10 Best Baseball Films

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1. Baseball (1994–2010)

TV-PG | 1,140 min | Documentary, History, Sport

A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game.

Stars: John Chancellor, Daniel Okrent, Ossie Davis, Paul Roebling

Votes: 3,532

2. Eight Men Out (1988)

PG | 119 min | Drama, History, Sport

71 Metascore

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: John Cusack, Clifton James, Jace Alexander, Gordon Clapp

Votes: 17,839 | Gross: $5.68M

3. Baseball (1994–2010)
Episode: The Tenth Inning: Top of the Tenth (2010)

TV-PG | 118 min | Documentary, History, Sport

This latest entry covers the period from the early 1990's onward. Labor relations deteriorated badly in the early part of that decade leading to the players strike in August 1994. The ... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Hank Aaron, Felipe Alou, Barry Bonds, Thomas Boswell

Votes: 140

4. Field of Dreams (1989)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

57 Metascore

An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Amy Madigan

Votes: 103,456 | Gross: $64.43M

5. The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014)

80 min | Documentary, Sport

75 Metascore

The Battered Bastards of Baseball is one of baseball's last great, unheralded true stories. In 1973, Hollywood veteran Bing Russell (best known for playing Deputy Clem on "Bonanza") created... See full summary »

Directors: Chapman Way, Maclain Way | Stars: Todd Field, Kurt Russell, Rob Nelson, Jim Swanson

Votes: 2,770

6. A League of Their Own (1992)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

67 Metascore

Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna

Votes: 87,775 | Gross: $107.53M

7. Baseball (1994–2010)
Episode: The Tenth Inning: Bottom of the Tenth (2010)

TV-PG | 125 min | Documentary, History, Sport

As the new millenium dawns, Baseball is more popular and profitable than ever, but suspicions and revelations about performance enhancing drugs keep surfacing, calling the integrity of the game itself into question.

Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Star: Keith David

Votes: 102

8. The Sandlot (1993)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

55 Metascore

In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.

Director: David Mickey Evans | Stars: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Art LaFleur, Patrick Renna

Votes: 74,811 | Gross: $32.42M

9. Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story (2010)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Biography, History

53 Metascore

Celebrates the contributions of Jewish major leaguers and the special meaning that baseball has had in the lives of American Jews.

Director: Peter Miller | Stars: Martin Abramowitz, Maury Allen, Rebecca Alpert, Charles Bronfman

Votes: 101

10. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Approved | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The story of the life and career of famed baseball player Lou Gehrig.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth, Walter Brennan

Votes: 9,315



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