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Poll: Which sport makes for the best movies?
In your opinion which sport provides the best backdrop for a good movie? Suggestions welcome. Did any miss any popular sport and or movie for sport already listed. Discuss the list here
Poll by: TheMovieSmith
Created May 24 2015
Any Given Sunday (1999)
American / Canadian Football. Examples include: Remember the Titans, Jerry Maguire, Any Given Sunday, The Replacements, The Longest Yard, We Are Marshall, Draft Day, Little Giants, Rudy, and The Last Boy Scout.
Baseball. Examples include 61*, The Pride of the Yankees, The Sandlot, Moneyball, A League of Their Own, Rookie of the Year, Million Dollar Arm, 42, The Bad News Bears, Field of Dreams, Bull Durham, Trouble with the Curve, Major League, Angels in the Outfield, Eight Men Out, and Fever Pitch.
Space Jam (1996)
Basketball. Examples include: Space Jam, White Men Can't Jump, Coach Carter, Glory Road, Hooisers, Like Mike, Love & Basketball, and Juwanna Mann.
Hockey. Examples include: Miracle, The Mighty Ducks, Miracle on Ice, and Slap Shot.
Boxing. Examples include: Rocky, Raging Bull, Million Dollar Baby, Annapolis, Cinderella Man, The Great White Hope, and Ali.
Horse Racing. Examples include: Secretariat, Seabiscuit, The Killing, and Hidalgo.
Days of Thunder (1990)
Auto Racing. Examples include: Days of Thunder, Grand Prix, 3, Stroker Ace, Redline 7000, and Rush.
Golf. Examples include: Caddyshack, Happy Gilmore, The Legend of Bagger Vance, The Greatest Game Ever Played, and Tin Cup.
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Soccer. Examples include: Bend it like Beckham, Kicking & Screaming, The Big Green, and She's the Man.
Chariots of Fire (1981)
Running / Track and Field. Examples include: Chariots of Fire and McFarland USA.
Breaking Away (1979)
Cycling. Examples include: Breaking Away and American Flyers. Suggested by Dweezer.
Bowling. Examples include: Kingpin and Greedy. Suggested by Dweezer.
Ski Patrol (1990)
Skiing. Examples include: Ski Patrol, Hot Dog...the Movie, and Ski School. Suggested by Dweezer.
Cool Runnings (1993)
Bobsledding. Example: Cool Runnings. Suggested by Dweezer.
Chalet Girl (2011)
Snowboarding. Examples include: Chalet Girl and Out Cold.
Tennis. Examples include: Wimbledon and When Billie Beat Bobby. Suggested by Simba63.
The Hustler (1961)
Pool/Billiards. Examples include: The Hustler and The Color of Money. Suggested by Simba 63.
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
Cricket. Example: Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India. Suggested by Simba 63 and Dibyayan_Chakravorty.
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