The Best Sports Films

Movies | ibnlive.com | April 15, 2008, 2:27 am
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[caption id=<img class="size-full wp-image-757165" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/escapetovictory_420_220 .jpg" alt="ESCAPE TO VICTORY
War epic Escape to Victory made to the ninth place in the poll. Directed by John Huston, this 1981 movie is set in a prisoner of war camp during the second world war. Michael Caine stars as Captain John Colby, who leads Sylvester Stallone and an all star cast of footballers in a football match against local german troops." /> ESCAPE TO VICTORY
War epic Escape to Victory made to the ninth place in the poll. Directed by John Huston, this 1981 movie is set in a prisoner of war camp during the second world war. Michael Caine stars as Captain John Colby, who leads Sylvester Stallone and an all star cast of footballers in a football match against local german troops.[/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_757165"]<img class="size-full wp-image-757165" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/escapetovictory_420_220 .jpg" alt="ESCAPE TO VICTORY
War epic Escape to Victory made to the ninth place in the poll. Directed by John Huston, this 1981 movie is set in a prisoner of war camp during the second world war. Michael Caine stars as Captain John Colby, who leads Sylvester Stallone and an all star cast of footballers in a football match against local german troops." />
ESCAPE TO VICTORY
War epic Escape to Victory made to the ninth place in the poll. Directed by John Huston, this 1981 movie is set in a prisoner of war camp during the second world war. Michael Caine stars as Captain John Colby, who leads Sylvester Stallone and an all star cast of footballers in a football match against local german troops.[/caption]">
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[caption id="attachment_757165"]<img class="size-full wp-image-757165" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/escapetovictory_420_220 .jpg" alt="ESCAPE TO VICTORY
War epic Escape to Victory made to the ninth place in the poll. Directed by John Huston, this 1981 movie is set in a prisoner of war camp during the second world war. Michael Caine stars as Captain John Colby, who leads Sylvester Stallone and an all star cast of footballers in a football match against local german troops." />
ESCAPE TO VICTORY
War epic Escape to Victory made to the ninth place in the poll. Directed by John Huston, this 1981 movie is set in a prisoner of war camp during the second world war. Michael Caine stars as Captain John Colby, who leads Sylvester Stallone and an all star cast of footballers in a football match against local german troops.[/caption]

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2/ 10
[caption id=<img class="size-full wp-image-757166" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/whitemencantjump_420_220 .jpg" alt="WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP
The basketball comedy, White Men Can't Jump came seventh in the poll. This 1992 flick stars Woody Harrelson as Billy Hoyle, a talented basketball player whose only source of income is to play on people's prejudices that white people cannot play basketball very well." /> WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP
The basketball comedy, White Men Can't Jump came seventh in the poll. This 1992 flick stars Woody Harrelson as Billy Hoyle, a talented basketball player whose only source of income is to play on people's prejudices that white people cannot play basketball very well.[/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_757166"]<img class="size-full wp-image-757166" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/whitemencantjump_420_220 .jpg" alt="WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP
The basketball comedy, White Men Can't Jump came seventh in the poll. This 1992 flick stars Woody Harrelson as Billy Hoyle, a talented basketball player whose only source of income is to play on people's prejudices that white people cannot play basketball very well." />
WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP
The basketball comedy, White Men Can't Jump came seventh in the poll. This 1992 flick stars Woody Harrelson as Billy Hoyle, a talented basketball player whose only source of income is to play on people's prejudices that white people cannot play basketball very well.[/caption]">
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[caption id="attachment_757166"]<img class="size-full wp-image-757166" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/whitemencantjump_420_220 .jpg" alt="WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP
The basketball comedy, White Men Can't Jump came seventh in the poll. This 1992 flick stars Woody Harrelson as Billy Hoyle, a talented basketball player whose only source of income is to play on people's prejudices that white people cannot play basketball very well." />
WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP
The basketball comedy, White Men Can't Jump came seventh in the poll. This 1992 flick stars Woody Harrelson as Billy Hoyle, a talented basketball player whose only source of income is to play on people's prejudices that white people cannot play basketball very well.[/caption]

