The only thing I have to say about sports movies is the same thing I always say:
The only thing I have to say about sports movies is the same thing I always say:
A family friend of my Dad's played with Rudy at ND and the movie grossly overstates his impact and contribution to the team.
The 18th hole!! with arm stretched out he demands another ball without saying a word.
I love that movie! My gf just doesn't get it and rolls her eyes when I turn it on. I love this quote.
"I have one rule pods, and that is never borrow money from your ex girlfriend who happens to be a stripper...and you broke that rule, you better be sweet to her holmes!!!"
D-do you remember w-when Bobby Boucher came back at halftime, an-and the Mud Dogs won the Bourbon Bowl do ya?
Possibly the best sports movie of all time isn't on this list: Raging Bull. Although many would argue that it transcends the "sports movie" genre.
you failed to read carefully. Raging Bull is mentioned with the Sugar Ray fight at the end.
Whoops. Then this list looks pretty comprehensive to me. Well done
Pedro Cerrano home run: "Fuck you Joeboo, I do it myself"
Any Given Sunday: Al Pacino speech. Why do I even need to suggest this?
White Men Can't Jump: Dunk scene. Easy.
Tin Cup: the water balls
Rocky 4: Siberian training montage
Little Giants: The Annexation of Puerto Rico
A League of Their Own: Really??? If you must anything that does not include Rosie O'Donnell.
Bring It On: Tell me you're joking, please. Cheerleading does not equal a sport
Drumline: Are you making a sports movie montage or a band geek montage?
A League of Their Own - There's no crying in baseball scene.
Major League: Vaughn throws a wild pitch, which Harry Doyle calls "Juuuuust a bit outside."
Cerrano scene: "Straightball, I hit it very much. Curveball, bats are afraid."
End with last putt scene from Caddyshack.
Agreed. There's no crying in baseball is a classic that must be present. That or any of the scenes with Jon Lovitz tearing it up.
If he dies, he dies
...Rocky 4 you should include a couple of Duke's speeches, specifically:
"Now you're the one..." monologue just prior to the Rocky 4 training montage.
"This is your whole LIFE here!" near the end of the Drago fight.
I'm also a sucker for Mickey's ghost in Rocky V:
"Get UP you son of a B*TCH, because Mickey LUVS ya!"
Yeah, daddy didn't love me enough growing up.
If you are a tigers fan at all, this clip needs to be in it. It would fit perfectly with about ten minutes to go.
Was going to suggest this scene as a must myself. Great sports storytelling.
Beat me to it
If you want to watch something new, I suggest watching Lagaan. It is an Indian film (has subtitles) but the movie is a great underdog story revolving around the sport of cricket (not exactly popular in the states). I can honestly say that it is easily one of the best movies I have seen.
Your missing Bull Durham.
last thing I saw go that far had a stewardess on it.
I'm breathing thru my eyes like a Galapagos lava lizard.
This movie if full of greats scenes and quotes.
Nuke Laloosh!,"Are we gonna fuck or what?"
[Larry jogs out to the mound to break up a players' conference]
Larry: Excuse me, but what the hell's going on out here?
Crash Davis: Well, Nuke's scared because his eyelids are jammed and his old man's here. We need a live... is it a live rooster?
Crash Davis: . We need a live rooster to take the curse off Jose's glove and nobody seems to know what to get Millie or Jimmy for their wedding present.
[to the players]
Crash Davis: Is that about right?
[the players nod]
Crash Davis: We're dealing with a lot of shit.
Larry: Okay, well, uh... candlesticks always make a nice gift, and uh, maybe you could find out where she's registered and maybe a place-setting or maybe a silverware pattern. Okay, let's get two! Go get 'em.
Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: Ooh, I've heard of stuff like this.
Annie Savoy: Yeah? Have you heard of Walt Whitman?
Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: No. Who's he play for?
Eddy: God, that sucker teed off on that like he knew I was going to throw a fastball!
Crash: He did know.
Crash: I told him.
All the Right Moves
Color of Money - if you feel a movie about pool qualifies for a sports movie (I do)
Have to have Victory...
I have to say, for a chick flick, For the Love of the Game is one of my favorite movies. Vince Scully is the greatest voice in baseball.
I would take Dirty Ernie every time.
It is a no doubter!
non-sport movie but I just saw this a couple days ago and was in my mind
Under movies you're considering, I'm hoping you meant The Babe starring John Goodman, not Babe as in the Pig who would eventually take residence in the city.
And......more importantly, any movie that has a clip of "winged helmets", hence: The Break up
I like that movie
I watched "The Express" the other day for the first time and think you should add that one to your list. The story of Ernie Davis is quite remarkable and the movie did a good job of telling it.
