S. SPORTS, SILLY, AND SENTIMENTAL FAVORITES SINCE THE 60S

Starting in the 60s, these are sports movies plus silly, sophomoric films; sometimes called “feel good” films, sometimes called “guilty pleasures,” these films upend traditional critical notions of quality and are in some ways cousins to the films on the cult list (the O-list); like that gallery, this gallery puts the “loved” in bestlovedfilms, because though these were not always critical favorites, audiences have made them¬†legendary

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S1. The Parent Trap (Swift, 1961)

S2. The Hustler (Rossen, 1961)

S3. Lilies of the Field (Nelson, 1963)

S4. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Hughes, 1968)

S5. Downhill Racer (Ritchie, 1969)

S6. Bananas (Allen, 1971)

S7. The Longest Yard (Aldrich, 1974)

S8. The Bad News Bears (Ritchie, 1976)

S9. Bugsy Malone (Parker, 1976)

S10. Freaky Friday (Nelson, 1976)

S11. Slap Shot (Hill, 1977)

S12. Breaking Away (Yates, 1979)

S13. The Muppet Movie (Frawley, 1979)

S14. North Dallas Forty (Kotcheff, 1979)

S15. 10 (Edwards, 1979)

S16. The Black Stallion (Ballard, 1979)

S17. The Gods Must Be Crazy (Uys, 1980)

S18. Chariots of Fire (Hudson, 1981)

S19. History of the World: Part I (Brooks, 1981)

S20. National Lampoon’s Vacation (Ramis, 1983)

S21. Risky Business (Brickman, 1983)

S22. Splash (Howard, 1984)

S23. The Natural (Levinson, 1984)

S24. Top Secret! (Zucker, Abrahams, Zucker, 1984)

S25. The Karate Kid (Avildsen, 1984)

S26. The Last Dragon (Schultz, 1985)

S27. Fletch (Ritchie, 1985)

S28. The Goonies (Donner, 1985)

S29. After Hours (Scorsese, 1985)

S30. Clue (Lynn, 1985)

S31. Big Trouble in Little China (Carpenter, 1986)

S32. Ruthless People (Zucker, Abrahams, Zucker, 1986)

S33. Labyrinth (Henson, 1986)

S34. Hoosiers (Anspaugh, 1986)

S35. Spaceballs (Brooks, 1987)

S36. Eight Men Out (Sayles, 1988)

S37. Major League (Ward, 1989)

S38. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (Herek, 1989)

S39. Field of Dreams (Robinson, 1989)

S40. Road House (Herrington, 1989)

S41. Total Recall (Verhoeven, 1990)

S42. Truly Madly Deeply (Minghella, 1990)

S43. What About Bob? (Oz, 1991)

S44. Point Break (Bigelow, 1991)

S45. My Cousin Vinny (Lynn, 1992)

S46. White Men Can’t Jump (Shelton, 1992)

S47. Hocus Pocus (Ortega, 1993)

S48. Rudy (Anspaugh, 1993)

S49. Cool Runnings (Turteltaub, 1993)

S50. Addams Family Values (Sonnenfeld, 1993)

S51. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (Shadyac, 1994)

S52. Andaz Apna Apna (Santoshi, 1994)

S53. Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (Elliott, 1994)

S54. Speed (deBont, 1994)

S55. Muriel’s Wedding (Hogan, 1994)

S56. Dumb and Dumber (Farrelly, 1994)

S57. Babe (Noonan, 1995)

S58. Showgirls (Verhoeven, 1995)

S59. Happy Gilmore (Dugan, 1996)

S60. Kingpin (Farrellys, 1996)

S61. The Long Kiss Goodnight (Harlin, 1996)

S62. Space Jam (Pytka, 1996)

S63. Grosse Pointe Blank (Armitage, 1997)

S64. Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (Mirkin, 1997)

S65. Starship Troopers (Verhoeven, 1997)

S66. Sliding Doors (Howitt, 1998)

S67. Wild Things (McNaughton, 1998)

S68. He Got Game (Lee, 1998)

S69. Rounders (Dahl, 1998)

S70. Babe: Pig in the City (Miller, 1998)

S71. Drop Dead Gorgeous (Jann, 1999)

S72. Any Given Sunday (Stone, 1999)

S73. Snatch (Ritchie, 2000)

S74. Bring It On (Reed, 2000)

S75. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Coens, 2000)

S76. Remember the Titans (Yakin, 2000)

S77. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (Gowariker, 2001)

S78. Shaolin Soccer (Chow, 2001)

S79. Legally Blonde (Luketic, 2001)

S80. Zoolander (Stiller, 2001)

S81. Ocean’s Eleven (Soderbergh, 2001)

S82. Bend It Like Beckham (Chadha, 2002)

S83. Seabiscuit (Ross, 2003)

S84. Love Actually (Curtis, 2003)

S85. Miracle (O’Connor, 2004)

S86. Napoleon Dynamite (Hess, 2004)

S87. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (Thurber, 2004)

S88. Friday Night Lights (Berg, 2004)

S89. Coach Carter (Carter, 2005)

S90. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Black, 2005)

S91. The Devil Wears Prada (Frankel, 2006)

S92. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (McKay, 2006)

S93. Crank (Taylor, Neveldine, 2006)

S94. Chak De! India (Amin, 2007)

S95. Step Brothers (McKay, 2008)

S96. The Wrestler (Aronofsky, 2008)

S97. The Blind Side (Hancock, 2009)

S98. The Fighter (Russell, 2010)

S99. Moneyball (Miller, 2011)

S100. Creed (Coogler, 2015)

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