Sport: Baseballby LebowskiT1000 | created - 08 Nov 2013 | updated - 8 months ago | Public
My favorite baseball movies, from favorite to least favorite. If it's not on the list, I haven't seen it. This includes films that involve a baseball team, or where baseball is central to the story.
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1. 42 (2013)
PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 72,345 | Gross: $95.00M
2. 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: 93,396 | Gross: $64.43M
3. 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: 52,957 | Gross: $49.80M
4. The Sandlot (1993)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
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.
Votes: 64,511 | Gross: $32.42M
5. A League of Their Own (1992)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.
Votes: 78,166 | Gross: $107.53M
6. Million Dollar Arm (2014)
PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.
Votes: 38,984 | Gross: $36.45M
7. Moneyball (2011)
PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.
Votes: 306,365 | Gross: $75.61M
8. Trouble with the Curve (2012)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 52,473 | Gross: $35.76M
9. Major League II (1994)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Sport
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.
Votes: 21,924 | Gross: $30.63M
11. The Benchwarmers (2006)
PG-13 | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Family
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.
Votes: 43,423 | Gross: $57.65M
12. 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: 39,889 | Gross: $50.89M
13. Angels in the Outfield (1994)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 24,337 | Gross: $50.24M
15. Eight Men Out (1988)
PG | 119 min | Drama, History, Sport
A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.
Votes: 16,158 | Gross: $5.68M
16. Rookie of the Year (1993)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
When an accident miraculously gives a boy an incredibly powerful pitching arm, he becomes a major league pitcher for the Chicago Cubs.
Votes: 19,954 | Gross: $53.58M
17. Hardball (2001)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 24,176 | Gross: $40.22M
19. Summer Catch (2001)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A rich girl whose family summers on Cape Cod has a romance with a local poor boy who hopes to become a major league baseball player.
Votes: 13,747 | Gross: $19.69M
22. Fever Pitch (2005)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Lindsay is stuck in the middle of her relationship with Ben and his passion for the Boston Red Sox.
Votes: 38,310 | Gross: $42.07M
23. 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: 8,718 | Gross: $20.88M
25. 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.
26. Everyone's Hero (2006)
G | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 6,766 | Gross: $14.52M
28. The Sandlot 2 (2005 Video)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
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.
29. The Sandlot: Heading Home (2007 Video)
PG | 96 min | Family, Fantasy
Sucessful, arrogant baseball superstar Tommy "Santa" Santorelli travels back in time to 1976 and relives his boyhood days on the sandlot baseball team, and has the chance to this time choose friendship over glory.