If you’re in the same boat as us, you’re missing sports. A lot. However, here are some ways to fill the sports void during this time. These are Taryn Tempel and Kevin Romary’s top picks for sports movies to watch during quarantine.
Tempel’s Top 5 Sports Movies
Michael Jordan + The Looney Tunes. The duo we never we knew we needed. A timeless classic for all ages.
Friday Night Lights
If you love high school football, you’ll enjoy this drama-filled movie that follows a small-town Texas football team and their dedicated hometown fans.
Remember the Titans
This movie is set during the 70s, and highlights the struggles and triumphs of an integrated high school football team in Virginia. You’ll laugh, cry and feel inspired.
Conor McGregor: Notorious
As a big fan of mixed martial arts, I had to include this one. This documentary gives a look in to the life of Conor McGregor and his rise to UFC stardom.
All I wanted in life was to be as cool as “Ice Box.” I watched this movie with my brothers over and over on our VCR (I feel old). Speaking of old, keep reading to see Kevin’s top 5!
Romary’s Top 5 Sports Movies
Are these the most well-acted, Academy Award winning movies about sports ever filmed? No. But that’s not the point. The point is, they are clearly better than Taryn’s picks! Here’s a look at the top 5 movies that I can’t turn away from when I’m flipping trough the channels. As it turns out, that happens to be quite a lot these days. If you don’t like the list, well, ”you’re a tremendous slouch.”
King of Kong
If you grew up in the 80s and did not play video games at Chuck E. Cheese or Putt-Putt Golf and Games, what exactly were you doing? This documentary chronicles the best Donkey Kong players alive. As it turns out, one is a good dude. The other, well, he’s not.
What’s a top movies list without an animal flick? True story of tiny Seabiscuit taking down War Admiral in a match race in 1938. Whatever happened to match races? We could all use one of those right now, couldn’t we? Maybe American Pharoah versus Justify?
Ain’t nothin’ funnier than the pool scene. Squints pulls off one of the best kid gags of all time. Long live Wendy Peffercorn.
Partly true. Partly made up for Hollywood. But, come on, Jimmy Chitwood misses only three shots in the entire movie! That’s, like, two less than Udoka Azubuike missed this past season!
Is there a movie that is more widely quoted than this one? If you’re a golfer over the age of 40, this is most likely number one on your list. If you’re not, well, “Get your foot off the boat!”