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Movies and baseball are such apart of the American fabric that when you combine them it can be magical.
I watch a lot of movies and try to catch just about every baseball movie I can. Some aren’t very good and are hard to find. But some are simply great and should be celebrated as such.
So I am here to give my Top 5 Baseball Movies of All-Time. I did not include documentaries on this list. That list will come later. Instead these are only Hollywood movies that may or may not be historically correct.
5. Bad News Bears
The original is a classic. It can be redone all you want, but nothing will touch the first one made. The story, the characters, and of course Buttermaker make this movie great.
4. The Sandlot
This is a great story that has become a cult classic after all of these years. Plus it gave us the quote that so many use, and so many don’t know where it came from, “You’re killing me Smalls”.
3. Field of Dreams
An amazing story. Who knew that the supernatural and baseball could go hand in hand together so well.
2. The Natural
This is the greatest baseball drama of all-time, and there are some good ones. Roy Hobbs may not be real, but that doesn’t stop me from wishing he was. It’s a great story and a great movie.
1. Bull Durham
This is easily my favorite baseball movie, and it ranks right up there with the greatest movies of all-time for me. I love the look, even if it is a Hollywood look, at the minor leagues. It is funny and you find yourself rooting for the players as if they were real.
Eight Men Out
A League of Their Own
And so many more…..
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Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.