RANKED: The 50 Greatest Sports Movies Of All-Time

50. The Way Back (2020)

For those of you looking for a recent film, here is one — The Way Back. Starring in the film is Ben Affleck. Affleck’s character, Jack Cunningham, is a former star basketball player-turned-alcoholic construction worker whom returns to his high school to coach its basketball team. Affleck puts forth a very strong performance, capturing Cunningham’s inner turmoil and pain in a way that connects to the audience in a deep, emotional way. It is not out of the question that Affleck could earn some top-end recognition come next year’s award shows.

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49. DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story (2004)

“Joanie loves Chachi!”
“Remember the 5 D’s of dodgeball: Dodge, Dip, Duck, Dive, and uh…Dodge!”
“Because at Globo Gym, We’re better than you! And we know it.”
“Ouchtown, population you, Bro!”

The four quotes above make it pretty clear this film wasn’t competing for Academy Awards. But if you’re looking to see Ben Stiller with a feathered hair/ridiculous mustache combo, Justin Long as a dorky cheerleader, Vince Vaughn as the same character he plays in every film (fast-talking wise guy who gets the girl way out of his league), and/or just want a good laugh, this is a movie worth watching.

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