Thursday, December 21, 2006

My Top Ten Sports Movies

Here is a small list of my favorite sports movies.

10. Little Giants - Rick Moranis and Ed O'Neill as brother?! It just doesn't get much funnier than that.

9. Rookie of the Year - The whole premise of the movie is far-fetched but thanks to Daniel Stern's performance as the Pitching Coach of the Cubs it makes the list

8. D2: The Mighty Ducks - The original Ducks, headlined by Goldberg the goalie get some new players as they go for the gold. With cameo appearances by Wayne Gretzky, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chris Chelios.

7. Jerry Maguire - Although some of the lines in the movie has been overused, it still is a great inside look at the life of a sports agent.

6. The Waterboy - Henry Winkler and Adam Sandler are great in this movie.

5. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story - "If you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball". Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Rip Torn are all wonderful but Stephen Root trying to dodge traffic is definitely the funniest scene in the movie.

4. Hoosiers - The movie is a little bit too long but it's a great story.

3. Major League - When the widow of the owner of the Cleveland Indians realizes that she is stuck with a small stadium in a cold climate, she decides that a move to a Southern, warmer climate is called for. Unfortunately the only way she can unload her stadium is due to low attendance, so she needs to plan for a losing and lackluster season. The team of misfits and losers that she has hired, though, decide that if they really pull through, they may not wind up in last place and not be the losers that the owner thinks that they are. This offbeat baseball comedy, starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen and Rene Russo, was a surprise 1989 hit.

2. Remember the Titans - Only one word needs to be said why this movie was as great as it was...Denzel.

1. Field of Dreams - This movie is much more than a sports movie. A wonderful cast, a wonderful story and a wonderful message. The one major issue is that "Shoeless" Joe Jackson was a lefty while Ray Liotta who plays Jackson was batting from the right side of the plate.


DH4life said...

Hey! What about Angels in the Outfield? Don't tell me that you didn't cry when the kid got on the field and waved his arms like angels and the whole crowd stood up and copied him.

Menudo said...

That movie came in at # 14...sorry Shlomo

DH4life said...

Ok...what about "Rudy"? Isn't it amazing how nobody on the team would play unless the coach let Rudy in? I can't believe they let a hobbit play football (oh...I am mixing up Lord of the Rings). By-the-way, "The Replacements" with Keanu Reeves was pretty funny.

Menudo said...

I never saw "Rudy" in it's entirety. "The Replacements" came in # 13.