OK, I will post my list:
1) The Natural
2) Bull Durham
3) Field of Dreams
4) Eight Men Out
5) Pride of the Yankees
Of course, I think the order you orignally see them may play a part in this. The natural is just the perfect baseball movie for me. Bull Durham is great, and the one I am most likely to watch over and over...as is Field of Dreams. And yes, FoD is most certainly a baseball movie. I cannot leave 'Pride" off...it captures a very special time in baseball during a special time in baseball and movie making.
I do like Major League...but I cannot put it in my top 5. I also really liked *61, but cannot fit it into the top 5.
One interesting note regarding baseball history...any of us with Field of Dreams and Eight Men Out on our lists have stories that portray Shoeless Joe differently. In FoD he was intelligent, well spoken and thoughtful...in Eight Men Out, he was much more like he was in real life (according to biographers)...slow, gullible and lacking common sense. Great baseball player either way.
Also...I would stongly recommend reading the book that FoD was based on: Shoeless joe, by Ray Kinsella. Also his book "The Iowa Baseball Confederacy", which I think as a book was even more entertaining. Any baseball fan that can accept that they are baseball fantasy will love them.
The name of the author is not Eay Kinsella, but W.P. Kinsella (William Patrick)... If I remember correctly, the first time the name Ray Kisella was used, it was is a J.D. Salinger short story...
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