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What is on your list of favorite sports movies?

Posted Friday, January 14, 2011, at 1:56 PM

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge sports fan. Baseball. Football. Basketball. I'm also a big fan of sports movies.

I recently saw a list of the top 25 sports movies. The top 10, were:

1. Raging Bull

2. Hoosiers

3. Rocky

4. Slap Shot

5. Bull Durham

6. The Natural

7. Caddyshack

8. Breaking Away

9. Major League

10. Field of Dreams

While reading through the top 25, I decided to make a top list of my own. My top 10 sports movies are:

1. Field of Dreams

2. Remember the Titans

3. The Sandlot

4. Facing the Giants

5. A League of Their Own

6. Bull Durham

7. Hoosiers

8. The Natural

9. Major League

10. Jerry Maguire

What sports movies make your top 10 list?

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No Rudy?! Hoosiers at #7?!

How very un-Hoosier of you!

-- Posted by Cousin Eddie on Fri, Jan 14, 2011, at 4:30 PM

For the love of the game is a good one too!

-- Posted by robertbob on Sat, Jan 15, 2011, at 1:06 AM

For Love of the Game is a great one!

-- Posted by ISUgrad06 on Sat, Jan 15, 2011, at 7:22 PM

I love all the Rocky movies, even the bad ones. Hoosiers, of course and my new favorite is The Blind Side.

-- Posted by acutabove on Sat, Jan 15, 2011, at 10:17 PM

1. The Big Lebowski




n. everything else.

-- Posted by GarthHudson on Sat, Jan 15, 2011, at 11:46 PM

The Dude abides GarthHudson...

-- Posted by Cousin Eddie on Mon, Jan 17, 2011, at 1:27 PM

Nice call on Pre, djobbs. Very underrated in my opinion.

You've got to give Over the Top some credit though. It could be the #1 arm wrestling/trucker flick on the market.

Can we add The Wizard to this list? Competitive gaming could be considered a sport.

"I love the Power Glove."

-- Posted by Cousin Eddie on Mon, Jan 17, 2011, at 4:03 PM

I've always liked "Over the Top" for some reason. I'm not usually a fan of those types of movies.

-- Posted by ISUgrad06 on Mon, Jan 17, 2011, at 5:43 PM

Hoosiers by far!

-- Posted by Softball Coach on Mon, Jan 17, 2011, at 9:24 PM

Hoosiers and The Babe with John Goodman.

-- Posted by Scorpio1969 on Tue, Jan 18, 2011, at 10:25 AM

Don't forget Breaking Away (filmed in Bloomington)

And another great cycling movie is American Flyers with Kevin Costner.

-- Posted by Rambler 85 on Tue, Jan 18, 2011, at 1:17 PM

I thought Miracle was a great movie too.

-- Posted by LovelyRitaMeterMaid on Tue, Jan 18, 2011, at 1:44 PM

I liked A League of Their Own too. Great movie and definitely top 10!

-- Posted by acutabove on Tue, Jan 18, 2011, at 10:34 PM

There are tons of good sports movies out there. Hoosiers will always be my top dog, but others have moved in and out of my top ten. Does Karate Kid fit in with sports movies.

I wonder what the top 10 worst sports movies of all-time are...I can handle the over the top sports sequences(like Varsity Blues), but I can't stomach the movies that have none athletes playing the role of an athlete. Leonardo DiCaprio in Basketball Diaries comes to mind as a moving that lasted less than 10 minutes for me...I couldn't get past his horrible form while dribbling and shooting.

-- Posted by GCC on Wed, Jan 19, 2011, at 9:09 AM

No love for Blue Chips?

-- Posted by EggMan on Wed, Jan 19, 2011, at 9:48 AM



-- Posted by horrorwriter on Wed, Jan 19, 2011, at 10:44 PM

I'm impressed by the number of excellent sports movies filmed here in Indiana, Hoosiers, Rudy, A League of Their Own, Breaking Away.

Being an auto racing fan, I have to add a few of my own, including:

Grand Prix (always will be the best of this genre)

Le Mans


To Please a Lady

The Big Wheel

-- Posted by Lil' Hahn on Fri, Jan 21, 2011, at 2:42 PM

Blind Side is a Top 10. Did anyone

mention 'Radio?'

-- Posted by angola hornet on Tue, Jan 25, 2011, at 11:50 AM

We Are Marshal was a great movie. And I didn't see The Replacements or The Game Plan.

-- Posted by taximom on Thu, Jan 27, 2011, at 8:48 PM

I love "we are marshall","the blind side","Radio","Sandlot","Remember the titans", oh and "Angels in the outfield"!!!

-- Posted by ♥Laker*Fan♥ on Tue, Feb 1, 2011, at 9:17 PM

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