The Natural

Lists: Baseball movies

Brief Synopsis: "An unknown middle-aged batter named Roy Hobbs with a mysterious past appears out of nowhere to take a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of the league in this magical sports fantasy. With the aid of a bat cut from a lightning struck tree, Hobbs lives the fame he should have had earlier when, as a rising pitcher, he is inexplicably shot by a young woman."

Overall Ranking: 1713 (Rank from 1984: # 14)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 75%
Half-Popped 25%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Rob from GuysFilmQuest78
Bryan Lienesch73 - I get it -- it's supposed to be an American folk tale of sorts -- but that doesn't mean I have to love it.
Jay of Life Vs Film70(full review)
David Baruffi61

People Involved

  • Robert Redford (Roy Hobbs)
  • Glenn Close (Iris Gaines)
  • Kim Basinger (Memo Paris)
  • Wilford Brimley (Pop Fisher)
  • Robert Duvall (Max Mercy)
  • Richard Farnsworth (Red Blow)
  • Barbara Hershey (Harriet Bird)
  • Robert Prosky (The Judge)
  • Michael Madsen (Bump Bailey)
  • Joe Don Baker (The Whammer)
  • Darren McGavin (Gus Sands)
  • Barry Levinson (Director)