A League of Their Own
Everyone loves a good story about the teamwork and triumph at the heart of America's favorite pastime, and this film adds the twist of women struggling to prove themselves as athletes in the 1940s. Starring Geena Davis and Tom Hanks, it has strong messages of teamwork and compassion, and offers relatable female characters who throw fastballs right through the gender stereotypes of their day.
Recommended for ages 10 and older
(Columbia Tristar, 2002)
Handpicked by the Common Sense Media movie editors, these great flicks cover the bases for kids 10 and under. From historical documentaries about baseball icons to timeless comedies like The Sandlot and A League of Their Own, if you’ve got a young baseball fan in the house, one of these terrific movies is sure to be a home run. Pop some popcorn, round up the kids, and starting planning the perfect summer family movie night.
Want more? Check out the entire list of baseball movie favorites for kids of all ages at Common Sense Media.