Baseball Themed Films I've Reviewedby classicsoncall | created - 17 Aug 2011 | updated - 3 days ago | Public
Here's a list of baseball themed movies I've watched and reviewed. It's presented in IMDb ranking order.
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The X-Files (1993–2018)
TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Searching through an FBI reference book, Mulder finds a photograph of Arthur Dales with a baseball team and the alien bounty hunter. Mulder goes to Arthur Dales' house to ask him about the ... See full summary »
"What you fail to understand in your joyless myopia, is that baseball is the key to life."
2. 61* (2001 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 129 min | Biography, Drama, History
"And if I may be permitted a cliche, records are made to be broken."
3. 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.
"I'm telling you, that was a mighty wallop."
4. Moneyball (2011)
PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.
Votes: 336,022 | Gross: $75.61M
"You may not look like a winning team, but you are one."
5. Field of Dreams (1989)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 102,132 | Gross: $64.43M
"I have just created something totally illogical."
6. 42 (2013)
PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
In 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and faces considerable racism in the process.
Votes: 79,401 | Gross: $95.00M
"I don't know who he is or where he is, but he's comin". - Branch Rickey speculating on the first black Major League ballplayer."
7. The Natural (1984)
PG | 138 min | Drama, Sport
An unknown comes seemingly out of nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.
Votes: 40,828 | Gross: $47.95M
"I came here to play ball."
8. Babe Ruth (1998 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
He was perhaps the greatest ballplayer who ever lived. A larger-than-life hero on the field, Babe Ruth's exploits off the field were just as legendary. Don't miss this compilation of rarely... See full summary »
"If Babe Ruth had not existed, it would have been impossible to invent him."
9. Fastball (2016)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Sport
With Kevin Costner narrating, lead a cast of baseball legends and scientists who explore the magic within the 396 milliseconds it takes a fastball to reach home plate, and decipher who threw the fastest pitch ever.
"You don't teach people how to throw fast. It just comes natural."
10. Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story (2017)
87 min | Documentary, History, Sport
In 1955, when racial segregation defined the South, two groups of twelve-year-old boys stepped onto a baseball field in a non-violent act of cultural defiance that would change the course of history.
"Nobody should take your dreams away from you, especially a kid."
11. A League of Their Own (1992)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.
Votes: 86,393 | Gross: $107.53M
"There's no crying in baseball!"
12. Major League (1989)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Sport
The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they'll lose and she can move the team. But when the plot is uncovered, they start winning just to spite her.
Votes: 58,320 | Gross: $49.80M
"Welcome to the Happy Hunting Ground!"
13. Eight Men Out (1988)
PG | 119 min | Drama, History, Sport
A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.
Votes: 17,605 | Gross: $5.68M
"You play your ball game and I'll play mine and we'll see how it comes out."
14. Bull Durham (1988)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.
Votes: 44,734 | Gross: $50.89M
"You throw the ball. You hit the ball. You catch the ball. You got it?"
15. Angels in the Outfield (1951)
Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A young woman reporter blames the Pittsburgh Pirates' losing streak on the obscenely abusive manager. While she attempts to learn more about him for her column, he begins hearing the voice ... See full summary »
"Alright, you play ball with me and I'll play ball with you."
16. Million Dollar Arm (2014)
PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.
Votes: 41,646 | Gross: $36.45M
"Okay, we can't find and train two nobodies in a year."
17. Fear Strikes Out (1957)
Approved | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
True story of the life of Jimmy Piersall, who battled mental illness to achieve stardom in major league baseball.
"I play to win games."
18. Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
PG | 96 min | Drama, Sport
The story of the friendship between a star pitcher, wise to the world, and a half-wit catcher, as they cope with the catcher's terminal illness through a baseball season.
"Life is unfair, I'll tell you that."
19. Trouble with the Curve (2012)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Sport
A daughter tries to remedy her dysfunctional relationship with her ailing father, a decorated baseball scout by helping him in a recruiting trip which could be his last.
