Must See Sports Movies and Must Read Books:

Movies

    • All the Right Moves (PG, 1983)
      • Starring Tom Cruise, Leah Thompson, Craig T. Nelson
    • The Bad News Bears (PG, 1976)
      • Starring: Walter Matthau, Tatum .Neal
    • Bang the Drum Slowly (Rating*: PG, 1973)
      • Starring: Michael Moriarity and Robert De Niro
    • The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings (PG, 1976)
      • Starring: Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, and Richard Pryor
    • Breaking Away (PG, 1979)
      • Starring: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, and Daniel Stern
    • Brian's Song (G, 1971)
      • Starring: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, and JackWarden
    • The Color of Money (R, 1986)
      • Starring: Paul Newman and Tom Cruise
    • Days of Thunder (PG, 1990)
      • Starring: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall
    • Downhill Racer (PG, 1969)
      • Starring: Robert Redford and Gene Hackman
    • Eight Men Out (PG, 1988)
      • Starring: Charlie Scheen, John Cusak, David Straiharn
    • Endless Summer (not rated, 1966)
      • Starring: Mike Hynson and Robert August
    • Everybod.s All American (R, 1988)
      • Starring: Dennis Quaid, John Goodman, Jessica Lange, Timothy Hutton
    • Field of Dreams (PG, 1989)
      • Starring: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, and Burt Lancaster
    • Friday Night Lights (PG, 2004)
      • Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Lucas Black, Garrett Hedlund, Derek Luke
    • Goal! The Dream Begins (PG, 2006)
      • Starring: Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola
    • Hoop Dreams (PG-13, 1994)
      • Starring: William Gates, Arthur Agee, and Emma Gates
    • Hoosiers (PG, 1986)
      • Starring: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, and Dennis Hopper
    • The Hustler (not rated, 1961)
      • Starring: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, and Piper Laurie
    • The Longest Yard (R, 1974)
      • Starring: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter
    • Jerry Maguire (R, 1996)
      • Starring: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Rene Zellwiger
    • Miracle (PG, 2004)
      • Starring: Kurt Russell, Gavin O’Connor, Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson,
    • A League of Their Own (PG, 1992)
      • Starring: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, and Madonna
    • Any Given Sunday (R, 1999)
      • Starring: Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Ann-Margret, Bill Bellamy, Cameron Diaz
    • Million Dollar Baby (R, 2004)
      • Starring: Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank
    • The Natural (PG, 1984)
      • Starring: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, and Glenn Close
    • Pride of the Yankees (not rated, 1942)
      • Starring: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, and Babe Ruth (as himself)
    • Pumping Iron (Documentary, 1977)
      • Starring: Arnold Schwartzenegger
    • Raging Bull (R, 1980)
      • Starring: , Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci,
    • The Rookie (PG, 2002)
      • Starring: John Lee Hancock, Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths
    • Remember the Titans (PG, 2000)
      • Starring: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, and Wood Harris
    • Requiem for a Heavyweight (not rated, 1962)
      • Starring: Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Julie Harris, and Mickey Rooney
    • Rocky (PG, 1976)
      • Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, and Burgess Meredith
    • Rudy (PG, 1993)
      • Starring: Sean Astin, John Favreau, Ned Beatty
    • Seabiscuit (PG-13, 2003)
      • Starring: Jeff Bridges and Chris Cooper
    • Slapshot (R, 1977)
      • Starring: Paul Newman, Strother Martin, Michael Ontkean
    • 61 (NR, 2001)
      • Starring: Barry Pepper, Thomas Jane, Anthony Michael Hall, Richard Masur
    • When We Were Kings ( Documentary, 1996)
      • Muhammad Ali
    • Without Limits (PG-13, 1998)
    • Starring: Billy Crudup and Donald Sutherland

