(Paramount Picture)

Reel Hooligans Movie Madness: What is the best sports movie ever?

REEL Hooligans Sports Movie tournament 64-movie field announced!

How does White Men Can’t Jump stack up with the rest of the movies in the tournament? (20th Century Fox)

Welcome to the first ever HOOLIGAN MOVIE MADNESS tournament. The theme of the inaugural tournament is going to be SPORTS movies. We will be hashing out a champion during the next episode of Tim and the REEL Hooligans.

As you can see, we have 4 regions, named for the 4 big themes from sports movies: Skippers, Legends, Underdogs, and Rivals. To kick things off, we have four 16 movie regions, with a number one seed for each. The number one seeds here are HOOSIERS (Skippers), THE NATURAL (Legends), CADDYSHACK (Rivals), and ROCKY (Underdogs).

Here’s how this will work. We are starting with a 64 movie field. Half of each region will “eliminated” before the show. Tim will choose 28 movies for the tournament, leaving one spot in each region to be filled by our Reel Hooligans panel to round out the 32 movie bracket.

Could ROCKY (1976) be looking at a #1 seed in the Reel Hooligan Movie Madness tournament? (MGM)
ROCKY (1976) picked up a #1 seed in the Reel Hooligan Movie Madness tournament. (MGM)

On the day of the podcast, it becomes a single elimination scenario. Tim and the Reel Hooligans will vote through each match up and each round until there is a winner.

Below is the 64 team field for the Hooligan Movie Madness tournament. If a movie has been left off, let’s just say they had a bad season and missed the tournament, okay? (For example, LET IT RIDE isn’t there because I’m a moron; or THE PROGRAM isn’t there because…who cares?)

The next episode of Tim and the Reel Hooligans will be available on April 11th!

UPDATED! Hooligan Movie Madness I field:

Indicates #1 seeds*


  1. Hoosiers
  2. The Sandlot
  3. Raging Bull
  4. Field of Dreams
  5. TBD
  6. Wildcats
  7. Bend it Like Beckham
  8. Moneyball


A League of their Own, He Got Game, The Slugger’s Wife, Over the Top, Dodgeball, Friday Night Lights, *61, The Fighter, Color of Money


  1. The Natural
  2. Rush
  3. Rudy
  4. Slap Shot
  5. The Karate Kid
  6. TBD
  7. Bad News Bears
  8. The Longest Yard


Heaven Can Wait, Million Dollar Baby, Days of Thunder, Blades of Glory, Tin Cup, Any Given Sunday, Eddie the Eagle, Glory Road, The Replacements


  1. Caddyshack
  2. Major League
  3. Brian’s Song
  4. White Men Can’t Jump
  5. The Cutting Edge
  6. Coach Carter
  7. TBD
  8. Love and Basketball


North Dallas Forty, Vision Quest, King Pin, Pride of the Yankees, Varsity Blues, Hoop Dreams, Six Pack, Victory, 8 Seconds


  1. Rocky
  2. Space Jam
  3. Bull Durham
  4. Remember the Titans
  5. Happy Gilmore
  6. The Mighty Ducks
  7. 42
  8. TBD


Warrior, Bring it On!, Seabiscuit, Cool Runnings, Eight Men Out, Miracle, Necessary Roughness, Final Shot: the Hank Gathers Story, Long Gone