Sports movies are movies that often portray
true-life stories. They spotlight a moment from the past and
reenact it on the big screen. Sometimes they show triumph and
other times they focus on downfalls. All in all people can
bond together when a sports movie mixes sports with real life
stories, as seen from Disney’s recent blockbuster movie
Since Miracle’s debut I thought it
was time to look at the past and present of sports movies.
To do this right I looked
for a gritty old-timer who had a grasp of sports nostalgia movies,
while I looked at recent films.
So here they are, my selection of the top
10 sports movies of my generation, the 1980s to the present.
10) Days of Thunder (1990, Tom Cruise, Robert
Duvall, Nicole Kidman): This movie shows the NASCAR Winston
Cup Circuit at it’s
best as a hot shot driver tries not to let his ego get the best
9) Field of Dreams (1989, Kevin Costner,
James Earl Jones): “If
you build it, they will come” is the answer to the dreams
of one baseball fan, in this movie about baseball past and present.
8) Jerry Maguire (1996, Tom Cruise, Cuba
Gooding Jr. Reene Zellweger): In this era of high-paid professional
it is fitting
that one of the best sports movies of all time about the relationship
between a player and his agent.
7) Major League (1989, Tom Berenger, Charlie
Sheen, Rene Russo): A hilarious movie about baseball misfits,
the way they gel together,
despite their lack of skill, in the face of adversity, makes
this one of baseball’s funniest movies.
6) Rudy (1993, Sean Astin, Ned Beatty):
This true story shows the triumph of an undersized football
player with the biggest
heart of them all, as a member of the Fighting Irish of Notre
5) Remember the Titans (2000, Denzil Washington, Ed Harris):
This heart-felt true story is about a 1971 Virginia high school
football team that despite racial tension battled it’s
proved to the world that whites and blacks can play on the same
4) Eight Men Out (1988, Charlie Sheen, John Cusack): This movie
is a part of baseball history as it brings to life the tribulations
of the 1919 Chicago “Black Sox” who gambled away
a chance at the World Series.
3) Hoosiers (1986, Gene Hackman, Barbara
Heishey, Dennis Hoper): This is a heart-tugging story of a
high school basketball
2) Bull Durham (1988, Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon).
A movie that is filled with memorable quotes, a hot headed
rookie, a seasoned veteran, and the woman every player
1) Caddy Shack (1980, Bill Murrary, Rodney Dangerfield, Chevy
Chase): A star-studded cast, a gopher, golfers, and a groundskeeper
that is remembered for his timeless
speeches makes this golf movie a classic that ranks as the top sports movie
from the 1980s to the present.