Here we are, not one sport is active in the world. Let’s enjoy some wonderful Sports Film’s! I have included a few picks that also provide thought-provoking entertainment to cut off the (“but”) I don’t like sports movies. We jump around ’70s to ‘2010s.
1. Bull Burham 1988
Kevin Costner was the leading man of the 80s and this classic introduced us to Tim Robbins The Shawshank Redemption. It is a wild and hilarious ride through Triple AAA baseball with an Oscar-Nominated script by Director Ron Shelton White Men Can’t Jump. Comedy, Drama and some may pack a social punch.
2. Field of Dreams 1989
Kevin Costner (again), but this one is the opposite of hilarious. You WILL be crying by the end, not in a sad way; a good ol’ fashioned movie cry (never hurt).
3. Moneyball 2011
Brad Pitt owns it as Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane. True story about the 2002 season. This is a movie everyone should see, not just a sport’s nut movie. It is a Best Picture-nominated work of “Art”.
4. Any Given Sunday 1999
You have never seen a Football film like this. Al Pacino, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz and master filmmaker, the great and controversial Oliver Stone Platoon, JFK, Snowden.
5. Girlfight 2000
My words would spoil how great this film is for the current times of equality and the empowerment of young women. The double-win? Superb-Film!!!!
6. Wildcats 1986
Woody Harrelson before any acclaim or fame and Wesley Snipes in this ’80s classic led by Oscar-winner Goldie Hawn (Who??? Kate Hudson’s Mom). It really is just a laugh, have fun and chill movie.
7. Ali 2000
Will Smith blew the world away with his Oscar-Nominated role playing Muhammed Ali in this gem of a Film directed by Michael Mann Heat, Collateral.
8. The Fighter 2010
Christian Bale Batman Begins nabbed an Oscar in this true story of Irish Micky Ward played by Mark Wahlberg The Departed. Wonderfully directed, an astonishing cast that includes the multi Oscar-Nominated Amy Adams Doubt. It is a tough Film to watch, but hang in there, the pay-off is worth it!
9. Rudy 1993
No talent, NO athletic ability, can Rudy hang-in with Notre Dame’s Football team? This is good Popcorn and another sappy cry.
10. Rocky 1976