Can You Name These '90s Sports Movies?

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Olivia C

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Can you name this ‘90s kiddie baseball flick?

"The Sandlot" is a 1993 kiddie baseball film. But its story is actually set during the ‘60s.

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Can you name this ‘90s kiddie hockey fave?

Emilio Estevez stars in "The Mighty Ducks." It was a mighty hit!

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Can you name this looney basketball film?

The legendary Michael Jordan appears in "Space Jam." The Looney Tunes gang is also there!

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Can you name this titular agent’s film?

You had me at hello, Jerry Maguire! Since 1996!

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Can you name this ‘90s golf film?

"Tin Cup" was released in 1996. It stars Kevin Costner playing golf. What, not baseball?

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Can you name this very inspiring Olympic-themed story?

"Cool Runnings" is the 1993 aspirational story of a Jamaican team hell-bent on competing at the Winter Olympics. They wanted to bobsled!

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Can you name this fighting sequel of sorts?

Bet ya didn’t know that Hilary Swank was touted as "The Next Karate Kid." Well, she did become the Million Dollar Baby when she grew up…

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Can you name this fifth boxing sequel of the ‘70s hit?

"Rocky V" is, obviously, the fifth incarnation of the Balboa boxer saga. Stallone’s real-life son, Sage, appeared here.

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Can you name this ice skating rom-com fave?

"The Cutting Edge" is the cute 1992 rom-com about two ice skaters. Who knew love could melt some ice this way?

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Can you name this inane sports comedy?

The 1998 film "Air Bud" is, indeed, a legit sports film. That’s a golden retriever playing hoops.

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Can you name this race-based sports challenge of a film?

Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson are a barrel of laughs to watch in "White Men Can’t Jump." The 1992 film tried to figure this mystery out. Watch to see if it’s true!

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Can you name this soccer-themed ‘90s flick?

"The Big Green" is a ‘90s Disney sports flick. So of course, it’s full of cute kids, this time playing soccer.

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Can you name this surfing-themed drama?

The 1991 film "Point Break" is not entirely about surfing. There’s a mystery in there, too, as it’s actually a crime film.

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Tom Cruise drives what ‘90s film?

If you want to see Tom Cruise as a NASCAR guy, watch "Days of Thunder." It was released in 1990 and co-starred ex-wifey Nicole Kidman.

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The women got the ball on this one, entitled what?

Tom Hanks is brilliant as the washed-up baseball coach of an all-women baseball team. Of course, all of the women shone here.

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What’s the title of this chess-themed film?

"Searching for Bobby Fischer" is a 1993 film based on a true story. Its focus is on the life of a chess child prodigy, not the veteran champ they’re looking for.

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Leo DiCaprio shoots one here, entitled what?

"The Basketball Diaries" is actually a biopic. It’s about a promising basketball player who got into drugs.

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What’s this inspirational football movie?

Many of the ‘90s sports flicks were biopics of athletes. "Rudy" was one of them, about football athlete Daniel Eugene "Rudy" Ruettiger.

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What’s this wacky golfing movie?

"Happy Gilmore" stars Adam Sandler. Well, you know how his comedies go…

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What’s this ancient martial arts-themed film called?

"Once Upon A Time in China" was released in 1991. It garnered international success for this kind of martial arts genre, as well as Hollywood popularity for its star, Jet Li.

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What’s this bowling-themed film called?

"Kingpin" is a 1996 film directed by the Farrelly brothers. And yes, it’s about bowling, and it’s a comedy.

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Can you name this card game-centered film?

Looking for an exciting poker film? Catch this 1998 one called "Rounders," starring Matt Damon and Edward Norton.

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How about this American football movie?

Oliver Stone also gave his hand at directing a sports film. That’s "Any Given Sunday," starring Al Pacino no less.

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Run with it, and name this movie!

"Without Limits" is a 1998 sports biographical film. It’s about the running great named Steve Prefontaine and his intuitive coach.

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Spike Lee slam dunks this one, entitled what?

Denzel Washington stars in "He Got Game." This was released back in 1998.

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What’s the name of this heartwarming baseball film remake?

Looking for a cute Joseph Gordon-Levitt film? Try this teen flick of his called "Angels in the Outfield," released back in 1994.

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Can you name this hockey-themed movie?

Famed writer-producer David E. Kelley penned "Mystery, Alaska." That’s why this 1999 hockey film has a great story.

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This comedic soccer movie is called what?

"The Ladybugs" is a 1992 comedy starring Rodney Dangerfield. No, he’s not the one playing soccer here, directly.

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How about this basketball-themed flick?

It’s basketball meets gangsta hip-hop, of sorts. "Above The Rim" stars Tupac Shakur and Duane Martin.

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This football movie is called what?

James Van Der Beek paused in being Dawson for a while and filmed "Varsity Blues" during the ‘90s. The 1999 film is about a high school football team.

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This winter sport-themed movie is called what?

"Iron Will" is actually about dogsled racing. But there’s an emotional story attached to it, of course.

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Not another boxing film, '90s? What’s this one called?

"The Hurricane" is yet another ‘90s sports bioflick. It stars Denzel Washington as the boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter.

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Not another kiddie-adult martial arts film? What’s the title of this one?

Jonathan Brandis is the teen and Chuck Norris is the adult idol in "Sidekicks." You know, it tried to ride along the popularity of the "Karate Kid" films…

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What’s the title of this skiing film?

"Aspen Extreme" is a 1993 film about ski instructors. And yes, it’s set in Aspen, Colorado.

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What’s the title of this superb dance film?

If you like dancing reality TV shows, then you should watch "Strictly Ballroom." This 1992 Australian film is still a gem, since it’s directed by Baz Luhrmann.

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What’s the title of this comedy?

"The Waterboy" is a 1998 film starring Adam Sandler. Yes, he sure likes mixing sports and laughs …

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How about this comedy?

You can’t grow up in the ‘90s and miss an Ernest movie! So "Slam Dunk Ernest" is 1995’s attempt to show you his sporty side.

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What’s this biofilm called?

"The Babe" is the 1992 biofilm about George Herman Ruth, or Babe Ruth. He was played by John Goodman to a T.

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And this tough football film is called what?

"Necessary Roughness" is actually a sports comedy film. It stars Scott Bakula of "Quantum Leap" fame.

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Part fighting, part fantasy, this film is called what?

"Mortal Kombat" is a 1995 martial arts fighting film. However, it’s more viewed as a fantasy and sci-fi film combined.

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About This Quiz

The 1990s were a great time of intersections for many eras in society, locally and worldwide. The world was changing a lot during those times, and those changes influenced many parts of our culture. Societies also had to adapt to many of these changes. And the adaptations are cool and accepted, mostly.

One sector that embraced changing times gladly is the entertainment sector. Be it film, TV, music or any other kind of entertainment venue, the world of show business always welcomed many innovations and developments. That's because, as part of the arts world as well, the entrepreneurs of this sector are also artists. Art always reflects the changing times, records the sentiments of an era, and provides humor and comfort by offering familiar stories and characters to people who may need it in real life.

For the reel life of the '90s, it was a curious observation to see that there were so many great sports films that came out of this era. Sports, too, was at the cusp of so many changes back then, and it's but natural that the film world captured that and preserved that, through cinematic stories.

So, do you think you can name many of these interesting '90s sports movies? Most of them became cinematic classics outside of this category. Try your hand at it, and play nicely! 

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