Dead Solid Perfect is another great golf movie starring Randy Quaid. Some classic stuff in that.
... running on the beach scene. Man, that has to be one of the best. Also, here are but a few quotes.
"I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure. "
"You can praise God by peeling a spud if you peel it to perfection. Don't compromise. Compromise is a language of the devil. Run in God's name and let the world stand back and in wonder. "
"Yeah, he's fast! But he won't go any faster. He's a gut runner, digs deep! But a short sprint is run on nerves. It's tailor-made for neurotics. "
Also, Clark and Rusty Griswald running to Wally World to the same theme song.
Best Sports Movie ever!
For all the comments I will probably get for this I have to say "Bend it like Beckham" was a good movie.
Besides that you have to look at "Goal: The Dream Begins" and as long as I'm talking about soccer "Shaolin Soccer" is pretty awesome and has some good scenes that should be considered.
Besides that you don't have "The Program" which is like a water downed college equivalent of "Any Given Sunday" or "Necessary Roughness" which is kind of cheesy but has some good moments worth remembering.
But my all time favorite sports moments are from "Friday Night Lights"
But if I was going for cheesey Football movies, I'd go with The Replacements. "He's wirey"
what, no Slapshot where newman is talking about hanrahan's wife being a leeeeeesbian, she's a leeeeeesbian?
Your compilation must include The Program, specifically the clip where ESU, the fictional school in which the movie takes place, plays The University of Michigan. There is a cameo by Bo.
I was a student when this movie came out. The QB at ESU is a Heisman candidate as is the QB for the Michigan, who I'm pretty sure was fictional. ESU ends up losing to Michigan and the audience in the theater was cheering as if it was a real game. Good Times.
PS. The cast includes Halle Berry
I think I was in that theater... :-D
I was at ASU when Jerry Maguire hit the silver screens and the theater went crazy when Rod Tidwell declared, "I'm a Sun Devil Jerry!" It was during our run to the Rose Bowl which added to Sun Devil pride.
"Did you ever putt with a wedgie?"
"All the pros are doing it"
And Bowling is a professional sport,
anyway, pick your quote/scene from here
The real one, not the abomination. Scene depends on how PG-13 you want to be or not.
As for PG and under, Little Giants, to the effect of "that's my daughter, and she's pissed".
"all right bub- yer fuckin head's coming right off"
"shut up Houlihan, you blithering idiot"
Remember The Titans battlefield scene? In my opinion this is a great sports movie.
The scene where ty and carl are passing the blunt and liquor to each other...cannon ball coming! Classic sports movie
The Massillon entrance scene.
Canadiana, Curling, Leslie Freaking Nielsen
"Love Me Sexy"
be complete without a Teen Wolf scene?
May I suggest this one...
It has it all (almost)...
1.) Fat kid playing basketball
2.) 80s shorts
3.) Dancing beaver mascot
4.) lots of slo-mo MJF basketball action
Unfortunately, it is missing the wolf, but that is about it.
White Men Can't Jump: "Gotta factor in the wind. 6 to 8 inches."
Major League: "Screw the curveball, give him the heater Rick!"
Major League 2: "I don't intend to slide."
My favorite Spike Lee movie and one of my two or three favorite sports movies. You could go with the opening montage or the final one-on-one game between Ray Allen and Denzel Washington, both set to Aaron Copland.
Ray Kinsella : Hey, Dad. Do you want to have a catch?
John Kinsella: I'd like that.
Maybe it's cause I never had any problems playing catch with my dad, or maybe it's cause I'm already bawling by that point, but that's not what gets me. Moonlight Graham, stepping over the foul line. That's what does it. Every single time. I can't take it, even just thinking about it chokes me up.
"Hey ump, how bout a warning?"
"Sure, kid. Watch out you don't get killed."
Thanks for all the comments and suggestions. There will definitely be some definitive changes....
How did we forget about Bull Durham? That'll get in there for sure.
Thanks for the suggestions on 'Any Given Sunday' and 'Tin Cup'. Two movies I haven't seen so wasn't able to make a for sure decision on.
I have actually seen Shaolin Soccer and did consider it, and now will more closely consider it. It's pretty hilarious, but I just didn't think it was mainstream enough at first.
As someone mentioned, Raging Bull is in there. I don't think I could have picked a better clip. Speaking of which, of the movies I have multiple clips, I'd like to narrow it down to one each. That'll be tough, so suggestions are very welcome.
Also, kinda random, but I'm pretty amazed at how often Bill Murray keeps popping up in sports movies. The guy is hilarious.
Also, FTR: language is not a concern - this is a drinking game after all. Classic movie scenes are good. Funny, classic movies scenes are preferred.