Family Movie Night: Sports Edition
There are a number of sports-related movies that will keep both you and your kids entertained. That’s why we’ve decided to compile a list of our top three that will help foster family nights for weeks to come.
The first sports movie recommendation is a no-brainer for many who grew up in the 1990s. Space Jam (Warner Brothers, 1996) combines basketball and the Looney Tunes characters to provide lots of laughs and slam-dunk action. In the movie, Michael Jordan must save the Looney Tunes by helping them win a basketball game against a group of alien monsters who steal the talent of several NBA players. It’s a great movie with elements that will please parents and kids. Plus, it has a killer soundtrack.
The Sandlot (20th Century Fox, 1993) focuses on a rag-tag baseball team and their love for the sport. Set in the early 1960s, the film focuses on a new kid who has just moved to town and wants to join in on a game of baseball being played on a sandlot field. At first, the players make fun of him, but soon he becomes a part of the team and the boys overcome several challenges that bring them closer together. The movie is heartwarming and funny, sure to become an instant classic with your kids.
For a movie night with children who are a bit older, we recommend Remember The Titans (Walt Disney, 2000). The film tells the story of an integrated football team, The Titans, that must learn to work together to be successful. Denzel Washington does a good job playing the role of the team’s coach and the cast of relative unknowns certainly leaves an impression. This film also has an excellent soundtrack and the football in the film is incredibly compelling.
The next time you’re looking for a good movie to please the whole family, check out one of these sports-related films. The only other thing you’ll need is some popcorn.