If Who Is On First, What Must Be On Secondby horn-5 | created - 09 Jan 2014 | updated - 18 Feb 2014 | Public
Which Baseball-related Movie is your favorite?
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1. How to Play Baseball (1942)
8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Goofy shows us the national pastime. After a brief overview, we have a demonstration of the many possible pitches. On to the World Series, where we go through an eventful inning, ... See full summary »
A narrated Disney cartoon explaining the fine points of playing baseball as demonstrated by Goofy (and various Goofy lookalikes).
2. 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: 41,129 | Gross: $47.95M
Boyhood dreams, a bat made from a tree struck by lightning and most importantly, a never-ending passion for the game.
3. 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: 45,007 | Gross: $50.89M
A Baseball Annie 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.
4. Damn Yankees (1958)
Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A frustrated fan of the hopeless Washington Senators makes a pact with the Devil to help the baseball team win the league pennant.
One long ball hitter, that's what we need! I'd sell my soul for one long ball hitter.
5. The Sandlot (1993)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
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.
Votes: 74,081 | Gross: $32.42M
A kid's baseball team, in addition to beating their snooty rivals and also, beyond the fence at the back of the sandlot menaces a legendary ball-eating dog called The Beast, and the kids inevitably must deal with him.
6. 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.
Father does not know best.
7. 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 »
The toughest guy you ever met ... until an angel said "Hello!"
8. Angels in the Outfield (1994)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
When a boy prays for a chance to have a family if the California Angels win the pennant, angels are assigned to make that possible.
Votes: 27,517 | Gross: $50.24M
Ya Gotta Believe!
9. 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: 102,741 | Gross: $64.43M
Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice in his corn field tell him, "If you build it, he will come." He interprets this message as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm, upon which appear the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other seven Chicago White Sox players banned from the game for throwing the 1919 World Series.
10. 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 »
A GRAND SLAM! Fun And Laughter With The Greatest Guys In Baseball... and the luckiest kid in the world!
11. 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.
A wood repellant baseball ain't easy to hit.
12. 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: 57,546 | Gross: $35.76M
Being comfortable is overrated.
13. The Babe Ruth Story (1948)
Passed | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth slightly in looks and not at all in baseball ability. The film traces the "life and times" of Ruth, including his famous "called ... See full summary »
Say it ain't so, Babe
14. 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.
Wally Pipp took a day off. and his replacement, Lou Gehrig, went on to become the greatest New York Yankee there ever was, and , in his farewell speech said.." I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth/"
15. 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: 58,671 | Gross: $49.80M
In case you haven't noticed, and judging by the attendance you haven't, the Indians have managed to win a few here and there, and are threatening to climb out of the cellar
16. The Stratton Story (1949)
Passed | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Star major league pitcher Monty Stratton loses a leg in a hunting accident, but becomes determined to leave the game on his own terms.
Look at that road! I used to do ten miles on that road like it was nothin' - just to pitch a game! Now I can hardly reach it, let alone walk on it!
17. Casey at the Bat (1946)
9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Animated version of classic baseball poem.
...there is no joy in Mudville today, for Mighty Casey has struck out.
18. 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.
And here comes the pitch, Yes, the pitch, the pitch for the warmest, most wonderful, most human story ever told, the true story of Grover Cleveland Alexander!
19. 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: 338,769 | Gross: $75.61M
This guy should cost $3 million a year. We can get him for $237,000
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.
Buy me some popcorn and Crackerjacks
21. The Rookie (2002)
G | 127 min | Drama, Family, Sport
A Texas baseball coach makes the major league after agreeing to try out if his high school team made the playoffs.
Votes: 30,734 | Gross: $75.60M
Jimmie Morris, a Texas baseball coach (at Reagan County High School in Big Lake, Texas) makes the major league after agreeing to try out if his high school team made the playoffs.
22. 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: 86,955 | Gross: $107.53M
There IS NO crying in baseball - Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.
23. 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.
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.-From here on in, I rag nobody.
24. Mr. Baseball (1992)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
Jack Elliot, once a great baseball player, is forced to play in Japan where his brash, egotistical ways cause friction with his new teammates and friends.
Votes: 9,570 | Gross: $20.88M
It's like being a black guy back home. Only there's less of us.
25. 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: 17,692 | Gross: $5.68M
1919. The year America saw major league baseball played a whole new way...underhanded
26. The Bad News Bears (1976)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
Votes: 19,234 | Gross: $42.35M
The coach is waiting for his next beer. The pitcher is waiting for her first bra. The team is waiting for a miracle. Consider the possibilities.
27. Kill the Umpire (1950)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Sport
An umpire-hating ex-baseball player loses many jobs because his passion for watching ball games during working hours but he decides to combine business with pleasure by becoming an umpire himself.
what a guy! what a lug! what a hero! what a bum!
28. 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: 79,832 | Gross: $95.00M
Maybe tomorrow, we'll all wear 42, so nobody could tell us apart.
29. 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.
Rookie pitcher Francis "Ike" Farrell comes seemingly out of nowhere to help the Cubs go for the pennant. His idiosyncratic ways, which include excuses and alibis for everything, drive his manager and fiancee crazy in this baseball farce.
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Sport
Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930's.
In 1939, to laugh, you listened to the radio, to cry, you went to the movies, for excitement, you went to the ballgame. But if you wanted all three, there was only Bingo Long.
31. The Naughty Nineties (1945)
Approved | 76 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music
When their captain is swindled out of his riverboat by a trio of gamblers, stage show star Abbott and his bumbling sidekick Costello must put things right.
On the St. Louis team, Who is on first, What is on second, I Don't Know is on third...and Why is the left fielder. Who is Why? No, Who is on first.
32. The Perfect Game (2010)
PG | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who became the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.
Votes: 3,158 | Gross: $1.09M
.Coach, I don't mean to interrupt your little chat but there's sixteen thousand and one of us - think there's a baseball game going on here. Play ball?
33. Baseball Bugs (1946)
Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Bugs plays every defensive position against the Gashouse Gorillas.
Bugs Bunny plays every defensive position for the Tea-Totallers against the Gashouse Gorillas, in between bites of his hot-dog-bun-covered carrot.
34. 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.
The story of Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, a major-league baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s. Later, as a broadcaster, Dizzy showed he had a way with words.
35. Fever Pitch (2005)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Lindsay is stuck in the middle of her relationship with Ben and his passion for the Boston Red Sox.
Votes: 40,947 | Gross: $42.07M
Sweet Caroline, Fenway Franks and Teddy Ballgame