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2011 | 'Moneyball'

The players: Brad Pitt as Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, Jonah Hill as a Yale wiz kid and Phillip Seymour Hoffman as the A's stubborn coach How it changed the game: When the Oakland Athletics find themselves on a budget with the championship constantly eluding them, a revolutionary runs-based formula alters their recruiting style by finding value in underpaid players. Who knew spreadsheets could be so interesting on film?Melinda Sue Gordon / Sony Pictures