I have to admit right up front that I would watch George Clooney mow the lawn. . . but I hated "The Perfect Storm" and I very much enjoyed "O Brother" mostly because I didn't know what it was about and, like others,knew right away that I needed to look for Homerian references. I thoght it was a hoot, and I liked the sepia tones throughout.
As for a baseball movie, I enjoyed Billy Crystal's HBO (?) movie 61 quite a bit.
If you like thought provoking, rent "Memento". It was strange and disturbing, but I liked it.