AFI's "10 Greatest Sports Films: The 50 Nominees"
The American Film Institute’s official 50 nominees for the Top 10 Sports Films of All-Time (to be announced June 17, 2008)
"AFI defines “sports” as a genre of films with protagonists who play
athletics or other games of competition."
"Whether smashing a ball into the outfield, landing a right hook in the
final round or crossing a finish line to the roar of a crowd, sports movies
create myths and larger-than-life heroes. The stakes in sports may be
simple—someone wins and someone loses—but cheering for a character
who faces adversity and aims for the top is an exhilarating reminder of
the power of the human spirit."
Check out all the entries from "AFI’s Top 10" here: http://www.listsofbests.com/list/55322/tagged_as?name=afi+top+10
In alphabetical order.