Top Ten Sports Movies

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6. Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man

This is a 2005 American drama film inspired by the real life story of former heavy weight boxing champion James. J. Braddock. Directed by Ron Howard, the film was produced by Howard, Penny Marshall, and Brian Grazer .

7. Hoosiers

Hoosiers

A 1986 sports film, Hoosiers is regarding a small-town Indiana high school basketball team that wins the state championship. Set in 1951, the film is very loosely based on the story of a real Indiana team of that period, the Milan High School team that won the 1954 state championship. Gene Hackman acts as a new coach with a troubled past.

 

8. Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams

A 1989 American fantasy/drama film, Field of Dreams is adapted and directed by Phil Alden Robinson from the novel Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella. The movie stars Amy Madigan, Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta, Gaby Hoffmann, Frank Whaley, James Earl Jones, and Burt Lancaster in his final film appearance.

9. Raging Bull

Raging Bull

A 1980 American biographical film, Raging Bull is directed by Martin Scorsese. It is adapted by Mardik Martin and Paul Schrader from the memoir Raging Bull: My Story. Robert De Niro stars as Jake LaMotta, a middleweight boxer whose sexual jealousy, sadomasochistic rage, and animalistic appetite destroyed his relationship with his wife and family by exceeding the boundaries of the prizefight ring.

10. Happy Gilmore

Happy Gilmore

A 1996 American sports comedy film, Happy Gilmore is directed by Dennis Dugan. Adam Sandler played the leading character. This film is listed 97 among Bravo’s 100 funniest movies. Happy Gilmore played by Sandler is a budding ice hockey player from Waterbury, Connecticut who is seen mastering a dangerous and powerful slapshot taught to him by his father when he was a child.

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