This week we have Top 10 Sports movies intended for kids. We didn't know how to title this category. We wanted to do kids sports movies so first we made the distinction that the team/players in the film had to be younger than high schoolers. But then that left out some good options like Brink, Johnny Tsunami, and Mighty Ducks 3. Felt bad leaving them off but it also didn't feel right to include Friday Night Lights, The Rookie or Remember the Titans. So we settled on 'made for kids'.
To read our old lists here you go: Movie Soundtracks, Movies in Texas, 1990's Teen Movies, McConaughey Movies
Jimmy is in blue. Evan is in green.
Looking back, this movie was really truly awful. But I loved basketball and was a huge Lil Bow Wow fan. Pretty cool that you can just put on an old pair of Michael Jordan's sneakers and be just as good as him though. There's some good NBA player cameos in it too.
The Big Green
Hated soccer as a kid but liked this one anyway. Don't remember much other than Ham Porter (the catcher from The Sandlot) playing goalie. Kinda sucks that he was type-cast into playing these positions. Hope he's doing better now.
Angels in the Outfield
My only real takeaway from this movie was that it must be terrifying to be an orphan.
Rookie of the Year
They'll make a movie about anything I guess. Because a little kid pitching in the Major Leagues is more ridiculous than a dog who plays basketball IMHO. Nonetheless, it's one of the funniest movies on this list.
Ice Box was a beast (done nude scenes since). Junior Floyd was a stud. Spike was scary as fuck. The annexation of Puerto Rico was a masterpiece. One of the best half time speeches ever given. Standing ovation for Little Giants.
Well, wait a second, guys. Who said you had to be good to play football? You play football because you want to. You play football because it's fun. You play football so you could pretend you're Joe Montana throwing a touchdown pass, or Emmitt Smith going for a long run. And even if those Cowboys are better than you guys, even if they beat you 99 times out of 100, that still leaves....
Is this the only kids movie about football? Pretty much the cookie-cutter underdog sports movie, but I ate it up as a kid. Jimmy says that Ice Box did nude scenes as an adult, don't think I wanna see them TBCH.
The Mighty Ducks
Made the decision to only include this as 1 movie, otherwise the series would dominate the list. Loved Coach Bombay, he made me want to play hockey. Never did, couldn't skate.
Mighty Ducks (The Trilogy)
This is the best trilogy in all of movies and if you think I'm wrong I'll write a 10 page essay on it to shut you up. In the meantime let's discuss some funnies. Like in the first movie when The Ducks made the playoff because an entire team got the measles (Bombays reaction to the news is LOL funny). In the 3rd movie you get Portman stripping in the penalty box and the dean of the school saying "he's taking a dance class, Tom" which became a favorite quote of ours in college. But it is the second movie that has the scene that steals my heart the most. The best fire in a barrel speech we've all ever heard. Any questions?
I love this movie. Everyone loves this movie. It perfectly captures growing up and playing pick-up with kids from the neighborhood. One of the few movies on this list that you still love as an adult. I just get sad at the end when the kids grow up and everyone goes their separate ways, but I guess that's how it goes. Wendy Peffercorn - heart eyes emoji.
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