Friday, June 11, 2010

Top 5 Friday - Sports Movies

Well, it's Friday again and time for another Top 5 list.

So, let's all lace up and share our Top 5 Sports Movies.

Here's my list:
  1. Miracle - I'm not into hockey (although I once spent 4 days fishing with Olaf Kolzig, "Olie the Goalie"), but this was a great story about some regular guys who made good.
  2. Rudy - I love the underdog stories and this was a great movie about a guy who was all heart (although we had business dealings with him a few years ago in Vegas and he was an egotistical jerk)...but a great movie!
  3. Rocky - another classic underdog story (both the character and Sly's story of getting the movie made in the first place).
  4. Saint Ralph - yes, I just saw it, but it was great.  Beautifully shot, quirky with a nice spiritual message about a longshot kid running the Boston Marathon for the most noble cause of all.  The main character was loaded with heart (in the body of a "self-abusing", delinquent Catholic schoolboy).  Check it out.
  5. The Big Lebowski - True, not as many bowling scenes as some would like, but The Dude, Walter and Donny were "throwing rocks" in numerous scenes.  (And I believe that Smokey was over the line!!!).  This is absolutely my favorite movie of all time (eventhough there are some racy elements in it).
Now it is your turn for this big category.  I know that I've missed many great ones.

What are your Top 5 Sports Movies?


360lbsman said...

Rocky and The Big Lebowski rules! Don't know if I've seen that many sports movies, other than those.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Breaking Away
The Big Blue
Riding Giants
Spirit of the Marathon
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Sharon said...

LOL @ Kovas' picking Dodgeball!

I most liked:
Field of Dreams
Remember the Titans
The Blindside

and I'm not sure if this qualifies as sports or not, but...

Caddyshack :)

~HoneyB~ said...

Ohhh Ohhhh Ohhhh!!!!! Clyde I just have to tell ya... Mike Ramsey was on the 1980 Olympic hockey team and he was my baby sitter when I was a wee one!!!!! I loved that movie ... I was such a brat to him and his brother :P

I love hockey so Im also going Miracle on my first pick here ...

and I also have to pick Dodgeball, cuz if you can doge a wrench, you can doge a ball :P


Christine said...

What?! No "Field of Dreams?" Tsk tsk.

"A League of Their Own" would definitely make my own personal list. I grew up in Rockford (of the Rockford Peaches), played baseball, and was in awe of the cute old ladies that rode the floats in the summer parades. Plus, I've written to a lot of them recently for their autograph and OMG they are the *NICEST* people and have told me so many stories about their memories with the league. They are powerful and inspiring, and the movie only captures the tiniest little sliver of why what they did, when they did it, was so amazing.

I love Miracle too though! I live (sortakinda) close to Lake Placid...and I have Eruzione's autograph...and my husband was THERE at the ice rink that night!! So in some weird way I feel like I have "ties" to that moment (even though I was, yeah, two years old when it happened! Ha!)

Neighbor Ted said...

I will have to figure out the top movies at some other time because I am just too consumed with something else that has been bothering me. I was in the airport and on the plane last night and I couldn't stop asking myself - why was it you cleaning the kitchen sink and not Mrs. Clyde?

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I will give you Miracle and Rudy, I am tossing the rest and adding, blindside, remember the titans, hoosiers

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

I've only seen Rudy and Rocky on your list! I don't see movies much, so I'm just going to have to borrow your list. Oh - looking at your previous commenter reminded me I did see Hoosiers and liked it a lot!

Mongo Dude said...

I like a lot of the movies already mentioned, but here are a few more that I really liked:

One On One: Robbie Benson - great basketball
School Ties: Matt Damon (first? film) - football
Wind: Matthew Modine - great sailing themes
Slapshot: Paul Newman - very funny hockey

Al (losingharry) said...

HB!!! Mike Ramsey played for the Red cool is were in the presence of greatness.

I am not a Rob Lowe fan by any stretch of the imagination...but Youngblood is a cool hockey movie. For all you ladies, Patrick Swazee(sp?) and Keanu Reeves are in it too.

My other favorites...
That Natural
Raging Bull

Kimberley said...

We Are Marshall
The Longest Yard
The Blindside
Any Given Sunday


Christina said...

Wow, I've never seen any of these! I like action and sci-fi. :) The only time I see movies is in the cardio cinema at my gym.

Bookgirl95 said...

Ummm, Dad? I think you did "miss many great ones". I can understand if you forgot Remember the Titans or Blind Side, but how could you forget the Greatest of the Greatest? Yes, I'm talking about Nacho Libre.

"Save me a piece of that corn!"
"Go away! Read some books!"
"My favorite color is light tan."
"Sometimes, when you are a man, you wear stretchy pants, in your room. Ees for fun."

How could you forget???????

Love you!

P.S. Get off the computer and talk to Granny and Papa! :)

Tricia said...

Um, dude. A little movie called Over the TOP...maybe you've heard of it????????

Alan said...

You went fishing with Olie the Goalie? He played for the Rochester Americans (minor league hockey team) when I was in college.

Loved Slapshot. As a Philly guy I have to put in a plug for Invinceable (you say you like underdogs, watch this - based on a true story). Bull Durham takes it for realism.

Miss S. said...

Varsity Blues, Radio

midlife_swimmer said...

girls sports movies :)

bend it like beckham
blue crush
stick it
bad news bears
national velvet

Patrick said...

Brian's Song
The Natural