With Criminal (which I have already seen and reviewed here) coming out this weekend, I’m looking at the Top 10 Kevin Costner Movies. Yes, baseball movies do make the list… plenty of times.
– Is it a good movie? Not at all. But it’s a fun Mad Max on water action movie.
9. Bull Durham
– This might deserve to be a bit higher but I haven’t seen it in years. But it’s funny and features Costner in one of his best roles- as a baseball player.
8. Man of Steel
– I’ve talked plenty of times about how I like this movie more than most. Costner has a small, but to me integral, part in the movie.
7. For Love of the Game
– I almost switched this one and Bull Durham but I think this is an underrated movie that goes a little deeper than the other one.
– Many of you would have this one higher, I’m sure. It’s a great movie; very thought provoking. But my God is it long. It struggles to keep me fully interested until the courtroom scene. Any movie longer than a Lord of the Rings movie is a little too much for me.
5. Open Range
– One of the better westerns made this century. It has a solid story and a couple really good shootouts.
4. Draft Day
– I didn’t love this movie the first time I saw it. But the next few times I grew to really enjoy it. The last half hour is flat out great and brilliantly intense.
3. Thirteen Days
– A great political thriller that honestly kept me more invested than I was for most of JFK. Probably not a popular opinion, but it’s mine.
2. Field of Dreams
– So close to putting this at number one. I love this movie and just watched it again the other night. The length of this movie (about an hour 45) might go by faster than any other movie. Do yourself a favor and watch it if you’ve never seen it, especially if you are a baseball fan. Yes, it’s the last baseball movie on the list.
1. The Untouchables
– While not the best overall mob movie ever made, it is probably the one I enjoy watching the most. So many memorable moments and De Niro as Al Capone is fantastic casting
Honorable Mentions: Tin Cup, Criminal, No Way Out
What are your favorite Costner movies? Let me know in the comments.
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