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I grew up in more of a baseball house so I'm more familiar with baseball movies the best being IMO Major League.

What do you guys think is the single best Baseball movie and the single best Football movie?

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1 hour ago, Nolder said:

I grew up in more of a baseball house so I'm more familiar with baseball movies the best being IMO Major League.

What do you guys think is the single best Baseball movie and the single best Football movie?

Field of dreams…….      Rudy

 

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10 minutes ago, Nolder said:

Field of dreams was my number 2 for sure.

Field of Dreams is my number 1 movie of all time. 

It’s not a baseball movie. It’s about life and childhood and dreams and a father who never measured up. Or maybe a son.  

And baseball. 

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Bull Durham may be the best, Pride of the Yankees is probably my favorite just because it has stuck with me since seeing it as a 10 year old or so (1970s).

Best football movie is probably Brian's Song or Rudy, but football movies in general are kind of lacking.

Best sports movie of all time, IMO, is Hoop Dreams. Non-documentary Raging Bull.

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21 minutes ago, isired said:

Bull Durham may be the best, Pride of the Yankees is probably my favorite just because it has stuck with me since seeing it as a 10 year old or so (1970s).

Best football movie is probably Brian's Song or Rudy, but football movies in general are kind of lacking.

Best sports movie of all time, IMO, is Hoop Dreams. Non-documentary Raging Bull.

I haven't seen a lot of football movies so I won't say it's the best but I think the best one I have seen was probably Remember The Titans. I agree football movies are lacking though.

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I haven't seen a lot of football movies so I won't say it's the best but I think the best one I have seen was probably Remember The Titans. I agree football movies are lacking though.
Good call, that probably is the best football movie.
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6 hours ago, isired said:

Bull Durham may be the best, Pride of the Yankees is probably my favorite just because it has stuck with me since seeing it as a 10 year old or so (1970s).

Best football movie is probably Brian's Song or Rudy, but football movies in general are kind of lacking.

Best sports movie of all time, IMO, is Hoop Dreams. Non-documentary Raging Bull.

Honey… those are not pillows, they are bases, you slide into them.   

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Brian's Song is great, but so damn sad, especially since it's a true story.

Friday Night Lights was a very good movie.

Baseball, just depends on my mood.   The Sandlot, Good   Bull Durham, Good.   The Natural, Good.  Field of Dreams, Good.  Major League, still pretty damn funny.

Probably my Fave is The Sandlot, just cause my kids love watching it with me so much.

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If we're talking about quality of film making it's Friday Night Lights hands down. If we're talking about what makes me cry it's Rudy. If we are talking about objectively terrible movies that I will still watch any second they are on it's Any Given Sunday and The Waterboy.

Re: Baseball it's Field of Dreams and it's not even close because of the catch scene.

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13 hours ago, isired said:

Bull Durham may be the best, Pride of the Yankees is probably my favorite just because it has stuck with me since seeing it as a 10 year old or so (1970s).

Best football movie is probably Brian's Song or Rudy, but football movies in general are kind of lacking.

Best sports movie of all time, IMO, is Hoop Dreams. Non-documentary Raging Bull.

I feel the same way about Pride of the Yankees.  Different era of filmmaking (geez, 1942)--with inherent goofiness--but overall still has tremendous impact.  If you don't shed a tear in the "Luckiest man on the face of the Earth" scene, you're not human.  Gary Cooper and Theresa Wright are both fantastic in the flick.

For overall entertainment, I still love the original version of The Longest Yard and Eight Men Out.  And you gotta include Bang the Drum Slowly with an impossibly young Robert DeNiro. 

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3 hours ago, RutgersJetFan said:

 

Re: Baseball it's Field of Dreams and it's not even close because of the catch scene.

Yup--and the speech by Darth Vader. 

“Ray. People will come, Ray.

They’ll come to Iowa for reasons they can’t even fathom. They’ll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they’re doing it. They’ll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. “Of course, we won’t mind if you look around”, you’ll say, “It’s only $20 per person”. They’ll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack. And they’ll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon.

“They’ll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they’ll watch the game and it’ll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they’ll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come Ray.

“The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good and that could be again.

Oh…people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.”

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major league for baseball not sure for football. i actually dont like too many football movies even though its my favorite sport. any given Sunday is ridiculously fun but stupid as is the replacements. both are fun if you are not looking for an oscar style movie.

 

 

edit: heaven can wait with warren betty is really good. I forgot about that and the orginal longest yard

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10 hours ago, munchmemory said:

I feel the same way about Pride of the Yankees.  Different era of filmmaking (geez, 1942)--with inherent goofiness--but overall still has tremendous impact.  If you don't shed a tear in the "Luckiest man on the face of the Earth" scene, you're not human.  Gary Cooper and Theresa Wright are both fantastic in the flick.

For overall entertainment, I still love the original version of The Longest Yard and Eight Men Out.  And you gotta include Bang the Drum Slowly with an impossibly young Robert DeNiro. 

It's like Bang the Drum Slowly....only the drum is a chick.

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For football, it used to be Rudy for me until I learned how many inaccuracies were in that movie. I dunno what I’d pick at this point.   

Baseball is definitely Field of Dreams for me followed by Major League.  And a really underrated baseball movie was Little Big League.

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4 minutes ago, Jetsfan80 said:

For football, it used to be Rudy for me until I learned how many inaccuracies were in that movie. I dunno what I’d pick at this point.   

Baseball is definitely Field of Dreams for me followed by Major League.  And a really underrated baseball movie was Little Big League.

Rudy is a good movie regardless of the reality, even the apparent reality that they essentially "carried him off the field" as a ******* joke because the actual players weren't really big fans of him. 

 

But the story of my never giving up and chasing your dreams and all that garbage are good messages for kids. 😆 

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