Votes: 57,250 | Gross: $35.76M
"Is that it. Is that all you got?"
20. Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Two turn-of-the-century baseball players, who work in vaudeville during the off-season, run into trouble with their team's new female owner and a gambler who doesn't want them to win the pennant.
"Denny, I've got a hunch that girl is human."
21. It Happens Every Spring (1949)
Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Sport
A scientist discovers a formula that makes a baseball which is repelled by wood. He promptly sets out to exploit his discovery.
"Wow, what kind of a ball was that?"
22. The Pride of St. Louis (1952)
Unrated | 93 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, a major-league baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s.
"He's dizzy, that's what he is, dizzy."
23. The Winning Team (1952)
Approved | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Poor health and alcoholism force Grover Cleveland Alexander out of baseball, but through his wife's faithful efforts, he gets a chance for a comeback and redemption.
"Doesn't that guy ever throw anything but strikes?"
24. The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)
Approved | 77 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Biography of Jackie Robinson, the first black major league baseball player in the 20th century. Traces his career in the negro leagues and the major leagues.
"In baseball, it's not who or what you are, but can you play the game."
The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
The Mighty Casey
TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A down-and-out baseball team's fortunes are lifted by a mysterious but seemingly unbeatable young player.
"He pitches like nothing human."
26. Elmer, the Great (1933)
Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country bumpkin Elmer Kane joins the Chicago Cubs as the greatest hitter in baseball. His skill with a bat takes the team to the World Series, but on the way to the championship he has to deal with gamblers and crooked pitchers.
"Imagine a cross-roads apple knocker high hattin' the Chicago Cubs!"
27. Home Run on the Keys (1937)
Approved | 9 min | Short, Music, Sport
Babe Ruth returns from hunting to a cabin shared with musicians Zez Confrey and Byron Gay where he regales them with the story of his famous called shot. With Babe's help, they write a song about baseball which then debuts on a radio show.
"So David, play it! It's a home run!"
28. Alibi Ike (1935)
Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
Idiosyncratic new recruit Francis "Ike" Farrell tries to help the Cubs to the pennant with his pitching and hitting.
"Will he make good, or is he just another Big League bust?"
29. A Mile in His Shoes (2011 TV Movie)
PG | 89 min | Drama, Family, Sport
Mickey Tussler, an autistic pitcher, joins a minor-league baseball team and has a profound effect on the team and manager Arthur "Murph" Murphy over the course of a season.
"I like being on the team."
30. The Babe (1992)
PG | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Babe Ruth becomes a baseball legend but is unheroic to those who know him.
Votes: 8,707 | Gross: $17.53M
"I like to hit home runs."
31. Fireman, Save My Child (1932)
67 min | Comedy, Sport
Joe Grant is an inventor, fireman and baseball player in his small home town. He gets an offer to play in a big team, he hopes to get more money for his inventions. But he is invited to ... See full summary »
"That's right, I remember. You always liked to peel your own banana."
32. Success (1931)
17 min | Short, Comedy
Elmer proposes to Molly, but she says he needs her fathers permission. He wants Elmer to become a ballplayer, but his eyesight keeps getting him into trouble. Elmer also needs a new pair of glasses.
"Tonight's the night, honey."
33. Ladies' Day (1943)
Approved | 62 min | Comedy, Sport
A top baseball pitcher "loses" his pitching skills whenever he falls in love. His teammates try to get him to settle down with one woman so they can start winning some games.
"He's a push over for anything in skirts."
34. Safe at Home! (1962)
Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Young Hutch Lawton brags to his Little League buddies that his dad knows Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Forced to "put up or shut up" Hutch goes to spring training camp where he is lectured... See full summary »
"You can't make a foul ball fair by movin' the base line."
35. The Phenom (2016)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Sport
A phenomenal rookie pitcher undergoes psychotherapy to overcome his bullying criminal father's crippling influence, and come to terms with past.
"I think both of us have some issues about being perfect, man."