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1. 42 (2013)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.5
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62 Metascore

In 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and faces considerable racism in the process.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie

Votes: 71,956 | Gross: $95.00M

2. The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)

Approved | 76 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.4
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Biography of Jackie Robinson, the first black major league baseball player in the 20th century. Traces his career in the negro leagues and the major leagues.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee, Minor Watson, Louise Beavers

Votes: 882

3. Cobb (1994)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.5
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66 Metascore

A reporter hired to write the 'official' biography of Ty Cobb discovers just how dark the baseball legend's real story is.

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Wuhl, Lolita Davidovich, Ned Bellamy

Votes: 6,273 | Gross: $1.01M

4. The Babe Ruth Story (1948)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

5.4
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The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth slightly in looks and not at all in baseball ability. The film traces the "life and times" of Ruth, including his famous "called ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: William Bendix, Claire Trevor, Charles Bickford, Sam Levene

Votes: 801

5. Babe Ruth (1991 TV Movie)

99 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

5.9
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A film based on the home-run legend's life.

Director: Mark Tinker | Stars: Stephen Lang, Brian Doyle-Murray, Donald Moffat, Yvonne Suhor

Votes: 160

6. The Babe (1992)

PG | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

5.9
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Babe Ruth becomes a baseball legend but is unheroic to those who know him.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: John Goodman, Kelly McGillis, Trini Alvarado, Bruce Boxleitner

Votes: 8,106 | Gross: $17.53M

7. Babe Ruth (1998 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.6
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He was perhaps the greatest ballplayer who ever lived. A larger-than-life hero on the field, Babe Ruth's exploits off the field were just as legendary. Don't miss this compilation of rarely... See full summary »

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Babe Ruth, Jean Shepherd

Votes: 92

8. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Approved | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.8
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The story of the life and career of famed baseball player Lou Gehrig.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth, Walter Brennan

Votes: 8,334

9. Mantle (2005 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.2
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Documentary profiling the life and career of Mickey Mantle. Includes interviews with former teammates, family, and celebrities.

Director: George Roy | Stars: Mickey Mantle, Maury Allen, Mel Allen, Marty Appel

Votes: 159

10. 61* (2001 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 129 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle race to break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record.

Director: Billy Crystal | Stars: Barry Pepper, Thomas Jane, Anthony Michael Hall, Richard Masur

Votes: 12,196

11. Soul of the Game (1996 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.4
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Black baseball greats, Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson, vie to be the first afro-American major leaguer, only to see the outspoken rookie, Jackie Robinson, be chosen.

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Delroy Lindo, Mykelti Williamson, Edward Herrmann, Blair Underwood

Votes: 825

12. Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige (1981 TV Movie)

98 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.8
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Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige, star pitcher in the Negro Leagues and later in the major leagues. Traces his life from his troubled youth, including his life in a detention school for ... See full summary »

Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Beverly Todd, Cleavon Little, Ernie Barnes

Votes: 104

13. The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Sport

6.9
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Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930's.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, Richard Pryor, Rico Dawson

Votes: 1,261

14. A League of Their Own (1992)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.2
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67 Metascore

Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna

Votes: 77,755 | Gross: $107.53M

15. Eight Men Out (1988)

PG | 119 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.3
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71 Metascore

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 16,088 | Gross: $5.68M

16. Bull Durham (1988)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

7.1
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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson

Votes: 39,725 | Gross: $50.89M

17. Field of Dreams (1989)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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57 Metascore

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.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Amy Madigan

Votes: 92,877 | Gross: $64.43M

18. For Love of the Game (1999)

PG-13 | 137 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.6
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43 Metascore

A washed up pitcher flashes through his career.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, John C. Reilly, Jena Malone

Votes: 27,704 | Gross: $35.17M

19. The Rookie (2002)

G | 127 min | Drama, Family, Sport

7.0
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72 Metascore

A Texas baseball coach makes the major league after agreeing to try out if his high school team made the playoffs.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Dennis Quaid, J.D. Evermore, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez

Votes: 28,291 | Gross: $75.60M

20. Major League (1989)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Sport

7.2
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62 Metascore

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.

