It doesn’t get more classic than Bazooka gum and the sound of an ump yell, “Play Ball!” Graduate your kiddos to the big leagues with these baseball movies that celebrate America’s greatest pastime. We promise no matter what team you root for, you won’t balk at our picks.

Bonus: We’ve linked to each movie’s review on Common Sense Media so you can fully vet before switching it on.

The Sandlot

Who could forget the epic scene where the ball belonging to Scottie Smalls’ stepdad sails over the fence and is eaten by “The Beast”? This scene is etched in our memory and we still get a delight every time this classic comes on T.V.

Click here for the Common Sense Media review.

What baseball movies for families should we add to our list? Any we missed?

— Erin Lem