Sport: Baseball

by 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

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: 72,345 | Gross: $95.00M

2. 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: 93,396 | Gross: $64.43M

3. 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: 52,957 | Gross: $49.80M

4. 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: 64,511 | Gross: $32.42M

5. 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: 78,166 | Gross: $107.53M

6. Million Dollar Arm (2014)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.0
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56 Metascore

A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Alan Arkin, Suraj Sharma

Votes: 38,984 | Gross: $36.45M

7. Moneyball (2011)

PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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87 Metascore

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.

Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 306,365 | Gross: $75.61M

8. 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: 52,473 | Gross: $35.76M

9. 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: 21,924 | Gross: $30.63M

10. 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: 28,390 | Gross: $75.60M

11. 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: 43,423 | Gross: $57.65M

12. 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: 39,889 | Gross: $50.89M

13. 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: 24,337 | Gross: $50.24M

14. 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: 27,814 | Gross: $35.17M

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: 16,158 | Gross: $5.68M

16. 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: 19,954 | Gross: $53.58M

17. 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: 24,176 | Gross: $40.22M

18. 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: 41,267 | Gross: $18.57M

19. Summer Catch (2001)

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

5.0
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21 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Tollin | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Jessica Biel, Fred Ward, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 13,747 | Gross: $19.69M

20. 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: 8,146 | Gross: $17.53M

21. 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: 5,327 | Gross: $2.67M

22. 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: 38,310 | Gross: $42.07M

23. 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: 8,718 | Gross: $20.88M

24. 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: 8,351 | Gross: $12.21M

25. 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: 4,766

26. 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: 6,766 | Gross: $14.52M

27. Ed (1996)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

2.6
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25 Metascore

A trained chimpanzee plays third base for a minor-league baseball team.

Director: Bill Couturié | Stars: Matt LeBlanc, Jayne Brook, Gene Ross, Paul Hewitt

Votes: 7,564 | Gross: $6.29M

28. 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: 4,027

29. The Sandlot: Heading Home (2007 Video)

PG | 96 min | Family, Fantasy

5.3
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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.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Danny Nucci, Luke Perry, Keanu Pires, Sarah Deakins

Votes: 1,522