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Margaret Whitton

Votes: 52,769 | Gross: $49.80M

21. Major League II (1994)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Sport

5.5
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The Indians are now a World Series contender. But last year's hunger is now replaced with complacency, and bad decisions by the new owner threaten to tear the team apart.

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Corbin Bernsen, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 21,846 | Gross: $30.63M

22. Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Sport

4.5
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Gus Cantrell is a major league pitcher in the twilight of his career. He contacted by Roger Dorn, General Manager of the Minnesota Twins, and offered the role of managing the Buzz, the ... See full summary »

Director: John Warren | Stars: Scott Bakula, Corbin Bernsen, Dennis Haysbert, Takaaki Ishibashi

Votes: 6,157 | Gross: $3.55M

23. Baseball (1994–2010)

TV-PG | 1,140 min | Documentary, History, Sport

9.2
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A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game.

Stars: John Chancellor, Daniel Okrent, Ossie Davis, Paul Roebling

Votes: 2,970

24. The Sandlot (1993)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.8
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In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.

Director: David Mickey Evans | Stars: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Art LaFleur, Patrick Renna

Votes: 64,188 | Gross: $32.42M

25. The Sandlot 2 (2005 Video)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

4.5
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A film about a group of young baseball-enthusiasts who test the terrifying myth of Mr. Mertle owning a freakishly large and dangerous dog in his backyard.

Director: David Mickey Evans | Stars: Max Lloyd-Jones, James Willson, Samantha Burton, Brett Kelly

Votes: 4,005

26. Sugar (I) (2008)

R | 114 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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82 Metascore

Dominican baseball star Miguel "Sugar" Santos is recruited to play in the U.S. minor-leagues.

Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck | Stars: Algenis Perez Soto, Jose Rijo, Walki Cuevas, Santo Silvestre

Votes: 4,218 | Gross: $1.08M

27. The Pride of St. Louis (1952)

Unrated | 93 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.6
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The story of Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, a major-league baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Dan Dailey, Joanne Dru, Richard Hylton, Richard Crenna

Votes: 512

28. The Bad News Bears (1976)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.3
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83 Metascore

An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow, Joyce Van Patten

Votes: 17,547 | Gross: $42.35M

29. The Natural (1984)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sport

7.5
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61 Metascore

An unknown comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger

Votes: 36,884 | Gross: $47.95M

30. The Scout (1994)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.3
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The story of a baseball scout who discovers a talented but troubled baseball player.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Albert Brooks, Brendan Fraser, Dianne Wiest, Anne Twomey

Votes: 5,306 | Gross: $2.67M

31. Mr 3000 (2004)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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57 Metascore

Aging baseball star who goes by the nickname, Mr. 3000, finds out many years after retirement that he didn't quite reach 3,000 hits. Now at age 47 he's back to try and reach that goal.

Director: Charles Stone III | Stars: Bernie Mac, Angela Bassett, Michael Rispoli, Brian White

Votes: 12,827 | Gross: $21.80M

32. Rhubarb (1951)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

7.0
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Rich, eccentric T.J. Banner adopts a feral cat who becomes an affectionate pet. Then T.J. dies, leaving to Rhubarb most of his money and a pro baseball team, the Brooklyn Loons. When the ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Ray Milland, Jan Sterling, Gene Lockhart, William Frawley

Votes: 516

33. Damn Yankees (1958)

Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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A frustrated fan of the hopeless Washington Senators makes a pact with the Devil to help the baseball team win the league pennant.

