Top 10 Baseball Movies
With the 2016 MLB season in full swing, it felt timely to whip up a baseball movie themed list for this week. So, without further adieu, let’s play ball!
- Moneyball- If you’re not an Oakland A’s fan, this film likely won’t mean as much to you. As a longtime A’s fan myself though, this film really hit home to me. It doesn’t hurt that it’s just a flat-out great film in its own right either.
- Major League- The quintessential sports comedy. Who doesn’t love this rag-tag cast of characters? Note: “Major League” 2 is well worth watching too.
- Field of Dreams- A truly original and timeless tearjerker about baseball and family.
- Eight Men Out- This John Sayles film about the infamous Black Sox team doesn’t get enough attention.
- The Sandlot- Easily one of the best (and most quotable) live-action family films of all time.
- The Pride of the Yankees (1942)- A touching film about Lou Gehrig that features what is arguably Gary Cooper’s finest screen performance.
- Baseball- I may be cheating here a bit as this is a documentary series, but this 1994 Ken Burns’ masterpiece about the history of baseball is essential viewing.
- 42- The most recent film on this list is an inspiring biopic about the legendary Jackie Robinson. More people should see this film.
- The Babe- An underrated Babe Ruth biopic featuring a powerhouse performance by John Goodman.
- The Bad News Bears (1976)- Forget about the sequels and the remake. The original film is the ultimate politically incorrect comedy that has managed to stand the test of time.
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