Want a little Baseball in your life? Check out Val & Mike’s Top 10 Baseball movies!

BULL DURHAM (1988)

#1
Critics Consensus: Kevin Costner at his funniest and most charismatic in Bull Durham, a film that’s as wise about relationships as it is about minor league baseball.
Synopsis: A blend of comedy, drama and romance, Bull Durham follows the intertwining of three lives brought together by the great American pastime of Baseball.
Directed By: Ron Shelton

MONEYBALL (2011)

#2
Critics Consensus: Director Bennett Miller, along with Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, take a niche subject and turn it into a sharp, funny, and touching portrait worthy of baseball lore.
Synopsis: Based on a true story, Moneyball is a movie for anybody who has ever dreamed of taking on the system.
Directed By: Bennett Miller
#3
Critics Consensus: 42 is an earnest, inspirational, and respectfully told biography of an influential American sports icon, though it might be a little too safe and old-fashioned for some.
Synopsis: Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field.
Directed By: Brian Helgeland

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (1992)

#4
A League of Their Own is buoyed by solid performances from a wonderful cast.
Synopsis: The All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League was founded in 1943, when most of the men of baseball-playing age were away at war.
Directed By: Penny Marshall

THE SANDLOT (1993)

#5
The Sandlot is nevertheless a genuinely sweet and funny coming-of-age adventure story. Love it! Pure fun. so many great quotes
Synopsis: The Sandlot is a coming-of-age story about a group of young boys growing up in California in 1962.
Directed By: David Mickey Evans
Critics Consensus: The equally tragic and heroic story of Yankee’s first baseman Lou Gehrig is eloquently told here with an iconic star turn by Gary Cooper.
Synopsis: This film chronicles the life of first baseman Lou Gehrig. The story begins as young Lou Gehrig dreams of becoming a pro.
Directed By: Sam Wood

FIELD OF DREAMS (1989)

#7
Synopsis: “If you build it, he will come.” That’s the ethereal message that inspires Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) to go find his past.
Directed By: Phil Alden Robinson
#8
Synopsis: Based on a true story, Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” follows JB Bernstein, a once-successful sports agent who now finds himself edged out of the game.
Directed By: Craig Gillespie

61* (2001)

#9
Synopsis: Noted baseball fan Billy Crystal directed this made-for-cable drama set in the summer of 1961, as two of the strongest players of all time.
Directed By: Billy Crystal

MAJOR LEAGUE (1989)

#10

Synopsis: Sample three beers before selecting your favorite for a pint to enjoy during the movie!

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.
Directed By: David S. Ward

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