Can You Name These '90s Sports Movies?

By: Olivia C

Can You Name These '90s Sports Movies?
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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! 

The Sandlot Can you name this ‘90s kiddie baseball flick?
The Ballbuster
The Sandlot
"The Sandlot" is a 1993 kiddie baseball film. But its story is actually set during the ‘60s.
The Ghostbusters
The Flight of the Navigator

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The Mighty Ducks Can you name this ‘90s kiddie hockey fave?
The Mighty Ducks
Emilio Estevez stars in "The Mighty Ducks." It was a mighty hit!
The Lone Ranger
The Goonies
The Ninja Kids

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Movie- Space Jam (1996 – Warner Bros. Feature Animation); Athlete- Michael Jordan Can you name this looney basketball film?
Slam Jam
Orange Jam
Strawberry Jam
Space Jam
The legendary Michael Jordan appears in "Space Jam." The Looney Tunes gang is also there!

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Jerry Maguire Can you name this titular agent’s film?
The Pink Panther
Agent Cody Banks
Jerry Maguire
You had me at hello, Jerry Maguire! Since 1996!
Buffy The Vampire Slayer

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Tin Cup Can you name this ‘90s golf film?
Back to the Future
Hoosiers
Tin Cup
"Tin Cup" was released in 1996. It stars Kevin Costner playing golf. What, not baseball?
Almost Famous

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Cool Runnings Can you name this very inspiring Olympic-themed story?
Last Year at Marienbad
Cool Runnings
"Cool Runnings" is the 1993 aspirational story of a Jamaican team hell-bent on competing at the Winter Olympics. They wanted to bobsled!
Paris is Burning
Donnie Darko

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The Next Karate Kid Can you name this fighting sequel of sorts?
The Next Karate Kid
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…
Moonstruck
Beetlejuice
Edward Scissorhands

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Rocky V Can you name this fifth boxing sequel of the ‘70s hit?
Rocky V
"Rocky V" is, obviously, the fifth incarnation of the Balboa boxer saga. Stallone’s real-life son, Sage, appeared here.
Superman IV
Ironman III
Batman Returns

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The Cutting Edge Can you name this ice skating rom-com fave?
Contact
The Mummy
The Cutting Edge
"The Cutting Edge" is the cute 1992 rom-com about two ice skaters. Who knew love could melt some ice this way?
Ghost

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Air Bud Can you name this inane sports comedy?
El Mariachi
Legend of Zelda
Air Bud
The 1998 film "Air Bud" is, indeed, a legit sports film. That’s a golden retriever playing hoops.
Lucky Charms

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White Men Can't Jump Can you name this race-based sports challenge of a film?
Demolition Man
Blade
Money Train
White Men Can’t Jump
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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The Big Green Can you name this soccer-themed ‘90s flick?
Triumph of the Will
The Big Green
"The Big Green" is a ‘90s Disney sports flick. So of course, it’s full of cute kids, this time playing soccer.
The Bicycle Thief
Chariots of Fire

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Point Break Can you name this surfing-themed drama?
Nightmare Before Christmas
Point Break
The 1991 film "Point Break" is not entirely about surfing. There’s a mystery in there, too, as it’s actually a crime film.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
The Newsies

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Days of Thunder Tom Cruise drives what ‘90s film?
To Kill A Mockingbird
Night of the Hunter
Days of Thunder
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.
Le Mans

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Who Said It Finish the Quote. A League of Their Own Quiz The women got the ball on this one, entitled what?
A League of Their Own
Tom Hanks is brilliant as the washed-up baseball coach of an all-women baseball team. Of course, all of the women shone here.
A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Major League
Little Big League

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Searching for Bobby Fischer What’s the title of this chess-themed film?
Lucas
Giant
Searching for Bobby Fischer
"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.
Somewhere in Time

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The Basketball Diaries Leo DiCaprio shoots one here, entitled what?
Total Eclipse
Titanic
The Basketball Diaries
"The Basketball Diaries" is actually a biopic. It’s about a promising basketball player who got into drugs.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape

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Rudy What’s this inspirational football movie?
Rudy
Many of the ‘90s sports flicks were biopics of athletes. "Rudy" was one of them, about football athlete Daniel Eugene "Rudy" Ruettiger.
Paris, Texas
Dynasty
Lost in Yonkers

