With the release of Ron Howard’s new F1 film, Rush, some are searching their memories for other great sport flicks.
Bill Simmons casts his votes here
Speaking of F1, if you haven’t seen it check out Senna.
Golf? Forget Happy Gilmore and Tin Cup, nothing can top Legend of Bagger Vance strives to tap into the spiritual element of golf every real golfer senses and is so wonderfully depicted in Golf in the Kingdom. The book is one of my favorites, but the movie? This is one they should have just left alone.
Forcing a sports fan to decide on one favorite movie is like asking what’s your favorite all-time player for the hometown MLB team, or favorite golf course, etc. We shouldn’t have to pick just one when there are so many greats.
One of my favorites – and it gives me chills to think of it – is “When We Were Kings” about Ali and Foreman and the rumble in the jungle.
What are your favorites? Why?