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Initial post: 2 Feb 2014 20:30:15 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Apr 2014 18:13:55 BDT
Watched Ron howard's formular 1 biopic Rush last night and it's got me thinking about what are the best sports films over the past decades

There has been some pretty good films made about various sports including Boxing, Football(Association & American), Baseball, Basketball, Golf etc etc

Just some of my favourites Sports films:

Field of dreams
When saturday comes
White men can't jump
The waterboy
Slap shot
The color of money
And of course Rush

Posted on 2 Feb 2014 20:36:44 GMT

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2014 20:48:45 GMT
F***** funny p!ss take that film is on Basketball & Baseball:)

Posted on 3 Feb 2014 10:29:58 GMT
gille liath says:
Usually sports films are just too predictable - plus, who cares about American football or baseball? The best I've seen is probably Slapshot; Rocky and Chariots of Fire pretty good; Mean Machine okay; Escape to Victory sort of fun; I think that's it, unless you count Porridge or Jerry Maguire. Raging Bull is good but I don't really think of it as a sports film.

Posted on 3 Feb 2014 10:39:06 GMT
Roma says:
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2014 12:11:57 GMT
Anita says:
Wanted to say Raging Bull, but didn't exactly for that reason. It's not really a boxing film.

Rocco and his brothers, even less so. But it's a film I really like

Posted on 3 Feb 2014 12:21:22 GMT
Anita says:
Ah, and there's always the film I haven't seen:

Million Dollar Baby

I have no idea why every film that comes to mind has something to do with boxing. I hate box :)

Posted on 3 Feb 2014 12:58:03 GMT
kinjoking says:
i generally hate sports films, but i will say that the film Moneyball was one of the best sporting true stories ever made imo

Posted on 3 Feb 2014 12:58:52 GMT
The crazy thing is i can't/don't see the fascination in either American football or baseball but find the films about them to be quite entertaining although they are usualy about off field situations rather than on it.

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

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 13:29:13 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 14:20:43 GMT
kinjoking says:
any given sunday, bend it like beckam, any generic football or rugby film, its just not good imo

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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 22:06:35 GMT
Possibly Gille, although Play it to the bone is lousy.

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...
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