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#1 AmScray

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 05:12 PM

Mine are:

Field of Dreams
Bull Durham
Bad News Bears
Mr Baseball (That's right, jotos. Mr. Baseball in the top 5)
A League of their Own.

Honorable Mention:

The Sandlot
Bang the Drum Slowly
The Natural
Pride of the Yankees
Eight Men Out

In the history of the cinema, there has never been a baseball movie ever made that is worse than 'average', demonstrating the the baseball movie sub-genre is a P4P movie great.
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Posted 07 August 2013 - 05:36 PM

I'd ship Sandlot and Eight men out for Field of Dreams and Mr Baseball, but a solid list.


Also, ever seen Ed, with Matt Leblanc and a monkey? Or Major League 2? There are bad baseball movies.
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Posted 07 August 2013 - 05:37 PM

major league
a league of their own
sandlot
bull durham
field of dreams
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Posted 07 August 2013 - 05:41 PM

not to mention little big league and rookie of the year.
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Posted 07 August 2013 - 05:49 PM

I was 12 and playing Little League when Bad News Bears came out so it'll always have a special appeal to me
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Posted 07 August 2013 - 05:50 PM

In a side note, my pops was a big field of dreams fan. My grandfather ( who died long before I was born) was a semi pro pitcher back in the old days, pitching the barn stormer circuit, so FoD was particularly salient to him. We actually travelled to the farm that it was filmed at, near Dyersville, Iowa. It was actually filmed over two properties. At the time, they were having some dispute about splitting the tourism money, so part of the outfield was just a corn field.. it was like a regular baseball diamond, center filed and part of right field ( I think) were just cut short into corn field, it was pretty funny. It was like a religious experience going there for my dad
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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:09 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on 07 August 2013 - 05:36 PM, said:

I'd ship Sandlot and Eight men out for Field of Dreams and Mr Baseball, but a solid list.


Also, ever seen Ed, with Matt Leblanc and a monkey? Or Major League 2? There are bad baseball movies.

Major League II only suffered in relation to the first one, "Ed" I have not seen however if its a baseball movie, I'm betting strong its no worse than average.

Angels in the Outfield- new and old- deserves mention as well.

I've been to Field of Dreams, it's worth going.
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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:10 PM

View PostFCP Bob, on 07 August 2013 - 05:49 PM, said:

I was 12 and playing Little League when Bad News Bears came out so it'll always have a special appeal to me

I have a pretty decent movie poster collection, the problem with them is that they're big and there's just never enough room to put many up.
That's one that is non-negotiably in the permanent rotation, between The Breakfast Club and Neverending Story.
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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:25 PM

View PostAmScray, on 07 August 2013 - 06:09 PM, said:

Major League II only suffered in relation to the first one, "Ed" I have not seen however if its a baseball movie, I'm betting strong its no worse than average.




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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:54 PM

you know, i'm not afraid to admit i enjoyed fever pitch. i hate the red sox but that movie was alright.
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Posted 07 August 2013 - 07:24 PM

My top 5:

HM) Eight Men Out


5) League of Their Own
4) The Sandlot
3) Major League
2) Moneyball

1) Field of Dreams


I liked Major League 2, Angels in the Outfield, AND Fever Pitch.

Edited by brvheart, 08 August 2013 - 06:39 AM.

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 07:36 PM

fever pitch had heart. i knew my man brvy would get that.
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Posted 07 August 2013 - 07:45 PM

I enjoyed the book fever pitch, it was about Arsenal not the red sox
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Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:33 AM

1. Bull Durham
2. Sandlot
3. Moneyball
4. A League of their own
5. Field of Dreams

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:34 AM

Trouble with the Curve is probably the closest thing to a bad baseball movie that I've seen, and I still didn't hate it.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:34 AM

Bull Durham is pretty much the perfect baseball movie.
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Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:38 AM

View PostDubey, on 08 August 2013 - 06:33 AM, said:

1. Bull Durham
2. Sandlot
3. Moneyball
4. A League of their own
5. Field of Dreams

I knew I forgot one when I made my list.

Moneyball is #2 for me. Everything else is officially moved down a spot.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 07:59 AM

The Sandlot
Bull Durham
Moneyball
Major League
The Natural


Honorable mention: Eight Men Out, Field of Dreams

I always watch Mr. Baseball when it's on TV.

I remember liking Bang the Drum Slowly and A League of Their Own, but I haven't seen those in many years.

Sugar was good too, but it's not a highly rewatchable movie like those above.

Did anybody here see the Jackie Robinson movie that came out this year?

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 08:07 AM

Cobb is an underrated movie. Tommy Lee Jones as a crazy, racist cobb is pretty great.
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Posted 08 August 2013 - 08:29 AM

I haven't seen The Natural. I've been meaning to, but I just really hate melodramatic 80's movies, and I feel like Robert Redford didn't make anything else in the 80's. It makes me think of Out of Africa, which I also haven't seen for the same reasons.

Of course, this is all based on just assumptions that might be wildly wrong, and only based on the movie posters.

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