Directors: George Abbott, Stanley Donen | Stars: Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston, Russ Brown

Votes: 1,963

34. The Naughty Nineties (1945)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.5
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When their captain is swindled out of his riverboat by a trio of gamblers, stage show star Abbott and his bumbling sidekick Costello must put things right.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Alan Curtis, Rita Johnson

Votes: 1,532

35. Mr. Baseball (1992)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

5.9
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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.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Tom Selleck, Ken Takakura, Aya Takanashi, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 8,679 | Gross: $20.88M

36. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

7.6
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76 Metascore

Incompetent police detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

Director: David Zucker | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson, Ricardo Montalban

Votes: 126,077 | Gross: $78.04M

37. The Fan (1996)

R | 116 min | Action, Drama, Sport

5.8
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32 Metascore

An all star baseball player becomes the unhealthy focus of a down on his luck salesman.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin, John Leguizamo

Votes: 41,093 | Gross: $18.57M

38. W. (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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56 Metascore

A chronicle of the life and presidency of George W. Bush.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, Ioan Gruffudd, Colin Hanks

Votes: 42,726 | Gross: $25.53M

39. Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Two turn-of-the-century baseball players, who work in vaudeville during the off-season, run into trouble with their team's new female owner and a gambler who doesn't want them to win the pennant.

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly, Betty Garrett

Votes: 2,582

40. It Happens Every Spring (1949)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Sport

7.0
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A scientist discovers a formula that makes a baseball which is repelled by wood. He promptly sets out to exploit his discovery.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Ray Milland, Jean Peters, Paul Douglas, Ed Begley

Votes: 1,371

41. Mr. Destiny (1990)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.3
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Unhappy Larry Burrows sees what his life could've been like, had he made that winning home run as a teenager.

Director: James Orr | Stars: Jim Belushi, Linda Hamilton, Michael Caine, Jon Lovitz

Votes: 10,096 | Gross: $15.38M

42. The Comrades of Summer (1992 TV Movie)

R | Comedy, Sport

5.8
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To teach a team of Russian wanna-be baseball players the finer points of the all-American game is no easy task, but for a grudgingly resentful, recently fired baseball manager from the ... See full summary »

Director: Tommy Lee Wallace | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Natalya Negoda, Michael Lerner, Mark Rolston

Votes: 301

43. Talent for the Game (1991)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport

5.9
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Virgil Sweet is on the verge of losing his job as a talent scout with the California Angels when he discovers Sammy Bodeen, a country boy with no pro ball experience, but with a pitching ... See full summary »

Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Edward James Olmos, Lorraine Bracco, John E. Coleman, Jeff Corbett

Votes: 631 | Gross: $0.34M

44. Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Sport

7.0
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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.

Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Robert De Niro, Vincent Gardenia, Phil Foster

Votes: 4,747

45. Angels in the Outfield (1951)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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A young woman reporter blames the Pittsburgh Pirates' losing streak on the obscenely abusive manager. While she attempts to learn more about him for her column, he begins hearing the voice ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Paul Douglas, Janet Leigh, Keenan Wynn, Donna Corcoran

Votes: 1,749

46. Angels in the Outfield (1994)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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When a boy prays for a chance to have a family if the California Angels win the pennant, angels are assigned to make that possible.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Danny Glover, Brenda Fricker, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 24,225 | Gross: $50.24M

47. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Angels in the Infield (2000)

TV-PG | 87 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.1
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Bob "Bungler" Bugler is the celestial coach called in to assist struggling pitcher Eddie Everett. Laurel finds her prayers answered when a flock of outrageous angelic teammates crash her ... See full summary »

Director: Robert King | Stars: Patrick Warburton, Britt Irvin, Kurt Fuller, Rebecca Jenkins

Votes: 436

48. Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 57 min | Documentary, Sport

6.5
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Add a Plot

Director: George Roy | Stars: Eddie Andelman, Luis Aparicio, Wally Backman, Mike Barnicle

Votes: 189

49. Rookie of the Year (1993)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.9
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When an accident miraculously gives a boy an incredibly powerful pitching arm, he becomes a major league pitcher for the Chicago Cubs.

