Sunday, July 25, 2021

Amended Sports Movie List

Last week’s list of sports movies turned out to be incomplete, thanks to feedback from some fans.


My brain must have been scrambled from all the boxing films on my compendium not to have placed the “Rocky” saga and “Million Dollar Baby” on the list. 


How I could have forgotten to include one of my favorite baseball movies, “A League of Their Own,”’ probably resulted from a beanball experience during a stickball game of my childhood that made me cry, despite Tom Hanks’ admonition, “There’s no crying in baseball.”  


I included “The Hustler,” but forgot its sequel, “The Color of Money.” Though not being a golf devotee, “Caddyshack” inexplicably failed to make my cut. I’m also not a fan of wrestling, but was reminded of “The Wrestler,” if for no other reason than Marisa Tomei’s performance. 


Three other movies recommended to me, “The Longest Yard,” “Remember the Titans” and “Kingpin,” frankly either I didn’t see or didn’t register as memorable. 


An amended list follows:


Bicycling


Premium Rush 


Breaking Away


Running


Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner


Chariots of Fire


Wrestling


Win Win


The World According to Garp


The Wrestler


Auto Racing


Rush


Ford v. Ferrari


Grand Prix


Baseball


Bad News Bears


Pride of the Yankees


Major League


Bull Durham


Bang the Drum Slowly


Eight Men Out


Field of Dreams


The Natural


Moneyball


A League of Their Own


Hockey


Miracle


Slap Shot


The Mighty Ducks


Boxing


Golden Boy


Cinderella Man


Raging Bull


The Great White Hope


Requiem for a Heavyweight


Rocky saga


Million Dollar Baby


Horse Racing


A Day at the Races


Horse Feathers


Seabiscuit


Secretariat


National Velvet


Football


Rudy


Invincible


Brian’s Song


M*A*S*H


Jim Thorpe—All American


Basketball


Hoosiers


Hoop Dreams


White Men Can’t Jump


Soccer


Bend It like Beckham


Swimming


The Swimmer


Watermarks


Pool


Hustler


The Color of Money


Bowling


The Big Lebowski


Tennis


Borg/McEnroe


Battle of the Sexes


Match Point


Rugby


Invictus


Fencing


The Seahawk


Captain Blood


The Adventures of Robin Hood


Mask of Zorro (1998)


Golf


Caddyshack

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