my 'Top 10+ Sport Movies'...

I believe the best movies that are 'sport-themed' must have other qualities to offer.

dilemma's including; family, love issues, and the personal triumphs to establish the outcome of the story told.

*"everyone has a story to tell;
it's how you tell it and who you tell it to,
that really matters." g.a.kiss

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1.
The Natural (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An unknown comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent. (138 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ the greatest the game has ever seen?
some would say this is one the best 'sport-themed'
movies ever made.
I would have to agree...
*better late, than never." anonymous ” - gahollywoodkiss
 
2.
Hoosiers (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship. (114 mins.)
Director: David Anspaugh
“ welcome to Indiana Basketball!
is there any other State that can 'pride itself' to one particular sport? (hmmm; Texas Football perhaps)
a great movie to cheer-on the 'little guys'...
*"sometimes, size doesn't really matter." anonymous ” - gahollywoodkiss
 
3.
Caddyshack (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher. (98 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
“ ok, ok. so this movie is more of a 'spoof' than an actual sport presentation. BUT; if you've played golf as long as I have
(35+ years), you can relate to the ridiculous individuals and their behaviors that play the game.
*"golf is a good walk spoiled." anonymous ” - gahollywoodkiss
 
4.
Rudy (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame. (114 mins.)
Director: David Anspaugh
“ based on a true story...
of course this was 'Hollywooded' to make it appear more enjoyable to the masses. still, a very good movie.
*"if you can dream it, you can achieve it." anonymous ” - gahollywoodkiss
 
5.
Rocky (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. (120 mins.)
“ not withstanding that 'perhaps' the screenplay was based on 'actual events' and imported by an 'uninvolved individual' who made this story 'his own';
I still love the concept of cheering-on the 'underdog' and realizing you 'can't win them all'...
*"sometimes when you lose, you are still are a winner". anonymous ” - gahollywoodkiss
 
6.
61* (2001 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle race to break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record. (129 mins.)
Director: Billy Crystal
“ during the mlb season of 1961;
this movie details the day to day life moments experienced by two of the greatest ball-players who have ever lived.
one player is worshiped by the fan-base, the other, is 'NOT'
this is 'their' story...
*your destiny can be contained, but not controlled." anonymous ” - gahollywoodkiss
 
7.
Remember the Titans (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. (113 mins.)
Director: Boaz Yakin
“ with segregation of students in Virginia being the 'actual topic' of this movie; the coach, football, and the antics of the team take a back-seat to the obvious racism experienced during the time-period involved.
*"do not judge a person by the color of their skin,
only by the color of their heart." anonymous ” - gahollywoodkiss
 
8.
For Love of the Game (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A washed up pitcher flashes through his career. (137 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ a classic that normally doesn't come to mind when discussing
this topic.
a love story, sport-themed biopic that happens during the crossroads of a ballplayers career. very sentimental.
*love conquers all things, let us too (two) be conquered by love." anonymous ” - gahollywoodkiss
 
9.
Miracle (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad. (135 mins.)
Director: Gavin O'Connor
“ the only movie on my list that I can remember as 'clear as yesterday' as to when it actually happened. this title is 'gold'.
"USA-USA-USA"
*the best of the best can't win them all". anonymous ” - gahollywoodkiss
 
10.
Seabiscuit (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation. (140 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
“ I do not consider 'horse-racing' to be an actual sport,
but more of an activity (ie: poker, billiards, shuffle-board, etc).
but with that being said; I love this movie...
*"the love we have for our animals may indeed overshadow the love we share among ourselves." anonymous ” - gahollywoodkiss
 
11.
Blue Chips (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A college basketball coach is forced to break the rules in order to get the players he needs to stay competitive. (108 mins.)
 
12.
Slap Shot (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A failing ice hockey team finds success using constant fighting and violence during games. (123 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill