Moneyball is hurled onto British screens in a couple of weeks so I thought I’d have the current poll and next fortnight’s podcast theme be about sports movies. I’ve avoided documentaries (just because I was feeling lazy) and stuck with fiction (or based on true stories), throwing a couple of curveballs in there to avoid an obvious list of rags to riches underdog stories, but there are still many films missing from the list I imagine. As ever let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

What is your favourite sports movie?

  • Rocky (21%, 19 Votes)
  • Caddyshack (14%, 13 Votes)
  • Other (please list in comments) (11%, 10 Votes)
  • Raging Bull (9%, 8 Votes)
  • Slap Shot (9%, 8 Votes)
  • Million Dollar Baby (9%, 8 Votes)
  • The Wrestler (8%, 7 Votes)
  • Field of Dreams (6%, 5 Votes)
  • Shaolin Soccer (6%, 5 Votes)
  • Jerry Maguire (2%, 2 Votes)
  • The Hurricane (2%, 2 Votes)
  • The Natural (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Bull Durham (1%, 1 Votes)
  • The Hustler (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Chariots of Fire (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Big Wednesday (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 90

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8 Responses

  1. David Brook

    No contest. I love The Wrestler and a couple of the others, but Raging Bull is just brilliant. It’s bleak as hell and isn’t a fun watch but it’s masterfully made.

  2. Lyndsey Jackson

    I watched Friday Night Lights the other day and i have to say, i loved it. Didn’t think a film about american football would interest me… but i was wrong!

    Wrestler was awesome and Rocky is fab… what about Whip it? that’s a sports movie!!

  3. this guy

    unnecessary roughness is where its at…. but there are so many great movies… tin cup, mighty ducks, rudy….. the list goes on and on. You chose a lot of films that dont even involve a real sport theme

  4. David Brook

    I tried to keep it varied and not clog it with samey rags to riches stories, so chose a couple of ‘sort of sports’ movies to add to the mix – i.e The Hustler, Big Wednesday.


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