IN MY OPINION… this list has a lot of movies from producers and writers who really hate black people AND… wish to continue to flooding America with negative imagery. I hope to learn which ones are what an what ones are which. Are black people really impossible to photograph with the same quality of lighting as white people? Is our skin not beautiful? I am simply looking at the dramatically uneven racial representation of the artwork & titles. I can clearly see why black people are discriminated against by the advertising campaign apparent from the artwork. What will make these movies even worse if they are really good.
“Malcom X” has bloody X across his face, “Mandella…” has his back turned to the camera, “42 The Jacky Robinson Story ”… can’t see his face either and those films are supposed to bring pride to Black America? Apparently, the better the film the more degrading the cover photo.
Yeah, I plan to watch some of these films to get a better feel on the subliminal war against black people by the movie and television industry. I guess it doesn’t matter how black actors represent their race as long as they make a dollar from it. The only positive things I see from just looking at the artwork is that hardly any of the actors are flashing weapons. How can the American Motion Picture Industry sell a black interest motion picture when the actors are not displaying weapons on the cover? I plan to find out.
List of Nominees and Winners.
Russell Crowe in "A Beautiful Mind"
Sean Penn in "I Am Sam"
Will Smith in "Ali"
Denzel Washington in "Training Day" - WINNER
Tom Wilkinson in "In the Bedroom"
Jim Broadbent in "Iris" - WINNER
Ethan Hawke in "Training Day"
Ben Kingsley in "Sexy Beast"
Ian McKellen in "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"
Jon Voight in "Ali"
Halle Berry in "Monster’s Ball" - WINNER
Judi Dench in "Iris"
Nicole Kidman in "Moulin Rouge"
Sissy Spacek in "In the Bedroom"
Renée Zellweger in "Bridget Jones’s Diary"
Jennifer Connelly in "A Beautiful Mind" - WINNER
Helen Mirren in "Gosford Park"
Maggie Smith in "Gosford Park"
Marisa Tomei in "In the Bedroom"
Kate Winslet in "Iris"
"Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" Steve Oedekerk, John A. Davis
"Monsters, Inc." Pete Docter, John Lasseter
"Shrek" Aron Warner - WINNER
"Amélie" Art Direction: Aline Bonetto; Set Decoration: Marie-Laure Valla
"Gosford Park" Art Direction: Stephen Altman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" Art Direction: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
"The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" Art Direction: Grant Major; Set Decoration: Dan Hennah
"Moulin Rouge" Art Direction: Catherine Martin; Set Decoration: Brigitte Broch - WINNER
"Amélie" Bruno Delbonnel
"Black Hawk Down" Slawomir Idziak
"The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" Andrew Lesnie - WINNER
"The Man Who Wasn’t There" Roger Deakins
"Moulin Rouge" Donald M. McAlpine
"The Affair of the Necklace" Milena Canonero
"Gosford Park" Jenny Beavan
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" Judianna Makovsky
"The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" Ngila Dickson, Richard Taylor
"Moulin Rouge" Catherine Martin, Angus Strathie - WINNER
"A Beautiful Mind" Ron Howard - WINNER
"Black Hawk Down" Ridley Scott
"Gosford Park" Robert Altman
"The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" Peter Jackson
"Mulholland Drive" David Lynch
"Children Underground" Edet Belzberg
"LaLee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton" Susan Froemke, Deborah Dickson
"Murder on a Sunday Morning" Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, Denis Poncet - WINNER
"Promises" Justine Shapiro, B.Z. Goldberg
"War Photographer" Christian Frei
"Artists and Orphans: A True Drama" Lianne Klapper McNally
"Sing!" Freida Lee Mock, Jessica Sanders
"Thoth" Sarah Kernochan, Lynn Appelle - WINNER
"A Beautiful Mind" Mike Hill, Dan Hanley
"Black Hawk Down" Pietro Scalia - WINNER
"The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" John Gilbert
"Memento" Dody Dorn
"Moulin Rouge" Jill Bilcock
"No Man’s Land" Bosnia & Herzegovina - WINNER
"Son of the Bride" Argentina
"A Beautiful Mind" Greg Cannom, Colleen Callaghan
"The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" Peter Owen, Richard Taylor - WINNER
"Moulin Rouge" Maurizio Silvi, Aldo Signoretti
"A.I. Artificial Intelligence" John Williams
"A Beautiful Mind" James Horner
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" John Williams
"The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" Howard Shore - WINNER
"Monsters, Inc." Randy Newman
"If I Didn’t Have You" from "Monsters, Inc." Music and Lyric by Randy Newman - WINNER
"May It Be" from "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" Music and Lyric by Enya, Nicky Ryan and Roma Ryan
"There You’ll Be" from "Pearl Harbor" Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
"Until" from "Kate & Leopold" Music and Lyric by Sting
