It seems to me that any good baseball movie needs to have some key elements like the realization of The Dream, a reconnection of fathers and sons, triumph over adversity and the truth that the most important game of all is Life itself. I feel a good baseball movie as much as see it; if I get choked up, it hit home.
Following is a list of my own favorite baseball movies in no particular order:
1. Field of Dreams
2. The Rookie
3. The Final Season
4. The Natural
5. The Sandlot (the first one, NOT the sequel)
6. Rookie of the Year
7. Angels in the Outfield
8. Eight Men Out
9. A League Of Their Own
No doubt there are others, please drop a line and add yours to the list!