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The All-Time Best Baseball Films

Updated March 5, 2021 27.5k votes 2.7k voters 43.7k views112 items

List RulesVote up the best baseball movies about players and teams

The top baseball movies, ranked by fans. This list of the all-time best baseball movies includes popular classics like 'The Natural' and 'The Sandlot,' and covers all the best baseball films to have ever hit theaters. Which baseball movie is your favorite? Are you a 'Field of Dreams' fanatic or a 'Major League' fan? Be sure to vote for your personal favorite baseball films, add any great ones that might be missing and definitely re-rank this list in any order you want.

Some of the greatest and most inspirational sports movies ever made are about baseball. Examples include 'The Rookie,' 'The Natural,' 'The Bad News Bears' and the quintessential sports comedy 'Bull Durham.' This 1988 classic is not only a fantastic film about baseball, but it's also, arguably, among the best romantic comedies of all time.

Not surprisingly, a lot of films listed here are also some of the best family drama movies. Some of them, like 'The Bad News Bears,' 'The Rookie' and 'A League of their Own,' are also really awesome sports movies about coaches.

Not all of the all-time best baseball films are fiction, however. Some are actually documentaries, like Ken Burns' 'Baseball.' Is it one of the greatest? You decide, with your votes.
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    Field of Dreams

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon
    Field of Dreams is a 1989 American fantasy-drama film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, who...  more

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    The Sandlot

    James Earl Jones, Denis Leary
    The Sandlot, also known as The Sandlot Kids, is a 1993 American coming-of-age film Comedy...  more

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    Major League

    Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger
    Major League is a 1989 American sports comedy film written and directed by David S. Ward,...  more

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    #178 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies#19 of 305 The Funniest '80s Movies

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    The Natural

    Kim Basinger, Robert Redford
    The Natural is a 1984 sports drama. It is a film adaptation of Bernard Malamud's 1952 baseball...  more

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    42

    Chadwick Boseman, Nicole Beharie
    42 is a 2013 American biographical sports film directed by Brian Helgeland. The powerful story...  more

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    Moneyball

    Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill
    Moneyball is an American 2011 biographical sports drama film directed by Bennett Miller from a...  more

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    A League of Their Own

    Madonna, Tom Hanks
    A League of Their Own is a 1992 American comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account...  more

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    The Rookie

    Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox
    The Rookie is a 2002 sports drama film directed by John Lee Hancock and produced by Walt...  more

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    #12 of 58 The 30+ Greatest Sports Drama Movies of All Time#18 of 63 The Best Sports Movies About Coaches

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    Bull Durham

    Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon
    Bull Durham is a 1988 American romantic comedy sports film. It is partly based upon the minor...  more

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    For Love of the Game

    Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston
    For Love of the Game is a 1999 American drama sports film based on the novel of the same title...  more
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    The Bad News Bears

    Tatum O'Neal, Jackie Earle Haley
    The Bad News Bears is a 1976 comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie. It stars Walter Matthau...  more

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    61*

    Anthony Michael Hall, Thomas Jane
    61* is a 2001 American sports drama film written by Hank Steinberg and directed by Billy...  more
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    Baseball

    Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb
    Baseball is an 18½ hour, Emmy Award-winning documentary series by Ken Burns about the game of...  more
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    Eight Men Out

    Charlie Sheen, Christopher Lloyd
    Eight Men Out is a drama film based on Eliot Asinof's 1963 book 8 Men Out. It was written and...  more

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    #251 of 306 The Best Ensemble Movies#71 of 207 The Best Historical Drama Movies Of All Time

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    Trouble with the Curve

    Amy Adams, Clint Eastwood
    Trouble with the Curve is a 2012 sports-drama film directed by Robert Lorenz and starring...  more

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    #70 of 204 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made#52 of 57 The Best Sports Romance Movies

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    The Pride of the Yankees

    Babe Ruth, Gary Cooper
    The Pride of the Yankees is a 1942 American film directed by Sam Wood and starring Gary...  more
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    Angels in the Outfield

    Bing Crosby, Joe DiMaggio
    Angels in the Outfield is a 1951 American comedy film produced and directed by Clarence Brown...  more
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    Little Big League

    Jason Robards Jr., Jeff Garlin
    Little Big League is a 1994 family sports film about a 12 year-old who suddenly becomes the...  more

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    #13 of 25 The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids#4 of 52 The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Hardball

    Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane
    Hardball is a 2001 American dramedy film directed by Brian Robbins. It stars Keanu Reeves,...  more

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    Rookie of the Year

    Gary Busey, John Candy
    Rookie of the Year is a 1993 American sports comedy film starring Thomas Ian Nicholas and Gary...  more

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    Fever Pitch

    Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon
    Fever Pitch is a 2005 Farrelly brothers romantic comedy film starring Drew Barrymore and Jimmy...  more

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    Angels in the Outfield

    Matthew McConaughey, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    Angels in the Outfield is a 1994 remake of the 1951 film of the same name. The film stars...  more

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    Major League II

    Charlie Sheen, Jay Leno
    Major League II is a 1994 sequel to the 1989 film Major League. Major League II stars most of...  more
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    Mr. Baseball

    Tom Selleck, Frank Thomas
    Mr. Baseball is a 1992 American comedy directed by Fred Schepisi, starring Tom Selleck, Ken...  more
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    The Babe

    John Goodman, James Cromwell
    The Babe is a 1992 biographical drama film about the life of famed baseball player Babe Ruth,...  more