10 Sports Movies to Watch While Quarantined
By: Jason Spencer (@JasonSpencer_LD)
Sports withdraw, a medical concern second only to the current Coronavirus pandemic, has hit us all hard. Whether it be watching highlights of hardly relevent players, reruns of the AAF or simply watching our ceilings, we all are coping in our own way. For those of you looking to fill the void in your lives left by suspended sports leagues, here is a list of 10 Sports Movies to Watch While Quarantined.
A League of Their Own (1992)
While many high profile Coronavirus cases have come to light, perhaps the hardest for us as a people to take was that of national treasure, Tom Hanks. As such it would be wrong to leave this 1992 classic off the list. Remember folks, there is no crying in baseball. Get well, Tom.
Happy Gilmore (1996)
After watching the first day of The Players, just to see the tournament called off before Friday, my life feels incomplete. Watching Adam Sandler drive the ball a mile helped a little, and I recommend you do the same.
Uncut Gems (2019)
Keeping the Adam Sandler trend going, Uncut Gems was one of my favorite movies last year. I understand many have a love-hate relationship with the actor, but this movie was quality, and deserved an Oscar. Give it a watch.
Money Ball (2011)
I’m not gonna lie, I’ve never seen this movie. With that being said I have had about 100 people over the days tell me how great it is and how I need to watch it, so I just may take my time being socially distant, and listen to their suggestions.
Remember the Titans (2000)
I will never write a list about sports movies and not include this film. It’s the best.
Space Jam (1996)
LeBron James once once famously said he was chasing a ghost, in his quest to surpass Jordan as the GOAT. Well he has taken that chase off the court, with his rendition of Space Jam set to hit theaters at the end of this month (if they are even open). Watch Jordan’s first, and then we will see if LeBron at least managed to surpass him on the big screen.
Kicking and Screaming (2005)
Don’t judge me for this one. I know it’s a stupid movie. But I like Will Ferrell. Watch Blades of Glory if you have an issue.
The Sandlot (1993)
There is not a movie in the world that will make me miss my childhood more than The Sandlot. The stress of confronting a global pandemic can feel like a lot, but if ever there was a movie to calm your mind, and bring you back to a simpler time of playing ball with your friends, and fawning over girls way out of your league, it’s this one.
As an Eagles fan this movie will always have a special place in my heart. I would be doing my team and my city a disservice if I left it off the list.
The Blind Side (2009)
In my opinion, this film, based on a true story, is not only the greatest sports movie of all time, but among the greatest films of all time as well. I know I started this article saying there is no crying in baseball, but there is crying in The Blind Side. If you have not seen it, watch it. And if you have, watch it again, it will be worth it.