Tag Archives: Sports Movies Trivia

Best Movie Academy Awards for Sports Movies

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Since 1975, three sports movies have won the Academy Award for the Best Picture. Name those three movies.

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The three sports movies to win the Best Picture Oscar since 1975 are:

  • Million Dollar Baby (2004) – a boxing movie
  • Chariots of Fire (1981) – a running movie
  • Rocky (1976) – a boxing movie

Top Rated AFI Sports Movie

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The American Film Institute (AFI) publishes a list of the 100 greatest American movies of all time. What is the top ranked movie with a sports theme?

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1980’s Raging Bull about middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta staring Robert De Niro comes in on the AFI List of the 100 greatest American movies at number 24 to take top honors for sports movies.

Notre Dame Football in the Movies

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In 1975, the Notre Dame football team (the “Fighting Irish”) carried a player off of the field after their last home game against Georgia Tech. That individual was to become the subject of a very popular sports movie. Who was that player and what was the movie that was made about him and his quest to play for Notre Dame?

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The player was Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger. The movie about him and his quest to play for the Fighting Irish is the popular Rudy. The movie was the first that Notre Dame allowed to be filmed on campus since the 1940 classic Knute Rockne All American.

Wikipedia has a good write up about Rudy – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudy_(film), and a biography of him – Daniel Ruettiger.

Baseball Movie Memorable Quotes

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What baseball movies featured these quotes:

  • If you build it, he will come.
  • Pick me out a winner, Bobby.

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The quotes came from the following movies:

  • If you build it, he will come.” – Field of Dreams (1989) starring Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, and Ray Liotta
  • Pick me out a winner, Bobby.” – The Natural (1984) starring Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, and Glenn Close.

First Baseball Movie

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According to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, what was the first Baseball movie?

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If you got this right you really know your movies! According to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the first baseball movie was Little Sunset from 1915. You can find this out, and other baseball movie trivia at the “Baseball at the Movies” exhibit on the first floor of the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.