LBJackal wrote:Well I liked Caddyshack (have it on DVD) and also Big Lebowski could be considered a sports movie I guess (I'm sure Mad considers bowling a sport). I have that one too.....both are classics. Speaking of bowling, I guess Kingpin would make the list. It's funny as hell......
*Sighs* Yes, bowling is a sport. Saddest part is that it's the second most participated sport in the world, yet so many people like to overlook it. Golf is listed at #1 by the way.
Anyway, The Program, Remember the Titans, Rocky, Hoosiers, Caddyshack, and Rounders were all good.
Surprised no one mentioned White Men Can't Jump yet.
Yes doctor, I am sick. Sick of those who are spineless. Sick of those who feel self-entitled. Sick of those who are hypocrites. Yes doctor, an army is forming. Yes doctor, there will be a war. Yes doctor, there will be blood.....
I cant remember the name of it but when I was a kid I watched a movie with Alex English in it. It was something like me and Amazing Grace. He was a basketball player and this kid and him saved the world or something. Anyone remeber it. I will have to go rent it if someone says it!
Welcome sports fans to another self indulgent and highly pompous list of my favorite movies. I just can't get enough.
Hoosiers - The best basketball movie out there. Anyone with a heart will love this film.
Raging Bull - The best boxing movie available (sorry Rocky). Scorsese's searing biopic that leaves you feeling like one of LaMotta's victims.
Chariots of Fire - A rewarding film that centers around the true stories of two young men who become champions at the 1924 Paris Olympics and their religious commitments. Side note: This is only one of two sports movies to win an Oscar.
Breaking Away - Dennis Quaid (ever notice he ends up in a lot of sports films?) in a coming-of-age flick about youthful initiation into adulthood with bike riding at its heart. A painful depiction of adolescence.
The Hustler - Paul Newman as fast Eddie and Jackie Gleason as Minnesota Fats. Great acting, great direction, great script...a very elusive combination in sports movies. Much better than Color of Money, by the way.
Bang the Drum Slowly - Ladies, you wanna see a man cry? Rent this movie for him. It tells the story of two baseball players - one a fresh-faced rookie and the other a grizzled vet (Robert DeNiro). One is dying and I ain't telling which.
Victory - This is the story of Allied prisoners of war during World War II who form a soccer team and challenge the Germans to a match as a plot to escape from the POW camp. Features Micheal Caine, Sylvester Stallone and the great Pele. Inspirational even if you're not a fan of soccer.
Pride of the Yankees - Gary Cooper stars in this film about the one of the greatest players in sports history (Lou Gehrig) on one of the greatest sports team in history (a little artistic license by me!).
Baseketballs - I love this for being ludicrous and it just flat out made me laugh. It's every sports shtick at its finest (where else are you going to see Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in a glass case?)
American Flyer - Pure inspiration for me. This is about ten-speed riders who bump each other during a killer death ride in Colorado, ride until they puke and party like its 1999.
The Blood of Heroes - I know I'm stretching "sport" here. Rutger Hower and Delroy Lindo star in a post-apocalyptic movie about the sport of that time. A brutal, violent game that culminates in points being earned by jamming a skull onto an opponent's pole. Hower was a star in the big city leagues and was banished for an imagined slight. He creates a team of ragtag amateurs and returns to have his vengeance.
For as little as I care about Hockey, there have been some pretty darn good hockey movies. Miracle and Slap Shot are both good watches. Raging Bull is a classic. How about Bloodsport? It has top notch acting and a wonderful love story, it is my kind of chick flick.
stomperrob wrote:...Rkiivs - ya do a great job of reviewing movies!
Thanks, stomperrob. I worked in a video store and eventually managed a movie theatre and the enthusiasm never went away. I try to give people insight on why I do or don't like a movie instead of a simple thumbs up/down. Hopefully it makes some sort of impact.