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Friday, March 6, 2009

Movie Time

I just watched The Flying Scotsman about cyclist Graeme Obree. I thought it was a pretty good movie and it got me thinking about other sports or athletics movies. I realized I could not think of very many off the top of my head so I asked my friends on Twitter for some ideas.

Instead of just giving you a list of movies, I am going to put them in some general categories. I know they could all be put in other categories, but I'll let you provide feedback as I have not seen most of these. Leave me a note in the comments and I'll continue refining this list with better categories as I get them.

Documentaries
What it Takes Ironman - Triathelete documentary
Running on the Sun - about the Badwater ultramarathon
The Runner - about ultra runner David Horton
Spirit Of The Marathon

Other (motivational, inspirational, love story, etc.)
The Flying Scotsman
Breaking Away
Remember the Titans
Little Giants
Rudy
Facing The Giants
Hoosiers
Tin Cup

Comedies
Wildcats
Sandlot
Mighty Ducks
Rookie of the Year
Caddyshack



Thanks to the following members of the great Twitter-nation for these movie names. If you are on Twitter give them a shout and think about following them.

@CalebMasland
@DaniSykes
@Jason_K_Smith
@Loves2workout
@SKDickey
@bikedork
@dbjohnson
@jducey14
@kimba90
@kimokali
@mary_thornhill

I would love to update this list and include more titles, so please fill out a quick comment with your favorite sports movies (I'm surprised no one said Blades of Glory yet) and give a quick review if you want to recommend one (or recommend avoiding any).

1 comments:

Stephen Andert said...

@jpcourt said this on Twitter:

A few of my favorite sports movies - Breaking Away, On a Clear Day, Slap Shot, Raging Bull, Field of Dreams, Bull Durham...to name afew.