25 Must-Watch Baseball Movies for Kids

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Winter turns to spring and what comes to mind? Baseball, of course! Get your kids excited for the baseball season with this roundup of some of our favorite baseball movies for kids. You’ll find hero stories, feel-good stories, and redemption stories—a little something for every sports fan.

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1. Charlie Brown’s All-Stars! (1966)

After yet another humiliating defeat, Charlie Brown’s baseball team quits playing. What can he do to save the day? Rated G

Buy it: Charlie Brown’s All-Stars!

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2. Benched (2018)

When a veteran Little League coach gets paired with an inexperienced assistant coach, they must learn how to work together. Rated 7+

Buy it: Benched

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3. Twelve (2019)

Kyle dreams of playing in the World Series for 12-year-olds, but when he is cut from his town’s all-star team, he has to figure out a way to keep pursuing his dreams. Rated 7+

Buy it: Twelve

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4. All-Stars (2015)

Coach Grayden has a challenge wrangling his ragtag team into shape for the championship game. Rated PG

Buy it: All-Stars

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5. A Mile in His Shoes (2011)

When a coach discovers Mickey and his incredible pitching arm, he is eager to recruit him to his team. But the boy’s parents are reluctant to let him join the Little League team because of his autism. Rated PG

Buy it: A Mile in His Shoes

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6. The Sandlot (1993)

It’s the summer of 1962 and the new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy teammates. Rated PG

Buy it: The Sandlot

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7. Angels in the Outfield (1994)

When 11-year-old Roger relays advice from an angel named Al to the coach of a struggling MLB team, miracles start happening. Rated PG

Buy it: Angels in the Outfield

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8. Rookie of the Year (1993)

A freak accident transforms 12-year-old Henry into a star pitcher who is recruited by the Chicago Cubs. Rated PG

Buy it: Rookie of the Year

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9. A League of Their Own (1992)

It’s 1943 and Jimmy Dugan, a washed-up baseball player whose big-league days are over, is hired to coach a team in the All-American Girls Baseball League. Rated PG

Buy it: A League of Their Own

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10. The Rookie (2002)

A high school baseball coach achieves his long-lost dream when he becomes the oldest rookie in the major leagues. Rated G

Buy it: The Rookie

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11. Little Big League (1994)

When a 12-year-old boy inherits the Minnesota Twins from his grandfather, he learns what it takes to run a team of misfits while reminding them how much fun the game can be. Rated PG

Buy it: Little Big League

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12. The Perfect Game (2009)

Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico, become the first foreign team to win the Little League World Series. Rated PG

Buy it: The Perfect Game

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13. The Bad News Bears (1976)

A grouchy ex–minor leaguer coaches a wild team of misfits and bucks the trend of their ultra-competitive league in favor of having fun. Rated PG

Buy it: The Bad News Bears

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14. The Benchwarmers (2006)

Three guys with memories of being bullied as non-athletic kids form a baseball team to challenge the state’s best youth teams, and gain a rowdy following of nerds and geeks. Rated PG-13

Buy it: The Benchwarmers

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15. Ed (1996)

A minor-league pitcher suffers terrible stage fright on the mound but gets help from a remarkable teammate—a chimpanzee. Rated PG

Buy it: Ed

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16. The Sandlot 2 (2005)

Set 10 years after the original, the boys reunite for baseball and an adventure involving a creepy backyard monster. Rated PG

Buy it: The Sandlot 2

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17. The Babe (1992)

This movie tells the remarkable story of Babe Ruth—from his humble beginnings to his meteoric rise as one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Rated PG

Buy it: The Babe

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18. Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch (2002)

In this installment of the Air Bud series, the lovable golden retriever takes a swing on the baseball field. Rated G

Buy it: Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch

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19. The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)

The classic biopic about the legendary baseball player, starring the player himself, is suitable for older kids. Rated PG-13+

Buy it: The Jackie Robinson Story

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20. 42 (2013)

A modern retelling of the incredible life and career of baseball great Jackie Robinson. Rated PG-13

Buy it: 42

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21. Henry & Me (2014)

An animated film featuring a young boy’s journey through the history of baseball with the help of fictionalized versions of famous Yankees players. Rated PG

Buy it: Henry & Me

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22. Everyone’s Hero (2006)

Ten-year-old baseball fanatic Irving goes on a romp of a quest to return Babe Ruth’s stolen bat. Rated G

Buy it: Everyone’s Hero

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23. The Final Season (2007)

This is based on a true story about a small-town high school baseball team’s final season before the school merges with another. Rated PG

Buy it: The Final Season

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24. MLB Bloopers: The Funny Side of Baseball (2006)

A collection of some of the funniest bloopers on the baseball diamond. Rated G

Buy it: MLB Bloopers

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25. Fastball (2015)

Narrated by Kevin Costner and baseball greats Hank Aaron and Derek Jeter, this documentary explores the science and history of the fastball pitch. Rated PG-13+

Buy it: Fastball

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