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I've just seen We Are Marshall this weekend and found it awesome!! I was thinking we haven't had a "favorites" thread in a while, so what about mentioning your best sports movies. I might have a thing for period-based-on-true-events-underdog-sports-dramas. Here's a few, in random order:<br>
Seabiscuit<br>
We Are Marshall<br>
Friday Night Lights<br>
The Flying Scotsman<br>
Cinderella Man<br>
The Rookie<br>
The Greatest Game Ever Played<br>
Without Limits<br>
Four Minutes<br><br>
And a couple that don't fit the above profile:<br>
Running on the Sun<br>
Victory (dedication to soccer boy Thor)
 

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Visionquest<br>
Rocky (all of them)<br>
Breaking Away<br>
American Flyers<br><br>
in random order<br><br>
Oh, oh, I forgot to add Better Off Dead. The paperboy was my inspiration..."Two dollars."
 

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does the cutting edge count as a sports movie?<br><br>
slap shot is probably my favorite
 

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<i>"I go like theeese and theeeese and theeeeese and theeeeese and GOAL"</i><br><br>
Pele. Escape to Victory. Best sports film of all time. FACT.
 

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Shaolin Soccer<br>
White Men Can't Jump<br>
Talladega Nights<br>
The Big Lebowski<br>
Caddyshack<br>
Best In Show
 

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Visionquest?????<br><br><br>
Hey Doug: I was in that movie!!!! They filmed most of the movie in my highschool during my senior year. Many of my friends are in it too. It's hard to see me but I'm in the scene where they get in the fight outside, just off the school bus.<br><br>
Wrestling was HUGE in my school. In my three years there we won a total of 2 football games, but wrestling::: two state championships!!!
 

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All the Right Moves - We used to watch it before games in HS.<br>
Victory - It was on Showtime constantly when I was 13. I learned Le Marsaillese (albeit very badly) from that movie. And Stallone as a goailie FTW!<br>
The Princess Bride - Sailing, horseback riding, rope climbing, fencing, wrestling - who says it isn't a sports movie?<br>
The Longest Yard - Reynolds, not that crappy Sandler ripoff.<br>
Touching the Void<br>
Riding Giants<br>
+1 to The Big Lebowski
 

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Miracle<br>
The Princess Bride
 

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Are you serious? I love that movie so much that I currently have most of it's soundtrack on my MP3. The Journey song is my current "go to" song when I need a pick-up on my runs.
 

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<span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">- Hoosiers</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">- Breaking Away</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">- The Natural</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">- Field Of Dreams</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">- Four Minutes (although the book The Perfect Mile was much better)</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">- Miracle</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">- The Jericho Mile</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">- The Longest Yard (the old version)</span></span><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">- The Eiger Sanction</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">(Point of order. The Eiger Sanction is mountain climbing. Does that count?)</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Dan</span></span>
 

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I liked The Big Lebowski, just never saw it as a sports movie... Is bowling even a sport? Well... it's on ESPN, while our sport is on Versus, so it should be.
 

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I actually liked Wind, the movie about the America's Cup, because I grew up sailing. And yes, it is hard work and it is a sport.
 
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