With the recent theatrical release of 42, which tells the story of the iconic Jackie Robinson and is a must-see for baseball and non-baseball fans alike, there's no better time to take a look at the greatest baseball movies ever put to film.
From comedies to dramas, from big-budget films with superstar casts to low-budget documentaries starring nobody of note; baseball has run the gamut of the motion picture industry for decades, producing some truly memorable on-screen moments and characters that have stood the test of time.
For some, the names Morris Buttermaker, Roy Hobbs and Rick Vaughn are as synonymous with America's pastime as Joe Torre, Derek Jeter and Justin Verlander are.
For others, you're scratching your head wondering what in the world I'm talking about.
Which brings me to a point that really should go without saying—every single film included on this list, from those in the Top 25 to those that just missed the cut, is worthy of your attention and films that should be seen by even the most casual of baseball fans.
But I've said enough—let's get to the task at hand, ranking the 25 best baseball movies of all-time.