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Crazy Limey! Brits pick best sports movies

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by BRoth, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. BRoth

    BRoth Member

    I don't know why, but the London Times released their top 50 sports movies of all time this week. I checked to see if this has been posted, so I hope it's not a D_B.

    Anyway, you can find the whole list here: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/more_sport/article3358630.ece

    But, here's the top 20 (started at #1), for your viewing pleasure.

    Raging Bull
    Chariots of Fire
    When We Were Kings
    This Sporting Life
    Field of Dreams
    Any Given Sunday
    Million Dollar Baby
    Jerry Maguire
    Cool Runnings
    Escape To Victory
    Slap Shot
    Bull Durham
    Happy Gilmore
    The Hustler
    The Natural
    Hoop Dreams
    Grand Prix

    How about that Happy Gilmore cracking the top 15? Caddyshack is way overrated anyway.
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I cannot believe Victory didn't make their list.
  3. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    That's Escape To Victory BYH. You know how some titles get changed on different sides of the pond.
  4. John

    John Well-Known Member

    What about Mean Machine, the soccer version of The Longest Yard?
  5. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    No Bend It Like Beckham?
  6. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Usually pretty overlooked in Britain. I only ever remember it coming on very late at night, never in primetime, although I think it's a great movie.

    As for this list, I would recommend "This Sporting Life" for American audiences. It's kind of 'our' movie, and you may not be able to understand some of the northern England accents, but it is definitely worth watching.
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Seriously? Well hell.
  8. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Yes, 9 1/2 weeks was called 4 3/8 fortnights.
  9. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

  10. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Wouldn't that be 4 3/4 fortnights?

    What is a list without "Driven"? ::) And "Any Given Sunday" was rated too high.
  11. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Cool Runnings beats Slap Shot? Horseshit, I say.
  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    No Over The Top?

    Fuck you Britain!

    (or was it called Escape From Over The Top and I missed it? :D)
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