There is nothing more American than kids playing baseball in an open field during the warmer months.
In The Sandlot (1993), Scotty Smalls (Tom Guiry) has just moved into town with his mother and stepfather. In an effort to encourage Scotty to make friends, his stepfather teaches him to play baseball. Scotty soon joins a rag tag team of local kids, led by Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez (Mike Vitar). Over the course of the movie they battle another baseball team, lust after the female lifeguards at the pool like young boys do and hope to find the baseballs that have been eaten by the dog known as the beast.
This is a movie that has an appeal to all ages. Not just the twelve year olds in the audience, but also the former twelve year olds in the audience. What I think keeps audiences coming back is that there is something about being twelve that is forever imprinted in us, no matter how old we get.
I recommend it.