Hit a Home Run with These Awesome Baseball Movies

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The Sandlot

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Bring back the fun of summer in The Sandlot. This super nostalgic flick centers on a group of best buddies who bond over playing baseball in their neighborhood sandlot fields. And in between the games, there are plenty of adventures, treehouse sleep-ins, and everything else that makes childhood magical. This is comedic classic is sure to bring the whole family together.

A League Of Their Own

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Batter up with the Peaches in A League of Their Own! This star-studded movie features the likes of Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Rosie O’Donnell, and even Madonna! The story takes place after the second World War, as baseball team owners look for women around the country to replace men in the beloved American sport. Though the journey we find ourselves in Oregon where an alcoholic has-been coach has to bring his team together with the help of a superstar player – so they can all climb to the top of the game. This is one baseball dramedy you won’t want to miss.

42

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Witness baseball history in 42. This inspiring movie centers on the incredible story of Jackie Robinson, and all of the struggles he had to overcome in being the first African-American in Major League Baseball when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. This biographical drama is a must-see for every baseball fan.

Field of Dreams

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Field of Dreams is an infamous baseball movie. This unique story centers on an Iowa farmer, played by Kevin Costner, who hears a mysterious voice in his corn field. He interprets the strange message to mean that he needs to build a baseball field on his farm, and with the support of his loving wife, decides to do so. Eventually he witnesses the ghosts of infamous baseball players like Shoeless Joe Jackson come through the field and start to play ball. But through it all the farmer has to find out there’s much more going beneath the surface in his field of dreams.

Mr. 3000

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Mr. 3000 is an all-around good time. This comedy stars Bernie Mac in the role of Stan Ross, a big league legend who finds out that three of his 3,000 career hits didn’t actually count. To reclaim his title, the former star decides to get back in the game to prove himself. The only problem? It’s been ten long years since his baseball glory days so things are a little… rusty. See the lengths he’ll go to prove he’s still got it in this fun flick.

The Best Comic Book Movies to Share With Your Kids

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Now is the best time to introduce your kids to some classic and brand new Comic Book movies! But how can you determine what films and characters are best suited for them? Thankfully, Common Sense Media makes it super easy to narrow down. They provide reviews from parents and kids on movies, TV shows, books, and everything in between. That way you can get a parent’s guidance and perspective to make the best entertainment choices for everyone in the family. So here are some of Common Sense Media’s top picks for movies based on comic books, so you can enjoy them with your younger viewers at home worry-free.

Movies Best Suited For Tweens

Captain America: The First Avenger

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Captain America Common Sense Media Rating

Captain America: The First Avenger is a must-see Marvel flick. The movie tells the story of rejected military soldier Steve Rogers, played by Chris Evans, who finds himself transformed into Captain America after taking a ‘Super Soldier serum.’ And while the role of Captain America comes with plenty of action, it doesn’t come without its fair share of challenges too. According to Common Sense Media, parents need to know that the movie is full of plenty of explosions, fistfights and guns. But Captain America remains a wholesome, compassionate and brave character from beginning to end.

Spider Man: Into the Spider Verse

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Spider Man Into the Spider Verse Common Sense Media Rating

Spider Man: Into the Spider Verse brings plenty of imagination and energy to the big screen. The movie centers on young Miles and his journey to become Spider-Man and join forces with five other spider-powered heroes to stop a dire threat to the world. The movie’s got plenty of heart and its unique visual style makes it even more fun to watch. According to Common Sense Media, parents need to know that that some fights can get a little intense, and that some of the characters flirt with each other. The overall message of the movie centers around the importance of friendship, teamwork, and being courageous.

Superman: The Movie

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Superman The Movie Common Sense Media Reviews

Superman: The Movie is a must-see classic for any superhero movie lover. The film centers on the epic arc of Superman, from his origins on planet Krypton, to his life on earth as mild-mannered Clark Kent, eventually growing to become the legendary fighter for justice, Superman. According to Common Sense Media, parents need to know that Superman saves citizens from some pretty scary situations and there are a couple of swear words here and there. But the overall tone and lessons focus on justice, truth, and fighting for what is right.

