Top 7 Films Like ‘Reggie’ That You Should Add To Your Watchlist

“Reggie,” directed by Alexandria Stapleton, is about Reggie Jackson, who was one of the first black baseball athletes to hit four home runs in four consecutive pitches. The film is made as a documentary in which Reggie Jackson appears as himself and talks about his journey as a baseball player. He talks about the racism that is present inside the management of the Yankees in New York and his struggle with the media, team manager, and fans. He has always been honest about his approach and motives and about how he wants black representation in the baseball management.


The Life And Times Of Hank Greenberg (1998)

“The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg” is a documentary film written, directed, and produced by Aviva Kempner about Hank Greenberg, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as the first baseman of the Detroit Tigers. Greenberg was a Jewish player who had almost broken Babe Ruth’s record of 60 home runs by scoring 58.


Moneyball (2011)

Directed by Bennett Miller, the film is based on the book Oakland Athletics by Michael Lewis. The story is based on the 2002 baseball team assembled by manager Billy Beane on a competitive, limited budget for the game. The film starred Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill as the two major leads and got six nominations for the Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor for Brad Pitt, and Best Supporting Actor for Jonah Hill. The story focused on how the team was built based on analyzing players and taking a sabermetric approach.


Sugar (2008)

Sugar,” directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, is based on the story of Miguel Santos struggling with poverty but wants to play baseball matches. It’s a coming-of-age film where, when Miguel gets the chance to play for the minor leagues at the age of 19, he falters and questions his lifelong wish to be in the baseball game. Miguel is the only hope for his poor family, since and he enjoys the celebrity status that he used to receive at home and wants to play baseball for the big leagues of the country.


42 (2013)

“42,” directed by Brian Helgeland, is about the story of the first black athlete to play in Major League Baseball. It is a biographical film starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford in supporting roles. The film is about breaking the color line with the introduction of the first black athlete in the game of baseball. The film is about Jackie Robinson, who gets a mention in “Reggie” as well, where racist slurs had been thrown at him for being the first black athlete on a baseball team. Robinson was the rookie of the Brooklyn Dodgers and had to survive through the racist, hateful comments and outlook of his teammates, fans, and media everywhere. The film is very important in the sense that it is a long overdue and serious biopic about one of the most historic and important events of 20th-century America. “42” is the jersey number of Jackie Robinson, one of the historic players in the major leagues. The performances were critically positive, and the film grossed quite an amount of money in the US market.


The Battered Bastards Of Baseball (2014)

“The Battered Bastards of Baseball” is a documentary film about a defunct baseball team called the Portland Mavericks. The film is directed by Chapman and Maclain Way, who are the grandsons of actor Bing Russell. The team was an independent team without any affiliation with any of the major teams in the baseball league. The team played five seasons from 1973 to 1977 in the Class A Short Season Northwest League.


The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)

“The Pride of the Yankees” is directed by Sam Wood and is based on the story of paying homage to the New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig, who had a premature death that had a great impact on the entire nation. The film is about paying tribute to the sports legend, focusing more on his personal relationships with his parents, media, and partner than on his sporting activities. The film is based on details of Lou Gehrig’s life around sports and how it shaped his life.


Field Of Dreams (1989)

“Field of Dreams,” directed by Phil Alden Robinson, is based on the story of a farmer who built a baseball field in his cornfield, which attracted various ghosts of legend. It stars Kevin Costner as the lead. The film is popularly known for its famous dialogue, ‘If you build it, they will come.’ And here, ‘it’ is referred to as the baseball field that was built in the cornfield. It is a fantasy drama film based on the theme of baseball that never tries to explain sensibly any of the bizarre moments that happen in the film, and therein lies the beauty of the film.


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