Director: Daniel Stern | Stars: Thomas Ian Nicholas, Gary Busey, Albert Hall, Amy Morton

Votes: 19,867 | Gross: $53.58M

50. The Perfect Game (2009)

PG | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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42 Metascore

Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Clifton Collins Jr., Cheech Marin, Moises Arias, Jake T. Austin

Votes: 2,843 | Gross: $1.09M

51. Alibi Ike (1935)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.1
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Idiosyncratic new recruit Francis "Ike" Farrell tries to help the Cubs to the pennant with his pitching and hitting.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Olivia de Havilland, Ruth Donnelly, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 504

52. The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

5.5
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A troubled, rebellious teen drives his rambunctious baseball team out to Houston where they play an exhibition game and the boy meets his estranged father, and hires him as the teams coach.

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: William Devane, Jackie Earle Haley, Clifton James, Jimmy Baio

Votes: 2,469 | Gross: $19.10M

53. Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Sport

8.7
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The Brooklyn Dodgers, from Jackie Robinson's breaking baseball's color barrier to their move to Los Angeles, a dozen years later. The Dodgers epitomize the diverse working-class, in ... See full summary »

Stars: Buzzie Bavasi, Pat Cooper, Mel Durslag, Carl Erskine

Votes: 215

54. Fever Pitch (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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56 Metascore

Lindsay is stuck in the middle of her relationship with Ben and his passion for the Boston Red Sox.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, Jason Spevack, Jack Kehler

Votes: 38,125 | Gross: $42.07M

55. Brewster's Millions (1985)

PG | 102 min | Comedy

6.5
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A minor-league baseball player has to spend $30,000,000 in thirty days in order to inherit $300,000,000. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee, Stephen Collins

Votes: 30,506 | Gross: $38.80M

56. Safe at Home! (1962)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.3
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Young Hutch Lawton brags to his Little League buddies that his dad knows Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Forced to "put up or shut up" Hutch goes to spring training camp where he is lectured... See full summary »

Director: Walter Doniger | Stars: Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, William Frawley, Patricia Barry

Votes: 281

57. Fear Strikes Out (1957)

Approved | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.0
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True story of the life of Jimmy Piersall, who battled mental illness to achieve stardom in major league baseball.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Karl Malden, Norma Moore, Adam Williams

Votes: 1,433

58. Elmer, the Great (1933)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.2
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Country bumpkin Elmer Kane joins the Chicago Cubs as the greatest hitter in baseball. His skill with a bat takes the team to the World Series, but on the way to the championship he has to deal with gamblers and crooked pitchers.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Patricia Ellis, Frank McHugh, Claire Dodd

Votes: 323

59. BASEketball (1998)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Sport

6.6
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38 Metascore

Two childhood friends are pro athletes of a national sport called BASEketball, a hybrid of baseball and basketball, and must deal with a greedy businessman scheming against their team.

Director: David Zucker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Dian Bachar, Yasmine Bleeth

Votes: 51,152 | Gross: $6.94M

60. Bad News Bears (2005)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Sport

5.8
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65 Metascore

A grizzled little league coach tries to turn his team of misfits into champs.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear, Marcia Gay Harden, Sammi Kane Kraft

Votes: 18,366 | Gross: $32.87M

61. Bad Lieutenant (1992)

NC-17 | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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70 Metascore

While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Brian McElroy, Frank Acciarito, Peggy Gormley

Votes: 32,056 | Gross: $2.00M

62. Game 6 (2005)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.9
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56 Metascore

Combining real and fictional events, this movie centers around the historic 1986 World Series, and a day in the life of a playwright who skips opening night to watch the momentous game.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Griffin Dunne, Ari Graynor

Votes: 2,299 | Gross: $0.10M

63. Hardball (2001)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Sport

6.4
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48 Metascore

An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling, and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend.

