Hey guys, need a sports fix on date night?
Here are some sports based movies that your girls will love too.
Often times, guys are asked to watch sappy love stories with our wives or girlfriends, when all we want is to keep filling our heads with useless sports images. So, what do we do? Well, in order for sports movies to have broad commercial appeal, often times there are love stories, or heart-string-tugging plots to make them great movies for the ladies as well.
This list is a list of great movies, that, in addition to a sports plot, they include a romantic, comedic, or dramatic sub-plot that will appeal to her as well.
10 -For Love of the Game - Billy Chapel, a veteran pitcher for a sub-par team, must choose between two loves. Could his final moment in the spotlight be the most significant moment of his life? Released 1999 - Starring Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston - Rated PG-13
9 - Bull Durham - Nuke, a young wild fire-baller, finds himself mentored by two people who have equal love for the game, but have in manifest in different ways. Crash, the career minor leaguer tries to teach Nuke respect for the game, while the sensual Annie has a different take on what makes a ballplayer special. Released 1988 - Starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins - Rated R
8 - Cool Runnings - Based on a true story, 4 Jamaican men and a shamed former American Olympian come together in an attempt to do the unthinkable. With little support from the international community, these 5 men navigate their way through the twists and turns to become the first Jamaican bobsled team. Released 1993 - Starring John Candy, Leon, Doug E Doug - Rated PG
7 - Hoosiers - Coach Norman Dale, who has a rough past, and the local drunk, work to bring a group of young men from a small town together to form a championship contending basketball team. The team finds itself facing incredible odds, not only on the court, but off as well. Released 1986 - Starring Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper - Rated PG
6 - Major League - This slapstick comedy with a hint of romance portrays a group of ragtag baseball players put together by an owner looking to move the team. Rookies with issues, former all-stars with egos, and crusty vets well past their primes have to find a way to make their season a success. Released 1989 - Starring Tom Berenger, Charlee Sheen, Corbin Bernsen - Rated R
5 - Miracle - This biopic of the inspirational 1980 US Men's Olympic Hockey team is as tear inducing as it gets. Herb Brooks chooses a team of players that many thought to be sub-par, with the goal of defeating the intimidating Soviet Union hockey team. With doubters both outside and inside the locker room, this team is forced to come together to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. Released 2004 - Starring Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Noah Emmerich - Rated PG
4 - Remember the Titans - In the racially tense early 1970s Alexandria, VA, Coaches Herman Boone and Bill Yoast must find a way to bring their players and their town together to chase a single goal. Loosly based on true events. Released 2000 - Starring Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst - Rated PG
3 - 61* - Based on actual events, 61* follows teammates Micky Mantle and Roger Maris as they aim to break Babe Ruth's single season home run record of 60. The insider's look at how the media can create a darling and a goat, and the effect such a creation can have on the human spirit. Released 2001 - Starring Barry Pepper, Thomas Jane, Bruce McGill - Rated TV-MA
2 - Rocky - Rocky Balboa, a nobody boxer from Philly gets his chance at love and at the champ. All Rocky wants is self respect, and his shot at Apollo offers that chance. Released 1976 - Starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young - Rated PG
1 - Field of Dreams
Disagree? Did I leave one off, or put them in the wrong order? Let me know.