Patrick Swayze’s Top 5 Sports Movies

Sep 15, 2009

In honor of the late Patrick Swayze, I am going to submit my list of Patrick Swayze’s top sport movies.

1.  Roadhouse - OK, it’s not technically a sport movie, but not only did Patrick Swayze make bouncers look cool, he made ass-kickin’ a sport.  Dalton was a bad dude.

2. Youngblood – Patrick Swayze was the tough guy hockey player Derek Sutton.  He gets taken out, but have no fear, Joel Youngblood (portrayed by Rob Lowe) is here.  He’s pretty like a woman, but don’t cross him.

Red Dawn
3.  Red Dawn – Patrick Swayze plays Jed, an ex-football player, who mobilizes a group of teenagers to take on invading Soviet and Cuban troops.  Not only was he a great football player, but an avid hunter as well.  Don’t get too focused on the believability factor of this movie, and just enjoy it’s entertainment value.  Wolverines!

4.  The Outsiders – I actually like this film more than the top three, but Swayze plays the Darrel Curtis, the older brother of Ponyboy Curtis.  He is once again an ex-football player in this one as well.  He’s the head of the Greasers who are always add odds with the Socials.  Great coming of age movie with a star-studded cast.

Point Break
5.  Point Break – This time Patrick Swayze plays Bodhi, a talented surfer who doubles as a bank robber.  Not is Bodhi a gnarly surfer, but a skydiver as well.

Would you rank them differently?  What’s your favorite Patrick Swayze movie?  Feel free to share.

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6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CCC
    September 15th, 2009 at 10:58 am #

    he did one movie

    Mum I think was the title

    with Rowan Atkinson

    a year or so ago

    he played a creepy ladies man/ predator

    very good in it

  2. LestersLegends
    September 15th, 2009 at 11:00 am #

    thanks for sharing CCC.

  3. Marc M from CR
    September 15th, 2009 at 7:13 pm #

    Point Break must be #1. Might be the best movie of the 90s

  4. LestersLegends
    September 15th, 2009 at 7:36 pm #

    I hear ya. I hate Keanu though.

  5. David Funk
    September 15th, 2009 at 8:09 pm #

    I like the Outsiders the best of the bunch. The Next of Kin was good and had quite noticeable all-star cast, too. Besides, he’s hunting down his brother’s killer which would in a sense make it a sports movie.

    Nice post and tribute!

  6. LestersLegends
    September 15th, 2009 at 8:26 pm #

    Thanks for sharing David. He seemed like a cool guy.

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