Men in Black

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Men in Black Common Sense Media Rating

Men in Black is a fun-filled flick for all ages. This movie centers on the charismatic duo played by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, as they track down and try to stop bizarre alien activities on Earth. They meet plenty of strange and funny characters along the way, as they ultimately come into contact with an intergalactic terrorist they have to stop before it’s too late. According to Common Sense Media, parents need to know that there are scary creatures in the movie, some cartoonish violence, and some swear words. Overall though, the movie’s got plenty of cleverness and exaggeration to add to the over-the-top fun.

Movies Best Suited For Teens

Black Panther

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Black Panther Common Sense Media Rating

Black Panther is one of Marvel’s latest and most inspirational films. The movie centers on a young king, T’Challa, who sets out to fight and protect Wakanda and the world from an old, dangerous enemy. And the only way to save his people is to use the power of Black Panther. According to Common Sense Media, parents need to know that this is the first Marvel film that centers on a superhero of color, as well as having a mostly black cast. There is also hand-to-hand combat and violence to keep note of with a couple of swear words here and there. Overall though, the film will spark interesting discussions at home surrounding race, gender, and equality.

Batman Returns

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Batman Returns Common Sense Media Reviews

Batman Returns is a superhero flick that stands out among others thanks to Tim Burton’s unique directing vision. The movie features a superstar cast, including Michael Keaton as Batman, Danny DeVito as The Penguin, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman. The story follows Batman as he tries to stop chaos from erupting in Gotham City thanks to this new cast of dark characters. According to Common Sense Media, parents should know that this Batman film is darker than the previous 1989 movie, and there is some violence and more mature themes. However, the villains are more colorful and the overall vision is more cartoony than the realism we see in today’s superhero films.

Iron Man

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Iron Man Common Sense Media Rating

The ultra charismatic Robert Downey Jr. brings a whole other level of cool to Iron Man. The movie centers on Tony Stark, a super-rich inventor who gets kidnapped and is forced to build a dangerous weapon. But rather than succumbing to his captors, he instead builds his infamous high-tech Iron Man suit to escape – and of course – fight evil. According to Common Sense Media, parents need to know that there are plenty of explosions and fistfights in the film. Tony Stark also shows his moral character as he turns away from irresponsibility, despite his all-powerful ability to do anything he wants.

Hellboy

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Hellboy Common Sense Media Reviews

Hellboy is one of the more fantasy-based flicks on our list. The movie centers on Hellboy as he and his team try to stop a witch who once started a plague from being brought back to life. There are plenty of battles between the human and the supernatural, making this an exciting and imagination-fueled ride for the family. According the Common Sense Media, parents need to know that this film is much more violent than the 2004 and 2008 adaptations, making it better suited to more mature fans of the franchise.

Fill Up On Your Favorite Franchises

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Amp Up the Action

Transformers

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Craving giant robot fights and serious action? Our Transformers 6 Movie Collection features the explosive cinematic visions of Michael Bay as the Autobots fight the Decepticons in their epic-sized battles to save mankind.

Immerse yourself into the world of the Transformers in this exclusive clip:

Mission Impossible

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So much Mission Impossible, so little time! Watch Tom Cruise as he goes around the world, races against clocks, pulls the coolest action stunts, and does a whole lot of running in our Mission Impossible 6 Movie Collection.

Lara Croft

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Adventure to exotic places around the world with our Lara Croft Double Feature. Hunt down precious artifacts and navigate heart-pounding obstacles with Lara Croft. And of course, kick butt and take names as the bad guys try to get there first!

Laugh it Up

Anchorman

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Hang out with your favorite 70s TV news crew in our complete Anchorman Collection. See the lengths these eccentric anchormen will go to make it to the top of the TV chain, fight their feminist competition, and report on the most riveting stories around town.

Wayne’s World

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Rock on with your favorite slacker dudes in Wayne’s World. Revisit the classic moments of this SNL sketch-turned-movie as they headbang to Bohemian Rhapsody and navigate the waters of public access TV – and love – the best way they know how.

See what inspired the totally excellent characters of Wayne and Garth in this behind the scenes clip:

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Beverly Hills Cop

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Bring triple the laughs and triple the heat with the Beverly Hills Cop Trilogy bundle. Watch Eddy Murphy use his wit, detective savvy and no-nonsense attitude to to track down killers, drug dealers, and everything in between in these fun action flicks.