Best Sports Movie

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  1. ForbinsAscynt

    ForbinsAscynt Well-Known Member
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    Great movie but I think the joke was lost. All Costner movies and I threw in dances with wolves as a goof
     
  2. BuffettClone

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    I did notice they were all Costner movies, just had to comment on the American Flyers blast from the past. If you ran out of Costner sports movies you could have thrown in For Love of the Game, although wolf dancing would be in interesting possibility for new Olympic sport.
     
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    It took til the 37th post for the correct answer:

     
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  4. coolerifyoudid

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    Costner, man. He's quite the athlete. Genocide- America's sport
     
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  5. coolerifyoudid

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    A couple I'll mention that I haven't seen mentioned yet. Million Dollar Baby, Eight Men Out and Invincible (it's a guilty pleasure of mine)
     
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    Underrated boxing movie: Diggstown
     
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    This is the only right answer and it’s asinine that it took so long for someone to reply with.
    This is one of very few movies where if I see it on TV and pick it up from where it is an watch it through almost every single time.
     
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    Some that haven't been mentioned. Breaking Away, great bicycle movie. Bend it Like Beckham, great soccer movie. Personal Best, great shower scenes oh and it's a track movie. Chariots of Fire was a pretty good track movie.
     
  10. Gonzo

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    "Eight Men Out" is fantastic. Good call.
     
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    I don’t know what in the world is going on in here but The Sandlot is not getting NEAR the love that it deserves.
     
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  12. HFCS

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    My personal favs:

    1. Hoosiers (basketball)
    2. Bull Durham (baseball)
    3. The Natural (baseball)
    4. The Fighter (boxing)
    5. Vision Quest (wrestling)
    6. Remember the Titans (football)
    7. Major League (baseball)
    8. Rocky IV (boxing)
    9. A League of Their Own (baseball)
    10. Tin Cup (golf)

    Bonus: Favorite Sports Documentaries
    1. Endless Summer (Surfing)
    2. Dogtown and ZBoys (Skateboarding/Surfing)
    3. The Dawn Wall (Climbing)
    4. Free Solo (Climbing)
    5. Meru (Climbing)
    6. Step into Liquid (Surfing)
    7. Hoop Dreams (Basketball)
    8. When We Were Kings (Boxing)

    *Ken Burns "Baseball" would easily be #1 of documentaries and maybe #1 overall but it's not really fair to compare a 14 hour documentary series to any single movie.
     
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  13. HFCS

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    Baseball can't be touched for sports history.
     
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  14. HFCS

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    I put Moneyball in the category of movies like Wall Street, Boiler Room, and The Big Short.
     
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  15. HFCS

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    I only recently watched 42 and it is really good. Jackie Robinson may actually be an underrated American hero even with as much notoriety as he has received.
     
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    And, to everyone questioning Moneyball's inclusion on these lists:
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  17. HFCS

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    Is Jerry Maguire a sports movie? Cuba won an academy award for playing a football player and he has scenes playing football. Maybe people mentioned it already.

    I wouldn't put Jerry Maguire in my top 10 sports movies but I'd definitely put Rod Tidwell in my top five athlete movie characters.

    I'd say they're both half in that "Wall Street" category of movie and half in sports.
     
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  18. harimad

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    By those rules, Bad News Bears isn't a baseball movie. Nor are For Love Of The Game or Bull Durham. I'm now questioning The Natural and Field of Dreams as well.

    Edit: also, truth be told, my post with the gif from Moneyball wasn't even aimed at you. It was at the people who just don't like it as a movie. :)
     
  19. HFCS

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    I always have a hard time putting Field of Dreams in sports movies but never The Natural.

    The question to me: Is it mostly about sports or is it more about something else?

    Field of Dreams to me is mostly about the supernatural and afterlife. The Natural has some supernatural qualities but it's mostly about baseball.

    Bull Durham to me is mostly about the life in minor league baseball while a fan and a player happen to have a romance going.
     
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  20. srjclone

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    Haven't seen The Art of Flight mentioned
    By far the Best Shot snowboarding film I've ever seen. If you enjoy snowboarding/skiing and haven't seen it I'd highly recommend.
     

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