Top Ten Sports Movies

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The following is a list of sports films which is a compilation of films in the genre covering sports activities.  Most of these movies now have their main characters idolized in local gyms around the world – the most popular being Sylvester Stallon as Rocky.

 

1. Rocky

Rocky

This is a boxing saga of prominent films written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, who plays the role of Rocky Balboa. The films are, by order of release date: Rocky (1976), Rocky II (1979), Rocky III (1982), Rocky IV (1985), Rocky V (1990) and Rocky Balboa (2006). The films series have made more than $1 billion worldwide.

 

2. Remember the Titans

Remember the Titans

Based on a true story, this movie is an American sports drama. It is directed by Boaz Yakin and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer for Walt Disney Pictures and was released in 2000. The role of Coach Herman Boone is played by Denzel Washington. The movie centers on the football team of the newly integrated T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia.

 

3. A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own

This is a 1992 United States comedy-drama film that is actually a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). The movie stars Tom Hanks, Madonna, Lori Petty, Geena Davis and is directed by Penny Marshall.

 

4. Rudy

Rudy

Directed by David Anspaugh, Rudy is a 1993 film. It narrates the life of Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger who nurtured dreams of playing football at the Notre Dame University in spite of great obstacles. It was the first movie the Notre Dame administration allowed to be shot on campus since Knute Rockne, All American in 1940.

 

5. Slap Shot

Slap Shot

Starring Michael Ontkean and Paul Newman, Slap Shot is a 1977 that was directed by George Roy Hill. The film is partly based on writer Nancy Dowd’s brother Ned Dowd’s experiences playing minor league hockey in the United States in the 1970s.

 

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