The wins. The losses. The triumphant swelling music. There's a reason we love sports movies. Here are the best of the best.
This lovable comedy about a rough-and-tumble hockey-player-turned-golf-pro is a classic. The clash between the politesse of the golf world and the brawls of hockey make for hilarious moments. How can you not love a move where Adam Sandler punches Bob Barker? This film is one of Sandler's best.
The Longest Yard (2005)
No, we're not talking about the remakes, plural. The original stars a young Burt Reynolds. He plays a former NFL player who gets tossed in jail. While there, he leads a ragtag bunch of misfit prisoners in a game against the guards. Burt Reynolds has a reputation for playing rough-around-the-edges characters, and "The Longest Yard" helped cement that reputation.
Movie Plot: Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.
- Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
- Rated: PG-13
- Released: 27 May 2005 in USA
- Runtime: 113 min
- Starring: Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Burt Reynolds, Nelly
- BoxOffice: $158,119,460
- Awards: 3 wins & 17 nominations.
The Longest Yard was Written by Albert S. Ruddy (story), Tracy Keenan Wynn, Sheldon Turner (screenplay) and directed by Peter Segal and produced by Paramount Pictures, Happy Madison Productions, MTV Films.