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Great Sports Movies for Family Movie Night

”Times;”>Movie nights are a great way for the family to spend some down time together. Sports movies are perfect for family movie nights. So grab some popcorn and some movies below that are related to your family’s favorite sport(s) and enjoy your night.

Bowling

The Flintstones: Although bowling is not the main theme of the movie, the stone age bowling scenes are something every bowler can be awed by.

Alley Cats Strike: This Disney movie features a group of outcast kids that love to bowl. They end up competing for their school against the school’s rivals.

Basketball

Air Bud: This movie is about a dog that can play basketball and helps out his owner’s school team.

Like Mike : An orphan happens upon a pair of Michael Jordon’s shoes. He becomes an amazing player just by wearing the “magic” shoes.

Baseball

The Sandlot: This movie is about a group of kids spending their summer playing baseball, lose a valuable ball over the fence, and their struggle to get it back. There is also a sequel, The Sandlot 2, about girls taking over the field to play softball.

Field of Dreams: “Build it and they will come” is the famous quote from the movie. In this movie a man builds a baseball field in his corn field for the ghosts of past baseball players, in particular the Black Sox, to play on.

Hockey

The Mighty Ducks : A lawyer ends up coaching a lousy peewee hockey team after being ordered by the court to do community service. He turns the team around creating champions. In the sequel, D2: The Mighty Ducks , the same team join with great young hockey players from around the world to form Team USA for the Junior Goodwill Games. In the second sequel, D3: The Mighty Ducks, the Team USA players get scholarships for a Prep School and a new coach.

Soccer

Air Bud: World Pup: This movie is about a dog that can play soccer.

The Big Green: Similar to The Mighty Ducks, but uncoordinated kids learning to play soccer together as a team.

Football

Radio: Touching story of a developmentally challenged man and his being involved with a high school football team.

Remember the Titans : A movie about a high school football team being racially desegregated.

Olympics

Cool Runnings (Bobsledding): The story of the first Jamaican bobsledding team to make it to the Winter Olympics.

Miracle (Hockey): The movie version of the 1980 USA hockey team’s road to miraculously winning the gold over the Russians.

Golf

The Greatest Game Ever Played : A movie version of the 1913 US Open following Francis Ouimet’s rise to beat Henry Vardon, the heavy favorite.

 

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