This week’s movie topic is all about Sports…
I love sports and there would just be too many if I started listing favorites, so I’m going to pick some Olympic based movies I love. Not sure how long this list will be until I get started, so let’s go.
I love the Olympics and gymnastics are a favorite. This 1984 made for TV movie was a favorite of mine growing up.The story of Nadia Comaneci, who scored the first perfect 10. Haven’t seen it since I was a young teen, but maybe I should find it.
Another true Olympic story I loved was this one.Running Brave (1983) is the story of Billy Mills, a Sioux Indian who overcame many obstacles to run the 10,000 meter race in the 1964 Olympics. Stars Robbie Benson.
The story of four Jamaicans on a bobsled trying to make the Winter Olympics is funny and sweet. And John Candy is great.
I’m not a huge hockey fan, but the USA vs. the USSR in the Cold War? And we are David and they are Goliath? Makes you proud to be an American 🙂
And my last pick is not based on any real Olympic event, but I’ve seen it many times (just today I watched 30 minutes when I found it on tv). Figure skating is always fun to watch, but I also enjoyed the sparks that flew between these two. Sad, but true.
There you have it. These are not the best sports movies ever filmed, but they are my favorite Olympics movies. Did I miss a good one? Why not visit the Bumbles and see everyone else’s sports picks?