Sports Movies The All-Time Best Baseball Films  

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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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852 289
Field of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The All-Time Best Baseball Films
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner
Field of Dreams is a 1989 American fantasy-drama film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, who also wrote the screenplay, adapting W. P. Kinsella's novel Shoeless Joe. It stars Kevin Costner, Amy ...more

2
696 270
The Natural is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All-Time Best Baseball Films
Kim Basinger, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall
The Natural is a 1984 sports drama. It is a film adaptation of Bernard Malamud's 1952 baseball novel of the same name, directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert Redford, Glenn Close, and ...more

3
751 266
Major League is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-Time Best Baseball Films
Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Rene Russo
Major League is a 1989 American sports comedy film written and directed by David S. Ward, starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Dennis Haysbert, Wesley Snipes, James Gammon, Bob Uecker and ...more

4
730 246
Bull Durham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-Time Best Baseball Films
Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins
Bull Durham is a 1988 American romantic comedy sports film. It is partly based upon the minor league experiences of writer/director Ron Shelton and depicts the players and fans of the Durham ...more

5
825 196
The Sandlot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-Time Best Baseball Films
James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen
The Sandlot, also known as The Sandlot Kids, is a 1993 American coming-of-age film Comedy directed by David M. Evans, which tells the story of a group of young baseball players during the summer ...more

6
651 208
A League of Their Own is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-Time Best Baseball Films
Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell
A League of Their Own is a 1992 American comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Directed by Penny Marshall, the ...more

7
479 202
Eight Men Out is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All-Time Best Baseball Films
Charlie Sheen, Christopher Lloyd, John Cusack
Eight Men Out is a drama film based on Eliot Asinof's 1963 book 8 Men Out. It was written and directed by John Sayles. The film is a dramatization of Major League Baseball's Black Sox scandal, ...more

8
639 191
Moneyball is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-Time Best Baseball Films
Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright
Moneyball is an American 2011 biographical sports drama film directed by Bennett Miller from a screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. The film is based on Michael Lewis's 2003 ...more

9
482 189
The Bad News Bears is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-Time Best Baseball Films
Tatum O'Neal, Jackie Earle Haley, Walter Matthau
The Bad News Bears is a 1976 comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie. It stars Walter Matthau and Tatum O'Neal. The film was followed by two sequels, The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training in ...more

10
477 162
The Rookie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-Time Best Baseball Films
Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox, Rachel Griffiths
The Rookie is a 2002 sports drama film directed by John Lee Hancock and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is based on the true story of Jim Morris, who had a brief, but famous Major League ...more

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473 188
For Love of the Game is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-Time Best Baseball Films
Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, J.K. Simmons
For Love of the Game is a 1999 American drama sports film based on the novel of the same title by Michael Shaara. It is directed by Sam Raimi and stars Kevin Costner and Kelly Preston. The film ...more

12
352 156
61* is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-Time Best Baseball Films
Anthony Michael Hall, Thomas Jane, Christopher McDonald
61* is a 2001 American sports drama film written by Hank Steinberg and directed by Billy Crystal. It stars Barry Pepper as Roger Maris and Thomas Jane as Mickey Mantle on their quest to break ...more

13
291 162
The Pride of the Yankees is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Time Best Baseball Films
Babe Ruth, Gary Cooper, Bill Dickey
The Pride of the Yankees is a 1942 American film directed by Sam Wood and starring Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, and Walter Brennan. It is a tribute to the legendary New York Yankees first baseman ...more

14
336 97
42 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-Time Best Baseball Films
WarrenMitchell added Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, Nicole Beharie
42 is a 2013 American biographical sports film written and directed by Brian Helgeland about the racial integration of American professional baseball by player Jackie Robinson, who wore jersey ...more

15
280 156
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-Time Best Baseball Films
Baseball is an 18½ hour, Emmy Award-winning documentary series by Ken Burns about the game of baseball. First broadcast on PBS, this was Burns' ninth documentary and won the 1995 ...more

16
218 202
Mr. Baseball is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-Time Best Baseball Films
Tom Selleck, Frank Thomas, Dennis Haysbert
Mr. Baseball is a 1992 American comedy directed by Fred Schepisi, starring Tom Selleck, Ken Takakura, and Dennis Haysbert. It depicts a tumultuous season in the career of fictional New York ...more

17
267 209
Angels in the Outfield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Time Best Baseball Films
Bing Crosby, Joe DiMaggio, Janet Leigh
Angels in the Outfield is a 1951 American comedy film produced and directed by Clarence Brown and starring Paul Douglas and Janet Leigh. Based on a story by Richard Conlin, the film is about a ...more

18
286 206
Rookie of the Year is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Time Best Baseball Films
Gary Busey, John Candy, Dan Hedaya
Rookie of the Year is a 1993 American sports comedy film starring Thomas Ian Nicholas and Gary Busey as players for the Chicago Cubs baseball team. The cast also includes Albert Hall, Dan ...more

19
189 152
Bang the Drum Slowly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-Time Best Baseball Films
Robert De Niro, Danny Aiello, Michael Moriarty
Bang the Drum Slowly is a 1973 sports drama. It is film adaptation of the 1956 baseball novel of the same name by Mark Harris. It was previously dramatized in 1956 on the U.S. Steel Hour with ...more

20
204 159
Cobb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Time Best Baseball Films
Tommy Lee Jones, Lolita Davidovich, Bradley Whitford
Cobb is a 1994 biopic starring Tommy Lee Jones as the famed baseball player Ty Cobb. It was written and directed by Ron Shelton and was based on a book by Al Stump. The original music score was ...more

21
231 122
Trouble with the Curve is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Time Best Baseball Films
Amy Adams, Clint Eastwood, Justin Timberlake
Trouble with the Curve is a 2012 sports-drama film directed by Robert Lorenz and starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, Matthew Lillard, and John Goodman. The film revolves ...more

22
163 163
The Babe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-Time Best Baseball Films
John Goodman, James Cromwell, Kelly McGillis
The Babe is a 1992 biographical drama film about the life of famed baseball player Babe Ruth, who is portrayed by John Goodman.

23
176 162
Major League II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Time Best Baseball Films
Charlie Sheen, Jay Leno, Tom Berenger
Major League II is a 1994 sequel to the 1989 film Major League. Major League II stars most of the same cast from the original, including Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, and Corbin Bernsen. Absent ...more

24
181 172
Brewster's Millions is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Time Best Baseball Films
Richard Pryor, John Candy, Rick Moranis
Brewster's Millions is a 1985 comedy film starring Richard Pryor and John Candy based on the 1902 novel of the same name by George Barr McCutcheon. It is the seventh film based on the story, ...more

25
192 170
Little Big League is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Time Best Baseball Films
Jason Robards Jr., Jeff Garlin, Jonathan Silverman
Little Big League is a 1994 family sports film about a 12 year-old who suddenly becomes the owner and then manager of the Minnesota Twins baseball team. It stars Luke Edwards, Timothy Busfield, ...more