"Vanilla Sky" from "Vanilla Sky" Music and Lyric by Paul McCartney
"A Beautiful Mind" Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, Producers - WINNER
"Gosford Park" Robert Altman, Bob Balaban and David Levy, Producers
"In the Bedroom" Graham Leader, Ross Katz and Todd Field, Producers
"The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Barrie M. Osborne, Producers
"Moulin Rouge" Martin Brown, Baz Luhrmann and Fred Baron, Producers
"Fifty Percent Grey" Ruairi Robinson, Seamus Byrne
"For the Birds" Ralph Eggleston - WINNER
"Give Up Yer Aul Sins" Cathal Gaffney, Darragh O’Connell
"Strange Invaders" Cordell Barker
"Stubble Trouble" Joseph E. Merideth
"the accountant" Ray McKinnon, Lisa Blount - WINNER
"Copy Shop" Virgil Widrich
"Gregor’s Greatest Invention" Johannes Kiefer
"A Man Thing (Meska Sprawa)" Slawomir Fabicki, Bogumil Godfrejow
"Speed for Thespians" Kalman Apple, Shameela Bakhsh
"Amélie" Vincent Arnardi, Guillaume Leriche, Jean Umansky
"Black Hawk Down" Michael Minkler, Myron Nettinga, Chris Munro - WINNER
"The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Gethin Creagh, Hammond Peek
"Moulin Rouge" Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer, Roger Savage, Guntis Sics
"Pearl Harbor" Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell, Peter J. Devlin
"Monsters, Inc." Gary Rydstrom, Michael Silvers
"Pearl Harbor" George Watters II, Christopher Boyes - WINNER
"A.I. Artificial Intelligence" Dennis Muren, Scott Farrar, Stan Winston, Michael Lantieri
"The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" Jim Rygiel, Randall William Cook, Richard Taylor, Mark Stetson - WINNER
"Pearl Harbor" Eric Brevig, John Frazier, Ed Hirsh, Ben Snow
"A Beautiful Mind" Written by Akiva Goldsman - WINNER
"Ghost World" Written by Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff
"In the Bedroom" Screenplay by Rob Festinger and Todd Field
"The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
"Shrek" Written by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman and Roger S.H. Schulman
"Amélie" Screenplay by Guillaume Laurant and Jean-Pierre Jeunet; Dialogue by Guillaume Laurant
"Gosford Park" Written by Julian Fellowes - WINNER
"Memento" Screenplay by Christopher Nolan; Story by Jonathan Nolan
"Monster’s Ball" Written by Milo Addica and Will Rokos
"The Royal Tenenbaums" Written by Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson
The North-Koreans might have their propaganda machine perfected so that (allegedly) every normal North-Korean sees their leaders as gods and they weep big (crocodile?) tears when one of them dies, the Americans found a new way to spread propaganda and the love for their country to the peoples masses: blockbuster movies.
This trend started in the 80ties, with as a highlight Tom Cruise who plays Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in Top Gun. Interesting fact: The United States Navy stated that after the release of the film that the number of young men who enlisted, wanting to be Naval aviators, went up by 500 percent.
When 9/11 happened and the war on terror began so did the number of blockbuster movies that added a thick layer of patriotism. Personally i could do without the dozens of waving stars and stripes flags and the inspirational but meaningless speeches of presidents at the end of the movies, but then again i am (thank god) not an American :)
This list is still a work in progress, if you know any movies that fit the description let me know.
In the arena of the sports movie, every story can be told. The impossible underdog team that survived a brutal season into the final game. The kid who’s just starting out or the veteran pulled back into the game, who both share the same odds: Against. Stories of the power of coming together as a cohesive, selfless unit, and tales of individual strength when all limits have been removed. Sports movies make us cheer, laugh, cry, and scream. They even make us think about renewing that gym membership.
We’re going all the way to the end zone with our list of the 130 Best Sports Movies of All Time, sorted by Adjusted Tomatometer from at least 25 reviews each. Just about every sport ever played is here: football (Rudy), baseball (Bull Durham), hockey (Miracle), soccer (Bend It Like Beckham), boxing (Rocky), ice skating (I, Tonya). There’s racing: by foot (Without Limits), by car (Talladega Nights), and by horse (Seabiscuit). We got fictional sports (Rollerball) and sports we made up through sheer tyranny of will (Murderball). If it’s in the spirit of competition, it’s in this list. Except for sculling. Sorry, Nic.
Because this is a Best Sports Movie list, there are no TV movies (we pour one out for Brian’s Song), and nothing rated Rotten — even fan favorites like The Sandlot or Any Given Sunday. Please deal with your rage accordingly before continuing.
For the leisure, life, and love of the game, here are the 130 Best Sports Movies of All Time!