Baseball The Best Baseball Films & Documentaries on Netflix  

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America's most beloved sport now has an entire section of films on Netflix! The best baseball movies streaming on Netflix capture the heart and soul of an all-American baseball game. If you can't take yourself out to the ballgame, why not stay home and watch some of these cinematic homerun hits?

Among the best baseball movies on Netflix are Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch, The Benchwarmers and Bad News Bears, all of which are comedy classics that the whole family will love. Several entries from ESPN's 30 for 30 series also made this list, and focus on specific historical figures throughout baseball's rich history. Ken Burn's Baseball is an insightful, 18.5 hour documentary about anything and everything you'd ever want to know about baseball.

Step up to the plate and vote up the best baseball movies on Netflix, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.


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The Benchwarmers is a 2006 American sports-comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan. It stars Rob Schneider, David Spade, and Jon Heder. It is produced by Revolution Studios and Happy Madison Productions and is distributed by Columbia Pictures. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: James Earl Jones, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Rachel Hunter, Molly Sims, + more

Initial Release: 2006

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

Produced by: Adam Sandler, Jack Giarraputo

Screenplay by: Nick Swardson, Allen Covert

Genres (Film): Family, Sports, Slapstick, Adventure Film, Comedy

Rated: PG-13 (USA)

Netflix Format: DVD, Blu-ray and streaming

Netflix Genre: Comedy, Sports Comedies, Slapstick, Baseball, Triumph of the Underdogs, + more

Netflix Rating: PG-13 (USA)

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#43 on The All-Time Best Baseball Films

#89 on The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

#13 on The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports

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Knuckleball! is a 2012 documentary film that follows the 2011 seasons of Tim Wakefield and R. A. Dickey, Major League Baseball's only knuckleball pitchers that year. It was released in theaters on September 20, 2012 and on DVD on April 2, 2013. Wakefield won his 200th game in 2011 and Dickey won the 2012 Cy Young Award. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Tim Wakefield, R.A. Dickey, Charles Hough, Phil Niekro

Initial Release: 2012

Directed by: Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg

Produced by: Christine Schomer, Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg, Dan Cogan

Genres (Film): Documentary film

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Netflix Format: DVD and streaming

Netflix Genre: Documentary, Sports Documentaries, Sports Stories, Baseball

Netflix Rating: NR

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#48 on The All-Time Best Baseball Films

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Actors: Dean Cain, Paul Jarrett, Jesse Hutch, Matthew Robert Kelly, Anna Mae Routledge, + more

Initial Release: 2011

Directed by: William Dear

Produced by: Jack Nasser

Screenplay by: Jason Koornick

Genres (Film): Sports, Family, Drama

Netflix Format: DVD and streaming

Netflix Genre: Drama, Family Dramas, Sports Dramas, Triumph of the Underdogs, Baseball, + more

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Battered Bastards of Baseball

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Actors: Todd Field, Kurt Russell

Initial Release: 2014

Directed by: Chapman Way, Maclain Way

Produced by: Juliana Lembi

Genres (Film): Documentary film

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