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I've seen most of them. Everything from Pride of the Yankees to Moneyball. Major League, Mr. Baseball, The Natural, Mr. 3000, A LEague of Their Own, For the Love of the Game, just to name a few. But I think my all time favorite is Bull Durham. How about the rest of you? What is your favorite baseball movie?
Scene from Bull Durham, with Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon.
major league 2
Tough question. Probably The Natural if I had to pick one.
For me it's Major League.
It's a distant second for the rest. Don't get me wrong. I thought Moneyball was amazing, and like all the rest, but when I think baseball move the first thing I think is Major League
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Rookie of the Year is up there for me. I will get scolded, but I really don't like A League of Their own. But if I had to chose one, I'll go with Sandlot. No, Field of Dreams. IDK, too many to decide.
I loved the Sandlot. I know this is blasphemy coming from an Iowan, and from someone who has been to the field of dreams, but I was not overly impressed with the movie. It was ok, and I don't think it was a bad movie, but I do not consider it one of the better baseball movies ever made.
I like a lot of baseball movies, but Bull Durham definitely stands out for me. I just watched it again the other day.
Life is hard. It's really hard if you're stupid.
Going back to my childhood here, and haven't seen the movie forever, but kinda want to now that I'm thinking about it. Angels in the Outfield.
"A good burn is like good sex. It's simple, to the point, and leaves your victim totally destroyed."--Kenny Drebsen
forgot about that one. good choice brah.
Major League, Bull Durham.
I also liked the Final Season about the team from Norway, IA
Final Season was a very good flick. I have that on DVD.
One of my old roommates played the shortstop in that movie. They filmed it while we were living together/csb
Can you really just pick one?
If I had to, I would not, but would list them. The ranking on this list changes
1. Bull Durham
2. Major League
3. Bad News Bears (Original)
5. For the Love of the Game (Very underrated IMO)
6. Major League 2
7. The Natural
8. Rookie of the Year
9. The Scout (Steve Nebraska is awesome)
10. Field of Dreams (Obligatory pick)
I do kind of agree with JS, Field of Dreams is watchable, and has a great line, "Is this heaven?"
"No it's Iowa."
But out of the others, not my favorite, have been to the field and that was a good time.
As with any favorite/best list, my favorite movie is not necessarily what I would consider "the best" movie. Here's my top 5:
1) Major League. Like Bleed, it's well above the others.
2) The Sandlot. It came out when I was 13, so perfect timing.
3) A League of Their Own. a) It's actually a very good movie and b) "Avoid the Clap." - Jimmy Dugan
4) Bull Durham. Like it, but defer to Major League when I want funny baseball movie.
5) 8 Men Out / The Natural. Can't pick which one gets the last spot.
Honorable Mention: Field of Dreams. Good, not great movie. I really dig Moonlight Graham's monologue about playing in the bigs, and I like James Earl Jones a lot. It probably gets pushed down my list because it's too often used to define Iowa by others, and because Amy Madigan (Annie Kinsella) sucks as an actress. I also read the book the movie is based on, Shoeless Joe, which is good.
The will is not here, the will is at my office next to the hot plate with the frayed wires.
You seem to know quite a few local celebs, and by local I mean associated with the Iowa program and such. That's pretty cool Lovin.
Bull Durham. MEAT.
Before there was space or time there was rock and roll.
Sandlot will always have a special place in my heart...if I'm home sick or something it's one of the first I reach for.
"Well, I believe in the soul, the c*ck, the p*ssy, the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days."
Twib, Yes! You belong in the in the space between doubt and certainty, The space between a really good piece of cheesecake and a burned hot dog. That my friend is baseball. I'd drink to that!
I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned 61*. Along with Eight Men Out, they are very good historical baseball flicks.
Good point, forgot about 61, I have that one taped on a VHS recorded off of HBO.
61 was a very good flick.
Too hard to decide but my tops would probably be Major League, Sandlot, Field of Dreams, and Angels in the Outfield.
I'm in that movie.
My favorite is probably 61*
Going with JS and Sandlot.
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