10 FAVORITE FILMS ABOUT BASEBALL, RANKED ⚾️
I love movies. I love baseball. And I dislike most movies about baseball. Go figure. But these ten? My favorites:
- 10.Major League'Just a bit outside.'
- 9.Fever Pitch(Even though it features Red Sox Nation. Mitigating factor: I'm a sucker for Drew Barrymore rom-coms.)
- 8.42Jackie Robinson's story. (Even though it features the hated Dodgers. Mitigating factor: They are Brooklyn — not LA — Dodgers. Plus: My wife's family is distantly related to Branch Rickey!)
- 7.MoneyballThe book was great.
- 6.Eight Men OutThe Black Sox scandal.
- 5.A League of their OwnThere's no crying in baseball!
- 4.Field of DreamsIf you build it... I like this a lot but I really love Shoeless Joe, the book on which it's based. A must read for baseball and/or Salinger fans.
- 3.The NaturalWonderboy! (I sense a trend: the movie is well done and I like this book better too!)
- 2.SugarA great film about the challenges of a Dominican kid trying to make it in American baseball.
- 1.Bill DurhamA perfectly great movie. So quotable. Great actors. A great story. And the baseball feels authentic. Bonus: Susan Sarandon.