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Foxcatcher at #5 on that list?  I was not a fan. Win Win by far my favorite wrestling movie.

It was mentioned above, but Cinderella Man might be my favorite sports movie.  Didn’t make that list at all, but Dodgeball did (I actually don’t mind Dodgeball, but c’mon)?

(I guess I must be a Paul Giamatti fan)

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Wrestling: Vision Quest

Pro Wrestling: Nacho Libre

Basketball: White Men Can't Jump, Teen Wolf (tie)

Football: Ace Ventura Pet Detective

Baseball: Major League

Soccer: Bend It Like Beckham

Hockey: MVP The Most Valuable Primate

Golf: Caddyshack

Boxing: Rocky 3

Karate: The Karate Kid (the original one)

Surfing: North Shore

Skateboarding: Thrashin

Skiing: Better Off Dead

Diving: Back to School

Cheer: Bring It On

Bobsled: Cool Runnings 2

 

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11 hours ago, pamela said:

Wrestling: Vision Quest

Pro Wrestling: Nacho Libre

Football: Ace Ventura Pet Detective

Baseball: Major League

Soccer: Bend It Like Beckham

Hockey: MVP The Most Valuable Primate

Golf: Caddyshack

Boxing: Rocky 3

Karate: The Karate Kid (the original one)

Surfing: North Shore

Skateboarding: Thrashin

Skiing: Better Off Dead

Diving: Back to School

Cheer: Bring It On

Bobsled: Cool Runnings 2

Formula One: Senna

Amateur Cycling: Breaking Away

Chariot Racing: Ben Hur

Blood Sports: Gladiator 

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Basketball: White Men Can't Jump, Teen Wolf (tie)

 

FTFY: Its a wrestling forum, basketball should remain at the bottom of the list.  ;)

Edited by ionel

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**** Not a movie but: How many of you have watched the old MTV show "Bully Beatdown" with Mayhem Miller?  Simply amazing.  Guys/Gals who love to beat up and humiliate smaller people, get challenged to go against a MMA professional for the opportunity of winning $10,000.00.  All they have to do is go into the cage for 10 minutes (5 minutes grappling and 5 minutes kick boxing).  The bullies are given $10,000.00 to start and lose $1,000.00 everytime they tap out during the grappling and if they quit, are knocked out or the ref has to stop the contest in the kick boxing they lose everything.  It is a great show!

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13 hours ago, pamela said:

Wrestling: Vision Quest

Pro Wrestling: Nacho Libre

Football: Ace Ventura Pet Detective

Baseball: Major League

Soccer: Bend It Like Beckham

Hockey: MVP The Most Valuable Primate

Golf: Caddyshack

Boxing: Rocky 3

Karate: The Karate Kid (the original one)

Surfing: North Shore

Skateboarding: Thrashin

Skiing: Better Off Dead

Diving: Back to School

Cheer: Bring It On

Bobsled: Cool Runnings 2

Formula One: Senna

Amateur Cycling: Breaking Away

Chariot Racing: Ben Hur

Blood Sports: Gladiator 

Chess: Searching for Bobby Fischer

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Basketball: White Men Can't Jump, Teen Wolf (tie)

 

If gonna call golf a sport then gotta have chess in there, and it belongs above basketball.  ;)

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10 minutes ago, ionel said:

If gonna call golf a sport then gotta have chess in there, and it belongs above basketball.  ;)

"Search for Bobby Fisher" is a good chess movie.

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Two more movies to consider: "Jim Thorpe:All American" (1953), starring the great Burt Lancaster. It takes us through Thorpe's amazing career in the Olympics, football, track and baseball, and holds nothing back when dealing with his personal problems. Great acting. I knew his daughter, Grace, who said Jim was a very good "backyard style wrestler" who loved to grapple.

"Running Brave" with Robbie Benson as Olympic 10,000-meter champion Billy Mills was also a good film. Also agree with 1032004 that "Win! Win" was a very good wrestling film.

And "Secretariat" is off the charts good.

 

 

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23 hours ago, pamela said:

Wrestling: Vision Quest

Pro Wrestling: Nacho Libre

Football: Ace Ventura Pet Detective

Baseball: Major League

Soccer: Bend It Like Beckham

Hockey: MVP The Most Valuable Primate

Golf: Caddyshack

Boxing: Rocky 3

Karate: The Karate Kid (the original one)

Surfing: North Shore

Skateboarding: Thrashin

Skiing: Better Off Dead

Diving: Back to School

Cheer: Bring It On

Bobsled: Cool Runnings 2

Formula One: Senna

Amateur Cycling: Breaking Away

Chariot Racing: Ben Hur

Blood Sports: Gladiator

Chess: Searching for Bobby Fischer

Doping: Icarus

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Basketball: White Men Can't Jump, Teen Wolf (tie)

 

 

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