Sports in Movies Quiz

Can you guess the sport that is depicted in each pair of movies?
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
The sport is not necessarily central to the point of the movie
The sport must appear in both movies of the pair
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Last updated: March 21, 2020
First submittedAugust 13, 2010
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Movie
Sport
Rocky | Cinderella Man
Boxing
Hoosiers | Space Jam
Basketball
The Mighty Ducks | Slap Shot
Ice Hockey
Kingpin | The Big Lebowski
Bowling
Bend it Like Beckham | Victory
Soccer
Friday Night Lights | Rudy
American Football
Balls of Fury | Forrest Gump
Table Tennis
Seabiscuit | Secretariat
Horse Racing
Bull Durham | The Sand Lot
Baseball
Tin Cup | Happy Gilmore
Golf
Movie
Sport
Senna | Days of Thunder
Auto Racing
Blades of Glory | I, Tonya
Figure Skating
Invictus | This Sporting Life
Rugby
The Hustler | The Color of Money
Pool
Prefontaine | Chariots of Fire
Running
Brokeback Mountain | Dallas Buyers Club
Rodeo
Breaking Away | The Triplets of Belleville
Cycling
Point Break | The Endless Summer
Surfing
Nacho Libre | No Holds Barred
Wrestling
Match Point | Battle Of The Sexes
Tennis
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Level ∞
Mar 21, 2020
I changed this quiz to feature a pair of movies instead of just one and to add the yellow box.
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Level 51
Mar 22, 2020
Nice move, Quizzie.
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Level 68
Mar 21, 2020
NFL as a type in for American football?
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Level 76
Mar 21, 2020
nah, too many leagues all sports combined
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Level ∞
Mar 22, 2020
Neither Rudy nor Friday Night Lights was about the NFL.
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Level 51
Mar 22, 2020
And the answer wasn't NFL either.
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Level 70
May 13, 2020
Well, you could say Friday Night Lights was about FNL. :)
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Level 69
Mar 22, 2020
bull riding for rodeo?
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Level ∞
Mar 22, 2020
Sure, why not.
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Level 83
Mar 22, 2020
I thought Forrest Gump was more about running.
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Level 80
Mar 22, 2020
Balls of Fury less so.
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Level 51
Mar 22, 2020
I thought ping pong first. Maybe because I was a pretty good runner, but great ping pong entrances me.
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Level 80
Mar 22, 2020
Only pair where I hadn't heard of either movie was "Match Point | Battle of the Sexes", and the titles made it fairly obvious.
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Level 51
Mar 22, 2020
If I hadn't followed the Riggs/King story way back when I wouldn't have gotten it.
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Level 81
Mar 22, 2020
Yes, but are ping pong and table tennis really the same thing?
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Level 72
Mar 24, 2020
They were until 2011 according to my google search. Now there are apparently some (minor) differences.
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Level 67
Apr 3, 2020
What are they then? New rules or versions were made up?
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Level 43
May 12, 2020
@Sifhraven Table Tennis is the Olympic sport, with rubber paddles and fast gameplay and a lot of spin. Ping Pong is just a game, with sandpaper paddles and a slow pace.
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Level 80
Mar 23, 2020
This Sporting Life is one of my favs - Richard Harris at his best. Bit dated now but was brutal and lifelike at the time.
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Level 72
Mar 24, 2020
When I saw this quiz, my first thought was Top Gun / beach volleyball. There must be a second movie that depicts volleyball, but I can't think of one yet.
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Level 81
May 12, 2020
There was one with C Thomas Howell the blonde guy from thirtysomething and I think Courtney Thorne Smith called Sideout from the late 80s. It was in the HBO regular rotation the summer I broke my femur when I was 14 so I watched it more times than I remember. Had a lot of the pro volleyball players from the time like Sinjin Smith, Randy Stoklas and Steve Timmons.
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Level 76
Mar 26, 2020
Still waiting for a movie about buzkashi. A gold mine just waiting to be struck.

(If you've never heard of it, you have no idea what you are missing. There is a 2-minute video on YouTube that gives possibly the most perfect explanation of the game. You'll never look at goats the same way again.)
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Level 23
May 5, 2020
I also guessed football and running for Forrest Gump.
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Level 52
May 12, 2020
Please count "Box" as an answer.
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Level 45
May 12, 2020
I should have guessed Horse Racing for Secreteriat, BoJack Horseman's main model
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Level 67
May 12, 2020
I know "pool" is shorter, but I tried billiards and it didn't work. Seems a little odd.
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Level ∞
May 12, 2020
Billiards was supposed to work. It will now.
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Level 43
May 12, 2020
What, no films on Cricket?
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Level 59
May 12, 2020
Off the top of my head there's probably only "Fire in Babylon" that non cricket fans might have heard of. Maybe "Lagaan", it's a big maybe though.

It's in other films, but I doubt cricket is anyone's first thought when they hear something like "Bend if Like Beckham", although it's a major sub-plot.

There's also apparently an Indian film called "Victory" about cricket, which technically makes it one of the answers here.
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Level 44
May 12, 2020
Easy, got them all! You could probably come up with some good ideas for swimming and gymnastics, too.
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Level 40
May 14, 2020
Wheres the karate kid