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3/ 10
[caption id=<img class="size-full wp-image-757167" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/fieldofdreams_420_220 .jpg" alt="FIELD OF DREAMS
The sixth place was taken by the 1989 baseball tale Field Of Dreams. The film revolves around an Iowa corn farmer, who upon hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields. The film's underlying themes are the fulfillment of dreams, and how people can overcome any regrets they may have about the life choices they make. " /> FIELD OF DREAMS
The sixth place was taken by the 1989 baseball tale Field Of Dreams. The film revolves around an Iowa corn farmer, who upon hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields. The film's underlying themes are the fulfillment of dreams, and how people can overcome any regrets they may have about the life choices they make. [/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_757167"]<img class="size-full wp-image-757167" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/fieldofdreams_420_220 .jpg" alt="FIELD OF DREAMS
The sixth place was taken by the 1989 baseball tale Field Of Dreams. The film revolves around an Iowa corn farmer, who upon hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields. The film's underlying themes are the fulfillment of dreams, and how people can overcome any regrets they may have about the life choices they make. " />
FIELD OF DREAMS
The sixth place was taken by the 1989 baseball tale Field Of Dreams. The film revolves around an Iowa corn farmer, who upon hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields. The film's underlying themes are the fulfillment of dreams, and how people can overcome any regrets they may have about the life choices they make. [/caption]">
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[caption id="attachment_757167"]<img class="size-full wp-image-757167" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/fieldofdreams_420_220 .jpg" alt="FIELD OF DREAMS
The sixth place was taken by the 1989 baseball tale Field Of Dreams. The film revolves around an Iowa corn farmer, who upon hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields. The film's underlying themes are the fulfillment of dreams, and how people can overcome any regrets they may have about the life choices they make. " />
FIELD OF DREAMS
The sixth place was taken by the 1989 baseball tale Field Of Dreams. The film revolves around an Iowa corn farmer, who upon hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields. The film's underlying themes are the fulfillment of dreams, and how people can overcome any regrets they may have about the life choices they make. [/caption]

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4/ 10
[caption id=<img class="size-full wp-image-757168" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/jerrymaguire_420_220 .jpg" alt="JERRY MAGUIRE
There was a tie for the fourth spot between Tom Cruise's troubled sport agent turn in Jerry Maguire and Martin Scorsese's acclaimed boxing classic Raging Bull. The 1996 film Jerry Maguire is about a sports agent who puts his philosophy to test after he is fired for expressing a moral epiphany." /> JERRY MAGUIRE
There was a tie for the fourth spot between Tom Cruise's troubled sport agent turn in Jerry Maguire and Martin Scorsese's acclaimed boxing classic Raging Bull. The 1996 film Jerry Maguire is about a sports agent who puts his philosophy to test after he is fired for expressing a moral epiphany.[/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_757168"]<img class="size-full wp-image-757168" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/jerrymaguire_420_220 .jpg" alt="JERRY MAGUIRE
There was a tie for the fourth spot between Tom Cruise's troubled sport agent turn in Jerry Maguire and Martin Scorsese's acclaimed boxing classic Raging Bull. The 1996 film Jerry Maguire is about a sports agent who puts his philosophy to test after he is fired for expressing a moral epiphany." />
JERRY MAGUIRE
There was a tie for the fourth spot between Tom Cruise's troubled sport agent turn in Jerry Maguire and Martin Scorsese's acclaimed boxing classic Raging Bull. The 1996 film Jerry Maguire is about a sports agent who puts his philosophy to test after he is fired for expressing a moral epiphany.[/caption]">
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[caption id="attachment_757168"]<img class="size-full wp-image-757168" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/jerrymaguire_420_220 .jpg" alt="JERRY MAGUIRE
There was a tie for the fourth spot between Tom Cruise's troubled sport agent turn in Jerry Maguire and Martin Scorsese's acclaimed boxing classic Raging Bull. The 1996 film Jerry Maguire is about a sports agent who puts his philosophy to test after he is fired for expressing a moral epiphany." />
JERRY MAGUIRE
There was a tie for the fourth spot between Tom Cruise's troubled sport agent turn in Jerry Maguire and Martin Scorsese's acclaimed boxing classic Raging Bull. The 1996 film Jerry Maguire is about a sports agent who puts his philosophy to test after he is fired for expressing a moral epiphany.[/caption]

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5/ 10
[caption id=<img class="size-full wp-image-757169" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/ragingbull_420_220 .jpg" alt="RAGING BULL
This 1980 Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci starrer is about an emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it. The film won two Oscars." /> RAGING BULL
This 1980 Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci starrer is about an emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it. The film won two Oscars.[/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_757169"]<img class="size-full wp-image-757169" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/ragingbull_420_220 .jpg" alt="RAGING BULL
This 1980 Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci starrer is about an emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it. The film won two Oscars." />
RAGING BULL
This 1980 Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci starrer is about an emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it. The film won two Oscars.[/caption]">
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[caption id="attachment_757169"]<img class="size-full wp-image-757169" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/ragingbull_420_220 .jpg" alt="RAGING BULL
This 1980 Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci starrer is about an emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it. The film won two Oscars." />
RAGING BULL
This 1980 Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci starrer is about an emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it. The film won two Oscars.[/caption]

