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I reserve the right to change my mind ....... however, the first sports movie that came to mind was "Brian's Song".

The original, not the remake wantabe. Two strong lead actors. Great story. IT WAS A REAL STORY not fiction where anything happend. It gave us a lesson in life and on friendship. Through the years we have watched Gayle and have seen how Pic still has a place in his life. Ofcourse, we can never forget the song. DA DA DA DA....okay I can't make this keyboard sing it but I bet most of you know it.

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1. Hooisers

2. Rudy

3. Remember the Titans

4. Radio

5. Rocky IV

 

 

I have to add "The Junction Boys" because of Paul "Bear" Bryant's legacy.

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Actually after 30 minutes of contemplaiting sports movies...

 

I'm going to go on an entirely different tangent.

 

The Karate Kid I & II and The Next Karate Kid are probably some of the best sports movies out there.

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long gone

 

YEA! :happy65: ... someone else recognizes the genius of this criminally underrated gem !

 

... criminally unavailable on DVD, too :angry:

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best of the best 1 & 2 (3 was terrible)

the natural

major league

we are marshall

friday night lights (reminds me of some parents i've seen....)

we are the titans

the replacements

coach carter

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Never saw Long Gone or *61. I'll have to find those and watch them. Brian's Song ages all of us that mention it, but it was one that stands out. I think it's funny that some of the same ones end up on most of our posts, but I enjoy almost every sports movie that comes out, too. I guess I just get tired of some of the stuff that the brains in Hollywood try to push down our throats and say we must all enjoy if we have half a brain.

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There are four movies which will make me stop channel surfing and watch completely, anytime I come across them. Coincidentally, 3 of the 4 are sports movies.

 

Hoosier, Miracle, and Rudy (the fourth is A Few Good Men)

 

Another really good sports movie for me was Best of Times.

 

I almost forgot, another personal favorite is Fever Pitch. The Fenway footage is great.

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I would have picked "Friday Night Lights" if it had followed the book a little closer.

The factual errors killed it for me, and they are too many to list.

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Coach Carter is my favorite.

 

Some others I haven't seen mentioned yet:

 

HardBall

remake of The Longest Yard with Burt Reynolds coaching.... priceless

Grid Iron Gang

 

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I haven't seen Without Limits, but I have enjoyed the rest of them and agree that they are great sports movies, especially The Longest Yard.

 

Welcome to "Other Topics"!

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Thats a good one.. 61 has been coming on alot lately.. Watch it when I see it on. Even though I cant stand the yankees.

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The Express

 

Another good movie....In fact, so far I haven't seen a bad movie listed here yet......

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