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Best Baseball Films for Summer

07/09/2019 01:49PM ● By Emily Miranda

Best Baseball Films to Watch for Summer

July 2019
Emily J. Miranda


We’ve tallied up the nominations, accounted for the “likes” and even asked some in-store customers to act as tiebreakers in order to determine the final results.  Here’s what our readers say are the top best baseball films to watch for summer:

#1: Field of Dreams

Coming in first place is this all-time classic starring Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones.  This 1989 film is known for the famous line, “If you build it, they will come.” Rating: PG


#2: A League of Their Own

Nominated for two Golden Globes, this 1992 film stars Tom Hanks alongside Geena Davis and Lori Petty.  With a cast packed full of talented actresses, the film’s storyline focuses on two sisters joining the first female professional baseball league. Rating: PG


#3: The Sandlot

This film isn’t just a baseball classic, but a summer staple when it comes to movies.  Set back in the summer of 1962, there’s plenty of adventure with this ragtag team of young baseball enthusiasts.  It also stars James Earl Jones. Rating: PG


#4: The Natural

This 1984 film stars Robert Redford as Roy Hobbs.  The film is based on the 1952 novel (also titled The Natural) written by Bernard Malamud. Rating: PG


#5: Bull Durham 

It’s not just another baseball movie starring Kevin Costner, this 1988 film offers some romantic twists, along with some sound pitching advice. Rating: R


#6: 42 

Starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford, this film is set in 1947. The film tells the inspiring biography of Jackie Robinson and how he became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball. Rating: PG-13


#7: The Rookie 

Based on a true story, this 2002 film starring Dennis Quaid follows the life of Jim Morris and his unlikely comeback to professional baseball. Rating: G


#8: The Bad News Bears 

This 1976 classic stars Walter Matthau as the grumpy coach of an overly competitive little league team. Rating: PG


#9: Major League

Starring Tom Berenger and Charlie Sheen as baseball players recruited for their incompetent skills, this 1989 film takes on a comical twist. Rating: R


#10: Angels in the Outfield

This 1994 film starring Danny Glover and Christopher Lloyd might hold a fairly unbelievable plot-line, but it’s still a fun family movie to enjoy for summer.  Rating: PG


Here’s a big thank you to our North State readers for nominating their favorite summer baseball movies and sharing their input.  We love you all!