Everybody and their grandfather has a list of the best sports movies ever made. And the list is always somewhat predicable. Who isn’t going to include Hoosiers, Field of Dreams, Friday Night Lights, White Men Can’t Jump or Bull Durham? Who would be dumb enough to leave off those classics?
You’re looking at the guys who have enough balls to make a list without any — because once you leave off the obvious, you encounter the surprising (including ballroom dance, jousting and, yes, chess).