The Academy Awards are presented at the end of this month. In what started out as one posting, has now become ten as we countdown to Oscar night with my own personal favorite movies. These are movies that I could watch over and over and over again… and have!
10. For Love of the Game (1999) – It was watching this movie on a Sunday afternoon that started this list. It always reminds that achievement/victory tastes sweeter when shared with another, Billy Chapel (Kevin Coster in his third baseball movie) pitches a game at the end of his career while he reflects on his life, career, and love of a women in between pitches. In a perfect game as in life, mistakes are pitched and yet one still recovers into perfection… and there is a sense of team as well: The boys are all here for ya, we’ll back you up, we’ll be there, cause, Billy, we don’t stink right now. We’re the best team in baseball, right now, right this minute, because of you. You’re the reason. We’re not gonna screw that up, we’re gonna be awesome for you right now. Just throw. (likewise enjoyed Field of Dreams, Rudy, and Rocky.) >> 9. Big Fish >>