Slapshot! Even if the Hansons - or should I say the Carlsons - weren't in this, it's still completely brilliant, all the way to the fantastic season finale against a team from murderer's row. The Hansons' heroics and classic quotes make this my number 1. Yes, I'm puttin on the foils! Honorable mention - Youngblood.
The Natural from a very deep field of baseball films. Sure, it has planty of ham, not to mention cheese in the script, but I like it for the classic moments like when Redford strikes out the Whammer, and when he hits the cover off the ball, and when he continually belts them out of the park at BP. Field of Dreams and Long Gone (with its brilliant cast) are both excellent too. Mr Baseball with Tom Selleck was another worthy of consideration.
Rocky. Easy choice here. Best soundtrack of any movie other than the Karate Kid. Million Dollar Baby unlucky.
Remember the Titans. Good mix of drama and action. Solid performances all round, and a worthy cause for any movie. I'll watch this movie on any given Sunday, or Saturday for that matter. We Are Marshall tugs at the heart strings. Pacino's speech in AGS gets it a mention on this list. Sorry Tom, but Jerry Maguire falls off the couch here.
Not much in the way of hoops films that I really liked, however, Hoosiers, and The Basketball Diaries would come closest to making the list.
Fever Pitch, the film adaptation of Nick Hornby's classic English football novel about an Arsenal addict is absolutely sensational.