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
5. "Rudy" (1993): “I've been ready for this my whole life!” – Rudy (Did anyone else recognize Vince Vaughn?)
"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
Yes, there is drama and heartbreak in most people's hearts, but one movie stands out...bar none as the best sports movie of all time. CADDYSHACK. Yeah, I shed a tear during Hoosiers, the Natural, and Rudy. If you didn't get moved by those three then you got no heart. But CADDYSHACK is a movie we all laughed. Whether it's Rodney's Chervik or Chevy Chase's Ty, you had to laugh about one of the most serious of sports that should never be taken seriously.
The greatest sports movie of all time left off the list? "Brian's Song". It is the movie that will make more men watch and more men cry than any other movie. It glorifies the sport of football and glamorizes a bro-mance. It is as emotional if not more emotional than Terms of Endearment and The Champ combined.
caddyshack!!! Be the ball.Nanananananana
a league of their own!! "there's no crying in baseball!!!"
Another favorite is Eddie with Whoopi Goldberg.
What about Blue Chips with Shaquille Oneal and Nick Nolte?
Nice, but once again these should be labeled "favorites".
Mine , in no particular order:
"chariots of fire" and hurricane
There can only be one..... "Personal Best", the best sports movie ever!
Slapshot. Best, funniest sport's movie ever!
Friday Night Lights should be on here somewhere
This category is way to broad to come up with 5 top movies. You need to have Top 5 Baseball Movies or Top 5 Football Movies, etc.
3. Any Given Sunday
5. White Men Can't Jump
Sorry but the best baseball movie in my opinion is " For the love of the game". Hey, I'm a Detroit Tiger fan!
James and Phyllis,Coach Carter, Million Dollar Baby, When We Were Kings and I would have added Any Given Sunday just for the last five minutes!
Is it just me, or did we intentially leave Slap Stick off this list???
I think you meant Slap Shot. Must be a great movie for you if you forgot the name of it.
Why no movies with black people? Hmmmm.
My thoughts exactly.
I was in Rocky. And what about Charles S. Dutton in Rudy?
– Million Dollar Baby
– Chariots of Fire
Anyone remember "The Program"?
3.Angels in the Outfield
u are an idiot, angels in the outfield, blindside cmon man
The Longest Yard (original version), Bad News Bears (original), The Best of the Best, Baseketball, and Dodgeball.
1996 ~ When We Were Kings (Muhammad Ali – Goerge Foreman). 2005 ~ The Rocket. 1961 ~ The Hustler
Eight Men Out.
But would have also like to have seen Brian's Song mentioned, or Something For Joey.
@ Drofjournalism: dunno why but that cracked me up .
What about C.H.U.D.?
How about "A League of Their Own" ? Tom Hanks, Geena Davis. "There's no crying in baseball!!" Come on!!
@manwithaplan, I love that movie! So do my grandsons! (Both are "sports nuts" already, at such a young age!)
RUDY should be a #2, maybe a #1A. And where's The Champ?
Great list–brought tears to my eyes just reading it.
The Sandlot for the child that lives in all of us that hasn't lost the ability to dream or the guts to challenge authority and obstacles.
I would have swapped Bull Durham w/ Field of Dreams, but overall, I think the list is good.
What about Rookie of the Year???
Pitcher's got a big butt...
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