Disney Plus: 10 best 90s movies to stream now

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4. The Sandlot

Let’s play ball! The Sandlot  is on Disney Plus. Just…don’t let your ball go over the fence.

What it’s about: Kind of like Hocus Pocus, this movie is about the new guy in town who doesn’t quite fit in. This time, it’s the game of baseball, rather than the impending doom created by a band of witches, that helps our main character, Scotty Smalls, start to find his place in the world. When Scotty joins The Sandlot and unwittingly brings a baseball signed by the Babe Ruth, the kids wind up going on an adventure to rescue the ball and have the most unforgettable summer ever.

 Why you should watch it on Disney Plus: The Sandlot is, at its core, a movie that shows the lengths good friends—even new ones—will go to in order to take care of each other; and honestly, that’s what matters here. It’s the type of story that will make you feel like there might just be some good in this world; and no matter how “hopeless” or like an outcast you may feel, you can always find your people. They’re out there, somewhere.

And there’s something to be said for a movie that’s set around a baseball game that isn’t actually about baseball at all. In fact, as recently as 2018, Jake Kring-Schreifels wrote for Esquire:

"Sports, of course, are inherently tied to results. But movies too often limit the scope of their storytelling by leaning on the bankable dramatics that finish a game, a season or a championship run. Which is why it’s so refreshing that the only real competitive game that occurs in The Sandlot comes at its halfway point. The group has been challenged by a pack of bike-riding brats dressed in Little League uniforms, but they offer little intimidation"

What Scotty wins in The Sandlot is far more important than a score or a trophy; and if you watch the film on Disney Plus, you’ll win something vital, too.