The following is a list of the best baseball movies ever made. This list, though complete, may be considered by some to be incorrect but if that is the case then the person will simply have to make a list of their own. After all, a person’s favorite baseball movie is completely subjective to the person’s personal choice. If fact, you can get your cat on a cat tree for large cats to watch with you! However, I think that all baseball fans would include some of these movies as their own personal favorites.
‘The Bad News Bears’ (1976)
This is a hilarious movie performed by Walter Matthau and Tatum O’Neal. It is a story of a Little League manager and his relationship with the daughter of one of his ex-girlfriends.
‘The Pride of the Yankees’ (1942)
Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth were two of the greatest baseball players who ever lived. This movie chose Gary Cooper to play Lou Gehrig which was a great choice. It is interesting that Babe Ruth plays himself in this movie. Lou Gehrig was a phenomenal player who was forced into retirement because of illness at an early age. His illness later became known as the Lou Gehrig’s disease.
‘Bull Durham’ (1988)
Kevin Costner has appeared in many baseball/sports movies. In this movie he portrays a clever and sexy minor-league player who is trying to find his way back to the big league. This movie was responsible for the start of Kevin Costner’s stardom.
Moneyball is a true story about the Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane. Brad Pitt plays the role and he is faced with a very tight budget. He joins forces with an Ivy League graduate named Peter Brand and they try to outsmart the richer ball clubs by challenging old-school traditions. Billy and Peter target players who have been labeled as expendable and flawed but who have a game winning potential. The story was based on the book by Michael Lewis.
This movie portrayed the famous Jackie Robinson who was the first black player to play in the professional big leagues. The movie was excellent because it showed how Jackie Robinson did it. Even though he was taunted and intimidated he never succumbed to the racist hatred from others.
‘A League of Their Own’ (1992)
This final selection of the best baseball movies is quite amusing and stars Tom Hanks. It also includes Rosie O’Donnell, Geena Davis, and Madonna. Tom is a lovable alcoholic who is the manager of a woman’s league during World War II when most of the best baseball players were fighting in Europe and the Pacific.
No matter what you watch, you (and maybe your cat too) will enjoy these movies for years to come.