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Speak Up: What Sports Movie Motivates You Most?

While I was getting all choked up about A League of Their Own, I started thinking about how motivating a great sports movie can be. Whether it's a weepy figure-skating story (Ice Castles, anyone?) or a classic baseball flick like Field of Dreams, sports movies can be emotionally riveting and highly entertaining. So speak up and tell me: Which sports-centric film motivates you the most?

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ltnugget ltnugget 8 years
Vision Quest from 1987 - Matthew Modine and Linda Fiorintino
Manoukia Manoukia 8 years
Remember The Titans and Hardball are my favs.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
That Running on the Sun movie sounds really interesting...I'm adding it to my Netflix queue right now!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Oh, and Blue Crush motivates me every time I see it.
geohiker geohiker 8 years
Definitely Running on the Sun! This is the documentary about people running the Badwater ultra marathon - 135 miles across Death Valley (temps reach 125 degrees and higher). Instead of just being a look-at-the-freaks movie, it really delves into the different runners and their training and their motivations and their lives. There is no money involved in the race (the big prize: finishing in less than 48 hours means you get a belt buckle)so there are no real pros. These are just regular people, who spend a lot of their spare time training for an incredible physical and mental challenge. Seeing all these people work to achieve their own goals, sometimes getting them and sometimes failing is just great. I don't run, but it makes me want to get out on my bike and work harder every time I see it!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Alethia - totally with you on Center Stage! I have a total love for that movie.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
I am more of the dancing movies kinda of gal. ;-)
organicchick organicchick 8 years
I love Major League! It's really a great story, coming together as a team, making unlikely friends, winning after being dismissed as nobodies, etc. Rudy always makes me cry, but the part that gets me isn't when he gets to play or when he gets accepted -- it's when his teammates all come into the coach's office and lay down their jerseys. Oh man, I bawl like a baby every time!!!
CannavaroLover CannavaroLover 8 years
Rudy...I love Rudy!! and League of Their Own...but that's mostly for casting Lovitz, all his lines are delivered superbly in that film. Fantastic humor!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
when i used to skate - i would have said ice castles - it's a great movie - that and cutting edge did it for me. i always wanted to try new things after seeing them in movies. besides that - dance movies also inspire me and make me want to do more. center stage, save the last dance...
facin8me facin8me 8 years
The Mighty Ducks
afordster afordster 8 years
The miracle of course!!
diasin diasin 8 years
Miracle! I get goosebumps every time I hear the old footage of a giddy Al Michaels announcing the final seconds of the game. "Do you believe in Miracles? YES!!!"
EkaterinaBallerina EkaterinaBallerina 8 years
MIRACLE! I'm not a sports movie person really but I absolutely loved that movie. It's one of my all-time favorites now.
mother2 mother2 8 years
Rudy!!!! I watched it while I was trying to get pregnant and very frustrated at yet another month of a negative pregnancy test. To top it all off, I got a phone call from a friend telling me she was pregnant AGAIN. After I got off the phone, I continued watching the movie and it was the scene where Rudy finally gets accepted to Notre Dame and starts crying. I cried with him and lo and behold, next month I was pregnant...with twins!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
Remember the Titans
ScoutsMom ScoutsMom 8 years
Hoosiers, The Natural, Bull Durham, Nadia
Remember the Titans, makes me cry and then get up and go for a run. Loves it
Shadowcat14 Shadowcat14 8 years
Remember the Titans!!! I get goosebumps whenever I watch it.
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 8 years
For some crazy reason I watch Any Given Sunday when it comes on. I also like Wimbledon and The Waterboy.
Jess8902 Jess8902 8 years
Without Limits!! I always want to run after that movie.
honeybun honeybun 8 years
Rocky all the way!!
lindsaypie lindsaypie 8 years
Miracle... hands down
uhhhlexis uhhhlexis 8 years
league of their own, field of dreams and remember the titans. oh yeaaaah.
LolaSvelt LolaSvelt 8 years
Field of Dreams.
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