TOP 10 BASEBALL MOVIES OF ALL-TIME
There have been plenty of movies about America’s national pastime. Unfortunately, they couldn’t all make the list. Here’s a look at the ten best baseball movies of all-time.
- Bad News Bears (1976)
It’s the original Bad News Bears that makes the list. An 11-year-old girl pitcher (played by Tatum O’Neal) and the bad-boy Kelly Leak are part of a raucous group of pre-teens that learn how to win.
- The Rookie (2002)
Jim Morris was teaching science and coaching baseball at a Texas high school when he lost a bet. The result ends with Morris playing in the major leagues at age 35…and it’s a true story!
- The Sandlot (1993)
It’s boys and baseball and growing up. Plus, The Sandlot delivers one of best movie lines ever – “You’re killing me, Smalls!”
It’s what Major League Baseball has become today. Math and metrics help build rosters that win championships. Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane who builds a winner in Oakland.
- 42 (2013)
The old No. 42, Jackie Robinson, integrated baseball in 1947 breaking the sport’s color barrier. There was plenty of tension as Robinson went on to win the National League MVP in 1949, earn six All-Star game appearances, and win a World Series in 1955.
- Major League (1989)
A blind pitcher, an old injury-prone catcher, and other misfits are supposed to lead to a move to Miami for the Cleveland Indians. The team suddenly finds its groove and learns to win with plenty of laughs along the way.
- League of Their Own (1992)
Yes, there really were women’s pro baseball leagues during World War II. Tom Hanks plays the crusty old manager and delivers brilliance. “There’s no crying in baseball!”
- Bull Durham (1988)
An all-star cast with Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon among others, Bull Durham captures baseball at its best. It’s romance, it’s baseball, and it’s beautiful.
- The Natural
His life didn’t turn out like he thought it would, but Roy Hobbs does alright. Robert Redford plays Hobbs who turns out to be the movie’s hero in the end.
- Field of Dreams (1989)
There is nothing like a father and son playing catch. One of the most oft-quoted movie lines – and misquoted – “If you build it, he will come” is featured as Kevin Costner builds a baseball field in the middle of his farm in Iowa.