We just can’t get enough of baseball. There’s something about this American game that gets us all excited and riled up whenever we think about it. It’s one of those sports that have a solid fanbase that will just devour anything and everything that has to do with the sport — from merchandise like caps, jerseys, and memorabilia to equipment like a radar gun, a speed pitch booth, or just the typical bat-glove-ball combo.
The same can be said with our choice of shows and movies. Below is a list of movies that you can enjoy with your whole family.
10 Family-Friendly Baseball Flicks
1. The Rookie (2002)
Starring: Dennis Quaid, J.D. Evermore, Rachel Griffiths
A once-promising baseball career ruined by an injury is given another shot in this inspiring movie based on the life of chemistry teacher Jim Morris.
2. A Mile In His Shoes (2011)
Starring: Dean Cain, Luke Schroder
Based on the novel The Legend of Mickey Tussler, this made-for-TV movie follows the story of a fellow with Asperger’s Syndrome making his way to a minor league club.
3. Angel In The Outfield (1994)
Starring: Danny Glover, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza
A rock-bottom team suddenly makes its way up the rankings with the aid of a team of supernatural beings led by Christopher Lloyd.
4. Rookie Of The Year (1993)
Starring: Gary Busey, Thomas Ian Nicholas
There’s something about freak accidents that turn ordinary people into extraordinary athletes. This is just what happened to a twelve-year-old kid who gets drafted to a major league club because of his out-of-this-world pitching arm.
5. The Sandlot (1993)
Starring: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna
Almost everyone who grew up in the 90s knows about Smalls, Yeah-Yeah, Ham, Squints, and the entire gang’s shenanigans on and off the field.
6. Hardball (2001)
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane, John Hawkes
A down-on-his-luck gambler agrees to coach a little league team in exchange for a loan to pay his debts off. What started as a means to an end turns to be a personal quest in this baseball version of the Mighty Ducks.
7. A League Of Their Own (1992)
Starring: Tom Hanks, Madonna, Geena Davis
While the men were sent off to war, the women form a league of their own in this hilarious yet heartwarming movie set in the 1940s.
8. The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
Starring: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Walter Brennan
An oldie but definitely a goodie, this biographical movie about baseball legend Lou Gehrig is filled with great and inspiring life lessons for your children.
9. Field Of Dreams (1989)
Starring: Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta, James Earl Jones
“If you build it, he will come.” These were the words an Iowa farmer heard that led him to build a baseball diamond on his cornfield. Eventually, the 1919 Chicago White Sox pays him a visit.
10. Major League (1989)
Starring: Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Wesley Snipes
One of the best and iconic 80s movies came at the tail-end of the decade with this typical turnaround baseball story that never lost its charm throughout the years.
However you look at it, baseball is clearly ingrained in our DNA as Americans and will forever be one of our all-time favorite past times.