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.

Roadhouse
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.

Youngblood
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!

Outsiders
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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