What is the best baseball movie?
dad and I have been discussing this for weeks. (yes we have no life) and so I pose the question to you.
What movie do you say is the best baseball film of all time?
"A League of Their Own"? "Field of Dreams"? what?
It's all about Plushenko.
I haven't seen it yet... gonna watch it when my aunt gets home tonight
Originally Posted by nicole_l
There are a lot of good baseball movies, so it's hard to choose just one. Eight Men Out is well done, and such a sad story. Filed of Dreams was an original and intriguing idea. I alos loved a League of Their Own. Bull Durham and Major League were quite funny.
I always liked "Field of Dreams"....it was a very moving story. "The Rookie" with Dennis Quaid is also a pretty good baseball movie. Quaid gives a great performance in this movie.
Help, help! Mrs. Mathman is forcing me to write this.
starring the one and only *gasp* *sigh*
"Bull Durham" ! I love the scene of Kevin Costner painting Susan Sarandon's toenails.
Gotta Have Music
The Natural and 61* (an HBO movie)
Last edited by iluvtodd; 11-21-2005 at 07:35 PM.
"Field of Dreams"
Special note to Mrs. Mathman:
Robert Redford is MINE, all mine!!!!
(But I still don't like baseball or boxing movies.......)
bugs are smarter than we are
to me its a tossup beween two very different movies, "Bull Durham" and "Bang the Drum Slowly" with a brilliant young DeNiro as the catcher. Definitely finding the movie for a DVD rental
Don't forget The Bad News Bears and The Pride of the Yankees.
However, A League of Their Own is a favorite, but it really is about female empowerment with baseball as a backdrop.
I also have fun watching Major League - part 1 only.
The Natural and Field of Dreams. Love both of these.
Piel, I said a hearty YES! when you picked "Bull Durham" ("Oh, they do get wooly, young girls they do get wooly!"), but when Bronxgirl said a toss-up between "Bull Durham" and "Bang the Drum Slowly," it was no question. Bronxgirl, you got it, baby.
"Bang the Drum Slowly" is, for me, one of the very few very moving yet very unsentimental movies about dignity in the face of death, both from a young, young Robert DeNiro's character, as well as Michael Moriarty's character.
And although I wouldn't put the following movie in the same league with any of the others mentioned, I still think it's an interesting look at a time when, in the very early '60s, Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris were on the same team, batting neck and neck to try to beat Babe Ruth's one season home-run record. "61*" is an "eh" HBO movie, but it still has some great performances (Barry Pepper is soooo hot!) and a story that shows that not everybody loves a winner. Worth a rental if the movie you really want is out.