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6/ 10
[caption id=<img class="size-full wp-image-757170" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/milliondollarbaby_420_220 .jpg" alt="MILLION DOLLAR BABY
Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby took the third place. The 2004 movie is about a hardened trainer-cum-manager (Eastwood) who works with a determined woman (Hilary Swank) in her attempt to establish herself as a boxer. Swank won the Oscar for Best Actress for her portrayal of a struggling boxer in the film and Eastwood won the Oscar for Best Director." /> MILLION DOLLAR BABY
Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby took the third place. The 2004 movie is about a hardened trainer-cum-manager (Eastwood) who works with a determined woman (Hilary Swank) in her attempt to establish herself as a boxer. Swank won the Oscar for Best Actress for her portrayal of a struggling boxer in the film and Eastwood won the Oscar for Best Director.[/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_757170"]<img class="size-full wp-image-757170" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/milliondollarbaby_420_220 .jpg" alt="MILLION DOLLAR BABY
Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby took the third place. The 2004 movie is about a hardened trainer-cum-manager (Eastwood) who works with a determined woman (Hilary Swank) in her attempt to establish herself as a boxer. Swank won the Oscar for Best Actress for her portrayal of a struggling boxer in the film and Eastwood won the Oscar for Best Director." />
MILLION DOLLAR BABY
Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby took the third place. The 2004 movie is about a hardened trainer-cum-manager (Eastwood) who works with a determined woman (Hilary Swank) in her attempt to establish herself as a boxer. Swank won the Oscar for Best Actress for her portrayal of a struggling boxer in the film and Eastwood won the Oscar for Best Director.[/caption]">
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[caption id="attachment_757170"]<img class="size-full wp-image-757170" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/milliondollarbaby_420_220 .jpg" alt="MILLION DOLLAR BABY
Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby took the third place. The 2004 movie is about a hardened trainer-cum-manager (Eastwood) who works with a determined woman (Hilary Swank) in her attempt to establish herself as a boxer. Swank won the Oscar for Best Actress for her portrayal of a struggling boxer in the film and Eastwood won the Oscar for Best Director." />
MILLION DOLLAR BABY
Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby took the third place. The 2004 movie is about a hardened trainer-cum-manager (Eastwood) who works with a determined woman (Hilary Swank) in her attempt to establish herself as a boxer. Swank won the Oscar for Best Actress for her portrayal of a struggling boxer in the film and Eastwood won the Oscar for Best Director.[/caption]

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7/ 10
[caption id=<img class="size-full wp-image-757171" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/coolrunnings_420_220 .jpg" alt="COOL RUNNINGS
The second position went to Cool Runnings. This 1993 flick is a comedy and is based on a true story about the first Jamaican Bobsled team trying to make it to the Winter Olympics. " /> COOL RUNNINGS
The second position went to Cool Runnings. This 1993 flick is a comedy and is based on a true story about the first Jamaican Bobsled team trying to make it to the Winter Olympics. [/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_757171"]<img class="size-full wp-image-757171" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/coolrunnings_420_220 .jpg" alt="COOL RUNNINGS
The second position went to Cool Runnings. This 1993 flick is a comedy and is based on a true story about the first Jamaican Bobsled team trying to make it to the Winter Olympics. " />
COOL RUNNINGS
The second position went to Cool Runnings. This 1993 flick is a comedy and is based on a true story about the first Jamaican Bobsled team trying to make it to the Winter Olympics. [/caption]">
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[caption id="attachment_757171"]<img class="size-full wp-image-757171" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/coolrunnings_420_220 .jpg" alt="COOL RUNNINGS
The second position went to Cool Runnings. This 1993 flick is a comedy and is based on a true story about the first Jamaican Bobsled team trying to make it to the Winter Olympics. " />
COOL RUNNINGS
The second position went to Cool Runnings. This 1993 flick is a comedy and is based on a true story about the first Jamaican Bobsled team trying to make it to the Winter Olympics. [/caption]

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8/ 10
[caption id=<img class="size-full wp-image-757172" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/rockybalboa_420_220 .jpg" alt="ROCKY
Sylvestor Stallone's hit film Rocky has been named the best ever sports film in a poll by movie buffs. The 1976 boxing classic, which stars Stallone as an underdog battling to become the world champion heavyweight, won 20 per cent of the vote in a survey by lovefilm.com." /> ROCKY
Sylvestor Stallone's hit film Rocky has been named the best ever sports film in a poll by movie buffs. The 1976 boxing classic, which stars Stallone as an underdog battling to become the world champion heavyweight, won 20 per cent of the vote in a survey by lovefilm.com.[/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_757172"]<img class="size-full wp-image-757172" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/rockybalboa_420_220 .jpg" alt="ROCKY
Sylvestor Stallone's hit film Rocky has been named the best ever sports film in a poll by movie buffs. The 1976 boxing classic, which stars Stallone as an underdog battling to become the world champion heavyweight, won 20 per cent of the vote in a survey by lovefilm.com." />
ROCKY
Sylvestor Stallone's hit film Rocky has been named the best ever sports film in a poll by movie buffs. The 1976 boxing classic, which stars Stallone as an underdog battling to become the world champion heavyweight, won 20 per cent of the vote in a survey by lovefilm.com.[/caption]">
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[caption id="attachment_757172"]<img class="size-full wp-image-757172" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/rockybalboa_420_220 .jpg" alt="ROCKY
Sylvestor Stallone's hit film Rocky has been named the best ever sports film in a poll by movie buffs. The 1976 boxing classic, which stars Stallone as an underdog battling to become the world champion heavyweight, won 20 per cent of the vote in a survey by lovefilm.com." />
ROCKY
Sylvestor Stallone's hit film Rocky has been named the best ever sports film in a poll by movie buffs. The 1976 boxing classic, which stars Stallone as an underdog battling to become the world champion heavyweight, won 20 per cent of the vote in a survey by lovefilm.com.[/caption]

