September 9th, 2011
09:44 AM ET
It's the most wonderful time of the year, if you're a sports fan.
College and pro football seasons are under way. Baseball’s pennant races are around the corner. NBA players could be heading overseas. And boxing is still dominated by Pacman, Pretty Boy Floyd and two Ukrainian brothers.
But if you’re hungry for even more sports drama, "Warrior" opens in theaters today. (We hear it’s supposed to be the "Raging Bull" of Mixed Martial Arts.) Which brings us to this week's list: The top five sports movies. Give us your list in the comments!
1. "Rocky" (1976): “You're gonna eat lightnin' and you're gonna crap thunder!” – Mickey
2. "Hoosiers" (1986): “I don't care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game, in my book we're gonna be winners.” – Coach Norman Dale
3. "The Natural" (1984): “C'mon Hobbs, knock the cover off the ball!” – Pop Fisher
4. "Bull Durham" (1989): “I believe in the Church of Baseball.” – Annie Savoy
"Field of Dreams" (1989): “The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again.” – Terence Mann
"Raging Bull" (1980): “You didn't get me down, Ray.” – Jake La Motta
"Major League" (1989): “Forget about the curve ball Ricky, give him the heater.” – Lou Brown
"Youngblood" (1986): “You can learn to punch in the barn, but you gotta learn to survive on the ice.” – Blane Youngblood
"Miracle" (2004): “Do you believe in miracles? YES!” – Al Michaels
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