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hasselbrad 01-09-2004 12:25 PM

Bend it Like Beckham...
...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.

Renegade 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:

Jasper 01-09-2004 05:16 PM


Originally Posted by Renegade
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...

hasselbrad 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?

Mags 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.

JayBe 02-09-2004 09:38 PM

there will be a Tennis-movie with Kirsten Dunst, soon. Named "Wimbledon"... :icon_surp

Nice one, indeed


Leonie 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

frodo1511 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:)

DefyingGravity 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:

Jacoby 03-09-2004 01:11 AM


Originally Posted by DefyingGravity
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.....

aznkkfan 04-09-2004 11:34 PM

why is jerry maguire part of the list? :icon_conf

Mags 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.

Jasper 04-09-2004 11:37 PM


Originally Posted by aznkkfan
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!?

Renegade 11-09-2004 09:08 PM

I just remembered. Best sports movies for kids- 'The Sandlot' and 'D2:The Mighty Ducks'. Instant classics.

frodo1511 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.

hasselbrad 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.

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