If you are anything like me, then you are anxiously awaiting the return of sports. In the meantime, I’m going to attempt the impossible. The top five sports movies of all time, let’s rank them. Before we get started I do want to give a shoutout to Dana White for bringing the UFC back. Dana has gone above and beyond trying to bring us some entertainment in a pandemic. So let’s dive into this list. Spoiler alert, Rudy will not be mentioned in this list so don’t get your hopes up.
#5. Major League
Coming in at #5 we have Major League. You have a young 24 year old Charlie Sheen playing a role that seemingly would be second nature for him. This movie is peak 80’s comedy and has a solid story line to boot.
#4. Space Jam
What do you get when you combine the greatest athlete of all time with Bugs Bunny? You get a top five sports movie of all time. MJ, Bugs and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang take on the Monstars. Throw in Bill Murray and this makes #4 on the list.
#3. White Men Can’t Jump
Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes directed by Ron Shelton, Two basketball hustlers in the streets of Los Angeles. If you are a fan of basketball then you have seen this movie. Is this movie overachieving at #3? Probably so, but it is undoubtedly a classic.
#2. Friday Night Lights
One of the most gut wrenching movies you will watch. Texas football is more than just a game, and this movie depicts that perfectly. This is a must watch, whenever this one is on TV, you gotta stop what you are doing. Boobie Miles is the best that never was. Be Perfect, and don’t mention the television series to me, never watched it and never will.
#1. The Sandlot
The sports movie of all sports movies. I have never met a person who has not seen The Sandlot. It’s the ultimate feel good movie capturing the ideal childhood summer. The Sandlot is #1 on the top five sports movies of all time. You know a movie is a classic when there are still people walking around with “You’re Killin’ Me Smalls” on a tee shirt. Benny The Jet is a legend.
Honorable Mention: Rocky, Invincible, CaddyShack, Miracle.