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Baseball movie

A baseball movie refers to a motion picture belonging to a genre where the game of baseball features prominently in the plot.

If movies are often referred to as an American art form, then the baseball movie must be the most American of all. The inherent conflict present in sports very often makes for intriguing subject matter for motion pictures. Throughout movie history, filmmakers have often turned to baseball.

Many baseball films are true stories which follow a particular team or player. Many of the greatest players in the game's history (Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, etc.) have had their life stories turned into film.

Other baseball films are pure fiction, using baseball as a backdrop for humor (The Bad News Bears) or even mythology (The Natural).

Notable baseball movies include: