The 100 Corniest Sports Movies of All Time

by 8 years ago


Over the years, Hollywood has perfected the formula for a good sports movie: the underdog-always-wins plot, the motivational coach speeches, the sideline or locker room melodrama, the swelling symphonic score, the jubilant crowd erupting in hysteric fan fever. As much as we love a good sports movie, Hollywood seems to pump out at least a dozen cheesy sports flicks for ever “Raging Bull,” “Hoosiers,” or “Caddyshack.” Some sports movies are so comically bad that they make you wonder what the hell the filmmakers were smoking while creating their priceless Disney moments.

We decided to embark on a noble mission of rounding up and ranking the 100 corniest sports movies of all time. Before ripping out our throats in vengeful disagreement, we’d like to make it clear that our definition of “corny” does not necessarily mean that a movie is terrible, or even bad. That said, plenty of the movies on the list are more painful to watch than taking a ice skate blade to the jugular (thank you, “Blades of Glory”). We guarantee you’ve watched at least one of these movies on a football-less Saturday afternoon while recuperating from a hangover. Quite a few of the movies on the list are quotable cult classics and others are nostalgically entertaining, particularly if you were born in the 80s or early 90s. Think of this as the ultimate resource to consult when queuing up your Netflix to cope with your post-Super Bowl melancholy. Our list spans five different posts and includes a couple hours of embeddable video, so save your comments, suggestions, and grievances until the very end. Check it out after the jump.


100. “Baseketballs”

Sport: Basketball and Baseball

Year: 1998

Starring: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Yasmine Bleeth, Jenny McCarthy


99. “Space Jam”

Sport: Basketball

Year: 1996

Starring: Michael Jordan, the Looney Tunes characters


98. “The Babe”

Sport: Baseball

Year: 1992

Starring: John Goodman, Kelly McGillis, Trini Alvarado


97. “The Fan”

Sport: Baseball

Year: 1996

Starring: Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin


96. “Balls of Fury”

Sport: Ping Pong

Year: 2007

Starring: Dan Fogler, Christopher Walken, George Lopez


95. “BMX Bandits”

Sport: BMX Racing

Year: 1983

Starring: Nicole Kidman


94. “Mighty Ducks D2 & D3”

Sport: Hockey

Year: 1994; 1996

Starring: Emilio Estevez


93. “Slap Shot 2”

Sport: Hockey

Year: 2002

Starring: Stephen Baldwin, Jessica Steen, Gary Busey


92. “Sidekicks”

Sport: Martial Arts

Year: 1992

Starring: Chuck Norris, Beau Bridges, Jonathan Brandis, Mako


91. “Wimbledon”

Sport: Tennis

Year: 2004

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany


90. “Any Given Sunday”

Sport: Football

Year: 2007

Starring: Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid


89. “The Air Up There”

Sport: Basketball

Year: 1994

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Charles Gitonga Maina, Yolanda Vazquez


88. “The Hammer”

Sport: Boxing

Year: 2007

Starring: Adam Carolla, Oswaldo Castillo, Harold House Moore


87. “Hot Dog… The Movie”

Sport: Skiing

Year: 1984

Starring: David Naughton, Patrick Houser


86. “The Program”

Sport: College football

Year: 1993

Starring: James Caan, Halle Berry, Omar Epps


85. “Shaolin Soccer”

Sport: Soccer and Martial Arts

Year: 2001

Starring: Stephen Chow, Zhao Wei, Ng Man Tat


84. “Fever Pitch”

Sport: Baseball

Year: 2005

Starring: Jimmy Fallon, Drew Barrymore


83. “Blades of Glory”

Sport: Figure Skating

Year: 2007

Starring: Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Will Arnett


82. “Supercross”

Sport: Dirtbike Racing

Year: 2005

Starring: Steve Howey, Mike Vogel


81. “Mr. 3000”

Sport: Baseball

Year: 2004

Starring: Bernie Mac, Angela Bassett, Michael Rispoli

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