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Top 50 Sports Movies as chosen by Sports Illustrated

1. Bull Durham (1988) Comedy BUL

2. Rocky (1976) Drama ROC

3. Raging Bull (1980) Drama RAG

4. Hoop Dreams (1994) Documentary HOO

5. Slap Shot (1977) Comedy SLA

6. Hoosiers (1986) Drama HOO

7. Olympia (1936) Document OLY

8. Breaking Away (1979) Comedy BRE

9. Chariots of Fire (1981) Drama CHA

10. When We Were Kings (1996) Document WHE

11. Bang the Drum Slowly (1973) Drama BAN

12. Dogtown and Z-Boys (2002) Document DOG

13. A League of their Own (1992) Comedy LEA

14. The Freshman (1925) Available through interloan

15. The Endless Summer (1966) Documentary END

16. North Dallas Forty (1979) Comedy NOR

17. Brian's Song (1971)
Drama BRI

18. Caddyshack (1980) Comedy CAD

19. Downhill Racer (1969) Drama DOW

20. Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962) Drama REQ

21. Pumping Iron (1977) Documentary PUM

22. The Set-Up (1949) Drama SET

23. The Hustler (1961) Drama HUS

24. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) Drama SEA

25. Horse Feathers (1932) Comedy MAR (part of the Marx Brothers collection)

26. The Bad News Bears (1976) Comedy BAD

27. National Velvet (1944) Drama NAT

28. Eight Men Out (1988) Drama EIG

29. Rollerball (1975) SciFi/Horror ROL

30. The Rookie (2002) Drama ROO

31. Baseball (Ken Burns documentary) (1994) Upper Level 796.3571B

32. Vision Quest (1985) Available through interloan

33. Fat City (1972) Drama FAT

34. Everybody's All-American (1988) Available through interloan

35. Million Dollar Legs (1932) Comedy MIL

36. Jerry Maguire (1996) Comedy JER

37. The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (1971) Unavailable

38. Field of Dreams (1989) Drama FIE

39. The Harder They Fall (1956) Available through interloan

40. The Longest Yard (1974) Drama LON

41. Remember the Titans (2000) Drama REM

42. The Pride of the Yankees (1942) Drama PRI

43. Fists of Fury (1971) Adventure FIS

44. The Deadliest Season (1977) Unavailable

45. Grand Prix (1966) Adventure GRA

46. Any Given Sunday (1999) Drama ANY

47. It Happens Every Spring (1949) Comedy IT

48. The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976) Comedy BIN

49. Phar Lap (1983) Unavailable

50. Best in Show (2000) Comedy BES

 

Additonal Choices:

Friday Night Lights (2004) Drama FRI

Invincible (2006) Drama INV

We are Marshall (2006) Drama WE

Facing the Giants (2006) Drama FAC

Leatherheads (2007) Comedy LEA

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) Comedy TAL

Million Dollar Baby (2004) Drama MIL

Cinderella Man (2005) Drama CIN

Green Street Hooligans (2005) Drama GRE

Resurrecting the Champ (2007) Drama RES

Miracle (2004) Drama MIR

Nacho Libre (2006) Comedy NAC

Rudy (2002) Drama RUD