View Full Version : Bend it Like Beckham...

01-09-2004, 12:25 PM
...named as #22 or #23 sports movies of the ESPN era. I didn't see the whole show, but rather cut it on as they were recapping. Did anyone else see this? I sure wish I had enough brain cells left to remember what it beat out. As I recall, I was mildly surprised.

01-09-2004, 03:28 PM
I saw it. Guess what, it's your lucky day. Happy Birthday!

As selected by ESPN25's Expert Panel BEST SPORTS MOVIES

1. Hoosiers
2. Raging Bull
3. Field of Dreams
4. Bull Durham
5. Caddyshack
6. The Natural
7. Chariots of Fire
8. Jerry Maguire
9. Seabiscuit
10. Remember the Titans
11. A League of Their Own
12. Eight Men Out
13. White Men Can''t Jump
14. Major League
15. Tin Cup
16. 61*
17. The Hurricane
18. The Color of Money
19. Finding Forrester
20. The Rookie
21. Ali
22. Bend it Like Beckham
23. Cobb
24. Rudy
25. Searching for Bobby Fischer

I'm mad Rudy only peaked 24. It should've cracked atleast the top 10. :mad:

01-09-2004, 05:16 PM
I'm mad Rudy only peaked 24. It should've cracked atleast the top 10. :mad:

Searching for Bobby Fischer as number 25? lmao. It was a good movie and all, but I dont consider chess a sport...

02-09-2004, 12:20 PM
That was the movie that really shocked me. I couldn't believe it was so low on the list, and I knew that there was one that BiLB beat out that was a total surprise. Rudy would be top 5 on my list...which is saying a lot because I am an Alabama fan...and hate Notre Dame.
Did they have any clip from BiLB?

02-09-2004, 09:25 PM
Ok...Searching For Bobby Fischer...not what I'd consider a sports movie...I mean...if we're tossing in Bobby Fischer, then I have a serious problem with Happy Gilmore not being on that list.

also...Finding Forrester? wtf

I believe there were maybe two basketball scenes in that movie, and it's really more about this writer everyone thinks doesn't exist. It is not a sports movie.
For serious.

02-09-2004, 09:38 PM
there will be a Tennis-movie with Kirsten Dunst, soon. Named "Wimbledon"... :icon_surp

Nice one, indeed (http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/wimbledon/)


02-09-2004, 09:56 PM
I'm not too convinced. I don't like Kirsten Dunst, I do like tennis and therefore Wimbledon, so... they'd better not screw up. Off topic, I know. Sorry about that. To get back on topic, it is weird that people use a couple of sports-y scenes as an excuse to put a film they like in a list they think is important. BILB rules anyway :D

02-09-2004, 10:44 PM
Tin Cup... what a movie.
that's the sole reason I got into golf (well, besides my parents, and Tiger Woods) and it's the sole reason I bring out 5 golf balls when I'm 100 yards to the pin:)

03-09-2004, 01:05 AM
I'm mad that White Men Can't Jump ranked before Bend it Like Beckham. How in the heck? :mad:

03-09-2004, 01:11 AM
I'm mad that White Men Can't Jump ranked before Bend it Like Beckham. How in the heck? :mad:

I'd have to say I liked White Men Can't Jump more than BiLB...Don't get me wrong, BiLB was a good movie, but in all honesty.....

04-09-2004, 11:34 PM
why is jerry maguire part of the list? :icon_conf

04-09-2004, 11:36 PM
Tom Cruise plays a sports agent, and Cuba Gooding Jr.'s character is a football player. It has more reason to be up there than Finding Forrester, that's for damn sure.

04-09-2004, 11:37 PM
why is jerry maguire part of the list? :icon_conf
Because Jerry Maguire was a football player's agent in the movie.

And I love White Men Can't Jump... that movie is so funny.

The Black Rider
10-09-2004, 03:03 PM
Eight Men Out definitely needs to be higher. So does Caddyshack.

And where the hell is The Big Lebowski!?

11-09-2004, 09:08 PM
I just remembered. Best sports movies for kids- 'The Sandlot' and 'D2:The Mighty Ducks'. Instant classics.

11-09-2004, 10:49 PM
Who can forget the Sandlot?! That was one of my favorite movies of my childhood, as well as D2. Both great movies.

02-11-2007, 06:46 PM
I just saw a guest looking at this and I re-read the list of films.
How is Rocky not on there? Have installments 2 through 6 done that much damage to the franchise?
Seriously. Rocky has got to be in the top three and it's not even on the list.