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lilkimbo's Favorite Sports Movies!

lilkimbo's Favorite Sports Movies!

BuzzSugar Community user lilkimbo submitted her Favorite Sports Movies to the Movie Lists group. Check it out below!

This particular list was difficult for me to compile because I love sports movies. I love the adversarial nature of both sports and sports movies; it's great to have someone to cheer for and someone to root against. I love the jitters over the big game, the desire of the characters to be the best. And to me, that's what truly great sports movies are about: the characters. A good sports movies makes you forget about the sport and focus on the people playing it.

You want the underdog to overcome the odds because he's worked hard and he deserves it. You want to aging star to have one last shot at glory. You want the fallen hero to redeem himself. I've never been an athlete, but I typically identify with the athletes in these films. I think in a way we all do. Why? Because we've all felt like the underdog at one point or another; we've all wanted another shot to be great; we've all wanted forgiveness for our mistakes. So, without further ado, here are my top ten sports movies of all time:


10. Jerry Maguire
9. Rudy
8. Hoosiers
7. A League of Their Own
6. Major League

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5. The Natural
4. Bull Durham
3. Caddyshack
2. Rocky
1. Raging Bull

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lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
It would take me forever to narrow it down; but I off the top of my head I would definitely go more old-school - Pride of the Yankees, The Jackie Robinson Story, Knute Rockne, All American as well as Rudy, The Rookie, Hoosiers, and Rocky...
syako syako 7 years
Ok I'm off to do some thinking... :ponder: My list coming soon.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Thanks, sy! Remember the Titans is another good one; there were so many movies I wanted to include, but couldn't.
syako syako 7 years
Oooh you're famous! ;) I loved your write up about sports movies, that's exactly how I feel about them. I really liked Remember the Titans, but I haven't thought through a top ten list, so I'm not sure if I'd include it in mine.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Jen, Field of Dreams just missed the cut for me. It's definitely in my top 15. I didn't think We Are Marshall was good (it felt too contrived to me, even though I love Matthew Fox). And I thought Vision Quest was just OK, but, given the choice, I'd rather watch the movies on my list! And thanks, genesis!
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
Good list, Lil!
heyjen19 heyjen19 7 years
i totally thought i'd see field of dreams on your list...that's a pretty good one...also loved we are marshall, and what about vision quest...
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Thanks for featuring me, Buzz! I had fun thinking about all of the sports movie I enjoy (and narrowing down the list).
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