The 10 Best Baseball Movies of All Time

Choosing the best baseball movies depends on who you ask. There are comedies, dramas, romantic baseball movies, and true stories brought to the screen. This list features something for any movie-watching partner on your list.

Major League (1989)

The ultimate in comedic baseball movies—about a bunch of misfits and has-beens brought together to help the Cleveland Indians get out of a 34-year slump—all while the team’s new female owner (Rene Russo) is plotting the team’s demise.

A League of Their Own (1992)

What’s not to like about a movie packed with stars Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna, and Rosie O’Donnell bringing to life Hollywood’s version of the women who saved baseball during World War II?

Field of Dreams (1989)

The movie, based on the novel Shoeless Joe, beautifully weaves together the love of baseball, family, and fulfilling dreams.

The Natural (1984)

Variety called it an “impeccably made….fable about success and failure in America.” ESPN called it the 6th best sports movie of all time, and it was nominated for four Academy Awards.

The Rookie (2002)

Looking for a feel-good baseball story to watch with your kids? Then this is the movie for you—based on the real-life tale of Jim Morris, who debuted in Major League Baseball at the age of 35.

Bull Durham (1988)

It’s loosely based on the baseball experiences of the writer/director Ron Shelton. Due to its sexual content and innuendo, this one is only for grown-ups.

Angels in the Outfield (1994)

A young orphan (Levitt) becomes a good luck charm to the California Angels—the worst team in baseball—as he seeks angelic intervention on a quest to win the World Series, believing it will get his own family back.

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