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9/ 10
[caption id=<img class="size-full wp-image-757173" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/caddyshack_420_220 .jpg" alt="CADDYSHACK
Caddyshack came tenth in the poll. This 1980, Slobs Vs Snobs flick stars Michael O'Keefe who will do anything to get a college scholarship — even if it means playing golf with snobs to win one." /> CADDYSHACK
Caddyshack came tenth in the poll. This 1980, Slobs Vs Snobs flick stars Michael O'Keefe who will do anything to get a college scholarship — even if it means playing golf with snobs to win one.[/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_757173"]<img class="size-full wp-image-757173" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/caddyshack_420_220 .jpg" alt="CADDYSHACK
Caddyshack came tenth in the poll. This 1980, Slobs Vs Snobs flick stars Michael O'Keefe who will do anything to get a college scholarship — even if it means playing golf with snobs to win one." />
CADDYSHACK
Caddyshack came tenth in the poll. This 1980, Slobs Vs Snobs flick stars Michael O'Keefe who will do anything to get a college scholarship — even if it means playing golf with snobs to win one.[/caption]">
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[caption id="attachment_757173"]<img class="size-full wp-image-757173" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/caddyshack_420_220 .jpg" alt="CADDYSHACK
Caddyshack came tenth in the poll. This 1980, Slobs Vs Snobs flick stars Michael O'Keefe who will do anything to get a college scholarship — even if it means playing golf with snobs to win one." />
CADDYSHACK
Caddyshack came tenth in the poll. This 1980, Slobs Vs Snobs flick stars Michael O'Keefe who will do anything to get a college scholarship — even if it means playing golf with snobs to win one.[/caption]

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10/ 10
[caption id=<img class="size-full wp-image-757174" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/chariotsoffire_420_220 .jpg" alt="CHARIOTS OF FIRE
Chariots Of Fire (1981) came eighth in the poll. The film is based on the true story of two British track stars, Howard Abrahams and Eric Liddell, who ran in the 1924 Olympics. Directed by Hugh Hudson, the film received four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Score, and a Golden Globe for best Foreign Film." /> CHARIOTS OF FIRE
Chariots Of Fire (1981) came eighth in the poll. The film is based on the true story of two British track stars, Howard Abrahams and Eric Liddell, who ran in the 1924 Olympics. Directed by Hugh Hudson, the film received four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Score, and a Golden Globe for best Foreign Film.[/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_757174"]<img class="size-full wp-image-757174" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/chariotsoffire_420_220 .jpg" alt="CHARIOTS OF FIRE
Chariots Of Fire (1981) came eighth in the poll. The film is based on the true story of two British track stars, Howard Abrahams and Eric Liddell, who ran in the 1924 Olympics. Directed by Hugh Hudson, the film received four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Score, and a Golden Globe for best Foreign Film." />
CHARIOTS OF FIRE
Chariots Of Fire (1981) came eighth in the poll. The film is based on the true story of two British track stars, Howard Abrahams and Eric Liddell, who ran in the 1924 Olympics. Directed by Hugh Hudson, the film received four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Score, and a Golden Globe for best Foreign Film.[/caption]">
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[caption id="attachment_757174"]<img class="size-full wp-image-757174" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/chariotsoffire_420_220 .jpg" alt="CHARIOTS OF FIRE
Chariots Of Fire (1981) came eighth in the poll. The film is based on the true story of two British track stars, Howard Abrahams and Eric Liddell, who ran in the 1924 Olympics. Directed by Hugh Hudson, the film received four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Score, and a Golden Globe for best Foreign Film." />
CHARIOTS OF FIRE
Chariots Of Fire (1981) came eighth in the poll. The film is based on the true story of two British track stars, Howard Abrahams and Eric Liddell, who ran in the 1924 Olympics. Directed by Hugh Hudson, the film received four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Score, and a Golden Globe for best Foreign Film.[/caption]

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