Sports movies are the movies that always do well at the box office because people like to see the underdog come at the winner at the end. Everyone, no matter what age, has a favorite sports movie moment that gave them something to believe in again. Here are the top ten sports movies of all time.
10. Field of Dreams Directed by Phil Alden Robinson, Starring Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, and Ray Liotta
A sports movie that is based on faith, that is what describes “Field of Dreams.” Kevin Costner plays Ray Kinsella, who is a corn farmer that starts hearing voices to build a baseball field in the middle of his corn. When he does magical things start to happen.
Field of Dreams, $12.49
9.Jerry Maguire Directed by Cameron Crowe, Starring Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Renee Zellweger
Tom Cruise plays a sports agent, Jerry Maguire, who has just lost all of his clients because he has an epiphany of what being a sports agent should really be all about. The only client he has left is Rod Tidwell, played by Cuba Gooding Jr., an ok football player, who along with Maguire’s friendship and fulfills his dreams.
Jerry Maguire, $6.99
8. Caddyshack Directed by Harold Ramis, Starring Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, and Bill Murray
Caddyshack is one of the great sports movies because it managed to take a very serious game like golf, and turn it on it’s head. The movie is about an exclusive golf club and the rich members, as well as the staff and the poorer members.
7.A League of Their Own Directed by Penny Marshall, Starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, and Lori Petty
This movie has to make every list for one of the best sports movies because it focused on a women’s softball team during WWII. The bond that was built between sisters and teammates is something worth seeing.
A League of Their Own, $9.99
6. Rudy Directed by David Anspaugh, Starring Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, and Ned Beatty
The story about the underdog walk on football player at Notre Dame has inspired many people. Every time people get together to watch this, you know that they will all be chanting for Rudy at the end of the movie.
5. Seabiscuit Directed by Gary Ross, Starring Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, and Elizabeth Banks
Seabiscuit is one of those sports movies that has it all, lovable characters, and lots of inspiration. The story follows Johnny “Red” Pollard, a too big jockey with a unconventional horse as they consistently beat the odds in order to inspire millions of people during the depression era.
4. Happy Gilmore Directed by Dennis Dugan, Starring Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, and Julie Bowen
Happy Gilmore follows a former hockey star who takes up golf in order to save his beloved grandma’s house from foreclosure. What happens in between is hilarious and will have you watching it over again.
Happy Gilmore, $5.99
3. Hoosiers Directed by David Anspaugh, Starring Gene Hackman, Barbara Hersey, and Dennis Hopper
The 1986 film is loosely based on the Milan Indiana basketball team. A questionable coach and an alcoholic father take an Indiana basketball team to the state finals. The reason why this film made my list is simple, because it shows people how one person can inspire a whole team of people to be great.
2. Rocky Directed by John G. Avildsen, Starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, and Burt Young
How can their be a best sports movie list without having “Rocky” on it. Rocky is about an underdog boxer who trains, against all odds, to beat Apollo Creed, the heavyweight champ.
1. Raging Bull Directed by Martin Scorsese, Starring Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, and Joe Pesci
This movie about a boxer, Jake La Motta’s success in the ring, but his failure out of it won itself two Oscars and many other awards and nominations. The story sucks you in from the beginning and delivers one very important lesson, that is still very relevant today, success as an athlete is far from giving you success in life.
Raging Bull, $13.49
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