* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The combination of music and clips for "The Streak".
** "The Mighty Rio Grande" by This Will Destroy You, the film's theme.
** Also, Kerris Dorsey's cover of "The Show".
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Scott Hatteberg hitting a walk-off home run that not only saves the A's from losing (the score was tied at 11), but wins them their 20th consecutive game.
** The Athletics' record-breaking winning streak ('''20 games'''), in and of itself, was pretty damn impressive.
* HarsherInHindsight: Several of the A's Beane was praised for signing in the book were later implicated in the Mitchell Report. Most notably, Jason Giambi.
* HilariousInHindsight: Some baseball fans snarked about the movie's timeliness considering the A's had recently fallen into a string of mediocrity [[note]] including the 2011 season when the film was released, the A's had gone five years without a winning record [[/note]] and Billy Beane's roster strategy being called into question. After the film's release, the A's revived their ''Moneyball'' success by winning their division the next two seasons (2012-13), a division that features two rival teams who were among the six highest payrolls in baseball.
** The only negative review of the film among Rotten Tomatoes' Top Critics came from the ''San Francisco Chronicle''; the San Francisco Giants are of course the interleague Bay Area rivals of the A's.
** Beane pumps up rookie Carlos Pena as a future All-Star to Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski in order to get his deal done. Pena actually would go on to be a future All-Star, although it would be ''after'' he flamed out in Detroit and had a CareerResurrection in Tampa Bay.
** Billy's line about the A's--"There are rich teams, and there are poor teams...then there's fifty feet of crap...and then there's us"--became disturbingly literal in 2013 when a stadium plumbing backup filled the Oakland locker rooms with raw sewage.
* TearJerker: It's very hard not to get misty-eyed while listening to Beane's daughter sing for him, especially if you're a father.
** The scene where Beane's got to tell Magnante that he's being sent to the minors. Even worse when you see the associated deleted scene where Beane mentions that Mags is playing scared - constantly worrying that his next pitch will be his last in the Majors. [[note]]Even worse if you've read the book, because it gives critical background details on Magnante that the film omits: specifically, Magnante is desperately trying to hang on for enough days so that he can ''officially'' qualify for ten seasons in the Majors, which is the cut-off for the guaranteed full retirement benefits that a player gets after their career ends. It's not a massive sum, but to have a consistent little bit of money coming in is pretty useful. Sadly, Magnante is designated for assignment (a baseball way of saying "he got cut") before he'd hit that magic number. From a ''technical'' standpoint, he had been in the major leagues for ten years. But from a ''legal'' standpoint (ie., the only standpoint that matters when it comes to the elusive benefits), he did not qualify. And the kicker? He was ''ten days away'' from qualifying.[[/note]]
* TheWoobie: Beane trying so hard to put together to win the World Series with so little money [[spoiler: and he still hasn't yet.]]