Still of Gary Cooper and Babe Ruth in The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
John Sayles aimed to make “a different kind of baseball movie” with Eight Men Out. What is your favorite baseball film? Neal Gabler likes Pride of the Yankees (1942) and The Natural (1984).
bingo long traveling allstars and motor kings with billy dee williams, james earl jones, mabel king, ted ross and richard pryor about negro league baseball, the orignal angels in the outfield with vivien leigh with a cameo with ralph kiner and also the orignal bad news beras with walter mattheau and a young tatum oneil.
Brewster’s Millions w/ Richard Pryor and John Candy (not to mention a great job in a minor role by Jerry Orbach). Go-ey Bulls Go!
Bang the Drum Slowly with Robert Di Niro and Michael Moriarity.
Field of Dreams. If you build it they will come.
Bull Durham starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins…by far, one of the all time best baseball films and maybe one of the best films of all time!
my all time favorite baseball movie is the 1951 classic “rhubard” staring ray milland and jan sterling.
I go with Bull Durham and Moneyball. Poor casting in the Pride of the Yankees. Gary Cooper should have made “High Noon” and nothing beyond that. He was way overrated as an actor. To me, “Pride of the Yankees” is comparable to “Fear Strikes Out” with Anthony Perkins in terms of quality. Neither Cooper nor Perkins had the basic athletic skills to appear believable as baseball players. Sorry Neil.
There are 2 classic comedies from the 30’s starring Joe E. Brown…”Elmer, the Great,” & “Alibi Ike.” Although shoddily produced, they induced waves of hysteric laughter when I viewed them as a child in the 50’s.
Field of Dreams and I’m not even a baseball fan
I think it was called Bingo Long and his Traveling All Stars, it was about one of the first Negro baseball teams.
It Happens Every Spring, Field od Dreams, Bull Durham, The Rookie, The Natural. Baseball makes great sport movie setting, second only to boxing for sports movie.
Field of Dreams, Bull Durham…..can watch them over and over and over and over again.
A League of their Own
Bang the Drum Slowly and Field of Dreams are tied in my heart.
I am so glad you put this, because I thought I was the only one to love that moving and wonderful film.
Field of Dreams always touches me in a way no other does.
Safe at Home …. NOT haha. How’s about “It Happens Every Spring”.
Eight Men Out and Field of Dreams
“Field Of Dreams” was a wonderfully touching movie. I loved the last scene when the father and son play catch in the field, and Kevin Costner was actually good in this film.