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1.
How to Play Baseball (1942 Short Film)
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Goofy shows us the national pastime. After a brief overview, we have a demonstration of the many possible pitches... (8 mins.)
Director: Jack Kinney
“ A narrated Disney cartoon explaining the fine points of playing baseball as demonstrated by Goofy (and various Goofy lookalikes). ” - horn-5
 
2.
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
“ Boyhood dreams, a bat made from a tree struck by lightning and most importantly, a never-ending passion for the game. ” - horn-5
 
3.
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
“ A Baseball Annie 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. ” - horn-5
 
4.
Damn Yankees! (1958)
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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. (111 mins.)
“ One long ball hitter, that's what we need! I'd sell my soul for one long ball hitter. ” - horn-5
 
5.
The Sandlot (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (101 mins.)
“ A kid's baseball team, in addition to beating their snooty rivals and also, beyond the fence at the back of the sandlot menaces a legendary ball-eating dog called The Beast, and the kids inevitably must deal with him. ” - horn-5
 
6.
Fear Strikes Out (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
True story of the life of Jimmy Piersall, who battled mental illness to achieve stardom in major league baseball. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
“ Father does not know best. ” - horn-5
 
7.
Angels in the Outfield (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young woman reporter blames the Pittsburgh Pirates' losing streak on the obscenely abusive manager... (99 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
“ The toughest guy you ever met ... until an angel said "Hello!" ” - horn-5
 
8.
Angels in the Outfield (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
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. (102 mins.)
Director: William Dear
“ Ya Gotta Believe! ” - horn-5
 
9.
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.)
“ Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice in his corn field tell him, "If you build it, he will come." He interprets this message as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm, upon which appear the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other seven Chicago White Sox players banned from the game for throwing the 1919 World Series. ” - horn-5
 
10.
Safe at Home! (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Young Hutch Lawton brags to his Little League buddies that his dad knows Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris... (84 mins.)
Director: Walter Doniger
“ A GRAND SLAM! Fun And Laughter With The Greatest Guys In Baseball... and the luckiest kid in the world! ” - horn-5
 
11.
It Happens Every Spring (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A scientist discovers a formula that makes a baseball which is repelled by wood. He promptly sets out to exploit his discovery. (87 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
“ A wood repellant baseball ain't easy to hit. ” - horn-5
 
12.
Trouble with the Curve (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. (111 mins.)
Director: Robert Lorenz
“ Being comfortable is overrated. ” - horn-5
 
13.
The Babe Ruth Story (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth slightly in looks and not at all in baseball ability... (106 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
“ Say it ain't so, Babe ” - horn-5
 
14.
The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The story of the life and career of famed baseball player Lou Gehrig. (128 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
“ Wally Pipp took a day off. and his replacement, Lou Gehrig, went on to become the greatest New York Yankee there ever was, and , in his farewell speech said.." I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth/" ” - horn-5
 
15.
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
“ In case you haven't noticed, and judging by the attendance you haven't, the Indians have managed to win a few here and there, and are threatening to climb out of the cellar ” - horn-5
 
16.
The Stratton Story (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Star major league pitcher Monty Stratton loses a leg in a hunting accident, but becomes determined to leave the game on his own terms. (106 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
“ Look at that road! I used to do ten miles on that road like it was nothin' - just to pitch a game! Now I can hardly reach it, let alone walk on it! ” - horn-5
 
17.
Casey at the Bat (1946 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Animated version of classic baseball poem. (9 mins.)
Director: Jack Kinney
“ ...there is no joy in Mudville today, for Mighty Casey has struck out. ” - horn-5
 
18.
The Winning Team (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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. (98 mins.)
Director: Lewis Seiler
“ And here comes the pitch, Yes, the pitch, the pitch for the warmest, most wonderful, most human story ever told, the true story of Grover Cleveland Alexander! ” - horn-5
 
19.
Moneyball (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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. (133 mins.)
Director: Bennett Miller
“ This guy should cost $3 million a year. We can get him for $237,000 ” - horn-5
 
20.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. (93 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
“ Buy me some popcorn and Crackerjacks ” - horn-5
 
21.
The Rookie (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A Texas baseball coach makes the major league after agreeing to try out if his high school team made the playoffs. (127 mins.)
“ Jimmie Morris, a Texas baseball coach (at Reagan County High School in Big Lake, Texas) makes the major league after agreeing to try out if his high school team made the playoffs. ” - horn-5
 
22.
A League of Their Own (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry. (128 mins.)
Director: Penny Marshall
“ There IS NO crying in baseball - Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry. ” - horn-5
 
23.
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
“ 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.-From here on in, I rag nobody. ” - horn-5
 
24.
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
“ It's like being a black guy back home. Only there's less of us. ” - horn-5
 
25.
Eight Men Out (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series. (119 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
“ 1919. The year America saw major league baseball played a whole new way...underhanded ” - horn-5
 
26.
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
“ The coach is waiting for his next beer. The pitcher is waiting for her first bra. The team is waiting for a miracle. Consider the possibilities. ” - horn-5
 
27.
Kill the Umpire (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Former baseball player Bill Johnson, portrayed by William Bendix, failing at many jobs when his ball-playing days are over... (78 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
“ what a guy! what a lug! what a hero! what a bum! ” - horn-5
 
28.
42 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
This movie is about Jackie Robinson and his journey to becoming a Brooklyn Dodger and his life during that time. (128 mins.)
Director: Brian Helgeland
“ Maybe tomorrow, we'll all wear 42, so nobody could tell us apart. ” - horn-5
 
29.
Alibi Ike (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Idiosyncratic new recruit Francis "Ike" Farrell tries to help the Cubs to the pennant with his pitching and hitting. (72 mins.)
Director: Ray Enright
“ Rookie pitcher Francis "Ike" Farrell comes seemingly out of nowhere to help the Cubs go for the pennant. His idiosyncratic ways, which include excuses and alibis for everything, drive his manager and fiancee crazy in this baseball farce. ” - horn-5
 
30.
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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. (110 mins.)
Director: John Badham
“ In 1939, to laugh, you listened to the radio, to cry, you went to the movies, for excitement, you went to the ballgame. But if you wanted all three, there was only Bingo Long. ” - horn-5
 
31.
The Naughty Nineties (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (76 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
“ On the St. Louis team, Who is on first, What is on second, I Don't Know is on third...and Why is the left fielder. Who is Why? No, Who is on first. ” - horn-5
 
32.
The Perfect Game (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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. (118 mins.)
Director: William Dear
“ .Coach, I don't mean to interrupt your little chat but there's sixteen thousand and one of us - think there's a baseball game going on here. Play ball? ” - horn-5
 
33.
Baseball Bugs (1946 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Bugs plays every defensive position against the Gashouse Gorillas. (7 mins.)
Director: I. Freleng
“ Bugs Bunny plays every defensive position for the Tea-Totallers against the Gashouse Gorillas, in between bites of his hot-dog-bun-covered carrot. ” - horn-5
 
34.
The Pride of St. Louis (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The story of Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, a major-league baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s. (93 mins.)
Director: Harmon Jones
“ The story of Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, a major-league baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s. Later, as a broadcaster, Dizzy showed he had a way with words. ” - horn-5
 
35.
Fever Pitch (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Lindsay is stuck in the middle of her relationship with Ben and his passion for the Boston Red Sox. (104 mins.)
“ Sweet Caroline, Fenway Franks and Teddy Ballgame ” - horn-5