3,800 sports fans from across the US have have been asked to vote for their favorite 20 sports films, revealing “the best ones” to watch while in lockdown. The research has been compiled by LiveRugbyTickets.co.uk who says that we’re all missing the familiarity of regular sports games and shows on our TVs, so we’re turning to movies to get our fix. Some of the winning top 20 titles an be found on Disney+, according to the sponsors, but there appear to be some glaring omissions on the final list below.

According to the survey Space Jam, the nostalgic poke at the events between Michael Jordan’s initial retirement and comeback two years later, was chosen by respondents with 90% selecting it as a top 20 contender, and therefore takes the top spot. In second place is The Blind Side with 88%, followed by the Rocky franchise, Raging Bull and The Mighty Ducks franchise, chosen by 87%, 85% and 81% of respondents, respectively.

The full list is here, but please let us know your thoughts about this list in the comments below.

1. Space Jam 90%

2. The Blind Side 88%

3. Rocky (franchise) 87%

4. Raging Bull 85%

5. The Mighty Ducks (franchise) 81%

6. Million Dollar Baby 80%

7. The Karate Kid 79%

8. Invictus 77%

9. Chariots of Fire 76%

10. Happy Gilmore 73%

11. Cool Runnings 72%

12. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 69%

13. Moneyball 67%

14. The Fighter 66%

15. The Waterboy 64%

16. The Longest Yard 63%

17. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 62%

18. Coach Carter 60%

19. Goon (franchise) 57%

20. Remember the Titans 55%

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What a terrible list as so many great sports movies are omitted from it. Also, I guess they didn't make any good sports movies before the year 1976.;) I even bet they chose the Adam Sandler version of The Longest Yard".:laugh:
 
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Agreed.

Any list that doesn’t have Hoosiers on it is worthless.
 
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More proof that most polls are useless.
 
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Seriously. How terrible is this list.


1. Space Jam 90%

2. The Blind Side 88%

3. Rocky (franchise) 87%

4. Raging Bull 85%

5. The Mighty Ducks (franchise) 81%

6. Million Dollar Baby 80%

7. The Karate Kid 79%

8. Invictus 77%

9. Chariots of Fire 76%

10. Happy Gilmore 73%

11. Cool Runnings 72%

12. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 69%

13. Moneyball 67%

14. The Fighter 66%

15. The Waterboy 64%

16. The Longest Yard 63%

17. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 62%

18. Coach Carter 60%

19. Goon (franchise) 57%

20. Remember the Titans 55%

Laughable. Some aren’t even sports films.
 

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I'm surprise it took you this long to notice this thread and the listing. It's a horrible listing!
I normally don’t even click on these type of useless threads. I was weak today. ;)
 

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A sports movie list that doesn’t have Bull Durham can’t be taken seriously.

There’s one film on that list that I’ll never watch-
The Blind Side. I saw the wrong 5 minutes of it- I got so angry watching the scene that there’s no way in Hell I’ll watch the rest of it.

Dodgeball? Really? That’s the first film I walked out on.
Awful.
 

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I wish there were more Volleyball movies. It’s a totally underrated sport. A great gem called “The Miracle Season” came out two years ago. If you come across it it’s worth a look.