Sports Movies That Anybody Will Love

Sports Movies That Anybody Will Love


Guest author Emily Beglarian
If you’re an athlete, you probably have an extensive list of your favorite sports films. But even if you don’t like playing sports, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy watching movies about them. We’ve put together a list of our favorite sports movies of each genre. No matter the audience, we’re sure you can find a movie that will please everyone! (Warning: Some movie synopses may contain spoilers!)
Our Favorite Sports Comedies:
Kicking and Screaming 
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This soccer comedy stars Will Ferrell, who becomes the coach of his son’s soccer team. Hilarity ensues as he tries to turn the last-place group into one that could beat the rival team—which is coached by his own dad!
Happy Gilmore
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Adam Sandler leads this film as an aspiring professional hockey player who finds out that his grandmother is about to lose her home. He quickly switches his focus to entering a golf tournament that could provide him with enough prize money to buy her house for her.
Dodgeball
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This film features Vince Vaughn as a local gym owner who rounds up a group of his members and employees to win a dodgeball contest to pay for the gym’s mortgage. He is met with retaliation from Ben Stiller’s character, who is trying to put him out of business.
Our Favorite Sports Chick Flicks:
She’s the Man
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This hilarious film is based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. It stars Amanda Bynes, who poses as her twin brother so she can join the men’s soccer team at his new school. Things get complicated when she catches feelings for her new roommate, played by Channing Tatum
Love and Basketball 
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This movie stars Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps as childhood friends who share the same goal of growing up to play professional basketball. The two develop feelings for each other as their friendship grows stronger, but their commitment towards basketball poses a threat to their future together.
Our Favorite Sports Dramas:
The Blind Side
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Sandra Bullock plays a mother who adopts a troubled teen, played by Quentin Aaron, and turns him into a football star. Using his size, he becomes unstoppable on the field. He also finds new motivation to improve his studies and potentially acquire a college scholarship.
Million Dollar Baby
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This film follows the story of a hopeful boxer, Maggie Fitzgerald (played by Hilary Swank) as she seeks expertise from a boxing trainer with years of experience (played by Clint Eastwood). They form a close bond and she eventually gains enough skill to fight in a $1 million match. As a bonus, the film is narrated by Morgan Freeman
Remember the Titans
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This film, based on a true story, captures the drama that unfolds in Virginia when an all-white high school is integrated with a local all-black high school. Denzel Washington plays the head coach of the newly integrated football team who struggles with teaching the Titans to respect and trust each other. As the team gets stronger, the town unexpectedly begins to support them.
Come join us to watch “Remember the Titans” at our Flick and Float on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex (BRIC, Bldg. 42) poolside lounge. Snacks and giveaways will be provided at the pool deck!

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