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    Best sports films

    Not sure if we've ever done this one so here goes if not. And anyone posting "Escape to victory" at this point will find their goolies being cut off!

    Golf - lots of possibilities but Bagger Vance does it for me.
    Baseball - Tons to choose from but Field of Dreams (family), Eight Men Out (historical), Bull Durham (real fans) and Major League (comedy).
    American Football - Any Given Sunday, The Replacements or the Program.
    Ice Hockey - Slapshot (love those Hanson brothers).

    Any other favourites?

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    Motor Racing - Le Mans and Grand Prix
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    Re: Best sports films

    I prefer more documentary-style sports films.

    Pumping Iron
    Bigger, Stronger, Faster
    The Short Game
    Generation Iron

    are personal favourites.
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    Re: Best sports films

    Motor racing - Rush.

    But for me in terms of a quality cast and great film making, Chariots of Fire. Never tire of watching it.
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    Good call on Rush - the way that ended with the real Niki Lauda speaking was breath-taking. I did think Wimbledon was 90 minutes of harmless escapism too.

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    Re: Best sports films

    There was a thread on this awhile ago I think?

    Field of Dreams, yes.

    Senna was superb.

    Football...errr...is there a decent film made?
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    Great shout with Senna, that is a superb film.
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    Re: Best sports films

    Quote Originally Posted by Piece View Post

    Football...errr...is there a decent film made?
    Green Street.

    Not exacty about Football.....more about the "fans".
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    Re: Best sports films

    Seve
    Greatest Game Ever Played
    Tin Cup
    Bigger Vance
    Mean Machine
    Wimbledon
    Moneyball
    Any Given Sunday
    Friday Night Lights
    Invictus
    Senna
    Rush
    Field Of Dreams
    Trouble with the Curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piece View Post
    There was a thread on this awhile ago I think?

    Field of Dreams, yes.

    Senna was superb.

    Football...errr...is there a decent film made?
    But surely more of a documentary?

    If we are going down the docu/drama/film route then there is an absolutely stunning 2hr docu film about the rise and fall of Columbian football leading up to the 1994 USA World Cup and the subseqent murder of the Colombian footballer Andreas Escobar. T

    Titled "The Two Escobars" it documents the parallels between the rise of Columbian football and the influences of the rising Columbian drug cartels on the domestic game.

    It's simply brilliant and utterly shocking....not just because of the end and Andreas Escobars death, but also becasue of the continued threats and actual violence towards the players and their families....which as a football fan at the time, I really dont think the world really knew what the Colombian team were going through.
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