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Happy Gilmore What’s this wacky golfing movie?
The Clone Wars
Starship Troopers
The Phantom Menace
Happy Gilmore
"Happy Gilmore" stars Adam Sandler. Well, you know how his comedies go…

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Once Upon a Time In China What’s this ancient martial arts-themed film called?
Moonlighting
Blade
The Hulk
Once Upon A Time in China
"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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Kingpin What’s this bowling-themed film called?
Kingpin
"Kingpin" is a 1996 film directed by the Farrelly brothers. And yes, it’s about bowling, and it’s a comedy.
Rocky
Kickboxer
Fargo

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Rounders Can you name this card game-centered film?
The Avengers
Rounders
Looking for an exciting poker film? Catch this 1998 one called "Rounders," starring Matt Damon and Edward Norton.
X-Men
Days of Future Past

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Any Given Sunday How about this American football movie?
Smokey and the Bandit
Eddie
Any Given Sunday
Oliver Stone also gave his hand at directing a sports film. That’s "Any Given Sunday," starring Al Pacino no less.
Johnny Be Good

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Without Limits Run with it, and name this movie!
There's Something About Mary
Without Limits
"Without Limits" is a 1998 sports biographical film. It’s about the running great named Steve Prefontaine and his intuitive coach.
Men in Black
Jackie

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Movie- He Got Game (1998 – Touchstone Pictures); Athlete- Ray Allen Spike Lee slam dunks this one, entitled what?
He Got Game
Denzel Washington stars in "He Got Game." This was released back in 1998.
Mo' Better Blues
Do The Right Thing
She's All That

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

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Mystery, Alaska Can you name this hockey-themed movie?
Bruce Almighty
Men in Tights
No Country for Old Men
Mystery, Alaska
Famed writer-producer David E. Kelley penned "Mystery, Alaska." That’s why this 1999 hockey film has a great story.

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Ladybugs 1992 This comedic soccer movie is called what?
Cloud Atlas
The Trumpets
Ladybugs
"The Ladybugs" is a 1992 comedy starring Rodney Dangerfield. No, he’s not the one playing soccer here, directly.
Bound

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Above the Rim How about this basketball-themed flick?
Short Circuit
Above The Rim
It’s basketball meets gangsta hip-hop, of sorts. "Above The Rim" stars Tupac Shakur and Duane Martin.
Clueless
Little Women

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Varsity Blues This football movie is called what?
Nell
Forrest Gump
Varsity Blues
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.
Blue Skies

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Iron Will This winter sport-themed movie is called what?
Iron Will
"Iron Will" is actually about dogsled racing. But there’s an emotional story attached to it, of course.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
Heathers

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The Hurricane Not another boxing film, '90s? What’s this one called?
The Jetsons
Richie Rich
The Hurricane
"The Hurricane" is yet another ‘90s sports bioflick. It stars Denzel Washington as the boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter.
Li'l Rascals

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Sidekicks 1992 Not another kiddie-adult martial arts film? What’s the title of this one?
Shane
Sidekicks
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…
Don't Look Now
Goodbye Mr. Chips

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Aspen Extreme What’s the title of this skiing film?
Lolita
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Aspen Extreme
"Aspen Extreme" is a 1993 film about ski instructors. And yes, it’s set in Aspen, Colorado.
Cannonball Run

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Strictly Ballroom What’s the title of this superb dance film?
Mulholland Drive
Night at the Opera
Strictly Ballroom
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.
Midnight in Paris

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

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Slam Dunk Ernest How about this comedy?
Ocean's Eleven
Crazy Eight
Slam Dunk Ernest
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.
Marty

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The Babe What’s this biofilm called?
Whatchamacallit
Three Musketeers
The Babe
"The Babe" is the 1992 biofilm about George Herman Ruth, or Babe Ruth. He was played by John Goodman to a T.
Dame Edna

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Necessary Roughness And this tough football film is called what?
Just Once
What A Girl Wants
Mississippi Masala
Necessary Roughness
"Necessary Roughness" is actually a sports comedy film. It stars Scott Bakula of "Quantum Leap" fame.

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Mortal Kombat Part fighting, part fantasy, this film is called what?
Fight Club
Mortal Kombat
"Mortal Kombat" is a 1995 martial arts fighting film. However, it’s more viewed as a fantasy and sci-fi film combined.
Shrek
The Other Anne Boleyn

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