53) Moneyball (2011)
Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.
9/10 – I should probably preface this by saying that I know next to nothing about Baseball, I knew nothing of this story and don’t enjoy watching Brad Pitt spit chewing tobacco into a cup every 90 seconds, and yet I found this film incredibly entertaining.
It is apparently riddled with chronological inaccuracies, but I don’t care. It is a smart film with a great cast (Brad Pitt, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Jonah Hill, Chris Pratt), featuring very little Baseball and possessing enough of a ‘human’ element to appeal to even the most uninterested of sports fans.