Best sports movie ever

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  1. Kapono

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    Well, besides Space Jam.

    But yeah, I'd like to hear some I've never seen so I can watch something good.
     
  2. Colemanchu

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    Beverly Hills Cop
     
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  3. Bl0ndeRedHead

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    Might be tough to find a great sports movie you've never seen if you like sports movies.

    My favorites (in no particular order):
    Rocky
    The Natural
    Raging Bull
    Hoosiers
    Brian's Song
    Slap Shot
    Hoop Dreams
    Kingpin
     
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    I'm not a big movie guy really so it wouldnt be tough. I've never seen raging bull, slap shot, or hoop dreams.
     
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    Wow then you have 3 great diverse movies to choose from lol

    Raging Bull is just a classic, not much needs to be said there. Slap Shot is considered widely the best sports comedy, and Hoop Dreams is a 3+ hour epic documentary on a couple of kids from Detroit trying to make it to the NBA in the early/mid 90s but is considered the greatest documentary ever made because of how it tackles race issues, inner city youth, the whole NCAA recruiting process and how cut throat sports are.
     
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    Hoop Dreams is by far the best sports documentary to date. As far as hollywood productions I've got to go with Bull Durham, Remember the Titans, Major League (my Tribe homer-ism showing here), or The Hurricane. I have yet to see Raging Bull. Its definitely on my to do list.
     
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    Rudy got me
     
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    Without mentioning any repeats:

    Football Factory (Disclaimer: UK movie, so not American football)
    Hoosiers
    Cobb
    Bad News Bears
    Eight Men Out -- My Favorite

    BTW, Bl0ndeRedHead, I thought Hoop Dreams was about the guys from Chicago? I could be wrong, but I remember one of the kids was Arthur Agee, who became a street ball legend. Can't remember the other kid's name. Of course none of this matters because the movie was phenomenal.
     
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    Glory Road
    Rudy
    Remember the Titans
     
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    Space Jam, The Sandlot, Major League, Rocky, The Longest Yard, The Program, The Water Boy, Semi Pro, Dodgeball, Caddyshack, and Little Giants are the obvious winners.

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    I tried watching Raging Bull, I think I got like an hour in... At least that part is really slow without a whole lot of action... perhaps you just need the right mindset going in.
     
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    The Program!!!!!!
     
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    great fucking movie...one of my favorites
     
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    Going to go back and unlike one of your posts...
     
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    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    Some of my favorites:

    Raging Bull (Scorsese + DeNiro = obvious winner)
    Major League
    Dodgeball
    Balls of Fury (Christopher Walken = greatest Chinese gangster in history)
    Invincible ( This is such an awesome story that I'm flabbergasted that it took Hollywood 20 years to make this movie)
     
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    My favorites are:

    #1 without a doubt in my list is
    Chariots of Fire (all around amazing)

    (then there is)
    The Program (realistic and entertaining)
    Hoosiers (straight classic)
    Gladiator (one of the best boxing flix no one has seen
    Baseketball (the greatest sport ever)
     
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    Kiss my ass, Tom Hanks is a mensch.
     
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    Green Street Holigans... never thought Id say this but its a good soccer movie
     
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    If you're a hockey fan check out Mystery, Alaska too. I really enjoyed that one. Tin Cup is a good golf movie too. Other than that, everybody else's suggestions are great as well.
     
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    You've probably seen it, but I can watch Friday Night Lights any time. Still get chills when that rock song (New Noise I believe) plays before the championship game.
     
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