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    Best sports movies

    Whatta ya got? I think you have to do it by category.

    Baseball: Bull Durham
    Football: I don't know, I think that North Dallas 40 movie is one everyone loves but I've never seen it. Not a big Rudy fan.
    Basketball: Hoosiers? Maybe. I feel like there must be something better, but I can't think of it. Hoop Dreams, maybe, but I only saw it once when it first came out.
    Hockey: Slapshot, of course.
    Skiing: Downhill Racer. An excellent movie even putting aside the fact that it's about skiing.
    Tennis: Are there any? There was that one about Wimbledon from a few years ago, I think, sort of low budget and not very good.
    Soccer: If people don't watch the sport itself, would anyone watch a movie about the sport?
    Skateboarding: Couple good documentaries recently about 80's skate stars fucking up their lives--Gator and Hosoi (Gator murdered a girl and Hosoi got locked up for drugs). But Back to the Future gets the nod, of course.
    Bowling: Kingpin. Are there other bowling movies? Lebowski is a better movie, but calling it a bowling movie is a stretch.
    Golf: Not a sport.
    Curling: the world is waiting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter Rutecki View Post
    Whatta ya got? I think you have to do it by category.

    Baseball: Bull Durham
    Football: I don't know, I think that North Dallas 40 movie is one everyone loves but I've never seen it. Not a big Rudy fan.
    Basketball: Hoosiers? Maybe. I feel like there must be something better, but I can't think of it. Hoop Dreams, maybe, but I only saw it once when it first came out.
    Hockey: Slapshot, of course.
    Skiing: Downhill Racer. An excellent movie even putting aside the fact that it's about skiing.
    Tennis: Are there any? There was that one about Wimbledon from a few years ago, I think, sort of low budget and not very good.
    Soccer: If people don't watch the sport itself, would anyone watch a movie about the sport?
    Skateboarding: Couple good documentaries recently about 80's skate stars fucking up their lives--Gator and Hosoi (Gator murdered a girl and Hosoi got locked up for drugs). But Back to the Future gets the nod, of course.
    Bowling: Kingpin. Are there other bowling movies? Lebowski is a better movie, but calling it a bowling movie is a stretch.
    Golf: Not a sport.
    Curling: the world is waiting.
    What a fucking hack of a list...


    Baseball: Field of Dreams
    Football: The Program, Rudy, The Waterboy, The Replacements (only cause keanu is terrifically bad in it!).
    Basketball: White Men Can't Jump.
    Hockey: Slapshot, of course.
    Skiing: Ski Patrol
    Tennis: Wimbledon
    Skateboarding: Documentaries don't count asshole. Thasher is the best but you couldn't even come up with Gleaming the Cube?
    Bowling: Kingpin.
    Golf: Caddy Shack? Happy Gilmore? The Legend of Bagger Vance?
    Curling: You're a douchehole.

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    Soccer: Shaolin Soccer
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    Baseball: major league
    Football: unnecessary roughness (kathy ireland related)
    Skiing: aspen extreme or better off dead
    Skateboarding: Gleaming the Cube
    bikes: rad or quicksilver. ultimate fight there.
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    ^^^ Rad. No question.

    Although BMX bandits is pretty awesome, and I think it was Nicole Kidman's first movie ever.

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    Biking: Breaking Away

    Football: The original version of "Brians Song" (tear jerk factor)

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    Field of Dreams sucks, complete disappointment. I'd put The Natural ahead of that vomit inducer.
    Happy Gilmore for golf, but as Happy says himself, it still isn't a sport. Or maybe Caddyshack, can't decide.
    White Men Can't Jump--I forgot about it and would've put it in, which is ironic since I've seen it about 20 times (literally--had it on Laser Disc in 1993).
    Breaking Away is a great movie, but is there any other biking movie? Not that comes to mind for me. I'm there must be some Euro movies, but I doubt I've ever seen them.

    Surfing: Point Break. I know, all you hard core brahs will go with The North Shore or maybe Endless Summer (too much of a surf porn movie to count), but Point Break is a better movie.
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    You seriously can't decide if Caddyshack is a better movie than Happy Gilmore?

