Ayecarumba
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April 27th, 2019 at 1:11:15 PM permalink
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The Wrestler was a great movie , regardless of whether one considers wrestling to be a real sport



Nacho Libre was better.
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April 27th, 2019 at 1:14:20 PM permalink
Hunger Games

Death race

Rollerball
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Ayecarumba
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April 27th, 2019 at 1:20:18 PM permalink
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Good pull. One of the only movies I watched in '18. Was terribly pleased.

Hockey: Miracle
Baseball: Sandlot
Golf: Tin Cup
Basketball: White Man Can't Jump (but can score Rosie Perez so who cares)
Football: Concussion
Street Racing: The Wraith
Stock Car Racing: Stroker Ace
Bobsled Racing: Cool Runnings
Race against the clock: Vanishing Point
Martial Arts: Bloodsport/ Lionheart (it's the same movie)
Boxing: Ali
Soccer: Ladybugs
Video Games: King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters (f@#$ you Billy Mitchell you rat cheat lookin like an extra from Miami Vice)
Tennis: 404 ERROR
Dance: Saturday Night Fever
Arm Wrestling: Over the Top
Wrestling: The Wrestler
Dodgeball: Dodgeball



If you want to see the ultimate martial arts movie, watch “Enter the Dragon”. It established a genre that is still being used today (including Bloodsport/Lionheart). “The Karate Kid” (with Ralph Maccio and Pat Morita) is a distant second.

For a good under the radar movie, look for “Redbelt”. It’s a drama with the actor who was Tim “The Toolman” Taylor on the TV show “Home Improvement”.
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April 27th, 2019 at 1:58:14 PM permalink
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The Wrestler was a great movie , regardless of whether one considers wrestling to be a real sport



I don't think it's technically a sport but those guys are definitely athletes.
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April 27th, 2019 at 7:27:26 PM permalink
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If you want to see the ultimate martial arts movie, watch “Enter the Dragon”. It established a genre that is still being used today (including Bloodsport/Lionheart). “The Karate Kid” (with Ralph Maccio and Pat Morita) is a distant second.



Oh, aye. Remember "Cat's Pajamas"? 3-ish years old, remember watching it with pops after "Benny Hill" and "Tales from the Crypt". All sorts of old school karate movies, all night long.

But none have that sweet, sweet 80s cheese that Van Damme achieved.
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April 27th, 2019 at 10:17:42 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Hunger Games

Death race

Rollerball



You forgot to write (1975) after "Rollerball". That's very important. The original is one of my all time favorite movies, but the remake is disappointing trash that should have never been made.

I made a joke this week that this was only a minor penalty in "Rollerball". The movie happened to be on the same night that Golden Knights choked Game 7 after that bad major penalty call.



As for other sports, I generally like comedies, so...

Hockey: Slapshot
Basketball: BASEketball (lol)
Football: The Waterboy
Baseball: Major League
Golf: Caddyshack
Bowling: Kingpin
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April 27th, 2019 at 11:51:58 PM permalink
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Bowling: Kingpin



Damn. How'd we get this far without someone mentioning Kingpin?
Ayecarumba
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April 27th, 2019 at 11:58:33 PM permalink
Quote: Face

Oh, aye. Remember "Cat's Pajamas"? 3-ish years old, remember watching it with pops after "Benny Hill" and "Tales from the Crypt". All sorts of old school karate movies, all night long.

But none have that sweet, sweet 80s cheese that Van Damme achieved.


Hehe... Does anyone really need to see Van Damme do the splits... again?

I love action flicks, but the films on this list should have a “sport” competition in them. There are thousands of avenging the death of someone martial arts films, but not all of them use a tournament as a key plot device.

Remember the “Fist Full of Yen” bit from “Kentucky Fried Movie”? That was some good stuff.
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Ayecarumba
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April 28th, 2019 at 12:00:12 AM permalink
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Damn. How'd we get this far without someone mentioning Kingpin?



Hehe, Maybe because everyone is thinking of “The Big Lebowski” instead?
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April 28th, 2019 at 12:08:30 AM permalink
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Hunger Games

Death race

Rollerball



If the “sport” is fighting for your life, then how about the foreign film Hunger Games is based on, “Battle Royale”?
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