With the entire country of Canada going insane ever since the Toronto Raptors won their first NBA Championship (Congratulations!), it got us thinking about some of our favorite sports movies and how watching feel-good stories like Rudy and Rocky inspire us never give up and to reach for your dreams. Which sports movie inspired you the most growing up?
From Robert De Niro’s unforgettable performance in Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull to cult classic starring Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, there have been many memorable sports movies made over the years and in our opinion, these are the 15 greatest ever made. PLAY BALL!
15. Major League (1989)
Released in 1989, Major League is a sports comedy and cult classic about a new owner who purposely puts a team of misfits together hoping they’ll lose so that she can move the team from Cleveland to Miami. Unfortunately for the former showgirl turned team owner, her villainous plan backfires when her team of injury-prone delinquents starts winning games.
Directed by David S. Ward and starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Wesley Snipes, and Rene Russo, Major League is without a doubt one of the funniest and most entertaining sports films ever. Nowadays Sheen is widely considered a joke, but back in the day he was one of the best and his portrayal of convicted felon and Cleveland Indian’s pitcher Rick “Wildthing” Vaughn, will never be forgotten because as the song goes, “wild thing, you make my heart sing.”Source: Screenshot via Paramount Pictures