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23 sports-themed movies we recommend watching while you #StayHome

These are the essential films we picked, centered around sports, that will get you through the coronavirus crisis. Did we miss your favorite? Tell us in the comments!

Bill Murray In ‘Caddyshack’
Bill Murray in “Caddyshack,” 1980.
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“Hey, Yankees! You can take your apology and your trophy and shove ‘em straight up your ass!”

“I just wanna say one thing to my wife who’s home: Yo, Adrian! I did it!”

“Hey, everybody, we’re all gonna get laid!”

Those are three memorable lines from three of our favorite films dealing with sports; we really don’t have to name them, do we? (in order: The Bad News Bears, Rocky II and Caddyshack)

We’ve checked out SB Nation’s list of 20 films to ease your boredom and Swish Appeal’s list of 5 basketball movies to watch during quarantine. And at the suggestion of contributor Karleigh Webb, three of us at Outsports put together our own list of our top movies related to sports.

Contributor Ken Schultz’s selections were heavy on comedy, baseball history and baseball comedy, certainly an on-brand selection from our resident MLB expert, stand-up comic and host of the 3 Strikes You’re Out podcast.

Both Karleigh and I could not be more different (you can hear how different if you listen to the Outsports podcast we co-host: The Trans Sporter Room), but we do have a lot in common when it comes to entertainment. We both chose the original versions of The Bad News Bears and Rollerball, as well as Rocky II, for our top films. But while Karleigh’s list includes auto-racing flicks, my sports films get your heart racing. My favorites mix athletics with romance, drama and comedy.

The three of us think every one of these is worthy of your time. These are movies that will help you get through the days ahead. as we stay home, shelter in place, and try to flatten the curve to make it to the other side of the coronavirus crisis.

So here goes: 23 sports-themed films, split by author, and listed in alphabetical order; our duplicate choices are marked with an *. Click the title of each film and you can view its trailer (except for “Pride of the Yankees;” instead, you get a clip of the most memorable line in all of movie sports, even if how Gary Cooper said it was not exactly how Lou Gehrig said it).

Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see them all, and in the comments below, tell us which films are your favorites, especially if you think we missed some.

The “Hey, Yankees!” scene from the original “The Bad News Bears,” starring Tatum O’Neal, (left) and Chris Barnes, 1976.
Paramount

Dawn’s top 11 picks:

The Bad News Bears* (1976)

Bend It Like Beckham

Bull Durham

Caddyshack*

Field of Dreams

Hoosiers

A League of Their Own

Rocky II* (actually, I recommend all of the Rocky movies, including Rocky Balboa and the Creed films, except for one: Skip Rocky V)

Rollerball* (1975)

Slap Shot

The Natural

Chico, Groucho and Harpo Marx in “Horse Feathers,” 1932.
Paramount

Ken Schultz’s top 6 picks

Caddyshack*

Horse Feathers

Ken Burns’s Baseball (now streaming free on PBS.org)

Major League

Pride of the Yankees

Rookie of the Year

Daniel Brühl Chris Hemsworth Rush
Daniel Brühl and Chris Hemsworth star in “Rush,” 2013.
Imagine Entertainment

Karleigh Webb’s top 10 picks

The Bad News Bears* (1976)

Creed 2*

Grand Prix

Miracle

Mr. Baseball

North Dallas Forty

Rocky II*

Rollerball* (1975)

Rush

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

Sylvester Stallone Michael B. Jordan Creed II
Sylvester Stallone, left, and Michael B. Jordan attend the world premiere of “Creed II” at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in New York.
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Did we miss yours? Tell us your favorite sports-themed film in the comments below!