I don't care what anyone says about Sylvester Stallone - in this case, he wrote a brilliant script and the movie is almost flawless. I saw it as a little kid in the theater and it had a lasting affect on me - heck, I still watch it every time its on!
"If you build it, he will come" Need I saw more?!
Hoosiers is inspired by the true story of the 1954 Milan High School basketball team that won the Indiana State Championship. Milan was a very small high school in a rural, southern Indiana town. One of the teams that Milan beat on its way to the title was led by basketball great Oscar Robertson. Gene Hackman stars in it with one of my favorites, Dennis Hopper who is a basketball-loving town drunkard. It's a performance that brought Hopper an Oscar nomination.
In the 1970's & the 1980's the U. S. was locked in what was called the "Cold War" with Russia. Russia was the enemy. It was a scary time and the movie Red Dawn didn't help =)
But at this time everyone knew, hands down, the Russian hockey team would win the gold medal. Everyone else was competing for the silver and bronze medals. Or were they?
A film about Allied prisoners of war who are interned in a German prison camp during World War II. This is one of my favorite all time movies and its one of the most forgotten films of all time. If you haven't seen it, go watch! It even has Pelé!
I know, I know - people hated this film - I don't care!
I absolutely love this film! Seabiscuit, based on a true story was an undersized, knobby-kneed, and not much to look at... but don't count him out, he just might surprise you!
This movie is considered one of the Best Sports Movies of all time. Sports Illustrated ranked Bull Durham as the "Greatest Sports Movie". So... enough said.
I watched this and fell in love with surfing - in fact the whole country did!
Too many classic lines in this film to count. If you're under 35 you might have missed it and your parents didn't raise you right.
Based on the true story of British athletes preparing for and competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics. It's a bit slow but I like that about it. A true character piece.
Great football movie - there just aren't very many of those!
Our family loves this movie! Madonna is a bit over the top but we love Gena Davis in this role. It's about a candy-maker Walter Harvey (played by Garry Marshall) who decides to create a women's baseball league during World War II.
Football is BIG in Texas and the Odessa Permian Panthers play in a 19,032 seat stadium. Crazy True!
"What's your prediction for the fight?" "Pain!"
I love Clubber Lang in this one and Rocky teams up with Apollo Creed - its a classic!
This movie retells the story of Major League Baseball's 1919 Black Sox scandal, in which eight members of the Chicago White Sox conspired with gamblers to intentionally lose the World Series. Plus it has some of the best actors of the 80's.
Try not to cry in this film, I dare you!
Most people don't have this one on their list. I don't care - its the perfect movie if you're dating or married. Some stuff for the ladies and some stuff for the dudes.
This is the first time I'd really ever heard what a vision statement was. I was a young youth worker trying to figure out what I was doing... So not only was it an education, it was thoroughly entertaining.
The haters can hate! I know this movie is ridiculous - but I love it!