The NFL is in full swing. Baseball playoffs are underway. Hockey and basketball are just around the corner. To celebrate this sports lovers utopia, here’s my list of best sports movies, in no particular order:
Yankee uberfan Billy Crystal chronicles the relationship between Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle as the two chased Babe Ruth’s single season home run record in 1961. Make sure you watch “the making of” special feature.
Remember the Titans
When a high district begins to desegregate, football unites students and townspeople.
Will Smith gives a stellar performance as The Greatest, Muhammad Ali.
Charlie Sheen leads a team of misfits to the pennant.
Gene Hackman coaches a small town basketball team to the Indiana state championship.
An aging baseball player finally gets his chance.
Eight Men Out
Eight members of the 1919 White Sox — the best team in baseball — were banned for throwing the World Series.
The football version of Major League, as Keanu Reeves leads a rag tag group of players across the picket line.
A League of Their Own
With Major League Baseball’s best fighting the war, Geena Davis leads a group of women onto the diamond.
Dangerfield, Murray. Need I say more?
That’s my list. What’s on yours?