We’ve been talking about sports camps and it occurred to us that we baby boomers have some favorite sports movies, many in our own home video collection. There’re many other sports and movies we haven’t mentioned, and lots of great sports movies websites online that include some of our choices. Our list should have you reminiscing about your all-time favorite sports flicks, and have you hankering for a soda, box of popcorn and Dots!

Baseball Movies

1942 Pride of the Yankees Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright

1949 The Stratton Story Jimmy Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Morgan

1957 Fear Strikes Out Anthony Perkins, Karl Malden

1973 Bang the Drum Slowly Michael Moriarty, Robert De Niro

1976 The Bad News Bears Walter Matthau, Tatum O’Neal

1984 The Natural Robert Redford, Glenn Close, Robert Duvall

1988 Bull Durham Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon

1989 Field of Dreams Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta

1992 A League of Their Own Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna

1999 For Love of the Game Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston

Basketball Movies

1960 Tall Story Anthony Perkins, Jane Fonda

1961 The Absent-Minded Professor Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn

1973 Maurie Bernie Casey, Bo Svenson

1982 That Championship Season Bruce Dern, Stacy Keach, Robert Mitchum, Martin Sheen, Paul Sorvino

1986 Hoosiers Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper

1994 The Air Up There Kevin Bacon, Charles Gitonga Maina

1994 Hoop Dreams Documentary William Gates, Arthur Agee

1995 Basketball Diaries Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco

1999 The Basket Peter Coyote, Karen Allen

2000 Finding Forrester Sean Connery, Rob Brown

Football Movies

1971 Brian’s Song Billy Dee Williams, James Caan

1974 The Longest Yard Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert

1978 Heaven Can Wait Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, James Mason

1993 Rudy Sean Astin, Charles S. Dutton, Ned Beatty

1996 Jerry Maguire Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renee Zellweger

1999 Any Given Sunday Al Pacino, Aaron Eckhart, Dennis Quaid, James Woods

2000 Remember the Titans Denzel Washington, Craig Kirkwood, Will Patton

2003 Radio Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Alfre Woodard

2006 We Are Marshall Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, Ian McShane

2009 The Blind Side Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Kathy Bates, Quinton Aaron

Golf Movies

1951 Follow the Sun Glenn Ford, Anne Baxter

1952 Pat and Mike Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn

1980 Caddyshack Rodney Dangerfield, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray

1988 Dead Solid Perfect Randy Quaid, Kathryn Harrold, Jack Warden

1996 Tin Cup Kevin Costner, Rene Russo

1996 Happy Gilmore Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen

2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance Will Smith, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron

2001 A Gentleman’s Game Mason Gamble, Gary Sinise

2004 Bobby Jones – Stroke of Genius Jim Caviezel

2005 The Greatest Game Ever Played Shia LeBeouf, Stephen Dillane, Bill Paxton

Soccer Movies

1981 Victory Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine, Max von Sydow, Pele

1996 When Saturday Comes Sean Bean, Emily Lloyd, Pete Postlethwaite

2000 A Shot at Glory Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Ally McCoist, Brian Cox

2001 Shaolin Soccer Stephen Chow, Ng Man Tat, Patrick Tse, Wong Yat-fei

2002 Bend it Like Beckham Parminder Nagra, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Keira Knightley

2005 Goal! The Dream Begins Leonardo Guerra, Tony Plana, Kuno Becker, Stephen Dillane

2006 Once in a Lifetime – The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos Documentary Matt Dillon, Pele, Giorgio Chinaglia

2007 Gracie Carly Schroeder, Elisabeth Shue, Dermot Mulroney, Andrew Shue

2008 Kicking It Documentary Narrated by Colin Farrell

2009 The Damned United Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Jim Broadbent

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