Tuesday, 9 August 2011

CRAIG'S TOP 10 GENRE SERIES - SPORT

“Films that have a sports setting, event, and/or athlete that are central and predominant in the story.


#1. CINDERELLA MAN - 2005
Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Russell Crowe, Renee Zellweger, Paul Giamatti


#2. HOOSIERS - 1986
 Director: David Anspaugh
Starring: Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey


#3. SEABISCUIT - 2003
 Director: Gary Ross
Starring: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper


#4. CHARIOTS OF FIRE - 1981
 Director: Hugh Hudson
Starring: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Ian Holm


#5. ROCKY - 1976
 Director: John G. Avildsen
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith



#6. THE DAMNED UNITED - 2009
 Director: Tom Hooper
Starring: Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Jim Broadbent


#7. THE FIGHTER - 2010
Director: David O. Russell
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo


#8. THE BLIND SIDE - 2009
Director: John Lee Hancock
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron


#9. BREAKING AWAY - 1979
 Director: Peter Yates
Starring: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earl Haley


#10. RAGING BULL - 1980
 Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty

Again, this is probably one of the best lists I could make though disappointingly I chose to snub sport comedies like Happy Gilmore and Mike Bassett on the essence that while both films were worthy of recognition on a sports list, I felt it would easier to go for more serious films hence their absence on here. Cinderella Man was a easy winner here, probably one of my top 5 which you'll all be able to see soon, it's a wonderful, triumphant film that deserves more support. Hoosiers is also a worthy film that not many Brits have seen, worth checking out!

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