The 1990s was the Golden Age of sports movies. There are too many to list in one place, so here are some of our favorites pieces to grace the silver screen between 1990 and 1999.
A timeless classic in all regards. Michael Jordan teams up with the Looney Tunes in a game to save the world. Everything about this movie is perfect and should be recognized as such. Well, except Michael’s baseball scenes.
The perfect amount of timeless nostalgia and Americana. Whether you grew up in the 1950s when it was set or the 1990s when it came out, this movie speaks to the sole of any kid who grew up playing baseball, or really any sport.
Making even the behind-the-scenes work of athletics desirable, Tom Cruise leads the most widely acclaimed motion picture on the list, an easy claim considering it was nominated for Best Picture alongside the likes of Fargo and the winner, The English Patient.
The Mighty Ducks:
In his most beloved role post-Brat Pack, Emilio Estevez plays Coach Gordon Bombay, who take the reins of a youth hockey team in Minneapolis and leads them to glory. Brandon Adams, who played Jesse Hall, is the only actor to appear in another film on the list, as he also played Kenny DeNunez in The Sandlot.
Rookie of the Year:
The story of Henry Rowengartner, a child who receives the ability to throw a fastball over 100 miles per hour, was the most successful season in the history of the Chicago Cubs before 2016. Along with Air Bud and Little Big League, the movie represents a trend in the 1990s of non-traditional athletes succeeding in sports on all levels.
Honorable mentions: Major League, Rudy, Angels in the Outfield, White Men Can’t Jump