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    Track and field: Chariots of Fire

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    this thread is pointless w/o the representation of "alternative" sports and alternative takes on popular sports, thus mention of:

    Rollerball
    Death Race 2000
    Balls of Fury
    Road Trip: Beer Pong
    Beerfest
    Hard Target
    Airborne
    Air Bud
    Gus

    and on the subject of curling: Men With Brooms


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    other biking movies: American Flyers
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    Lightcycling: Tron
    Bobsled: Cool Runnings
    Sailing: Wind
    That freediving sport that kills Europeans: The Big Blue
    Getting a hummer from Chloe Sevigny: The Brown Bunny
    Canoeing: Deliverance
    Banjo playing: Deliverance
    Sodomy: Deliverance
    Figure skating: The Cutting Edge
    Hockey: Slap Shot
    Dog football: Air Bud II, Golden Receiver
    Rodeo: Eight Seconds

    The best soccer movie is definitely "Victory" with Sly Stallone, Michael Caine, and Pele.

    "Bull Durham" is a much better baseball movie than "Field of Dreams," unless you have daddy issues. That movie isn't even about baseball. I also like "The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars."

    There are some pretty good football movies, I like "The Program" (even though it is, technically, insane) but will go with "Remember the Titans" as best overall. I'm pretty sure I cried when I saw that, which wouldn't have been so bad except I was on an airplane at the time.

    Bikes: Breaking Away or Rad. Rad is much radder, Breaking Away is a "better movie."

    Has anyone else seen "Dead Solid Perfect," with Randy Quaid? Good golf movie, based on a book by some journeyman pro.

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    Victory? Pfft... Ladybugs FTW

    Pool: The Hustler
    Grifting: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
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    Baseball: The Natural or Major League - toss up
    Football: Brian's Song or Every Given Sunday (for the Pacino speech).
    Basketball: Hoosiers. No question.
    Hockey: Slapshot
    Skiing: Better off Dead
    Surfing: Point Break. North Shore.
    Skateboarding: Gleaming the Cube.
    Bowling: Kingpin
    Golf: Caddy Shack.
    Dodgeball: Dodgeball.
    Boxing: Raging Bull
    Horse Racing: Seabiscuit
    Chess: Searching for Bobby Fischer
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    Boxing: requiem for a heavyweight or Raging bull

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    Slapshot
    Somebody Up There Likes Me
    Endless Summer
    Downhill Racer
    A River Runs Thru It
    Hoosiers
    Raging Bull
    Rocky I-III
    Seabiscut
    Miracle
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    Baseball: tie, Bull Durham & Eight Men Out
    Football: The Long Grey Line
    Basketball: YouTube.com; search Michael Jordan
    Skiing: Hot Dog the Movie
    Roller Skating: Rollerball
    Ice Skating: anything with Sonja Henie
    Swimming: anything with Esther Williams
    Soccer: Bend It Like Beckham
    Boxing: Rocky (Raging Bull is a better movie, but it's not about boxing)
    Horse Racing: Let It Ride
    Fencing: The Princess Bride
    Javelin: 300
    Show Jumping: National Velvet
    Biathlon: For Your Eyes Only
    Marathon: Marathon Man
    Hunting: Enemy at the Gates
    Fishing: Moby Dick (the Gregory Peck one, and yes I know it's a friggin mammal)

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    Cool Runnings dominates all these movies!
    Skiing, whether you're in Wisconsin or the Alps, is a dumbass hick country sport that takes place in the middle of winter on a mountain at the end of a dirt road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ2 View Post
    Baseball: tie, Bull Durham & Eight Men Out

    Show Jumping: National Velvet
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    National Velvet is a steeplechase movie.
    Move along nothing to see here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ2 View Post
    Skiing: Hot Dog the Movie
    Thank you! why wasn't this the first mentioned

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    Click. Point. Chute.

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    Baseball: The Natural, hands down the best

    Football: On Any Given Sunday or Friday Night Lights, both are very good

    Basketball: Hoosiers is hard to argue against, but I seem to recall One On One being pretty good too

    Hocky: Slapshot without question

    Skiing: Sticking to movies with a screenplay Downhill Racer is the shit

    Tennis: I never watched a movie about tennis, and feel no need to change that

    Soccer: Victory was actually a really good movie featuring some legends of the sport

    Skateboarding: The Lords of Dogtown obviously

    Cycling:Breaking Away was a great movie

    Track and Field: Chariots of Fire was certainly the best, even though Personal Best features Mariel Hemingway in lesbian love scenes.
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    Good call on Breaking Away.

    I don't know how I forgot to place Vision Quest in my top 10. Louden Swaine is the shit.
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    Football_ The Longest Yard (original), and I also liked We Are Marshall.

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    Football- (1) So This is College and (2) The Godfather II
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