Books

    • Days of Thunder (PG, 1990)
      • Starring: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall
    • Downhill Racer (PG, 1969)
      • Starring: Robert Redford and Gene Hackman
    • Eight Men Out (PG, 1988)
      • Starring: Charlie Scheen, John Cusak, David Straiharn
    • Endless Summer (not rated, 1966)
      • Starring: Mike Hynson and Robert August
    • Everybod.s All American (R, 1988)
      • Starring: Dennis Quaid, John Goodman, Jessica Lange, Timothy Hutton
    • Field of Dreams (PG, 1989)
      • Starring: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, and Burt Lancaster
    • Friday Night Lights (PG, 2004)
      • Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Lucas Black, Garrett Hedlund, Derek Luke
    • Hoop Dreams (PG-13, 1994)
      • Starring: William Gates, Arthur Agee, and Emma Gates
    • Hoosiers (PG, 1986)
      • Starring: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, and Dennis Hopper
    • The Hustler (not rated, 1961)
      • Starring: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, and Piper Laurie
    • The Longest Yard (R, 1974)
      • Starring: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter
    • Jerry Maguire (R, 1996)
      • Starring: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Rene Zellwiger
    • Miracle (PG, 2004)
      • Starring: Kurt Russell, Gavin O’Connor, Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson,
    • A League of Their Own (PG, 1992)
      • Starring: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, and Madonna
    • Any Given Sunday (R, 1999)
      • Starring: Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Ann-Margret, Bill Bellamy, Cameron Diaz
    • Million Dollar Baby (R, 2004)
      • Starring: Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank
    • The Natural (PG, 1984)
      • Starring: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, and Glenn Close
    • Pride of the Yankees (not rated, 1942)
      • Starring: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, and Babe Ruth (as himself)
    • Pumping Iron (Documentary, 1977)
      • Starring: Arnold Schwartzenegger
    • Raging Bull (R, 1980)
      • Starring: , Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci,
    • The Rookie (PG, 2002)
      • Starring: John Lee Hancock, Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths
    • Remember the Titans (PG, 2000)
      • Starring: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, and Wood Harris
    • Requiem for a Heavyweight (not rated, 1962)
      • Starring: Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Julie Harris, and Mickey Rooney
    • Rocky (PG, 1976)
      • Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, and Burgess Meredith
    • Rudy (PG, 1993)
      • Starring: Sean Astin, John Favreau, Ned Beatty
    • Seabiscuit (PG-13, 2003)
      • Starring: Jeff Bridges and Chris Cooper
    • Slapshot (R, 1977)
      • Starring: Paul Newman, Strother Martin, Michael Ontkean
    • 61 (NR, 2001)
      • Starring: Barry Pepper, Thomas Jane, Anthony Michael Hall, Richard Masur
    • When We Were Kings ( Documentary, 1996)
      • Muhammad Ali
    • Without Limits (PG-13, 1998)
      • Starring: Billy Crudup and Donald Sutherland

    Books To Have On Hand These are some great sports books by great authors for you to have on han.get from the library, find on ebay. I think they are a nice cross section of sports from both past and present.

      • .d Like To Thank My Brain For remembering Me b. Jimmy Breslin
      • The Education of An American Soccer Player b.Shep Messing
      • Foul b. David Wolff
      • The Breaks of The Game b. David Halberstam
      • Season Ticket b.Roger Angell
      • Loose Balls b.Terry Pluto
      • Heaven Is a Playground b.Rick Telander
      • My Losing Season b.Pat Conroy
      • Tuesday With Red b.Bob Edwards
      • When Pride Still Mattered b.David Maraniss
      • Ted Williams b.Leigh Montville
      • Distant Replay b.Dick Schaap
      • The Game b.Ken Dryden
      • Ball Four b.Jim Bouton
      • The Boys of Summer b.Roger Kahn
      • Good Enough To Dream b.Roger Kahn
      • Season on the Brink b. John Feinstein
      • Friday Night Lights b.H.G. Bissinger
      • Money Ball b.Michael Lewis
      • Veeck, As in Wreck b. Bill Veeck
      • The Muhammad Ali Reader
      • The Miracle of Castel De Sangro b.Joe McGuiness
      • Namath by Mark Kreigel
      • Maravich by Mark Kriegel
      • The Miracle of St. Anthon.s b.Adrian Wojnarski
      • Now Pitching b.Marty Appel