Friday, January 20, 2006

Hit yourself in the head with a hammer. Then rent one of these sports movies for Saturday night.

Battlefield Baseball (2003) -- Described as a low-budget zombie sports musical comedy.

The Iron Ladies (2000) -- Described as an exuberant comedy about the journey of a volleyball team composed largely of transsexuals, drag queens, and effeminate gay men to the 1996 Thai male championships.

The Iron Ladies (2003) -- Cuz they just had so darn much fun making the first one.

The Replacements (2000) -- Keanu Reeves as a football player.

4 comments:

Graham said...

Try 'Frankenhooker' if you can find it.
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Amazon has it -- not a sports movie, unless hookers are your favorite sport (sorry) --

Plot Synopsis:
A medical school dropout loses his fiancée in a tragic lawnmower incident, and decides to bring her back. Unfortunately, he was only able to save her head, so he goes to the red light district in the city and lures prostitutes into a hotel room so he can get parts for his girlfriend.

ps. When Graham visits, it shows up as "Dingle" rather than "Liverpool" -- Insert your own Junior High School joke here.

Ben Heller said...

What about the incredibly bad sports movies.

Escape To Victory.

Bend It Like Beckham.

Wimbledon
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While "Bend It Like Beckham" sounds like porn, it's not. Probably would have been better if it had been.

Plot: The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism by running off to Germany with a football team (soccer in America).

As best I can tell, the movie has nothing to do with David Beckham, English footballer and media celebrity, except for capitalizing on his name.

The Phoenix said...

Here are a couple of my favorite sports movies:

Rudy
Hoosiers
The Natural
Field of Dreams
League of Their Own
Rocky I, II, III
Karate Kid
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I know someone who was in Rudy, in one of the crowd scenes.

Field of Dreams is must see when it is on TV -- on tape or DVD it don't seem as interesting -- maybe that's just me.

I would reorganize your list:
The Natural
Field of Dreams
League of Their Own
gap
Hoosiers
Rocky I
gap
Rudy
Karate Kid
gap
Rocky II and III

stan said...

I actually liked The Replacements...the scene when the players are in jail and Orlando Jones cheers everyone up by singing "I Will Survive", then everyone starts dancing to it, is worth the rental price.