Though movies have been based on almost every sport imaginable, Hollywood has long had a special relationship with baseball, and for good reason: The sport commonly described as America’s Pastime has been responsible for more big-screen hits than hockey, basketball, and football combined. In the more than 100 years since some of the most beloved movies made have been about baseball, and why not? It remains the most cinematic of our sports because it is, at its core, about human beings and their frailties and their glories. If baseball had never existed, the movies would have had to invent it.
Baseball has well for more than a century been an intrinsic part of American life, tied up with childhood dreams, hometown pride, politics, and even the metaphorical language we use on our day-to-day basis. Whether you are a fan watching from the stands or a player taking part in the game, baseball delivers a good thrill. Unlike most other sports where games can be won early on, anything can happen in a baseball game. Hitters can get hot at any moment, while a pitcher can start throwing unhittable pitches. It’s the only one of America’s big four sports (baseball, basketball, football, & hockey) where the defendant possesses the ball. There are many things about baseball that make it unique It’s the only game where a player is not allowed to reenter the game once he’s removed.
But still, a major question is left behind that why does baseball have such a unique place in the sports movie hall of fame?
There is no single answer to any of those questions as players and fans have a variety of reasons why they believe baseball is great.
Baseball has been the basis of everything from biopics to kids flicks; dramas to documentaries; and musicals to Madonna movies. If you build a baseball movie, audiences will come. American cinema has reflected this love towards baseball through several movies that reflect the spirit of the sport. Many of these movies make for an ideal watch for you and your kids. Whether you glimpse a game on TV or see a few kids playing catch, we’ve all been exposed to this sport in one way or another. So, even if you can’t pitch a ball, everyone loves a feel-good film, which is the hallmark of every great baseball flick.
Since Right Off the Bat in 1915, there have been some 200 baseball films produced. There have been some fantastic baseball movies made through the years, and while it takes a good story to make a good movie it is the right actors that push a movie over the top and make a good film great. Films like Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, The Natural, and Major League among others are not only classic baseball films but great movies in general. Not only great but commercially the movie grossed in millions of dollars. Top 5 major baseball that earned above 100 millions$
•Field of Dreams(1989) — $186 million.
•Bad News Bears (1976) — $155 million.
•Moneyball(2011) — $134 million.
•The Natural (1984) — $126 million.
•The Rookie (2002) — $122 million.
•Major League (1989) — $120 million.
Baseball may be America’s pastime — but thanks to Hollywood, it’s also the world’s favorite kind of sports movie.
Baseball is overrepresented in terms of movies that rely on a sport as the main plot device. Baseball is a lot of fun to watch in movies and TV, just as it’s fun to watch actual baseball.
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