Public
Here's my faves. What are yours?
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1. The Bad News Bears (1976)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
Votes: 17,547 | Gross: $42.35M
2. Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
PG | 96 min | Drama, Sport
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.
DeNiro is great.
3. Field of Dreams (1989)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come.
Votes: 92,876 | Gross: $64.43M
Corny for sure, but touching too.
4. Tiger Town (1983 TV Movie)
95 min | Drama, Family, Sport
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.
Check it out, if you can find it.
5. The Natural (1984)
PG | 138 min | Drama, Sport
An unknown comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.
Votes: 36,884 | Gross: $47.95M
6. Bull Durham (1988)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
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.
Votes: 39,725 | Gross: $50.89M
Costner must love baseball.
7. One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story (1977 TV Movie)
100 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
True story of Ron LeFlore, a troubled Detroit youth who rose from Michigan prisons to star in Major League Baseball.
For Tiger fans only.
8. Cobb (1994)
R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
A reporter hired to write the 'official' biography of Ty Cobb discovers just how dark the baseball legend's real story is.
Votes: 6,273 | Gross: $1.01M
What an *sshole.
9. Mr. Baseball (1992)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
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.
Votes: 8,679 | Gross: $20.88M
Great Very Funny
10. Major League (1989)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Sport
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.
Votes: 52,769 | Gross: $49.80M