How Well Do You Know the Best Sports Movies of All Time?
When Sylvester Stallone wrote the Oscar-winning sports movie Rocky (1976), an underdog story about a middle-aged boxer struggling to do the impossible, people started to think differently about sports movies. The late 70s and early 80s saw an explosion of sports movies that are still considered some of the best sports movies of all time. Films like Slap Shot (1977), Caddyshack (1980), Raging Bull (1980), Chariots of Fire (1981), The Natural (1984), and Bull Durham (1988) included several Academy Award nominations and a few wins for Best Picture. Now, go prove that you not only love these films, but that you also know everything about them.
Best Sports Movies
The best sports movies give a story to believe in. Everyone loves a true story about an underdog doing the unthinkable, giving us all hope that anything is possible. That is why sports films will always be huge hits with filmgoers. But not all of them have to be true to be great. "Bull Durham" is about minor league veteran catcher Crash Davis (Kevin Costner) becoming a reluctant role model to arrogant rookie pitcher Nuke Laloosh (Tim Robbins), and is one of the greatest sports movies ever made. There are many more sports movies considered to be the best sports movies of all time like White Men Can't Jump (1992), Field of Dreams (1989), Remember the Titans (2000), Chariots of Fire (1981), The Pride of the Yankees (1942), Slap Shot (1977), and many others.