Director: Brian Robbins | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane, John Hawkes, Bryan Hearne

Votes: 24,101 | Gross: $40.22M

64. Tiger Town (1983 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama, Family, Sport

6.9
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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.

Director: Alan Shapiro | Stars: Roy Scheider, Justin Henry, Ron McLarty, Bethany Carpenter

Votes: 210

65. Long Gone (1987 TV Movie)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Story of the Tampico Stogies, a low minor-league baseball team, and its star player and manager, Stud' Cantrell, as they battle for the league championship amidst the corruption and racism of the American south.

Director: Martin Davidson | Stars: William Petersen, Virginia Madsen, Dermot Mulroney, Larry Riley

Votes: 850

66. Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Sport

5.9
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A little league player named Chuck refuses to ever pitch again until nuclear weapons are disarmed. Basketball star "Amazing Grace" Smith follows the boy's example, and starts a trend.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Gregory Peck, Dean Alexander, Jim Allen

Votes: 1,151

67. Stealing Home (1988)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.8
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Mark Harmon is a washed-up baseball player who is called back home to handle the ashes of his childhood sweetheart/ first love who had committed suicide. As he searches for what to do with ... See full summary »

Directors: Steven Kampmann, William Porter | Stars: Mark Harmon, Jodie Foster, Blair Brown, Jonathan Silverman

Votes: 3,645 | Gross: $7.47M

68. Little Big League (1994)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

6.1
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A young boy is bequeathed the ownership of a professional baseball team.

Director: Andrew Scheinman | Stars: Luke Edwards, Timothy Busfield, John Ashton, Ashley Crow

Votes: 8,317 | Gross: $12.21M

69. Blue Skies Again (1983)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Sport

5.5
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A hard-hitting, fast, sure-handed baseball player tries to break into the sport by applying for a spot on a minor-league team. The only problem is that the player is female, which engenders... See full summary »

Director: Richard Michaels | Stars: Harry Hamlin, Mimi Rogers, Kenneth McMillan, Robyn Barto

Votes: 153 | Gross: $0.08M

70. Calvin Marshall (2009)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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A college student is determined to become a Major League Baseball star, but finds his true calling instead.

Director: Gary Lundgren | Stars: Alex Frost, Noah Scott, Abbey Merow, Diedrich Bader

Votes: 628

71. The Benchwarmers (2006)

PG-13 | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Family

5.6
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25 Metascore

A trio of guys try and make up for missed opportunities in childhood by forming a three-player baseball team to compete against standard children baseball squads.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: David Spade, Jon Heder, Rob Schneider, Jon Lovitz

Votes: 43,216 | Gross: $57.65M

72. Pastime (1990)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Sport

7.0
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Roy Dean Bream (Russ who co-starred on Boy Meets World) plays a veteran minor league hurler in 1957 tutoring young phenom fireballer Tyrone Debray (Plummer). This is Bull Durham taken ... See full summary »

Director: Robin B. Armstrong | Stars: William Russ, Glenn Plummer, John Achorn, Ernie Banks

Votes: 355 | Gross: $0.27M

73. The Kid from Left Field (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Sport

6.6
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Coop's an ex-ballplayer is now a peanut vendor, who takes too much of an interest in the game. But he's passed on his craze for baseball to his son, Christie. When his dad gets fired, Chris... See full summary »

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Dan Dailey, Anne Bancroft, Billy Chapin, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 300

74. The Man from Left Field (1993 TV Movie)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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After taking a job managing a little league team, a homeless man inspires the kids to reach for it all and they inspire him to reclaim his life.

