Who doesn't love a good sports movie? Seriously, I can't think of anyone. Even my friend who thinks movies are a waste of time would become violent if you made a snide comment about "Brian’s Song." It's simple. In some way, sports has shaped or affected or at least been a minuscule part of almost everyone's life in this country.
If you tried to play football but couldn't, because you were too small, you probably loved "Rudy."
If you ever have gotten the urge to say, kidnap someone, then the movie "Celtic Pride" should appeal to your sentiments.
Heck, if you think Rosie Perez is hot in the mid-90's and you like gratuitous sideboob, as long as the TV is on mute, then "White Men Can't Jump" will be a godsend.
I'm a huge fan of movie lists, and ranking sports movies is a fun, yet challenging task. I had to rank 50 because there are definitely more than 25 really good movies that need to be talked about. These are all movies I've seen, so I don't have many old time movies like you'd see in an AFI-type list.
I'm only going to give some observations and thoughts on the movies I chose, as it would take forever to thoroughly analyze each ranking. Please, comment with your thoughts as I'm sure many people have different views from mine on this, as there are so many good ones to choose from. Stay tuned for my top 25.