The Sport Movies Thread

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by Jedi_Master_Conor, Nov 17, 2006.

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  1. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Skiara

    Are you thinking of International Velvet? National Velvet had to do with the Grand National race, but International Velvet has her and her horse going to the Olympics. Both movies are excellent sport horse movies btw.

    I'm a big fan of Dodgeball for comedy. Also nothing beats the Mighty Ducks movie (the original one) and the Sandlot is always quotable.
  2. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    Little Big League is my favorite by far.
  3. solojones Chosen One

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    A League of Their Own, for sure. One year I had my softball team over to watch this after a big game of ours. It was so much fun to watch with a bunch of girls who kick ass on the diamond ;) "There's no crying in baseball" Classic.

    Remember the Titans is good but I saw it so many times when I was in Jr. High that I got kind of sick of it. I'd like to watch it again.

    I'm interested in seeing We Are Marshall when it comes out.

    Friday Night Lights gets big props from me for being a true story about the loser.

    -sj loves kevin spacey
  4. Herman Snerd Force Ghost

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    The best: Hoosiers

    The worst: Days of Thunder
  5. ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Grand Master

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    Coach Carter was also good, as well as Remember the Titans. Did anyone see Invincible?
  6. solojones Chosen One

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    No, but I wanted to. Just because I love Dick Vermeil :p I'll probably watch it on DVD.


    -sj loves kevin spacey
  7. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    you should read the book "friday night lights", if you haven't already, rachel.
  8. solojones Chosen One

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    I should read a lot of things, but I think my brain is going to be fried over Christmas break :p


    -sj loves kevin spacey
  9. imperial_dork Manager Emeritus

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    One of my favorites that I haven't seen mentioned is Eight Men Out, which was about the Black Sox scandal.

    And, of course, I loved the Mighty Ducks, if only for a certain cameo appearance. :p
  10. solojones Chosen One

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    Oh yeah, I liked Eight Men Out. I only saw it once, but it was very interesting and well done.


    -sj loves kevin spacey
  11. epic Ex Mod

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    you guys have all forgotten one of the most obvious, finest cinematic achievements of all time: Blue Chips. with a startling breakthrough performance from Shaquille O'Neal.
  12. WedgesOtherNephew Jedi Master

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    I DID like Blue Chips. Who would have thought after that we got Kazaam and Steel out of Shaq??
  13. DurronFan Force Ghost

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    How come nobody has mentioned Slap Shot with Paul Newman yet!? For shame! [face_shame_on_you] Other great ones are Caddieshack, Tin Cup, Who's got game and Any Given Sunday. I've always hated Happy Gilmore but I supposed it's because I'm a serious golfer. :p
  14. imperial_dork Manager Emeritus

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    :eek: :oops:

    And I have a Hanson brothers poster. [face_blush]
  15. DurronFan Force Ghost

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    For real?! Now I'm jealous. :mad:
  16. DAR Force Ghost

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    There's so many it's hard to pick but Hoosiers is number one on my list. After that it's in no order:

    Caddyshack
    Field of Dreams
    Rudy
    Breaking Away
    Remember the Titans
    Miracle
    Glory Road
    The Rookie
    Rocky IV
  17. ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Grand Master

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    I forgot to mention Stick it, that's a great movie. Lots of fun, and shows how much you have to give up, socially, to be a successful athlete.
  18. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I finally got around to watching The Natural last week. Considering someone gave me the DVD a year or two ago, thats pretty sad.

    I enjoyed it, even if I did predict 90% of what was going to happen in each game/at-bat.
  19. DarthWormie Jedi Master

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    Nice!:D 2 excellent choices.

    Funny considering the 2 worst sports movies ever are Slap Shot 2 & Caddyshack 2.
  20. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I'm a big fan of The Sandlot, Remember the Titans, Rocky, Rudy (despite the fact that it's about ND football...[face_plain]), Field of Dreams, and Happy Gilmore. Somehow I've never seen Hoosiers. I should probably change that.
  21. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Yeah, Hoosiers is worth watching.

    I prefer Glory Road among basketball movies, though.
  22. DarthIntegral Game Winner

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    Sandlot is fantastic, and like so many other sports movies, didn't need the sequel(s). And, I like to pretend they don't exist anyways.
  23. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    The Rookie
    Rudy
    Remember the Titans
    Miracle
    Invincible
    We are Marshall
    Glory Road
    Hoosiers
    Space Jam
    Field of Dreams

    I watch a lot of sports movies. :D
  24. DarthWormie Jedi Master

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    The movie 'Miracle' about the 1980 US Olympic hockey team is a good one. Another favorite of mine is 'Mystery Alaska'.
  25. DarthMak Force Ghost

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    Rudy is great but there are a lot of things in the movie that aren't accurate. I think my favorite sports movie ever might be Major League. And the most underrated sports movie of all time is Major League 2.

    I also like Any Given Sunday, a realistic(but maybe a little exagerrated) look at pro football.
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