Director: Burt Reynolds | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Reba McEntire, Kauwela Acocella, Derek Baxter

Votes: 236

75. Up for Grabs (2004)

90 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.4
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69 Metascore

The absurd true story of the legal battle over the "Million-Dollar Baseball." Barry Bonds' record setting 73rd home run ball sparks a melee in the stands at Pac Bell Park in San Francisco. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Wranovics | Stars: Marty Appel, Barry Bonds, Patrick Hayashi, Alex Popov

Votes: 226 | Gross: $0.00M

76. Kill the Umpire (1950)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Sport

6.6
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Former baseball player Bill Johnson, portrayed by William Bendix, failing at many jobs when his ball-playing days are over, reluctantly takes the advice of his father-in-law, Jonah Evans (... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: William Bendix, Una Merkel, Ray Collins, Gloria Henry

Votes: 396

77. Everyone's Hero (2006)

G | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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51 Metascore

A boy (Jake T. Austin) begins a grand journey to return Babe Ruth's baseball bat before the deciding game of the 1932 World Series comes to a close.

Directors: Colin Brady, Christopher Reeve, Dan St. Pierre | Stars: Jake T. Austin, Brian Dennehy, Whoopi Goldberg, Ritchie Allen

Votes: 6,728 | Gross: $14.52M

78. Battlefield Baseball (2003)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.8
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Battlefield Baseball is a tough game--it doesn't end until all the members on the opposing team are dead. In this game the Gedo High team is composed of blue-faced zombies, and their ... See full summary »

Director: Yudai Yamaguchi | Stars: Tak Sakaguchi, Atsushi Itô, Hideo Sakaki, Shôichirô Masumoto

Votes: 1,307

79. I See The Crowd Roar: The Story of William Dummy Hoy (2007)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

5.6
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A true story of a courageous boy who becomes a legend. Living a dream that wouldn't die; his passion empowered him to historically change the course of baseball. Facing challenges on every ... See full summary »

Director: David Risotto | Stars: Deanne Bray, Ryan Lane, Roy Firestone, Victoria Lea Rudd

Votes: 105

80. Mickey (2004)

PG | 105 min | Drama, Sport

6.7
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A widowed lawyer wanted by the IRS assumes a new identity and signs his now-too-old son up for one more year of Little League. However, this may have been a mistake, as his son's dominance ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Harry Connick Jr., Shawn Salinas, Michelle Johnson, Mike Starr

Votes: 383 | Gross: $0.29M

81. The Stratton Story (1949)

Passed | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Star major league pitcher Monty Stratton loses a leg in a hunting accident, but becomes determined to leave the game on his own terms.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Morgan, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 2,164

82. Trouble with the Curve (2012)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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58 Metascore

A daughter tries to remedy her dysfunctional relationship with her ailing father, a decorated baseball scout by helping him in a recruiting trip which could be his last.

Director: Robert Lorenz | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake

Votes: 52,232 | Gross: $35.76M

83. Signs of the Time (I) (2008)

Documentary, Mystery, Sport

7.5
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Add a Plot

Director: Don Casper | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Bob Feller, Brooks Robinson, Earl Weaver

Votes: 22

84. Ted Williams (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 75 min | Documentary, Sport

7.6
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Explores the life and career of Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams.

Stars: Heywood Hale Broun, Joe Buck, Barbara Bush, George Bush

Votes: 69

85. The Final Season (2007)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Sport

6.7
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43 Metascore

Kent Stock disrupts his life to become coach of the Norway High School baseball team and try to lead them to victory.

Director: David Mickey Evans | Stars: Sean Astin, Powers Boothe, Rachael Leigh Cook, Jesse Henecke

Votes: 2,267 | Gross: $1.16M

86. American Pastime (2007)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.8
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The dramatic impact W.W.II had in the home-front as U.S. Japanese families were uprooted from their daily lives and placed in internment camps in western States in the early 1940s.

