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Posted on 9 May 2014 13:45:43 BDT

He Got Game
Glory Road
Finding Forrester

Documentary style:

ESPN 30 for 30 series - literally everything about this series is amazing.
The Last Gladiators

Posted on 8 May 2014 15:29:51 BDT
QPR - The Four Year Plan. Even if you're not into football or a QPR fan (I am both) then this is a fascinating insight into the bizarre dealings of Flavio Briatore when he was attempting to run a football club. Definitely one of the strangest & incompetent football club chairmen at the time, now eclipsed by Vincent Tan.

QPR - The Four Year Plan [DVD]

Posted on 7 May 2014 16:11:14 BDT
C. J. Taylor says:
Rollerball !! ( James Caan version ) Ok ok, not a real sport but .....................

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 10:47:13 BDT
" If I can change, and you can change...Then Maybe we all can change?"

Brings tears to your eyes, perhaps a more important line than JFK's ask not?

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Apr 2014 11:49:19 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 Apr 2014 14:32:00 BDT
Rocky 4 is number 1

It was the biggest BO of all the Rocky films I am led to believe and it also is the main reason the Cold War ended and the Soviet Union was demolished.

4 years after Rocky it was gone. Rocky did that, Fact!

Not bad

It could be argued it was the most important film of the 20th Century, not sure why it was ignored at the Oscars?

Posted on 8 Apr 2014 03:44:30 BDT
Aren't most (if not all) sport films about what goes on behind the sport and the psychology of those involved, otherwise we'd just watch the sport. Because of that I'm happy to say Raging Bull, The Hustler and Caddyshack.

Posted on 7 Apr 2014 11:13:26 BDT
AndyBSG says:
Quite a few sports films for me but have to say that Rocky Balboa is probably the top of the list

When Saturday Comes
Any Given Sunday
Beyond The Mat
Friday Night Lights

Not seen Rush yet but got it sitting at home on my 'To Watch' list.

Does Space Jam count as a sports movie :)

Posted on 6 Apr 2014 18:13:01 BDT
Days of thunder, not a proper study of nascar racing but still a fairly thrilling action drama from the late great brother of Ridley, Tony scott : )

Posted on 4 Feb 2014 17:41:39 GMT
Bearman says:
Funny how few good films have been made about synchronised swimming.....

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2014 22:50:23 GMT
Post Soviet says:
Perhaps, accidentally boxing is one of the rare sports kind I got slightest interest. Ok, I might find some relation between the film Deliverance and team canoeing...

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2014 22:06:35 GMT
Possibly Gille, although Play it to the bone is lousy.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2014 21:11:44 GMT
gille liath says:
It hadn't struck me before, but has boxing produced more decent films than other sports?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2014 21:10:42 GMT
gille liath says:
I didn't like it myself - mind you I'm allergic to anything that suggests Plastic Paddy.

Haven't seen Loneliness..., I'd like to.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2014 17:34:39 GMT
Post Soviet says:
Aha, talking of tearjerkers, prefer Field Of Dreams to Champ any time. Nothing against Costner, he rules in Postman.

Posted on 3 Feb 2014 16:38:57 GMT
G. D. Buxton says:
Any given Sunday, field of dreams and Friday night lights.

Posted on 3 Feb 2014 16:10:36 GMT
Last edited by the author on 3 Feb 2014 16:16:17 GMT
Has anyone seen Cobb [DVD] [1995] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] with Tommy lee jones as the infamous baseball player?

Posted on 3 Feb 2014 16:05:26 GMT
Cerberus says:
Friday Night Lights [Blu-ray] [2004] [US Import] just a superb film from a book that was a true story.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2014 15:56:26 GMT

I agree and i thought both played the parts well, particularly Daniel bruhl as Lauda.

Some people on other review sites have said the film is no classic but i disagree, looking at Ron howard's past films, i would say that only Apollo 13 and Beautiful mind might be better.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2014 15:13:18 GMT
Bearman says:
Just saw Rush, thought it was excellent.

Invictus is not bad

Posted on 3 Feb 2014 15:01:22 GMT
Post soviet

Not seen Champion but Champ with Jon voight is a pretty good drama about a failed boxer.

Posted on 3 Feb 2014 14:53:20 GMT
Post Soviet says:
Football Factory, footie related. '0)
Champion with Kirk Douglas, really old film, boxing related drama.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2014 14:20:43 GMT
kinjoking says:
any given sunday, bend it like beckam, any generic football or rugby film, its just not good imo

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2014 13:29:13 GMT
Roma says:
Million Dollar Baby is worth watching. I didn't expect to enjoy it so much!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2014 13:25:42 GMT
Which ones for instance?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2014 13:12:41 GMT
kinjoking says:
i think the problem of sports films is that its difficult to do them without them being cheesy underdog films, i much prefer the stories behind the stories type of film. i watch Any Given Sunday now, and its just cringeworthy
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