1.26.2009

Movie Monday XII

This is a post that you can participate in on every Monday. I'm a big fan of the cinema, so I decided to break up the Monday blues by talking about movies.

I'm in sports mode this week. We've got the Super Bowl coming up and I am heavily into the NBA right now. So...

What's the GREATEST sports movie you've seen and why?

Without a doubt, most definitely "Hoosiers". I have never cried in a movie. That's right, never. I'm not proud of that. My wife says I'm way too insensitive, and I guess that's why, but "Hoosiers" has probably taken me to closest point of tears. Gene Hackman and Dennis Hopper are amazing in this movie. Now I want to watch it.


your turn...

8 comments:

Matt W. said...

There's an old movie starring a very young Helen Hunt called "Quarterback Princess" that is actually a pretty good movie. Other than that, I'm not huge on sports movies... and I have cried during movies, but no, not a sports movie... ever.

Crystal G said...

My pick would depend on how you feel about skateboarding. My favorite would be Dogtown and Z-Boys.

If you don't count skateboarding as a sport then my "sport" film is The Replacements.

richarddurbin said...

Friday Night Lights. two reasons: 1) the look and feel of the movie was great. i'm a big fan of Peter Berg and this is the movie that got me hooked on his film making. 2) the soundtrack is incredible. explosions in the sky is one of my favorite bands thanks to this movie. all around an amazing film.

Paul J. said...

I'd go along with you on Hoosiers. Amazing, amazing movie.
Recently I've enjoyed "The Greatest Game Ever Played". And I liked "Glory Road" as well. Both of these movies are based on actual events, which i like.

Tony Guerrero said...

How can anyone not choose "Rocky"? The king of all sports movies...! (Unless, of course, you'd allow "Gladiator" as a sport...)

Speaktopia said...

Alrighty, now we're talking Gary D! Two of my specialties right together - Movies & Sports.

I have two and I'll explain . . .

1. Remember the Titans, a great story of a team coming togther against all odds. If anybody remembers the schools integrating int he 70's can imagine what these kids both white and black and to put up with. Love the story.

and . . .

2. I have to agree with richarddurbin - Friday Night Lights. Maybe one of the greatest stories ever told. the story wasn't about the team that won the state championship (that was next year). It was about the team that lost. What a great story! Why? It was the better story. See Donald Miller's lecture on "Story."

Rob Petrini said...

Rudy! Being Aussie I had absolutely no idea what American football was about but Rudy got me hooked on it!!! Love it... gives me goosebumps (even though it wasn't until years later that I figured out that he sacked the QB at the end of the movie and that's why they were all over him!!!)

Erin said...

Rookie of the Year!