Director: Desmond Nakano | Stars: Aaron Yoo, Olesya Rulin, Carlton Bluford, Sami Roe

Votes: 643

87. A Winner Never Quits (1986 TV Movie)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.0
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Fact-based story of a young boy who lost his right arm in a childhood accident, but went on to fulfill his dreams of playing major-league baseball. Pete Gray had to overcome the early ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Damski | Stars: Keith Carradine, Mare Winningham, G.W. Bailey, Dennis Weaver

Votes: 159

88. One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story (1977 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.7
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True story of Ron LeFlore, a troubled Detroit youth who rose from Michigan prisons to star in Major League Baseball.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: LeVar Burton, Madge Sinclair, Paul Benjamin, James Luisi

Votes: 127

89. The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1998)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.6
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75 Metascore

The life and career of Hank Greenberg, the first major Jewish baseball star in the Major Leagues.

Director: Aviva Kempner | Stars: Reeve Brenner, Hank Greenberg, Walter Matthau, Alan M. Dershowitz

Votes: 728 | Gross: $1.70M

90. Touching the Game: The Story of the Cape Cod Baseball League (2004 Video)

G | 100 min | Documentary

8.3
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A unique and insightful documentary following the experiences of college baseball players as they compete in one of the most prestigious amateur leagues in the country, The Cape Cod ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Carroll

Votes: 14

91. The Winning Team (1952)

Approved | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Poor health and alcoholism force Grover Cleveland Alexander out of baseball, but through his wife's faithful efforts, he gets a chance for a comeback and redemption.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Doris Day, Ronald Reagan, Frank Lovejoy, Eve Miller

Votes: 658

92. Henry & Me (2014)

PG | 67 min | Animation, Family

6.1
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A young boy battling illness is taken on a magical adventure by a stranger named Henry. On their journey, the boy meets New York Yankee legends, both past and present, who give him lessons about baseball and life.

Director: Barrett Esposito | Stars: Richard Gere, Chazz Palminteri, Luis Guzmán, Cyndi Lauper

Votes: 118

93. A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Legendary ballplayer and humanitarian Lou Gehrig and his relationship with his stalwart wife, Eleanor are portrayed in this film that focuses on the Hall of Famer's life off the baseball ... See full summary »

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Blythe Danner, Edward Herrmann, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Ramon Bieri

Votes: 119

94. Insignificance (1985)

R | 109 min | Drama, Comedy

6.7
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Four 1950s icons meet in the same hotel room and two of them discover more in common between them than they ever anticipated.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Gary Busey, Tony Curtis, Theresa Russell, Michael Emil

Votes: 2,592

95. Seinfeld (1989–1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.9
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The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends.

Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 197,773

96. The Bronx Is Burning (2007– )

60 min | Drama, Sport

7.9
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A look at the New York Yankees attempt to win the 1977 World Series. Based on Jonathan Mahler's book "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning."

Stars: Oliver Platt, Kevin Conway, Daniel Sunjata, John Turturro

Votes: 1,132

97. The Yankles (2009)

PG-13 | 115 min | Sport

5.1
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About Charlie Jones, a washed up, ex major league ballplayer, and how he gets a second chance at life and love by managing a Jewish, orthodox yeshiva baseball team.

Director: David R. Brooks | Stars: Brian Wimmer, Bart Johnson, Don Most, Michael Buster

Votes: 169

98. Nine Innings from Ground Zero (2004 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Sport

8.3
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Short, well-made documentary showing how the NY Yankees vs. AZ Diamondbacks world series games, just a month after 9-11, provided welcome relief from the uncertainty New Yorkers, and the ... See full summary »

Stars: John Ashcroft, Bob Brenly, Scott Brosius, Joe Buck

Votes: 207

99. Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way (1997 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

5.5
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Joe Torre after failing to win a championship when he was a professional baseball player and as Manager to three teams is named Manager of the Yankees. And he finds himself having players ... See full summary »

Director: Sturla Gunnarsson | Stars: Paul Sorvino, Robert Loggia, Barbara Williams, Isaiah Washington

Votes: 148

100. Knuckleball! (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Sport

7.1
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73 Metascore

A documentary that showcases baseball's most unpredictable pitch.

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: Tim Wakefield, Dave Lennon, Jim Bouton, Charles Hough

Votes: 1,464